Friendly, competitive tennis on Norwich Parks Women's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our singles league for women (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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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  singles league just for women
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For all women!
  • 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: 07900 933926
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Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU
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Other Venues

Thorpe Recreation Ground

Laundry Lane, Norwich, NR7 0XQ
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Sportspark

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

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ
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Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW
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Heigham Park

The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA
Tel: 01603 581 425
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"​Loving this league! Games are close and competitive even when the scoreline suggests otherwise and the opportunity to play ladies singles is a godsend to a keen player like me who has tried and failed to join any local clubs in the area due to the prevalence of doubles. The matches in this league have given me the confidence to enter tournaments for the first time ever this summer!", Victoria Chubb

Victoria Chubb

"Just thought I’d say how enjoyable the first Norwich Parks ladies league has been and I’ve signed up for the next one,"

Julie Cooper

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Women Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 11 January 2018 to Wednesday 7 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Liz Somerville [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julie Cooper [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Linda May 9.1 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Wendy Thomson [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Beverley Hampshire [W3, L1] 6
  6. Liliya Serazetdinova [W1, L1] 3
  7. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W1, L3] 2
  8. Maggie Finck 9.1 [L5, UF1] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Bryony McLening 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Julie Cooper bt Victoria Chubb (Feb 19) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentBeverley Hampshire bt Victoria Chubb (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, closer than the score suggests. Finally got to play in the sunshine with no wind! Thanks Victoria."  -- Beverley
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Victoria Chubb (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We seem to take turns and today luck was with me. Vickie powerful serve seems jynxed by this indoor venue. But good rallies and a fun game. Thanks Vickie. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentBeverley Hampshire bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Feb 11) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Really good fun match, so very close. We battled through a tough first set with unbelievable wind and a touch of sleet. The second set really was closer than the score suggests and the third a real battle of wills. Loved playing you Lilia, thank you! It could have gone either way."  -- Beverley
Victoria Chubb bt Maggie Finck (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Linda May (Feb 5) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A marathon match which we nearly postponed as the day started out with snowfall! Linda is incredibly difficult to beat - she is consistently consistent and has the frustrating tendency to lob me when I'm at net. "  -- Liz
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Maggie Finck (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to dodge the heavy rain clouds to complete our match - the wind kept us on our toes with a few unpredictable shots."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Maggie Finck (Feb 4) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Really close first set. Thanks Maggie. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Beverley Hampshire (Feb 4) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another tennis match with challenging weather conditions. It was absolutely freezing and while we were warming up it was trying to snow! Bev stormed ahead in the first set but then I began to get feeling back in my fingers and fought back to win the first set. The sun then came out for the second set. And then following a spectacular sunset, the wind picked up, the sleet began and I sneaked ahead to get the second set"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Julie Cooper (Jan 31) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We'd only played 3 games when we had to abandon play as there was a hail storm coupled with heavy wind! We retreated to the cafe for hot chocolate and lemon drizzle cake, discussing when we'd be able to resume the match, when the sun came out, the temperature lifted by a few degrees and we were able to carry on. Julie was leading all through the second set and I thought a decider was inevitable when I was able to surge forwards and take the second set. Thoroughly enjoyable!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentBeverley Hampshire bt Maggie Finck (Jan 28) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match thanks Maggie. The second set was so close and really could have gone either way."  -- Beverley
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Jan 28) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another 3 setter, as usual for us, but hardly any deuce games, surprisingly, and we both struggled against the wind and sunshine. "  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Wendy Thomson (Jan 27) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match, as always, and a treat to play indoors!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville v Maggie Finck (Jan 20) 7-6 (9-7), 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain stopped play - to be continued in February!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Wendy Thomson (Jan 20) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Wendy was on fire in the first set, she was finding all the angles and lines, it was very frustrating from my end :-). Unfortunately some mistakes started creeping in during the second set so I was able to forge ahead. Great to play indoors on a very cold day."  -- Linda
Julie Cooper bt Wendy Thomson (Jan 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Wendy Thomson (Jan 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a much closer match. We were lucky we could play indoors!"  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Maggie Finck (Jan 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match with many games going to deuce. Neither of us could hold our serves in the first set, Linda led by just 1 game until 4 all when she managed to hold her serve (just) and win the set. In the second set we both managed to hold our serves and it was Maggie's turn to lead by just one game until 4 all (again) when Linda managed to break Maggie's serve and take the set."  -- Linda

Results

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

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)