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.

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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

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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 I was very nervous for my first match but after a heavy defeat we went for a beer afterwards and I've never looked back! I would thoroughly recommend the tennis leagues. It is such an accessible and affordable way to play competitive tennis.

Rob Bishop

"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

"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

"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 32 | Thursday 25 June 2020 to Wednesday 19 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Alice Lovatt [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Bates 6.2 [W2] 4
  3. Andre Jones [W2] 4
  4. Josh Goldberg [W2] 4
  5. Mark Bruton 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  6. Sam Grace 10.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Christopher Hooper
  8. Jason Bone

Match Results:

Andrew Bates bt Alice Lovatt (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJosh Goldberg bt Sam Grace (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in the sun with lots of close games!"  -- Josh
Andre Jones bt Sam Grace (Jul 11) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJosh Goldberg bt Mark Bruton (Jul 11) 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight 2 hour match in warm conditions. Lots of long rallies and the final set could easily have gone either way! "  -- Josh
Reveal CommentMark Bruton bt Alice Lovatt (Jul 9) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Both players played good tennis weather was a bit warm. The games were a lot closer than the scoreline suggests "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAndre Jones bt Alice Lovatt (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fully expect Andre to win this league - he is an amazing player with an incredible use of spin and slice. Though there were some long games, Andre played exceptionally here and Alice felt it was a good learning experience. "  -- Alice
Andrew Bates bt Sam Grace (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlice Lovatt bt Sam Grace (Jun 29) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "This was the second time Sam and Alice have played, and it was a really tough match, including moving around 3 different courts due to the booking running out and extremely high winds! The first set was an 1hr20 epic. At 20:30 we opted for a match tiebreak instead of a 3rd set as the light was fading at this point. Some great wind-fuelled shots and tough tiebreak rallies."  -- Alice

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Bates 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Bishop 9.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Andrew Thompson 7.2 [W1] 2
  4. Nilman Ekanayake [L1]
  5. Paul Elders 9.2 [L1]
  6. Anthony Bushell
  7. David Packwood
  8. Oliver Daniels

Match Results:

Nick Bates bt Nilman Ekanayake (Jul 11) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Paul Elders (Jul 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some lockdown rustiness on both sides, but a highly competitive match as per usual!"  -- Robert
Nick Bates bt Robert Bishop (Jul 5) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Thompson bt Nick Bates (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very challenging match to play in a very gusty wind. In the end I think that I made less errors than Nick."  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Lu Yin 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Kevin Dugmore [W1, UF2] 4
  3. Toby Moate [UF1]
  4. David Green [UF1]
  5. Tom Cantle 10.1 [L1]
  6. Alex Burn [L1]
  7. Kevin Noronha [L1]
  8. Mark Twigg

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKevin Dugmore bt Kevin Noronha (Jul 12) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I was well beaten as reported :-) But really enjoyed the match. Kevin has great fitness and is super consistent. Look forward to the next game." -- Kevin N
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Tom Cantle (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasant weather, good Tennis. A lot of long rallies, The first game started with over 35 shots for the first point. Great fun. Thank you Tom. "  -- Lu
Kevin Dugmore v Toby Moate (Jul 11) 6-4 TBC
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Alex Burn (Jul 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good start of this around with the strong wind. We had long rallies and the scores were very close. Alex hasn't been play tennis for a while, the second set Alex warmed up and started giving me sharp angled shots and drop shots which out of my reach. We both well played and enjoined the match. "  -- Lu
Reveal CommentDavid Green v Kevin Dugmore (Jul 4) 5-7 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meet you Kevin thoroughly enjoyable game. Look forward to continuing over coming days. Hopefully sunny skies and less windy."  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Alistair Grace 10.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gianfranco Puzzanghera [W2] 4
  3. Matt Shepherd 10.2 [W2] 4
  4. Scott Phelps [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Matthew Williams [W1] 2
  6. Alastair Clark [L2]
  7. Katrina Tily
  8. Peter Jones

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlistair Grace bt Alastair Clark (Jul 12) 7-6 (11-9), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match against a skilled opponent with a great repertoire of shots. I was lucky to edge this one, well played Alastair!"  -- Alistair
Gianfranco Puzzanghera bt Scott Phelps (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentScott Phelps bt Alistair Grace (Jul 10) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A close and enjoyable match. After both winning a set each, the 3rd continued in similar fashion before being edged 7-5. Well played Alistair. Some very good unplayable serves! Good luck in future matches."  -- Scott
Reveal CommentGianfranco Puzzanghera bt Alastair Clark (Jul 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Strange deja vu of last time we played, as the match started late, exactly same score and equal amount of fun!"  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentMatt Shepherd bt Alistair Grace (Jul 5) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alistair. Yours is the best serve I’ve ever attempted to return!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatt Shepherd bt Scott Phelps (Jul 4) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Scott. Thank god I scraped the tie break in the second set.... momentum was definitely going your way later in the game. Good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatthew Williams bt Alistair Grace (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Matthew took advantage of Alistairs long time off tennis in the first set, but Alistair soon found his range in the second which was a close fought affair - Matthew just edging it as his opponent started to dominate his own service games with a series of unreturnable serves. If we had made it to the third set the result would have gone the other way!"  -- Matthew

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)