Friendly, competitive tennis for women on Norwich Parks' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our singles league for 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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a singles league just for women
  • Groups are put together by standard
  • 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 all women 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 posted to 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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Other Venues

Thorpe Recreation Ground

Laundry Lane, Norwich, NR7 0XQ
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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 16 | Thursday 30 January 2020 to Wednesday 8 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 February 2020)

As Julie in group one said, it was 'great to be able to play some sport and forget about the world around us for a couple of hours' and really well done Norwich Womens League for making the most of this round. Almost every possible match was played, as it usually is, and as ever matches came with generous commentaries of happy times. Beate and Victoria managed a match just before the PM announced his lockdown but as Beate said, 'For the moment it will be goodbye league but hope to see everybody soon again'.

Group Summary:

100% of all possible matches were played here! Well done group one! Thank you for the warm welcome given to Marion and we do like the sound of her yummy flapjacks. Lots of familiar re-matches here, with Linda knowing 'as ever with Liz you can't let up as she's very likely to come back', Linda and Sandra having a great game 'as always' and Julia and Linda, as in many of their matches of old, going to 3 sets. When it was all done and dusted, Sandra emerged as champ, undefeated in 5 matches with Julie just a couple of points behind. Congratulations!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sandra O’Neill [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Julie Cooper [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Linda May 8.2 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Liz Somerville 8.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Maggie Finck 9.1 [W1, L4] 4
  6. Marion Arnold [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Maggie Finck (Mar 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A bright afternoon, though a bit breezy, taking a few shots in interesting directions - many deuce games and great to be able to play some sport and forget about the world around us for a couple of hours"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Marion Arnold (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet and play Marion, we had a very enjoyable and close match with some challenging rallies and many deuce games. Thanks Marion, I hope it's not too long before we can play again."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Maggie Finck (Mar 14) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very even game, even with those 'just over the net' shots. The wind gathered pace, although we were lucky that it stayed dry. Most importantly, it was a very enjoyable game of tennis, and look forward to playing Maggie again."  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Liz Somerville (Mar 14) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After a short shower in te morning the match was put back to 12 and luckily the rain held off although as ever for this winter the wind made an appearance. Very close match , I kept up a slight lead in the first set , it got very tight towards the business end when there were some tough deuce games but I managed to win it 7-5. I took a quick lead 3-0 in the second but as ever with Liz you can't let up as she's very likely to come back which she did but luckily I managed to close it out at 6-4. Thanks Liz, great match as always."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Julie Cooper (Mar 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Both Julie and I thoroughly enjoyed the game. Many long rallies and deuces. The weather was also kind to us."  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Maggie Finck (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Maggie again. The first set was a 'getting to know you again' set which Maggie put to good use in the second, she had me running all over the court and it was as much as I could do just to get the ball back into play. Maggie got better and better as the match went on, luckily for me it didn't go to a 3rd set. Thanks Maggie for a thoroughly enjoyable match."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Maggie Finck (Mar 5) 6-3, 4-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Another blustery match - will it ever end?? Despite the wind, it was a great game and a closely fought contest"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Mar 2) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the clear blue sky the wind was strong, but we played on and like many of our matches of old, we went to 3 sets - great to play you again Linda."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Marion Arnold (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy day. Good fun and great match, with many duces, and bearing in mind, some decent rallies🌬️💨"  -- Sandra

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Liz Somerville (Feb 23) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game in verrry windy weather - result could have gone either way...."  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Marion Arnold (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another cold blustery day! Very enjoyable match - Marion is new to the league so always a pleasure to play against new players. She has a lovely style of playing and I look forward to playing against her soon,"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Marion Arnold (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to welcome Marion to the ladies league - the weather held for our re-scheduled match; Marion found my sliced shots difficult to return, but we had some nice rallies and several deuce games - good luck for the rest of your matches Marion and maybe see you at the French Open friendly doubles (if so, can you bring some of your yummy flapjacks!!)"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Linda May (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game, as always with Linda. Score did not justify the long rallies ( and also my lucky points whereby the ball trickled over the net). Great to be playing competitively again after Xmas..🎾🎾"  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Marion Arnold (Feb 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Marion and welcome her to the League. We had a thoroughly enjoyable match at Aylsham. I hadn't played there for years and was impressed with the condition of the courts. It was a lovely day but the sun and the wind were a bit challenging at one end. We had some good rallies and the first set was close. I managed to get into my stride and pull away in the second set. Great play from Marion considering she's only been playing a year and this is her first match. First of many more I hope."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Liz Somerville (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back on court playing Liz; a bright sunny afternoon. Liz was creeping up on me in the 2nd set, but I managed to hold out to take the match.... until the next time Liz!"  -- Julie

Group Summary:

Well done for battling through the weather, and as Susan said, 'Storm Jorge was more in control of this match than we were', but lots of great tennis achieved nonetheless (thanks for the warm welcome to her). Wendy finished in pole position with 4 wins out of 4 and spoke for many when she said of her match against Victoria, 'great tennis, very enjoyable game'. Beate led the chasing pack and finished just two points behind. A very high percentage of possible matches played here too, well done all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Wendy Thomson 8.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Beate Becker [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Susan Pollock [W2, L2] 5
  4. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [W1, L4] 4
  5. Rhiannon Mullen [W1] 2
  6. Iona De Wal [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Victoria Chubb (Mar 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This might the last match of the women's league for some time. Victoria and I kept appropriate social distance throughout the match but we couldn't help enjoying a good chat while playing. Victoria did well in slightly windy conditions although we both lost lots of points through hitting the net in first half. we had some good rallies in second half and some of Victoria's returns were very sharp. Hopefully these days of Corona Crisis will motivate more people to (safely) explore more activities outdoors but for the moment it will be goodbye league but hope to see everybody soon again. lovely sunshine and though "  -- Beate
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Victoria Chubb (Mar 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great tennis, very enjoyable game. thanks Vickie."  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentSusan Pollock bt Victoria Chubb (Mar 12) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "With storm dennis raging outside we played indoors but had to stop after nearly two hours as the court was booked at 4pm. Weather permitting we hope to continue the 3rd set outside next week at Sprowston park. Watch this space! "  -- Victoria
  • "Great to finish our game today. We had to stop at one set all last time, so it was quite tense to play today. I enjoyed playing against Victoria as we were quite equally matched. She has some great shots and a very fast serve (and sometimes a bit scary!) to return. Thanks for organising the court, Victoria," -- Susan
Wendy Thomson bt Beate Becker (Mar 9) 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRhiannon Mullen bt Victoria Chubb (Mar 8) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see rhiannon again. We always go the distance and this game was no exception! We are now level at 2 wins apiece! A deserved win for rhiannon who coped far better than me with the strong winds and plummeting temperature in the final set. Look forward to a re-match in warmer conditions! "  -- Victoria
Wendy Thomson bt Iona De Wal (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Iona De Wal (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great balanced match including long Rallyes and deuces in mostly sunny though blustery conditions. Iona pushed me back to the serving line a lot and got plenty of points with balls placed precisely on line or just inside. She had another match to play straight after but wasn’t saving her energy and I it was a close draw in 2 sets. "  -- Beate
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Iona De Wal (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The weather finally allowed us to play outdoors at Sprowston park! Lovely to meet iona where all our games but two went to deuce! Good luck with your remaining matches, Iona! "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentSusan Pollock bt Iona De Wal (Feb 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Storm Jorge was more in control of this match than we were, but after a morning of rain, the sun came out for us. It was lovely to be playing outside and we had a lot of fun with the wind. I'm sure without it, the score would have been quite different. "  -- Susan
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Susan Pollock (Feb 28) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with many rallies. Closer than the score suggests. Thanks Susan and welcome to our group"  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Susan Pollock (Feb 7) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a great balanced game in beautiful sunshine. Sue was glad to find out I am no relative of Boris and nowhere near as capable. Nevertheless, we had some fantastic rallies, quite a few deuces and I was impressed by Sues's nifty fitness - regular Parkrun explains it! We got in a bit of a muddle counting in the second set, distracted by chatting in between games, but in the end we were both happy to have completed with 2 sets played over 2 hours:)"  -- Beate


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

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)