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HOW IT WORKS:

  • 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

THE LEAGUE IS:

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

KEY POINTS:

  • 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 their ITF World Tennis Number
  • 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 play 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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Primary Venues

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 »
Report your results

Collapse AllChristchurch Park, Ipswich Singles - Round 51 | Thursday 18 January 2024 to Wednesday 13 March 2024 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 February 2024)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Matthew Last 4 4 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Philippa Ward 4 2 2 0 8 LWWL
3 MARIUS MALINESCU 2 2 0 0 6 WW
4 Matthew Walczak 4 1 3 0 6 LLLW
5 Nicholas Anthony 3 1 2 0 5 WLL
6 Elio Laranjinha 3 0 3 2 5 LLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicholas Anthony bt Matthew Walczak (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nick and Matt played out a match closer than the score suggests at a sunny Copleston. Matt started well, matching Nick in rallies but was unable to convert winners and that was the story of the set as Nick raced to a 6-0 win. It was a different, more confident Matt in the second set. He improved his serve accuracy and picked out some ground shot winners to take a 3-1 lead. But Nick’s heavier forehands and backhand slices dragged him back and into a 4-3 lead. Matt had game points to level at 4-4 on his serve but Nick again frustrated him with another break and served out to 15 to win the match. Matt is improving all the time and future matches will only get tougher. Well played Matt, thanks for an enjoyable game."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Philippa Ward (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evenings tennis under the lights at Kesgrave. Pushed back 24 hours after yesterday's downpour, an annoyingly timed quick shower typically made for pretty slippery conditions. Didn't dampen the quality though with both players playing great tennis. Flattering scoreline as plenty of deuces and plenty of quality points from Pip, with her passing shots being lethal (in fact I can't remember winning a point at the net). "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPhilippa Ward bt Matthew Walczak (Feb 20) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening at Kesgrave for our second match, Matt had played a few times at Kesgrave now, both in and outside of the league and had much more consistency than when we last met. Difference was in finishes with Pip managing to get the ball over and in on the big points. Matt had break points in the first set that he wasn't able to convert. He made up for this in the second set by saving multiple match points on his own and Pip's serve to a scoreline more fitting of the play. Thanks for another good battle and see you next round"  -- Philippa
MARIUS MALINESCU bt Elio Laranjinha (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Nicholas Anthony (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A rare morning of sunshine was enjoyably used with Nick traveling up to Saxmundham for our first singles match in probably around four/five years (many league doubles meetings though in-between that time!). Always a tough player to compete with thanks to wicked spin, big net skimming forehands and crafty matchplay made for an intriguing start to the match with three breaks of serve in as many games to kick off the set. I'd be the first to hold before opening up abit more with the forehand to start spraying the ball around opening up the winners. Flattering scoreline with plenty of top rallies making for an enjoyable morning of tennis "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPhilippa Ward bt Nicholas Anthony (Feb 11) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A surprisingly warm and calm day for this match where we both opted for shorts and t-shirt before too long. Serves were broken on both sides until Pip managed to hold and break again to go 4-2 up. Nick broke back again before Pip went up again to 5-3 and served for the set. Not able to convert again with a few extra errors and Nick finding the angles and the lines to earn a tie-break. Pip got an early jump to lead 5-0 but on the change of ends, Nick recovered again to bring it back to 6-6. Nick hitting the ball long to tip it Pip's way. Pip started strong in the 2nd set, breaking Nick convincingly before being equally matched with a break back. Games progressed evenly with Pip managing to serve it out at 5-4 to win the match. Thanks, Nick"  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentMARIUS MALINESCU bt Philippa Ward (Feb 4) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We played our match at Kesgrave club from 1 pm in windy conditions.Pip started better the first set, put pressure on my backhand and also she was very inspired at the net so after a good start Pip was leading with 51 .I managed to defend better my backhand and also I improved my passing shots so I came back and managed to win with 7562.A close match with good hitting from both players .See you next round"  -- MARIUS
Reveal CommentMatthew Last bt Matthew Walczak (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable mornings tennis at Carlton Park, thanks to Matt for traveling up to Saxmundham for this match. Flattering scoreline with Matt certainly ramping up his groundstrokes and serves towards the end of the second set which certainly started to cause me a few problems. "  -- Matthew
Matthew Last bt Elio Laranjinha (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatthew Walczak bt Elio Laranjinha (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good evening for tennis in Kesgrave, Elio has been improving rapidly, even from when I last played him in the last round, thank you for the match. I let a few service games go with some double faults, losing on duce both times, Elio's dropshots served him well in those games too, taking advantage of my poor touch at the net that day. See you in the next round Elio, cheers."  -- Matthew

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Christchurch Park, Ipswich archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play 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: 

Players' names, 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.