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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 "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

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

Jill Craven

"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

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

Tony Foreman

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Collapse AllCrystal Palace Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 25 April 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Derwitsch 7.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Pickard [W7] 12
  3. Peter Emery 9.2 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lee Kirby 8.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Burnham Quail 9.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Rutherford 8.1 [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nate Froggatt 10.1 [W1, L5] 2
  8. Alberto Santini 10.2 [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Chris Derwitsch bt James Rutherford (Jun 17) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentPeter Emery bt James Rutherford (Jun 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played James... Look forward to playing again next time. "  -- Peter
James Rutherford bt Alberto Santini (Jun 14) 6-0, 7-5
Peter Emery bt Nate Froggatt (Jun 14) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPeter Emery bt Lee Kirby (Jun 9) 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Admin:. First set tie break. 7-6 (7-5). Well played Lee, first set could have gone either way. :). "  -- Peter
Tom Pickard bt Chris Derwitsch (Jun 9) 6-4, 6-1
Nate Froggatt bt Alberto Santini (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-2
Burnham Quail bt Nate Froggatt (Jun 1) 6-4, 6-0
Tom Pickard bt Alberto Santini (May 31) 6-1, 6-1
Tom Pickard bt James Rutherford (May 28) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Pickard bt Nate Froggatt (May 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "FeliXmas. "  -- Nate
Tom Pickard bt Burnham Quail (May 25) 6-2, 6-1
Peter Emery bt Alberto Santini (May 24) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Tom Pickard bt Peter Emery (May 21) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Lee Kirby bt James Rutherford (May 20) 6-3, 6-1
Burnham Quail bt Alberto Santini (May 19) 6-1, 6-1
Chris Derwitsch bt Burnham Quail (May 18) 6-1, 7-5
Chris Derwitsch bt Alberto Santini (May 18) 6-3, 6-4
James Rutherford bt Nate Froggatt (May 16) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentLee Kirby bt Burnham Quail (May 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another titanic battle between us two. Multiple breaks of serve meant it could have gone anyway. Perfect sunny Sunday morning tennis."  -- Lee
Burnham Quail bt James Rutherford (May 11) 6-0, 6-1
Lee Kirby bt Chris Derwitsch (May 11) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Chris Derwitsch bt Nate Froggatt (May 10) 6-0, 6-3
Chris Derwitsch bt Peter Emery (May 9) 6-2, 6-2
Lee Kirby bt Alberto Santini (May 6) 6-0, 6-2
Tom Pickard bt Lee Kirby (May 4) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentPeter Emery bt Burnham Quail (May 1) 2-6, 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another crazily right match which could have gone any way. Managed to complete with the light fading. Well played as always Burnham!"  -- Peter

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Field 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Fielden [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tony Foreman 8.2 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lien Hoang 9.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Alvaro Chirivella [W2, L2] 4
  7. Joshua Stein [L2] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Field bt Tony Foreman (Jun 3) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "this was a very exciting game where it often looked as it would be knocked off the court but somehow I hung on, willing Matthew to make a mistake. This happened some of the time, enough to give me hope of causing an upset, but in the end Matthew edged it. Class told in the end!"  -- Tony
Patrick Dixon bt Joshua Stein (Jun 2) Walkover
Reveal CommentAlvaro Chirivella bt Lien Hoang (May 25) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very close 3rd set where I was up 4-1 but Alvaro came steaming back to take the set and the match. Well played, Alvaro."  -- Lien
Reveal CommentTom Fielden bt Patrick Dixon (May 24) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match, completed at the second attempt after some bad weather first time round. Thanks for the game, Patrick"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Alvaro Chirivella (May 23) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Alvaro and get our match played. It was a close match and very competitive. The conditions were good and the second set could have gone either wày . Thanks for arranging the match Alvaro."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentTom Fielden bt Tony Foreman (May 22) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match, seesawing from one extreme to the other (I was 4-0 up in the second set). In the end, the loss of daylight saved me as after Tom had won six games in a row, he would have been the odds on favourite to take the decider"  -- Tony
  • "Tom clinched the third set 6-3 at Camber LTC in a tight match involving prolonged deuces" Tony
Reveal CommentTony Foreman bt Lien Hoang (May 19) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "a very tough match. In both sets Lien surged into a 4-1 lead but somehow I managed to get back, sometimes more by luck than judgement!"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentAlvaro Chirivella bt Tony Foreman (May 18) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "a really good match, the outcome wasn't clear until the last two games. both of us gave it everything we have got"  -- Tony
Tom Fielden bt Lien Hoang (May 15) 6-3, 6-3
Matthew Field bt Tom Fielden (May 14) 6-0, 6-1
Matthew Field bt Alvaro Chirivella (May 11) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Patrick Dixon (May 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match played through on-off rain and sunshine. We took it in turns to hold a 4-1 lead in each set but got pegged back by the other. Play was halted by a brief downpour so very lucky to get this match finished."  -- Lien
Matthew Field bt Lien Hoang (May 6) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentTony Foreman bt Patrick Dixon (May 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "very enjoyable but always competitive match"  -- Tony
Matthew Field bt Joshua Stein (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Alistair Good [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neill Quinton [W2, L1] 4
  3. Rebecca Joe 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. Justin Mc Carthy [W1, L3] 2
  5. Philip Edgington [L3] 2
  6. Victoria Griffin [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJustin Mc Carthy bt Philip Edgington (Jun 16) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Topsy turvy match played over two sessions weeks apart. The rain might have helped me as Philip was on the ascendancy when we had to cancel after two sets. Good to get it completed, thanks Philip. "  -- Justin
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Justin Mc Carthy (Jun 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of rain stops, and just one hold of serve in the entire first set, but in the end Neill prevailed and we both conquered the weather conditions!"  -- Neill
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Philip Edgington (Jun 13) 6-3, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A real scrap of a match, with both of us taking the momentum at different points amidst swirling wind and the threat of rain!"  -- Neill
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Justin Mc Carthy (Jun 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Justin. Don’t let the score line fool you..nearly every game went to deuce! Justin’s a great competitor and I really enjoy playing with him. Good luck with the rest of the matches. Hopefully we’ll meet up in the next round. "  -- Rebecca
Alistair Good bt Justin Mc Carthy (May 25) 6-2, 6-4
Alistair Good bt Victoria Griffin (May 18) 6-0, 6-0
Alistair Good bt Philip Edgington (May 11) 6-2, 6-0
Alistair Good bt Neill Quinton (Apr 28) 6-4, 6-2

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:
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