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 »

"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

"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

"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 23 | Thursday 1 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 October 2020)

Such a shame we had to end the round two weeks early due to lockdown but at least quite a few matches had already been played in both groups! A great effort all round and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Joshua for successfully defending his Group 1 crown by winning 4 matches including a crucial win against runner up Henry in their head to head. Joshua discovered that "Henry gets everything back and makes you work for every point", while Peter won a good 3 setter against Nikhil.

Final Rankings:

  1. Joshua Chisholm 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Henry Kinni [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Danny Elder 7.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rob Slade 6.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Peter Ferrett 9.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nikhil Jawaharlal [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrew Benc [L2] withdrawn
  8. Kenneth Noble

Match Results:

Henry Kinni bt Rob Slade (Oct 31) 6-1, 6-2
Rob Slade bt Nikhil Jawaharlal (Oct 30) 6-2, 7-5
Henry Kinni bt Danny Elder (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-4
Danny Elder bt Rob Slade (Oct 26) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentJoshua Chisholm bt Nikhil Jawaharlal (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Nikhil and good luck with the rest of your matches! "  -- Joshua
Danny Elder bt Peter Ferrett (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Nikhil Jawaharlal (Oct 21) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nikhil and I played the previous round, that was two very close sets. This was also close but a slightly more up and down scoreline. In the first set it was on serve until I broke on 4-4 and then kept my serve. Nikhil came back in the second with some very good forehand winners and an ad-court serve to my forehand down the T which I had problems with. Overall there were some long rallies, these Nikhil would quite often win with angled cross-court forehand to both corners. I played my drop shot-lob combo in the third set along with the odd off-pace slice or topspin, I got to 5-1 but Nikhil played really well and punished poor shots of mine for two games. then I got lucky, with some of Nikhil's angles going wide. Great match, thanks Nikhil."  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoshua Chisholm bt Henry Kinni (Oct 17) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Was a pleasure to play Henry! Such a nice guy and he started the match very well with a 4-0 lead. His groundstrokes were unplayable. It took me a while to settle into the match. Henry gets everything back and makes you work for every point! He has a very reliable slice backhand and a great overhead. Can’t wait until the next time we play Henry, was a really enjoyable match!"  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentHenry Kinni bt Peter Ferrett (Oct 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The weather was kind to us today! I've read Rob's comments and totally agree with them. Thanks for the game Peter. "  -- Henry
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Peter Ferrett (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good hard fought close match, lots of rallies. Peter such a good baseline player, especially defending but also with some good winning shots. He is deceptively quick around the court (or good at mind reading). He plays three quarter court and will defensively volley or half volley most balls from this position, or hit a sliced angle winner. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentHenry Kinni bt Nikhil Jawaharlal (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game it was and enjoyed the rallies. "  -- Henry
Danny Elder bt Andrew Benc (Oct 12) Walkover
Reveal CommentJoshua Chisholm bt Andrew Benc (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very nice man and an enjoyable match, played on a sunny day. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentJoshua Chisholm bt Peter Ferrett (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Pete and good luck for the rest of the round! "  -- Joshua

Group Summary:

Congratulations to David for a clean sweep of 5 wins to secure the title, finishing 2 points clear of runner up Marco. David "managed to find a way to win the big points" against Marco while Marco pulled off a brilliant 3 set win against Chris with "lots of long rallies, some over 20 shots" and both players "walked off exhausted" at the end... great effort!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Britzman [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Marco Candeloro [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Nolan [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. DAX BALE [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Keith Rafferty [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jeremy Heywood [W2] 4
  7. Benjamin Wong [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt DAX BALE (Nov 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Dax and get a game in over in Birkenhead Park. Tricky conditions at the beginning of the match made it a bit difficult for both of us but once we got going we had some really good rallies. Unfortunately, Dax just wasn't able to finish off the rallies when he had the upper hand or the score would have been a lot closer. Thanks for the game and good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Chris Nolan (Nov 1) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "I must say this is one of the most exciting and enjoyable matches I have played in a long time. Our epic battle lasted 3 hours, both us having great shots, lots of long rallies, some over 20 shots. The match could have gone either way as I only won by 2 points in the tiebreaker. I got lucky. We both walked off exhausted but what a match that was. Thanks Chris. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentJeremy Heywood bt Chris Nolan (Oct 31) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another day of tough conditions, with a gusting wind proving very tricky at times! This was a nice battle, with very few breaks of serve. Chris found his range on the forehand with some particularly decent returns towards the end - close to getting back in it. Thanks for the game, Chris! "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentDAX BALE bt Keith Rafferty (Oct 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "after quick change of venue because of leaves on the court an canadia road this was ahard fought match which could have gone either way with lots of close games and dueces thx for game keith"  -- DAX
Reveal CommentJeremy Heywood bt Keith Rafferty (Oct 26) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Keith and I played at Westminster Park, Chester. A fair bit of rain left the court surface a bit treacherous and meant we couldn’t really go all out - but good to be back playing! Keith has some wicked slice and spin that caught me out a fair few times! Some great rallies and a good battle - good luck in your remaining games, Keith! "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt DAX BALE (Oct 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very heavy conditions today at Birkenhead, had to hit the ball harder because of the bounce And damp court. Played some great rallies and good shots from both of us. Thanks for the game. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentChris Nolan bt Keith Rafferty (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Keith and play for the first time. Had some closer games than the scoreline suggests and his sliced shots caused me quite some difficulties!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Nolan bt DAX BALE (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good friendly match. Dax started well but faded after a close first 5 or 6 games."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt Marco Candeloro (Oct 18) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game again with Marco in Birkenhead Park. A lot of very close games that could have gone either way but I managed to find a way to win the big points. Good luck with the rest of your games and look forward to playing you again soon!"  -- David
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Benjamin Wong (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice sunny but chilly day for tennis at Birkenhead park. Thanks for the game Ben "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt Chris Nolan (Oct 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Chris and get a good game in Birkenhead park. Match was very competitive with a lot of close rallies and some good controlled tennis from both of us. I managed to hit a few less unforced errors which made the difference in the end. Overall was a very enjoyable Friday afternoon and was great to have a chat with Chris afterwards about the game. Good luck with the rest of your games Chris and hope to play again!!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt Keith Rafferty (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Keith over in Birkenhead Park. He hit some really good slices with a lot of drop shots so I had to work hard for the win. Keep it up and good luck with the rest of your games!!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDAX BALE bt Benjamin Wong (Oct 14) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "2 extremely long and tiring sets both approaching an hour with the majority of games going to deuce finished in failing light."  -- DAX
Reveal CommentDavid Britzman bt Benjamin Wong (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Ben again and manage to get a game in after all the bad weather. Ben had clearly improved since the last time we played and hit some really good backhand winners. Unfortunately, some unforced errors at key times cost him a bit and made the scoreline a bit more one-sided than it could have been. Look forward to playing with you again Ben and seeing how much improvement you make!!"  -- David
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Keith Rafferty (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect sunny conditions for a game of tennis. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentKeith Rafferty bt Benjamin Wong (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I have no idea what Short or long format is "  -- Keith

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)