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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 Ln, West Kirby, Hoylake, Cheshire, CH48 7EX
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Birkenhead Park

Park Road North, Birkenhead, Cheshire, CH41 8AX
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Higher Bebbington 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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"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

"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

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

Current Rankings:

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

Match Results:

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. Stephen Donnelly [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Marco Candeloro [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Ferrett 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Colin Rens [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ken Duckers [W1] 2
  6. Ray Carr 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Peter Hardy

Match Results:

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 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 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 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 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

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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