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  • 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.

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Primary Venues

Birkenhead Park

Park Road North, Birkenhead, Cheshire, CH41 8AX
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Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre

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

Ashton Park

Carpenter's Lane, West Kirby, Hoylake, Cheshire, CH48 7EX
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Higher Bebington Recreation Ground

Higher Bebington Rd, Wirral, Lancashire, CH63 8LS
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Marine Park, New Brighton

King's Parade, Wallasey, Cheshire, CH45 2NY
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Oval Sports Centre

Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire, CH63 7LF
Tel: 0151 606 2010
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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

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David Coombs

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Collapse AllWirral Parks Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 19 April 2018 to Wednesday 13 June 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 May 2018)

Thanks to everyone for taking part in so many matches - 95% of them were played which is very impressive by anyone's standards. There was some brilliant tennis on display with two toughly fought out groups and by all accounts, some lovely west-coast weather for once. Congratulations to our winners. Do spread the word - it would be great to have three groups for the summer round.

Group Summary:

Tennis matches and bonus points galore in this group with every match played - including an epic 3 setter between Aturs and Craig. Congratulations to Danny who has maintained his position as the reigning champ! The victory was by no means easy with runner-up Rob pushing him all the way in a close two setter and Danny battling tendinitis as well as his opponent! Judging by the history of this group, it will be going right to the wire again come the next round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Danny Gallagher 8.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rob Slade 6.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Arturs Reinis [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Coombs 8.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Craig Lewis 9.1 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Ferrett 9.2 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mark Upton [W1, L5] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDanny Gallagher bt Rob Slade (Jun 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I’m pleased with the win considering my doctor diagnosed me with tendinitis in my arm on the morning of the match. It was too late to cancel the match, because if I did, i would have had to forfeit the match and the points and I would of not won the League."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Craig Lewis (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another good workout in sunny and warm Birkenhead Park. Lots of long rallies, points and games (5 deuces in one game). "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Mark Upton (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game of tennis on a lovely Spring evening in Birkenhead Park. Just need a toilet and a cafe open after 4pm."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentArturs Reinis bt David Coombs (Jun 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second set could go both ways, thank you David"  -- Arturs
Reveal CommentCraig Lewis bt Peter Ferrett (Jun 4) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Just over two hours at Birkenhead Park in the evening. It was quite muggy and I don't think I've sweated so much in ages. This was the longest match and the closest I've played for a while. There were some incredibly long rallies which were quite intense where neither of us wanted to lose the point and at the same time we had to avoid givng the other an easy shot. I had to keep the ball high or low to take Craigs forehand drive away and he kept me moving so I couldn't take the pace off or put heavy spins on the ball. Craigs edged me in consistency in these long rallies particularly on the most important points. I was serving on 5-4 in the second and had match points and just couldn't put it away. Anyway, thanks Craig for a great match."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMark Upton bt Peter Ferrett (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good even game even in the summer rain "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentArturs Reinis bt Peter Ferrett (May 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed every second of it, thank you Peter "  -- Arturs
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Mark Upton (May 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in the park; perfect tennis weather. The score looks one sided but there were plenty of deuces along the way. Keeping the ball away from Mark's attacking forehand was the key. Thanks for the game."  -- David
Arturs Reinis bt Mark Upton (May 22) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Craig Lewis (May 20) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match once again. I was 5:2 up in the second set but Craig doesn't give up so we ended up having to play 3 sets. By the end on a hot afternoon we were both very tired and worried we would end up with a tie break as well. I just held out to win. Thanks Craig."  -- David
Reveal CommentDanny Gallagher bt Peter Ferrett (May 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tennis in the shiny sun"  -- Danny
Danny Gallagher bt David Coombs (May 7) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Arturs Reinis (May 6) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent long match and workout in sunny Birkenhead Park. Arturs is a very steady player with a good backhand and lob. Lots of very long rallies. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Peter Ferrett (May 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis and workout in sunny and Spring Birkenhead Park. Lots of good rallies, and one game that went to eight deuces. Shame the excellent park café closes at 4pm! I’m not sure why the the margin was so big today because Peter has got some effective shots: slices, drop shots, angles, lobs, the mid court volley and drive volley and he can run and rally with you all day long. Today I played more attacking shots into the corners which forced some errors and I won a few volleys and smashes. "  -- Rob
Danny Gallagher bt Arturs Reinis (May 3) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentDanny Gallagher bt Mark Upton (May 1) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I was abysmal tonight. A note to self and the rest of the players, never eat a takeaway on the way to a match. Ha. You feel bloated. Food over thought it was for me. Big respect to Mark, he was clawing as many balls back as possible and a constant presence. "  -- Danny
Reveal CommentDanny Gallagher bt Craig Lewis (Apr 26) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in the spirit this League intended. Craig was very exceptant that I was the better man. I look forward to playing him again."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt David Coombs (Apr 26) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Can’t remember the last time I lost a set to David so he’s improving faster than me or getting worse more slowly than me (I’m sure the reasons are binary). Great match though, a good long hard two hour workout in the beautiful spring Birkenhead park, with hot latte and chunky toast in the awesome café afterwards. I always struggle against good backhands and David’s got that rare shot, an attacking backhand which beat me at the net several times. "  -- Rob

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentArturs Reinis bt Craig Lewis (Apr 25) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, well played, unlacky "  -- Arturs
Reveal CommentCraig Lewis bt Mark Upton (Apr 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played in the glorious April sunshine in birkenhead park. First set was very close and when I was 5-4 in games it could of gone either way as Mark was 40-0 up in my game to make it 5-5 however managed to claw it back to win first set. Plenty of deuce games in both sets however few mistakes in second set gave me 3-0 lead however again Mark came back to make it 3-2 and had match point to make 3-3 luckily I held on and managed to win the set. Thanks for the game Mark and hope to play again soon "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Peter Ferrett (Apr 20) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really good close fought match in brilliant sunshine. One set up and leading 4:1 what could possibly go wrong for me? Peter pulled it back to win the second set and then pushed us to 5:5 in the third set before I held on to win. Both of us chased everything. Intermittent wind made things interesting. Thanks."  -- David

Group Summary:

Only an epic could decide such a tight group and you guys did not disappoint: Scott and Roy fought out an intense 3 setter! But it was Scott who managed to come out on top and grabs the title. Congratulations. From the comments it seems that everyone enjoyed the matches and made the most of the nice weather - great to see!

Final Rankings:

  1. Scott Dixon [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Roy Wood [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Syed Asfandyar [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Farid Alsafaaf [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Colin Rens [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Marco Candeloro [W2, L3] 4
  7. Michael Williams 8.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Marco Candeloro (Jun 3) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Marco for another great match - some epic rallies...! Think I edged it on some serves but could've gone either way apart from that - look forward to another game soon..."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentScott Dixon bt Marco Candeloro (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game loads of rallies enjoyed it, thanks for the match Marco."  -- Scott

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Syed Asfandyar (May 28) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a very nice warm evening at birkenhead park. What an epic match this was, i was leading in the first set before Syed came back to take the tighbreak . Then in the second set Syed was serving for the match at 5-4 and i managed to hold my nerve then come back to take the second set. I was just a bit more consistent with my shots in the third to end up winning the match. Win or lose it was a really enjoyable game with lots of great rallies . Thanks for the game, hope to play again soon . "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentFarid Alsafaaf bt Michael Williams (May 27) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Michael has an amazing backhand. So much top spin and accuracy. We both need more consistancy in our play but i guess that's just down to time. Some brilliant rallys. A gentleman. Hope to play you again soon. Good luck!"  -- Farid
Reveal CommentRoy Wood bt Michael Williams (May 27) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Close game plated in lovely conditions for tennis and a great spirit."  -- Roy
Reveal CommentSyed Asfandyar bt Farid Alsafaaf (May 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable evening and a great match with farid"  -- Syed
Colin Rens bt Michael Williams (May 24) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRoy Wood bt Marco Candeloro (May 13) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another long close match with some rallies that went on and on. There were relatively few winning shots the result was determined by who made the least errors. Played with an excellent spirit. Thoroughly enjoyable."  -- Roy
Scott Dixon bt Farid Alsafaaf (May 13) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentRoy Wood bt Farid Alsafaaf (May 12) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Roy..some bloody long rallies but will work on my serve to give you a better game next time. Really enjoyable though. You played really well. "  -- Farid
Reveal CommentRoy Wood bt Colin Rens (May 6) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Over 2 hours of closely fought tennis with many long rallies and duces., played in an excellent spirit"  -- Roy
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Farid Alsafaaf (May 6) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The hottest day so far played at birkenhead park. We had so many long rallies and games, it was a fun match. Thanks for the game Farid. Hope to play again soon. "  -- Marco
Roy Wood bt Syed Asfandyar (May 5) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentSyed Asfandyar bt Michael Williams (May 3) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great and competitive match enjoyed playing against Michael, a very enjoyable evening"  -- Syed
Reveal CommentFarid Alsafaaf bt Colin Rens (Apr 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Col..really enjoy our matches. Hope to catch you soon and good luck with all your others. "  -- Farid
Scott Dixon bt Roy Wood (Apr 29) 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Scott Dixon bt Michael Williams (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-4
Scott Dixon bt Syed Asfandyar (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentScott Dixon bt Colin Rens (Apr 22) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good competitive match played in the right spirit."  -- Scott

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Wirral Parks. 

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.

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

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