Hanley Tennis Club is an especially lovely place to play tennis and we welcome new members at all levels. We can offer members and their families; coaching, teams and tournaments as well as some of the liveliest social events around. What's more, our membership fees are about a third less than other clubs in the neighbourhood.
We are located in a quiet corner of the Shepherds Cot Trust, otherwise known as the Crouch End Playing Fields. This is a peaceful,undeveloped area of 100 acres surrounded by woodland and is the home of a number of tennis and cricket clubs. Alexandra Palace also provides a spectacular backdrop.See How to find us.
Our shale courts are a bit special. A similar surface to that played on at the French Open, shale courts are now increasingly hard to find and consequently highly prized. Shale is a great surface for beginners and children, as the ball bounces less fast than on tarmac, and older players find it is kinder to their joints. With our floodlights, specially designed frost covers and court sprinkler system, we aim for all-year-round tennis. For more information see Tennis at Hanley.
Hanley provides a friendly atmosphere for social tennis, and membership is based on mutual respect for other members. The club is a co-operative venture and we do as much as we can ourselves to look after the courts and clubhouse.
Yes, it's true, Hanley's very own everyman, Sid Caudri, is the star of the LTA's latest 'Go Hit It' advert. Nice one, Sid.
The Men's (home and away) and Women's (home) team fixtures have now been posted on the Hanley Calendar.
Davies Cup 2018 - Sunday 16 September
This year's Davies Cup is to be held on Sunday September 16th. It's a great afternoon's tennis for all abilities with afternoon tea and a barbecue. Its played in Round Robin format so everyone is guaranteed plenty of matches.
Hopefully this date will suit most of you - no school or Bank Holidays to worry about, and you've got plenty of time to get organised, to choose your partner and enter your names for the tournament .
So find your partner and as soon as possible and put your names on the sign-up sheet in the club house (David will be putting it up soon) or email Matthew if you can't get to the clubhouse. Even if you don't have a partner still put your name down and we'll help find you someone. Juniors and guests are very welcome.
All entrants must have their names on the list, with selected partners by latest Saturday 16th so we can organise the tournament properly and avoid the chaos of people turning up on spec five minutes before it starts.
As always, any offers of help on the day and/or with food much appreciated.
Shepherd's Cot Open Day, 24 June
A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Cot Open Day such a success.
Here's chief organiser and COT Chairman John Newton describing some of the highlights:
"As England were storming to victory against Panama, the sun shone down on the first ever Shepherds Cot Open Day.
"The amazing weather could not have been more suited to an afternoon of sporting and environmental fun and discovery.
"Supported by neighbours Highgate Wood School & Haringey as one of The Great Get Together events, there were activities galore and a raffle in aid of looking after this voluntary run sporting oasis.
"At Hanley those who picked up racquets for free coaching sessions were rewarded with cream teas, whilst on Highgate courts there were games for kids, gruelling workout sessions and an introduction to inclusive tennis with both blind and wheelchair games taking place.
"There was also hard fought tennis and cricket matches. Young lads from North London cricket and Highgate cricket won the Cot Cricket Cup which was a'pairs game' while Hanley beat Highgate to take the Cot Tennis Cup in two short straight sets!"
Club Events 2018
Tennis tournament - The Davies Cup
Sunday 16 September
This is always a great afternoon's tennis for all abilities with afternoon tea and a barbecue. It's played in Round Robin format so everyone is guaranteed plenty of matches.
Crouch end Treasure hunt