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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.

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West Ham Park

West Ham Park, London, E7 9PU
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Stratford Park

West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4DZ
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Lyle Park

Bradfield Road, Silvertown, London, E16
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Gooseley Playing Fields

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

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Canning Town Recreation Ground

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

Savage Gardens, East Ham, London, E6 5PU
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Little Ilford Park

Church Road, Manor Park, London, E12
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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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Hermit Road Recreation Ground

Hermit Road, Plaistow, London, E13
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"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

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"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

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

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"​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

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Collapse AllWest Ham Park & Newham Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 29 November 2018 to Wednesday 6 February 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 January 2019)

This was a great round in West Ham & Newham with 71% of all possible matches played and group two in particular pulling out all the stops to get fixtures arranged and schedules matched up. It's a brilliant effort, especially over the winter. Well done all and do hope you will be back to do it all again next time!

Group Summary:

Well done Tomaz who was on great form, this round with some easy wins, a three setter against runner up Felix and frustratingly, an unfinished match against Anthony: "Anthony is a very good player, once he got into his game was hard to play him." Felix was pleased to get a win against Guiseppe after what he said was a "a run of four defeats" and Bala may have got only a couple of games against Tomaz, but the champ said it was "much much close than the score shows." A good number of matches played overall and more than half of you got your bonus points, well done.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tomaz Plibersek [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Felix Watkins 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Giuseppe Passino [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anthony Aikulola [W1, UF2] 3
  5. BALA VARANASI [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Declan Duggan [L2]
  7. Alessandro Noviello withdrawn

Match Results:

Giuseppe Passino bt Declan Duggan (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentTomaz Plibersek v Anthony Aikulola (Jan 10) 6-0, 3-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Anthony is a very good player, once he got into his game was hard to play him. I look forward to continuation of the match. "  -- Tomaz

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGiuseppe Passino v Anthony Aikulola (Jan 6) 7-5, 5-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match in great weather, unfortunately the lights went off a few points to the end :( to be continued..."  -- Giuseppe
Anthony Aikulola bt Felix Watkins (Dec 30) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentFelix Watkins bt BALA VARANASI (Dec 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match at Stratford Park. It was always reasonable comfortable for Felix although Bala played some good tennis at times. There were just a few too many errors from his side as well. "  -- Felix
Reveal CommentFelix Watkins bt Giuseppe Passino (Dec 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A welcome win for Felix after a run of four defeats and especially after the mid match meltdown against Tomaz. A steady display without too many winners. Some impressive big hitting from Giuseppe but a few errors as well. An enjoyable match."  -- Felix
Reveal CommentTomaz Plibersek bt Giuseppe Passino (Dec 15) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Giuseppe is a tough opponent and makes you earn every point. Thank you for playing Giuseppe."  -- Tomaz
Reveal CommentTomaz Plibersek bt BALA VARANASI (Dec 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much much closer match than the score shows. Hopefully we will play again! Thank you for coming Bala."  -- Tomaz
Tomaz Plibersek bt Felix Watkins (Dec 13) 0-6, 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentGiuseppe Passino bt BALA VARANASI (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Windy day, and a couple of slipping accidents... but overall we had fun and the match was more equilibrated that the score might suggest."  -- Giuseppe
Tomaz Plibersek bt Declan Duggan (Nov 29) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

A really competitive group in which almost every match that could be played, was played. Navneet didn't drop a set in six matches so very well done to him and promotion beckons. Runner up Vitalii was not far behind, and just inched ahead of Andreas in the rankings thanks to his bonus points. Thanks too for all the great commentaries. We enjoyed Vitalli's comments about his match v Olga: "Match was nice and friendly, the weather however was not :)" and we like the sound of Munawer's forehand, Olga's courtesy, Vitalii's game, Andreas's rallying skills, Jamil's down the line winners, Margarita's friendliness and Navneet's enthusiasm - and his tennis of course. Well done everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Navneet Ravishanker [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vitalii Tiutiunnyk 10.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andreas Desyllas 10.2 [W4, L2] 8
  4. Munawer Shafi [W3, L2] 7
  5. Olga Starosotska [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jamil Naja [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Margarita Perez Herra [L5]

Match Results:

Andreas Desyllas bt Olga Starosotska (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-1
Munawer Shafi bt Jamil Naja (Jan 27) 6-0, 6-1
Olga Starosotska bt Margarita Perez Herra (Jan 27) 6-1, 7-6
Reveal CommentNavneet Ravishanker bt Andreas Desyllas (Jan 27) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First set was very competitive.. we had some really good rallies and tough point. The weather became terrible by the end of the second set as it stared raining and more windy. But overall a good match! "  -- Navneet
Reveal CommentVitalii Tiutiunnyk bt Jamil Naja (Jan 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Despite very cold weather it was very good match with intense rallies and couple of really good down the line winners from Jamil, thanks for the match!"  -- Vitalii
Reveal CommentMunawer Shafi bt Andreas Desyllas (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great playing with you Andreas."  -- Munawer
Reveal CommentAndreas Desyllas bt Margarita Perez Herra (Jan 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Margarita, hope you can get more of those great warm-up shots in your future matches!"  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentNavneet Ravishanker bt Vitalii Tiutiunnyk (Jan 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions but a very good game! Enjoyed playing with Vitalii.. He's really professional and has a very good game. Would love to play with him again! "  -- Navneet
Munawer Shafi bt Margarita Perez Herra (Jan 13) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentVitalii Tiutiunnyk bt Margarita Perez Herra (Jan 6) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Nice and friendly match, plenty of long rallies and very intense second set. Margarita, thanks for the match and good luck in the league!"  -- Vitalii
Reveal CommentNavneet Ravishanker bt Olga Starosotska (Dec 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Olga was very professional and courteous. We had a good game and I would love to play with her again. Good luck to her remaining matches. "  -- Navneet
Reveal CommentNavneet Ravishanker bt Jamil Naja (Dec 27) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really well played.. We had a good game in the freezing temperatures. "  -- Navneet
Reveal CommentOlga Starosotska bt Jamil Naja (Dec 21) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The most enjoyable match I have played so far. Thank you Jamil!"  -- Olga
Reveal CommentNavneet Ravishanker bt Munawer Shafi (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game.. Though second set. Munawer has good a good forehand control and can place the ball well. Would love to play with him again. "  -- Navneet
Reveal CommentAndreas Desyllas bt Vitalii Tiutiunnyk (Dec 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with a lot of deuces and close calls. Thanks for the game Vitali!"  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentAndreas Desyllas bt Jamil Naja (Dec 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, a lot closer than what the final score suggests!"  -- Andreas

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVitalii Tiutiunnyk bt Munawer Shafi (Dec 9) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It took some time for me to warm up, but after that it was very close game, intense rallies and a lot of drop shots, enjoyed it very much! Thanks for the game, Munawer, and good luck in your further matches!"  -- Vitalii
Reveal CommentVitalii Tiutiunnyk bt Olga Starosotska (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Match was nice and friendly, the weather however was not :)"  -- Vitalii
Navneet Ravishanker bt Margarita Perez Herra (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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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) 

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