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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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Queensmead Sports Centre

Ruislip, London, HA4 0JE
Tel: 0208 845 6010
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Cavendish Recreation Ground

Field End Road, Eastcote, London, HA4 9PG
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"This was my first ever "official" tennis competition. It was a very enjoyable experience. A great way to meet new people," Ivan Fabijanic

Ivan Fabijanic

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Collapse AllCavendish Rec & Queensmead Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

A fantastic turnout from everyone in this round with three quarters of all matches played and an exciting race for the top spot to boot. It would be great to see numbers grow next time, so do continue to help spread the word if you can!

Group Summary:

It was nip and tuck all the way for the group crown between Gianfranco and Richard with both players finishing on twelve points apiece. It therefore comes down to the match between the two and it was Gianfranco who stepped it up a gear in this encounter to win in straight sets and take the title. Hats off to Ross who beat the top two and matched their wins tally, but with no bonus points to his name and a couple of unplayed matches he has to settle for third this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Gianfranco Celani 9.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Woodnorth 8.2 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ross Joynes 8.1 [W5] 10
  4. Rob Parsons 9.2 [W3, L2] 7
  5. Ivan Fabijanic 9.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Steve Grace 10.1 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sagar Manglani 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  8. Sam Rohde 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRoss Joynes bt Gianfranco Celani (Apr 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny day but too windy to disturb the game"  -- Gianfranco
Ross Joynes bt Steve Grace (Apr 6) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Rob Parsons bt Ivan Fabijanic (Apr 3) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-3
Richard Woodnorth bt Sam Rohde (Apr 3) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
Gianfranco Celani bt Ivan Fabijanic (Mar 31) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentRob Parsons bt Steve Grace (Mar 31) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Steve for an entertaining but tough match! Loads of deuce games and long rallies."  -- Rob
Richard Woodnorth bt Sagar Manglani (Mar 30) 6-3, 6-2
Richard Woodnorth bt Ivan Fabijanic (Mar 29) 6-2, 6-3
Gianfranco Celani bt Sam Rohde (Mar 28) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Sagar Manglani (Mar 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "ideal weather for playing tennis"  -- Gianfranco
Ross Joynes bt Rob Parsons (Mar 23) 6-3, 6-3
Richard Woodnorth bt Steve Grace (Mar 23) 6-3, 6-0
Rob Parsons bt Gianfranco Celani (Mar 10) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Sam Rohde (Mar 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "That was interesting - playing tennis while trying to manage 40 miles/h wind gusts was not fun, apart from some cool bend it like Beckham type of shots. ;-) Thanks Sam and best of luck for the remaining matches."  -- Ivan
Richard Woodnorth bt Rob Parsons (Mar 2) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Steve Grace (Mar 2) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another hard fought match, same outcome "  -- Steve
Gianfranco Celani bt Richard Woodnorth (Feb 27) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Steve Grace (Feb 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I'm surprised I got 1 in the first set......a masterclass by Gianfranco, hope I can hit his level when I retire"  -- Steve
Ross Joynes bt Richard Woodnorth (Feb 17) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentSagar Manglani bt Steve Grace (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well done Sagar, I think you would have won anyway, but I like to think I'd have made a better fight of the first set without a hangover :)"  -- Steve
Ross Joynes bt Ivan Fabijanic (Feb 16) 6-0, 6-3

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Cavendish Rec & Queensmead archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Cavendish Rec & Queensmead.

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:
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