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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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." 
 
 
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"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,"
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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 11 June 2020 to Wednesday 5 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gilbert Alla-Mensah 8.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Craig Heseltine 9.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Hurt [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Darren Rennicks 10.1 [W1, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Nathanael Parkin 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Howard Westgate 8.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGilbert Alla-Mensah bt Paul Hurt (Jul 13) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling game of tennis."  -- Gilbert
Craig Heseltine bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-3
Craig Heseltine bt Darren Rennicks (Jul 8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Craig Heseltine bt Nathanael Parkin (Jul 6) 6-2, 6-2
Paul Hurt bt Nathanael Parkin (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-3
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Howard Westgate (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-0
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Darren Rennicks (Jul 4) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Craig Heseltine (Jun 29) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Darren Rennicks (Jun 28) 6-1, 1-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentNathanael Parkin bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Jun 28) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match in windy conditions. We both made lots of errors with some good points here and there. I think I was just a little more consistent overall but also had a lot of net cords go my way. "  -- Nathanael
Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Howard Westgate (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played through the odd light shower and some good quality play on both sides. Howard always competes and makes you work hard and today no different. No doubt we will meet again on court soon. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentPaul Hurt bt Darren Rennicks (Jun 23) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match played in sweltering heat. Well played Darren.."  -- Paul
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Howard Westgate (Jun 20) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentPaul Hurt bt Howard Westgate (Jun 17) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Howard again after not playing him for a while and congratulations on reaching Group 1 again. A genuine sportsman."  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Nik Mehta 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Broniewski [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Thompson [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andy Wright [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tomasz Bernat 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Maciej Pietrzak [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Thomas Ward [L2]

Match Results:

Nik Mehta bt Thomas Ward (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam Broniewski bt Thomas Ward (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play with Thomas again, it took Thomas a few games to get into it having not played since December. However once he got going he was a tricky customer, extending the rally’s and making it very awkward for me. Thanks for the Game"  -- Adam
Mark Thompson bt Tomasz Bernat (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdam Broniewski bt Andy Wright (Jul 3) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match in Very difficult conditions, light rain throughout made it quite slippy towards the end. It could have gone either way. Thanks Andy enjoyed it mate "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Broniewski bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Match was a lot closer then the score line suggests. Many close games and deuces. Enjoyed it, thanks Maciej"  -- Adam
Mark Thompson bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Tomasz Bernat (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tomasz"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Mark Thompson (Jun 23) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Score does not represent the match at all! Felt like Mark won more key points throughout the match.... Played at new courts, which took me back a little in the first set in v hot and sunny weather... Thanks for such a great match Mark. All the best in your upcoming matches Sampras! ;)"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentAndy Wright bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game tough in windy conditions and a low sun. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentTomasz Bernat bt Andy Wright (Jun 20) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Many winners played from Andy today and a bit more consistency would definitely give him a win, especially it was his second match after six years. He will become better every match, so watch out Andy's next opponents! Thank you for the match Andy and all the best in your upcoming matches."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Maciej Pietrzak (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Maciej! Meet again soon..."  -- Nik
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Andy Wright (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun first match for me in the leagues. On a warm and close evening on a sheltered court it almost felt like playing abroad. Nik is clearly an experienced competitor with a solid game that was too much for my inconsistency. He went up quickly in each set and while I pegged him back a bit in both the result was never really in doubt. Thoroughly enjoyed my first singles match in 6 years though and looking forward to getting match sharp over the course of this round. "  -- Andy

Current Rankings:

  1. Aaron Bowes 10.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tristan Hessing 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Leonard Nyatigi [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thomas Leyshon [W1, L1] 3
  5. Stephen Smith [L2] 1
  6. Steven Britton 10.1 [L2]
  7. David Winspeare

Match Results:

Thomas Leyshon bt Aaron Bowes (Jun 30) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Aaron Bowes bt Stephen Smith (Jun 26) Walkover
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt Steven Britton (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious sunny hot weather. Match was closer than scoreline suggests. Steven played very positive attacking tennis throughout the match with plenty of brilliant shots. I had to rely on all of my speed in this match."  -- Aaron
Tristan Hessing bt Leonard Nyatigi (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentLeonard Nyatigi bt Thomas Leyshon (Jun 22) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game of tennis. Tom really came out flying in the second set and it was all I could do to try to hang on, that eventually carried the day. A really close and hard-fought match that could have gone either way but for a few crucial points. Good luck for the remaining matches and I hope to play you again soon. - Len "  -- Leonard
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Steven Britton (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in very good spirits, thanks for the match Steve. Steve is a much better player than that score suggests and I was fortunate to capitalise on some early rustiness as he returns to play. I think he will be tougher beat as the tournament progresses. "  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt Leonard Nyatigi (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The 2nd set was very close with Leonard leading for most of the set. I had to dig in deep when I was 4-3 down in order to win the match. Leonard's speed and court coverage throughout the match was very impressive. "  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Stephen Smith (Jun 15) 6-0, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Steve. Very enjoyable. Really strong comeback in second set that gave me plenty to think about heading into the decider. Managed to dig deep for the win. "  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt Tristan Hessing (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match was played in great spirits on a warm sunny afternoon. Tristan's quality all round ability meant I had to constantly work very hard. Tristan played the best shots of the day and made me do a lots of running throughout. Thank you very much for a great game Tristan."  -- Aaron

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Walsh 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martin Biddle [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Vettasseri [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gaston Senese [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonathan Sekowski [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Chris Edwards [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGaston Senese bt Martin Biddle (Jul 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match!"  -- Gaston
Martin Biddle bt Jonathan Sekowski (Jun 30) 6-4, 6-2
Gaston Senese bt Jonathan Sekowski (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-4
Martin Biddle bt Chris Edwards (Jun 28) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Gaston Senese (Jun 22) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An extremely enjoyable and tight first set with gaston who played his first competitive game in a while it could have gone either way I eventually came through in second set after some very long rallies Gaston can only improve in future games "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Vettasseri bt Martin Biddle (Jun 22) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Martin. Another very long match on a sunny evening. There was very little between us and plenty of good shots and rallies throughout the match. Really fun game. Thanks. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Vettasseri bt Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro (Jun 20) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the long hard-fought match. Very close throughout and almost every game went to deuce. Lots of good points and rallies in this game. We both tired in the last set and our serving started to fail. The match was eventually decided by a solitary service hold in the last set. Good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Mark
Martin Biddle bt Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro (Jun 20) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentJonathan Sekowski bt Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro (Jun 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Happened on Friday 19th but forgot to put it up straight away so score may be slightly off (by a game or 2). Quite windy but otherwise nice, cool conditions. Played poorly to start but then got going. Some very nice 'cat and mouse' points at net during the match. Thanks very much for game and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Ndamuwanepi Ishemunyoro (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Match closer than a score suggests Most games went to juice it was Natimuwanepi first game in a long time he can only improve going foward"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Chris Edwards (Jun 15) 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with chris After 1st set he started to play his best tennis and could have gone either way in a very close and competitive 2nd set tie break Thanks Chris Keep pushing the limits "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Vettasseri bt Chris Edwards (Jun 14) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Chris. Was nice to pick up my racket for the first time in months. This was a very good quality match despite our lockdown rustiness. Lots of long rallies in a very even match."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Martin Biddle (Jun 14) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match and 0pponent in Martin to return to tennis After covid On a beautiful hot day that tested our fitness All 3 sets were very close and some good rallies Think i just had more legs in the 3rd set to get over the line Thanks Martin Good luck rest of round"  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Abeed Fayaz [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Longley 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Hopkins [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Colin Minton [W1, L1] 2
  5. Aviva Caller [L2]
  6. Katie Percival 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Longley bt Aviva Caller (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "some good rallies and long games. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- David
Reveal CommentColin Minton bt Aviva Caller (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game played on a pleasant evening. Thanks for the game Aviva, very enjoyable."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentAbeed Fayaz bt David Longley (Jul 5) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in windy conditions. A great, friendly guy with an awkward game to play against. "  -- Abeed
Reveal CommentDavid Longley bt Mark Hopkins (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always good to see and play Mark. Some cracking rallies! Cheers"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Longley bt Colin Minton (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match and a top chap. "  -- David
Reveal CommentMark Hopkins bt Katie Percival (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match, some great ground shots from Katie - making me run in the heat!! All the best in the rest of the matches. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAbeed Fayaz bt Mark Hopkins (Jun 21) 7-5, 3-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, literally could have gone either way. "  -- Abeed
Abeed Fayaz bt Katie Percival (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-0

Results

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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:
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)