Crystal Palace Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Crystal Palace'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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Crystal Palace Sports Centre
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Join The League

New rounds for the Crystal Palace league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BB
Tel: 020 8778 0131

The centre is one of London's iconic sporting venues and offers a full range of sporting activity including four floodlit outdoor macadam courts completely resurfaced in 2014 and one indoor astro court.

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 9am-5pm

# of Indoor Courts: 1
# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Courts cost: £9.10 as a non member. Cheaper rates available for members.  Contact reception or visit the website for details.

Other Venues

Mayow Park

Mayow Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2XR
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free to use.

South Norwood Lake Woodvale Avenue

South Norwood, Croydon, Surrey, SE25 4AN
# of Outdoor Courts: 3

Sydenham Wells Park

Wells Park Road, Lewisham, London, SE26 6JQ
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free to use.

Upper Norwood Recreation Ground

Eversley Road, Croydon, Kent, SE19 3QS
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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"I'm really enjoying the contest: it's a really good way to meet fellow players"

Jill Craven

"This was my first league here in Crystal Palace and it was brilliant, great people, flawless organisation. I had such a great time and I hope I could join soon another one,"

Marco Guida

 "This was the first time I have participated in the Crystal Palace league (having played in other Local Tennis Leagues) and as per usual it did not disappoint! The tennis and opposition were first class and I look forward to doing battle again in the New Year! Please keep the league going!"

Jamie Fowler

"Thanks for all your organisation I have enjoyed my first league matches"

Pam Naylor

"Fantastic round. Only one match not played. Winner not decided until the last week. I played a grand total of 140 games!!"

Tony Foreman

"I really enjoyed myself! It was a return to tennis after 8 years of injuries and work addiction, so getting back in and winning is a huge confidence boost and more than enough motivation to carry on competitively. Many thanks for running such a great and friendly tournament system!", 

Bryan Serwatka

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Report your results

Collapse AllCrystal Palace Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 24 November 2016 to Wednesday 1 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 December 2016)

Current Rankings:

  1. Duncan Mackinnon [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stuart Prince 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Derwitsch 9.1 [W4, L1, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Celia Edwards [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tony Foreman 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Terry Hayes 9.1 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Stephen Hoffman 9.1 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStuart Prince bt Tony Foreman (Jan 21) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match! The second set was very close & could have gone either way."  -- Stuart
Duncan Mackinnon v Chris Derwitsch (Jan 8) 6-0 TBC
Duncan Mackinnon bt Celia Edwards (Jan 8) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentStuart Prince bt Tom Burnell (Jan 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The first thing to say is that I played very well but I needed to today otherwise I would have lost to Tom! The first set was very close with some very long games & hinged on one game where I was able to break Tom's serve by coming into the net more frequently. The second set was similar to the first & hinged on a few key points. Overall it was a very competitive match!"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentTony Foreman bt Terry Hayes (Dec 27) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "a fantastic way to get over Xmas: 25 very competitive games, with a lot of them going to deuce"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Terry Hayes (Dec 23) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Strong winds made for less than ideal playing conditions but it was a hard fought match and some great tennis."  -- Tom
Stuart Prince bt Terry Hayes (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentTony Foreman bt Celia Edwards (Dec 21) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "a very competitive match which turned on one game. At 3-2 in the third set, I was 0-40 down but somehow I managed to win that game. It made all the difference as my confidence was lifted and I finished off. Had it been 3-3, there could have been a different outcome!"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Celia Edwards (Dec 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Celia is a tenacious player, to put it mildly, and the ball just kept coming back over the net no matter what I tried. Not really sure how I got enough points to win the match!! Definitely made me realise i need to work on my fitness."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDuncan Mackinnon bt Stuart Prince (Dec 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Duncan's all round game was much better than mine. He was much more consistent for me on the day. We had some good rally's & long games but I couldn't win the points that counted. A well deserved win for Duncan."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentDuncan Mackinnon bt Tony Foreman (Dec 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I would give myself 8 or 9 out of 10 for effort but somehow i couldn't put Duncan under sustained pressure - all credit to him!"  -- Tony
Duncan Mackinnon bt Tom Burnell (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-0
Celia Edwards bt Stephen Hoffman (Dec 11) Walkover
Duncan Mackinnon bt Terry Hayes (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-0
Stuart Prince bt Chris Derwitsch (Dec 10) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
Celia Edwards bt Terry Hayes (Dec 9) 6-4, 6-4
Stuart Prince bt Celia Edwards (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-2
Chris Derwitsch bt Terry Hayes (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-2
Chris Derwitsch bt Tony Foreman (Dec 2) 6-3, 7-5
Chris Derwitsch bt Tom Burnell (Nov 27) 6-2, 6-3
Chris Derwitsch bt Celia Edwards (Nov 26) 6-3, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Timothy Swan [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Cousins [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jamie Jubon 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lee Kirby 9.2 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sarah Flotel 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Davide Palermo [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Hardik Sharma 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Chris Peabody [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Cousins bt Timothy Swan (Jan 18) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Tim is a very proficient tennis player and is a tough opponent. Hard hitting on all shots and consistent, Tim had the edge in the first set. A switch to a lighter racquet helped my game during the second set, and thereafter it could have gone either way. Thoroughly enjoyable game of tennis!"  -- Adam
Lee Kirby bt Chris Peabody (Jan 7) 6-2, 6-3
Sarah Flotel bt Hardik Sharma (Dec 30) 6-1, 6-2
Timothy Swan bt Hardik Sharma (Dec 22) 6-2, 6-0
Adam Cousins bt Davide Palermo (Dec 20) 6-1, 6-2
Jamie Jubon bt Hardik Sharma (Dec 19) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentTimothy Swan bt Sarah Flotel (Dec 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun and competitive match against Sarah. Great fun!"  -- Timothy
Jamie Jubon bt Davide Palermo (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentSarah Flotel bt Lee Kirby (Dec 10) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Lee for rising early on a Saturday and kicking me off in my first Crystal Palace league match. Neck on neck in the first set I found his forehand really hard to break down and he fired some incredible winners! It felt good to be playing singles again, winter won't get in the way."  -- Sarah
Timothy Swan bt Jamie Jubon (Dec 8) 6-3, 6-3
Lee Kirby bt Hardik Sharma (Dec 7) 6-4, 6-1
Jamie Jubon bt Lee Kirby (Dec 5) 6-2, 6-2
Adam Cousins bt Jamie Jubon (Dec 4) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Adam Cousins bt Lee Kirby (Dec 2) 6-4, 6-1
Timothy Swan bt Lee Kirby (Nov 30) 6-1, 6-1
Lee Kirby bt Davide Palermo (Nov 27) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentJamie Jubon bt Chris Peabody (Nov 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game, thoroughly enjoyable. Chris was a great opponent. "  -- Jamie

Current Rankings:

  1. Burnham Quail 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Inga Kozasvili 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Hina Majid 10.2 [L1]
  4. Samantha Cox [L2]
  5. Jonathan Buck 10.2
  6. Neil McWilliams
  7. Sharon James

Match Results:

Burnham Quail bt Inga Kozasvili (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-0
Inga Kozasvili bt Hina Majid (Dec 30) 6-0, 6-0
Inga Kozasvili bt Samantha Cox (Dec 15) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentBurnham Quail bt Samantha Cox (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Not as one sided as the score suggests!"  -- Burnham

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Crystal Palace archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles matches for Crystal Palace. 

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

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