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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

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

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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Collapse AllRaphael Park and Romford Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 10 May 2018 to Wednesday 4 July 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 June 2018)

A quiet round in Raphael Park & Romford to get the summer season underway. We would have liked to have seen a few more matches played but thanks to everyone who did take part and we hope you enjoyed it. It would be great to see more players and competition on the courts next time, so do help spread the word if you can.

Group Summary:

Ben played the most matches and showed scheduling prowess, and this proved to be a recipe for success as he secured a trio of victories to climb into top spot. Runner up John stormed through all of his matches, and this included a convincing victory over the new champ, so could he have added a title to his name if he had got on court a couple more times?

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Trip 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Brady [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Inderjit Degun [W1, L2] 2
  4. Andrea Rendes [L1]
  5. Julia Cutri [L2]
  6. Michael Kavanagh [L1]
  7. Wojciech Onderski 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Brady bt Ben Trip (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very pleasurable match, closer than score suggests"  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Brady bt Julia Cutri (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The game was closer than score suggests, very enjoyable.."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Brady bt Inderjit Degun (Jun 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than score suggests..."  -- John

Match of the Group:

Ben Trip bt Michael Kavanagh (May 31) 6-3, 6-4
Ben Trip bt Inderjit Degun (May 20) 6-1, 6-3
Inderjit Degun bt Andrea Rendes (May 17) 6-3, 6-2
Ben Trip bt Julia Cutri (May 15) 6-1, 6-0

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Raphael Park and Romford archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)