Friendly, competitive tennis on Crystal Palace's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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!

Close matches, close by.

Crystal Palace Sports Centre
Crystal Palace Sports Centre

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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

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

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

Pam Naylor

"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

"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

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Report your results

Collapse AllCrystal Palace Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 27 July 2017 to Wednesday 20 September 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 August 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Anthony Ng [W2] 4
  2. James Rutherford 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Jamie Jubon 10.1 [L1] 1
  4. Richard Gulley 10.1 [L1]
  5. Chris Derwitsch 8.2
  6. Jamie Brothwell
  7. Mark Twaddell

Match Results:

Anthony Ng bt Richard Gulley (Aug 13) 7-5, 6-3
Anthony Ng bt James Rutherford (Aug 10) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Rutherford bt Jamie Jubon (Aug 6) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match with a lot of long rallies. Perfect weather for it!"  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Stuart Hill [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alvaro Chirivella [L1]
  4. Davide Palermo [L1]
  5. Neil Johnson 9.2 [L1]
  6. Robert Pearson [L1]
  7. Josh Taylor Dadds 10.1

Match Results:

Stuart Hill bt Alvaro Chirivella (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Neil Johnson (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Neil has a good, hard first serve which I found challenging. He was also good at moving me round the court. He shouldn't be despondent about the score as he made me work hard for every point. Neil is a great competitor and I look forward to playing him again."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Davide Palermo (Aug 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Davide loves coming in to the net and is dangerous there with a solid volley and overhead smash. In the second set I tried to keep him from coming in and we had some great baseline rallies. Also watch out for his very pacey first serve."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentStuart Hill bt Robert Pearson (Aug 7) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match - Rob made me work for every point!"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentStuart Hill bt Tom Burnell (Aug 1) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match. First two sets were very tight. Tom is tricky to play against with loads of slice and an effective drop shot."  -- Stuart

Current Rankings:

  1. Alistair Good [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Fifield [W1] 2
  3. Burnham Quail 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Mark Davy [L1] 1
  5. Michael Fenton
  6. Sean Daly

Match Results:

Alistair Good bt Mark Davy (Aug 15) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Burnham Quail bt Alistair Good (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-2
Andrew Fifield bt Alistair Good (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-2


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Crystal Palace archive.
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.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)