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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players

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  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Christchurch Park

Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3JL Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre

5 Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP Tel: 01473 433644 full venue details »

Northgate Sports Centre

Northgate Sports Centre Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3DJ Tel: 01473 433611 full venue details »

Old Felixstowe Community Centre

Old Felixstowe Community Centre, Ferry Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9NB Tel: full venue details »

Copleston Sports Centre

Copleston Road/Off Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5HD Tel: 01473 277260 full venue details »

Chantry Academy

Mallard Way, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9LR Tel: 01473 696596. full venue details »

Maidenhall Sports Centre

Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich, IP2 8NZ Tel: 01473 433622 full venue details »

Murray Road Recreation Park

Murray Road Recreation Park, Murray Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9AH Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Sproughton Tennis Club

Playing Fields, Church Lane, Sproughton, IP8 3AX Tel: full venue details »

Aldeburgh Tennis Club

Park Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5EN Tel: full venue details »

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Waldemar Kapkowski

"​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

"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

"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

"​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

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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 37 | Thursday 1 April 2021 to Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 April 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Charles Fulcher 6.1 [W2] 4
  2. Xin Chen 7.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Avery Jackson 7.1 [W1] 2
  4. James Mower 8.1 [L1]
  5. Nick Anthony 7.2 [L1]
  6. Philippa Cowie [L1]
  7. Daniel Peck
  8. Jacob Scalco
  9. Tyrone Bradnam

Match Results:

Reveal CommentXin Chen bt James Mower (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in good spirit and in a very variable weather condition, we had snow, rain, sunshine, and wind. James started well by broke Xin's first game, lucky Xin broke back. after both held serves and James came baak from 0:40, Xin broke James's service games, and got the first set. Second set are similar. Have to say we were bit rusty as have not played for awhile. "  -- Xin
Reveal CommentCharles Fulcher bt Nick Anthony (Apr 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in warm sunshine, the first set was quite even , with Nick having lots of game points in 3 games, Nick got more consistant in the second set having been out injured the last 2 rounds, lovely friendly match as always thanks Nick"  -- Charles
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Xin Chen (Apr 5) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Xin started well in this match and was first out of the blocks. He maintained his form and pulled off a great win in the first. A bit more balanced in the second with Avery taking a 4-1 lead only to be pegged back by Xin. A close match which could have gone any way...both players were just happy to be back on court.."  -- Avery
Reveal CommentCharles Fulcher bt Philippa Cowie (Apr 4) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very pleasant first match back against a very good opponent who was quick and hit winning forehands who had game points in the first set. second set was tighter but I held on at 2.4 from 0.40 to make the match safe, thanks Philippa"  -- Charles

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Scott 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Sendall 10.2 [W2] 4
  3. Stuart Horrex 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Annie Brown [L1]
  5. Fiona Spencer [L2]
  6. Rafa Alonso 10.1 [L1]
  7. Gary Wolton withdrawn
  8. James Bradbrook
  9. Michael Cameron 8.2
  10. Pravin Desai

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Scott bt Annie Brown (Apr 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match between me and Annie, played on a sunny morning at ccp. There wasnt much to choose between us, and the match was decided on a few winners. Thanks for the game Annie. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDavid Sendall bt Fiona Spencer (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable afternoon's tennis. The tone was set from the first game as I got a very fortunate net cord on just the second point, although Fiona did win the game. Later, 2 miss hit returns in a row from me resulted in winners. Fiona did claim a net cord of her own, but it's fair to say luck was not on her side here. The score doesn't quite tell the story of a match containing multiple close games with plenty of deuces. Fiona hit some really good winners throughout the match too. Thanks for the match Fiona."  -- David
Reveal CommentStuart Horrex bt Mark Scott (Apr 8) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get back on court and as usuall between me and Mark it was very tough close game. Mark started much stronger and ran away with the 1st set as I struggled to get going. 2nd set was much more like it with many deuce games and good rallies worthy of some video footage 😁, I managed to take the set in the end. Deciding set started with me going into a 5-1 lead before Mark upping his game to come back to 5-4, I managed to take the next very tense game with many deuces yet again. Great game as always thanks Mark"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentMark Scott bt Fiona Spencer (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions at ccp. This was a closely fought contest that was decided on a few winners , as the scoreline suggests. Thanks for the game Fiona. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDavid Sendall bt Rafa Alonso (Apr 3) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We started with 5 straight service breaks. I led 3-2 before finally holding in game 6. It would prove to be just enough, although the final game of the set lasted as long as the rest of the games together with multiple deuces on my serve before I managed to close it out. The second set saw more close games, but I was able to find a bit more consistency and take a hard earned win. Thanks for the match Rafa. "  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Josh Francis 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Brian Todd 10.2 [W2] 4
  3. Bill Garside [L1]
  4. Jade Heather 9.2 [L1]
  5. Paul Cryer 10.1 [L1]
  6. Tiago Perdigao [L1]
  7. Ashley Miller 10.1 [L1]
  8. Amy Taylor
  9. Jamie Cussans 9.2
  10. Zelma Green 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Brian Todd bt Bill Garside (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentBrian Todd bt Jade Heather (Apr 10) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Luckily for me, I got my timing right a bit before Jade did, as the score in the first set shows, but Jade came back strong in the second. I managed to scrape the win."  -- Brian
Reveal CommentJosh Francis bt Paul Cryer (Apr 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Paul"  -- Josh
Reveal CommentJosh Francis bt Ashley Miller (Apr 6) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ashley for a great match. "  -- Josh
Reveal CommentJosh Francis bt Tiago Perdigao (Apr 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, thanks Thiago"  -- Josh

Results

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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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

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).

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