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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

Ashton Park

Carpenter's Lane, West Kirby, Hoylake, Cheshire, CH48 7EX
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Birkenhead Park

Park Road North, Birkenhead, Cheshire, CH41 8AX
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Higher Bebington Recreation Ground

Higher Bebington Rd, Wirral, Lancashire, CH63 8LS
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Oval Sports Centre

Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire, CH63 7LF
Tel: 0151 606 2010
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Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre

Bidston Moss, Valley Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 7EJ
Tel: 0151 606 2010
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Club Venues

Bohemians Tennis Club Liverpool

Sandforth Court, Queen's Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L13 0DQ
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"It was my first time that I have played in the Wirral Parks Tennis league and I really enjoyed playing and got to meet some very nice people. Thanks",


Marco Candeloro

"The local tennis league is a great idea and makes it so easy to arrange and play some competitive tennis in a friendly environment,"

David Coombs

"Many thanks for organizing the last league. Really enjoyed meeting everyone and the tennis," 

Stephen George

"Very enjoyable round. It was good to play in some difficult conditions and great that everyone in the round made the effort to get on court",

Matt Webb

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Collapse AllWirral Parks Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 23 February 2017 to Wednesday 19 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. David Coombs 8.2 [W4, L1] 9
  2. Dan Travers [W4] 8
  3. Nigel Hobro [W3, L3] 7
  4. Luc De Blaquiere 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Patrick Waddington [W2, L3] 5
  6. Chris Williams [W1, L4] 2
  7. Jeremy Heywood [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNigel Hobro bt Chris Williams (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasant game..the score belies the closeness of the games"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentPatrick Waddington bt Nigel Hobro (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "All the players from bltc have beaten me and partly due to their school of short sharp curling topspin. Patrick had a complete game with no weakness for a predator to exploit..leaving me as the hunted game," Patrick
Reveal CommentNigel Hobro bt Jeremy Heywood (Apr 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jeremy made the error of playing Chris Williams in morning so I already had Bjorn Borg's advantage over McEnroe. Bjorn only ever played singles whilst McEnroe played doubles in amateur Wimbledon and the singles final v Bjorn in the afternoon. Jeremy was just off on some beautifully stylish shots. More calibration and it would have been entirely different."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentChris Williams bt Jeremy Heywood (Apr 9) 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "great match played in good spirit. jez is a good player with strong top spin shots and also clever slice when required."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Luc De Blaquiere (Mar 29) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Another 3 set match for me! Luc took a while to get some consistency but then latched onto anything I dropped short and played some good drop shots too. In the end I resorted to my usual tactic of getting stuff back, keeping it deep and waiting for errors. A close match; thanks Luc."  -- David
Patrick Waddington bt Chris Williams (Mar 26) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Chris Williams (Mar 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely spring day to play tennis. Neither of us playing at our best today. Chris played some great cross court shots at times but I managed to keep plugging away to get the victory. Thanks for the game."  -- David
Dan Travers bt David Coombs (Mar 25) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentNigel Hobro bt Luc De Blaquiere (Mar 25) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "I think the temperature increase made both of us dozyin the first set. Possibly some of the worst tennis I have played and I hope the same applies to Luc. We both warmed to the task in set 2 so much better play"  -- Nigel
Dan Travers bt Patrick Waddington (Mar 25) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Nigel Hobro (Mar 21) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "What an epic match; it was obviously going to be tight from the very first game. Nigel frustrated me by getting most things back but in the end I frustrated him more by chasing everything. Some very long rallies and both feeling very tired by the end of it all. A sunny day in the park but quite windy at times. Thanks for the game Nigel."  -- David
  • "Epic indeed and David chased everything. I can't be specific as would help other players but one aspect of his game if better tuned would have led him to rout me..he knows of what I speak for it cost him the first set," Nigel
Dan Travers bt Luc De Blaquiere (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDan Travers bt Nigel Hobro (Mar 18) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed the match but sadly the weather was miserable as predicted. "  -- Dan
  • "Dan's service was just too good.he slices the ball giving it terrific acceleration when it hits the court. Both of us hampered by slippery surfaces. The match had to be played but not at the cost of a fracture so both of ourselves were careful. A not unpleasant experience of being hammered. WELL Dan did win it last round!" -- Nigel
Luc De Blaquiere bt Patrick Waddington (Mar 11) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Patrick Waddington (Mar 2) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match as always against Patrick. Very close all the way. Once again tried to exploit each others weaknesses; I won't give anything away here in public. Good weather but wind and sun made for some interesting rallies."  -- David
Luc De Blaquiere bt Chris Williams (Feb 26) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)

Current Rankings:

  1. Marco Candeloro [W3, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Ferrett 10.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Hardy [W4, L1, UF1] 9
  4. Stephen Donnelly [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ken Duckers [W4, L1] 8
  6. Colin Rens [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ray Carr 10.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Hardy bt Peter Ferrett (Apr 16) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "If I thought I might have home court advantage on the shale courts at North Cheshire tennis club I was wrong. The first set was quite close with us both having difficulty holding serve at first. Peter H was hitting a lot of fine drives and centred slices. In the second set his consistency of shot was much better than mine where he out-rallied me, punishing my weak shots and even the fact of his having a string break and borrowing a racquet of mine, very different from his own, didn't phase him. It was good to play an enjoyable match on the joint-friendly relined courts at Wirral's answer to Roland Garros. Well played Peter, a well deserved win- Peter F"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Ken Duckers (Apr 12) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played early evening on the asphalt courts at Wallasey Manor. The first set was very close with Ken hitting his drives with slight topspin and his slices very well. I was having to hit slice drives and dropshots with heavy spins to end rallies before Ken could put a well placed forehand drive by me. I played a little more solid in the tiebreak. In the second set I think Ken may have tried to end points too early, not putting enough power on his slices at times so they went in the net and putting too much power and flattening out his forehand drives which then went long, though if Ken had the time he would punish me with short balls I couldn't get to and impossible to hit baseline drives right at my feet. A very enjoyable match, thanks Ken."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentKen Duckers bt Colin Rens (Apr 9) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thanks Ken, some great tennis..."  -- Colin
Peter Hardy bt Colin Rens (Apr 6) 7-5, 6-3
Ken Duckers bt Peter Hardy (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Stephen Donnelly (Mar 29) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wow another epic battle today at Bidston indoors. Again a match that could of gone either way. Thanks for the game Stephen. Hope to play again soon. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentPeter Hardy bt Ray Carr (Mar 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good, enjoyable match with Ray, some nice shots played and close sets. Good to catch up Ray and thanks for the match :-)"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Colin Rens (Mar 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We played on a warm, sunny afternoon on the all weather hard courts at Wallasey Manor Tennis Club. It was an enjoyable match with some long rallies. As it was my choice of venue I almost certainly had the home team advantage, so to speak, as Colin is more used to playing on artificial grass courts with their lower bounce. Because it was rather warm the courts were playing quite fast but the balls were also bouncing rather high. I was able to vary spin and pace on some of my shots in this match but if I played a less good shot Colin was able to get to it and do something with it. Again, this was another convivially pleasant Parks League match. Thanks Colin."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Hardy bt Marco Candeloro (Mar 25) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "We played in the sunshine at Birkenhead . Lots of long rallies with mixture of shots throughout the match, lobs,slices ,overheads ,volleying, and side to side ground strokes. Peter was excellent at changing the pace and shots so I had to really concentrate and think. It could of gone either way but well done Peter for the win. "  -- Marco
Ken Duckers bt Ray Carr (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-2
Stephen Donnelly bt Colin Rens (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Marco Candeloro (Mar 16) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another very enjoyable match with Marco at Birkenhead Park (the sun even coming out for a bit). Marco started well in the first set but after the first two games I was the more consistent player. Marco then relaxed and went for his shots in the second set and was hitting deep effective drives off both wings ( the two handed backhand at times being particularly effective both with pace and placement) he went 4-0 up. I managed to get 3 games but he out hit me to take the set. In the third set I had the rare occurrence of being able to play consistent rallies , to hit my spin and pace changing shots and to carry the gained momentum through to the end. Marco had a dip in his consistency in this set enabling my win. Thanks for the match Marco."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Ray Carr (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had lots of long rallies and games. Ray did a a few amazing passing shots and cross court ground strokes that I couldn't get to. I had to really step up my game to win lots of points . A very enjoyable match played in good spirit . Thanks for the match Ray. Hope to play again sometime soon. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Ray Carr (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ray for match, some great rallies and great shots, really enjoyed it, look forward to playing again... Col"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Ray Carr (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match with Ray at the Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre, Bidston. As before Ray gets me running around much more than I intend to do going into the match. We had a lot of quite long rallies which is where Ray tended to play at his best. His cross court forehand is coming on well and he got several points off me with it. I tended to win points with spin shots particularly low slices and I also tried to change the pace a lot if I could but Ray returned quite a few of these as well. Thanks again Ray for a great match and exercise workout."  -- Peter
Stephen Donnelly bt Peter Ferrett (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-2
Stephen Donnelly bt Ray Carr (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentPeter Hardy v Stephen Donnelly (Mar 5) 6-4, 3-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfinished match with Stephen, shame as we were having a great match. I won the first set narrowly and Stephen was a game in front in the second. Unfortunately won't be able to finish this match due to Stephen's recent injury but look forward to playing again in the next round. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Colin Rens (Mar 3) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "As it was raining outside we had the pleasure of playing indoors at the Bidston Tennis Centre which was very nice. Sometimes I think the score dosnt always reflect the match as we had a lot of deuces and long games. Colin definently made me work hard for every point with his very fine overhead and cross court shots. Thanks for the match. Marco "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentKen Duckers bt Marco Candeloro (Mar 2) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really tough match today with Ken. Lots of long hard fought cross court rallies that went on and on. I started ahead in the match and I was up 5-3 in the second set but then Ken played some amazing tennis and came back to win the second set and then to win the match. I really enjoyed our game and well done to Ken for winning . Marco "  -- Marco


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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.

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