Friendly, competitive tennis for women on Norwich Parks's 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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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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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 12 | Thursday 7 March 2019 to Wednesday 1 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 April 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Sarah Scott [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julie Cooper [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Maggie Finck 10.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Liz Somerville [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Wendy Thomson [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Linda May 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLinda May bt Maggie Finck (Apr 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match on a bitterly cold afternoon. Lovely to play Maggie, we had some good quality rallies especially in the second set. The match was very close and could have gone either way."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Wendy Thomson (Apr 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The park was busy today (first day of the school holidays) so parking was tricky. Thanks for persevering, Wendy! We had a good match in glorious sunshine. I think the last game was the toughest of all and I suspect Wendy was just getting into her stride as the match finished. I think I was lucky that she didn't find her form earlier on! Many thanks, Wendy."  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Maggie Finck (Apr 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Maggie, for a hard-fought game. We were battling the wind and the sun as well as each other! It was really tricky."  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Wendy Thomson (Mar 31) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Playing outside is not Wendy's favourite and sometimes it did seem that the elements were on my side today with the sun coming out every time it was Wendy's turn to serve from the sunny end. Thanks for an enjoyable match"  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Liz Somerville (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a hard-hitting game and the score doesn't reflect the play. Liz took the first two games and I had to work hard to pull back. I think I had more than my fair share of luck tho' - even the net calls went my way! Anyway, thank you Liz. I enjoyed playing against you."  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Maggie Finck (Mar 24) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match was adjourned as the light was fading and we agreed it was a good time to stop at even score"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Liz Somerville (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such a lovely sunny day with a it of breeze - summer is well in sight, with any luck! - Great to play Liz again after a long gap."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Linda May (Mar 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a lovely spring day for our match today - sunshine and a fresh breeze. Thank you Linda for an enjoyable game with many closely contested points. "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Linda May (Mar 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Lots of rallies and many games to deuce. Thanks for the game Linda"  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Maggie Finck (Mar 21) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, what a match! Maggie was in top form but in the first set and beginning of second, I had luck on my side. I was 5-1 up in the second set and complacently day dreaming of what to cook for dinner when Maggie switched the dial up to maximum and won the next 4 games on the trot! Luckily I had a tiny bit of energy left and managed to scrap the second set. And thanks Maggie for sharing your water with me!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Julie Cooper (Mar 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a very close game Julie. Lots of good rallies. It was my first game in a while, so I think I will really ache tomorrow! Sarah"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We managed to complete the match before the heavy sleet shower came down and escaped the black clouds that came and went, in between the blue sky and sunshine - British weather at its best! - Thanks Linda"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Wendy Thomson (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun match Wendy, with some nice rallies - good to be back on court after the Christmas break"  -- Julie

Current Rankings:

  1. Liliya Serazetdinova [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Melissa White [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julie Davis [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Beate Becker [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Cathy Geary [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Cathy Geary (Mar 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was an enjoyable game with lots of running about and many long points. However Liliya was very consistent and accurate with her shots. Although I put up a fight I just couldn’t compete with Lillya. Thank you for a challenging match."  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentMelissa White bt Victoria Chubb (Mar 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with Vicky with plenty of rallies, deuces and laughs! The perfect afternoon for tennis... Thanks for keeping an accurate score and giving me a good workout Vicky!"  -- Melissa
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Cathy Geary (Mar 30) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game. Lots of very long points. Great weather and ideal tennis weather. The 1st set was so close and I just managed to win. The 2nd 2 sets where also quite close but Beate played really well and was able to win the game comprehensively."  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentJulie Davis bt Cathy Geary (Mar 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in nice tennis weather. Thanks, Cathy!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentMelissa White bt Cathy Geary (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a cool and breezy evening. Melissa played really well and I just couldn’t do anything to compete. Nevertheless an enjoyable game. "  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Victoria Chubb (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable match - the score doesn’t reflect it truly, it was much close game, with almost all points going to Duce. Vicky aced me a few times with her big serve. Lots of long rallies! Thank you for the match, Vicky!"  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Beate Becker (Mar 23) 6-2, 6-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather for tennis at eaton park with Beate. First set was a straight forward 6-2 win to me until I found myself in the 2nd set serving for the match at 5-2 up. Beate started coming to to the net, bravely volleying her way to a tie break! I had a third chance to serve for the match at 6-5 but I was relying on my powerful serve to win easy points and not moving so Beate deservedly earned the 2nd set. Quietly furious with myself for not having achieved my aim of winning in straight sets, we headed into a 3rd and final set which was Beate's 6th set following her epic three setter only the day before so tiredness took it's toll as I pulled away for a 6-0 final set. Full credit to Beate for making the match go the distance!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentJulie Davis bt Beate Becker (Mar 22) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match. Wind was a bit of an issue for us both, but not too bad. Lots of deuce games and good rallies! Thanks, Beate!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Beate Becker (Mar 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played indoors at David Lloyd as the weather is still not settled. It was much closer match than the score suggests with lots of duces. Good rallies. Thank you Beate"  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Cathy Geary (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We attempted to play outside but it hailed just as we met up so had to go indoors nearby to Bannatyne. First set went pretty fast but Cathy did well to stall Victoria's momentum snatching consecutive games in the 2nd set forcing Victoria to serve for the match taking it 6-3. Hope to play again soon Cathy! "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentMelissa White bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Mar 16) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the best workout I’ve had in a long time! Really great rallies and a thoroughly enjoyable match."  -- Melissa
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Julie Davis (Mar 16) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Julie for the first time using the indoor courts at Bannatyne while the wind howled outside. Victoria took a tight first 6-4 before Julie came back to take the 2nd set 6-2. Victoria broke first in the final set but there were several further breaks of serve and upteen deuces before Victoria held on to win 6-3 and consequently the match. Thanks for a cracking match Julie! "  -- Victoria

Results

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) 

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)