Friendly, competitive tennis on Crystal Palace's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league 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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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, 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!)
  • 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 posted to 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

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

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

Covington Way, London, SW16 3BY
Tel: 020 8726 6900
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Other Venues

Belair Park

Gallery Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 7AB
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Brockwell Park

Norwood Road, London, SW2 2YJ
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Dulwich Park

College Road,, Dulwich, London, Kent, SE21 7BQ
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Kings Hall

Kings Hall Road, Beckenham, London, Kent, BR3 1LN
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Mayow Park

Mayow Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2XR
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South Norwood Lake Woodvale Avenue

South Norwood, Croydon, Surrey, SE25 4AN
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Sydenham Wells Park

London, SE26 6QL
Tel: 020 8318 3986
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Trumble Gardens

Lucerne Road, Thornton Heath, London, CR7 7JH
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Upper Norwood Recreation Ground

Eversley Road, Croydon, Kent, SE19 3QS
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"Thanks for all your organisation I have enjoyed my first league matches"

Pam Naylor

"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

 "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

"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

"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 21 | Thursday 8 November 2018 to Wednesday 16 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Derwitsch 8.1 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Milosz Wronski [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Lee Kirby 9.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Burnham Quail 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Breslin [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Emery 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Laurence Greenhalgh [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jamie Jubon 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  9. Matthew Field 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLee Kirby bt Mark Breslin (Dec 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with small margins. Absolutely freezing though! "  -- Lee
Milosz Wronski bt Laurence Greenhalgh (Dec 9) 6-4, 6-2
Milosz Wronski bt Mark Breslin (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-4
Burnham Quail bt Jamie Jubon (Dec 8) 6-4, 6-4
Burnham Quail bt Laurence Greenhalgh (Dec 2) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Chris Derwitsch bt Matthew Field (Dec 1) 7-5, 6-2
Lee Kirby bt Chris Derwitsch (Nov 30) 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentMilosz Wronski bt Burnham Quail (Nov 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice early monday game Bit slippery but was good game, thanks Burnham !!!"  -- Milosz
Chris Derwitsch bt Peter Emery (Nov 25) 6-4, 6-0
Mark Breslin bt Laurence Greenhalgh (Nov 25) 7-5, 7-5
Chris Derwitsch bt Mark Breslin (Nov 24) 6-1, 6-0
Chris Derwitsch bt Burnham Quail (Nov 22) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Lee Kirby bt Laurence Greenhalgh (Nov 18) 6-1, 7-5
Milosz Wronski bt Peter Emery (Nov 18) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJamie Jubon bt Lee Kirby (Nov 17) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Lee, could have gone either way. Fine margins decided it, thanks Lee!"  -- Jamie
Chris Derwitsch bt Laurence Greenhalgh (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-1
Chris Derwitsch bt Milosz Wronski (Nov 15) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentPeter Emery bt Laurence Greenhalgh (Nov 10) 6-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "With the sun shining and the rain clouds at bay, on a shiny slick court with resident worms, a match of good rallies and enthusiasm was encountered by the 2 tennis players in question. :). Nice one Laurie. "  -- Peter

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Fifield [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neill Quinton [W1] 2
  3. Lien Hoang 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alistair Good [L2] 1
  5. Rebecca Joe 10.1 [L1] withdrawn
  6. Justin Mc Carthy [L2]
  7. Patrick Horgan

Match Results:

Andrew Fifield bt Rebecca Joe (Dec 9) Walkover
Andrew Fifield bt Justin Mc Carthy (Nov 30) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Alistair Good (Nov 18) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very fun and close match, the lead changed quite a few times in each set. Alistair was unfortunately sporting an injury but we still managed some great 'cat and mouse' rallies. I had the advantage of serving at 5-4 in the last two sets. Thanks, Alistair for a great game."  -- Lien
Andrew Fifield bt Lien Hoang (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Justin Mc Carthy (Nov 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match with lots of great rallies in beautiful weather - thanks Justin!"  -- Neill
Andrew Fifield bt Alistair Good (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-4

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Crystal Palace archive.
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 (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 matchtiebreak, 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)