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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 28 | Thursday 31 August 2017 to Wednesday 25 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 September 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Bruno Machado 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gavin Hodges [W3] 6
  3. Brian Todd 10.2 [L2]
  4. Kirstie Robertson 10.1 [L1]
  5. Wojciech Onderski 8.2 [L2]
  6. Dan Decebal [L2]

Match Results:

Gavin Hodges bt Wojciech Onderski (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-0
Gavin Hodges bt Dan Decebal (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-3
Gavin Hodges bt Brian Todd (Sep 11) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentBruno Machado bt Dan Decebal (Sep 10) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleased to meet Dan, he's a very nice guy! Tough match, specially on the second set, with the momentum and the upper hand swinging from side to side and the mental side of the game playing the major role. Looking forward to play with Dan again anytime soon..."  -- Bruno
Reveal CommentBruno Machado bt Wojciech Onderski (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great time playing at Harrow Lodge! Some very good rallies today, Wojciech! Lovely day for tennis, just a bit too windy. Nice courts as well with new nets and fences on both sides, so no neighbour's balls disturbing your game. "  -- Bruno
Bruno Machado bt Kirstie Robertson (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-0
Bruno Machado bt Brian Todd (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Curtis Sinclair [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kamran Bashir 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Derek Hagon [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrius Juodaitis 10.2 [W2, L1] 5
  5. Julian Loveday [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Terry Allen 10.2 [L3] 1

Match Results:

Kamran Bashir bt Terry Allen (Oct 14) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Derek Hagon bt Terry Allen (Oct 14) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrius Juodaitis bt Julian Loveday (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I was a good game. We had to play a bit in the rain. Thank Julian, well played."  -- Andrius
Reveal CommentCurtis Sinclair bt Andrius Juodaitis (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-7 (1-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Conditions were incredibly windy, which definitely contributed to relatively high error count across the 3 sets for both players. Andrew played aggressively throughout and hit some very well constructed points and winners. There were countless break points for both players in the second set and the score was 4-1 to Andrew before I was able to get back to 3-4. At 5-3 we played a titanic game with several break and set points. Eventually, though, we played out a very one-sided tiebreak, which Andrew won 7-1. The final set also contained some long games with chances to break or secure game, but I managed to get to 5-1 and served out for the match. A very long and gruelling match... just a shame the weather was so windy."  -- Curtis
Andrius Juodaitis bt Derek Hagon (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentCurtis Sinclair bt Derek Hagon (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Turned out to be perfect conditions for tennis. Warm, light wind, and cloud cover. Was a pleasure to meet and play Derek - a really decent guy. Was a one-sided first set but Derek managed to get to 3-3 and had points for 4-3 but I was able to sneak a break in that seventh game, which was key to the second set. Thanks for driving down to Harrow Lodge... much appreciated after my night shift. "  -- Curtis
Curtis Sinclair bt Julian Loveday (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentKamran Bashir bt Derek Hagon (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Kamran started well and took the first set 6-0. In the second set, Derek found his game and played well to take it in a tiebreak. Kamran bounced back to take the third set 6-3. Well played Derek, looking forward to next time!!!"  -- Kamran
Julian Loveday bt Derek Hagon (Sep 16) 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentKamran Bashir bt Julian Loveday (Sep 9) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "really enjoyable game, thanks Julian "  -- Kamran
Reveal CommentCurtis Sinclair bt Terry Allen (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in good spirits throughout and there were some very entertaining rallies during the course of the two sets. "  -- Curtis
Reveal CommentCurtis Sinclair bt Kamran Bashir (Sep 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty tricky conditions with a strong wind blowing the length of the court. Still, we managed to have some pretty good rallies and it was competitive throughout. Really enjoyable match. "  -- Curtis

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)