Hanley Tennis Club, Crouch End Playing Fields, N8 8JJ
Our 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.
Group coaching at Hanley
Dud you know we have groups for beginners, improvers and intermediate players?
For just £10 a session, you will enjoy the attention of a professional coach. Club membership is not required (though welcome, of course)
Sessions are on Saturdays and Sundays between 12.00 and 1.30, as well as on Thursday evenings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the bonfire night go with such a bang! Especially Ann and Manola who not only made the chilli but helped serve and clear away - also Yogi,Mathew and Nigel for the wonderful and very hot bonfire ...
Davies Cup 2018
The new holders of the Davies Cup are Paul Eagles and Anne Tapsfield.
And what a great day we all had. Huge thanks to Dave for organising it, Yogi for preparing courts, Matt for managing BBQ and the ever active social committee of Nicole, June and Manola.
Fifteen pairs turned up including 5 pairs from Maz's coaching group whose youth and enthusiasm put Hanley's age and experience to a severe test.
The final was a hard fought one with Sid and Manola up against Paul & Anne (Final), watched by a cheering crowd.