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 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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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Primary Venues

Eaton Park

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH
Tel: 07900 933926
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Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU
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Sportspark

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

Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW
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Thorpe Recreation Ground

Laundry Lane, Norwich, NR7 0XQ
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Harford Park

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ
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Alderman Walker Park

Alderman Walker Park, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ
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Bowthorpe Park

Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0
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Heigham Park

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

"Fantastic. I thought I'd hardly play due to the winter weather but managed to get all games in", Richard Powell

Richard Powell

"Loved playing again after a break of 20 odd years. This is a great idea and a I can't wait for the league to start again. Really well organised and a joy to be part of. I've been spreading the word so hopefully you'll get a few more people signed up,"

Richard Powell

"[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

"Thanks for your organisation. I’ve really enjoyed the 2 leagues this year," 

Norwich - Stephen Alger

"​Love the Local Tennis Leagues! So pleased I entered",

Tessa Killingbeck

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 8 February 2018 to Wednesday 4 April 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 March 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomi Farkas 7.2 [W1] 2
  2. Richard Powell 8.2 [L1]
  3. Andrew Griffiths 8.2
  4. Dimitris Karkanis
  5. Kevin Hart
  6. Sam Tyson 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Richard Powell (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with several great rallies and deuces."  -- Tomi

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Crotty 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Richard Taylor 9.2 [L1]
  3. Andrew Ireland
  4. Chris Bunn 8.2
  5. Luke Page
  6. Tadgh Buckley 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Richard Taylor (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A cold blustery evening at Eaton Park, and an enjoyable match against a very friendly and sporting opponent in Richard, who I hadn't played before. Plenty of deuces, and (unusually) not a single dodgy net cord for either player! Well played Richard and thanks for the game."  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Ed Mcmanus [W2] 4
  2. Karl Kindelman 9.1 [W1, L1] 4
  3. Jesse Farrell 10.2 [W1] 1
  4. Alan Barnes [L1]
  5. Ryan Newell 9.2 [L2]
  6. Martin Robson
  7. Steve Shaw

Match Results:

Ed Mcmanus bt Ryan Newell (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJesse Farrell bt Karl Kindelman (Feb 18) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive game played in good spirit in windy conditions, cheers Karl."  -- Jesse
Reveal CommentKarl Kindelman bt Ryan Newell (Feb 16) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Quiet few long rallies. Ryan used his drop shots well he won a particularly long rally with an astonishing valley. Good game."  -- Karl
Ed Mcmanus bt Alan Barnes (Feb 16) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Ruari Macgibbon [W1] 2
  2. Andy Macdonald 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Linda May 9.1 [L1]
  4. Andrew Butcher 10.1
  5. Julie Cooper
  6. Liz Somerville
  7. Tom Vosper 10.2

Match Results:

Ruari Macgibbon bt Andy Macdonald (Feb 18) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Linda May (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played on a cold, crisp evening at Eaton park. Match played in good spirit with a number of fun rallies which we both took points from. All the best for the rest of the round Linda and thanks again for the game! "  -- Andy

Current Rankings:

  1. Howard Jones [W2] 4
  2. Inga Misane [W1, L1] 2
  3. Wendy Thomson [L1] 1
  4. Harry Seddon 10.2 [L1] 1
  5. Mike Dixon
  6. Stewart Thompson
  7. Victoria Chubb 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHoward Jones bt Inga Misane (Feb 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game under sunny skies. New balls meant a bit of, ahem, long hitting, but also lung bursting rallies and incisive winners. Thanks Inga, good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Howard
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Wendy Thomson (Feb 17) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very very tough game on a beautiful sunny day. Good exausting rallies. We were not saving each other - driving tirelessly from one side of the court to another. I ended with really bad muscle aches, very stiff. Thank you Wendy, really enjoyable game. "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentHoward Jones bt Harry Seddon (Feb 11) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A tight extremely enjoyable tussle, settled in the end by my superior ability to shank dodgy flukey winners off the frame. Mighty serves and crisp volleys, interspersed by nerve wracking rallies. Great fun, thanks Harry, and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Howard

Results

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

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 AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 11 | Thursday 18 January 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Howard Jones & Martin Robson [W2] 4
  2. Mary Gillings & Andy Turner [L1]
  3. Vanessa Angier & Dawn Crafer [L1]
  4. Linda May & Liliya Serazetdinova

Match Results:

Howard Jones & Martin Robson bt Mary Gillings & Andy Turner (Feb 17) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentHoward Jones & Martin Robson bt Vanessa Angier & Dawn Crafer (Feb 15) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "An great game that couldn't have been closer. Some good tennis at times and some more interesting match play made it an enjoyable evening."  -- Martin

Results

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

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)