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  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, so men and women play each other 
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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 

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  • 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also available on the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Wythenshawe Park

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

Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 3FF
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Alexandra Park

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

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Ladybarn Park

Burnage Lane, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 4XA
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Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club

81 Wellington Road,, (Opposite Withington Girls School), Fallowfield,, Manchester, M14 6BN
Tel: 0161 224 4617
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St Mary's Park

St Mary's Road, Prestwich, M25 1GG
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Blackley Recreation Ground

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

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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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Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 18 October 2018 to Wednesday 12 December 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 November 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rodrigo Cristina 6.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Terry Yau 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. William Prietzel [W2, L1] 4
  4. Simon Haigh 8.1 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Blanca Martinez Perez [W1, L2] 4
  6. Mike Dench [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Martin Futter 8.2

Match Results:

William Prietzel bt Simon Haigh (Dec 7) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentTerry Yau bt Blanca Martinez Perez (Nov 28) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close 3rd set! Thanks for an enjoyable match Blanca"  -- Terry
William Prietzel bt Terry Yau (Nov 21) 6-4, 6-3
Simon Haigh bt Blanca Martinez Perez (Nov 16) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Simon Haigh bt Terry Yau (Nov 14) 6-3, 6-2
Blanca Martinez Perez bt Mike Dench (Nov 14) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentTerry Yau bt Mike Dench (Nov 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mike"  -- Terry
Rodrigo Cristina bt William Prietzel (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-2
Rodrigo Cristina bt Simon Haigh (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-0
Rodrigo Cristina bt Mike Dench (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-0
Rodrigo Cristina bt Terry Yau (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Ryan Cooke [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Moshe Behar 9.1 [W4, L1, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Lucas [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Mercer [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alhadi Boukr 9.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Christopher Dean 8.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Dishington 9.1 [W1, L3, UF1] 5
  8. Josh Lilly 10.1 [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Lucas bt James Mercer (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. James missed a couple of smashes that changed the match in each set."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentChristopher Dean bt Richard Dishington (Dec 8) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Rich. Always great fun playing you."  -- Christopher
Richard Dishington v Moshe Behar (Dec 6) 6-3, 5-3 TBC
Reveal CommentRichard Dishington bt Josh Lilly (Dec 2) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close second set which Josh should have won!"  -- Richard
Moshe Behar bt Richard Lucas (Nov 25) 6-4, 6-3
Ryan Cooke bt Josh Lilly (Nov 24) 6-0, 6-0
Ryan Cooke bt Alhadi Boukr (Nov 21) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
James Mercer bt Richard Dishington (Nov 18) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentRichard Lucas bt Richard Dishington (Nov 17) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match only 2 breaks of serve. Always a close match with Richard"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMoshe Behar bt Josh Lilly (Nov 16) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great game; could have easily go the other way"  -- Moshe
Ryan Cooke bt Christopher Dean (Nov 13) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentMoshe Behar bt Alhadi Boukr (Nov 12) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Many deuces "  -- Moshe
James Mercer bt Josh Lilly (Nov 11) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt Richard Lucas (Nov 10) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • Bad day at the office! Richard
Christopher Dean bt Josh Lilly (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Lucas bt Josh Lilly (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close points. Josh never gave up. Very windy day so we both had problems."  -- Richard
James Mercer bt Christopher Dean (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-4
Alhadi Boukr bt Christopher Dean (Oct 28) 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-2)
Ryan Cooke bt Moshe Behar (Oct 26) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichard Lucas bt Ryan Cooke (Oct 25) 7-6 (7-4), 2-0 Ryan Cooke Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan broke his strings in the tie break. After loosing a very close 1st set he conceded the second set at 2 - 0. Not an inch given on both sides. Bit of a shame it had to end due to broken strings. "  -- Richard
Ryan Cooke bt James Mercer (Oct 24) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentMoshe Behar bt Christopher Dean (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris."  -- Moshe
Alhadi Boukr bt James Mercer (Oct 21) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
Josh Lilly bt Alhadi Boukr (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Ashley Taylor [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Leckie [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Leah Hartshorne 10.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Yusuf Yaqub 10.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bradley Horrocks 9.1 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Chiu [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mike O'Docherty 10.1 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Khurram Sadiq [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

James Leckie bt Khurram Sadiq (Dec 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt James Leckie (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lot closer than the score suggests. Hopefully play in again in the next group!!"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Michael Chiu (Dec 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Michael! It was a pleasure meeting you. "  -- Yusuf
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Bradley Horrocks (Dec 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some extremely long points. Enjoyable match. Thanks Bradley."  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Yusuf Yaqub (Dec 2) 6-3, 4-6, [14-12]

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close match. Yusuf came storming back in the 2nd & had a couple of match points to win! Great game."  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Leah Hartshorne (Dec 2) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Was an epic this one! It was going on serve but managed to break at 5-4. I found it tough in the second as rain sweeped in, then I finally ended Leah's run of games won at 0-2 in the 3rd set. Got a bit lucky to win having been behind most of the way. Hope to play again!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentJames Leckie bt Mike O'Docherty (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game good sportsman"  -- James
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Mike O'Docherty (Nov 25) 7-6 (7-0), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely close match. Well played Mike. "  -- Yusuf
James Leckie bt Leah Hartshorne (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Khurram Sadiq (Nov 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tighter than the score suggests. Thoroughly enjoyable. Hope to play again."  -- Ashley
Michael Chiu bt Mike O'Docherty (Nov 18) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Khurram Sadiq (Nov 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Khurram found his serve in the second set, and was unlucky to only win 1. Thanks for the game, nice to meet you."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Leah Hartshorne (Nov 10) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely competitive game & most enjoyable one I’ve played yet. Thanks Leah! Hopefully play again in the leagues soon!"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Khurram Sadiq (Nov 7) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Khurram. Pleasure meeting you."  -- Yusuf
Leah Hartshorne bt Khurram Sadiq (Nov 6) 6-1, 6-0
Leah Hartshorne bt Michael Chiu (Nov 4) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Leckie bt Michael Chiu (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match on a nice slick court in slightly windy conditions. There weren’t many rallies but there were some good points. James was ultimately steadier and more experienced, and much better than me. Well played James."  -- Michael
Leah Hartshorne bt Yusuf Yaqub (Nov 1) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Leckie bt Bradley Horrocks (Oct 30) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "James played a solid game suited to the court, shame the court wasn't in good nick but can't argue with the result - just couldn't find my range."  -- Bradley
James Leckie bt Yusuf Yaqub (Oct 28) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Mike O'Docherty (Oct 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game of Tennis. Extremely competitive 2nd set."  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentMichael Chiu bt Bradley Horrocks (Oct 27) 6-0, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect how close the match was! Bradley went for it in 2nd set and it was very close. Nice swinging volley. Thank you for a enjoyable match."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt Khurram Sadiq (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get away from the drizzle to the luxury of an indoor court! Some great charging of the net fron Khurram and aces too, thanks for the game :)"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Michael Chiu (Oct 21) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on a tricky court. Thanks Michael."  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Mike O'Docherty (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was really tight - I got the early advantage in the first set but had to fend off a break point at 4-4. That proved to be a big turning point, I managed to take the set and open up a 5-0 lead in the second. It was another fun match against Mike."  -- Bradley

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Harris 10.2 [W7] 14
  2. Patrick Lambton 10.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Shoukat Ali 9.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nana Osei [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Warne [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bev Harley 9.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Farrage [W1, L6] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Chibuike Iruloh [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Patrick Lambton (Dec 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good final match of the league in tricky conditions. The Astro courts were damp and the balls got heavy, making it tricky for both players. Some killer forehand winners from both players and some lethal drop shots from Patrick. Well played. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Chibuike Iruloh (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies. Well played mate. "  -- Shoukat
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Bev Harley (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match and some good play from both players. Bev made a great comeback in the second set but I just edged it. Thanks for the match. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Shoukat Ali (Dec 9) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Well played Alex."  -- Shoukat
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Bev Harley (Dec 5) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough game with loads of baseline rallies. In the end I just managed to win through but Bev hit some really nice shots, especially winners down my forehand side. The match eventually finished just 1 minute before the tennis centre closed."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Richard Farrage (Dec 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Richard some good rallies. Enjoyed it :)"  -- Shoukat
  • "Really well played! I was facing a dreaded double-bagel at 0-6, 0-4 so I was just grateful to win a few games, but I was no match for your power and accuracy. Hope to play you again and good luck in your remaining matches!" -- Richard
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Shoukat Ali (Nov 30) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Nana tough opponent. You have good game. Good luck for the rest."  -- Shoukat
  • "Good game Shoukat. Thanks for the game. I had to go back to the racket I have been using for years as i appeared not to have adjusted well with my new racket. Ali has a solid first serve and not sure how I managed to overcome it. All the best in your next match." Nana
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Chibuike Iruloh (Nov 25) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tight first set that took over an hour to complete with some good play from both players. Conditions got tricky as the air got cold and the court got slippery. To be continued! "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Bev Harley (Nov 25) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good quality match this. Loads of winners and few errors from either player. Bevs forehand worked really well and she deservedly took the first set. I found a way to negate her strengths in the second, and attacked more in the final set to clinch another tight set. Just like my last round of matches, I saved my best performance for the last game, and it needed to be, because this was a very close game. Well played Bev. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Nana Osei (Nov 25) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling game with some scandalously long rallies which clearly neither of us was willing to throw away. I lost track of the amount of times each of us managed to retrieve a lob from the back of the court. Really good competetive stuff which i look forward to continuing."  -- Patrick
  • "Cracking game, Nana never quite rediscovered the intensity that he brought in the first two sets after the restart, but nonetheless some good rallies and a really fun deciding set," -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Chibuike Iruloh (Nov 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game at an absolutely freezing Fletcher moss with some really good rallies."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Richard Farrage (Nov 18) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, with some great play from both players. A very tight second set that could have gone either way. Well played! "  -- Alex
  • Well played, Alex! It was a fun match with contrasting styles but my Murray-esque negativity (minus the talent) was outdone by your attacking play and great skills at the net. Good luck in your other matches!
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Richard Farrage (Nov 16) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Probably the closest first set I've ever played! Lasting 1 hour 20! The 12th game went to about 8 deuces as both of us gave everything. I just edged that to take it to a tie break which fittingly was also very tight. Second set I managed to find a little more consistency and served well. An excellent game between two highly committed players, and some amazing rallies. Well played Richard. "  -- Stephen
  • "Thanks for the match, Steve! First set was an absolute humdinger, nothing in it at all. You were much more consistent than me in the second set and deserved the victory. Really enjoyed the court as well! Best of luck in your remaining matches." Richard
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Chibuike Iruloh (Nov 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score suggested with some good rallies. I served pretty well and for once didn't lose a service game. We had a competitive third set friendly which I won 6-3 so it showed Chibuike pushed me all the way. A good match and all the best in the remaining games"  -- Stephen
Bev Harley bt Nana Osei (Nov 11) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Richard Farrage (Nov 10) 7-5, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Two very tight sets on a very slippy court. Lots of lobs going in from both of us. Well played Richard."  -- Patrick
  • "Thanks for the match, Patrick! The score slightly flattered me as you were the better player throughout but a really enjoyable contest nonetheless, and I think we both did well to produce some good rallies on a rather slippery and muddy surface. Best of luck in your remaining fixtures!" -- Richard
Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Patrick Lambton (Nov 6) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!!! Unlucky Patrick close games. "  -- Shoukat
  • "After I just scraped a tight first set, Shoukat really stepped up his game and started whipping cross court forehands on to the lines with devastating regularity and this, combined with a whole glut of double faults by me, meant he took the second set with minimal fuss. I managed to regroup somewhat for the final set and there were some long deuces on tired legs, but in the end he just had too much. Thanks for a really good competitive match," -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Stephen Warne (Nov 4) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Steve. Tricky conditions and lots of close games. I even managed to break the strings on my racket! Well played both players."  -- Alex
  • "A really good game with some great winners from both players. Alex won the last 3 games with his 'secondary' racket to close out the match. Probably 80% of games went to deuce, so it went the full 2 hours. A good match well played Alex," -- Stephen
Reveal CommentAlex Harris bt Nana Osei (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in tricky conditions. It was very windy and Nana was getting used to a new racket. Well played by both players. "  -- Alex
  • Congratulations Alex. You deserve the win. I will need to get used to the new racket as you said. You managed well in the tricky conditions as well. You hit some great passing shots. All the very best in your remaining matches.
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Stephen Warne (Nov 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match from both players taking the best part of two hours on a moderately slippy surface with a bit of condensation forming in it. Both sets were probably decided by some pivotal long deuces."  -- Patrick
  • "A good battle this. I struggle for to find form. In the first set, and although I improved in the second Patrick played some very good shots at key moments. Some epic rallies, so it was a very good work out!" -- Stephen
Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Bev Harley (Oct 30) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match enjoyed it...well played Bev."  -- Shoukat
Reveal CommentBev Harley bt Richard Farrage (Oct 28) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • " Thanks for the match, Bev! There were some great points and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Glad we managed to beat the encroaching darkness and that I managed to avoid another dreaded final set bagel, but you barely put a foot wrong in the last two sets and it was a deserved victory. Best of luck in the rest of your matches!" -- Richard
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Stephen Warne (Oct 28) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was the toughest set I have played so far. There was no margin for any error. It was just luck I managed to come victorious in the first set. Many dueces throughout the match, some playing around 5 deuces. All the best Steve in your remaining matches. "  -- Nana
  • "Nana played an excellent game. I've not played anyone who got to as many balls as he did! He was more consistent and deserved the win in a tight game. Well played," -- Stephen
Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Stephen Warne (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match this. Some high quality rallies. Lots of fun. Ali played really well with an excellent serve and a very good cross court forehand that won a number of impressive points. I hung in there and was pleased to push him all the way but it was a fair result well played. "  -- Stephen
  • "Great match fully enjoyed it!...Well played mate." Shoukat
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Chibuike Iruloh (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Thanks Chibiuke. You really played very well in the extra set we played. Hard luck today. "  -- Nana
Reveal CommentRichard Farrage bt Chibuike Iruloh (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable match, Chibuike, including the bonus set at the end! Your court coverage is excellent and it led to some great rallies. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Richard Farrage (Oct 20) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Toughest match I have played since I joined the league. Thanks Richard for the great rallies. "  -- Nana
  • "Thanks for the match, Nana! Some great rallies, as you say. You played some amazing drop shots and barely made an error in the third set. Good luck in your remaining matches," -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Dominic Hipwood [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark Bate [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jenny Pascoe [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sue Goodwin 10.1 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bernadette Mason 9.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Fiona Howard [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Abdullah Almuqren [W2] 4
  8. John Watson 10.1 [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Abdullah Almuqren bt Sue Goodwin (Nov 30) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Bernadette Mason (Nov 24) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Bernie and well played. As always, a close contest with many deuces, long rallies and changes in momentum."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentFiona Howard bt Sue Goodwin (Nov 23) 6-4, 1-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Fiona - well played!"  -- Sue
Reveal CommentJenny Pascoe bt Fiona Howard (Nov 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had some great rally's with Fiona. I really enjoyed the game and it was a pleasure to meet Fiona."  -- Jenny
Dominic Hipwood bt Jenny Pascoe (Nov 19) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentAbdullah Almuqren bt John Watson (Nov 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Third time playing Abdullah and given my improvement, thought I might get something out of this match, forgetting that other players can get better in the meantime too! This is clearly the case with Abdullah- his first serves today thundered down and it was difficult to get any kind of return on them."John
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt John Watson (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Slow start from John, but some really close games after that, glad to say I had the edge, pleasure meeting you again mate"  -- Mark
  • "Cheers Mark, enjoyed the match despite the gulf in class between us. Maybe one day, I can give you a more competitive game!" John
Reveal CommentJenny Pascoe bt Sue Goodwin (Nov 17) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match with Sue. It was neck and neck for most of the game. Really enjoyed meeting Sue and playing against her. Good luck Sue!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentBernadette Mason bt John Watson (Nov 14) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match John, really great play! "  -- Bernadette
  • "Epic match in the Fletcher Moss doubles derby! I think we were both a bit shocked that I managed to win the first five games but then Bernie started getting wise to my tactics and convincingly won the second set. In a very tense third set, I saved a match point at 5-4 before Bernie saved two of mine at 6-5 and the momentum from that saw her through in the tie-break. Really great match!" -- John
Reveal CommentJenny Pascoe bt Bernadette Mason (Nov 13) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Bernadette for a really good game with lots of deuces! Best of luck with your other matches."  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Pascoe bt John Watson (Nov 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game. Thanks John."  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Sue Goodwin (Nov 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sue, it was a nervy start from both and the 7th game in the 1st set was pivotal, we played a 3rd set and Sue was back on form, she just took a bit to warm up, cheers"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Bernadette Mason (Nov 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game of tennis this morning, some great cross court forehands from Bernie, good luck for your future games "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDominic Hipwood bt John Watson (Nov 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughably enjoyable match despite Dom clearly being a class apart. It took until the fourth game for me to even win a point but in the end, pretty happy to at least get five games."  -- John
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Jenny Pascoe (Nov 5) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good game, Jenny has some power in her shots, a great surface at Sale and a pleasure meeting you, good luck in your upcoming games"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt John Watson (Nov 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks John, a good early evening workout on a fine November evening. Enjoyed our game."  -- Sue
Dominic Hipwood bt Sue Goodwin (Oct 28) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Fiona Howard (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on a really cold morning, well played Fiona a pleasure meeting you"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentBernadette Mason bt Fiona Howard (Oct 26) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a chilly evening. Thanks Fiona"  -- Bernadette
Reveal CommentDominic Hipwood bt Mark Bate (Oct 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing against Mark. It was a good game."  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentDominic Hipwood bt Fiona Howard (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game. Fiona was super nice. Score line was a bit unfair on Fiona given the amount of deuces we played! "  -- Dominic
Fiona Howard bt John Watson (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Floriana Amicone [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alexandra Moore [W3, L1] 7
  3. Mo Dow [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martyn Shaw [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Bennett [W2, L2] 5
  6. Mehrnaz Rezaie [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFloriana Amicone bt Alexandra Moore (Dec 4) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Alexandra for this amazing match. We had some incredibly long rallies and every point was fought till the end, we ran so much! I really hope I will have the chance to play you again. :)"  -- Floriana
Reveal CommentAlexandra Moore bt Mo Dow (Nov 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great match Mo. It was a lot closer than reflected by the score. There were very high, blustery winds but we played on! At one point Mo threw the ball in the air to serve and before she had hit it the wind had carried it onto my side of the court. It was crazy but we had fun!"  -- Alexandra
Reveal CommentFloriana Amicone bt Andrew Bennett (Nov 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had a really nice match despite the slightly slippery surface, the second set was truly fought. Good luck Andrew with your future matches!"  -- Floriana
Andrew Bennett bt Martyn Shaw (Nov 18) 6-3, 6-3
Martyn Shaw bt Mehrnaz Rezaie (Nov 16) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMo Dow bt Andrew Bennett (Nov 4) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play an evenly matched game against Andrew again. An enjoyable match with lots of deuce points. Thanks Andrew."  -- Mo
Reveal CommentAlexandra Moore bt Mehrnaz Rezaie (Nov 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great match. The sun shone on us (and in our eyes), the net was a little droopy and the court slippy but that didn't stop some great rallies. I counted 8 deuces in one game! Good luck with your final match. "  -- Alexandra
Martyn Shaw bt Mo Dow (Nov 1) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlexandra Moore bt Martyn Shaw (Nov 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great first match for me. Thank you Martyn; some great rallies. I thoroughly enjoyed our game apart from your drop shots! ;-)"  -- Alexandra
Reveal CommentMo Dow bt Mehrnaz Rezaie (Oct 31) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Mehrnaz for an enjoyable game of tennis on a lovely sunny morning."  -- Mo
Andrew Bennett bt Mehrnaz Rezaie (Oct 28) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Reveal CommentFloriana Amicone bt Martyn Shaw (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score is quite unfair on Martyn, most games went to deuce and we had some very good ralleys. Really enjoyed this, thank you"  -- Floriana
Reveal CommentFloriana Amicone bt Mo Dow (Oct 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The match was really enjoyable, it has been a pleasure to play with Mo!"  -- Floriana
Reveal CommentFloriana Amicone bt Mehrnaz Rezaie (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mehrnaz for a very enjoyable game," -- Floriana

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a match tiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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Collapse AllManchester Parks Doubles - Round 2 | Thursday 4 October 2018 to Wednesday 12 December 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 November 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Alia Mahmood & James Wingfield Digby [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Brown & Mike O'Docherty [W5, L1] 10
  3. Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones [W4, L2] 9
  4. Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland [W2, L3] 4
  5. Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock [W1, L4] 3
  6. Abdullah Almuqren & Abdulrahman Alshabeb [L4] 1
  7. John Watson & Bernadette Mason [L4]
  8. Daniel Mohsin & Yusuf Yaqub withdrawn
  9. Rachel Butcher & Michael Mawson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Brown & Mike O'Docherty bt Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones (Dec 10) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great, even match tonight, so many awesome retrievals throughout the match from both sides! Despite a slow start, the match became very even and could have gone any way! Thanks very much for the match lads, hopefully see you next time!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood & James Wingfield Digby bt Abdullah Almuqren & Abdulrahman Alshabeb (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good hit and some lovely rallies. Hope to play again some time!"  -- Alia
Tom Brown & Mike O'Docherty bt Abdullah Almuqren & Abdulrahman Alshabeb (Dec 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentTom Brown & Mike O'Docherty bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Dec 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match at the Moss Dome tonight! John ‘The Linesman’ hitting some absolute pearlers down the line and Bernie getting some winning shots back that had to no right to go back in court! Really enjoyed the game, good luck with the rest and see you next time!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood & James Wingfield Digby bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some very good rallies and volleys at the net despite the weather. Looking forward to another match in the next season :)"  -- Alia
Reveal CommentTom Brown & Mike O'Docherty bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great and enjoyable match with the girls, this time without an external distractions! Despite a rainy start, it didn’t last long and we got to enjoy our game properly. Some great rallies and good shots all around, an enjoyable Saturday morning! Thanks both and good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Tom
Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Nov 27) Walkover
Reveal CommentDamon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock bt Abdullah Almuqren & Abdulrahman Alshabeb (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game today. Some decent rallies and vollies."  -- Damon
Reveal CommentCallum Rothwell & Daniel Jones bt Abdullah Almuqren & Abdulrahman Alshabeb (Nov 18) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close game that could have gone either way. Well played"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum Rothwell & Daniel Jones bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Had lots of fun on a sunny November morning!! Played with great spirit with plenty of good rallies. Great set of ladies, good luck with your other matches!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentTom Brown & Mike O'Docherty bt Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match on a sunny Saturday morning, a pretty even match all around with some great rallies! Thanks for the match guys and good luck with the rest!"  -- Tom
Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland bt Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock (Nov 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood & James Wingfield Digby bt Tom Brown & Mike O'Docherty (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game despite the conditions! Good rallies and look forward to a rematch in the future"  -- Alia
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood & James Wingfield Digby bt Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones (Oct 28) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Two close sets that could have gone either way. Was a good match and better pair on the day won - good luck with your other matches"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood & James Wingfield Digby bt Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock (Oct 27) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some good rallies and nice shots at the net."  -- Alia
Reveal CommentAlia Mahmood & James Wingfield Digby bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, some nice rallies and a lovely evening of tennis. Thanks guys "  -- Alia
Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones bt Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock (Oct 19) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Oct 7) Walkover

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Manchester Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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)