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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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

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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.

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Eaton Park

South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
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Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU
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Laundry Lane, Norwich, NR7 0XQ
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University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
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Alderman Walker Park, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ
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Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ
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The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA
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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

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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)

Another excellent round for the Norwich Parks women's league with more than three quarters of all matches played, despite the winter weather conditions. Thanks for showing great commitment to getting on court and for competing in such a lovely spirit - here's to more of the same next time!

Group Summary:

Some less than favourable weather conditions didn't deter the players in group one, with matches taking place in the wind, rain and fog - great stuff. Sarah made a superb introduction to the league, playing and beating everyone without dropping a set to claim the prize. Sally was right on Sarah's tail throughout and thanks to four strong wins she finishes only a couple of points behind in second place. A shout out to Julie and Lynne for their efforts in their "great and exhausting match!".

Final Rankings:

  1. Sarah Scott [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sally Murray [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julie Cooper [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Linda May 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Julie Davis [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lynne Johnson [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michelle Cooper withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLinda May bt Lynne Johnson (Dec 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Lynne today, the sun was a bit of a nuisance again, being blinded at one end of the court. The net was not Lynne's friend today, so many balls hit the taper and bounced back onto her side of the court. Had those balls gone over onto my side of the court it would have been a very different match."  -- Linda
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

Match of the Group:

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

Group Summary:

Wendy and Maggie matched each other stride for stride to make it a close run thing for the group two crown. Their head to head is therefore a winner takes all affair and it was Wendy who crucially sneaked the tight first set on a tiebreak to gain the upper hand and power to a straight sets victory to clinch the title. Well done also to Liz who finished only one point behind the top two and defeated the new champ with a commanding display.

Final Rankings:

  1. Wendy Thomson [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Maggie Finck 8.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Liz Somerville [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Beate Becker [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Cathy Geary [W1, L4] 2
  6. Kerry Anderson [L3] withdrawn
  7. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Victoria Chubb (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to be playing indoors on this frosty Sunday. I was lucky that vickies powerful serve wasn’t quite hitting the mark or it would have been a very different outcome. Always a fun game so thanks Vickie. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentCathy Geary bt Victoria Chubb (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very equal match despite the result. Lots of deuce games. The low sun caused some issues. My first win in the league so absolutely thrilled. Thank you Victoria for a great game"  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Cathy Geary (Jan 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cathy and me battled blustery conditions together but it was a great challenge and good fun. Thanks, Cathy for an energetic and fun game."  -- Beate
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Cathy Geary (Jan 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Cathy and play an energetic match with some good rallies and plenty of deuce games. I celebrated with some lovely sticky toffee pudding when I got home."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Kerry Anderson (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you, Kerry, for a great match. There were some nice rallies and lucky shots. Wish you all the best with your doubles."  -- Beate
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Kerry Anderson (Jan 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great runaround playing Kerry today, in the dry and not too cold indoors. Good competitive match, thanks Kerry." Maggie
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Victoria Chubb (Dec 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always lovely to play Victoria and catch up. The wind picked up in the second set so a bit more challenging. Yummy lunch afterwards!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Cathy Geary (Dec 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After too much food, too much booze, too much tv, too much traipsing around the rubbish sales, it was great to get out into the fresh air and play tennis again. Lovely to meet Cathy and I apologise for being so mean with my cross court shots. I look forward to playing again!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Kerry Anderson (Dec 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Committed to getting this game in before Christmas we played through chest infections and cough. Heroic feat. but we got there in the end. Great to get this game in Kerry. Hope there no lasting I’ll effects. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Maggie Finck (Dec 16) 7-6 (8-6), 6-0

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
  • "Chapter two of this match and the score couldn't be more different, we had a few deuce games but I couldn't achieve any impact on the result. Well played Wendy," -- Maggie
Beate Becker bt Victoria Chubb (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

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 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
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
Wendy Thomson bt Cathy Geary (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-0
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) 

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