All posts by Phil Tyrer

Palmerston Doubles

Palmerston have announced their annual doubles competition. This year the schedule is

10th September: Men’s Doubles / Ladies Doubles

17th September: Mixed Doubles

The  tournaments are open to leagve players aged 16 and over.  The idea is to provide a fun and competitive days tennis. To do this a round robin group format is used with shortened matches.  This is followed by a knockout stage.

The Tournament is scheduled to start at 11am and should finish by 5, weather permitting. Entry is £10 per couple and this includes a buffet lunch.

Palmerston commented

Our tournaments are 2 of the 5 senior open tournaments left in Liverpool.  We aim to continue running them every year

But we can only do so with the support of the tennis playing adults in Liverpool – so please find a partner and enter! “

 To enter either email or tweet @palmerstonltc.

Fairlawn and Brockbank Update

Congratulations to Mersey Bowmen and Palmerston who will play in the Fairlawn final.

Could Clubs please now check their first round Brockbank opponents and venue.The top named club will be at home in round 1 with ties to be played on Tuesday 8th of August.

Palmerston Bye
Mossley Hill v Liverpool CC
Rainford v Widnes TA
Ruskin v Carlton
Mersey Bowmen v East Wavertree
Bohemians v Eccleston Park
Campion v Blundellsands
Aughton v Waterloo

Good Luck to all

Elite Sports Scholarship

This is for younger players

Elite Sports and Education Academy are offering a £1000 scholarship programme for elite performers in a range of sports who want to combine their training with Level 3 sports qualifications.

The course is a two year OCR Extended Diploma in Sport which is the equivalent to 3 A-Levels and the natural pathway to university

A £1000 bursary over the two years to be used for coaching and training.

For further information – click here

Group 70th Anniversary

The first day of Wimbledon seems a good opportunity to announce our 70th Anniversary. For the occasion, Marc Black has produced a professional quality publicity graphic which will be used with other material to help promote the Group and its Clubs.

The graphic includes all Clubs participating in the Group today as well as many from yesteryear. There are a few names here which should jog a few memories.

2017 Liverpool Parks Tennis Tournament

The 2017 Parks Tennis Tournament takes place on the new dates of 9th – 14th July on the new outdoor courts at Liverpool Tennis Centre.  All adults, junior and veteran players are invited to compete in singles and doubles events against players from across the Merseyside area.

All entries need to be made on an offcial entry form (click here) or on the LTA website at before the deadline of Monday 3rd July.  There are no scheduled fixtures in the Liverpool & District Group League during the tournament.

Liverpool Hope International Ticket Offer

Please see email below sent to Clubs with tciket offers for the International. Ther is also a request for volunteers. Can you help?

Hi everyone,
I hope you;re enjoying the tennis season!
I’m sure you are aware of the Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament, held at Liverpool Cricket Club.
I’d like to draw your attention to a couple of things.
1. Currently, there is a special offer, 50% off the corporate hospitality tickets for the Saturday and Sunday.
2. There are still tickets available for normal seating – discounted for Tennis members (code TENNIS17 through
3. Finally, there is an opportunity for club members to volunteer to be officials (line judges) throughout the four days.
We would be grateful if you could circulate this information via email or any other social media.
Please feel free to contact me for further information.  More details on our website

Thank You
Abbigail Coulthard


Liverpool Hope International Qualifying

If you would like the chance to play against WTA or ATP Tour players, the Qualifying Draw for the 2017 Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament is your chance!

The event takes place Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June outdoors at Liverpool Tennis Centre with the finals being played on Centre Court at Liverpool Cricket Club on Wednesday 14th June.

The winner of the Qualifying Finals will then play in the main draw of the Liverpool International, which takes place from 15-18th June on the grass-courts at Liverpool Cricket Club.  Please note, the Qualifying is an LTA Grade 4 Men’s and Women’s Singles.

Entry is online at

Fixtures Meeting

A short reminder to Clubs that the annual Fixtures meeting will be held at 8pm February 9th at Bohemians. This follows our informal policy of alternating Group meetings between north and south venues.

The 2017 fixtures will be circulated at the meeting and the Liverpool and District Tennis Steering Group. will give an update of progress following Tony McKee’s presentation at our AGM.

Thank you for your Club’s feedback at the AGM. The points raised have been discussed in Committee and we will report at the meeting.

Pauline will be sending out notifications by post in addition to emails and posts on this website.