Friendly, competitive tennis on St Mary's Park, Bury's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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

St Mary's Park

St Mary's Road, Prestwich, M25 1GG
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Manchester Tennis & Football Centre

Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 3FF
Tel: 0161 220 3800
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Hamilton Road Park

Hamilton Road, Whitefield, M45 6QW
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Bolton Road Park

Wordsworth Avenue, Radcliffe, M26 3GP
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Other Venues

Clarence Park

Walmersley Road, Bury, BL9 6NQ
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Close Park

Dumers Lane, Radcliffe, M26 2QA
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Manchester Road Park

Manchester Road, Bury, BL9 0TJ
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Openshaw Park

Rochdale Road, Bury,  BL9 7DF
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Town Meadow Park

Off Market Street, Tottington,  BL8 3LY
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Whitehead Park

Ainsworth Road, Bury, BL8 2QD
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Collapse AllSt Mary's Park, Bury Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 October 2019)

Thanks so much for all your support this year. Your efforts on the court and off, by setting up matches and spreading the word, is helping make friendly competitve tennis available to more and more people. The new round starts in the spring, until then have a great Christmas and a happy, tennis-filled New Year!

Group Summary:

A great debut performance from Danny who wins the group with four convincing wins and that's more wins and more matches played than anyone else! There was a three way tie for second place which once we look at sets and games conceded is awarded to Mike.

Final Rankings:

  1. Danny Murphy [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Mike Tash [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Donald Palin [W1, L2] 2
  4. James Batey [W1, L1] 2
  5. Martyn Shaw 10.2 [L3] 1
  6. Terry Pothin withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDanny Murphy bt James Batey (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than it appears. We had a third set and it was 10-8!"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentDanny Murphy bt Martyn Shaw (Nov 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Super wet tough conditions for movement. "  -- Danny
Danny Murphy bt Mike Tash (Oct 27) 6-4, 6-4

Match of the Group:

James Batey bt Martyn Shaw (Oct 19) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Danny Murphy bt Donald Palin (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentMike Tash bt Donald Palin (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, some good rallies painting every line! A shame we haven’t had more dry Saturdays like this! "  -- Mike
Donald Palin bt Martyn Shaw (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

Lee was the man to beat this round - and no one could. He played all his matches and won them all. A great performance. That left three players with a win apiece, so they are all silver medalists! Technically, on the narrow measure or average number of sets and games conceded, Chava heads up the chasing pack.

Final Rankings:

  1. Lee Furlong [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Chava Pearl [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Ste Finneran [W1, L1] 2
  4. Talie Williams [W1, L3] 2
  5. Beverley Mulholland [L2]

Match Results:

Lee Furlong bt Ste Finneran (Nov 9) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSte Finneran bt Talie Williams (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Wet conditions but we managed to complete a match, enjoyed it a lot."  -- Ste

Match of the Group:

Lee Furlong bt Chava Pearl (Oct 31) 6-4, 6-3
Chava Pearl bt Talie Williams (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTalie Williams bt Beverley Mulholland (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect Beverley's talents! Athletic with a very positive on-court attitude! She has a bright demeanour and was a pleasure to play"  -- Talie
Lee Furlong bt Talie Williams (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentLee Furlong bt Beverley Mulholland (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Beverley certainly makes sure you earn your points!"  -- Lee


Looking for previous matches? Visit the St Mary's Park, Bury archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for St Mary's Park, Bury.

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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