Belair and Dulwich Parks Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Belair & Dulwich Parks's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Belair Park Tennis Courts
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New rounds for the Belair & Dulwich Parks league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

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Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Dulwich Park

College Road,, Dulwich, London, Kent, SE21 7BQ

Six outdoor courts on two sites within this attractive park. Free of charge, no booking system, just turn up and play

# of Outdoor Courts: 6

Belair Park

Gallery Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 7AB

Four outdoor courts, not floodlit situated in this beautiful park. Free of charge, no booking system, just turn up and play

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

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

Jordan Dainty

"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

"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

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

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 17 November 2016 to Wednesday 25 January 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 December 2016)

Current Rankings:

  1. Joe Reeve 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Emil Brynge [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rob Lye 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martyn Plews [W1, L1] 3
  5. Paul Spence 9.1 [W1] withdrawn 2
  6. Richard Lodge 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adam Marling 10.1
  8. Jack Evans

Match Results:

Emil Brynge bt Richard Lodge (Dec 18) 6-3, 6-0
Joe Reeve bt Emil Brynge (Dec 11) 6-2, 6-3
Joe Reeve bt Rob Lye (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMartyn Plews bt Emil Brynge (Dec 6) 6-3, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable game played in great spirit. The first set was hotly contested but the final 2 sets saw each player take their turns to nap. The first set saw both players struggle to hold serve at the start of the set. Both players were hitting hard from the baseline with the majority of points won through winners. It was a very enjoyable opening set with some high quality tennis played. Martyn managed to get some rhythm going into his serve and held more games to take the first 6-3. The second set was Martyn's turn to go missing. Shots kept hitting the net or sailing out of court. Emil kept his head well and took the 2nd 6-1. The final set saw a reverse in fortunes. Despite a late surge from Emil, Martyn held the set 6-0."  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentJoe Reeve bt Martyn Plews (Dec 4) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The best game I have been involved in, in the Local Tennis League. Thanks very much for a great game - pity I was on the losing side of the score but enjoyable all the same. The first set was pretty even with both of us negotiating the icy conditions well. There were a few breaks of serve but Joe held his nerve well to claim the opening set. Martyn took an early lead in the second set. Conditions were fantastic in this set and made for very enjoyable tennis. Joe struggled to hold his serve and lost a bit of rhythm. Martyn capitalised and took the match to a deciding set, winning the second 6-3. Joe bounced back brilliantly in the third. Two early breaks gave him a handsome lead which Martyn could not contest. 6-1 to Joe."  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentEmil Brynge bt Rob Lye (Dec 2) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, and a real roller coaster."  -- Emil
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Richard Lodge (Nov 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score suggests,really fun match!"  -- Paul
Rob Lye bt Richard Lodge (Nov 27) 6-4, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian Hirst [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jeff Brown [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Cheung 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Guy Murphy [W1, L1] 2
  5. Chris Hatt 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Neil Johnson 10.1 [L4]
  7. Lee Kirby 9.2 withdrawn
  8. Sami Saloum

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Neil Johnson (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A dark Sunday evening in sub zero temperatures. Lots of long rallies to keep us warm and a fun and good natured game. A closer match than the score suggests."  -- Mark
Chris Hatt bt Neil Johnson (Jan 21) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentIan Hirst bt Chris Hatt (Jan 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game despite the court being a bit slippery in the damp weather..."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Hirst bt Neil Johnson (Dec 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game in the glorious sunshine with a really friendly partner"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Hirst bt Guy Murphy (Dec 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - very even - never run so much in my life!!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Hirst bt Jeff Brown (Dec 17) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJeff Brown bt Mark Cheung (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. A lot closer than the score suggests, lots of great rallies. "  -- Jeff
Jeff Brown bt Neil Johnson (Dec 3) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentGuy Murphy bt Mark Cheung (Nov 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A result more surprising than Trump."  -- Guy
Reveal CommentIan Hirst bt Mark Cheung (Nov 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - closer than the score suggests!"  -- Ian

Current Rankings:

  1. Carlo Ninchi 10.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ragnar Lorentzen 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Martin Byatt 9.2 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Charlie Smedley 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ben Harold 10.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Gooding [L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Orhun Levent [L4] 2
  8. Pedro Figueroa 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Ragnar Lorentzen bt James Gooding (Jan 19) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentBen Harold bt Orhun Levent (Jan 14) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really close match that could have gone either way. The first set was all about who could hold serve with both of our serves being broken multiple times. Orhun took control of the 2nd set and won it quite comfortably with lots of passing shots and his consistency showed. The sun finally came out at start of 3rd set and played havoc as it was shining directly in our eyes Orhun raced to a 3-0 lead. Then I managed to get back into the match, both of us had chances but I it finally came down to final set tie-break. Thanks for a great match. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Harold bt James Gooding (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match, very competetive and lots of long games going to deuce. "  -- Ben
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Charlie Smedley (Jan 8) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentCarlo Ninchi bt Orhun Levent (Dec 29) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, enjoyable and competitive. It kept me on my toes for 2 hours."  -- Carlo
Reveal CommentCarlo Ninchi bt Ben Harold (Dec 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was very competitive, lots of long rallies and nearly every game went to deuce."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMartin Byatt bt Orhun Levent (Dec 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "No-one could accuse Orhun of giving up easily ! In several rallies he had to run backwards,forwards and sideways and still won the point ! Really fun match - many thanks to the dog owner and small child who shouted/screamed behind Orhun's ear at two crucial points of the match - I'll give them their reward later !"  -- Martin
Carlo Ninchi bt Charlie Smedley (Dec 16) 6-2, 6-2
Carlo Ninchi bt James Gooding (Dec 16) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentCharlie Smedley bt James Gooding (Dec 14) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, I thought James was going to come back in the final set. Very enjoyable match."  -- Charlie
Martin Byatt bt Ben Harold (Dec 14) 6-0 Ben Harold Retired
Reveal CommentRagnar Lorentzen bt Martin Byatt (Dec 11) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Most exhausting, high energy and evenly match played in a long time. Thanks Martin, very enjoyable and could have gone either way "  -- Ragnar
Carlo Ninchi bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMartin Byatt bt Charlie Smedley (Dec 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match - could have gone either way…..."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentCarlo Ninchi bt Martin Byatt (Nov 30) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Carlo ! Bit of a battle in the first set ( not least against a low sun ) then a trouncing for me in the second !"  -- Martin
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Orhun Levent (Nov 27) 6-4, 6-3
Martin Byatt bt James Gooding (Nov 25) 6-3, 6-0
Martin Byatt bt Pedro Figueroa (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentCharlie Smedley bt Ben Harold (Nov 22) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, really enjoyed it. Very competitive. "  -- Charlie
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Ben Harold (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Carolyn Robertson 10.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Vicky Reeves 10.2 [W5] 10
  3. Charlotte Morton 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sophie Corby 10.2 [W4, L1] 9
  5. Elizabeth Kane 10.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Josef Dunne 10.2 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Victoria Bhoday 10.1 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Peter Frost [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharlotte Morton bt Elizabeth Kane (Jan 22) 6-1 Elizabeth Kane Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Elizabeth experienced a recurrence of a twisted ankle sadly but it was lovely (and invigorating!) playing in the frosty air before then."  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentSophie Corby bt Victoria Bhoday (Jan 22) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. - very hard to play at one end of the court with the sun directly in our eyes, but can't complain about beautiful sunny weather in January!"  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Victoria Bhoday (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun game in the bright sunshine, frost and cold! :)"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Elizabeth Kane (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A chilly frosty morning soon warmed up by some lovely rallies. "  -- Carolyn
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Charlotte Morton (Jan 8) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic games - very close each time. Great fun :)"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Sophie Corby (Jan 8) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Phew what a looong and exciting game. We were very evenly matched and really gave each other than run around. Lots of lovely long rallies and spectacular net shots from Sophie. Thank you for a fantastic match."  -- Carolyn
Reveal CommentSophie Corby bt Josef Dunne (Jan 7) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score definitely doesn't reflect the match - much tougher than it looks. A couple of good rallies too!"  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Peter Frost (Jan 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a rather damp afternoon, warmer than it has been, 9C. Vicky was very good at steering the ball around and there were few unforced errors from her racquet. Although I was up in several games which went to deuce most times I lost the game. As I have found with all my matches there is great sportsmanship between competitors"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJosef Dunne bt Victoria Bhoday (Jan 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was the second time I played Victoria and her shots were as strong as ever, wonderful returns too. Last time we played it went to 3 sets and was a very long match, it looked like it was going to be a 3 setter from the outset with the first set getting to 3-3, however, this match ended just in time, the rain started to come down! Good fun, thanks Victoria."  -- Josef
Reveal CommentVictoria Bhoday bt Peter Frost (Dec 31) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "More service games on your own service were lost from both players. After playing much on slow clay we played on the fast running track court. That was what this surface was originally designed for, sheets of this lino like substance were laid out and stuck down with a special adhesive. It is also impact friendly you can bounce on it. Rallies were rare, surprising that the match lasted 1hr 10min. Victoria as usual is very enthusiastic and hits the ball very hard."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Josef Dunne (Dec 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I predict Josef will be a force to be reckoned with as he gains experience. Some lovely rallies and cross court shots. "  -- Carolyn
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Victoria Bhoday (Dec 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. Victoria chanelled her inner Steffi Graf in the second set and produced some stunning forehand shots and got 2 consecutive games which meant I had to really step up. Lots of fun. Thanks!"  -- Carolyn
Reveal CommentCharlotte Morton bt Josef Dunne (Dec 18) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Josef plays exceptionally well for someone who has just started to play - we had several games that repeatedly went to deuce! "  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentSophie Corby bt Elizabeth Kane (Dec 17) 6-1, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "Great second set! - could have gone either way. Thanks for a great match"  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentCharlotte Morton bt Peter Frost (Dec 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Misty, cold 6C. Charlotte, I had been warned about by being a very strong player. She lived up to her reputation. On her forehand every shot was a winner. I stood more chance on Charlotte's serve.having to come in and hopefully volley away.. Ultimately she found her lob and that was it. 55min on court in what really was a whitewash!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Peter Frost (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies don't win games. Carolyn covered the court very well and made few unforced errors. I managed to avoid two bagels but that is all. 55mins."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentElizabeth Kane bt Josef Dunne (Dec 15) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A long match which was hard fought over 2 hours. Very evenly matched and the majority of games went to deuce numerous times. "  -- Elizabeth
Reveal CommentJosef Dunne bt Peter Frost (Dec 13) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was the second time I've played Peter after our previous 3 set encounter which I lost. I was prepared for a battle. It was a wet day but the clay court held out. Peter hit some hard to reach short shots and volleys and was under pressure whilst his coach looked on ;) Thanks for an enjoyable match Peter, look forward to playing again soon."  -- Josef
Reveal CommentVictoria Bhoday bt Elizabeth Kane (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A long match that took nearly three hours to complete, , very enjoyable match. "  -- Elizabeth
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Josef Dunne (Dec 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Josef has only been playing 3 months, definitely one to watch in future!"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentCharlotte Morton bt Victoria Bhoday (Dec 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun Victoria - we beat the ice! "  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Carolyn Robertson (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great match - it was closer than the scores reflect!"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentElizabeth Kane bt Peter Frost (Nov 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day but cold, 3C, played on synthetic clay, ball bounce low due to the temperature. Liz took the first set easily. In the second set I was 3 love up by finally lost 6-4 when the light was going Time on court 1hr 10mins. Liz was stripped off with just a tee shirt as if it was mid summer."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSophie Corby bt Peter Frost (Nov 27) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sophie played very well. We had more rallies in the 2nd set but it was good to be on court again. Sophie has one of the best double handed backhands around."  -- Peter

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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