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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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Eaton Park

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
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The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA
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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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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 15 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomi Farkas 8.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Guillaume Ravasse 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Nathan Taylor [W1] 2
  4. Alfie Carpenter 8.2 [L1]
  5. Kevin Robinson [L1]
  6. Chris Evans
  7. Christopher Odey
  8. Lloyd Douglas

Match Results:

Guillaume Ravasse bt Kevin Robinson (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1
Nathan Taylor bt Tomi Farkas (Jun 20) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Tomi Farkas bt Alfie Carpenter (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentGuillaume Ravasse bt Tomi Farkas (Jun 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with plenty of long, tiring rallies in a warm summer night. Well played Tomi !"  -- Guillaume

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Powell 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  2. Enol Molpeceres Garcia [W1] 2
  3. Sam Regan [W1, L1] 2
  4. Dimitris Karkanis [W1] 2
  5. Andrew Griffiths 9.1 [L1] 1
  6. Patrick Crotty 9.1 [L1]
  7. Sam Tyson 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Patrick Crotty (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis at a busy Eaton park. Most games went the distance in an enjoyable game. Cheers Patrick "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDimitris Karkanis bt Richard Powell (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very long match to begin the round with! Very demanding as well. Well done Richard, all the best for the rest of your matches!"  -- Dimitris
Reveal CommentEnol Molpeceres Garcia bt Sam Regan (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Early but good temperature"  -- Enol
Sam Regan bt Andrew Griffiths (Jun 19) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Edward Land 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Oliver Heaton [W2] 4
  3. Neville Johnny [W1] 2
  4. Mark Bagnall [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Wadlow [L1] 1
  6. Richard Bryant [L1]
  7. Edgardo Casimiro
  8. Tim Rayner

Match Results:

Oliver Heaton bt Mark Bagnall (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentEdward Land bt Richard Bryant (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with lots of long rallies and deuce games."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Land bt Mark Bagnall (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice evening for Tennis, with a soundtrack of Let's rock Norwich going on in the background!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentNeville Johnny bt Mark Bagnall (Jun 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hot, great game!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Tom Wadlow (Jun 18) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The hot evening sun made this a tight encounter, Wadlow bouncing back positively after shaky first set, but Heaton came through to win in the third."  -- Oliver

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Turner [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Ireland [W1, L1] 3
  3. Sam Potts [W1, L1] 3
  4. Paul Martin 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. Alan Barnes [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jonny Bray 10.2 [L1]
  7. Graham McGrotty 10.1
  8. Mike Dixon

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Sam Potts (Jun 25) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Three players fought it out...me, Sam and the wind which we overcame to have a good game. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Alan Barnes (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match Alan."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSam Potts bt Alan Barnes (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match against Alan, in quite difficult windy conditions. Two fairly close sets, involving plenty of breaks of serve and chasing down drop shots! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Andrew Ireland (Jun 23) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really hard fought match. Although we both had spells of some really good tennis we equally had some howlers. Most games were close, and on top of our clear match nerves we had the unpredictable wind to contend with. In the end it came down to who rode their luck best. Great game Andrew cheers."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Jonny Bray (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "One hot day for a game of tennis with temperatures at 31C. Jonny had been at the beach most of the day already and I had spent the day trying repair a flat roof. So both of us were well and truly cooked before we started. Each set lasted about an hour with Jonny taking a bit of time to get into his service game which was probably the difference in the first set plus a few too many unforced errors. In the second set Jonny went 3 games up to love, the heat was getting worse and we were both running out of water. I managed to even at 3 all and to take the set 6-4 in the end. It was a very hard fought match with many games in the second set going to long deuce games. Thanks Jonny a pleasure tp play against."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Alan Barnes (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a glorious day for tennis albeit quite hot. This game was a bit closer than the score suggests with several games going to deuce. Alan made too many unforced errors which gave me an advantage from the start. On top of that my firsr serves were behaving themselves today. Alan was a friendly opponent and it was a very enjoyable game and atmosphere. "  -- Andy

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon Wooldridge [W1] 2
  2. Marie Bruser [W1] 2
  3. Richard Mace 9.2 [L1]
  4. Gavin Hales 9.2 [L1]
  5. Chris Bunn 9.1
  6. Nick Le Brun
  7. Richard Taylor 10.1
  8. Tadgh Buckley 10.2

Match Results:

Simon Wooldridge bt Richard Mace (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Gavin Hales (Jun 24) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What an intense first game of the season! A great and close first set made us both very tired for the second one. Thoroughly enjoyable match!"  -- Marie

Current Rankings:

  1. Karl Kindelman 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Battley [W2] 4
  3. Laurence Maynard [W1] 2
  4. Richard Fowler 9.2 [L1] 1
  5. Howard Jones [L2]
  6. Lee Newell 10.1 [L2]
  7. Olive Merrill [L1]
  8. Ed Mcmanus

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Howard Jones (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This game was played in the wind swept rain gushing through the park courts. A crisp short rallied match which both players played with smiles on their faces. Throughout the match Howard shoed some real magic of choice shots and loved using hid Del Potro slice to build the game play."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Richard Fowler (Jun 25) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After a rain blustery start to the game Richard dominated and took advantage of condition and adjusted well. The score of the 2nd set is not a refection of play. Richard made full use of the court and displayed some real magic. The high point of the match was the first 2 game which Richard regrouped and played shot perfect tennis. This match will be remembered as the match which no hold of serve could be made. We were both poor. Adam struggled with an injury which was tried to the limit by the angles Richard layed on early in the third set. It was a good fun match played as these should be played with determination and passion. Richard is a true gent who I have to say I would love to play again."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentKarl Kindelman bt Lee Newell (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lee played an astonishing tennis on this morning no compromise on different type of shots and the result does not reflect for the long and difficult rallies what this match produced. "  -- Karl
Laurence Maynard bt Lee Newell (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKarl Kindelman bt Olive Merrill (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We played a difficult high ball game with Olive and I still have a lot to learn about this type of tennis. "  -- Karl
Reveal CommentKarl Kindelman bt Howard Jones (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice and relaxing to play with Howard on a quiet Friday morning, before this horrible hit wave has came."  -- Karl

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Johnson [W1] 2
  2. Martin Robson [W1] 2
  3. ORLANDO PEREZ [L1] 1
  4. Andy Macdonald 9.2 [L1]
  5. Francesca Howe 10.1
  6. James Henderson
  7. Ryan Newell 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Johnson bt Andy Macdonald (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in excellent spirit"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt ORLANDO PEREZ (Jun 20) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First time at waterloo park for me and first game in the league for Orlando. The game was a lot closer than the score suggests with some long rallies and many deuces. In the end maybe a bit more experience swung the match in my favour. A really enjoyable game."  -- Martin

Current Rankings:

  1. Stefan Arsene [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Linda May 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Callum King [W1, L1] 2
  4. Andrew Garnham [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lynne Johnson [L1]
  6. Richard Baines

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStefan Arsene bt Linda May (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had a good match with Linda,some good rallies and good fun .thank you"  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Andrew Garnham (Jun 25) 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get the game played but we both struggled to hit the ball cleanly!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentStefan Arsene bt Lynne Johnson (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a nice Saturday afternoon we had some verry good rallies especially in the second set.Really enjoyed it."  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Andrew Garnham (Jun 23) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a windy evening at Eaton Park. There were some good rallies especially in the second set which was very tight. Linda just squeaked it in the end. Very enjoyable match."  -- Linda
Stefan Arsene bt Callum King (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-1
Stefan Arsene bt Andrew Garnham (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Butcher 10.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lewis Chamberlain [W2] 4
  3. Julie Cooper [W1] 2
  4. Liz Somerville [W1, L1] 2
  5. Kalliopi Moysiadi [L1]
  6. Mary Gillings [L1]
  7. Victoria Chubb 9.2

Match Results:

Julie Cooper bt Mary Gillings (Jun 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Andrew Butcher (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Playing tennis today reminded me of my childhood holidays in Scotland - wet, windy and cold aka dreich. If the weather conditions had been more seasonally clement then the score, I think, would have been quite different. Owing to my Scottish heritage, I adapted better to the weather conditions than Andrew!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was the first time Kalliopi (Kelly) had played tennis for a couple of years and her confidence and rustiness were evidence in a very one sided and quick first set. Andrew's tensed up (maybe the thought of a first victory in ages) at the beginning of the second set and Kelly seized a break. This made for a much better second set with some good long rallies and evidence of Kelly's strong backhand and, frustratingly, her use of lobs every time Andrew came to the net. Although both of us lack confidence it was pleasure to play Kelly and a fun, good natured match."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Liz Somerville (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game with Liz, good fun. Only my second game in the league and I'm really enjoying it!"  -- Lewis
Lewis Chamberlain bt Andrew Butcher (Jun 17) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

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:
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 9 | Thursday 1 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Lucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Keely & Martin Robson [W1] 2
  4. Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  5. Ian Edwards & Mal Smith [L1]
  6. David Burton & Thomas Dymoke

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Keely & Martin Robson bt Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in pretty hot conditions. Both pairs were fairly new to playing doubles, in fact it was David's first game of doubles ever. After an unlucky run of games in the first set, Tom and Jordan piled the pressure on in the second taking a 3-1 lead before a fightback and a hard fought win for Martin & David."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn (Jun 13) 6-2, 4-1 Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A great game unfortunately cut short by an injury to Mark. His eagerness to continue the rally led to a nasty fall. We wish him a speedy recovery!"  -- James
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Ian Edwards & Mal Smith (Jun 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A wonderful contest, with the highlight being what seemed like an eternal game which was finally decided on the seventh deuce. Some fantastic rallies and great tennis on a lovely summer evening. Thanks to all!"  -- James
Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn bt Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw (Jun 9) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite some sharp summer showers we managed to play two evenly matched sets. Good first serves by all preceded some fiercely contested rallies. Jordan and Thomas showed great promise in their first doubles match as a pair."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Mary Gillings & Andy Turner [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Narelle Berry & Liz Somerville [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jon Vila & Antonino De Leon [W1] 2
  4. Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jan Ashford & Wendy Thomson [L1]
  6. Linda May & Karl Jokat [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMary Gillings & Andy Turner bt Narelle Berry & Liz Somerville (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Everyone was recovering from 'Let's Rock Norwich' so heads were a bit fuzzy and legs tired after too much dancing. Some excellent serves from Narelle and Liz were matched by Andy. Mary held her nerve in the anchor role putting Liz and Narelle under pressure. Some great tennis was played in between talking about recent musical events. The game was competitive and played in good spirits."  -- Mary
Reveal CommentJon Vila & Antonino De Leon bt Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "we finally had our first game of the league. nice playing with Christel and Jordan it was a good match. thanks for the game. - Jon"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentNarelle Berry & Liz Somerville bt Jan Ashford & Wendy Thomson (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some stunning rallies and loads of deuces"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentNarelle Berry & Liz Somerville bt Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful sunny day for tennis. The score doesn't reflect the standard of the game, we had a great match. Thanks for the game Christel and Jordan, best of luck for your other matches"  -- Narelle
Reveal CommentNarelle Berry & Liz Somerville bt Linda May & Karl Jokat (Jun 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with lots of long rallies and some long games."  -- Narelle
Reveal CommentMary Gillings & Andy Turner bt Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan (Jun 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for tennis and nice to get off to a good start. Thoroughly enjoyable game. Thanks Christel and Jordan."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentMary Gillings & Andy Turner bt Linda May & Karl Jokat (Jun 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a windy day for tennis which certainly added to the tactical play from both sides. Some long rallies took place with some key games going to deuce and then some! A good friendly game all round - thanks Linda and Karl."  -- Andy

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)