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!

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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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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 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

"​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 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

"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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Collapse AllCheltenham Parks Singles - Round 28 | Thursday 2 May 2019 to Wednesday 26 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Thomas 10.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Phil Witcomb [W3, L2] 6
  3. Matt Herbert [W2] 4
  4. Conor Ryan [W1] 2
  5. Tom Gadsby 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Tim Lawrence [L3] 2
  7. John Feege [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhil Witcomb bt John Feege (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great game with John"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentTom Gadsby bt John Feege (Jun 6) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match John, very close! Cheers "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMatt Herbert bt Phil Witcomb (Jun 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match! "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentPhil Witcomb bt Tim Lawrence (May 31) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very long and close game. I don’t think I’ll be able to do very much this weekend, shattered! Thanks Tim!"  -- Phil
Matt Herbert bt Tim Lawrence (May 29) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt John Feege (May 26) 6-7 (8-10), 4-1 John Feege Retired

Player Comments:

  • "John Feege unfortunatley had to retire injured in the second set, due to a knee injury and conceded the match"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Phil Witcomb (May 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close games looking forward to a rematch"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Tim Lawrence (May 24) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in the sunshine"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPhil Witcomb bt Tom Gadsby (May 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom, I'm sure it will be a lot closer next time."  -- Phil
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Tom Gadsby (May 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with lots of lonf rallies looking forward to the rematch"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentConor Ryan bt Mark Thomas (May 9) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great game, hope we can play again soon. "  -- Conor

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Elders 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Bishop 9.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Cantle 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Green [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Carl Newton [W2, L2] 5
  6. Rose Perkins 9.2 [L5] withdrawn 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jason Bone

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarl Newton bt Tom Cantle (Jun 16) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really close and long match. Tom had the initiative in the first set and the match in second and third set was a constant seesaw with long rallies and many deuce games making this an exhausting but really enjoyable match. Thanks for a great game Tom I’m really surprised I managed to marginally win!"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Tom Cantle (Jun 6) 6-4, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! So competitive, down to the wire in the second set, one of the longest tie-breaks that either of us had had! Really enjoyable with great rallies and both of us playing great tennis throughout!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt Carl Newton (Jun 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match which was more competitive as it wore on despite the score. Glad to play early in the day as the temperature would have been a factor later in the day."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Rose Perkins (May 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Overcast to start, but a couple of spells of rain made for tricky conditions! Great match against Rose, it was tight at the start of the second set, with plenty of deuces!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentTom Cantle bt David Green (May 25) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match played in warm but windy conditions! Second set was incredibly tight and could have gone either way. Thank you for such a great match and I’m looking forward to a re-match soon. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Cantle bt Rose Perkins (May 25) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game played in a great spirit in toasty conditions! Far more competitive than the score suggests and some excellent rallies. Thanks for the game Rose. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt Tom Cantle (May 24) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match with lots of matches going to deuce. Tom unlucky not to win more games in the first set. The second set was far more representative the match with some long rallies."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt Robert Bishop (May 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A game which was closer than the score suggests. Rob not quite hitting form in time. The friendly follow on third set was a really close one. Looking forward to another match soon."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDavid Green bt Robert Bishop (May 14) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Rob look forward to re match albeit after body recovers. Best for rest matches"  -- David
David Green bt Rose Perkins (May 11) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt David Green (May 10) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A match which got closer as it went on with David shaking a bit of the rust off, having not played much recently. A close second set with David getting his eye in on the return of serve. Looking forward to another match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCarl Newton bt Rose Perkins (May 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match Rose in nice conditions. It was closer than the score with many juices! Thanks Rose for the feedback on the backhand."  -- Carl
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Carl Newton (May 6) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match! Carl had some fantastic winners, but I was fortunate to be playing him straight after his match with Rose as by the end of our match, he'd played 5 sets in 1 morning! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPaul Elders bt Rose Perkins (May 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A wet court made for some tricky conditions. A match which was dominated by unforced errors. Look forward to a rematch, with some better weather."  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Lu Yin [W4, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ian McPherson 10.1 [W3, L1, UF1] 7
  3. Stephen Smith [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Cindy Davies [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Seale [L3]
  6. Alastair Clark [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan McPherson bt Andrew Seale (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "With a crosswind worthy of Roland Garros and the court drying from yesterday's deluge it was never going to be a game of finesse and control! The ball moved in the air and bounced variably. The undoubted highlight was Andrew's three aces followed by a three shot rally to take the game in, probably, less than a minute. Otherwise it was a battle aginst the elements as well as the opponent. We both had fun and may well meet up for a friendly between leagues. Thanks Andrew."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Alastair Clark (Jun 7) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was good tennis and good fun, even though both of the players were cautious of the slippery court surface after a full day's rain. Look forward to the next round. "  -- Lu
Reveal CommentIan McPherson bt Alastair Clark (Jun 5) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A game played in good spirits. Alastair settled after the first set and played more consistantly in the second."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentCindy Davies bt Andrew Seale (May 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Some good rallies and a couple of very long matches. Exhausting! Many thanks"  -- Cindy
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Andrew Seale (May 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Andrew for a good match on a beautiful sunny evening. We had good rallies after we both agreed to change the tennis balls which were new balls but bounced like ping pang balls. Look forward to playing match again with you. "  -- Lu
Stephen Smith bt Cindy Davies (May 16) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Alastair Clark (May 14) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match which turned on one game. Well played and thankyou alistair."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentIan McPherson v Lu Yin (May 12) 7-6 (8-6), 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A tough couple of hours tennis with some good rallies and the score going backwards and forwards. Continuation booked for June 10the as Ian away for three weeks."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentCindy Davies bt Ian McPherson (May 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match despite neither of us playing at our best! Great chat and look forward to the rematch..."  -- Cindy
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Stephen Smith (May 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match. We had several really good rallies, & both have reasonably steady & good serves. & I was lucky today I collected several points when I hardly managed to return the serves just over the net. Thank you Steve for the fun match. "  -- Lu
Reveal CommentIan McPherson bt Stephen Smith (May 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fairly typical scrappy match for both players after layoffs. Steve's whipped cross court forehand was a force to be reckoned with but less than ideally consistant. In the end fewer mistakes got the victory. A good game was had."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Cindy Davies (May 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • " We had long rallies. Cindy is amazing of returning hard angled shots back to the baseline and very good close to the net. Thank you Cindy for having made me running up & down on the court. I enjoyed the matched on a Sunny chill day. "  -- Lu


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)