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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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Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW
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Cambridge, CB4 3AX
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Hills Road Sports & Tennis Centre

Purbeck Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PF
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Cambridge, CB1 3QW
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Haslingfield Lawn Tennis Club

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Collapse AllCambridge Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

A winter round a little light on matches played - though still comfortably more than half were completed. Rewardingly, many of them were excellent encounters and just the thing to warm us up for the new round and the spring weather that must be just around the corner!

Group Summary:

Four confident wins gives Daniel back-to-back group wins. Can he make it a hat-trick next time? This round it was Toke who ran him closest and earns the silver, but players may need to try harder for bonus points and get even more matches played if they are to gain an edge over Daniel. Well done champ and of course to the chasing pack.

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Savage 8.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Toke Skovlund [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Mingda Yuan 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Juan Bueren 7.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sebastien Scaux [W1] 2
  6. Christos Malliakos [L4] 1
  7. Hamish Stuart Smith 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Savage bt Christos Malliakos (Mar 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some great, long rallies on show. Tough competitive match, especially the first set. Look forward to playing again Christos"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentToke Skovlund bt Juan Bueren (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Super windy - so really difficult and a bit coincidental. But well played, Juan, you passed me left and right and just got unlucky at deciding points."  -- Toke
Reveal CommentToke Skovlund bt Mingda Yuan (Feb 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting match, somehow unfair result, and really great meeting you, Mingda."  -- Toke
Reveal CommentDaniel Savage bt Toke Skovlund (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable playing against Toke and on another night the scoreline would have been much closer"  -- Daniel

Match of the Group:

Mingda Yuan bt Christos Malliakos (Feb 8) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentDaniel Savage bt Juan Bueren (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very cold night but an enjoyable match. Thanks Juan"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Savage bt Mingda Yuan (Feb 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough, competitive match against Mingda. Great fun with some spectacular shots (including a successful tweener)"  -- Daniel
Mingda Yuan bt Juan Bueren (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentJuan Bueren bt Christos Malliakos (Jan 28) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game in a nice and chilly night! Well played!"  -- Juan
Reveal CommentToke Skovlund bt Christos Malliakos (Jan 26) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Chris was a real gentleman to play, and could easily have won. It was small margins deciding the match. Thanks again, Chris, for a great match."  -- Toke
Reveal CommentSebastien Scaux bt Juan Bueren (Jan 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match lasted 2 hours and the score doesn't reflect how close it was. I am looking forward to be playing against Juan again."  -- Sebastien

Group Summary:

What a fantastic group full of close matches and a really tight battle for top spot. It was a contest epitomised by the match between group winner and runner-up, Viktor and Charles. A three set thriller won by Viktor it nevertheless allowed Charles to finish within a point of the champ's total. Great to see newcomers Chris, Mark, Charles and Garry finding their feet so quickly and contributing such good tennis, and well done again to league "veteran" Viktor!

Final Rankings:

  1. Viktor Pesek [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Charles Marrow 8.2 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Lai 9.1 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gary De Allende [W4, L2] 8
  5. Mark Harper [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Antoine Schatt [L5, UF1] 2
  7. Paul Clarke [L4, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Gary De Allende bt Paul Clarke (Mar 4) 6-3, 6-2
Gary De Allende bt Chris Lai (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-0
Charles Marrow bt Antoine Schatt (Mar 1) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentCharles Marrow bt Chris Lai (Feb 25) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match so far with both coming from way behind to win a set - to be continued!"  -- Chris
Gary De Allende bt Antoine Schatt (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-1
Gary De Allende bt Mark Harper (Feb 23) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Lai bt Paul Clarke (Feb 22) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match halted due to ice on courts - to be continued!"  -- Chris
  • "Good game completed over two parts - well played Paul!" -- Chris
Charles Marrow bt Gary De Allende (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentAntoine Schatt v Paul Clarke (Feb 13) 7-6 (8-6), 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice, close game. To be continued..."  -- Antoine
Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Paul Clarke (Feb 12) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match played over two sessions. Very close could have easily gone the other way! "  -- Viktor
Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Antoine Schatt (Feb 7) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, some great rallies. Second set was very close."  -- Viktor
Reveal CommentChris Lai bt Antoine Schatt (Feb 5) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close and well fought match with some great rallies and especially passing shots. Genuinely could have gone either way. Good game Antoine!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMark Harper bt Charles Marrow (Feb 1) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with both of us playing some great tennis at different points in the match. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Gary De Allende (Jan 31) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Gary has not played for a while, i expect next match will be even closer"  -- Viktor
Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Mark Harper (Jan 30) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match! Windy conditions for both. Well Done viktor"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentChris Lai bt Viktor Pesek (Jan 22) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match in the end with lots of games going to deuce."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMark Harper bt Antoine Schatt (Jan 19) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both never played on clay before so understandably took some getting use to. Really close match that could have gone either way. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Harper bt Chris Lai (Jan 18) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both a bit rusty at the start but in the end a close run thing with many deuces - good game Mark!"  -- Chris

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Charles Marrow (Jan 16) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close marathon game, we had to move outdoors when two hours was not enough to decide and indoors courts were full. Could have easily gone the other way!"  -- Viktor
Reveal CommentCharles Marrow bt Paul Clarke (Jan 11) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match, all very close."  -- Charles

Group Summary:

On paper, a straight forward unbeaten run of five matches took Rasmus to the top of the table, but thanks to our bonus points incentive and to a real on-court tussle with the champ, Richard was able to challenge right to the end, finishing just a point behind. Definitely a few more matches could have been played in the group, but this was still a highly entertaining set of on-court encounters.

Final Rankings:

  1. Rasmus Christensen [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Richard Hodge 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Kevin Ledger [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Owen Crawford 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Federico Baglioni [L2] 1
  6. Amandeep Singh [L1]
  7. Liam Higgins [L2]

Match Results:

Rasmus Christensen bt Owen Crawford (Mar 3) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentOwen Crawford bt Kevin Ledger (Mar 1) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a match!"  -- Owen

Match of the Group:

Rasmus Christensen bt Richard Hodge (Mar 1) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentKevin Ledger bt Liam Higgins (Feb 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in the wind!"  -- Kevin
Rasmus Christensen bt Amandeep Singh (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentKevin Ledger bt Federico Baglioni (Feb 3) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. We were well matched...both players finding it equally difficult to hold serve."  -- Kevin
Richard Hodge bt Federico Baglioni (Jan 26) 7-5, 6-4
Richard Hodge bt Kevin Ledger (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-3
Rasmus Christensen bt Kevin Ledger (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-1
Rasmus Christensen bt Liam Higgins (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Hodge bt Owen Crawford (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match made difficult with the frost and the sun. Lots of fun rallies close at the net!"  -- Richard

Group Summary:

Again, a little light on matches played - and newcomers in particular, do note that if you are struggling to get matches set up, contact us. We will reach out to opponents on your behalf if asked. But all that said, a great debut performance from Pierre who snatches the group win by a single point thanks to prevailing over John in what looks like a fine three-setter.

Final Rankings:

  1. Pierre Khoury 10.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. John Bateman [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Francis Tatepo [W2] 4
  4. Junior Agboola [W1, L3] 3
  5. Jordan Wright [L4]
  6. Christopher Tory
  7. Rodrigo Lanza withdrawn
  8. Vatsal Aggarwal

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Junior Agboola (Mar 1) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Junior for an excellent game. It was a close fought, even contest, well played."  -- John
Pierre Khoury bt Jordan Wright (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-4
Junior Agboola bt Jordan Wright (Feb 16) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
Reveal CommentPierre Khoury bt Junior Agboola (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy!"  -- Pierre

Match of the Group:

Pierre Khoury bt John Bateman (Jan 30) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Francis Tatepo bt Junior Agboola (Jan 19) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Jordan Wright (Jan 18) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Jordan for an excellent, closely fought match. Deuce games seem to have been the main feature of the match. Well played."  -- John
Francis Tatepo bt Jordan Wright (Jan 11) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Group Summary:

Another great debut performance... Jonty won all his four matches and held off the challenge from runner-up Ahmet by winning their tight three-setter. Now had there been more bonus points on the table, or had Zizwani got going (what happened?) we might have had a different story to tell. But as it is, it is hats off to Jonty!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jonty Carr 10.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Ahmet Ocak [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Joachim Kehren 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Colin Sherwood [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Megan Oliva [L4] 1
  6. Zizwani Mhango

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Sherwood bt Megan Oliva (Mar 3) 3-6, 3-3 Megan Oliva Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A close match in windy conditions with Megan unfortunately having to retire due to injury in the second set. "  -- Colin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJonty Carr bt Ahmet Ocak (Feb 29) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match in tricky conditions, fluctuating between strong wind, bright sun and the odd splattering of rain. Lots of deuce games and the match ended up going right to the wire in a final set tie-break. "  -- Jonty
Reveal CommentAhmet Ocak bt Megan Oliva (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match!"  -- Megan
Reveal CommentJonty Carr bt Megan Oliva (Feb 8) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a lovely brisk morning - some good winners from both of us and a fair few lucky net-cords for me!"  -- Jonty
Reveal CommentJonty Carr bt Joachim Kehren (Feb 2) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good, close game which Joachim started very strongly. A few lucky mishits for me!"  -- Jonty
Reveal CommentJoachim Kehren bt Colin Sherwood (Jan 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A grey day, but otherwise good conditions for play. Not quite sure how both of us ended up slipping once each, Colin winning the point on his slip regardless. Musical entertainment in the back ground in the park, as often on a Saturday, although I preferred the Irish tin whistler which I had last time I was here. A good match, with a lot of 40:30 and deuces. And we played another set, because we had so much fun. Joachim"  -- Joachim
Reveal CommentAhmet Ocak bt Colin Sherwood (Jan 19) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a very slippery court. "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentJonty Carr bt Colin Sherwood (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match which could easily have gone either way."  -- Jonty
Reveal CommentAhmet Ocak bt Joachim Kehren (Jan 12) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We enjoyed a well deserved drink in the Isle of Ely pub afterwards."  -- Joachim
Reveal CommentJoachim Kehren bt Megan Oliva (Jan 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasant winter morning. Even the sun came out. Solid shots by Megan. We had quite a number of deuce games."  -- Joachim

Results

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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) 

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