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

Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 0AB
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Manchester Tennis & Football Centre

Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 3FF
Tel: 0161 220 3800
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Alexandra Park

Demesne Road, Moss Side, Manchester, Lancashire, M16 7JL
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Chorlton Park

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

Kingswood Road, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 6GG
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Longford Park

Edge Lane, Stretford, Manchester, M21 9TA
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Ladybarn Park

Burnage Lane, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 4XA
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Other Venues

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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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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Kirkup Gardens

Cotefield Road, Woodhouse Park, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 1UY
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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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"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 11 | Thursday 5 October 2017 to Wednesday 29 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 November 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Moazzam Bakhshov [W2] 4
  2. Yusuf Yaqub [L1]
  3. Simon Haigh 8.2 [L1]
  4. Jill Fernando 5.2
  5. John Daggett 8.2
  6. Richard Lucas
  7. Robert Topping
  8. Rodrigo Cristina 6.2

Match Results:

Moazzam Bakhshov bt Simon Haigh (Oct 13) 6-3, 7-5
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Yusuf Yaqub (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Kuda Marere [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Erol Chioasca [W2] 4
  3. Billy Haworth 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Klofac 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. Moshe Behar 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Jose Gonzalez [L1] 1
  7. Rik Wolland [L2] 1
  8. Robert Ellen

Match Results:

Erol Chioasca bt Billy Haworth (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentKuda Marere bt Jose Gonzalez (Oct 14) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match"  -- Kuda
Reveal CommentBilly Haworth bt Moshe Behar (Oct 12) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fun, tight match - periods of good play from both players!"  -- Billy
Erol Chioasca bt Rik Wolland (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-0
Kuda Marere bt Billy Haworth (Oct 8) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Klofac bt Kuda Marere (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, it’s good to see young guns in the league."  -- David
Reveal CommentMoshe Behar bt Rik Wolland (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great game including against nature's ferocious elements "  -- Moshe

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Simon 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Leckie [W1, L1] 3
  3. Peter Macniak [W1] 2
  4. Bev Harley 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Cez Pochwala [L2] 2
  6. Sam Powell [L1]
  7. Shingi Aisam [L1]
  8. Branko Vidovic

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Leckie bt Cez Pochwala (Oct 15) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match...1st time on the artificial grass but great experience."  -- Cez
Peter Macniak bt Sam Powell (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPeter Simon bt Shingi Aisam (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match"  -- Peter
Bev Harley bt Cez Pochwala (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5
Peter Simon bt Bev Harley (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentPeter Simon bt James Leckie (Oct 8) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "best ever match with my usual sparring partner Jimmy (James). At 3-5, 15-40 down was facing 2 match points and very much on the ropes. Still managed to haul myself off the canvas and somehow clinch victory. Well played Jimmy! "  -- Peter

Current Rankings:

  1. Max Dawiczewski 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Stephen Warne [L1]
  3. Abdullah Almuqren
  4. Alex Whitington
  5. Dominic Fernando 10.1
  6. Michael Mawson
  7. Michael Plumb
  8. Tom Gathercole

Match Results:

Max Dawiczewski bt Stephen Warne (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Lambton 10.2 [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Gibson [W2] 4
  3. Ben Western [W2] 4
  4. Mark Bate [W1] 2
  5. Sue Goodwin 10.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chibuike Iruloh [L1]
  7. Alex Harris

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Sue Goodwin (Oct 17) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good match. Sue Came back very strongly in the second set and I really had to dig deep to stop it reaching a third."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentChristopher Gibson bt Patrick Lambton (Oct 15) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Marathon match"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Chibuike Iruloh (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good, competitive match and a tough physical workout."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Patrick Lambton (Oct 14) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A difficult match on a very slippy court - both of us took a tumble. The momentum kept swinging one way and then the other. Not the prettiest tennis but a very hard fought game. "  -- Ben
Christopher Gibson bt Sue Goodwin (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Sue Goodwin (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sue, alot of well placed low returns good luck for the rest of the group"  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Venetia Gillies 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Watson 10.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Brown 10.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Richard Farrage [W1] 2
  5. Bernadette Mason 10.1 [W1] 2
  6. Irene Ofei 10.2 [L2, UF1]
  7. Marek Virt [L1]
  8. Thomas Heavey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Farrage bt John Watson (Oct 16) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, John. We coped admirably in slightly farcical conditions!"  -- Richard
  • "A good match in some tricky conditions- a surreal mix of gales from a hurricane with bright evening sunshine!! Richard managed to adapt better and raced to a 6-1, 4-0 lead. I started to see the ball a bit better and got things back to 5-5 in the second but Richard held firm to claim a well-deserved victory," -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Watson bt Irene Ofei (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Irene!"  -- John
Reveal CommentVenetia Gillies bt Irene Ofei (Oct 13) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "some great rallies and too many deuces in the second set. After getting myself into 4-1 down managed to claw my way back to win the second set. Thanks for a really enjoyable game Irene. "  -- Venetia
Reveal CommentTom Brown bt Venetia Gillies (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really evenly matched and fun match, lots of long rallies! Good luck with the rest of your games Venetia!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentVenetia Gillies bt Marek Virt (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. Hard to stay on our feet as court was so slippery!"  -- Venetia
Reveal CommentBernadette Mason bt John Watson (Oct 8) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game, good luck with the resk of your matches."  -- Bernadette "Good match on a wet court- surprisingly I managed to get a foothold in the match in the second set with some damp balls dropping dead on bounce but Bernie managed to hold it together, chasing down everything in the third set. Thanks Bernie and best of luck to you too."  -- John
Reveal CommentTom Brown v Irene Ofei (Oct 7) 6-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued, Slippery courts meant a further 2 sets couldn't be attempted"  -- Tom

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:
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)