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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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 the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Belair Park

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

Dulwich Park

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

Other Venues

Hillside Gardens

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

Mayow Park

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

"​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

"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

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

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"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

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 27 August 2020 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dino Skeete [W6] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Cristian Popovici [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Duncan Marlow [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Carsten Hovestadt [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thomas Olley 8.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ed Roffey [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Carlo Ninchi 8.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Tom Hillier [L1]
  9. Rebecca Smith 6.2

Match Results:

Dino Skeete bt Duncan Marlow (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDino Skeete bt Ed Roffey (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had a good laugh today. I needed it. Thanks Ed;-)"  -- Dino
Duncan Marlow bt Carsten Hovestadt (Sep 12) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentEd Roffey bt Carlo Ninchi (Sep 12) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A real battle, neither of us played great tennis but it was enjoyable none the less"  -- Ed
Reveal CommentDino Skeete bt Thomas Olley (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on nice grass courts. A treat. Thanks Thomas."  -- Dino
Reveal CommentDino Skeete bt Carlo Ninchi (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice day."  -- Dino
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Thomas Olley (Sep 10) 6-7 (0-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "good fair match, not played on grass court for a while but probably suited my style more than Toms, bit lucky in the end with darkness making it difficult"  -- Carsten
Duncan Marlow bt Tom Hillier (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDino Skeete bt Carsten Hovestadt (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice attitude. Nice guy. A pleasure to meet you. Thanks for playing the extra set too."  -- Dino
Reveal CommentThomas Olley bt Duncan Marlow (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match with some great rallies. Both player could both work on their net smashes though...."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Carlo Ninchi (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "good fair match, Carlo had sport in the morning so got a bit tired, thanks for the game"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentDino Skeete v Paul Cristian Popovici (Sep 2) 6-1, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Dino beat Paul 6-1, 3-3 (Paul retired) TBC"  -- Dino
Reveal CommentPaul Cristian Popovici bt Duncan Marlow (Sep 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game today with Duncan. Long rallies every point and many games going to deuce. Winning a point against Duncan is difficult as he never backs down or gives up, no matter the circumstances. I'm glad I managed to come victorious in the end as I felt like I was running out of options in the middle of rallies. Looking forward to a rematch!"  -- Paul Cristian
Reveal CommentPaul Cristian Popovici bt Ed Roffey (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The conditions of play today were almost perfect apart from being blinded by the sun on one side of the court. I am glad I managed to close the 1st set as Ed was starting to kick it up a notch with forehand combos that were landing very deep. Overall I was the more consistent player which led me to the win. Nice meeting you Ed, let's play again soon!"  -- Paul Cristian
Reveal CommentPaul Cristian Popovici bt Carsten Hovestadt (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good, fun game today with Carsten. We disputed many deuces so the score doesnt quite reflect the real viking battle that we had on court. Imo, the key of the match was Carsten's first serve which is a real weapon. On every 1st serve I was hoping he would miss the box and that I would have time to get out of the way in time. Had he made more 1st serves in, I'm sure the score wouldve been much different. Looking forward to a rematch!"  -- Paul Cristian

Current Rankings:

  1. Julian Perez 10.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Spence 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michael De Luca 7.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Harker 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Francis Horovitch 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. George Williams [W2] 4
  7. Linton Lahoud 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Luke Hearn 9.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Helen Kennedy [L1]

Match Results:

Julian Perez bt Linton Lahoud (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-4
George Williams bt Michael De Luca (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Luke Hearn (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on the last day of summer. Luke was carrying an injury but still hit some lovely shots. Thanks Luke "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentJoseph Harker bt Julian Perez (Sep 21) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I feared the worst after the first set, but as the match wore on we had some great rallies. Thanks for the game, Julian"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Joseph Harker (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Intensely fought match, especially the 2nd set where an early break was all that separated us. Thanks for another great contest Joseph."  -- Michael
Linton Lahoud bt Luke Hearn (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Francis Horovitch (Sep 16) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match that hinged on a few points in each set. 3rd set tbc."  -- Michael
  • "The 3rd set was just as hard fought as the first two. An early service break was all that separated us in what was one of the longest matches I’ve played in this league. Thanks Francis for an absolutely terrific contest." -- MIchael
Paul Spence bt Julian Perez (Sep 13) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
George Williams bt Francis Horovitch (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-4
Francis Horovitch bt Luke Hearn (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Helen Kennedy (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "One of those where the score didn’t do Helen justice,lots of deuce games and game points to Helen that fortunately went my way!Good luck for the rest of the league "  -- Paul
Joseph Harker bt Luke Hearn (Sep 7) 6-4, 6-2
Paul Spence bt Luke Hearn (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-1
Julian Perez bt Luke Hearn (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-1
Julian Perez bt Michael De Luca (Aug 31) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Gb Ladipo 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Toby Lister [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Miles [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Murray 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Dane [W1] 2
  6. Ragnar Lorentzen 8.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Edward Aitken [L1]
  8. Joe Davorn 10.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentToby Lister bt Joe Davorn (Sep 28) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive game in the September sunshine. I raced ahead in the first set before Joe pulled things back and from there on out it was neck and neck. Some good tennis and rallies played. Thanks Joe"  -- Toby
Toby Lister bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Miles bt James Murray (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny day lovely guy. Just shame about the tennis ey james! Not the best stuff from either of us luckily james gifted me more points than the other way round. Quality vastly improved in the post match knock about. Until next time."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Miles bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in lovely surroundings. The tennis gods were in my favour today with some lucky framed winners and net calls. Some good rallies in the second set! Nice to meet you ragnar."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJames Murray bt Toby Lister (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some great shots played from us both."  -- Toby
Reveal CommentJames Murray bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game which included some great rallies. Ragnar got into his rhythm when 4-0 in the second set to bring it back to 4-3 but I luckily managed to hold on!"  -- James
Reveal CommentRichard Miles bt Toby Lister (Sep 13) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very long game in gruelling heat. Some good tennis was played and Rich came out as deserving winner in the end."  -- Toby
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Joe Davorn (Sep 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game against a very consistent opponent. Good luck in all of your future matches Joe!"  -- Gb
Reveal CommentToby Lister bt Edward Aitken (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second game finished 3-1. Really fun game and Ed is a lovely guy. Wicked powerful first serve and some good points were played. Only regret that we couldn't finish it."  -- Toby
Michael Dane bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Toby Lister (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Solid game, a lot of great rallies and shots. Unforced errors and double faults were costly in this one. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Sep 6) 6-3, 3-0 Ragnar Lorentzen Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Incomplete after Ragnar got injured, which is a shame as was a really tight game. Hopefully we'll be able to complete it before the league finishes. Good luck with recovery"  -- Gb
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt James Murray (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-7 (10-12), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Epic game which see-sawed throughout, with the overall score not reflecting the closeness of the match. James did incredibly well to come back from 0-5 down in the second set tie-break to win it 12-10 and force it to a third set, where I was able to get into a lead and hold on. A fantastic match"  -- Gb

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian MacEwan [W2] 4
  2. Christopher Carter [W2] 4
  3. Elizabeth Kane 9.2 [L1]
  4. James Cox [L1]
  5. Peter Frost [L2]
  6. Neville Ackerley
  7. Sarah Griffin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Carter bt Peter Frost (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed in the sun! "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Carter bt James Cox (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close game and just finished before the light was gone! "  -- Christopher
Ian MacEwan bt Elizabeth Kane (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-0
Ian MacEwan bt Peter Frost (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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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) 

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