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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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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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Sara Spearpoint

"​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

"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

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Collapse AllWaterlow Park Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 30 January 2020 to Wednesday 8 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 February 2020)

Group Summary:

With just over two weeks to go when this round had to be cut short, Mark was winning, Eric had yet to start and Daniel had beaten Mark. Alas, we will never know what happened had the round been able to continue but as it is, Mark wins!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Przyrembel 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Petersen [W3] 6
  3. Kevin Matthews 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vishrut Patel [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nick Serre [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Eric Liknaitzky

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Daniel Petersen bt Mark Przyrembel (Mar 13) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
Reveal CommentVishrut Patel bt Nick Serre (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for a match!"  -- Vishrut
Daniel Petersen bt Nick Serre (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-0
Mark Przyrembel bt Kevin Matthews (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-1
Mark Przyrembel bt Nick Serre (Feb 14) 6-0, 6-0
Kevin Matthews bt Nick Serre (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-0
Kevin Matthews bt Vishrut Patel (Feb 8) 6-3, 6-2
Mark Przyrembel bt Vishrut Patel (Feb 7) 6-0, 6-0
Daniel Petersen bt Vishrut Patel (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-3

Group Summary:

As Jamie said when he played Arina, 'It’s been a very open group and after failing to serve for several sets (and a match), happy to finish with a win. Hoping to play everyone again in the next round, it’s been great having such an even group." Wehen it was cut short, Robert was in pole position, and wins the group. So it is congrats to him and commiserations to Liu Lee who was just two pints behind and beat the champ!

Final Rankings:

  1. Robert Molesworth 8.2 [W4, L2, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liu Li 7.2 [W5] 10
  3. Stephen Pereira [W3, L1, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Federico Jousset 10.2 [W3, L2] 7
  5. Arina Piskunova 10.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Jackson [W1, L3, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [W1, L4, UF1] 3
  8. David Aron 9.1 [L3] withdrawn 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Federico Jousset bt Arina Piskunova (Mar 22) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentLiu Li bt Federico Jousset (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis"  -- Liu
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Arina Piskunova (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jamie to serve next "  -- Jamie
  • "We started the match in rain and continued it in strong winds! Arina is very skilled and it was closer than the score might suggest. It’s been a very open group and after failing to serve for several sets (and a match), happy to finish with a win. Hoping to play everyone again in the next round, it’s been great having such an even group," -- Jamie
Liu Li bt Tom Jackson (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Jamie Riggs-long (Mar 14) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Almost two hours got us just a set and a bit! Jamie to serve next. "  -- Jamie
  • "This was a very close match played over two weekends. Almost two hours got us just the first set and a bit, then another 90 mins to finish, with several games having 5-6 deuces. Could have gone either way!" -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth v Stephen Pereira (Mar 8) 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain stopped play. 1 set played, Steve to serve 2nd set from Highgate end. TBC "  -- Robert
Federico Jousset bt Jamie Riggs-long (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Federico Jousset (Mar 7) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with Frederico... I fully expected him to win comfortably. Looking for weak points in his play at the start of the match I couldn't see any! But with a bit of luck, trying to reduce errors especially in serving by keeping it simple, focusing on following through & trying to keep calm managed to get a good result which was especially rewarding after being 4-2 down in the final set."  -- Robert
Liu Li bt Arina Piskunova (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Jamie Riggs-long (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the scoreline suggests and I am sure it will be even closer if we play again in a league!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long v Tom Jackson (Feb 29) 1-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Jamie to serve "  -- Jamie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentArina Piskunova bt Robert Molesworth (Feb 22) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was my second game on the same day and that must have played to my advantage as I was able to beat Rob for the first time despite his very consistent and strong service with a few aces. Also a lot of good rallies. "  -- Arina
Reveal CommentTom Jackson bt Stephen Pereira (Feb 22) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - Stephen played some lovely tennis in windy conditions..!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentArina Piskunova bt David Aron (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game despite rainy and windy conditions. Thank you David for playing despite the weather. "  -- Arina
Reveal CommentLiu Li bt Jamie Riggs-long (Feb 18) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This is one of those times when you play against the wind more than your opponent !"  -- Liu
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt David Aron (Feb 18) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with David rallying well despite the windy, rainy & slippery conditions."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt David Aron (Feb 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match in the warm sunny weather preceding Storm Dennis!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Tom Jackson (Feb 8) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with many long hard rallies and lots of dueces. Tom dominated the second set with some good services and plenty of strong play to the corners but luckily I kept focus to come back."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Arina Piskunova (Feb 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Despite the second set score both sets were close and contained loads of deuces"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentLiu Li bt Robert Molesworth (Feb 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A rare nice weather day to enjoy the sport, happy for both players. "  -- Liu
Federico Jousset bt Tom Jackson (Feb 2) 6-4, 7-5

Group Summary:

Oh dear what happened here? Even allowing for the early finish this was unfortunately a very quiet group. So although it is extremely rare, Elberto wins the group after just one and half matches played! Here's to more luck next time and please do let us know if we can help!

Final Rankings:

  1. Eberto Burgos [W1, UF1] 3
  2. Viktorija Kirjanova [UF1]
  3. Andrew Knapp [L1]
  4. Beth Bonini 9.2
  5. Chris Esmond 10.1
  6. Pete Ayrton

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Eberto Burgos bt Andrew Knapp (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-2
Eberto Burgos v Viktorija Kirjanova (Feb 29) 6-3 TBC

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)