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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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

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Just complete the player questionnaire so we can get you great matches, and then join the next round by paying the round fee.

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Primary Venues

Eaton Park

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7AZ
Tel: 0344 980 3333

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. 

The non-floodlit courts are open during daylight hours, and cost £5.90 for adults, or £2.95 for Go 4 Less card holders. 

The floodlit courts are open 24 hours a day, and unlimited use costs £25.

Information about the Go 4 Less cards is at http://www.norwich.gov.uk/sportandleisure/pages/go4less.aspx

Book courts at http://www.norwichparkstennis.co.uk

# of Outdoor 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 Norwich.Municipal@biffa.co.uk 

# 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

Sportspark

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
Prices:

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
Prices:

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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"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

"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

"The leagues seem to work very well and without exception all the players have been great to meet",

John Kingsmill

"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

"[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

"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

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

Richard Powell

"Great fun, looking forward to the challenge of the next level up in a few weeks!"

Richard Fowler

"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

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Singles Round 16 | Thursday 28 July to Wednesday 21 September 2016 (Mid-point: Wednesday 24 August 2016)

SINGLES | GROUP 1

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Lloyd Douglas [W4] 10 includes two bonus points
  2. Tomi Farkas [W2, L1] 7 includes two bonus points
  3. Greg Tinder [W1, L3] 6 includes two bonus points
  4. Joseph Plumridge [W1, L2] 5 includes two bonus points
  5. Jozsef Baranyi [W1, L4] 5 includes two bonus points
  6. Chris Evans [W1] 2
  7. Andrew Griffiths 9.2

MATCH RESULTS:

Lloyd Douglas bt Joseph Plumridge (Aug 24) 6-4, 6-4
Lloyd Douglas bt Greg Tinder (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-2
Lloyd Douglas bt Jozsef Baranyi (Aug 19) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Greg Tinder (Aug 18) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A great game, high standard, good serving and hitting!" -- Tomi
Reveal CommentJozsef Baranyi bt Greg Tinder (Aug 17) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Very tight and sporty match; one of those that makes you ask why there is no draw in tennis..." -- Jozsef
Joseph Plumridge bt Jozsef Baranyi (Aug 15) 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
Chris Evans bt Jozsef Baranyi (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-0
Greg Tinder bt Joseph Plumridge (Aug 12) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Tomi Farkas bt Jozsef Baranyi (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentLloyd Douglas bt Tomi Farkas (Aug 4) 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Wow…. This match had “marathon” written all over it from the first game which was settled following 10 deuces. An incredibly close match that really could have gone either way as both players battled with the blustery conditions. Thoroughly enjoyable (and tiring) game." -- Lloyd

SINGLES | GROUP 2

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Kevin Robinson [W5] 12 includes two bonus points
  2. Benjamin Gale [W2, L2, UF1] 9 includes two bonus points
  3. Tom Wadlow [W2, L2] 7 includes two bonus points
  4. Richard Powell 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes two bonus points
  5. Tim Rayner [W2, UF1] 5
  6. Paul Martin 10.1 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Ian Mack [L3] 2 includes two bonus points
  8. Rosanna Ball [L4] 2 includes two bonus points

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Gale bt Paul Martin (Aug 26) 6-1, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Good match on a lovely Friday evening! Really enjoyed some long games and rallies from the back of the court! Thanks Paul. " -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentKevin Robinson bt Tom Wadlow (Aug 19) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Another enjoyable game. A close affair with swings of momentum each way. Thanks for the game Tom." -- Kevin
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Rosanna Ball (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A good game played at a very busy Waterloo Park. Cheers for the game Rosanna. " -- Richard
Reveal CommentBenjamin Gale v Tim Rayner (Aug 18) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4) TBC

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Good game at the sportspark. Slow start by Ben with some sloppy serving to give away some crucial points. Woke up by the second set to give a very close match with very consistent rallies.

    Looking forward to finishing the match soon " -- Benjamin

Reveal CommentTom Wadlow bt Rosanna Ball (Aug 14) 6-3, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Lovely Sunday afternoon with no wind which was a welcome change. A good friendly game with a few great rallies, thanks for the game! " -- Tom
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Ian Mack (Aug 14) 7-5, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Perfect conditions for a game of tennis on a clear Sunday afternoon. The venue was the clay courts at Easton College which was a new experience for Richard. First set could've gone either way with Ian who clawed back from 4-2 down to 5-5 putting the pressure on. A few errors crept in in the second set which made for a quicker end to the game. " -- Richard
Reveal CommentKevin Robinson bt Rosanna Ball (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Thanks Rosanna. An enjoyable game and a good run around. We were both a bit inconsistent but good fun.
    I got aced on more than one occasion! " -- Kevin
Reveal CommentBenjamin Gale bt Ian Mack (Aug 10) 6-3, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Lovely evening for a game with very little wind and the sun being in a good direction. My first time on clay and enjoyed the surface.

    The match itself was extremely frustrating for both sides which seems to be a common theme in all of our previous matches. I don't think our styles suit each other.

    Lots of points thrown away and probably best forgotten about. Let hope we can both play better on Sunday in the Eaton Park tournament. " -- Benjamin

Reveal CommentTim Rayner bt Rosanna Ball (Aug 7) 6-2, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "This was a lovely evening for tennis and a fun match to play. Rosanna hit several clean aces past Tim, but this wasn't enough to win the day. A donation of a light token from next-court players allowed us to finish the match with full visibility. Thanks go to those generous court enlighteners. " -- Tim
Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Tom Wadlow (Aug 7) 7-5, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "The swirling wind was the third player that helped me combat Tom's great come back from 5-1 down in the first set back to 5 all. A game of two styles with Tom attacking more. Thanks Tom." -- Paul
Reveal CommentTim Rayner bt Paul Martin (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A warm summer morning match, where the players fought to maintain concentration in the face of park runners stampeding by and the sweet smell of bacon butties on the breeze. In the end, Tim blocked these out more effectively than Paul and was able to prevail. " -- Tim
Reveal CommentKevin Robinson bt Richard Powell (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very tight first set where Richard was 4-2 up and could have easily closed it out.
    The second set was had many deuces and was a lot closer than the score line suggests.
    Thanks for the game Richard. " -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Robinson bt Ian Mack (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "The score is somewhat misleading. With a lot of deuce games and a few missed opportunities for Ian. And a slight handicap for Ian as his main racquet was away being re-strung." -- Kevin
Reveal CommentTom Wadlow bt Benjamin Gale (Jul 31) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A great see-saw match with numerous games going to deuce throughout. Was fortunate enough to find some decent serving again and make a good start in the third set, which definitely helped after the energetic first two sets. There were some great shots played by both, some frustrating misses and a lot of fun had which was the most important thing. Thanks for the game Ben, definitely keen to play again! " -- Tom
Reveal CommentKevin Robinson bt Benjamin Gale (Jul 29) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "What a close and exhausting game!!

    Kev is a great player and we had many close games. A few frustrating mis-hits from each side (we won't talk about the smash in the 3rd set...) but a great game. I look forward to playing Kev again.

    " -- Benjamin

SINGLES | GROUP 3

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Alfie Carpenter 9.1 [W4] 10 includes two bonus points
  2. Andrew Hyde [W2, L2] 8 includes two bonus points
  3. Chris Bunn 10.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes two bonus points
  4. Lucian Iftimie Hau 10.1 [L3] 4 includes two bonus points
  5. Kevin Lee 7.2 [W1] 2
  6. Patrick Crotty 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Andrew Ireland [L1]
  8. Edgardo Casimiro

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Andrew Hyde (Aug 24) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Extremely tight match played on a fine evening at Cringleford. Two tenacious players and plenty of lengthy rallies meant it could have gone either way. Well played Andy and thanks for the game!" -- Patrick
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Lucian Iftimie Hau (Aug 23) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "The first two sets were as close as you can get, nothing between us and it went on into the night. We had to postpone the match due to bad light and complete it the following evening. .
    My serve seemed to come together in the final set and it gave me the edge. . A very close match which was very enjoyable to play. " -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Patrick Crotty (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Chris seemed to have the edge in the first set but Patrick fought back to take the first three games in the second.
    Chris found his consistency and managed to take the second set but it could have gone either way.

    A very enjoyable Sunday morning match! " -- Chris

Reveal CommentAndrew Hyde bt Chris Bunn (Aug 12) 7-5, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Another very close match. Just a few points in it.Thanks for the game Chris" -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Andrew Hyde (Aug 11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A close, competitive match completed in the fading light. Lots of terrific rallies. Well played Andy " -- Alfie
Reveal CommentAndrew Hyde bt Lucian Iftimie Hau (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A close match from start to finish .Thanks Lucian.
    " -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Andrew Ireland (Aug 7) 6-4, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Very tight match in really windy, hot and exhausting conditions!" -- Alfie
Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Lucian Iftimie Hau (Aug 6) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Really tough match. Quite a few breaks of serve in the third set. " -- Alfie
Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Chris Bunn (Aug 5) 6-3, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Really close match, only a few key points in it. " -- Alfie
Reveal CommentKevin Lee bt Chris Bunn (Aug 1) 6-3, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Great game with Chris very close" -- Kevin

SINGLES | GROUP 4

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Roberto Facchini [W3, L2] 9 includes two bonus points
  2. Graham McGrotty 10.1 [W3] 8 includes two bonus points
  3. Richard Bryant [W2, L1] 6 includes two bonus points
  4. Adam Battley [W1, L4] 6 includes two bonus points
  5. Thomas Helfer [W2] 4
  6. Adam Mayes 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes two bonus points
  7. Jason Hurst [L3] 2 includes two bonus points
  8. Gavin Hales 10.1

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentThomas Helfer bt Adam Mayes (Aug 24) 6-3, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Tom and I enjoyed a strange match, I started well winning the first 3 games but Tom then won 11 in a row, I feel like I got taught a tennis lesson! " -- Adam
Reveal CommentRichard Bryant bt Roberto Facchini (Aug 23) 7-5, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Grateful as we were for the sunny weather at Eaton Park, the sun did make serving difficult at one end throughout the game!" -- Richard
Reveal CommentGraham McGrotty bt Richard Bryant (Aug 22) 6-4, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A good hit with a nice fella on a very busy day in the park. We both struggled to concentrate but still managed to have a good hit. Thanks Richard. " -- Graham
Reveal CommentRoberto Facchini bt Jason Hurst (Aug 21) 7-5, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Lovely evening at Eaton Park. Close game but a staight sets win for Roberto." -- Jason
Reveal CommentRichard Bryant bt Jason Hurst (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A really good, close match with many games going to deuce and some decent rallies throughout. I think we were both fairly exhausted by the end of the game! Richard" -- Richard
Reveal CommentThomas Helfer bt Adam Battley (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Fantastic first match - thanks" -- Thomas
Roberto Facchini bt Adam Battley (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-3
Graham McGrotty bt Roberto Facchini (Aug 4) 6-1, 5-7, 6-0
Reveal CommentRoberto Facchini bt Adam Mayes (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "I enjoyed a great match with Roberto, his serve is very consistent! We enjoyed a nice drink in the cafe afterwards too." -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Mayes bt Adam Battley (Aug 1) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Adam has a great game. Look out other players for his serve!!!
    Really deserved the win. I have learned a lot in the last 24 hours. Not to plan to play 3 matches in less than 24 hours" -- Adam
Graham McGrotty bt Adam Battley (Aug 1) 2-6, 6-4 Adam retired
Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Jason Hurst (Jul 31) 7-5, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Adam and myself competed in are first league match. In a even first set Adam edged it 7-5. The second set I made a good start taking the first two games but after that Adam seemed to find good form and closed out the set 6-3. Great game played in good spirit." -- Jason

SINGLES | GROUP 5

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. John Bacon [W4, L1] 10 includes two bonus points
  2. Karl Kindelman 10.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes two bonus points
  3. Mal Smith 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes two bonus points
  4. Glen Garrod [W2] 4
  5. Martin Robson [L3] 3 includes two bonus points
  6. Ed Mcmanus [W1] 2
  7. Francesca Howe 10.1 [L3] 2 includes two bonus points
  8. Darren Rigg [L2]

MATCH RESULTS:

Ed Mcmanus bt Darren Rigg (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentGlen Garrod bt Francesca Howe (Aug 23) 7-5, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "We had a lovely Summer's evening of tennis and despite what the score says the best and longest rally's were in the second set." -- Glen
Reveal CommentJohn Bacon bt Martin Robson (Aug 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Really enjoyable match, very close - 1st set tiebreak was key..." -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Bacon bt Francesca Howe (Aug 17) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Great fun, although we're both a little less keen on netball now :o)" -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Bacon bt Karl Kindelman (Aug 14) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Karl had no luck what so ever today, but manfully battled through to the end." -- John
Karl Kindelman bt Francesca Howe (Aug 12) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Bacon bt Mal Smith (Aug 8) 7-5, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Very enjoyable match, just beating the fading light" -- John
Karl Kindelman bt Martin Robson (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-4
Glen Garrod bt John Bacon (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-4
Mal Smith bt Darren Rigg (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentMal Smith bt Martin Robson (Aug 1) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A cracking game played in good spirits, finished under the floodlights as rain started to come down." -- Mal

SINGLES | GROUP 6

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Paul Hume [W5] 12 includes two bonus points
  2. David Keely 10.1 [W5] 12 includes two bonus points
  3. Lee Newell 10.1 [W3, L3] 8 includes two bonus points
  4. Antonino De Leon [W2, L2] 6 includes two bonus points
  5. Richard Mace 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes two bonus points
  6. Harry Seddon 10.2 [L4] 3 includes two bonus points
  7. Ryan Newell 10.2 [L3] 2 includes two bonus points
  8. Matthew Smith 10.1 [L2]

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Antonino De Leon (Aug 27) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Very good serving from Antonino in the first set where he had a 5-3 lead and had a few set points. David managed to pull it back and luckily for David Antonino started to run out of gas leading to a very quick second set. Great game." -- David
Reveal CommentRichard Mace bt Ryan Newell (Aug 23) 6-2, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Ryan came out of the the blocks quickly with some early pressure and some big first serves. However, some consistent serving from Richard proved the difference in the end. An enjoyable match in near perfect conditions plus a free can of balls and two bonus points each... jobs a goodun!" -- Richard
Reveal CommentLee Newell bt Matthew Smith (Aug 22) 6-4, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Like our previous 2 league matches this was a close, enjoyable match. The first set in particular was very close and could have gone either way. After narrowly winning the first set the momentum was Lee going into the second set. " -- Lee
Antonino De Leon bt Harry Seddon (Aug 21) 6-2, 7-5
Antonino De Leon bt Lee Newell (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-4
Paul Hume bt Antonino De Leon (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentPaul Hume bt Ryan Newell (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A good match with a nice contrast in styles. Some exciting rallies at the net, with the wind causing havoc once again!" -- Paul
Paul Hume bt Lee Newell (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Hume bt Richard Mace (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Tough match in windy conditions. Richard served well at times, but was unfortunate to encounter the wind. Such a big, fluid serve would have led to a much closer game on a different day. An enjoyable match,
    nonetheless, with some good rallies, including a couple of outrageous drop shots. " -- Paul
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Harry Seddon (Aug 11) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Very tough but enjoyable game. Harry claims not to be competitive but there was lots of expletives. Hopefully a rematch soon." -- David
Reveal CommentLee Newell bt Ryan Newell (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A close match with Lee getting the win over namesake Ryan. Several long rallies, likely would have been more if it wasn't so windy. " -- Lee
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Lee Newell (Aug 9) 7-5, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "David forgot about the game and despite driving home and back again Lee was very understanding. Very close first set could have gone either way. Managed to play through the drizzle in the second set." -- David
David Keely bt Matthew Smith (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Hume bt Harry Seddon (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Enjoyable match with Harry... Some good rallies with both players looking stronger on the backhand side. Look forward to playing Harry again! " -- Paul
Reveal CommentLee Newell bt Harry Seddon (Jul 30) 6-2, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "An enjoyable close match with some long close games which could have gone either way. Harry having more unforced errors than Lee was the deciding factor on the day. Harry was dominant at the net with some great volleys. In need of practice we played a third set with Harry won 6-4 the started a 4th but during this Lee fell over calling a halt to play for the day." -- Lee
David Keely bt Richard Mace (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-4

SINGLES | GROUP 7

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Richard Taylor [W4] 10 includes two bonus points
  2. Norihito Kawasaki [W3, L1] 8 includes two bonus points
  3. Nicholas Hodges 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes two bonus points
  4. James Henderson [W1, L2] 4 includes two bonus points
  5. Andrew Butcher [L4] 2 includes two bonus points
  6. Callum King [L1]
  7. James Armstrong

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Callum King (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "The wind was a big factor, but an enjoyable and close game. Look forward to playing you again Callum." -- Richard
Reveal CommentNicholas Hodges bt Andrew Butcher (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Muggy, sapping conditions , I think we both felt we didn't play to our full potential, however some fun points and good shots always brings a smile.
    " -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Norihito Kawasaki (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Great match, lots of very close games, thanks Nori." -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Andrew Butcher (Aug 21) 6-2, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Thanks Andrew and good luck with the rest of your matches. Richard" -- Richard
Reveal CommentNicholas Hodges bt James Henderson (Aug 20) 6-3, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Tough game playin in a gale of wind, great fun . " -- Nicholas
Norihito Kawasaki bt Nicholas Hodges (Aug 19) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Norihito Kawasaki bt James Henderson (Aug 12) 6-2, 7-5
Norihito Kawasaki bt Andrew Butcher (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Nicholas Hodges (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Score was flattering, a really enjoyable game, thanks Nick." -- Richard
Reveal CommentJames Henderson bt Andrew Butcher (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Thanks for a great match Andrew" -- James

SINGLES | GROUP 8

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Robert Samuel 10.2 [W5] 12 includes two bonus points
  2. Andy Macdonald 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes two bonus points
  3. Daniel Tipple [W2, L1] 6 includes two bonus points
  4. Shaun Hart [W1, L3] 4 includes two bonus points
  5. Julie Cooper [W1, L4] 4 includes two bonus points
  6. Martin Blench [L1]
  7. Chris Knighton 10.2 [L2]

MATCH RESULTS:

Julie Cooper bt Martin Blench (Aug 25) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentDaniel Tipple bt Julie Cooper (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very well contested game that the score doesn't reflect. I am indebted to Julie after she again fought through a niggling achilles injury to complete the game, this made more significant in that she had already played in the morning! Again a thoroughly enjoyable and well spirited game." -- Daniel
Shaun Hart bt Julie Cooper (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentRobert Samuel bt Andy Macdonald (Aug 21) 6-1, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Another enjoyable, competitive match, played in breezy conditions, in Eaton Park. Many games were very close, with both players employing a variety of shots, including the inventive to combat the intervention of the wind." -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Samuel bt Daniel Tipple (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very enjoyable match played in lovely conditions in Eaton Park. Many competitive points, but Dan had an unexpected blip in form." -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Samuel bt Chris Knighton (Aug 10) 6-0, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "An enjoyable match, played in good spirit, on a sunny afternoon. The score does not reflect the many competitive points played. " -- Robert
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Chris Knighton (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Late night match played under the lights at Eaton Park, managing to avoid any heavy downpours. Knowing how well Chris can play and the type of deft shots he is capable of and typically delivers, it's fair to say he was having an off day!
    Therefore scoreline is very flattering, enjoyed the game and had some good rallies." -- Andy
Reveal CommentDaniel Tipple bt Shaun Hart (Aug 7) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A match played in very good spirit on a lovely sunny Sunday evening. Both myself and Shaun both struggled for consistency with our serving which made for a tight encounter, and could have resulted in either player winning." -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Shaun Hart (Aug 5) 6-1, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "The second set score shows Shaun was struggling to settle in the first set, though many games were contested to deuce. Shaun got in front in the second and maintained the lead in a closely fought set, playing some great winners up until about 5-5 when one game slipped and allowed me to nudge in front for the first time in the set. A great game and thoroughly enjoyed the match! I narrowly avoided a 3 set epic - phew! " -- Andy
Reveal CommentRobert Samuel bt Shaun Hart (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very competitive match played in excellent spirit. The starts to both sets were fiercely contested and contained some long and tiring rallies!" -- Robert
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Julie Cooper (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Lovely morning for tennis at Eaton park. Julie perservered recovering from injury to complete our game so much respect due! Many deuce games and some good rallies meant for a thoroughly enjoyable game in the Sunday sunshine." -- Andy
Robert Samuel bt Julie Cooper (Jul 29) 5-0 Julie retired

SINGLES | GROUP 9

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Liz Somerville [W3, L1] 8 includes two bonus points
  2. Joel Murphy 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes two bonus points
  3. Philippa Borrill [W2] 4
  4. Karl Jokat 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Karen Davies 10.2 [L2]
  6. Wendy Thomson [L2]
  7. Rhiannon Mullen

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentKarl Jokat bt Karen Davies (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Nice warm evening at Lime Tree Road this tonight.
    First set Karl won quite easy as Karen was little off form.
    But some games went to 40-40 with Karl winning the game points.
    Second set was a lot closer than the score suggests with Karen playing
    much more aggressively with longer rallies.
    Very enjoyable match pleased in good spirits. Karl
    " -- Karl
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Joel Murphy (Aug 8) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "I've played Joel twice before in this league and so far am undefeated - but this time it was a close thing, a real marathon with just about every game going to deuce. Beautiful evening in Eaton Park with a stunning sunset and a thoroughly enjoyable match, thank you Joel" -- Liz
Philippa Borrill bt Joel Murphy (Aug 7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
Joel Murphy bt Karen Davies (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-1
Philippa Borrill bt Liz Somerville (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Karl Jokat (Aug 2) 7-5, 7-5

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "This marathon match could have gone either way - I'm surprised it didn't go to three sets, it was that close! Be warned, Karl has a killer lob, got me every time!" -- Liz
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Wendy Thomson (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match with lots of deuces in lovely sunshine" -- Liz
Reveal CommentJoel Murphy bt Wendy Thomson (Jul 30) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A really good close match." -- Joel

SINGLES | GROUP 10

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Lee Emerson [W3] 8 includes two bonus points
  2. Linda May 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes two bonus points
  3. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Helen Wells [L3] 2 includes two bonus points
  5. Bryony McLening 10.2 [L2]
  6. John Mullen
  7. Stewart Thompson

MATCH RESULTS:

Lee Emerson bt Bryony McLening (Aug 24) 6-0, 6-2
Victoria Chubb bt Helen Wells (Aug 21) 6-2, 6-1
Lee Emerson bt Helen Wells (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Victoria Chubb (Aug 14) 6-4, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very enjoyable match again with Victoria. First set was tough with some long rallies and a high percentage of games going to deuce. Although the second set score doesn't reflect it, again it was close with many games going to duece and many deuces at that with some great rallies at the beginning if the set." -- Linda
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Bryony McLening (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A really tough, hard fought first set where several games went to deuce, many times. I think we tired ourselves out by the second set." -- Linda
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Helen Wells (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Enjoyable game with Helen at Sprowston, several games went to deuce, one game in particular went to about 10 deuces." -- Linda
Lee Emerson bt Linda May (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-4

Results

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Scoring Information:

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Legend:

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

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Mixed Doubles Round 6 | Thursday 9 June to Wednesday 17 August 2016 (Mid-point: Wednesday 13 July 2016)

MIXED DOUBLES | GROUP 1

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Edward Land & John Feltham [W2] 4
  2. Maggie Finck 9.1 & Mark Osborn 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Thomas Helfer & Darren Rigg [L2]
  4. Mal Smith 10.2 & Ian Edwards withdrawn

MATCH RESULTS:

Edward Land & John Feltham bt Darren Rigg & Thomas Helfer (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEdward Land & John Feltham bt Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn (Jul 30) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A lovely evening for tennis at Eaton park, a classic summers evening." -- Edward
Reveal CommentMaggie Finck & Mark Osborn bt Darren Rigg & Thomas Helfer (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very enjoyable match. " -- Maggie

MIXED DOUBLES | GROUP 2

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Tom Bool & Shohei Yamaguchi [W3] 8 includes two bonus points
  2. Mark Dumpleton 9.1 & Leon Frere-Smith 9.2 [W3, L1] 6
  3. Rosemary Pearson & Sally Highfield [W2, L2] 4
  4. Jan Ashford & Wendy Thomson [W1, L2] 2
  5. Linda May 9.2 & Liliya Serazetdinova [L4]

MATCH RESULTS:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Rosemary Pearson & Sally Highfield (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A high quality match played in difficult windy conditions at Eaton Park. A match that had plenty of deuce games, including the first 4 in the opening set, Leon and Mark held serve throughout the match which saw them win 6-3, 6-3." -- Leon
Wendy Thomson & Jan Ashford bt Linda May & Liliya Serazetdinova (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Wendy Thomson & Jan Ashford (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "An enjoyable match!" -- Leon
Reveal CommentRosemary Pearson & Sally Highfield bt Linda May & Liliya Serazetdinova (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very enjoyable match with a lot of deuce games. Lovely evening for tennis. " -- Rosemary
Reveal CommentTom Bool & Shohei Yamaguchi bt Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Good match and closer than the score would suggest " -- Tom
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Linda May & Liliya Serazetdinova (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A great game on a lovely evening (after the rain disappeared!) on the hard courts at Sprowston Rec. Leon and Mark just had the edge over Linda & Liliya on the day, but there were some great rallies and brilliant passing shots from their opponents! Some strong serving helped to dig Leon & Mark out of a few tricky situations and as the second set progressed they held out to take the match. Looking forward to our next game against you both!" -- Mark
Tom Bool & Shohei Yamaguchi bt Rosemary Pearson & Sally Highfield (Jun 23) 6-1 Rosemary and Sally retired
Reveal CommentRosemary Pearson & Sally Highfield bt Wendy Thomson & Jan Ashford (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "It was closer than the result suggests" -- Sally
Tom Bool & Shohei Yamaguchi bt Linda May & Liliya Serazetdinova (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-1

Results

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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

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