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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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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.

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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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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",

 

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Collapse AllWirral Parks Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 20 September 2018 to Wednesday 14 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 October 2018)

Another strong turnout in the Wirral with more than 70% of matches played across the two groups in this Autumn round - lets keep this up going into 2019. The competition on court was typically close, so thanks to you all for your efforts and well done to the new group champions for digging deep to finish top. Hope to see you all again for more of the same throughout the winter months!

Group Summary:

Dan made an impressive return to the league after some time away, overcoming all of the challenges put up by his opponents to finish six wins to the good and scoring bonus points, to deservedly take pole position. Danny dug deep to clinch victories over Rob, Robert and Craig and with scheduling skills and a couple of walkovers added to his tally too he sneaks ahead of Arturs into the silver. A special mention to Rob for making it onto court for every match - great effort.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dan Travers [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Danny Gallagher 8.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Arturs Reinis 10.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rob Slade 6.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [W2, L2] 5
  6. Henry Kinni [W1, L4] 4
  7. Craig Lewis 9.1 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Scott Dixon 10.1 [L3]

Match Results:

Arturs Reinis bt Scott Dixon (Nov 12) Walkover
Reveal CommentArturs Reinis bt Henry Kinni (Nov 11) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoyed playing Henry. This is why we play tennis"  -- Arturs
Dan Travers bt Henry Kinni (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-1
Danny Gallagher bt Rob Slade (Nov 10) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Dan Travers bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Nov 1) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Craig Lewis (Oct 31) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game. Craig has an excellent forehand when he warms up, and a good lob. Thanks Craig for coming to David Lloyd and sharing the guest fee."  -- Rob
Danny Gallagher bt Scott Dixon (Oct 30) Walkover
Danny Gallagher bt Henry Kinni (Oct 28) Walkover
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Rob Slade (Oct 25) 7-6, 6-1
Danny Gallagher bt Craig Lewis (Oct 21) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Henry Kinni (Oct 18) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent 3.5 hour workout. Neither of us played well I don’t think, too many bad mistakes but a lot of hard fought long ralllies. Henri has a good and strong forehand and I was struggling with a new one so he would win most rallies from the back of the court and I more at the net. Thanks for coming to Cheshire Oaks Henri. As most matches and there warm up last more than 2 hours it’s got to be the cheapest indoor venue (£12.50 each for the guest fee)."  -- Rob
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Craig Lewis (Oct 16) 6-3, 6-3
Rob Slade bt Arturs Reinis (Oct 15) 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
Danny Gallagher bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Oct 15) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Arturs Reinis bt Craig Lewis (Oct 8) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Arturs Reinis bt Danny Gallagher (Oct 4) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3
Dan Travers bt Rob Slade (Oct 2) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentHenry Kinni bt Craig Lewis (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game with some really good rallies. Cheers Craig "  -- Henry
Dan Travers bt Danny Gallagher (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-4
Dan Travers bt Arturs Reinis (Sep 27) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5
Rob Slade bt Scott Dixon (Sep 23) 6-4 Scott Dixon Retired
Dan Travers bt Craig Lewis (Sep 22) 7-5, 6-4

Group Summary:

Peter F produced a consistent display of tennis to win three of the four matches he played and with scheduling prowess part of his game too he becomes the undisputed group winner - well played. Marian worked out a way to defeat the champ, producing some strong net play and passing shots to edge their head to head in three closely contested sets. Colin took his match with Peter F the distance too, and the set he won in this epic encounter added to his bonus points and victory over Carl sees him climb into second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Ferrett 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Colin Rens [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Marian Cerina [W2] 4
  4. Peter Baxter 10.1 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Carl Gillison [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Brenda Williamson [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Peter Baxter (Nov 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played early afternoon at Birkenhead Park. Peter B has quite hard serves and ground strokes, unfortunately today these were at times going just long (within 6 of the lines). If Peter had had more consistent shots today I think the score would've been very different. My on-the-rise and half volley shots came off quite well today as did some drop shots and lobs, these both had to be good or Peter would angle away volleys and smash overheads. I also had to move Peter around from side to side and in and out to stop him hitting winning forehand drives off my weak shots. A cross-court topspin 2-handed backhand and cross-court forehand slices in both a backspin and particularly a sidespin variant helped me a lot today. Thanks for the match Peter"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Baxter bt Colin Rens (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good, close game with Colin. Very evenly matched in the first set, and the second set scoreline flatters me."  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMarian Cerina bt Peter Ferrett (Oct 16) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a partly sunny morning at Birkenhead Park. Marian is a consistent player with some very good shots, I lost the 1st set getting into rallies with slightly topspinning shots from both sides, here Marian was much better at these type of shots, moving me around then placing his shot deep. I mainly did sliced backhand and forehands in the 2nd set, varying pace: taking it off, then hitting a faster one to Marians feet. These had to be good or Marian would hit flattish passing shots by me with some pace or come to the net and volley winners. I was 4-2 up In the 3rd set but couldn't keep the difficulty of my shots up, I did a few good drop and lobs but not enough to keep Marian from the net (he punished poor drop shots) Well played Marian"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Carl Gillison (Oct 14) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played pm on the outside courts at Bebington Oval, the sun coming out after a morning's rain. The 1st set was very close, Carl beat me with some excellent serves that came off the ground low with some pace, also if I didn't do anything with my shots and just poked a mid court rally ball back in play Carl would come in and put it away. At the end of the !st set and in the 2nd I managed to move Carl about more, alternating a cross court two handed topspin backhand with a one hand low backhand down the line slice drive with side , this latter got me several points where Carl had to hit it up and his shot might then go long. (again if I didn't do awkward shots Carl would get in and volley or smash balls away for winners) Thanks for match Carl"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMarian Cerina bt Colin Rens (Oct 14) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, good runabout, nice to play you Marian, hope to play again in the future"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Colin Rens (Oct 9) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A warm, pleasantly sunny Indian summer day at Birkenhead Park. It was 4 all in the first set and then Colin upped his game. I have to try to give him difficult shots when he's at the net otherwise he'll just put the ball away to win the point. In the 2nd and 3rd set I took advantage of an intermittently gusty wind: taking the pace off shots and put varying spins on. These balls would then be also at the mercy of the wind. I got several points as the wind gusted and changed the position of these softly played balls, just as Colin was going to take his shot. I was possibly more consistent in the latter half of the match, Colin unfortunately had several of his, usually dangerous, low backhand slices go in the trams. Thanks for a fun match Col."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Carl Gillison (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Carl - hope you enjoyed playing indoors... "  -- Colin
Peter Baxter bt Carl Gillison (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentCarl Gillison bt Brenda Williamson (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in a great setting. Thanks for the game"  -- Carl

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Wirral Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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