Hanley Open Day - Take 2!
Sunday 22 July, from 1pm
Please put this date in your diary, our second open day of the summer.
Promising to be even better than the first, this open day will feature Devon Teas and Free Coaching Sessions, which must surely seal the deal: you have permission to abandon all other plans for the day.
On the day itself, please make sure to welcome new visitors, and do feel free to bring along friends or family to join in.
As always, any help in organising and running the event will be much appreciated
The whole jamboree will be topped off with a BBQ party in the evening, along with singing round the bonfire long, long into the night, in classic Hanley style.
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.
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
Hanley's 2nd Open Day 2018
Sunday 22 July, from 1pm
Crouch end Treasure hunt