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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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.

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Returning players

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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:

£6 adults

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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"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 32 | Thursday 30 June to Wednesday 24 August 2016 (Mid-point: Wednesday 27 July 2016)

SINGLES | GROUP 1

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Ivan Pondev 9.1 [W3] 8 includes two bonus points
  2. Charlie Clinton 8.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes two bonus points
  3. Joe Chacholiades 9.1 [W2] 4
  4. Philip Rudling [W1] 2
  5. Moby Longinotto 7.2 [W1, L1] 2 withdrawn
  6. Emil Valeriev [W1] 2
  7. Oliver Klein [W1, L1] 2
  8. Luca Pusceddu [L4] 2 includes two bonus points

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentPhilip Rudling bt Luca Pusceddu (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A decent game at new river Luca started well but lost some his flow in the first set and early second. Came back stronger late on and some tennis played with Phil using lobbing to effect, Cheers for game Luca" -- Philip
Charlie Clinton bt Luca Pusceddu (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-1
Oliver Klein bt Charlie Clinton (Jul 17) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Ivan Pondev bt Moby Longinotto (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentMoby Longinotto bt Luca Pusceddu (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Gracie lucca" -- Moby
Joe Chacholiades bt Charlie Clinton (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-3
Joe Chacholiades bt Luca Pusceddu (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-1
Ivan Pondev bt Charlie Clinton (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-2
Ivan Pondev bt Oliver Klein (Jul 3) 6-2, 6-1
Emil Valeriev bt Charlie Clinton (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-2

SINGLES | GROUP 2

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Samuel Gruen 9.2 [W5] 12 includes two bonus points
  2. Haiko Ballieux 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes two bonus points
  3. Stuart Younger 9.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes two bonus points
  4. Max Olds 8.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Dom Graham [L4] 3 includes two bonus points
  6. Oliver Gossage 9.1 [L1]
  7. David Kong [L1]

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentHaiko Ballieux bt David Kong (Jul 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "All I can say is that the new guy in town is good... Thought we'd never finish! Thanks for a great game David!" -- Haiko
Max Olds bt Dom Graham (Jul 24) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentStuart Younger bt Dom Graham (Jul 23) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "After turning up about 20 minutes late having got totally lost on the way to Springfield Park, it was probably bad form to then sneak the first set on a tie break. Both sets in the end were really close and pretty exhausting in the full sunshine with no breeze, and really could have gone either way. Really enjoyed the game though, cheers." -- Stuart
Reveal CommentSamuel Gruen bt Max Olds (Jul 21) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Brilliant game, cheers from the crowd, monster rallies, yelling on the court and lot of good banter. Thanks for the game Max, really enjoyed it." -- Samuel
Haiko Ballieux bt Stuart Younger (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentHaiko Ballieux bt Dom Graham (Jul 16) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A match of who made the least unforced errors... Add to that a bit of side wind and unexpected sunshine and you have the ingredients of great match :)" -- Haiko
Samuel Gruen bt Stuart Younger (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1
Reveal CommentSamuel Gruen bt Dom Graham (Jul 9) 6-2, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "The wind was our greatest opponent... thanks for the game Dom." -- Samuel
Reveal CommentSamuel Gruen bt Haiko Ballieux (Jul 5) 6-3, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Returned to tennis after some years, playing Sam (a technically gifted player). We played at Tufnell Park Playing Fields, which has 2 quite decent (flat) courts." -- Haiko
Reveal CommentSamuel Gruen bt Oliver Gossage (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A nasty serve that doesn't bounce and a nice touch on dropshots was what i had to wrestle with. In the end, the Djokovic outfit helped, as well as the shoulder straps. Thanks for the game Oli!" -- Samuel

SINGLES | GROUP 3

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Norman Freshney 8.2 [W4] 10 includes two bonus points
  2. Chris Ward 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes two bonus points
  3. Peter Willis 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes two bonus points
  4. Edward Barrett 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes two bonus points
  5. Ana Carrasco Frutos 10.2 [L3] 3 includes two bonus points
  6. Alex Pepe 10.1
  7. Loren Nicholson 10.2

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Ana Carrasco Frutos (Jul 24) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A fun match with many close games including quite possibly the longest rally I've ever had in a tennis match. It all left us gasping for our water bottles and wondering how the professionals cope in the heat for 4+ hrs" -- Norman
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Edward Barrett (Jul 20) 6-0, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A close second set with some great serves and drop shots from Ed - plus several lengthy rallies during which we were glad that the temperature had dropped from recent days. I look forward to our next match." -- Norman
Reveal CommentPeter Willis bt Ana Carrasco Frutos (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A nice game on a very warm day. Lots of drop shots, volleys and lobs - moving forwards and backwards!" -- Peter
Edward Barrett bt Ana Carrasco Frutos (Jul 17) 7-5, 6-1
Chris Ward bt Edward Barrett (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentChris Ward bt Peter Willis (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Decent ground strokes, which had gone rather AWOL last match, thankfully returned - and just as well as Peter's game got stronger the longer the match went on and I would not have welcomed a third set on a humid evening. An enjoyable contest." -- Chris
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Peter Willis (Jul 5) 6-4, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A fun and close match in a sunny Finsbury Park. Plenty of long rallies that had us scuttling around the court in all directions. Thanks for the game, Peter. " -- Norman
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Chris Ward (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "An enjoyable match and a very close first set, losing count of the number of deuces we had. Nevertheless, we both have some way to go to match the tennis prowess of the ~14 year-olds who were playing on the adjacent court." -- Norman

SINGLES | GROUP 4

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Alex Gibson 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes two bonus points
  2. Oliver Davey [W2] 4
  3. Zac Sargusingh 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Jay Lalljee 9.2 [L1]
  5. Kevin Anderson 9.2 [L1]
  6. Kevin Hall 9.2 [L1]

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentAlex Gibson bt Jay Lalljee (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Great match - Jay has an awesome first serve and hit a few aces but not enough went in so too many forced errors cost him the match in the end but played some great points and was competitive so enjoyed playing him. " -- Alex
Oliver Davey bt Zac Sargusingh (Jul 19) 6-4, 7-5
Zac Sargusingh bt Kevin Hall (Jul 17) 7-5, 6-1
Alex Gibson bt Kevin Anderson (Jul 11) 6-4, 6-2
Oliver Davey bt Alex Gibson (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-2

SINGLES | GROUP 5

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. David Beales 10.2 [W3] 6
  2. Othmane Islah [W2, L3] 6 includes two bonus points
  3. William Brennan [W2] 4
  4. Michael Ross 8.2 [L3] 3 includes two bonus points
  5. Kyneil Grant [W1] 2
  6. James Lidgett 10.2 [L2]

MATCH RESULTS:

David Beales bt James Lidgett (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-2
William Brennan bt Michael Ross (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentWilliam Brennan bt Othmane Islah (Jul 21) 6-4, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "It was quite the match- lots of tie breaks. It was closer than the score line would have you believe. " -- William
Othmane Islah bt Michael Ross (Jul 20) 6-4, 6-1
David Beales bt Michael Ross (Jul 14) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Othmane Islah bt James Lidgett (Jul 11) 7-5, 7-6 (7-1)
David Beales bt Othmane Islah (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-4
Kyneil Grant bt Othmane Islah (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1

SINGLES | GROUP 6

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Nick Shave [W3] 8 includes two bonus points
  2. Lucy Shakespeare 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes two bonus points
  3. Joanne Bronte 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Samantha Patrick [L2] 1
  5. Claire Frost 10.2
  6. David Greaves 9.2

MATCH RESULTS:

Joanne Bronte bt Lucy Shakespeare (Jul 27) 6-4, 6-3
Nick Shave bt Joanne Bronte (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-0
Nick Shave bt Samantha Patrick (Jul 18) 6-0, 6-0
Nick Shave bt Lucy Shakespeare (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLucy Shakespeare bt Samantha Patrick (Jul 10) 6-7 (1-7), 6-3, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A thoroughly good match. Really enjoyed playing Samantha. Certainly had to up my game!" -- Lucy

SINGLES | GROUP 7

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Sarah Long [W2] 4
  2. Andrew Inglis [W1] 2
  3. Maria Lynch 10.2 [L1]
  4. Hannah Lumb [L2]
  5. Ramon Cadusch 10.2 withdrawn
  6. Tom Lewis

MATCH RESULTS:

Andrew Inglis bt Hannah Lumb (Jul 25) 6-1, 6-1
Sarah Long bt Hannah Lumb (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-2
Sarah Long bt Maria Lynch (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2

Results

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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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