Wirral Parks Tennis League

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Friendly, competitive tennis on Wirral Parks's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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New rounds for the Wirral Parks league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

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Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre

Bidston Moss, Valley Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 7EJ
Tel: 0151 606 2010
Opening Times:

Outdoor Tennis at Tennis Centre and The Oval & Indoor Tennis at Tennis Centre (Mon – Fri up to 4pm).

# of Indoor Courts: 6
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Cost 

  • FREE to Invigor8 Members: Outdoor Tennis at Tennis Centre and The Oval & Indoor Tennis at Tennis Centre (Mon – Fri up to 4pm)
  • Other times: 
    • Indoor peak £11 (£22 non-members); off peak £7.50 (non-members £15). 
    • Outdoor: £2.25 (non-members £4.50)
  • Membership: unwaged/60+: £14.75 per month. Waged: £29.10 per month

Birkenhead Park

Park Road North, Birkenhead, Cheshire, CH41 8AX
# of Outdoor Courts:

Ashton Park

Carpenter's Ln, West Kirby, Hoylake, Cheshire, CH48 7EX
# of Outdoor Courts:

Oval Sports Centre

Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire, CH63 7LF
Tel: 0151 606 2010
# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Higher Bebbington Recreation Ground

Higher Bebington Rd, Wirral, Lancashire, CH63 8LS
# of Outdoor Courts:

Club Venues

Bohemians Tennis Club Liverpool

Sandforth Court, Queen's Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L13 0DQ
# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Website: Bohemians LTC

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"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

"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 8 | Thursday 13 October 2016 to Wednesday 7 December 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 November 2016)

A very nice round full of exciting matches - and judging by the commentaries, matches played in just the right friendly spirit. We really hope you enjoyed it. Have a great Christmas and see you all again in the New Year!

Group Summary:

An interesting group of matches - once the cards were in the air they could have come down in any number of combinations to give us our winners. In the end it was Dan's set won in the match lost to Igor that trumped everyone. By a point he tops the group, just ahead of Rob! Now that would have been an interesting head to head...

Final Rankings:

  1. Dan Travers [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rob Slade 6.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Luc De Blaquiere 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Igor Barsukov [W1, L1] 3
  5. Matt Webb 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Marco Candeloro [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Igor Barsukov bt Dan Travers (Dec 4) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Dan Travers bt Matt Webb (Nov 6) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentLuc De Blaquiere bt Marco Candeloro (Nov 6) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game on the indoor courts at Bidston. Marco is consistent on both wings and get a lot of balls back forcing me to go for a lot of shots that I wouldn't usually. "  -- Luc
Reveal CommentMatt Webb bt Luc De Blaquiere (Nov 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in tough conditions with bright sunshine and high winds. Luc played really well in a much more competitive second set and he's clearly only going to get harder to play the more experienced he becomes as Luc hit some superb winners in a few games."  -- Matt
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Luc De Blaquiere (Oct 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good match Luc. Luc got stronger with every game played, so I think if he played more would be a very good player. As it was with strong serves, good deep ground shots, and short balls he outplayed me in a few games, and there were a lot of deuces, several in each of two games. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Igor Barsukov (Oct 22) 0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another fantastic three setter, 2.5 hours, & few short rallies! Igor played some awesome tennis in the first set, a lot of powerful deep forehands and unreturnable serves (tip - stand well back) both wide and down the middle. Also he has a very good smash. He was 6-0, 3-0 up before I got a game, and I've no idea how I managed to win the match. Igor said he got a knee twinge or weakness at 6-0, 4-1 so that I think was the main reason! We had a a drink & good talk about the psychology of tennis afterwards. Is it best to focus on playing the best shots, improving your technique or winning matches? He was ultra fit and fast today, not an ounce of fat (unlike me, weighed down by a 10kg fat girdle) "  -- Rob
Dan Travers bt Marco Candeloro (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Marco Candeloro (Oct 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Marco for an enjoyable game with a lot of good rallies. Marco has a good backhand and serve lurking there which gave him a few outright winners from some very good shots. "  -- Rob
Dan Travers bt Luc De Blaquiere (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

David was the outstanding front-runner this round, playing more matches than anyone else and winning them all. Indeed by the end of the round he'd played himself into such form that he was double bageling his opponents! Well done David and runner-up Patrick...

Final Rankings:

  1. David Coombs 8.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Patrick Waddington [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Craig Lewis 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Peter Ferrett 10.1 [L3] 1
  5. Stephen Donnelly [L2]
  6. Jonathon Rankin 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Stephen Donnelly (Dec 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Stephen. I have managed to play a lot more tennis recently so the score was more one sided than it might have been."  -- David
Patrick Waddington bt Stephen Donnelly (Nov 24) Walkover
Patrick Waddington bt Peter Ferrett (Nov 23) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Craig Lewis (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close fought match again. Sunny but windy and chilly. We both struggled with our serves throughout the match. Craig managed to keep running and get lots back that I thought were winners. Some great drop shots from him in the first set but when his slice went walkabout in the second I managed to stick it out to win. Thanks for another enjoyable game."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Patrick Waddington (Oct 26) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close fought match. We have played both with and against each other so many times we know each others strengths (or do I mean weaknesses). We needed the floodlights to finish the match. Thanks."  -- David
Reveal CommentCraig Lewis bt Peter Ferrett (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in great spirit just like the last time we played . Blustery conditions in the autumn sun. Well played some long rallies "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Jonathon Rankin (Oct 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good competitive game; only one brief rain shower. Very close first set neither able to win their serve for much of it. Jon kept running for everything. Thanks. David"  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Peter Ferrett (Oct 17) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close fought match; Peter keeps going and keeps getting everything back. Very tight at the end of the 2nd and 3rd sets; multiple deuces. Thanks for the game."  -- David

Group Summary:

Shame we didn't see Chris W play off against Jeremy as that would have definitively given us our group winner. As it is, level on points and matches won, we have to look to sets and games lost to separate our near twins in tennis. By a whisker, the winner is Chris! Some great match in this group...

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Williams [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jeremy Heywood [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ray Carr 10.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ashley Thompson 10.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Hardy [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chris Davies 10.2 [L1]
  7. Carrie Noble withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Hardy bt Ray Carr (Nov 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Ray. We were a little bit rushed on court because of the time we had booked but other than that really enjoyable, some good rallies and look forward to playing again in the future! "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentRay Carr bt Chris Davies (Nov 6) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Competitively fought match with both players taking the lead at different points, long rallies and reaching deuce several times and 2nd set reaching tie break. Thanks Chris for enjoyable game. Ray "  -- Ray

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Williams bt Peter Hardy (Oct 30) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "really tough match which could have gone either way, peter played well with combination of strong top spin shots and slice. two hours on court with many deuce games, hard work out, thanks for the game peter "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJeremy Heywood bt Ray Carr (Oct 30) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice morning battle on the indoor courts at Bidston - it has been years since I last played there! The courts were playing a little on the slow side, which suits my game a little more and made for some excellent rallies between us. Ray trades nicely off both wings - numerous points saw us making full use of the court. Thanks for the game, Ray! "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentRay Carr bt Ashley Thompson (Oct 29) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with lots of rallies - reaching deuce quite a few times. Played in good competitive spirit lasting around 1 hour and 40 mins, "  -- Ray
Reveal CommentJeremy Heywood bt Ashley Thompson (Oct 27) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult match - Ashley has an unorthodox game, mixing spin with flat shots and switching up the pace pretty well. Struggled for any rhythm, with much of that caused by him - he also has good court coverage, forcing me to hit extra balls. Well played! "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentJeremy Heywood bt Peter Hardy (Oct 23) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match played on a sun-drenched autumn afternoon at Birkenhead Park. I consider myself lucky to have escaped with that second set, which featured just the one break of serve each right at the beginning. Peter threatened a break in a marathon 6th game, before condemning me to 'scoreboard pressure' a few games later - nearly had his moment at *5/6 00/30 but, fortunately, didn't make it count! Great battle - Peter has a wicked slice (and drop shot) which had me beaten many times. Thanks for the game!" -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentChris Williams bt Ashley Thompson (Oct 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "enjoyable competitive match, many games going to deuce, thanks Ashley"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Williams bt Ray Carr (Oct 16) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "great match played in good spirit. twelve games going to deuce. great to play indoors at bidston on sunday evening when it's pouring down and dark outside. thanks for the game Ray"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAshley Thompson bt Peter Hardy (Oct 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great first match - some good rallies and very close games. Peter fought all the way and had some brilliant comebacks. Look forward to playing again in the future!"  -- Ashley

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Wirral Parks archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend:

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

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