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!

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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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Belair Park

Gallery Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 7AB
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College Road,, Dulwich, London, Kent, SE21 7BQ
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"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

"​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 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

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Collapse AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 29 March 2018 to Wednesday 23 May 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 April 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Lye 8.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Derek Daly 9.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Michael De Luca [W1, L1] 3
  4. Paul Rubinstein 8.1 [W1] 2
  5. Carlo Ninchi 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Joseph Bell [W1] 2
  7. Rosena Robson [L2]
  8. James Lindop

Match Results:

Paul Rubinstein bt Rob Lye (Apr 20) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentMichael De Luca bt Rosena Robson (Apr 17) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery conditions made it difficult to find a rhythm. Both players went on winning streaks, only to suddenly lose focus. Rosena raced into a 3-0 lead in the first set where I only won one point, but I somehow clawed it back to end 7-5. I lead 4-1 and 40-15 in the second, only to be pegged back by Rosena to 4-4. I managed to close it out, but it really was yet another hard-fought match. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentRob Lye v Derek Daly (Apr 15) 4-6, 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "TBC"  -- Rob
Joseph Bell bt Rob Lye (Apr 12) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Carlo Ninchi bt Rosena Robson (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentDerek Daly bt Carlo Ninchi (Apr 7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match. Just a few points here and there decided it. Thanks for the game.."  -- Derek
Reveal CommentRob Lye bt Michael De Luca (Apr 3) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "close match ! thanks"  -- Rob

Current Rankings:

  1. Joseph Harker 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. German Echeverry 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Maximilian Daniel [W2] 4
  4. Gavin Kerr 8.1 [W1] 2
  5. George Williams [W1] 2
  6. Mark Cheung 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Paul Spence 9.1 [L1]
  8. Linton Lahoud 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Williams bt German Echeverry (Apr 14) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match with hard fought sets. Plenty of comebacks and great shot making. Very impressed with German: he had only just finished a different match not long before we began ours. "  -- George
Reveal CommentGerman Echeverry bt Mark Cheung (Apr 14) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "As usual a really competitive and energy sapping match played on a glorious morning in Dulwich Park. Second set didn't seem to want to end. Great game."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMaximilian Daniel bt Joseph Harker (Apr 12) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match - really close throughout with multiple breaks in each set. Joseph had several set points really forcing me to up my game when needed. Loads of running on both sides on a slippery surface. Think half points for Joseph's tie breaks would definitely have been deserved! Many thanks for the great game Joseph, Max"  -- Maximilian
Reveal CommentJoseph Harker bt German Echeverry (Apr 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. Very competitive throughout and match swung on a few tight points. Thanks for the game, German, and look forward to playing again "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentJoseph Harker bt Mark Cheung (Apr 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, lots of good rallies. Mark had me running all over the court. Far closer than the score suggests"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentGavin Kerr bt German Echeverry (Apr 7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Gavin broke in the first game of the set and then held to take an early lead and then broke again at 4-2 to then serve for the set. German broke back after saving a set point and went on to win the following three games on the bounce, saving another set point along the way, leaving Gavin to serve to stay in the set and take it to a tie-break, which he managed to do. The tie-break was close, with two early mini-breaks exchanged, before going back on serve eventually leaving German to serve to stay in the set at 6-5. Gavin managed to breake and take the set with German hitting a forehand into the net. The second went with serve until Gavin broke in the sixth game to make it 4-2 and this time he managed to see it out serving to take it 6-3."  -- Gavin
Joseph Harker bt Paul Spence (Apr 7) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentMaximilian Daniel bt Mark Cheung (Apr 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mark, pleasure meeting you. Max"  -- Maximilian

Current Rankings:

  1. Ragnar Lorentzen 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Faux 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. William Carnegie [L1] 1
  4. Christopher Taylor [L1] 1
  5. Nicholas Battle 10.2 [L2]
  6. Charlie Smedley 10.1
  7. Jack Cunliffe
  8. Mark Catherall 9.2

Match Results:

Robert Faux bt Nicholas Battle (Apr 19) 7-5, 6-2
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Christopher Taylor (Apr 15) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Ragnar Lorentzen bt William Carnegie (Apr 8) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Nicholas Battle (Mar 31) 7-6 (7-0), 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Luke Hearn 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Vicky Reeves 9.2 [W2] 4
  3. David Cahill 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Carolyn Robertson 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. Patrick Foster 9.2 [L1] 1
  6. Elizabeth Kane 10.1 [L2]
  7. Werner Madlener [L1]
  8. Charlotte Morton 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Elizabeth Kane (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game in fantastic weather! Thanks Elizabeth :) "  -- Vicky
Luke Hearn bt Carolyn Robertson (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentLuke Hearn bt Werner Madlener (Apr 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Werner. Keep up the practise. "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Carolyn Robertson (Apr 14) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Lovely long rallies and nice to play in the sunshine."  -- Vicky
David Cahill bt Luke Hearn (Apr 14) 6-4, 6-4
Luke Hearn bt Elizabeth Kane (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentLuke Hearn bt Patrick Foster (Apr 5) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Patrick this morning and very close. I didn’t really deserve to win in the end and not sure how I did! I didn’t enjoy Patrick’s secret weapon chop shots. "  -- Luke

Current Rankings:

  1. Susan Fogarty [W2] 4
  2. Neil Johnson 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Craig Smith [W1, L1] 2
  4. Peter Frost [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joanna Lesak
  6. Katarzyna Szachnowicz

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSusan Fogarty bt Craig Smith (Apr 18) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Craig and I had a really enjoyable, if exhausting match on a gloriously sunny morning. There were lots of deuce games, we both had a tough workout. Thanks Craig for a brilliant morning."  -- Susan
Reveal CommentSusan Fogarty bt Peter Frost (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Susan was very steady, made very few errors. I did better in the friendly championship tie break but Susan is destined for promotion."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt Peter Frost (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Superb weather, although neither of us managed very well in serving into the sun. Neil had a fast service creating aces. We had quite a balanced game not reflected by the score. But Neil had too much fire power in the end."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCraig Smith bt Peter Frost (Apr 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Craig was a bit rusty, he served doubles or aces for some of the time. The first set was more to do about losing ones service rather than winning it. In the second set Craig was executing sliced drop shots at will which eventually won him the match."  -- Peter

Results

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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:
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