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!

Close matches, close by.

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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Eaton Park

South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH Tel: 01603 980340 full venue details »

Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Thorpe Recreation Ground

Laundry Lane, Norwich, NR7 0XQ Tel: full venue details »


University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ Tel: 01603 592398 full venue details »

Alderman Walker Park

Alderman Walker Park, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ Tel: full venue details »

Bowthorpe Park

Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0 Tel: full venue details »

Harford Park

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ Tel: full venue details »

Lakenham Recreation Ground

City Road, Norwich, NR1 2HL Tel: full venue details »

Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW Tel: full venue details »

Heigham Park

The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA Tel: 01603 581 425 full venue details »

"​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 17 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A brilliant effort all-round with lots of close matches (and matches in general!) being played, especially at this odd time! we look forward to getting going again soon - well played!

Group Summary:

A great effort to play in these odd times! lots of close matches with nearly all comments mentioning how close games were with lots of deuces and long rallies. Vikki, Sandra and Julie battling hard for the wins and also to play lots of matches with none of the wins coming easy! a slight early finish this time but we'll be back soon!

Final Rankings:

  1. Vikki Savage [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sandra O’Neill [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julie Cooper [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Liliya Serazetdinova [W2, L3] 4
  5. Wendy Thomson 8.2 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lauren Henery [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  8. Linda May 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Wendy Thomson (Nov 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you dear Wendy for this enjoyable match at DL. We managed to play there just before the 2nd lockdown. Wendy and I had lots of long rallies. Many duces. It was very even and competitive match! Fingers crossed we can continue playing tennis in the next few month! "  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt CAIRISTINE GRAHAME-CLARKE (Oct 30) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First time for me to play Cairistine. And we had a great game. Closer than to scare suggests. Good fun and good tennis. Wendy "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Sandra O’Neill (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sandra. Good luck in your next league matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt CAIRISTINE GRAHAME-CLARKE (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Cairistine and play on a lovely sunny afternoon - some nice long rallies and several deuce games. Hope to see you in the leagues again."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game, result does not justify how even the match with long deuces. "  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Liliya. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Wendy Thomson (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game, with many deuces. Score does not justify the long rallies played . Always a pleasure playing with Wendy"  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Oct 18) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match which could easily have gone either way as shown in the final score - thanks Liliya! "  -- Julie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt CAIRISTINE GRAHAME-CLARKE (Oct 17) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very close match, could have gone either way. We had to stop after 2 sets as we run out of time, and played the 3rd set the other day. Very enjoyable and I was pleased to be able to complete the match! "  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Lauren Henery (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. Lots of really long rallies with more winners than errors coming from both players. Both of us managed to serve fairly consistently and were determined to run down all the balls to make each other play that extra shot! I’m exhausted but pleased to have come through this match with a win. Thanks Lauren and good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Vikki
Lauren Henery bt Wendy Thomson (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Linda May (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were lucky that the rain cleared so we could get this match played today. Lovely to meet you Linda and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt CAIRISTINE GRAHAME-CLARKE (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, with many deuces, in blustery conditions2. Looking forward to playing with Caristine again in due course"  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Wendy Thomson (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Wendy again & even lovelier that Wendy was able to book us a court indoors so we didn’t have to battle against the relentless wind & rain this weekend! Thank you Wendy & good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Wendy Thomson (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Wendy again after some time and thanks for hosting at DL to avoid the rain - Julie"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Not as closely fought as previous matches, but always good to play Linda - thanks and good luck for the rest of the league - Julie"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Julie Cooper (Oct 1) 6-4, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Set 2 tie break (7-4). A brilliant match, exemplified by it taking 2 hours to complete 2 sets. Very long rallies, and cannot remember how many times we went to duce, one game taking some 10 or 15 mins to complete due to the number of duces . Always good playing Julie - she has such a good slice in her shots. The game could have gone either way; it was that close! Hoping to play Julie again soon...!"  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Linda May (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Posponed due to bad light. To be continued Monday, 28 Sep"  -- Sandra
  • "A really good game, with lots of long rallies. Score does not justify the closeness of the games. Always great to play with Linda." -- Sandra
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt CAIRISTINE GRAHAME-CLARKE (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get this match played despite the wind and rain at Eaton Park! Thanks Cairistine and good luck with the rest of your league matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Julie Cooper (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a very sunny, windy afternoon in the park! Lots of long rallies and close games. Thanks Julie & good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki

Group Summary:

A fantastic effort by all to play so many matches and so many games! Maggie and Beate locked in competition for the top spot with only a few points in it - what a race! All the matches looked to be great fun and closer than some of the results suggest and fantastic to see the improvements as the Round went on. It was warming up nicely so hopefully the next Round continues to deliver great matches when we return!

Final Rankings:

  1. Maggie Finck 9.1 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Beate Becker [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Susan Pollock [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jacqueline Pearce [W3, L1] 7
  5. Rowena Alston [W1, L4] 3
  6. Brigitta Imre [L3]
  7. Hilary Hopley [L2]
  8. Rhiannon Mullen [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJacqueline Pearce bt Maggie Finck (Oct 30) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Maggie and I had a really close-fought match. I look forward to us playing again."  -- Jacqueline
Reveal CommentSusan Pollock bt Rowena Alston (Oct 29) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match in-spite of it raining throughout! So many of the games went to deuce and we both had to work hard to win points. Thanks for a great match, Rowena! Good luck with the rest of your league games. "  -- Susan
Reveal CommentJacqueline Pearce bt Susan Pollock (Oct 26) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very enjoyable and competitive match. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Jacqueline
Reveal CommentRowena Alston bt Brigitta Imre (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice change to play under a colourful sky as the sun came up. Thanks Brigitta for a fun game with some good rallies. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Rowena
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Rhiannon Mullen (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game in funny weather, kept changing constantly from showers and blustery wind to lovely autumn sunshine. Result doesn’t reflect our many deuces and long ralleys and we were both kept on our toes. Lovely chats in between games too,thanks, Rhiannon, and hope to meet and play again soon."  -- Beate
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Rowena Alston (Oct 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Rowena who I have met a few times, but never played before. Under dramatic skies and in blustery conditions we had a fun match with some long deuces and a fair number of googly balls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your matches, thanks Rowena."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Rhiannon Mullen (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to catch up with Rhiannon as we haven't played for ages, it was touch and go with the weather but we managed to withstand a short shower to enjoy our match which wasn't as one sided as it might look as we did have some long deuce points. Good luck Rhiannon I hope you manage to fit in some more matches."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentSusan Pollock bt Brigitta Imre (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a great game! We had lots of long rallies and it was a battle for every point. Brigitta ran down every ball and we had lots of deuces in games. It was a lot of fun to play her and we were lucky to have perfect conditions - no wind. Thanks for the game, Brigitta, and good luck with your other games. "  -- Susan
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Rowena Alston (Oct 18) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I couldn’t believe the lovely weather when meeting Roweena today as been rained off a couple of times in this round already. The autumn trees in Eaton Park are just glorious and cheered our game which included some athletic ralleys, lucky dips of the net and occasional baseline battles, latter mostly ending with point to opponent through ball in net. It was a balanced game especially reflected by second set in which we just about avoided a tie break. Wish you good games and good weather for rest of the women’s league, Roweena!"  -- Beate
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Hilary Hopley (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hilary and I had to postpone our first arranged date because of rain so, even though we had a few spots, it was good to be outside getting some exercise. We had plenty of deuce points despite the uneven score and we also had some momentary spectators on the train, including Hilary's grandchildren. Good luck with the rest of your matches Hilary."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Susan Pollock (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We hadn't played before, the score reveals that the first set wasn't as close as the second, in the second Sue went ahead early catching me out with her short angles then we were level with almost all the games going to deuce until I managed to take the final 2 games. The wind was also a factor and intermittent gusts played their part with a spot of rain and bright sunlight thrown in.. A great afternoon's exercise. Thanks Sue."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentSusan Pollock bt Rhiannon Mullen (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was the first time Rhiannon and I had played each other and we had a really fun game. It was actually very close and particularly the second set was hard-fought. We had lots of long rallies and deuces. It was lovely to play in the sunshine too for a change. Good luck for the rest of your matches, Rhiannon! "  -- Susan
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Susan Pollock (Oct 2) 4-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Sue again , we had a vigorous game with a lot of games going to deuce. We faced rather windy conditions today hence we opted for a champion tie break after winning one set each. A friendly player next door helped us with the rules and although the match was in the end largely decided by the gusts, I feel , we had a sense of achievement knowing how to play a champion tie break now. Hope you enjoyed the match, too, Sue. Have fun in your upcoming games."  -- Beate
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Hilary Hopley (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After having had to reschedule from the day before when the weather was simply too unkind we were today blessed with dry and mild conditions. The match result does not at all reflect our games which were taken to deuce at least half of the time. Hilary faired very well for a first league match and I had to focus at all time to not let her outplay me with a clever shot across court. I hope you enjoy the rest of your games,well done."  -- Beate

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Jacqueline Pearce (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Jackie and me faced harsh conditions with constant drizzle , wind and cold but nevertheless we put all effort in our game and what an epic match it was! Jacke caught up twice being 3 sets behind and showed stronger nerves in the tie break winning the second set. We had quite a few deuces going on forever as well as some impressive ralleys. In the end I was lucky we didn’t break a leg on those slippery courts and the result of the third set could easily have been in Jackie’s favour as she showed stamina until the end when we had been the court for nearly 3 hours and were well moisturized. Thanks for a great match, Jackie, hope you have better weather for your future games, good luck. "  -- Beate
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Beate Becker (Sep 24) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to catch up with Beate and play some energetic tennis in the September sunshine. We enjoyed some long rallies and close games all completed before the rain started spitting as we cycled home. Thanks Beate."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Brigitta Imre (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to meet Brigitta, who I haven't played before. We had a very enjoyable match in the bright sunshine with some great rallies and plenty of close games. Thanks Brigitta for a fun start back in the league."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentJacqueline Pearce bt Rowena Alston (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to meet Rowena and play some fun tennis. Good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Jacqueline


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)