Manchester Parks Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Chorlton Park
Chorlton Park

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Join The League

New rounds for the Manchester Parks league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Chorlton Park

Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Lancashire, M21 7RL
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Free to use.

Courts can be booked for free via the website link provided. 

Alexandra Park

Demesne Road, Moss Side, Manchester, Lancashire, M16 7JL
# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Free to use.

Courts can be booked for free via the website link provided. 

Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 0AB
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 8
Prices:

Free to use.
Courts can be booked for free via the website link provided.

Manchester Tennis & Football Centre

Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 3FF
Tel: 0161 220 3800
# of Outdoor Courts:

Blackley Recreation Ground

Cooper Lane, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 0SA
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free.

Boggart Hole Clough

Charlestown Road, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 7DH
# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

Free.

Cheetham Park

Elizabeth Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 8BQ
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1
Prices:

Free.

Cringle Park

Crossley Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, Lancashire, M19 2QP
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free.

Crumpsall Park

Ash Tree Road, Crumpsal, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 5RX
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1
Prices:

Free.

Debdale Park

1075 Hyde Roa, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, M18 7LJ
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Free.

Fletcher Moss Park

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

A friendly and inclusive community tennis group, Fletcher Moss Community Tennis (FMCT), operates some great programmes on these courts for both children and adults. There is coaching, social player and all kinds of informal tournaments, leagues and ladders including an annual Open.  It works in partnership with Manchester City Council and is affiliated to Tennis Lancashire (Lancashire LTA). For more details, email fletchermosstennis@gmail.com or see fletchermosstennis.net
 

Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Free to use. 

Courts can be booked for free via the website link provided. 

Gartside Gardens

Kincardine Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9WN
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1
Prices:

Free.

Kingswood Park

Kingswood Road, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 6GG
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free.

Kirkup Gardens

Cotefield Road, Woodhouse Park, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 1UY
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1
Prices:

Free.

Ladybarn Park

Burnage Lane, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 4XA
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Free.

Merseybank Playing Fields

Merseybank Avenue, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 2ZH
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

Free.

Openshaw Park

Parkhouse Street, Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 2FT
Opening Times:

Dawn till dusk.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1
Prices:

Free.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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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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Report your results

Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 24 November 2016 to Wednesday 1 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 December 2016)

Current Rankings:

  1. Kevin Holdstock 6.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jason Pestel [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rodrigo Cristina 7.1 [W3] 6
  4. Jill Fernando 5.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Mercer [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Wingfield Digby 10.2 [L2]
  7. Catherine Mellor withdrawn

Match Results:

James Mercer bt James Wingfield Digby (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-3
Rodrigo Cristina bt James Mercer (Jan 5) 6-2, 6-3
Jill Fernando bt James Wingfield Digby (Jan 2) 6-0, 6-2
Rodrigo Cristina bt Kevin Holdstock (Jan 2) 6-0, 6-2
Rodrigo Cristina bt Jill Fernando (Dec 30) 6-0, 6-0
Kevin Holdstock bt James Mercer (Dec 22) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Jason Pestel bt James Mercer (Dec 20) 6-2, 6-4
Kevin Holdstock bt Jason Pestel (Dec 15) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Jason Pestel bt Jill Fernando (Dec 14) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
Kevin Holdstock bt Jill Fernando (Dec 6) 6-3, 6-3
Jill Fernando bt James Mercer (Dec 5) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Shaf Rahman [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Terry Yau 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Dishington 9.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adrian Dallas 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Richard Lucas [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Cameron Spence 10.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Christopher Dean 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Richard Dishington bt Richard Lucas (Jan 22) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
Reveal CommentTerry Yau bt Adrian Dallas (Jan 13) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close match! Just pipped Adrian to the post, well played!"  -- Terry
Terry Yau bt Richard Dishington (Jan 13) 6-1, 6-2
Shaf Rahman bt Adrian Dallas (Dec 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Lucas bt Cameron Spence (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had some very good rallies, especially in the second set."  -- Richard
Shaf Rahman bt Cameron Spence (Dec 19) 6-0, 6-0
Richard Dishington bt Cameron Spence (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-2
Terry Yau bt Cameron Spence (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-0
Terry Yau bt Richard Lucas (Dec 12) 6-3, 6-3
Adrian Dallas bt Cameron Spence (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-1
Shaf Rahman bt Richard Dishington (Dec 9) 6-0, 6-3
Richard Dishington bt Adrian Dallas (Dec 4) 6-3, 6-3
Shaf Rahman bt Richard Lucas (Nov 29) 6-2, 6-0
Shaf Rahman bt Terry Yau (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Smethurst [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sam Moreton [W2, L1] 5
  3. Catherine Mcburnie [L2] 1
  4. Jordan King [L2] 1
  5. James Holden
  6. Phil Hor

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Moreton bt Jordan King (Jan 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great first set. Great match overall."  -- Sam
Adam Smethurst bt Jordan King (Dec 5) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Sam Moreton bt Catherine Mcburnie (Dec 4) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Adam Smethurst bt Sam Moreton (Nov 28) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-4
Adam Smethurst bt Catherine Mcburnie (Nov 26) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bev Harley 10.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dominic Fernando 10.2 [W2] 4
  4. Dennis Hilton 10.1 [L1, UF1] 2
  5. Matthew Knighton 10.2 [L1] 1
  6. Linda Trivoluzzi [L2]

Match Results:

Bev Harley v Dennis Hilton (Jan 10) 3-6, 6-4, 3-1 TBC
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Matthew Knighton (Jan 4) 3-6, 6-1, 4-0 Matthew Knighton Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Matthew played great tennis in the first set, luckily I was able to mount another comeback in this league. "  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Dec 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match despite Storm Barbara's best efforts to spoil it! Thanks for the game Linda!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentDominic Fernando bt Bev Harley (Dec 22) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play the match before Christmas. Lots of long rallies and great shots from Bev. Bev placed the ball very well and she created great angles and used every corner of the court. Good luck Bev in the rest of your matches and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! "  -- Dominic
Bev Harley bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Bev Harley (Dec 15) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "An EPIC match, with wind, rain and the cold to contend with. We both had match points on serve but it kept going on and on, unlucky Bev but well played."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Dennis Hilton (Dec 3) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match, Dennis controlled the first set, I controlled the 2nd set then the third was 50-50! Hard luck Dennis."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentDominic Fernando bt Bradley Horrocks (Nov 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to get the first match out of the way. It was a great match and I really enjoyed it. We had some great rallies. Good luck rest of the season and well played Bradley."  -- Dominic
  • "Well played Dominic! Shame about the slippy surface, fortunately no injuries were incurred," Bradley

Current Rankings:

  1. Chibuike Iruloh [W2] 4
  2. Sue Goodwin 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Mark Tranter 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Bernadette Mason [L3] 1
  5. Khilen Mehta 10.2
  6. Serena Tramonti

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Bernadette Mason (Jan 14) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Bernie - a good, close game and we were lucky with the weather after all. Sue."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentChibuike Iruloh bt Sue Goodwin (Dec 19) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long competitive match on a foggy December day. Good run out."  -- Chibuike
Chibuike Iruloh bt Bernadette Mason (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMark Tranter bt Bernadette Mason (Dec 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game thanks"  -- Bernadette

Current Rankings:

  1. Liang Sun 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Irene Ofei 10.2 [L1]
  3. Bethany Bolton 10.2
  4. James Fitzgerald
  5. Jessica Smith
  6. Mathew Payne

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiang Sun bt Irene Ofei (Nov 26) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The court is a little bit slippy. It was difficult for both of us to see when playing against the sunlight. Nice Game."  -- Liang

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Manchester Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles matches 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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