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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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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Over three quarters of matches played this round, proof that wintry weather can't deter you from tennis. Than you so much for sporting the league, making time for your opponents and scheduling so much tennis. Here's to the next round!

Group Summary:

When Craig met Craig there could only be one winner, Craig. But, in the puzzle that is tennis, Craig didn't win the group despite wining that encounter. That honour went to Craig - Craig Heseltine that is. Hope we haven't confused you, but this was an excellent return to the league for Craig H who finished a point ahead of Paul in the final standings. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Craig Heseltine 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Hurt [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Craig Flint 8.2 [W3] 6
  4. Darren Rennicks 10.1 [L3, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nathanael Parkin 8.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  6. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCraig Flint bt Paul Hurt (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice early spring day for a game. Thanks Paul. "  -- Craig
Paul Hurt bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Mar 4) Walkover
Craig Heseltine bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Mar 3) 2-6, 3-1 Robert Henesey-Smith Retired
Darren Rennicks v Nathanael Parkin (Feb 20) 6-3, 1-0 TBC

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCraig Heseltine bt Nathanael Parkin (Feb 14) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "the toughest match ive ever been part of, wind played a part as it does at this time of year, both players had match points and it turned into one of those must not miss games. Well done mate see you soon "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentCraig Heseltine bt Paul Hurt (Feb 11) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy cold but good game Cheers paul"  -- Craig
Reveal CommentPaul Hurt bt Darren Rennicks (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough on Darren in the 2nd set as three lucky net cords all went in my favour - two of them being on game points in consecutive games"  -- Paul
Craig Flint bt Craig Heseltine (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-1
Paul Hurt bt Nathanael Parkin (Feb 1) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentCraig Flint bt Darren Rennicks (Jan 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Darren. Some good serving from Darren. Keep it up and good luck in your next matches. "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentCraig Heseltine bt Darren Rennicks (Jan 28) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Playing against my best mate today. My game was helped today by the wind as Darrens power game was neautralised a little. "  -- Craig

Group Summary:

A terrific group with only one-match unplayed all crowned by an excellent five-match winning performance from Howard who had to work hard to maintain his lead, especially when taking on runner-up Nik! Well done everyone for your hard work and excellent tennis in this group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Howard Westgate 8.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nik Mehta 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alexandru Ursu [W2, L2] 5
  4. Tomasz Bernat 9.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Marcus Oades 10.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Martin Biddle [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Alexandru Ursu bt Marcus Oades (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentTomasz Bernat bt Marcus Oades (Mar 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match played under floodlights with quite good weather conditions. Marcus is a good player, strong opponent but was playing first time at Vernons - I guess that was my small advantage. Many deuces and long rallies could go either way. Going back from 1-4 in second set cost a lot of running as well as luck. Thank you for a very good game Marcus and I wish you all the best in your upcoming matches. "  -- Tomasz
Alexandru Ursu bt Martin Biddle (Mar 3) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Alexandru Ursu (Mar 3) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Alex, great to play with you. I really enjoyed our match, it was up-and-down throughout. You didn’t deserve to lose mate, I feel v lucky to get the win! Already looking forward to our next hit! Good luck with your remaining matches!"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentHoward Westgate bt Tomasz Bernat (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you again Tomasz. Playing indoors I feel I had an advantage over you this time! Good luck."  -- Howard

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHoward Westgate bt Nik Mehta (Feb 15) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After our last meeting we both knew that this would be a tough match and it was. The first set started well but was over quicker than expected. Nik has a strong start to the second set going 2-0 up. I was always chasing in this set and really did’t want it to go to a third! The third set was very even until 3-3 when our play changed. Maybe it was fatigue or caution not wanting to make a mistake at this stage, but it went in my favour. Nik is a great player and he brought out the best in my play today. I need a long rest now. Cheers, looking forward to the next match with you."  -- Howard
Reveal CommentHoward Westgate bt Alexandru Ursu (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After the first few games this looked like it was going to be a long old match. Well played Alex, your topspin forehand was terrific. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Howard
  • "This was a terrific and very enjoyable match. Really well played Howard!" -- Alexandru
Reveal CommentTomasz Bernat bt Martin Biddle (Feb 7) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Windy and dry evening under floodlights. I was chasing the result most of the time, fighting with wind and my new racquet. Very thoughtful play from Martin made me running all over the place and doing many mistakes. Thank you for a good game Martin and I wish you all the best on your upcoming matches."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentMarcus Oades bt Martin Biddle (Feb 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Martin. A couple of really close games in both sets that could've gone either way. Best of luck with your remaining matches!"  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Marcus Oades (Feb 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another great and enjoyable match Marcus. Scoreline doesnt show it all. I dug deep in the second set to bring it back from 0-40, 2-5 down, thought we were going into three! Already looking forward to the rematch! Good luck with your remaining matches"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentHoward Westgate bt Martin Biddle (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect the fact that this was an enjoyable match for both with many deuce points and some great rallies."  -- Howard
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Tomasz Bernat (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions but we had some good rallies Tomasz, looking forward to playing again...."  -- Nik
Reveal CommentHoward Westgate bt Marcus Oades (Jan 25) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight match with Marcus. There was nothing in it for the majority of the match. We played some long rallies covering a lot of ground. Well played Marcus."  -- Howard
Reveal CommentNik Mehta bt Martin Biddle (Jan 25) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Martin, enjoyed playing with you! "  -- Nik

Group Summary:

In terms of points won, Kevin romped home this time, but the matches themselves show a different story - all his matches were real contests, including his match with runner-up Chris. Had things not gone quite so much to plan, Kevin also had bonus points to cement his winning position.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kevin Collyer 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Chris Edwards [W1, L2, UF1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Christopher Sinclair-Wilson [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Jonathan Sekowski [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  5. Andy Abele [L2, UF1]
  6. Greg Moore 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKevin Collyer bt Chris Edwards (Mar 11) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Puddle dodging was the game of the day! really good match played in good spirit. A really close first set with every game going with serve but Chris broke my serve in game 4 and finished it up. Set two started with me breaking Chris and then an immediate break back. Again i believe it was in the 4th it turn and we had a nearly mirror image to set 1. Despite the score set three was likely the hardest fought and saw what had to be the point of the game having sent Chris from far left then sprinting right he managed a fantastic drop shot and i was left watching it. in the end though i managed to claim the set. Great match and sure we will be playing again soon. cheers Kev"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentChris Edwards bt Jonathan Sekowski (Mar 8) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match between us today, both fought to the end with the winds very high, some great shots played, thanks Jonathan for the match,well played. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChristopher Sinclair-Wilson v Jonathan Sekowski (Feb 25) 6-3, 3-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "First set done in a hale storm and then strings snapped halfway through the second!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentKevin Collyer bt Jonathan Sekowski (Feb 12) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a good amount of break and counter break. yet again i found myself 4-1 down in the second set for the second match running but managed to dig back to 4-4 and carry it through. Hard match with 1 insanely long deuce game! Thanks Jonathan and best of luck in your remaining games."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentJonathan Sekowski bt Andy Abele (Feb 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I hit an alarming number of double faults in set 2 but otherwise played well. Was my first time playing in the dome at the back of the Tennis Centre and it was a lot of fun. Thanks so much to Andy for organizing the court and I wish him well on his future matches."  -- Jonathan
Chris Edwards v Andy Abele (Feb 4) 7-6 (7-3) TBC
Reveal CommentKevin Collyer bt Andy Abele (Feb 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very hard fought all round. Andy came back in the second set to take a 4-1 lead and we scrapped all the way to a tie break. Very close match and thoroughly enjoyable. Look forward to next time. cheers Kev"  -- Kevin
  • "What a fabulous match and what a lovely person Kevin is. Thank you 🙏" -- Andy
Reveal CommentKevin Collyer bt Christopher Sinclair-Wilson (Jan 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match again Chris, sure we will have more in future. I Knew it would be a challenging game and as so often happens the score doesn't reflect the play. All the best in your remaining games. cheers Kev"  -- Kevin
Christopher Sinclair-Wilson bt Chris Edwards (Jan 20) 6-0, 6-3

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) 

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