Norwich Parks Women

Welcome to the league!

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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(If you are interested in playing in our mixed-sex singles league, see here)

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New rounds for the Norwich Parks Women league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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Friendly, competitive tennis in Norwich Parks Women!

Women of all standards over the age of 18 are warmly invited to join this friendly league. 

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
  • 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.

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Eaton Park

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
Tel: 07909 730836

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich. A highly impressive £250,000 facility which opened on 16 June, 2012, this offers 7 outdoor courts, 4 of which are floodlit. 
 

They are operated by Norwich Parks Tennis and cost £30 per year, which covers:

  • Free court use for anyone in your household
  • Online court booking up to 1 month in advance
  • Floodlit courts
  • Entry to the ballot for the chance to buy Wimbledon tickets
  • The chace to play 24/7 365 days a year
  • Two week complimentary access to the coaching programme
  • norwichparkstennis@eatennis.com
# of Outdoor Courts: 7
Prices:

Annual membership of £30 per year which gives you free access to the courts.

Heigham Park

The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA
Tel: 01603 581 425

Courts are operated on a pay and play basis (cash only) or can be pre-booked. To make a booking, call 01603 581 425 or email Norwich.Municipal@biffa.co.uk 

# of Outdoor Courts: 10

Other Venues

Alderman Walker Park

Alderman Walker Park, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Bowthorpe Park

Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Harford Park

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Lakenham Recreation Ground

City Road, Norwich, NR1 2HL
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Sportspark

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

Six floodlit tarmacadam tennis courts. 

# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Prices:

Non-members £6.60 per hour

Members £4.60 per hour peak times (4pm to 8.30pm Monday to Friday); £3 off peak

Membership packages available from £5 per month.

Booking details here: http://www.sportspark.co.uk/how-to-book-guide

Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW

Two hard courts (all year round) and eight grass courts (summer only). Simply turn up and play during park opening hours and one of our supervisors will collect the fee.

# of Outdoor Courts: 10
Prices:

Adults £5/hour

Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU

Three excellent hard courts, refurbished at the end of 2012.

# of Outdoor Courts:

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"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 2 | Thursday 1 December 2016 to Wednesday 8 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 January 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Julie Cooper [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liz Somerville [W1, L1] 2
  3. Linda May 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Bryony McLening 10.2 [L2] 1
  5. Rhiannon Mullen [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLinda May bt Bryony McLening (Jan 21) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see and play Bryony again although it was a very cold morning. This was a very tough fought match over 2 hours, many games went to deuce in the first 2 sets and many of those games had many deuces within them."  -- Linda
Julie Cooper bt Bryony McLening (Jan 7) 7-6 (9-7), 6-1
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Liz Somerville (Dec 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A dull, but dry afternoon (winter solstice!). A good 2 setter to work off a few extra calories before Christmas weekend!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Rhiannon Mullen (Dec 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match on a dry sunday - sun even broke out for a while!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Just managed to finish the match as the sun went down - could have done with luminous balls for the last few games!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Linda May (Dec 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match on an unseasonably warm day. Although the score suggests an easy win, many of the games went to deuce "  -- Liz

Current Rankings:

  1. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tessa Killingbeck [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Wendy Thomson [W2, L2] 5
  4. Mary Gillings [W1, L3] 2
  5. Helen Wells [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Karen Davies 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTessa Killingbeck bt Wendy Thomson (Jan 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Today's was an indoor Sunday match on a novel blue surface at Virgin Active, where every court (of a long line) was occupied, indicating the popularity of the sport. We both enjoyed interminable rallies, possibly the longest I've ever had. We were very equally matched, but I edged ahead. Enjoyable to meet and play Wendy for the first time. "  -- Tessa
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Mary Gillings (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Full credit to Mary for even attempting this match after a 22 mile run just prior to our game! She even managed to claw back three consecutive games from 0-6. 0-5 down! We followed this by doing a Les Mills Bodypump class straight after!! Thanks Mary!"  -- Victoria
Wendy Thomson bt Mary Gillings (Jan 21) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Karen Davies (Jan 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played indoors at Bannatyne, Norwich. After our match we did a Les Mills Bodybalance virtual class which was something different and unplanned for which was nice. Great to see Karen again who made the most of her stay by using the gym, too!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Wendy Thomson (Jan 2) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game played indoors at Virgin Active. The match was nicely tied at one set a piece and three games all when we were duly informed the club was closing in ten minutes! No pressure, then, to get the match done and dusted!! With Wendy serving at 3 all, Victoria broke to lead 5-3 with the clock ticking! Wendy then held serve to bring the score to 5-4 in Victoria's favour at which point we were reminded the lights would be going out in five minutes which only added to the sense of increasing urgency we both felt! Victoria did serve out for the win nabbing those much needed bonus points in the process! "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Helen Wells (Dec 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A Ladies Who Lunch, afternoon. We enjoyed lunch in the Bannatyne Bar/Cafe before taking to the indoor courts for a game of tennis. A nice way to wrap up 2016! Here's to many more matches in 2017!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentTessa Killingbeck bt Victoria Chubb (Dec 30) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable two hour, three setter played indoors at Bannatyne whilst the fog swirled outside. This was really enjoyable tennis with the first set going to Victoria 6-3 while Tessa adjusted to her brand new racket and the faster indoor conditions. Second set was won easily by Tessa 6-1 while the third showcased some great gets by Tessa and and deep balls by Victoria. The third set was close and could have gone either way with both of us enjoying the tennis. A lapse in concentration and focus saw Victoria broken at 3-4 down allowing Tessa to serve out the match which she duly did after a tense final game involving multiple deuces and match points!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentTessa Killingbeck bt Helen Wells (Dec 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The final score belies a tough match. A variety of shots, including many baseline forehand winners, were executed by Helen with great physical strength, to keep Tessa working hard for each point. "  -- Tessa
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Helen Wells (Dec 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and a couple of close games, score not the whole picture. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentTessa Killingbeck bt Mary Gillings (Dec 18) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The second set of this match was incredibly gruelling. Almost every game went to deuce, and some rallies seemed interminable. Mary's cross court clearances which barely bounced were a killer. Both of us had run races in the morning, and as the light was fading fast in Eaton Park, it was a relief to finally finish the match. A great game!"  -- Tessa
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Helen Wells (Dec 4) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bright and chilly afternoon for tennis. Some great rallies in the first set andown some great cross court shots from Helen. "  -- Mary

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks Women archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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