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 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

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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
  • 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.

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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"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

Adam Burgis

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

Jordan Dainty

"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

"​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

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 16 February 2017 to Wednesday 12 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gavin Kerr 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Joe Reeve 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Rob Lye 9.2 [L1]
  4. Paul Spence 9.1 [L1]
  5. Carlo Ninchi 10.2
  6. Christopher Taylor
  7. Ian Hirst

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGavin Kerr bt Rob Lye (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good start took Rob into a 1-3 lead but Gavin managed to claw it back to 3-3. The key games in this set were games 6 & 7, in game 6 Rob had three break points at 0-40 but Gavin managed to save the break points and go on to win the game after five deuces and then in game 7 Rob was up 40-0 but a couple of errors brought Gavin back into the game and he managed to break to make it 4-3. Rob then broke back to make it 4-4 but then another brake and a hold for Gavin took the set. Rob won the first game of the second set before Gavin then raced into a 5-1 lead. Rob then really started going for his shots and held to make it 5-2 and threatened Gavin's serve to make a comeback but a couple of errors gave the game, set and match to Gavin."  -- Gavin
Joe Reeve bt Paul Spence (Feb 19) 7-5, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Hatt 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Mark Cheung 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Ragnar Lorentzen 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Martin Byatt 9.2 [L1] 1
  5. German Echeverry 9.1
  6. Jeff Brown
  7. Richard Lodge 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Feb 19) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As always, an extremely close, competitive but good-natured match. The match ebbed and flowed all the way through, like the weather, with lots of long tiring rallies and deuce games. This is a long old rivalry and the final set could have gone either way, until Ragnar broke a string and had to change racquets. Taking advantage of his misfortune, I brought it home. Looking forward the next match already."  -- Mark
Chris Hatt bt Martin Byatt (Feb 18) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Harold 10.1
  2. Carolyn Robertson 10.2
  3. Charlie Smedley 10.2
  4. Charlotte Morton 10.1
  5. Midge Cameron 10.1
  6. Patrick Silla
  7. Vicky Reeves 10.2

Current Rankings:

  1. Elizabeth Kane 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Susan Fogarty [W1] 2
  3. Victoria Bhoday 10.1 [L1] 1
  4. Josef Dunne 10.2 [L1]
  5. James Gooding
  6. Pedro Figueroa 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSusan Fogarty bt Victoria Bhoday (Feb 22) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After a shocking start I was pleased/relieved to get back into the match, thanks for such an enjoyable first match here Vicki," Susan
Reveal CommentElizabeth Kane bt Josef Dunne (Feb 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match lost rather than a match won. A few good rallies on a very beautiful Spring day."  -- Elizabeth

Current Rankings:

  1. Dale Henry [W2] 4
  2. Alice Sheridan 9.2 [L1]
  3. Gulnar Hasnain [L1]
  4. Jen Botezat 10.2
  5. Peter Frost

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDale Henry bt Alice Sheridan (Feb 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than reflected in the score."  -- Dale
Dale Henry bt Gulnar Hasnain (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-0

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Belair & Dulwich Parks archive.
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.

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

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)