Cup matches


Dear All,

Wednesday 29th June was the last game of the League Season.
However, after a weeks break the Cup Matches will commence on Wednesday 13th July.
The top two teams in each division will get a bye into the semi-final. The remaining four teams will be drawn to play each other for the remaining two semi-final places.
Once the 1st round has been played we will have another weeks break for the Bolton Tournament.
The Semi-Finals of the Cup will take place on Wednesday 27th July and the Final on Wednesday 3rd August, or by arrangement between the two finalists.
Please keep yours eyes out on the League website from Sunday 3rd July when we will post the fixtures for the 1st round of the cup competition.
You may have noticed that the League website is a week out of date, this is due to Gary being on holiday and I don’t want to mess up his system.
Any problems please contact me.

Many Thanks,
Pauline Ashton

Parrfold v Claremont A


Please note!

Due to a fixture clash, Parrfold’s home fixture, on the 25/05 against Claremont A, will be played at Leigh.

Parrfold home fixtures


Please note!

Due to ongoing court problems,

Parrfold’s home fixtures will be played at Monton this season.

2022 Fixtures now posted


Hi Folks,
I hope you are all fit and well??

The 2022 fixtures are now available to view.

Let’s hope for some good weather!!

Have a great season.

Actions from 2022 AGM

Walkden & District Tennis League – AGM 15th March 2022

Change to League Match Rules of Play

10.7 League matches shall consist of eight sets, each set to be won by the first pair to reach eight games (for the first two weeks of the season it will be each set to be won by the first pair to reach six games unless both Team Captains agree to play to eight games). Matches shall be decided on the aggregate of games won ……………………etc……………….etc………………………….

General Notes
Rule 10.9 sets out commencement and order of play of the matches. The rule was made when most matches were played on two courts. Due to the reduced number of teams in the league most matches are now played on three or more courts. Rule 10.9 has not been changed but when more than two courts are available Team Captains should be flexible to ensure continuity of play.
Here are a few notes from queries raised at the 2022 AGM:
• The match only needs to start with one gent’s doubles and one ladies doubles.

• Although all players should try to be available for the start of the match the second pair of gent’s or ladies only need to ready to play when the first gent’s or ladies set has finished.

• When playing on more than two courts additional sets need only be played when the players are available.

• The AWAY Team Captain chooses the order of play.

• All players should be available and playing at least their first set on completion of the first round of sets irrespective of using two or more courts.

2022 AGM

Dear all,

Another tennis season will soon be upon us.

The Annual General Meeting has therefore, been arranged for Tuesday 15th March, 2022 at 7.30pm and will be held at Claremont Tennis Club, Doveleys Road, Salford, M6 7FQ.

Please can you complete the Tennis Application form, with the number of teams your club wishes to enter into the league for the 2022 season. Can you also email me to let me know the number of teams before the AGM if you are bringing the completed attachment to the meeting.

We do have a number of league officer vacancies – Secretary, Treasurer, Minutes Secretary and Safeguarding officer. Please would you ask your members if anyone would wish to volunteer for one of these positions.

If you receive this email and are no longer your club secretary or contact, please would you pass the email to the necessary person.

I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Pauline Ashton

Match Secretary

The form for entering a team into the league can be downloaded from: Tennis Application.

Presentation Evening 2021

Thank you to Claremont for hosting the Presentation evening
Also, thankyou to everyone who attended the presentation evening and made it a fun and enjoyable experience. The quiz was a lot of fun, and the abundance of pasties were very enjoyable. I have put some photos from the evening on the right side of the site. You may have to scroll down if you are viewing on a smartphone in portrait view. It’s better viewed in landscape view.

Tennis Presentation Evening update

More information
Further to my email of 27th August, 2021,
I can now inform you that the price of the tickets for the Walkden League Tennis Presentation on Friday 8th October 2021 will be £5.00 per person.
There will also be a pasty and pea supper.
For those of you who have indicated that you wish to attend, can you let me know as soon as possible if anyone from your club will require the vegetarian option. This will will be cheese pasty instead of potato & meat. Any other club members still wishing to attend please let me know for catering purposes.
Will all clubs please note that you are expected to donate a raffle prize which should be brought on the night or for those not attending to be given to Pauline Ashton or Caroline Whelan beforehand.
Any club who has still not returned a trophy to Caroline Whelan please do so as a matter of urgency. They have to be sent for engraving before the presentation. Any not returned will not be able to be presented on the night.
We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Pauline Ashton
Acting Secretary Walkden Tennis League

Walkden League Presentation Evening

Suggested date is Friday 8th October 2021
Hi everyone,

I do hope that you have enjoyed the tennis season, which unfortunately has now come to an end.

Claremont Tennis Club have offered to host a Presentation evening. The suggested date is Friday 8th October 2021.

Please can you have a word with your members and ask who would be interested in attending the presentation evening.

Once we know that we have a good number to proceed, further details will follow – cost, supper etc.

If your club is still in possession of a trophy from the 2019 season, can you please return it to Caroline Whelan of Claremont Tennis Club as soon as possible.

Please can you let me know how many tickets you are likely to require by Friday 10th September.

Many Thanks

Pauline Ashton

Acting Secretary Walkden Tennis League