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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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Primary Venues

Bridgford park

Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AT
Tel: 0115 933 8363
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Clifton Playing Fields

Farnborough Road, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8JU
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Inham Nook

Pearson Avenue, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 4GQ
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Lenton Abbey Park

Derby Road, Nottingham, NG9 2SD
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Valley Road Park

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

Vernon Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG6 0AP
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Other Venues

Nottingham Tennis Centre

University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2QH
Tel: 0115 876 1600
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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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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 4 May 2017 to Wednesday 28 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 May 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jon Barry 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alex Plant 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joe Fisher 10.2 [W3] 6
  4. Adam Zerdazi [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Hurt [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jake Clarkstone 10.1 [L4] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Zerdazi bt Jake Clarkstone (Jun 27) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match, great rallies. Could have gone either way with some really close games."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Zerdazi bt Paul Hurt (Jun 22) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, lots of deuces"  -- Adam
Alex Plant bt Jake Clarkstone (Jun 20) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Hurt bt Jake Clarkstone (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions to play in with a gusting wind throughout and for the most part strong sunshine as well meant that long rallies were few and far between"  -- Paul
Jon Barry bt Jake Clarkstone (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-4
Joe Fisher bt Alex Plant (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-4
Jon Barry bt Paul Hurt (May 30) 6-1, 6-2
Joe Fisher bt Adam Zerdazi (May 27) 6-3, 6-3
Alex Plant bt Paul Hurt (May 25) 6-4, 6-1
Jon Barry bt Adam Zerdazi (May 21) 6-1, 6-2
Alex Plant bt Adam Zerdazi (May 18) 6-1, 6-2
Joe Fisher bt Paul Hurt (May 13) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Jon Barry bt Alex Plant (May 9) 6-0, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Jon Stabler [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniele Baldolini 10.2 [W5] 10
  3. Gilbert Alla-Mensah 10.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anna Reece 10.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Howard Westgate 10.1 [W3, L3] 6
  6. Tony Nottingham [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Edward Thornton [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Howard Westgate bt Edward Thornton (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-3
Howard Westgate bt Anna Reece (Jun 23) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Jon Stabler bt Howard Westgate (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-0
Anna Reece bt Edward Thornton (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-2
Daniele Baldolini bt Howard Westgate (Jun 17) 6-4, 6-2
Daniele Baldolini bt Tony Nottingham (Jun 14) 6-3, 6-2
Daniele Baldolini bt Anna Reece (Jun 2) 6-2, 6-2
Daniele Baldolini bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (May 31) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-3
Jon Stabler bt Anna Reece (May 31) 6-1, 6-1
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Tony Nottingham (May 30) 6-2, 6-0
Tony Nottingham bt Howard Westgate (May 29) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Anna Reece (May 27) 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4
Jon Stabler bt Tony Nottingham (May 24) 6-0, 6-0
Daniele Baldolini bt Edward Thornton (May 24) 6-1, 6-1
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Edward Thornton (May 22) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0
Howard Westgate bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (May 20) 6-4, 6-4
Anna Reece bt Tony Nottingham (May 20) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Jon Stabler bt Edward Thornton (May 10) 6-0, 6-0
Jon Stabler bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (May 7) 6-2, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Philip Roberts [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Damian Mccann 10.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tristan Hessing [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adedotun Feyi-Sobanjo 10.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Eduard Kim [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Cheri McIntosh [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhilip Roberts bt Tristan Hessing (Jun 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match with some long rallys. Thanks for a good game."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Roberts bt Damian Mccann (Jun 18) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tough game in very hot conditions."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Roberts bt Cheri McIntosh (May 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, unfortunately windy conditions made it challenging "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentDamian Mccann bt Tristan Hessing (May 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tristan in blistering heat. We played some fantastic rallies. "  -- Damian
Reveal CommentAdedotun Feyi-Sobanjo bt Cheri McIntosh (May 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some greats rallies. Well played Cheri."  -- Adedotun
Reveal CommentAdedotun Feyi-Sobanjo bt Philip Roberts (May 23) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Well played Phil"  -- Adedotun
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Cheri McIntosh (May 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Cheri, some good rallies in there. Good luck with the rest of the league :)"  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentDamian Mccann bt Eduard Kim (May 22) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent high quality match, from start to finish. The first set was epic with outstanding shout making and net play. Shame there is no draws in tennis. "  -- Damian
Reveal CommentPhilip Roberts bt Eduard Kim (May 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I think the score flattered me a lot. I was lucky the many deuces went my way. An enjoyable game and some fun rallying"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Adedotun Feyi-Sobanjo (May 16) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ade and well played, first set could have gone either way. Some great rallies in there!"  -- Tristan
Eduard Kim bt Adedotun Feyi-Sobanjo (May 15) 7-5, 7-6 (11-9)
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Eduard Kim (May 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, some long and tense rallies and lengthy exchanges at deuce "  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentDamian Mccann bt Adedotun Feyi-Sobanjo (May 8) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Ade. A good fast paced close match. "  -- Damian

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Dickens 10.2 [W4] 8
  2. Alex Salmeron [W2, L1] 5
  3. Simon Mason [W2, L2] 5
  4. Ben Wales 10.2 [L2]
  5. Matthew Talliss [L3]
  6. Roberto Santos

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Dickens bt Matthew Talliss (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with two 40 minute plus sets.. was starting to look like we'd need headtorches to finish! Cheers Matt, look forward to playing again soon.. Agree with Alex on the forehand comment!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentSimon Mason bt Ben Wales (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ben for a really good game. Luckily for us both the temperature had dropped to something a bit more normal. We had some really good rallies along with some really nice drop shots. Good luck in your next couple of matches . Cheers Simon"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAlex Salmeron bt Matthew Talliss (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It's a good job for me that this match ended when it did as Matthew was starting to power up his forehand which had been a bit rusty after years out of the game. I look forward to having a friendly knock up with you soon Matthew and good luck with the upcoming wedding."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentStephen Dickens bt Ben Wales (Jun 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky blustery conditions for Ben's first game in a while. Some good rallies and closer than the score suggests. Nice to meet you Ben and hope to play again soon."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Dickens bt Simon Mason (Jun 8) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The Grandstands were built (if not full) for this much anticipated third set staged some three weeks on from the first two sets thanks to the Great British summertime weather. Played over two nights all three sets were tight and could have gone either way with some cracking rallies throughout. Thanks Simon for a couple of enjoyable evenings - look forward to playing again and comparing predictions for the coming season over a post match beer!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentSimon Mason bt Matthew Talliss (May 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "6-2,6-2 This match was a lot closer than the score told. We had some great rally's and Matt playing some nice decent net play, with even a decent Boris Becker dive coming into play. Again played in a great spirit with somebody else I now class as a new friend. Good luck Matt in your next group match's."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentStephen Dickens bt Alex Salmeron (May 21) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match played in good spirits, a day later than planned thanks the great British weather. Alex shot out of the blocks taking the first set and racing to a 3-0 lead in the second before (helped I have to say by a few lucky net cords which definitely all seemed to go my way today) I clawed my way back. 70 / 80 % of games went to deuce through all three sets. Some great rallies, over two hours on court and played by two not so young novices in exactly the right spirit. See you again soon hopefully Alex! "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentAlex Salmeron bt Simon Mason (May 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "There was a huge, sun drenched crowd, and some pigeons, waiting in anticipation to see these two dads slogging it out, both competing in their first ever competitive singles match, and they weren't disappointed. The games were very close with many going to deuce. Simon's deft drop shots and back spin shots kept me on my toes, but alas, lady luck smiled on me today. Both players agreed to play again sometime as friends, and that is just what it's all about at the end of the day. Cheers Simon, all the best with your remaining matches. :-)"  -- Alex

Current Rankings:

  1. Lucy Mwangi [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Bannocks [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Clifford Fulford 10.2 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Emma Grishin [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Katie McLean [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nattelie Mullings [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Clifford Fulford bt Katie McLean (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJamie Bannocks bt Emma Grishin (Jun 22) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fantastic match played on a cool summer evening. The match was a lot closer than expected with many games going to deuce. It was an absolute pleasure to play Emma, and a match I would be happy to play again! Thank you Emma!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentLucy Mwangi bt Clifford Fulford (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First of all, thanks Clifford for accommodating my mixed up with the time. We had a fun match under very difficult conditions. It was very windy but we got there in the end. I've to say that the results does not reflect the quality of it all with most of the games going to deuce. Good luck in your future matches."  -- Lucy
Clifford Fulford bt Nattelie Mullings (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentLucy Mwangi bt Nattelie Mullings (Jun 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fun match with most of the games going to a deuce/ advantage. It was lovely meeting you Nattelie. Good luck with the remaining matches."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentClifford Fulford bt Jamie Bannocks (Jun 2) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "So exhausting considered conceding after second set. "  -- Clifford
Reveal CommentEmma Grishin bt Nattelie Mullings (May 28) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun and enjoyable match which we both agreed really helped practise all the skills we've been learning at coaching sessions. We both took a while to settle in with a few first set wobbles, including a nasty tumble for Nattelie - hope your knee is OK?! The second set in particular produced some excellent serves, returns and rallies as we started to relax and feel like we knew what we were doing a bit more. Thank you so much for a really competitive and close fought match, Nattelie. "  -- Emma
Reveal CommentClifford Fulford bt Emma Grishin (May 25) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot. New balls bouncing very high."  -- Clifford
Reveal CommentKatie McLean bt Nattelie Mullings (May 21) 5-7, 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was such a fun game, LOVED playing with Nattalie. There were some excellent shots and really great rallies played. Looking forward to playing with Nattalie again but hoping for shorter sets next time! "  -- Katie
Reveal CommentJamie Bannocks bt Nattelie Mullings (May 18) 6-4, 0-6, 2-0 Nattelie Mullings Retired

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fantastic match of tennis where either party could have won and every single point was contested. Unfortunately, the match ended early due to fatigue, but the final score was agreed amongst both participants and we agreed how close the match was"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentLucy Mwangi bt Katie McLean (May 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great fun match played in the rain. We got there in the end Katie even though the balls were getting heavier. Wish you all the best with the remaining matches."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentJamie Bannocks bt Katie McLean (May 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a much closer match than the score line shows with almost every game going to deuce. An excellent match, and one I would be more than happy to play again!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentLucy Mwangi bt Jamie Bannocks (May 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The final score doesn't reflect the quality of play by Jamie. A great fun match. Well played Jamie and good luck with the remaining matches."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Mwangi bt Emma Grishin (May 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match with a very lovely lady. We had some fun even though we struggled with nerves at the beginning of the match. Wish you all the best Emma with the remaining matches. Lucy."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentEmma Grishin bt Katie McLean (May 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "For two complete novices playing their first ever competitive match in this league, the blustery conditions certainly proved an extra challenge this evening! The wind provided most of the top spin that we have not quite mastered in our coaching sessions yet but we persevered to produce some really good rallies. The final score does not reflect the quality of play by Katie, which included 2 Aces, no less! A great fun match, made harder by the fact that we are coaching buddies but our coach would have been proud of the competitive but supportive nature in which the game was played. Thanks for a great introductory match, Katie!"  -- Emma

Results

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