Friendly, competitive tennis on Northampton Parks' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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!

Close matches, close by.

The Racecourse courts
The Racecourse courts

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, 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!)
  • 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

The league is:

  • 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 

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. 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 posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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

Abington Park

Christ Church Road, Wellingborough, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5LW
Tel: 01865 689 754
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King’s Park Tennis Centre

King's Park Sports and Conference Centre, Kings Park Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 6LL
Tel: 01604 797900
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The Racecourse

The Racecourse, Kettering Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 4BP
Tel: 01865 689 754
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Beckett's Park

Victoria Promenade, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1HH
Tel: 01865 689 754
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Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground

Kingsthorpe Park, Northampton, NN2 8BW
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Club Venues

Duston United Tennis Club

Mendip Road, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6BA
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Rushmere Tennis Club

Rushmere Way, Rushmere Road, Northampton, NN1 5RW
Tel: 01865 689 754
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Karen Slater

"I have enjoyed both rounds that I've played in. Easy to arrange matches, competitive yet friendly.", 

Neil Fox

"Just wanted to write and say a big thank you for all your work in organising and administering the Northampton Parks Tennis League.  I have thoroughly enjoyed playing in this round, meeting some lovely opponents and developing my game too I hope.  Thank you very much, I look forward to the next round," 

Simon Matthews

"It was my first time entering a local tennis league and it was brilliant! I had some tough matches which were thoroughly enjoyable and met a few people who I'll hopefully play again many more times. I look forward to playing another set of people in group 1 next time.",

Stephen Lewins

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Collapse AllNorthampton Parks Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 18 June 2020 to Wednesday 12 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Alewood [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kieran Taylor 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Antony Parselle 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Wayne Savage [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joseph Morrissey [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Davis 8.1 [W1, L1] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Davis bt Wayne Savage (Jul 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Wayne. First set was a close encounter, I served for the set at 5-3 only to be broken back and Then found myself a couple of set points down at 5-6 which I managed to save and we ended up in a tie break in which I found myself 0-4 down however i then managed to real off 7 consecutive points to take the set. The 2nd set just had the one break with me taking it 6-3. Overall a really good game. Good luck with the rest of your games Wayne!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentWayne Savage bt Joseph Morrissey (Jul 11) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game played in a friendly atmosphere. A good 2.25hours on court on a great morning for tennis. Joe was hitting the ball well and the first 2 sets were close all the way through. We were both quite tired by the 3 rd set but a great game. Thanks. "  -- Wayne
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Mark Alewood (Jul 11) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed a really good game, struggled with consistency in the first set, and mark was consistently good up at the net and throughout. Very close right up until the end. "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Matthew Davis (Jul 7) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game played partly in drizzle and on 3 different courts for over 2 hours. It looked ominous at 3-0 down in the first but managed to play my way back into it even though I still lost the first set. Second set really even again and I just managed to get over the line with both playing some good shots and long rallies. I needed to play my best to win second and third sets. But could've gone either way. Really good game and look forward to the next one!"  -- Antony
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Wayne Savage (Jul 4) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As the scores show this was a game of 3 sets, I won 6-2 in first set, but there were a lot of deuces, Wayne did not let his head drop, and came back strong in the 2nd set, I got tense and the more games I lost the tenser I got !! Fortunately I managed to compose myself in the 3rd set, and Wayne was not as consistent as in the 2nd set, and I was able to close out the match. An enjoyable match played in a freindly spirit and look forward to playing Wayne again."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Joseph Morrissey (Jun 30) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The first two matches were really tough coming back from a break but finally found some energy and form for this one. Joseph was more aggressive throughout and started well. So although 3-0 down in the first and 4-0 down in the second I managed to slow the play down to a level I was more comfortable at and came out on top. So it was probably more match play than good play that won it but really enjoyed the match."  -- Antony
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Antony Parselle (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game, as i did the last time we played. A lot of deuces and the heat didn't make the match any easier. Thanks for the match!"  -- Kieran
Mark Alewood bt Antony Parselle (Jun 23) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt Kieran Taylor (Jun 23) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A grueling three hours on court. I hit some flow towards the end of the first set, and as a result took my foot off the gas a little in the second. Kieran took full advantage, putting me under real pressure and not allowing me to develop any rhythm and play my way back into the set. A cagey third set which I just managed to edge. Great match - thanks Kieran. "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Joseph Morrissey (Jun 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Joseph started well but luckily for me I managed to improve, although it may have been down to me threatening to give him bread and jam when he comes for a socially distanced meal next week if he beat me !!!! Always enjoyable when we play, it can go either way."  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Jordan Batey [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Pasqualin [W1] 2
  3. Jackie Callow 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Tom Elliott [W1, L1] 2
  5. Alan Archer 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJackie Callow bt Alan Archer (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really enjoyable game with Jackie. A peaseure to play against."  -- Alan
Jordan Batey bt Alan Archer (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJordan Batey bt Tom Elliott (Jul 5) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had a good match with Tom, he’s a good player and a nice guy. Wind was ultimately the deciding factor throughout the match. "  -- Jordan
Tom Elliott bt Alan Archer (Jun 26) Walkover
Jordan Batey bt Jackie Callow (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAndrew Pasqualin bt Alan Archer (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Andrew is a good player. Completely out matched in every way possible. Still really enjoyed the match."  -- Alan

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Northampton Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Northampton 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 matchtiebreak, 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) 

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)