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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

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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Other Venues

Bromley Tennis Centre

Avebury Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9SA
Tel: 01689 880 407
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Addiscombe Recreation Ground

Bingham Road, Croydon, CR0 7HR
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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 very enjoyable playing in the league and I look forward to playing again soon!"

Luke Newell

''My first experience of playing matches was positive and I want to continue playing on. Thanks to both Sally & Nigel  for providing a professionally run local league, its greatly appreciated,"

Errol Waite

"Great, nice players, good courts, very enjoyable experience! Thank you,"

Tom Pickard

I have just completed my games for the current round, which will be my last round because I am now moving back to my home town Sheffield. I have participated in a few rounds of the Bromley free tennis league over the last couple of years and I just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed every single game. I also met some nice people. I was reading the history of the leagues on the website  and I think it is/was a terrific initiative. It’s nice to know I have the option of joining up in Sheffield if I need the games

Chris Whitehouse

"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 all your great organisation and encouragement throughout the tournament, great respect to you all," 

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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 5 April 2018 to Wednesday 30 May 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 May 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Kibbs Osafo [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jean-Michel Jacob [W2] 4
  3. Jan Kardas 7.2 [L1]
  4. Jernej Bukovec 8.1 [L1]
  5. Pawel Solak 7.2 [L2]
  6. Rushabh Kapasi 6.2 [L1]
  7. Julian Leichtmann 7.2
  8. Laurence Sanders

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Rushabh Kapasi (Apr 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A hot hot evening brought a seasonal affected result. A lot of good rallies. Think i made the most of the better playing conditions after a long winter. Good to see the sun after the biopic Beast from The East. "  -- Kibbs
Jean-Michel Jacob bt Jan Kardas (Apr 15) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Jernej Bukovec (Apr 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely spring morning hit....if only the finishing could match the improvement in weather... Nice match ! "  -- Kibbs
Jean-Michel Jacob bt Pawel Solak (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Pawel Solak (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well contested, a lot of a duece games......."  -- Kibbs

Current Rankings:

  1. Nigel Pope 8.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Olivier De Maximy 8.1 [W2] 4
  3. Tosin Adenuga 8.1 [W1, L1] 3
  4. James Janowski [W1] 2
  5. Jack Sawyer 8.2 [L1] 1
  6. Richard Sackey-Addo [L1]
  7. Michael Nordoff
  8. Sacha Conte

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNigel Pope bt Richard Sackey-Addo (Apr 15) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable and competitive match, which largely depended on how many winners Richard could hit compared to unforced errors. Richard saved a matchpoint at 4-5 in the 2nd set but ended up succumbing in the tie break as some good fortune went Nigel's way."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentJames Janowski bt Nigel Pope (Apr 14) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be playing in the heat again! Very enjoyable match. Nigel was doing some great retrieving which saw him through the first set. I decided I had to up my game and the power of my strokes which got me the 2nd set. After a cagey opening to the last set I upped my consistency and got enough points at net to get the margins needed for victory today. Really well played by Nigel. He kept getting the ball back and kept the pressure on me throughout the entire match."  -- James
Olivier De Maximy bt Tosin Adenuga (Apr 13) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Olivier De Maximy bt Nigel Pope (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTosin Adenuga bt Jack Sawyer (Apr 7) 6-4, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very streaky match. Jack had the better start with a break, taking a 4-1 lead. My forehand hand was misfiring and he was getting some good play and lobs when I approached the net. Then my streak started - I took 5 straight games to win the set. Then Jack had his streak - 6 straight games for a bagel. I took hope from the fact that most of the games could have gone either way, and started the 3rd set with hope. Lo! It was my turn to develop some consistency and luck. 6-1 in the 3rd, for a hard fought win. Thanks, Jack for an excellent match. "  -- Tosin

Current Rankings:

  1. Amish Norda [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ben Berry 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. George Collington 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Omid Parsanejad 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Terry Gates [L2] 1
  6. Adam Tekiela [L1]
  7. Richie Jackson 8.1 [L1]
  8. Marc Belben

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBen Berry bt Richie Jackson (Apr 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, very tight and some great winners."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentOmid Parsanejad bt Terry Gates (Apr 17) 1-6, 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was an epic match played while strong wind was blowing the balls around. Terry quickly adjusted to the tricky condition and took the first set with authority. He continued to play his smart tennis and got to 5-2 in the second set, only one game away from taking the match. At this point I thought I need to just relax and stay in the points as long as I can. It gradually changed the momentum and I could see off the second set after some very long and well fought games. The combination of a little bit of tiredness and a little bit of frustration on Terry’s side helped me to take the third set as well."  -- Omid
Reveal CommentBen Berry bt Terry Gates (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in lovely weather - nice game with some good shots."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentAmish Norda bt Ben Berry (Apr 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "no"  -- Amish
Reveal CommentGeorge Collington bt Ben Berry (Apr 10) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match could have gone either way thanks ben"  -- George
Amish Norda bt Omid Parsanejad (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-1
Amish Norda bt Adam Tekiela (Apr 6) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Antonio Russo [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Janusz Bus 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Tom Whitehouse [W1] 2
  4. Malcolm Hirst 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Nick Hughan [W1, L1] 2
  6. Desigan Chinniah 10.1 [L1]
  7. Sean Rooney 8.2 [L1]
  8. Rajiv Patel [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJanusz Bus bt Nick Hughan (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nick thanks for the game on lovely sunny day"  -- Janusz
Reveal CommentAntonio Russo bt Sean Rooney (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match that ultimately came down to a few close games. At 3-2 up in the first set we had 2 or 3 crucial close games which I managed to edge. Second set was very tight, and I managed to get the crucial break at the end. Well played Sean and thanks for the game."  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentMalcolm Hirst bt Rajiv Patel (Apr 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with some great rallies. Malcolm hit his shots hard and deep putting me on the back foot a lot and was very difficult to put away even when I had the upper hand! I was enjoying a 4-2 lead in the first set before he upped his game, won the first set and raced into a 5-1 lead in the second. A glimpse of a fightback was on when I made it back to 5-4 but it wasn't to be. Well done, Malcolm!"  -- Rajiv
Tom Whitehouse bt Desigan Chinniah (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJanusz Bus bt Antonio Russo (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well it was an interesting game I was lucky as Antonio's timing was off unfortunately in the first set. In second set his timing start coming back there were more longer rallies, even though score doesn't reflect that I had to put more fight into games there were more deuces ..Thank Antonio for the game.."  -- Janusz
Reveal CommentNick Hughan bt Antonio Russo (Apr 11) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6, [7-5]

Player Comments:

  • "What. A. Match. Wow. An outstanding battle once again between the 2 warriors. Both soldiers pushing each to the limit in death-defying rallies, concurrently bending the laws of Physics. First 2 sets had huge momentum swings. Nick started well but then I came back and managed to win the first set 6-4. Nick then obliterated me 6-1 in the second set. After 2 sets of wild momentum variances, the third set was an absolute war of attrition. Almost every point was long and hard-fought to the death. 4-2 to me, 4-4, 5-4 to Nick, 5-5, 6-5 to Nick, 6-6. And eventually a tiebreak. 12 exhilarating points later, Nick had won it 7-5. Well played Nick and well done on the victory. I'm not sure I will be able to walk for the next week. An outstanding battle"  -- Antonio

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan Yam [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Murphy [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Knight 8.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Johnson [W1, L1] 2
  5. Matthew Flint 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Richard Ohene [L1]
  7. Paul Green 9.1 [L2]
  8. Thomas Howe

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Flint bt Peter Knight (Apr 17) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A battle against the wind, but a beautiful day and a very enjoyable game."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentAndy Murphy bt Peter Knight (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable and competitive match in windy conditions. The match see-sawed before I managed to edge it. Thanks for the game Peter. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAlan Yam bt Paul Green (Apr 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A brutal first set with each point closely fought and inevitably would decide the overall match. Paul had a couple set points to take the first set and was unfortunate to not take them. Overall, Paul played better in the first set and probably deserved it more than I did. Thanks for the match Paul."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Yam bt Richard Ohene (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a lovely sunny Saturday morning. Richard wasn't in his best form, but still played well with many games going to deuce points. The score doesn't reflect how competitive the match was played."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Yam bt Peter Knight (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match which was closely contested throughout. Peter fought back from 5-1 down in the second set as I struggled to hold my nerve and to close out the match. Well played Peter. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentRobert Johnson bt Paul Green (Apr 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A well-matched game with some long rally's, giving us a great workout. Thanks Paul."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentAndy Murphy bt Matthew Flint (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A slow paced game where neither of us played to our capabilities. The second set was much better but I managed to nick all the close games which gave the score a rather flattering look. Thanks for the game Mat. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Murphy bt Robert Johnson (Apr 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a somewhat dreary day. The second set could have gone either way but i managed to edge it. Thanks for the game Robert. "  -- Andy

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Rudolf 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Chris Franklin 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Phil Carter [W1, L1] 2
  4. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [W1] 2
  5. Thomas Lindsay [L3] withdrawn
  6. David Campbell 10.1
  7. James Igoe
  8. Jim Knowler

Match Results:

Peter Rudolf bt Phil Carter (Apr 19) 6-4, 6-3
Patrick Dixon bt Thomas Lindsay (Apr 13) Walkover
Reveal CommentChris Franklin bt Thomas Lindsay (Apr 12) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played in much better conditions than when we last met. In the first set Thomas broke my serve to take a 4-2 lead. Thomas had a chance to serve for the set at 5-3 but I managed to break him and then hold my serve to make it 5-5. I then won the next 2 games to take the set 7-5. The second set started in a similar fashion. Thomas got an early break and was leading 4-2. I managed to fight back and take the next 4 games to win the set 6-4 and therefore the match. Some very good rallies were had and some impossible shots somehow returned by us both. Thanks for a great match and I look forward to playing again."  -- Chris
Phil Carter bt Thomas Lindsay (Apr 7) 7-5, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Neal [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Duncan Brown [W2] 4
  3. John Critchley [W1, L1] 2
  4. Michael Fenton [W1, L1] 2
  5. Mustafa Shaikh [W1, L1] 2
  6. Gavin Blundell [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nikki Farmer 9.1 [L2]
  8. Richard Widdowson 9.1

Match Results:

Duncan Brown bt Nikki Farmer (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDuncan Brown bt John Critchley (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than it looked! Highly entertaining."  -- Duncan
John Critchley bt Nikki Farmer (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-2
Lee Neal bt Michael Fenton (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-3
Lee Neal bt Mustafa Shaikh (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMustafa Shaikh bt Gavin Blundell (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice competitive match some good shots. Well played Gavin."  -- Mustafa
Michael Fenton bt Gavin Blundell (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-2
Lee Neal bt Gavin Blundell (Apr 7) 6-1, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Felix Tudor [W2] 4
  2. Pak Ling Wan 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Robin Brown [L2] 1
  4. Peter Wood [L1]
  5. Hardeep Jassi
  6. Kevin Ma
  7. Mustafa Elnour

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFelix Tudor bt Robin Brown (Apr 19) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful game, lots of rallies and space for improvement. Thank you Robin "  -- Felix
Reveal CommentFelix Tudor bt Peter Wood (Apr 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasant game, Thank you Peter"  -- Felix
Reveal CommentPak Ling Wan bt Robin Brown (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really good match for us both to get back into the swing of things. The second set was really topsy-turvy and in the end it came down to whoever was able to hold onto their serve."  -- Pak Ling

Current Rankings:

  1. Jude Urwin 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Debbie Tumkaya 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Bev Tanner [L1]
  4. Andy Madder
  5. Anthony Calnan 8.2
  6. Daniel Agius
  7. Steve Hirst
  8. Victoria Archer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Debbie Tumkaya (Apr 14) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Unusually for me, I got out of the blocks fast! Maybe the sunny conditions helped. Debbie pegged me back in the second set and with a bit more luck on her serve we would have gone to three. Nice match and lovely to be playing in the sunshine again :)"  -- Jude
Debbie Tumkaya bt Bev Tanner (Apr 6) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeff Titus [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Hemmings Koranteng [W1, L1] 2
  3. Bim Adesanya [L2]
  4. Michael Thomas [L1]
  5. Fiona Fishtal 10.2
  6. Kevin Davidson
  7. Shanice Sarkodee-Adoo

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeff Titus bt Michael Thomas (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We both thoroughly enjoyed the match. The longest game was the last one, Mike was not going to give up at any point."  -- Jeff
Reveal CommentJeff Titus bt Hemmings Koranteng (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was one tough match the score does not reflect how close it was. Boby aching need a hot bath"  -- Jeff
Reveal CommentJeff Titus bt Bim Adesanya (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed meeting and playing tennis with Bim. The shot of the day goes to Bim who lobbed me as I came to the net, I could only watch as the ball landed inside the baseline. Well played and good luck with the rest of the round."  -- Jeff
Hemmings Koranteng bt Bim Adesanya (Apr 7) 6-0, 6-0

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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: 
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Comments:
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