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

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

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

Neil Fox

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Collapse AllNorthampton Parks Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 7 September 2017 to Wednesday 1 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 October 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Samoil Lavric [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christian Finn 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Catherine Holt [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Pasqualin [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jay Kataria [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Karen Slater 10.1 [L2]
  7. Christopher Cox withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Pasqualin bt Jay Kataria (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match played with Jay in Abington Park."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSamoil Lavric bt Christian Finn (Oct 8) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An other tough and enjoyable match played at Abington Park with Christian. We had many long rallies with over 20-25 shots played with much patience. I think Christian has the best defensive playing from NORTHAMPTON and very much patience in long rallies. Well done, Christian, and I hope we will see in the next round."  -- Samoil
Reveal CommentCatherine Holt bt Andrew Pasqualin (Oct 4) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match "  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentSamoil Lavric bt Catherine Holt (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An other enjoyable match with Catherine at Abington Park. We had many long rallies and many long points that were played with much patience and many keen slice shots. I think this match had a very good technik level, having more many winners than unforced errors and much safety playing. Well done, Catherine, and I hope we will play in the next round."  -- Samoil
Reveal CommentSamoil Lavric bt Jay Kataria (Oct 1) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An other tough and enjoyable match played with Jay at Abington Park in Northampton. We had a few good rallies and some very nice and keen shots. The match was more good balanced than shows the score and very well contested. I think that for the first time in this tournament my winners were more many than my unforced errors."  -- Samoil
Reveal CommentCatherine Holt bt Jay Kataria (Sep 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good game but Jay's 'spin' continued to catch me out throuout! "  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentChristian Finn bt Karen Slater (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another very tough and enjoyable Sunday morning match with Karen."  -- Christian
Catherine Holt bt Karen Slater (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-0
Christian Finn bt Andrew Pasqualin (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSamoil Lavric bt Andrew Pasqualin (Sep 19) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very well contested match played at Abington Park in Northampton with a first match very good balanced. At 5-5 I broke the powerful serve of Andrew and then I won my serve and the first set. I think he has the best first serve among all the players that I met in U.K. until now. The second set was closer than the scores suggests, but maybe my shots are embarassing for the most of the tall players". Samoil
Reveal CommentChristian Finn bt Catherine Holt (Sep 19) 5-7, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another very tough match against Catherine, second set was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests, and most of the games went to deuce. "  -- Christian
Christian Finn bt Jay Kataria (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Muralidhar Bolla [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Glenn Johnson [W2] 4
  3. Sandra Moxon [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alan Archer 10.2 [L1] withdrawn
  5. Chris Obreja [L1]
  6. Jacqueline Stoffels 10.2 [L1]
  7. Ebony Raymond

Match Results:

Muralidhar Bolla bt Jacqueline Stoffels (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-1
Glenn Johnson bt Muralidhar Bolla (Sep 23) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Muralidhar Bolla bt Sandra Moxon (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-2
Muralidhar Bolla bt Chris Obreja (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-4
Sandra Moxon bt Alan Archer (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-0
Glenn Johnson bt Sandra Moxon (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-1

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Northampton Parks archive.
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:
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)