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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

Central Park

Wood Lane, Rainham Road north
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Harold Wood Park

Romford, London, RM3 0LX
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Harrow Lodge Park

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

Raphael Park Tennis Centre, Park Way, Romford, RM2 5PA
Tel: 01708 733445
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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 26 | Thursday 30 March 2017 to Wednesday 24 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 April 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Dolan [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniele Cardile 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Derek Hagon [W2, L2] 4
  4. Inga Hayden-Cooper [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Campbell [W1, L3] 2
  6. Ayodeji Sangobowale 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Campbell bt Inga Hayden-Cooper (May 14) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Went to deuce a lot in this match, quite a few games were close. Well done James."  -- Inga
Derek Hagon bt James Campbell (May 1) 6-0, 6-0
James Dolan bt Derek Hagon (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDaniele Cardile bt Derek Hagon (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Derek, good luck for the rest of the league!"  -- Daniele
Reveal CommentJames Dolan bt Ayodeji Sangobowale (Apr 25) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game playing at harrow lodge for the first time. It was quite a windy evening but we both managed to battle through it and had a closely fought opening set. Going into the second, Ayo played some superb shots and the score doesn't quite represent how close it was as we went to deuce numerous times. Thanks for the game, look forward to playing again soon."  -- James
James Dolan bt James Campbell (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-0
Derek Hagon bt Inga Hayden-Cooper (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Dolan bt Inga Hayden-Cooper (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match James."  -- Inga
Reveal CommentDaniele Cardile bt Inga Hayden-Cooper (Apr 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice Match Inga, thank you :) "  -- Daniele
Reveal CommentJames Dolan bt Daniele Cardile (Apr 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was the perfect evening for tennis as we played at Daniele's home club in Upminster. Some great battles and rallies in the opening set as i managed to get myself 4-1 ahead, but Daniele clawed back 4 games on the trot to then put him ahead 4-5. After leveling it at 5-5 i managed to get back some consistency and find my way to win the first. We had some really close games in the second set with long rallies hitting the baseline on both sides. On this occasion i managed to edge the match, but felt very even throughout and was decided by just a few points that proved to be crucial. Thanks for the game, look forward to our next one!"  -- James
Daniele Cardile bt James Campbell (Apr 1) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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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

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