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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 Tennis Club

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

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

Luther Wainwright

"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 8 | Thursday 30 March 2017 to Wednesday 24 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 April 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ivan Pondev 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Emil Tsekov 8.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Atanas Barakov 8.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Crooks 7.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Kyneil Grant 8.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ben Leach [L2]
  7. Uche Ehiobu [L2]
  8. Joe Chacholiades 8.1

Match Results:

Ivan Pondev bt Emil Tsekov (May 15) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Atanas Barakov bt Ben Leach (May 7) 7-5, 6-2
Mark Crooks bt Kyneil Grant (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-1
Ivan Pondev bt Uche Ehiobu (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-0
Atanas Barakov bt Kyneil Grant (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
Ivan Pondev bt Atanas Barakov (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-0
Emil Tsekov bt Kyneil Grant (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-2
Emil Tsekov bt Mark Crooks (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-4
Ivan Pondev bt Kyneil Grant (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-1
Emil Tsekov bt Atanas Barakov (Apr 11) 6-3, 6-2
Ivan Pondev bt Mark Crooks (Apr 7) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Ivan Pondev bt Ben Leach (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-2
Mark Crooks bt Atanas Barakov (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Emil Tsekov bt Uche Ehiobu (Mar 31) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Hammerton [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Carpignano 8.2 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Daniel Wild 10.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nicholas Mott 9.2 [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Norman Freshney 8.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tom Lewis [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Edward Barrett 9.1 [L5]

Match Results:

Uche Onyema bt Alex Carpignano (May 15) 6-2, 6-0
Tom Lewis bt Nicholas Mott (May 15) 6-4, 6-4
Norman Freshney bt Edward Barrett (May 15) 6-3, 6-1
Andrew Hammerton bt Edward Barrett (May 14) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Daniel Wild (May 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to come on top against a very good and consistent opponent. Hope to see Dan on court again soon, before his forthcoming trip to the land of plenty."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Edward Barrett (May 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score suggests with a good number of games going to deuce..."  -- Nicholas
Uche Onyema bt Norman Freshney (May 8) 6-0, 6-1
Alex Carpignano bt Norman Freshney (May 5) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Nicholas Mott (May 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match . Great to play Nick again."  -- Alex
Uche Onyema bt Edward Barrett (May 1) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Wild bt Nicholas Mott (Apr 26) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Switched from the spin-oriented Yonex Xi 100 to the power/control Technifibre T-Flash racquet with a welcome reduction in unforced areas. Nick's slice backhand started to make inroads in the second set, while I was happy with my serve, getting some nice kick."  -- Daniel
Uche Onyema bt Tom Lewis (Apr 25) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentAndrew Hammerton bt Tom Lewis (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score suggests. Good game "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Norman Freshney (Apr 21) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with Nick struggling with serve. Norman played more aggressively to take the second set. Lots of close games in the third especially the final game going to deuce a number of times. Could have gone either way... "  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentAndrew Hammerton bt Nicholas Mott (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match outside under lights "  -- Andrew
Andrew Hammerton bt Daniel Wild (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Hammerton bt Alex Carpignano (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The comeback was on back from 5-1 in the 2nd set but just got over the line. Good match "  -- Andrew
Uche Onyema bt Nicholas Mott (Apr 13) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Hammerton bt Norman Freshney (Apr 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, key moment at 4-4 in the first set with a number of friendly net cords swinging things my way," -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Tom Lewis (Apr 7) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Credit to Tom for a great come back. During the second set he missed 3 chances to take it to the third which frankly he fully deserved."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentDaniel Wild bt Norman Freshney (Apr 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Two tight sets with testing rallies. Was glad to recover from my first round drubbing where I only had myself to blame, wearing myself out in a friendly the day before. Today I was fresher, but so was Norman, pushing me to the limit in each set. Just got over the line by being patient and committed in shots."  -- Daniel
Uche Onyema bt Daniel Wild (Apr 4) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Edward Barrett (Apr 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, almost every game going to deuce. Thanks Ed, we will play again soon."  -- Alex

Current Rankings:

  1. Kamran Bashir 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lukasz Lukaszewski 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Beales 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jonathan Hagos [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Phillip Bosher 9.2 [L2] 1
  6. Ewa Radziwon 10.2 [L3]
  7. Claire Frost 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonathan Hagos bt Ewa Radziwon (May 1) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of good shots on both sides. In particular a well played first set. Really enjoyed it - thanks Ewa. "  -- Jonathan
Kamran Bashir bt Phillip Bosher (Apr 30) Walkover
David Beales bt Ewa Radziwon (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-3
Jonathan Hagos bt Phillip Bosher (Apr 23) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt David Beales (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-1
Kamran Bashir bt Ewa Radziwon (Apr 20) 6-1, 6-0
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Jonathan Hagos (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Jonathan Hagos (Apr 13) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "After a relatively straightforward first set. Jonathan found his shots and put me under some pressure, with me being 3-5 and two break points down. I was able to keep it it together to hold and eventually run out winner. Had it gone to a decider it could have gone either way. Thanks Jonathan."  -- David
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Kamran Bashir (Apr 13) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentKamran Bashir bt Jonathan Hagos (Apr 9) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight games. Jon started really well and got to 4-0 lead in the first set. I managed to pull a few games back to make it 5-5 but couldnt save the set from there. For second set onwards, I managed to raise my game a bit to take the game. Very enjoyable game overall, thanks Jon. "  -- Kamran
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Kamran Bashir (Apr 4) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Lots of long rallies, could have gone either way. Thanks Kamran."  -- David


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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.

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