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.


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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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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
full venue details »

"​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

"Just to say thanks for setting this up – much appreciated!"

Martin Jones

"Nice to meet other players",

Niall Macdonald

"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

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

Jeff Brown

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

Laura Wilbraham

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Report your results

Collapse AllCheltenham Parks Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Thomas [W1] 2
  2. Andre Jones [W1] 2
  3. Anthony Bushell [L1] 1
  4. Stéphane Rollin [L1]
  5. Jeroen Veenstra
  6. John Feege
  7. Jonathan Williams 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Anthony Bushell (Oct 19) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in the rain and sun"  -- Mark
Andre Jones bt Stéphane Rollin (Oct 18) Walkover

Current Rankings:

  1. Conor Ryan [W2] 4
  2. Tom Gadsby 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Robert Bishop 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. David Green [L2]
  5. Gianfranco Puzzanghera [L1]
  6. Paul Elders 9.2
  7. Sam Grace

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Gadsby bt Robert Bishop (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game thanks Rob, much closer than score suggested "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentConor Ryan bt David Green (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "enjoyable match, Conor look forward to tackling your back-hand slice kill shot again soon. Best for rest matches "  -- David
Conor Ryan bt Gianfranco Puzzanghera (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt David Green (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play David! He pulled off some lovely shots including some great volleys at the net! "  -- Robert

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Twigg [W1] 2
  2. Toby Moate [L1]
  3. Alastair Clark
  4. Lu Yin
  5. Matt Shepherd 10.2
  6. Stephen Smith 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Twigg bt Toby Moate (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "My first ever match. Despite the scores we both felt it was a very even and enjoyable match, but well done for winning Mark. I didn't mind loosing. We lost count of the deuce/advantage/deuce/advantage in many of the games. Lots of long rallies. I think the first game lasted 15 minutes (well it felt like it). We both enjoyed playing so much we carried on - free from the % play nervousness. Very encouraging for the both of us for the battles ahead - win or loose."  -- Toby


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) 

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)