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

You are just a step away from joining our singles league for women (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!

Close matches, close by.

Eaton Park this way...
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 up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a  singles league just for women
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For all women!
  • 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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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

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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"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 8 | Thursday 29 March 2018 to Wednesday 23 May 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 April 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Julie Cooper [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liz Somerville [W1, L1] 3
  3. Beverley Hampshire [W1] 2
  4. Linda May 8.2 [L2] 1
  5. Thorayya Button withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBeverley Hampshire bt Julie Cooper (Apr 18) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A perfect afternoon for tennis! Both seemed to be all guns blazing to start, but we started to fade a little in the summer like sun. Julie really had command of the 2nd set, but I was able to come back stronger in the 3rd. Thanks Julie, really enjoyable match."  -- Beverley
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Linda May (Apr 7) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Matches against Linda are always close and this was no exception. It was thoroughly enjoyable, more so with the lovely warm sunshine"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Liz Somerville (Apr 5) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "blue sky and sunshine at last. surprising scores compared to our usual long matches and not so many deuce games this time, but we both managed some nice winning shots."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Mar 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Best way to start the day with an early match at 8am! OK, so I overslept and didn't get there until 8.15! In both sets Linda took the lead and we had some great rallies - not so many deuce games as we normally do, and no 3rd set this time, surprisingly - Julie"  -- Julie

Current Rankings:

  1. Wendy Thomson [W1] 2
  2. Lynne Johnson [W1] 2
  3. Rhiannon Mullen [L1]
  4. Maggie Finck 9.1 [L1]
  5. Victoria Chubb 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Rhiannon Mullen (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be playing outdoors with Rhiannon on a day that felt like spring could be on its way. welcome back Rhiannon to her first match back after a winter break. Thanks for a fun game. Score not a fair reflection of the contest. . Wendy "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentLynne Johnson bt Maggie Finck (Apr 14) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was really good match very enjoyable and the sun finally came out "  -- Lynne

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:
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)