Friendly, competitive tennis on Christchurch Park, Ipswich's public courts

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Christchurch Park

Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3JL
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Other Venues

Chantry Academy

Mallard Way, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9LR
Tel: 01473 696596.
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Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre

5 Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP
Tel: 01473 433644
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Maidenhall Sports Centre

Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich, IP2 8NZ
Tel: 01473 433622
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Murray Road Recreation Park

Murray Road Recreation Park, Murray Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9AH
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Northgate Sports Centre

Northgate Sports Centre Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3DJ
Tel: 01473 433611
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Old Felixstowe Community Centre

Old Felixstowe Community Centre, Ferry Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9NB
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Club Venues

Sproughton Tennis Club

Playing Fields, Church Lane, Sproughton, IP8 3AX
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"I definitely improved over the course of the round," 

Dan Davies

"Very enjoyable, all played with good attitude and spirit in nice surroundings. Thanks to all concerned,"

Fred Woollard

"I've had some excellent matches, learnt a few things about myself in relation to match play, met some nice people and made some new tennis buddies which I think is the whole idea of the League - so thank you for that.  I shall look forward to playing in the League again in January!",

Helen Challis

"Big congratulations on an excellent league set up, the reports posted on the Internet and match reports, married alongside your very good e-mail updates enhance the league no end, and adds considerably to the overall enjoyment factor of the games," 

Rob Fratel

"I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this round of matches and playing each of you in the group. We should also congratulate ourselves as a group, as we managed to play ALL our matches, with everything wrapped up by 1st June with 10 days to spare! I reckon that's pretty impressive with everybody leading ever-busier lives and the amount of inclement weather along the way :)  Hopefully see some or all of you in the next round :)"

Ashley Miller

"Thank you for the congrats. Group winning tastes like the best lager!  Thank you Sally and Nigel for being good organisers. Good job.  I plan to rejoin our leaque in September,"

Waldemar Kapkowski

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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 18 May 2017 to Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Trevor Wright 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Tyrone Bradnam [W1] 2
  3. Xin Chen 8.1 [L1] 1
  4. Nick Anthony 7.2 [L1]
  5. Avery Jackson 7.2
  6. Daniel Peck
  7. Joshua Crossley
  8. Sivakumar Kandath 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTrevor Wright bt Nick Anthony (May 21) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather for our match on the number 2 grass court at Felixstowe. There were some early breaks of serve, but Nick's heavy shots and effective use of slice, plus some good wrong footing shots, left him serving for the first set at 5.3 up. Trevor raised his game, taking 6 games in a row to come back and win the first set and get a good start to the second. Nick broke serve to stop the run, but then lost his own serve and from there Trevor was able to get to a 5.1 lead and win shortly after."  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentTyrone Bradnam bt Xin Chen (May 20) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tyrone Bradnam and Xin Chen battled it out at Christchurch park with the length of the match playing an important part on both players legs. Bradnam served for the first set at 5-4 but some great play by Chen saw him reel of 3 games in a row to take the first set 7-5. The second set was a close affair. With both players locked at 3-3 this time it was Bradnam who produced some great tennis taking the next 3 games and putting it to a final set. Both players struggles with the long rallies but it was Bradnam who continued to make progress taking an early lead in the final set. At 4-2 40-30 Bradnam cramped while running the ball prompting a medical time out. Chen thought back but it was Bradnam who came through 5-7 6-3 6-3"  -- Tyrone

Current Rankings:

  1. Marcus Sheaff [W1] 2
  2. Simon Herbert [L1] 1
  3. Gary Wolton
  4. James Wigby 8.2
  5. Mark Scott 9.1
  6. Richard Heath 8.2
  7. Sarah Quinlan
  8. Tom Sunderland 10.2

Match Results:

Marcus Sheaff bt Simon Herbert (May 20) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Smith
  2. Joan Herrrington
  3. Michal Draus
  4. Paul Ridley
  5. Ryan Squirrell
  6. Stuart Horrex 10.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Ashley Miller 10.1
  2. Bill Garside
  3. Jamie Cussans 9.2
  4. Jorunas Barzdzius
  5. Michael Brooks 10.1
  6. Spencer Dunn

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Maskell [W2] 4
  2. Nicole Wines [W1] 2
  3. Ankur Singhania [L1]
  4. Paul Mooney [L2]
  5. Hilary Cook
  6. Peter Goodey 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLee Maskell bt Paul Mooney (May 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We met at Roundwood Club for our match on what was a beautiful day for tennis! The first set was quite tense with both players initially holding serve to 3 all, but Lee managed to break Paul's serve and close out the set. Lee started strongly in set 2 to go 2 luv up, but Paul roared back with the next 3 games to take the lead, really going for his shots, However Lee managed to hold on to the next few games and close out the match. A really close and fun match, thank you!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Maskell bt Ankur Singhania (May 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather conditions greeted us at Christchurch Park. The score line does not reflect the competitive nature of the match, and we had some very close entertaining points! Look forward to hopefully playing each other again in the future. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentNicole Wines bt Paul Mooney (May 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasant match! Weather was dry and rain held off luckily"  -- Nicole

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Christchurch Park, Ipswich archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Christchurch Park, Ipswich. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments:
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