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!

Close matches, close by.

The courts at Waterlow Park
The courts at Waterlow Park

Want to Get Playing?

From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

FREE TENNIS BALLS

Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.

SHOP NOW!

Not quite ready? Register your interest and we'll get back to you

Vertical Tabs

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!


Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

UPDATE OUR VENUES

Primary Venues

Waterlow Park

Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, N6 5HG
full venue details »

Camden Town Sports Pitch

Camden Street, Adjacent to Richard Cobden School, London, NW1 0LL
full venue details »

Other Venues

Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
full venue details »

Kilburn Grange Park

Camden, London, NW6 4LD
Tel: 07525 278641
full venue details »

Parliament Hill

Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QR
full venue details »

Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
full venue details »

"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

"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," 

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

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

Hrayr Diloyan

"​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

Play Here?

We want to know what you think of playing in this league and see photos from your matches. Contact us today for an opportunity to be featured on the site!

Feedback Form

Collapse AllWaterlow Park Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 29 June 2017 to Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 July 2017)

Over 90% of the possible matches were played in this round which is testament to your fantastic enthusiasm and commitment, so thanks to you all for your efforts. There will be a small wait until the next round as the courts at Waterlow Park are being resurfaced in September and October. In the meantime there are other leagues close by with rounds starting in the near future. We look forward to seeing you back on the new courts next time!

Group Summary:

Daniel rediscovered his winning formula, powering his way to five successive wins and scheduling well to add another title to his name. Ben gave Daniel a run for his money in their hard fought head to head, and he is rewarded for his battling efforts throughout the round with a solid second place. Hats off to you all for getting all but one match played and nearly every bonus prize earned.

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Petersen [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ben Cooper 9.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tony Minichiello 9.1 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christopher Mills [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jeremy Greenwood [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jeremy Wickremer 8.2 [W2, L4] 6
  7. Willy Williamson [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Ben Cooper bt Jeremy Greenwood (Aug 23) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentJeremy Wickremer bt Jeremy Greenwood (Aug 20) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice close match, with some testing rallies."  -- Jeremy
Daniel Petersen bt Christopher Mills (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-0
Christopher Mills bt Willy Williamson (Aug 12) 6-4, 6-1
Willy Williamson bt Jeremy Wickremer (Aug 6) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt Christopher Mills (Jul 30) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic game with beguiling rallies."  -- Ben
Daniel Petersen bt Jeremy Wickremer (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Jeremy Wickremer bt Ben Cooper (Jul 28) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Christopher Mills bt Jeremy Greenwood (Jul 26) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Daniel Petersen bt Ben Cooper (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-4
Jeremy Greenwood bt Willy Williamson (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-3
Daniel Petersen bt Willy Williamson (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-0
Tony Minichiello bt Jeremy Wickremer (Jul 16) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Ben Cooper bt Willy Williamson (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-3
Jeremy Greenwood bt Tony Minichiello (Jul 15) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentChristopher Mills bt Jeremy Wickremer (Jul 13) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "great game"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt Tony Minichiello (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fantastic match with an average of at least 12 deuces on many games and huge rallies with every shot in the book! The score doesn't tell half the story."  -- Ben
Tony Minichiello bt Christopher Mills (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-2
Tony Minichiello bt Willy Williamson (Jul 1) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Daniel Petersen bt Tony Minichiello (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-0

Group Summary:

Eric and Nicolo both put themselves in the mix for the prize with strong performances. Eric played and won one more match than Nicolo and this proved to be the difference between gold and silver. But what might have happened had their top of the table clash been completed? Hopefully we will find out next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Eric Liknaitzky [W4, UF1] 8 WINNER
  2. Nicolo Colombo [W3, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Jude De Silva 9.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Ross Maguire [W1, L2, UF1] 4
  5. Stephen Cocking 10.1 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Matt Johnson 10.1 [L4, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Eric Liknaitzky bt Ross Maguire (Aug 20) 6-4, 6-3
Eric Liknaitzky bt Jude De Silva (Aug 16) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentJude De Silva bt Ross Maguire (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good tennis. The margin of victory in the first and final set doesn't reflect how close the games were. Ross is a very good player who on another day would have reversed the scoreline, i'm sure. I look forward to playing him again," -- Jude
Ross Maguire bt Stephen Cocking (Aug 13) 6-4, 6-1
Eric Liknaitzky bt Stephen Cocking (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatt Johnson v Ross Maguire (Aug 10) 4-6, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "match to be continued if Ross is available"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentNicolo Colombo bt Matt Johnson (Aug 6) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "rain stopped play. t.b.c."  -- Matt

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Matt Johnson (Aug 4) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "After 2 hours of highly energetic tennis we had to finish at 5-5 in the second set. All but about 4 games went to deuce!!"  -- Stephen
  • "All round excellent match littered with deuces which had to be completed after running out of time first time," -- Stephen
Nicolo Colombo bt Stephen Cocking (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJude De Silva bt Matt Johnson (Jul 31) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match which really could have gone either way. Arguably, it should have gone Matt's way after a flying start which saw him take a 4-0 lead in the first set. The tie break was incredibly close too. Some great rallies with both players going for it which makes for a properly enjoyable game of tennis! "  -- Jude
Eric Liknaitzky bt Matt Johnson (Jul 28) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
Eric Liknaitzky v Nicolo Colombo (Jul 16) 1-6, 1-0 TBC
Nicolo Colombo bt Jude De Silva (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-2

Group Summary:

The battle of the Richard's provided us with one of the memorable matches of the round, and the two Richards alongside Robert were also involved in the race to become the new champ. All three players finished three wins to the good and with not all the head to heads played some number crunching is required. Thanks to fewest sets conceded the gold goes to Richard Chatfield, and the silver to Richard C who beat Robert in their exciting match. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Chatfield 9.1 [W3, UF1] 7 WINNER
  2. Richard Clarke 10.1 [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Molesworth 9.1 [W3, L1] 7
  4. Othmane Islah 9.2 [L4, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Jackson [W1, L3] 2
  6. Tim Howell 10.2 [L1, UF2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Chatfield bt Tom Jackson (Aug 19) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tom to serve far end."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentOthmane Islah v Tim Howell (Aug 16) 6-2, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce on Tim's serve"  -- Othmane

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichard Chatfield bt Richard Clarke (Aug 16) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Richard Clarke to serve next"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Chatfield v Tim Howell (Aug 12) 6-2, 4-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce. Tim to serve from the far end. "  -- Richard
Richard Chatfield bt Othmane Islah (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Tom Jackson (Aug 6) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Tom. Tom is a very consistent player with a superb serve which won him many points. Once he gets back into the game I am sure he will be rapidly ascending the league. "  -- Robert
Richard Clarke bt Tom Jackson (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-2
Robert Molesworth bt Tim Howell (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Clarke bt Robert Molesworth (Jul 28) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "To be completed. 3rd set 5 - 5, Richard to serve from top end"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Othmane Islah (Jul 16) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued. Had to stop due to a broken string. 5 - 5 first set, 0 - 15 Othmane serving from the park side"  -- Robert
  • "The first set started off very slowly but the second set was the complete opposite. With some long close rallies, several dueces and fast hard hitting tennis combined with Othmane's devious top spin it really could have gone either way," -- Robert
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Othmane Islah (Jul 15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A hard-fought match where the momentum swung back and forth throughout. Othmane stormed to a 4-1 lead in the 1st, Tom discovered his serve and won the next 8 games in a row, taking the 1st set 6-4 and going 3-0 up in the 2nd. but Othmane rallied , his top-spin serve and devastating forehand used to great effect - and he won the 2nd 6-4. The third was a lot closer than 6-1 suggests, andc more to do with tiredness and servign than anything else. A thoroughly enjoyable game and Othmane is a sterling chap to play with."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRichard Clarke bt Othmane Islah (Jul 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable tennis - Othmane fought back from game point 1-3 down in the second set, to make it a tense finish. Some good rallies and sharp finishing shots. "  -- Richard

Group Summary:

A real tussle for top spot with a number of players giving themselves a chance of taking home the prize. Matteo won the most matches and bagged his bonus points but such was the competitiveness of this group that this was only enough for second. Instead it was David who takes the glory thanks to a battling display of tennis which earned him points in defeat and also four victories including a crucial one over title challenger Matteo. Thanks for all your efforts to get nearly every match played and the majority of bonus points on the board.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Aron 9.1 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matteo Conti 10.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Arina Piskunova 10.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gemma Moreno [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Rowan [W2, L3] 4
  6. Clare O'Brien [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Laura Dekker 10.2 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Gemma Moreno bt Laura Dekker (Aug 20) 6-2, 6-1
Mark Rowan bt Laura Dekker (Aug 19) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentArina Piskunova bt Clare O'Brien (Aug 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close first set with some exceptional cross court shots from Clare, could have gone either way. Several long deuces in the second set. It was a pleasure to meet Clare, she is a very engaging player. "  -- Arina
Arina Piskunova bt Gemma Moreno (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMark Rowan bt Clare O'Brien (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies in the second set in particular. Including the longest deuce in living history. Thanks Clare"  -- Mark
Matteo Conti bt Mark Rowan (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentClare O'Brien bt Laura Dekker (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match thank you Laura"  -- Clare
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Mark Rowan (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Last time Mark and I played it was terrible weather so it was nice to play in sunshine."  -- David
Reveal CommentGemma Moreno bt Clare O'Brien (Jul 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day for tennis. Thank you, Clare"  -- Gemma
Reveal CommentGemma Moreno bt Mark Rowan (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with sun and rain. Thank you Mark," -- Mark
Reveal CommentGemma Moreno bt David Aron (Jul 22) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard, competitive and enjoyable game. Thank you David"  -- Gemma
Matteo Conti bt Laura Dekker (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentArina Piskunova bt David Aron (Jul 18) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another long and hard game with David. Some good rallies with several duces. "  -- Arina
Matteo Conti bt Gemma Moreno (Jul 17) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentArina Piskunova bt Laura Dekker (Jul 15) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Laura has great potential. It was an enjoyable game. "  -- Arina
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Matteo Conti (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We were going to get rained off again so we played indoors. A close competitive again as always. Thanks Matteo."  -- David

Match of the Group:

Matteo Conti bt Arina Piskunova (Jul 11) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Laura Dekker (Jul 6) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was very hot at Waterlow Park today. A hard but exciting game. And the good news is that Camden Council will be resurfacing the courts later this year."  -- David
Matteo Conti bt Clare O'Brien (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Clare O'Brien (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely sunny afternoon for tennis. Once Clare gets her service back on track she will a strong competitor."  -- David

Group Summary:

Another group with a fantastic show of commitment, thanks to everyone for getting so many matches played. Round of applause to Alex who showed no sign of nerves on his debut to record a full house of wins and with bonus points to boot takes the title in impressive style. Ronak kept in touch throughout and did well to win a set in his head to head with Alex to finish only one point behind in the runner up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Shaw [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ronak Gawarwala 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Toby Starling [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Clare Robertson 10.2 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pete Ayrton [W2, L2] 4
  6. Donald Grant [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPete Ayrton bt Clare Robertson (Aug 19) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match. PS; Toby is injured and cannot play the last match"  -- Pete
Pete Ayrton bt Donald Grant (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRonak Gawarwala bt Pete Ayrton (Aug 13) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An epic first set!!"  -- Ronak
Reveal CommentToby Starling bt Clare Robertson (Aug 3) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match - very competitive (and windy)! "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentAlex Shaw bt Clare Robertson (Jul 25) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with some good rallies. Need to work on my first serve %!"  -- Alex
Ronak Gawarwala bt Toby Starling (Jul 25) 6-3 Toby Starling Retired
Alex Shaw bt Pete Ayrton (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-2
Ronak Gawarwala bt Donald Grant (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-0
Alex Shaw bt Ronak Gawarwala (Jul 22) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentToby Starling bt Donald Grant (Jul 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, lovely evening of tennis. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentAlex Shaw bt Toby Starling (Jul 19) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. First set very close with lots of games going to deuce."  -- Alex
Alex Shaw bt Donald Grant (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRonak Gawarwala bt Clare Robertson (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game of deuces!!"  -- Ronak
Clare Robertson bt Donald Grant (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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.

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

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)