Friendly, competitive tennis on Norwich 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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New rounds for the Norwich 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).

INTRODUCING OUR NEW SINGLES LEAGUE FOR WOMEN

The Norwich Parks Tennis League is for men and women - as tennis has always been a sport where men and women can play together! But same-sex tennis is fun too and we are trialling a women-only league.

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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

Eaton Park

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
Tel: 07909 730836
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Heigham Park

The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA
Tel: 01603 581 425
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Other Venues

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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Harford Park

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ
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Sportspark

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 592398
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Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW
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Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU
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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

"Great fun, looking forward to the challenge of the next level up in a few weeks!"

Richard Fowler

"I thoroughly enjoyed this round, as I have the others. This has been my best year of tennis since school thanks to this league and I've been happy to recommend it to others," 

Mark Waters

"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," 

Norwich - Stephen Alger

"Really enjoyed it and very surprised to have won. I didn't know what to expect regarding the standard but most of the matches were close. Thank you for organising,"

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 12 January 2017 to Wednesday 8 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 February 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Lloyd Douglas [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Odey [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tomi Farkas 8.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Tyson 8.1 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Andrew Keeley [W1, L1] 2
  6. Greg Tinder [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Lloyd Douglas bt Sam Tyson (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSam Tyson bt Tomi Farkas (Feb 9) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "2 very close sets that both could have gone either way! Look forward to playing again soon.."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentChristopher Odey bt Greg Tinder (Feb 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, very close points and really enjoyed it!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentLloyd Douglas bt Andrew Keeley (Feb 3) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly competitive game that easily could of gone either way. Thoroughly enjoyable match, look forward to playin again soon."  -- Lloyd
Lloyd Douglas bt Greg Tinder (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-1
Sam Tyson bt Greg Tinder (Jan 31) 6-1, 6-2
Tomi Farkas bt Greg Tinder (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Christopher Odey (Jan 28) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, we battled the wind and the sun as well for a while :)"  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentChristopher Odey bt Lloyd Douglas (Jan 27) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very high quality match played in good spirits!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAndrew Keeley bt Tomi Farkas (Jan 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match with long rallies and close games which the scoreline doesn't reflect!" -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLloyd Douglas bt Tomi Farkas (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another very competitive game as always – Thanks Tomi And thanks again for getting me out of a hole and letting me borrow your spare racket after mine gave up on me during the 1st set. "  -- Lloyd

Current Rankings:

  1. Benjamin Gale 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Griffiths 9.1 [W3, L1] 7
  3. Patrick Crotty 9.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Page 9.1 [W1, L2] 4
  5. Adam Goodman [L1]
  6. John Bacon [L1]
  7. Nick Wyer 9.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Gale bt Robert Page (Feb 18) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "WOW! What a game! I think I will still be recovering this time next week. The best game of tennis I have played in years! Thank you Rob! We MUST play again!! "  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Gale bt Adam Goodman (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Adam. Shame it was a little wet and windy! "  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Robert Page (Feb 14) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Epic battle of big hitters - thanks for a good game rob "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Patrick Crotty (Feb 13) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough battle with some tricky spin and slice from Patrick - I managed to learn how to bend my knees and managed to take the last two sets. An enjoyable game , thanks Patrick "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentBenjamin Gale bt John Bacon (Feb 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game John! A bitter cold night under the lights with the score not reflecting how close the games were. "  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Patrick Crotty (Feb 6) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Nick Wyer (Feb 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We were blessed with another fine sunny morning at Eaton Park, with plenty of fine rallies and close games. Thanks for the match Nick!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentBenjamin Gale bt Andrew Griffiths (Feb 1) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! Wet and greasy surface meant a lot of winners and short rallies. Even so each game was close and very well contested! Thanks Andrew I look forward to the next match!!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Gale bt Patrick Crotty (Jan 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Very close with most games going to deuce. A wonderful morning for tennis although the sun did cause troubles at one end. Thanks Patrick! "  -- Benjamin
Andrew Griffiths bt Nick Wyer (Jan 22) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dave Vosper 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Ireland [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Taylor 10.1 [W3, L1, UF1] 8
  4. Ryan Newell 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Simon Wooldridge [L4] 1
  6. Daniel Tipple 10.1 [L2] 1
  7. Ed Mcmanus [L2, UF1]
  8. Chris Bunn 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDave Vosper bt Simon Wooldridge (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight game, especially the second set. Some really good rallies played in brilliant sunshine. Thanks Simon - good hitting!"  -- Dave
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Ryan Newell (Feb 20) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match Ryan, played in difficult windy conditions, really close 2nd set that could have gone either way."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Ed Mcmanus (Feb 19) 6-1 Ed Mcmanus Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Ed had to retire as he was feeling unwell. Very sorry that we were unable to finish the match but very grateful to Ed for making the effort to play. Thanks again Ed and I hope we can get a rematch as soon as possible. Andy"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Simon Wooldridge (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuces in the match on a nice evening, Simon had chances to win more games. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Simon Wooldridge (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match Simon, thanks."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Richard Taylor (Feb 11) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played on a grey damp morning at Eaton. Very evenly matched with momentum gained and lost by both players throughout. Played with great spirit, this was a pleasure to be involved in. Thanks Richard."  -- Andrew
Richard Taylor bt Dave Vosper (Feb 8) 6-2, 3-2 Dave Vosper Retired
Reveal CommentDave Vosper bt Ed Mcmanus (Feb 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A close match all the way through. Thanks Ed. Dave"  -- Dave
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor v Ed Mcmanus (Feb 4) 7-5, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Ed, unfortunately rain and time constraints stopped play, just when it was building nicely! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Daniel Tipple (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good competitive match. Dazzling sun caused problems for both players but thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless. Thanks Daniel."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDave Vosper bt Daniel Tipple (Jan 28) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close game where we battled each other, the sun, the wind, and the game of tennis itself!"  -- Dave
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Simon Wooldridge (Jan 24) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A close high energy game played indoor at Easton. The end result could have gone either way. Andy came from behind to just nick the first set with Simon responding in commanding fashion to take the second set convincingly. It set up a tense final third set which ebbed back and forth as each player gained then lost momentum. Andy again just managed to claw ahead at the end to take the match but a very close run thing. Thank you Simon for a great game."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDave Vosper bt Andrew Ireland (Jan 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game played in the literally dazzling sun!"  -- Dave

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Turner [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Keely 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jordan Scrimshaw [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martin Robson [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Karl Kindelman 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Linda May 9.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Thomas Helfer [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Martin Robson (Feb 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the score would appear. We were both on very good form despite it being freezing cold. "  -- David
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Karl Kindelman (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, interesting opponent - thanks Karl"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Jordan Scrimshaw (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were both a bit worse for wear but an enjoyable match."  -- David
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Martin Robson (Feb 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game thanks Martin."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Linda May (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. "  -- David
Karl Kindelman bt Linda May (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-0
Jordan Scrimshaw bt Linda May (Jan 22) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Andy Turner (Jan 22) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in the sun, I was lucky to get the win. Cheers Andy"  -- David
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Thomas Helfer (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another game completed - 6.5 hours of tennis over the weekend - a little tired to say the least! It was an enjoyable game against Tom. The score line did not do him justice but happy to take the points all the same. Tom was a pleasure to play against and very fair. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Jordan Scrimshaw (Jan 21) 6-7 (0-7), 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive game. Jordan is a really good player and techically better than me. He has a very strong 1st and 2nd serve. There were some really good rallies and we filled out the 2 hour time slot with many games going to duece. A very fair player and a pleasure to play against."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJordan Scrimshaw bt Martin Robson (Jan 21) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match lots of long games and rallies I enjoyed this match very much thank you to Martin for a very competitive and gruelling match "  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Linda May (Jan 16) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play against Linda again who is always a fair player. Weather was pretty good and not too much low sun to contend with. "  -- Andy
Martin Robson bt Linda May (Jan 14) 6-0, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Garnham [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tessa Killingbeck [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Julie Cooper [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Liz Somerville [W2, L3] 5
  5. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mary Gillings [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Victoria Chubb (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As Vicky beat me last time, I was very pleased with today's score. Loads of deuces and thoroughly enjoyable playing in the warm spring sunshine"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentTessa Killingbeck bt Liz Somerville (Feb 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to be playing outside at Waterloo Park with hot sunshine, in summer attire, only three days after snow had coated the same surface. We enjoyed a challenging game with many long rallies, and fought for each point. "  -- Tessa
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Mary Gillings (Feb 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game that we just finished as it began to snow!"  -- Liz
Reveal Comment(Feb 8) 4-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Played through the fine sleet and decided on the tie break option rather than get any colder and wetter playing a 3rd set!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Mary Gillings (Feb 6) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice dry, still afternoon and we both had a 'run for our money'"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Mary Gillings (Feb 4) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "On a damp but warm February afternoon we played an enjoyable, competitive and friendly three setter at Thorpe Rec. Thanks to Mary for enticing me out after a fresh bout of recent rain!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentAndrew Garnham bt Julie Cooper (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "WE PLAYIED ON WHAT WAS FORCAST A WET AND WINDY NIGHT, AS FIRST WHEN WE WARMED UP A LITTLE WINDY. START OF FIRST SET IT STARTED TO DRIZZLE BUT AFTER A FEW GAME IT STOPPED JUST THE WIND COMING AND GOING.SECOND SET WAS A BIT UP AND DOWN AND WE FINISH JUST BEFORE A HEAVY SHOWER THANKS JULIE FOR A GOOD GAME"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentTessa Killingbeck bt Mary Gillings (Feb 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great for both of us to get outdoor tennis in again in the spring air of Eaton park. Blinding sun from one end was in and out, but a good match. "  -- Tessa
Reveal CommentAndrew Garnham bt Victoria Chubb (Jan 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game on a very pleasant Saturday in January little wind at start and lists of sunshine "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Garnham bt Liz Somerville (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "NOT AS COLD AS COULD HAVE BEEN THANKS TO LIZ TOR A GREAT FUN GAME SORRY FOR A FEW MISHIT IN FIRST SET"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentTessa Killingbeck bt Victoria Chubb (Jan 21) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An evenly-matched indoor three-setter at Bannatyne's. Plenty of strong, consistent serves from Victoria where the ball audibly whizzed into the service box, and many long rallies. We also sustained many lets and unforced errors, and balls which hit the net and edged over, confounding the opponent. We played on stoicly, amid commotion of gym-users on the 'open weekend' entering for a double-sided badminton match, children playing ping pong, and a member of staff hoovering the adjacent court. Luckily Victoria stepped in to halt the worker and the terrible noise, and mopping commenced instead. I was fortunate to gain swim and steam access post-match."  -- Tessa
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Tessa Killingbeck (Jan 20) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely bright afternoon and a good runaround for both of us with some long rallies"  -- Julie

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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

Comments:
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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 8 | Thursday 9 February 2017 to Wednesday 19 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas Dymoke & David Burton [W1] 2
  2. Andy Turner & Mary Gillings [L1]
  3. Edward Land & John Feltham
  4. Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May
  5. Lucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman
  6. Vanessa Angier & Dawn Crafer

Match Results:

Thomas Dymoke & David Burton bt Andy Turner & Mary Gillings (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-1

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 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)