Friendly, competitive tennis on New River'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 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
  • 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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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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"Great atmosphere, just hoped the next round would start earlier", Samuel Gruen

Samuel Gruen

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

Luther Wainwright

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

Oliver Davey

"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

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Collapse AllNew River Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 14 September 2017 to Wednesday 8 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 October 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Satish Naidu [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ewan Kelsall 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Uche Onyema [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nicholas Mott 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jaroslaw Laka [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Gibson 8.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Alex Gibson (Oct 12) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First set very close, longer points going Alex's way, but stronger serving from Nick tipped the balance. Alex's strings breaking in the second set and having to play with a spare racket was certainly a big factor in the scoreline of set two. "  -- Nicholas
Uche Onyema bt Nicholas Mott (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSatish Naidu bt Alex Gibson (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice and friendly person and a joy to meet and play with him."  -- Satish
Uche Onyema bt Jaroslaw Laka (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Jaroslaw Laka (Sep 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, as it has been each time we've played. Second set could have gone each ways, lots of close deuce games..."  -- Nicholas
Ewan Kelsall bt Alex Gibson (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-1
Ewan Kelsall bt Nicholas Mott (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2
Ewan Kelsall bt Satish Naidu (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentSatish Naidu bt Nicholas Mott (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nick made a strong start but I was able to get the better of him "  -- Satish
Reveal CommentSatish Naidu bt Uche Onyema (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match but managed to get the break in both sets"  -- Satish
Satish Naidu bt Jaroslaw Laka (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. David Beales 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lukasz Lukaszewski 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Lachezar Stoitsov 9.1 [L1]
  4. Peter Harrington [L1]
  5. Jay Lalljee 9.2
  6. Jonathan Hagos

Match Results:

David Beales bt Lachezar Stoitsov (Oct 6) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Peter Harrington (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match - despite the restrictive conditions! "  -- David
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt David Beales (Sep 30) 6-4, 6-2


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

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)