Northampton Parks Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

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, want to set yourself a challenge 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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Join The League

New rounds for the Northampton Parks league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

Great Offers

We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...


Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

The Racecourse

The Racecourse, Kettering Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 4BP
Tel: 01604 639 250

Six floodlit outdoor tennis courts in a lovely park setting. Open Mon-Sun 9am-9pm from May to September, Mon-Sun 9am-7pm from October to April.

Courts must be booked beforehand, and cost £6 an hour (i.e. £3 each for singles, £1.50 each for doubles).

Book tennis courts at The Racecourse


# of Outdoor Courts: 6

Courts from £4 per hour. 

Website: The Racecourse

Abington Park

Christ Church Road, Wellingborough, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5LW
Tel: 01604 633 193

6 all-weather hard courts are available all year round. There is an award-winning cafe close to the tennis courts, a bowling green, well maintained gardens and lakes to enjoy with all the family.

Courts must be booked in advance; you will receive an access code for the gate once booked.

Book Abington Park tennis courts

# of Outdoor Courts: 8

From £4 per hour; £6.40 with floolights. Try booking a tennis court online for your next match, or give Premier Tennis a call on 0845 475 1147 if you have any questions.

Beckett's Park

Victoria Promenade, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1HH

Based along the River Nene, it is easy to get to on foot or by bike and there is free parking onsite. 4 hard courts are available for use all year round, with refreshment facilities on offer during the summer months.

Courts must be booked in advance; you will receive an access code for the gate once booked.

Book Becket's Park tennis courts

# of Outdoor Courts: 4


King’s Park Tennis Centre

King's Park Sports and Conference Centre, Kings Park Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 6LL
Tel: 01604 797900
# of Indoor Courts: 4
# of Outdoor Courts: 4

£6 (£9 floodlit)
£12 offpeak discount rate (Mon-Fri 1pm-6pm)
£10 offpeak (Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm)
£12 peak (Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm).

Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground

Kingsthorpe Park, Northampton, NN2 8BW

Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground is situated just off the Market Harborough Road. It has 2 hard tennis courts available all year round, one of which requires booking in advance using the link below.

Book Kingsthorpe Rec tennis courts

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Rushmere Tennis Club

Rushmere Way, Rushmere Road, Northampton, NN1 5RW

Rushmere is a lovely tennis club with great facilities situated at the end of Rushmere Way (NN1 5RW). 4 tennis courts are available for use, and should be booked in advance online. It's £6 per court per hour (i.e. £3 each for a singles match and £1.50 each for a doubles match).

Book Rushmere Tennis Club courts

Opening Times:

Please visit the for details on opening times.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

£6 per court per hour

(price updated 18/08/2015)

Courts in Northampton

Most courts in Northampton can now be booked via Parks Tennis up to 2 weeks in advance.


"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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Report your results

Collapse AllNorthampton Parks Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 19 January 2017 to Wednesday 15 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 February 2017)

Current Rankings:

  • Christian Finn 10.2
  • Jacqueline Stoffels 10.2
  • Jay Kataria
  • Karen Slater 10.1
  • Neil Fox
  • Rafael Gonzalez Garcia
  • Roger Gare 9.2
  • Tony Carline


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Northampton Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.


Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won


We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)