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 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 »

"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

"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

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

Jill Craven

 "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

"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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Collapse AllCrystal Palace Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 20 August 2020 to Wednesday 14 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Over [W4, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chris Derwitsch 7.2 [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Burnham Quail 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alberto Santini 9.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ziad Douglas 10.2 [W2] 4
  6. Kyle Greenfield [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Wood [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentZiad Douglas bt Alberto Santini (Sep 27) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game look fwd to the next. "  -- Ziad
Chris Derwitsch bt Richard Wood (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0
Burnham Quail bt Kyle Greenfield (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-2
Alex Over bt Richard Wood (Sep 11) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlberto Santini bt Kyle Greenfield (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the match with Kyle we had some very good rallies. His first serve is very difficult to return. I am looking forward to a rematch. Best of luck with the rest of the matches."  -- Alberto
Reveal CommentAlberto Santini bt Richard Wood (Sep 8) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First of all I want to thank Richard for coming all the way to my club. Secondly, I really enjoyed the match and I think that Richard today was let down by his serve especially in the first set. Once he has remastered his serve he will be difficult to beat. Great game and good luck with the rest of the matches. Looking forward to playing against you again. "  -- Alberto
Chris Derwitsch bt Alberto Santini (Sep 6) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Reveal CommentAlex Over bt Alberto Santini (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good rally's, nice game."  -- Alex
Alex Over bt Kyle Greenfield (Sep 1) 6-1, 6-1
Chris Derwitsch v Alex Over (Aug 28) TBC
Reveal CommentAlex Over bt Burnham Quail (Aug 27) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, great rally's."  -- Alex
Chris Derwitsch bt Kyle Greenfield (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-1
Burnham Quail bt Alberto Santini (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-3
Ziad Douglas bt Chris Derwitsch (Aug 23) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. George Ryan-Smith [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Antonio Giorgioni [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Giacomo Facchini [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard McCarthy [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Neill Quinton [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Olivia Greenfield [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alex Davis [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Pedro Figueroa 9.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Ryan-Smith bt Pedro Figueroa (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I googled your uncle Eduardo - what a legend!"  -- George
Reveal CommentGiacomo Facchini bt Pedro Figueroa (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Pedro is a very good player ! Great match"  -- Giacomo
Reveal CommentGiacomo Facchini bt Olivia Greenfield (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Giacomo wins 6-0 6-1"  -- Giacomo
George Ryan-Smith bt Neill Quinton (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-4
George Ryan-Smith bt Alex Davis (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0
Olivia Greenfield bt Alex Davis (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGiacomo Facchini bt Richard McCarthy (Sep 22) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Giacomo won 6-1 7-5"  -- Giacomo
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Alex Davis (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Alex for a great runaround!"  -- Neill
Giacomo Facchini bt Neill Quinton (Sep 18) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
George Ryan-Smith bt Giacomo Facchini (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-2
Antonio Giorgioni bt Giacomo Facchini (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-2
George Ryan-Smith bt Olivia Greenfield (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-0
Antonio Giorgioni bt Richard McCarthy (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-0
Giacomo Facchini bt Alex Davis (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentGeorge Ryan-Smith bt Richard McCarthy (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, good guy."  -- George
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Olivia Greenfield (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match in lovely conditions - thanks for the game!"  -- Neill
Antonio Giorgioni bt Olivia Greenfield (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-0
Richard McCarthy bt Olivia Greenfield (Aug 31) 6-0, 6-2
Antonio Giorgioni bt Alex Davis (Aug 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard McCarthy bt Alex Davis (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to play with Rich. I am still learning so it took a while for me to get into gear in the first set (as the score shows!!) but it was fun nonetheless. Some great points, I thought!"  -- Alex
Antonio Giorgioni bt Neill Quinton (Aug 24) 7-5, 6-1
Richard McCarthy bt Neill Quinton (Aug 23) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)

Current Rankings:

  1. Neil Johnson 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Justin Mc Carthy 10.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rebecca Joe 9.1 [W3] 6
  4. James Ward 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Louise Armour [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ella Davis [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Ella Davis (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Ella ;-)"  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentLouise Armour bt Ella Davis (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game and great to meet Ella! Closer than the score suggests with some really great rallies. The court conditions were not great as it was very slippery which didn't help either of us! Look forward to playing again on a dry court!"  -- Louise
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Ella Davis (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Ella and get our match played. Thanks for coming to the club Ella. Nice match played in good conditions with no breeze. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Louise Armour (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Watch out league! Louise has only just picked up a racquet since lockdown and has picked up the game so fast. I was stunned to hear she’s only been playing a matter of a few months - really impressive! I’m not sure the gravel courts benefitted either of our games at South Norwood Lakes, the ball simply bounced off in any direction it chose, it was a lucky guess as to whether we were standing in the correct place - at least it brought us some laughs. Thanks for the game Louise - keep going."  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentJames Ward bt Ella Davis (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable match and both of us played some good tennis. I remember one particular cross-court winner from Ella at an extremely acute angle to end a long rally. We also had to cope with a floodlight failure just before the end, but managed to get them going again to get the match finished. Good to meet you, Ella - enjoy the rest of your matches!"  -- James
Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt Louise Armour (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a nice game. Was a pleasure meeting you."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt James Ward (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet and play James. We were a good match and many of our games went to deuce. Great ball striking from both of us and James (I note) is a good tactician; I had to produce winners...since James can clearly run for days and gets everything back! Well played and thanks for the match "  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentJames Ward bt Patrick Dixon (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was far closer contest than the score might suggest - so many games were resolved after multiple deuces including an epic in only the second. There were also some great rallies and good shot making from both of us. A really enjoyable match and great to meet you, Patrick!"  -- James
Justin Mc Carthy bt Patrick Dixon (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt Patrick Dixon (Sep 2) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Light rain made the conditions a bit tricky but our game was played in a great spirit. Hope we play again. Thanks for the tips with the stretches."  -- Neil
Justin Mc Carthy bt Louise Armour (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt James Ward (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game. Nice meeting you James."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt Justin Mc Carthy (Aug 20) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. The sets set swung one way then the other, then the other. Look forward to playing Justin again."  -- Neil

Results

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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 (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)