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You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles and doubles leagues for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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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Primary Venues

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
Tel: 07525 278641
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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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"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

"​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

‘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

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

Hrayr Diloyan

"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

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Collapse AllWaterlow Park Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 2 May 2019 to Wednesday 26 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Antonio Soto [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. George Stewart 8.1 [W3, L1] 7
  3. Thomas Steare 10.1 [W1, L3] 3
  4. Paul Hillier [W1, L1] 2
  5. Domenico Palmieri [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Richard Clarke 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Stewart bt Thomas Steare (Jun 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great high energy match with a lot of interesting points and proved much more well-matched than the score line suggests. Thanks to Tom for forgiving my late arrival!"  -- George
Reveal CommentAntonio Soto bt Thomas Steare (Jun 15) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very good and close second set! "  -- Antonio
George Stewart bt Paul Hillier (Jun 2) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Paul Hillier bt Thomas Steare (May 25) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentThomas Steare bt Domenico Palmieri (May 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun playing with Domenico. Good match played over two evenings."  -- Thomas
Antonio Soto bt Richard Clarke (May 18) 6-1, 6-2
Antonio Soto bt Domenico Palmieri (May 13) 6-0, 6-0
George Stewart bt Domenico Palmieri (May 9) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAntonio Soto bt George Stewart (May 4) 2-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great game with very challenging and changing conditions due to the very unpredictable weather. We basically had the 4 seasons conditions in one match. Sunny, dark, rain, wind, etc. Glad we managed to end it. "  -- Antonio

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Briggs [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Roberto Raio 9.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Molesworth 8.2 [W4, L1, UF1] 9
  4. Paul Janka [W4, L1] 8
  5. Oliver Coddington 10.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 4
  6. Arina Piskunova 10.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  7. Adrian Pottier [W1, L3, UF1] 2
  8. Pedro Mendes [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Janka bt Oliver Coddington (Jun 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good knock-around. Ollie has a deep lob that killed my net approach on so many points. Hard to defend against, and left me standing at the net watching the ball arc fatefully over my head! Agghhh. Fun match, though."  -- Paul
Oliver Coddington bt Roberto Raio (Jun 12) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentRoberto Raio bt Adrian Pottier (Jun 9) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was an intense match. Adrian had the upper hand on the first set leading 5-2 but luckily I managed to come back and win the first set somehow. The second set was a lot shorter but there were some great rallies. "  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Adrian Pottier (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - thanks Adrian"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth v Oliver Coddington (Jun 6) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Oly to serve from low end"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentArina Piskunova bt Pedro Mendes (Jun 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank yiy for braving the weather Pedro and playing despite slippery conditions. "  -- Arina
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Richard Briggs (Jun 2) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very happy to play Richard again. He dominated the first set and I was really thinking it was going to be a walkover. Luckily I managed to up my game to make a come back. All in all a very exciting match playing with all the stops pulled out!"  -- Robert
Paul Janka bt Adrian Pottier (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Paul Janka (Jun 1) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!...2 long sets with many dueces over 2 hours in boiling heat. Paul has a very strong first serve and a deceptive second serve! He's also consistent at the net with many neat volleys and very high reach. The first game was very close with Paul fighting all the way but in these conditions the final set was extremely gruelling... more a case of last man standing!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Arina Piskunova (May 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score line suggests with many hard fought dueces. Arina won quite a few points with a strong serve although she had her share of double faults too."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Pedro Mendes (May 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Pedro....to roughly quote a famous song we were... ' lazing on a sunny evening' "  -- Robert
Paul Janka bt Pedro Mendes (May 27) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentRoberto Raio bt Robert Molesworth (May 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a challenging match as Robert is a very strong opponent and we had some really great rallies! "  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentRoberto Raio bt Pedro Mendes (May 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fun match to play! Thanks, Pedro. "  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Roberto Raio (May 23) 6-0, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great match - thanks Roberto!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentArina Piskunova v Adrian Pottier (May 18) 6-2, 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "TBC Adrian to serve"  -- Arina
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Arina Piskunova (May 17) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - thanks"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPaul Janka bt Roberto Raio (May 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First match of the season, good to get the cobwebs out. Enjoyed playing with Roberto."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Pedro Mendes (May 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game Pedro!"  -- Richard
Oliver Coddington bt Pedro Mendes (May 6) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentAdrian Pottier bt Pedro Mendes (May 4) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions, the first set was a lot tighter than scoreline suggests. Great to meet you Pedro, thanks for a really enjoyable match. "  -- Adrian

Current Rankings:

  1. Beth Bonini 9.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Aron 9.1 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Esmond 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sarah Montgomery [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Schlesinger [W2, L1] 4
  6. Karen Revel-Chion [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Vince Pope [W1, L2] 2
  8. Kate Beattie [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Esmond bt Beth Bonini (Jun 11) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Lots of close rallies."  -- Beth
Beth Bonini bt Paul Schlesinger (Jun 5) 6-4, 6-0
David Aron bt Vince Pope (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentSarah Montgomery bt Karen Revel-Chion (May 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We both felt somewhat frustrated with our games today and it appears more points were won through unforced errors than winners...! Though we did have several good rallies and some deuces. However, I can safely say we both enjoyed being out on court on a lovely evening. For me, this made up for the quality of our play. I hope I can say the same for Karen!"  -- Sarah
Vince Pope bt Kate Beattie (May 31) 6-1, 6-1
Beth Bonini bt Sarah Montgomery (May 30) 6-1, 6-0
Paul Schlesinger bt Kate Beattie (May 29) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentBeth Bonini bt David Aron (May 28) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - with lots of close rallies! "  -- Beth
Reveal CommentChris Esmond bt Sarah Montgomery (May 28) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good, enjoyable match, with Sarah improving in the second set to make it a close-run encounter."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Esmond bt David Aron (May 24) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to meet David and have a most enjoyable game."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentSarah Montgomery bt Kate Beattie (May 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious weather for a match. The score was not close but it was wonderful to be playing this great game and meeting a new opponent. Waterlow Park is such a lovely setting and Kate and I both enjoyed it a lot! Thank you League Organisers!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentChris Esmond bt Kate Beattie (May 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in the sun, Kate playing with a lot of heart."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPaul Schlesinger bt Karen Revel-Chion (May 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. With several games going to deuce. Closer than score line suggests"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Karen Revel-Chion (May 19) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Karen again."  -- David
Reveal CommentKaren Revel-Chion bt Kate Beattie (May 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some fun rallies. Hope we meet again!"  -- Karen
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Sarah Montgomery (May 16) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was another enjoyable game with Sarah. It was also another lovely day at Waterlow Park. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Kate Beattie (May 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely a lovely sunny day at Waterlow Park. Good luck with your remaining games."  -- David
Beth Bonini bt Vince Pope (May 13) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentBeth Bonini bt Kate Beattie (May 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was Kate’s first match in this league - and I very much enjoyed playing with such a friendly person. "  -- Beth

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)