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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

Moreton Parade, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0ED Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Bucknall Park

Finney Green, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 8AB Tel: full venue details »

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 21 | Thursday 1 September 2022 to Wednesday 26 October 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 September 2022)

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Daniel Kelter 7 6 1 2 15 WLWW
2 Guy Forrest-Hay 4 4 0 2 10 WWWW
3 James Charles 5 4 1 2 10 WWLW
4 AbdulAzeez Badmus 7 3 4 2 8 WLLW
5 Rob McNinch 3 2 1 2 7 WWL
6 Clemence Pisira 4 2 2 2 7 LLWW
7 Daniel Sayers 5 1 4 2 6 LLLL
8 Zach Shaikh 3 0 3 2 3 LLL
9 Luke Viggars 1 1 0 0 2 W
10 Okechukwu Ahia 5 0 5 2 2 LLLL
11 Bill Buckley 2 0 2 0 0 LL
12 Paul Fryer 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Daniel Kelter bt Bill Buckley (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-0
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Daniel Sayers (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Charles bt Daniel Kelter (Oct 4) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "To say this could have gone either way is stating the obvious. Great match. "  -- James
Reveal CommentGuy Forrest-Hay bt AbdulAzeez Badmus (Sep 29) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thuddingly good first set twisting this way and that. Pretty sure the second set went as it did as AbdulAzeez had more than have an eye on the London Marathon he was undertaking in a few days time!! And rightly so. Another punishing set was not in extensive training programme (ahem). Hope you did will Sir!!"  -- Guy
Daniel Kelter bt Zach Shaikh (Sep 26) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentGuy Forrest-Hay bt Okechukwu Ahia (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to meet Okechukwu - some stunning shots on the run ands unreturnable serves with that spin. Really enjoyable way to spend a late Sunday afternoon and certainly look forward to locking horns again."  -- Guy
Reveal CommentLuke Viggars bt AbdulAzeez Badmus (Sep 21) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "friendly guy couldn’t get the ball past him very long rallies !"  -- Luke
Reveal CommentGuy Forrest-Hay bt Zach Shaikh (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable knock - both trying to find our games - sometimes achieving and sometimes not!! Both trying to win (as opposed to not loose) and having some fine rallies. For me, exactly what the league is all about: Meeting new great people, pitching yourselves against them and finding someone you can pick the phone up to and arrange a knock anytime etc. Nice one Zach, look forward to the next one!!"  -- Guy
Daniel Kelter bt Clemence Pisira (Sep 19) 7-5, 6-2
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Clemence Pisira (Sep 18) 3-6, 7-6 (12-10), 6-4
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Okechukwu Ahia (Sep 17) 6-3, 7-5
James Charles bt AbdulAzeez Badmus (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentDaniel Kelter bt Okechukwu Ahia (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely wet conditions, but didn’t stop the quality, with some smashing forehands from both players. Enjoyable game. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentRob McNinch bt Daniel Sayers (Sep 11) 6-7 (7-9), 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Epic battle. Everything I threw at Daniel just seemed to always come back. At 1 set down and 4-2 down in the second set, something had to change so I stopped trying to win points and instead focused on keeping the ball in play. This seemed to have an effect and a game that looked like only going one way slowly turned around. Great effort from Daniel, I think we were both ready to collapse at the end. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentDaniel Kelter bt AbdulAzeez Badmus (Sep 11) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with long rally’s . Really enjoyed the game which could of gone either way. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentGuy Forrest-Hay bt James Charles (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable encounter with some punishing rallies (suffering now thanks James!). Both played well in parts, with some good winning shots on both sides. Discovered we are practically neighbours and exploring further areas we can eek out some 'racket based' entertainment, and certainly look forward to that!"  -- Guy
Clemence Pisira bt Zach Shaikh (Sep 5) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRob McNinch bt Okechukwu Ahia (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice friendly guy, a good competitive game "  -- Rob
Clemence Pisira bt Okechukwu Ahia (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-0
James Charles bt Rob McNinch (Sep 3) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Daniel Kelter bt Daniel Sayers (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-2
James Charles bt Daniel Sayers (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentDaniel Sayers bt Bill Buckley (Sep 1) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Bill back in the league and he certainly had me running side to side like a madman. A fun match with lots of deuces to start off the round. First set, I took it 6-2 from 2-2. Second set, I went 0-2 down, pulled it back to 5-2, was pulled back to 5-5 and then took it 7-6(4) in the tiebreak on my seventh match point! Good luck in the rest, Bill."  -- Daniel


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.