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The indoor courts at AELTC Community Sports Ground
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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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
  • Matches are intended to be played weekdays during the day when there is good court availability at the AELTC Community Sports Ground
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllAELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 8 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 November 2020)

Such a shame we had to end the round two weeks early due to lockdown but not before quite a few matches had been played, especially in Groups 1 and 3. A great effort from everyone and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

This was a busy group with most of you getting off to a quick start playing at least 3 matches and earning midway bonus points. Congratulations to Vikranth for securing the group crown by the narrowest of margins, although he tied on points with Babak he came from a set down to win their head to head across two sessions.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vikranth Audi 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Babak Semino 8.1 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dan Stevens [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Will Purdue [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Amit Kapoor [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Amit Kapoor [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ryan Abotomey withdrawn
  8. Serge Taborin 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDan Stevens bt Amit Kapoor (Nov 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A enjoayable game played in pleasant conditions, with some long rallies especially in the second set."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentWill Purdue bt Babak Semino (Nov 3) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game in the sun, albeit with a fair bit of wind. Babak was unstoppable in the first set, and he nearly nabbed the second, I was 4-1 up and pushed back to 4-4, but just got over the line. A really nice array of shots, particuarly from Babak, with me option to just keep hitting fairly high and deep and not risk too many shots being wind affected. Really looking forward to playing again as soon as we can. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Babak Semino (Nov 3) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Babak to serve in the third set (to be played)"  -- Vikranth
Reveal CommentDan Stevens bt Amit Kapoor (Nov 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match played in windy conditions, with some nice rallies in the second set. Good luck with the rest of your matches Amit."  -- Dan
Vikranth Audi bt Will Purdue (Oct 30) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Dan Stevens (Oct 30) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As usual, expected it would be a tough match against Dan, who can produce superb shots and retrieves the ball from impossible positions. There was a few breaks of serve in each set, and a lot of twists and turns. As the score suggests, a very close match indeed. Thank you Dan and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Babak
Vikranth Audi bt Amit Kapoor (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAmit Kapoor bt Amit Kapoor (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The first set doesn’t tell the whole story with Amit (glasses) having many game points but some double faults at key times was a factor. Second set was much more competitive with Amit (glasses) coming back from 0-2 down to lead 3-2 with some attacking tennis, it then could have gone either way but Amit managed to scrape through to take it 6-4."  -- Amit
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Amit Kapoor (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A topsy turvy match that went in Babak’s favour. We both struggled with our service games and Amit had a chance to build a lead in the second but in the end some brilliant drop shots and winners got Babak over the line - well deserved! All the best for your other games!"  -- Amit
Reveal CommentWill Purdue bt Amit Kapoor (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match that included some 30-stroke plus rallies. In the end though, Will’s consistency paid off and he continues to have the edge over Amit, having beaten him in a tough 3-setter in league 7 as well. Well done Will and good luck for your other games!"  -- Amit

Group Summary:

Sadly there was a lot of tennis still to play in this group when lockdown came, however Sam's early start paid off as his 3 wins and midway bonus points saw him finish as champ. The other match played was between Sven and Brice, however "long rallies, a lot of running and lots of deuces" meant they ran out of time in the first session and were due to complete on a later date. The match stood at one set all but Sven edged into runner up spot as he lost fewer games.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Roscoe [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sven Oestmann 8.1 [UF1] 1 RUNNER UP
  3. Brice Longnos 8.2 [UF1] 1
  4. Oliver Jones [L1]
  5. Scott Whittington [L1]
  6. Peter Roberts 8.1 [L1]
  7. Ian Dunn 8.1
  8. Warren Church

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSven Oestmann v Brice Longnos (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Two hours were not enough to finish the match. Long rallies, a lot of running and lots of deuces, especially in the last game before the tie-break. Tricky conditions with blustery wind. Match to be continued."  -- Sven

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSam Roscoe bt Peter Roberts (Oct 22) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Courts were completely waterlogged when we arrived, thankfully the staff were on hand to squeedgie the surface in flying goose formation. Very close sets with both of us cautious not lose our footing on the damp surface. Some long deuce games and decent rallies. Thanks for the game Peter and good luck in the rest of your games! "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Roscoe bt Oliver Jones (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Oli! Good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Roscoe bt Scott Whittington (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close games, some good rallies and some really nice drop shots from Scott. Really enjoyable match, thanks Scott. "  -- Sam

Group Summary:

Amer won 5 matches to finish as clear winner in Group 3, on the double the points of runner up Gareth. Amer didn't drop a set all round while Gareth had to dig deep to win a close opening set tiebreak against Kate and was "very lucky" to win a topsy turvy 3 setter against Joanne... "outdoor tennis on a very windy day"!

Final Rankings:

  1. Amer Dabsha [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gareth Jones 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Kate Marsh 8.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  4. Joanne Johnson [L2, UF1] 1
  5. Beccy Lee [L1]
  6. Susie Rushton [L1]
  7. DAVID CUNNINGHAM
  8. Danielle Price
  9. Peter Lace

Match Results:

Joanne Johnson v Kate Marsh (Nov 1) 3-6, 1-3 TBC

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGareth Jones bt Joanne Johnson (Oct 24) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Outdoor tennis on a very windy day. Very lucky to win this match."  -- Gareth
Amer Dabsha bt Kate Marsh (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-0
Amer Dabsha bt Susie Rushton (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAmer Dabsha bt Gareth Jones (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I'm so happy to win again 🙂"  -- Amer
Reveal CommentAmer Dabsha bt Joanne Johnson (Oct 14) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good👍👍👍"  -- Amer
Reveal CommentAmer Dabsha bt Beccy Lee (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good game and we had fun."  -- Amer
Reveal CommentGareth Jones bt Kate Marsh (Oct 11) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Numerous deuce. The result could have gone either way. "  -- Gareth

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the AELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for AELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime.

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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do count toward bonus points.

Comments:
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