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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"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

"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 enjoyable round with all close matches," Adam Burgis

Adam Burgis

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

Jordan Dainty

"​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 21 | Thursday 28 November 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 January 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. David Nguyen [W1] 2
  2. James Stewart 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Alberto Ubeda [L1]
  4. Carlo Ninchi 8.2 [L1]
  5. Joseph Harker 8.1
  6. Rob Lye 7.2
  7. Thomas Olley

Match Results:

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 [W2] 4
  2. John Hope 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Rebecca Joe 9.2 [L2]
  4. Dylon Pereira
  5. Joshua Baker
  6. Linton Lahoud 9.2

Match Results:

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 [W2] 4
  2. Vicky Reeves 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Javier Pordomingo [W1, L1] 2
  4. Elizabeth Kane 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. Carolyn Robertson 9.1 [L1]
  6. Sarah Griffin

Match Results:

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)