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 Cot Open Day
The Shepherds Cot is holding a fun day on Sunday 24 June, involving all three clubs: North London, Highgate and Hanley. There’s going to be a great variety of activities - including cricket games for adults and kids, tennis coaching clinics, a kids’ treasure trail around the clubs and wider Cot area.
There will be a mega tug of war and the chance for children to check out a fire engine.Highgate will be doing a hog roast (with veggie alternative) and Hanley will be offering afternoon teas. On top of this there will be a raffle, plus prizes for the various matches etc. The prize giving will happen at the end of the day at Hanley and we’re expecting local MP, Catherine West to be there.
It’s a really great chance to make the local community aware of what the Shepherds Cot and its member clubs have to offer, and a valuable opportunity to attract new members.
But, a day like this takes a lot of work and volunteers are needed for for welcoming visitors and manning stalls, for marshalling and helping with teas, and for generally helping to communicate what a wonderful club Hanley is.
PLEASE, let us know if you can help out on the day. Even if you can only give an hour or two, it would be a massive help - and hopefully a lot of fun too. Contact a Committee member if you can lend a hand.
Also, we need prizes for the raffle. Please let us know if there is anything that you can offer. Cheers!
Club Events 2018
Sunday 17 June, 4-7
Club member David Groome invites club members round to his place for afternoon tea.
Cot Open Day
Sunday June 24th
1970’s sports day
Crouch end Treasure hunt