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

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 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 12 | Thursday 11 January 2018 to Wednesday 7 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jill Fernando 5.2 [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Moazzam Bakhshov [W2, UF1] 5
  3. Simon Haigh 8.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rodrigo Cristina 6.2 [W2] 4
  5. Erol Chioasca [W2, L1] 4
  6. Konrad Kwasigroch 8.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Lucas [L2, UF1] 1
  8. Robert Topping [L2, UF1]

Match Results:

Erol Chioasca bt Robert Topping (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-2
Jill Fernando v Moazzam Bakhshov (Feb 13) 5-7, 6-2, 2-2 TBC
Erol Chioasca bt Richard Lucas (Feb 7) 7-5, 6-1
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Erol Chioasca (Feb 6) 6-4, 6-4
Robert Topping v Richard Lucas (Feb 5) 4-6, 5-6 TBC
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Simon Haigh (Feb 2) 7-5, 6-3
Rodrigo Cristina bt Simon Haigh (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-7 (9-11), 6-3
Simon Haigh bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-1
Jill Fernando bt Richard Lucas (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-2
Jill Fernando bt Robert Topping (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-3
Jill Fernando bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Jan 15) 6-3, 6-4
Rodrigo Cristina bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Jan 14) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Macniak [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Simon 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Imran Fazal [W2, L1] 4
  4. Kuda Marere [W1, L2] 3
  5. Billy Haworth 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Yusuf Yaqub 10.2 [L3]
  7. Stephen Axford

Match Results:

Peter Macniak bt Kuda Marere (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentBilly Haworth bt Yusuf Yaqub (Feb 12) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good match!"  -- Billy
Kuda Marere bt Billy Haworth (Feb 10) 6-1, 6-2
Imran Fazal bt Kuda Marere (Feb 7) 4-6, 6-1, [10-8]
Imran Fazal bt Yusuf Yaqub (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-3
Peter Macniak bt Yusuf Yaqub (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-1
Peter Simon bt Imran Fazal (Feb 3) 6-2, 6-4
Peter Macniak bt Billy Haworth (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-2
Peter Simon bt Peter Macniak (Jan 25) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3
Reveal CommentPeter Simon bt Billy Haworth (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great 2nd set, "  -- Peter

Current Rankings:

  1. Arturs Reinis [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alex Harris [W3, L2] 6
  3. Mark Bate [W1, L3] 3
  4. Bev Harley 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Rob Schofield [W1, L1] 2
  6. Adrian Dallas 9.2 [L1] 1
  7. Mike Dench [L3]
  8. Christopher Gibson 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Mark Bate (Feb 18) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great encounter again with Alex, from being 4-1 up Alex came back to 5-4 in the 1st set, excellent match with some top rallies"  -- Mark
  • "BIG match played over two evenings. Mark and I are very even and always have a good match. Thanks for another great match, well played," -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Mike Dench (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mike, well played. We had lots of deuce games - the score makes it look more confortable than it was. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Bev Harley (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played over two evenings. Virtually every game in the second set went to deuce!"   --Alex
Bev Harley bt Mark Bate (Feb 9) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Mike Dench (Feb 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meetin you Mike, good match with some sublime backhands from you"  -- Mark
Rob Schofield bt Alex Harris (Jan 30) 7-5, 6-3
Arturs Reinis bt Mike Dench (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-2
Arturs Reinis bt Mark Bate (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-2
Arturs Reinis bt Alex Harris (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentArturs Reinis bt Adrian Dallas (Jan 23) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thank you Adrian"  -- Arturs
Arturs Reinis bt Rob Schofield (Jan 12) 7-5, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Alhadi Boukr 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alex Whitington [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Katie Gordon [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Farrage [W1, L2] 2
  5. Abdullah Almuqren [W1, L3] 2
  6. John Watson 10.2 [L4]
  7. Joe Bailey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Whitington bt John Watson (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I never really got my serve going and only won my consolation games when Alex was closing in on the sets. Alex was clearly a level above me but that said, an enjoyable match," -- John
Reveal CommentAbdullah Almuqren bt John Watson (Feb 18) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match- everything went to serve (but in the wrong way!) for the first 7 games before I managed to hold serve for 5-3. Abdullah clawed things back well with some great drop shots. Again in the second set, Abdullah held his nerve at the right time and edged it out from 4-4. Thanks for the match, Abdullah," -- John
Reveal CommentRichard Farrage bt Abdullah Almuqren (Feb 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match, Abdullah. It was much closer than the score suggests, with many games going to deuce. Good luck for the rest of your matches in the league!"  -- Richard
Alhadi Boukr bt Abdullah Almuqren (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentKatie Gordon bt Abdullah Almuqren (Feb 7) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Abdullah - a lot closer than the score! "  -- Katie
Reveal CommentKatie Gordon bt John Watson (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game John - good luck in the rest of the league! "  -- Katie
  • "Thanks Katie for the match! It was competitive and we got some good rallies going. In the end, although we had plenty of deuce games, Katie made so few unforced errors and she clearly deserved her victory."  --John
Reveal CommentAlex Whitington bt Richard Farrage (Feb 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to see some sun & there were some bright rallies too!"  -- Alex
  • "Well played, Alex. I couldn't handle your serve or the spin you were getting on those groundstrokes! Thanks for the game and best of luck in the rest of your matches."  --Richard
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt Alex Whitington (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Every thing was fine, the weather, the courts condition, the match was competitive with many long rallies, and you were very good player Alex. Carry on, I wish good luck in your future matches."  -- Alhadi
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt Katie Gordon (Jan 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alhadi! Good luck in the rest of the league! "  -- Katie
  • "Thank you Katie for playing match today. I really enjoyed the game with some long rallies. I wish you good luck with the next matches," -- Alhadi
Alex Whitington bt Katie Gordon (Jan 23) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt Richard Farrage (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match, Richard. I enjoyed it and It was more competitive than result shows especially in the second set. I wish to play with you again and good luck with the next matches."  -- Alhadi
  • "Well played, Alhadi. You were a terrific opponent. Thanks for the game and the best of luck to you in the remainder of your matches," -- Richard
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt John Watson (Jan 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed playing against you John, you were a good player and a nice person. I wish you good luck in the next matches. (Alhadi)"  -- Alhadi
  • "A good competitive match with quite a few deuce points. However, Alhadi clearly was a superior player and made very few unforced errors. Hope you enjoy the rest of the league, Alhadi."  --John

Current Rankings:

  1. Mike O'Docherty [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Grealey [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chibuike Iruloh [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bernadette Mason 10.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sue Goodwin 10.1 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Thomas Heavey [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Cheng(Ryan) Zhou [L1]
  8. Corina Pintican [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt Thomas Heavey (Feb 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great atmosphere once again. Thanks for the game Tom - and good luck with your noble endeavours beyond the tennis court!"  -- Mike
  • "Thanks for the game Mike, some great serves took care of any aspirations I had. It was good to meet another Irishman :)"  --Tom
Reveal CommentChibuike Iruloh bt Bernadette Mason (Feb 16) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a perfect dry evening. Bernie recovered brilliantly from three match points at 5-3 to take the second set to tiebreak. Good seesaw action."  -- Chibuike
Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt Sue Goodwin (Feb 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Sue who ran me all over the park, played some scorching winners and made me work hard for every point. Consequently, it's the next day and I can hardly move!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentJames Grealey bt Sue Goodwin (Feb 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very blustery day made shotmaking quite difficult but the rain stayed away and the match was completed. A match much closer than the scoreline suggest. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Grealey bt Chibuike Iruloh (Feb 7) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful frosty but sunny morning. The courts were ok and playable. Chibuike had me all over the place in the first set with his exceptional movement and ability to get a lot of balls back in court. His net game had me all over the place. Had a rethink about my own positioning after the first set and managed to get through this match. Very tough match but most enjoyable and to have the sun shining on our backs again was an added bonus after some of the matches in this round."  -- James
Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt Bernadette Mason (Feb 3) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game; Bernadette had me rocking back on my heels at 2-5 in the 1st set - she managed to return a lot of my heaviest serves and answered the best backhand I've ever played with a nonchalant winner!"  --Mike
Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt Corina Pintican (Jan 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Corina, great fun :) Manchester welcomes all tennis enthusiasts from Transylvania!!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Thomas Heavey (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, well won by Sue on a lovely fresh evening in Fletcher moss. I found it hard to return a lot shots thanks to some creative use of space. Must practice more :)"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentJames Grealey bt Cheng(Ryan) Zhou (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A cold windy day made the games very difficult. Slippery surfaces also following the occasional light shower. A good match was played again in great spirit despite the conditions. "  -- James
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Bernadette Mason (Jan 20) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A wet and grey morning but a great game, with lots of momentum changes. Thanks Bernie - some amazing returns which just left me standing."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt Chibuike Iruloh (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great, atmospheric conditions - no rain or snow this time :) Many times Chib reached balls that could not be reached, and produced more spin than a waching machine! Great fun, thanks Chib."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentBernadette Mason bt Thomas Heavey (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks great game, glad the weather held out! "  -- Bernadette
Reveal CommentJames Grealey bt Mike O'Docherty (Jan 16) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in bad weather conditions. Momentum shifts throughout the match in a very even contest "  -- James
Reveal CommentChibuike Iruloh bt Thomas Heavey (Jan 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting match on a cold but dry evening"  -- Chibuike
Reveal CommentJames Grealey bt Bernadette Mason (Jan 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played in a very sporting manner with two evenly matched opponents. Really enjoyed it"  -- James

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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