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!
Close matches, close by.
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
- 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
Bruce Castle Park
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.
Travel - Bus 67, 341; Tube: Seven Sisters
Free to use.
Travel - Bus 67, 230, 341, W4; Tube Turnpike Lane
Free to use.
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.
Free to use.
Down Lane Recreation Ground
Travel - Bus 41, 123, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, W4; Tube Tottenham Hale; Train Bruce Grove, Tottenham Hale
Free to use.
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
Open 9am - 9pm. Check with venue for use of floodlights
£6.00 (£5 card holders). Floodlights £11 (£10). The annual booking card offers online courts bookings (7 days in advance) and costs £50.
Free to use.
White Hart Lane Recreation Ground
Four floodlit courts.
Travel - Bus W3, W4; Tube: Wood Green; Trian White Hart Lane.
Mon - Fri: 10am-10pm; weekends: 9am-5pm
£2/hour per person.
Singles Round 29 | Thursday 15 October to Wednesday 9 December 2015 (Mid-point: Wednesday 11 November 2015)
SINGLES | GROUP 1
- Moby Longinotto 9.2 [W4] 10 includes two bonus points
- Pawel Kisiel [W1, L2] 3
- Giorgio Salvi 9.2 [W1, L2] 2
- Charlie Clinton 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
- Fred Asquith [L1]
- Igor Rizzi
- Stephen Young 9.1
- "Tight first set. Giorgio missed some good opportunities to break. Fun match even though we had to play very cautiously because of very slippery surface." -- Pawel
- "After being 4-2 down in the first set, Pawel was able to fight back and take it 6-4. Second set was a generally much higher level... but once again from 5-3 down Pawel fought back to be 6-5 up and two points from victory. Thankfully this time I managed to hold on and win the tie break. After over two hours I was finally able to close it out in set 3! " -- Charlie
- "First time in the new river bubble. Some epic rallies and deuce in almost every game in the second set. Charlie's cross court forehand did most of the damage in a close match.
Cheers " -- Moby
- "Stunning day leafy autumn day the sun was warm and it was the first time I'd played at the little Stationers park. Second set was tight with Giorgio hitting some good volleys after nice forehand returns. Great stuff thanks" -- Moby
- "Bright autumn day in chestnuts. A good contest with Fred roaring back into the first set with a number of winners and aces. Shot of the day was a wide serve followed up with a scorching two handed back hand cross court. Good stuff." -- Moby
- "Very close match that began with eight breaks of serve followed by a tight tiebreak. Pawel hit some nice stop volleys and some great two handed backhand winners. Good match thanks " -- Moby
SINGLES | GROUP 2
- Oliver Klein [W4] 10 includes two bonus points
- Richard Pettet [W2, L1] 5
- Stuart Younger 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
- Chris Ward 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes two bonus points
- Aleksandar Natovski [W1] 2
- Pierre Hyde 9.2 [L3] 1
- Isaac Debrah [L2]
- "It was a great match, especially the second set had lots of twists and turns." -- Oliver
- "Wind is evil and disruptive. It is not only my enemy but the enemy of tennis. In amongst the swirling gusts, falling trees and toppling pylons, lurked a tennis match between Stuart and myself that contained a variety of ludicrous wind-affected shots. There were patches of quality but not many. I think I won because I coped marginally better with said enemy. Nice to meet Stuart though. A gent. Good luck with the cat. Rich." -- Richard
- "Interesting conditions, playing under a half flood-lit court, as the other lights weren't working, but enough to allow a decent match. Epic first game that took maybe 15 minutes, where I managed to hold onto my serve, then broke for 2-0. Chris came back to 4-4 and it was looking close, before I closed it out 6-4. That started a run of winning about 6 games in a row, where Chris lost the touch for a bit, before coming back strongly and making me work really hard to close out the second set. " -- Stuart
- "Pierre blames the banana." -- Richard
- "The latest in a series of fun and very close matches between Pierre and myself. This time I was able to edge it for the first time, with the damp conditions helping my game." -- Chris
- "Good match, and lots of close games going to deuce. We were both were a bit short of top form (although Isaac had more reason having not played in the last couple of years!), but great to get going again!" -- Stuart
SINGLES | GROUP 3
- Luther Wainwright 9.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes two bonus points
- Christopher Jeppesen [W4] 8
- Brett Galloway 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
- Alex Pepe 10.2 [W1] 2 withdrawn injured
- Richard Hague [W1, L2] 2
- Claire Frost 10.2 [L1]
- Joe Stanley-Smith 10.2 [L3]
- "Played through another minor hurricane....!!! Roll on summer! " -- Richard
- "A tough but enjoyable game in the midst of Hurricane Kate....or Abigail....or someone!" -- Richard
- "An excellent match with lots of long rallies which resulted in a change of momentum from me to Alex by the final set. " -- Luther
- "A good match on a very pleasant mild evening which culminated in a delayed exit from the court due to a running firework battle in the car park! Thankfully they did stop eventually to let me and Joe out safely..." -- Luther
- "Score belies a very competitive match.....first game took 20 minutes, and set the tone. Some great rallies....Luther came out the worthy winner! " -- Richard
SINGLES | GROUP 4
- Samuel Gruen 10.2 [W4] 10 includes two bonus points
- Michael Ross 8.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes two bonus points
- James Barber 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes two bonus points
- Monika Laczna 8.2 [W2] 4
- Nanette Clarke 10.1 [W1, L3] 4
- Jakub Przeperski 10.2 [L4] 2 includes two bonus points
- Jim Jenks 10.2 [L4]
- "A good match on a brisk morning, lot's of good rallies and close games." -- James
- "A very enjoyable game despite the sometimes slippery surface and gushes of wind. Some great back and forth to the net rallies." -- Samuel
- "Match was much closer than the score suggests, lots of deuces and rallies. " -- Monika
- "Great morning game despite the dog interruption. Jim made me run for the game." -- Samuel
- "Good (albeit shortish) match at a fantastic indoor facility. Monika's experience showed me I need many more hours on the court in order to be able to steal few more games of her in case we play again. Thank you and good luck in your future matches." -- Jakub
- "Great game in wonderful conditions (although a bit too sunny for serving...)!" -- Samuel
- "A bit of a strange match, neither of us really got into a proper rhythm. Michael got his serve going in the second and third set and hit a few cannonballs. Conditions were a bit tricky on a damp and slippery surface, the final set was closer than the score suggests, I was just able to hold out for the win." -- James
- "A great match, with loads of long rallies and many games going to deuce. Nanette was unlucky not to win it in the second set after a number of match points. The match lasted over three and a half hours!" -- James
SINGLES | GROUP 5
- William Brennan [W1] 2
- Alex Mcgillicuddy [W1, L1] 2
- Clare Askew [L1] 1
- Abigail Shenton
- Esther Gillham 10.2
- Nick Craske withdrawn
Looking for previous matches? Visit the Haringey archive.
The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Haringey.
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.
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won
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