Friendly, competitive tennis for women on Norwich Parks' 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

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

South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
Tel: 01603 980340
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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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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 14 | Thursday 8 August 2019 to Wednesday 2 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 September 2019)

Well done everyone one, another very successful round of the women's league. 85% of all the possible matches were played and you still found time to meet up for a summer league dinner! Our thanks to all of you and especially to Victoria whose idea a women's league it was and who has been so supportive throughout, helping to recruit and welcome many new players. Here's to the next round.

Group Summary:

Welcome newcomers Nania, Brigitta and Sandra to the league, or should that be the Julie Cooper show! This is, we think, Julie's fifth top group win in the women's league, which is quite an achievement! But Julie worked hard for the win, playing all her matches, earning her bonus points and surviving an epic with runner up Linda. Great tennis everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Julie Cooper [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Linda May 8.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nania Poulson [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sandra O’Neill [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Annabelle Davitt [W1, L4] 2
  6. Brigitta Imre [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Sandra O’Neill bt Annabelle Davitt (Sep 27) Walkover
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Sandra O’Neill (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Sandra and welcome her to the league. We had a very enjoyable match on a warm evening at Eaton Park. Luckily we missed the rain. The score doesn't really reflect the match as so often happens, we had many deuce games and some very close rallies, a lot of the games could have gone either way. Looking forward to playing Sandra in the doubles next."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Brigitta Imre (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Brigitta - are yo sure that you only started playing a year ago??! Some nice strong shots that gave me a run for my money - Julie"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentAnnabelle Davitt bt Brigitta Imre (Sep 21) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a first set! We had so many deuce battles and long points. It was a beautiful day for tennis and really lovely to meet Brigitta - a fellow women’s league first-timer. Hope to play again soon."  -- Annabelle
Reveal CommentNania Poulson bt Annabelle Davitt (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Delightful end to the week! Lovely to play with Annabelle."  -- Nania
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Annabelle Davitt (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Annabelle; thanks for a fun match with a lot of very lucky shots for both of us - hope to play you again and good luck for the rest of your matches - Julie"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Annabelle Davitt (Sep 13) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Annabelle on a really lovely sunny evening but my word, was this a tough match, so many deuces, long rallies and great angled shots using all of the court, my legs will be aching tomorrow. First set was close, the second even closer with Annabelle taking a 3-1 lead (as in the first set). I managed to claw back to 3-2 only for Annabelle to pulll away again to 4-2, once again I clawed back to 4-3 but Annabelle pulled away yet again to 5-3. This time I managed to get back 5-4 then 5-5 and then lead 6-5 but Annabelle leveled it for the tie break. I caught a lucky streak and led 6-0 at one point only for Annabelle to win the next 4 points. Luckily I kept my nerve to close it out but it could have gone either way. "  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Nania Poulson (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to have yet another newbie in the ladies league and we had a great 2 set match - look forward to playing you again Nania - Julie"  -- Julie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Sep 2) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Match rained off - to be resumed 25 August 2019"  -- Julie
  • "Needed endurance for this epic, which lasted 2.5 hours; the 2nd and 3rd sets were very even, with a lot of long rallies and deuce games, and both players battled to the end - thanks for another great match Linda," -- Julie
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Nania Poulson (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to welcome Nania to the league. This match was played in 2 stages, we had to abandon it after heat stopped play last weekend (I know, that's a first). We managed 7 games but decided it we would resume at a later date before one of us keeled over with heat exhaustion. It was a much nicer day today, we played some good rallies and a lot of the game went to duece. Thanks for a really enjoyable match Nania."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentNania Poulson bt Brigitta Imre (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot match!"  -- Nania
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Sandra O’Neill (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Sandra and thanks for a great match with some long rallies - good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Brigitta Imre (Aug 20) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great opponent, and competitve match. (The score does not reflect the many long rallies). Thank you."  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentNania Poulson bt Sandra O’Neill (Aug 13) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match!"  -- Nania
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Brigitta Imre (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Brigitta and welcome her to the group. We had some challenging conditions to play in at Sprowston Rec for Brigitta's first match. The wind was very strong and gusty but it didn't put Brigitta off, she brought a lot of enthusiasm to the game and we had some good rallies despite the ball being blown all over the place. I hope she will become a permanent member of the league. Thanks Brigitta for a very enjoyable match."  -- Linda

Group Summary:

Debutantes Rose and Belynda made brilliant first appearances in the league taking first and second place with what looked like excellent tennis and really fun matches. It was a close run thing where every point counted as no one was able to keep a clean sheet of wins. Belynda actually beat Rose, but couldn't quite get past Wendy and Maggie. So by a single point, Rose is the winner this time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rose Meleady [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Belynda Sharples [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Liz Somerville 8.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Maggie Finck 10.1 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jacqueline Pearce [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Wendy Thomson [W1, L4] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRose Meleady bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Wendy. Thank you for a fun game in the shelter of David Lloyd! "  -- Rose
Reveal CommentRose Meleady bt Jacqueline Pearce (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a nice, relaxed Sunday afternoon game Jackie. Great to play at David Lloyd and stay out of the rain!"  -- Rose
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match with lots of deuce points and challenging rallies- it was a good workout."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentJacqueline Pearce bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely day for a game of tennis, if a bit warmer than expected. We had a close match, going to three sets. Thanks ever so much, Wendy. I hope to play you again some time."  -- Jacqueline
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Belynda Sharples (Sep 9) 7-6 (8-6), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - lots of long rallies and deuces. Good to play indoors. Thanks bellynda! "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I was on a mission to play this match quickly as I needed to get home and shower before our Local League Ladies summer evening out (thank you Victoria for organising)! Always love playing Wendy but she was challenged more than me by the blustery conditions. I’ve played so many games in the past week, I’ve got used to it! "  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Maggie Finck (Sep 5) 6-3, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match - Maggie is brilliant at placing the shots and had me running all over the court. Very enjoyable match, as always"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentRose Meleady bt Liz Somerville (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Liz. Thanks for a fun game despite the wind and rain!"  -- Rose
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Jacqueline Pearce (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game though somewhat blustery which made for some challenging shots! I have no idea how I managed to win the second set as Jackie was steaming ahead but then I managed to win 5 games in a row!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Jacqueline Pearce (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet you, Belynda. Good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Jacqueline
Reveal CommentRose Meleady bt Maggie Finck (Aug 30) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Maggie for a great game in the sun today. What a tightly fought match!"  -- Rose

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Rose Meleady (Aug 28) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a good game on Wednesday with lots of deuce points and intermittent rain!"  -- Rose
Reveal CommentJacqueline Pearce bt Maggie Finck (Aug 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match was much closer than the score suggests. There were some very long deuce games for such a hot sunny day. Thanks, Maggie, for an enjoyable match."  -- Jacqueline
Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Liz Somerville (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very much enjoyed the match with liz. I thought we were evenly matched and the result could well have been the other way round. We are looking forward to playing again outside of the league. "  -- Belynda
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Belynda Sharples (Aug 13) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to meet Belynda, who is new to the league. We had a very enjoyable and energetic match with lots of running around and some great rallies. We seemed quite evenly matched in the first two sets with games going either way and a series of deuce points. We ran out of court time and fortunately were able to complete our third set on the adjacent court. I think the time pressure must have had a positive effect on my game and I took the third set to end the match. Thanks Belynda"  -- Maggie

Group Summary:

Rowena, no stranger to our mixed and doubles league, made her first appearance in the women's and is rewarded with the group win! Well done to her. With newcomer Emma unfortunately forced to withdraw, every available point counted and though Rowena was clear at the top, it was quite a battle for second place. Despite being beaten in their head-to-head, Cathy just edged it over Beate, five points to four!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rowena Alston [W3, UF1] 7 WINNER
  2. Cathy Geary [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Beate Becker [W2, L1] 4
  4. Hilary Hopley [L1]
  5. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [L2, UF1]
  6. Emma Wyatt 10.2 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Rowena Alston v Victoria Chubb (Sep 26) 6-4 TBC

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRowena Alston bt Cathy Geary (Sep 20) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "With most of the games going to deuce we did not have time to complete the match. We are arranging a day to complete it over the next couple of weeks "  -- Cathy
  • "A great match and a well deserved win for Rowena. Played in 2 sessions I took a while to get into the match and Rowena was definitely on form. Best of luck for your remaining matches Rowena," -- Cathy
Cathy Geary bt Hilary Hopley (Sep 13) Walkover
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Cathy Geary (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cathy kept me on my toes and with some quite long ralleys and impressed with very consistent serves. We had a good laugh about some crazy shots and I think we agree that competitiveness is compulsive in the game but even more compulsive is having fun with it. "  -- Beate
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Victoria Chubb (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play with Vicki, who has changed her game to a less forceful and therefore healthier style she feels. The score reflects her being tired after a short night as I usually struggle to win against her (epic 3 setter in last league!). We had a few deuces in the game and a cooling down rally after the match in lovely late afternoon light.Thanks, Vicki."  -- Beate
Reveal CommentCathy Geary bt Victoria Chubb (Aug 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely afternoon, although blustery from time to time. A great match with Victoria who had me running round the court for most of the match. Good luck in the rest of your matches Victoria. Cathy"  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentRowena Alston bt Beate Becker (Aug 30) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Beate for a fun match!"  -- Rowena
Rowena Alston bt Emma Wyatt (Aug 21) 6-1, 1-0 Emma Wyatt Retired


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) 

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)