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Ridgeway Park - serving up an ace!
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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • For beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to their ITF World Tennis Number
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

See here for the complete rules and regulations.


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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 Tel: full venue details »

Abbotts Park

London, E10 5AJ Tel: full venue details »

Chingford School of Tennis

Rolls Park, Hickman Avenue, off Larkshall Road, Highams Park, London, E4 9JG Tel: 020 8523 0900 full venue details »

Ridgeway Park

Chingford, London, E4 6XU Tel: 0203-794-0109 full venue details »

Other Venues

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, London, E20 3AD Tel: 08456 770 604 full venue details »

Jubilee Park

Galliard Road, Edmonton, London, N9 7RH Tel: full venue details »
Report your results

Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 19 January 2023 to Wednesday 15 March 2023 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 February 2023)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Toby Spearpoint 2 1 1 2 5 WL
2 Benjamin Schumann 3 1 2 2 4 WLL
3 Andrew Gaydon 1 1 0 0 3 W
4 Warren Darking 1 1 0 0 2 W
5 Cecil Sagoe 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 Jevais Marche 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Matt Buchanan 1 0 1 0 0 L
8 Ari Krepostman 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Jack Wittels 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Schumann bt Matt Buchanan (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you, Matt. Considering that this is your first league, you played some really nice shots and we had fun rallies. Keep going and good luck for the rest of the league!"  -- Benjamin
Cecil Sagoe v Toby Spearpoint (Jan 27) 6-4, 2-6 TBC
Reveal CommentAndrew Gaydon v Jevais Marche (Jan 25) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great first set during a cold lunchtime - looking forward to continuing the game soon~"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Benjamin Schumann (Jan 23) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really fantastic match with lots of long rallies and the most fun I've had on the court in ages. The second set could have gone either way and was a real battle. Thanks Ben!"  -- Toby
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Toby Spearpoint (Jan 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Classic example of where the score does not reflect the intensity of the match! Lots of deuces to battle through with some fantastic rallies. And a dubiously high net to contend with. Thanks Toby and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentAndrew Gaydon bt Benjamin Schumann (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good start to the league - thanks for the game!"  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Mervin Taylor 4 2 2 2 7 WLLW
2 Sean Smith 2 2 0 0 4 WW
3 Michael Kenny 2 2 0 0 4 WW
4 Alice De Palma 1 0 1 0 0 L
5 Anton Short 1 0 1 0 0 L
6 Patrick Power 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Tom Barnes 1 0 1 0 0 L
8 Antonino Molinari 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Laurence M 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMervin Taylor bt Patrick Power (Feb 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game under the floodlights. After both of us failing to hold serve for the first 6 games. I managed to get it together and served the first set out. 2nd Set, my serve consistency continued and that was the difference this evening. Happy birthday and good luck for the rest of the league Patrick."  -- Mervin
Michael Kenny bt Mervin Taylor (Jan 31) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentSean Smith bt Tom Barnes (Jan 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good day for tennis in the lively Abbots park, very enjoyable match. Thanks Tom and well played "  -- Sean
Reveal CommentSean Smith bt Mervin Taylor (Jan 23) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Under the bubble- First set was closer than the score suggests with most games going to deuce. The second set swung like a pendulum but we managed to finish before our time in the bubble was up. Twice now I’ve played Mervin and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed both encounters. "  -- Sean
Michael Kenny bt Alice De Palma (Jan 21) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentMervin Taylor bt Anton Short (Jan 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play with Anton. We were presented with a tricky surface and challenging sunlight but despite this, we had some great rallies and points. Despite a fall early in proceedings, today it was my day to prevail. Good luck for the rest of the league"  -- Mervin


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waltham Forest archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Waltham Forest.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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).


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.