Friendly, competitive tennis on Manchester Parks's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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 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

Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 0AB
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Manchester Tennis & Football Centre

Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 3FF
Tel: 0161 220 3800
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Alexandra Park

Demesne Road, Moss Side, Manchester, Lancashire, M16 7JL
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Chorlton Park

Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Lancashire, M21 7RL
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Kingswood Park

Kingswood Road, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 6GG
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Longford Park

Edge Lane, Stretford, Manchester, M21 9TA
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Ladybarn Park

Burnage Lane, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 4XA
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Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club

81 Wellington Road,, (Opposite Withington Girls School), Fallowfield,, Manchester, M14 6BN
Tel: 0161 224 4617
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Other Venues

Blackley Recreation Ground

Cooper Lane, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 0SA
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Boggart Hole Clough

Charlestown Road, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 7DH
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Cheetham Park

Elizabeth Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 8BQ
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Cringle Park

Crossley Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, Lancashire, M19 2QP
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Crumpsall Park

Ash Tree Road, Crumpsal, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 5RX
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Debdale Park

1075 Hyde Roa, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, M18 7LJ
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Fletcher Moss Park

Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 2SW
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Gartside Gardens

Kincardine Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9WN
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Kirkup Gardens

Cotefield Road, Woodhouse Park, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 1UY
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Merseybank Playing Fields

Merseybank Avenue, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 2ZH
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Openshaw Park

Parkhouse Street, Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 2FT
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"​I have now completed all of my matches in the Manchester Parks local tennis league and it has been a very enjoyable undertaking. I've met many friendly faces who've all shared the same passion for the sport and it was a great opportunity to expand my tennis network of friends,"

J Cullen

"I'm really enjoying the spirit and ethos of this League. It's not about winning and scoring brownie points but meeting new friends who share the same passion for the Sport of Champions. It's the spirit of the game that shines through. Thank you both for organising a really engaging event for anyone who wants to get fit and enjoy the benefits tennis has to offer," 

Stephen Reynolds

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Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 9 August 2018 to Wednesday 3 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 September 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Mercer
  2. John Daggett 7.2
  3. Moazzam Bakhshov withdrawn
  4. Neil Gaskell 6.2
  5. Richard Lucas
  6. Rodrigo Cristina 6.2
  7. Terry Yau 8.2

Current Rankings:

  1. Ryan Morris 7.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Simon Haigh 8.1 [W1] 2
  3. James Leckie [L1]
  4. Alhadi Boukr 9.2 [L1]
  5. Alessandro Sardano
  6. Benjamin Scapens
  7. Daniel Mohsin
  8. Shingi Aisam

Match Results:

Ryan Morris bt Alhadi Boukr (Aug 12) 6-3, 7-5
Ryan Morris bt James Leckie (Aug 12) 6-3, 6-0
Simon Haigh bt Ryan Morris (Aug 11) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Harris 10.2
  2. Ben Western 10.2
  3. Bernie McManus
  4. Christopher Dean 8.2
  5. Josh Lilly 10.2
  6. Rachel Butcher 9.2
  7. Yusuf Yaqub 10.2

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Lambton 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  2. David Agnew [W1] 2
  3. Ashley Taylor [W1] 2
  4. Maciej Dluzen [L1] 1
  5. Alia Mahmood [L1]
  6. Kirsty Hogarth
  7. Ranganath Ranganna

Match Results:

David Agnew bt Alia Mahmood (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Patrick Lambton (Aug 12) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Some very long games. Thanks for coming to Bolton!"  -- Ashley
  • "A really good match. Lots of points being won by outright winners rather than unforced errors. Ashley came through a marathon deuce in the 4th game of the final set to get an all important second break which ultimately proved to be the winning margin," -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Maciej Dluzen (Aug 11) 7-6, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some really nice shots and rallies from Maciej and a really close and enjoyable match. (Set 1 tie break 7-4)"  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Stephen Purver [W1] 2
  3. Ryan Hope [L1]
  4. Stephen Warne [L1]
  5. Leah Hartshorne 10.2
  6. Mark Bate
  7. Mike O'Docherty 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Ryan Hope (Aug 14) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a hard-fought game which I had to work very hard for! Many long deuce games, particularly in the second set."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentStephen Purver bt Stephen Warne (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very weird first set, with Stephen racing into a 5-0 lead. He was getting everything in, I wasn't. Then, a complete role reversal. Suddenly I started winning a few games and before I knew it we were at 5-5. I managed to take the set in a couple of close games. The second set was more regulation- we traded games, with me coming to the net a lot and relying on dropshots and Stephen producing some great lobs. The pivotal point may have been at 4-4 when a pass that I tried to volley, but missed, drifted just out, aided by a gust of wind. Despite Stephen producing the shot of the match in the next game- a running backhand lob from the baseline - I was able to close it out. Well played, mate! No doubt we will play again."  -- Stephen
  • "A very good game. Stephen P suddenly started producing some excellent shots, especially volleys and never looked back. Hope that first set doesn't haunt me forever more!" -- Stephen

Current Rankings:

  1. Ciaran McColgan 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Christiana Pongourou [L1] 1
  3. Alex Whitington
  4. Demetri Loizou
  5. Martin Reynolds
  6. Saad Nain

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCiaran McColgan bt Christiana Pongourou (Aug 9) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, quality of tennis got better and better throughout, some great points and games. Very enjoyable!"  -- Ciaran
  • "Thank you for the great game Ciaran!" Christiana

Current Rankings:

  1. Chibuike Iruloh [W1] 2
  2. Matthew Rosewarne [L1]
  3. Alex Kenyon 10.2
  4. Bernadette Mason 10.1
  5. Irene Ofei 10.2
  6. Richard Farrage
  7. Sue Goodwin 10.1

Match Results:

Chibuike Iruloh bt Matthew Rosewarne (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Nana Osei [W2] 4
  2. Lisa McCarrick [L1]
  3. Karl Chester [L1]
  4. Abdullah Almuqren
  5. Emma McGuigan 10.2
  6. Sally Bolchover
  7. Thomas Heavey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Karl Chester (Aug 9) 7-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close match and some good rallies. Hard luck Karl."  -- Nana
Nana Osei bt Lisa McCarrick (Aug 9) 7-6, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Bennett
  2. Damon Shetty
  3. Fiona Howard
  4. John Watson 10.2
  5. Martyn Shaw
  6. Zarka Khan
  7. Zofia Marczewska

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Manchester Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Manchester 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.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)

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Collapse AllManchester Parks Doubles - Round 1 | Thursday 5 July 2018 to Wednesday 12 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 August 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Wingfield Digby & Alia Mahmood [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Yusuf Yaqub & Daniel Mohsin [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Holden & Tom New [W2, L1] 5
  4. Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Josh Lilly & Cass Lilly [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Gathercole & Frankie Wignall [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub & Daniel Mohsin bt Josh Lilly & Cass Lilly (Aug 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great long rallies and close deuce games, thanks for a great match guys"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJames Holden & Tom New bt James Wingfield Digby & Alia Mahmood (Aug 9) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match; thanks James & Alia."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Wingfield Digby & Alia Mahmood bt Tom Gathercole & Frankie Wignall (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match, good rallies. Nice evening of tennis :)"  -- Alia
Reveal CommentJames Wingfield Digby & Alia Mahmood bt Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock (Aug 5) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Very close games and rallies."  -- Alia
Reveal CommentJames Holden & Tom New bt Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match; thanks Damon & Tim."  -- James
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub & Daniel Mohsin bt James Holden & Tom New (Aug 2) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable and epic match! Lots of deuce games and good rallies. Thanks for a fun match, James and Tom."  -- Yusuf
Reveal CommentTom Gathercole & Frankie Wignall bt Josh Lilly & Cass Lilly (Jul 31) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game played in the right spirit, thanks both!"  -- Tom
James Wingfield Digby & Alia Mahmood bt Yusuf Yaqub & Daniel Mohsin (Jul 22) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
James Wingfield Digby & Alia Mahmood bt Josh Lilly & Cass Lilly (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-4
Yusuf Yaqub & Daniel Mohsin bt Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-4
Damon Shetty & Timothy Sharrock bt Josh Lilly & Cass Lilly (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Martin Medina & Andrew Barnes [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mike O'Docherty & Tom Brown [W1, L1] 3
  3. Michael Mawson & Rachel Butcher [W1] 2
  4. Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. SALLY BOLCHOVER & Lara Shah [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt SALLY BOLCHOVER & Lara Shah (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match was much closer than the scoreline suggests with some long, long rallies, a number of deuce games and many hard-fought points. Thanks Sally and Lara for a friendly and enjoyable game - and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt Mike O'Docherty & Tom Brown (Jul 31) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly and competitive match that ebbed and flowed throughout. Some excellent serves (from the other side of the court) and a number of deuces and long rallies. Thanks for an enjoyable game, Tom and Mike - and good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Martin
Michael Mawson & Rachel Butcher bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty & Tom Brown bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against the ladies. Many of the games going to duece, drawing break points from both sides. Match was slightly delayed in the middle because of someone off-court drama in the Park but once resolved, everyone maintained their composure and got back on court to complete the match! Well played both, really enjoyed the match and good luck with your remaining matches!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable opening to the tournament in the glorious long hot Summer of 2018 on the day Boris Johnson resigned. The match was more closely fought than the score suggests with long rallies, lobs and a number of deuce games. Some pretty good tennis was played at times and one shot by Fiona drew the applause of a local who was sitting on a nearby step. Note to future opponents: Amanda will sing One Love by Bob Marley at a certain point in each set. "  -- Martin

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Manchester Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Manchester 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.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)