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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"I definitely improved over the course of the round," 

Dan Davies

"​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

"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 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'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

"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

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Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 1 February 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Avery Jackson 7.2 [W2] 4
  2. Nick Anthony 7.2 [W2] 4
  3. Sarah Quinlan [L2] 1
  4. Daniel Peck [L1] 1
  5. Elizabeth (Liz) Cubitt [L1]
  6. Joshua Crossley
  7. Tyrone Bradnam

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Anthony bt Elizabeth (Liz) Cubitt (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Liz and Nick contested an enjoyable tussle at a sunny Christchurch Park. After Liz held serve to win the first game Nick quickly improved to start a run of 6 successive games. Nick's unorthodox shots came to the fore and Liz was another unfortunate victims of his backhand slice. Nick continued to dominate at the start of the second set but Liz started to get a foothold in the set with some classy ground strokes and volleys that mirrored her coaching skills. At 5-2 down Liz produced the game and shot of the match to save 9 match points. Fortunately Nick held serve in the next game to close the match or the wheels could have come off and he might have ended up being run over by the coach!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Daniel Peck (Feb 11) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match played in good spirit on a bright but chilly afternoon in Christchurch Park. Daniel started well serving and volleying consistently throughout the first. He led 5-2 in the first and managed to stay focused to close out the set at 6-4. The second and third sets Avery serves and returns improved and was more consistent throughout the rest of the match. Daniel was playing his first match since the last tournament and has improved tremendously in all areas and will be a force to reckon with this round. Well played......"  -- Avery
Reveal CommentNick Anthony bt Sarah Quinlan (Feb 5) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nick could not have picked a tougher match for his first singles since June. Sarah's quick start and killing range of shorts had Nick on the ropes and 4-0 down. He recovered briefly but Sarah held on to win 6-4. Nick's serve improved in the second and he managed to gain a foothold and edged past Sarah with some backhand slices to level the match at 6-3. Sarah continued to pull off some impossible shots with ridiculous volleys and superb angles. Nick managed to stay in front and closed the match at 6-1, though in reality the set was a lot closer. A sporting match against a very strong opponent Thanks must go to the two well behaved canine spectators for not attacking their owner's opponent!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAvery Jackson bt Sarah Quinlan (Feb 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable encounter wth Sarah played in good spirit. Sarah started well serving and using her slices to move the ball around the court making it difficult for Avery on a very tricky surface. In the first setshe was serving for the set at 5-3. Avery managed to serve well to win three games before the tiebreaker which was also very close. The second set was more of the same despite the scores. Both players improved their serves and volleys to make it a thoroughly enjoyable match....."  -- Avery

Current Rankings:

  1. Xin Chen 8.1 [W2] 4
  2. Andrew Skitch [W2] 4
  3. Mark Scott 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Waldemar Kapkowski [W1, L1] 2
  5. Zelma Green 9.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Wilesmith 10.2 [L1]
  7. Gary Wolton [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Skitch bt Gary Wolton (Feb 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I had a laugh and he had a laugh. We played some good ball and both had a joyous time :) Was a good day to hit the court "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMark Scott bt Zelma Green (Feb 17) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After 3and a half years, me and Zelma play again! Dry weather conditions, with no wind to affect the play.First set was close, with some decisive shots getting me crucial points to win it 6-4. In the 2nd set I ran away with it. "  -- Mark
Waldemar Kapkowski bt Zelma Green (Feb 11) 7-5, 7-5
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Andrew Wilesmith (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played with Andy at rainy Christchurch park. It was a very friendly game, Andy had a few double faults, and slippery surface and heavy ball did not help. But both players enjoyed the fun of tennis!"  -- Xin
Andrew Skitch bt Waldemar Kapkowski (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentXin Chen bt Zelma Green (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in good spirit. Xin quickly got into the game. Second set Zelma upped her game, and quite a few games were long and many deuces. It was closer than the score suggested. "  -- Xin

Current Rankings:

  1. Michal Draus [W2] 4
  2. Stuart Horrex 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Hollie Newton 9.2 [L1]
  4. Mike Bernard 9.1 [L1]
  5. Peter Haystead [L1]
  6. Lee Maskell

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichal Draus bt Hollie Newton (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly Sunday game. Thanks Hollie"  -- Michal
Reveal CommentMichal Draus bt Mike Bernard (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mike for a nice game "  -- Michal
Reveal CommentStuart Horrex bt Peter Haystead (Feb 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get on the court again after none of us having hit a ball for a couple of months, the court being a little slippery although not bad for time of year. 1st set was a very close one with many breaks of serve and some good shots and rallies, Stuart just doing enough to take it. 2nd set Stuart's game improved and Peter's slightly tailed off which meant Stuart took the set and match. Peter has a good game and a very nice slice to mix it up a bit. Very enjoyable game Peter thanks."  -- Stuart

Current Rankings:

  1. Adrian Kemp
  2. Ashley Miller 10.1
  3. Jamie Cussans 9.2
  4. Jane Cody
  5. Mike Dixon
  6. Paul Cryer 10.1

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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