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 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

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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"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

"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)."

Richard Gardiner

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

Sharon Axtell

"Great league! Really enjoyed it and I have met so many nice people," 

Laura Kelly

"Very much looking forward to the next round and playing again,"

Ernie Morley

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

Rich Heath

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Collapse AllRaphael Park and Romford Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 22 February 2018 to Wednesday 25 April 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 25 March 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Bruno Machado 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kamran Bashir 9.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ben Trip 10.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chike Onyechere 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Wojciech Onderski 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Joel Peters 10.1 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Guy Hildreth [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jamie Fox

Match Results:

Chike Onyechere bt Ben Trip (Apr 19) 6-2, 6-0
Bruno Machado bt Kamran Bashir (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-1
Bruno Machado bt Joel Peters (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-0
Bruno Machado bt Wojciech Onderski (Mar 25) 6-3, 6-3
Kamran Bashir bt Ben Trip (Mar 24) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
Bruno Machado bt Guy Hildreth (Mar 22) 6-0, 6-1
Chike Onyechere bt Kamran Bashir (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-3
Kamran Bashir bt Joel Peters (Mar 15) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Bruno Machado bt Chike Onyechere (Mar 13) 6-1, 6-4
Ben Trip bt Guy Hildreth (Mar 13) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Kamran Bashir bt Guy Hildreth (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-4
Wojciech Onderski bt Ben Trip (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoel Peters bt Ben Trip (Feb 24) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "The first time I'd ever played Ben and my first match of the year! It was a close affair all the way throughout, with me facing break points in the majority of my games in the first set and saving a set point at 3-5 on my serve as well. Once I'd managed to sneak out the first set, Ben came storming back to win a double break in the double second, but again got a bit lucky to take the second and the match, considering that Ben served for the second twice at 5-4 and 6-5. Thanks for a great match Ben and best of luck in the rest of your matches!"  -- Joel

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)