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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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"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 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 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 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'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

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Collapse AllCrystal Palace Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 7 February 2019 to Wednesday 3 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 March 2019)

The courts were kept busy in Crystal Palace in this round with more than three quarters of matches played and a number of these lengthy contests too. Congratulations to the new group champions and we hope to see you all next time for more tennis throughout the spring.

Group Summary:

There was an exciting race for the group one crown with only one point separating the top three. Milosz was determined to improve on his runner up spot from the last two rounds, battling to a win over title rival Chris in "2.5hrs" and notching up wins in his five further encounters to narrowly climb into first place. Chris and Lee both finished only one point behind in a tie for second. Their head to head therefore comes into play and this was another epic encounter which Chris just won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to claim the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Milosz Wronski [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Chris Derwitsch 7.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Lee Kirby 8.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Emery 9.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Burnham Quail 10.1 [W2, L4, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Field 9.2 [W2, L3] 5
  7. Andrew Fifield [L2, UF1] withdrawn 1
  8. Joshua Stein [L6]

Match Results:

Burnham Quail bt Joshua Stein (Mar 31) 6-0, 6-2
Lee Kirby bt Peter Emery (Mar 30) 6-4, 6-2
Matthew Field bt Joshua Stein (Mar 30) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLee Kirby bt Joshua Stein (Mar 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match and great opponent. "  -- Lee
Burnham Quail bt Matthew Field (Mar 23) 6-3, 7-5
Milosz Wronski bt Joshua Stein (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-1
Matthew Field bt Peter Emery (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-4
Milosz Wronski bt Lee Kirby (Mar 16) 6-2, 6-2
Chris Derwitsch bt Matthew Field (Mar 16) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentPeter Emery bt Burnham Quail (Mar 15) 7-5, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Another tense and tight affair - with strong winds which made it very challenging for us both. Well played Burnham."  -- Peter
Chris Derwitsch bt Joshua Stein (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-0
Lee Kirby bt Matthew Field (Mar 2) 6-3, 6-0
Burnham Quail v Andrew Fifield (Feb 24) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 TBC
Milosz Wronski bt Burnham Quail (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-2
Lee Kirby bt Andrew Fifield (Feb 23) Walkover
Reveal CommentMilosz Wronski bt Chris Derwitsch (Feb 22) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "2.5h long really good tennis match.Can be both ways ,most games played in advantages , thanks for another good game Cheers"  -- Milosz
Reveal CommentPeter Emery bt Joshua Stein (Feb 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Josh. Some really good rallies there."  -- Peter
Milosz Wronski bt Andrew Fifield (Feb 16) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentLee Kirby bt Burnham Quail (Feb 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match as always. So close in the first set."  -- Lee
Milosz Wronski bt Peter Emery (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Chris Derwitsch bt Lee Kirby (Feb 10) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Chris Derwitsch bt Peter Emery (Feb 8) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
Chris Derwitsch bt Burnham Quail (Feb 7) 6-3, 6-4

Group Summary:

Nate showed no signs of nerves on his debut, powering to four straight set wins without dropping a set and scheduling well to top the table. Lien edged through her marathon match with Patrick 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, and with a couple of other wins and bonus points under her belt too she steals second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nate Froggatt [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lien Hoang 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Justin Mc Carthy [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Breslin [L1] withdrawn
  6. Philip Edgington [L3]

Match Results:

Patrick Dixon bt Philip Edgington (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-3
Justin Mc Carthy bt Philip Edgington (Feb 25) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
Nate Froggatt bt Lien Hoang (Feb 25) 6-4, 6-4
Nate Froggatt bt Philip Edgington (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-0
Lien Hoang bt Mark Breslin (Feb 23) Walkover
Nate Froggatt bt Patrick Dixon (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Patrick Dixon (Feb 17) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny and windy. Patrick and I played some very long games meaning we ran out of court time and had to scramble over to Croydon Rd to find an available court. At 1 set all and the 3rd set being neck and neck, Patrick was unfortunately feeling the fatiguing effects of a recent match and I managed to edge in front to take the set. Well played Patrick, great match - thank you!"  -- Lien
Nate Froggatt bt Justin Mc Carthy (Feb 15) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Justin Mc Carthy (Feb 14) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Justin. The day was lovely and bright although a bit difficult with the sun at times. We both started the first set even and I was able to get an early break to then take the set. Justin came out for the second set with a clear plan of winning. He was up 2- 0 , but I managed to win a game then levels up at 4-4. I then went on to win the match. Great game Justin . "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Justin Mc Carthy (Feb 11) 6-2, 3-3 Justin Mc Carthy Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful morning for tennis, credit to Justin for playing despite feeling under the weather. "  -- Lien

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:
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