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
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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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"Many thanks for organizing the last league. Really enjoyed meeting everyone and the tennis," 

Stephen George

"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

"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 20 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Slade 6.2 [W7, L1] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Evans [W5] 10
  3. Andrew Benc [W3, L2] withdrawn 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alton Jones [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Christopher Docherty [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. David Coombs 8.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Paul Scallion [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jonathan Thompson [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Neil Fox [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Docherty bt Paul Scallion (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Score did not reflect the standard of play. Lots of good long rallies.."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt Neil Fox (Nov 6) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Game played in really good spirit, but I found it very cold all the way through, after playing in Spain, and couldn't move my old bones. Happy / relieved to win as I always struggle against lefties. Thanks for coming over to BLTC."  -- Alton
Reveal CommentRobert Evans bt Christopher Docherty (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Decent Game with decent rallies. Thanks again Chris"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Neil Fox (Oct 30) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Neil, hes a very fair and sporting player and the match was played in a great spirit throughout. We are around a similar standard and the first set was obviously tight, decided by a couple of points here and there, crucial aswell as it would of been difficult to come back in what was a physical match. Second set was still pretty close, but I got some confidence and momentum from winning the first and that got me through. Match was hugely enjoyable and competitive from start to finish with a friendly chat afterwards, thanks a lot Neil, look forward to playing again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRobert Evans bt Neil Fox (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks very much for the game Neil, It was a decent games, I haven't played that well for ages. Thanks for organising the court"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Evans bt David Coombs (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game David. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Christopher Docherty (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of hard fought points, games and long rallies in the first set but I won 6-0 and I said to Chris, ‘I’ve had a few 6-0 defeats in recent weeks so I know how bad it feels’ He said he was ok with losing 6-0 coz he was focusing on improving his game and working out strategies etc. Then he goes 4-1 up in the second set & I’m thinking he’s done exactly that, worked out in the first set how best to win, especially how best to play a lefty! So the second set was very even and almost every point a rally to the death, both of us happy to rally deep from the baseline, and in just an hour I had run 5 miles with a heart rate above 150 and a peak heart rate for two minutes when rarely in a tennis match I was gasping for breath. Excellent match!"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Jonathan Thompson (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "If Jon was fit and in practice he would be awesome. He’s got all the shots. He aced me three times in one game, two of them bang on the tee, one wide. Groin injuries bad news. Good luck recovering Jon. I only got over mine with gentle running and small weights (hip adductor and abductor, leg press) "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt Christopher Docherty (Oct 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match. Too many unforced errors from both of us especially at the end of long rallies. I don't normally get caught out by lobs as I usually smash well, but Chris has a very good high and deep one which prevented any opportunity to smash. thanks for the game and coming over to BLTC. "  -- Alton
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt David Coombs (Oct 9) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match right to the end."  -- David
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt David Coombs (Oct 8) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Last time I played Dave it was a gruelling match after 13 hours travelling. This time I was more awake, but the match felt just as tiring! Plenty of deuce games and long rallies in the second set. Well played again Dave. "  -- Alton
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Neil Fox (Oct 7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive match with a very close first set. Neil was leading but then I was able to pull it back and win the tie-break. Second set closely fought too. Thanks for the game Neil."  -- David
Reveal CommentRobert Evans bt Rob Slade (Oct 7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Decent Game. First set could of gone either way. Thanks Rob for sorting the court. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Andrew Benc (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "And yes has some good attacking powerful baseline and net shots eg his sliced backhand (a lefty’s nightmare) so at 3-1 down In the first set I was expecting a pasting. I won as usual by being more consistent, aka making less mistakes aka getting more balls in court "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentChristopher Docherty bt David Coombs (Oct 5) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great by comeback by Dave first set, had me on the ropes, serve saved me. Very enjoyable to meet, recognise old adversaries from years ago on the Wirral league circuit. Both of us finding our feet on Hoylake's brand spanking new (slow) Astro courts"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Neil Fox (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Neil. Good workout and close hard fought second set."  -- Rob
Andrew Benc bt Neil Fox (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Paul Scallion (Sep 30) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very competetive match and really very close. I led 5:2 in the first set only for Paul to pull it back to 6:6 when I won a close tie break. Paul stormed to a 5:0 lead in the second set but after multiple deuces on his serve in the sixth game the momentum changed and then with a change in tactics on my part I pulled back to win. Hard work all round. Thanks Paul."  -- David
Reveal CommentAndrew Benc bt Alton Jones (Sep 29) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Andrew won two tie breaks 7-5 and 7-5"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Paul Scallion (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent work out against easily the fastest guy in the group. Possibly the guy who makes the least mistakes and with a lethal inside out big angle forehand and backhand. Second set was very close. Thanks for the game Paul. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRobert Evans bt Paul Scallion (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some decent rallies. Enjoyed playing singles for a change."  -- Robert
Rob Slade bt Alton Jones (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Docherty bt Neil Fox (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, could have flipped either way. I managed to hang on to my serve and I was forced to repeatedly pass Neil's forays to the net otherwise Neil would have had the day. Hard slog for both of us in a very warm and humid Bidston Tennis Centre. Played in with great spirit."  -- Christopher
Andrew Benc bt Paul Scallion (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Jonathan Thompson (Sep 22) 6-4, 3-6, 5-5 Jonathan Thompson Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Jonny is a good player with an excellent serve and I won here for 2 main reasons, firstly he gave me a bucketload of double faults, and secondly he was gassed after playing successive matches after a long break. From my side I returned and defended as well as I could and hung in there when I was basically overmatched. The match was played in a good spirit throughout, thanks Jonny."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJonathan Thompson bt Andrew Benc (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Youth won the day"  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Colin Rens [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christine Jackson [W4, L1] 8
  3. Steve Williams [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lucy Myatt [W1, L3] 3
  5. James Hanlon [L3] withdrawn 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Suzanne Higgins [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristine Jackson bt Lucy Myatt (Nov 3) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An absolute corker of a first set from Lucy...her shots were just too quick for me. Lucky for me she dipped a bit and I improved . Great game...really enjoyed it."  -- Christine
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Lucy Myatt (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for match Lucy"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Christine Jackson (Oct 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Scorline flatters me, was made to work hard for every point "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentChristine Jackson bt Suzanne Higgins (Oct 20) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sue played an absolute corker of a second set. Lots of accurate and powerful shots. We had to play this over 2 sittings . I think Sue would have won if we kept going. Always enjoy playing Sue. A very good game."  -- Christine
Reveal CommentLucy Myatt bt James Hanlon (Oct 12) 6-3, 5-7, 0-1 James Hanlon Retired

Player Comments:

  • "James retired in the third set but up to this point the match was very close! Thanks James, really enjoyed it. "  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt James Hanlon (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game James, couple of close games could have gone either way..."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentChristine Jackson bt James Hanlon (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lot closer than score suggests. Annoyingly for James some balls were just long at advantage or duece points. James is great at angles has some impossible shots. Really enjoyed it..thanks James. "  -- Christine
Reveal CommentSteve Williams bt Suzanne Higgins (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuces! Thanks for the game Sue "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Steve Williams (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good mtach Steve - a few crazy rallies, and a sore foot for me the following day - so must have been a good runaround."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentSteve Williams bt Lucy Myatt (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game - really enjoyed it "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentChristine Jackson bt Steve Williams (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Steve has the technique. Once he gets his consistency I have a feeling it will be a very different score! Lots of dueces too . Really enjoyed the match thanks Steve."  -- Christine
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Suzanne Higgins (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for match Sue, good runabout, closer match than last time we played."  -- Colin

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:
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