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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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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Primary Venues

New River Sport and Fitness

White Hart Lane, London, N22 5QW
Tel: 0208 881 2323
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Other Venues

Bruce Castle Park

Lordship Lane, London, N17
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"Really enjoyed it and rate the facilties at New River very highly. Thanks for organising!", Oliver Davey

Oliver Davey

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Samuel Gruen

"I enjoyed playing the new river league. After having spent the last 6 months of 2015 recovering from a knee operation, winning this round means a lot to me. I very much look forward to the next round...conscious that I could be relegated just as quickly as I have been promoted. Thanks to both of you for organizing the leagues. I hope to meet you soon in person."

Alex Carpignano

"​The match was good fun and really enjoying the indoor courts at new river. And they have a hitting wall ;)"

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Collapse AllNew River Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 15 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ivan Pondev 7.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Emil Tsekov 7.2 [W4] 8
  3. Atanas Barakov 8.1 [W2, L3] 4
  4. Ewan Kelsall 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Uche Onyema [W1] 2
  6. Kyneil Grant 8.1 [L4] 1
  7. Uche Ehiobu [L1]
  8. Andrew Hammerton

Match Results:

Ewan Kelsall bt Kyneil Grant (Aug 8) Walkover
Ivan Pondev bt Atanas Barakov (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-0
Ivan Pondev bt Uche Ehiobu (Aug 4) Walkover
Atanas Barakov bt Kyneil Grant (Aug 3) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
Atanas Barakov bt Ewan Kelsall (Jul 18) Walkover
Emil Tsekov bt Ewan Kelsall (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-1
Uche Onyema bt Atanas Barakov (Jul 15) Walkover
Emil Tsekov bt Kyneil Grant (Jul 12) Walkover
Ivan Pondev bt Ewan Kelsall (Jul 9) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
Emil Tsekov bt Atanas Barakov (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-4
Ivan Pondev bt Kyneil Grant (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-3
Emil Tsekov bt Ivan Pondev (Jul 3) 6-4, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Carpignano 8.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Charlie Clinton 8.2 [W6, L1] 13
  3. Norman Freshney 8.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nicholas Mott 9.1 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lukasz Lukaszewski 8.2 [W2, L3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. David Beales 8.2 [W2, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jack Grodon [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Lachezar Stoitsov 9.1 [L5, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Charlie Clinton (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle! despite the weird score! Thanks Charlie."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt David Beales (Aug 5) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "David made a great come back from 3-5 and 30-15 down to claim the second set. Look forward to finishing this one soon."  -- Alex
  • "We managed to finish the match at Bruce Castle just before rain started. Last set full of endless rallies which lasted over 1 hour. Very close encounter. Thanks David," -- Alex
Reveal CommentLukasz Lukaszewski bt Norman Freshney (Aug 4) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Epic game. Norman was 6-2 5-2 up and had match point but somehow I did make it to win this set and a game . thanks Norman for very good game"  -- Lukasz
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Jack Grodon (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A swirling wind at Bruce Castle made for a tricky match, though we still managed to get plenty lengthy rallies going. Thanks for the match Jack and look forward to playing again."  -- Norman
Charlie Clinton bt David Beales (Jul 30) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Jack Grodon (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good number of deuce games which could have gone either way. Strong serve and aggressive play from Nick tipped the game in his favour."  -- Nicholas
Lukasz Lukaszewski v Lachezar Stoitsov (Jul 29) 6-2, 5-7, 4-3 TBC
Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Lachezar Stoitsov (Jul 21) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A long tough match with the scoreline going both ways during each set and windy conditions playing havoc with both our serves. Match could have gone either way. Looking forward to playing again, but hopefully indoors next time :-) "  -- Nicholas
Charlie Clinton bt Jack Grodon (Jul 20) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Alex Carpignano bt Norman Freshney (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-1
Charlie Clinton bt Nicholas Mott (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-2
Charlie Clinton bt Lachezar Stoitsov (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Jul 14) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A real battle of a match with many deuce games. Strong first serve from Nick helped win the first set, Lukas upped his game to win the second comfortably. Lukas continued to play strong in the third set winning five games in a row to take it to 5-2 but Nick fought back serving well to take the set."  -- Nicholas
Norman Freshney bt Nicholas Mott (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-2
Charlie Clinton bt Norman Freshney (Jul 10) 6-1, 7-5
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Jack Grodon (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Lachezar Stoitsov (Jul 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with plenty long rallies, very nearly heading to a 3rd set as Lachezar staged a strong come back in the 2nd from 1-4 down to 4-5. Thanks and look forward to paying again."  -- Norman
Alex Carpignano bt Nicholas Mott (Jul 3) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt David Beales (Jul 3) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close and enjoyable match in the Bruce Castle sunshine. Thanks David and look forward to playing again soon."  -- Norman
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Lachezar Stoitsov (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Meeting Lachezar and playing tennis in the park was the real winner today. Thanks Lex. I hope to meet you on court soon."  -- Alex
Charlie Clinton bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Jul 2) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Nicholas Mott (Jun 30) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Nicholas. Thanks."  -- David
Alex Carpignano bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Lachezar Stoitsov (Jun 25) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough enjoyable match with Lachezar and the game could have gone either way! Thanks."  -- David
Reveal CommentJack Grodon bt David Beales (Jun 22) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long match, with a battle of nerves in the 3rd set which could've easily gone either way!"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Jack Grodon (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Jack today. Good match in scorching conditions. "  -- Alex

Current Rankings:

  1. Jaroslaw Laka [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Harvey Jensen 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Edward Barrett 8.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jay Lalljee 9.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jakub Przeperski 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ewa Radziwon 10.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Peter Harrington [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEdward Barrett bt Jay Lalljee (Aug 8) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some really fast-paced rallies in the first set. Second set saw quite a few more breaks of serve. Both sets could have one either way."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Barrett bt Ewa Radziwon (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Ewa. First set was very competitive but the momentum swung in my favour for the second."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentJay Lalljee bt Ewa Radziwon (Jul 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The fact that two of the first four games went to four deuces shows that the final score is a bit misleading - if those games had gone the other way the momentum could have been different. It was an enjoyable match in the tropical heat of the New River indoor courts. "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentHarvey Jensen bt Jaroslaw Laka (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with good games played, many good drop shots and slices played by Jaroslaw!"  -- Harvey
Jaroslaw Laka bt Peter Harrington (Jul 17) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentHarvey Jensen bt Ewa Radziwon (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Ewa. Numerous good rally played especially in the second set "  -- Harvey
Reveal CommentJay Lalljee bt Jakub Przeperski (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It's lucky that no one was counting unforced errors during this match - they would have been very busy... The first set was close although neither Kuba nor I really got into our stride for half an hour or so. I think I was able to relax a bit after getting the set. There were enough big serves and decent shots in the match but we both need a big consistency upgrade!"  -- Jay
Reveal CommentHarvey Jensen bt Edward Barrett (Jul 9) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Ed! second set was very close, many deuces played, definitely could have gone either way on that set"  -- Harvey
Reveal CommentJakub Przeperski bt Ewa Radziwon (Jul 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "That was a tense and exciting encounter with lots of good rallies and fantastic shots mainly from Ewa! Good luck in your future matches. "  -- Jakub
Jaroslaw Laka bt Edward Barrett (Jul 7) 2-6, 7-6 (16-14), 6-4
Jaroslaw Laka bt Jay Lalljee (Jul 3) 6-7 (11-13), 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentEdward Barrett bt Jakub Przeperski (Jul 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Kuba again. A lot of deuces in this match!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentHarvey Jensen bt Jay Lalljee (Jun 29) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Very intense in the second set reaching a tie breaker with good rallies played"  -- Harvey
Jaroslaw Laka bt Ewa Radziwon (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-2
Jaroslaw Laka bt Jakub Przeperski (Jun 21) 7-6, 6-3


Looking for previous matches? Visit the New River archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for New River. 

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.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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