Friendly, competitive tennis on Bexley Parks' 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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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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Fred North

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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

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

David Williams

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

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 27 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Brilliant commitment from this group with everyone playing at least 4 matches and many playing 5, 6 or 7. It made for a very well fought group, full of drama and while Patrick and Paul top the group, Kiem, who has been playing for less than a year, is definitely one to watch. Many thanks for all the great commentaries and generous spirit in which you approached every game.

Group Summary:

Patrick moves up from second to first place (many congratulations) in a hard fought round full of drama and really great matches. Take his comments here : "Blimey! Kiem has only been playing for 8 months. I'm not sure I could live with him in another 8!!! Well played, and keep up the good work. He was serving so well towards the end I was happy just to get a racquet on the ball." Or Barbara v Kiem: "this was a wonderful match to play". Barbara needed 6 match points to beat Jason, Sam and Zygimantas had "a good match, played in great weather", runner up Paul won 5 matches without dropping a set and Patrick was up against never-say-die Errol. It was a pleasure to read about this group and very well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick McGuinness 9.1 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Thompson [W5] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Errol Billinghurst [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Kodavati 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Barbara Pouw 9.1 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kiem Trinh [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Zygimantas Sinkevicius [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [L4]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Paul Thompson bt Patrick McGuinness (Jun 1) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Paul Thompson bt Jason Greenwood (Jun 1) 6-3 Jason Greenwood Retired
Paul Thompson bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (May 27) 6-0, 6-0
Patrick McGuinness bt Jason Greenwood (May 27) 6-2, 6-0
Paul Thompson bt Errol Billinghurst (May 24) 6-0, 6-3
Patrick McGuinness bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (May 23) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Sam Kodavati (May 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game today in very warm weather. Sam started slowly and I was able to wrap up the first set quite quickly. The second set was a different story, with Sam showing an excellent range of shot making. I had to dig deep to get over the line."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Jason Greenwood (May 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match in the sunshine. The score does not reflect the play. It took 6 match points to take the match."  -- Barbara
Sam Kodavati bt Jason Greenwood (May 7) 6-4, 6-0
Errol Billinghurst bt Sam Kodavati (May 6) 6-0, 6-4
Errol Billinghurst bt Kiem Trinh (May 5) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentSam Kodavati bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (May 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in a great weather."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Errol Billinghurst (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Got off to a good start in both sets, leading 5-0 and 4-0 respectively. Then a mixture of Errol's never say die attitude (he seems to like running a lot more than I do) and my ineptitude made things a lot closer than it looked like being. Glad to limp over the line in the end!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Errol Billinghurst (Apr 26) 6-7, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Longest match I have ever played. A great fight till the end. Thank you, Errol, I will not quickly forget this one."  -- Barbara
Errol Billinghurst bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (Apr 23) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Thompson bt Barbara Pouw (Apr 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Paul, you were far to strong for me today, but we did play quite a few nice points. Lovely match."  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentSam Kodavati bt Barbara Pouw (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match, lot of opportunities for both the players. Managed to get the win in the end."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Kiem Trinh (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Blimey! Kiem has only been playing for 8 months. I'm not sure I could live with him in another 8!!! Well played, and keep up the good work. He was serving so well towards the end I was happy just to get a racquet on the ball and his fast deep groundstrokes always had me struggling. Now, just a little work on consistency."  -- Patrick
Kiem Trinh bt Zygimantas Sinkevicius (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentBarbara Pouw bt Kiem Trinh (Apr 14) 6-0, 2-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Battled out in a third set tiebreak, this was a wonderful match to play. We had many great rallies. I managed to hold my nerve in the end, but it could easily have gone the other way. "  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentPatrick McGuinness bt Barbara Pouw (Apr 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good competitive match today with some fine shots from both sides of the net. Fortunately for me today, my error count was lower than Barbara's. "  -- Patrick

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)