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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
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  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the Round
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Primary Venues

Draycott Sports Centre

Cresswell Lane, Draycott, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9AF Tel: 01782 394598 full venue details »


Wedgwood Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2JD Tel: 07788 946247 full venue details »

Hanley Park

Cleveland Road,, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DP Tel: full venue details »

Wolstanton Park

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Other Venues

Bucknall Park

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Queen's Park

Queen's Park Avenue, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 4AU Tel: full venue details »

Tunstall Park

Victoria Park Road, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6EE Tel: full venue details »

Burslem Park

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Fenton Manor Sports Complex

City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2RR Tel: 01782 233222 full venue details »

Fenton Park

Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 3JG Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Stone Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

Newcastle Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8LD Tel: 01785 815429 full venue details »

Collapse AllPotteries Parks Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 2 September 2021 to Wednesday 27 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Martin Walker 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Ian Whittaker 6 5 1 2 12 WWWW
3 AbdulAzeez Badmus 5 3 2 2 8 WLWL
4 Daniel Sayers 6 2 4 2 7 LLLW
5 Okechukwi Ahia 5 2 3 0 4 WLLL
6 Paul Fryer 5 0 5 2 3 LLLL
7 Andrew Thorley 3 0 3 2 2 LLL

Match Results:

Okechukwi Ahia bt Paul Fryer (Oct 23) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentOkechukwi Ahia bt Daniel Sayers (Oct 16) 3-4 Daniel Sayers Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Started the match well. One side of the court quite damp in places. I went 1-3 down then pulled it back to 4-3 up. At 0-30 in the eighth game, I slipped and fell and unfortunately was unable to finish on the day due to cutting my leg and hands. We had hoped to finish the match before the deadline, but my leg wound has become infected and I’m on a course of antibiotics. An unfortunate way to end this round of the league and to a match that could’ve gone for a good couple of hours."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMartin Walker bt Okechukwi Ahia (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice early start. Enjoyable game played in good spirits. Oke no where near 100% fitness which hampered his game considerably. He played some lovely shots and was unlucky not to nick a few more points here and there over the course of the match. Martin was very consistent and eased to victory in this one. Looking forward to our next encounter"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Walker bt AbdulAzeez Badmus (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The damp courts didnt suit either players hard hitting style so it was a case of playing the court rather than hitting winners. With both players sliding it was a case of slow accurate shots to dictate the play and Martin played the match in that way. Plenty of drop shots followed by precise lobs made this a comfortable victory. Great effort from Abdul and I'm sure we will have a much closer game in dry conditions. All the best for the remaining fixtures. "  -- Martin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAbdulAzeez Badmus bt Daniel Sayers (Oct 10) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was close competitive match with lots of long deuce, the match lasted 2hr 30mins, both players were physically exhausted by the end of the match. Best of luck in your remaining matches"  -- AbdulAzeez
Reveal CommentDaniel Sayers bt Paul Fryer (Sep 26) 3-0 Paul Fryer Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A shame Paul had to retire as we always have challenging, long matches. Hope to play again soon."  -- Daniel
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Okechukwi Ahia (Sep 25) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentIan Whittaker bt Andrew Thorley (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After early rain made the courts a little slippy, the game was very much trying to move each other around the court with me able to do it more than Andy. Good game under trying conditions. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Whittaker bt Daniel Sayers (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another game of cat and mouse, long rallies waiting for each other to make a mistake. Fortunately I made fewer mistakes than Dan, a really enjoyable match. Good luck in the rest of your matches. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAbdulAzeez Badmus bt Paul Fryer (Sep 18) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Early morning game started at 08:10 It was a nice and competitive match with loads of long rallies and deuce. In the 2nd set we played a game where we deuced 10times! After losing the first set I strove hard to win the 2nd hoping the 3rd was going to be easier as I thought Paul was getting tired but I was wrong, he seemed to get a boost of energy and played the 3rd set like it was the first. I was lucky to have won as it could have gone either way. This was my first game with Paul and I hope it won't be the last, I enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks Paul and all the best in the rest of your matches.....Azeez "  -- AbdulAzeez
Reveal CommentIan Whittaker bt AbdulAzeez Badmus (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great competitive match with many games going to deuce. Azeez made a few unforced errors allowing me to often sneak the game. Good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Whittaker bt Okechukwi Ahia (Sep 15) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a great game. The first set could have gone either way. With light fading in the second set, Oke was going for the big hitting shots that ended with quite a few unforced errors or I managed to scramble back for winners. Good luck for the rest of the league. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentMartin Walker bt Ian Whittaker (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable game, Martin was too strong. I always enjoy playing (maybe more a lesson😁) Martin. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentMartin Walker bt Daniel Sayers (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A strong start from Martin and was quickly in control at 5 nil. Then a sitter volley missed upset the rhythm and Martin made a series of unforced errors to make it 5 - 1 Credit to Dan at this point he changed the game and slowed things down and lobbed a lot. He took the next 2 games before Martin finally found his game again. Normal service resumed for Martin in the 2nd set and he ran out 6 nil. Some long rallies in the 2nd set and great effort from both players. Good luck for your remaing fixtures."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Walker bt Paul Fryer (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great early morning for a knock inspired by Emma's performance in the US open just a few hours before! Some really nice rallies in this one and some outstanding lobs throughout the match from Paul. On another day Paul would definitely get some games on the board. Martin played steady and with consistency. Paul will get better and better the morehe plays. Look forward to our next match. Good luck with your remaining fixtures"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentIan Whittaker bt Paul Fryer (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, played with lots of spirit. I enjoy playing Paul, good luck with the other games."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentDaniel Sayers bt Andrew Thorley (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Started well going 5-0 up before I was pulled back to 5-3 and then closed it out for 6-3. Lots of long rallies and a much busier second set back and forth the whole way to 4-4 before I broke and held to take the set. Lots of slice rallies to get the blood pumping. Good luck in the rest! :)"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMartin Walker bt Andrew Thorley (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice morning for the match . Very solid performance saw Martin make virtually no unforced errors which made this a comfortable victory. Shot of the match was a great forehand down the line winner from Andrew. He was also unlucky with a range of other shots as he stuck with his attacking approach. A valiant effort today from Andrew and with more court time he will definitely chalk some wins up soon. Great attitude from both players and ill look forward to our next match."  -- Martin


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Potteries Parks archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Potteries Parks.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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).


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.