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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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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"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

"​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

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Women Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 23 May 2019 to Wednesday 17 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 June 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Julie Cooper [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Linda May 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jacqueline Pearce [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Liz Somerville [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Melissa White [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Melissa White (Jun 17) 6-4, 1-6, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Had some long rallies and in view of the warm sun, decided on a tie-break to end the match - great to meet you Melissa and see you again"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Liz Somerville (Jun 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Just managed to squeeze this match in between showers. The scoreline really doesn't reflect on how close this match was and no I'm not just saying that. There were many deuce games and at no point did I ever feel that it was in the bag. Thanks for a very enjoyable match as always Liz."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Julie Cooper (Jun 15) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Forget Borg -v- McEnroe, to me this was the match of the season. I cannot remember the last time I managed to beat Julie but this afternoon, success! Thanks Julie for a fab game"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Jun 14) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Linda and I agreed that this was one of the best and closest matches we've played for a long time (and we've played a few!) with some long rallies where we both fought equally to win each point - and the weather stayed dry for the duration which was a bonus!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Jacqueline Pearce (Jun 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had to bring the match indoors despite having a court booked at Eaton Park due to the constant drizzle. The first set was as close as close could be. At 5 games all and 30 all I got lucky with a couple of shots to take the set. I took a good lead in the second set but wasn't about to take it for granted as Jackie runs every shot down. Lovely to meet and play with you Jackie, hope to play you again soon. "  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJacqueline Pearce bt Liz Somerville (Jun 9) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I don't think either of us thought the first set tie break would ever end. I just about pipped it, but it felt both sets could have gone either way. A really enjoyable match, Liz! Thank you."  -- Jacqueline
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Jacqueline Pearce (Jun 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jackie revealed after the match that this was her first competitive game and she gave me a run for my money, including return of lots of my lobs! - thanks for a nice match Jackie"  -- Julie

Current Rankings:

  1. Maggie Finck 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Wendy Thomson [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Beate Becker [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Cathy Geary [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lynne Johnson withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Cathy Geary (Jun 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Beate. It was a lovely morning for tennis, although occasionally blustery. A very enjoyable game and a well deserved win for Beate."  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Victoria Chubb (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the threat of cancellation due to rain, we played in glorious sunshine, accompanied by the regular toots of the little train. The score doesn't represent the closeness of the games as we had very many prolonged deuce points. We were both very pleased we didn't cancel, or get rained on."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Wendy Thomson (Jun 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wendy won the first two games while I consistently found the net but I managed to pull it together and take the set. The second set was close reaching 3 all and we battled out many deuce points throughout. Luckily the rain held off for us and we enjoyed a dry match. Thanks Wendy."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Victoria Chubb (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Vickie, just survived her massive serve ! "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Cathy Geary (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We took cover from the wind and the rain to get this game in. Score is not a fair reflection of the game - lots of good rallies at the net, deuces and lively play. Thanks for the game Cathy. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Beate Becker (May 31) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game playing in Eaton park, with lots of good rallies and many games settled by deuce. Thanks beate. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentCathy Geary bt Victoria Chubb (May 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a lovely evening for tennis. A very enjoyable game as always with Victoria. Her serves where challenging and Victoria punished my service game with fantastic returns. Despite the result I found the game challenging throughout. Good luck Victoria with your remaining matches "  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Beate Becker (May 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to play Beate again, we had plenty of deuce games and some long rallies all fitted in nicely before the rain started. Thanks Beate."  -- Maggie

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)