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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 14 | Thursday 11 July 2019 to Wednesday 4 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Nathalie Larsen 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec [W3] 6
  3. Matthew McGuigan [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lucas Ford 10.2 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Meg Dailey [W1, L1] 2
  6. James Clarke [W1] 2
  7. Robert Collins [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Clarke bt Lucas Ford (Aug 17) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game. Good second serve and both had a few good lobs!cheers enjoyed it"  -- James
Nathalie Larsen bt Robert Collins (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentTomasz Jaxa-Chamiec bt Lucas Ford (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Crazy windy conditions but a good battle with some epic rallies "  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Jaxa-Chamiec bt Robert Collins (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Match played over 2 days because of rain - fun match and thanks Robert for kindly lending me your racket "  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentMeg Dailey bt Robert Collins (Aug 7) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was a really great match! lots of close games! "  -- Meg
Reveal CommentTomasz Jaxa-Chamiec bt Matthew McGuigan (Aug 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set with Tom upping his game at 4-5 down and pushing on, despite breaking a string and having to change rackets. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentLucas Ford bt Robert Collins (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Lots of close games and lots of close (and long!) points." - Robert
Reveal CommentNathalie Larsen bt Matthew McGuigan (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with great sportsmanship!"  -- Nathalie
Reveal CommentMatthew McGuigan bt Robert Collins (Jul 25) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in the scorching heat. Very close first set with not much between us. Was a struggle to hold serve in the second, with a lot of breaks. Very nice to meet Robert and I think we both enjoyed the match, despite the sun having played it’s part from the beginning. Good sportsmanship and some fantastic rallies and games. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentNathalie Larsen bt Meg Dailey (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another scorcher!"  -- Nathalie
Reveal CommentNathalie Larsen bt Lucas Ford (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the score represents, and a hot one too!"  -- Nathalie

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Rider [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Theo Andrew [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Darren Lawrence [W3, L2, UF1] 7
  4. Hassan Patel 8.2 [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Philip Wortrich [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andy McGlynn 10.2 [W2] 4
  7. Andy Constantinou [W1, L2] 3
  8. Graham Bowles 9.2 [L2, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Rider bt Theo Andrew (Aug 12) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Bit cagey in wet conditions but a good match nonetheless! Cheers Theo"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Theo Andrew (Aug 11) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Conditions were pretty good considering the weather yesterday! "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Andy Constantinou (Aug 11) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some fun rallies. Close first set "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Andy Constantinou (Aug 10) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery to say the least but we managed some good rallies. Close games. "  -- Darren
Andy McGlynn bt Darren Lawrence (Aug 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentMark Rider bt Philip Wortrich (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, great courts. Cheers for sorting out Philip."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAndy Constantinou bt Philip Wortrich (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great Venue, great courts and a great match played. Thanks Philip."  -- Andy
Graham Bowles v Darren Lawrence (Aug 3) 4-6, 6-3 TBC
Reveal CommentMark Rider bt Darren Lawrence (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very even match with some good rallies. Tennis was the real winner."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentTheo Andrew bt Philip Wortrich (Jul 29) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great knock - cheers Philip"  -- Theo
Reveal CommentTheo Andrew bt Graham Bowles (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good knock, cheers Graham"  -- Theo
Reveal CommentDarren Lawrence bt Philip Wortrich (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, against a great guy. Thanks Philip for a great couple of sets and for the chance to play at some fantastic courts at the Walthamstow Tennis Club. Plus it didn't rain.. Happy days! "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentTheo Andrew bt Hassan Patel (Jul 23) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in sweltering heat - well played Hassan!"  -- Theo
Reveal CommentPhilip Wortrich bt Graham Bowles (Jul 17) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the hit, Graham. "  -- Philip
Mark Rider bt Hassan Patel (Jul 16) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentHassan Patel bt Philip Wortrich (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions with the wind as well as serving into the sun, but well done to Hassan. He was much more consistent. "  -- Philip

Current Rankings:

  1. Eric Huang 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Anthony Lane 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Toby Spearpoint 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tristan Paton [W3] 6
  5. Rafa Alonso 10.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Warren Darking 10.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michael Kenny [W1, L1] 2
  8. Kim Marsh [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Michael Kenny (Aug 12) 6-1, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with a really tough second set. The sun decided to come out for us too. Thanks Michael. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentTristan Paton bt Anthony Lane (Aug 11) 6-3, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - both of us had lots of chances to win, and it ended 12-10 in the final tie break!"  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Kim Marsh (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Kim hit some wicked serves and forehands today."  -- Eric
Michael Kenny bt Warren Darking (Aug 8) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Toby Spearpoint (Aug 7) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "tough three sets. perhaps too many drop shots were attempted!!"  -- Eric
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Kim Marsh (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive match with a scoreline that doesn't tell the real story."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentAnthony Lane bt Toby Spearpoint (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a tough match with lots of long rallies and quite a few really good points. Luckily we played quite early before it heated up, but still quite humid. While it was hard to drag yourself to the court at that early time, we both agreed afterward that it was a good way to start the day. Thanks Toby! -- Tony --"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentRafa Alonso bt Kim Marsh (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with good rallies and several games going to deuce, it was really fun!"  -- Rafa
Reveal CommentAnthony Lane bt Warren Darking (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match and the games were usually pretty tight. Warren is just getting back into his tennis again from injury so we should see him challenging in time. It was a humid morning so we needed to keep hydrated, but it was a good run. Thanks, Warren!"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentAnthony Lane bt Eric Huang (Jul 31) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening at Abbott’s Park. A very hard match. Eric is a tough opponent. A pleasure to play. Even got to have a go on his electric scooter! Thanks, Eric."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Warren Darking (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect day for tennis. A fun match with lots of deuce games. Much closer than the score suggests. Thanks Warren. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentTristan Paton bt Rafa Alonso (Jul 28) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Rafa! This was a really even match with a lot a long, close rallies. Pretty tiring stuff for a Sunday evening!"  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentTristan Paton bt Warren Darking (Jul 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great early morning game - close all the way the way through and lots of good rallies."  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Rafa Alonso (Jul 16) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "was a very tough match and Rafa was super consistent. great way to start the round "  -- Eric

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) 

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