Friendly, competitive tennis on Raphael Park and Romford's public courts

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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 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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Ernie Morley

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

Sharon Axtell

"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 27 | Thursday 15 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gavin Hodges [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Wojciech Onderski 8.2 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mihai Bogza 10.1 [W3, L1] 6
  4. John Brady [W2, L1] 5
  5. Derek Hagon [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Joel Peters 10.1 [L4] 1
  7. Ayodeji Sangobowale 10.1 [L1] withdrawn
  8. Jaspal Singh 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Wojciech Onderski bt Joel Peters (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-1
Derek Hagon bt Joel Peters (Jul 30) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2
John Brady bt Derek Hagon (Jul 22) 6-0, 6-0
Mihai Bogza bt Joel Peters (Jul 21) 7-5, 6-2
Gavin Hodges bt Mihai Bogza (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-2
John Brady bt Wojciech Onderski (Jul 14) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Gavin Hodges bt Wojciech Onderski (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-3
Wojciech Onderski bt Derek Hagon (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-1
Gavin Hodges bt John Brady (Jun 30) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
Mihai Bogza bt Derek Hagon (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-3
Gavin Hodges bt Ayodeji Sangobowale (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-0
Gavin Hodges bt Jaspal Singh (Jun 22) 6-2, 6-3
Gavin Hodges bt Joel Peters (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMihai Bogza bt Wojciech Onderski (Jun 18) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Crazy match with an incredible come back from 5:1 for Wojciech in the 3rd set to 6:5 for me. And a crazy tiebreak. He could win today but I was lucky. Thank you Wojciech for this wonderful match."  -- Mihai
Gavin Hodges bt Derek Hagon (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Kirstie Robertson 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Inga Hayden-Cooper [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Campbell [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. UNA Kavanagh [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gary Haines
  6. Michael Kavanagh

Match Results:

Kirstie Robertson bt James Campbell (Jul 12) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Inga Hayden-Cooper bt James Campbell (Jul 9) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Kirstie Robertson bt Inga Hayden-Cooper (Jul 5) 6-1, 7-5
Inga Hayden-Cooper bt UNA Kavanagh (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentKirstie Robertson bt UNA Kavanagh (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to meet you Una, I wish all the best."  -- Kirstie
Reveal CommentJames Campbell bt UNA Kavanagh (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was really nice to meet Una and we had a good game with some great rallies, I wish Una all the best with the rest of her games. "  -- James

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)