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

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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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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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Copleston Sports Centre

Copleston Road/Off Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5HD
Tel: 01473 277260
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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

Aldeburgh Tennis Club

Park Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5EN
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Sproughton Tennis Club

Playing Fields, Church Lane, Sproughton, IP8 3AX
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"I'd like to say again how much I enjoyed playing in the league. I met interesting people, and have played some good matches," 

Peter Valasek

"Thank you for organising the competition. It was very enjoyable, "

Nick Anthony

"Very much enjoying the league, thank you for your efforts. As the old stager in this group at 52 I am playing my best tennis ever, not quite sure how I beat Hilary and Avery they are much better than me! You have done a great job with the league, encouraging participation and getting the mix right with the correct standards of players in each group," 

Nick Anthony

"​I have thoroughly enjoyed playing in the local league. It really fits my work hours now where I can arrange the matches myself. I had given up on singles a number of years ago and was accepting that I needed to be younger and fewer ladies were interested in singles anyway. If I was going to get back into tennis since I moved jobs, I realised it would have to be singles and so far I have been surprised,"

Mary Crawford

"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

"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

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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 3 August 2017 to Wednesday 27 September 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 August 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Joshua Crossley [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Avery Jackson 7.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tyrone Bradnam [W2] 4
  4. Marcus Sheaff [L1]
  5. Tom Sunderland 10.1 [L1]
  6. Trevor Wright 8.2 [L1]
  7. Xin Chen 8.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoshua Crossley bt Marcus Sheaff (Aug 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match played in good spirit and a friendly atmosphere between two players who have practised a lot in the past There was some really good points throughout the match and the scoteline did not reflect the competitiveness of the Match and the level in which Marcus forced josh to play at to get the result Well played Marcus hope to play again soon :) "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentTyrone Bradnam bt Avery Jackson (Aug 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A game played to a very high standard at Christchurch Park this afternoon. Tyrone again came out flying racing to a 5-1 lead . Some excellent rallies saw Avery battle back to 5-4 but Tyrone held his nerve and served out the set at 6-4 . The first game of the second set was an immense battle lasting for over ten minutes but again it was Tyrone with his mental strength who broke and took a 4-0 lead . Avery's power and good use of the volley helped him put up a fight but it was Tyrone who closed the match 6-4 6-1 with a backhand winner with Avery quoting there has now been a change in guard (haha) great match :-) "  -- Tyrone
Reveal CommentJoshua Crossley bt Xin Chen (Aug 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Josh started the match with a hangover from his poor performance the day before Tampering with string tensions had really disrupted his rhythm the day before and once again a timid start left xin 4-2 up and playing some strong dominant tennis Josh after gathering himself suddenly found his game which has not been consistently with him for much of the league so far and managed to go on a run reeling off 10 of the next 11 games to win the match 6-4 6-1 Thanks for the game xin "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentTyrone Bradnam bt Joshua Crossley (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match played out in the early morning heat at Christchurch Park with both players keen not to give anything away. Tyrone started the stronger of the two players takin. A 3-0 lead. Josh battled back with some great forehands but Tyrone took a 5-1 lead. Tyrone could not close the set and a great fight back from Josh made it 5-4. Josh had point to bring it back to 5-5 but Tyrones consistent running down of the ball was rewarded with a 6-4 first set. Tyrone maintained his good form and again took a lead in the second taking advantage of Josh's forced errors. The second set finished 6-1 . A great start by the defending champion :-) "  -- Tyrone
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Xin Chen (Aug 6) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in good spirit on a bright and sunny afternoon at BT tennis club. Avery served and volleyed well and was consistent in the first. The second was a ding dong battle with both players struggling to hold serves. Avery managed to close out the set with Xin improving and challenging throughout despite picking up an injury in the second set....."  -- Avery
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Trevor Wright (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played on a sunny morning in Christchurch Park. Both players were thoroughly exhausted after several long rallies and most of the games in the second set going to deuces. A closer game than the scores suggest. "  -- Avery
Reveal CommentJoshua Crossley bt Tom Sunderland (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Neither played played to there best abilities however there was some good points Josh managed to do enough to win the match Sustaining a solid level despite not being overly happy with his performance Tom is a strong player who will bring quality to the division and be competitive throughout ,thanks for the match :) "  -- Joshua

Current Rankings:

  1. Sivakumar Kandath 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Mark Scott 8.2 [L1] 1
  3. Daniel Peck
  4. Gary Wolton
  5. Jamie Cussans 9.2
  6. Marcus Capper
  7. Mike Bernard 9.1
  8. Sarah Quinlan

Match Results:

Sivakumar Kandath bt Mark Scott (Aug 6) 6-3, 3-6, 4-0 Mark Scott Retired

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Ridley [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stuart Horrex 9.2 [W2] 4
  3. Lee Maskell [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alec Main 10.1 [W1] 2
  5. Ian Plumb [W1] 2
  6. Kevan Gooding [W1] 2
  7. Bill Garside [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Adrian Kemp [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Ridley bt Bill Garside (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match and closer than score suggest"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAlec Main bt Bill Garside (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in good spirits with a lot of very long rallies. Thanks Bill"  -- Alec
Reveal CommentPaul Ridley bt Lee Maskell (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Closer than scores suggest with good rallies and games to deuce."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentStuart Horrex bt Bill Garside (Aug 11) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Stuart started the stronger with Bill struggling to find his form in the 1st set with Stuart taking it, 2nd set was much closer with Bill taking a 3-0 and 4-1 leads before Stuart coming back to 5-5, Stuart took the next 2 games to take the match. Some great rallies throughout the match, thanks."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentStuart Horrex bt Lee Maskell (Aug 8) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match from the outset with both players striking the ball well and fairly matched, 1st set went the way of Lee with some great games and rallies, 2nd set did not reflect the scoreline as the games were tight with some good shots/net cords swaying the games, 3rd set being again close but now with a splattering of rain to add to the mix, eventually going into a tie-break with Stuart taking it and the match. Great timing for the end of the match as once the last point has been won the heavens opened, great match thanks."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentIan Plumb bt Lee Maskell (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Ian started well and produced some good forehand shots to race into a 3-0 lead. Lee played some good tennis and was unlucky to lose the first set 6-0 with lots of deuces and good top spin forehands The second set started with ian taking a couple of games before lee got on the board and gained confidence, with serving improving every game. Ian ended up getting over the line 6-2 in this set. Very enjoyable game with an improving player. Cheers"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentPaul Ridley bt Adrian Kemp (Aug 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match"  -- Paul
Kevan Gooding bt Adrian Kemp (Aug 3) 6-4, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Tony Marsh [W1] 2
  2. Jorunas Barzdzius [L1]
  3. Ashley Miller 10.1
  4. Joan Herrrington
  5. Nick Allard 10.2
  6. Peter Haystead

Match Results:

Tony Marsh bt Jorunas Barzdzius (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-1

Results

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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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