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Bitts Park, Carlisle Pic David Liddle
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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
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  • For beginners as well as advanced players


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  • Players are placed in groups according to their ITF World Tennis Number
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the Round
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Primary Venues

Bitts Park Tennis Centre

Dacre St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UZ Tel: 07515 947 790 full venue details »

Chatsworth Tennis Club

St Aidan's Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LS Tel: 01228 514187 full venue details »

Collapse AllCarlisle Singles - Round 6 | Thursday 3 February 2022 to Wednesday 30 March 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 March 2022)

Thanks for competing in the first LTL Round of 2022! We hope you enjoyed your matches and have met some new tennis pals. The weather is starting to change, the sun is coming out and we’re ready for more tennis this Spring. Don’t miss the deadline for your next Round and check out our new Local Padel Leagues if you’d like to give a new sport a go!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Jared Smithson 7 6 1 2 15 WWWW
2 Barry Donaughee 7 6 1 2 14 WWWW
3 Sean Murphy 8 5 3 2 13 WWLW
4 Philip Devlin 6 3 3 2 8 WLLW
5 Ruth Cranston 7 2 5 2 6 LLWW
6 James Galloway 3 2 1 2 6 WLW
7 Alex McGuffie 4 1 3 0 2 LLLW
8 Julia Capper 3 0 3 2 2 LLL
9 Rachel Liddicott 5 0 5 0 0 LLLL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSean Murphy bt Alex McGuffie (Mar 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Super fun match. Could’ve easily been reverse scores. Got aced on Alex’s great second serve! Look forward to a rematch. "  -- Sean
Sean Murphy bt Rachel Liddicott (Mar 29) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJared Smithson bt Rachel Liddicott (Mar 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with some good rallies . Thanks for the match Rachel! "  -- Jared
Reveal CommentPhilip Devlin bt Rachel Liddicott (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Phil. Enjoyed the game. "  -- Rachel
Reveal CommentBarry Donaughee bt Philip Devlin (Mar 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After a decent break from tennis, phill gave it his all. Some good rallies . Thanks phill."  -- Barry
Reveal CommentJared Smithson bt Ruth Cranston (Mar 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. Thanks for the hit Ruth!"  -- Jared
Reveal CommentJared Smithson bt Alex McGuffie (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some very close games in these sets and some good rallies. Thanks for the game Alex! "  -- Jared
Reveal CommentJared Smithson bt Sean Murphy (Mar 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game. Thanks for the match and good luck with the rest of yours! "  -- Jared
Reveal CommentBarry Donaughee bt Rachel Liddicott (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very breezy today, both of us battling the wind. Thanks for the match racheal. "  -- Barry
Reveal CommentSean Murphy bt Ruth Cranston (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match outside in the wind! Lots of long rallies. Ruth had both a great, consistent top spin backhand and forehand. Pleasure to play. "  -- Sean

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBarry Donaughee bt Sean Murphy (Mar 2) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, not much between me and Sean. Lots of great rallies. "  -- Barry
Reveal CommentJames Galloway bt Jared Smithson (Feb 26) 6-2, 4-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match well played "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Galloway bt Sean Murphy (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good hit. Was windy outdoors in second set"  -- James
Reveal CommentBarry Donaughee bt James Galloway (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The result if I'm honest, would be far different if James's wrist problems had arisen. Well played James ,injured but lots of great shots."  -- Barry
Ruth Cranston bt Rachel Liddicott (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentBarry Donaughee bt Alex McGuffie (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the rallies today. Mine n Alex's serves were a bit off, but some close games."  -- Barry
Ruth Cranston bt Julia Capper (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex McGuffie bt Ruth Cranston (Feb 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, well matched, some top rallies and some lung busting drop shots!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentJared Smithson bt Barry Donaughee (Feb 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game- Barry was a bit slow off the mark in the first set but it went to the wire in the second. Lots of long close rallies and could have gone either way! Thanks for the game Barry "  -- Jared
Sean Murphy bt Philip Devlin (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSean Murphy bt Julia Capper (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable game. Look forward to playing again! "  -- Sean
Philip Devlin bt Ruth Cranston (Feb 9) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBarry Donaughee bt Ruth Cranston (Feb 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good knock, some long rallies . Ruth played well, not as the score looks."  -- Barry
Reveal CommentJared Smithson bt Philip Devlin (Feb 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. The score doesn’t truly reflect the closeness of some of the games! Thanks for the game Phil and good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Jared
Philip Devlin bt Julia Capper (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Carlisle archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Carlisle.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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).


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.