Friendly, competitive tennis on Redbridge's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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The indoor courts at Redbridge Tennis Centre
The indoor courts at Redbridge Tennis Centre

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's ability so you play only people of a roughly similar level
  • Affiliated to the LTA For adults aged 18 years and above 

Key points

  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete three matches before the midpoint of a round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize (either a pair of Local Tennis Leagues dampeners, or a tube of tennis balls)
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

Getting started

New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Valentines Park

Perth Road, Essex, IG1 4XA
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Clayhall Park

Longwood Gardens, Clayhall, Illford, Essex, IG4 5NP
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Goodmayes Park

Green Lane, Goodmayes, IG3 9PG
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Redbridge Sports Centre

Forest Road, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 3HD
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Barking Park

Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8UD
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Other Venues

Barkingside Recreation Ground

Mossford Green, Barkingside, Illford, Essex, IG6
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Barley Lane Recreation Ground

Barley Lane, Goodmayes, Essex, RM6 4RH
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Elmhurst Gardens

Fosters Close, South Woodford, London, E18 2RJ
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Loxford Park

Loxford Lane, Ilford, London, Essex, IG1
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Ray Park

Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 7NZ
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Seven Kings Park

Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings, Illford, Essex, IG3
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South Park

South Park Road, Essex, IG1 1SS
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Club Venues

Linkside Lawn Tennis Club

Overton Drive, Wanstead, London, E11 2LW
Tel: 020 8989 5773
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"Thanks to your vision and great organisational skills I am now able to enjoy myself more in a sport. I am a league champion 22 months after first holding a tennis racket, wow!"

Seth Sarfo

"Thanks once again to all the team behind the scenes doing a wonderful job organising this league."

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Collapse AllRedbridge Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 4 April 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 May 2019)

A good turnout in Redbridge for this spring round with nearly three quarters of all matches played in the two groups. We enjoyed reading the many generous comments too, so thanks for taking part in a great spirit. Hope to see you all again next time!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Gagandeep who recorded three wins out of three without dropping a set to deservedly top the podium. Now Ovid was also unbeaten from his two matches so what may have happened had he played a couple more? Arjunan moves into second place thanks to his excellent scheduling skills and the points he picked up in both battling wins and defeats.

Final Rankings:

  1. Gagandeep Maker [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Arjunan Ahilan [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ovid Hinds 8.2 [W2] 4
  4. Lida Panagiotopoulou 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Naved Hayat 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Faisal Chaudhry 9.1

Match Results:

Ovid Hinds bt Naved Hayat (May 18) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentNaved Hayat bt Lida Panagiotopoulou (May 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Lida. Very windy conditions (and some hailstones at the end) made it tough to have consistent rallies. I just managed to play the conditions slightly better. Hopefully we can play again in calmer weather."  -- Naved
Reveal CommentGagandeep Maker bt Naved Hayat (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Games in the first set could have gone either way so 6-1 does not do Naveed justice. Baseline rallies were difficult at times as they played to Naveed's strength. Nice game overall under overcast and slightly windy conditions."  -- Gagandeep
Reveal CommentGagandeep Maker bt Lida Panagiotopoulou (Apr 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this match played despite the extreme wind conditions which played havoc on the serve at times. Lida showed resilience on the baseline rallies which made for an enjoyable game."  -- Gagandeep
Reveal CommentGagandeep Maker bt Arjunan Ahilan (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Arjunan displayed fantastic reach on certain points which initially looked like clear winners. Overall, the great weather conditions made for an enjoyable game."  -- Gagandeep
Reveal CommentArjunan Ahilan bt Naved Hayat (Apr 19) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a tightly contested match with fairly even rallies. There was a contrast in styles, with Naved's flatter forehand and my loopy topspin forehand. Both of us could have used the inside out forehand more to target our weaker backhand sides. There were some tight games in the first set, but my extra consistency got me the set 6-2. Naved served much better in the second set and put away shorter balls more accurately, which enabled him to win this set 7-5. The standard dropped a little in the third set and I was slightly more solid than Naved, coming through 6-2. A pleasure playing Naved - a few points here and there and this could have gone his way."  -- Arjunan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLida Panagiotopoulou bt Arjunan Ahilan (Apr 13) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Arjunan started very well in the first set, winning 3-1, but then I managed to reach him (4-4) and then win the set (6-4). At that point it started raining but luckily it stopped soon after so we were able to continue. The second set started in a similar way with the first one with Arjunan winning 3-1, I then managed to win some games and reach 4-4 but then Arjunan won the following two games and won the set. We then started a third set and this time I managed to win the first two games and later win the set as well. A very balanced and enjoyable match. Good luck with the rest of the league Arjunan! "  -- Lida
Reveal CommentOvid Hinds bt Lida Panagiotopoulou (Apr 9) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lida is a good player, the more the progress the more she out play me."  -- Ovid

Group Summary:

Kaustubh was the dominant force in group two, powering to four straight wins, including one over title rival Chloe, to cap off a dream debut with the gold. Kudos to Chloe and John for their efforts in their "gruelling match" which could have ultimately gone either way.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kaustubh Puranik [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Chloe Jefferson 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rod James [W2, L2] 5
  4. Rajeshri Chouhan 9.2 [W1, L3] 2
  5. Olayinka Ekundayo [L4]

Match Results:

Chloe Jefferson bt Rajeshri Chouhan (May 29) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRajeshri Chouhan bt Olayinka Ekundayo (May 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed match, was a lovely morning and experienced good rallies"  -- Rajeshri
Rod James bt Olayinka Ekundayo (May 19) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentKaustubh Puranik bt Rajeshri Chouhan (May 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Second set was closer than the first."  -- Kaustubh
Kaustubh Puranik bt Rod James (May 12) 6-3, 6-3
Kaustubh Puranik bt Olayinka Ekundayo (May 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRod James bt Rajeshri Chouhan (May 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good game made even more entertaining with the swirling wind, which made serving very difficult. Raj played better in the second set with more confidence and letting the racquet fly. Well played"  -- Rod
Kaustubh Puranik bt Chloe Jefferson (Apr 30) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChloe Jefferson bt Rod James (Apr 28) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a gruelling match! There were some great points played and taken in to a third deciding set it could have gone either way. A sheer battle that will surely prepare me for future matches this summer. Thoroughly enjoyed it! "  -- Chloe
Reveal CommentChloe Jefferson bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable match in great weather conditions. The sunshine was beating down and the heat made us work hard. Olayinka had some great return shots "  -- Chloe

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Redbridge archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Redbridge.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)