Friendly, competitive tennis on Nottingham Parks's 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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Bridgford park

Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AT
Tel: 0115 933 8363
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Valley Road Park

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

Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7JE
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Inham Nook

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

Derby Road, Nottingham, NG9 2SD
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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." 
 
 
Phaldie Fredericks

"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

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Steve Britton
"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

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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 15 November 2018 to Wednesday 23 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Sekowski [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Craig Heseltine [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Zac Taibel [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nathanael Parkin 9.1 [W2] 4
  5. Samuel Elliott 9.2 [W2] 4
  6. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [L2] 1
  7. Paul Hurt [L2]
  8. Gilbert Alla-Mensah 9.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Zac Taibel bt Paul Hurt (Dec 13) 6-3, 6-2
Nathanael Parkin bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Dec 9) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentRichard Sekowski bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, played in a great spirit with plenty of long rallies. Good luck, Rob, with your remaining fixtures."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentCraig Heseltine bt Paul Hurt (Dec 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good game played in wet and sometimes windy conditions. Paul is a great player so was very pleased to edge it, just, neither of us could hold serve but believe this was through good returning rather than poor serving."  -- Craig
Nathanael Parkin bt Zac Taibel (Dec 7) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Reveal CommentRichard Sekowski bt Craig Heseltine (Dec 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Craig. A lot closer than the score suggests with some big slices of luck on my part. Best of luck for your remaining matches."  -- Richard
Richard Sekowski bt Zac Taibel (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-3
Richard Sekowski bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Nov 26) 6-1, 6-2
Samuel Elliott bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Nov 24) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentSamuel Elliott bt Craig Heseltine (Nov 16) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mr Heseltine and Mr Elliott contested a tight, competitive and entertaining match on the 16th of November. Elliott, the younger of the two players, started in timid fashion, coughing up double fault after double fault, and his opponent from Nottingham capitalised and raced out to a 5-0 lead. Elliott managed to claw a game out of the set but succumbed 6-1, serving 14 (yes, FOURTEEN) double faults in the process. The second set was far more even and both players raised their level, but Mr Elliott was able to secure an early break and consolidated it with some far more conservative serving, 6-3 the score. After a toilet break, crucial early games in set 3 managed to go in Elliott's favour and he raced to a 6-1 victory. A fine match"  -- Samuel

Current Rankings:

  1. Darren Rennicks [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Howard Westgate 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mohammad Al-Kayani [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tristan Hessing 10.1 [W2] 4
  5. Christopher Sinclair-Wilson [W1, L1] 3
  6. Thomas Ward [W1, L1] 2
  7. Mark Hopkins [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Howard Westgate (Dec 15) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a battle!! Howard served so well very consistent really hard to break down. Nothing given by any of us there was no easy games. Highly enjoyable match. Howard is a tough competitor and an absolute gent good luck with your remaining games."  -- Darren
Christopher Sinclair-Wilson bt Darren Rennicks (Dec 12) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Thomas Ward bt Mohammad Al-Kayani (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Howard Westgate (Dec 9) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought match in damp conditions-hard to time shots as the balls were so heavy. Managed to dig deep in final set to come back from 0-3 down. Could have easily gone the other way on another day. Thanks for the match Howard! "  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentDarren Rennicks bt Mark Hopkins (Dec 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played on quite a pleasant night for December at tennis centre. Score does not tell the story quite a few close games. I had a good day with serving and hit the lines well. Well played Mark good luck with the rest of your games and I am sure we will cross rackets again in the future. "  -- Darren
Reveal CommentMohammad Al-Kayani bt Mark Hopkins (Dec 6) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Really really good match. Mark played some beautiful winners especially in that second set, a well fought match that I did thoroughly enjoy. Good rallies, and some great chasing down of every point. Thank you Mark, and best of luck with the remaining games. "  -- Mohammad
Howard Westgate bt Thomas Ward (Dec 3) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTristan Hessing bt Mohammad Al-Kayani (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mohammed, some spirited and close match play despite the score line. "  -- Tristan
Reveal CommentHoward Westgate bt Mohammad Al-Kayani (Nov 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Mohammad plays a good standard of tennis and the result was closer than the score suggests. Some great rallies played."  -- Howard
Reveal CommentMohammad Al-Kayani bt Christopher Sinclair-Wilson (Nov 21) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Was an amazing cold match. Chris was great, a fair player, with a lot of fight!! Enjoyed the game thoroughly. "  -- Mohammad
Darren Rennicks bt Mohammad Al-Kayani (Nov 21) 6-0, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeevan Adhikari [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Marcin Wygladacz 10.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tony Nottingham 10.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tomasz Bernat 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Janice Hinchliffe 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Maureen Hutchby [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Marcin Wygladacz bt Janice Hinchliffe (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-4
Tomasz Bernat bt Janice Hinchliffe (Dec 8) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Tony Nottingham bt Marcin Wygladacz (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-1
Tony Nottingham bt Janice Hinchliffe (Dec 6) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJeevan Adhikari bt Tomasz Bernat (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in the wet surface. The start was good, later wet surface played in my favour. Good luck Tomasz for your upcoming matches. "  -- Jeevan
Reveal CommentJeevan Adhikari bt Tony Nottingham (Nov 26) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The best match so far for me. Tony has strong first serve and very good slice returns. We played for more than 2 hours. The match would have been tilted in any side. His double faults made me easier at the end. Well played Tony. All the best for your next match. "  -- Jeevan
Marcin Wygladacz bt Maureen Hutchby (Nov 26) 6-4, 6-4
Marcin Wygladacz bt Tomasz Bernat (Nov 24) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentJeevan Adhikari bt Janice Hinchliffe (Nov 24) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Janice. Second set was fun. All the best for your future match. "  -- Jeevan
Reveal CommentJeevan Adhikari bt Marcin Wygladacz (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Marcin played well. Few long rallies were fun. His first serves were un-returnable. Good luck Marcin for your upcoming match. "  -- Jeevan

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:
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