Friendly, competitive tennis on Norwich Parks' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles and doubles leagues 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:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 available on 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

Eaton Park

South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
Tel: 01603 980340
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Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU
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Sportspark

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 592398
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Other Venues

Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW
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Thorpe Recreation Ground

Laundry Lane, Norwich, NR7 0XQ
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Harford Park

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ
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Alderman Walker Park

Alderman Walker Park, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ
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Bowthorpe Park

Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0
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Heigham Park

The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA
Tel: 01603 581 425
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Easton Tennis Centre

Easton College, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5DX
Tel: 01603 731 302
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"Thanks for the updates, commentaries and scores....a great incentive to get on and play. I was going to wait unitl July to enter but took the plunge after four and a half months off with a back injury so the fitness has gone out the window but I figured, what the heck... make hay while the sun shines besides which I am getting to meet players who enjoy singles!"  

Vikki Chubb

"Loved playing again after a break of 20 odd years. This is a great idea and a I can't wait for the league to start again. Really well organised and a joy to be part of. I've been spreading the word so hopefully you'll get a few more people signed up,"

Richard Powell

"[In my last match] it was nice to see we had both improved from our first match - the benefit of having different people to play and regularly tennis. So thanks for running the league, and for everyone for playing the games,"

Stuart Laws

"Fantastic. I thought I'd hardly play due to the winter weather but managed to get all games in", Richard Powell

Richard Powell

"Thanks for your organisation. I’ve really enjoyed the 2 leagues this year," 

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"​Love the Local Tennis Leagues! So pleased I entered",

Tessa Killingbeck

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 10 October 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 November 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jaya Mace [W1, L1] 3
  2. Joseph Plumridge [W1] 2
  3. Daniel Venn [L1]
  4. James Brabben
  5. Luke Page
  6. Robert Page 8.1
  7. Tomi Farkas 7.1

Match Results:

Joseph Plumridge bt Jaya Mace (Oct 21) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4
Jaya Mace bt Daniel Venn (Oct 17) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Kieren Buxton 8.1 [W1, L1] 3
  2. Adham Ashton-Butt [W1] 2
  3. Kevin Hart [W1] 2
  4. Richard Taylor 9.1 [L2]
  5. Charlie Wilson 9.2
  6. Peter Vrabec
  7. Sam Crisp
  8. Sam Tyson 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKieren Buxton bt Richard Taylor (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always an enjoyable match against Richard played in good spirit and a good laugh. Good shots and rallies took place throughout the match, even with the court a little slippy in the first set. Best of luck for the rest of the round and look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentAdham Ashton-Butt bt Richard Taylor (Oct 15) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great first game! Thanks Richard."  -- Adham
Reveal CommentKevin Hart bt Kieren Buxton (Oct 13) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fortunately rain held off this morning. Match was close throughout despite one sided set scores and played in good spirit. Few unforced errors from each but a lot of good rallies too! Well played Kevin, best of luck for the rest of the group! "  -- Kieren

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Harmer [W1] 2
  2. Jeremy Lane [W1] 2
  3. George Ryder [L2]
  4. Nicholas Goodwin
  5. Patrick Crotty 8.1
  6. Paul Martin 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt George Ryder (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentChris Harmer bt George Ryder (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match of many mistakes but fortunately I made less errors than George in this first league match for both of us. Good luck with your other matches George"  -- Chris

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Butcher 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Callum King [W1] 2
  3. Andrew Ireland [L1]
  4. Ilias Siomadis [L2]
  5. Ed Mcmanus
  6. Nathan Bailey
  7. Olive Merrill
  8. Oliver Milner-Smith

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Ilias Siomadis (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Grit and determination could never be used to describe me on a tennis court but I needed that to overcome Ilias. We played on a very breezy day at Eaton Park and both of us struggled to win our serves in the first set. Ilias took a deserved 4-1 and I have no idea how I took it to 6-5 before Illias served out to take it into a tie break that I just edged. The second set was much better with some strong serving and plenty of aces from Ilias who eventually broke to take a 5-4 and then 6-5 lead. Unfortunately, Ilias wasn’t moving as freely and I managed to take it to a tie break where my serving helped me through to win the match. I am sure Ilias had more winners and more aces but some how I came through in a fully enjoyable match. "  -- Andrew
Andrew Butcher bt Andrew Ireland (Oct 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Ilias Siomadis (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Both sets started off very close, then I perhaps benefitted from having a more consistent than usual first serve! Good match in some actual dry weather!"  -- Callum

Current Rankings:

  1. Ivan Freedman [W2] 4
  2. Julie Cooper [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Martin Robson 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Terry Rollinson [W1] 2
  5. Belinda Jennings [W1, L1] 2
  6. Bruno Boldrini 10.2 [L2]
  7. Stephen Howard [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt Julie Cooper (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game as always with Julie, Luck was definitely on my side this time. Best of luck with the rest of the league Julie."  -- Martin
Belinda Jennings bt Bruno Boldrini (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-1
Terry Rollinson bt Belinda Jennings (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Stephen Howard (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close rain interrupted match, each game was closely contested. Good luck Steve for your remaining matches "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Bruno Boldrini (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bruno's first match after a long break. We had some good rallies and several deuce games despite the overall result - good luck with the rest of your matches Bruno - Julie"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Julie Cooper (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match which does not reflect in the result with most games going to deuce "  -- Ivan

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian Brown 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Inga Misane [L1]
  3. Howard Jones
  4. Jack Ibbotson
  5. Jon Olpin
  6. Karl Jokat 9.2
  7. Liz Somerville 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Brown bt Inga Misane (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A flattering score as several of the games went to deuce, but a perfect afternoon for tennis. Thanks for an enjoyable game, Inga and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Ian

Current Rankings:

  1. Marek Kolczynski [W2] 4
  2. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Cathy Geary [L1]
  4. Mike Jordan [L2]
  5. Opee Magnus 10.2
  6. Rowena Alston
  7. Yvonne Ayliffe

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarek Kolczynski bt Mike Jordan (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had a very enjoyable 2 sets. Congratulation on a convincing win, and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMarek Kolczynski bt Cathy Geary (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to welcome Marek to the league. Luckily the rain just stopped as we began our match. We had an energetic game with some long rallies. Marek had me running round the court and played a better game than I did on the day. Wishing you lots of luck with your remaining matches Marek"  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Mike Jordan (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played indoors due to poor weather. Mike had never played indoors before whilst indoor fast , hard courts suit my big serving game hence the rather unbalanced scoreline. Lovely to see Mike in the league again! Good luck with the rest of your matches. It was good to get a league game in before I head off to the Rafa Nadal Academy on wed with Wendy Thomson! "  -- Victoria

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Norwich 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 match tiebreak, 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)

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 17 | Thursday 26 September 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Kieren Buxton & Sam Crisp [W1] 2
  2. Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton [W1] 2
  3. Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson [L1]
  4. Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald [L1]
  5. Richard Baines & Jonny Billing
  6. Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and close games throughout. An enjoyable match played in good spirit, good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match on a nice evening at Eaton Park. Plenty of close rallies with some lovely shots from both Mark & Lynne made this a competitive, entertaining match. Best of luck in the rest of the group to you both!"  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Calum Pollock & Tim Oakley [W1] 2
  2. Inga Misane & Mike Dixon [W1] 2
  3. Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May [W1, L1] 2
  4. Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy [L2]
  5. Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett
  6. Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to have such competitive though very very friendly match with Peter and Julia, especially appreciated by Inga as it was her first experience in doubles. Thank you all for this enjoyable event and all the best luck in remaining matches! "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, some great back and forth rallies. Enjoyed the extra third set played. Thanks for playing Liliya and Linda"  -- Calum
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Oct 6) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a couple of issues with the rain - we had to move the match indoors due to the deluge and even then it was touch and go whether we'd be able to play because the roof was leaking badly at David Lloyds. However we finally managed to get under way on the only court that wasn't soaking wet and what a very enoyable time we had. Both sets were tight, the first was very tight with lots of games going to duece. We had some great rallies using allangles the court allows. The score in the second set didn't reflect how close that was as well. The match could have gone either way. Thank you Liliya for finding a court at the 11th hour and thank you Julie and Peter for agreeing to split the costs of the court."  -- Linda

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Norwich 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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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)