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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

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 the next Round here.

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.

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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

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

Pam Naylor

 "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

"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

"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 29 | Thursday 1 April 2021 to Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 April 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gaston Casati [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chris Derwitsch 7.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Burnham Quail 9.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adam Morby [W1, L1] 2
  5. Aitor Lopez De Uralde 8.2 [L1]
  6. George Ryan-Smith
  7. Malcolm Spence 10.2
  8. Peter Emery 9.1

Match Results:

Chris Derwitsch bt Burnham Quail (Apr 16) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGaston Casati bt Burnham Quail (Apr 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match. Thank you Burnham"  -- Gaston
Reveal CommentGaston Casati bt Chris Derwitsch (Apr 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I hope we could play again when we get more practice after this long lockdown. "  -- Gaston
Burnham Quail bt Adam Morby (Apr 9) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentGaston Casati bt Aitor Lopez De Uralde (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match after a long lockdown."  -- Gaston
Reveal CommentAdam Morby bt Chris Derwitsch (Apr 5) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against a great guy. Well played match on a windy day. "  -- Chris

Current Rankings:

  1. Kel McKeown [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neil Johnson 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Nathan Stokes 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alun Steel [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alistair Good [L1]
  6. Richard McCarthy [L1]
  7. Fiene Fischer
  8. Kyle Greenfield

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt Alun Steel (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some good strong rallies and overall an enjoyable match"  -- Alun
Reveal CommentKel McKeown bt Richard McCarthy (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some really close, long games and good rallies and points. Thanks for the game Richard and nice to meet you!"  -- Kel
Reveal CommentKel McKeown bt Alistair Good (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close second set that could have gone either way. Lots of good long rallies and points. Nice to meet you and thanks for the game! "  -- Kel
Kel McKeown bt Alun Steel (Apr 7) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNathan Stokes bt Alun Steel (Apr 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely early start on a chilly but sunny morning! "  -- Nathan
Reveal CommentKel McKeown bt Nathan Stokes (Apr 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a few dodgy bounces from the cracked court on both sides of the net - we'll have to play on a better court next time - cheers for the game Nathan! Kel"  -- Kel

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Cane [W2] 4
  2. Neill Quinton [W2] 4
  3. Alex Davis [L2]
  4. Alex Hurst [L1]
  5. Justin Mc Carthy 10.1 [L1]
  6. Louise Armour
  7. Pedro Figueroa 9.1
  8. Tom Hinchcliffe

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Cane bt Justin Mc Carthy (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a beautiful day to play tennis. We made some good rallies today! Thanks for the game Justin."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Alex Hurst (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was Alex's game of tennis in many years, so it was a pleasure to be his first opponent in the league! Lots of good rallies and a good workout for both of us..."  -- Neill
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Alex Davis (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good workout amidst very blustery and cold conditions - thanks Alex!"  -- Neill
Reveal CommentRichard Cane bt Alex Davis (Apr 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match!"  -- Richard


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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).

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.