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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Nuttall Park

Nuttall Hall Road, Ramsbottom, BL0 9LR
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St Mary's Park

St Mary's Road, Prestwich, M25 1GG
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Other Venues

Bolton Road Park

Wordsworth Avenue, Radcliffe, M26 3GP
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Clarence Park

Walmersley Road, Bury, BL9 6NQ
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Close Park

Dumers Lane, Radcliffe, M26 2QA
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Hamilton Road Park

Hamilton Road, Whitefield, M45 6QW
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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 3 | Thursday 10 November 2016 to Wednesday 18 January 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 December 2016)

Another small round but positively we saw the most matches played so far in in this still young league. Thanks to everyone for all their efforts, and please do help to continue to spread the word - we'd love to see this league grow in 2017!

Group Summary:

With Alex and Chava's match unfinished because they ran out of time, Alex and Ryan are equal on four points and it all comes down to their head to head. This was a very tight battle which Ryan held his nerve to come through in a match tie-break and as a result win the group - well played both!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ryan Harper [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Alex Kenyon 10.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Chava Pearl [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Cath Inchbold [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Osullivan
  6. Kath Biddle 10.2

Match Results:

Chava Pearl bt Cath Inchbold (Dec 7) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlex Kenyon v Chava Pearl (Dec 4) 7-5, 4-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "The game went on for an epic amount of time. We actually agreed to call it a draw in the end, but the scoring matrix won't allow a draw to be recorded. The score shows that i won, but fair credit to Chava, it was a draw!!!"  -- Alex
Ryan Harper bt Cath Inchbold (Nov 27) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Ryan Harper bt Alex Kenyon (Nov 20) 5-7, 6-3, [10-6]
Reveal CommentAlex Kenyon bt Cath Inchbold (Nov 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A few tough games of many deuces. A very enjoyable tennis match!"  -- Alex


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bury archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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