Friendly, competitive tennis on New River's public courts

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.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

"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

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Collapse AllNew River Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 17 May 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 June 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema 10.1 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nina Leo [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Charlie Clinton 8.1 [W6, L2] 12
  4. Perri Johnson [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lukasz Lukaszewski 8.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Othmane Islah 8.1 [W2, L6] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Beales 8.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jay Lalljee 9.2 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Jaroslaw Laka [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharlie Clinton bt Nina Leo (Jul 8) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Hard to believe that the two sets played lasted two hours... resulting in yet another unfinished match! "  -- Charlie
  • "Another very tight set - another hour on court!" -- Charlie
Uche Onyema bt Jaroslaw Laka (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-0
Charlie Clinton bt Jaroslaw Laka (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt David Beales (Jul 4) 6-0, 6-1
Nina Leo bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-1
Othmane Islah bt Jaroslaw Laka (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-3
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Charlie Clinton (Jul 2) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentCharlie Clinton bt Perri Johnson (Jun 30) 6-3, 3-1 Perri Johnson Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Charlie is a really fab guy in every respect and a brilliant athlete AND that serve! Bravo Sir Charles"  -- Perri
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson bt Othmane Islah (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Oth is a superb guy a pleasure to meet and play Best of luck to him Peace"  -- Perri
Charlie Clinton bt Othmane Islah (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-0
Charlie Clinton bt David Beales (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentNina Leo bt Jaroslaw Laka (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second set was very close - could have gone either way. Thanks for a really fun match!"  -- Nina
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Othmane Islah (Jun 15) 6-4, 6-2
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Jay Lalljee (Jun 13) 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-2
Nina Leo bt Jay Lalljee (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-1
Uche Onyema bt Othmane Islah (Jun 10) 6-1, 6-0
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Jaroslaw Laka (Jun 10) 6-4, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Jay Lalljee (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-0
Nina Leo bt Othmane Islah (Jun 5) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Othmane Islah (Jun 3) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Othmane again - it had been while. We both agreed too hot for tennis!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson bt David Beales (Jun 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Dave’s a fab guy in every way. I had a good serving day which always helps your game..."  -- Perri
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great guy, lovely day "  -- Perri
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson bt Jay Lalljee (Jun 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jays a fab guy in every respect. We had some epic points. Perri"  -- Perri
Uche Onyema bt Charlie Clinton (May 31) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentNina Leo bt David Beales (May 31) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match. Long rallies in the very hot dome! Thanks for the hit. "  -- Nina
Reveal CommentOthmane Islah bt Jay Lalljee (May 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game of tennis with Jay. Ideal indoors conditions. Thanks a lot for the game"  -- Othmane
Uche Onyema bt Nina Leo (May 24) 6-2, 6-4
Charlie Clinton bt Jay Lalljee (May 21) 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

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