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Longton Park - perfect for a hit
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HOW IT WORKS:

  • 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

THE LEAGUE IS:

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

KEY POINTS:

  • 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 their ITF World Tennis Number
  • 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
  • The winner of the group wins a voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop

See here for the complete rules and regulations.

 

Getting started

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.


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Primary Venues

Draycott Sports Centre

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

Westlands

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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

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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 23 | Thursday 24 August 2023 to Wednesday 18 October 2023 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 September 2023)

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Robert Rhodes 8 8 0 2 26 WWWW
2 Dean Sibson 9 5 4 2 21 WWWL
3 AbdulAzeez Badmus 7 5 2 2 18 WLWW
4 Daniel Sayers 9 2 7 2 16 LLLL
5 James Charles 5 4 1 2 15 WWWW
6 Clemence Pisira 6 3 3 2 15 WLLL
7 Michael Long 4 2 2 2 10 WLLW
8 Rob Dale 4 1 3 0 7 WLLL
9 Nick Bradley-Carter 4 0 4 2 6 LLLL
10 Bill Buckley 4 0 4 0 3 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Dale bt Daniel Sayers (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much more closer than the score suggests. A war of attrition with some very long rallies. Really enjoyable match!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Rob Dale (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A cooler afternoon than I've experienced for a while, none the less a high number of 1st serves by both players throughout the match. 87....."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentMichael Long bt Daniel Sayers (Oct 15) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to return after a 6 week injury lay-off, getting colder though exceptional October sun. 2 close sets this season, after Daniel won in 3 last time. Thanks for the memories Potteries Tennis League. I hope to see you next March."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentDean Sibson bt Bill Buckley (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice morning to play Bill, and as old friends through football circles, was good to have a few hits on the court! Good luck Bill hope to see you next round. "  -- Dean
Reveal CommentDean Sibson bt Daniel Sayers (Oct 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough tactical battle with Dan, lots of deuce games and long, punishing rallies. A good match and closer than the set score suggests. "  -- Dean
Reveal CommentDean Sibson bt Rob Dale (Oct 9) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good early evening battle with Rob who deservingly won the first set with some clever shots and crisp volleys. I had to work hard to come back and win and ground it out in the end. A decent match well played Rob. Dean "  -- Dean
James Charles bt Daniel Sayers (Oct 8) 6-4, 6-2
Clemence Pisira bt Daniel Sayers (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Dean Sibson (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always some tasty points and rallies when we meet up and plenty of deuce games too. Dean hit a high first serve percentage throughout the entire match. Look forward to meeting up again "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentDaniel Sayers bt Nick Bradley-Carter (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match that ended just in time as it was getting dark. Nick’s shots often got back to me before I had to go get my footing from my own serve which made for some interesting shots back. Deceptive score as there were lots of deuce games."  -- Daniel
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Bill Buckley (Sep 20) Walkover
James Charles bt AbdulAzeez Badmus (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-1
James Charles bt Clemence Pisira (Sep 16) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
James Charles bt Dean Sibson (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-2
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Rob Dale (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Daniel Sayers (Sep 10) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle during the first set saw Dan take a 3.0 lead and almost 4. Dan continued to be more consistent in the rallies and took a 5.2 lead, Dan had a few set points at 5.3 but wasn't able to convert them another Deuce game at 5.5 (Dan) but Rob wrestled away 19 consecutive points to wrap up the set and get off to quick start in the 2nd set. A few more deuce games in the set with Rob finding his consistency and first serve to see it out. We'll played Dan, your lobs where on point today"  -- Robert
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Daniel Sayers (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4)
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Dean Sibson (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Clemence Pisira (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rob stayed around for his second match of the night, took the first set but the scoreline didn't reflect the rallies. 2nd set lot tighter with Rob almost going 3.0 down, played under lights in the last few games which was a new experience for us both...."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentDaniel Sayers bt Bill Buckley (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly, competitive match. The sun completely getting to my head with some diabolical shots along the way which Bill took full advantage of. Good luck in the rest!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt AbdulAzeez Badmus (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tight first set saw Abdul come from 2-0 down to lead 5-3, Rob some how broke back and saved set points on his next service game, then just about got over the line for the first set, then raced into 5-0 lead until Addul found his stride again, excellent match on a hot evening"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentDean Sibson bt Michael Long (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "In sweltering conditions both players produced a good game, Michael has really improved his game from the earlt stages of the last round and his confidence is now clear to see. Always a pleasure to play Michael and good luck for future matches. "  -- Dean
AbdulAzeez Badmus bt Clemence Pisira (Sep 5) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3)
Clemence Pisira bt Michael Long (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt James Charles (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought win despite the scoreline. 90 mins on court, first set had 6/8 deuce games. James served very well and made some super passing shots when I approached the net. 2nd set had a few less deuce games but the first games of the 2nd set took around 20mins. Great match really enjoyed it."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentDean Sibson bt Nick Bradley-Carter (Sep 2) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As always, a pleasure to play against Nick, who caused some problems in the second set and hit some great returns against my serve. Good luck Nick in your remaining matches. "  -- Dean
Reveal CommentClemence Pisira bt Dean Sibson (Sep 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Clemence played a very strong consistent game, serving well and breaking at key times. Small margins told in some long rallies and Clemence was able to convert more break point opportunities. Well played Clemence and good luck for future matches."  -- Dean
Reveal CommentMichael Long bt Nick Bradley-Carter (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed my 1st season, so thought I'd give another go a 2nd Potteries season. 1st set played in lovely late Summer conditions, some excellent shots from Bradley-Carter, I might have peaked too soon though as from 5-1 up in 2nd set, Nick managed to go for broke showing fighting spirit to trail 4-5. Best wishes for season 2 & look forward to match 3 next season mate. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Nick Bradley-Carter (Aug 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A much improved Nick this round for sure, timing and consistency was much improved from our last match, scoreline didn't reflect how close first set was, 4 of 6 games went to deuce. Nick is improving quickly, good luck with the round Nick, keep enjoying your tennis."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Rhodes bt Bill Buckley (Aug 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning for our first match of the round, let's hope the weather is kind for future weeks too. Nice to play Bill never played before. All the best for the future games Bill."  -- Robert

Results

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).

Comments:

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