Friendly, competitive tennis on Belair & Dulwich Parks's 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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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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"​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 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

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

Adam Burgis

"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

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 24 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Joseph Bell [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael De Luca 7.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nick Crowe [W1] 2
  4. Francis Horovitch 10.1 [L2]
  5. Paul Spence 8.2 [L1]
  6. Rob Lye 8.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Crowe bt Michael De Luca (Feb 14) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An unbelievably close contest. Could have gone either way. Looking forward to a rematch."  -- Nick
Joseph Bell bt Francis Horovitch (Feb 12) 6-3, 6-0
Joseph Bell bt Rob Lye (Feb 8) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Francis Horovitch (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Francis has a huge 1st serve, but in the very windy conditions he struggled for any consistency and I was able to take advantage of facing a lot of 2nd serves. We had some good long rallies and it was an enjoyable match - good luck for the rest of the round Francis."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Rob Lye (Feb 5) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "After four failed attempts, I finally managed to beat Rob. Both sets were incredibly hard fought with only a couple of points here and there making the difference and only in the tie-break was I able to put a bit of daylight between us. Rob is a great competitor and I look forward to hopefully meeting in future rounds."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentJoseph Bell bt Michael De Luca (Jan 31) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable match with us both playing great tennis more often than not. Michael was 5 - 1 down in the 2nd set and pulled it back brilliantly to take the lead at 6 - 5. I pulled it back to 6 all and he was very unfortunate to not clinch the tie break. I was glad though as it was freezing. Thanks for the game, Michael! "  -- Joseph
Joseph Bell bt Paul Spence (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Alastair Edmonds [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joseph Harker 8.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Linton Lahoud 9.2 [UF1] 1
  4. Gb Ladipo 10.1 [L2]
  5. Roland Green [L2]
  6. Carlo Ninchi 9.1
  7. Matthew Hole

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLinton Lahoud v Joseph Harker (Feb 16) 6-3, 5-7 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Joseph to serve first in 3rd set"  -- Linton
Alastair Edmonds bt Roland Green (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-3
Joseph Harker bt Roland Green (Feb 13) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Alastair Edmonds bt Gb Ladipo (Feb 3) 6-0, 7-5
Alastair Edmonds bt Joseph Harker (Jan 31) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentJoseph Harker bt Gb Ladipo (Jan 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Slightly slippery under foot (and cold!) but a fun and competitive game nonetheless. Joseph ran out as a worthy winner, winning pretty much all of the big points!"  -- Gb

Current Rankings:

  1. Ragnar Lorentzen 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Neill Quinton [L1] 1
  3. Allan Monks
  4. Carolyn Robertson 9.2
  5. Ioana Nica
  6. Jake Wight 9.2
  7. Neil Johnson 9.2
  8. Pedro Figueroa 9.2

Match Results:

Ragnar Lorentzen bt Neill Quinton (Feb 10) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Lyell 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  2. Elizabeth Kane 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Peter Frost [L1]
  4. Sara Freitas [L1]
  5. Ollie Blears
  6. Vicky Reeves 9.1

Match Results:

Elizabeth Kane bt Nick Lyell (Feb 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentNick Lyell bt Sara Freitas (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun game. The courts were very slippy but glad we managed to get the game in before the rain came. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Lyell bt Peter Frost (Jan 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Peter. Lots of games going to deuce. The weather at the start was grim but soon cleared and became a lovely morning. Best of luck going forward and looking forward to another game soon."  -- Nick

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)