Friendly, competitive tennis on Belair & Dulwich Parks'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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Belair Park Tennis Courts
Belair Park Tennis Courts

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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

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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Mayow Park

Mayow Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2XR
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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

"​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

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

Jordan Dainty

"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

"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

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

Louis Allen

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Report your results

Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Joseph Harker 8.1 [W1] 2
  2. Michael De Luca 7.2 [W1] 2
  3. Derek Daly 9.1 [W1] 2
  4. Jamie Young 8.2 [L1] 1
  5. Alexandre Meriguet 9.1 [L1]
  6. Jack Cunliffe 10.1 [L1]
  7. Rob Lye 7.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Jack Cunliffe (Apr 16) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "When you play Jack expect to see plenty of winners flash past you! However, in this match Jack couldn't get enough 1st serves in and that proved to be the difference. A topsy-turvy first set resulted in a narrow win for me, but in the second I was able to take advantage of facing a lot of those 2nd serves. Thanks for an enjoyable match Jack. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentDerek Daly bt Jamie Young (Apr 14) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well, that was a strange one..........a 20 min opening set as easy as you like from Jamie who started out really well. I thought I was heading for the early shower. I dug in though and stayed ahead all the way in the second on the back of one break. In the 3rd, Jamie raced out to a 4-1 lead and with the legs going didn't think the come back was on. But somehow reeled off 5 on the bounce to win. The game at 4-4 was crucial as it was 10 deuces but managed to break at the 6th!! time of asking. Thanks Jamie for tough match. "  -- Derek
Reveal CommentJoseph Harker bt Alexandre Meriguet (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleased to have played Alex so early in the round. He's got some great all-round shots and a powerful serve, but he's not played for a while. By the end of this round he'll be a lot better. "  -- Joseph

Current Rankings:

  1. Carlo Ninchi 9.1
  2. Francis Horovitch 10.1
  3. George Williams
  4. Jack Jacob
  5. John Francis
  6. Josh Baker
  7. Linton Lahoud 9.2
  8. Rosena Robson

Current Rankings:

  1. Ragnar Lorentzen 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Adam Stratford 10.2 [L1]
  3. Ioana Nica [L1]
  4. Gb Ladipo 10.1
  5. Louisa Boscawen
  6. Martina Ryan
  7. Oliver Pickup

Match Results:

Ragnar Lorentzen bt Ioana Nica (Apr 14) 7-5, 6-0
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Adam Stratford (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Lyell 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Pedro Figueroa 9.1 [L1] 1
  3. Charlie Smedley 9.2 [L1]
  4. James Gooding 10.1
  5. Kate Coughlin
  6. Neill Quinton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Lyell bt Pedro Figueroa (Apr 18) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic game, thank you Pedro. Really good fun. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Lyell bt Charlie Smedley (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Charlie, nice to get an evening game with the sun still out. "  -- Nick

Current Rankings:

  1. Helen Davison [W1] 2
  2. Peter Frost [L1]
  3. Carolyn Robertson 9.1
  4. Charlotte Morton 9.2
  5. Elizabeth Kane 9.2
  6. Vicky Reeves 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHelen Davison bt Peter Frost (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely sunny start to the tennis league. "  -- Helen

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Belair & Dulwich Parks archive.
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) 

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)