Friendly, competitive tennis on Wirral Parks's public courts

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Ashton Park

Carpenter's Lane, West Kirby, Hoylake, Cheshire, CH48 7EX
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Birkenhead Park

Park Road North, Birkenhead, Cheshire, CH41 8AX
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Higher Bebington Recreation Ground

Higher Bebington Rd, Wirral, Lancashire, CH63 8LS
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Oval Sports Centre

Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire, CH63 7LF
Tel: 0151 606 2010
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Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre

Bidston Moss, Valley Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 7EJ
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",


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

"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

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Collapse AllWirral Parks Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 11 May 2017 to Wednesday 5 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Slade 6.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Luc De Blaquiere 10.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nigel Hobro [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Coombs 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Ferrett 10.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Igor Barsukov [W1, L2] 3
  7. Marco Candeloro [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Igor Barsukov (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. We were neck and neck up to 2-2 in the second set and I was expecting this to be our usual three-hour three-setter. Igor had already won most of his points from his strong attacking forehand (cross court and inside out and down the line), and at 2-2 he blasted a clean forehand winner down the line from my first service. From that point onwards he didn't get any serves to his forehand or much from open play! "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentLuc De Blaquiere bt Igor Barsukov (Jun 15) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match and workout. Igor has a fast and reliable serve so was difficult to break. Also, his forehand gets some great angles on any short balls. I think his one could have gone either way. "  -- Luc
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Marco Candeloro (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, lots of good rallies and tennis. Great that Marco gives everything no matter what the score, I.e. plays the game with an excellent attitude. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentNigel Hobro bt Peter Ferrett (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good Knight go not gently into that Ferret match. Hit hard or long or wide, never middling lest the wizard doth influence the ball by spin, by craft or by slice. FOTSOOTH TWAS THE STORY OF THIS ENCOUNTER WHEREBY A KNIGHT BY FORCE O'ERWHELMED THE WIZARD Ferret"  -- Nigel
  • "Nigel and I have played many times with Nigel winning the vast majority of matches. He knows how to stop me getting points and today showed absolute mastery in doing so. He hit hard deep shots to my baseline moving me from corner to corner and keeping me pinned back. I was not able to come in to play my spin and pace changing shots from midcourt (particularly slowing the ball) and he had no trouble dealing with my mid pace rallying shots from the baseline. So yes, the knight did indeed stop the wizard's staff from casting any spells today." Peter
  • "Just to correct the Wizard, Nigel has won the vast majority of SETS that we have played and never lost a match to Peter" Nigel
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Marco Candeloro (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game of tennis; nip and tuck up to 3:3 in first set. Marco admits that he made too many errors after that. It took me a while to get my serve going too (story of my life). Slightly slippy underfoot due to rain earlier but the park courts are in great condition."  -- David
Reveal CommentLuc De Blaquiere bt Marco Candeloro (Jun 4) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played in the nice sunshine at Birkenhead park in good spirit. Lots of long hard fought rallies, I thought I definently made him work hard for his win today. A very enjoyable match. Thanks Luc. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentIgor Barsukov bt Marco Candeloro (May 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic display of great tennis from Igor. Played at Birkenhead in the nice sunshine. Thanks for the game. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentDavid Coombs bt Peter Ferrett (May 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good game; thanks Peter. The first set was quite one sided but then Peter raced into a 4:0 lead in the second. I had got sucked into playing his game and once realised this was able to change the tempo and pull it back."  -- David
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt David Coombs (May 22) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, lots of rallies, good baseline and net play by both of us. David played the best tennis in the first set, hitting outright winners on his excellent inside out forehand, running me from side to side and general all round good attacking play. As with Nigel, he has accurate passing shots. I won the second set just by making less mistakes (it's what I do)"  -- Rob
Luc De Blaquiere bt Peter Ferrett (May 22) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentNigel Hobro bt Marco Candeloro (May 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Marco the better athlete but lost... Why? A conundrum for him to work out. My answer.. less haste more accuracy!"  -- Marco
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Luc De Blaquiere (May 21) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Luc was playing some good tennis. Good serves, good full length ground shots and awesome (and frequent) drop shots. He was cruising at 6-3, 3-1 and I thought I was dead and buried. Not sure how I won to be honest, except getting my balls a bit deeper. If you hit the balls mid court he will hit a winning drop shot. He was hitting drop shots of my serve, either that or a deep fast return. Like I said, everyone in this group is superfit. Another excellent workout, and the best tennis possible in the wind."  -- Rob
  • "Should have added that Luc is the fastest player in the group (though Nigel and David aren't far behind)" -- Rob
Reveal CommentLuc De Blaquiere bt David Coombs (May 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in very wet conditions. David staged a great comeback in the first set from 5-1 down. Luckily I managed to close out the first set in the tiebreak. Thanks for the game. "  -- Luc
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Nigel Hobro (May 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another excellent work out. So many fit people in this group! Not surprising with Nigel because he ain't carrying any excess weight and confesses to having run 60 miles a week within the recent past. Nigel's a baseline player with deadly accurate passing shots, and like me he can rally for as long as it takes. Good Close match. Excellent courts and park! We had a coffee in the excellent cafe after."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Peter Ferrett (May 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As usual a hard fought and enjoyable game and workout, that had me gasping for air after one 30 shot rally. Lots of deuces and lots of rallies. Is there a better way to keep fit!? Peter the master of slicing or volleying a winner from your loopy half court top spin anywhere on the court. He can lob and smash, and is fast. No easy points. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Marco Candeloro (May 17) 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A 2 hour match on North Cheshire LTC's shale (Marco and myself's own club) A very topsy-turvy match: Marco was 5-2 up in the first set where I came back to win 5 consecutive games. In the second set I was 5-2 up, Marco saved several match points then came back to force a tie-break, where again I was 4-1 up before Marco's solid play won it 7-5. In the third set I was 4-1 up and Marco got it back to 4-3 before I could win the final two games. I was having to hit almost every shot in my armoury to get anywhere, such as off pace dinks , risky low hard slices and precision drop shots. Marco ran down every ball and punished any middle pace, middle height, middle court shots. It was a really enjoyable match and we both played well. Thanks Marco. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentLuc De Blaquiere bt Nigel Hobro (May 13) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Not at all like our first encounter. All good stuff and Luc improbably returned what I thought were good winners. A good match" -- Nigel

Current Rankings:

  1. Colin Rens [W1, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chris Williams [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ken Duckers [W2] 4
  4. An Ngo 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. Thomas Blanchfield [L2]
  6. Peter Hardy

Match Results:

Ken Duckers bt Colin Rens (Jun 4) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Ken Duckers bt Chris Williams (Jun 2) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAn Ngo bt Colin Rens (May 24) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to play with An, some great rallies, and great match, despite the sun disappearing just before we started. An's better technique ultimately payed off... Looking forward to a re-match some time... think my game would improve... Thanks An, Col"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentChris Williams bt Thomas Blanchfield (May 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "played in a great spirit. Tricky conditions, with breeze and bright sunshine. tom has a lethal forehand lurking and hit several clean winners. some great rallies and some close games with multiple deuces. thanks tom"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Thomas Blanchfield (May 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies in the Sunshine! Thanks Tom for the invite to your club, really enjoyed it..."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentChris Williams bt Colin Rens (May 14) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "two evenly matched players made for a very long three sets plus tie break. most games going to deuce. enjoyable and played in good spirit. thanks for the game colin."  -- Chris


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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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.

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