Friendly, competitive tennis on Waterlow Park's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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The courts at Waterlow Park
The courts at Waterlow Park

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's ability so you play only people of a roughly similar level
  • Affiliated to the LTA For adults aged 18 years and above 

Key points

  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • If you complete three matches before the midpoint of a round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize (either a pair of Local Tennis Leagues dampeners, or a tube of tennis balls).
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

Getting started

New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Camden Town Sports Pitch

Camden Street, Adjacent to Richard Cobden School, London, NW1 0LL
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Waterlow Park

Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, N6 5HG
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Other Venues

Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
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Kilburn Grange Park Tennis Courts

Kilburn High Road near Messina Avenue, London, NW6
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Parliament Hill

Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QR
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Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
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"I am enjoying the tournament and I think it is a great initiative"

Sara Jolly

"Playing was most enjoyable. Every single match was played in a very good spirit, with fair calls and no arguments or debates. I was impressed with the level of sportsmanship from everybody that I played against," 


"Thanks again for well organised tournament. It was my second time and I am already ooking forward to next one!!!" 

Hrayr Diloyan

‘I really enjoyed my first round at Waterlow Park – everyone was very friendly and it was great to get back into playing tennis’

Sara Spearpoint

"It was a brilliant round. Though I won all my completed matches I felt I had to fight in every match. A great standard of players and a pleasure all round.",

Gary Clarke

"​That’s me done for the round. My thanks to you and Sally for organising another great league!",

George Stewart

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Collapse AllWaterlow Park Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 13 April 2017 to Wednesday 7 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 May 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Moore [W1] 2
  2. Matt Johnson 10.1 [L1]
  3. Daniel Petersen
  4. Eric Liknaitzky
  5. George Stewart 9.2
  6. Tony Minichiello 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Moore bt Matt Johnson (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "2nd set was very competitive, lots of long rallies"  -- Chris

Current Rankings:

  1. Bali Delarosa [W1] 2
  2. Jeremy Wickremer 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Sara Spearpoint 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Richard Chatfield 9.2 [L2]
  5. Jude De Silva 9.2
  6. Liu Li 7.2
  7. Maud Salber 10.1
  8. Richard Combs 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeremy Wickremer bt Sara Spearpoint (Apr 22) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match on a sunny day with some good rallies once we got warmed up."  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentSara Spearpoint bt Richard Chatfield (Apr 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some hard fought points. Richard certainly had me running around with his slice shots."  -- Sara
Bali Delarosa bt Richard Chatfield (Apr 16) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Molesworth 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stephen Cocking 10.2 [W2] 4
  3. Ross Maguire [W1] 2
  4. Ally Temple [L1]
  5. Anna Cooke [L2]
  6. David Aron 9.1
  7. Jonathan Bunney 8.2
  8. Matteo Conti 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Ally Temple (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see Ally back in the league, and getting back into the game. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Anna Cooke (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Anna fought back in the second set with some fine shots and amazing speed around the court. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Anna Cooke (Apr 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We enjoyed some close games and Anna played some lovely shots, certainly a player to watch out for in the future."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRoss Maguire bt Robert Molesworth (Apr 18) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very much a flattering scoreline with many long rallies and deuce games that I managed to edge. Very enjoyable match on a lovely spring evening"  -- Ross
Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Robert Molesworth (Apr 13) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with long rally's. I found Robert a very tricky opponent in a very enjoyable match lasting just over two hours."  -- Stephen

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Clarke 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Ronak Gawarwala 10.1 [L1]
  3. Conor Macklin
  4. Mark Rowan
  5. Paul Schlesinger
  6. Pete Ayrton
  7. Peter Mattravers 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Clarke bt Ronak Gawarwala (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought season opener - some great rallies in here. Neither of us were quite at full steam but a good work out. Lots of net cords too!"  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Fraser Clark [W2] 4
  2. Nigel Cansfield 10.1 [L1] 1
  3. Stephan Fowler 10.2 [L1]
  4. Clare Robertson 10.2
  5. Jack Gibbons 10.2
  6. Matheus Lacava 9.2
  7. Simon Tabor

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFraser Clark bt Stephan Fowler (Apr 23) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies, close net play and drop shots"  -- Fraser
Reveal CommentFraser Clark bt Nigel Cansfield (Apr 17) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An evenly matched contest, finally swinging to Clark's good fortune."  -- Fraser

Current Rankings:

  1. Fiona Amy 10.2
  2. Jake Morgan
  3. Laura Dekker 10.2
  4. Sara Stewart
  5. Tatyana Stefanova
  6. Valerie Doulton 10.2


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waterlow Park archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Waterlow Park. 

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)