Published on 28th September 2012

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Cheltenham Parks Tennis League has been set up at Montpellier Park and other public courts in the town to offer adults a great new opportunity to improve their tennis and meet new people

following a summer packed full of sport.

Cheltenham Borough Council has been working with the Cheltenham Café Company and Local Tennis Leagues to organise a league, which welcomes players of all standards.

Tom Sparks, sports development officer at Cheltenham Borough Council said: “Since Andy Murray’s success in the Olympics this summer, the interest in tennis has grown and this league will allow many people to pick up a racquet and have a go. The league is friendly but with a competitive edge and prizes.”

Players are organised into groups according to their ability and arrange their own matches at a time and place that suits them. Open to men and women over the age of 18, everyone is welcome. Winners of each group win £20 and everyone who completes three matches by the half way point receives a free can of tennis balls. Everyone who joins can also get free British Tennis Membership, worth £25.

Round one starts on Monday 8 October and finished on Sunday 2 December. Entry is £12 (£10 for students) and the deadline for this round is Friday 5 October. Join online at or email or contact organisers on 0750 328 1732.