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!

Close matches, close by.

Belair Park Tennis Courts
Belair Park Tennis Courts

Want to Get Playing?

From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

FREE TENNIS BALLS

Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.

SHOP NOW!

Not quite ready? Register your interest and we'll get back to you

We will add you to the e-mail notifications of upcoming rounds. If you would like to stop receiving these e-mails just let us know

Newsletter Subscribe
If you would like to receive a copy of our weekly newsletter, The Roundup, and other general interest e-mails please check the subscribe box below.

Vertical Tabs

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!


Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

UPDATE OUR VENUES

Primary Venues

Belair Park

Gallery Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 7AB
full venue details »

Dulwich Park

College Road,, Dulwich, London, Kent, SE21 7BQ
full venue details »

Other Venues

Hillside Gardens

Hillside Road, London, SW2 3HL
full venue details »

Mayow Park

Mayow Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2XR
full venue details »

"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

"​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

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

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

Jordan Dainty

Play Here?

We want to know what you think of playing in this league and see photos from your matches. Contact us today for an opportunity to be featured on the site!

Feedback Form

Report your results

Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 25 October 2018 to Wednesday 2 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 November 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Lye 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael De Luca 7.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joseph Bell [W2, L1] 4
  4. Mark O'Boyle [W1] 2
  5. Carlo Ninchi 9.1 [L3] 1
  6. Joseph Harker 8.1 [L2] 1
  7. Rosena Robson [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark O'Boyle bt Michael De Luca (Dec 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable debut to the league, cheers for the match Michael. Lots of exchanges of breaks in a tight first set. I managed to get the crucial break in a long game 3-4 in the second. Well played Michael and thanks for the game!"  -- Mark
Rob Lye bt Carlo Ninchi (Dec 13) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Joseph Bell (Dec 7) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us came into this match on good form, but surprisingly, Joseph struggled for any rhythm to his game, while I was able to find some good angles. The second set was closer and after failing to serve out at 6-5 I was relieved to close out the tie break."  -- Michael
Joseph Bell bt Joseph Harker (Dec 5) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
Joseph Bell bt Carlo Ninchi (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-3
Rob Lye bt Rosena Robson (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Rosena Robson (Nov 21) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close, hard-fought match with plenty of winners. I spent most of the match trying to keep the ball away from Rosena's deadly forehand and fortunately I managed to do that just enough to get over the line - it all came down to a few key points. Thanks for a brilliant contest Rosena! "  -- Michael
Rob Lye bt Joseph Harker (Nov 18) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Carlo Ninchi (Nov 9) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I was very pleased to win this one as I lost heavily to Carlo last time. It turned out to be a very close match lasting two and a half hours with few breaks of serve, not too many unforced error and plenty of winners. Well played Carlo and thanks for such a competitive match."  -- Michael
Rob Lye bt Michael De Luca (Nov 7) 6-3, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Spence 8.2 [W6] 12
  2. Francis Horovitch 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Roland Green [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Cheung 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Linton Lahoud 10.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ragnar Lorentzen 8.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jonny Crabb [L3]
  8. Sean Wu 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Paul Spence bt Jonny Crabb (Dec 11) Walkover
Paul Spence bt Linton Lahoud (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Roland Green (Dec 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match!Had to play well to win that one,Roland competes very well,gets lots of balls back and will beat better players than me on his day!Wishing him well for the rest of the league."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in ever changing conditions!Ground it out by making less errors on the day!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRoland Green bt Mark Cheung (Nov 27) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ran out of time. Mark to serve next."  -- Mark
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Jonny Crabb (Nov 25) Walkover
Reveal CommentFrancis Horovitch bt Linton Lahoud (Nov 24) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After an epic 2 hours we were both too exhausted to play the 3rd set. Will reconvene next week. Francis to serve"  -- Linton
Reveal CommentLinton Lahoud bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Nov 11) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A topsy turvy match with Ragnar again. Lucky to get the match played after the weather yesterday!"  -- Linton
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Francis Horovitch (Nov 11) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable and competitive match in tricky conditions!Really look forward to playing Francis again and wish him well for the rest of the league!"  -- Paul
Francis Horovitch bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Nov 10) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Linton Lahoud (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "One of the longest two set matches I've played with almost every game going to deuce and long ones at that! In end end, I managed to edge more of them and win the match. Always a tight match with Linton and good start to the morning, even with the slippery conditions on one half of the court."  -- Mark
Roland Green bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Nov 4) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Bonfire night, playing under floodlights with fireworks going off all over the place made it an explosive atmosphere. A tight first set with many great rallies and deuce games, A few more mistakes came into Ragnar's game in the second set and allowed me to finish the match off. Looking forward to the next match."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentRoland Green bt Linton Lahoud (Nov 2) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Game affected by low sun. But the same for both of us!"  -- Roland
Francis Horovitch bt Jonny Crabb (Oct 29) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Mark Cheung (Oct 28) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Match to be completed. Paul to serve next."  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Henrietta Harrison [W3] 6
  2. Allan Monks [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Gooding 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Charlie Smedley 10.1 [W2] 4
  5. Nick Lyell 10.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ollie Blears [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Gooding bt Ollie Blears (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, thank you Ollie. I think we should be awarded bonus points for braving the rain and the crazy kids playing foot tennis with a football on the next court."  -- James
Charlie Smedley bt James Gooding (Nov 27) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentHenrietta Harrison bt James Gooding (Nov 23) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Henrietta
Reveal CommentHenrietta Harrison bt Allan Monks (Nov 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun if a little slippy. First set was a battle"  -- Henrietta
Reveal CommentCharlie Smedley bt Nick Lyell (Nov 14) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. I really enjoyed and will stay in touch with Nick to arrange some more games. "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentAllan Monks bt Ollie Blears (Nov 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A slippery court made play difficult at times. Ollie came out fighting when 5-1 down in the second with a good service game and a break to finish at 6-3"  -- Allan
Reveal CommentHenrietta Harrison bt Nick Lyell (Nov 11) Walkover

Player Comments:

  • "Totally my fault, we had the match booked in and I missed it due to work commitments that came up the day before. Extremely sorry. Hopefully if we are in the same league next round we can try again," -- Nick
Reveal CommentAllan Monks bt Nick Lyell (Nov 8) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable evening match under the floodlights, but on quite a slippery court. Nick started well but then things switched round as the game progressed. Some good angles and slices by Nick"  -- Allan
Reveal CommentJames Gooding bt Nick Lyell (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Good to get the round underway. A few stray shots from both of us but some long rallies too."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Gb Ladipo 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neill Quinton [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Elizabeth Kane 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vicky Reeves 9.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  5. Peter Frost [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Carolyn Robertson 9.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  7. Charlotte Morton 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Vicky Reeves (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very harsh scoreline given the amount of games that went to deuce. A thoroughly enjoyable match"  -- Gb
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Elizabeth Kane (Nov 25) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! "  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Elizabeth Kane (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A bit slippery under foot, but a gorgeous day apart from that. Another fun game against Elizabeth"  -- Gb
Vicky Reeves v Carolyn Robertson (Nov 17) 6-2 TBC
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Elizabeth Kane (Nov 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic match with lots of closely fought rallies and a near epic but ultimately thwarted comeback by Elizabeth in the first set from 0-5 to 4-5!"  -- Neill
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Carolyn Robertson (Nov 7) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Crazy conditions, veering from gale to rainstorm to blinding low sun, complete with rainbow, but a fiercely competitive and enjoyable match!"  -- Neill
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Neill Quinton (Nov 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive and fun game on a glorious morning"  -- Gb
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Peter Frost (Oct 31) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We were blessed with fine weather and double digit temperatures. Neill was very quick around the court. I could lob him. he were return the ball which I would create a drop shot, he reached it and won the point. We had a few dueces when I had advantage point but lost it in the end."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Peter Frost (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rain had just finished, there was a strong east wind and a bright low sun. Despite these conditions Gb played well and a few games went to duece. Peter improved during the second set but was unable to win the match. Gb will improve as he has only re started playing since school. He keeps fit by playing football for a team in east London."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentElizabeth Kane bt Peter Frost (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Liz and I have played many times, the outcome was similar to before with Liz winning in straight sets. The sun seemed difficult for Peter especially with volleying. looking into the sun. Liz moved well and it was difficult to place the ball out of her reach. A thoroughly well deserved win."  -- Peter

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)