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

Louis Allen

"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

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

Adam Burgis

"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

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 28 November 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 January 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. David Nguyen [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Stewart 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Carlo Ninchi 8.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Thomas Olley 8.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Rob Lye 7.2 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Joseph Harker 8.1 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alberto Ubeda [L4]

Match Results:

Carlo Ninchi bt Alberto Ubeda (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-0
Carlo Ninchi bt Joseph Harker (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-4
Rob Lye bt Alberto Ubeda (Jan 13) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentThomas Olley bt Rob Lye (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match that felt much closer than score suggests. Windy conditions made it tough to get into a groove from end to end. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Alberto Ubeda (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match this morning Alberto "  -- James
Reveal CommentDavid Nguyen bt Thomas Olley (Jan 3) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was extremely tight and could’ve gone either way. The second set felt closer than the score. Thanks for a competitive opening match for 2020."  -- David
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Joseph Harker (Dec 31) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in a great spirit this was a nice match to play in with some fun exchanges at the net! Thanks for the game! "  -- James
David Nguyen bt James Stewart (Dec 29) 6-4, 6-4
David Nguyen bt Joseph Harker (Dec 28) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentThomas Olley bt Joseph Harker (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match minus a few puddles!"  -- Thomas
David Nguyen bt Rob Lye (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentRob Lye bt Joseph Harker (Dec 20) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On an evening when most people were at Christmas parties or drinking eggnog Joseph and I decided to thrash it in the rain and wind. A close match played in tough conditions, thanks for the game !"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Thomas Olley (Dec 15) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very good match with 2 very well matched players! I felt we cancelled each other out on many occasions by really trying to work each other out and both trying to stamp our authority on the match- we both failed in that and it simply became a complete tussle! Some great rallies in this match the usual errors having worked a perfect point too! All in all a really great match to play in, Tom has a really dynamic game and I just managed to guts out the win in the end, it really could have gone either way! Well played! "  -- James
David Nguyen bt Alberto Ubeda (Dec 5) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Carlo Ninchi (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Freezing cold conditions this morning! Took a while for me to get going and the court was a little slippy, Carlos hit some nice winners early on a hit a few big serves too! I scaped through the 5th game at 2-2 and found my rhythm.. Poor Carlos was a bit tired after his exercise class the previous day! I'm sure he will give me a run for my money next time he was a good player, just made a few too many errors today.. Thank you for the match today Carlos! Pleasure to meet you."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Cheung 8.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Linton Lahoud 9.2 [W3] 6
  3. John Hope 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Dylon Pereira [L2] 2
  5. Joshua Baker [L2] 1
  6. Rebecca Joe 9.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Joshua Baker (Jan 19) 6-4, 5-7, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun and competitive early morning match on the clay courts at old college club. Close all the way through with neither of us really getting any momentum over the other. We both dropped match points in the tiebreak, before Mark prevailed. Hope to play again soon! "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentLinton Lahoud bt Joshua Baker (Jan 12) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Josh played in what felt like gale force conditions at times! First set was very tight with Linton managing to edge it 7-5. Despite appearances the second set was equally as tight. Josh must have had game point in most of the games but Linton managed to win the big points to take the set 6-1"  -- Linton
Reveal CommentLinton Lahoud bt Mark Cheung (Jan 4) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Momentum is a thing in tennis. The match started with Mark taking the first 2 games before Linton won the next 8 while taking the first set 6-2, before Mark hit back with the next 5 allowing him to level it in sets and taking the second 6-3. The final set followed a similar pattern, Linton taking the first 3 games, Mark then leveling at 3-3 before Linton took the final three to win the final set 6-3. Always good games with Mark and Linton now leads their Local Tennis Leagues head-to-head 3-2"  -- Linton
Reveal CommentLinton Lahoud bt Dylon Pereira (Dec 31) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nearly 2 and a half hours of tennis in strange damp weather that made the balls very heavy. It was a match full of many crazy long rallies and beautiful winners. Dylon took the first set 6-4 then Linton took the second 6-3, before a crazy, intense final set. Dylan went 4-1 up but Linton fought back against the odds to finally take it 7-5"  -- Linton
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Dylon Pereira (Dec 15) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, an amazing match, one of the best I've played in the league. Over two hours on a Sunday morning. Both the moon and sun were out and the match felt like night and day. First set went to 3-3 and then I went on to win. Second set went to 3-3 and the Dylan went on to win. Dylan really stepped it up and won the first 4 games in the third set to make it 7 in a row, Then there was a glimmer of hope when I finally won a game. then another until it was 4-4. You could cut the tension with a Roger Federer backhand slice in the 9th game! After a long deuce, it was unforced error that finished the game and to make it worse a double fault to finish the match. The rallies throughout the match were crazy and Dylan got everything back. Shattered!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt John Hope (Dec 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close match which would have been even closer if John didn't have a bit of an off day. On any other day it could have been a very different result. Playing on the court brought back memories of my old gravelly school courts with crazy bounces. Thanks for organising and look forward to the next time."  -- Mark
John Hope bt Rebecca Joe (Dec 3) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Rebecca Joe (Dec 1) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really friendly and competitive match in cold, slippery and difficult conditions. Some slipping, but luckily no falling. Winter is coming. Looking forward to playing again some time. Grazie."  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Joe Davorn 10.2 [W5] 10
  2. Javier Pordomingo [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Elizabeth Kane 9.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Carolyn Robertson 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Sarah Griffin [W1, L2] 2
  6. Vicky Reeves 9.1 [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Joe Davorn bt Vicky Reeves (Jan 12) 6-1, 7-5
Javier Pordomingo bt Carolyn Robertson (Jan 8) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Elizabeth Kane (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game - had some good rallies. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Sarah Griffin (Jan 5) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A game with a number of length rallies which was very enjoyable. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Elizabeth Kane (Dec 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match and some lovely long rallies. Thanks for the game Elizabeth "  -- Carolyn
Javier Pordomingo bt Sarah Griffin (Dec 29) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentSarah Griffin bt Elizabeth Kane (Dec 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight and really enjoyable match with lots of deuces and long rallies; could’ve gone either way! "  -- Sarah
Javier Pordomingo bt Vicky Reeves (Dec 14) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Carolyn Robertson (Dec 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game which featured a number of lengthy rallies which is not reflected in the score."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Javier Pordomingo (Dec 10) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game in blustery conditions. Game could have gone either way. "  -- Joe
Javier Pordomingo bt Elizabeth Kane (Dec 9) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Elizabeth Kane (Dec 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had a crazy start to the match - The first game had 11 deuce points! Great game overall :)"  -- Vicky

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)