Friendly, competitive tennis on Belair & Dulwich Parks' 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 the team who will be happy to help!


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Belair Park

Gallery Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 7AB
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Dulwich Park

College Road,, Dulwich, London, Kent, SE21 7BQ
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Other Venues

Hillside Gardens

Hillside Road, London, SW2 3HL
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"From taking up tennis, at one of the Local Tennis Leagues, namely Belair & Dulwich League, I have met all the benefits of being fit and stress-free with a top-tier ace! I thank Sally, Nigel & all the participants for making that possible!"

Pedro Figueroa

 "Really enjoyed getting back into competitive tennis - meeting and playing new people! Great organisation, thanks,"

Jordan Dainty

"​I have found the matches very enjoyable so far. Just wish I was taller and younger but beginning singles matches at 60 not being as daunting as I thought and is definitely having a positive impact on my doubles play! I appreciate the work behind the scenes to make it all happen,"

Annie Brown

"Thanks very much for all the hard work making the local leagues happen, it ran so smoothly and I really enjoyed the games and meeting all the other players - thanks so much for facilitating this. Looking forward to the next round,"

Francis Horovitch

"I enjoyed playing with all the players and I would like to thank them all for giving me the opportunity to meet and play with them. It was a great experience and I would like to do it again,"

Dominic Uccheddu

"Really enjoyable round with all close matches," Adam Burgis

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 18 June 2020 to Wednesday 12 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Burgis 6.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Duncan Marlow [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joe Clarke 7.2 [W2] 4
  4. Ed Roffey [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joseph Harker 8.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rob Lye 7.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Christopher Hill [L1]
  8. Paul Spence 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Burgis bt Christopher Hill (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice rallies on a nice evening"  -- Adam
Adam Burgis bt Rob Lye (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-0
Duncan Marlow bt Joseph Harker (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam Burgis bt Joseph Harker (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We did well not to get blown away. thanks Joe"  -- Adam
Adam Burgis bt Paul Spence (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJoseph Harker bt Rob Lye (Jul 2) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match, which took two sessions to finish (every match I have with Rob seems to go to three sets). Ended with us swapping match points in the final set tiebreak. "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentJoe Clarke bt Duncan Marlow (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lot closer than the scoreline suggested. Lots of long rallies and deuces"  -- Joe
Adam Burgis bt Ed Roffey (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-0
Joe Clarke bt Ed Roffey (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentEd Roffey bt Rob Lye (Jun 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both a bit rusty, but battled through the heat for an enjoyable game! "  -- Ed
Duncan Marlow bt Paul Spence (Jun 20) 6-3, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Rebecca Smith 6.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julian Amaya [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sebastian Arroyo [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rosena Robson [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Carlo Ninchi 8.1 [W2] 4
  6. Francis Horovitch 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Joe Davorn 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Toby Lister [L1]
  9. Linton Lahoud 9.1

Match Results:

Francis Horovitch bt Sebastian Arroyo (Jul 13) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentRebecca Smith bt Rosena Robson (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely match, with lots of tight games, thanks Rosena."  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentRebecca Smith bt Francis Horovitch (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with many close games. Thanks Francis"  -- Rebecca
Sebastian Arroyo bt Joe Davorn (Jul 10) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Carlo Ninchi bt Francis Horovitch (Jul 10) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRebecca Smith bt Joe Davorn (Jul 9) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, and for your flexibility to play around the bad weather, and for agreeing to the short format to enable me to recover from injury safely. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentRosena Robson bt Joe Davorn (Jul 7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. "  -- Rosena
Julian Amaya bt Toby Lister (Jul 6) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentSebastian Arroyo bt Julian Amaya (Jul 1) 7-5, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • ''Great game, very tight. Any of us could have won. Well done Juan... '' -- Julian
Reveal CommentCarlo Ninchi bt Rosena Robson (Jun 30) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun and competitive match, with a high number of deuces, felt much closer than score suggests"  -- Carlo
Reveal CommentJulian Amaya bt Francis Horovitch (Jun 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! Good shots from both sides. Excellent person.. 👍"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentJulian Amaya bt Rosena Robson (Jun 26) 4-6, 6-3, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Not very sure about the result of the sets and tie break but sure that each person won one set and then I won tie break. Lovely match, Rosena is such a great player, very tecnique. Very tight game. "  -- Julian

Current Rankings:

  1. Luke Hearn 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joseph O'Brien [W1] 2
  3. Neville Ackerley [W1] 2
  4. Nick Lyell 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. John Hope 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Pedro Figueroa 9.1 [L1]
  7. Roland Green [L1]
  8. Ragnar Lorentzen 8.2

Match Results:

Luke Hearn bt Pedro Figueroa (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentNick Lyell bt John Hope (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game John, thank you! It was a really close one. Good fun to play the first set on a hard court and then the second on grass! Looking forward to playing you again. Nick"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJoseph O'Brien bt John Hope (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match considering the wind played havoc for the majority of it (at one point a branch snapped off and fell onto the court). Good rallies were had with most games being battled through deuces. "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentNeville Ackerley bt Roland Green (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Roland for sorting perfect court at the club and for bearing with me as I literally had to stop to take a breather on more than half a dozen occasions showing my woeful fitness levels. Mind you it was mad dogs and Englishman o’clock in 2nd hottest day of the year."  -- Neville
Reveal CommentLuke Hearn bt John Hope (Jun 25) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "pretty even game attempted on hottest day of the year! John would have destroyed me with his gutsy game plan if he hadnt defaulted so often on his 2nd serve. look forward to rematch at some point (ideally when its cool and cloudy!)"  -- Luke
Luke Hearn bt Nick Lyell (Jun 25) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gb Ladipo 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alberto Santini 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Clarisse O'Dell [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ian MacEwan [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Roshane Dunn [W1, L1] 2
  6. Mathilde Edgington-Pollard [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adam Stratford 10.1 [L1] 1
  8. James Murray
  9. Rebecca Joe 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Mathilde Edgington-Pollard (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the scoreline suggests - a very fun game. Look forward to playing again soon"  -- Gb
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Clarisse O'Dell (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • " Very windy! Nice, friendly match"  -- Gb
Roshane Dunn bt Mathilde Edgington-Pollard (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlberto Santini bt Ian MacEwan (Jul 3) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match! To put it bluntly this is the reason why I joined the local tennis league; to be able to compete and at the same time to enjoy playing tennis. The match with Ian had it all! I started off quite strong (5-1) but Ian got back to even the set and got in front at the tiebreak (6-4). I had to come up with some serious good shots to come back and secure the first set. Second set was just a rollercoaster of breaks on either side since I manage to secure my serve at 5-4 and then break Ian’s serve for the win. This match could seriously have gone either way. Thank you Ian and best of luck for the remaining matches. We will meet again......."  -- Alberto
Reveal CommentAlberto Santini bt Mathilde Edgington-Pollard (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing Mathilde. There were so many good rallies which made the score line a bit unfair. I wish Mathilde the best of luck for the remaining matches. Thank you again for making it all the way to Croydon. "  -- Alberto
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Alberto Santini (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline doesn't really reflect the game - many went to loooooonnnnnngggggg dueces. Look forward to playing again"  -- Gb
Clarisse O'Dell bt Ian MacEwan (Jun 26) 2-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Adam Stratford (Jun 23) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hot and sweaty! Great fun though"  -- Gb
Alberto Santini bt Clarisse O'Dell (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Roshane Dunn (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice way to start the day "  -- Gb
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Ian MacEwan (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun, watch out for Ian’s serve! "  -- Gb

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Miles [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neill Quinton [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Neil Johnson 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Christopher Carter [W1, L1] 2
  5. Angus Reger 10.2 [L1]
  6. Katy Higginson [L2]
  7. Gareth Shanahan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Miles bt Christopher Carter (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in hot conditions. Some long rallies chris is a little terrier on the court getting everything back closer than score suggests, to quote chris Carter he's got youth on his side. Well played neighbour."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt Katy Higginson (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun game."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentRichard Miles bt Angus Reger (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery!! Very flattering score line much tighter than that! Angus has some powerful ground strokes, top volleys and good angles. And hit shot of the day a inside out single handed backhand. Federeresque. A thing of beauty. Good game "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Miles bt Neil Johnson (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Great guy flattering scoreline. We played a friendly 3rd set and neil won! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentChristopher Carter bt Neill Quinton (Jun 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close game with lots of long games and a few cagey points! Much enjoyed"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentRichard Miles bt Neill Quinton (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Giod game, fun in the sun. Good luck Neill! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Katy Higginson (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great and competitive match, with lots of long rallies in perfect conditions!"  -- Neill

Current Rankings:

  1. Jamie Rorrison [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Vicky Reeves 9.1 [W1, UF2] 4
  3. Sarah Griffin [W1] 2
  4. Carolyn Robertson 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Chloe Bergson [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Johnny Bertram [UF1]
  7. Elizabeth Kane 9.2 [UF1]
  8. Peter Frost

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVicky Reeves v Johnny Bertram (Jul 11) 5-4, 2-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Shame we ran out of time. Very close match! "  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Chloe Bergson (Jul 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with some close games"  -- Carolyn
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Chloe Bergson (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Chloe. Good luck with the rest of your games :)"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves v Elizabeth Kane (Jun 26) 6-0, 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely games in the hot sun..sadly we couldn't finish the match within an hour as we had to stop for a cold drink every 2 games!? Hope to complete it another day "  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentSarah Griffin bt Jamie Rorrison (Jun 26) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, plenty of rallies and really down to the wire in that second set! "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentJamie Rorrison bt Chloe Bergson (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Very very hot!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Rorrison bt Carolyn Robertson (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. Some great rallies and multiple deuces. Hope to play again in the future."  -- Jamie

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Belair & Dulwich Parks.

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) 

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