Friendly, competitive tennis on Norwich Parks Women's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (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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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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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
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • 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.

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

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

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

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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Sportspark

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

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW
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Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU
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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 2 | Thursday 1 December 2016 to Wednesday 8 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 January 2017)

This was a small but strong round for the fledgling Norwich Parks League. Many thanks all for taking part and making it a success, and please do help us spread the word if you enjoyed it - we would love to see the league grow for future rounds!

Group Summary:

Many thanks all for the fantastic effort in getting all matches this round played! Competition was strong too, so round of applause please for Julie who managed to win all her matches and come top, with bonus points to boot! Well played all,

Final Rankings:

  1. Julie Cooper [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rhiannon Mullen [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Liz Somerville [W2, L2] 5
  4. Linda May 9.1 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Bryony McLening 10.2 [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRhiannon Mullen bt Bryony McLening (Feb 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and tight game."  -- Rhiannon
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Rhiannon Mullen (Feb 3) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a lovely sunny day in Eaton park. Rhiannon started really well and took the first set easily. Linda fought back and there were some long, hard fought games in the last set. Thoroughly enjoyable match."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Bryony McLening (Jan 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match in lovely sunshine. Loads of deuces so much closer than the score suggests"  -- Liz

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRhiannon Mullen bt Liz Somerville (Jan 28) 6-7 (0-7), 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and close game."  -- Rhiannon
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

Group Summary:

Victoria and Tessa finished out on their own at the top of the leaderboard and it was fitting that the group champion was determined by their head to head. Now Tessa claimed the win and the bragging rights but Victoria's fast start to take the first set earned her the extra point she needed to edge ahead of Tessa into first place. Well played both!

Final Rankings:

  1. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tessa Killingbeck [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  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

Match of the Group:

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 rounds 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

Comments:
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