Norwich Parks Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Norwich 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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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New rounds for the Norwich Parks league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

Great Offers

We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...


Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Eaton Park

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
Tel: 07909 730836

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich. A highly impressive £250,000 facility which opened on 16 June, 2012, this offers 7 outdoor courts, 4 of which are floodlit. 

They are operated by Norwich Parks Tennis and cost £30 per year, which covers:

  • Free court use for anyone in your household
  • Online court booking up to 1 month in advance
  • Floodlit courts
  • Entry to the ballot for the chance to buy Wimbledon tickets
  • The chace to play 24/7 365 days a year
  • Two week complimentary access to the coaching programme
# of Outdoor Courts: 7

Annual membership of £30 per year which gives you free access to the courts.

Heigham Park

The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA
Tel: 01603 581 425

Courts are operated on a pay and play basis (cash only) or can be pre-booked. To make a booking, call 01603 581 425 or email 

# of Outdoor Courts: 10

Other Venues

Alderman Walker Park

Alderman Walker Park, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Bowthorpe Park

Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Harford Park

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Lakenham Recreation Ground

City Road, Norwich, NR1 2HL
# of Outdoor Courts: 2


University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 592398

Six floodlit tarmacadam tennis courts. Non members may book to 7 days in advance but are not able to move or cancel a booking.

# of Outdoor Courts: 6

Non-members £6.25/hour

Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW

Two hard courts (all year round) and eight grass courts (summer only). Simply turn up and play during park opening hours and one of our supervisors will collect the fee.

# of Outdoor Courts: 10

Adults £5/hour

Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU

Three excellent hard courts, refurbished at the end of 2012.

# of Outdoor Courts:

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Tessa Killingbeck

"[In my last match] it was nice to see we had both improved from our first match - the benefit of having different people to play and regularly tennis. So thanks for running the league, and for everyone for playing the games,"

Stuart Laws

"Really enjoyed it and very surprised to have won. I didn't know what to expect regarding the standard but most of the matches were close. Thank you for organising,"

Mark Taylor

"That was the best match I've ever been involved in. Thanks so much for running a great league. I'm loving it!"

Graham McGrotty

"Thanks for the updates, commentaries and scores....a great incentive to get on and play. I was going to wait unitl July to enter but took the plunge after four and a half months off with a back injury so the fitness has gone out the window but I figured, what the heck... make hay while the sun shines besides which I am getting to meet players who enjoy singles!"  

Vikki Chubb

"I thoroughly enjoyed this round, as I have the others. This has been my best year of tennis since school thanks to this league and I've been happy to recommend it to others," 

Mark Waters

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 13 October 2016 to Wednesday 7 December 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 November 2016)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomi Farkas [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Greg Tinder [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Lloyd Douglas [W2] 4
  4. Charlie Wilson 10.1 [W1] 2
  5. Guillaume Ravasse [W1] 2
  6. Mark Taylor 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Benjamin Gale 10.1 [L2]
  8. Raul Alvarez [L1]
  9. Chris Evans

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Benjamin Gale (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ben. "  -- Greg
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Mark Taylor (Oct 22) 6-0, 3-2 Mark Taylor Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Hope you'll recover soon Mark, some good rallies in the second set!"  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Raul Alvarez (Oct 22) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, good rallies, well played Raul! The court was a bit slippery, but we only got a very short drizzle while playing, then the sun came out. We played for more than 2 hours. Look forward to playing you again Raul :)"  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentLloyd Douglas bt Greg Tinder (Oct 22) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some stunning shots from Greg during the 1st set which fortunately for me weren't as frequent in the 2nd otherwise the match would of finished very quickly. Very competitive, enjoyable game. "  -- Lloyd
Reveal CommentCharlie Wilson bt Greg Tinder (Oct 21) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game in wet, damp conditions so we had to really whack the ball to get any speed on it!"  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentGuillaume Ravasse bt Greg Tinder (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game but the rain was just too much at times... some good rallies though. "  -- Guillaume
Tomi Farkas bt Greg Tinder (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentLloyd Douglas bt Tomi Farkas (Oct 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After making a start at Waterloo Park the rain eventually brought an early stoppage in the first set as the mixture of the moss and standing water made the court very slippery. With a hint of Blue sky on the horizon we decided to move to Eaton Park where it was hoped the newer courts would handle the rain a little better which proved to be the case. The rain persisted for all of the 1st set but eventually stopped and by the end of the match the sun even decided to make an appearance. As always with Tomi there were some very long rallies and great points but it’s always a thoroughly enjoyable game."  -- Lloyd
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Benjamin Gale (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, the first set was actually closer than the score suggests, some great rallies."  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentMark Taylor bt Greg Tinder (Oct 15) 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match which the rain tried to interrupt. Just completed it before the last light token ran out! Thanks Greg."  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Powell 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Joseph Plumridge [W1] 2
  3. Tom Wadlow [W1, L1] 2
  4. Andrew Griffiths 9.1 [L1] 1
  5. Dave Vosper 10.2 [L1]
  6. Ian Mack [L1]
  7. Alfie Carpenter 9.1
  8. Sam Tyson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Andrew Griffiths (Oct 26) 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a hard-fought game which could've gone either way. Some good tennis was played especially the second set which had tense moments throughout the tie-break. Really enjoyable game. "  -- Richard
Joseph Plumridge bt Tom Wadlow (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Dave Vosper (Oct 24) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely Autumn morning for a game of tennis, apart from the noisy council park team who decided to trim the hedge right next to our court throughout the first set. It didn't effect the tennis though as Dave managed a comeback from 5-2 down to a nail-biting tie-break which Richard just edged it 8-6. Most games went the distance resulting in a good game of tennis. Second set had a few rallies but not as tense as the first. Cheers for the game Dave. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentTom Wadlow bt Ian Mack (Oct 23) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another see-saw game with Ian! We both struggled on serve to get much rhythm going but did play out some entertaining rallies. Thanks for the game Ian, hope to play again soon. "  -- Tom

Current Rankings:

  1. Helen Gibbings [W1] 2
  2. Patrick Crotty 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Robert Page 9.1 [W1] 2
  4. Chris Bunn 9.2 [L1] 1
  5. Dimitris Karkanis [L1]
  6. Paul Martin 9.2 [L1]
  7. Graham McGrotty withdrawn
  8. Lucian Iftimie Hau 9.2

Match Results:

Helen Gibbings bt Paul Martin (Oct 25) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Dimitris Karkanis (Oct 23) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely still morning at Eaton Park an a close tussle with stylish Dimitris over 2 hours. First set could have gone either way and I managed to up my serve level which helped me keep my nose in front in the 2nd. Thanks for the game Dimitris!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Chris Bunn (Oct 22) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match!"  -- Robert

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Ireland [W2] 4
  2. Albie Von Gordon [W1] 2
  3. James Harrison [W1] 2
  4. Karl Kindelman 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. Adam Battley [L1]
  6. Jac Goult 9.1 [L1]
  7. Adam Mayes 10.2
  8. Mark Melton withdrawn
  9. Thomas Helfer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Harrison bt Karl Kindelman (Oct 23) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "My first game in around 8 years and Karl was a true gentlemen. Enjoyed the game and glad to be playing again, although was a little frustrated with myself as I still remember how I used to play :-). My serve has gone from being the strongest part of my game to the weakest."  -- James
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Adam Battley (Oct 23) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match played on beautiful autumnal afternoon at Eaton. Second set much closer than the score suggests. Many thanks Adam and see you on court again soon."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Karl Kindelman (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game again Karl. See you soon"  -- Andrew
Albie Von Gordon bt Jac Goult (Oct 22) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Ed Mcmanus [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martin Robson [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Adam Goodman [W1] 2
  4. David Keely [W1] 2
  5. Richard Fowler 10.1 [L1]
  6. Ruari Macgibbon [L1]
  7. Jason Hurst 10.2
  8. Tom Vosper 10.2

Match Results:

Ed Mcmanus bt Richard Fowler (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-1
Adam Goodman bt Ed Mcmanus (Oct 24) 6-4, 6-4
Martin Robson bt Ruari Macgibbon (Oct 23) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Martin Robson (Oct 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game, martin had some great forehand finishers but not enough consistency to win"  -- David
Ed Mcmanus bt Martin Robson (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Taylor 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Norihito Kawasaki [L1]
  3. Barry Newman
  4. Darren Rigg
  5. Garret Cronin
  6. Harry Seddon
  7. Leopoldo Sitia 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Norihito Kawasaki (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match again, thanks Nori."  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Joel Murphy 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Callum King [W1] 2
  3. Ryan Newell 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Julie Cooper [L1]
  5. Liz Somerville [L1]
  6. Andrew Butcher 10.2
  7. Daniel Tipple 10.2
  8. Lee Emerson 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Joel Murphy (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Joel, a nice evening for tennis."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentJoel Murphy bt Liz Somerville (Oct 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match played under the floodlights at Eaton Park. Finally managed to beat Liz after coming close in the last meeting"  -- Joel
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Joel Murphy (Oct 16) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, very close. Joel should probably have taken the first set!"  -- Callum
Joel Murphy bt Julie Cooper (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Hoadley [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Turner [W2] 4
  3. Chris Jones [W2] 4
  4. Mary Gillings [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tessa Killingbeck [L1] 1
  7. Emma Skitterall [L1]
  8. Linda May 9.2

Match Results:

Mary Gillings bt Victoria Chubb (Oct 23) 6-2, 6-4
Andy Turner bt Mary Gillings (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-2
Victoria Chubb bt Emma Skitterall (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentOliver Hoadley bt Mary Gillings (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game and the rain just held off, so we stayed dry!! "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Oliver Hoadley (Oct 20) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very tightly fought game, with many games going to deuce. Rain stopped play half way through momentarily and some games were played in showers. A very even match all in all. The whole match lasted for a total of two hours."  -- Andy
Chris Jones bt Tessa Killingbeck (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Chris Jones bt Victoria Chubb (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentOliver Hoadley bt Victoria Chubb (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable fast game, we played a 3rd friendly set as it was such a nice afternoon. "  -- Oliver


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles matches for Norwich 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.


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


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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 7 | Thursday 15 September 2016 to Wednesday 23 November 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 October 2016)

Current Rankings:

  1. Edward Land & John Feltham
  2. Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson
  3. Stuart Main & Ryan Sampson
  4. Tim Rayner & Charlie Wilson
  5. Tom Bool & Shohei Yamaguchi

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Tipple & Mark Melton [W1] 2
  2. Emma Wyatt & Linda May [L1]
  3. James Bowman & Lucy-Ann Williams
  4. Wendy Thomson & Jan Ashford

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Tipple & Mark Melton bt Emma Wyatt & Linda May (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • A very enjoyable match had by all. The score line doesn't reflect some points that were very closely contested. A further two sets were played after the official match was completed which resulted in another 6-1, 6-4 win, this suggested Linda & Emma were getting a better understanding of each others game over time. - Daniel


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Norwich 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.


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


We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)