Friendly, competitive tennis for women on Norwich Parks's 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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Eaton Park this way...
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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

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
Tel: 07900 933926
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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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"​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 11 | Thursday 15 November 2018 to Wednesday 23 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Sarah Scott [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sally Murray [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Julie Cooper [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Linda May 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Julie Davis [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lynne Johnson [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michelle Cooper withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Lynne Johnson (Dec 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Lynne, for a good game of tennis. It was bitterly cold when we started but we soon warmed up and were lucky to get our game completed before it started to rain - and hail!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Julie Davis (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had some really good tennis this morning and Julie's powerful backhand had me pinned at the back of the court at numerous points. I think the final result makes it look easier than it was! Unfortunately the courts at Eaton were too icy so we played at Easton instead. Thanks, Julie."  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Dec 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Windy or what?! And bright sunshine as well, which led to an entertaining match, but we played on and had some good rallies, as usual, for our matches - thanks Linda"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Davis bt Lynne Johnson (Dec 7) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wow; what a great and exhausting match! Lynne had hard serves and went after everything. This was a very even match-up and we had a lot of fun. Luckily we scheduled an indoor match because it was pouring rain. Thanks, Lynne!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentSally Murray bt Julie Davis (Dec 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed playing Julie she has a killer serve and some good long shots along with good net play. Thanks for travelling to Thorpe."  -- Sally
Reveal CommentSally Murray bt Julie Cooper (Dec 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We didn't have the best of weather conditions - Fog! But that didn't deter us as we played some superb tennis, long rallies with neither wanting to loose a point. Thank you Julie for turning out in awful weather."  -- Sally
Reveal CommentSally Murray bt Lynne Johnson (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Lynne on a blustery but sunny day and to play some good tennis. "  -- Sally
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Julie Cooper (Nov 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Julie, for playing on such a grim, grey day and battling with the wind, too. We were lucky to get the game finished before the light went and the rain set in....winter, ugh!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Julie Davis (Nov 24) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a gusty afternoon at Eaton Park. A closely fought match, where Julie got better and better as the match went on especially on serve. If it had gone to a third set I think she'd have bested me. Hope you enjoyed your first match, welcome to the league Julie."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Sally Murray (Nov 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really enjoyable game and I had to work really hard to try and outwit Sally! We had a perfect day for it, too. Thank you, Sally."  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Scott bt Linda May (Nov 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Linda, for a really enjoyable game. We had some lovely tennis (despite low sun and a flukey breeze) and it was a great introduction for me to the parks' league. I don't really think the score reflects the play; Linda made me run a lot and I expect to ache tomorrow!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSally Murray bt Linda May (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing against Linda we had really good rallies and played good quality tennis. Thank you Linda."  -- Sally
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Lynne Johnson (Nov 17) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny autumnal weather for a great match, closely fought - thanks Lynne!"  -- Julie

Current Rankings:

  1. Maggie Finck 9.1 [W3, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liz Somerville [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Wendy Thomson [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Beate Becker [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Cathy Geary [L1]
  6. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [L2]
  7. Kerry Anderson

Match Results:

Beate Becker bt Victoria Chubb (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Liz Somerville (Dec 13) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice close match with Liz with some exciting rallies and deuce games, finishing under the lights as the light slipped away. Too cold for much chatting as we had to get on with it to keep warm. Thanks Liz."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Victoria Chubb (Dec 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Victoria this afternoon, we both struggled with our serves in the wind but it was surprisingly mild. Enjoy the rest of your matches Victoria."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Beate Becker (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Beate and get this match played before the holidays. Many good rallies and some well placed shots. Thank you Beate."  -- Wendy
Wendy Thomson bt Cathy Geary (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck v Wendy Thomson (Nov 30) 6-7 (6-8) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set which took up most of the available time so we will be back on court to battle it out again soon."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Beate Becker (Nov 22) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to welcome Beate to the league. Great game on a grey cold morning. After a relatively easy first set (for me!) it became a real battle!!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Wendy Thomson (Nov 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Wendy and doubly so today as we played indoors and it was a mighty cold evening. We were both very achy but the stars were aligned in my favour and, for once, I was pleased with my play. We’re drawn together in the mixed league so look forward to the rematch! "  -- Liz
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Beate Becker (Nov 17) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Beate this morning, we had a close match with lots of deuce points and some nice rallies. The second set was also closer than it looks. Good luck with the rest of your matches 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)