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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.

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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.

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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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Collapse AllWirral Parks Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

Another fantastic round in Wirral with 82% of all possible matches played. That's a great result! Hope you enjoyed it and here's to getting back on court when the Coronavirus crisis is over.

Group Summary:

A very good round for Danny who pushed the defending winner, Rob into second place. Congratulations to them and great tennis elsewhere in this very active group. Paul and John played 'in a good spirit throughout'; Christopher says it's 'always a pleasure playing Paul' and Colin's 'deft drop shots kept me busy'; Alton says Andrew is a 'solid volleyer' who is hard to pass and that he had many deuces and good rallies against Christopher. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Danny Elder 7.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rob Slade 6.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alton Jones [W5, L2] 10
  4. Christopher Docherty [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Benc [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Scallion [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Colin Rens [W1, L6] 3
  8. John Povall [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Rens bt John Povall (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match John, hope to play again soon..."  -- Colin
Reveal CommentChristopher Docherty bt Colin Rens (Mar 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match, lots of close games and runnng around. Colin's deft drop shots kept me busy..."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentAndrew Benc bt Paul Scallion (Mar 10) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game. Good sportsmanship."  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt Colin Rens (Mar 8) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable 2 1/2 hour match at Bidston. Firstly because we're both exactly the same standard, which i'd say is rare, also Cols a top fella and a pleaseure to play against. There were many momentum swings and mammoth points, and after I got out to a 4-0 lead in the final set Col got a second wind and got it close again. I was knackered and getting tight and ended up just trying to keep the ball in court the last couple of games and fortunately it was enough to get me over the line. Thanks a lot for the game Col, look forward to our next match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt Christopher Docherty (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Not an easy win despite the score. Many deuces and good rallies. Consistency won the day (which isn't normally said about me). Thanks for the game and going halves on the new balls."  -- Alton
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt John Povall (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Game played in really good spirit. Was competitive despite the score. We'd actually thought I'd won 6-0, 6-0 shook hands 'chilled out' and decided to play a third friendly set as we had an hour court time left, when we realised it was only 5-0. so John had an opportunity not to get a double bagel and he scraped a game. Hope to see / play John again in the league."  -- Alton
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt Paul Scallion (Mar 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Paul wasn't his usual consistent self today, but despite that put in a good performance. Enjoyed the match and the extra set we played. "  -- Alton
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Colin Rens (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies. Thanks for the match and the discussion of the brain and psychology! Good wedding ring story :)"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Alton Jones (Mar 3) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Alton gave it a good crack of the whip and it was good to play at his club. "  -- Danny
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt John Povall (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to have new players in this league, and while John is a bit rusty at the moment I think he will be a strong player in this group in the future. In the second set he had me ion the ropes - he had three points for a 3-0 lead. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt Colin Rens (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Playing outdoors in tricky windy conditions meant it was hard for us both to be consistent. Volleying was particularly hard and smashing was almost impossible with the ball swirling in around. Colin used that to his advantage in the second set by drop shotting to bring me in then throwing up a lob. Good game - always a pleasure to play Colin. "  -- Alton
Reveal CommentChristopher Docherty bt Andrew Benc (Feb 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game. Chris played well and ran hard for every ball. A fully deserved victory."  -- Andrew
Danny Elder bt Christopher Docherty (Feb 27) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Rob Slade (Feb 25) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It's always a good scalp when you beat Rob."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Paul Scallion (Feb 25) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant battling by Paul and getting balls back that were a lost cause. I enjoyed this competitive match."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentAndrew Benc bt John Povall (Feb 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with plenty of deuces "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Alton Jones (Feb 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, and first set very close. Alton rusty as usual (good for me I was his first match) and he still has problems with his shoulder but he can still hit some awesome serves and powerful winning forehands, and his net play is good. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAlton Jones bt Andrew Benc (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in really good spirit (and I wasn't under the influence of spirits this time). Andrew's a solid volleyer that's hard to pass and very good from the back of the court. Good luck for the rest of the league. "  -- Alton
Danny Elder bt Andrew Benc (Feb 19) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Andrew Benc (Feb 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent close match, lot of rallies, baseline, net play, and attacking play. Beware Mr B’s deep, angled and inside out forehands, and serve."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentChristopher Docherty bt Paul Scallion (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Numerous long rallies many > 20 strokes but an edge on consistency and serve seemed to be the order of the day. Always a pleasure playing Paul"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Christopher Docherty (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Lots of rallies and deuce games. Chris was a bit rusty after a virus but he has a good attacking game, a good top spin forehand high and deep or low short and angled or down the line. Good service as well."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAndrew Benc bt Colin Rens (Feb 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Andrew
Danny Elder bt John Povall (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Scallion bt John Povall (Feb 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time meeting and playing John, he's a real sporting fella and the game was played in a good spirit throughout. Match was probably a bit closer than scoreline suggests, with plenty of good rallies and points. Think John will definitely improve the more games he gets under his belt. Very enjoyable match, thanks John."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Colin Rens (Feb 9) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Maybe the best game we've had, or the most interesting game we've had. It's good to just have a game of back and forth Tennis."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Paul Scallion (Feb 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent close hard fought match. Good cross court passing shots by Paul. See some of the rallies at https://youtu.be/ndoQ57ChmY0"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentChristopher Docherty bt John Povall (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some quality rallies. John has a good all round game and will his feet. "  -- Christopher

Group Summary:

So much good tennis and so many great matches in this very committed group. Steve's 'cheeky dropshots' caused trouble for his opponents; Chris is quick and consistent; and James did some 'brilliant shots down the line'. It was a shame Carrie didn't get going at all (hope you are ok) but everyone else played a very high percentage of the available matches. Neil takes gold this time with a very impressive six wins out of six and Khanokporn takes silver. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Neil Fox [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Khanokporn Irvine [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Carl Gillison [W3, L2] 6
  4. Peter Ferrett 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Christine Jackson [W2, L3] 4
  6. Steve Williams [W1, L4] 2
  7. James Hanlon [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Carrie Noble

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarl Gillison bt James Hanlon (Mar 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was not as one sided as the score may suggest. The match was competitive with a lot of deuce games. We played an extra set afterwards in which James unfortunately aggravated his injured knee. Hopefully you will be fully recovered in time for the next round James. "  -- Carl
Reveal CommentCarl Gillison bt Steve Williams (Mar 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some very good and annoyingly frequent drop shots from Steve meant I was constantly running from the baseline to the net and back. I was exhausted at the end of the match and felt like I had done a very long Cardio Tennis session. Thanks for the game."  -- Carl

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChristine Jackson bt Steve Williams (Mar 15) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match and exhausting. I won 5 then Steve won 5 and it went back and forth from there. Lots of deuces and cheeky drop shots from Steve! I ran a lot!"  -- Christine
Reveal CommentCarl Gillison bt Christine Jackson (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Chris is quick around the court and was very consistent in keeping the ball in play. I had to try and hit winners to get any points as she was not making many mistakes today. "  -- Carl
Reveal CommentKhanokporn Irvine bt Christine Jackson (Mar 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun. you are very fast about the court"  -- Khanokporn
Khanokporn Irvine bt Carl Gillison (Mar 5) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Reveal CommentSteve Williams bt James Hanlon (Feb 25) 7-6 (7-4) James Hanlon Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A good game hampered by injury! Hope your knee feels better soon James"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentChristine Jackson bt James Hanlon (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match..some brilliant shots down the line James!"  -- Christine
Reveal CommentKhanokporn Irvine bt Steve Williams (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "we had a great game. Steve played very well and made me work hard."  -- Khanokporn
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Steve Williams (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match completed over two meetings which didn't help Steve, who couldn't match his earlier form in the second session. A very enjoyable game which I won in the end mainly down to my better serve. Once Steve re-discovers his serve he will be very competitive. Thanks again for the match, Steve,"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt Khanokporn Irvine (Feb 17) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match of two halves! Mod didn't seem to have her usual energy in the 1st set, though there were some close games. However in the 2nd set she came out firing, with leads of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-3 before I was able to get back to a more consistent mode of play. Any short highish ball Mod would put away at the net with a high volley or overhead. I had to pull out all of my spin and change of pace shots to stop Mod taking control of some long rallies: slice drives, over-topspin and backspin deadeners, various lobs and the backhand dropshot that goes sideways. Mod moved me about the court much more than she may have thought, I definitely felt I'd been running by the end of the match. Another very pleasant match with Mod at Birkenhead Park. Thanks. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Khanokporn Irvine (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with Khanokpon; she made me work very hard for the win especially in the first set."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentKhanokporn Irvine bt James Hanlon (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • " we have a great game ."  -- Khanokporn
Reveal CommentPeter Ferrett bt James Hanlon (Feb 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice afternoon's tennis at Birkenhead Park . The weather was very mild for the time of year and there was hardly any wind. It was good to meet James who said he was getting back into tennis. The local tennis league set up is very good for this as you meet lots of different people and often play in different venues and on different surfaces. It was a pleasant match with James at times hitting a nicely chosen forehand past me to win the point. We had a casual hit and a chat for a while after the match in the bright February sun. I'm sure the league matches will help James' game develop., Good luck in your other matches James and I hope we play again sometime in the future."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Peter Ferrett (Feb 6) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A closely contested match. I never really got to terms with Peter's spin but just did enough to win. Good match - thanks Peter."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Christine Jackson (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Christine played well and made me work for for the win. Many thanks for the match, Christine."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt James Hanlon (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • " A number of deuce games which I was able to edge meant the match score flattered me. Many thanks for the game, James."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Fox bt Carl Gillison (Jan 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with very many deuce games. A bit damp, cold and slippery underfoot but enjoyable and Carl was a good opponent. Thanks for the game, Carl."  -- Neil

Results

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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) 

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