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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a singles league just for women
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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Collapse AllBromley Tennis For Free Women's Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

A lovely round in Bromley with great tennis and fantastic commitment. Only 4 matches were unplayed which means 895 of all possible matches were! Hope to expand this league in future rounds and make it the great local fixture it deserves to be.

Group Summary:

Many thanks to everyone for the huge effort put into this round and also for entering into it in such good spirits. Some of the match ups were a bit uneven but there were so many generous comments it cheered us up in these troubled times. For example, Vicky said, 'Despite the score, it was lovely to meet Tracey and we did have a laugh,' We like the sound of the 'effortless backhand from Jude', Tracey's Federer-esque back hand winners and nice angled returns from Claire but in the end there was no one to touch Vicky, who takes gold, and runner up Lucy who lost only to the champ. Well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vicky Brown 8.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lucy Brown 8.1 [W6, L1] 12 RUNNER UP
  3. Jude Urwin 8.2 [W4, L4] 9
  4. Rebecca Joe 9.1 [W4] 8
  5. Pam Naylor 10.1 [W4, L3] 8
  6. Tracey Elliott 9.2 [W4, L4] 8
  7. Silvia Torpy [W2, L6] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Claire Croxford [W1, L6] 2
  9. Sigita Skalisiene [L8]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Sigita Skalisiene (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to have a lovely sunny morning to finally get this match played after all the rainy days we have had this season. Sigita was a lovely opponent, still smiles in defeat. Hopefully when we get back to playing leagues again she will get some better games against some of the summer players. "  -- Jude
Reveal CommentPam Naylor bt Tracey Elliott (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match, closer than it sounds."  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentPam Naylor bt Sigita Skalisiene (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Sigita, I enjoyed it."  -- Pam
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Claire Croxford (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game with lots of deuces. Thanks for the game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Jude Urwin (Mar 16) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to see you again Jude. I know your serve was ‘off’ today which was a shame and reflected in our first set score. BUT...I knew a comeback was almost certainly around the corner for our second set. You hit your stride. A great competitive match as always with some fantastic rallies (from most of which, you were the victor). The weather was absolutely glorious today and I thoroughly enjoyed our match and your company. See you soon :-) "  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentTracey Elliott bt Sigita Skalisiene (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Sigita. Once she's got her technique right, she'll be great to play again. Wishing her well with the rest of her matches. "  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Tracey Elliott (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had to compete with some strong winds but managed to have an enjoyable game. "  -- Lucy
Lucy Brown bt Silvia Torpy (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-1
Lucy Brown bt Sigita Skalisiene (Mar 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentTracey Elliott bt Claire Croxford (Mar 13) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Claire again. We had a nice match, both making silly mistakes but with a few winners thrown in for good measure! Good luck with the rest of your matches, Claire."  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Silvia Torpy (Mar 10) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Silvia, we had some excellent rallies!! "  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Claire Croxford (Mar 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another nice game against Claire although the courts were a bit damp underfoot. Still struggling on serve but there's a glimmer of hope that I've found the problem. Lots of nice angled returns from Claire didn't help matters when I did get a serve in! "  -- Jude

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Pam Naylor (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a battle against a challenging and sporting opponent! So many rallies and deuces. I was having a mare again with serve so I was under a lot of pressure. Fortunately the rest of my game was in tune today and the decent weather at last meant I was able to retrieve enough of Pam's tricky slice shots. Both sets hinged on a few key points though and I think the luck fell my way. "  -- Jude
Reveal CommentVicky Brown bt Pam Naylor (Mar 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Pam and was surprised that this was the only her 4th singles game! We had some lovely rallies and hopefully this league has spurned Pam to continue with singles!"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentSilvia Torpy bt Sigita Skalisiene (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny morning! Friendly match, nice to meet Sigita. Silvia "  -- Silvia
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Sigita Skalisiene (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet and play again Sigita. Enjoy the rest of your matches :-)"  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Pam Naylor (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had some really good rallies and lots of deuces! Thanks for an enjoyable game."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Brown bt Jude Urwin (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a breezy morning. We both had some good rallies and winners."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentClaire Croxford bt Sigita Skalisiene (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had a friendly match. Lovely to meet and play Sigita again, thank you. "  -- Claire
Reveal CommentPam Naylor bt Claire Croxford (Mar 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match today Claire. Closer than the score suggests. I really enjoyed it :)"  -- Pam
Reveal CommentSilvia Torpy bt Claire Croxford (Mar 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, as usual with Claire!"  -- Silvia
Reveal CommentVicky Brown bt Lucy Brown (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As always really enjoyed our game. The score does not reflect the match. Most game went to deuce. I was just lucky the wind was on my side today! Looking forward to playing again when it is not so blustery!"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentRebecca Joe bt Tracey Elliott (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time meeting the lovely Tracey today. I always enjoy a match played in good spirits with lots of laughs and we had just that. Some of Tracey’s Federer-esk back hand winners were worth applauding, just “too good”! Thank you for the game and best of luck with the rest of the round. All the best :-)"  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentPam Naylor bt Silvia Torpy (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match today Silvia it was fun despite the cold!"  -- Pam
Reveal CommentTracey Elliott bt Jude Urwin (Feb 19) 6-1, 5-7, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "It was a blustery and then wet match, and neither of us really got into our stride, so there were rather too many double faults and unforced errors! But it was enjoyable nonetheless, and I hope we can play again when we’re both on better form. Worth noting a seemingly effortless backhand volley from Jude - now part of her repertoire?!"  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentVicky Brown bt Tracey Elliott (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After debating as to whether to play today, thinking that storm Dennis may still be lurking it was actually a lovely sunny afternoon. Despite the score, it was lovely to meet Tracey and we did have a laugh. Good luck with the rest of your game."  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentTracey Elliott bt Silvia Torpy (Feb 13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Silvia, albeit in diabolical weather for the second half! I don't think I've ever been so soaked! But we had some lovely rallies and Silvia has a great cross-court forehand. Thanks Silvia - hope to play you again soon. "  -- Tracey
Reveal CommentVicky Brown bt Jude Urwin (Feb 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We kept out of the storm and played indoors today. So this did give me the home advantage, playing on carpet but hopefully Jude thought it was worth keeping out of the wind and rain and actually being warm playing tennis in Feb! "  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentVicky Brown bt Claire Croxford (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a beautiful sunny day, reminded me how much I love playing outside, just need more days like this! Had some lovely rallies, good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentJude Urwin bt Silvia Torpy (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really blustery conditions made serving and tracking the ball challenging. My ground strokes were working well today so I was able to put Silvia under a bit of pressure on the base line. "  -- Jude
Vicky Brown bt Sigita Skalisiene (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentVicky Brown bt Silvia Torpy (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We were lucky finished playing just in time before the heavens opened! Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vicky

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bromley Tennis For Free Women's archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bromley Tennis For Free Women's.

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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