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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.

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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.

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 18 January 2018 to Wednesday 14 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Rubinstein 9.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rob Lye 8.2 [W3, UF1] 7
  3. Michael De Luca [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Harker 8.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joseph Bell [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Paul Spence 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Gavin Kerr 8.1

Match Results:

Rob Lye bt Paul Spence (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Joseph Harker (Feb 13) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another hard fought match! Joseph dominated the opening set and I couldn't get near his serve. An early break for me in the second set led to a huge game at 3-1 where we had endless deuces on Joseph's serve which I eventually managed to break again. I felt this was the key game and from 4-1 up I gained in confidence to go on to win. What a battle though - thanks Joseph for a brilliant afternoon's sport."  -- Michael
Joseph Bell bt Paul Rubinstein (Feb 11) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Joseph Harker (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun competitive match!Joseph's lefty serve is a challenge to read!"  -- Paul
Rob Lye bt Joseph Harker (Feb 10) 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentRob Lye v Joseph Bell (Feb 10) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "TBC, "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Lye bt Paul Rubinstein (Feb 9) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Super close and well battled match. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Michael De Luca (Feb 8) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Michael is an unusual player in that he doesn't have a discernible weakness in his game, which made for a tight, interesting match. I was behind in both sets but managed to find a way somehow. No idea how. Just kept plugg ing away. Great to play on the clay courts at Old College as well, amazing surface!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Joseph Bell (Jan 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very hard-fought match, with plenty of deuces. Joseph has a powerful serve which is very difficult to deal with. This was my debut in the league and a really enjoyable morning!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Joseph Harker (Jan 27) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, played in great spirit. Decent day too, not too windy and I swear I spotted the sun a couple of times. Joseph has a really big serve, with quite a lot of slice, but I returned well, so gave myself a chance to create break opportunities. In the best rally of the match we both ended up at the net and ended up hitting about 7-8 volleys in a row before I, fortuitously, found a line somewhere. Thanks for the match Joseph!"  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. James Lindop [W3] 6
  2. German Echeverry 8.2 [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Maximilian Daniel [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. George Williams [W2] 4
  5. Mark Cheung 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Mark Catherall 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Christopher Taylor [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Carlo Ninchi 10.1 [W1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Lindop bt German Echeverry (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some good shotmaking. Second set especially some rally's and a lot closer."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Lindop bt Christopher Taylor (Feb 18) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some good rally's."  -- James
George Williams bt Mark Cheung (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-4
Carlo Ninchi bt Maximilian Daniel (Feb 17) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
George Williams bt Maximilian Daniel (Feb 10) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Christopher Taylor (Feb 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close and really enjoyable game played in a great spirit. Chris went into the lead in both sets and I managed to just pull it back and break at just the right time. Lots of good rallies and close games. Looking forward to playing again."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentChristopher Taylor bt German Echeverry (Feb 4) 6-2, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Chris took the first set after many deuce games. German came back strongly to win the second set. Final set was neck and neck until Chris managed to win a really long rally to finally win the match. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentMaximilian Daniel bt Mark Catherall (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Rainy day but great to get out there and get the match played. Thanks Mark"  -- Maximilian
Reveal CommentMark Catherall bt Christopher Taylor (Feb 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another very close and very enjoyable match with Chris. Lots of strategic placement and running about!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentGerman Echeverry bt Mark Catherall (Jan 30) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match with loads of good rallies. Although our severs were top class, Mark managed to frustrate few points with his outstanding returns. "  -- German
James Lindop bt Maximilian Daniel (Jan 27) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt German Echeverry (Jan 27) 7-5, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match on a slippery court in Bel Air Park. The first set was extremely close and long with lots of deuce games and the lead changing throughout. The final game was particularly tight and it took a number of set points before it was concluded. The second set was a different affair where German stepped up his game and was much more consistent to take the set quickly. This continued into the third set as German went 2-0 up. Then an epic game 3 saw Mark edging it and the corner turned to win five games in a row. Both players exhausted with lots of running throughout. A nice start to the year."  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. William Carnegie [W2] 4
  2. Subhash Sinha [W2] 4
  3. Linton Lahoud [W2, L1] 4
  4. Ragnar Lorentzen 9.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Charlie Smedley 10.1 [L1]
  6. Vicky Reeves 9.2 [L1]
  7. Charlotte Morton 9.2
  8. Pedro Figueroa 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSubhash Sinha bt Linton Lahoud (Feb 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match. Thanks Linton"  -- Subhash
William Carnegie bt Vicky Reeves (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentLinton Lahoud bt Charlie Smedley (Feb 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Charlie"  -- Linton
Reveal CommentWilliam Carnegie bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game thanks Ragnar "  -- William
Subhash Sinha bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentLinton Lahoud bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Jan 28) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent, extremely tight match that ebbed and flowed with Linton eventually just coming out on top"  -- Linton

Current Rankings:

  1. Jack Cunliffe [W3] 6
  2. Lien Hoang [W2, L1] 4
  3. Elizabeth Kane 10.1 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Craig Smith [L3]
  5. Allan Monks
  6. Elizabeth Harford 10.2
  7. Michael Bolding

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Craig Smith (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful spring morning in busy Dulwich Park. A fun match with some good rallies played. Unfortunately for Craig his movement was hampered by injury, otherwise the scoreline may not have been so one-sided. Thanks for the game, Craig."  -- Lien
Reveal CommentJack Cunliffe bt Elizabeth Kane (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day today, not a cloud in the sky! Thanks for the game."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentLien Hoang bt Elizabeth Kane (Feb 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tennis played in warm sunshine with little wind. Thanks for the game, Elizabeth."  -- Lien
Reveal CommentJack Cunliffe bt Craig Smith (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match in windy conditions, quite a few double faults from both of us."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentElizabeth Kane bt Craig Smith (Feb 11) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in the sunshine. "  -- Elizabeth
Reveal CommentJack Cunliffe bt Lien Hoang (Jan 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and close match, thanks for the game!" -- Jack

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Battle 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carolyn Robertson 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joanna Lesak [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Katarzyna Szachnowicz [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Frost [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Werner Madlener [W1] 2
  7. Jen Botezat 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoanna Lesak bt Peter Frost (Feb 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "For the first set, it was fairly even, with many games going to deuce. At 5-4 to Jo we had not only to change courts but also erect the net. The second set went more quickly as Jo moved into her stride and Peter just managing to save the bagel. Total time was 90 minutes on the warmest day of the year."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentWerner Madlener bt Peter Frost (Feb 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Ideal weather. This was the first competitive tennis match that Werner had played. He made very few unforced errors and covered the court well. He used Peter's pace well by blocking the returns. Peter came back from 4-0 down in both sets but was unable to improve on these scores. Werner has the ability to improve if he plays more competitive matches."  -- Peter
Joanna Lesak bt Katarzyna Szachnowicz (Feb 11) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentKatarzyna Szachnowicz bt Peter Frost (Feb 11) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This saga doesn't fit into the criteria with entering the score. We started at 11 am on the 10th. Peter lost the first set 6-4. Peter was losing 2-1 after 50 mins when the drizzle became heavy and we had to leave the court and restart at 9 am the next day. Peter then didn't lose a game in the second set, winning 6-2. For the third set, Peter was not able to capitalise on winning the second set and was soon in trouble eventually losing 6-2. 45 mins were taken on the 11th making a total of 1hr 50mins overall. Later Kaska was playing in another match!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Joanna Lesak (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A chilly start but as we warmed up it became more fluid. No found her flow in the second set and games became much tighter. A thoroughly enjoyable match. Thank you."  -- Carolyn
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Peter Frost (Feb 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cold, 6C, and damp with sleet later. Carolyn made few unforced errors. Peter on occasion was 40 love up and still lost the game. We were on damp clay and the short balls usually won the point. Carolyn won a few points on her service with a very short delivery. A thoroughly deserved win by Carolyn."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentNicholas Battle bt Peter Frost (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nick, as he was previously was dominant. He has already tasted league 4 where he had close matches. It looks again that he is to gain promotion. The weather conditions for January were good, with a westerly breeze down the length of the court which provided some interesting situations. To receive at on end you had to almost stand on the service line and any sliced ball died in front of you. Nick a well-deserved win."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentNicholas Battle bt Joanna Lesak (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable game, Jo played some great shots and has a very good serve - Well played Jo,"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Katarzyna Szachnowicz (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The scpre doesnt reflect how clise this match was. Lots of lovely long rallies and cross court shots. Thanks for a great game."  -- Carolyn
Reveal CommentNicholas Battle bt Katarzyna Szachnowicz (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely game in the winter sun, well played Katarzyna."  -- Nicholas

Results

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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.

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