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  • 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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Collapse AllBristol Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 6 December 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 January 2019)

A great set of results for Bristol during this round, with the weather definitely playing its part, but Bristolians are a tough lot and persevered throughout. Lots of really interesting matches were played, and everyone was complimentary about their opponents. It is great to see new players being welcomed and returners improving with each match. Group 2 was most affected by the weather but still managed some great results, and both Group 1 and Group 3 managed to avoid the rain/wind/snow a little bit better and played over 90% of their matches. Well done everyone and here's to the next round!

Group Summary:

Wow, well done to everyone in Group 1, almost all bonus points were gained, and only one match wasn't played; even more impressive when you see how many of the comments refer to the unforgiving wintry weather! Congratulations to newcomer Matthew who stormed through his first LTL round undefeated and was extremely complimentary on all his opponents. It looks like we have some great new rivalries for the Bristol league and some super tennis was played in difficult conditions by all. Well done to Alex as runner-up, who won 4 out of 5 matches, facing "laser forehands", "sizzling backhands" and "ultra venomous serves" from his opponents we can't wait to see what he faces next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Townsend [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Diers [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Vladimirs Musalimovs [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Hale [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jamie Malone 9.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Martin Nicholls 10.1 [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Jamie Malone (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, played in good spirits on a fast indoor surface. Some excellent rallies and subsequent drop shots which made us both realise our fitness levels aren't perhaps where we'd like them to be. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Martin Nicholls (Jan 30) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match played in sub-zero conditions with a malevolent unforgiving low winter sun. Martin's forehand was a laser and he deserved to win, but some key points just went against him. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAlex Diers bt Martin Nicholls (Jan 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tricky match in which Martin had adjusted better and better to the unfamiliar AstroTurf. Another 5 or 10 minutes and it might have gone the other way. Enjoyed the rallies!"  -- Alex

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatthew Townsend bt Vladimirs Musalimovs (Jan 10) 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great game! The best game so far! "  -- Vladimirs
  • "This was a really close match, in damp and heavy conditions. After edging a very close first set (8-6 in tie break!), Vladimir came back strong and overpowered me to take the second. I managed to get a match point serving at 5-2 in the third but Vladimir once again fought back saving 5 match points (including one on the line winner!) before I finally took my 6th opportunity to win the match. I really enjoyed the game and there were many very entertaining ralleys as we both rushed the net and lobbed each other more times than I can remember - there was really only a few points in it!" Matthew
Reveal CommentAlex Diers bt Chris Hale (Jan 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An exhausting but fun match, with Chris shooting sizzling backhands and catching even the remotest shots. Thanks!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentVladimirs Musalimovs bt Jamie Malone (Jan 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a good game! "  -- Vladimirs
Reveal CommentMatthew Townsend bt Jamie Malone (Jan 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another very cold game of tennis in the peaceful setting of Wills Hall. Really enjoyed some engaging baseline rallies with Jamie he hits a great ball. Thanks for the game!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Townsend bt Chris Hale (Jan 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "On a very cold morning we managed to just about warm ourselves up with some enjoyable tennis. Really enjoyed meeting Chris today, and some razor sharp returns, speedy court coverage and accurate passing shots led to to him breaking me multiple times in the second set! Looking forward to playing again, and repeating some similarly exciting rallies."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentAlex Diers bt Jamie Malone (Jan 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Arctic temperatures but beautiful sun during our match which had been more equal than the result suggests."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Diers bt Vladimirs Musalimovs (Dec 27) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, very fair!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentMatthew Townsend bt Alex Diers (Dec 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Although quite a heavy (and well deserved) defeat I enjoyed this superfriendly and fair match. Matt's serve has been ultravenomous in today's conditions. Congratulations."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentVladimirs Musalimovs bt Chris Hale (Dec 17) 6-0, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a good game! "  -- Vladimirs
Reveal CommentVladimirs Musalimovs bt Martin Nicholls (Dec 16) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a good game! "  -- Vladimirs
Reveal CommentMatthew Townsend bt Martin Nicholls (Dec 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "On an extremely cold and crisp evening we had an enjoyable match that was largely dominated by serve. There were quite a few cat and mouse rallies with some net play and lobs to keep us warm on such a cold day!"  -- Matthew

Group Summary:

The weather was definitely the winner for group 2 in this round, with a few unfinished matches and just over half of possible matches played. Well done to everyone for persevering in difficult conditions, and to those sneaking indoors to play - smart move! Particular mention must go to Tom for his battle against Jamie in true LTL style, never giving up - I hope you've both dried off now! Congratulations to Oliver, who won the group. Although he had the same number of wins as newcomer Radoslav, his record sets and games conceded narrowly gave him the title, pushing Radoslav into runner-up - we look forward to seeing these two play each other next time around, and with Spring on the way, hopefully the weather won't play such a key role!

Final Rankings:

  1. Oliver Dean-walker [W2, UF1] 5 WINNER
  2. Radoslav Kadiyski [W2, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Dando 9.2 [W1, L2] 4
  4. Vincent Reardon 9.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Joe Spurgeon [W1, L1, UF2] 3
  6. Saurabh Srivastava 7.2 [UF1] 1
  7. Jamie Gray 10.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRadoslav Kadiyski bt Tom Dando (Feb 10) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, cut short by time and a booking mix up. Some heavy serving from both, a couple of trick shots and a lot of running. Looking forward to getting this one finished"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Dando bt Jamie Gray (Feb 6) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match in terrible conditions. Classic wet winter tennis. Close all the way through, managed to snatch a couple of games from 40-0 down in the second set to swing it my way. I hope next time we play I'll be less drenched by the end of it"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentOliver Dean-walker v Saurabh Srivastava (Feb 4) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great game- first set took over an hour. One of the most physically demanding games I have played. Both had to keep changing tactics to win points. Really keen to play again! "  -- Oliver
Radoslav Kadiyski bt Jamie Gray (Jan 20) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentVincent Reardon v Joe Spurgeon (Jan 13) 7-5, 0-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Joe was busy until just before 7pm but very sportingly agreed to play 7-8 pm in the fairly cold ...slightly windy.....sometimes quite blustery conditions. I got off to a slight head start in the first set but Joe soon came back once we'd had a few games,the wind did pick up just over half way through the first set but we managed to play on with some long rallies played. A close end to the 1st set which I held on to win. With only 5 mins before the floodlights went out we got a game in which Joe won ......to be continued ......less blustery conditions though please ,look forward to the rest of the games......thanks again Joe."  -- Vincent
Joe Spurgeon v Radoslav Kadiyski (Jan 6) 4-6, 6-3 TBC

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoe Spurgeon bt Tom Dando (Jan 4) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tom's serve ripped through my defences in set 1 but I managed to find a way back in the next two... lord knows how. Great game, nice bloke, glad to be indoors. Brrrrrrr..."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentOliver Dean-walker bt Joe Spurgeon (Jan 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game which the score line does not reflect. Unfortunately for Joe he let me off the hook a few times with some double faults. I think we were both feeling the overindulgence of Christmas! Great game "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentVincent Reardon bt Jamie Gray (Jan 2) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game,nice to be playing indoors away from the cold windy weather,though we both took a while to adjust to the different conditions. The 1st set score doesn't reflect the competitive nature of it,we had many rallies. The 2nd set was again very competitive and a lot tougher I felt,we finished just as we reached our 2hr court time. Cheers Jamie for a good match."  -- Vincent
Reveal CommentOliver Dean-walker bt Jamie Gray (Dec 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some good shots and Raleigh’s! Thanks for the match "  -- Oliver

Group Summary:

An excellent round of matches for Group 3 this time, only two possible matches weren't played. Well done too for such efficient scheduling during - almost everyone got their bonus points and some really interesting matches were played. Congratulations to Nicky and Eammon for their consistent wins throughout the round, and eventually it was their three-set duel at the beginning of the round that crowned the eventual winner Nicky. Winning that crucial second set changed the momentum in their match allowing her to go on to take victory. Not a bad start for his debut in the league! Special mention must also go to Kalliopi, lots of tough matches and a few defeats, but her opponents all had lovely things to say about her tennis so we look forward to seeing more of this in the future.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nicky Lee [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Eamonn Connaughton 10.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Brown 10.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Helen Siwek 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mike Cook [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Kennedy 10.2 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Kalliopi Moysiadi [W1, L4, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEamonn Connaughton bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It took some time to arrange to play this game so It was nice to do so before the end of this league . A cold day but a nice game Kelly had some lovely shots and touches and will improve a lot I am sure . Thank you Kelly and I hope you and your family found a nice coffee shop after "  -- Eamonn
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Helen Siwek (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Helen and I had some great rallies and she is very aggressive at the net. A number of close games in a very enjoyable match. Thankfully I managed to save one or two break points at 4-3 in a tight 2nd set to gain the advantage. Great match Helen - thank you."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentKalliopi Moysiadi bt Michael Kennedy (Jan 20) 2-6, 0-3 Michael Kennedy Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Kelly and play a fun match. The conditions underfoot (soggy astroturf) made it difficult as the balls got very wet and heavy, but we soldiered on. Unfortunately, during the second set I was called away for a family emergency, and had to retire. Looking forward to playing again soon."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMike Cook bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "great match. Kelly hit great shots , kelly has a great backhand. Lots of rallies hope to catch kelly in another round.."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentEamonn Connaughton bt Simon Brown (Jan 13) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "we were 1.1 so because of time issues I asked Simon if he would be ok with a tie break for the 3rd set . He gallantly agreed . So thank you Simon and thank you also for a fantastic match in windy conditions that made it extra interesting . Good luck with the rest of your games mY recording of the score was not agreed As I explained we tied at 1 set each and then played a tie break for the 3rd set because of time issues . If this is not acceptable I am happy to concede the match to Simon E"  -- Eamonn
Reveal CommentEamonn Connaughton bt Helen Siwek (Jan 9) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "On a very cold night we had a very long match . Some great rallies and we warmed up pretty fast . Thank you Helen for a very sporting match that was in the balance right up to the very end . Good luck with the rest of your games Eamonn "  -- Eamonn
Reveal CommentEamonn Connaughton bt Mike Cook (Jan 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Mike improved a lot in the second set . It was great to get back to playing a match after Christmas . I though of every shot as hitting another mince pie out of court after Christmas excesses !! Good luck Mike with the rest of your games "  -- Eamonn
Reveal CommentNicky Lee v Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jan 6) 6-1, 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunatly we couldn’t finish match as we ran out of time.. I took the first set which had some good points played. 2nd set started close but only managed 3 games.. well played kelly"  -- Nicky
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Early start time and Baltic conditions made for a challenging start for us both. Apparently it is indoor season?! As the game went on both Kelly and I warmed into the match and Kelly hit some great returns which put my serve under pressure. In the end a little more consistency in my ground strokes probably made the difference. Great game Kelly, thank you. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Michael Kennedy (Jan 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today in cold conditions but thankfully little wind. First set scoreline is flattering, with the first three or four games going to deuce. In the second set Michael hit some great shots and we were both running around lots. Thankfully a break at 4-5 managed to seal the win. Great match Michael, played in good spirits. I look forward to our next one. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentNicky Lee bt Helen Siwek (Jan 2) 7-6 (7-0), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match, some good rallies and good winners hit from both players. Quite a few breaks of serve, close till the end, an enjoyable match. Well played Helen "  -- Nicky
Reveal CommentNicky Lee bt Simon Brown (Dec 29) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "This match had everything. Tough conditions, many long rallies, some unbelievable shots from both players, balls coming back the should never of and balls not coming back that should of! The 2nd set was an absolute to the death nail biter, could of gone either way but i pulled through after being a mini break down 3-4 to win it 7-4. Simon has just came back from an injury, once his full fitness is back he will be tough to beat! Well played "  -- Nicky
Reveal CommentNicky Lee bt Mike Cook (Dec 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was an excellent game of tennis, long rallies, great shots and very competitive. Although 1st set was closer than scoreline suggests, the 2nd set Mike really upped the tempo and put me under immense pressure.. at 4-4 I managed to hold serve and break to win the second set and match. Well played mike "  -- Nicky
Reveal CommentNicky Lee bt Michael Kennedy (Dec 19) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The first set score line looks one sided but it was more to do with Micheal having already played a match earlier and probably a little fatigued. However, second set was a great set of tennis, breaks of serve both ways, long rally’s and some great return winners. At 4-4 I got the crucial break to serve it out for the game,.. not before a nerve racking deuce or two! Enjoyable match, and met a good chap in Michael.. we’ll be playing a few friendlies in the future. "  -- Nicky

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMike Cook bt Michael Kennedy (Dec 19) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Close game, lots of rallies. I really enjoyed playing a competitive game. Looking forward to playing Michael again."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Dec 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Kelly moved me around the court consistently which was just as well on such a freezingly cold night! We had many a moment of cat and mouse, she hit plenty of winners off her ferocious two-handed backhand but I just edged it with a little more consistency on serve. Great fun Kelly, hopefully we will play again soon."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentHelen Siwek bt Michael Kennedy (Dec 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for a great match with Michael. Some long rallies with great variety of spin and pace. Michael chases down every ball and made me work hard. Thanks for a really enjoyable evening and looking forward to playing again sometime soon. "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentEamonn Connaughton bt Michael Kennedy (Dec 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I played Michael last month and he has improved a lot . A lovely match played in great sprit . Really enjoyable run around . Thank you Michael and good luck with the rest of your games "  -- Eamonn
Reveal CommentNicky Lee bt Eamonn Connaughton (Dec 10) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Eamonn played really well.. hitting some great shots and brilliant returns. He ran away with the first set. Second set was tight and could of gone either way but I nicked it with a break to go 5-3 up and serve out for the set. 3rd set, I got the run of the court a bit and looks more one sided than it actually was. All in all, a really competitive game played in great spirit.. and Eamonn is a top bloke. "  -- Nicky

Results

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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) 

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