Waltham Forest Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Waltham Forest's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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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New rounds for the Waltham Forest league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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Friendly, competitive tennis in Waltham Forest!

Adult players of all standards are warmly invited to join this friendly league. Everyone is welcome.

This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Lloyd Park

Walthamstow, London, E17 5EH

3 Tarmac courts with toilets and a cafe available on-site. 

Opening Times:

8 am - Sunset

# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

 

Free to use with an annual membership which costs £30. This membership can be purchased via the website link provided and gives you access to park sites across the borough. 

The annual membership also allows bookings to be made up to 7 days in advance online and for free. 

Abbotts Park

London, E10 5AJ

4 Tarmac courts with toilets available on-site. 

Opening Times:

8 am - Sunset

# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:
 
Free to use with an annual membership which costs £30. This membership can be purchased via the website link provided and gives you access to park sites across the borough. 

The annual membership also allows bookings to be made up to 7 days in advance online and for free. 

Ridgeway Park

Chingford, London, E4 6RS

7 Tarmac courts with floodlights. Toilets, changing rooms, a cafe and free parking are available on-site. 

Opening Times:

8 am - 9:30 pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 7
Prices:
 
£5 per hour for players with an annual membership. This membership costs £30 and gives access to park sites across the borough. It can be purchased via the website link provided. 

The annual membership also allows bookings to be made up to 7 days in advance online and for free. 

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Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 13 October 2016 to Wednesday 7 December 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 November 2016)

A quieter second round for the Waltham Tennis League but it was great to see some new players alongside the returners! Thanks to you all for your efforts, please do let us know if there is anything we can do to help so more tennis can be played - we'd love to see more players and greater competition in the league!

Group Summary:

Now had the unbeaten Avvon managed to play and win one more match, Avvon could have claimed the group. But as it is whilst Avvon got the better of Nick in their head to head, Nick climbs a place from the previous round to claim pole position thanks to two victories and some good scheduling - well played Nick. This round was a little light on matches - please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick Mayes 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Avvon Chambers [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Gilbert Ward [W1, L1] 2
  4. Graham Bowles 9.2 [L1]
  5. Waj Fiaz 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Avvon Chambers bt Gilbert Ward (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-3
Avvon Chambers bt Nick Mayes (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentGilbert Ward bt Waj Fiaz (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Both players had good ground strokes and some excellent rally's, but Gilles kept his strong serve that made the difference in the end."  -- Waj
Reveal CommentNick Mayes bt Graham Bowles (Oct 22) 7-5 Graham Bowles Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable first set but unfortunately Graham wasn't able to continue after that."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Mayes bt Waj Fiaz (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough opener for Waj in his first foray into competitive singles, but he's got a strong serve and nice ground strokes and will be one to watch as the group progresses."  -- Nick

Group Summary:

Debutant Robert was unstoppable in this round losing only three games on his way to the top of the table - well played Robert! This was a quiet round and it was a shame not to see all players get out of the starting blocks - please let us know if there is anything we can do to help more tennis get played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Robert Armitt [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Peter Carey 10.2 [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Ben Appleton [L1]
  4. Gerred Gilronan 10.2 [L2]
  5. Roger James [L1]
  6. Jack Munn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Peter Carey bt Gerred Gilronan (Nov 23) 6-4, 6-3
Robert Armitt bt Peter Carey (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRobert Armitt bt Gerred Gilronan (Nov 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some great ralleys"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Armitt bt Ben Appleton (Nov 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some great ralleys"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Armitt bt Roger James (Oct 30) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good first match."  -- Robert

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waltham Forest archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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