Friendly, competitive tennis on Belair & Dulwich Parks'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!

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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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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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"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 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

"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

"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

"​A really well organised, friendly and competitive tournament. I can't praise you any higher for the organisation",

Louis Allen

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

Jordan Dainty

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 5 October 2017 to Wednesday 29 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 November 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Derek Daly 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Gavin Kerr 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Richard Francis [W1, L1] 2
  4. Paul Rubinstein 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Patrick Silla [L1]
  6. Rob Lye 9.1 [L1]
  7. Jeff Brown 9.2
  8. Paul Spence 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Rob Lye (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I have been playing with Rob for quite a long time and he usually beats me. But after having played quite badly in the leagues over the last couple of months I decided to have a lesson the day before our match, which sorted out my forehand and really helped! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentGavin Kerr bt Richard Francis (Oct 17) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Gavin edged a close first set after breaking mid-way through and holding on to take the set. Richard saved a set point on his serve at 5-3 and held to make Gavin serve for the set. The second set was a very different affair. Gavin raced into a 3-0 lead and was serving to make it 4-0 but Richard broke and won five games on the bounce to take a 5-3 lead and serve for the set. Gavin managed to stop the slide, broke back and then won the following three games to take the set and the match."  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentRichard Francis bt Paul Rubinstein (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer match than the scoreline suggests with some long tight rallies played out in the autumn sun. Very enjoyable!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDerek Daly bt Patrick Silla (Oct 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match again with Pat. Always have heavy legs after our matches......... One break of serve was the only difference in the 1st. 2nd set started with 6 consecutive breaks of serve before we both settled down for one hold each(!!) before the decisive break was got at 4-4 and served it out. D"  -- Derek

Current Rankings:

  1. Joseph Harker 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Andres Franco Berruezo [W2] 4
  3. Adam Marling 10.1 [L1]
  4. Joseph Bell [L1]
  5. Mark Cheung 9.1 [L2]
  6. George Williams
  7. Richard Lodge 10.1
  8. Tom Hillier

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoseph Harker bt Adam Marling (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match, with us both rushing the net at every opportunity. Lots of volleying and passing-shot practice!"  -- Joseph
Andres Franco Berruezo bt Mark Cheung (Oct 15) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentJoseph Harker bt Mark Cheung (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Second set especially, which began with four long deuce games"  -- Joseph
Andres Franco Berruezo bt Joseph Bell (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Husbands 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Maximilian Daniel [W1] 2
  3. Ragnar Lorentzen 9.1 [L1]
  4. Francis Horovitch [L1]
  5. Enes Tunagur
  6. Kamlesh Vyas
  7. Patrick Foster 9.2

Match Results:

Maximilian Daniel bt Francis Horovitch (Oct 14) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentOliver Husbands bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ragnar struggled to get some form in the first set. 2nd set was a lot more competitive with some good rallies. Thanks for the game Ragnar"  -- Oliver

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Catherall 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Christopher Taylor [L1] 1
  3. Neill Quinton [L1]
  4. Angus Reger 10.2
  5. Carolyn Robertson 10.1
  6. Charlotte Morton 9.2
  7. Vicky Reeves 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Catherall bt Neill Quinton (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another very close match with Neill. The court was a bit slippy from overnight rain but manageable."  -- Mark
Mark Catherall bt Christopher Taylor (Oct 11) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Bolding [W1, L1] 3
  2. Caroline Appel [W1] 2
  3. Nicholas Battle [L1]
  4. James Gooding 10.1
  5. Neil Johnson 9.2
  6. Scott Ward

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Bolding bt Nicholas Battle (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thanks. Nicholas really made me work for it."  -- Michael
Caroline Appel bt Michael Bolding (Oct 14) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Ash [W2] 4
  2. Elizabeth Kane 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Craig Smith [W1, L1] 2
  4. Joanna Lesak [L1]
  5. Peter Frost [L2]
  6. Pedro Figueroa 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentElizabeth Kane bt Peter Frost (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Peter has some great passing shots and quite a few games went to deuce. A great way to start a day - tennis a dawn! Thanks Peter."  -- Elizabeth
Reveal CommentChris Ash bt Peter Frost (Oct 13) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long match considering the number of games played. In the second set Chris had quite a lead in games but Peter started edging closer but didn't quite make it into a third set. Temperature was about 22c which is amazing for mid October."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCraig Smith bt Joanna Lesak (Oct 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Jo. Fun times. "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentChris Ash bt Craig Smith (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match in the Autumn sunshine in Dulwich Park!"  -- Chris

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Belair & Dulwich Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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

Comments:
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)