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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 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.

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

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 11 | Thursday 8 November 2018 to Wednesday 16 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ilya Tkachiov 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Sol Ali [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dan Kramer [W1] 2
  4. Bogdan Sturzu [W1] 2
  5. Stuart Younger 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andy McGlynn
  7. Tristan Paton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIlya Tkachiov bt Stuart Younger (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a workout that match was! I was completely knackered by the end of it. Thanks for the game, Stu."  -- Ilya
Reveal CommentSol Ali bt Stuart Younger (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good FUN game! We played on a shale surface indoors. I have played on that for the last month so I had the advantage. Stuart took that on and was a fantastic sportsman. "  -- Sol
Reveal CommentDan Kramer bt Stuart Younger (Nov 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, conditions were cold and the court a little slippery, it took a while for the balls to warm up, Stu put up a great game of tennis and most of the games were long deuce games. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentIlya Tkachiov bt Sol Ali (Nov 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Sol for a fantastic match. There was a lot of running and dealing with pressure. I think we both played very decent level tennis. A separate thanks for introducing me to the Connaught Club, so far the best venue I have been to! GG!"  -- Ilya
Bogdan Sturzu bt Sol Ali (Nov 11) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Eric Huang 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael Kenny [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Vladislav Tsvetanov [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Toby Spearpoint 10.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Chris Bell [W2] 4
  6. James Dilworth [W1, L2] 4
  7. Rob Edge [L2]

Match Results:

Chris Bell bt Vladislav Tsvetanov (Dec 9) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Michael Kenny (Dec 8) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game on a windy Saturday morning."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Vladislav Tsvetanov (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Vlad has a wicked serve, really difficult to play against when he's hitting them well. thanks for the game!"  -- Eric
Michael Kenny bt James Dilworth (Dec 2) 4-6, 7-6, [10-8]
Michael Kenny bt Rob Edge (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Toby Spearpoint (Nov 25) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game Toby. it was very competitive in the first set where you had a couple of set points. You kept attacking my backhand but i eventually managed to find some consistency from that side. thank you and see you around"  -- Eric
James Dilworth bt Rob Edge (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Kenny bt Toby Spearpoint (Nov 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with Michael playing the angles well. I couldn't find my form and my game was off all round. But that takes nothing away from Michael's well deserved victory. Good fun. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentVladislav Tsvetanov bt Toby Spearpoint (Nov 20) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was cold, it was wet, it was epic. A great match with both of us greatly improved since our last match. There was a lot going on and some great rallies. A lot of deuces and a lot of great shots. In the end, Vlad won and deservedly so. Fatigue got the better of me in the end. Great match. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt James Dilworth (Nov 18) 4-6, 7-5, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "This was an epic match. So epic that we had to play a tie break in lieu of a third set due to failing light. Almost every game at deuce. Took some time for us both to find our serve but some great rallies were had. Could have gone either way. Thanks James. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Michael Kenny (Nov 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "very slippery - and so many deuces! in the end a tough match with lots of back and forth. thanks for the match!"  -- 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) 

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)