Friendly, competitive tennis on Bexley Parks'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 Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Russell Park

Long Lane, London, DA7 5AU
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Danson Park

Danson Road, Bexleyheath, London, DA6 8HJ
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Sidcup Place

Chislehurst Road, London, DA14 6BF
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Other Venues

Belvedere Recreation Ground

Woolwich Road, Belvedere, London, DA17 5ER
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Erith Leisure Centre

Avenue Road, Erith, DA8 3AT
Tel: 01322 350 271
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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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Thanks for all your help with the league. Am really enjoying it

Eamonn Cowley

"​I had a great time playing my matches and thank you and Sally for organizing such a great Bexley Parks league tournament", Timur Shakirov

Timur Shakirov

Thanks again for your tireless work in these leagues, I have enjoyed all the other leagues I play in and have found it to be an overwhelming success overall. It is very well organised, sociable, personable and competitive, and a fantastic initiative to be part of.

Antonio Russo

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

It was a most enjoyable round, not just because the results went my way, but everyone in the league cooperated fully in arranging the matches and all the matches were played in an excellent spirit

Roy Dinnis

"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

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Collapse AllBexley Parks Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 24 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. David Williams 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Barbara Pouw 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Patrick McGuinness 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Errol Billinghurst [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Jason Greenwood (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We were both a bit rusty, but some lovely shots were played on both sides. Hopefully we can play a rematch soon when both of us are a bit better prepared."  -- Barbara
Patrick McGuinness bt Barbara Pouw (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-0
David Williams bt Patrick McGuinness (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentErrol Billinghurst bt Barbara Pouw (Feb 9) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great game which was very close. Could have gone either way. People at the club who saw us playing commented on how good a player Barbara was. Very good at placement who ran me around. Look forward to playing again some day."  -- Errol
Reveal CommentDavid Williams bt Errol Billinghurst (Feb 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Relieved to get the league underway after 3 postponements. Match was ruined by a 42 mph gale, which I adapted my game to better than Errol on this occasion."  -- David
  • A game played in very difficult conditions, very windy. David played a great game today. Very consistent getting the ball back. Hopefully we'll get to play again sometime so I can try and improve on the score.

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bexley Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches 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 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)