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

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,"

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Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 20 July 2017 to Wednesday 13 September 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 August 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Konrad Kwasigroch 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Daggett [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rodrigo Cristina 6.2 [W1] 2
  4. Simon Haigh 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Shaf Rahman 8.2 [L2] 1
  6. Andrew Seal [L1]
  7. James Mercer [L1]
  8. Neil Gaskell 6.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRodrigo Cristina bt John Daggett (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game and the advice"  -- John
John Daggett bt Simon Haigh (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-1
John Daggett bt James Mercer (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentKonrad Kwasigroch bt Simon Haigh (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good game, windy conditions"  -- Konrad
Reveal CommentKonrad Kwasigroch bt Andrew Seal (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis from Konrad. Really enjoyed this match with a great player."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentKonrad Kwasigroch bt Shaf Rahman (Jul 29) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "great game! 1-st set should be reported to Guinness World Records, for the most net-clip winners in tennis history - both sides hilarious"  -- Konrad
Simon Haigh bt Shaf Rahman (Jul 28) Walkover

Current Rankings:

  1. Moazzam Bakhshov [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Blanca Martinez Perez [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ricardo Paiva 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rik Wolland [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jose Gonzalez [W2] 4
  6. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Lucas [L1]

Match Results:

Blanca Martinez Perez bt Ricardo Paiva (Aug 14) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Jose Gonzalez bt Ricardo Paiva (Aug 13) 6-3, 7-5
Jose Gonzalez bt Rik Wolland (Aug 9) 6-1, 6-4
Blanca Martinez Perez bt Rik Wolland (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-0
Rik Wolland bt Bradley Horrocks (Aug 7) 6-3, 3-0 Bradley Horrocks Retired
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Bradley Horrocks (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-0
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Richard Lucas (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-4
Ricardo Paiva bt Rik Wolland (Jul 31) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
Blanca Martinez Perez bt Bradley Horrocks (Jul 25) 6-1, 6-1
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Rik Wolland (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Dean 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Venkatesh Kannan 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ryan Brook [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Powell [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rachel Butcher 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bev Harley 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alex Whitington [L1]
  8. Michael Plumb

Match Results:

Sam Powell bt Rachel Butcher (Aug 13) 6-4, 6-3
Venkatesh Kannan bt Bev Harley (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3
Venkatesh Kannan bt Ryan Brook (Aug 9) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4
Christopher Dean bt Ryan Brook (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-1
Venkatesh Kannan bt Sam Powell (Aug 6) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-2
Ryan Brook bt Bev Harley (Aug 2) 6-0, 6-1
Rachel Butcher bt Ryan Brook (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRyan Brook bt Sam Powell (Jul 29) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with some long rallies. Sam always makes you play another shot and his forehand cross court is a good shot. Just short of 3 hours in the end."  -- Ryan
Christopher Dean bt Bev Harley (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-1
Christopher Dean bt Alex Whitington (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-0
Christopher Dean bt Rachel Butcher (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Branko Vidovic [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Macniak [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ryan Cooke [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thomas Evans [W2] 4
  5. Christopher Brown-Colbert [W1] 2
  6. Andrew Chan [W1, L1] 2
  7. Stephen Reynolds 10.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Leah Hartshorne [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Andrew Chan bt Stephen Reynolds (Aug 15) 6-0, 6-2
Christopher Brown-Colbert bt Leah Hartshorne (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-2
Peter Macniak bt Stephen Reynolds (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-0
Branko Vidovic bt Andrew Chan (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRyan Cooke bt Leah Hartshorne (Aug 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan is a very good player, he should be in a much a higher league"  -- Leah
Reveal CommentPeter Macniak bt Leah Hartshorne (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Peter is very good, i believe he should be in a much higher league. "  -- Leah
Thomas Evans bt Stephen Reynolds (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentPeter Macniak bt Ryan Cooke (Aug 5) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis! "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentBranko Vidovic bt Leah Hartshorne (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Branko is a very good player, i believe he should be in a higher group!" -- Leah
Thomas Evans bt Leah Hartshorne (Aug 2) 7-5, 7-5
Branko Vidovic bt Stephen Reynolds (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-0
Ryan Cooke bt Branko Vidovic (Jul 22) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Mateusz Plesniak [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Shingi Aisam [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Max Dawiczewski 10.2 [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ryan Hope [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Warne [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Mulgrew [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Clement Beyrouthy withdrawn

Match Results:

Shingi Aisam bt Max Dawiczewski (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-1
Max Dawiczewski bt Ryan Hope (Aug 13) 7-5, 6-4
Michael Mulgrew bt Max Dawiczewski (Aug 11) 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-2
Ryan Hope bt Mateusz Plesniak (Aug 9) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Shingi Aisam bt Mateusz Plesniak (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-3
Shingi Aisam bt Michael Mulgrew (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Max Dawiczewski (Aug 3) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good battle. Initially a bit slippery but once it dried out there were some epic rallies. Max is strong both forehand and backhand and I had to really grind it out to sneak the win - a great match"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Michael Mulgrew (Jul 31) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight game with some excellent rallies."  -- Stephen
Ryan Hope bt Stephen Warne (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMateusz Plesniak bt Max Dawiczewski (Jul 29) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close 3 sets interrupted by rain."  -- Mateusz
Mateusz Plesniak bt Michael Mulgrew (Jul 27) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentMateusz Plesniak bt Stephen Warne (Jul 23) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Stephen for the long rallies!"  -- Mateusz

Current Rankings:

  1. Cez Pochwala [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Patrick Lambton 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sue Goodwin 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ben Western [W1] 2
  5. Linda Trivoluzzi [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Gathercole [L1]
  7. Oliver Bird

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Linda - good bit of exercise on a sunny Sunday afternoon."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentCez Pochwala bt Tom Gathercole (Aug 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good and close match, don't be misled by the score. Enjoyed it. Thanks."  -- Cez
Reveal CommentCez Pochwala bt Sue Goodwin (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a good game. 2nd set was close, I'm not sure how did I manage to win it from 3:4 down..."  -- Cez
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some good points. Unfortunately Linda struggled for consistency on a breezy day. We had some more fun hitting balls after the match had ended!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentCez Pochwala bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with bit of a wind..."  -- Cez
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some fun rallies."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Sue Goodwin (Jul 25) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After a slow start to the first set, immediately falling 3-0 behind, Sue started finding the margins of the court with some crisp ground strokes and won the five games on the bounce to take the first set 7-5. The momentum looked set to continue in the second set with Sue getting an early break and then defending 3 break points on her own serve to go 2-0 up. I was able to break back and rally my game to take the set. The final set was a much quicker affair than the previous two, as (I think it's fair to say) the heat and the loss of the second set had rather taken the bite out of Sue's game. Altogether a very good match with some very tight games in it."  -- Patrick
  • "Thanks Paddy - an excellent match report. Well played!"-- Sue
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Cez Pochwala (Jul 24) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight game which went all the way and culminated in a very tight final set that included three breaks of serve and a lot of protracted deuces. Luckily we managed to get the game finished off just before the heavy rain started falling."  -- Patrick
  • Thanks for a good game, it was very close...massive blister on my feet thou...so off for a week at least! Cez

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Bate [W1] 2
  2. Chibuike Iruloh [W1] 2
  3. John Watson [W1, L1] 2
  4. Venetia Gillies 10.2 [L2]
  5. Bernadette Mason 10.1
  6. Michael Mawson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Watson bt Venetia Gillies (Aug 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Venetia, not quite as one-sided as the score suggests. I had to earn the points with lots of long rallies, especially in the second set and Venetia was hitting some good full serves towards the end of the match."  -- John
Reveal CommentChibuike Iruloh bt Venetia Gillies (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing at the tennis centre for both of us. Good workout on a rainy day after having many matches cancelled due to rain."  -- Chibuike
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt John Watson (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet up again John, some close games which are not reflected in the overall score"  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Mulemba Kandeke [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lee Furlong [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Irene Ofei 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matthew Cooper [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ranganath Ranganna [W1] 2
  6. Thomas Heavey [W1, L1] 2
  7. Mohamed Habib 9.2
  8. Vanessa Waldron

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Heavey bt Mulemba Kandeke (Aug 6) 2-6, 0-3 Mulemba Kandeke Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Was fantastic game but in reality perhaps fatigued from previous games. Enjoyed Thomas court placement. A shame we couldn't complete it."  -- Mulemba
Reveal CommentMulemba Kandeke bt Lee Furlong (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played first 3 games at St Mary's and then finished the rest at Alexander Park, Oldham. Despite the results, had to fight for every point "  -- Mulemba
Reveal CommentMulemba Kandeke bt Irene Ofei (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good Game, thanks for the match Mulemba!"  -- Irene
Lee Furlong bt Irene Ofei (Jul 30) 6-3, 6-0
Ranganath Ranganna bt Thomas Heavey (Jul 30) 6-0, 6-0
Mulemba Kandeke bt Matthew Cooper (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentIrene Ofei bt Matthew Cooper (Jul 25) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a hard battle, lost count of the deuce points. It was great fun - thanks Matt," -- Irene
Lee Furlong bt Matthew Cooper (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-3

Results

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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.

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