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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Eaton Park this way...
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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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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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 3 | Thursday 2 March 2017 to Wednesday 26 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julie Cooper [W3, L1] 6
  3. Liz Somerville [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Linda May 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rhiannon Mullen [L4] 1

Match Results:

Liz Somerville bt Rhiannon Mullen (Apr 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Rhiannon Mullen (Apr 9) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played at Thorpe Rec on a lovely sunny Sunday morning.. We had some great rallies, Rhiannon had me at full stretch on several occasions and luckily for me I wasn't punished too much by her lethal forehand otherwise it would have been a very different score."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Rhiannon Mullen (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious weather and a good 2 set match with lots of deuce games."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Julie Cooper (Apr 2) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "On a perfect day for tennis Julie and Victoria played a tight two setter. With Julie's wicked slice, high looping balls and ability to get nearly every ball back this demanded Victoria's full concentration and no toilet breaks!! Julie had a sore foot so should take full credit for keeping both sets close but Victoria managed to prevail 7-5, 6-4. Thanks for a great game, Julie! "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Rhiannon Mullen (Mar 25) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good natured, three setter played on a beautiful Spring afternoon at Thorpe Rec. Rhiannon dealt with the strong breeze and bright sun much better than Victoria who had the opportunity to serve for the first set at 5-2 but fluffed up her serve when serving into the sun allowing Rhiannon to claw back two games. A 2nd attempt at 5-4 up saw Victoria serve out the first set. Rhiannon played well in the second pulling out a commanding 5-1 lead with some deep balls eventually winning it 6-2. Into the third and final set which saw some inconsistent serving from both players (was it the sun, the wind?!?) punctuated with some great cross court rallies with Victoria eventually prevailing 6-4. Thank you Rhiannon for a great game! "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Liz Somerville (Mar 23) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match, made more interesting by the keen breeze which produced a few 'interesting' shots!"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Linda May (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match played in lovely sunshine though we were both challenged by heavy winds. The score doesn't reflect how close the match was - nearly every game went to deuce!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Liz Somerville (Mar 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Played under a stunning full moon at Stanmore Tennis Club, this was a perfect night for tennis played on a court bathed in floodlights. The first set was characterised with some lovely rallies and steady play from both players with Victoria winning it 6-3. It was at this point Liz mischievously asked me with a big grin if I needed the toilet after Saturday's disastrous toilet break with Linda!! I did laugh but, on this occasion, there was no need. It did remind me, however, to put my fleece on to remain warm. Liz played well in the 2nd set quickly building a 5-2 lead before Victoria fought back to win the next five games and with it the set and match. Needless to say, I dived into the nearest bush straight after Liz had gone!!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Victoria Chubb (Mar 11) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After a cracking first set which was tighter than tight, Vicky went to the loo and came back a different player. Linda led 4-1 in the first set, Vicky fought back to take the first set. Unfortunately after her comfort break Vicky got cold and tightened up otherwise it would have been a very close match and could have gone either way. Beautiful sunny afternoon."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Linda May (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with lots of deuce games."  -- Julie

Current Rankings:

  1. Wendy Thomson [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mary Gillings [W3, L1] 7
  3. Bryony McLening 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christel Lomahan [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Helen Wells [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Bryony McLening (Apr 20) 1-6, 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, played over two pleasant evenings. The second meet up helped ease the stressed of the working day! We must remember to buy light tokens!! Some good rallies and the better player lost on this occasion -look forward to playing Bryony again"  -- Mary
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Helen Wells (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with the lovley Helen in the beautiful sunshine with some good rallies."  -- Mary
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Christel Lomahan (Mar 31) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I aspire to have a serve like Cristel's. Enjoyable game."  -- Mary
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Bryony McLening (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with lots of good rallies. "  -- Wendy
Wendy Thomson bt Christel Lomahan (Mar 25) 6-1, 6-0
Christel Lomahan bt Helen Wells (Mar 25) 6-1, 6-0
Wendy Thomson bt Helen Wells (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBryony McLening bt Christel Lomahan (Mar 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable evening match."  -- Bryony
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Mary Gillings (Mar 19) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "a very close game with lots of rallies; evenly matched. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentBryony McLening bt Helen Wells (Mar 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies in an enjoyable afternoon match"  -- Bryony


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.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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