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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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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"Enjoyed playing competitive matches again and have signed up again but not sure if knees will hold out! Singles so much better and why I enjoy playing (as master of your own destiny)."

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Collapse AllRaphael Park and Romford Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 11 July 2019 to Wednesday 4 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 August 2019)

Raphael and Romford rarely grows beyond a couple of groups, but we hold it and the players in the highest regard. It's a home of fair play and welcoming competition and always looks like a lot of fun to play in. Hope you can join us for the autumn round!

Group Summary:

A triumphant return to the league for Curtis, though as you might guess from the dominant scorelines, this isn't the first time he's been a Romford group winner. It is though his first Group One win, an 18 point tour de force! Kamran came closest to catching the leader and earns the silver, while Leigh pockets the bronze. Great to have you all playing, returners and newbies alike!

Final Rankings:

  1. Curtis Sinclair 9.1 [W8] 18 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kamran Bashir 9.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Leigh Culling 10.2 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Joel Peters 10.1 [W3, L2] 6
  5. Seb Betton [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ioan Andreica [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Guy Hildreth [W2, L5] 4
  8. Linda Baptiste [W1, L7] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Lily Burke [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoel Peters bt Guy Hildreth (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Having played Guy in a previous match, I knew I was in for a tough match. There were lots of fun rallies with us moving each other all round the court. Looking forward to playing you again in the future."  -- Joel
Reveal CommentJoel Peters bt Ioan Andreica (Sep 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tricky player who uses a lot of slice, I was aware during the warm up I was likely in for a long day. Thanks for a fun match and best of luck with the rest of your games."  -- Joel
Leigh Culling bt Kamran Bashir (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-1
Kamran Bashir bt Guy Hildreth (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-4
Curtis Sinclair bt Linda Baptiste (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-0
Leigh Culling bt Guy Hildreth (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJoel Peters bt Linda Baptiste (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A wet start to the match thanks to some unforecast rain but a fun match with an opponent I'd never played before. Linda saved 3 match points in the second set with some great shots but managed to scrape the win in the end. Thanks Linda and best of luck for the rest of the league."  -- Joel
Guy Hildreth bt Ioan Andreica (Aug 17) 6-3, 6-3
Guy Hildreth bt Linda Baptiste (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-0
Curtis Sinclair bt Leigh Culling (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-1
Seb Betton bt Guy Hildreth (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-4
Curtis Sinclair bt Guy Hildreth (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-0
Seb Betton bt Linda Baptiste (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-0
Kamran Bashir bt Ioan Andreica (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Curtis Sinclair bt Kamran Bashir (Aug 3) 6-4, 6-4
Ioan Andreica bt Lily Burke (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentLeigh Culling bt Ioan Andreica (Jul 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played"  -- Leigh
Reveal CommentKamran Bashir bt Joel Peters (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Joel, could’ve gone either way"  -- Kamran
Curtis Sinclair bt Seb Betton (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-4
Curtis Sinclair bt Ioan Andreica (Jul 21) 6-0, 6-0
Ioan Andreica bt Linda Baptiste (Jul 21) 6-2, 7-5
Kamran Bashir bt Lily Burke (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentLinda Baptiste bt Lily Burke (Jul 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match thanks Lily "  -- Linda
Curtis Sinclair bt Lily Burke (Jul 14) Walkover
Reveal CommentLeigh Culling bt Linda Baptiste (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Leigh
Curtis Sinclair bt Joel Peters (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-2
Kamran Bashir bt Linda Baptiste (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-1

Results

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) 

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)