West Ham Park & Newham Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on West Ham Park'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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Join The League

New rounds for the West Ham Park & Newham 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).

New courts and coaching team at West Ham Park

Come and see the fantastic, renewed courts at West Ham Park! The park has appointed coaching team TenniscomeTrue to deliver tennis coaching programmes at West Ham Park. They are offering a wide variety of lessons and programmes for all ages and levels at an affordable price. See here for the adult courses.

TENNISCOMETRUE

This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

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

West Ham Park

West Ham Park, London, E7 9PU

West Ham Park,  E7 9PU (Bus 104, 238, 32; nearest tube, Plaistow).
Twelve well maintained outdoor hard courts. Three recently completely refurbished and remainder planned for re-development early 2016 

The busiest times tend to be afternoon / early evening, particularly in summer. The courts are not floodlit as the Park closes at dusk. 
West Ham Park has been owned and maintained by the City of London since 1874, and at 77 acres, is the largest park in the London Borough of Newham. For more information, see here.
Oscar-nominated 12 Years a Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor says his earliest London memory is the swings in the park, aged 3 and a half!

Opening Times:

8am until 30 minutes before the park closes

# of Outdoor Courts: 12
Prices:

£4.70 per hour, (£3.60 concessions) Not bookable in advance - just turn up, pay and play. 

Website: West Ham Park

Other Venues

Canning Town Recreation Ground

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

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

New Beckton Park

Savage Gardens, East Ham, London, E6 5PU

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Plashet Park

Plashet Grove, Forest Gate, London, E7

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Royal Victoria Gardens

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

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Gooseley Playing Fields

St Alban's Avenue, East Ham, London, E6

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Lyle Park

Bradfield Road, Silvertown, London, E16

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Hermit Road Recreation Ground

Hermit Road, Plaistow, London, E13

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Stratford Park

West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4DZ

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Little Ilford Park

Church Road, Manor Park, London, E12

Newham Council public courts
All these courts are free to use, but they are not bookable. For more information see here.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Missing Something?

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

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

Zak Iqbal

"Thanks a lot for organising the league was really good fun!" 

Federico Roa

"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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Report your results

Collapse AllWest Ham Park & Newham Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 1 December 2016 to Wednesday 8 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 January 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Constance [W1] 2
  2. Anthony Aikulola [W1] 2
  3. Joe Chacholiades 8.1 [W1] 2
  4. Theodore Moseley 10.1 [W1] 2
  5. Ivan Georgiev 8.1 [L2]
  6. Phil Down [L1]
  7. Vicente Gil 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Theodore Moseley bt Ivan Georgiev (Jan 20) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Anthony Aikulola bt Ivan Georgiev (Jan 17) 6-2, 6-2
Oliver Constance bt Vicente Gil (Jan 5) 6-2, 6-1
Joe Chacholiades bt Phil Down (Dec 31) 6-4, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Molloy 8.2 [W2, UF1] 5
  2. Marek Kacirek [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Andrei Todoran 10.1 [L1]
  4. Mark Osmond 10.2 [L2]
  5. George Moore
  6. James Partin 10.2
  7. Kamal Ibrahim
  8. Mungo Plumb 10.2

Match Results:

Jonathan Molloy bt Mark Osmond (Dec 18) 6-2, 6-0
Jonathan Molloy v Marek Kacirek (Dec 17) 2-6, 6-4 TBC
Marek Kacirek bt Mark Osmond (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-1
Jonathan Molloy bt Andrei Todoran (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Alejandro Talavera [W4] 8
  2. Josh Cook 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Chi Ukachuku 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Jenny Challis [L1]
  5. Jonathan Ely 10.2 [L3]
  6. Ade Afolabi 9.2
  7. Richard O'halloran 10.2

Match Results:

Alejandro Talavera bt Jonathan Ely (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-0
Alejandro Talavera bt Chi Ukachuku (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-0
Josh Cook bt Jonathan Ely (Jan 8) 6-0, 6-3
Alejandro Talavera bt Jenny Challis (Jan 2) 6-0, 6-1
Josh Cook bt Chi Ukachuku (Jan 2) 6-1, 6-3
Chi Ukachuku bt Jonathan Ely (Dec 17) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
Alejandro Talavera bt Josh Cook (Dec 11) 6-2, 6-0

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the West Ham Park & Newham archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles matches 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

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

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