Friendly, competitive tennis on Bromley Tennis For Free's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles and doubles leagues 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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Croydon Road Recreation Ground
Croydon Road Recreation Ground

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This is how it works:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 available on 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

Croydon Road Recreation Ground

Beckenham Courts, Village Way, BR3 3NR
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Kings Hall

Kings Hall Road, Beckenham, London, Kent, BR3 1LN
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Willett Recreation Ground

Petts Wood, Orpington, London, Kent, BR5 1PE
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Kelsey Park

Wickham Road, Beckenham, London, Kent, BR3 3LS
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The Sundridge Park Club

Lawn Close, off Garden Road,, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NA
Tel: 020 8464 9106
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Other Venues

Bromley Tennis Centre

Avebury Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9SA
Tel: 01689 880 407
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Club Venues

The Parklangley Club

44a Wickham Way, Beckenham, London, Kent, BR3 3AF
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Wickham Park Tennis Club

Between 228 - 230 Pickhurst Rise, West Wickham, BR4 0AU
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Bromley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

Sandford Road, Bromley, BR2 9AN
Tel: 020 8460 0936
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'It was a super group to play in with most of us closely matched. And thank you to you and the rest of the team for making it happen'

Richard Rhodes

"I really enjoyed the league - you guys do a great job in running itl"

Dee Reffell

"Excellent fun. Never played competitive tennis before and hadn't played at all in years. Thanks for organising this fantastic league" 

Bert Lueken

"Thanks for the organisation. I think this is a great set-up," 

Peter Roberts

"Thanks for the updates and all your hard work bringing this all together – it’s very enjoyable although I think the Xmas festivities have made organising some games difficult. Further result is from myself v Tony which I finally won 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.A great afternoon of tennis with a lovely man and sums up the whole Bromley Tennis League of fun, competitive tennis with some very nice people,"

Julie Shelley-Barnes

"I have certainly enjoyed it, it was my first but hopefully not last "tournament". I would be very much interested to take part in the next round" 

Istvan Bodi

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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 2 July 2020 to Wednesday 26 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Kibbs Osafo 7.1 [W2] 4
  2. Max Paladini [W1] 2
  3. Paul Cristian Popovici [UF1] 1
  4. Boye Sodeke [L1, UF1] 1
  5. James Green [L2]
  6. Joseph Blake
  7. Pawel Solak 7.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt James Green (Jul 9) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with similar styles of play. Only difference was a little bit of consistency. James won the best and longest points."  -- Kibbs
Boye Sodeke v Paul Cristian Popovici (Jul 7) 4-6, 3-3 TBC
Max Paladini bt James Green (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Boye Sodeke (Jul 5) 4-0, 1-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Gale Force was the winner here... So windy but useful to get back in the swing of things. Nice match, so look forward to next time."  -- Kibbs

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Tekiela
  2. Alan Yam
  3. Milosz Wronski
  4. Nicholas Burrowes 9.2
  5. Omid Parsanejad 7.2
  6. Rajiv Patel
  7. Tom Whitehouse
  8. Vivek Sharma

Current Rankings:

  1. Tim Skillicorn 7.2 [UF1] 1
  2. Lee Kirby 8.1 [UF1] 1
  3. Aidan Nicol
  4. Andrew Awolola
  5. David Borne
  6. Katya Sheath 8.2
  7. Sacha Conte

Match Results:

Lee Kirby v Tim Skillicorn (Jul 4) 6-3, 2-6 TBC

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Ohene [W1] 2
  2. Mangirdas Radzevicius [L1]
  3. Eddy Yam
  4. Girish Morkhandikar
  5. Janusz Bus 9.1
  6. Neill Roy
  7. Peter Rudolf 8.2

Match Results:

Richard Ohene bt Mangirdas Radzevicius (Jul 9) Walkover

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Johnson [W1] 2
  2. Jono Pagden [W1] 2
  3. Sarah Flotel 8.2 [L1]
  4. Gianni Grillo [L1]
  5. Daniel Mensah
  6. James Igoe
  7. Mohit Baheti 9.2
  8. Robin Brown

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Johnson bt Sarah Flotel (Jul 6) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Had Sarah been playing more singles games recently I think the score would have looked quite different. Thanks Sarah!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJono Pagden bt Gianni Grillo (Jul 4) 4-2, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "4-1 in the tiebreaker in the 2nd set. A good, hard and attritional game in difficult blustery conditions. Cheers and well played Jono. "  -- Gianni

Current Rankings:

  1. Barbara Pouw 8.1
  2. Darren Burr 10.1
  3. Giridhar Endlur Damodaram
  4. Mircea Avram
  5. Peter Knight 8.1
  6. Richard Widdowson 8.1
  7. Stephen Whitfield 8.2
  8. Stuart Brooks-Lawrie

Current Rankings:

  1. Alberto Santini 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Paul Vernon [W1] 2
  3. Richard Blake 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Antonio Giorgioni [L1]
  5. Maddie Oglaza
  6. Nathan Stokes 9.1
  7. Paul Whelham
  8. Tony Foreman 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlberto Santini bt Antonio Giorgioni (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Antonio. We as Italians are very similar when it comes to tennis very good shots mixed with very bad shots. Last time when I lost Antonio was playing lots of good shots, this time around it seems that I was fortunate to make less mistakes. Next time? Who knows.... It was a great match full of interesting plays a true enjoyment. Grazie Antonio I am looking forward to playing a match again. Ciao "  -- Alberto
Reveal CommentPaul Vernon bt Richard Blake (Jul 4) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match in windy conditions, There wasn't much between us and could have gone either way, Richard played the best shot of the match with a backhand slice from behind the baseline which just crept over the net. Well played Richard"  -- Paul
  • "As we kicked started the league, It was a a toss up with the weather as we didn't know whether it would hold out on raining. I started of with a flying start leading 2-0 which suddenly got swept away with the wind (:) Paul clawed it back and dug deep and ran away the set. 2nd set I realigned and focused. By the 3rd set we were both blowing and Paul managed to reach the finishing line. Great games Paul well done." -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Ashling Carroll [W1] 2
  2. Jim Sales 9.1 [L1]
  3. Alexis Karim
  4. Cheryl Yee 9.1
  5. Lukasz Kielas
  6. Rob Cummings
  7. Rob Reng

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAshling Carroll bt Jim Sales (Jul 5) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to start playing again, but Ashling was too good"  -- Jim

Current Rankings:

  1. Arthur Weston
  2. Jason Stone
  3. John Critchley
  4. Steve Hirst
  5. Tunde Makinde
  6. Victor Malashchuk
  7. Wayne Davis

Current Rankings:

  1. Surlu Rao [W1] 2
  2. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [L1]
  3. Jude Urwin 8.2
  4. Justin Mc Carthy 10.1
  5. Rebecca Gaston
  6. Rebecca Yau 10.2
  7. Sigita Skalisiene
  8. Victoria Risby

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSurlu Rao bt Patrick Dixon (Jul 4) 4-2, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game, some nice rallies and good shots. Thank you Patrick."  -- Surlu

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bromley Tennis For Free archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bromley Tennis For Free.

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 match tiebreak, 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)

Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Doubles - Round 6 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 1 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 February 2020)

A busy round with lots of excellent matches played, a shame we couldn't quite complete it before lockdown! This group were committed, friendly and it was great to see some new players on the scene. Here's to the next one!

Group Summary:

A lot of competitive and well executed matches in the group, a shame it had to end a couple weeks early! However, big congratulations to our winners Stephen and Jane who racked up the points with their 5 match winning streak and added bonus points. Sophie and Scott though were hot on their heels and secured their own bonus points to end with the silver. Shout out must also be mentioned for the Match of the Group with a stellar 3 hour performance, what a battle! Well done all and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Heinemann & Jane McClure [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sophie Erskine & Scott Harvey [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Pam Naylor & Richard Widdowson [W4, L2] 8
  4. Susan Vernon & Paul Vernon [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Derek & Keren Pomerantz [W3] 6
  6. Gary Messer & Jason Messer [W1, L4] 3
  7. Penny Rees & Sharmini Selvarajah [W1, L3] 3
  8. Rebecca Slee & Rebecca Yau [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSusan Vernon & Paul Vernon bt Penny Rees & Sharmini Selvarajah (Mar 14) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very long match with plenty of rallies, Some very good net play from Sharmini and Penny which made for a very close contest, Well played."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentSophie Erskine & Scott Harvey bt Gary Messer & Jason Messer (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Gary and Jason - Thanks for a great game and a good fun afternoon."  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentAlex Derek & Keren Pomerantz bt Stephen Heinemann & Jane McClure (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some brilliant rallies - Thanks!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentPenny Rees & Sharmini Selvarajah bt Rebecca Slee & Rebecca Yau (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game - thank you"  -- Penny
Reveal CommentPam Naylor & Richard Widdowson bt Penny Rees & Sharmini Selvarajah (Mar 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match ladies, what a great way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon! look forward to playing you again soon."  -- Pam
Reveal CommentStephen Heinemann & Jane McClure bt Gary Messer & Jason Messer (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Gary, Jason, Thanks for the game"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Heinemann & Jane McClure bt Penny Rees & Sharmini Selvarajah (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Penny, Sharmini, thanks for the game"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentPam Naylor & Richard Widdowson bt Rebecca Slee & Rebecca Yau (Feb 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play you both. Thanks for braving the weather, we enjoyed the match."  -- Pam
Reveal CommentPam Naylor & Richard Widdowson bt Susan Vernon & Paul Vernon (Feb 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for braving the weather to play with us. We enjoyed the match."  -- Pam
Pam Naylor & Richard Widdowson bt Gary Messer & Jason Messer (Feb 24) Walkover
Reveal CommentStephen Heinemann & Jane McClure bt Pam Naylor & Richard Widdowson (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Pam, Richard, Great meeting you, many thanks for the game"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentSusan Vernon & Paul Vernon bt Rebecca Slee & Rebecca Yau (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score could have been closer as there were loads of deuce games, and the windy conditions made for some tricky shots over the net, well played Rebecca's. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentStephen Heinemann & Jane McClure bt Sophie Erskine & Scott Harvey (Feb 22) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Scott, Sophie, many thanks for the game"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Heinemann & Jane McClure bt Rebecca Slee & Rebecca Yau (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Rebecca and Rebecca, many thanks for the game"  -- Stephen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSusan Vernon & Paul Vernon bt Gary Messer & Jason Messer (Feb 21) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A match that took nearly 3hrs as we were evenly matched, there were some long deuce games and some excellent shots into the corners by Gary and Jason. I look forward to our next game. Well played."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentGary Messer & Jason Messer bt Rebecca Slee & Rebecca Yau (Feb 8) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, very nice people. Thank you very much for a lovely morning."  -- Jason
Sophie Erskine & Scott Harvey bt Pam Naylor & Richard Widdowson (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentStephen Heinemann & Jane McClure bt Susan Vernon & Paul Vernon (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sue, Paul, great meeting you, thanks for the game"  -- Stephen
Alex Derek & Keren Pomerantz bt Susan Vernon & Paul Vernon (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-1
Alex Derek & Keren Pomerantz bt Rebecca Slee & Rebecca Yau (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSophie Erskine & Scott Harvey bt Susan Vernon & Paul Vernon (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, which was played in very good spirit. The score doesn’t reflect all the great rallies. "  -- Sophie
  • "Thank you for the game- really enjoyable with two brilliant players," -- Sue

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bromley Tennis For Free archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Bromley Tennis For Free.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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)