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!

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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.

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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.

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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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

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Women Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 3 August 2017 to Wednesday 27 September 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 August 2017)

A great round for the Norwich Parks Women’s League! The scorelines show that all players got some really exciting matches, with long rallies, plenty of deuce points and tight sets. It’s interesting to see that in both groups, the only two players to score bonus points were the ones who came top of the group – keen match organisation can make all the difference! Looking forward to the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Rosanna, who comes top of Group 1 thanks to an impressive clean sweep of four match wins! Liliya and Linda played a tight three sets with plenty of deuces, Julie and Linda had great rallies, Liz and Liliya enjoyed their match in the sunshine, Rosanna and Linda had a dramatic tiebreak, Julie and Liz had two very close sets, and Liz and Linda played an exhausting three-setter!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rosanna Ball 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Liz Somerville [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Linda May 9.1 [W1, L3] 4
  4. Julie Cooper [W2, L2] 4
  5. Liliya Serazetdinova [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Linda May (Sep 27) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We played lunch time to fit the match just on the last day of this league. The weather was perfect, a bit of sun a bit of breeze. Very very close match, with many duces. Linda and I were exhausted at the end but happy we were able to complete the match."  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather and a good match - some great rallies"  -- Julie
Rosanna Ball bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Julie Cooper (Sep 1) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Julie, played on a lovely sunny afternoon. Lots of long rallies and close games left us both pretty tired at the end of the match. I got a lucky win as caught Julie when she had only just returned from holiday and was also a little under the weather."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Liliya. This was a much closer match than the score suggests, played in gorgeous bank holiday sunshine"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentRosanna Ball bt Linda May (Aug 22) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "I thought the 2nd set would never end. Some really long points; Linda returned everything!"  -- Rosanna
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Linda May (Aug 19) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After Linda trounced me in the first set, I have no idea how I managed to win the match. This was the 6th match I'd played on consecutive days as I'd been playing in the Norwich Parks Open Tournament so I was exhausted. By the end of the 3rd set, my legs were like jelly and I still had to cycle home!"  -- Liz
Rosanna Ball bt Liz Somerville (Aug 12) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Liz Somerville (Aug 8) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic match against my friendly rival Liz; with almost every game going to deuce! - Julie"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentRosanna Ball bt Julie Cooper (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "There were many deuce games, it was close. Lovely day to play tennis"  -- Rosanna

Group Summary:

A stunning win for Victoria thanks to five matches unbeaten – well played! Well done also to runner-up Mary. Christel and Wendy had a gripping three-setter with a tiebreak, Wendy and Bryony had some great rallies, Kalliopi showcased some impressive hits, and Victoria and Mary got a great workout!

Final Rankings:

  1. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mary Gillings [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Wendy Thomson [W3, L2] 6
  4. Bryony McLening 10.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Christel Lomahan [W2, L3] 4
  6. Kalliopi Moysiadi [W1, L4] 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChristel Lomahan bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 24) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive play on the court under a lovely, sunny day. Thanks, Wendy!"  -- Christel
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson v Kalliopi Moysiadi (Sep 24) 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Close game on a sunny day in eaton park. Could only get in 1 set. Look forward to next time. Thanks Kelly. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentKalliopi Moysiadi bt Christel Lomahan (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It has been a pleasure to play with Christel and meet each other."  -- Kalliopi
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Bryony McLening (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with many good rallies. Good to get this game in with bryonni. Thanks for the game. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Mary Gillings (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Matches with Mary and Wendy are often very close so today was unusual but as always good fun. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentBryony McLening bt Christel Lomahan (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It's always a pleasure to play Christel! A fun game and some great rallies despite the windy conditions."  -- Bryony
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match that started outdoors at Eaton Park with Victoria leading 4-1 before the heavens opened making for a rather hasty exit to the comfort and warmth of the indoor courts at David Loyd Leisure close by. Thanks for a great game Wendy!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentBryony McLening bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, thoroughly enjoyable. Good to meet Kelly and welcome her to the group."  -- Bryony
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Bryony McLening (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What appeared to be a straightforward win for Victoria serving for the match at 6-0 , 5-1 up turned out to be a rather tense ending with my phone continuously ringing from the sidelines and Bryony starting to find her range after a six week absence from the game. Needless to say I was relieved to close it out when I did! Great to see Bryony back in the ladies league again!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentChristel Lomahan bt Mary Gillings (Aug 16) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Long and competitive summer match! "  -- Christel
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Bryony McLening (Aug 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "lovely evening for tennis -some good rallies. Bryony felt a bit rusty after not playing for a while, but after a few games I'm sure she will be back on form!"  -- Mary
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Mary Gillings (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good workout with Mary as always! Perfect weather too! Thanks Mary. "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and a number of games going to deuce. Kelly came back in the second set from 3-0 to 3-3 which was unsettling as I was exhausted from my earlier game with Vikki and other exercise. Somehow I soldiered on to take the second set. I couldn't face a third. !"  -- Mary
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Aug 12) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Kelly again on a beautiful summer afternoon at Thorpe rec. This was a very intense match. Nip and tuck all the way in the first set wrapped up with a close tie break with Victoria eventually prevailing. Victoria built a 4-0 in the second before Kelly clawed her way back to make it 3-4. The match finally concluded when Victoria managed to hold serve and break Kelly after several deuces. The famous coach Brad Gilbert often talked about winning ugly. With Kelly's ability to hit consistent deep and high balls to victoria's backhand and Victoria 's serve deserting her, I now know what it means to stay in the game and find a way to win when your game is off! Winning ugly! "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Christel Lomahan (Aug 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Christel for the first time on a lovely warm summer's afternoon at Eaton Park. Thanks Christel!"  -- Victoria

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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