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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
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  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Collapse AllBedford Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 26 August 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Wesley Randle 9.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ezequiel Gómez Gibson [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Pasquale D'amelio 8.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ryan Chandhar 7.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Darren Kent 8.1 [L3] 1
  6. Nicholas Chikore [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWesley Randle bt Nicholas Chikore (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match Nick - some good exchanges and an enjoyable match. Wes"  -- Wesley
Reveal CommentEzequiel Gómez Gibson bt Darren Kent (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First time we played each other. Marathonic first game on my serve. After about 9 deuces I managed to hold and that was key for the rest of the set. Good rallies on the second set and again I wasn’t missing and consistency put me through a good game. All the best in your new venture in Suffolk Darren!"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentWesley Randle bt Ryan Chandhar (Sep 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight first set. Sole quality tennis to bring us to 4-4. Edged the set with some consistent play. 2nd set competitive - really enjoyed the match tonight. Thanks Ryan. "  -- Wesley
Reveal CommentEzequiel Gómez Gibson bt Ryan Chandhar (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First time we played each other. Ryan can hit it hard! Good rallies and it we tested each other a fair bit! Looking forward to playing again some time soon! All the best in the other matches mate."  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentEzequiel Gómez Gibson bt Pasquale D'amelio (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another nice match with Pasq. Nice rallies and some lovely long games. We certainly had a good work out! We broke each other a lot on the second set but I managed to hold at the end! Looking forward to another game with you mate soon! All the best on the rest of your matches."  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentEzequiel Gómez Gibson bt Wesley Randle (Sep 17) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Wes as always! First set I was very frustrated and doing a lot of errors but Wes didn’t miss at all! Well deserved for him. Second set started very tight and my racquet ended up on the other side of the fence due to more frustration but I managed to get some composure and held on and brake some serves during some long rallies. 3rd set I started strong and Wes dropped his game a bit. Forehand came back with confidence and managed to close the game after a hard fought battle! Good luck Wes with your other matches and I shall play you again soon as always!"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentRyan Chandhar bt Darren Kent (Sep 15) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Our final match of tennis league together and it was without a doubt the best. The first set and a half I was on fire and Darren's level was not where I know it can be. I took a 3-0 lead in the 2nd set and from out of nowhere, Darren couldn't miss and played some brilliant tennis. The third and final set was of a really high quality and great ball striking. I again took a 3-1 lead but was broke back straight away. At 5-5 Darren played a brilliant return game hitting some brilliant forehand winners. At 5-6 down I also played a brilliant return game, saving two match points. The tie break was back and forth and I managed a mini break at 5-5 and served it out for a 7-5 win. Best of luck for the future Darren and the rest of your matches."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentWesley Randle bt Darren Kent (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking match at Mowsbury this evening. Very tight in the first set to 3-3 which finished 6-3 after i managed to return several high speed hits from Darren and pull away. Second set was 1-1 after both losing our serves which eventually ended 6-1. Thanks for the great match Darren. Good luck in your other matches. "  -- Wesley
Reveal CommentWesley Randle bt Pasquale D'amelio (Sep 12) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Marathon. Booked the court for 3 hours and we needed it. Started at 4pm and finished at 6:40pm. Pasq took the first set easily as this was my first singles match in a while so was a little rusty. I managed to edge the second set 6-4 after it was 4-4. 3rd set more more of a battle of fatigue than tactical tennis. Only a few holds of serve as it was hot and we were on our knees. Great match - thank you. "  -- Wesley
Pasquale D'amelio bt Ryan Chandhar (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian Holoweckyj [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Bennett [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jean-Paul Dowding 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Harrison 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ryan Vincent-- James [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Toby Lewis [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tom King

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJean-Paul Dowding bt John Harrison (Sep 27) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Always a good and fun match against John and this evening was no exception. Both saw swings in momentum with exchanges of breaks of serve. For the first time in a long time, I was serving pretty well and hit 5 or 6 aces past John, including one to snuff out a set-point to John in the second set. Some good rallies and a good number of deuce games too. Already looking forward to the next one, John!!"  -- Jean-Paul
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt Paul Bennett (Sep 24) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was an epic encounter ! Rarely have I enjoyed such a long, well contested, point after point after point slogfest, Paul and I produced some belting rallies displaying variety and energy, with good tennis continuously receiving acknowledgement. I had the 'rub of the green' no more so than in game nine first set, with two net chords settling the rallies in my favour, harsh at such a critical moment. Had this gone into a third I'm not sure what physical condition we'd be in tomorrow. Paul, you were a gentleman on court and seem equally sound off it, sincerely look forward to another all-out tennis encounter in the near future! "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt Ryan Vincent-- James (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to meet and play against Ryan. Given how new you are to the game, it'll be interesting to see how you progress by sticking with it over coming months; we had a few decent rallies today and whilst the score was one sided, it was evident our passion for the game was equal ! Good luck on court Ryan "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentRyan Vincent-- James bt Toby Lewis (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Toby is a very good player with fantastic shot range. He is further along in his tennis and I. It just so happened on the night I was a little more consistent. A different day, a very different outcome. All the best with rest of your league and hope to play you in the future. Great game, friendly chap. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentJean-Paul Dowding bt Toby Lewis (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a still evening. Most points were reasonably short but we had some good exchanges, especially on the last point. Toby made great use of his serve out wide and a couple of returns were unplayable. Thanks Toby. Good luck in your remaining games!"  -- Jean-Paul
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt Toby Lewis (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to meet and play Toby. The threatening rain clouds kept at bay and we played in good but occasionally blustery conditions. Early days in Toby's adventure into singles tennis - better days will come so stick with it ! "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Jean-Paul Dowding (Sep 9) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match against Jean Paul at BLTC. On the whole, the conditions were dry and calm with the odd downpour that did not detract from the game. JP got off to a strong start attacking the lines and put me on the backfoot. The second & third sets I forced the game to JP with some consistent serving and deep play. The score line in the 2nd and third does not reflect the close fought out battles at deuce with one game in the 2nd approaching 15 mins!! Overall a really great match and I look forward to further 'battles' with JP in the future."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt John Harrison (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play John again at BLTC, on a lovely night for tennis. Some fun rallies and closer games than the score suggests but I managed to edge ahead and see out the sets. Good game much enjoyed!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt John Harrison (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • " A lovely morning at BLTC for the match against John. The first set initially went with serve with some long fought out rallies. John had a few long unforced errors whilst I managed to keep some pressure on and make a few winners. The second set consisted of some very long games as the morning heated up. Overall, a really enjoyable game. Thanks John."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Bennett bt Toby Lewis (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Toby & I had a good match at Mowsbury Park with fine weather. There were some good rallies throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable. Cheers Toby. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJohn Harrison bt Ryan Vincent-- James (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to paly with Ryan in a match that had plenty of long rallies, in the end my consistency gave me the edge."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Harrison bt Toby Lewis (Aug 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Toby and welcome him to the league for his first competitive singles game; as to date he has been focused on doubles. Played on a grey but warm bank holiday Monday on the astro turf of BLTC and had a very enjoyable game with some great rallies. Good luck Toby in the rest of your games. "  -- John
Reveal CommentIan Holoweckyj bt Jean-Paul Dowding (Aug 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure playing JP; the first set saw JP lead 4-2 before things turned in my favour. We enjoyed good rallies throughout the match and both hit decent winners, but the customary double fault was never far away... The second set went largely with serve, the difference being an early break which went unanswered. Good game at BLTC, look forward to more !"  -- Ian

Current Rankings:

  1. Joshua Zwetsloot [W5] 10
  2. John Finn [W5, L1] 10
  3. Ben Friman [W4, L2] 8
  4. Peter Hedley 10.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Rebecca Desmond [W1, L4] 3
  6. Elliott Rosewell-Marks [L2] 1
  7. Lisa Garner [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoshua Zwetsloot bt Lisa Garner (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get this match played against Lisa despite the rain! The courts were pretty wet which made Lisa a bit unsure on her feet. However, she has a great forehand which resulted in a some nice rallies."  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentJohn Finn bt Ben Friman (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always a good close match against Ben. Today the ball seemed to fall my way. Some amazing rallies! "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Finn bt Peter Hedley (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Peter again after such a long spell. Good game with loads of rallies! Hope it's not so long before our next one!"  -- John
Reveal CommentPeter Hedley bt Lisa Garner (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, plenty of good rallies and much closer than the score suggests."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Elliott Rosewell-Marks (Oct 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match with long rallies and a mix of baseline hitting, drop shots, volleys and lobs. Just as tennis should be."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentJohn Finn bt Elliott Rosewell-Marks (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Strange old game. We soldiered on against gusts and bright light flickering through the trees. Hopefully next time we can arrange more tennis friendly conditions!"  -- John
Reveal CommentPeter Hedley bt Rebecca Desmond (Oct 3) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close match throughout, lots of close games and rallies, one of the longest matches I've played. Tough conditions with a gusty wind blowing the ball around and the sun beating down. Thanks for the match."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJoshua Zwetsloot bt John Finn (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game against John. Had a lot of close, long rallies and a lot of games go to deuce. John was struggling with his footwear a bit meaning he couldn't always get a good grip on the court. Despite this he was still getting some good balls back!"  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Lisa Garner (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with plenty of unforced errors on both sides!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentJoshua Zwetsloot bt Rebecca Desmond (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Rebecca. Had some great rallies, and some close deuce games especially in the first set. Did a great job returning some of my 1st serves that I really didn't think would come back, and had good pace around the court!"  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Rebecca Desmond (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league, Rebecca! It was a shaky start with blinding sunlight conditions and it developed into a good match with some decent rallies and winning drop shots on both sides."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentJoshua Zwetsloot bt Peter Hedley (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Don't let the scoreline fool you, there was plenty of close games in this match that went to deuce and could easily have gone Peter's way. Peter's definetely improved since the last time we played and we had some good rallies. Keep up the good work, and I'm sure the scoreline will be more in your favour next time!"  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentRebecca Desmond bt Lisa Garner (Sep 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, lots of rallies! Could have gone either way, looking forward to the next match. "  -- Rebecca
John Finn bt Rebecca Desmond (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoshua Zwetsloot bt Ben Friman (Sep 19) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The Ben v Josh saga continues. Close game today. Both sets got off to close starts. Definitely thought it was going to a 3rd set when I was 3-5 down in the 2nd, but managed to pull it back. Some really great rallies with Ben's lob working a treat in some games."  -- Joshua
John Finn bt Lisa Garner (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Peter Hedley (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match, more competitive that the score indicates. There were some knife-edge games and a few long rallies."  -- Ben

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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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.


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