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 full venue details »

Vernon Park

Vernon Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG6 0AP Tel: full venue details »

Valley Road Park

Valley Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 3BL Tel: full venue details »

West Park

West Park, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7JE Tel: full venue details »

Bridgford Park

Bridgford Park, Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AT Tel: 0115 933 8363 full venue details »

Activeace Arena

Tattershall Drive, The Park Tennis Club, The Park, Nottingham, NG7 1BX Tel: 0115 9 33 83 63 full venue details »

Lenton Abbey Park

Derby Road, Nottingham, NG9 2SD Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

King George's Park, Bramcote

Town Street, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, NG9 3HA Tel: full venue details »

Clifton Playing Fields

Farnborough Road, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8JU Tel: full venue details »

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 full venue details »

Club Venues

Ravenshead Lawn Tennis Club

Ravenshead Leisure Centre, Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AN Tel: full venue details »
"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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Steve Britton
"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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"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

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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 29 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 November 2020)

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Aaron Bowes 10.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Bond [W1] 2
  3. Vikas Yadav [W1] 2
  4. Gilbert Alla-Mensah 8.2 [W1] 2
  5. Joe Conneally [L2] 2
  6. Adam Broniewski [L2]
  7. Nik Mehta 10.1
  8. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVikas Yadav bt Joe Conneally (Nov 4) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Vikas. Plenty of deuces. It was a tactical masterclass by Vikas! Very well deserved win. Well done mate, hope to play you again soon in the future!"  -- Joe
  • "Playing first league game and really had hard time to win against Joe. There were lot of long chess like rallies. Eventually I just focused on keeping the ball in and got to the victory from 3-3 in third set. Great game." -- Vikas
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt Adam Broniewski (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very cold evening slippery court made running difficult. Plenty of great shots and winners scored by Adam. Thanks for a great match."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentJames Bond bt Adam Broniewski (Nov 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Blooming windy. Some great serving by Adam including aces. Slippy, windy conditions made for an interesting game. Great second set which was more of a reflection of the match."  -- James
Reveal CommentGilbert Alla-Mensah bt Aaron Bowes (Nov 1) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match played in blistering wind. Made it tough for both of us. Saved a few match points with one on a net cord. Well played Aaron."  -- Gilbert
Reveal CommentAaron Bowes bt Joe Conneally (Oct 30) 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match. At 5-5 in the first set we had to stop play for over half an hour due to an issue with the floodlights resulting in us being in total darkness. When the floodlights finally came on we were able to continue playing. We both battled hard throughout. Thanks for a great game Joe, all the best."  -- Aaron

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Davide Ceresara 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Howard Westgate 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Nimesh Christian [L1] 1
  4. Nathanael Parkin 8.2 [L1]
  5. Tristan Hessing 9.2 [L1]
  6. Philip Birch 8.2
  7. Ryan Fagan
  8. Thomas Leyshon

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavide Ceresara bt Nathanael Parkin (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game before lockdown, had the edge in a few close games. "  -- Davide
Reveal CommentDavide Ceresara bt Tristan Hessing (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match, full of long rallies and deuces, in a very slippery court. I manage to get the edge and win, but the match was closer than the result suggests. Nice to play you Tristan, and good luck with your next games! "  -- Davide
Howard Westgate bt Nimesh Christian (Oct 31) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy Wright [W1] 2
  2. Darren Rennicks 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Hugh Pascall [L1]
  4. Lynn Swan [L1]
  5. David James 9.1
  6. Leonard Nyatigi
  7. Tomasz Bernat 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Lynn Swan (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good standard played in really good spirits on a nice autumn day. Lynn uses the court really well with intelligent play. Very enjoyable game and really nice to meet Lynn."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentAndy Wright bt Hugh Pascall (Nov 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun playing with Andy! Felt good getting a couple of service games and a couple of breaks in my first league match. Felt like I started both sets strongly but he got the measure of me pretty quickly. We had some good battles at the baseline and around the court, but some aggressive returning and clinical service games led him to a comfortable victory. Thanks for the pasting Andy!"  -- Hugh

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Prince [W2] 4
  2. Matthew Holmes [W1, L1] 2
  3. Jan Waddington-little [L1] 1
  4. Marcus Oades 10.2 [L1]
  5. Harry James
  6. Jen Brown
  7. Martin Biddle
  8. Mayur Vadher 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Prince bt Jan Waddington-little (Nov 4) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wow that was close!! I started really slowly in the first set and couldn't recover that set. After that struggled with my serve but defended and fought for every single point. Well played Jan, really enjoyed what was a different and difficult challenge."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMatthew Holmes bt Marcus Oades (Nov 1) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "An absolutely fantastic match, Marcus and I were very well matched with long rallies and repeated deuces. Excellent matchplay with technical skills. At nearly 1hr 45m it was the best, longest, hardest and most well fought match I’ve ever played "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentDaniel Prince bt Matthew Holmes (Oct 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Matt. Really enjoyed the match, best of luck in your next games."  -- Daniel
  • ''Daniel and I met to play our match at NTC in the floodlights and had a fantastic match. Daniel was a very strong opponent and I tried to put up a good fights. Lots of deuces and long rallies and excellent opponent and he definitely deserved the win 💪'' -- Matthew

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round had to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Emmanouil Tsagkalidis [W1] 2
  2. Marcin Wygladacz 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Emma Woodward [L1]
  4. Jamie Bannocks [L1]
  5. Jonathan Sekowski
  6. Mark Hopkins
  7. Tom Horne

Match Results:

Marcin Wygladacz bt Jamie Bannocks (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentEmmanouil Tsagkalidis bt Emma Woodward (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match of tennis, much closer than the scoreline suggests. Long rallies, a few crazy points, and about a thousand deuces. It’s a shame that all tennis activities must cease as of Thursday 😞"  -- Emmanouil

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:
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