Friendly, competitive tennis on Bexley Parks's public courts

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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

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

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

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

David Williams

"​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

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 23 | Thursday 10 May 2018 to Wednesday 4 July 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 June 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Felix Watkins 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jonathan Opaye-Tetteh 10.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Dixon [W3, L1] 7
  4. James Fernandes 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Velimir Micic [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sam Coombes 7.1 [W2] 4
  7. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Praveen Sabbiti 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonathan Opaye-Tetteh bt Richard Dixon (Jun 10) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close and entertaining match, with lots of long rallies. First 2 sets were extremely close and I managed to close out a tiring final set. Well played Richard."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentRichard Dixon bt Jason Greenwood (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jason posed a threat with his serves and produced some sizzling groundstrokes. He misfired from time to time but at least three games went to deuce. I produced a solid display with good consistent serves. Thanks Jason."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentFelix Watkins bt Velimir Micic (Jun 5) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match very low in quality. The first set was a precession for Felix. Rather than relax and start to find his range, he suffered a huge let down in the second set and found himself trailing 1-4. Fortunately he managed to scrap his way back in to the set and won a couple of close games along the way to win in 2. But what a mighty struggle!"  -- Felix
Reveal CommentFelix Watkins bt Jason Greenwood (Jun 3) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Felix won for the loss of just three games despite being below his best. Some nervous, tentative tennis early on allowed Jason to get in to the match. Felix improved a bit as the match wore on but was still flattered by the 6-0 second set score line. "  -- Felix
Reveal CommentSam Coombes bt Velimir Micic (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and enjoyable game. Good chat about mountaineering and adventuring across Bosnia and Croatia at the end of the game."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentRichard Dixon bt James Fernandes (Jun 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, with James the better player on the groundstrokes. Fortunately I served really well today which got me out of trouble and carried me through to the win."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentFelix Watkins bt Jonathan Opaye-Tetteh (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match which Felix managed to win in 2 sets. The first set was probably higher quality with Felix showing the greater consistency. Jon has a dangerous forehand but can sometimes misfire with it. Second set was a struggle for Felix who was just happy to get the job done in 2. Thanks again Jon!"  -- Felix
Reveal CommentRichard Dixon bt Velimir Micic (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Came under pressure initially losing the first game on my serve but then found my stride to win in straight sets. Thanks for the game Velimir."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJames Fernandes bt Jason Greenwood (May 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A long rivalry with Jason continued, and as always, was a very competitve, but thoroughly enjoyable match. I was happy to come away with the win today, and look forward to our next match. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJonathan Opaye-Tetteh bt James Fernandes (May 26) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Quality match which could have gone either way. Lots of punishing rallies in humid conditions. Well played James!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Opaye-Tetteh bt Jason Greenwood (May 22) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tight first set, which I edged. The second set was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. Enjoyable game on a lovely court. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentVelimir Micic bt Jason Greenwood (May 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good competitive match. Jason has a very strong forehand which was creating problems. Second set was tricky with sun in the eyes on approach to 5pm. Thanks, Jason"  -- Velimir
Reveal CommentSam Coombes bt Jonathan Opaye-Tetteh (May 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tight and competitive game in which Jon led in both sets."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJames Fernandes bt Velimir Micic (May 13) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, both players came into the match having played little to no tennis this year. Momentum changed throughout the match, but fortunately for myself, I was able to finish the third set strongly."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Roy Dinnis 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Antonio Russo [W4] 8
  3. Jan Howe [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ifreke Udofia [W1, L2] 3
  5. Anthony Staddon [W1] 2
  6. Seye Fagbuyi [L2]
  7. Tony Wade 9.2 [L2]
  8. John Sawyer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJan Howe bt Seye Fagbuyi (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, played in bright sunshine. There was bad traffic that day and our start was delayed making us limited for time so no warm up for us but it didn't seem to affect our play and it was very enjoyable."  -- Jan
Reveal CommentRoy Dinnis bt Tony Wade (Jun 21) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to meet and play Tony in this league once more after a break of almost four years. Our match was highly competitive with Tony's positive energy and hard hitting style always a threat. "  -- Roy
Reveal CommentAntonio Russo bt Roy Dinnis (Jun 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played at Danson Park. First few games went with serve, before I managed to break Roy's serve, hold on to mine and see out the set. Roy played good aggressive tennis in the 2nd set and we had lots of close games. In the end I managed to stay consistent and get over the line. Lots of interesting sport chats throughout too. Really good to meet you Roy, and good luck for the rest of the League."  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentAntonio Russo bt Tony Wade (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice game played at Russell Park on a sunny Sunday morning. Nice chat after the match as well. Good to meet you Tony, well played and good luck with your other matches."  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentAntonio Russo bt Ifreke Udofia (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game played out at Russell Park. I managed to get into a rhythm in the first set, but then Ifreke came back strongly in the second set with good serving and nice passing shots. At 4-3 I fended off some break points and managed to seal the set. Nice extensive chat afterwards about klub football and the World Kup. Good to meet you Ifreke and thanks for the game today."  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentAntonio Russo bt Jan Howe (Jun 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice game played on a sunny afternoon in the sun-kissed settings of Danson Park. Well played Jan and very nice to meet you."  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentRoy Dinnis bt Ifreke Udofia (Jun 3) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match took place in sultry conditions, albeit without the thunderstorms forecast, and ended one set apiece with the light rapidly deteriorating. Consequently we could not complete this evening. "  -- Roy
  • "This was a tightly contested match which, because of bad light, had to be resumed three days later for completion. Ifreke's lobs and drop shots were always a threat and might well have won the day but for the break in proceedings resulting in the final set being played in entirely different conditions," -- Roy
Reveal CommentRoy Dinnis bt Jan Howe (May 23) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "On a delightfully sunny day, albeit in blustery conditions, this was an enjoyable match featuring a contrast in styles which made for an intriguing contest. Jan pushed hard in the second set to gain the initiative and almost succeeded. "  -- Roy
Reveal CommentIfreke Udofia bt Jan Howe (May 18) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very entertaining and close game."  -- Ifreke
Reveal CommentRoy Dinnis bt Seye Fagbuyi (May 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions prevented this match from being a classic. An enjoyable encounter played on an excellent court at the David Lloyd Centre in Dartford." Roy
Reveal CommentAnthony Staddon bt Jan Howe (May 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game although a little windy."  -- Anthony

Results

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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:
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