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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.

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

West Ham Park

West Ham Park, London, E7 9PU
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Other Venues

Canning Town Recreation Ground

Canning Town Recreation Ground, Prince Regent Lane, Custom House, London, E16
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Gooseley Playing Fields

St Alban's Avenue, East Ham, London, E6
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Hermit Road Recreation Ground

Hermit Road, Plaistow, London, E13
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Little Ilford Park

Church Road, Manor Park, London, E12
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Lyle Park

Bradfield Road, Silvertown, London, E16
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New Beckton Park

Savage Gardens, East Ham, London, E6 5PU
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Plashet Park

Plashet Grove, Forest Gate, London, E7
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Royal Victoria Gardens

Pier Road, Off Albert Road, Custom House, London, E16
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Stratford Park

West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4DZ
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"Thanks a lot for organising the league was really good fun!" 

Federico Roa

"It was great to make new friends and play my matches against a variety of opponents. I thoroughly enjoyed it!",

Zak Iqbal

"Many thanks for the ongoing support throughout the tournament from all those involved in organising the West Ham League. I feel very honoured at being the first crowned winner so will cherish this with poignancy. The whole group deserves credit too as the high scoring showed the competitive edge and meant only outright wins would guarantee the 1st prize. The concerted push in the final weekend by all showed that most wanted to finish significantly higher than their current positions and this added to the tension and excitement of fighting to take the title. As the benchmark has been set, I will definitely be defending the title and I daresay the other players will be in contention stepping up their game to get their hands on the accolade!" 

Henry Horton

"I really enjoyed my 1st round in the West Ham Park league. . . brought back many happy memories of playing in the 80s in West Ham Park, wearing my 'Dunlop Greenflash', Taccini tennis tops, Wilson tube long tennis socks. . . wow the good days. Back then played in the 'Round Robin' & 'Prudential' tournaments. Met some great people and played some interesting games in this league," 

Derek Francois

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Collapse AllWest Ham Park & Newham Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 18 May 2017 to Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ivan Georgiev 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Abisola Shoyemi 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Miles Thomas 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gintas Zubauskas [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ihor Chornous 10.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rafael Gisbert [W1] 2

Match Results:

Abisola Shoyemi bt Ihor Chornous (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-3
Rafael Gisbert bt Abisola Shoyemi (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-0
Abisola Shoyemi bt Gintas Zubauskas (Jun 10) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Miles Thomas (Jun 7) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Miles was off with a flying start leading 5:1 in the opening set, at that moment I was struggling with his attacking style combined with well placed dropping shots, but slowly I started to get back in the match, and after saving 2 set points gained some confidence, which continue in the second set. "  -- Ivan
Miles Thomas bt Ihor Chornous (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-2
Ivan Georgiev bt Ihor Chornous (May 29) 6-2, 6-0
Ivan Georgiev bt Abisola Shoyemi (May 24) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Miles Thomas bt Gintas Zubauskas (May 21) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGintas Zubauskas bt Ihor Chornous (May 20) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for great match and many thanks for landing me your racket as mine was broke during first set - Gintas"  -- Gintas

Current Rankings:

  1. Gabriel Dinu 9.2 [W3] 6
  2. Tamzin Amin 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Zak Iqbal 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Jenny Challis [L2] 2
  5. Dante Di diego [L1]
  6. Ian McLeod 9.1

Match Results:

Gabriel Dinu bt Zak Iqbal (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-3
Gabriel Dinu bt Tamzin Amin (Jun 17) 6-4, 6-2
Gabriel Dinu bt Dante Di diego (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentTamzin Amin bt Jenny Challis (Jun 13) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive three setter where we played good, aggressive tennis for over 2 and half hours. Points were won rather than lost. Jenny hit some great winners. Look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Tamzin
Zak Iqbal bt Jenny Challis (Jun 10) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Nihar Baldev 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alexander Leibinger [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matthew Ward [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vasco Silva [W1] 2
  5. Richard O'halloran 10.2 [L3] 1
  6. Anne Corbett 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Vasco Silva bt Richard O'halloran (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Richard O'halloran (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match for both under really hot conditions. Some good rallies throughout the match. Thanks Richie and good luck in the league. "  -- Nihar
Reveal CommentMatthew Ward bt Anne Corbett (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close all the way through!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Matthew Ward (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I think the score line is a bit unfair on Matthew. There were some good rallies throughout the match. Thanks for the match Matthew. I'm sure you will win a lot of matches in the future. It just wasn't your day today. "  -- Nihar
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Anne Corbett (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score line does not give a true reflection of the match. There were loads of good rallies. Plenty of deuce games. Thanks Ann for a good match and good luck in the league. Nihar "  -- Nihar
Reveal CommentAlexander Leibinger bt Matthew Ward (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match, thanks! Some good shots. Some unnecessary point losses. Both of us struggled to win our serving games, especially in the second set."  -- Alexander
Alexander Leibinger bt Richard O'halloran (May 29) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Alexander Leibinger (May 20) 6-4, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "Considering it was the first league match of the season. It was tiring for both of us. Alex led 5-3 in the se one set, only to be broken straight back and the match went to tie break. It seemed like a never ending tie break with me having a 6-2 lead in the tie break and Aled managed to level it at 6-6. He led 8-7 on his own serve. The tie break somehow ended 11-9 to me. Third set would have tough on both of us, since we had already played a couple hours by then. "  -- Nihar

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Ely 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ade Afolabi 9.2 [W2] 4
  3. Auri Klimas [W1, L1] 2
  4. Elena Gomis Vicent [W1, L1] 2
  5. Dini Patel [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Ade Afolabi bt Jonathan Ely (Jun 22) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
Ade Afolabi bt Dini Patel (Jun 15) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJonathan Ely bt Auri Klimas (Jun 14) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "After warming up in the first set Auri certainly applied the pressure in the second taking an early 2 game lead. He played consistent shots with good variation, exploiting my tiredness by making me run to his sliced drop shots just past the net. Even when the end was in sight as I was serving for the set at 5-4 he broke back to bring us to 5 games each before finally succumbing in the last two for a 6-3, 7-5 score line," -- Jonathan
Jonathan Ely bt Dini Patel (Jun 12) 6-0, 6-0
Elena Gomis Vicent bt Dini Patel (Jun 10) 6-2, 6-1
Auri Klimas bt Dini Patel (Jun 7) 6-0, 6-0
Jonathan Ely bt Elena Gomis Vicent (May 27) 6-1, 6-0

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for West Ham Park & Newham. 

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: 
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