Friendly, competitive tennis on Nottingham Parks' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and 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 mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • 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 everyone 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

Nottingham Tennis Centre

University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2QH
Tel: 0115 876 1600
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Vernon Park

Vernon Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG6 0AP
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Valley Road Park

Valley Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 3BL
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West Park

West Park, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7JE
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Bridgford Park

Bridgford Park, Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AT
Tel: 0115 933 8363
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Activeace Arena

Tattershall Drive, The Park Tennis Club, The Park, Nottingham, NG7 1BX
Tel: 0115 9 33 83 63
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Lenton Abbey Park

Derby Road, Nottingham, NG9 2SD
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Inham Nook

Pearson Avenue, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 4GQ
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Other Venues

King George's Park, Bramcote

Town Street, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, NG9 3HA
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Clifton Playing Fields

Farnborough Road, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8JU
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Bingham Leisure Centre

The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BL
Tel: 01949 838628
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Keyworth Leisure Centre

Church Drive, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5FF
Tel: 0115 937 5582
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Club Venues

Ravenshead Lawn Tennis Club

Ravenshead Leisure Centre, Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AN
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"Absolutely loved my last round, fantastic format and met some really marvellous people. All matches had positive comments from our group and we played on some terrific courts here in Nottingham. Only problem for me, is that I feel I'm more suited to playing doubles. Full credit to your time and effort in making this work and I'm absolutely sure it will get stronger and bigger. I wish you every success for the future." 
 
 
Phaldie Fredericks
"Just wanted to say a big thank you for organising the league and encouraging folk to play. I've thoroughly enjoyed the experience and met some new people to play social tennis with,"
Jane Peacock

"I've absolutely enjoyed every minute of my tennis. ...it's been great fun. I've learnt so much from each player and has taken away some of my fears of playing singles. Although I didn't win any of my games I had a lot of matches to deuce which shows me how much I've improved. Thank you very much for all your hard work and look forward to next round. ..", Maureen Hutchby

Maureen Hutchby

"​V. Good feedback. Much appreciated. I will be registering in the next league,"

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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Danqing Yi [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Craig Heseltine 9.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Litchfield [W3] 6
  4. Gilbert Alla-Mensah 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Thompson [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nathanael Parkin 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nik Mehta 10.2 [L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Paul Hurt [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Litchfield bt Nathanael Parkin (Aug 18) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First set could have gone either way Enjoyed the game Thanks"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Litchfield bt Craig Heseltine (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game with Craig - played in great spirit, but terrible weather! "  -- Robert
Craig Heseltine bt Nik Mehta (Aug 15) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Craig Heseltine bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-2
Paul Hurt bt Nik Mehta (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-1
Craig Heseltine bt Mark Thompson (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-1
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Paul Hurt (Aug 1) 6-0, 7-6
Reveal CommentDanqing Yi bt Craig Heseltine (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play with you again Craig. In the last round we had a very tough game. But lucky for me, I got a hot hand today. Good luck with your rest matches."  -- Danqing
Nathanael Parkin bt Nik Mehta (Jul 31) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentDanqing Yi bt Nathanael Parkin (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score couldn’t show how good the match was. We had many close games. You got very good technique. Very enjoy to play with you."  -- Danqing
Reveal CommentRobert Litchfield bt Nik Mehta (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Nik! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentCraig Heseltine bt Nathanael Parkin (Jul 24) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough game between us two. Nathanael is a top player and guy. I played defensive and nasty tennis in hot conditions. Better player lost. Good luck dude. "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentDanqing Yi bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyed to play with you Gilbert. Maybe too many errors in the begining let you lost It. But you got very aggressive forehand and backhand which is very competitive. Good luck with your following matches."  -- Danqing
Reveal CommentDanqing Yi bt Paul Hurt (Jul 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Paul. Your accurate forehand gave me a lot of trouble. Good luck with your rest matches."  -- Danqing
Reveal CommentMark Thompson bt Nik Mehta (Jul 22) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cliches first... Great match, great opponent and all round good hit, despite losing! Now for the details - I’m not going to give too much away but opponents of Mark should watch out on the Deuce court!! It was an up and down match from both sides but Mark showed his superior matchplay by ensuring the one thing that remained consistent, if any, was his ability to remain in the point, game and set at any moment in time. (Its not all about winners, its about winning the point!) Only got into the match halfway through the second set but by that time Mark had his grips on the win and was determined to see it out. Great matchplay and some exquiste net play from Mark. Looking forward to playing again out of the league"  -- Nik
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Mark Thompson (Jul 18) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Wilan Hewes 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joe Lyons [W1] 2
  3. David James 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Leonard Nyatigi [L1]
  5. Thomas Ward [L1]
  6. Steven Britton 10.1 [L2]
  7. Tristan Hessing 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Joe Lyons bt Leonard Nyatigi (Aug 13) 6-4, 6-3
Wilan Hewes bt David James (Aug 12) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Wilan Hewes bt Steven Britton (Aug 12) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentWilan Hewes bt Thomas Ward (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "4th match against Tom and I finally get a win. I finally get to write the commentary lol. Well played mate. Always a pleasure. Im sure we will meet again"  -- Wilan
Reveal CommentDavid James bt Steven Britton (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Steven back in the leagues. Enjoyable match played in a good spirit."  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Darren Rennicks 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Howard Westgate 9.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Kevin Collyer [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tomasz Bernat 10.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adedotun Feyi-Sobanjo 10.1 [W1, L1, UF2] 4
  6. Mohammad Al-Kayani [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tom Holdsworth [W1] 2
  8. Mark Vettasseri [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Adedotun Feyi-Sobanjo (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some good tennis played Ade can hit some powerful winners. Enjoyable game Ade top guy too. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentAdedotun Feyi-Sobanjo bt Kevin Collyer (Aug 12) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Shame there are no draws in tennis, what a tough match. Just managed to edge the last set 9-7 in the tie break. All the best in the league, I'm sure we'll meet again."  -- Adedotun
Reveal CommentTomasz Bernat bt Mohammad Al-Kayani (Aug 8) 7-6 (7-0), 6-7 (10-12), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Let the numbers speak for this match - 2 tiebreaks and over 3 hours in perfect tennis conditions made this match another classic. Mohammad's top spin forehand landing on the line is a powerful weapon against any opponent. On my side service and placement was working good this time. Third set could go either way as we were completely exhausted. Thank you for the match Mohammad and I wish You all the best on upcoming matches."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentKevin Collyer bt Tomasz Bernat (Aug 6) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Now the longest match I've ever played, it was painfully close for both of us but a great game with lots of top rallies. Definably have to have a social game again. Best of luck for the rest of your games."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentTom Holdsworth bt Howard Westgate (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good standard with some excellent shots and returns when under pressure from both sides. I started 4-0 down too so it was a good recovery! A very enjoyable game, good luck for the rest of your matches Howard."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Mohammad Al-Kayani (Aug 3) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Mohammad stroke play is fantastic at times and in the second set he was hitting winners from all over the court. I had to comeback from 5-3 down to get the win and I certainly didn’t fancy it going to a 3rd set with my old legs lol! Mohammad I look forward to our next meeting good luck with your remaining games. "  -- Darren
Howard Westgate bt Mark Vettasseri (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentKevin Collyer bt Mohammad Al-Kayani (Jul 29) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very close most of the way through. Mohammed played a really strong second set and nearly made it a 6-0 white wash but I managed to pull back a couple of dignity games. Managed to get my head right again in the 3rd set and keep the consistency which was just enough to carry the match. Thanks for the game and love to play again some time."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Tomasz Bernat (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played in very warm but pleasant conditions. Tomasz serve when on point is as good as anybody’s in the league fortunately for me i started well and managed to stay out in front. Second set Tomasz was firing on all cylinders very enjoyable game cheers Tomasz and good luck with your other games."  -- Darren
Adedotun Feyi-Sobanjo v Howard Westgate (Jul 27) 3-6, 6-3 TBC
Tomasz Bernat v Adedotun Feyi-Sobanjo (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-7 (1-7) TBC
Reveal CommentHoward Westgate bt Mohammad Al-Kayani (Jul 20) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match came down to our serving, a lot of the games were won against the serve. However the games contained many close rallies and Mohammad had the skill to up his game when needed, smashing winners when I hit short returns. In the end mistakes crept in, the wind didn’t help, and I took the second set."  -- Howard

Current Rankings:

  1. Tony Nottingham 9.2 [W4] 8
  2. Marcin Wygladacz 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Simon May [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Winspeare [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jonathan Sekowski [L2] 1
  6. Clifford Fulford 10.2 [L1]
  7. Julia Carson Little

Match Results:

Tony Nottingham bt Clifford Fulford (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-0
Tony Nottingham bt David Winspeare (Aug 15) 6-1, 6-1
Simon May bt Jonathan Sekowski (Aug 12) 6-3, 7-5
Tony Nottingham bt Marcin Wygladacz (Aug 12) 6-3, 6-4
Tony Nottingham bt Simon May (Aug 9) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Marcin Wygladacz bt Simon May (Aug 4) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4
David Winspeare bt Simon May (Aug 1) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6
Marcin Wygladacz bt Jonathan Sekowski (Jul 22) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Nottingham Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Nottingham Parks.

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) 

Comments:
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