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 13 | Thursday 22 March 2018 to Wednesday 16 May 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 April 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Moazzam Bakhshov [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Daggett 7.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Macniak [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Konrad Kwasigroch 8.1 [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Simon 8.1 [W1, L3, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jill Fernando 5.2 [W2, UF1] 5
  7. Richard Lucas [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Simon Haigh 8.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Jill Fernando bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Apr 19) 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
Richard Lucas bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Apr 17) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Richard Lucas (Apr 16) 7-5, 7-5
Konrad Kwasigroch bt Peter Simon (Apr 16) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Jill Fernando v Peter Simon (Apr 15) 7-6 (7-5), 1-3 TBC
Peter Macniak bt Richard Lucas (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-3
Moazzam Bakhshov bt John Daggett (Apr 14) 7-5, 6-3
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Peter Simon (Apr 9) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPeter Simon bt Richard Lucas (Apr 6) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "long gruelling battle over 2.25 hours, big contrast of styles as usual, "  -- Peter
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Apr 6) 6-2, 7-5
Peter Macniak bt Simon Haigh (Apr 6) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
Moazzam Bakhshov bt Simon Haigh (Apr 5) 6-3, 6-1
John Daggett bt Peter Simon (Apr 1) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
John Daggett bt Simon Haigh (Mar 30) 6-4, 6-2
Jill Fernando bt Richard Lucas (Mar 27) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJohn Daggett bt Peter Macniak (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match really long rallies"  -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Neil Gaskell 6.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martyn Andrews 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Topping [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Dishington 9.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Moshe Behar 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jason Pestel [W1] 2
  7. Andy Todoran [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Imran Fazal

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMoshe Behar bt Robert Topping (Apr 18) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "bright shiny day in an outdoors court and got a little luckier than rob "  -- Moshe
Martyn Andrews bt Robert Topping (Apr 14) 6-0, 7-5
Martyn Andrews bt Moshe Behar (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-3
Neil Gaskell bt Moshe Behar (Apr 12) 6-3, 6-4
Neil Gaskell bt Martyn Andrews (Apr 10) 7-5, 6-2
Martyn Andrews bt Richard Dishington (Apr 9) 6-3, 7-5
Jason Pestel bt Andy Todoran (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-2
Robert Topping bt Andy Todoran (Apr 6) 6-0, 6-4
Neil Gaskell bt Richard Dishington (Apr 3) 6-2, 6-2
Richard Dishington bt Andy Todoran (Mar 30) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Terry Yau 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Dean 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Venkatesh Kannan 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Harris 10.2 [L1]
  6. Christopher Gibson 9.2
  7. Jose Gonzalez 10.1
  8. Yusuf Yaqub 10.2

Match Results:

Christopher Dean bt Venkatesh Kannan (Apr 16) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Dean bt Alex Harris (Apr 15) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match, played in a great spirit. Thanks Alex and good luck in your other matches. Chris "  -- Christopher
Christopher Dean bt Bradley Horrocks (Apr 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentVenkatesh Kannan bt Bradley Horrocks (Apr 8) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, each set an hour long, and some exhausting rallies!"  -- Bradley
Terry Yau bt Bradley Horrocks (Apr 3) 6-0, 6-2
Terry Yau bt Christopher Dean (Mar 28) 7-5, 6-2
Terry Yau bt Venkatesh Kannan (Mar 25) 6-1, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. James Leckie [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Harry Brentnall [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Vladimir Tuntev [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Bate [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rachel Butcher 9.2 [L2] 1
  6. Sam Powell [L1] 1
  7. Henry Walker 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Henry Walker (Apr 17) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great 2nd set with some brilliant rallies and games going to deuce so many times, good meetin you Henry "  -- Mark
James Leckie bt Rachel Butcher (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-2
James Leckie bt Vladimir Tuntev (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-4
Vladimir Tuntev bt Sam Powell (Apr 14) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Harry Brentnall bt Vladimir Tuntev (Apr 12) 7-5, 6-2
Harry Brentnall bt Mark Bate (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-4
James Leckie bt Mark Bate (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-2
Harry Brentnall bt Henry Walker (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentVladimir Tuntev bt Rachel Butcher (Mar 30) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very hard battle whit Rachel all most 3 hours she play very good just some mistake in the mach give me advance to win thnaks Rachel for the game and good luck."  -- Vladimir

Current Rankings:

  1. Alhadi Boukr 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Holden 10.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Leah Hartshorne [W2] 4
  4. Michael Mawson [W1] 2
  5. Dominic Fernando 10.1 [W1] 2
  6. Mike Dench [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Cathryn Bale [L1]
  8. Tom Gathercole

Match Results:

Michael Mawson bt Mike Dench (Apr 19) 6-4, 6-4
Leah Hartshorne bt Mike Dench (Apr 12) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
Reveal CommentLeah Hartshorne bt James Holden (Apr 11) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match; well played & thank you Leah."  -- James
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt James Holden (Apr 6) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match; thank you Alhadi," -- James
  • "It was tough match against skilled player. Thank you James for the game," -- Alhadi
Reveal CommentJames Holden bt Mike Dench (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match; thank you Mike."  -- James
Reveal CommentDominic Fernando bt James Holden (Apr 1) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match played in the right spirit. Thanks Dominic :-)"  -- James
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt Cathryn Bale (Mar 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Cathryn for the game"  -- Alhadi
Reveal CommentAlhadi Boukr bt Mike Dench (Mar 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Mike for the game"  -- Alhadi

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Western 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stephen Warne [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Whitington [W3] 6
  4. Rachel McKeon [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dennis Hilton 10.1 [W1] 2
  6. Nicky Hayes [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Farrage [L2]

Match Results:

Alex Whitington bt Nicky Hayes (Apr 18) Walkover
Reveal CommentAlex Whitington bt Rachel McKeon (Apr 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rachel - glad we managed to witness the sun peeping through!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Nicky Hayes (Apr 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRachel McKeon bt Nicky Hayes (Apr 9) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some good rallies. Very closely fought in the second set where Nicky really made me work for the points."  -- Rachel
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Stephen Warne (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, closer than the score suggests - a lot of games went to deuce. There were some great rallies, both of us chasing down lost causes and managing to win the point."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Rachel McKeon (Mar 30) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the scoreline Rachel played well with some good rallies and very few errors. A good opening match "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Nicky Hayes (Mar 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately it was a little bit of a one-sided game but it was good to have a hit on the Easter weekend."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentAlex Whitington bt Richard Farrage (Mar 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Richard - first spring morning of the year & some decent rallies in the second set. "  -- Alex
  • "Thanks for the game, Alex! You thoroughly outplayed me, but it was a very enjoyable game nonetheless. Best of luck in the rest of your matches!"  --Richard
Reveal CommentDennis Hilton bt Richard Farrage (Mar 26) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A bright sunny day was the setting for Richie & Dennis's match at Wythenshawe Park. Long rallies were the order of the day as we both played deep from the baseline. Dennis managed to break Richie's serve a couple of times early in the first set to go 5 - 1 up. Richie rallied to get a game back but Dennis managed to close the set off at 6 -2. The second set was a much closer encounter. Richie broke Dennis's serve early on to race into a 3 - 1 lead, then the match see-sawed until Richie broke Dennis's serve again for a 5 - 4 lead. Richie attempted to serve out the second set but it was not to be as Dennis broke back for 5 - 5 and then won the last two games to take the set 7 - 5. A great game enjoyed by both of us! "   --Dennis
  • "Thanks for the game, Dennis! You played a great variety of shots and some great rallies ensued, especially in the second set. Good luck in your remaining matches."  --Richard
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Rachel McKeon (Mar 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a beautiful spring day, although the sun made it tricky on one side of the court."  -- Ben

Current Rankings:

  1. Mike O'Docherty [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ivan Roa [W2, L1] 4
  3. Rob Sharp [W2, L1] 4
  4. John Watson 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Grealey [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Patrick Lambton 10.2 [W1, UF2] 3
  7. Linda Trivoluzzi [L1] 1
  8. Abdullah Almuqren [L1, UF1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt John Watson (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game John!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton v Abdullah Almuqren (Apr 15) 6-4, 2-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "An entertaining game with some stylish rallies and good sportsmanship. Sadly a broken string on Abdullah's racquet meant that this one will have to continue next week."  -- Patrick
Rob Sharp bt James Grealey (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-4
Rob Sharp bt Abdullah Almuqren (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Mike O'Docherty (Apr 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good competitive match with two tight sets and lots of deuces in the cold."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJames Grealey v Patrick Lambton (Apr 11) 7-6, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Bad light stopped play. Tough tough match resulting in every game going to Deuce. Looking forward to completing this game. Good luck in the rest of your matches Paddy"  -- James
Ivan Roa bt Rob Sharp (Apr 8) Walkover
John Watson bt Linda Trivoluzzi (Apr 6) 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Grealey bt John Watson (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely day for a game of tennis. Some very sporting borderline calls by John. A pleasure to to play against such a sporting opponent. Wishing you best of luck for the rest of the competition"  -- James
  • "Thanks Jim. A nice match on a pleasant day. Jim quite clearly had the edge but it was a good competitive match all the same," -- John
Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt Ivan Roa (Mar 31) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ivan - never gave up and came back hard in the second set :) Fantastic court too!"  -- Mike
  • "Great match! I did my best, you had a great service, could not respond to your shots, hopefully I play you again :)" -- Ivan
Ivan Roa bt John Watson (Mar 30) 6-0, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Sue Goodwin 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alyson Sheppard [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Thomas Heavey [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Irene Ofei 10.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bernadette Mason 10.1 [L1]
  6. Matthew Cooper [L1]
  7. Chibuike Iruloh withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlyson Sheppard bt Thomas Heavey (Apr 18) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, some long rallies towards the end. Thanks Tom"  -- Alyson
  • "Was a fun game of tennis, really enjoyed some of those rallies in the second set-thanks Alyson, good luck in your next few games." Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Heavey bt Irene Ofei (Apr 14) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny afternoon for tennis-lots of deuce points and some smart tennis from Irene to take the first set. Managed to get back into the game in the second set-then we had a gruelling third set and tie-break. After all that I was relieved to get the win. Really enjoyed the contest Irene, and good luck in your remaining games."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentIrene Ofei bt Matthew Cooper (Apr 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was fab match and Matt's winning pass of my slice crosscourt was the highlight of the evening.....unforgetable......where's paparazzi when you need them!!!"  -- Irene
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Alyson Sheppard (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of close, competitive games on a drizzly, grey evening."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Bernadette Mason (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Two hardy folk, playing through the Saturday morning rain, still managing to enjoy our match - especially the close-fought second set."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentAlyson Sheppard bt Irene Ofei (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in the sunshine!"  -- Alyson
Reveal CommentThomas Heavey bt Sue Goodwin (Apr 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The rain cleared just before the game to give us a lovely bright evening for tennis. Both games were pretty tight, with some good rallies, and a mix of edge to edge and end to end shots, and some great returns by Sue."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentSue Goodwin bt Irene Ofei (Mar 29) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Irene, a good workout on a, not quite, Spring afternoon. Some good battles in the second set."  -- Sue

Results

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Scoring Information:
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