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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

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

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

Wells Park Road, Lewisham, London, SE26 6JQ
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Upper Norwood Recreation Ground

Eversley Road, Croydon, Kent, SE19 3QS
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"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

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

Tony Foreman

"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

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

Jill Craven

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

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Collapse AllCrystal Palace Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 23 February 2017 to Wednesday 19 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Stuart Prince 9.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chris Derwitsch 8.2 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Timothy Swan [W3, L1] 6
  4. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jamie Jubon 10.2 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Karol Zagajewski 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  7. James Rutherford 8.1 [W1, L3] 2
  8. Tony Foreman 8.2 [L5] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Rutherford bt Tom Burnell (Apr 18) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match against Tom. I went 3 -0 in the first set and thought I had it in the bag. Tom came back to level it 4-4 and then went 5-4 up. I luckily hit some decent shots to win the set. Tom was a great opponent!"  -- James
Stuart Prince bt Karol Zagajewski (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentStuart Prince bt James Rutherford (Apr 15) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match with James! Clearly a very good tennis player getting back into the swing of things. The first half of the first set was full of errors with James struggling at the net and myself struggling with my serve. We both started to play better tennis in the second half of the set with me coming through to narrowly win. The second set was far better from both of us - I raced into a 3-0 lead with James coming back to level at 3-3. I managed to break James & hold on to win the set. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentJamie Jubon bt James Rutherford (Apr 14) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game again with some really fun rallies, especially in a really tough first set. James served for the set at 5-4 but I managed to claw it back and momentum then swung my way. James was a great opponent. "  -- Jamie
Chris Derwitsch bt Jamie Jubon (Apr 8) 6-4, 7-5
Chris Derwitsch bt Karol Zagajewski (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-1
Karol Zagajewski bt Tony Foreman (Apr 5) 7-6 (9-7), 6-0
Reveal CommentStuart Prince bt Timothy Swan (Apr 4) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some long rallies! The second set was especially tough & could have easily have gone either way - we traded breaks of serve & neither of us could hold our serve to win the set until the last game of the set! Tim is a very good player & if it were not for a few important points going my way the match could have gone Tim's way."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentTimothy Swan bt Tony Foreman (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great way to start a sunny Saturday morning. Tony is one of the most consistent players I've played in Local Leagues. It was a bit one sided in the first set but Tony came back in the second hitting winners off both fore and backhands! Thanks for the hit!"  -- Timothy
Reveal CommentTimothy Swan bt James Rutherford (Mar 29) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Despite what the scoreline might suggest, this was a competitive match! James hit some really clever shots and some good rallies were had. James will be a tough opponent for the rest of the division once the cobwebs are blown out!"  -- Timothy
Reveal CommentStuart Prince bt Jamie Jubon (Mar 26) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game! Jamie and I had some long rally's. He was very consistent & got around the court very well which forced me to go for every shot to win our long rally's. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentJamie Jubon bt Tony Foreman (Mar 25) 4-6, 7-5, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game despite the blustery conditions. Thoroughly enjoyable!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentTimothy Swan bt Chris Derwitsch (Mar 24) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game from Chris in very windy conditions making for some tough tennis. Chris really came back in the second set and it wasn't until deep in the third set that the momentum swung my way. Good luck for the remainder of the league, Chris. "  -- Timothy
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Jamie Jubon (Mar 16) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "The score line says it all. After a shaky start Jamie settled down, found his rythm, gained in confidence and came within a whisker of winning the second set. He chased down every ball and sent most of them back with interest, making for many long and exhausting rallies and taking the match to almost two hours and proving a worthy opponent in the process."  -- Tom
Stuart Prince bt Tony Foreman (Mar 12) 6-0, 6-3
Chris Derwitsch bt Tom Burnell (Mar 11) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
Stuart Prince bt Tom Burnell (Mar 4) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentStuart Prince bt Chris Derwitsch (Feb 26) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "As usual a very competitive match with Chris. Chris started the match very well racing into a 3-0 lead - I held in there & managed to force a tie break. I held my nerve & went onto win the tie break in very even first set. Chris upped his game again in the second set - serving very well & passing me more often than I would have liked. He deservedly won the 2nd set. In the third set my serve started to come together & I got the better of Chris in some long & punishing rally's. Overall a very good match in difficult conditions. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentChris Derwitsch bt Tony Foreman (Feb 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Chris, I told my wife that I didn't lose 6-1, 6-1, Chris BEAT me 6-1, 6-1 by playing really well and by hitting winners from all parts of the court. I served quite well and my ground shots were going quite well but Chris made very few mistakes and consistently converted his oportunities"  -- Tony

Current Rankings:

  1. Josh Taylor Dadds 10.2 [W4] 8
  2. Michael Fenton [W3, L2] 7
  3. Lee Kirby 9.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Forida Rahman [W3] 6
  5. Burnham Quail 10.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Terry Hayes 9.1 [W1] 2
  7. James Robertson [L3]
  8. Francis Taloen

Match Results:

Forida Rahman bt Michael Fenton (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-1
Michael Fenton bt James Robertson (Apr 12) 6-1, 7-6
Josh Taylor Dadds bt James Robertson (Apr 8) 6-4, 6-1
Josh Taylor Dadds bt Burnham Quail (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-4
Josh Taylor Dadds bt Michael Fenton (Mar 24) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Forida Rahman bt Burnham Quail (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-1
Josh Taylor Dadds bt Lee Kirby (Mar 11) 7-5, 7-6
Reveal CommentMichael Fenton bt Burnham Quail (Mar 10) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Burnham throughout the match was pretty consistent, however a complete unexplainable collapse on my part in the second set kinda gave the match an interesting twist to the third - not knowing who would come through. Concentration resumed and a break at 4-3 me to serve I pulled through "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentLee Kirby bt Burnham Quail (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer game than the score line would suggest. The second set had five breaks of serves in the first five games, one game of which went on for I do not know how many deuces before Burnham rightly won and broke me. "  -- Lee
Forida Rahman bt Lee Kirby (Feb 27) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Fenton bt Lee Kirby (Feb 26) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Played under very windy conditions, but we continued on regardless. I managed to cope early and won the first set however lee executed some good shots in the second set which he won and carried that momentum to the third and final leading 4-1. Somehow I managed to force the issue and minimize errors got to six all - tie break and served reasonably well to win. Very close but a good match ! "  -- Michael
Terry Hayes bt Burnham Quail (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-3
Lee Kirby bt James Robertson (Feb 25) 7-5, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Graham Hunter [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jo Cheung 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Neill Quinton [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Neil Johnson 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tabrez Akhtar [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Richard Tennant 10.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Inga Kozasvili 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Graham Hunter bt Neill Quinton (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGraham Hunter bt Tabrez Akhtar (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "So windy today that the server was at a disadvantage on most points. Tabrez's forehand got better and better as we played on and he hit a couple of vicious winners in the second set. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGraham Hunter bt Richard Tennant (Mar 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Chilly evening for tennis! Thanks for a good game Rich. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentRichard Tennant bt Neill Quinton (Mar 19) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This one couldn't have been much closer, and could easily have gone either way! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentGraham Hunter bt Neil Johnson (Mar 16) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A brief interlude when the floodlights went out added to the drama of a close final set! Cheers for a good game Neil," Graham
Tabrez Akhtar bt Richard Tennant (Mar 12) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentJo Cheung bt Graham Hunter (Mar 12) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Graham came storming back in the 2nd set and was serving at pace with pin point accuracy - I definitely felt the pressure and it could easily have gone to a 3rd set. Well played Graham!"  -- Jo
Jo Cheung bt Richard Tennant (Mar 11) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-3
Neill Quinton bt Tabrez Akhtar (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-1
Jo Cheung bt Neill Quinton (Mar 5) 6-0, 6-1
Neil Johnson bt Richard Tennant (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-1
Neill Quinton bt Neil Johnson (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-3
Neil Johnson bt Tabrez Akhtar (Feb 25) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)


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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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.

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