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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The Racecourse courts

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

Neil Fox

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

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

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Collapse AllNorthampton Parks Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

Matches were close, entertaining and there were plenty of them. What more could you want! Well done Northampton Parks!

Group Summary:

What a great group! Almost every match came with a commentary and there were so many tight and close encounters, it was hard to choose between them. Tomas, we learned 'has the best technical strokes'; Kieran is 'a quality player'; and Darren has a great serve. When the points were finally tallied, Mark had most, having come through 6 matches successfully (and realising he started playing tennis before David was born!). Runner up Joseph lost a 'very intense' match to Alessandro and a close one to the champ with whom he players friendlies outside the league. Many congratulations to both and many thanks for the entertaining and generous spirited commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Alewood [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joseph Morrissey [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alessandro Pau [W4, L1] 9
  4. Kieran Taylor [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Darren Dennison 10.1 [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tomas Liutkus [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Lesnik [L2]
  8. Andrew Pasqualin withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Darren Dennison (Mar 7) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Darren started played very well with a lot of pace and slices with lots of very difficult low balls. Game by game it started making a lot of mistakes, maybe tired, and I played a little bit more aggressive, bringing home the match. Thank you, I really enjoy the match."  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentDarren Dennison bt Tomas Liutkus (Mar 1) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "On a sunny Sunday afternoon to giants of the game came head to head . To be honest was lucky to win and predict that Thomas will go on to be a force on the tennis court . Not putting any other players down he has the best technical stroke and has the potential to be a very good player . I will take result . "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Tomas Liutkus (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a tough match. I didn't play well and Tomas has almost got me. I couldn't play as always and it costed me a lot of mistakes. I really don't know how I brought home this match. Good game Tomas"  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt David Lesnik (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Onto 2nd match, unfortunately no chance of a rest in between, but fortunately experience prevailed , I started playing tennis before David was born !!!! Played in a good spirit, a few diving shots from David, hope he keeps playing and will definitively improve the more he plays."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Joseph Morrissey (Feb 22) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "My first of 2 matches affected by strong winds. Got off to a good start but Joseph coped better with the wind and won 5 games in a row to take first set. I started well in 2nd set but Joseph was coming back again but managed to take the set. I played well in the 3rd and with David waiting in the wings was able to close out the match with a few minutes to spare. I always enjoy playing with Joseph, which is why we arrange freindly matches in addition the the league. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Joseph Morrissey (Feb 18) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really tough match. Very intense. We opted for a sudden death deuce because We always play a marathon when we play together We didn't want to run out of time and we almost did! Thank you Joseph."  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt Darren Dennison (Feb 12) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bright sunny day and a good match. Darren had me on the ropes throughout the first set and didn't allow me to play. I loosened up in the second two sets and managed to close out the game. "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Tomas Liutkus (Feb 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game. Tomas has a very good serve, both his first and his second. Considering this is only his third match he played very well and it could have gone either way. "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Kieran Taylor (Feb 8) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Kieran came back in second set, and was 5-2 up, but I managed to come back and take a close tie break, could have gone either way."  -- Mark

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt Kieran Taylor (Feb 8) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close game. Kieran is a quality player with a lot of swerve and slice on his shots. He's also a real gent and a pleasure to play against. The match could have gone either way in any of the sets, but I got the edge this time."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentKieran Taylor bt Darren Dennison (Feb 2) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, swapping scores in the second set! Darren had a great serve both first and second. Really enjoyed the match "  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Tomas Liutkus (Feb 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tomas has not been playing long, but should persevere with matches as he can only get better."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Kieran Taylor (Feb 1) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Bad day to play tennis: too windy! Match started in a unsual way with an easy 6-0 with too much mistakes from his side. Second set, another story. I almost lost it with a set ball for him: my ball touched the net and went over: very lucky today. At the tiebreak I was up 6-2 and I missed all of them. Luckily I won the set because I definitely didn't have energy for a third one."  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt David Lesnik (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played in good spirit. David is getting back into tennis after 3 years out, so I expect a closer game next time after he's got some practice in."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentJoseph Morrissey bt Tomas Liutkus (Jan 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match to start off. Very cold and windy and lots of bounce on the balls, but we mananged to get some good rallies towards the end of the match."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Darren Dennison (Jan 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Darren used his height and strength to good effect serving in first set, but luckily for me his timing went a bit in latter part of set, and following set, so I was able to take control. Match played in good spirit."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Alessandro Pau (Jan 25) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A marathon match, Alessandro was a lot tougher than the last time I played him, had to keep fighting all the way to win in the 3rd set, at one point he was flat out on the floor only to get up and win the point !!! Thanks for a great match."  -- Mark

Results

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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)