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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

Croydon Road Recreation Ground

Beckenham Courts, Village Way, BR3 3NR
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Kelsey Park

Wickham Road, Beckenham, London, Kent, BR3 3LS
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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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Other Venues

Addiscombe Recreation Ground

Bingham Road, Croydon, CR0 7HR
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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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"Thoroughly enjoyed the league again, thanks for organising it!" 

James Annakin

"Great to finish on top for the first time! Great round and very good tennis from all the players,"

Pawel Solak

"Last year I started off in group 5, and it seemed like a huge task to reach group 2 or group 1, but with a bit of luck in the next round I will finally be there. Determination and lots of matchplay really boosts your confidence, and gives you the edge you need. If you are in those lower boxes don’t lose heart, keep playing, " 

Trevor Rooke

"It was very enjoyable playing in the league and I look forward to playing again soon!"

Luke Newell

"It was a very enjoyable round. Worked hard to get the 3 matches in for the bonus points. Half the group were at a level where I had to work hard on consistency, the other half were tough battles.  Looking forward to moving up a level and challenging myself further.  Many thanks for organising such a popular, well supported league!"

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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 9 March 2017 to Wednesday 3 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 April 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rushabh Kapasi 6.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Matt David 7.2 [W2] 4
  3. Joachim Treasurer [L1] 1
  4. Tosin Adenuga 8.1 [L1]
  5. James Janowski [L1]
  6. Olivier De Maximy 8.1 [L2]
  7. Albert Akende 7.1
  8. Laurence Sanders

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatt David bt Olivier De Maximy (Mar 21) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good battle, thanks for the game"  -- Matt
Matt David bt Tosin Adenuga (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentRushabh Kapasi bt Joachim Treasurer (Mar 17) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match played in very difficult windy conditions where from one side wind takes shots away and from other slows down. But well contested. Thanks Joachim."  -- Rushabh
Reveal CommentRushabh Kapasi bt Olivier De Maximy (Mar 15) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match played under nice weather. Thanks Olivier!"  -- Rushabh
Reveal CommentRushabh Kapasi bt James Janowski (Mar 10) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match, Thanks James!"  -- Rushabh

Current Rankings:

  1. Pawel Solak 7.2 [W2] 4
  2. Janusz Bus 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Richie Jackson 8.1 [W1] 2
  4. Tom Tyne 8.2 [L1] 1
  5. Brian Roche [L1]
  6. Terry Gates [L2]
  7. Jernej Bukovec 8.1
  8. Nigel Pope 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Terry Gates (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite slippery on the court and windy weather. Despite that, we had a good game. Lots of good rallies and points. I didn't play a left handed player for long time. Terry hits the ball very well, specially forhend which force me to keep my concentration at high level. I was 3:0 up in the second set but Terry raised his game and catch me up on 3:3. Then we had next 3 tough games which went to my side. Thank you Terry. "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Tom Tyne (Mar 14) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A well contested match. Thanks for the game. "  -- Richie
Reveal CommentJanusz Bus bt Terry Gates (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match. Had to keep my level and concentration to the end..THX Terry "  -- Janusz
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Brian Roche (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in nice sunny day. Thank you Brian."  -- Pawel

Current Rankings:

  1. David Addawoo [W1] 2
  2. Paul Pechey 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Ellis Kourtellas 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. Tom Coleman [L1] 1
  5. Tommaso Narpozzi 10.2 [L1]
  6. Adam Tekiela
  7. George Collington 8.2
  8. Kai Martin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEllis Kourtellas bt Tom Coleman (Mar 19) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tom thank you for the run out. Tight game. High and lows on both sides. The wind was a big factor today. "  -- Ellis
Reveal CommentDavid Addawoo bt Paul Pechey (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuce games but David had the better consistency and dealt with the slippery conditions better when it mattered. Well played."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Pechey bt Tommaso Narpozzi (Mar 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After going 3-1 and 4-2 down in the first set I got into a rhythm and edged four close games to take the first set. The second set started with an epic game on Tommaso's serve, which he took after about 7 or 8 deuces. However I took the next four in a row to go 4-1 up. We then exchanged four consecutive breaks of serve, the final one seeing me put the match to bed with a satisfying smash at 30-40. Good game, good workout."  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Cronin 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Yumiko Wilders 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Robert Johnson [W1, L1] 2
  4. Casper Viljoen [W1] 2
  5. Conor Molloy [L2] 1
  6. Katya Sheath 8.2 [L1] 1
  7. Jack Sawyer 9.1
  8. Steven McGregor 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentYumiko Wilders bt Robert Johnson (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great game! It was really windy, but we had some great rallies."  -- Yumiko
Reveal CommentCasper Viljoen bt Katya Sheath (Mar 18) 5-7, 6-2, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "What a way to start the league. A thriller of tennis going this way then the other. After being 5 2 down and fighting back to 5 all Katya hold her serve to take the first set. In gusty Conditions serving was always going to be hard. We both had to adapt our games to the conditions, keeping the ball as low as we could. Match was played in great spirit and was a great first experience," -- Casper
Reveal CommentRobert Johnson bt Conor Molloy (Mar 15) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great, close game which could have gone either way. The unusually warm weather made it a tough workout for both of us. Quote of the match during the 3rd set: Conor, 'This has gone from pleasant to...' Rob, 'Unpleasant'. Thanks for a top game, Conor! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentBen Cronin bt Conor Molloy (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Conor - good luck with the rest of the league"  -- Ben

Current Rankings:

  1. Katy Kirkby 9.1 [W2] 4
  2. Robert Wright 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Antonio Russo [L1]
  4. Peter Roberts 8.1 [L1]
  5. Andrew Halstead
  6. Malcolm Hirst 9.2
  7. Peter Rudolf 9.1 withdrawn
  8. Sean Rooney 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKaty Kirkby bt Robert Wright (Mar 19) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A long fought match played over 2 hours in windy conditions. I manage to take an early lead in the 1st set and have luck with me with a couple of net calls in my favour and manage to stay in front to take the 1st set. The 2nd set went all Roberts way. He was playing very well and I started losing the long rallies and missing vital points. The 3rd set could have gone either way. We had to change court at 4-4 and I belive Robert got distracted and I manage to take the 3rd set 6-4. A great match with lots of close games and some really long points."  -- Katy
Reveal CommentKaty Kirkby bt Antonio Russo (Mar 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some very long deuce games. Played in windy conditions which made it very difficult down one end."  -- Katy
Reveal CommentRobert Wright bt Peter Roberts (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great conditions this morning for this match. We had some good rallies, but my consistent play saw me through this game. Thanks Peter. "  -- Robert

Current Rankings:

  1. Sacha Conte [W1] 2
  2. Stephen Whitfield 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. James Igoe [L1]
  4. Maria Chandler [L1]
  5. David Campbell 10.2
  6. Marc Belben
  7. Norman Selway 9.1
  8. William Mcwhirter

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt James Igoe (Mar 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match that we thought might not happen due to rain but it stopped just long enough for us to play a closer than the score suggests. Thanks James"  -- Sacha
Reveal CommentStephen Whitfield bt Maria Chandler (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit windy for good tennis, however it was an enjoyable match. Well played Maria"  -- Stephen

Current Rankings:

  1. Gary Mackay 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Declan Mullan 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Phil Carter [L1]
  4. Chris Nagle 8.2 [L1]
  5. Godfrey Nelson
  6. James Catchpole
  7. Jim Sales 9.2
  8. Matthew Flint 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGary Mackay bt Chris Nagle (Mar 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game played in very blustery conditions. One end the wind helped you by slowing it down but the other end it was a different story. Both sets were played with a mix of good shots with some unforced errors also making a difference. The second set there were a lot better shots being played with both of us hitting some good winners. I managed to save 2 set points at 5-4 down and then went on to win. A good opponent and the game was played in a friendly way. Thank you for the game Chris. "  -- Gary
Declan Mullan bt Phil Carter (Mar 18) Walkover

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Burt 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Lucy Brown 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Omid Parsanejad 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Michael Fenton [L1]
  5. Pak Ling Wan 10.1 [L1]
  6. Paul Green 9.2 [L1]
  7. Louise Halsey 10.1
  8. Michael Duke 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Burt bt Michael Fenton (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such a blustery day that we half expected Winnie-the-Pooh to go past hanging onto a kite. I mastered the conditions faster than Michael but he came back hard in the second set, saving two match points before I got my toe over the line. Stephen "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Pak Ling Wan (Mar 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Myself and Pak always end up in the same league and have close games. It was a very windy day and made it hard to play our usual game but had fun anyway."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentOmid Parsanejad bt Paul Green (Mar 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Paul hadn't played tennis for some time so he was rusty. In the second set he started playing more relaxed and specially his first serve came to life and we played a more competitive set of tennis. "  -- Omid
Reveal CommentStephen Burt bt Omid Parsanejad (Mar 10) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A highly enjoyable and competitive match to get the round underway. Omad hit the ground running and looked as though he would run away with the match. But I recovered from 3-5 in the first set, saved three set points and held on to win the set. This was a bit of revenge for Omad's Lazarus-like resurrection in our last match. Played in great spirit and so good to be out in the first of the Spring warmth."  -- Stephen

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Young [W1] 2
  2. John Critchley [W1, L1] 2
  3. Paul Cawley [W1] 2
  4. Monika Martin 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. ALEX MANOS
  6. Anna Borovikov 9.2
  7. Matthew Dow
  8. Sabia Khanam

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Cawley bt Monika Martin (Mar 19) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really even match played in tricky gusty conditions. Thanks for the match Monika; I really enjoyed it and look forward to playing again some time!"  -- Paul
John Critchley bt Monika Martin (Mar 14) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Young bt John Critchley (Mar 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this first match played despite a small amount of rain in the second set. A good close match with some exciting moments, in particular the deuce at 5-2 in the final set. Well played John."  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Franklin 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Penny George [L1] 1
  3. Anthony Calnan 8.2
  4. Catherine Allum
  5. Duncan Brown
  6. Gosia Malig 10.1
  7. Jim Knowler
  8. Peter Knight 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Franklin bt Penny George (Mar 17) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. The first set was pretty even with each of us keeping serve until I broke to take it 6-4. Penny then ran away with the second set taking it 1-6. The third set we broke each other's serve until I held mine to go 5-4 ahead. Penny then managed to save 4 match points on her serve before I eventually took the set at the fifth time of asking. Thanks Penny."  -- Chris

Current Rankings:

  1. Mike Parbery [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. J-P Duval 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Andrew Easton 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Emma Illing [W1, L1] 2
  5. Christine Warwicker [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nadia Ogilvie 10.2 [L2]
  7. Eugene Nixon
  8. Steve Hirst

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Andrew Easton (Mar 19) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "When ever I play with Andy I set up for a marathon, this time I managed to come out on top, Andy was suffering with his serves which gave me the edge, A really enjoyable match "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentAndrew Easton bt Nadia Ogilvie (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Andy served very well!"  -- Nadia
Reveal CommentJ-P Duval bt Christine Warwicker (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun on a very windy day"  -- J-P
Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Christine Warwicker (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Warmest day this year, nice rallies "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Nadia Ogilvie (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice friendly match"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentJ-P Duval bt Emma Illing (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match and even better chats :)"  -- J-P
Reveal CommentEmma Illing bt Christine Warwicker (Mar 10) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We were well matched opponents. Most games went to several deuces and we were exhausted at the end, but we had great fun too!"  -- Emma

Current Rankings:

  1. Val Cox 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Shingi Chingwaro 9.2 [L1]
  3. Adam Outteridge
  4. Angelos Vouros
  5. David Jeal 10.2
  6. Ros Heimann

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Shingi Chingwaro (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions affected play."  -- Val

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Wood [W1] 2
  2. Amanda Hollingsworth 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Bev Tanner [L2]
  4. Fiona Freel 10.2
  5. Joanna Darko
  6. Leroy Fernandez
  7. Mustafa Shaikh

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAmanda Hollingsworth bt Bev Tanner (Mar 18) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Two long and enjoyable sets...........luckily I had read about Bev's mean drop shots in earlier commentary so was as prepared as one can be for these events. Thanks for a fun game Bev."  -- Amanda
Reveal CommentPeter Wood bt Bev Tanner (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Peter had some difficulty getting his serves in at times and Bev had a 'zippy' first serve when successful, as well as some 'sneaky' drop shots. Peter kept running about the court and managed some well placed balls to secure the win. Someone watching might have described this differently but this is how this 69 year old saw it!!"  -- Peter

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