Norwich Parks Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Norwich 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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

Close matches, close by.

Practive @ Eaton Park
Practive @ Eaton Park

Join The League

New rounds for Norwich Parks start regularly. See next round dates above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts.

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Just complete the player questionnaire so we can get you great matches, and then join the next round by paying the round fee.

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Just log in and and join the next round by paying the round fee.

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Primary Venues

Eaton Park

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7AZ
Tel: 0344 980 3333

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich. A highly impressive £250,000 facility which opened on 16 June, 2012, this offers 7 outdoor courts, 4 of which are floodlit. 

The non-floodlit courts are open during daylight hours, and cost £5.90 for adults, or £2.95 for Go 4 Less card holders. 

The floodlit courts are open 24 hours a day, and unlimited use costs £25.

Information about the Go 4 Less cards is at http://www.norwich.gov.uk/sportandleisure/pages/go4less.aspx

Book courts at http://www.norwichparkstennis.co.uk

# of Outdoor Courts:

Heigham Park

The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA
Tel: 01603 581 425

Courts are operated on a pay and play basis (cash only) or can be pre-booked. To make a booking, call 01603 581 425 or email Norwich.Municipal@biffa.co.uk 

# of Outdoor Courts: 10

Other Venues

Alderman Walker Park

Alderman Walker Park, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Bowthorpe Park

Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Harford Park

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Lakenham Recreation Ground

City Road, Norwich, NR1 2HL
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Sportspark

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 592398

Six floodlit tarmacadam tennis courts. Non members may book to 7 days in advance but are not able to move or cancel a booking.

# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Prices:

Non-members £6.25/hour

Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW

Two hard courts (all year round) and eight grass courts (summer only). Simply turn up and play during park opening hours and one of our supervisors will collect the fee.

# of Outdoor Courts: 10
Prices:

Adults £5/hour

Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU

Three excellent hard courts, refurbished at the end of 2012.

# of Outdoor Courts:

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

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"That was the best match I've ever been involved in. Thanks so much for running a great league. I'm loving it!"

Graham McGrotty

"I thoroughly enjoyed this round, as I have the others. This has been my best year of tennis since school thanks to this league and I've been happy to recommend it to others," 

Mark Waters

"The leagues seem to work very well and without exception all the players have been great to meet",

John Kingsmill

"Thanks for the updates, commentaries and scores....a great incentive to get on and play. I was going to wait unitl July to enter but took the plunge after four and a half months off with a back injury so the fitness has gone out the window but I figured, what the heck... make hay while the sun shines besides which I am getting to meet players who enjoy singles!"  

Vikki Chubb

"[In my last match] it was nice to see we had both improved from our first match - the benefit of having different people to play and regularly tennis. So thanks for running the league, and for everyone for playing the games,"

Stuart Laws

"Thanks for your organisation. I’ve really enjoyed the 2 leagues this year," 

Norwich - Stephen Alger

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Singles Round 11 | Thursday 25 June to Wednesday 19 August 2015 (Mid-point: Wednesday 22 July 2015)

SINGLES | GROUP 1

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Christopher Odey [W1] 2
  2. Karl Nowak 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Joseph Bickerdike 10.1 [L2]
  4. Dave Vosper
  5. Ian Edwards 9.2
  6. Jozsef Baranyi
  7. Martin Schiller 9.2
  8. Paul Lister

MATCH RESULTS:

Christopher Odey bt Joseph Bickerdike (Jul 4) 6-0, 6-2
Karl Nowak bt Joseph Bickerdike (Jul 1) 6-3, 7-5

SINGLES | GROUP 2

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Andrew Griffiths 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. James Garvey 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Tadgh Buckley [L1] 1
  4. Mark Waters 10.1 [L1]
  5. Jesse Farrell
  6. Ken Brown
  7. Patrick Crotty 9.2

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Mark Waters (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Two big hitters in a cracking game, both going for winners. Andy managed to hold his serve a little more to take the sets." -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJames Garvey bt Tadgh Buckley (Jun 26) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Excellent game, well fought" -- James

SINGLES | GROUP 3

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Richard Howard 10.2
  2. David Keely 10.2
  3. Josip Stosic 10.2
  4. Richard Mace 10.2
  5. Chris Bunn 10.2
  6. Tim Rayner
  7. Karl Kindelman 10.1

MATCH RESULTS:

SINGLES | GROUP 4

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Stuart Main 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Harry Seddon 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Robert Page 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Ryan Newell 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Nathan Bailey [L1]
  6. Rowena Leary [L2]
  7. Matt Yates
  8. Tom Vosper

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentHarry Seddon bt Rowena Leary (Jul 5) 6-3, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Nearly every game went to deuce in the first set. It rained throughout the second set." -- Harry
Reveal CommentStuart Main bt Ryan Newell (Jul 4) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very enjoyable, close and long match (2 hours+) in 30 degrees heat" -- Stuart
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Nathan Bailey (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Good spirited match played on a far too hot summers evening. Glad we started just as the sun was dipping below the trees!" -- Robert
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Rowena Leary (Jun 27) 6-4, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "I had to battle hard to win this match, Rowena pulled off some great lobs and had me running around the court." -- Ryan

SINGLES | GROUP 5

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Richard Fowler [W2] 4
  2. Mark Dumpleton 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Leon Frere-Smith 10.2 [L1] 1
  4. Lee Newell 10.2 [L2]
  5. Alec Crosby
  6. Andy Macdonald
  7. Bryony McLening 10.2
  8. Jonny Bray 10.2

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentRichard Fowler bt Leon Frere-Smith (Jul 4) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A high quality match on a boiling hot day at Eaton Park. Richard upped his game after losing the first set to take it two sets to one." -- Leon
Reveal CommentMark Dumpleton bt Lee Newell (Jun 30) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A great game played on a baking hot summer's day at Eaton Park! The first set isn't representative of the match, with some great rallies and some excellent passing shots played by Lee. After Lee raced into a 5-1 lead in the second set, Mark pulled together a late surge to take the set to a tie-break, during which he held out to take the match. Always a good match against Lee and this one didn't disappoint!" -- Mark
Reveal CommentRichard Fowler bt Lee Newell (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Good game with both players chasing down everything. First set much more accurate reflection of how close it was than the second." --

SINGLES | GROUP 6

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Nick Le Brun [W1] 2
  2. Tessa Killingbeck [W1] 2
  3. Derek Heath 10.2 [L1]
  4. Eve Jordan [L1]
  5. Julie Cooper
  6. Richard Powell 10.2
  7. Rowena Alston

MATCH RESULTS:

Nick Le Brun bt Derek Heath (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentTessa Killingbeck bt Eve Jordan (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Boiling hot day. Lots of deuces." -- Tessa

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Norwich 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:

We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)
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Mixed Doubles Round 3 | Thursday 11 June to Wednesday 19 August 2015 (Mid-point: Wednesday 15 July 2015)

MIXED DOUBLES | GROUP 1

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Ivan Elgood & Chris Li [W3] 8 includes two bonus points
  2. Maggie Finck 9.1 & Mark Osborn 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Alice Younge & Phil Robinson [L1] 1
  4. Mark Dumpleton 10.2 & Leon Frere-Smith 10.2 [L2]
  5. Dawn Crafer 10.2 & Vanessa Angier 10.2
  6. Ian Edwards & Mal Smith 10.2
  7. Sarah Hall & James Garvey 10.1 withdrawn

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentIvan Elgood & Chris Li bt Alice Younge & Phil Robinson (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "On a beautiful sunny evening at Eaton park a fantastic game of tennis took place, it was a game that had everything, powerful ground strokes, great volleys and superb rally's. After 3 hour's of pulsating tennis, Ivan & Chris prevailed in a titanic battle.
    " -- Ivan
Ivan Elgood & Chris Li bt Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck & Mark Osborn bt Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very enjoyable match. It was a bit windy but this did not prevent some good play from both teams." -- Maggie
Ivan Elgood & Chris Li bt Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn (Jun 19) 6-2, 6-1

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Norwich 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:

We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)