Friendly, competitive tennis on Cheltenham 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!

Close matches, close by.

Montpellier Gardens
Montpellier Gardens

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Montpellier Gardens

Montpellier, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA Tel: 01242 523406 full venue details »

Pittville Park

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JE Tel: 01242 519215 full venue details »

Cheltenham College

Malvern Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2NX Tel: 01242 261346 full venue details »

Chosen Hill School

Brookfield Road, Churchdown, GL3 2PL Tel: full venue details »

"This was my first experience of playing in the Parks Tennis League and I really enjoyed it. All of the matches I played in were keenly contested thanks to being grouped with players of equal ability. I would recommend the league to anyone and encourage others to give it a try"

Nick Ball

"​I would like to thank you again for organising the Tennis, I am new to the UK and it has been a wonderful opportunity to play tennis considering I hardly know anyone who plays!",

Sue Dixon

"Thank you to you and the other organisers for managing to select such an even group - all the games were close and really enjoyable,"

Robbie Martin

"Thanks very much for the excellent organisation. I have really enjoyed playing in this league and look forward to joining again,"

Laura Wilbraham

"Nice to meet other players",

Niall Macdonald

"I am very glad I joined the Tennis League because it has been so enjoyable, it is a great way to keep active and play competitive tennis and it's fantastic for meeting people when you are new to the area,"

Rob Bishop

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Collapse AllCheltenham Parks Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 3 September 2020 to Wednesday 28 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mike Bull [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Benjamin Bowers [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Josh Goldberg [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jeroen Veenstra [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Phil Witcomb [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Bates 6.2 [W1] 2
  7. Alice Lovatt [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Anthony Bushell [L1]
  9. Sam Grace 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeroen Veenstra bt Mike Bull (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game in what’s probably the last of the summer sunshine!"  -- Jeroen
Reveal CommentAndrew Bates bt Mike Bull (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in the sunshine "  -- Andrew
Mike Bull bt Anthony Bushell (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-2
Mike Bull bt Phil Witcomb (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentBenjamin Bowers bt Jeroen Veenstra (Sep 16) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match despite the floodlight failure"  -- Benjamin
Mike Bull bt Josh Goldberg (Sep 15) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentBenjamin Bowers bt Phil Witcomb (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good, competitive game"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentJosh Goldberg bt Jeroen Veenstra (Sep 12) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight, competitive match with some great rallies"  -- Josh
Reveal CommentJosh Goldberg bt Alice Lovatt (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with lots of deuces in the 2nd set"  -- Josh
Reveal CommentPhil Witcomb bt Alice Lovatt (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some really good rallies, thanks Alice"  -- Phil
Benjamin Bowers bt Alice Lovatt (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-1
Mike Bull bt Alice Lovatt (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Max Brambani [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Packwood [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Lu Yin 9.2 [W2, L2, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nick Bates 10.1 [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rupert ROFFE-SILVESTER [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Anne Gimingham [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tony Philcox [L1, UF1] 1
  8. Andrew Thompson 7.2
  9. Jason Bone
  10. Robert Sulley

Match Results:

Lu Yin v Tony Philcox (Sep 20) 3-6, 6-4 TBC
Max Brambani bt Nick Bates (Sep 19) 6-3, 5-7, [10-8]
Rupert ROFFE-SILVESTER bt Max Brambani (Sep 19) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
David Packwood bt Lu Yin (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Anne Gimingham (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match on wonderful sunny Sunday. Unfortunately Anne pulled her calf muscle the night before the planned match, but she showed up on court & completed the match with calf support. I appreciated her spirit & enjoyed playing tennis with her. Thank you Anne. "  -- Lu
Nick Bates bt Rupert ROFFE-SILVESTER (Sep 12) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentMax Brambani bt Lu Yin (Sep 12) 6-2, 0-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match on a sunny afternoon. Both sets were close with lots of deuces, despite looking quite one-sided! All in all, a really enjoyable match. "  -- Max
Rupert ROFFE-SILVESTER bt Tony Philcox (Sep 12) Walkover
David Packwood bt Nick Bates (Sep 10) 6-0, 3-6, 7-5
David Packwood bt Anne Gimingham (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Rupert ROFFE-SILVESTER (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis on a beautiful sunny day. It was the first local league match for Rupert, and he hadn’t adjusted to the bright sun effects. Hope it was a good start of Rupert coming back to tennis. "  -- Lu
Max Brambani bt Anne Gimingham (Sep 6) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Kevin Dugmore [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Elders 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Green [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Barron [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Twigg [W1, L1] 3
  6. Jim Self [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nilman Ekanayake [L2]
  8. Carl Newton [L1]
  9. Matt Shepherd 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKevin Dugmore bt Mark Twigg (Sep 20) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Kevin. Lots of very long rallies. I had my chances in the second set but Kevin has excellent fitness and played some very accurate shots and was still fresh, me not so much! I tried to keep the rallies shorter in the final set but made too many errors. Kevin played an excellent match and is a hard man to beat! Well played Kevin. Cheers"  -- Mark
Kevin Dugmore bt Carl Newton (Sep 19) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt Nilman Ekanayake (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A hot and sunny afternoon with a surprisingly tricky breeze. Some close games with several going to deuce several times. The lockdown rust was on display with some really inconsistent shots. Always an enjoyable game against Nilman. Looking forward to another match soon."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt Michael Barron (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game. The game was decided by unforced errors. Look forward to another game soon."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMark Twigg bt Jim Self (Sep 17) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice sunny morning and a very early start. Lots of epic rallies and games going to deuce. The first set was very close and could have gone either way. Thanks for the game Jim and great to meet you. Cheers."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt David Green (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close opening set with David’s serve deserting him at the crucial moment. Always a pleasure to have a match against David, looking forward to some more games soon."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDavid Green bt Michael Barron (Sep 16) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Mike thoroughly enjoyable look forward to re-match soon. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Green bt Nilman Ekanayake (Sep 15) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Look forward to continue match Tuesday well played today. "  -- David
  • "Good game Nilman close match look forward to another game soon best in rest matches." -- David
Kevin Dugmore bt David Green (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Green bt Jim Self (Sep 10) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable game Jim look forward to playing again soon. All the best in the coming matches"  -- David
Reveal CommentMichael Barron bt Jim Self (Sep 7) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, especially as neither of us had played in some time. I got off to a good start leading 5-1 only for Jim to pull it back with some consistent, accurate hitting and force a tie break, which also turned out to be close. The second set was back and forth, lots of breaks of serve and plenty deuce/advantage/deuce/advantage moments. Great fun and well played Jim. "  -- Michael
Kevin Dugmore bt Paul Elders (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Jenks [W2] 4
  2. Cindy Davies [W2] 4
  3. Alastair Clark [W1, L2] 2
  4. Leonie Williams [L2]
  5. Toby Moate [L1]
  6. Alistair Grace 10.2
  7. Asha Patching
  8. Tim Read

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCindy Davies bt Leonie Williams (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in great weather. Score doesn't reflect the amount of deuces and good rallies we had. Thanks, Cindy "  -- Cindy
Reveal CommentAlastair Clark bt Leonie Williams (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant first game with Leonie. Challenging in the second set with the fading light. So brilliant flat shots to the corners i was never going to reach! Really enjoyed look forward to playing again soon. Thanks, Al"  -- Alastair
Cindy Davies bt Alastair Clark (Sep 15) Walkover
Reveal CommentAdam Jenks bt Alastair Clark (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score line probably didn’t reflect the balance of play. Alistair missing crucial drop shots and surprisingly making more double faults than myself. I’m sure the score will be closer next time. Thanks for the game Alastair really enjoyed it."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Jenks bt Toby Moate (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a rather faulty, nervous start for us both we got going in the second, which was much more thrilling than the first. (we both need about an hour to warm up!). Adam's serve generally was much better than mine, which saved a couple of 15-40 potential breaks of his serve. I rallied (no pun intended) towards the end saving six match points (including 0-40 down!) before winning a couple of games in a row. But 5-1 down was a little too far to catch up. Well done Adam. You're a better player basically. That said - maybe I'll have a little more success next time if I loosen up a bit."  -- Toby


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Cheltenham 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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