Friendly, competitive tennis on Cheltenham Parks's 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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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 »

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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

"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

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

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Report your results

Collapse AllCheltenham Parks Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 15 November 2018 to Wednesday 23 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Thomas [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rebecca Smith [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Elders 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. Ian McPherson 10.1 [L1] withdrawn
  5. Phil Witcomb [L1]
  6. David Green [L2]
  7. Jason Bone

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRebecca Smith bt David Green (Dec 11) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really fun match David in lovely dry wintery conditions. Looking forward to another match soon."  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt Rebecca Smith (Dec 9) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A close match throughout with 2 sets going the full distance. A few points making all the difference. Looking forward to another match soon. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Phil Witcomb (Dec 9) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "great game in the rain"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt David Green (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good game as always with Dave praying for the rain... luckily it just held off"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Rebecca Smith (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in the sun, with a lot of long rallies and nearly went to 3 sets"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentRebecca Smith bt Ian McPherson (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable game in lovely sunny and dry conditions. "  -- Rebecca

Current Rankings:

  1. Rose Perkins [W2] 4
  2. Cindy Davies [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jonathan Porter [W1, L2] 3
  4. Carl Newton [W1] 2
  5. Tom Gadsby [W1] 2
  6. Steev Buckland [L1]
  7. Stephen Smith withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCindy Davies bt Steev Buckland (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Steev made quite a comeback in the second set despite breaking a string! Great fun, many thanks. "  -- Cindy
Rose Perkins bt Jonathan Porter (Dec 5) Walkover
Reveal CommentCarl Newton bt Cindy Davies (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some really good rallies in gusty and slippery conditions. Thanks Cindy for an enjoyable game - I bet you beat me next match!"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentRose Perkins bt Cindy Davies (Nov 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather to play a lovely tennis match. No sun this week, and dry courts! The match was hard fought and the score doesn’t reflect the long rallies and lots of deuces. 4th game in 2nd set could’ve been the turning point and was a tough one to win. Thanks Cindy for a lovely game. Rose"  -- Rose
Reveal CommentTom Gadsby bt Jonathan Porter (Nov 23) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive match "  -- Tom
Jonathan Porter bt Cindy Davies (Nov 18) 6-0, 6-2


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)