Bruce Castle Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Bruce Castle'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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Bruce Castle Park
Bruce Castle Park

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Join The League

New rounds for the Bruce Castle league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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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?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

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

Other Venues

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.

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.

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.

Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX

Seven excellent courts (plus two mini courts). 

A friendly, welcoming public tennis venue in North London. which strives to engage with people from across the local community. 

There is an all year coaching programme for those who want to socialise, play competitively, get some exercise or just dip their toe in the water. It is open to complete beginners (those who can hit the ball everywhere but over the net) to seasoned pros and everything in between.
See http://finsburyparktennis.org.uk/ for details.

The courts and nearby track and gym are managed by The Access to Sports Project in partnership with Finsbury Park Sports Partnership and Haringey Council.  

To report management or maintenance issues please email: info@finsburyparktennis.org.uk

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

 
Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday | 7am – dusk

# of Outdoor Courts: 7
Prices:

Booking is open to everyone and courts can be booked 7 days in advance.

ADULTS

Off peak £4 Mon – Fri | 8am – 5pm 
Peak £6 All other times

Book online at http://finsburyparktennis.org.uk/

 

 

Website: Finsbury Park

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.

Halliwick Recreation Grounds

Albion Avenue, Colney Hatch, London, N10
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free to use.

Friary Park

Friary Road, Friern Barnet, London, N20
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

New Southgate Recreation Grounds

Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, London, N11 1NH
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free to use.

Priory Park

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

Free.

Missing Something?

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

UPDATE OUR VENUES

"It was a great tournament great matches even the one I lost. I've never played in Bruce Castle before and I really enjoyed playing there and the people who are running the cafe there are really nice. It was a pleasure playing there," 

Steve Nuissier

"These winners emails are very well written - love the fun and enthusiasm!"

Kai Grunwald

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Collapse AllBruce Castle Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 29 September 2016 to Wednesday 23 November 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 October 2016)

Thanks all for taking part in this small but strong league - especially as we start to see less than favourable weather conditions! Keep it up and we hope to see you again in the next round.

Group Summary:

Round of applause please for Miguel, who takes the win for the second time running with an impressive 5 straight wins! Special mentions to runner up Namir too, who wasn't far behind with 3 wins and 7 points, and to Alan for his gracious in defeat match commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Miguel Robles 10.1 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Namir Shabibi 9.2 [W3, L2] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Cazorla 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Kevin Moore 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Alan Mcguffog 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Zhi Xian Huang 10.2 [L2] 1
  7. Richard Stow [L2]

Match Results:

Miguel Robles bt Richard Stow (Nov 20) 6-2, 6-2
Miguel Robles bt Alan Mcguffog (Nov 13) 6-1, 6-2
Miguel Robles bt Alex Cazorla (Nov 8) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Alex Cazorla bt Namir Shabibi (Nov 4) 2-6, 6-3, [10-8]
Namir Shabibi bt Zhi Xian Huang (Nov 3) 3-6, 6-4, [10-3]
Namir Shabibi bt Richard Stow (Oct 30) Walkover
Miguel Robles bt Zhi Xian Huang (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-2
Miguel Robles bt Namir Shabibi (Oct 29) 6-2, 6-2
Kevin Moore bt Alan Mcguffog (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNamir Shabibi bt Alan Mcguffog (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • Another devastating loss for the rookie up against the magical Federereque veteran of Namir. I was taught a tennising lesson with his mouthwatering groundstrokes that beat me into submission. Even the prematch offer of Nik Naks did not satisfy, but there were some nice 'n' spicy moments on the court - most noticeably on my side when another attempted drop shot found its way agonisingly short of the net. - Alan
Reveal CommentAlex Cazorla bt Alan Mcguffog (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • This was my first game in the tennis league and had a fantastic time despite losing! Alex was a brilliant player and had a first class attitude throughout. He was a well deserved and classy winner! - Alan

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bruce Castle archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles matches for Bruce Castle. 

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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