Friendly, competitive tennis on Bury's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

St Mary's Park

St Mary's Road, Prestwich, M25 1GG
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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 4 | Thursday 21 September 2017 to Wednesday 15 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 October 2017)

Thanks to you all for taking part and helping to make this another successful round in St Mary's Park Tennis League. In true British style you had to contend with a mixed bag of weather conditions on the outdoor courts so hats off to you for perseverance, and it's great to see you all enjoying your tennis. Keep up the good work!

Group Summary:

It was good to see some new faces in Group 1 of St Mary's Park Tennis League this time and some close matches played, including 3 setters between Terry and Stephen and Bradley and Terry, although they were unable to complete this match. Congratulations to Terry for comfortably winning the group with a margin of 6 points over runner up Bradley, and Catherine showed good scheduling skills to pick up the midway bonus points.

Final Rankings:

  1. Terry Pothin [W4, UF1] 9 WINNER
  2. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [W1, UF1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Stephen Willner [W1, L1] 3
  4. Azam Begg [W1, L1] 2
  5. Kristine Berry-Trow [W1, L1] 2
  6. Catherine Preston [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Georgina Huxley withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAzam Begg bt Catherine Preston (Nov 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Congratulations to Azam! Couple of decent rallies and courts were beautiful in the sunshine although very windy!! Must play outside more"  -- Catherine

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTerry Pothin bt Stephen Willner (Nov 11) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game with lots of action"  -- Terry
Terry Pothin bt Catherine Preston (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-0
Bradley Horrocks v Terry Pothin (Oct 21) 6-4, 0-6 TBC
Reveal CommentTerry Pothin bt Kristine Berry-Trow (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, some good rallies and points"  -- Terry
Stephen Willner bt Catherine Preston (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentKristine Berry-Trow bt Catherine Preston (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Closer than the score suggested, including a mammoth game with over 15 deuces! -- Kristine"  -- Kristine
Reveal CommentTerry Pothin bt AZAM BEGG (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, some good rallies and good points. Azam is also a really friendly guy. "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Catherine Preston (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with Catherine, partly in the rain! Some good rallies."  -- Bradley


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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