Friendly, competitive tennis on Cheltenham Parks' public courts

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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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Montpellier Gardens

Montpellier, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA
Tel: 01242 523406
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Pittville Park

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JE
Tel: 01242 519215
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Cheltenham College

Malvern Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2NX
Tel: 01242 261346
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Chosen Hill School

Brookfield Road, Churchdown, GL3 2PL
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"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 must say, I’m really enjoying the games so far and the two people I’ve played make it seem like everyone’s evenly matched and it’s very sociable as well.  Thank you for organising it and hopefully I’ll carry on with this for some time to come"

Brian Marks

"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

"​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

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

Laura Wilbraham

"Many thanks for helping to organise this - I've found it very enjoyable,"

Jeff Brown

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Collapse AllCheltenham Parks Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Raffaele Caputo [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Anthony Bushell [W1, L1] 2
  3. Paul Elders 9.2 [L2] 1
  4. Christopher Hooper [L1]
  5. Phil Witcomb [L1]
  6. Puv Samra [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnthony Bushell bt Paul Elders (Aug 11) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game which swung one way then the other before tension set in for an edgy 3rd set during which Paul had a match point. Could easily have gone the other way. A mixture of errors and winners and more service breaks than holds overall but competitive and great fun! "  -- Anthony
Raffaele Caputo bt Paul Elders (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRaffaele Caputo bt Christopher Hooper (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoy and it was good practice for me... Chris play very tactically and I wish to play with him again... "  -- Raffaele
Reveal CommentRaffaele Caputo bt Puv Samra (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I did not play well as I wanted.... I did few mistake.... And Puv did more mistakes than me.... He plays very well and it was a good experience for me to meet such as good player..... "  -- Raffaele
Reveal CommentRaffaele Caputo bt Anthony Bushell (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I did not play well as I know... But I enjoyed and I do a different experience... Anthony has a strange way to play tennis and this confuse me a bit and the weather was a bit windy.... I really enjoyed play with him... Even if I was not happy in the way how I played my tennis.... "  -- Raffaele
Reveal CommentRaffaele Caputo bt Phil Witcomb (Jul 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed.... Phil was a good tennis player... He must improve some shot... But for me it was a good personal experience and I really enjoyed and appreciated play with him..... "  -- Raffaele

Current Rankings:

  1. Jesus Padillo [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Evans 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nick Bates 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Conor Ryan [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Lawrence [W1] 2
  6. Manuel De la Venta [W1, L1] 2
  7. Tim Wilbraham 10.1

Match Results:

Jesus Padillo bt Andy Evans (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndy Evans bt Conor Ryan (Aug 5) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "A close match that was very enjoyable."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentNick Bates bt Conor Ryan (Aug 4) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A match of three halves!"  -- Nick
Tim Lawrence bt Conor Ryan (Aug 2) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Manuel De la Venta bt Andy Evans (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-1
Jesus Padillo bt Manuel De la Venta (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndy Evans bt Nick Bates (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great game which started in sunny conditions and finished with impending clouds and a hefty breeze. A game which was closer than the scores suggested with two players looking to play themselves into form. The tightest, best and certainly longest game was the last with Nick refusing to give up and Andy refusing to take the victory until about the 8th advantage point. Thank you Nick for an enjoyable evenings match."  -- Andy
Jesus Padillo bt Nick Bates (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Bishop 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Green [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Gadsby 10.2 [W2] 4
  4. John Feege [W2] 4
  5. Mark Twigg [L1]
  6. Simon Willis [L2]
  7. Tom Cantle 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Feege bt David Green (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Dave. Really close 1st and really tricky 2nd set as wind playing havoc with the ball. Dave improved vs our match last year so not looking forward to playing him with his new racket. "  -- John
Reveal CommentTom Gadsby bt Robert Bishop (Aug 17) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rob, great match, hopefully play again soon "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Simon Willis (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Simon and his wicked cross-court forehand! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt David Green (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great match against David...but a struggle when facing his serve! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJohn Feege bt Robert Bishop (Aug 3) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and another great 3 set match vs rob Some great retrieving of my lobs by rob and some brutal rallies.. always a good game Cheers j"  -- John
David Green bt Mark Twigg (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-2
David Green bt Simon Willis (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentTom Gadsby bt David Green (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score suggested. Cheers"  -- Tom

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Leung 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lu Yin [W3] 6
  3. Ian McPherson 10.1 [W1, L2] 4
  4. Carl Newton [W1] withdrawn 2
  5. Alistair Grace 10.2 [L2] 1
  6. Jacob Ellis [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Jacob Ellis (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match, a lot of rallies and exciting serves. Thank you Jacob, I enjoyed the playing and hope we will play again soon. "  -- Lu
Reveal CommentPeter Leung bt Alistair Grace (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Again, scores not indicative of the many exciting rallies we had. Looking forward to our next rallies together soon! Played high level proper tennis."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Ian McPherson (Aug 12) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The weather was pleasant for tennis. Both of our serves were better at the first set. We had many long rallies. Thank you Ian for this match, I enjoyed it. Hope we will play again soon. "  -- Lu
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Peter Leung (Aug 7) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very good match, last for more than 3 hours. A lot of good rallies, many deuces. And there are at least 8 times from each side of chasing back from 40:00 and won the games. It was a long and close match. Really enjoyed it. Thank you Peter. "  -- Lu
Reveal CommentPeter Leung bt Jacob Ellis (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score is not indicative of the great rallies we had. Enjoyed the 2 hours of company very much. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Leung bt Ian McPherson (Aug 2) 4-6, 6-2, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match immensely, conversation between the games was great, very kind."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCarl Newton bt Jacob Ellis (Jul 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jacob for a great game in the wet! Conditions in the rain were really difficult so it was difficult to get rallies going - I think Jacob would have won if the conditions had enabled him to run more- we both had to be really careful with our footing on the wet courts."  -- Carl
Reveal CommentIan McPherson bt Alistair Grace (Jul 27) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A topsy turvy match! I benefited from Alistair's lack of match practice - next time he'll beat me fair and square. The court had dried from earlier and we beat the threatening rain. Thanks for a fun match."  -- Ian

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Smith [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gianfranco Puzzanghera [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andrew Seale [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matt Shepherd [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alastair Clark [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Cindy Davies [W1, L2] 2
  7. Charlie Toy 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlastair Clark bt Cindy Davies (Aug 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Always fun and enjoyable with Cindy. Very competitive with some slipping around on a damp court. Thanks Cindy look forward to playing next round. "  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentCindy Davies bt Charlie Toy (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some long (exhausting!) rallies. Many thanks"  -- Cindy
Reveal CommentGianfranco Puzzanghera bt Alastair Clark (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great way to start Sunday morning with a good tennis match. Lots of deadly dropshots for both parts, loved it!"  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Andrew Seale (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A cracking match played in great spirits. After a tough 2nd set we were both feeling it a bit, but I managed to sort my service games out just in time. On another day the result could easily of gone the other way. Shot of the round (andrew agrees!) played by myself. Can only be described as a cross court forehand slice drop shot played to the inch on the run and stretch! Many thanks for a great game."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentMatt Shepherd bt Alastair Clark (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Alastair, lots of great games were had. Glad we got the match finished, if only Montpellier had flood lights!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentGianfranco Puzzanghera bt Cindy Davies (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It's like we played 3 sets with all the deuces we had..." - Gianfranco
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Matt Shepherd (Aug 2) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match between 2 evenly matched players, with what seems to be similar handicaps! On another day the result could of easily gone the other way. Full 2 hr match with some good rallies, winners and errors! Look forward to playing again. Thanks Matt."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentMatt Shepherd bt Charlie Toy (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Charlie for the game, it was great fun! Much closer than the score line suggests - it was a long match with plenty of deuces and long rallies. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Alastair Clark (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game played in good spirit. A lot closer than the score suggests. Alastairs lobs had me running back and forth with little success! Enjoyed the game. Look forward to another in future."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Charlie Toy (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First match for Charlie and nerves played a part. Definitely got the game to improve. Enjoyed the game. Very friendly and played in good spirits."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentAndrew Seale bt Alastair Clark (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great games in swelteringly hot conditions - games a lot closer than final score."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentGianfranco Puzzanghera bt Matt Shepherd (Jul 24) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a hot day, thanks for the game Gianfranco. "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentGianfranco Puzzanghera bt Stephen Smith (Jul 22) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, can't remember the last time I played the 3rd set, we were knackered after 2 hours!"  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentAndrew Seale bt Matt Shepherd (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Neck and neck with lots of deuces"  -- Andrew

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Cheltenham Parks archive.
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) 

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)