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!

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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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Neil Fox

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Karen Slater

"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

"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 25 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 October 2019)

A great round in Northampton with 20/28 possible matches played or 71% of the total possible - and that was despite two players having to withdraw injured. A great result and very well done one and all!

Group Summary:

One big group in Northampton this time and there was some variation in standard but as we all know, the score can be very misleading in tennis. After his match v Musatya, for example, Alessandro (who won 6-2, 6-1) said., the "Score has never been so far from reality. Give 6 months to this guy"! Kieran won the group - congratulations! - but was only one point ahead of Ant who moved to second place from 4th place last time, and Ant was one point ahead of Andrew and Alessandro. Great tennis from all. Well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Kieran Taylor [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Antony Parselle 8.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Pasqualin [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alessandro Pau [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Musatya Mutiswa [W1, L3] 2
  6. Karen Slater 10.1 [L4] withdrawn 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tom Elliott [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jackie Callow 10.2 [L2] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Pasqualin bt Musatya Mutiswa (Nov 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played with Musatya, look forward to playing you in future rounds👍"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Alessandro Pau (Nov 11) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "This match was finalised over two sessions. The first hour ended with me being 1 set up but Alessandro 3-2 up in the second. He took control quite early when we resumed, holding the game advantage and then a two game advantage at 5-3. I came back to be leading 6-5 but couldn't see that out so went to a tie break. Luckily stayed ahead and saw it out. But this could have gone either way. These games are becoming really tough physical and mental encounters as we know each others games. It was a great match. See you next time Alessandro. It could be over three hours next time!!"  -- Antony
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Andrew Pasqualin (Nov 11) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, Andrew played with great intensity throughout and really put that to great effect in the first set. "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentAndrew Pasqualin bt Alessandro Pau (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played with Alessandro, both made loads of mistakes, but i just made a few less in the final tie break!!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Tom Elliott (Oct 31) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, really enjoyed it "  -- Kieran
Alessandro Pau bt Jackie Callow (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Musatya Mutiswa (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Score has never been so far from reality. Give 6 months to this guy... Nice friendly match."  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Jackie Callow (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with Ant. See you in the next round dear"  -- Jackie
Alessandro Pau bt Tom Elliott (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-1
Musatya Mutiswa bt Tom Elliott (Oct 12) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Alessandro Pau (Oct 12) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with a lot of deuces "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Karen Slater (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Karen, really enjoyed it. She has a great 1st serve!"  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Tom Elliott (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks and well played to Ant for a great match - both the matchplay itself and for the chats on changeover (which had nothing to do with either of us needing the rest of course!!) Despite the score, there were enough close games to give me hope. I thoroughly enjoyed the match - this is why I signed up to play :)" -- Tom
Alessandro Pau bt Karen Slater (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Musatya Mutiswa (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really well played from Musa, with a great 1st serve that was very difficult to return. "  -- Kieran
  • "A great first match for me. Kieran's keen sense of good ball placement made for an enjoyable match." - Musa

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Andrew Pasqualin (Oct 1) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really tiring game a always against Andrew. We both played well. But both also made mistakes. Or lost form for periods. Mine being the ENTIRE second set!! It somehow swung back my way with me getting back into the game just as Andrew had some mistakes creeping back in in the third set after I hadn't won a game in the last 7. I Just managed to hold on to win. But could just as easily been another 6-0 to Andrew. Strange but really good match"  -- Antony
Reveal CommentAndrew Pasqualin bt Tom Elliott (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played with Tom."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Pasqualin bt Karen Slater (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played with Karen, she has a great first serve!!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Karen Slater (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't reflect the number of times it was deuce or the long rally points won by Karen. It was a really good game in lovely sunshine and we both played pretty well!"  -- Antony
Kieran Taylor bt Antony Parselle (Sep 21) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

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)