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

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

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

"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

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 25 | Thursday 11 October 2018 to Wednesday 5 December 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 November 2018)

It was great to welcome 3 new players to Bexley Parks Tennis League this time alongside several returning players however overall numbers were down on the last round. Collectively you managed to play nearly two thirds of your matches though which is a great effort given the variable weather of late... and hopefully we'll have a few more players sign up again next round. Thanks for supporting the league and do spread the word amongst your friends!

Group Summary:

It was a successful return to league action for Paul and Rost who finished winner and runner up respectively of Group 1, both completing 3 matches with Paul's win in their head to head proving decisive. Sam also recorded a win against Antonio but unfortunately there was one withdrawal which limited players to 3 matches each. Well done for getting them all played though.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Thompson [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Rost Braharnyk 8.1 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Sam Kodavati 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Antonio Russo [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Chris Akinsanya withdrawn

Match Results:

Paul Thompson bt Rost Braharnyk (Nov 11) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Thompson bt Antonio Russo (Nov 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An interesting and beguiling match - well played Paul. Well at least I got my 2 bonus points, ha ha!," -- Ant
Reveal CommentRost Braharnyk bt Sam Kodavati (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Quite intensive tennis match with plenty of double faults and unforced errors on both sides. Sam has a good forehand but inconsistency stood in his way. I am sure that after a few more matches Sam will improve his game so this is just a matter of time"  -- Rost

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSam Kodavati bt Antonio Russo (Oct 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, different styles. Both of us had various chances. Thankfully managed to get the win in 2 sets."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentRost Braharnyk bt Antonio Russo (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Both me and Antonio played in the leagues before but never met on the court until today. We both enjoyed the match and though the scoreline does not suggest that, but there were many chances for Antonio to get more points. I seemed to be more consistent this time. Looking forward to our next match in another league"  -- Rost
Paul Thompson bt Sam Kodavati (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-3

Group Summary:

There were successful league debuts for Errol and Jugash who claimed the top spots in Group 2 with three and two match wins respectively, and fittingly they played out the only 3 set match of the group, ending in a win for Errol. It was a good round for Jason too who made Errol and Jugash work for their wins, with the first set against Jugash going to 7-5. Sadly Joe didn't get up and running this round so do remember we're here to help with scheduling if you're having difficulty getting your matches arranged.

Final Rankings:

  1. Errol Billinghurst [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Jugash Chandarlapati [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Lia Parsons [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joe Simpson 10.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Jugash Chandarlapati bt Jason Greenwood (Nov 17) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentErrol Billinghurst bt Jugash Chandarlapati (Nov 10) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Although conditions were not ideal it was good fun."  -- Jugash
Errol Billinghurst bt Jason Greenwood (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-3
Jason Greenwood bt Lia Parsons (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-0
Errol Billinghurst bt Lia Parsons (Oct 21) 6-0, 6-0
Jugash Chandarlapati bt Lia Parsons (Oct 21) 6-0, 6-0

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)