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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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

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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"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," 

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

‘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

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Collapse AllWaterlow Park Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 15 February 2018 to Wednesday 18 April 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 18 March 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeremy Greenwood [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. George Stewart 9.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  3. Tony Minichiello 8.1 [W2] 4
  4. Tom Callahan 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sara Spearpoint 9.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Oliver Coddington 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSara Spearpoint bt Tom Callahan (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some hard fought games despite the downpour of rain and some very soggy tennis balls."  -- Sara
Jeremy Greenwood bt Sara Spearpoint (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-4
George Stewart v Sara Spearpoint (Mar 25) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 4-1 TBC
Reveal CommentTony Minichiello bt George Stewart (Mar 24) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The points got longer and longer, and the rallies better and better, as the match wore on, so a really good contest. After George levelled from 1-5 down in the second set, saving match points in the process, I was worried, but I just managed to get over the line."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTom Callahan bt Oliver Coddington (Mar 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great game in lovely early spring conditions!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentGeorge Stewart bt Tom Callahan (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lot more evenly matched than the second set scoreline indicates. It was great to get this played before the rain hit and was a lot of fun."  -- George
Reveal CommentTony Minichiello bt Jeremy Greenwood (Mar 10) 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "This match lasted for 3.5 hours over two days I failed to take 5 Match points so felt disappointed initially but upon reflection it was a fantastic match with lots of lengthy and sometimes sk lull rallies "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentGeorge Stewart bt Jeremy Greenwood (Mar 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close like last time Jeremy and I played. Slightly slippery conditions made for alot of unorthodox play and it was a ton of fun. "  -- George
Jeremy Greenwood bt Tom Callahan (Feb 20) 6-3, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Cocking 10.1 [W3] 6
  2. Robert Molesworth 9.1 [W3, L1] 6
  3. Arina Piskunova 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Joshua Gold [W1, L1] 2
  5. David Aron 9.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephan Fowler 10.2 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Arina Piskunova (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good close enjoyable match."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Joshua Gold (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a closer game than score suggests with good rallies and several deuces. Joshua plays consistently and has some good tactics up his sleeve. I think he will be one to watch in future rounds. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Robert Molesworth (Mar 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match, especially first set."  -- Stephen
Robert Molesworth bt Arina Piskunova (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-0
Stephen Cocking bt David Aron (Mar 23) 6-0, 6-0
Arina Piskunova bt Stephan Fowler (Mar 10) 2-1 Stephan Fowler Retired
Joshua Gold bt David Aron (Feb 27) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentArina Piskunova bt David Aron (Feb 24) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • " I have played With David before and this was another one of the long games, didn’t quite beat the previous record of 2,5 hours, but the game was full of deuces and good rallies. Great game despite the windy conditions. "  -- Arina
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt David Aron (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with some consistent play on both sides. I always find David a tricky player & and it often takes me a while to edge ahead. I am sure one day David will push me off the edge instead! "  -- Robert

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan Shaw 10.2 [W5] 10
  2. Tom Jackson [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Grace Livingstone [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Amy Hughes [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  5. Pete Ayrton [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  6. Helle Ajmone-Marsan [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPete Ayrton v Amy Hughes (Apr 18) 5-7, 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "great game which we ran out of time to finish"  -- Pete
Alan Shaw bt Tom Jackson (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-3
Alan Shaw bt Amy Hughes (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-1
Pete Ayrton bt Helle Ajmone-Marsan (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Amy Hughes (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A rainy day - brightened by some enthusiasm on both parts. Amy is a decent player who doesn't shy from going for her shots. Consistent serve and unflappable in the face of rival supporters under the age of 5. Thoroughly enjoyable match."  -- Tom
Alan Shaw bt Pete Ayrton (Mar 25) 6-1, 6-0
Alan Shaw bt Helle Ajmone-Marsan (Mar 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Pete Ayrton (Mar 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First match in shorts this year! We played at 4pm, light was fine, but good we got it done in about an hour. Pete's groundstrokes are fearsome and he played some outstanding shots in both sets, and his serve is v consistent."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAlan Shaw bt Grace Livingstone (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely day and a good knock which we both enjoyed. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Helle Ajmone-Marsan (Feb 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather, Helle is an enthusiastic player - unfortunately she was hampered by at least one leg injury, but she still manages to take a game and play some decent shots. 2nd set was more of a contest, all in all, a thoroughly enjoyable match."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Grace Livingstone (Feb 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely (but freezing) tennis weather. Grace has a good eye for the ball and decent technique forehand and back - with some more practice and maybe a few lessons her tennis is on the cusp of making huge strides. There were plenty of 40-40 games and it was a thoroughly enjoyable match."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAmy Hughes bt Helle Ajmone-Marsan (Feb 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Slightly rushed to get the match completed within the hour. I, Helle, pulled a muscle in my leg which made it a bit hard to run....."  -- Helle
Grace Livingstone bt Helle Ajmone-Marsan (Feb 21) 6-2, 6-1

Results

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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.

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

Comments:
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