Friendly, competitive tennis on Manchester Parks's public courts

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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

Alexandra Park

Demesne Road, Moss Side, Manchester, Lancashire, M16 7JL
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Blackley Recreation Ground

Cooper Lane, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 0SA
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Boggart Hole Clough

Charlestown Road, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 7DH
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Cheetham Park

Elizabeth Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 8BQ
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Chorlton Park

Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Lancashire, M21 7RL
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Cringle Park

Crossley Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, Lancashire, M19 2QP
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Crumpsall Park

Ash Tree Road, Crumpsal, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 5RX
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Debdale Park

1075 Hyde Roa, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, M18 7LJ
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Fletcher Moss Park

Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 2SW
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Gartside Gardens

Kincardine Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9WN
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Kingswood Park

Kingswood Road, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 6GG
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Kirkup Gardens

Cotefield Road, Woodhouse Park, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 1UY
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Ladybarn Park

Burnage Lane, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 4XA
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Manchester Tennis & Football Centre

Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 3FF
Tel: 0161 220 3800
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Merseybank Playing Fields

Merseybank Avenue, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 2ZH
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Openshaw Park

Parkhouse Street, Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 2FT
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Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 0AB
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"​I have now completed all of my matches in the Manchester Parks local tennis league and it has been a very enjoyable undertaking. I've met many friendly faces who've all shared the same passion for the sport and it was a great opportunity to expand my tennis network of friends,"

J Cullen

"I'm really enjoying the spirit and ethos of this League. It's not about winning and scoring brownie points but meeting new friends who share the same passion for the Sport of Champions. It's the spirit of the game that shines through. Thank you both for organising a really engaging event for anyone who wants to get fit and enjoy the benefits tennis has to offer," 

Stephen Reynolds

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Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 4 May 2017 to Wednesday 28 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 May 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rodrigo Cristina 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jill Fernando 5.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Shaf Rahman 8.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Daggett [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Moazzam Bakhshov [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Richard Lucas [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Neil Gaskell 6.2 [W1] 2

Match Results:

Jill Fernando bt Richard Lucas (May 22) 6-0, 6-4
Rodrigo Cristina bt Shaf Rahman (May 21) 6-1, 6-0
Rodrigo Cristina bt Jill Fernando (May 20) 6-0, 6-0
Shaf Rahman bt Moazzam Bakhshov (May 19) 6-3, 6-2
Neil Gaskell bt Richard Lucas (May 19) 6-3, 6-0
Jill Fernando bt Shaf Rahman (May 16) 4-6, 4-0 Shaf Rahman Retired
Jill Fernando bt John Daggett (May 13) 6-1, 6-2
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Richard Lucas (May 12) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentRodrigo Cristina bt John Daggett (May 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, great fun"  -- Rodrigo
John Daggett bt Moazzam Bakhshov (May 5) 6-3, 7-6 (10-8)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Mercer [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Konrad Kwasigroch [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Klofac 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Dishington 9.1 [L1] 1
  5. Alex Whitington [L2]
  6. Jose Gonzalez [L2]
  7. Josh Barley [L1]
  8. Michael Plumb [L1]

Match Results:

James Mercer bt David Klofac (May 21) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
Reveal CommentKonrad Kwasigroch bt Richard Dishington (May 20) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "What a game!!!! Thriller, anyone could take it. End of first set I saved 3 set points 4th set point I smashed overhead that 9/10 times would be a winner and Richard not only managed to get it, but played super sweet backhand half volley down the line .... what a hotshot that was!!!!! What a way to take a set. Great game Thanks!!!"  -- Konrad
James Mercer bt Michael Plumb (May 17) 6-2, 6-1
Konrad Kwasigroch bt Alex Whitington (May 17) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentKonrad Kwasigroch bt Jose Gonzalez (May 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Konrad - Some good points in this match"  -- Jose
David Klofac bt Alex Whitington (May 12) 6-4, 6-0
James Mercer bt Jose Gonzalez (May 10) 6-3, 6-0
Konrad Kwasigroch bt David Klofac (May 10) 6-3, 7-5
James Mercer bt Josh Barley (May 7) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rachel Butcher 10.1 [L1] 1
  3. Bev Harley 10.1 [L1] 1
  4. Matteo Diego Pennisi [L1]
  5. Leah Hartshorne
  6. Ryan Brook
  7. Stephen Reynolds 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Rachel Butcher (May 18) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This match was incredibly long, I think the last game lasted about 15 minutes alone!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Bev Harley (May 11) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really well-fought game by both players! Bev came out of the blocks running but I enhanced my serve after the 1st set, allowing me to edge the final 2 sets."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Matteo Diego Pennisi (May 9) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game in fantastic weather, enjoyed it!"  -- Bradley

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Powell [W2] 4
  2. Ryan Hope [W1] 2
  3. Craig Hewitt [L1]
  4. Max Dawiczewski 10.2 [L2]
  5. Andrew Chan
  6. Antigoni Voudouri 10.2
  7. Josh Whiting
  8. Sivasubramoniam Meiarasu

Match Results:

Sam Powell bt Max Dawiczewski (May 20) 6-4, 6-0
Ryan Hope bt Max Dawiczewski (May 13) 6-3, 6-0
Sam Powell bt Craig Hewitt (May 13) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Mateusz Plesniak [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sue Goodwin 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Cheng(Ryan) Zhou [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chibuike Iruloh [W1] 2
  5. Sam Brind 10.2 [L2]
  6. Matthew Knighton 10.1
  7. Michael Mawson

Match Results:

Mateusz Plesniak bt Cheng(Ryan) Zhou (May 21) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Cheng(Ryan) Zhou (May 21) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ryan - enjoyed our game. Some great rallies and a cross-court backhand that I could only dream of."  -- Sue
Mateusz Plesniak bt Sue Goodwin (May 14) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Sam Brind (May 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Sam - enjoyed our game. Some good rallies and shots on a hot day," -- Sue
Chibuike Iruloh bt Cheng(Ryan) Zhou (May 7) 6-2, 6-1
Mateusz Plesniak bt Sam Brind (May 7) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Lambton 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rob Sharp [W2] 4
  3. Roudi Ali 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Watson [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Bate [L1]
  6. Chris Nguyen
  7. Giacomo Carron

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRoudi Ali bt John Watson (May 18) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good, competitive game- every time I thought I'd finally worked out Roudi's spin, he bamboozled me once more! "  -- John
Rob Sharp bt John Watson (May 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt John Watson (May 13) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with John making a strong fightback from 5-2 down to get pack to parity at 5-5, before I managed to rally myself and win a couple of games to take the set 7-5. The second set was more straightforward. Altogether a good competitive match."  -- Patrick
  • "A good match and a well-deserved victory for Paddy- some excellent serving by him in particular with several ace missiles dispatched perfectly on the line. I enjoyed playing against an opponent who whips the ball with pace low over the net and this made for some nice rallies as a result," -- John
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Mark Bate (May 9) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, with no cheap games going to either player. No one was able to get a decisive lead and we traded games. I got extremely lucky at an absolutely pivotal moment with a net court at set point down, eventually levelling the set at 6 games all and winning the tie breaker. The second set was more straightforward, with Mark unable to maintain the same high levels as in the first set."  -- Patrick
  • "Kind words mate, I think losing the set point did for me, I couldn't keep up with your returns after that, some great rallies, well done and well deserved win Patrick," -- Mark
Reveal CommentRob Sharp bt Roudi Ali (May 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly, competitive game. Thanks."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Roudi Ali (May 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game with a friendly opponent."  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. LAWRENCE FERGUSON [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bernadette Mason [W1, L1] 2
  3. Liang Sun 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Emma McGuigan 10.2 [L2] 1
  5. Irene Ofei 10.2 [L2]
  6. Venetia Gillies 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBernadette Mason bt Irene Ofei (May 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Irene! "  -- Bernadette
Reveal CommentLAWRENCE FERGUSON bt Bernadette Mason (May 19) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An epic encounter! Thank you Bernie, actual score was 6-0 8-6, perhaps we scored the second set wrong and should have done a tie-break?! Either way, deuce battles throughout - the comeback was threatened and almost dished out in the second but Lawrence crawled over the finish line. Drama to the last rally! Thoroughly enjoyable, great way to start the weekend! Thanks again!"  -- Lawrence
Reveal CommentLiang Sun bt Emma McGuigan (May 13) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match although the court was slippy"  -- Liang
Reveal CommentLAWRENCE FERGUSON bt Irene Ofei (May 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Irene!"  -- LAWRENCE
Reveal CommentLAWRENCE FERGUSON bt Emma McGuigan (May 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult conditions, strong winds, low sun and endless twigs... Some long deuce battles which aren't reflected in a flattering scoreline! Good match!"  -- LAWRENCE

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Manchester Parks. 

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

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