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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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Southbourne Tennis Club

Iford Lane, Bournemouth, BH6 5NF
Tel: 01201 434044
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The Christchurch Tennis Facility

Iford Sports Complex, Barrack Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2BA
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Knyveton Gardens

Frances Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3RY
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Mudeford Wood Community Centre

Piper Drive, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4TR
Tel: 01425 272084
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Alderholt Tennis Club

Alderholt Recreation Ground, Ringwood Road, Alderholt, Dorset, SP6 3DF
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Collapse AllBournemouth and Christchurch Singles - Round 36 | Thursday 4 April 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 May 2019)

A good turnout in Bournemouth & Christchurch for this spring round. Thanks for the many comments which highlighted the great spirit matches were played in and it was excellent to see lots of close contests on the courts too. Here's to more of the same over the summer months!

Group Summary:

Numerous competitive contests appeared on the scoreboard in group one, with Alan v Premkumar, Mark v Des and Daniel v Alan to name just a few - well played everyone. Daniel overcame all of the hurdles put in front of him to impressively finish with a full house of wins and claim his maiden title. Alan and Premkumar recorded four victories each to give themselves a chance of second. The match between the two therefore proves decisive and this was a "topsy turvy game jam packed with surprises" which Alan eventually won 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to take the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Knott [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alan Lam [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Premkumar Jeyapaul [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Omar Abdulgani [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Langham 7.1 [W2, L3] 5
  6. Des Lenehan [W1, L5] 3
  7. Glen Bessant 8.2 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ben Howell 8.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Daniel Knott bt Mark Langham (May 29) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentOmar Abdulgani bt Des Lenehan (May 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I'm just glad to end my losing run with a good win. Well played, Des. "  -- Omar
Daniel Knott bt Des Lenehan (May 22) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Daniel Knott bt Alan Lam (May 21) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Langham bt Des Lenehan (May 17) 6-2, 6-7, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match des. From 4-1 down in the 2nd set you managed to bring yourself back into it. Well played"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Mark Langham (May 14) 7-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Mark Our usual roller coaster on tarmac! You ran away with it 4:0 up and I did everything I could do get a game , all the way to the tiebreaker which amazed me as you were leading and somehow I pulled a rabbit out the bag and clinched it. That was the game changer Second set the momentum was with me especially after the 3rd game which was tight and I managed to seal it after that Good luck in the rest look forward to the next epic encounter"  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Des Lenehan (May 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Des for the game. I think we played some fine tennis, with plenty of high quality rallies and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Hope to play you again soon - perhaps at your turf! Thanks. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentDes Lenehan bt Glen Bessant (May 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Glen again, had a really enjoyable match with some good rallies. Played in good spirit on a fine spring day."  -- Des
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (May 1) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Prem. A topsy turvy game jam packed with surprises, frustrations and unexpected twists and turns. Leading 3-2 in the 1st set, I win 6 straight games, clinching the first set and giving me a healthy 4-1 lead in the 2nd. Prem, practically defeated, unexpectedly hits turbo mode, then sweeps up 8 straight games, the 2nd set and goes 3-0 up in the 3rd set. This time it was my turn to feel all but defeated, but strangely, it seemed to spur me on. Weirdly, I then win 6 straight games and win the final set. Overall, exciting for sure. I don't think many matches can have both players say they felt they should have won and lost the match! Cheers Prem! Maybe less of these in our future matches though!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Glen Bessant (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Glen. It was a wonderful evening, blue skies and perfect conditions. It's always a pleasure to play you and a good laugh too and today was no different. Thanks and see you next time!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Mark Langham (Apr 28) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mark. I was fortunate to win the first set baring in mind you were up 5-3. Nevertheless, we played some great all around tennis with plenty of defence involved. There was one point that must've lasted 30+ shots. I thought it would never end! Cheers"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentDaniel Knott bt Omar Abdulgani (Apr 24) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Dan, and well done on the win. You're a top player - perhaps the best I've ever played against. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Omar
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Des Lenehan (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Des. I enjoyed it and great sportsmanship Good luck with the others"  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentMark Langham bt Glen Bessant (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming over Glen and well played.. I was fortunate that my first serve's seemed to click today. Regards"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Omar Abdulgani (Apr 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Not much in it Omar, you've definitely improved , at the end it was a case of me holding it together Enjoyed it , good luck in your other matches mate "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentDaniel Knott bt Glen Bessant (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Glen, you definitely deserved more games than the score suggests. All the best in your remaining matches"  -- Daniel
Omar Abdulgani bt Glen Bessant (Apr 12) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Glen Bessant (Apr 12) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable but tense game, I thought you ran away with it, but I somehow came back. Really good sportsmanship Glen , good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentDaniel Knott bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Prem, I enjoyed playing you again. Good luck in your remaining matches"  -- Daniel

Group Summary:

Toby produced the comeback of the round to win his encounter against Andrew after being 5-7, 2-5 down -well played both in this "classic match". At the top of the table, Hugh recorded six of the best to charge into the lead. Chris was a "challenging opponent" for Toby and wasn't far behind the new champ in second place. Thanks for all the generous comments everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Hugh Richards 7.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Chris Johns [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sam Furr 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Roger Cracco [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Toby Wadey 9.2 [W1, L4] 2
  6. Joe Glynn 10.2 [L4] 1
  7. Andrew Mouzouri [L5] 1

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Andrew Mouzouri (May 26) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "At 5-7, 2-5 down and Andrew serving for the match... I had to really channel my inner Rocky Balboa to get this one back. After two-and-a-half hours of lobs, drop shots and big swings in momentum I think we were both completely exhausted by the end. A classic match - I hope we get to play again in future rounds. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Chris Johns (May 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was A LOT closer than it looks Chris. Great first set, but a challenging second - a plaque of flies and that dog did all they could to create chaos. My turn to come to you next time!"  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentRoger Cracco bt Joe Glynn (May 13) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Terrific match we had, Joe! Very tight! I really enjoyed it. Good luck in the rest of your matches. Keep in touch."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Toby Wadey (May 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Your serve and volley game caught me right off guard Toby! An enjoyable match played on a fantastic day weather-wise. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Andrew Mouzouri (May 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match and good note to sign off this round. It was a pleasure meeting you Andrew and playing in the sunshine at Christchurch Tennis Club. Have a good time in the next one."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentRoger Cracco bt Andrew Mouzouri (May 5) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice playing with you, Andrew. Really enjoyed those great points we disputed. Thanks again for coming to Bournemouth Gardens and good luck in your next matches. "  -- Roger
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Toby Wadey (May 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Toby and thanks for the match. Some great serve and volleying from your side, as I said - good to see the spirit of Tim Henman is still alive and well!! A lovely day for tennis and you kept me on my toes throughout - good luck for your remaining matches Toby (Tim)"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Toby Wadey (May 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Toby you kept it very competitive right from the start when you came out serve and volleying and hitting some big serves. Great intent and a really fun morning of tennis!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Joe Glynn (May 2) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you and thanks for the match Joe. Really tight first set with almost every game going to deuce - you pushed me all the way...probably best not to mention the second set, not sure what happened there! Good match though and played with great sportsmanship - although my water bottle may disagree! Good luck with your remaining matches and I look forward to a rematch some day. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Joe Glynn (Apr 26) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a terrific match Joe. The first set in particular being very competitive. Shame about the weather but in the end I was glad to see this one through. I hope you enjoy the rest of the round. Sam"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Andrew Mouzouri (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the Easter Monday match Andrew - always a pleasure playing you, and what a beautiful day. I think about 75% of the games went to deuce and I had to run my little heart out to stay ahead - drop shots under this midday heat should be outlawed!! Good luck with the rest and I’ll see you again soon. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Roger Cracco (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Roger and thanks for the match. I think the sun and heat drained us both - if you’d had more consistency in your served then the scoreline could have easily been reversed! Good luck with your remaining and I look forward to playing again sometime. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentRoger Cracco bt Toby Wadey (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very convincing win by Roger in the 25 degree heat on Saturday. Great play from start to finish - I never stood a chance! "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Sam Furr (Apr 19) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect day for tennis and an excellent match. We hit a lot of balls! Really enjoyed it Sam, thanks for the game - see you next time."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Joe Glynn (Apr 18) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect day for tennis, better than last time we played! Thanks for coming over Joe, enjoyed our game, good luck in your other matches."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Sam Furr (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for, and organising, the match Sam - save for the mini people running about you couldn’t have asked for a better day. Good to get the first game underway and the scoreline definitely flattered as I always felt the momentum could swing at any time, I was mighty relieved (and sweaty) when I got over the line! Looking forward to playing again sometime. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Andrew Mouzouri (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming over at short notice Andrew - 2 x tennis sessions in one morning - very impressive! Good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Roger Cracco (Apr 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks for coming over to St Leonards Roger. We had a good game, way closer than the score suggests. Good luck and enjoy the rest of your matches. Thanks again - Hugh"  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Roger Cracco (Apr 6) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Roger for another gripping match. I hope you enjoyed playing at Christchurch tennis club. What a battle!"  -- Sam

Group Summary:

Jody was in a hurry on his debut, storming to four straight wins without dropping a game to earn a well deserved promotion next time. Josh was "glad to get back playing" and notched up a couple of commanding victories to come home in second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jody Tarrant [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Josh Fawcett [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Danny Sheppard [L2]
  4. Marco Zengarini [L2]
  5. Tadas Ivanauskas [L1]
  6. Stuart Vallis

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJody Tarrant bt Josh Fawcett (May 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers. Nice meeting you."  -- Jay

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJosh Fawcett bt Marco Zengarini (May 15) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Marco! Cheers"  -- Josh
Reveal CommentJosh Fawcett bt Danny Sheppard (Apr 29) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Danny! Glad to get back playing "  -- Josh
Reveal CommentJody Tarrant bt Marco Zengarini (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great meeting you, Good luck with your future matches."  -- Jay
Reveal CommentJody Tarrant bt Danny Sheppard (Apr 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Danny for making the trip over, managed to get it done before it was too hot!"  -- Jay
Reveal CommentJody Tarrant bt Tadas Ivanauskas (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Tadas for coming over for my first local tennis leagues match"  -- Jay

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bournemouth and Christchurch .

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:
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