Raphael Park and Romford Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

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 adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Join The League

New rounds for the Raphael Park and Romford league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Raphael Park Tennis Centre

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

12 all weather courts open all year. Coach David Hammond runs the friendly club that operates on the court and membership of the club offers discounts on the cost of courts. 6 courts are set aside for the general use by the public, but booking is advisable during the peak summer period, call 01708 733445 or 07787 536665. Courts cost xx. Raphael Park are the home courts for this tennis league.

# of Outdoor Courts:

Harold Wood Park

Romford, London, RM3 0LX

Three outdoor all weather courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

Free to use.

Harrow Lodge Park

Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, London, RM12 4PN
Opening Times:

Open at all times.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Haynes Park

Hornchurch, London, RM11 2HU
Opening Times:

Open during park hours.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Upminster Park

Corbets Tey Road, London, RM14 2AJ
Opening Times:

Open during park opening hours.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Free to use.

Spring Farm Park

Lambs Lane, Rainham, London, RM13 9XF

Four all weather courts operated by a local club.

Opening Times:

Open during park opening hours.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Hylands Park

Osborne Road, Hornchurc, London, RM11 1DY

Six all weather courts currently free to use.

# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Website: Hylands Park

Central Park

Wood Lane, Rainham Road north
# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Club Venues

Lodge Farm Tennis Club

Lodge Farm Park, Lodge Avenue, London, RM2 5AD

Two hard courts. To play here you must be a member of the club, but an adult membership costs just £12 a year. For more information, email s.perry600@ntlworld.com.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

UPDATE OUR VENUES

"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

"I don't usually play singles but really enjoyed the tournament," 

Sharon Axtell

"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

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

Tony Isaac

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

Rich Heath

"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

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Report your results

Collapse AllRaphael Park and Romford Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 12 January 2017 to Wednesday 8 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 February 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Steve West [W2] 4
  2. Syed Muzamil Baihaqi [W1] 2
  3. Kirstie Robertson 10.2 [L2] 1
  4. Nikolaos Haliasos [L1]
  5. Daniele Cardile 10.2
  6. Kevin King

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSyed Muzamil Baihaqi bt Kirstie Robertson (Jan 22) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice match. Especially the first set which went to the wire. Happy to be back on tennis court after a long long time.. thanks Kirstie .. pleasure meeting and playing with you "  -- Syed Muzamil
Steve West bt Kirstie Robertson (Jan 21) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSteve West bt Nikolaos Haliasos (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I managed to wear him out in the warm up... "  -- Steve

Current Rankings:

  1. Joel Peters 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. James Campbell [L1]
  3. Ayodeji Sangobowale 10.2
  4. Rahul Oza 10.2
  5. Terry Allen 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoel Peters bt James Campbell (Jan 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with a scoreline that isn't really reflected in the scores. Both of us had a bit of Christmas rust in the first set I think which we managed to shake off by the start of set 2. Set 2 began and was really very competitive with both of us holding through tough service games to 2-2 when James unfortunately slipped and landed on his arm. We continued but unfortunately the injury obviously hampered James' play after that which was a real shame. Best of luck with the rest of your matches James and look forward to the rematch when you're fit!"  -- Joel

Results

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

Legend

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

Comments

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  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
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