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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 9 March 2017 to Wednesday 3 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 April 2017)

This was a fantastic round in Bromley as we hit 100 players for the first time and added to this your great commitment resulted in over 70% of matches being played which equates to a very impressive 248 matches - lets keep it up! Congratulations to the new group champions and we hope to see you all in the next round for more matches in the warmer weather.

Group Summary:

Matt was once again on formidable form, finishing on fourteen points with six wins and bonus points for the second round in a row to add yet another title to his name - can anyone stop Matt's winning streak next time? Runner up Albert kept Matt in his sights with five victories of his own and put up a good challenge in their head to head to be only narrowly beaten 7-5 7-5. Kudos to Olivier for showing great commitment, alongside Albert, in getting all seven of his matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Matt David 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Albert Akende 7.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Laurence Sanders [W5, L1] 10
  4. Rushabh Kapasi 6.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joachim Treasurer [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Olivier De Maximy 8.1 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Janowski [L3]
  8. Tosin Adenuga 8.1 [L5]

Match Results:

Albert Akende bt James Janowski (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-4
Laurence Sanders bt Tosin Adenuga (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-3
Matt David bt Laurence Sanders (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoachim Treasurer bt Olivier De Maximy (Apr 21) 2-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very up and down game with both going through peaks and dips. Good close contest. Thanks for the game. Joachim"  -- Joachim
Laurence Sanders bt Rushabh Kapasi (Apr 17) 6-4, 6-3
Albert Akende bt Joachim Treasurer (Apr 16) 6-2, 6-0
Albert Akende bt Tosin Adenuga (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-1
Olivier De Maximy bt James Janowski (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-2
Laurence Sanders bt Joachim Treasurer (Apr 15) 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-2
Albert Akende bt Olivier De Maximy (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-3
Olivier De Maximy bt Tosin Adenuga (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-3
Albert Akende bt Rushabh Kapasi (Apr 2) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Matt David bt Albert Akende (Apr 1) 7-5, 7-5
Reveal CommentMatt David bt Joachim Treasurer (Mar 31) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "top first set battle, set points saved on both sides, cheers for the game "  -- Matt
Matt David bt Rushabh Kapasi (Mar 28) 6-3, 6-2
Laurence Sanders bt Albert Akende (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoachim Treasurer bt Tosin Adenuga (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions that made it difficult at times. A good contest. Thanks Tosin."  -- Joachim
Reveal CommentMatt David bt Olivier De Maximy (Mar 21) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good battle, thanks for the game"  -- Matt
Laurence Sanders bt Olivier De Maximy (Mar 19) 6-2 Olivier De Maximy Retired
Matt David bt Tosin Adenuga (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRushabh Kapasi bt Joachim Treasurer (Mar 17) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match played in very difficult windy conditions where from one side wind takes shots away and from other slows down. But well contested. Thanks Joachim."  -- Rushabh
Reveal CommentRushabh Kapasi bt Olivier De Maximy (Mar 15) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match played under nice weather. Thanks Olivier!"  -- Rushabh
Reveal CommentRushabh Kapasi bt James Janowski (Mar 10) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match, Thanks James!"  -- Rushabh

Group Summary:

Nearly every match played in a competitive group two - round of applause to you all for your efforts on the court. Richie rises to the top of the standings with six impressive wins and bonus points to boot. Jernej and Pawel kept the pressure on Richie throughout the round, notching up five victories each to put themselves in the mix. In the end they are left to fight it out for the silver, and the set Jernej won in their head to head in part thanks to a "passing shot between the legs" saw Jernej overtake Pawel into second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richie Jackson 8.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jernej Bukovec 8.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Pawel Solak 7.2 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Tyne 8.2 [W3, L3] 8
  5. Nigel Pope 8.2 [W3, L2] 7
  6. Janusz Bus 10.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Brian Roche [L5] 2
  8. Terry Gates [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJernej Bukovec bt Tom Tyne (May 1) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - real mental battle - a bit slippery conditions - lots of good point. The sets were a lot closer than results would suggest. Thank you."  -- Jernej
Richie Jackson bt Brian Roche (Apr 30) Walkover
Reveal CommentJernej Bukovec bt Nigel Pope (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Nigel. I do not think I ever hit that many smashes in a match before. "  -- Jernej
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Jernej Bukovec (Apr 22) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough game. Jernej, your passing shot between the legs was masterclass!!!!!! Well played. Thanks for the game."  -- Pawel
Tom Tyne bt Nigel Pope (Apr 21) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Terry Gates (Apr 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much more competitive match than the score suggests. Thanks for the early match. Well played Terry! "  -- Richie
Tom Tyne bt Janusz Bus (Apr 17) 6-0, 1-3 Janusz Bus Retired
Reveal CommentNigel Pope bt Terry Gates (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in windy conditions, Terry started very well, but Nigel managed to find a way into the match. Thanks for very enjoyable game Terry."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Tom Tyne (Apr 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We've had some really good rallies. Thanks for the game Tom. "  -- Pawel
Reveal CommentNigel Pope bt Brian Roche (Apr 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played on beautiful afternoon, thank for the game Brian"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Pawel Solak (Apr 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Pawel- thank you for letting me borrow a racquet when my strings broke early in the match. "  -- Richie
Janusz Bus bt Brian Roche (Apr 8) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Jernej Bukovec (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An incedibly high quality match. I really had to find my A game today. Thanks for the game!"  -- Richie
Jernej Bukovec bt Brian Roche (Apr 2) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentNigel Pope bt Pawel Solak (Apr 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match. Pawel was 5-3 up and had a point of the first set which was marathon. Thanks for the game Pawel."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentJernej Bukovec bt Janusz Bus (Apr 1) 6-2, 2-0 Janusz Bus Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately we were a bit unlucky with the weather. It was a close match until the rain shower. After the rain the courts were a bit slippery and Janusz struggled to adapt. Thank you Janusz for the game and I hope next time we have more luck with the weather."  -- Jernej
Tom Tyne bt Terry Gates (Mar 29) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Janusz Bus (Mar 26) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Janusz for the good game in early Sunday morning. Pawel"  -- Pawel
Jernej Bukovec bt Terry Gates (Mar 26) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Janusz Bus (Mar 24) 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game... I had to fight real hard to dig it out in straight sets. Well played! "  -- Richie
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Terry Gates (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite slippery on the court and windy weather. Despite that, we had a good game. Lots of good rallies and points. I didn't play a left handed player for long time. Terry hits the ball very well, specially forhend which force me to keep my concentration at high level. I was 3:0 up in the second set but Terry raised his game and catch me up on 3:3. Then we had next 3 tough games which went to my side. Thank you Terry. "  -- Pawel

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichie Jackson bt Tom Tyne (Mar 14) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A well contested match. Thanks for the game. "  -- Richie
Reveal CommentJanusz Bus bt Terry Gates (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match. Had to keep my level and concentration to the end..THX Terry "  -- Janusz
Reveal CommentPawel Solak bt Brian Roche (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in nice sunny day. Thank you Brian."  -- Pawel

Group Summary:

This was a closely contested group with too many three set thrillers to mention - well played everyone. David and Ellis move clear of the chasing pack with six wins and bonus points to their names and tie at the top on an impressive fourteen points. However only one player can top the podium, and this honour goes to David thanks to his hard fought victory over Ellis in their head to head. Special mention to Kai and Tom who alongside Ellis got on the court to play all their matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Addawoo [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ellis Kourtellas 10.1 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Pechey 9.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kai Martin [W4, L3] 9
  5. Tom Coleman [W2, L5] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tommaso Narpozzi 10.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. George Collington 8.2 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Adam Tekiela [L3] 2

Match Results:

David Addawoo bt George Collington (May 3) Walkover
Reveal CommentKai Martin bt Adam Tekiela (May 2) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match at short notice. Great match filled with winners, errors and frustration on both sides. Neither player really got in the flow and adam tweaked his knee in the 3rd set which ultimately helped me over the finish line."  -- Kai
Kai Martin bt Tom Coleman (May 1) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentEllis Kourtellas bt Kai Martin (Apr 29) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Kai. Close match and went on for far longer than my legs should have allowed. Close games in the last two sets and a good claw back by you in the first set as I was 5-3 up. Thanks again"  -- Ellis
Reveal CommentPaul Pechey bt Tom Coleman (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Bit of a wet, windy and slippery match but we got through it unscathed."  -- Paul
Tommaso Narpozzi bt Tom Coleman (Apr 23) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentPaul Pechey bt George Collington (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Not quite as one-sided as the score suggests. We had three deuce games in the first set and I had to come back from 0-40 down on my serve in the second set, after making three silly errors, which was pleasing. Thanks for the game George."  -- Paul
David Addawoo bt Kai Martin (Apr 16) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentEllis Kourtellas bt Adam Tekiela (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Adam. Appreciated. Organised at short notice. "  -- Ellis
Reveal CommentPaul Pechey bt Kai Martin (Apr 15) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The first set went to 5-0 but Kai came back well with some good lobs and sliced backhands. Eventually I was able to hold serve for the set just in time! At 1-1 in the second we exchanged five breaks of serve in a row to give me 4-3. A close hold of serve put me ahead on the scoreboard and I was able to put the pressure on Kai's final service game. Good game. Thanks Kai."  -- Paul
David Addawoo bt Tom Coleman (Apr 6) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Addawoo bt Ellis Kourtellas (Apr 3) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Well done David. Could not trade baseline shots in the first set as you were too good. Introduced more net play in the second set and paid off as the set went to a tie break. "  -- Ellis
Reveal CommentEllis Kourtellas bt George Collington (Apr 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game George. "  -- Ellis

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTommaso Narpozzi bt George Collington (Apr 2) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Was a great match with lots of comebacks, equal play and very long games. The weather was nice and sunny. Thanks George"  -- Tommaso
David Addawoo bt Tommaso Narpozzi (Apr 1) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentTom Coleman bt Adam Tekiela (Mar 29) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A long and hard fought match. I got called in for my dinner but carried on playing and we jumped the fence after the park was locked. Cheers Adam! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentKai Martin bt Tommaso Narpozzi (Mar 26) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle in tough conditions, not a match I thought I was going to win, but a couple of points here and there in my favour saw me over the finish line, well played Tomasso!"  -- Kai
Kai Martin bt George Collington (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Coleman bt George Collington (Mar 23) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in blustery conditions."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentEllis Kourtellas bt Tom Coleman (Mar 19) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tom thank you for the run out. Tight game. High and lows on both sides. The wind was a big factor today. "  -- Ellis
Reveal CommentDavid Addawoo bt Paul Pechey (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuce games but David had the better consistency and dealt with the slippery conditions better when it mattered. Well played."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentEllis Kourtellas bt Tommaso Narpozzi (Mar 18) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tommaso. Windy conditions and of course you were not quite match fit."  -- Ellis
Ellis Kourtellas bt Paul Pechey (Mar 18) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Pechey bt Tommaso Narpozzi (Mar 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After going 3-1 and 4-2 down in the first set I got into a rhythm and edged four close games to take the first set. The second set started with an epic game on Tommaso's serve, which he took after about 7 or 8 deuces. However I took the next four in a row to go 4-1 up. We then exchanged four consecutive breaks of serve, the final one seeing me put the match to bed with a satisfying smash at 30-40. Good game, good workout."  -- Paul

Group Summary:

Steven's spectacular form continued, as he notched up a magnificent seven wins to put himself in the driving seat and extend his winning streak to thirteen matches - can anyone stop Steven in the next round? Runner up Casper gave everyone hope that this is possible with a very narrow loss to Steven in a third set tiebreak. Hats off to you all for getting every available match played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Steven McGregor 8.2 [W7] 14 WINNER
  2. Casper Viljoen [W6, L1] 13 RUNNER UP
  3. Ben Cronin 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jack Sawyer 9.1 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Katya Sheath 8.2 [W3, L4] 8
  6. Conor Molloy [W1, L6] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Yumiko Wilders 8.2 [W1, L5] withdrawn 4
  8. Robert Johnson [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Katya Sheath bt Conor Molloy (May 1) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentBen Cronin bt Jack Sawyer (Apr 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Jack - second set felt like a bit of a hollow victory as I know you were in a rush and needed to be somewhere. See you in the next round"  -- Ben
Steven McGregor bt Katya Sheath (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-1
Katya Sheath bt Yumiko Wilders (Apr 27) 6-7 (5-7), 4-1 Yumiko Wilders Retired
Katya Sheath bt Robert Johnson (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-2
Jack Sawyer bt Katya Sheath (Apr 23) Walkover
Casper Viljoen bt Jack Sawyer (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-4
Casper Viljoen bt Robert Johnson (Apr 17) 6-3, 6-0
Conor Molloy bt Yumiko Wilders (Apr 16) 6-4, 5-7 Yumiko Wilders Retired
Casper Viljoen bt Yumiko Wilders (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-0
Steven McGregor bt Jack Sawyer (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Steven McGregor bt Casper Viljoen (Apr 13) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Steven McGregor bt Conor Molloy (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-0
Steven McGregor bt Ben Cronin (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-0
Steven McGregor bt Yumiko Wilders (Apr 7) 6-0, 6-0
Steven McGregor bt Robert Johnson (Apr 3) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentBen Cronin bt Robert Johnson (Apr 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "In the first set I got off to a good start and was leading 5-2 before Robert pegged back the next two games and put the pressure back on. The second set was also competitive with some long rallies and good points. Well played Robert "  -- Ben
Casper Viljoen bt Ben Cronin (Apr 1) 6-3, 6-3
Jack Sawyer bt Yumiko Wilders (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentBen Cronin bt Katya Sheath (Mar 27) 2-6, 6-4, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Katya deserved more from this as she played all of the tennis. Her volleying and overheads were very secure and I couldn't get the ball past her at the net for most of the first set. I dug out the second after Katya had led 2-0 at one stage and came back to win the tie break after she had led 3-1. Well played Katya"  -- Ben
Jack Sawyer bt Conor Molloy (Mar 26) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Jack Sawyer bt Robert Johnson (Mar 25) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentCasper Viljoen bt Conor Molloy (Mar 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for tennis. Bit windy but enjoyed the game played in great spirit."  -- Casper
Reveal CommentYumiko Wilders bt Robert Johnson (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great game! It was really windy, but we had some great rallies."  -- Yumiko
Reveal CommentCasper Viljoen bt Katya Sheath (Mar 18) 5-7, 6-2, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "What a way to start the league. A thriller of tennis going this way then the other. After being 5 2 down and fighting back to 5 all Katya hold her serve to take the first set. In gusty Conditions serving was always going to be hard. We both had to adapt our games to the conditions, keeping the ball as low as we could. Match was played in great spirit and was a great first experience," -- Casper
Reveal CommentRobert Johnson bt Conor Molloy (Mar 15) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great, close game which could have gone either way. The unusually warm weather made it a tough workout for both of us. Quote of the match during the 3rd set: Conor, 'This has gone from pleasant to...' Rob, 'Unpleasant'. Thanks for a top game, Conor! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentBen Cronin bt Conor Molloy (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Conor - good luck with the rest of the league"  -- Ben

Group Summary:

Andrew found his A game to claim six straight set wins and with good scheduling skills too he takes the title in style. Robert had a slightly bumpier ride on his way to second place, but four victories make him a worthy runner up. Kudos to Katy for the stamina she showed throughout the round, as half of her matches went the distance including a nail-biting finale against Peter.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Halstead [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robert Wright 9.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Katy Kirkby 9.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Roberts 8.1 [W3, L2] 6
  5. Sean Rooney 9.1 [W2, L2] 5
  6. Malcolm Hirst 9.2 [W1, L4] 4
  7. Antonio Russo [L6] 1
  8. Peter Rudolf 9.1 withdrawn RUNNER UP

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Katy Kirkby (May 2) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Just as both our Round 25 campaigns seemed to over, Katy and I managed to squeeze in a final after-work match and what an encounter it turned out to be. Katy has a good repertoire of strokes which had me scurrying around the court during this exhausting encounter. Conditions were tricky at the Bec Rec with gusts seeing many an innocuously struck ball float over the baseline. At 5-1 up, I seemed to be home and dry only to get reeled in. However, I closed out the set and was determined to keep up the pressure but Katy was having none of it and motored to a 5-2 lead. I then won the next 4 games but, Katy made it to 6-6 and snatched the tie-break after 90 mins play. The third set provided further thrills Great match, thanks, Katy. Thanks!"  -- Peter
Robert Wright bt Malcolm Hirst (May 2) 6-1, 7-6
Andrew Halstead bt Sean Rooney (Apr 30) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentKaty Kirkby bt Malcolm Hirst (Apr 29) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with both players trying to attack all the time. It did meant a lot of cheap points for both players but also some lovely winners especially after some good rallies. The match could have gone either way. I just managed to get into a lead a kept ahead resulting in taking the 3rd set and winning the match."  -- Katy
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Malcolm Hirst (Apr 23) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a toughie! It turned out that Malcolm and I had very similar games, with forehands dominating our playing styles. It was therefore a war attrition, targeting each other's backhand without mercy. We had many fine winners hit between us as well as the inevitable unforced errors. But we never said we were Pros , right? I also won 3-1 on netchords. This was a thrilling, very evenly balanced match, played iwith good humour and and sportsmanship. Thanks, Malcolm, looking forward to the re-match,"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Roberts bt Antonio Russo (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close first set edged by Peter in a tight and tense 9th game. Peter got the crucial break to close the set out, before some consistent play saw him through the 2nd set. Well played Peter, and thanks for the game!"  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentAndrew Halstead bt Malcolm Hirst (Apr 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "One sided score, but many games went to deuce. Thanks for the game Malcolm! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSean Rooney bt Antonio Russo (Apr 17) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match with lots of twists, thanks for the game Sean."  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentMalcolm Hirst bt Antonio Russo (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the windy conditions there were some very good and close games. The second set in particular was epitomised by multiple deuce games. Very enjoyable, thanks Antonio."  -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentAndrew Halstead bt Antonio Russo (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Andrew, thanks for the game. Far too many drop shots attempted by me!!!"  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentRobert Wright bt Sean Rooney (Apr 9) 2-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very long match in hot conditions. I wasn't at the races in the first set and before I knew it, it was over. I refocused in the second set and maybe coped a bit better in the heat to see out the set. We had a bit of a break before starting the last set and I was able to see it through, though the pace of the games slowed down considerably. Thanks for the match Sean."  -- Robert
Robert Wright bt Antonio Russo (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-0
Andrew Halstead bt Katy Kirkby (Apr 3) 6-0, 6-0
Andrew Halstead bt Peter Roberts (Apr 2) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSean Rooney bt Katy Kirkby (Apr 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good first match after a long winter break. Katy and I have played a few times in the league and it's always a tough match. The first set was really close with both of us dropping serve early on. I was the first to hold after a break and that was the only difference. The second set - my serve was a bit more consistent although I wobbled in a very long game at 4-0 up. I managed to come through that but Katy was pushing me throughout the set with a lot of running. Thanks "  -- Sean
Andrew Halstead bt Robert Wright (Mar 26) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentKaty Kirkby bt Robert Wright (Mar 19) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A long fought match played over 2 hours in windy conditions. I manage to take an early lead in the 1st set and have luck with me with a couple of net calls in my favour and manage to stay in front to take the 1st set. The 2nd set went all Roberts way. He was playing very well and I started losing the long rallies and missing vital points. The 3rd set could have gone either way. We had to change court at 4-4 and I belive Robert got distracted and I manage to take the 3rd set 6-4. A great match with lots of close games and some really long points."  -- Katy
Reveal CommentKaty Kirkby bt Antonio Russo (Mar 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some very long deuce games. Played in windy conditions which made it very difficult down one end."  -- Katy
Reveal CommentRobert Wright bt Peter Roberts (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great conditions this morning for this match. We had some good rallies, but my consistent play saw me through this game. Thanks Peter. "  -- Robert

Group Summary:

William played all his matches and earned his bonus points to leave nothing to chance, and this positive attitude paid off as he climbed to the top of the table with five wins under his belt to take a second title on the bounce. Runner up Marc prevailed from his match with William and finished the round unbeaten, so what might have happened if he had played a couple more matches? Maybe we will find out next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. William Mcwhirter [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Marc Belben [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sacha Conte [W4, L3] 8
  4. Norman Selway 9.1 [W3, L1] 7
  5. Stephen Whitfield 9.1 [W2, L3] 5
  6. James Igoe [W2, L2] 4
  7. David Campbell 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  8. Maria Chandler [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt Maria Chandler (May 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Maria, I really enjoyed our match. Maria was a lovely player who just started to get into the game a bit late. "  -- Sacha
David Campbell bt Maria Chandler (May 2) 6-2, 6-3
William Mcwhirter bt David Campbell (Apr 30) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentWilliam Mcwhirter bt James Igoe (Apr 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game of Tennis. Thank you James. Some interesting points when sudden gusts of wind came across the court."  -- William
James Igoe bt Maria Chandler (Apr 30) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt David Campbell (Apr 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Misty rain throughout the game. First set was dryer, second was miserable throughout. All that said the game was very enjoyable and challenging. Some mean slice left me needing to ice my knees tonight ;-) Well played David."  -- Sacha
Norman Selway bt William Mcwhirter (Apr 21) 7-5, 6-3
William Mcwhirter bt Sacha Conte (Apr 20) Walkover
Norman Selway bt Maria Chandler (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-2
Marc Belben bt Sacha Conte (Apr 13) 6-4, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Igoe bt Stephen Whitfield (Apr 9) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great game of tennis on a very warm April morning. All three sets were close and just a couple of key points at the right time were enough to swing it in my favour."  -- James
Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt Stephen Whitfield (Apr 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game played in good spirit. Much closer than the scores suggest. And additionally it was a beautiful day!! "  -- Sacha
Norman Selway bt Sacha Conte (Apr 1) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentWilliam Mcwhirter bt Stephen Whitfield (Apr 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game of Tennis thank you Stephen."  -- William
Marc Belben bt Maria Chandler (Apr 1) 6-0, 6-1
Marc Belben bt William Mcwhirter (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentWilliam Mcwhirter bt Maria Chandler (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely bright and sunny day but very windy. Lots of interesting points particular with the ball dying and travelling back towards the net from the wind. "  -- William
Marc Belben bt David Campbell (Mar 25) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentStephen Whitfield bt Norman Selway (Mar 23) 4-6, 6-4, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "The last time we played was last August and we had a similar exhausting game going to a tie break last set. On that occasion Norman won, on this occasion I just managed to come out on top."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentSacha Conte bt James Igoe (Mar 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match that we thought might not happen due to rain but it stopped just long enough for us to play a closer than the score suggests. Thanks James"  -- Sacha
Reveal CommentStephen Whitfield bt Maria Chandler (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit windy for good tennis, however it was an enjoyable match. Well played Maria"  -- Stephen

Group Summary:

Matthew and Phil both produced strong campaigns to finish neck and neck in the race for top spot. Their head to head was unsurprisingly a tight tussle highlighted by "of the 29 games played about 22 went to deuce", but in the end Matthew emerged victorious 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and takes the group crown - well played both. Thanks for the all match commentaries group seven!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Flint 9.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Phil Carter [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gary Mackay 9.1 [W4, L1] 9
  4. Declan Mullan 8.2 [W4] 8
  5. James Catchpole [W2, L4] 5
  6. Jim Sales 9.2 [W1, L5] 3
  7. Chris Nagle 8.2 [L6]
  8. Godfrey Nelson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGary Mackay bt James Catchpole (May 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game against Jim, a good first set for me and then I went into a 3-0 lead in the second set when Jim got it back to 4-3 and was playing some really nice shots. This was my 4th game in just over a week so I was just a little bit sharper than Jim and made less errors. Thanks Jim "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentJim Sales bt Chris Nagle (May 1) 6-4, 2-0 Chris Nagle Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Jim Sales beat Chris Nagle - bit unfortunate that Chris was struggling with illness, so scoreline did not reflect how good Chris is - hope you are feeling better soon Chris "  -- Jim
Reveal CommentPhil Carter bt Gary Mackay (Apr 30) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, I went 3 nil up in second set but Gary pulled it right back to all square. I managed to pull ahead in third set. "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentGary Mackay bt Matthew Flint (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As the saying goes the game was a light closer than two of the sets say! It actually really was a lot closer. Mat saved 3 match points in the second set and then took the set convincingly in the tie break. I went into an early lead in the final set and was determined not to waste the lead I had and luckily that was the case! A very good game thanks Mat...."  -- Gary
Reveal CommentJames Catchpole bt Chris Nagle (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Chris was not 100% fit but soldiered on with determination although having the option to stop"  -- James
Reveal CommentGary Mackay bt Jim Sales (Apr 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a good game against Jim. There were some good shots played by both of us in the intermittent rain. The first set I raced into a 5-2 lead and Jim came back to 5-4 and had me worried but I managed to see the set out, the second was nearly going the same way, I went 3-0 and then Jim got it back to 3-2 but I managed to play some good shots at the right time and won the game. A good game thank you Jim."  -- Gary
Reveal CommentDeclan Mullan bt Jim Sales (Apr 20) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "What a game of tennis - up and down and great points played after over 2hrs - well competed Declan and I hope you enjoy Ladies Finals day - who knows Johanna may be there, after Serena's recent news. Hope to play again soon," --Jim
Phil Carter bt Chris Nagle (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-3
Declan Mullan bt James Catchpole (Apr 12) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentMatthew Flint bt Jim Sales (Apr 12) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "I thoiught this was in the bag at 1 set to love and 3-0 up in the second when Jim had a sudden burst of Murrayness and kept me running all over the shop. i was fortunate to win the tie break."  -- Matthew
Declan Mullan bt Chris Nagle (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Catchpole bt Jim Sales (Apr 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The two Jim's put in a great deal of effort particularly in the 2nd set where Jim S fell to some lucky net breaks and lobs"  -- James
Reveal CommentPhil Carter bt Jim Sales (Apr 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, was very hot!"  -- Phil

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatthew Flint bt Phil Carter (Apr 1) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Of the 29 games played about 22 went to deuce. A very good, close game, very enjoyable."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Flint bt James Catchpole (Mar 28) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for tennis. Very tight all the way to the end, I just pipped it."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPhil Carter bt James Catchpole (Mar 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with very windy conditions, Jim had a great slice shot. It was his first competitive game for a year. Think score might have been different if he played regularly."  -- Phil
Reveal CommentMatthew Flint bt Chris Nagle (Mar 24) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty horrible conditions which I had the most luck with."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentGary Mackay bt Chris Nagle (Mar 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game played in very blustery conditions. One end the wind helped you by slowing it down but the other end it was a different story. Both sets were played with a mix of good shots with some unforced errors also making a difference. The second set there were a lot better shots being played with both of us hitting some good winners. I managed to save 2 set points at 5-4 down and then went on to win. A good opponent and the game was played in a friendly way. Thank you for the game Chris. "  -- Gary
Declan Mullan bt Phil Carter (Mar 18) Walkover

Group Summary:

A number of players certainly got their tiebreak practice in in this round, with 10-8 and 11-9 scores scattered across the scoreboard. Omid and Stephen both put themselves in contention for the prize with four wins apiece. In this situation any extra points can make a difference to the standings, and Omid's ability to schedule well gave him two added bonus points which saw him leapfrog Stephen into the lead.

Final Rankings:

  1. Omid Parsanejad 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Burt 8.2 [W4, L2] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Green 9.2 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Lucy Brown 9.2 [W2, L4] 6
  5. Michael Duke 10.2 [W2] 4
  6. Pak Ling Wan 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  7. Michael Fenton [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Louise Halsey 10.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Duke bt Lucy Brown (Apr 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match, that was close all the way to the end. Thank you Lucy for an enjoyable Sunday morning. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentPaul Green bt Michael Fenton (Apr 27) 6-1, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match served up in mixed waether conditions. The first I won relatively comfortably but Michael came back in the second to force a tight tie break which he won. I managed to hold out in the third and edge out a win. Thanks for a great match Michael"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Green bt Lucy Brown (Apr 23) 6-7 (8-10), 6-2, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A really gruelling, close first set with many games going to deuce ended up with a close fought tie-break with Lucy edging it. I raced ahead in the second set 4-0, Lucy pulled back a few games and I saw out the second set 6-2. By this point, we had ten minutes left of the court booking and it was a mutual agreement to do a championship tie-break to decide the set. It was a really great game of tennis, both of us playing winners."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPak Ling Wan bt Michael Fenton (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a drizzly morning, great fun"  -- Pak Ling
Reveal CommentPak Ling Wan bt Stephen Burt (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Stephen was a good sport to play with a heavy cold which meant I was able to get the win today."  -- Pak Ling
Michael Duke bt Stephen Burt (Apr 13) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Green bt Pak Ling Wan (Apr 9) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A straight first set caused Pak to change his racket and my, what change. He raced ahead to 0-3, I pulled him back to 5-6 where he had a set point. Thankfully I saved it and it went to a nervy tie-break. A great game served out in beautiful conditions. Thanks for a great game Pak"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentOmid Parsanejad bt Lucy Brown (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match under the sunshine."  -- Omid
Reveal CommentStephen Burt bt Paul Green (Apr 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A highly enjoyable and competitive match in some hot April sunshine. Paul was 4 - 0 down in the second set but came back hard and and I had to really work to keep him at bay. "  -- Stephen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Burt bt Lucy Brown (Apr 2) 7-5, 4-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Echoes of Federer vs Kyrgios here (honest) - it could not have been closer. And would not have been more up and down if we had played on a see-saw. Lucy came back from 1-4 down to level at 5-5. I then broke and held serve to take the first set. She raced to a 5-2 lead in the second set which I hauled back to 5-4 but could not hold my serve so she took that set. With our 2 hour booking running out, we played a tie-break which saw Lucy go 5-2 up. We got to 9-8 to me on my serve which was the perfect time for Lucy to step in and hammer a service return past me: 9-9, change ends again and then I ground out the next two points. Time now for a good sit down. Thanks Lucy for a really enjoyable game."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentOmid Parsanejad bt Pak Ling Wan (Apr 1) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match under the sunshine."  -- Omid
Reveal CommentOmid Parsanejad bt Michael Fenton (Apr 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "My second match today! We played after a light rain, some parts of the surface was a little slippery."  -- Omid
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Michael Fenton (Mar 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in sunny but windy conditions."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentStephen Burt bt Michael Fenton (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such a blustery day that we half expected Winnie-the-Pooh to go past hanging onto a kite. I mastered the conditions faster than Michael but he came back hard in the second set, saving two match points before I got my toe over the line. Stephen "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Pak Ling Wan (Mar 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Myself and Pak always end up in the same league and have close games. It was a very windy day and made it hard to play our usual game but had fun anyway."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentOmid Parsanejad bt Paul Green (Mar 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Paul hadn't played tennis for some time so he was rusty. In the second set he started playing more relaxed and specially his first serve came to life and we played a more competitive set of tennis. "  -- Omid
Reveal CommentStephen Burt bt Omid Parsanejad (Mar 10) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A highly enjoyable and competitive match to get the round underway. Omad hit the ground running and looked as though he would run away with the match. But I recovered from 3-5 in the first set, saved three set points and held on to win the set. This was a bit of revenge for Omad's Lazarus-like resurrection in our last match. Played in great spirit and so good to be out in the first of the Spring warmth."  -- Stephen

Group Summary:

Alex continued where he left off in the last round, with another terrific performance putting him in pole position with five wins to his name. The chasing pack of John, Andrew and Paul kept the pressure on Alex throughout with three victories each and bonus points. John pips Andrew and Paul to the silver thanks to the extra point he gained in his epic defeat to Paul. Great stuff!

Final Rankings:

  1. ALEX MANOS [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. John Critchley [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Young [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Cawley [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Monika Martin 9.2 [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Anna Borovikov 9.2 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Sabia Khanam [L1] 1
  8. Matthew Dow [L1] withdrawn 1

Match Results:

Anna Borovikov bt Monika Martin (May 1) 2-6, 6-3, [10-4]
ALEX MANOS bt John Critchley (Apr 29) 6-3, 7-5
John Critchley bt Anna Borovikov (Apr 27) 6-0, 6-3
ALEX MANOS bt Paul Cawley (Apr 16) 6-3, 6-0
Andrew Young bt Paul Cawley (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-1
ALEX MANOS bt Anna Borovikov (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-2
ALEX MANOS bt Monika Martin (Apr 7) 6-1, 6-1
Andrew Young bt Monika Martin (Apr 5) 6-4, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Cawley bt John Critchley (Apr 2) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match John – thank you. Some really long games with many back and forth deuces, plenty of rallies with both players hitting winners when it looked like it was all over. The players next door commented as we left that they stopped to watch our match as it was so evenly matched with great rallies. Loads of fun!"  -- Paul
ALEX MANOS bt Andrew Young (Apr 1) 6-2, 6-3
John Critchley bt Matthew Dow (Mar 26) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Paul Cawley bt Sabia Khanam (Mar 26) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Cawley bt Monika Martin (Mar 19) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really even match played in tricky gusty conditions. Thanks for the match Monika; I really enjoyed it and look forward to playing again some time!"  -- Paul
John Critchley bt Monika Martin (Mar 14) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Young bt John Critchley (Mar 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this first match played despite a small amount of rain in the second set. A good close match with some exciting moments, in particular the deuce at 5-2 in the final set. Well played John."  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

Thanks for all the generous match commentaries which revealed lots of great games and enjoyment had by all. This was an excellent round for Duncan who finished unbeaten in his six matches and didn't drop a set - impressive stuff. Jim joined Duncan at the top of the table with a combination of good scheduling and determined tennis, however Duncan once again got the better of Jim in their head to head to take home the title. Round of applause to Chris too for playing all of his matches!

Final Rankings:

  1. Duncan Brown [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Jim Knowler [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Franklin 10.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anthony Calnan 8.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Knight 10.1 [W3, L3] 7
  6. Penny George [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gosia Malig 10.1 [W1, L5] 3
  8. Catherine Allum [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Knight bt Gosia Malig (May 3) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Poor light stopped play and we hope to finish the match before round closes"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJim Knowler bt Penny George (May 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for playing this Penny, despite the drizzle!"  -- Jim
Reveal CommentJim Knowler bt Anthony Calnan (May 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It's always difficult to get the ball past Anthony because he is so good at getting everything back! Great fun to play, thanks Anthony."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentGosia Malig bt Chris Franklin (May 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with loads of long rallies. "  -- Gosia
Duncan Brown bt Peter Knight (Apr 28) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentAnthony Calnan bt Gosia Malig (Apr 27) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "3 years since our last match, Gosia and I played on a drizzly evening at Croydon Rec. The first set was pretty even, but I managed to break Gosia's serve on 4-4 and held mine to win the set. Then Gosia streaked ahead to 4-0 in the second set. She was hitting everything back and finding great angles and I was unable to respond. Somehow I managed to reboot myself and took the next 6 games to win the match. Well played Gosia!"  -- Anthony
Peter Knight bt Penny George (Apr 24) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentDuncan Brown bt Gosia Malig (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game. Very entertaining."  -- Duncan
Reveal CommentChris Franklin bt Anthony Calnan (Apr 20) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match that went the full 3 sets. There were some long rallies throughout and a few deuce games to boot. The first 2 sets were pretty close with a number of breaks of serve along the way. Both of us managed to hold our nerves to secure a set each. The wind picked up in the 3rd and it was noticeable with the ball starting to drop just out of the base line. Despite Anthony having a mean drop shot that he put to good use I managed to hold on and win the 3rd set. Thanks Anthony"  -- Chris
Duncan Brown bt Chris Franklin (Apr 12) 6-4, 6-3
Duncan Brown bt Penny George (Apr 10) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJim Knowler bt Peter Knight (Apr 6) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was tight, with both of us struggling to hold serve. I managed to get a small lead early on and held on to take the set. The second set started with me leading 2-1, but then Peter took the momentum with a potent mixture of low drives, long slices and short drop shots to lead 4-2. I was fortunate to then get some constistent first serves, and worked hard to get back to take the lead back at 5-4. Peter then fought back to level at 5-5, and then after the final couple of tight, nail biting games I was just able to take the second set 7-5. It was good fun to play on a lovely sunny afternoon, and its great to see Peter returned from injury."  -- Jim
Duncan Brown bt Jim Knowler (Apr 4) 6-3, 6-2
Duncan Brown bt Anthony Calnan (Apr 3) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentChris Franklin bt Catherine Allum (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match enjoyed by both players. I was certainly made to work for some of the points with Catherine playing some great shots throughout. Thanks Catherine"  -- Chris

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAnthony Calnan bt Penny George (Mar 31) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "A real battle over 2 and a half hours on 3 different courts. Penny trounced me in the first set and I managed to take the 2nd (just like last time we met). But the third went down to the wire with a championship tie-break which allowed me to limp over the line. It's a good thing the game is decided in sets, as Penny actually won more individual games than me. Well played Penny!"  -- Anthony
Peter Knight bt Anthony Calnan (Mar 30) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentPenny George bt Gosia Malig (Mar 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, some long and exciting rallies! Lovely to play you Gosia , Thankyou "  -- Penny
Reveal CommentJim Knowler bt Chris Franklin (Mar 28) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Chris was quick of the mark getting early breaks in both sets, and we were frequently having long, grinding rallies. Chris could show Andy Murray a thing or two about defending, as he was frequently running back and forth from one side of the court to the other while he was getting everything back. Perhaps all of the defending caught up with Chris when he was 5-2 up in the 2nd set, and I was fortunate enough to get some good first serves in and start finding the corners of the court to make a come back. A great game, and a great test of stamina for both of us. "  -- Jim
Reveal CommentJim Knowler bt Gosia Malig (Mar 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, fun to play, thanks Gosia!"  -- Jim
Reveal CommentChris Franklin bt Peter Knight (Mar 23) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match enjoyed by both. Peter broke serve twice to take a 4-1 lead in the first. It then remained with serve until Peter took the set. The second was much closer, remaining with serve until I broke Peter at 5-4 to take the set. The score for the third does not do justice for how good the set was. There were some great shots played by both of us and some very good rallies throughout. Thanks Peter"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Franklin bt Penny George (Mar 17) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. The first set was pretty even with each of us keeping serve until I broke to take it 6-4. Penny then ran away with the second set taking it 1-6. The third set we broke each other's serve until I held mine to go 5-4 ahead. Penny then managed to save 4 match points on her serve before I eventually took the set at the fifth time of asking. Thanks Penny."  -- Chris

Group Summary:

The wind provided itself as an additional opponent in a number contests in this round, so well done for battling through. Mike displayed the experience of a former champion, playing all of his matches, earning his bonus points and more importantly producing his best tennis on a consistent basis. This winning formula left him out in front on a mammoth fifteen points. J-P takes the bragging rights for beating Mike in a classic contest, and Andrew earns himself a well deserved silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mike Parbery [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andrew Easton 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. J-P Duval 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Eugene Nixon [W3, L1] 7
  5. Steve Hirst [W2, L3] 5
  6. Emma Illing [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Christine Warwicker [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Nadia Ogilvie 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSteve Hirst bt Christine Warwicker (May 1) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match despite some showers"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentEugene Nixon bt Christine Warwicker (Apr 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hugely enjoyable if exhausting match - straight sets does not tell the full story. Well played Christine and thanks"  -- Eugene
Reveal CommentAndrew Easton bt Steve Hirst (Apr 25) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough but fun match with a lot of long rallys and swirling wind to contend with. Just managed to sneak over the line in the end. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEugene Nixon bt Emma Illing (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game - thanks Emma"  -- Eugene
Reveal CommentSteve Hirst bt Emma Illing (Apr 21) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, with a good second set that went back and forth a few times."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Steve Hirst (Apr 16) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentEugene Nixon bt Steve Hirst (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and competitive game. Closer that straight sets score might suggest - evenly balanced and things broke my way at the crucial stage in each set. Steve was telling me after the match that he has just started a new job, has one new born baby and another on the way - so I think I may have had an unfair advantage!! "  -- Eugene
Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Eugene Nixon (Mar 27) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect on the game ,nearly 2 hours long rallies and duces, Someone told me Eugene gets everything back and he does, really enjoyable game "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentAndrew Easton bt Emma Illing (Mar 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another wind affected match and the score line doesn't show the truth of it. It was a very close match, most games going to deuce and the wind decided the outcome of most points. Still, it was a sunny day and very enjoyable! Please, no more wind!!!"  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew Easton bt Christine Warwicker (Mar 25) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The windy conditions made for tough playing conditions and we both struggled to win two points in a row at any point resulting in ridiculous deuce games which seemed to go on for an eternity! I guess if you play with windy conditions all the time you'd eventually get used to it. I haven't got the foggiest how to play tennis when it's like this. In the end I think I only won because Christine needed to get to Waitrose!! :-)"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Emma Illing (Mar 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy which didnt help play, nice match just handled the wind slightly better"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentJ-P Duval bt Mike Parbery (Mar 25) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match , good rallies and many deuce games"  -- J-P
Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Andrew Easton (Mar 19) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "When ever I play with Andy I set up for a marathon, this time I managed to come out on top, Andy was suffering with his serves which gave me the edge, A really enjoyable match "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentAndrew Easton bt Nadia Ogilvie (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Andy served very well!"  -- Nadia
Reveal CommentJ-P Duval bt Christine Warwicker (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun on a very windy day"  -- J-P
Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Christine Warwicker (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Warmest day this year, nice rallies "  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Parbery bt Nadia Ogilvie (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice friendly match"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentJ-P Duval bt Emma Illing (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match and even better chats :)"  -- J-P
Reveal CommentEmma Illing bt Christine Warwicker (Mar 10) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We were well matched opponents. Most games went to several deuces and we were exhausted at the end, but we had great fun too!"  -- Emma

Group Summary:

Val stormed through her three matches, losing only a few games along the way, to put us in no doubt as to who the group winner is - well played Val. Ros clinched an important set in her unfinished match with David, and this added to her victory over Shingi gave her the runner up spot. A shame to see Adam withdraw - hope you're ok.

Final Rankings:

  1. Val Cox 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ros Heimann [W1, L1, UF1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Angelos Vouros [W1] 2
  4. David Jeal 10.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Shingi Chingwaro 9.2 [L3]
  6. Adam Outteridge withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Jeal v Ros Heimann (May 3) 2-6, 6-3, 1-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "a real game of 2 halves to borrow a football analogy and in the end 'no lights' stopped play. ... just as 1 was finding a bit of rhythm :( Ros was a great opponent and the end result a most enjoyable game despite not reaching a conclusion. "  -- David
Reveal CommentAngelos Vouros bt Shingi Chingwaro (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, great opponent. "  -- Angelos
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt David Jeal (Apr 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Many games went to deuce a good match "  -- Val
Ros Heimann bt Shingi Chingwaro (Mar 30) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Ros Heimann (Mar 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game with the longest last point ever, deuces to both players. Some great rallies. "  -- Val
Reveal CommentVal Cox bt Shingi Chingwaro (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions affected play."  -- Val

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Peter who had a debut to remember with four wins from five matches, and bonus points too, putting him on the top of the podium. Good scheduling correlated with success in this group, as Amanda moved ahead of Mustafa into second thanks to a boost from her bonus points.

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Wood [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Amanda Hollingsworth 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mustafa Shaikh [W3, L1] 7
  4. Joanna Darko [W1, L1] 2
  5. Bev Tanner [W1, L4] 2
  6. Fiona Freel 10.2 [L4]
  7. Leroy Fernandez withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMustafa Shaikh bt Peter Wood (Apr 29) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set with exciting rallies. The second set also good rallies and plenty of deuces. The weather was nice. Enjoyed playing Peter Thanks."  -- Mustafa
Joanna Darko bt Bev Tanner (Apr 24) Walkover
Reveal CommentBev Tanner bt Fiona Freel (Apr 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game and the teacake Fiona. "  -- Bev
Reveal CommentMustafa Shaikh bt Bev Tanner (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline does not reflect the quality of the match. Good quality rallies throughout the match. "  -- Mustafa
Mustafa Shaikh bt Fiona Freel (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAmanda Hollingsworth bt Fiona Freel (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and relaxed match. When Fiona's first serves were in I was in trouble. Some good rallies and even an ace or two by Fiona, thanks. "  -- Amanda

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Wood bt Joanna Darko (Apr 2) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another very hard fought match which felt as if every game went to deuce .... several times! We just scraped in the 2 sets in the 2 hours - and thank goodness it didn't go to 3 sets!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Wood bt Amanda Hollingsworth (Apr 1) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match with Amanda gradually wearing Peter down, and playing through warm sunshine and a heavy rain shower."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Wood bt Fiona Freel (Mar 25) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A seemingly lovely sunny day but with too strong a wind blowing across the court and a very bright sun. A pleasant game with errors on both sides."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentAmanda Hollingsworth bt Mustafa Shaikh (Mar 25) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An exciting match with plenty of aces and lots of running about. Thanks Mustafa "  -- Amanda
Reveal CommentAmanda Hollingsworth bt Bev Tanner (Mar 18) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Two long and enjoyable sets...........luckily I had read about Bev's mean drop shots in earlier commentary so was as prepared as one can be for these events. Thanks for a fun game Bev."  -- Amanda
Reveal CommentPeter Wood bt Bev Tanner (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Peter had some difficulty getting his serves in at times and Bev had a 'zippy' first serve when successful, as well as some 'sneaky' drop shots. Peter kept running about the court and managed some well placed balls to secure the win. Someone watching might have described this differently but this is how this 69 year old saw it!!"  -- Peter

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