Friendly, competitive tennis on Bexley Parks's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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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"​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

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

"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

"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

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

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Collapse AllBexley Parks Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 23 November 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 December 2017)

High quality tennis was played throughout this round as old rivals battled, great members returned to the league and all made new friends along the way! It was clear that enjoyable tennis was played and lots of fun was had, here's to the next round, Bexley Parks!

Group Summary:

David avenged a defeat against Christopher after a 5 month lay off with injury on his way to securing the top spot for this round! Christopher came in second after what David described as simply an "off day" for Christopher, we're anticipating another match soon between these rivals! Felix had a nice birthday treat against James after what he described as a 'poor performance' in his first two games and won 6-1, 6-1. Nobody scored bonus points which could have helped to make a difference in this league, let us know if there is anything to do that we can help. Welcome back to Jamie, David and Christopher after your short break from the league, and welcome to Felix who joined Bexley Parks from the Christchurch Park, Ipswich league, some great additions to the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Williams 8.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Christopher Hackett 10.1 [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Felix Watkins 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Jamie Price 9.1 [L2]
  5. Paul Fitzpatrick 8.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFelix Watkins bt Jamie Price (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice birthday victory for Felix after the poor performances of the last two matches. Blustery conditions made it tough but some decent serving by Felix helped steer him to a comfortable win. Good game nonetheless."  -- Felix
David Williams bt Jamie Price (Jan 14) 6-1, 6-0
Christopher Hackett bt Felix Watkins (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Williams bt Felix Watkins (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very high quality match which was closer than the scoreline suggests and played in excellent spirit. Next game could be different but my consistency saw me home on this occasion. Cheers for the game Felix."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Williams bt Christopher Hackett (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to be back playing again after 5 months out with an injury. It was also good to play again against Chris and to avenge a close defeat of a couple of years ago. Truth be told I caught Chris on an off day, otherwise the score could have been a lot different. Cheers for the game Chris. "  -- David

Group Summary:

Sam was the undisputed winner of this group with 4 out of 4 wins. The race for the second spot was extremely close as three people - Richard, Jason and Antonio were tied on 2 points each. As Richard beat Antonio this meant he clinched the second spot due to Jason unfortunately retiring from the league. An epic battle between the two Greenwoods of the group saw Jason win a close first set tie break before Paul (welcome back by the way!) fought back in the second set to force it to a decider. Ultimately Jason held his nerve and came through that final set 6-4. Nobody earned any bonus points here which could have made all the difference to the standings so some early scheduling in the next round could be the make or break in the final positions! Well done for some great tennis all round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Coombes 7.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Richard Fearn 9.2 [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Jason Greenwood 9.1 [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  4. Antonio Russo [W1, L2] 2
  5. Anthony Staddon [L2] 1
  6. Paul Greenwood 10.1 [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Coombes bt Paul Greenwood (Jan 27) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet with Peter and find out we were both teachers. Took a while to get into the game and after Peter took an early lead the score ran away afterwards. A fun, enjoyable game."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentAntonio Russo bt Anthony Staddon (Jan 19) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with the low bright sun a problem!"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentSam Coombes bt Antonio Russo (Jan 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive game in windy conditions. Could have gone either way !!!"  -- Sam

Match of the Group:

Jason Greenwood bt Paul Greenwood (Jan 16) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentSam Coombes bt Jason Greenwood (Jan 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some big serves"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Coombes bt Anthony Staddon (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game and an enjoyable chat afterwards"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentRichard Fearn bt Antonio Russo (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Richard."  -- Antonio

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:
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)