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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.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

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

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

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 ;)"

Luther Wainwright

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Collapse AllNew River Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 30 November 2017 to Wednesday 7 February 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 January 2018)

The matches that were played showed perseverance and good effort on behalf of the players! If you'd like some help with scheduling for the next round to win those bonus points and free balls, do let us know! If you know of any other keen tennis players who might also want to join this great league then do get in touch; here's to the next round, New River!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Uche who was our undefeated champion in this round! He had a tight match against Jay where he just clinched the first set in a tiebreak and then just one single break of serve in the final set. Our runner up Charlie also had a strong showing finishing with just 1 loss to Uche which was another close battle. We've been in touch with Jay's ex coach who notes that Jay is known to be a 'committed' player, great to see that he is still competing whilst his coach is on the other side of the world sipping cocktails. Well done to all for persevering through the cold!

Final Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema [W4] 8
  2. Charlie Clinton 8.1 [W3, L1] withdrawn 6
  3. Ewan Kelsall 8.1 [W2] 4
  4. Nicholas Mott 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Michael Ross 8.2 [L2]
  6. Penny Belcher [L1] withdrawn
  7. Jay Lalljee 9.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Uche Onyema bt Nicholas Mott (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Jay Lalljee (Jan 28) 7-6 (9-7), 7-5
Uche Onyema bt Michael Ross (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-0
Charlie Clinton bt Nicholas Mott (Jan 18) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Jay Lalljee (Jan 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of close games, good match... "  -- Nicholas
Charlie Clinton bt Michael Ross (Jan 15) 6-0, 6-1
Ewan Kelsall bt Penny Belcher (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-0
Charlie Clinton bt Jay Lalljee (Jan 7) 6-1, 6-4
Uche Onyema bt Charlie Clinton (Jan 5) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Ewan Kelsall bt Jay Lalljee (Dec 6) 6-0, 6-1


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)