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Ridgeway Park - serving up an ace!
Ridgeway Park - serving up an ace!

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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

Chingford School of Tennis

Rolls Park, Hickman Avenue, off Larkshall Road, Highams Park, London, E4 9JG
Tel: 020 8523 0900
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Lloyd Park

Walthamstow, London, E17 5EH
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Ridgeway Park

Chingford, London, E4 6XU
Tel: 0203-794-0109
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Other Venues

Jubilee Park

Galliard Road, Edmonton, London, N9 7RH
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Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, London, E20 3AD
Tel: 08456 770 604
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Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 9 February 2017 to Wednesday 5 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 March 2017)

Thanks to everyone who got involved in the first round of 2017 for this still young league. Although we only had one group in this round there was a good amount of matches played and all of these contested in a fantastic spirit. Please do continue to help spread the word, we hope to see more players and matches next time now the days are longer and weather warmer!

Group Summary:

Avvon put in a superb performance, perhaps fuelled by missing out on top spot in the last round, to storm to the top of the table with six wins and bonus points to boot. Lawrence couldn't quite keep up with the pace set by Avvon but still had an excellent round to comfortably finish in second place. Thanks for all the commentaries which revealed lots of enjoyable contests and the added challenge of windy weather conditions.

Final Rankings:

  1. Avvon Chambers [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lawrence Garner-Allen [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Gilbert Ward [W2, L2] 4
  4. Eric Huang 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  5. Nick Mayes 10.1 [L2]
  6. Peter Carey 10.2 [L3]
  7. Vasco Silva [L3]
  8. Richard Sloggett

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLawrence Garner-Allen bt Vasco Silva (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another match at Lee Valley in this league - seems to be the popular choice - where you almost inevitably have to encounter the wind. Luckily, it wasn't too strong this time round but still a tad gusty. Fairly one-sided first set, the second ebbed and flowed a bit more, but I managed to close it out pretty comfortably playing with more consistency and less errors. We had a decent amount of time leftover so played a couple practice sets! Thanks for the evening match Vasco. "  -- Lawrence
Reveal CommentLawrence Garner-Allen bt Gilbert Ward (Mar 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match under the dome at dusk at Chingford School of Tennis. Some great points played and plenty of dueces. The second set was tight with Gilles saving a few match points and nearly pegging back the break when I was serving at 5-4 but I just managed to close it out. Thanks for a great match Gilles!"  -- Lawrence
Reveal CommentLawrence Garner-Allen bt Peter Carey (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun on a calm, crisp evening at Lee Valley. Some well-contested points including a mammoth game in the second set with plenty of dueces. Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks for the match Peter!"  -- Lawrence
Reveal CommentLawrence Garner-Allen bt Eric Huang (Mar 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Decent match at Lee Valley. Quite damp and heavy conditions but some well-contested points. Thanks for the match Eric!"  -- Lawrence
Reveal CommentAvvon Chambers bt Nick Mayes (Mar 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match at Lee Valley with the wind gusting, this resulted in some hilarious rallies. Enjoyable game despite the conditions, some shocking serving on my part and many good contested points from Nick. "  -- Avvon
Reveal CommentLawrence Garner-Allen bt Nick Mayes (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Not ideal conditions at Lee Valley with the wind coming and going, but enjoyable match nonetheless. We both struggled to hold serve from the outset, but I managed to break my duck late into the first. Managed to get more consistency in the second and closed it out pretty comfortably in the end. Thanks a lot for the match Nick despite the frustrating weather! "  -- Lawrence
Reveal CommentAvvon Chambers bt Gilbert Ward (Mar 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Gilles again in this league. Really enjoyable match with some great winners and long points. We both struggled to hold serve in the second set with Gilles fighting back. Games were close but I just managed to pull ahead at the end. "  -- Avvon

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGilbert Ward bt Eric Huang (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "plenty of deuces and some great points played!"  -- Eric
Reveal CommentAvvon Chambers bt Eric Huang (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "good fun! weather held up and some good points played!"  -- Eric
Gilbert Ward bt Vasco Silva (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-4
Avvon Chambers bt Vasco Silva (Mar 5) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAvvon Chambers bt Peter Carey (Feb 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable game despite very difficult conditions. "  -- Avvon
Reveal CommentAvvon Chambers bt Lawrence Garner-Allen (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty rusty having not played for a while, but enjoyed the match Avvon, cheers," -- Lawrence
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Peter Carey (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good fun in the drizzle. thanks for the match. "  -- Eric


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waltham Forest archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Waltham Forest. 

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.

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

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