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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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
full venue details »

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 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 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

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

Pam Naylor

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Report your results

Collapse AllCrystal Palace Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 29 March 2018 to Wednesday 23 May 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 April 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Derwitsch 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Burnham Quail 10.2 [W2] 4
  3. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alistair Good [W1, L1] 2
  5. Tony Foreman 8.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  6. Celia Edwards [UF1]
  7. Tabrez Akhtar [L1]
  8. Lien Hoang [L2]
  9. Andrew Fifield

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Alistair Good (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Alistair found his rythm in the second set and started to punish my second serve. He chases every ball down which made for some good long rallies. This was a very enjoyable match."  -- Tom
Chris Derwitsch bt Lien Hoang (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-1
Burnham Quail bt Tabrez Akhtar (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentBurnham Quail bt Tony Foreman (Apr 14) 4-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • " a great match full of great gets - rallies went on and on. The outcome of the match was in the balance until the final point"  -- Tony
Chris Derwitsch bt Tom Burnell (Apr 14) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Alistair Good bt Lien Hoang (Apr 13) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentChris Derwitsch bt Tony Foreman (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great play by Chris"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTony Foreman v Celia Edwards (Mar 30) 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Celia and I played one another in cold and damp conditions but we were soon thoroughly warmed-up chasing everything down. A great contrast in styles. None of the games were Love games. Long rallies. Individual points went on for seven or eight shots, sometimes more. Neither of us could achieve a decisive break. Unfortunately, just as things were reaching a climax, the Heavens opened. We're looking forward to continuing the match another day"  -- Tony


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)