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Excel Tennis, Royal Victoria Park
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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
  • 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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Primary Venues

Team Bath, Sports Training Village

Claverton Down Road, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
Tel: 01225 386339
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Excel Tennis Bath

Royal Avenue, Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR
Tel: 01225 425066
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Sydney Gardens

Sydney Place, Bath, BA2 4DB
Tel: 01225 396879
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Alice Park

Bath, BA1 7BL
Tel: 07778 187878
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Collapse AllBath Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

And that's tennis for 2019 in the Bath League done and dusted! Thanks for your support and for helping us to maintain and grow the league. We'll be back in the new year with a new round. Till then, have a great Christmas and enjoy the holidays.

Group Summary:

Julian, who looked the strongest player of the round, just missed out on the title - without bonus points he needed aother win to match David's end-of round total of ten points. So it is commiserations to Julian and congratulations to David whose early scheduling paid dividends!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Ash [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Julian Mitchell [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Alastair Matthews 8.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Oliver Millett [W3, L1] 6
  5. Giles Pocock 8.2 [W3, L2] 6
  6. Richard Morris 7.1 [L5] 1
  7. Omurchadu Ghiassi 9.1 [L3] withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Richard Morris (Nov 6) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, hastily put together producing a good spectacle. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentGiles Pocock bt Richard Morris (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "If I’m honest, this was one of those strange games where Richard was clearly having an off day, whilst I was having a very “on” day. An enjoyable match but I can’t see me repeating this score the next time we play! "  -- Giles
Reveal CommentJulian Mitchell bt Oliver Millett (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent and close game with Oliver who is a real competitor and a true sports person. Good friendly game that I was lucky to win on this occasion. Oliver has a fantastic forehand and great flat serve and covers the court really well. Lucky escape for me, hope my luck holds up next time!"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentJulian Mitchell bt Richard Morris (Oct 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game indoors at excel with some tough rallies. Some great winners from Richard from his backhand and good rallying forehand kept me on my toes! All good fun!"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Giles Pocock (Oct 27) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Giles set out from the warm up to make a dent in this encounter as per his last match. Boringly the one service break was all that was needed to capture the opening set. Not playing well and with my doppelgänger smashing the ball all over the shop, I decided to park the bus. Regardless of Giles being ahead 40 love up in the first five games he could not buy the set let alone a ticket to ride on the two double deckers, double parked firmly on my side of the baseline. Some of it was luck but to survive punishment dished out by Giles added to being part of a great shootout once again! Great match up played in pleasurable entertaining sportsmanship! "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentGiles Pocock bt Alastair Matthews (Oct 11) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another very competitive, see-saw match between us. A nervy final two-sets but a very enjoyable match overall. "  -- Giles
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Giles Pocock (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match, played in good spirits. It certainly didn't feel like a 2 and 2 match and I think I also benefitted from this being Giles first match back from injury. I am certain he will be very competitive in his remaining matches. Thanks for the game Giles! "  -- David
Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Alastair Matthews (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "For the past two weeks, Alastair had his eye on adding me to his highlight reel as he has ploughed through nearly all of his matches. Sunday in beautiful Bath, had a storm brewing. Booking the indoor bubble was the only option. There was a high-level junior tournament was being played but the early booking was allowed through. I gave myself a nice shampoo and shave, followed by a light salmon lunch. Strolled in to Victoria Park to the awaiting confident Alastair. The match played in a cagey fashion as Alastair had a new game plan with cunning tactics to close out his service game. The match remained uneventful as well as straightforward by just one service break closed out both sets. A well played match, in excellent sporting spirits."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Richard Morris (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Richard today. There were a number of long, close games, many of which could well have gone the other way and made for a much closer match than the score suggests. Thanks Richard."  -- David
Giles Pocock bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Sep 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentJulian Mitchell bt David Ash (Sep 25) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with David who played a good tactical first set narrowly losing but it could easily have gone the other way. Second set was played on clay which proved to be a bit slippery for David allowing me to win 6/1 in another close battle. Lots of rallies over out two hour game!"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentAlastair Matthews bt Richard Morris (Sep 22) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, the first set lasted an hour and 20 mins, very hot in the indoor bubble, so hot I needed a medicinal ice cream to recover!"  -- Alastair
David Ash bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Sep 21) Walkover
Reveal CommentJulian Mitchell bt Alastair Matthews (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great conditions for a local leagues match in Bath. Great venue, great weather and friendly opponent. Alastair is a super chap, only been playing for three years but what potential! Really relaxed swing which is key to making great shots with power and spin. Alistair won the knock up and hit great backhand and forehand’s that whizzed away into the corners leaving me thinking that perhaps at my time of life I should be playing crown green bowls! However when we got into the match I got all the luck! Even my bad shots hit the net and dribbled over. Great start to the league and s well contested match with many close games. I don’t think it will be long before Alastair gets his own back! "  -- Julian
Reveal CommentAlastair Matthews bt Omurchadu Ghiassi (Sep 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with really hot weather! "  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Alastair Matthews (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game with Alastair today although the Sun was really distracting for both of us at one end of the court. Alastair was also struggling with his grip a little bit. Despite this there were some really good rallies and shot-making. A pleasing victory to start the round. "  -- David


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bath archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bath.

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) 

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)