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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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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"​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 4 | Thursday 18 May 2017 to Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Linda May 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julie Cooper [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Wendy Thomson [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mary Gillings [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Liz Somerville [W1, L2] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLinda May bt Liz Somerville (Jun 19) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a lovely sunny Friday afternoon at Eaton Park and completed on Monday evening as we ran out of time. Very tough match with many games going to deuce. Linda had a bit of luck with the net on a couple of crucial points in the third set. Linda didn't get to play Liz on her A game, her mind was focused elsewhere as she was going to see Take That after the match :-)."  -- Linda
Julie Cooper bt Victoria Chubb (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Victoria Chubb (Jun 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a lovely summer's evening. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Mary Gillings (Jun 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a lovely but hot sunny afternoon at Eaton. The sun was an issue down one end so the serve was quite challenging. Nobody can outrun the the athlete that is Mary so no point in trying, I just tried to keep the rallies going in the hope that she'd exhaust herself. There was some really brilliant defending sots from Mary but Andy needs to try harder as a ball boy and scorer - don't give up your day job :-)."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Wendy Thomson (Jun 4) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great 3 set match on a sunny sunday; some nice long rallies and cross court shots from Wendy. We even got applause from the players on the next court having a friendly game, for one of our rallies!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Victoria Chubb (Jun 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable game with Victoria as always. There were some long rallies with many games going to deuce. Conditions were testing though with a swirling wind on court and bright sunlight at one end making it very difficult to see the ball on serve. Victoria especially was getting very frustrated with the wind during the second set, at one point it looked like I was playing Vick 'Kyrgios' though she stopped short of throwing her racquet as it's brand new."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Julie Cooper (May 31) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was one of the hardest fought matches I've ever played. Most games going to deuce and many long rallies. It could have gone either way right up to the end. After an exhausting 2 hours and 45 minutes Linda finally managed to nudge ahead in the last set. Very enjoyable match but boy am I aching now."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Julie Cooper (May 30) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I have no idea how I managed to win this marathon of a match. Julie was much more consistent than I was - I just guess I was marginally less tired than she was by the last set! A fabulous game"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Liz Somerville (May 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Liz. We attempted this game on Saturday but the wild wind was swirling so violently we couldn't keep the ball in the park! Instead we played indoors on Monday and had an enjoyable 2 sets of good tennis. Liz has a good serve while Victoria enjoyed the power her new racket gave her."  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Mary Gillings (May 28) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice long rallies and several deuce games. The day when you're glad to have a breeze, as it certainly was a hot one! "  -- Julie
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Wendy Thomson (May 27) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "For an early start, the weather was hot! Some long rallies and lots of games going to deuce. We were both thankful to not play a third set due to the increasing temperature, but at last summer is here! happy hot tennis!"  -- Mary
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Wendy Thomson (May 21) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match played on a lovely sunny afternoon at Eaton Park. The first set was very close with many games going to deuce and some long rallies. Linda was trailing for most of the set but managed to close it. I think we'd both exhausted ourselves in the very long first set as the second set was over in a flash."  -- Linda

Current Rankings:

  1. Liliya Serazetdinova [W3] 6
  2. Christel Lomahan [W1, L1] 2
  3. Mary Worrall [L2] 1
  4. Bryony McLening 10.2 [L1]
  5. Helen Wells withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Bryony McLening (Jun 19) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very nice evening when it finally cooled down after the days heat, little breeze. The match was very competitive and we had some really nice rallies."  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentChristel Lomahan bt Mary Worrall (Jun 19) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long match through blistering summer heat--hats off to Mary for consistent serves and varied ball placement"  -- Christel
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Mary Worrall (Jun 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Lovely weather not too much wind."  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Christel Lomahan (Jun 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was very sunny and hot that day and we both struggled. Very enjoyable match!"  -- Liliya

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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