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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.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

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Christ's Pieces

Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW
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Jesus Green

Cambridge, CB4 3AX
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Hills Road Sports & Tennis Centre

Purbeck Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PF
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Coleridge Recreation Ground

Cambridge, CB1 3QW
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Chesterton Sports Centre

Gilbert Road, Cambridge, CB4 3NY
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Lammas Land

Cambridge, CB3 9JJ
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Trumpington Recreation Ground

Foster Road, Trumpington, CB2 9JT
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Barnwell Road

Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RQ
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Cherry Hinton Hall Park

Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 8DW
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Haslingfield Lawn Tennis Club

New Road, Haslingfield, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 1LR
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Cocks and Hens Cambridge Tennis

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Collapse AllCambridge Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

A fantastic turnout in Cambridge for this early spring round with more than three quarters of matches played throughout the three groups. Thanks for showing a terrific enthusiasm to get on court and we hope you enjoyed it. Here's to more of the same next time!

Group Summary:

Sam hardly put a foot wrong on his quest to retain his group one crown, finishing unbeaten from his six matches and earning bonus points to deservedly claim his second successive title. Hamish won all four of his contests and thanks to fewest sets conceded on average he pips Ashley and Thomas to the runner up spot. Kudos to Thomas and Apostolos too for playing every match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Sam Coleman 6.2 [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Hamish Stuart Smith 9.1 [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Ashley Harris [W3, UF2] 8
  4. Thomas Butler [W4, L3] 8
  5. Mingda Yuan 10.2 [W2, L3, UF1] 5
  6. Viktor Pesek [W1, L4] 4
  7. Antoine Schatt [W1, L3] 2
  8. Apostolos Fourlis [L7] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Butler bt Antoine Schatt (Apr 11) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match from Thomas. Very close second set, with good rallies. "  -- Antoine
Reveal CommentAshley Harris bt Viktor Pesek (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really close contest. Tricky sun! Could have gone either way."  -- Ashley
Viktor Pesek bt Apostolos Fourlis (Apr 7) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAntoine Schatt bt Apostolos Fourlis (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had to stop due to raining"  -- Apostolos
Reveal CommentHamish Stuart Smith bt Mingda Yuan (Apr 4) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "A great set and to be continued soon..."  -- Mingda
Thomas Butler bt Viktor Pesek (Apr 4) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Mingda Yuan bt Antoine Schatt (Apr 3) 6-2, 6-2
Hamish Stuart Smith bt Thomas Butler (Apr 3) 6-3, 6-2
Thomas Butler bt Mingda Yuan (Apr 3) 6-1, 6-4
Thomas Butler bt Apostolos Fourlis (Mar 31) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentAshley Harris v Mingda Yuan (Mar 30) 4-6, 7-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable, close, and warm match! Mingda had a knack for winning the big points. Thanks for a great contest."  -- Ashley
Mingda Yuan bt Apostolos Fourlis (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-1
Hamish Stuart Smith bt Apostolos Fourlis (Mar 22) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSam Coleman bt Antoine Schatt (Mar 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some very classy Wawrinka-esque backhands from Antoine!"  -- Sam
Sam Coleman bt Apostolos Fourlis (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-0
Ashley Harris bt Apostolos Fourlis (Mar 17) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentSam Coleman bt Mingda Yuan (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really great match - lots of long rallies and deuce games, and best of all some power hitting on both sides! Thanks Mingda :)"  -- Sam
Sam Coleman bt Thomas Butler (Mar 5) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentSam Coleman bt Viktor Pesek (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A long first set on a slow court - thanks for the game Viktor!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Coleman v Ashley Harris (Feb 26) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued...!"  -- Sam
Ashley Harris bt Thomas Butler (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentHamish Stuart Smith bt Viktor Pesek (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was rather windy and slightly damp, which made playing slightly tricky. "  -- Hamish

Group Summary:

Jake and Federico provided us with the match of the group, an epic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 encounter that "could have easily have gone either way". It was tight at the top too with Adrian and Jake recording five wins each to finish level on points. The match between the two therefore comes into play and despite a "tight 2nd set" Adrian managed to emerge victorious and claim the prize on his debut.

Final Rankings:

  1. Adrian Miranda [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jake Gordon 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Federico Baldi [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Owen Crawford 10.2 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Thomas [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alicia Ruiz [W1, L4] 2
  7. Tim Ellis [L4]
  8. Josh Trujillo

Match Results:

Adrian Miranda bt Alicia Ruiz (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-3
Alicia Ruiz bt Tim Ellis (Apr 1) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
David Thomas bt Alicia Ruiz (Mar 31) Walkover
Jake Gordon bt Alicia Ruiz (Mar 30) 6-0, 6-0
Federico Baldi bt Tim Ellis (Mar 29) 6-0, 6-1
Owen Crawford bt Tim Ellis (Mar 28) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJake Gordon bt Federico Baldi (Mar 27) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Woah... what a close one! Lots of solid baseline rallies and it could easily have gone either way. Thoroughly enjoyable :)"  -- Jake
Adrian Miranda bt Owen Crawford (Mar 27) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Federico Baldi bt David Thomas (Mar 9) 6-3, 6-1
Federico Baldi bt Owen Crawford (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3
Adrian Miranda bt Federico Baldi (Feb 27) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Jake Gordon bt Tim Ellis (Feb 27) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdrian Miranda bt Jake Gordon (Feb 25) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Tight 2nd set. "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentAdrian Miranda bt David Thomas (Feb 24) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentJake Gordon bt Owen Crawford (Feb 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in a slightly blustery wind."  -- Jake
Reveal CommentJake Gordon bt David Thomas (Feb 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "More tight games than the end score reflects. Lovely sunny afternoon."  -- Jake
Reveal CommentOwen Crawford bt Alicia Ruiz (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure playing Alicia who is coming back to the sport after some years of padel. Many of the games were very close, and we had some great rallies!"  -- Owen

Group Summary:

Michael and John went into their head to head, the last match of the round, level on wins and points so it was a winner takes all affair. This match proved to be a fitting finale to this well contested group with Michael just edging through 7-5, 7-6 to steal top spot. John becomes the runner up ahead of Joachim thanks to his victory in their "very close, competitive match". Well played everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael Zahner [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. John Bateman [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Joachim Kehren 9.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rodrigo Lanza [W4, L2] 8
  5. Colin Sherwood [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jon Phillips [W1, L5] 4
  7. Adam Richards [L6]

Match Results:

Michael Zahner bt John Bateman (Apr 10) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
John Bateman bt Adam Richards (Apr 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Adam Richards (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, Adam! Thanks!"  -- Rodrigo
Michael Zahner bt Adam Richards (Apr 3) 6-0, 6-3
Michael Zahner bt Jon Phillips (Mar 31) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentJon Phillips bt Adam Richards (Mar 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice sunny day to get out on the courts. Had some decent rallies here and there despite the score line. A small bit of redemption after John's thrashing of me earlier in the day."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Jon Phillips (Mar 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the morning. John was gentle with me. Had a few good games to deuce and worked up a nice sweat. I promised to tame my unforced errors and give him more of a match next time. "  -- Jon
John Bateman bt Rodrigo Lanza (Mar 27) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Colin Sherwood (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Thanks, Colin!"  -- Rodrigo
Reveal CommentJoachim Kehren bt Jon Phillips (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A wonderful sunny and wind still day. I love playing on Jesus Green - the large green park and the Cam with riverboats just a few steps away. The match went to quite a few deuces. Joachim"  -- Joachim
Rodrigo Lanza bt Jon Phillips (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentColin Sherwood bt Adam Richards (Mar 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Adam"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Sherwood bt Jon Phillips (Mar 17) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Jon - look forward to the next one! "  -- Colin
Michael Zahner bt Rodrigo Lanza (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJoachim Kehren bt Adam Richards (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Joachim played with home advantage, on his club courts in Ely. We had the most amazing hail storm interrupting play, but managed to finish the match eventually."  -- Joachim
Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Joachim Kehren (Mar 16) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions but still a fun match with lots of great rallies!"  -- Rodrigo
Reveal CommentJoachim Kehren bt Colin Sherwood (Mar 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We just managed to miss the rain and wind, which was around most of the weekend. "  -- Joachim

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Joachim Kehren (Feb 28) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Joachim. Like all the other times we have played, this was a very close, competitive match,which could have easily produced a different result. You backhand ground strokes were particularly impressive. Look forward to our next encounter."  -- John
John Bateman bt Colin Sherwood (Feb 24) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Zahner bt Colin Sherwood (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful weather made up for rustiness!"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentMichael Zahner bt Joachim Kehren (Feb 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match to start the season, Joachim. Strong winds added a tricky element to the match, but overall great conditions for a day in February. "  -- Michael

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Cambridge archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Cambridge.

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:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)