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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.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join the next round here.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

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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 4 | Thursday 24 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Millett [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Giles Pocock 9.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alastair Matthews 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Terry Gillman 8.2 [W2] 4
  5. Andrew Davies [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Derek Mclauchlan 9.1 [W1] 2
  7. Mike Cook [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Melissa Wembridge [L1]
  9. Rhys Goddard [L1]

Match Results:

Giles Pocock bt Rhys Goddard (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentGiles Pocock bt Andrew Davies (Feb 18) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really entertaining match with lots of long rallies, some unbelievable shots and wry close games. It was a bit of a sea-saw but I just managed to get the better of the final set. "  -- Giles
Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Mike Cook (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "All round effort will eventually reward Mike with a significantly better score card. By mid second set, everything with his game began to click and he confidently challenged only missing out through court positioning allowing for a pass or drop shot. Regardless of the score, it was refreshing to see he had no fear as he countless times went for broke. I really enjoyed the odd dual of high forehand topspins that brought out the best in both of us. Great match played in the best of spirits. We even played for a further two sets for fun!"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentGiles Pocock bt Mike Cook (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. The score doesn’t reflect some of the long rallies and very entertaining tennis. Looking forward to our next match! "  -- Giles
Reveal CommentAlastair Matthews bt Andrew Davies (Feb 12) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Andrew, really enjoyed it. Had to switch courts because we were so long! Andrew and i played much faster in the final set due to slightly different court surface, look forward to our next match."  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Giles Pocock (Feb 10) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a match made in heaven. Giles is virtually my tennis doppelgänger but better looking. The warmer conditions paved the first set to be played in an entertaining dual of attacking the opponent’s serve. Eventually I held mine after a dozen deuces to close out 6-4. Giles sprinted into a 3 love lead with amazing topspin cross court play. It was totally deserved too as he closed out with the shot of the match, a ‘running topspin forehand drive.’ I had nothing to lose and went of an assault of direct winners. The game tally tied at 3-3. From here on in, games went with serve and a loose service game at the 11, had Giles uncharacteristically broken easily. The points went quickly to 40-15 and ended by a solid serve being netted."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Andrew Davies (Feb 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Andrew could have handed further punishment to an already cramped up body of mine, dished out a couple of hours earlier by Giles Pocock. Instead, Andrew went offensive, playing quickly for winners and I was happy to camp on the base line waiting for errors as well as short ball openings. Persistent as well as solid returns racked up an unrealistic score board for the match to be finished in under an hour. Unfortunately a superior quicker Andrew, with all his effort of aggressive direct game play, only winning a solitary game."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentDerek Mclauchlan bt Melissa Wembridge (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match. A lot closer than the score suggests "  -- Derek
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Alastair Matthews (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After 2 postponements it was great to finally play the match. A very close match with many long points and most games going to deuce. Your defensive play was fantastic and stunned me on a number of occasions when I thought I had done enough to win the point only to see the ball coming back again. One particular stunning shot amazed me and left me open mouthed. The seventh shot of the fifth point of the sixth game of the first set you hit a running forehand passing shot for a clean winner from outside the singles line with topspin and sidespin over the highest part of the net and landing just inside the baseline leaving me stranded at the net, a shot that Nadal would be proud of. Like all Local Tennis League matches, good friendly fun. Terry"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Alastair Matthews (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match had some entertaining rallies with the new balls allowing Alistair speed to shine. The first set was nervy due to seriously frozen conditions in the bubble. The score did not reflect the true nature of the competitive play. The second set went with serve until the ninth game when a series of unforced errors concluded in Alastair to drop his serve. The match point arrived at 40 - 15 and a powerful rally ended with the on rushing Alistair being past at the net. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentGiles Pocock bt Alastair Matthews (Feb 3) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An epic match - in one set we had 19 deuces in just two games!"  -- Giles
Reveal CommentAlastair Matthews bt Mike Cook (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game with Mike."  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Giles Pocock (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match with several games going to multiple deuces. As always I was struggling with your beautiful orthodox first serve. Playing indoors produced lots of long cagey rallies which made the match all the more enjoyable. "  -- Terry

Results

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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) 

Comments:
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)