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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New rounds for the New River league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


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 Tennis Club

White Hart Lane, London, N22 5QW
Tel: 0208 881 2323
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"​The match was good fun and really enjoying the indoor courts at new river. And they have a hitting wall ;)"

Luther Wainwright

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

Samuel Gruen

"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 7 | Thursday 19 January 2017 to Wednesday 15 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 February 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Emil Tsekov 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tim Rogers 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ivan Pondev 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tommy Power [W2] 4
  5. Atanas Barakov 9.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mark Crooks 7.2 [L2] 1
  7. Christian Spittle 8.2 [L1]
  8. Ben Leach

Match Results:

Emil Tsekov bt Tim Rogers (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-0
Tim Rogers bt Christian Spittle (Feb 15) 6-0, 6-1
Emil Tsekov bt Ivan Pondev (Feb 14) 7-5, 6-1
Ivan Pondev bt Atanas Barakov (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-0
Tommy Power bt Tim Rogers (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2
Ivan Pondev bt Mark Crooks (Feb 3) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Emil Tsekov bt Mark Crooks (Jan 30) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Tim Rogers bt Atanas Barakov (Jan 29) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Tommy Power bt Atanas Barakov (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-1
Emil Tsekov bt Atanas Barakov (Jan 23) 6-3, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Kyneil Grant 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Edward Barrett 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Willis 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Norman Freshney 8.2 [W2] 4
  5. Peter Mattravers 9.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Charlie Clinton 8.2
  7. Lukasz Lukaszewski 9.1
  8. Tim Weatherseed 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEdward Barrett bt Peter Mattravers (Feb 19) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Peter again. His forehand was very effective especially in the first set but just about managed to cling on."  -- Edward
Kyneil Grant bt Peter Mattravers (Feb 11) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentNorman Freshney bt Edward Barrett (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match overall, with most games going to deuce. Ed's strong serving gave me lots of problems but I just managed to get through the points that mattered at the end of several games."  -- Norman
Reveal CommentPeter Willis bt Peter Mattravers (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Pete put my serve under pressure with some great returns. but I managed to hold on for the win."  -- Peter
Norman Freshney bt Peter Mattravers (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-3
Kyneil Grant bt Edward Barrett (Jan 30) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentKyneil Grant bt Peter Willis (Jan 29) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to win after a long match with long games. Had to dig deep after a terrible 1st set. Well played Peter "  -- Kyneil
Reveal CommentEdward Barrett bt Peter Willis (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Peter again. A real battle of a first set and its outcome ultimately proved to be pivotal in the match overall."  -- Edward

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Mott 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Lewis [W2] 4
  3. Jaroslaw Laka [W2, L1] 4
  4. Charlotte Appel 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jonathan Hagos [L2]
  6. Michael Ross 8.2 [L3]
  7. Claire Frost 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Jonathan Hagos (Feb 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match played outside in tricky conditions with a bit of wind and lots of noise from the adjacent football pitches. Higher percentage of unforced errors from Jonathan helped Nick win the match. "  -- Nicholas
Tom Lewis bt Jonathan Hagos (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentCharlotte Appel bt Michael Ross (Feb 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "In the first set we had some long games. Michael hit some great backhands and tried to get every ball back. I found this game enjoyable and I hope to play Michael again in the future. I wish him the best of luck for the rest of this league."  -- Charlotte
Jaroslaw Laka bt Michael Ross (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-1
Tom Lewis bt Jaroslaw Laka (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentNicholas Mott bt Charlotte Appel (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match with some long games. Charlotte took a 3-0 lead in the second set as Nick struggled with his serve, before he came back to win the second set 6-4."  -- Nicholas
Nicholas Mott bt Michael Ross (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-2
Jaroslaw Laka bt Nicholas Mott (Feb 2) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3


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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