Friendly, competitive tennis on Bexley Parks'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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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

Belvedere Recreation Ground

Woolwich Road, Belvedere, London, DA17 5ER
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Danson Park

Danson Road, Bexleyheath, London, DA6 8HJ
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Erith Recreation Ground

Avenue Road, Erith, London, DA8 3AT
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Russell Park

Long Lane, London, DA7 5AU
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Sidcup Place

Chislehurst Road, London, DA14 6BF
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Sporting Club Thamesmead

Bayliss Avenue, London, SE28 8NJ
Tel: 020 3828 4920
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Waring Park

Lansdown Road, London, DA14 4EF
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After not playing tennis for over 24 years it has been most refreshing to play in the Bexley Parks Tennis League against Brian, Joe, Paul, Eamonn, and Cvetan. I believe this is a fantastic way to get back into tennis. Well done to Bexley  Parks Tennis League for organising this

Fred North

Thoroughly enjoyable and met some nice people to knock up with in future,

David Williams

"The last round was very competitive and even which is proved by the results. I therefore enjoyed playing and winning all 5 close matches and look forward to playing in Bexley Parks Tennis League in the future rounds again. Thank you for such an amazing opportunity and your hard work behind the scenes,",

Rost Braharnyk

"I enjoyed meeting and playing against the other players and look forward to future matches, even outside of the league.
Thanks to you for providing this platform for us to get some extra matches under our belts", Garth Patience

Garth Patience

Thanks for all your help with the league. Am really enjoying it

Eamonn Cowley

All of my matches were losses but most enjoyable, with all players friendly and fair. Look forward to the next round

Fred North

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Collapse AllBexley Parks Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 22 June 2017 to Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Thompson [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gavin Hodges [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Lateef Abdulsalam 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Williams 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Simon Kooger [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Barbara Pouw 9.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Paul Thompson bt Barbara Pouw (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-2
Gavin Hodges bt Barbara Pouw (Jul 30) 6-2, 6-2
Paul Thompson bt Gavin Hodges (Jul 21) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Paul Thompson bt Simon Kooger (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-0
Gavin Hodges bt Simon Kooger (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-2
Lateef Abdulsalam bt Gavin Hodges (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-0
Lateef Abdulsalam bt Barbara Pouw (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-2
Gavin Hodges bt David Williams (Jul 4) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1)
Reveal CommentLateef Abdulsalam bt Paul Thompson (Jul 2) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough game with Paul today on a moderately sunny day. The result in the second set did not reflect what happened on the court. We played one game in that second set (at 4-1) for over 25 minutes because of so many deuces that I lost count. First 4 games in the first set also went to deuce over and over again. Overall we play the 2 sets in just under 2 hours so it was a very long match. Albeit really enjoyable. Cheers Paul."  -- Lateef
Reveal CommentDavid Williams bt Barbara Pouw (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with some good rallies and winning volleys on both sides of the net. Well played Barbara and look forward to playing you again."  -- David
Paul Thompson bt David Williams (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4
David Williams bt Simon Kooger (Jun 27) 6-0, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Jamie Price 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Dixon [W4, L1] 8
  3. Patrick McGuinness 9.2 [W3] 6
  4. Praveen Sabbiti 9.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. James Fernandes 10.1 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Kate Northwood 10.1 [L5] 1

Match Results:

Jamie Price bt Kate Northwood (Aug 13) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Dixon bt James Fernandes (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought win, but credit to James battling back in the second set. I was 2-0 and 4-2 up in the second but James pegged me back on both occasions. Thanks for the game!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPraveen Sabbiti bt Kate Northwood (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great fun although Set 1 finished quickly. There were some very good baseline rallies and set 2 was very close. Well played Kate and looking forward to play again."  -- Praveen
Reveal CommentRichard Dixon bt Jamie Price (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very hot saturday morning which beared alot on the game. Fortunately I came out victorious."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPraveen Sabbiti bt James Fernandes (Aug 6) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "If the score is the only criteria then I won this match otherwise we both were winners in terms of playing proper tennis with lot of ease and enjoyment. James was serving for the 1st set at 5-1 and dramatically the momentum shifted in my favour by winning 6 games in a row to win the set with 7-5. We continued the same fun in the next set too with amazing baseline rallies. This is one of the best match ever played by both and enjoyed every point until finish. Well done James and looking forward to play again!!!"  -- Praveen
Reveal CommentRichard Dixon bt Praveen Sabbiti (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A hot saturday morning with plenty of games going to deuce. Thanks for the game pravee n!"  -- Richard
James Fernandes bt Kate Northwood (Jul 30) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Kate Northwood (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We both struggled with the slippery conditions underfoot but managed to get the match finished between the showers. As the score suggests the second set was far closer than the first, so well played Kate, braver than me in the wet!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentRichard Dixon bt Kate Northwood (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The rain theatened at the start but it ended quite humid. A good match with lots of long rallies and variety of shots. Hope to play again soon. "  -- Richard
Jamie Price bt Praveen Sabbiti (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-0
Jamie Price bt James Fernandes (Jul 15) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Richard Dixon (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much tougher match than the score suggests!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Jamie Price (Jul 4) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "By far the closest and longest match between Jamie and myself. The ball just kept coming back! Glad to get over the line. Jamie has been playing in other leagues to get more tennis matches and the fact that he's been playing more was reflected in our game. Well played Jamie."  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [W4] 8
  2. Trevor Copp [W3, L1] 7
  3. Nina Nguyen [L2]
  4. Matthew Grundy Haigh 10.2 [L2]
  5. Paul Greenwood 10.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Jason Greenwood bt Nina Nguyen (Aug 13) Walkover
Trevor Copp bt Matthew Grundy Haigh (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-2
Trevor Copp bt Nina Nguyen (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-1
Jason Greenwood bt Trevor Copp (Aug 4) 5-7, 6-0, [10-8]
Jason Greenwood bt Paul Greenwood (Aug 3) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Jason Greenwood bt Matthew Grundy Haigh (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentTrevor Copp bt Paul Greenwood (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close game on a very hot sunny and blustery evening."  -- Trevor

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bexley Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Bexley Parks. 

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

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)