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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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"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." 
 
 
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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 16 February 2017 to Wednesday 12 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Craig Flint [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Barlow 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Hurt [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joe Fisher 10.2 [W2] 4
  5. Alan Hook [L1]
  6. Jon Barry 10.2 [L1]
  7. Nathanael Parkin 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Barlow bt Nathanael Parkin (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult match in windy conditions, had to dig in defensively against some big forehands and approach shots, cheers for a great match!"  -- James
Reveal CommentCraig Flint bt Jon Barry (Mar 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A one sided score line for sure but tennis is certainly a game of momentum and by His own admission Jon never managed to get going after losing some early close rallies and I think I managed to find some of my better form today. Im sure a replay in another round things might be closer."  -- Craig
Joe Fisher bt Paul Hurt (Mar 1) 7-5, 7-5
Craig Flint bt James Barlow (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-3
Craig Flint bt Paul Hurt (Feb 27) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Paul Hurt bt Alan Hook (Feb 26) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Barlow bt Paul Hurt (Feb 24) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough, attritional match in windy conditions, the second set alone lasted longer than most of my previous league matches. Lost count of the number of multiple-deuce games and service breaks, thanks for a top quality game Paul."  -- James
Joe Fisher bt James Barlow (Feb 22) 6-4, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Middleton [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gilbert Alla-Mensah 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jon Stabler [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Howard Westgate 10.1 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sofia Kordolaimi [W1, L1] 2
  6. Gary Benner 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Adam Middleton bt Jon Stabler (Mar 15) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
Adam Middleton bt Howard Westgate (Mar 11) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Adam Middleton bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Mar 8) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2
Sofia Kordolaimi bt Howard Westgate (Mar 4) 6-4, 6-2
Adam Middleton bt Gary Benner (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-0
Jon Stabler bt Howard Westgate (Feb 25) 6-1, 7-5
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Sofia Kordolaimi (Feb 25) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJon Stabler bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Feb 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle despite the scoreline. Most games were close and Gilbert played very well testing me with plenty of great shots making me work hard for the win!"  -- Jon
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Howard Westgate (Feb 18) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Glenn Simpson 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gareth Carrol 10.2 [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Damian Mccann 10.1 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Edward Thornton [W1] 2
  5. Christopher Fitton [W1, L2] 2
  6. Anna Reece 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEdward Thornton bt Glenn Simpson (Mar 20) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good tight match played in very windy very slippy conditions."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentDamian Mccann bt Christopher Fitton (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played chris in the windy conditions. We had a really good match despite the wind making life difficult for us. "  -- Damian
Reveal CommentGlenn Simpson bt Christopher Fitton (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Despite what the score would suggest it was an evenly contested match. Many of the games had numerous deuces and so forth. The result being we played 2 very long sets of enjoyable tennis. Thanks and well played Chris."  -- Glenn
Reveal CommentChristopher Fitton bt Gareth Carrol (Mar 11) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game. Gareth organised the location and it all went smoothly. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentDamian Mccann bt Glenn Simpson (Mar 11) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An epic match. After a slow start Glenn raced out of the blocks to take the second set. A close 3rd set ended in near darkness. A fun match with some realky good rallys and points"  -- Damian
Reveal CommentGareth Carrol bt Damian Mccann (Mar 4) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match - second and third sets especially were very competitive and a lot of fun with some great rallies. "  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentGlenn Simpson bt Gareth Carrol (Feb 18) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Our third matchup and they just keep getting better. it started out Even Stevens till Gareth took control to take the first set. I felt the match had slipped through my fingers when Gareth came from behind to take the second set to a tie-break. There were many long rallies but I hung on to even this up and force the third set. Fatigue played a major role in the third. Fortunately for me, Gareth lost his sharpness and I was able to assert a level of dominance to win the match. I've said it before, he's improved dramatically since our first contest. He's a great competitor, I hope he does well in his other matches in the round. A very enjoyable match. "  -- Glenn

Current Rankings:

  1. Roberto Santos [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Clifford Fulford 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Tony Nottingham [W1] 2
  4. Piera Carugno 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Jayne Smith [L2]
  6. Samuel Barker

Match Results:

Clifford Fulford bt Jayne Smith (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentRoberto Santos bt Jayne Smith (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with good rallies in the second set!"  -- Roberto
Tony Nottingham bt Roberto Santos (Mar 6) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentPiera Carugno bt Roberto Santos (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, lots of deuces but good fun! A little bit chilly at the beginning but warmer at the end :)"  -- Piera

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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