Friendly, competitive tennis on West Ham Park & Newham'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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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 the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

West Ham Park

West Ham Park, London, E7 9PU Tel: 020 8472 3584 full venue details »

Stratford Park

West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4DZ Tel: full venue details »

Lyle Park

Bradfield Road, Silvertown, London, E16 Tel: full venue details »

Gooseley Playing Fields

St Alban's Avenue, East Ham, London, E6 Tel: full venue details »

Central Park

High Street, London, E6 3HN Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Canning Town Recreation Ground

Canning Town Recreation Ground, Prince Regent Lane, Custom House, London, E16 Tel: full venue details »

New Beckton Park

Savage Gardens, East Ham, London, E6 5PU Tel: full venue details »

Little Ilford Park

Church Road, Manor Park, London, E12 Tel: full venue details »

Plashet Park

Plashet Grove, Forest Gate, London, E7 Tel: full venue details »

Royal Victoria Gardens

Pier Road, Off Albert Road, Custom House, London, E16 Tel: full venue details »

Hermit Road Recreation Ground

Hermit Road, Plaistow, London, E13 Tel: full venue details »

"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

"​Thank you Local Tennis Leagues for organising the leagues. I have met a lot of amazing people to play tennis with by joining the local leagues. The staff at Local Tennis Leagues have always been very polite and prompt in responding to any emails or queries that I have had. Highly recommend it for anyone at any level to join Local Tennis Leagues,"

​Nihar Baldev

"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

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

Federico Roa

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Collapse AllWest Ham Park & Newham Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 29 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 November 2020)

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alan Lam [W1] 2
  2. Nick Clarke [L1]
  3. Andrew Turnbull 9.2
  4. Asad Shan
  5. FLORENTINO CASTILLO
  6. Harry Touche
  7. Ivan Georgiev 7.1
  8. Shivank Sharma 9.1
  9. Tom Evans

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Nick Clarke (Nov 2) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "An interesting game, played in strong wind gust. Nick had a dodgy grip, and couldn't serve to his usual standard in the first set so I took it comfortably. Once the grip was modified, in the second set, first point, Nick's first serve was a booming ace. I knew the second set would be decided on who could serve best and I was right as it was on serve with one break a piece to the tie breaker. I think I sneaked this was as my serve just about helped me win enough free points to get me past the finish line! Cheers Nick. Let's hope lockdown doesn't stop the tennis!"  -- Alan

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Abshagen [W1] 2
  2. Joshua Wilson [L1]
  3. Andreas Lang
  4. David Arnaud
  5. Harry Lodge 10.2
  6. Jan Metcalf
  7. Rajendra Khokher
  8. Winston Balfourth withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicholas Abshagen bt Joshua Wilson (Oct 30) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match, only a few points in it at the end. Typical London conditions, wet, skippy and failing light. Enjoyed ourselves though, a lot of long rallies, we needed the full two hours"  -- Nicholas

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Umile Gaudio 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Lee Giet [L1]
  3. Ben Marcon
  4. Derek O'Brien
  5. Ken Jarrad 10.2
  6. Richard Fowler
  7. Sida Chen 9.1
  8. Stephen Dunne
  9. Will Chun 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt Lee Giet (Oct 30) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, closer than the score would suggest...thanks Lee!"  -- Umile

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Taranjot Singh Bhatia [W1] 2
  2. Mahbub Hussey [L1]
  3. Andreas Desyllas 9.2
  4. Chris Stosio
  5. James Hirst
  6. Luke Tunyich 9.1
  7. Ovidiu Candrea
  8. Tiago Matos 8.2
  9. Vitalii Tiutiunnyk 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTaranjot Singh Bhatia bt Mahbub Hussey (Nov 1) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was quiet windy today, however we managed to finish the match. Some good rallys and winners were played during the match. Enjoyed playing against Hussey."  -- Taranjot Singh

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alfred Emeka [W1] 2
  2. Gosha Tkacuk [L1]
  3. Callum MacLennan
  4. Daniel Fossey
  5. Miles Thomas 8.2
  6. Uche Chukwu
  7. Ynda Jas 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlfred Emeka bt Gosha Tkacuk (Oct 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game."  -- Alfred

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Janne Metsapelto [W1] 2
  2. Margarita Perez Herra [L1]
  3. George Latsis
  4. Nicoleta Moise
  5. Philip Edgington
  6. Sarah Ezzahiri

Match Results:

Janne Metsapelto bt Margarita Perez Herra (Nov 2) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Donna Booth 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Alexei Coban 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Kate Gocek [L1]
  4. Vasile Sinescu [L1]
  5. Daniel Boulton
  6. Karuna Govind
  7. William Egan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDonna Booth bt Kate Gocek (Nov 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game on a very windy evening. The first set was played fairly quickly but things could have been different in the second with several games going to deuce. Good luck in your next games Kate!"  -- Donna
Alexei Coban bt Vasile Sinescu (Oct 30) 6-0, 7-5

Results

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