Friendly, competitive tennis on Raphael Park and Romford'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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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Harold Wood Park

Romford, London, RM3 0LX
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Harrow Lodge Park

Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, London, RM12 4PN
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Raphael Park Tennis Centre

Raphael Park Tennis Centre, Park Way, Romford, RM2 5PA
Tel: 01708 733445
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Other Venues

Noak Hill Sports Complex

Noak Hill Road, Romford, RM3 7YA
Tel: 03330 050448
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Central Park

Wood Lane, Rainham Road north
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Haynes Park

Hornchurch, London, RM11 2HU
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Hylands Park

Osborne Road, Hornchurc, London, RM11 1DY
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Spring Farm Park

Lambs Lane, Rainham, London, RM13 9XF
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Upminster Park

Corbets Tey Road, London, RM14 2AJ
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Club Venues

Lodge Farm Tennis Club

Lodge Farm Park, Lodge Avenue, London, RM2 5AD
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"Thanks very much, I can't wait to start the next round. I am really looking forward to the challenge of competing against the guys in the higher group, and hope I can give them each a good match!" 

Tony Isaac

"I really enjoyed the round and had some very competitive matches, It's always good to play different players as it is a good test to your game, I look forward to the next round and the upcoming challenges,"

Ernie Morley

"Thanks for running these, it has been very enjoyable…"

Rich Heath

"Please put me down for the next season; I'm missing playing already!"

Tony Isaac

"I am really enjoying the chance to play competitively and only wish that I had started sooner! Thanks for all of your hard work in setting these leagues up, and for all of the ongoing administration."

Tony Isaac

"Very much looking forward to the next round and playing again,"

Ernie Morley

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Collapse AllRaphael Park and Romford Singles - Round 35 | Thursday 26 September 2019 to Wednesday 20 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 October 2019)

Matches were played in a great spirit this round and in a much sunnier mood than the weather! Well done all and many thanks for all the friendly commentaries! Hope we can build this league up again next time, so do spread the word and tell your friends.

Group Summary:

There was just one small group this round and it was almost perfect! Every match came with a very generous match report (well done all for battling such difficult conditions) and four players all played 3 matches. Unfortunately, however, Hector never got his campaign underway! What a shame. Hope you are ok and please let us know if we can help another time. Very well done to the champ, Anish, who won all three of his matches and runner up Ioan!

Final Rankings:

  1. Anish Gandecha 10.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Ioan Andreica [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julian Loveday [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joel Peters 10.1 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Hector John Dela Victoria

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnish Gandecha bt Joel Peters (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough blustery conditions! Joel has great baseline shot technique, the result would have been much closer in better weather conditions. Look forward to another game soon!"  -- Anish
Reveal CommentIoan Andreica bt Julian Loveday (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great match,look forward to play again soon .:)"  -- Ioan
Reveal CommentJoel Peters bt Ioan Andreica (Oct 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tricky game which had difficult on-court playing conditions, so much so that we had to swap midway through. A real battle with Ioan coming out strong early and holding set point in the first before I managed to sneak it out. Thanks for a great game and best of luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Joel
Reveal CommentAnish Gandecha bt Julian Loveday (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Awful conditions but a well fought game, top bloke! Look forward to playing again soon"  -- Anish

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJulian Loveday bt Joel Peters (Oct 6) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Could honestly have gone either way. Thanks for a great game, and hope to play again :)"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentAnish Gandecha bt Ioan Andreica (Oct 2) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough competitive rallies, great opponent! Look forward to playing again soon"  -- Anish


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

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) 

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)