Friendly, competitive tennis on Wirral Parks' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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 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

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

Birkenhead Park

Park Road North, Birkenhead, Cheshire, CH41 8AX Tel: full venue details »

Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre

Bidston Moss, Valley Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 7EJ Tel: 0151 606 2010 full venue details »

Other Venues

Ashton Park

Carpenter's Lane, West Kirby, Hoylake, Cheshire, CH48 7EX Tel: full venue details »

Higher Bebington Recreation Ground

Higher Bebington Rd, Wirral, Lancashire, CH63 8LS Tel: full venue details »

Marine Park, New Brighton

King's Parade, Wallasey, Cheshire, CH45 2NY Tel: full venue details »

Oval Sports Centre

Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire, CH63 7LF Tel: 0151 606 2010 full venue details »

Sefton Park

Liverpool, L17 1AP Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Bohemians Tennis Club Liverpool

Sandforth Court, Queen's Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L13 0DQ Tel: full venue details »

"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

"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 22 | Thursday 23 July 2020 to Wednesday 16 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 August 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Joshua Chisholm [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Danny Elder 7.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rob Slade 6.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Craig Lewis 9.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Hart [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jay Durham [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Rob Slade (Aug 25) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A match that lasted 3 hours+. First set went over an hour. Rob was perennially coming to the net. He has a long wing span and was putting away some good volleys. Rob had countless set points in the first set, but couldn't put it away, until he sealed the set in the tie-break. Second set Rob went 2-0 up and life was looking good for him, but then I knuckled down and got back in the match. I reduced the arrears and took the set with not too much fuss. A side note, longest match I've ever played and most deuces I've ever played. I went 4-2 up third set and game point for 5-2, but Rob turned it around and we was locked at 4-4. I clinched the match with a winner. Long rallies just with Rob at the net and me hitting balls at him. "  -- Danny
Joshua Chisholm bt David Hart (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt David Hart (Aug 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the score, a lot of good rallies and hard fought points. The park cafe is still closed but I can recommend the coffee and toast on the open air river terrace at Woodside Ferry."  -- Rob
Rob Slade bt Jay Durham (Aug 19) Walkover
Reveal CommentJoshua Chisholm bt Craig Lewis (Aug 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Craig. An enjoyable match and he was hitting the ball very well at times. Top guy and looking forward to the next time we play. "  -- Joshua
Danny Elder bt David Hart (Aug 15) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Craig Lewis (Aug 11) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent close hard fought three hour match. A good cardio work out: 5 miles, an average heart rate of 120 with a few 140 peaks. Beware Craig’s powerful deep cross court and inside out forehand. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentJoshua Chisholm bt Rob Slade (Aug 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rob"  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentJoshua Chisholm bt Danny Elder (Aug 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my first match in the league. Danny’s a very good player, gets everything back and has great court coverage. I took the first set quite comfortably and despite being up 4-1 up in the second set, Danny fought back and went 5-4 up and from then on I thankfully managed to regain control to close it out. Thanks for the game Danny and look forward to playing again next time ~ Josh "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentDavid Hart bt Jay Durham (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Generally an enjoyable match."  -- David
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Jay Durham (Jul 28) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Strong wind and playing on astro turf isn't conducive to playing Tennis. No true bounce. A match won ugly"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentCraig Lewis bt Danny Elder (Jul 26) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match that could have gone either way. Two and a half hours of very hard work. Danny made some mistakes and feel that this was due to him only just getting back in court. As always a very hard match and played in a friendly manner. Cheers for the game. "  -- Craig

Current Rankings:

  1. Nikhil Jawaharlal [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Scallion [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Peter Ferrett 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Colin Rens [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Chris Nolan [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Oliver Jenner

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Chris Nolan (Aug 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris for the game, cant believe how lucky we were with the weather, torrential rain about 5 minutes after we finished... Play again soon I hope, Col."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Colin Rens (Aug 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Love playing Col and we had another good game in the sun at Birko Park. Lots of long rallies, one early in the second set that must of been at least 40 shots. That point sort of played us in and the rest of the second set was really good and competitive until the end. Lots of running and my top was drenched come the end, and as usual the match was very sporting and friendly. Cheers Col, look forward to playing again soon."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentNikhil Jawaharlal bt Colin Rens (Aug 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match on a bright sunny day. Colin had some really nice serves and was good whenever he was at the net, but i guess because of minimal previous play- inconsistencies caught him out. I had developed a decent rhythm as well, which helped me get over him. Overall was lovely playing against him and hopefully more in the future as well."  -- Nikhil
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Chris Nolan (Aug 13) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Chris and I played on a warm morning on a North Cheshire LTC shale court. It was Chris's first time on these courts and in the 1st set he was having to adapt to different bounce characteristics compared to tarmac or artificial grass. The courts were what we call coming out of damp and were comparatively soft and slow because of the previous nights rain, Chris had adapted to the courts much better by the 2nd set taking a 4-2 lead, moving me around the court quite a bit and hitting some good drives down the line which I couldn't do anything about. I managed to back to 4-4, with my spin and off pace shots, Chris edged ahead again 5-4 and 6-5 but at the 6-6 tiebreak my consistency may have paid off. It was a very enjoyable game. Thanks Chris."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Colin Rens (Aug 9) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to play Col again, having had some very close matches previously. I may have been playing rather more tennis recently than he has and it was his first time on the shale at North Cheshire LTC so that might explain why I could get the first set 6-2. Col got used to the surface at the end of the first set and was moving well, I had to stop doing drop shots because he would get to them and put them deftly away. Any shot of mine hit to him at the net was also likely to be volleyed away for a winner. Col got to 5-3 up in the 2nd set but maybe my familiarity with the surface enabled me to get back into that set it to take the win. Anyway it was a very enjoyable match on a pleasant warm day in Wallasey. Hope to catch up again soon Col."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentNikhil Jawaharlal bt Chris Nolan (Aug 9) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good game. Chris had a very nice style of play. 2nd set was really tough to get over him. Had some long rallies in many of the games. Overall was a good match and enjoyed playing against Chris and hopefully more in the future. "  -- Nikhil
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Peter Ferrett (Aug 5) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Pete again, love playing at North Cheshire with the shale courts and facing Petes unique playing style. First set was a good one for me, then in the second Pete started bringing me into the net with his tricky drop shots and either passing me or lobbing me easily. I was struggling a bit so just started to sprint back to the baseline and knock it back rather than try and volley or smash. That turned the tide a bit then at 5-5 I played a couple of solid games to get over the line. Thanks for the game Pete and inviting me to your club, look forward to playing again soon."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentNikhil Jawaharlal bt Peter Ferrett (Aug 5) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good experience playing peter. He is very good with his slice/drop shots. We also played on shale courts which was a different feel as well. As you can see the scores were very close and we had some good games. Good luck."  -- Nikhil
Reveal CommentNikhil Jawaharlal bt Paul Scallion (Jul 31) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was my first match in the leagues. Paul was a very warm and friendly person. He used to chase down all the balls and give it everything. He has a strong forehand but sometimes a few double faults might have let him down. I guess we played in one of the hottest days of the year and we both felt the heat. Overall, great first experience and look forward to more match in the league. "  -- Nikhil
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Chris Nolan (Jul 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "My first ever Local Tennis Leagues match and a really enjoyable game. Thanks to Paul for being so friendly and playing a great game. I couldn't get into the first set and despite initially getting back to 2-2 it quickly ran away from me as Paul played some great shots. The second set I grew into it and felt I played much better. Managed to force Paul into some long deuce games on his serve but he ultimately converted the points when it mattered and earned a well deserved victory. I look forward to playing Paul again, it was a really good friendly but competitive match."  -- Chris

Current Rankings:

  1. Marco Candeloro [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Britzman [W4] 8
  3. Damon Daniels 9.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Gary Pitt [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  5. James Hanlon [W1, L2] 2
  6. Benjamin Wong [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt Gary Pitt (Sep 8) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Gary in Birkenhead Park. First set was neck and neck until I managed to sneak a break to go 7-5 up. Went into a 5-1 lead in the second set but Gary managed to pull it back to 5-3 with some more aggressive play. Had a good chat afterwards about the game as well. Good luck in the rest of your games Gary!!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDamon Daniels bt Benjamin Wong (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Damon again in a quiet location on carpet courts in Mossley Hill. Played Damon a number of times now and matches are always enjoyable! I took a while to get used to returning Damon's serve - even sneaked in a few underarm ones!! Mine was inconsistent at times. Had to deal with a few great volleys as well. Didn't really settle into the match until 5 - 0 in the 1st set!! down but managed to win two games to avoid total embarassment!!! 2nd set was a similar story but we had some great rallies and although scoreline suggests otherwise, think it's the best performance that I've played against Damon so far!! Good luck in future matches!"  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt Marco Candeloro (Sep 5) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Marco over in Birkenhead Park. 1st set was very close with a lot of deuce games and both of us struggling to hold serve. Marco went 5-3 ahead but I managed to pull it back with 4 games in a row to win 7-5. The second set was closer than the score suggested with a lot of really good rallies and some good shots from both of us! A really enjoyable game and I look forward to playing you again Marco. "  -- David
Reveal CommentJames Hanlon bt Benjamin Wong (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A most enjoyable match. Many of the games were very close."  -- James
Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt Benjamin Wong (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game over in birkenhead park with Ben. Court was a bit slippy after it had rained early in the day making it more difficult than normal to move around the court. Ben hit a few good forehand returns but struggled with consistency in the conditions. Was great to get a game in however and have a good chat/practice after the game had finished. Good luck to Ben in his future games in the league"  -- David
Reveal CommentDamon Daniels v Gary Pitt (Aug 19) 6-4, 4-6, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Didn't get chance to finish this match on the night due to failing light, and then unable to arrange a time for the continuation sadly due to work and injury. Great to meet and play against Gary, really close game - hopefully get chance to play again in future leagues."  -- Damon
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt James Hanlon (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another very hot And humid day on the tennis court. Thanks for the game James. Hope to play again soon "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt James Hanlon (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning in birkenhead park for a game of tennis. Scoreline flattered me a little bit with a few tight deuce games in the second set that just went my way. Thanks for the game James and good luck with the rest of the league"  -- David
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Gary Pitt (Aug 12) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very hot and humid day today at Birkenhead park courts, lots and lots of long rallies and great shots from both of us. I had to work really hard as Gary gets everything back and i just managed to win the match. Could of gone either way. Thanks for the game and hope to play again soon. Marco "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentGary Pitt bt Benjamin Wong (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, it was enjoyable and friendly, hopefully Benjamin had fun too"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Damon Daniels (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another stunning day for tennis at Birkenhead park today. Thanks for the game Damon and hope to play again soon. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Benjamin Wong (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a very hot and humid evening at Birkenhead park. Thanks for the match hope to play again soon Ben. "  -- Marco

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) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)