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.
Dates for your diary
Weekday Social tennis - Every Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting)
Nicole and her talented team of social organisers have produced the first draft of their 2017 social and fundraising calandar. Please note: some of these dates are provisional and their events work-in-progress, but still all worth noting in your diary. We will confirm details in due course.
Saturday 20 May
Fundraising Auction of Promises
Mid Summer Do - details to follow.
David Cup Tournament
This will now be on Saturday 20 May. This is always a very entertaining and enjoyable event with the added bonus of raising money for the club. There will be curry and drinks provided. It would be great if you could think up some things to sell. For example, in previous auctions people have very kindly donated items such as: holidays in second homes, meals/picnic hampers, home made cakes, musical performances, foreign language conversation sessions, bed and breakfast in their home , guided walks, clothes making, and ball boy services.
Or you could offer services such as gardening, dog walking ,tennis feeder etc.Or maybe you have some items in your loft that would go down a treat? Don't worry if your contribution is not big or exciting: Every Little Helps!
Please send details of your auction donations to Gina.
Hanley's Summer Camp 2017
Read all about it on our Coaching page.
2017 team fixtures published
Visit our Teams and tournaments page for this season's fixtures
Footfall - count yourself in
In return for receiving the £38,000 Sports England grant for refurbishing the clubhouse Hanley have agreed to try to hit certain club usage targets. Our target for the next year is what is called a footfall of 8,000.
To monitor footfall a book is being place in the clubhouse, which we will refer to as the 'Footfall log' book.
Whenever you visit the club, please can you fill in the next free line of the book - one line per person per visit. Thanks for your co-operation.
On Sunday 30 October, Hanley hosted a gathering of friends to remember and celebrate the life of Tomis Kapitan - or Tom as he was known hereabouts, who sadly died recently following a short illness.
Neelam, Tom's wife, led the tributes, while others contributed poems, songs, live music and delicious dishes for the lunch we then shared. We also planted tree in Tom's memory. All together, this proved to be a touching and fitting way to remember a man in turns thoughtful, creative, life-loving and passionate.
Wednesday tennis, from 2pm
This has now become well-established - even through the winter. Now that Spring is here, it should go from strength to strength. Anne sends out an email early each week. Those interested inlaying should let her know in advance, so that numbers can be anticipated.