Friendly, competitive tennis on Christchurch Park, Ipswich'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!

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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

Christchurch Park

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

Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre

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

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

Mallard Way, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9LR
Tel: 01473 696596.
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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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Club Venues

Sproughton Tennis Club

Playing Fields, Church Lane, Sproughton, IP8 3AX
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Aldeburgh Tennis Club

Park Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5EN
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"Very enjoyable, all played with good attitude and spirit in nice surroundings. Thanks to all concerned,"

Fred Woollard

"I really enjoyed playing in the tennis league. It ensures you play tennis regularly and meet new people" -- Ankur Singhania

Ankur Singhania

"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

"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

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

Nick Anthony

"​Thank you very much for the organisation of the tennis leagues. I have taken part in the Ipswich Christchurch Park league for the first time this round after a long time off from playing tennis. I think this is a great way of getting to play regularly and meet new people to play. I have had great, enjoyable matches with some very friendly people. My league matches may be finished for this round but have already arranged a couple of extra games within my group of players and will definitely be entering the next round. Once again thank you for the leagues as without dedicated people like yourself this would not be possible. Very happy player," Stuart Horrex

Stuart Horrex

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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 8 November 2018 to Wednesday 16 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Avery Jackson 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Peck [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Waldemar Kapkowski [L2] 1
  4. Matthew Last [L1] 1
  5. Gary Wolton [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Waldemar Kapkowski (Dec 9) 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After the exchange of Christmas pleasantries both players were of to a slow start struggling to settle on the slippery surface. The first set was filled with unforced errors but Avery managed to serve well and to take the set. Waldemar settled in the second and third and both players were encouraged by the few spectators who gathered to watch. Another enjoyable match lasting almost three hours.., "  -- Avery
Reveal CommentDaniel Peck bt Matthew Last (Dec 2) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match lasting well over 2hrs! Not much to separate us having similar styles of play. It wasn't until the 9th game of the match for the first break of serve when Matt managed to break and take a 5-4 lead and subsequently held serve to take the first set. The damp court made the balls wet and heavy so each point was a real battle and there were many long rallies finished off with fantastic winners and drop shots from both. An exhausting but brilliant game of tennis. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Peck bt Waldemar Kapkowski (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a match filled with long rallies and was played in good competitive spirits. The first set went very much Daniel's way although could have easily resulted in a closer scoreline. At 4-0 in the second set Waldemar started playing more aggressively and came back strongly to take 3 of the next 4 games. I'm glad I held on at the end or it could have been a very nervy end to the set! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Gary Wolton (Nov 25) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Both players struggled to find form in the first set. Gary led 2-0 and served well but Avery just managed to held on to win the next four games before closing off to take the set. The second set was a evenly contested affair with both players settling and playing well. Another enjoyable match played in good spirits."  -- Avery
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Daniel Peck (Nov 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played on a bright and sunny Remembrance Day in Christchurch park. Daniel and I struggled to hold serves and with long rallies through each points were thoroughly exhausted in the first. In the second set both players settled and served and volleyed well with less unforced errors. Avery managed to serve and return well to take the second set. An enjoyable match played in good spirits....."  -- Avery

Current Rankings:

  1. Keith Williams [W1] 2
  2. Ashley Miller 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Daniel Jolley [W1, L1] 2
  4. Rhys Curtis [L2]
  5. Stuart Horrex 9.1

Match Results:

Daniel Jolley bt Rhys Curtis (Dec 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentKeith Williams bt Daniel Jolley (Nov 17) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close, enjoyable game, which swung one way and then the other. "  -- Keith
Ashley Miller bt Rhys Curtis (Nov 10) Walkover

Results

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

Comments:
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)