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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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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
full venue details »

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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"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
"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
"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

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

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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Sekowski [W2] 4
  2. Danqing Yi [W2] 4
  3. Nathanael Parkin 8.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Hurt [W1] 2
  5. Jon Stabler [UF1] 1
  6. Gilbert Alla-Mensah 8.2 [L2, UF1]
  7. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1
  8. Wilan Hewes 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Sekowski bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play you, Gilbert. Great guy, with an attacking game who plays tennis in the spirit it should be played. Look forward to our next meeting."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Sekowski bt Nathanael Parkin (Oct 16) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score suggests with lots of deuces. Nathanael showed his true level in a third set we played for fun - I only just managed to take it in a close tiebreak that could have gone either way. Thanks for the match, Nathanael, and good luck with your remaining fixtures."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDanqing Yi bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Oct 15) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match! You played so good today Gilbert, if you took the second set, you probably gonna win the match finally. Can’t wait to play you again. But in daytime next time :) can’t see anything in dark."  -- Danqing
Reveal CommentPaul Hurt bt Nathanael Parkin (Oct 14) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough, physical match. A handful of points either way decided the outcome"  -- Paul
Jon Stabler v Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Oct 11) 6-2, 4-3 TBC
Reveal CommentDanqing Yi bt Nathanael Parkin (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "You played so aggressive today, especially in the second set. Lots of tight games. Always enjoyed to play with you Nathanael."  -- Danqing

Current Rankings:

  1. Nik Mehta 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Thomas Ward [W2] 4
  3. Howard Westgate 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Andy Abele [L3, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Darren Rennicks 10.1 [W1] 2
  6. Marcus Oades 10.2 [W1] 2
  7. Janusz Czapski [L3, UF1] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Andy Abele (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the leagues Andy and well played. Keep taking the positives from each game mate. Any time you fancy a game give me a shout and all the best in the rest of your games."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentMarcus Oades bt Janusz Czapski (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Janusz, and good luck with your remaining matches "  -- Marcus
Thomas Ward bt Andy Abele (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentHoward Westgate bt Janusz Czapski (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a slow start the second set saw some great points played. Enjoy your remaining matches Janusz."  -- Howard
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Andy Abele (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Andy!"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentAndy Abele v Janusz Czapski (Oct 10) 6-3, 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Heavy rain stopped play... Really enjoyed playing Janusz and look forward to the match finale on Sunday... Weather permitting 😊"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentThomas Ward bt Howard Westgate (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game as always Howard, you're a great competitor and a good match up for me! Cheers Tom"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Janusz Czapski (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league Janusz! Thanks for the match, good luck in your future matches :)"  -- Nik

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Bernat 10.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  2. Kevin Collyer 10.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Greg Moore 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. David Quinn 10.1 [W1] 2
  5. Victoria Murphy [L1] 1
  6. Chris Edwards [L2]
  7. Christopher Sinclair-Wilson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTomasz Bernat bt Chris Edwards (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match Chris and all the best for upcoming matches. "  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentKevin Collyer bt Greg Moore (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played in good spirit. as all players know the score doesn't show how the game went and there were some incredible rallies played. Unfortunately despite shedding blood! it wasn't Greg's day today. All the best for the rest of your matches mate and if you ever just fancy a game give me a shout, cheers Kev"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentGreg Moore bt Chris Edwards (Oct 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to be playing my first competitive singles match in 17 months today! Chris informed me he's also not played for quite a while too and it showed for both of us! We were both pretty rusty, with me being the luckiest player today - The match was much closer than the scoreline would suggest and a few crucial points the other way and the result would have been reversed. We started off the first set quite dry but then the heavens opened and we ended up playing on what looked like a swimming pool but felt like an ice rink! Fortunately neither of us fell over and broke ourselves, so all good. Chris is a friendly guy and a good fair player and I thoroughly enjoyed our match today. Thanks mate and good luck in the rest of your matches!"  -- Greg
Reveal CommentDavid Quinn bt Victoria Murphy (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great combat - good runaround. Really enjoyed it, thanks David!"  -- Victoria
Tomasz Bernat v Kevin Collyer (Oct 10) 7-5, 2-6 TBC

Current Rankings:

  1. David Winspeare [W2] 4
  2. Mohammad Al-Kayani [W1] 2
  3. Marcin Wygladacz 10.1 [L1] 1
  4. Mark Hopkins [L2]
  5. Jonathan Sekowski
  6. Pranav Poudel
  7. Simon May

Match Results:

David Winspeare bt Mark Hopkins (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-2
David Winspeare bt Marcin Wygladacz (Oct 6) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentMohammad Al-Kayani bt Mark Hopkins (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Many deuce games, Mark's forehand was becoming crispier and crispier as the game went on, great consistency of serves from both of us which made for a good first game back. Thank you Mark, Always a pleasure. "  -- Mohammad

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:
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)