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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Primary Venues

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BB Tel: 020 8778 0131 full venue details »

Biggin Wood

Covington Way, London, SW16 3BY Tel: 020 8726 6900 full venue details »

Other Venues

Belair Park

Gallery Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 7AB Tel: full venue details »

Brockwell Park

Norwood Road, London, SW2 2YJ Tel: full venue details »

Dulwich Park

College Road,, Dulwich, London, Kent, SE21 7BQ Tel: full venue details »

Kings Hall

Kings Hall Road, Beckenham, London, Kent, BR3 1LN Tel: full venue details »

Mayow Park

Mayow Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2XR Tel: full venue details »

South Norwood Lake Woodvale Avenue

South Norwood, Croydon, Surrey, SE25 4AN Tel: full venue details »

Sydenham Wells Park

London, SE26 6QL Tel: 020 8318 3986 full venue details »

Trumble Gardens

Lucerne Road, Thornton Heath, London, CR7 7JH Tel: full venue details »

Upper Norwood Recreation Ground

Eversley Road, Croydon, Kent, SE19 3QS Tel: full venue details »

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

Tony Foreman

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

Pam Naylor

"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

"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

"This round will be my last in the Crystal Palace league as I am moving out of London. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 3 years or so in the league and have had so many great matches against so many great competitors.  I like the way you guys run it. It is slick, well organised and a greatalternative to joining a cub and it is one of the things I will miss most about moving away," Tom Burnell

Tom Burnell

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

Jill Craven

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Collapse AllCrystal Palace Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 10 June 2021 to Wednesday 4 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 July 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Derwitsch 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Burnham Quail 9.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Justin Mc Carthy 10.1 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Neil Johnson 9.2 [W2] 4
  5. Aitor Lopez De Uralde 8.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Richard McCarthy [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Daniele Tino [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJustin Mc Carthy bt Daniele Tino (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Daniele, very enjoyable match, look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Justin
Chris Derwitsch bt Aitor Lopez De Uralde (Aug 1) 6-3, 7-5
Chris Derwitsch bt Daniele Tino (Jul 30) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt Daniele Tino (Jul 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great guy! Good luck in future matches."  -- Neil
Neil Johnson bt Justin Mc Carthy (Jul 5) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Burnham Quail bt Justin Mc Carthy (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichard McCarthy bt Justin Mc Carthy (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable early morning match on the artificial clay court. Pretty even game with some good rallies. I managed to find my rhythm quite early today, which probably made the difference in the end. Look forward to playing Justin again."  -- Richard
Burnham Quail bt Richard McCarthy (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Derwitsch bt Burnham Quail (Jun 24) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Burnham!! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAitor Lopez De Uralde bt Daniele Tino (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in a nice afternoon. Good rallies and some good shots for the crowd. It was nice to meet Daniele, great guy! Good luck for next matches"  -- Aitor
Reveal CommentAitor Lopez De Uralde bt Justin Mc Carthy (Jun 22) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Justin served well in the first set and we could see good rallies and winners, being the set decided only by minor details. Justin serve dropped a lit bit in the second set and my forehand worked better, so the second set was more comfortable. Great match and great guy, good luck for the next matches!"  -- Aitor
Chris Derwitsch bt Richard McCarthy (Jun 14) 6-0, 6-3
Chris Derwitsch bt Justin Mc Carthy (Jun 13) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Colin Parker [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kyle Greenfield [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Neill Quinton [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Benjamin Randall [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Anderson Analuwa [L2] 1
  6. Alan Bryant [L3]
  7. Richard Cane
  8. Tom Britton 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Alan Bryant (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lot of exciting long rallies - so often a case of who would crack first!"  -- Neill
Reveal CommentKyle Greenfield bt Neill Quinton (Jul 5) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Lots of good rallies!"  -- Kyle
Colin Parker bt Kyle Greenfield (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Benjamin Randall (Jul 4) 5-4 Benjamin Randall Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive set with some extraordinarily long rallies but unfortunately Ben pulled a calf muscle and was unable to continue, so had to concede the match. Hope you get better soon and we can play again!"  -- Neill
Colin Parker bt Alan Bryant (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-1
Colin Parker bt Benjamin Randall (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-0
Colin Parker bt Neill Quinton (Jun 25) 6-4, 6-0
Kyle Greenfield bt Benjamin Randall (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentKyle Greenfield bt Anderson Analuwa (Jun 20) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! A lot of good hard fought points on both sides."  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Anderson Analuwa (Jun 15) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Playing for just over 2 hours, this was an exhausting but fiercely competitive and enjoyable match! The final set was actually poised at 4-1 40-0 when the lights went off, but Anderson graciously conceded... good luck with the rest of the league!"  -- Neill
Kyle Greenfield bt Alan Bryant (Jun 13) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Malcolm Spence 10.2 [W5] 10
  2. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alun Steel [W4, L1] 8
  4. Melvin Sargeant [W1, L3] 2
  5. Maryline Goldman [L3] 1
  6. Alex Hurst [L1]
  7. Nicola Warby [L1] withdrawn
  8. Pedro Figueroa 9.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMalcolm Spence bt Alun Steel (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "low sun + high winds = tricky conditions!"  -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentMalcolm Spence bt Maryline Goldman (Jul 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Maryline, hopefully play again sometime."  -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentMalcolm Spence bt Pedro Figueroa (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Too hot for tennis!"  -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentAlun Steel bt Maryline Goldman (Jul 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. We had some good rallies."  -- Alun
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Melvin Sargeant (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Melvin and get our match played on a warm evening. A number of good rallies and duces especially in the second set. Thanks for the game. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAlun Steel bt Pedro Figueroa (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pedro for a great game!"  -- Alun
Reveal CommentAlun Steel bt Patrick Dixon (Jul 10) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice rallies and a fair amount of deuces. Thanks for the game Patrick."  -- Alun
Reveal CommentAlun Steel bt Melvin Sargeant (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A nice and sunny Friday evening spent on the court. Good practice for both of us."  -- Alun
Reveal CommentMalcolm Spence bt Patrick Dixon (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to meet you Patrick, thanks for a good game with some nice rallies and plenty of break points for both sides. "  -- Malcolm
Malcolm Spence bt Melvin Sargeant (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-0
Patrick Dixon bt Maryline Goldman (Jun 14) 3-5, 4-1, [10-7]
Melvin Sargeant bt Nicola Warby (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-2
Patrick Dixon bt Alex Hurst (Jun 13) 4-2, 4-1


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles 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 bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

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).

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