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.
Mid Summer Do - details to follow.
David Cup Tournament
Coaching opportunities this summer
Read about our forthcoming Summer Camp for kids, as well as adult group classes and free taster sessions, all on our Coaching page.
Our open day
On Sunday 14th May, we held our annual open day, inviting friends and potential members to join us for cream teas, cakes, and lashings of tennis. A big thank you to everyone who helped make the day such a success. For more fabulous photos from the day (thanks Sid, Duncan and Andy) - see our photo gallery.
A huge round of thanks is due to the team who organized the Hanley auction on Saturday 20 may - to Nicole, Margaret, Manola, Anne, Gina, Neelam. And to Manola, Duncan and Nicole for the lovely food provided, to Margaret for being such a very persuasive auctioneer, to all those Hanley members who put things up for auction - wonderful services, holiday homes and suits.
And of course thanks to the punters who bought virtually everything on offer! So an evening of great fun and food which raised for the club the wonderful amount of some £3,500.
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.
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.