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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"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 18 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas Nelson [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dan Travers [W3, L1] 6
  3. Arturs Reinis 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Danny Gallagher 7.2 [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Slade 6.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Dan Travers bt Danny Gallagher (Jun 9) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentDan Travers bt Thomas Nelson (May 29) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Wasn't firing on all cylinders today as I've had quite a demanding schedule past few days and it has told past couple of days... still felt as if I played well and did some really good things but Dan was sensational tonight. Was far too good for me today and had the answer for everything I tried, fair play. I've been on great form recently so can't complain but sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and admit when you've been outplayed and admire their game, well played Dan!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Dan Travers (May 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play at Birkenhead LTC, and have a chat and a drink with some of the members I know there afterwards in their £400,000 refurbed clubhouse. Good also at last to be playing better, well even, and get a win against a good player, perhaps the best of a strong league, after losing so badly to so many people a few weeks ago. Might still be relegated though so see you all for revenge matches the round after next. "  -- Rob
Dan Travers bt Arturs Reinis (May 22) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentArturs Reinis bt Danny Gallagher (May 15) 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great first two sets, third set we both felt very melt in sun and tired as match went over 2 hours. Third set was like a coin flip. Great competition, thanks Danny, see you next time"  -- Arturs
Arturs Reinis bt Rob Slade (May 5) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentThomas Nelson bt Danny Gallagher (May 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match against Danny today, similar in that we both play with one-handed backhands although different in how we hit the ball; my topspin against Danny's flat ball striking. Made for an interesting contest, conditions weren't easy for both of us with a side-wind although I think this may have suited my game more. Was great to chat with Danny during and after the match all things Tennis, top bloke and looking forward for future matches "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Nelson bt Rob Slade (May 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Solid not spectacular Tennis from me today, got off to a fantastic start and generally played counter-punching Tennis. Rob was playing some quality Tennis and was confident in taking my topspin early, had fantastic placement of the ball and not afraid to come into the net. Two contrasting styles made for an interesting match "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Nelson bt Arturs Reinis (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was a closer match than the score suggests, Arturs was striking the ball cleanly from both wings and was placing the ball well round the court. Enjoyed the match thoroughly and was great chatting to Arturs during and after the match, top bloke "  -- Thomas
Danny Gallagher bt Rob Slade (Apr 22) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Scallion [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Craig Lewis 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alton Jones [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. An Ngo 9.2 [L1] 1
  5. Peter Ferrett 9.2 [L3] 1
  6. Guido Lupieri [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Peter Ferrett (May 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was great to meet Peter, and also play on clay, for the first time. Peter has a lot of variety in his game and had me moving all over court with tricky spin shots, but my main / only strength is my running so I found I could get to most of them and get enough back to force Peter into some errors. Really enjoyed the venue and the game, thanks a lot Peter."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCraig Lewis bt Alton Jones (May 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "5-0 ahead in first set but Alton got it back to 5-4 but thankfully managed to hold on. Second set not as close but that prob dye to 4 days on the booze. Thanks for the game hope to play again soon "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt An Ngo (May 14) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Slightly strange match in that we had to change venue halfway through, but still very enjoyable . i was going for too much at first and An was playing solid, then i saved some break points at the start of the second and seemed to get some momentum, i also played a lot more patient. again some recent matches i had that An hadnt helped and that match sharpness probably seen me through. Great to meet you An, thanks a lot for the game."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCraig Lewis bt Peter Ferrett (May 6) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to see Peter. First time at West Cheshire and lovely quiet spot. Some long rallies and Peter has great spin on the ball Thanks for the game at short notice. Hope to play again soon. "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt Peter Ferrett (May 1) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match against Pete. I had to save a few match points but managed to scrape a victory. I need to start turning up for the first set rather than coming from behind all of the time. Well played Pete."  -- Alton
Reveal CommentCraig Lewis bt Paul Scallion (May 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time I have played Paul and also at Port Sunlight. Game was played in the right spirit of the league. Paul chased everything g and very quick around the court. When tried drop shot he would run for everything and normally got them back Cheers for the game and hope to play again soon "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Guido Lupieri (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Guido and me have played before at our club and are pretty evenly matched, i would say all but a couple of games went to deuce and the first set especially could of gone either way. A big help for me was that i had a great game against Alton in the week which gave me some match sharpness which was probably the difference in the end. Thanks for the game Guido, very enjoyable"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt Paul Scallion (Apr 25) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close match with some very long rallies over 20 shots. Paul is super fit and chases every ball down. I wasn't putting enough away in the first set, and had to go for lines in the second and third to overcome him. Fantastic play Paul - I really enjoyed the match. "  -- Alton

Current Rankings:

  1. Colin Rens [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Khanokporn Irvine [W4, L1] 8
  3. Marco Candeloro [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gary Pitt [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Christine Jackson [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Suzanne Higgins [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Khanokporn Irvine (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mod, hope to play again soon! "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentKhanokporn Irvine bt Christine Jackson (May 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Look forward to playing again!!"  -- Christine
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Marco Candeloro (May 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Marco, always enjoy our matches..."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentKhanokporn Irvine bt Gary Pitt (May 24) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very long, even points, all but two games went to at least deuce. "  -- Gary
Khanokporn Irvine bt Suzanne Higgins (May 24) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKhanokporn Irvine bt Marco Candeloro (May 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a really competitive match this was today with lots of long rallies with great shots from both sides. A really tough but enjoyable game played. Thanks for the match, hope to play again soon. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentGary Pitt bt Christine Jackson (May 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, lots of long contested points and very close games. Chris just keeps getting to everything and getting the ball back, needed a rest after this match. Look forward to playing again. "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentChristine Jackson bt Suzanne Higgins (May 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First 4 games took about 40 minutes!! Lots of deuces again!"  -- Christine
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Gary Pitt (May 11) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well what a tough match this was, lots of long rallies, drop shots , lobs . Gary runs for every point so he had me running all over the place. I had to really focus and play each point at a time. A great match. Thanks. Hope to play again soon. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Christine Jackson (May 10) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a very wet day at the indoor tennis centre at Bidston. Chris runs for every point and gets everything back so i had to really step up in the second set as it was so close. A really enjoyable game as we had lots of long rallies and great shots on both sides. Thanks for a great match Chris, hope to play again soon. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentGary Pitt bt Suzanne Higgins (May 6) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Many more deuces than the score reflects, great to be out playing against a really friendly opponent "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Christine Jackson (May 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Christine for match - some long games and long rallies - enjoyed it..."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentMarco Candeloro bt Suzanne Higgins (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in the lovely sunshine at Birkenhead park. Was really nice to play outside for a change. Thanks for the game Sue. Hope to play again soon . "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Suzanne Higgins (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for match Sue, you fought hard for each point and we had several close deuce games that could have gone either way."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Rens bt Gary Pitt (Apr 20) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Don't often say the words blistering heat and Birkenhead Park in the same sentence, but it was just that today. Match could have gone either way, was lucky that today it went mine..."  -- 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:
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)