Friendly, competitive tennis on Manchester Parks'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

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'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

"​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

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Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 23 February 2017 to Wednesday 19 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jill Fernando 5.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rodrigo Cristina 7.1 [W2] 4
  3. Shaf Rahman 8.2 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Jason Pestel [W1] 2
  5. Alex Whitington [L2]
  6. Konrad Kwasigroch [L2]
  7. James Mercer withdrawn
  8. Nick Lote 7.1

Match Results:

Jill Fernando bt Alex Whitington (Mar 17) 6-0, 6-0
Shaf Rahman bt Alex Whitington (Mar 14) 6-0, 6-0
Jason Pestel bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-1
Jill Fernando bt Shaf Rahman (Mar 7) 6-0, 2-6, 5-3 Shaf Rahman Retired
Rodrigo Cristina bt Jill Fernando (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRodrigo Cristina bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "good fun match"  -- Rodrigo
  • "Great game thanks Rodrigo, Equipment malfunction in second set, borrowed racket from my opponent," -- Konrad

Current Rankings:

  1. John Daggett [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Lucas [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sam Moreton [W1] 2
  4. Adam Smethurst [L1]
  5. Adrian Dallas 9.2 [L2]
  6. Ryan Brook [L1]
  7. Richard Dishington 9.1 [L1]
  8. Sonya Axon

Match Results:

John Daggett bt Richard Dishington (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-1
Richard Lucas bt Adrian Dallas (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-3
John Daggett bt Richard Lucas (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-1
John Daggett bt Adrian Dallas (Mar 4) 6-0, 6-3
Sam Moreton bt Adam Smethurst (Mar 2) Walkover
Reveal CommentRichard Lucas bt Ryan Brook (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Richard. You played a some really nice shots and there were some good rallies in there. I'm glad I was able to get closer in our final friendly sets which should give me a bit of confidence for my next match."  -- Ryan

Current Rankings:

  1. David Klofac 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Dean 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Cameron Spence 10.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dominic Fernando 10.1 [L1]
  6. Ryan Hope [L1]
  7. Greg Riddell

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Klofac bt Bradley Horrocks (Mar 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I was awful in this match, however David played very well, especially to cut out the majority of my game points. Every game is a lesson though, and I've earned a free can of balls!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentChristopher Dean bt Dominic Fernando (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match played in some pretty heavy rain at times. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Cameron Spence (Mar 17) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Overall a close game, the seemingly one-sided set scores were mainly due to mental errors. Well played Cam & good luck for future games!"  -- Bradley
  • "We saw the best and worst of both of these two players today. Great mental toughness shown by Bradley to recover from his second set demons and hand them over to Cameron. There were plenty of long rallies and and many well placed winners in this epic indoor encounter. Cameron wins his first set in a long time but his nightmare losing streak continues to nine matches," Cameron
Reveal CommentChristopher Dean bt Cameron Spence (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I played OK, but Chris played a blinder. Was nice to get a game out in the sunshine. My losing streak now stretches to eight matches!" -- Cameron
Reveal CommentChristopher Dean bt Bradley Horrocks (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get my first game played this round. We had so many great rallies too!"  -- Bradley
David Klofac bt Ryan Hope (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Klofac bt Cameron Spence (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun indoor game against a very good player who I expect will do very well in this league. Thanks for the game David." Cameron

Current Rankings:

  1. Craig Hewitt [W1] 2
  2. Bev Harley 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Leah Hartshorne [W1, L1] 2
  4. Chibuike Iruloh [L1]
  5. Sue Goodwin 10.2 [L1]
  6. Sam Powell

Match Results:

Bev Harley bt Leah Hartshorne (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-4
Craig Hewitt bt Chibuike Iruloh (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-3
Leah Hartshorne bt Sue Goodwin (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Brind 10.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Watson [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Clement Beyrouthy [W1] 2
  4. Liang Sun 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Kevin Leavy [W1] 2
  6. Shakeel Aslam

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Watson bt Liang Sun (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Liang for the match..wind making things tricky for serving"  -- John
Reveal CommentLiang Sun bt Sam Brind (Mar 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice day, Nice match. Sam had a lot of good spin on his returns. "  -- Liang
Reveal CommentKevin Leavy bt Sam Brind (Mar 13) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Slow start from Sam in the first set but came into his own first second set with superb shots. Third set Kevin just able to edge it with scores at 3-3 and pull away for the win. Lovely morning but strong winds didn't help serves and drop shots but a great match was produced."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentClement Beyrouthy bt John Watson (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Clement for the match- i was probably lucky to get my consolation games!"  -- John
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt John Watson (Mar 7) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match, got a bit lucky in the 2nd set but plenty of long deuce rallies."  -- Sam
  • "Close match...thanks Sam, great work on saving three match points!" -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Mateusz Plesniak [W2] 4
  2. Bernadette Mason [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  3. Mark Bate [W1] 2
  4. Silvia Meloni [L1, UF1]
  5. Sarah Spence [L2]
  6. Evan Frankie Pearson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Sarah Spence (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game and was nice meeting you Sarah, good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Mark
Mateusz Plesniak bt Bernadette Mason (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-2
Mateusz Plesniak bt Silvia Meloni (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentBernadette Mason v Silvia Meloni (Mar 10) 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Due to finish on 2nd April"  -- Bernadette
Reveal CommentBernadette Mason bt Sarah Spence (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Sarah, hope you enjoy the league. "  -- Bernadette

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Manchester Parks archive.
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

Comments:
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