During the pandemic, we saw Hanley's membership increase considerably and looking now towards winter, when some of our shale courts are often too wet to use, we have decided to close membership until next spring. Do get in touch if you'd like to join the waiting list - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our club is an especially lovely place to play tennis and we offer members of all levels, 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.
Hanley are grateful to Sports England for awarding a Covid-19 grant to assist in meeting running costs of the club during the lockdown phase of the pandemic. Receipt is thankfully acknowledged and helped us during this difficult time. Shale courts 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.
The Hanley spirit 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.