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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:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, so men and women play each other 
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also available on the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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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Waterlow Park

Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, N6 5HG
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Camden Town Sports Pitch

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

Camden, London, NW6 4LD
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Parliament Hill

Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QR
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Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
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‘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

"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," 

Angus

"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

"​As a new entrant into the league, I would like to say that your calibration technique pairing me and Richard in the same league was spot on. Although I came out on top, the game could easily have gone either way and more importantly we had a good game, which is what it is all about! I'm very much looking forward to my next match," Stephen Cocking

Stephen Cocking

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

George Stewart

"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 31 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Christophe Bellonie [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Petersen [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Molyneux [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. George Stewart 8.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dodi Manitou [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Pierre Benoit [L2]
  7. Paul Hillier [L1]
  8. Mat Law 10.1

Match Results:

Dodi Manitou bt Pierre Benoit (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristophe Bellonie bt Pierre Benoit (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The French open final! Windy, windy"  -- Christophe
Reveal CommentChristophe Bellonie bt Paul Hillier (Aug 10) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice game with Paul despite the wind A very tight first set"  -- Christophe
Christophe Bellonie bt Dodi Manitou (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentTom Molyneux bt George Stewart (Aug 5) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game - George started strong and then lost a bit of momentum in the second set - overall some great tennis played! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDaniel Petersen bt Christophe Bellonie (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match some good rallies nice 1 handed backhand and topspin serve from Christophe "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentChristophe Bellonie bt George Stewart (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of fun and great rallies throughout but Chris just has a way of winning nearly all of them! "  -- George
Reveal CommentDaniel Petersen bt George Stewart (Jul 31) 7-6 (8-6), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match great first set"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentChristophe Bellonie bt Tom Molyneux (Jul 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice a game in very adverse weather condition.."  -- Christophe
Daniel Petersen bt Dodi Manitou (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-2
Tom Molyneux bt Dodi Manitou (Jul 23) 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentGeorge Stewart bt Dodi Manitou (Jul 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant playing with Dodi today. Well matched and competitive throughout. I think I was just more in practice. "  -- George

Current Rankings:

  1. Kevin Matthews 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas Steare 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Stefan Vogel [W2] 4
  4. Robert Molesworth 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Eric Liknaitzky [W1, L1] 3
  6. Roberto Raio 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Oliver Coddington 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Steare bt Roberto Raio (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Robbie had some classy shots, and the score wasn't a fair reflection of the close contest. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentStefan Vogel bt Robert Molesworth (Aug 13) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game Robert! "  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentStefan Vogel bt Oliver Coddington (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, some brilliant 20 shot plus rallies! Oly had a 3 love lead and 40-15 in the 2nd set, just managed to claw my way back. "  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Roberto Raio (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, closer than score line suggests and windy conditions. Good to play Roberto again."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentKevin Matthews bt Roberto Raio (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Roberto in difficult conditions."  -- Kevin
Eric Liknaitzky bt Roberto Raio (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKevin Matthews bt Oliver Coddington (Aug 6) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Oliver, really enjoyable. "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentThomas Steare bt Oliver Coddington (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good enjoyable match with Oly!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Steare bt Robert Molesworth (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Rob. Looking forward to playing again."  -- Thomas
Kevin Matthews bt Eric Liknaitzky (Jul 26) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentKevin Matthews bt Thomas Steare (Jul 22) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight match throughout which could have gone either way. The first set lasted over an hour and we had some great long rallies at times. Thanks for the match Thomas, I really enjoyed it!"  -- Kevin

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Jackson [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Clarke 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Beth Bonini 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Arina Piskunova 10.2 [L2] 1
  5. Patricia Troccoli [L1, UF1]
  6. Domenico Palmieri [L2, UF1]
  7. Roger Mark [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Clarke bt Domenico Palmieri (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game and lovely weather. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Clarke bt Beth Bonini (Aug 11) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable tennis with some close rallies. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentBeth Bonini bt Domenico Palmieri (Aug 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite very windy conditions, we managed to play a fun match. "  -- Beth
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Roger Mark (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game, perfect weather! Roger's just finding his way in the league - big things to come once he allies that power and athleticism to a bit more technique :)"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Beth Bonini (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Considering Beth's tennis elbow and festival hangover, she did pretty well at making me work for this match. Some terrific groundstrokes, a willingness to come to the net and deceptively fast first serve all point to Beth playing some serious competitive matches in this league."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Richard Clarke (Aug 3) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Phew - big match! Tiring, long rallies, Richard is the past master at the smash. Loves to mix it up by coming to the net; a complete player. Lovely guy too. Thoroughly enjoyable match, most games went to deuce, both of us finding it tough in the third set!!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Patricia Troccoli (Aug 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Patty never gave up and led in the 2nd set, rattling me for a while. Some long rallies, great deep shots from Patty and luckily we found another court when the battle pushed into a 2nd hour..! Thoroughly enjoyable match :)"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Arina Piskunova (Jul 30) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Superb game! Arina disrupted my rhythm in the first set and clawed back from 2 games down to 5-5 and then to claim the tie break. She also played much the better tennis on this occasion, has an incredible capacity to get the ball back and possesses a seriously powerful serve. I was lucky to win this one, I really was :) "  -- Tom
Patricia Troccoli v Domenico Palmieri (Jul 29) 5-3 TBC
Richard Clarke bt Arina Piskunova (Jul 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Jamie Riggs-long 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stephen Pereira [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Aron 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Simon Inkpen 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Emma Coates [W1, L1] 3
  6. Andrew Knapp [W1] 2
  7. Sarah Montgomery [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Viktorija Kirjanova [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Viktorija Kirjanova (Aug 12) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "There was heavy rain during the afternoon and we nearly cancelled the match. However as Viktorija was going away the next day we risked it and we were able to play our match. Viktorija has a great serve but in the first set she did not really get into her stride. In the second set we were 5-5 and I was lucky to win the set. Viktorija has the potential to be a really good player!"  -- David
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Simon Inkpen (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with some really long rallies and lots of deuce games, could have gone either way. Thanks for the game!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Viktorija Kirjanova (Aug 9) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A pretty close and enjoyable match on a warm blustery day. Viktorija started to get the upper hand in the second set with some amazing second serve aces but I just managed to hold on!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Sarah Montgomery (Aug 8) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in the sunshine, thanks Sarah!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentAndrew Knapp bt Viktorija Kirjanova (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, great sun, great fun"  -- Andrew
Simon Inkpen bt Sarah Montgomery (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Sarah Montgomery (Aug 1) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of really good rallies. Pleasure to meet you, Sarah. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentEmma Coates bt Viktorija Kirjanova (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed meeting and playing Viktorija. It was a pretty even match and she served some fantastic aces. I think we can both be proud of ourselves! Thanks for playing Viktorija!"  -- Emma
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Simon Inkpen (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this game, great sportsmanship and fair play. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Emma Coates (Jul 27) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Braved light rain throughout the second set and damp courts throughout. Well matched and well played! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Viktorija Kirjanova (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Viktorija who has an excellent serve. Was lucky today to get her in her first match. Well played! "  -- Jamie
David Aron bt Sarah Montgomery (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt David Aron (Jul 22) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought win, momentum swings back and forth throughout. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt David Aron (Jul 21) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well-matched game today with a long first set and good rallies, thanks David"  -- Stephen

Current Rankings:

  1. Rachel Lock [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Pedro Mendes [L1, UF2] 3
  3. Vince Pope [W1] 2
  4. Heidi Pereira [L1, UF1]
  5. Valerie Doulton 10.2 [L1, UF1]
  6. Karen Revel-Chion [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRachel Lock bt Valerie Doulton (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game played in great conditions. Valerie was a great opponent and we challenged each other well. Thoroughly enjoyable. "  -- Rachel
Reveal CommentPedro Mendes v Valerie Doulton (Aug 4) 6-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Second set start, it is 3-1 for Pedro, with Pedro serving next"  -- Pedro
Reveal CommentVince Pope bt Karen Revel-Chion (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game - Thanks Karen"  -- Vince
Reveal CommentPedro Mendes v Heidi Pereira (Aug 1) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Second set started. It is 2-0 to Heidi with me serving next"  -- Pedro
Reveal CommentRachel Lock bt Heidi Pereira (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Rachel is very friendly and good player, nice to meet her."  -- Heidi
Reveal CommentRachel Lock bt Pedro Mendes (Jul 29) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played on the hottest day of the year - fortunately with cloud cover by the time we played. An even match with some good rallies towards the end. "  -- Rachel

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waterlow Park archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a match tiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
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)

Collapse AllWaterlow Park Doubles - Round 1 | Thursday 19 July 2018 to Wednesday 26 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 August 2018)

It was great to get the first round of the doubles league up and running in Waterlow Park. It is always more difficult to get doubles matches arranged, particularly with the added complication of the summer holidays, so thanks to everyone for their efforts to get on court. Hope to see you all next time for many more competitive matches.

Group Summary:

There were some incredible encounters in this group and most of these seemed to involved David & Beth. Their matches with Duncan & Beth, Oscar & Sol and Peter & Jonathan were all three set thrillers that kept us on the edge of our seat. David & Antonia recorded a couple of strong victories and picked up a point from their unfinished match with Chloe & Arun to climb into first place. Oscar & Sol kept the pressure on throughout, securing two wins to finish only one point behind in the runner up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Snower & Antonia Burrows [W2, UF1] 5 WINNER
  2. Oscar Clarke & Sol Polo [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Duncan Wagstaff & Beth Kreling [W1, UF1] 3
  4. David Aron & Beth Bonini [L5] 3
  5. Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney [W1] 2
  6. Chloe Chaplin & Arun Parkash [W1, L1, UF2] 2
  7. Tom Callahan & Georgina Taylor

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Snower & Antonia Burrows v Chloe Chaplin & Arun Parkash (Sep 22) 6-0, 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Arun to serve. Hope we get a chance to carry on!"  -- Antonia
David Snower & Antonia Burrows bt David Aron & Beth Bonini (Sep 20) 6-4, 7-5
Duncan Wagstaff & Beth Kreling bt David Aron & Beth Bonini (Sep 16) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Reveal CommentOscar Clarke & Sol Polo bt David Aron & Beth Bonini (Sep 9) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good, topsy-turvy match! Could have gone either way."  -- Oscar
Chloe Chaplin & Arun Parkash bt David Aron & Beth Bonini (Aug 30) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Match of the Group:

David Snower & Antonia Burrows bt Oscar Clarke & Sol Polo (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-1
Chloe Chaplin & Arun Parkash v Duncan Wagstaff & Beth Kreling (Aug 4) 3-6, 4-2 TBC
Reveal CommentPeter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney bt David Aron & Beth Bonini (Jul 31) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match against tough opponents. We had to raise our level. Well played all..."  -- Jonathan
Oscar Clarke & Sol Polo bt Chloe Chaplin & Arun Parkash (Jul 22) 7-6, 6-4

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waterlow Park archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
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)