Friendly, competitive tennis on Northampton Parks's 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!

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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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"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

"I got my free tennis balls this morning  - thanks very much, a very impressive fast and efficient  'service' (unlike mine)!"

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

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Collapse AllNorthampton Parks Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 31 January 2019 to Wednesday 27 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Antony Parselle 8.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alessandro Pau [W4, L2, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joseph Morrissey [W4, L1, UF1] 9
  4. Chris Pucci 10.1 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Pasqualin [W3, L1] 7
  6. Jay Kataria [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Karen Slater 10.1 [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Pasqualin bt Alessandro Pau (Mar 25) 5-7, 6-3, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "A very intense first set. I was down 2 - 5 and the set went in my favor winning the next 5 games (7 - 5). We played other two games breaking him in the beginning of the second set (2 - 0). We will continue the match next Monday. Chris to serve."  -- Alessandro
  • "Good match with Alessandro, just managed to pull it back in the end!" -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo (Mar 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, some really nice rallies in the second set."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau v Joseph Morrissey (Mar 20) 7-6, 3-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! We play on wet artificial grass, I almost torn a muscle of my leg changing run direction. First set came with no breaks and finished to tie-break 8-6 after I saved two set point. On second set there was a break in the first game, and even if I had the chance to even the score I couldn´t. Lights went off and the match with them. Best match until now for me."  -- Alessandro
Andrew Pasqualin bt Karen Slater (Mar 20) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Chris Pucci (Mar 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great Venue (Daniel Lloyds Club) in an unusual surface for me (carpet or something?!?). First set went well by my side 6-2. Chris started playing smoothly and with more my mistakes, he was leading the second set 4-2. Then, for a misunderstanding about the score and a wrong service spot (I found myself on right side on 30-40 break point), we killed the mood and the mental factor ruined his good performance. I saved the break point, closing the set 6-4. Tennis is a brutal business."  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Joseph Morrissey (Mar 7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "This was an epic match. slightly drizzly on outdoor carpet court. But didn't make it slippery so game was played in good conditions. All games were incredibly close. But I just edged the first set. Which could have gone either way. The second set looked to be going my way. Some great rallies and shots throughout as I got to 5-2 up. Then I couldn't get past the finishing line and Joe wasn't missing anything. Some really long rallies until he was 6-5 up! I managed to claw back the next game. And JUST made it over the line in the tiebreak. A great game of tennis. Who nows what would have happened if it went to a third set. We were both shattered by the end of set 2!"  -- Antony
Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt Karen Slater (Mar 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun game with some great rallies!"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Karen Slater (Mar 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly match! It is always a pleasure meeting nice people who love this sport."  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt Chris Pucci (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, and very close in the second set."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Karen Slater (Feb 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to play Karen again. She had played twice the day before so a 10am Start on a Monday tustve been tough. I'd had a nice relaxing weekend and felt on good form. Was a good game nevertheless with some good rallies and points. And again it was lovely sunshine outdoors!"  -- Antony
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Jay Kataria (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a tough match with two different way of play: there were three match point bring home the result. The match was influenced by the sun because it was hard the sight from one part of the court (I know, sound like an excuse in England!). I suggest to bring a cap or sunglasses if you want to play in the afternoon in Abington park in such a very sunny weather!"  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentKaren Slater bt Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo (Feb 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies! Really enjoyed playing with Karen."  -- Ainhoa
Reveal CommentChris Pucci bt Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ainhoa, great first serve! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Pucci bt Karen Slater (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Couldn’t believe sun beating down on us in February. I struggled to adapt to courts and serving directly into the sun at first. Karen has decent first serve and started match with ace on first serve of the game. Good fun on a Sunday morning. Thanks Karen"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Jay Kataria (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was much closer than the score indicates. Jay had quite a few game points, but each time I managed to hold on and edge the final points. Really good game in nice February sunshine!"  -- Antony
Alessandro Pau bt Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt Jay Kataria (Feb 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - very close right until the last few games. "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Alessandro Pau (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An early start on a Sunday morning meant the courts were a little slippery. So both a bit cautious. All games were close but I managed to come out on top. And luckily neither of us slipped over!"  -- Antony
Reveal CommentChris Pucci bt Jay Kataria (Feb 16) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, enjoyed playing. Jay really decent guy. Look forward to playing again."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Chris Pucci (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This game was a lot closer than the score suggests. In fact if had Chris taken the early games when we were at deuce or when he had game point I think it would have been very much closer in terms of game score. I just managed to get over the line on the important points. That said it was a good match. Some good rallies. We both had fun and played some good tennis. Was played in good spirit with both of us really enjoying the match. And knackered at the end!"  -- Antony
Jay Kataria bt Karen Slater (Feb 9) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Andrew Pasqualin (Feb 7) 6-3, 2-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "What a tough game to start the round!! I too the first set but mainly because Andrew made more mistakes than he'd like. Not many. But enough. Still a really god set. With the run of play Andrew deservedly took the second set strongly. Nothing I could do about it. He was just better than me. We played a match tie-break to finish up and although I took an early lead. Around 6-2 Andrew am back to 6-6. But with my serves to come we both held and I just scraped it 10-8. Really good match. "  -- Antony
Reveal CommentAndrew Pasqualin bt Chris Pucci (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Chris, hope to play again soon.."  -- Andrew

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)