Haringey Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Haringey'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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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New rounds for Haringey start regularly. See next round dates above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts.

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Just complete the player questionnaire so we can get you great matches, and then join the next round by paying the round fee.

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Just log in and and join the next round by paying the round fee.

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Primary Venues

Bruce Castle Park

Lordship Lane, London, N17

Five newly resurfaced courts in beautiful parkland, with plans for a new café, operated by Robby Sukhdeo and the Pavilion Cafe team. These are the home courts of the league - and this league is designed to offer adult players at Bruce Castle an opportunity to play more friendly, competitive tennis.

Travel - Bus 149, 259, 279, 318, 349, W3; Train White Hart Lane, Bruce Grove.

# of Outdoor Courts: 5

Chestnuts Park

St Ann's Road, London, N15

Travel - Bus 67, 341; Tube: Seven Sisters

# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free to use.

Website: Chestnuts Park

Downhills Park

Downhills Park Road, London, N15 3RA

Travel - Bus 67, 230, 341, W4; Tube Turnpike Lane

# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

Free to use.

Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX

Seven excellent courts (plus two mini courts). 

Travel info - Bus 29, 141, 210, 253, 254, 259, 279, 341, W3, W5, W7; Tube Finsbury Park, Manor House; Train Finsbury Park.

 
# of Outdoor Courts: 7
Prices:

Free to use.

Website: Finsbury Park

Down Lane Recreation Ground

Park View Road, London, N17

Travel - Bus 41, 123, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, W4; Tube Tottenham Hale; Train Bruce Grove, Tottenham Hale

# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free to use.

Pavilion

Albert Road Recreation Ground, Albert Road, London, N22 7XL

These are the home courts of the Pavilion Tennis league. The Pavilion is a very friendly tennis centre operating on public courts which means it is genuinely accessible and open to all. As well as great, recently refurbished tennis courts, the centre has an excellent cafe and offers numerous other sporting and social facilities. The centre is run by Robby Sukhdeo (right) and has been awarded Beacon status by the Tennis Foundation.

Travel - Bus 102, 184, 299, Tube Bounds Green Wood Green, Train Alexandra Palace

 

Opening Times:

Open 9am - 9pm. Check with venue for use of floodlights

# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Prices:

£6.00 (£5 card holders). Floodlights £11 (£10). The annual booking card offers online courts bookings (7 days in advance) and costs £50.

Priory Park

Middle Lane, Hornsey, London, N8 8LP
# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Prices:

Free.

Stationers Park

Mayfield Road, London, N8
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free to use.

White Hart Lane Recreation Ground

White Hart Lane, London, N22
Tel: 020 8881 2323

Four floodlit courts.

Travel - Bus W3, W4; Tube: Wood Green; Trian White Hart Lane.

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri: 10am-10pm; weekends: 9am-5pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

£2/hour per person.

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

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"A big thank you to you and Nigel for organising and running the leagues which can be no small task,"

Zac Sargusingh

"It was really good fun thanks! Just the right amount of matches for the time given, a good variety of players and styles, all enjoyable matches. Being new to the area it was a great way to discover new courts, especially those that were brand new and free to use! Looking forward to the next round - thanks!" 

Jeremy Woolley

"I had vacillated about joining a league for quite a while and I'm glad I did. It was a friendlier experience than I'd expected - I was ready for disputed line calls and broken racquets but that never happened! The winter weather was obviously a challenge throughout and I'm looking forward to balmier games - although they'll probably be balmy defeats for me in league 1…A suggestion would be a table ranking the local courts for quality and facilities, based on players' feedback. Thanks for all your work to make this enjoyable for us,"

Jay Lalljee

"Thanks for the work co-ordinating all the leagues - I think it's a really great system!" 

Stuart Younger

"I really enjoyed the round, it provides a great way to keep fit, meet new people and have fun. Thank you for organising"

Michael Jones

"Thanks very much for organising the league, Nigel.  I am really enjoying it and the people I have met have been fabulous,"

Mike Scrimgeour

"I really enjoyed the games I played in the Haringey league. Thanks for organising. It really got me in to tennis properly,"

Emma McGuigan

"Thank you :) Really enjoyed playing in this group over the last 2 rounds and quite excited by the prospect of playing in Group 3,"

Dilesh Patel

"Thanks for encouraging me to join the league and for providing games suitable for a middle-aged returner - I had a  great time.  I was pleased - and rather surprised - to win the round  and look forward to having a go in a slightly higher group next time,"

Chris Ward

"I loved playing in the league (thanks for organising!)" 

Robin H

"Thanks very much! I've really enjoyed getting back to playing again, glad I joined,"

Gareth Marshall

"Thank you for organising the round and inviting me to play. I am looking forward to playing again,"

Dilesh Patel

"Once again, I had a blast playing in the league," 

Michael Prior

"I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the last year or two,"

Matt Ralph

"Thanks for all of the fun!" 

Jakub Zielkiewicz

"Many thanks for organising the league – I’ve very much enjoyed the two rounds I’ve been involved in,"

Jeremy Croxall

"Well organised, yet again!"

"Many thanks for organizing all of this, and getting me playing regularly again"

"Totally loving the league."

"Thanks to both you and Sally for organising this league, I think it’s a great idea"

"Many thanks for the prompt tennis balls delivery. I am very happy to be part of the Haringey League. I would like also to thank all of you who take care about it"

"Just to say so far I've really enjoyed playing in the league - playing through the icy wind has been well worth it. Everyone has shown a wonderful blend of sportsmanship and competitiveness."

"I've really enjoyed the tennis, especially the 2nd round (despite losing every match!). I really felt I learnt a lot from playing against some good opponents"

"Great fun even with tough schedules and difficult weather. Thanks for all your effort, it takes something like this for some of us to get motivated."

"Thank you again for another great tournament! I enjoyed every game and can't wait for the next round."

 

"I’m really enjoying this tennis league – thanks for all your hard work in putting this together. "

"Well-done for organising such a wonderful tournament. It's been great, fun and exciting. Honestly, I am really enjoying this and don't want it to finish.I will also take this opportunity to say I am really enjoying the league and may it continue!"

"Thanks again for setting up this league, it's great fun!"

"I really enjoyed this round - maybe because it's the first time I actually win some money through tennis! I knew I should have pursued a career in it ;-) Thanks for putting this all together."

"Thanks for organising, you've done a brilliant job. I'll definitely be signing up for the second round. I really enjoyed the first round of matches."

"Enjoyed all my matches and the people have been lovely.  Can't wait for Round 2."

"I've enjoyed it very much and look forward to participating in any other leagues you might be organising.  And thank you for putting this all together."

"Really enjoying the matches and the people I have played have all been lovely people.  Thank you in advance for the tennis balls"

"Thanks again for such a fun league.  Looking forward to the next one."

"This league has been great to keep my tennis going while I haven't been a member of a club and there's a good chance I'll join a new league wh​en I move. Thanks for all your organisational work and a good website makeover​"

Jeremy Woolley​

"​Really happy with my tennis at the moment and the league has been a perfect way to steadily improve my standard. many thanks again to yourself Sally and the team :)"

Luther Wainwright

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Singles Round 30 | Thursday 28 January to Wednesday 23 March 2016 (Mid-point: Wednesday 24 February 2016)

SINGLES | GROUP 1

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Moby Longinotto 8.1 [W1, L1] 3
  2. Tim Rogers 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Charlie Clinton 8.2 [L1]
  4. Joe Chacholiades 10.2
  5. Oliver Klein
  6. Pawel Kisiel
  7. Philip Rudling

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentMoby Longinotto bt Charlie Clinton (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Charlie hit all the best shots in the match I was running around trying to get it back and just hoping for the best. Cheers" -- Moby
Reveal CommentTim Rogers bt Moby Longinotto (Feb 12) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "2 hours 45 minutes of long rallies. Brutal. Cheers Moby" -- Tim

SINGLES | GROUP 2

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Emil Valeriev [W3] 8 includes two bonus points
  2. Samuel Gruen 10.1 [W1, L3] 7 includes two bonus points
  3. Luther Wainwright 9.2 [W1, L3] 6 includes two bonus points
  4. Chris Ward 8.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes two bonus points
  5. Aleksandar Natovski [W1] 2
  6. Christopher Jeppesen [W1] 2
  7. Andrew Greenway 10.2
  8. Stuart Younger 9.1

MATCH RESULTS:

Emil Valeriev bt Luther Wainwright (Feb 13) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Emil Valeriev bt Chris Ward (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Luther Wainwright (Feb 12) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A brilliantly competitive match with some great rallies! " -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChris Ward bt Samuel Gruen (Feb 11) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Samuel's meticulous drop shots initially asked more of me than I was prepared to risk on a frosty court and then, once I had clawed my way back into the match, he started unleashing backhand passing shots which would have graced more distinguished stages than Finsbury Park. However, I did have an edge when it came to consistency, especially on serve, and that was enough to get me home (just). Another great three-setter in this competitive round." -- Chris
Reveal CommentSamuel Gruen bt Luther Wainwright (Feb 10) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Luther blames the racket, I thank the net." -- Samuel
Aleksandar Natovski bt Samuel Gruen (Feb 8) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Emil Valeriev bt Samuel Gruen (Feb 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentLuther Wainwright bt Chris Ward (Jan 31) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A game of 2 halves! The first set and a a half was played outdoors (surprisingly mild yet windy!) and the rest played in the bubble. Chris's excellent shot placement had me running around like a maniac for much of proceedings; the key moment being a final breakthrough (after 4 advantage points for myself!) to make it 6-5 in the third set. Thank you for the match Chris and I hope to play you again soon. " -- Luther

SINGLES | GROUP 3

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Zac Sargusingh 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Norman Freshney 9.1 [L1] 1
  3. Anna Jones
  4. Jay Lalljee 10.1
  5. Jermaine Francis
  6. Max Olds 9.1
  7. Michael Ross 8.2
  8. Paul Connaughton 9.2

MATCH RESULTS:

Zac Sargusingh bt Norman Freshney (Feb 6) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3

SINGLES | GROUP 4

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Tom Burrows [W3] 8 includes two bonus points
  2. Amy Smith 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes two bonus points
  3. Joe Stanley-Smith 10.2 [L2]
  4. Dominic Barnard [L2]
  5. Claire Frost 10.2
  6. Glenda Young
  7. Susan Paterson 10.2
  8. William Brennan

MATCH RESULTS:

Tom Burrows bt Dominic Barnard (Feb 14) 6-0, 6-1
Tom Burrows bt Amy Smith (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-0
Amy Smith bt Joe Stanley-Smith (Feb 7) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentAmy Smith bt Dominic Barnard (Feb 6) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "It was such a windy day but we powered through - good match!! " -- Amy
Tom Burrows bt Joe Stanley-Smith (Feb 6) 6-0, 6-1

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Haringey archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Haringey.

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

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