Friendly, competitive tennis on Bruce Castle's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league 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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Bruce Castle Park
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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, 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!)
  • 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 posted to 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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Bruce Castle Park

Lordship Lane, London, N17
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Other Venues

Chestnuts Park

St Ann's Road, London, N15
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Downhills Park

Downhills Park Road, London, N15 3RA
full venue details »

Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX
full venue details »

Friary Park

Friary Road, Friern Barnet, London, N20
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Halliwick Recreation Grounds

Albion Avenue, Colney Hatch, London, N10
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New River Sport and Fitness

White Hart Lane, London, N22 5QW
Tel: 0208 881 2323
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New Southgate Recreation Grounds

Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, London, N11 1NH
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Albert Road Recreation Ground, Albert Road, London, N22 7XL
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Priory Park

Middle Lane, Hornsey, London, N8 8LP
full venue details »

Stationers Park

Mayfield Road, London, N8
full venue details »

"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 7.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Namir Shabibi 9.2 [W3, L2] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Cazorla 9.1 [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


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

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)