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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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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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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

"Thank you very much! I liked being part of this round and playing at Waterlow Park - great view. And the matches were good for my tennis!" 

Rodrigo Carvalho

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

George Stewart

"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," 


"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

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

Hrayr Diloyan

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Collapse AllWaterlow Park Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 26 January 2017 to Wednesday 22 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 February 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Petersen [W5] 10
  2. Tony Minichiello 9.1 [W3, L1] 6
  3. Chris Moore [W2, L2] 5
  4. Eric Liknaitzky [W1, L2] 2
  5. Omurchadu Ghiassi 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ben Cooper 9.2 [L1]
  7. Matt Johnson 10.1 [L1]
  8. Richard Combs 8.2

Match Results:

Daniel Petersen bt Chris Moore (Mar 13) 7-5, 6-2
Chris Moore bt Matt Johnson (Mar 4) 6-4, 6-2
Tony Minichiello bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Mar 4) 6-3, 6-4
Daniel Petersen bt Tony Minichiello (Mar 3) 6-1, 6-0
Tony Minichiello bt Eric Liknaitzky (Feb 25) 6-4, 6-3
Daniel Petersen bt Eric Liknaitzky (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-0
Daniel Petersen bt Ben Cooper (Feb 21) 6-0, 6-1
Tony Minichiello bt Chris Moore (Feb 19) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
Eric Liknaitzky bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Feb 8) 6-2, 7-5
Daniel Petersen bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Feb 7) 6-3, 6-0
Chris Moore bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Pierre Benoit [W5] 10
  2. George Stewart 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Bali Delarosa [W2, L2] 4
  4. Jude De Silva 9.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Sara Spearpoint 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Stephen Cocking 10.2 [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSara Spearpoint bt Bali Delarosa (Mar 20) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Testing conditions slippery court due to rain:("  -- Bali
  • "Good game- bit of a hit and hope match for us both in some difficult light," -- Sara
Sara Spearpoint bt Stephen Cocking (Mar 19) Walkover
Reveal CommentJude De Silva bt Stephen Cocking (Mar 15) 6-2, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a lovely afternoon of sunshine. I've never played anyone who uses drop shots to such good effect. Enjoyable match! "  -- Jude
Reveal CommentBali Delarosa bt Stephen Cocking (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We both didn't play our best indoors but a very friendly game. "  -- Bali
Bali Delarosa bt Jude De Silva (Mar 11) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentPierre Benoit bt Sara Spearpoint (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "very friendly game. Sara will give you a hard time guys"  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentGeorge Stewart bt Sara Spearpoint (Mar 5) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "crazy rain and wind through the first set but it calmed down in the second and we were able settle into a better rhythm. A lot of fun with plenty of good, long points. "  -- George
Reveal CommentPierre Benoit bt Jude De Silva (Mar 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "we did not play our best tennis. wind and many people disturbing the game. very friendly however."  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentPierre Benoit bt Stephen Cocking (Mar 3) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "very nice game. could really have gone either way."  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentPierre Benoit bt George Stewart (Feb 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "in reality the game was tighter than suggested by the score"  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentPierre Benoit bt Bali Delarosa (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "very friendly atmosphere"  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentJude De Silva bt Sara Spearpoint (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A close first set which could have gone either way with one game going to around 15 deuces. Sara's recovery from flu seemed to sap her energy in the second set which allowed me to drive home. Enjoyable match"  -- Jude
Reveal CommentGeorge Stewart bt Jude De Silva (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, but I was just a little quicker out of the gate today. Great to squeeze it in despite the threat of rain!"  -- George

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Molesworth 9.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Maud Salber 10.2 [W4] 8
  3. Richard Chatfield 9.2 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Jacob Trenerry 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  5. Arina Piskunova [L3]
  6. Peter Mattravers 9.1 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Jacob Trenerry (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Although it may look like a walkover, I think Jacob has the ability to play much better and for some reason today it just didn't come together for him. Better luck next time!"  -- Robert
Maud Salber bt Richard Chatfield (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-1
Richard Chatfield bt Peter Mattravers (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Chatfield bt Jacob Trenerry (Mar 5) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Played in terrible conditions!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Arina Piskunova (Feb 26) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "The second set was extremely close with Arina making up for a slow start in the first set. Arina played some great shots, always hitting powerfully except for some cheeky drop shots!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentMaud Salber bt Peter Mattravers (Feb 25) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasant match in not so pleasant weather conditions! "  -- Maud
Richard Chatfield bt Arina Piskunova (Feb 19) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentMaud Salber bt Robert Molesworth (Feb 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game! Rob has some very nice shots :-) "  -- Maud
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Peter Mattravers (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was closer than the scores might suggest with good rallies and several dueces. This is the first time I have achieved a score like this against Peter so either he was very hungover or I've improved considerably! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJacob Trenerry bt Arina Piskunova (Feb 12) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in tough conditions ."  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentRichard Chatfield bt Robert Molesworth (Feb 12) 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played over 2 days - close match. Could have gone either way."  -- Richard
Maud Salber bt Jacob Trenerry (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. David Aron 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Pete Ayrton [W2, L1] 5
  3. Mark Rowan [W1, L2] 3
  4. Paul Schlesinger [W1, L1] 2
  5. Stephan Fowler 10.2 [L4] 2
  6. Thimios Tzallas

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPete Ayrton bt Mark Rowan (Mar 19) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "excellent, long match"  -- Pete
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Mark Rowan (Mar 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was the third time that we had arranged this match. Previously cancelled because of flu and weather. The weather was still not great today but we decided to play. An enjoyable game!"  -- David
Mark Rowan bt Stephan Fowler (Mar 11) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Reveal CommentPete Ayrton bt Stephan Fowler (Feb 26) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "long match!"  -- Pete
David Aron bt Paul Schlesinger (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-3
Paul Schlesinger bt Stephan Fowler (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-2
David Aron bt Stephan Fowler (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-1
David Aron bt Pete Ayrton (Feb 1) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Ronak Gawarwala 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nigel Cansfield 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Laura Dekker 10.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 4
  4. Fiona Amy 10.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  5. Dimitra Gkerdouki [L1] withdrawn
  6. Valerie Doulton 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLaura Dekker bt Valerie Doulton (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun match, especially close first set," Laura
Nigel Cansfield bt Valerie Doulton (Mar 6) 7-5, 6-1
Ronak Gawarwala bt Valerie Doulton (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentLaura Dekker v Fiona Amy (Feb 26) 4-6, 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very gusty day, with some interesting curve balls! Close games - most went to deuce."  -- Laura
Nigel Cansfield bt Fiona Amy (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-3
Ronak Gawarwala bt Fiona Amy (Feb 11) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentNigel Cansfield bt Laura Dekker (Feb 8) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "We had a tie-break for the final set which was 6-2"  -- Nigel
Ronak Gawarwala bt Laura Dekker (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-3
Nigel Cansfield bt Dimitra Gkerdouki (Jan 30) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRonak Gawarwala bt Nigel Cansfield (Jan 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic game from Nigel. An intense and exciting 1st set!"  -- Ronak


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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

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