Friendly, competitive tennis on Northampton Parks's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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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The Racecourse courts

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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

Abington Park

Christ Church Road, Wellingborough, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5LW
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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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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Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground

Kingsthorpe Park, Northampton, NN2 8BW
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The Racecourse

The Racecourse, Kettering Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 4BP
Tel: 01865 689 754
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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

"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

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

Neil Fox

"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 13 | Thursday 19 January 2017 to Wednesday 15 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 February 2017)

Fantastic to see both new and returning players getting into the swing of things at the start of the year. Thanks to everyone for all your efforts, we hope you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to seeing you back next time for more tennis as the nights get longer and temperatures warmer!

Group Summary:

Neil was cruising to the title that was until he met Roger. Roger played some excellent tennis to outlast Neil in a three and half marathon and deny Neil the chance of a clean sweep. Ultimately this match didn't prove decisive as Neil put enough space between himself and the rest of the field to top the podium. Well done to Jay who despite equalling his wins total from the previous round has to settle for silver this time round. A special mention to debutant Jacqueline who leads the way for commitment playing the most matches along side Neil and Christian!

Final Rankings:

  1. Neil Fox [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jay Kataria [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Christian Finn 10.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rafael Gonzalez Garcia [W2] 4
  5. Tony Carline [W2, L3] 4
  6. Roger Gare 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  7. Karen Slater 10.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jacqueline Stoffels 10.2 [L6]

Match Results:

Tony Carline bt Jacqueline Stoffels (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRafael Gonzalez Garcia bt Roger Gare (Mar 15) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match! Rafa's consistent depth and precision marked him out as a quality player. Really looking forward to the next Rafa v Roger match!"  -- Roger
Reveal CommentKaren Slater bt Jacqueline Stoffels (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Having run out of court time in the first set played indoors at Kings Park, we finished off outdoors at Rushmere outdoor courts on a very pleasant Saturday afternoon. Jackie is a determined player with a good range of shots and we had some good rallies and I have to declare she played the shot of the round, a wonderful return from my serve which itself was short and very wide, almost out, she managed not only to cover the court to reach it but perfectly placed the ball over the net at an extreme angle which dropped just over the net my side, making it impossible for me to return, all I could do was applaud!!! Another great game with a fun opponent, thanks Jackie and hope to see you in the next round!"  -- Karen
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Tony Carline (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The first few games were very competitive then unfortunately Tony's strong serve abandoned him!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentChristian Finn bt Tony Carline (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Got off to a good start and went 3-0 up, but Tony pulled some games back, and made clinching the set very difficult. Second set was even harder, as Tony’s serve was warmed up, and he fired in quite a few aces."  -- Christian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRoger Gare bt Neil Fox (Feb 28) 7-6 (7-0), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, spread over 3 nights. 3 and half hrs of play! Really enjoyable and friendly match. Looking forward to rematch!"  -- Roger
Jay Kataria bt Jacqueline Stoffels (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristian Finn bt Jacqueline Stoffels (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jackie!"  -- Christian
Reveal CommentRafael Gonzalez Garcia bt Jacqueline Stoffels (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Was a. Tough but very enjoyable match. Was a pleasure to play Rafael.. "  -- Jacqueline
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Jay Kataria (Feb 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match with Jay."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Jacqueline Stoffels (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see new players joining. Glad you enjoyed King's Park, Jackie."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Karen Slater (Feb 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Karen who has some lovely shots and certainly made me sweat!"  -- Neil
Jay Kataria bt Karen Slater (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-1
Jay Kataria bt Tony Carline (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentRoger Gare bt Christian Finn (Feb 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Roger is a really good player, very tough match, I will be feeling it tomorrow!"  -- Christian
Reveal CommentChristian Finn bt Karen Slater (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game against a very determined opponent. A lot of the games could have gone either way."  -- Christian
Reveal CommentTony Carline bt Karen Slater (Jan 28) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game. The first set swung one way then the other with some very long games. Second set was the same but some lucky shots clinched the match. "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Christian Finn (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game - always nice to play Christian."  -- Neil
Jay Kataria bt Christian Finn (Jan 22) 6-4, 6-1

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments:
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