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!

Close matches, close by.

The Racecourse courts
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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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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
full venue details »

The Racecourse

The Racecourse, Kettering Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 4BP
Tel: 01865 689 754
full venue details »

Beckett's Park

Victoria Promenade, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1HH
Tel: 01865 689 754
full venue details »

Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground

Kingsthorpe Park, Northampton, NN2 8BW
full venue details »

Club Venues

Duston United Tennis Club

Mendip Road, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6BA
full venue details »

Rushmere Tennis Club

Rushmere Way, Rushmere Road, Northampton, NN1 5RW
Tel: 01865 689 754
full venue details »

"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

"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 23 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Alessandro Pau [W2, L1] 5
  2. Antony Parselle 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Yannis Sakkas [W1] 2
  4. Chris Pucci 10.1 [L1]
  5. Jay Kataria [L2]
  6. Andrew Pasqualin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAntony Parselle bt Jay Kataria (May 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Jay again. We had some good rallies and quite a few deuce matches. Especially early on. Started to drizzle a bit near the end. But finished just in time."  -- Antony
Reveal CommentYannis Sakkas bt Alessandro Pau (May 17) 6-7, 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "What a marathon match. It took 2:30h, 3sets, two tie breaks, a few broken strings and a lent racket for the winner to be decided. Thanks to Alessadro who let me use his second racket when my strings decided they had enough of my bad hits. The match was so close that either of us could have been the winner. Thanks Alessadro and hopefully there will be a few more to come," -- Yannis
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Chris Pucci (May 12) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Smooth tennis Sunday morning. A pity not played outside."  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentAlessandro Pau bt Jay Kataria (Apr 28) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cloudy day in Abington Park with music of a band in background. 6-4 first set, I was leading 5-2; I needed four set point to get it. Second set went smoothly except one game where we played at least 10 deuce. Nice first match of the league."  -- Alessandro

Current Rankings:

  1. Dejan Cvetanović [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alpesh Makwana [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andrew King [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Colin Sears [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Karen Slater 10.1 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jacqueline Callow 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Nick Quartey 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlpesh Makwana bt Karen Slater (May 21) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game with some amazing rallies and wonderful shots. Thanks Karen for being a great player."  -- Alpesh
Dejan Cvetanović bt Karen Slater (May 20) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentKaren Slater bt Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo (May 19) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match and rallies! Always lovely to play with you."  -- Ainhoa
Reveal CommentAndrew King bt Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo (May 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening. Really enjoyed the game. Thanks Ainhoa."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlpesh Makwana bt Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo (May 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful game with a fantastic player. Yes we are on for a rematch anytime with the loser buying dinner lol. Thank you once again x"  -- Alpesh
Reveal CommentAndrew King bt Colin Sears (May 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very wet second set but enjoyable game. Thanks Colin. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDejan Cvetanović bt Jacqueline Callow (May 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game with Dejan. Very good exercise, you deserve the results . Definitely would like to play you again . Xx "  -- Jackie
Reveal CommentAlpesh Makwana bt Colin Sears (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a great person. Thank you "  -- Alpesh
Dejan Cvetanović bt Nick Quartey (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentColin Sears bt Jacqueline Callow (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Jacqueline. Hope to play you again next round."  -- Colin
Andrew King bt Alpesh Makwana (Apr 22) 6-3, 6-0
Dejan Cvetanović bt Ainhoa Borobia Aldanondo (Apr 21) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlpesh Makwana bt Jacqueline Callow (Apr 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play my first match in the league. Thank you Jackie for being a great partner and a bonus of fantastic weather also. Next match on Monday! "  -- Alpesh

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)