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

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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

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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"​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

"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

"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

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

Fred Woollard

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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 12 April 2018 to Wednesday 6 June 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 May 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Marcus Sheaff [W2] 4
  2. Daniel Peck [W1] 2
  3. Xin Chen 8.1 [W1] 2
  4. Howard Kendray [L1] 1
  5. Gary Wolton [L1]
  6. Nick Anthony 7.2 [L2]
  7. Avery Jackson 7.2

Match Results:

Marcus Sheaff bt Nick Anthony (Apr 19) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3
Reveal CommentMarcus Sheaff bt Gary Wolton (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A most entertainingly fun-filled and scenicic trip to the hidden gem that is sproughton tennis club for my high-noon gun-down with Gary. We started at a very similar level with no breaks up to 2-2. I managed to manufacture a hard-earned break at the end of a very lengthy service game of Gary's where Gary pushed me to the limit every point and forced me to hit difficult winners, most difficult of all on break point on my advantage. From here the momentum was with me and despite the unseasonably warm conditions and sun directly above whilst serving, my game went from strength to strength which it needed to, to counteract Gary's tricky and unfamiliar lefty style. Gary was very obviously physically hampered by an unseasonal cough and cold."  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentDaniel Peck bt Nick Anthony (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match despite a scoreline which suggests otherwise. The first 2 games were shared before a 9-game winning run took Daniel to a 4-0 lead in the 2nd set. As at a similar stage in our previous meeting a few weeks back, Nick threatened a great comeback taking the next 3 games. Daniel held out to take the match in what should have resulted in a closer scoreline given the high number of deuce games where advantage swung back and forth. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Howard Kendray (Apr 15) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Longest ever match played! 4 hours! Howard started well 4:1 lead, Xin had to dig deep to won the next a few games, at 5:5. eventually Xin won the next 2 games. Set set again Howard lead, and at 5:4, Xin had a chance to brak at 15:40, buty Howard hold his nerve and won the game! Third set, Howard did not feel tired, and r=borke Xin again, lead at 2:1, Xin had to concertrate to level at 4:4, eventually won the next games! Phew, total tired! Very close game, well done! Go to sleep now!"  -- Xin

Current Rankings:

  1. Colin Baker [W2] 4
  2. Mark Scott 8.2 [W2] 4
  3. Graeme Chatten [W1, L1] 2
  4. Elizabeth (Liz) Cubitt [L1] 1
  5. Jamie Cussans 9.2 [L1]
  6. Jon Ling 9.1 [L1]
  7. Stuart Horrex 9.1 [L1]
  8. Waldemar Kapkowski

Match Results:

Graeme Chatten bt Jamie Cussans (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMark Scott bt Elizabeth (Liz) Cubitt (Apr 18) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, decided on a few crucial points, and more unforced errors from my opponent. Thanks for the game liz."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Scott bt Stuart Horrex (Apr 16) 6-4, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match played late afternoon at CCP.no sunshine overhead, so perfect conditions. First set was decided on a few crucial points, as was the second, which went to a tie breaker, which I just edged, 7-4. Played in a good sporting manner, thanks for the game Stuart."  -- Mark
Colin Baker bt Graeme Chatten (Apr 16) 6-3, 6-2
Colin Baker bt Jon Ling (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Maskell [W2] 4
  2. Simon White [L1] 1
  3. Peter Haystead [L1]
  4. Jason Martyn
  5. Paul Ridley
  6. Ryan Squirrell

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLee Maskell bt Simon White (Apr 18) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Simon who was returning to tennis after a break. Lee served for the match at 5-3 in the 2nd set, but Simon's serve and shots really started working and he took the set, however Lee had just enough in reserve at 5-3 in the 3rd to avoid a repeat of the 2nd set! Great match, thanks Simon. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Maskell bt Peter Haystead (Apr 16) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was my second time playing against Peter and it was good to play again, especially as our first match was so close! play started with many breaks of serve, neither player really taking control until Peter pushed ahead to go 4-2, however Lee starting making more of his shots and managed to peg the set back. A strong start in the second set from Lee to go 4-1 proved too much for Peter to pull back, although the second set was much closer than the score suggests with many, many deuce games! Thanks for a fun match Peter hope to play again soon. "  -- Lee

Current Rankings:

  1. Bill Garside [W1] 2
  2. Vanessa Bewley 10.2 [L1]
  3. Ashley Miller 10.1
  4. Jorunas Barzdzius
  5. Martin Pakes
  6. Steve Roche

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBill Garside bt Vanessa Bewley (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny, windy day...Fun match. Thanks Vanessa!"  -- Bill

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:
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)