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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.

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Collapse AllCavendish Rec & Queensmead Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A shame we had to end the round early due to lockdown but not before lots of matches were played! We welcomed 3 new players to the league and there were some really exciting contests across the groups, so a great effort all round and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Gavin whose clean sweep of 5 wins saw him finish top of the table, 3 points clear of runner up Gianfranco. Gavin had to work hard against Teoman, just edging a "tight first set that could have gone either way" in the tiebreak, and Gianfranco held his nerve to win 2 close sets although a storm meant play had to finish on a different day!

Final Rankings:

  1. Gavin Boorman 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gianfranco Celani 8.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Teoman Livaneli [W2, L3, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kieran Eivers [W3, UF1] 7
  5. Stephen Bean [W2] 4
  6. Ivan Fabijanic 8.2 [L5, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Liben Y [W1, L3, UF1] 3
  8. Ross Joynes 8.1 [L2, UF2] 3
  9. Tahir Habib 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Gianfranco Celani (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Gianfranco wasn't at his best and I took advantage in windy conditions. Cheers for the game."  -- Gavin
Teoman Livaneli bt Ross Joynes (Oct 27) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentKieran Eivers v Ross Joynes (Oct 24) 7-5, 4-6, 3-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of a slog this one. Unfortunately could not finish due to council court bookings. All to play for when the 3rd set recommences!"  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Liben Y (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game before the rain came down, Thanks Liben."  -- Gavin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLiben Y bt Ivan Fabijanic (Oct 22) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We played for an hour and a half, then run out of time as both needed to go back to work. 3rd set still to be played. A very, very close encounter so far."  -- Ivan
  • "Last set after draw in the first encounter went back and forth. Great match overall." -- Liben
Reveal CommentLiben Y v Teoman Livaneli (Oct 20) 4-6, 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good duel which ended even. Will continue on another day."  -- Liben
Reveal CommentKieran Eivers bt Ivan Fabijanic (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Ivan. Nice day for a game."  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentKieran Eivers bt Liben Y (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game!"  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Teoman Livaneli (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Teoman. And for coming all the way to Croxley "  -- Stephen
Gianfranco Celani bt Liben Y (Oct 13) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Ross Joynes (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to get the game played on a fresh and dry Saturday morning, thanks Ross."  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentKieran Eivers bt Gianfranco Celani (Oct 10) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tricky opponent, but I had the edge today."  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Ivan Fabijanic (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score suggests, cheers for the game Ivan!"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Teoman Livaneli (Oct 1) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match on a perfect cloudy London day"  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Ivan Fabijanic (Sep 28) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "We tried to finish the match but on 4-4 in second set a storm came. we played 3 games in torrential rain"  -- Gianfranco
  • "Enjoyable match in a sunny day." -- Gianfranco
Ivan Fabijanic v Ross Joynes (Sep 26) 6-2, 5-7, 3-2 TBC
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Gianfranco Celani (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in a sunny day"  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentTeoman Livaneli bt Ivan Fabijanic (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match, where Teo turned the score twice into his favour (I was 2:0 up in the 1st and 3:0 up in the second). Some good shots, but Teo's greater level of consistency was the key factor for the final score at the end."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Teoman Livaneli (Sep 22) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tight first set that could have gone either way. Thanks for the game Teo - some nice sliced shots!"  -- Gavin

Group Summary:

This was a closely contested group with the majority of matches played and lots of midway bonus points earned, so it was an exciting race for top spot! Richard crossed the line first with 6 wins and a 2 point lead over runner up Roger, and he "had too much" for Roger in their exciting head to head.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Woodnorth 8.2 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Roger Evans [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rob Parsons 9.1 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Milan Nandha [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Jones [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Steve Grace 9.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Christopher May [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Neha Thakerar 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Jones bt Steve Grace (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Last chance before lockdown to get the match in, very close both sets could have gone either way. Thanks for the match Peter"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentRoger Evans bt Steve Grace (Nov 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Steve played in gale force conditions (which brought some interesting challenges!). Thanks for the match Steve, and hope to play again next time. Roger "  -- Roger
Richard Woodnorth bt Neha Thakerar (Oct 31) 6-0, 6-2
Rob Parsons bt Steve Grace (Oct 28) 6-3, 3-6, [10-2]
Reveal CommentRoger Evans bt Christopher May (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Chris played, in part, in torrential rain! Thanks for the game, Chris. "  -- Roger
Reveal CommentRichard Woodnorth bt Roger Evans (Oct 25) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, but Richard just had too much for me. His serve in particular was very tough to deal with and when we did get into a rally, he had me running a lot more than I had him running! Well played, Richard - I look forward to playing again next time. "  -- Roger
Rob Parsons bt Christopher May (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-1
Peter Jones bt Christopher May (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentRoger Evans bt Rob Parsons (Oct 14) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough match, which went on so long we had to play the third set two days later. Rob showed real grit to come back from 5-2 down in the first set to win 7-5. I thought the same was going to happen in the second set when Rob got it back to 4-5, having been 2-5 down again, but I just managed to Win the last game and take the second 6-4. The final set was close all the way, with us both holding serve until 5-4, and I just managed to close it out with the first break of the final set. An epic match, and I really look forward to playing again next time. "  -- Roger
Richard Woodnorth bt Christopher May (Oct 13) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRoger Evans bt Peter Jones (Oct 12) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. I thought the second set was gone when Peter was 4-1 up, but just managed to pull it back to avoid a third set. The last few games were really tight with lots of deuces. Thanks for the game, Peter!"  -- Roger
Reveal CommentRoger Evans bt Milan Nandha (Oct 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic, very tight game with lots of deuces. Pretty much came down to a couple of mishits which went in. Thanks for a really enjoyable game, Milan - played in great spirit. "  -- Roger
Rob Parsons bt Neha Thakerar (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-1
Richard Woodnorth bt Milan Nandha (Oct 9) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentSteve Grace bt Christopher May (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline doesn’t do the match justice, lots of deuce games where Christopher had advantage point. Thanks for the match and good luck with the rest"  -- Steve
Rob Parsons bt Peter Jones (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Christopher May (Oct 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Quick fire match 2 done in 40min. Drizzling and little windy conditions but Chris and I brave it out and got the match done. Thanks Chris for the game and good luck with rest of your matches. "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Rob Parsons (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Quick fire match done under 1hr. Match with few breaks of serve. I have played Rob in couple of occasions and not been able to get over the line. It was good to get this win. Thanks for game Rob, good luck with rest of your matches. "  -- Milan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Peter Jones (Sep 27) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Omg.. this has to be the most challenging match I have played due to the weather conditions. Windy conditions caused a lot of issues in holding serve and ground strokes was hampered. Wrapped up the first set and took 2-0 lead in the second. Then it was down hill as Peter took the next 6 games to win the second set. Peter managed the conditions better and took 3-0 lead in the 3rd set. I some how managed to claw my way back and win the match by very close margin. I guess one of those days you just grind it out to win. Thanks Peter and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Neha Thakerar (Sep 26) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Neha, first one was about getting settled and in the second set Neha came back stronger and almost all the games went to deuce. Good rallies in a windy afternoon. Good luck with rest of your matches. —Milan "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Steve Grace (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As the autumn weather has started with cold chills and gusty winds, had my first match with Steve today lasting just over an hour. Great start to the league. The score does not tell the whole story. It was much closer than it looks with lots of games going to deuce with some really good rallies. Steve game back stronger in the second set and won the point of match. Long rally with me smashing the final ball and Steve elegantly looped it over my head for the winner. Thanks Steve and good luck with the rest of the match. "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentRob Parsons bt Richard Woodnorth (Sep 25) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Richard, thanks!" -- Rob
Reveal CommentRichard Woodnorth bt Steve Grace (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match which could have gone either way, but same old result in the end, well done Richard good luck with the rest of the round"  -- Steve
Richard Woodnorth bt Peter Jones (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-0

Results

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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) 

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