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.

Eaton Park this way...
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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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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 »

Sportspark

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 »

"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 17 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Vikki Savage [W2] 4
  2. Sandra O’Neill [W1] 2
  3. CAIRISTINE GRAHAME-CLARKE [L1]
  4. Julie Cooper [L1]
  5. Linda May 8.2 [L1]
  6. Lauren Henery
  7. Liliya Serazetdinova
  8. Wendy Thomson 8.2

Match Results:

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

Current Rankings:

  1. Maggie Finck 9.1 [W2] 4
  2. Jacqueline Pearce [W1, L1] 3
  3. Beate Becker [W1, L1] 2
  4. Brigitta Imre [L1]
  5. Rowena Alston [L1]
  6. Hilary Hopley
  7. Rhiannon Mullen
  8. Susan Pollock

Match Results:

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

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)