Friendly, competitive tennis on Waltham Forest's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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
full venue details »

Jubilee Park

Galliard Road, Edmonton, London, N9 7RH
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Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 26 September 2019 to Wednesday 20 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Nathalie Larsen 7.2 [W2] 4
  2. Graeme Rawlings [W1, L1] 3
  3. James Clarke 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Tom Bird [W1, L1] 2
  5. Winston Balfourth [L2] 1
  6. Matthew McGuigan [L1]
  7. Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGraeme Rawlings bt Matthew McGuigan (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good spirited match....enjoyed it."  -- Graeme
Reveal CommentNathalie Larsen bt Tom Bird (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't do the many deuce games justice! Enjoyed the match! "  -- Nathalie
Reveal CommentJames Clarke bt Winston Balfourth (Oct 6) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game thanks Winston"  -- James
Reveal CommentTom Bird bt Graeme Rawlings (Oct 3) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and close game!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentNathalie Larsen bt Winston Balfourth (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Happy to have played the maiden match and kicked off the new league! We had a great, competitive two sets. Am super glad Winston has joined the Waltham Forest league this season!"  -- Nathalie

Current Rankings:

  1. Hassan Patel 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy McGlynn 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Sol Ali [L1] 1
  4. Eric Huang 10.2 [L2]
  5. Darren Lawrence
  6. Robert Collins

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Eric Huang (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match. Lots of close games."  -- Andy
Hassan Patel bt Sol Ali (Oct 12) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Hassan Patel bt Eric Huang (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentHassan Patel bt Andy McGlynn (Sep 28) 6-3, 0-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Andy was 4- 1 up in the 3rd set and I am not sure how I came back to win 7-5. We really had good rallies."  -- Hassan

Current Rankings:

  1. Abdul-Rashid Patel 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Toby Spearpoint 10.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Wehrle [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rafa Alonso 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Andy Constantinou 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Adam Walters [L2] 1
  7. Louis Wise

Match Results:

Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Adam Walters (Oct 11) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really hard-fought battle with the majority of games going to deuce. Adam played a killer second set with some great rallies. A really fun match. Thanks Adam"  -- Toby
Reveal CommentAndy Constantinou bt Abdul-Rashid Patel (Oct 6) 0-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "No rain but court very slippery . Got off to a slow start then the sun made an appearance which helped me get back into the match. Abdul is a very strong player with superb placement shots. Thank you for a great match Abdul. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRafa Alonso bt Tom Wehrle (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on Sunday morning on a very slippery court, Tom even fell over after smashing a ball in one of the best points of the game."  -- Rafa
Reveal CommentAbdul-Rashid Patel bt Adam Walters (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent tennis match in good weather, Good opponent with hard fought games with some good rallies and everlasting deuces "  -- Abdul-Rashid
Reveal CommentAbdul-Rashid Patel bt Toby Spearpoint (Oct 2) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very up and down match with a worthy opponent. A beautiful evening in abbotts park. Abdul played a varied game and there were some great points. In the end the match came down to some very close line calls. Thanks Abdul. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Tom Wehrle (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match in good weather. Tom is a hardy opponent and every game in the second set went to deuce. Some great rallies. Thanks Tom, well played. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Andy Constantinou (Sep 29) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was certainly an eventful match. Strong leads and strong comebacks, deuce games and tie breaks. Andy was a great opponent and despite some heavy rain we carried on. Thanks for really fun match, Andy. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentAbdul-Rashid Patel bt Tom Wehrle (Sep 27) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to local leagues Tom Thanks for a great match on my first local league meeting this year After coming back from 2-5 to tie breaker was my best ever achievement I was fortunate to win second set 6-2, to take us into deciding 3rd set which was evenly matched All the best to your rest of the matches"  -- Abdul-Rashid

Current Rankings:

  1. Warren Darking 10.2 [W2, UF1] 5
  2. Michael Kenny 10.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Ismail Sik 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Kim Marsh [W1, L1] 2
  5. Anna Rawlings [L2]
  6. Vanessa Bingle 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Anna Rawlings (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game even though conditions were somewhat challenging. Extremely windy with a wet, slippery court meant caution was required. Some great rallies, with Anna striking some excellent top spin lobs that bounced very close to the baseline."  -- Warren
Kim Marsh bt Ismail Sik (Oct 9) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Vanessa Bingle (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match - lots of long rallies as things progressed. Great conditions with the score line not telling the whole story."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Darking v Michael Kenny (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Once everybody warmed up it was a very competitive match with lots of holds of serve and breaks of serve. Intense all the way through the second and third set and unfortunately ran out of time to complete on this meeting. Some great rallies, with each player adapting to each others style of play at different points of the match. To be continued..."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentIsmail Sik bt Anna Rawlings (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great game to get back into the league, and a lot fun too with long rallies we had (some which I couldn’t return!)..."  -- Ismail
Michael Kenny bt Kim Marsh (Sep 27) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5


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) 

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)