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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
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • 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 complete 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
  • The winner of the group wins a voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop

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


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Burslem Park

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Fenton Manor Sports Complex

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Stone Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

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"​It was great to play again.  First outing playing singles. Played about 10years ago in club league but that was doubles so nice to wind back the clock and hit a ball again,"

Robert Rhodes

"I really enjoyed playing tennis again, my first time playing competitive singles against others. I'm rather surprised to have won all my games especially as many of my opponents appeared to be technically superior to me in some areas of the game. Looking forward to playing again, hopefully I will be able to fit all my matches in :)", 

Robert Rhodes

"Just to say thanks for all your organisation of the tennis leagues. I have played in all of them since round 1. I had been unable to commit to a tennis club since I became Self employed, but these league matches have been just fantastic, and I have met so many great opponents of differing abilities, but played in such a friendly manner. Alas I am moving on and so will not be playing in the forthcoming Potteries league round, so I wish you all the very best. I may be able to rejoin one of the other leagues later in the year, but for now, keep up the good work and please pass on my thanks to all who make it possible," 

David Creasey

"Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Met some lovely people and the camaraderie was just what I was looking for. Thanks ever so much for the organising efforts - keep up the good work. Bring on the next round.", 

Guy Forrest-Hay

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Collapse AllPotteries Parks Singles - Round 16 | Friday 21 August 2020 to Wednesday 14 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 September 2020)

This was a fairly quiet round with fewer entries than last time but there was some exciting tennis nonetheless and our Group 1 champ retained his title. In fact you all played all the matches available and picked up midway bonus points so thanks for being proactive with your scheduling! Hope to see you back for more friendly, competitive tennis in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Robert for a successful title defence in Group 1, winning all 3 matches and earning midway bonus points to finish top of the table. It was a small group but everyone got all their matches played which is great, and the title decider was Robert's 3 set win over runner up Martin.

Final Rankings:

  1. Robert Rhodes [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Martin Walker [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Kelter [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dean Sibson [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Martin Walker (Sep 16) 6-0, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight encounter between us. The scoreline didn't reflect how close the match was with over 75% of games going to deuce, both players serving well, very few double faults. Martin hit the majority of winners whisky rob created his points by hitting the angles. Rob takes his 9th title. Look forward to playing again in 2021."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Daniel Kelter (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely weather, Rob got an early break in the first and broke again late in the same set. 2nd set Dan hit some big serves but Rob managed to block them back and managed a match without a double fault. Look forward to catching up soon Dan."  -- Robert
  • "This marked Robs 50th consecutive win in the Potteries Parks league stretching back to round 1 in 2016..." -- Robert
Reveal CommentMartin Walker bt Daniel Kelter (Sep 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice evening for tennis. Martin started well and raced into a 5-1 lead. Dan responded well and won the next three games before Martin saw out the set. Good rallies. Strong serving and excellent winning shots from both players. 2nd set Martin went 2 up and again Dan responded well to level at 2-2. Dan was then struggling with injury and found it hard to stay in the longer rallies. Martin managed to be consistent and took advantage to see out the match. Well played Dan looking forward to our next game "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentDaniel Kelter bt Dean Sibson (Sep 8) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close and enjoyable game in excellent conditions. Both were Serving excellent throughout match. With only 2 breaks of service games in the whole match. 1 in first and 1 in the second set. Long punishing rallies from both. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMartin Walker bt Dean Sibson (Sep 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Strong performance from both players overall. Good rallies. Strong serving. Superb winning shots from both. First set Martin took control of the big points and the forehand was the difference. In the second Dean responded well and went 3up and 30 love up but Martin found the forehand again and started to edge the games again. Dean served really well but Martin managed to return well and deep to gain control of the rallies. The games in the second were often deuce games highlighting the quality of shots from both players. Great game dean look forward to our next match "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Dean Sibson (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable encounter between us both, a lovely afternoon, great conditions. Some good rallies as ever, Dean served well, Rob was pretty consistent throughout. Look forward to meeting up again 😀"  -- Robert

Group Summary:

Sadly there was one withdrawal this round but all the other matches were completed and Ian came away as group champ with 3 straight sets wins. Runner up Paul showed his fighting spirit to win a "very close match" against Daniel that went to a second set tiebreak... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Whittaker [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Fryer [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Sayers 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Pattinson [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Dyche withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Fryer bt James Pattinson (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Game played in good spirits, both players not at their best with many enforced errors. James is capable of a strong first serve but unfortunately for him today wasn't to be. Lovely weather today and I look forward to our match (friendly 🙂) next week"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentIan Whittaker bt Paul Fryer (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game. Paul went for everything which made for long rallies with Ian just edging it that the score didn’t do justice. Thanks for a great match Paul. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentDaniel Sayers bt James Pattinson (Sep 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good, competitive match with a good three quarters of the games going to deuce. James hit some wonderful serves."  -- Daniel

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Fryer bt Daniel Sayers (Aug 30) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, could very easily have been a different result. Some long rallies. Game played in good spirits. Last round of games, Daniel won 2 sets to 1, so very pleased that it didnt go to a third set 🙂. Good luck in your other matches Daniel."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentIan Whittaker bt Daniel Sayers (Aug 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, the score doesn’t do justice to the back and forth rallies we had. In a previous round, Daniel’s serve put Ian under pressure, but this game, his first serve deserted him. Great game, thanks Daniel."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Whittaker bt James Pattinson (Aug 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ian took early advantage of James being a little rusty. As the match progressed, James made Ian work harder for the points. Great day for a nice game of tennis, thanks James."  -- Ian


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Potteries Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Potteries 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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