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Ridgeway Park - serving up an ace!
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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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.

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Primary Venues

Lloyd Park

Walthamstow, London, E17 5EH
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Chingford School of Tennis

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

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

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, London, E20 3AD
Tel: 08456 770 604
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Jubilee Park

Galliard Road, Edmonton, London, N9 7RH
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Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 25 April 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Clarke [W5] 10
  2. Andy McGlynn 10.2 [L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Anthony Bristow 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Peter Kiln 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Sol Ali [W1, L1] 2
  6. Bogdan Sturzu [W1] 2
  7. Chris Bell [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

James Clarke bt Anthony Bristow (Jun 9) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 7-5
James Clarke bt Peter Kiln (Jun 6) 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, [10-8]
James Clarke bt Chris Bell (Jun 2) 6-2, 6-3
Bogdan Sturzu bt Andy McGlynn (May 28) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Andy McGlynn (May 26) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game as always...."  -- Chris
Peter Kiln bt Chris Bell (May 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAnthony Bristow bt Andy McGlynn (May 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely afternoon for a really enjoyable match. Some good rally's and close games well played Andy and good luck..."  -- Anthony
James Clarke bt Sol Ali (May 5) 6-4, 6-4
Sol Ali bt Andy McGlynn (May 1) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Clarke bt Andy McGlynn (Apr 28) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with some good long rallies at times."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec [W4, L1] 8
  2. Stuart Younger 8.2 [W3] 6
  3. Eric Huang 10.2 [W2, L3] 5
  4. Louis Wise [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Rider [W1, L2] 3
  6. Tristan Paton [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTomasz Jaxa-Chamiec bt Tristan Paton (Jun 14) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, with a few swings in momentum, Tristan hit some big forehand winners and we had some cracking rallies"  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Jaxa-Chamiec bt Louis Wise (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with a lot of epic rallies on a very wet and slippery surface "  -- Tomasz
Tristan Paton bt Eric Huang (Jun 9) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTomasz Jaxa-Chamiec bt Eric Huang (Jun 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "way to kill the short balls!"  -- Eric
Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec bt Mark Rider (May 29) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentStuart Younger bt Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec (May 27) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in some quite random weather conditions, with various sudden windy spells! Tomasz was coming back from being out injured for quite a while, but was hitting some great shots still. Both our serves collapsed a bit in the second set as we managed only one hold of serve in the whole set, but still some good rallies. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Mark Rider (May 26) 6-0, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "warm and sunny morning and ended up playing a gruelling three setter. match had a few big swings in momentum but just managed to take the final set. Mark has very good touch around the net and was very good at finishing points off. "  -- Eric
Reveal CommentStuart Younger bt Eric Huang (May 21) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, pretty even overall - Eric had some incredible shots, including a lethal backhand. Score probably flatters me a bit, but really enjoyed the match."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentMark Rider bt Louis Wise (May 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Mark for a good match and for being such a great sport!"  -- Louis
Reveal CommentLouis Wise bt Tristan Paton (May 12) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was a very close match with only a few points in it. Thanks Tristan for such a great game!"  -- Louis
Reveal CommentStuart Younger bt Tristan Paton (May 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very even and enjoyable match, both getting back up to full strength after not playing for a while, and a beautiful morning for it too in Abbots Park. The second set was swinging back towards Tristan, but I just managed to do enough at the end to see it through. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Louis Wise (Apr 29) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "was a nice evening for tennis. Louis has a good game but pretty sure the rust will shake off soon!"  -- Eric

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Weinert [W3] 6
  2. Michael Kenny [W2, L3] 6
  3. Toby Spearpoint 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rafa Alonso 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jake Mignot 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Joe Nelson [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Weinert bt Michael Kenny (Jun 11) 7-5, 6-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match and we'll played Michael"  -- Matthew
Matthew Weinert bt Rafa Alonso (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-0
Michael Kenny bt Jake Mignot (Jun 1) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentMichael Kenny bt Joe Nelson (May 26) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Super game! Both absolutely shattered at the end, but a really even contest, will certainly play Michael again!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Michael Kenny (May 22) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match in the blazing sun. All pretty even until my serve came into its own in the third set and fatigue set in. Thanks Michael."  -- Toby
Matthew Weinert bt Toby Spearpoint (May 14) 6-0, 3-6, 7-5
Rafa Alonso bt Michael Kenny (May 4) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentJake Mignot bt Toby Spearpoint (May 1) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with some great rallies. We were pretty evenly matched. Tie breaks for both sets Really good fun. "  -- Toby

Current Rankings:

  1. Darren Lawrence [W4] 8
  2. Warren Darking 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Christan Foden 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Kirsty Alsop 9.2 [L2]
  5. Vanessa Bingle 10.2 [L3]
  6. Adebiyi Ashaye

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Vanessa Bingle (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Perseverance through some raining games, but still managed a good match. Much closer than the score suggest. Cheers. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Warren Darking (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "El Scorchio temperature for an early Sunday! Great game, great sport... Worked up a sweat and now time for a roast! "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Kirsty Alsop (Jun 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely Saturday morning match, just a shame I couldn't remember the score! "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Kirsty Alsop (May 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some long rallies :)"  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Vanessa Bingle (May 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Warren
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Christan Foden (May 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great start to the league with a great sport. Closer than the scored suggest. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentChristan Foden bt Vanessa Bingle (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A early Sunday morning sizzler! The first pair on court played a carefully poised game that could have gone either way. One notable deuce that lasted about 6 or 7 minutes in the first set set the tone for the morning. Getting into their stride in the second set resulted in some very entertaining rallies and clever shots from both sides of the court."  -- Christan

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waltham Forest archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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)