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.

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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,"

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Women Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 24 October 2019 to Wednesday 18 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 November 2019)

What a great round to end the year - every single match played! Thanks for all your support in 2019 and for all the opportunities you have given to others to play. We wish you all a fantastic Christmas and a happy, tennis-filled New Year!

Group Summary:

With every match played there were no points left on the table in this fantastic group and because no one emerged totally unscathed (Liz, Liliya and Linda all won four matches but conceded a couple) winning the group was down to the finest of margins. Liz clinches it in part because she grabbed her bonus points, but as she beat Liliya in their head-to-head she was assured of the group win even if they had tied on points. It all looks exhausting, exhilarating and a lot of fun! (Brilliant commentaries by the way!)

Final Rankings:

  1. Liz Somerville 8.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Liliya Serazetdinova [W4, L2] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Linda May 8.2 [W4, L2] 8
  4. Sandra O’Neill [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nania Poulson [W3, L3] 6
  6. Susan Pollock [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Iona De Wal [W1, L5] 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Dec 15) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (1-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a fabulous game - 3 hours of equal and competitive tennis, with super long rallies and many deuces - could not have been closer. Lilya was recovering from a cold, which hampered her energy levels in 3rd set, less would have been much closer. A super final finale to this league - thank you Lilya for making it special 🎾😁🎾😁 xx"  -- Sandra
Iona De Wal bt Sandra O’Neill (Dec 9) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
Reveal CommentSusan Pollock bt Linda May (Dec 8) 6-4 Linda May Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It was hard to play anything like tennis in 40 mile an hour gusts of wind, but we both battled on. Unfortunately Linda had to retire after the first set due to a shoulder injury and conceded the match to me. I’m sure it would have been quite a different result if Linda had been fit! Thanks for giving it a go, Linda, and I hope you’re soon fit again. "  -- Susan
Reveal CommentNania Poulson bt Iona De Wal (Dec 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game in sunshine! "  -- Nania
Reveal CommentNania Poulson bt Susan Pollock (Dec 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Courts frozen, so coffee first!"  -- Nania
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Iona De Wal (Dec 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a sunny but cold afternoon Iona and I played our match. It’s the first time I played Iona. The game was much closer than the score shows, we had lots of good rallies. Very enjoyable match. All the best Iona in your other matches, and looking forward to playing you again. Liliya"  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Linda May (Nov 30) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "The rain interrupted our match which started of in the sunshine!"  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Iona De Wal (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time I have played Iona and what a lovely morning it was - very cold and not a cloud in the sky. Though the sun was so low it was very challenging for each of us down the sunny end. We had some great rallies and we both enjoyed ourselves and I look forward to playing again"  -- Liz
Nania Poulson bt Liz Somerville (Nov 30) 6-4, 1-6, [12-10]
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Nania Poulson (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a cold day but no wind and luckily it wasn’t raining! It was the first time I played Nania. We had many long rallies and both were running a lot trying to get every ball. It was a very enjoyable and fun match! Thank you Nania and good luck with your other matches."  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Sandra O’Neill (Nov 24) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Started the match at Eaton Park but ran out of time as could only book a court for 90 mins, the first set took over 1 hr. I had a comfortable lead in the first set at 4-1 but Sandra dug deep and won the next 4 games. Then there was a hard fought battle over the next few games to take it to a tie break. The next set was abandoned at 2 all so there was still all to play for when we reconvened at Thorpe Rec today. I won the first 2 games to have a comfortable lead but the previous days experience taught me not to be complacent. Sandra won the next game to bring it to 4-3, this time I managed to close the set out at 6-3. This was a hard fought match with plenty of deuce games and long rallies. Thank you Sandra for a thoroughly enjoyable match."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Nania Poulson (Nov 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a damp, drizzly Saturday morning at Eaton Park, luckily the rain didn't get any worse so we were able to complete the match. Despite the scoreline there were some close, hard fought games in this match, especially in the second set which could have gone either way. There were a couple of games where I lost count of the number of deuces played. Thanks Nania for a very enjoyable if soggy match."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Susan Pollock (Nov 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The result does not reflect the number of deuces, and particularly long rallies. Really enjoyable game"  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Susan Pollock (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was the first time I played Susan, and it was a very enjoyable match. Much closer than the score suggests! It is the first time Susan is playing this league and I am looking forward to many more matches with her. Good luck Susan with your other games!"  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Nania Poulson (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game, result did not justify the number of deuces and more even tennis game"  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Sandra O’Neill (Nov 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with Sandra played under an awesome full moon. I won the first set easily but the second was much more of a battle and I really thought it would go to three sets. Sandra has some lovely ground shots and we had some fab rallies."  -- Liz
Reveal CommentSusan Pollock bt Iona De Wal (Nov 12) 7-6 (13-11), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "That first set was amazing - so close! I thought we’d never resolve it. We were fairly evenly matched. Iona manages to play to all areas of the court and had me running all over. On a cold damp evening, we soon got warm and were quite exhausted at the end of the first set. Thanks for a great game, Iona. "  -- Susan
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Nov 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I haven’t played Liliya for a while as we’ve been in different groups and I thoroughly enjoyed this match - she had me running all over the court so I’m glad it didn’t go to 3 sets! What was also nice was that local league matches were happening on all of the other courts - another ladies, a mixed and a doubles, so a very sociable atmosphere"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Susan Pollock (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Sue who is new to the League and we had an enjoyable match on a sunny Autumnal afternoon. She has some lovely ground strokes and I look forward to our next encounter"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Iona De Wal (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Iona and welcome her to the league. The score doesn't reflect that we had many games going to deuce and we had some good rallies. It was Iona's first match and I hope it will be the first of many more to come. Thanks Iona, look forward to playing you again in the future."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Liz Somerville (Oct 27) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Arrived at Waterloo Park to play our match only to find there was no net, we contemplated playing without one but in the end Liz had the bright idea of playing at Sprowston which isn't too far away and you don't need to book. It would have been a shame to abandon the match on such a lovely day. This was a really tough match. Most games went to deuce and I was 2 games behind in both sets so really had to dig hard to win. The first set nearly went to a tie break but I just squeaked it, the second set did go to a tie break. The match was so close that it could have gone either way"  -- Linda

Group Summary:

Once again, all the possible matches were played and that gave newcomer Belynda a brilliant chance to shine. It was a great debut and despite a determined effort from Wendy (who took a set off the champ) and a great run from runner-up Maggie, nothing could prevent Belynda notching up a memorable group win! Excellent play everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Belynda Sharples [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Maggie Finck 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Wendy Thomson 8.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Victoria Chubb 9.1 [W1, L3, UF1] 3
  5. Beate Becker [W1, L4] 3
  6. Cathy Geary [L4, UF1] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Beate Becker (Dec 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A cold and crIsp afternoon for tennis under blue skies and a keen breeze. I won the first set 6-2 when Beate realised she had double booked herself and needed to get to the Theatre. This is my 2nd tbc match in this round but no matter as you don't always play to win and I have got out of the league want i wanted : an opportunity to improve my serve and forehead during match play as I ceased having lessons six months ago. Beate, too, had a similar outlook so we amicably agreed to suspend the match. A stunning day for tennis so good to get outside and see Beate before Christmas! "  -- Victoria
  • "Match concluded at Eaton Park the following day just as the floodlights went out!" -- Victoria
Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Victoria Chubb (Dec 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet belynda for the first time! "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Beate Becker (Dec 8) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Belynda and me had a fast game with lots of good ralleys though had to play cautiously due to windy conditions as well as glaring sun which made it harder to serve. We muddled a bit through tie break rules but think we got it right and Belynda was a deserving winner."  -- Beate
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Beate Becker (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a closer match than it looks with many extended deuce points, Beate was suffering a bit from a recent injury so wasn't quite playing at her best, we enjoyed the sunshine even though it was in our eyes half the time and were grateful for a dry day. Thanks Beate."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Cathy Geary (Nov 30) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with Cathy, lots of running around, competitive rallies and close games: great fun. Thanks."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb v Cathy Geary (Nov 24) 6-4, 3-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match abandoned due to poor light. "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Victoria Chubb (Nov 23) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this game in. When Vickie is on form her serve and returns are unbeatable. Lucky for me this wasn’t the case for every game . Challenging when it is. Wendy"  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Wendy Thomson (Nov 17) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We completed our final set on the comfort of an indoor court and Wendy took the lead but I managed to keep myself in with a chance and eventually steal the set after a tough battle. Thanks Wendy."  -- Maggie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Wendy Thomson (Nov 11) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close game with lots of long rallies. Great fun. Thanks for the game"  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Maggie Finck (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable as last time. Lovely to play in the park on a beautiful morning. Thank you Maggie. "  -- Belynda
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Cathy Geary (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Closer game than score suggests, good play. Thanks for the game cathy"  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Cathy Geary (Nov 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very energetic and enjoyable match. Beate has some amazing ground strokes and had me running all round the court. I thought I played well but was out classed by Beate. Good luck with the rest of your matches Beate. Cathy"  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Cathy Geary (Nov 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fortunately the rain held off and we had a very energetic and enjoyable match. Belynda was just too strong for me today. Well played Belynda and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck bt Victoria Chubb (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a lovely match surrounded by the beautiful autumnal trees which was closer than it looks on the score board with plenty of deuce games. The rain held off for us to it was perfect tennis weather. Thanks Victoria."  -- Maggie
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Beate Becker (Nov 3) 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played over 2 sessions and various injuries for both. But fun nevertheless with some good rallies. Thanks for the game "  -- Wendy


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)