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 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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"​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

"​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

"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 20 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. David Nguyen [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joseph Bell [W3, L1] 6
  3. Rob Lye 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Michael De Luca 7.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joseph Harker 8.1 [L2] 1
  6. George Williams [L2]
  7. Edward Clifford

Match Results:

David Nguyen bt Joseph Harker (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0
David Nguyen bt Joseph Bell (Oct 18) 6-4, 7-5
Joseph Bell bt George Williams (Oct 13) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
Joseph Bell bt Joseph Harker (Oct 1) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
David Nguyen bt Rob Lye (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-2
Joseph Bell bt Michael De Luca (Sep 27) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Rob Lye bt Michael De Luca (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-2
David Nguyen bt George Williams (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-3
David Nguyen bt Michael De Luca (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Carlo Ninchi 9.1 [W4] 8
  2. Paul Spence 8.2 [W3] 6
  3. Thomas Olley [W2] 4
  4. Francis Horovitch 9.2 [W1] withdrawn 2
  5. Linton Lahoud 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Jonathan Petrou [L5] 2
  7. Roland Green [W1, L3] 2
  8. Jonathan Caplan [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Jonathan Petrou (Oct 20) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match and a great way to start a Sunday morning!"  -- Paul
Carlo Ninchi bt Linton Lahoud (Oct 17) 7-5, 6-0
Roland Green bt Jonathan Petrou (Oct 16) 6-1, 4-6, [10-5]
Carlo Ninchi bt Jonathan Petrou (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Spence bt Roland Green (Oct 10) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good battle,fun match and really pleased to get the win against a resilient and good player on courts which to say ‘they aren’t to my liking’ would be putting it mildly!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLinton Lahoud bt Jonathan Petrou (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match with a lot of excellent rallies"  -- Linton
Carlo Ninchi bt Jonathan Caplan (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-0
Carlo Ninchi bt Roland Green (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-1
Thomas Olley bt Roland Green (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-2
Francis Horovitch bt Jonathan Caplan (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-0
Thomas Olley bt Jonathan Petrou (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-1
Paul Spence bt Jonathan Caplan (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Joshua Baker [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Hope 10.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Gb Ladipo 9.2 [W2] 4
  4. Joe Davorn 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Rupert Bateman [L2] 2
  6. Nina Waymire 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Cameron Innes [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt Joshua Baker (Oct 20) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good and competitive game, which was very close all the way through"  -- Gb
Joshua Baker bt Joe Davorn (Oct 9) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5)
Joshua Baker bt Nina Waymire (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-1
Joshua Baker bt John Hope (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentGb Ladipo bt John Hope (Sep 22) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very very close match, where almost every game went to deuce. I managed to sneak some of the big points, but on another day the score could have been very different. Thoroughly enjoyable"  -- Gb
Reveal CommentJohn Hope bt Cameron Innes (Sep 21) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5), [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Different styles but really close in terms of scoring. Closest match I’ve played in a long time. The tie breaks could all have gone with either player. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJoshua Baker bt Rupert Bateman (Sep 19) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable game of tennis where the better player won over the three sets. Good luck for the rest of the league!"  -- Rupert
Reveal CommentJoe Davorn bt Nina Waymire (Sep 16) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Nina. Second set score does not reflect how close many the games were. Joe "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJohn Hope bt Joe Davorn (Sep 15) 6-2, 5-7, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Joe. Could have gone either way, hence vastly differing first two sets. "  -- John
  • "This was my first game in this league and really enjoyed the game" - Joe
Reveal CommentJohn Hope bt Rupert Bateman (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of an epic over three sets. I think by the third it was a question of who could just hang on in there physically as much as anything. Really enjoyable tennis."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Hope bt Nina Waymire (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Good to be back in the league. A beautiful day for it at Belair."  -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian MacEwan [W2, L1] 5
  2. Dylon Pereira [W1] 2
  3. Nicholas Battle 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Charlotte Morton 9.1 [L1]
  5. James Gooding 10.1 [L1]
  6. Nick Lyell 9.2 [L1]
  7. Charlie Smedley 9.2
  8. Ioana Nica

Match Results:

Ian MacEwan bt James Gooding (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-3
Ian MacEwan bt Nick Lyell (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-1
Dylon Pereira bt Charlotte Morton (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNicholas Battle bt Ian MacEwan (Sep 13) 4-6, 7-5, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game with both players evenly matched, well played Ian."  -- Nicholas

Current Rankings:

  1. Rebecca Joe 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neil Johnson 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  3. Christopher Carter [W2, L1] 5
  4. Vicky Reeves 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Victoria Bhoday 10.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Elizabeth Kane 9.2 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Peter Frost [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Victoria Bhoday (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to see you again Victoria- great friendly match with lots of laughs!"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Peter Frost (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fab way to start the day, out on the clay courts with the lovely Peter. Thank you very much for organising our court and all the best with the rest of your matches."  -- Rebecca
Christopher Carter bt Peter Frost (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentVicky Reeves bt Elizabeth Kane (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game to play as always. Elizabeth is learning a new serve which was tricky in the wind!"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Neil Johnson (Oct 16) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 Neil Johnson Retired

Player Comments:

  • "well what a match we’re having Neill :-) let’s aim to get a date in the diary for the decider. "  -- Rebecca
Elizabeth Kane bt Neil Johnson (Oct 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Victoria Bhoday (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun meeting and playing with you today Victoria. You have a great forehand which I tried my best to avoid but many times you were just ‘there’ and ready to unleash it and I paid the price for it. Ready when you are for our meet up, I suspect the scoreline will be very different. Glad you’re back playing tennis. Best of luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Elizabeth Kane (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Elizabeth. As we both said, the score line does not reflect just how evenly matched we were. Lots of games reaching deuce (several times) so a very competitive match. Keep in touch, would be happy to play you again and the very best of luck with the rest of your matches. Ps: Tell your coach I quite like your old racquet :-)"  -- Rebecca
Neil Johnson bt Victoria Bhoday (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentVictoria Bhoday bt Peter Frost (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Super match Peter, thank you, very enjoyable best wishes "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Vicky Reeves (Sep 20) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Wonderful to meet and play the Vicky. A great competitive match with Vicky really hitting her stride and her strokes in the second set. Looking forward to meeting and playing you again the future - I still owe you an ice cream!"  -- Rebecca
Christopher Carter bt Victoria Bhoday (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentNeil Johnson bt Christopher Carter (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-1), 2-6, 7-6 (15-13)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match with big momentum swings in the final set."  -- Neil

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)