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

Adam Burgis

"​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

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

Louis Allen

"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

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 27 February 2020 to Wednesday 22 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 March 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Francis Horovitch 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joe Clarke 7.2 [W2] 4
  3. Paul Spence 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thomas Olley 8.2 [W1] 2
  5. Christopher Hill [L1]
  6. Joseph Harker 8.1 [L1]
  7. Rob Lye 7.2 [L1]
  8. Carlo Ninchi 8.2

Match Results:

Francis Horovitch bt Paul Spence (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentThomas Olley bt Francis Horovitch (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with a late comeback from Frank which had me nervy!"  -- Thomas
Francis Horovitch bt Joseph Harker (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-3
Joe Clarke bt Rob Lye (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-2
Paul Spence bt Christopher Hill (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoe Clarke bt Paul Spence (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lot closer than the scoreline looked. Most games went to drive but luckily I managed to take my break points"  -- Joe

Current Rankings:

  1. Joe Davorn 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alberto Ubeda [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Linton Lahoud 9.1 [W1] 2
  4. Rosena Robson [W1, L1] 2
  5. Javier Pordomingo [L1]
  6. Pedro Figueroa 9.1
  7. Ragnar Lorentzen 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRosena Robson bt Alberto Ubeda (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very blustery conditions, Alberto did some wicked drop shots! "  -- Rosena
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Alberto Ubeda (Mar 6) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "a very up and down game with both players having good and bad moments"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Rosena Robson (Mar 4) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The second set scoreline is a far more representative of the game and at 5-5 it could have gone either way. Joe"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Javier Pordomingo (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive game with a high number of deuces. Second set could have gone either way."  -- Joe
Linton Lahoud bt Alberto Ubeda (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Rebecca Joe 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Dylon Pereira [W2] 4
  3. Nick Lyell 9.2 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Sam Salkeld [L2] 1
  5. Carolyn Robertson 9.1 [L1]
  6. Elizabeth Kane 9.2 [L1]
  7. Vicky Reeves 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Lyell bt Sam Salkeld (Mar 23) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play today in such nice conditions! Looking forward to playing again Sam. Thanks for the game."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentDylon Pereira bt Nick Lyell (Mar 18) 2-6, 6-3, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Nick."  -- Dylon
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Carolyn Robertson (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed our match Carolyn and meeting your boys - they are gems!! Hope to play again sometime. "  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Elizabeth Kane (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play again Elizabeth. Good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Rebecca
Dylon Pereira bt Sam Salkeld (Mar 7) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

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)