Friendly, competitive tennis on New River's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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 full venue details »

Other Venues

Bruce Castle Park

Lordship Lane, London, N17 Tel: full venue details »

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"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 14 | Thursday 2 August 2018 to Wednesday 26 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 August 2018)

A small round once again in New River, but where size may be lacking, commitment was not with more than 70% of matches played. Thanks to everyone for getting involved and battling hard out on court. Hope to see all you next time and do help spread the word locally if you can.

Group Summary:

Uche, perhaps inspired by his near miss with top spot in the last round, produced a superb display of tennis to finish unbeaten from his six matches and take the gold. There was little to choose between David and Harvey in the race for second, with their head to head ultimately the difference between the two. Harvey eventually won this thrilling contest 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, but David's comeback in the second set saw him clinch the extra point he needed to sneak into the runner up position.

Final Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema 7.1 [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. David Beales 8.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Harvey Jensen 9.2 [W4, L2] 8
  4. Lukasz Lukaszewski 8.1 [W3, L2] 7
  5. Nicholas Mott 8.2 [W3, L3] 6
  6. Charlie Clinton 8.1 [W1, L2] 3
  7. Maj Chowdhury [L3]
  8. Jay Lalljee 9.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Sep 21) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy. Very windy."  -- David
Reveal CommentHarvey Jensen bt Maj Chowdhury (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great consistent play from Maj, with a very close fought second set"  -- Harvey
Uche Onyema bt David Beales (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentHarvey Jensen bt Nicholas Mott (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long interesting rallies played, a very close fought last few games. Great match!"  -- Harvey
Uche Onyema bt Nicholas Mott (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-1
Uche Onyema bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-2
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Jay Lalljee (Sep 11) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentHarvey Jensen bt Jay Lalljee (Sep 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, with many interesting rallies especially in the second set!"  -- Harvey
Nicholas Mott bt Maj Chowdhury (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Jay Lalljee (Sep 5) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long tough match, with both players struggling for consistency. Nevertheless a challenging contest. Thanks Jay."  -- David
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Harvey Jensen (Sep 4) 6-4, 7-5
Uche Onyema bt Charlie Clinton (Sep 2) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
Nicholas Mott bt Jay Lalljee (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentUche Onyema bt Maj Chowdhury (Aug 28) 6-0, 3-0 Maj Chowdhury Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Maj couldn't complete the match due to a back injury. I hope he has a speedy recovery and is able to play his other matches soon."  -- Uche
Uche Onyema bt Jay Lalljee (Aug 23) 6-1, 6-2
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Nicholas Mott (Aug 17) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
David Beales bt Charlie Clinton (Aug 17) 6-4, 6-1
Charlie Clinton bt Harvey Jensen (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHarvey Jensen bt David Beales (Aug 16) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great long lasting match with lots of interesting rallies played"  -- Harvey
Nicholas Mott bt David Beales (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-4


Looking for previous matches? Visit the New River archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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)