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

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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"​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

"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

"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

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

Fred North

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

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Collapse AllBexley Parks Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 6 April 2017 to Wednesday 31 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 May 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rost Braharnyk 9.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Williams 8.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Thompson [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adam Ciolak 9.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lateef Abdulsalam 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nathan Burchell [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Patrick McGuinness 9.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNathan Burchell bt Patrick McGuinness (May 22) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "1st and 3rd set fairly one sided. 2nd set was very stop-start, I definitely could have played better in that set."  -- Nathan
Reveal CommentLateef Abdulsalam bt David Williams (May 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game of Tennis on a moderately sunny day and nice court. I managed to win David for the first time today. It seems i was just in good form and Dave made many unforced errors. Thanks Dave. Looking forward to our next match."  -- Lateef
Paul Thompson bt David Williams (May 12) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
David Williams bt Adam Ciolak (May 10) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRost Braharnyk bt Adam Ciolak (May 6) 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match against Adam who played better for most of the duel. I was 5-1 up in the first set only for Adam to make it 5-5. The final score of the first set was 7-5 to me but more was to come. He played better and better and was deservedly leading in the second set 5-2 and had a few set balls. I returned to 5-5 but it was Adam's turn to pull the win in the set so 7-5 in his favour. The final set also saw Adam in the lead at 4-0 and then 5-2. I had to dig deep and I found myself against the wall with no choice but to get the point after point to get to 6-5. Then Adam made it to tie break. To win this match was a huge relief to me after trailing for 2 sets but Adam honestly deserved to win today more than me..."  -- Rost
David Williams bt Nathan Burchell (May 3) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentRost Braharnyk bt Patrick McGuinness (Apr 30) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We had a nice and quite long match with Patrick with some good rallies and combination of winners and errors on both sides. We played about 2 years ago but this time the score was much closer so well done to Patrick for competitiveness"  -- Rost
Reveal CommentRost Braharnyk bt David Williams (Apr 29) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Incredible match with a crazy twist in the end. Dave started off confidently and took the first set pretty quick. Then there was a competitive second set which ended 6-4 in my favour. In the third set Dave had a massive lead of 4-0 and surely should have won but somehow I managed a decent comeback to make it 6-4. It has never been easy against Dave in the past but this time it was the toughest for me, so I feel much respect towards Dave for such physical and mental contest today"  -- Rost
David Williams bt Patrick McGuinness (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentRost Braharnyk bt Paul Thompson (Apr 23) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Anyone who played Paul would know how technically good he is. I put my best efforts into this match and won not without a bit of luck of course. It was at 5-5 in both sets so clearly as close as it can be. I am looking forward to our next league match in the near future with Paul as I can learn from an undoubtedly superior player"  -- Rost
Lateef Abdulsalam bt Nathan Burchell (Apr 23) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Reveal CommentRost Braharnyk bt Lateef Abdulsalam (Apr 17) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a close match against Lateef with equal chances to win and I was lucky to pull the win in the end by the margins"  -- Rost
Reveal CommentRost Braharnyk bt Nathan Burchell (Apr 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a closer match than the score suggests. Nathan is very young but already competitive and challenging player and has a lot of potential so I look forward to playing against him in the future leagues."  -- Rost
Adam Ciolak bt Patrick McGuinness (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-0
Paul Thompson bt Lateef Abdulsalam (Apr 14) 6-4, 6-3
Adam Ciolak bt Nathan Burchell (Apr 12) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Paul Thompson bt Adam Ciolak (Apr 9) 7-5, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Barbara Pouw 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Price 9.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Fernandes 10.2 [W4] 8
  4. John Sawyer [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [L4] 1
  6. Roy Dinnis 9.1 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Fernandes bt Jason Greenwood (May 21) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, momentum swung back and forth. Jason was putting my serve under huge pressure, hitting multiple return winners. After I had gone 4-0 up in the third set, Jason battled back to 4-4, and I was grateful to clinch the final two games to win the match."  -- James
Jamie Price bt Jason Greenwood (May 13) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Sawyer bt Jason Greenwood (May 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good enjoyable tight match."  -- John
Reveal CommentJames Fernandes bt John Sawyer (May 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Attacking tennis and some good shot making from both players, happy to come through with a win."  -- James
Jamie Price bt Roy Dinnis (May 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Fernandes bt Jamie Price (Apr 29) 4-6, 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, lucky for me, Jamie fatigued in the third after having played a match in the morning "  -- James
Reveal CommentJamie Price bt John Sawyer (Apr 29) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Good game against a nice bloke."  -- John
Reveal CommentJames Fernandes bt Barbara Pouw (Apr 23) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, momentum constantly switching, some quality tennis in the first two sets from both players. I was was lucky to clinch a scrappy third set."  -- James
Reveal CommentJohn Sawyer bt Roy Dinnis (Apr 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice game with a lovely chap."  -- John
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Roy Dinnis (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for playing at my local courts, Roy! Lovely match. Barbara"  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Jamie Price (Apr 17) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a fight! Great game. Thank you Jamie. Barbara"  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt John Sawyer (Apr 16) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match. Welcome to the league, John. Thanks for joining. Barbara"  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Jason Greenwood (Apr 14) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Second set was very close. We played some really nice points."  -- Barbara

Current Rankings:

  1. Praveen Sabbiti 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kate Northwood 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Trevor Copp [W1, L1] 2
  4. Paul Greenwood 10.2 [L2]
  5. Piotr Chrast [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPraveen Sabbiti bt Trevor Copp (May 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun and some good rallies. Lovely passing shots and lobs from Trevor. "  -- Praveen
Trevor Copp bt Kate Northwood (May 4) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPraveen Sabbiti bt Paul Greenwood (Apr 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match and lot of fun. Both enjoyed the match and there were many long rallies and deuce in both sets !!!"  -- Praveen
Reveal CommentPraveen Sabbiti bt Kate Northwood (Apr 23) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "To be honest, only one game in the whole 2 sets finished quickly!!! otherwise all other games could go either way and fought for every single point. Kate was leading in the both sets initially however I could manage to come back. Overall it was great fun and looking forward to play again. All the best Kate, you are a great competitor!!! "  -- Praveen
Reveal CommentPraveen Sabbiti bt Piotr Chrast (Apr 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great fun and thanks for the match Piotr!!!"  -- Praveen
Kate Northwood bt Piotr Chrast (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentKate Northwood bt Paul Greenwood (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Not our usual score, matches were still very close and enjoyed by both competitors"  -- Kate

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:
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