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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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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 25 | Thursday 12 January 2017 to Wednesday 8 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 February 2017)

Great to get the league back underway in 2017 with lots of good matches reported. Thanks for all your efforts and do please continue to spread the word - we'd love to see the league grow this year!

Group Summary:

Steve and Daniele topped the standings with three wins and six points each and therefore their head to head proved crucial. Steve had been cruising through his matches and continued where he left off in the first set but credit to Daniele who fought back to make the second set a much closer affair though this wasn't quite enough to force a decider. A special mention to Kirstie who was the only player to earn her bonus points - great work!

Final Rankings:

  1. Steve West [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Daniele Cardile 10.2 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Kirstie Robertson 10.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kevin King [W1] 2
  5. Syed Muzamil Baihaqi [W1, L2] 2
  6. Nikolaos Haliasos [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniele Cardile bt Nikolaos Haliasos (Mar 1) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match! ;) Really enjoy it and hope to play you again very soon! "  -- Daniele
Steve West bt Daniele Cardile (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-4
Daniele Cardile bt Syed Muzamil Baihaqi (Feb 16) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentDaniele Cardile bt Kirstie Robertson (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very Good fun :) thanks Kirstie ;)"  -- Daniele
Reveal CommentKevin King bt Syed Muzamil Baihaqi (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "a good match under the lights - the second set was a battle with lot's of deuce games - really enjoyed it!"  -- Kevin

Match of the Group:

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

Group Summary:

A strong performance from Ayodeji who emerged unbeaten with four wins from four on his way to the trophy. Joel came closest to keeping up with Ayodeji thanks to three victories but had to settle for silver this time round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ayodeji Sangobowale 10.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Joel Peters 10.1 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Terry Allen 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. James Campbell [W1, L3] 2
  5. Rahul Oza 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAyodeji Sangobowale bt Rahul Oza (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Last match of the group . "  -- Ayodeji
Reveal CommentJames Campbell bt Rahul Oza (Mar 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Horrible conditions to begin with but the rain subsided and we were able to play our match, we both played some great points and it was a fun game despite the conditions. It was great to meet you Rahul!"  -- James
Reveal CommentAyodeji Sangobowale bt Joel Peters (Mar 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good Match "  -- Ayodeji
Reveal CommentJoel Peters bt Rahul Oza (Mar 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun match with Rahul where the wind occasionally took our shots in all manner of directions. Got a bit nervous at the beginning when none of my shots were going in and Rahul was hitting winner after winner past me but managed to get back into the game in the end. Thanks for the game and best of luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Joel
Reveal CommentTerry Allen bt James Campbell (Mar 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well done Terry, it was a fun game and really nice meeting you."  -- James
Reveal CommentAyodeji Sangobowale bt Terry Allen (Feb 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good Game. "  -- Ayodeji
Reveal CommentAyodeji Sangobowale bt James Campbell (Feb 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet James and to finally get the game out of the way. Good gave overall"  -- Ayodeji

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoel Peters bt Terry Allen (Feb 18) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with Terry who I'd never played before - turned out to be much more of a thinking/spinning/placement kind of match rather than power which was good fun. Terry served for the first set at 5-4 but a couple of lucky returns from me allowed me to break back and sneak out the set. Managed then to ride that bit of momentum through the second as well. Thanks for a great game Terry and best of luck in the rest of your matches :)"  -- Joel
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

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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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