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  • 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 AllCheltenham Parks Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

A friendly and competitive round of tennis in Cheltenham to get the league off to a good start in 2019. Thanks for taking part in a great spirit and we hope you had fun out on court - here's to more of the same next time!

Group Summary:

Mark was keen not to relinquish his group one crown, producing another unbeaten display to claim his second title on the bounce - can anyone stop Mark next time? Phil came close to causing an upset in their marathon three set match "in the sunshine" , and although he missed out on this victory he carried on his good form throughout the round to deservedly finish as the runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Thomas [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Phil Witcomb [W4, L1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Rebecca Smith [W2, L3] 5
  4. Jeroen Veenstra [W2, L2] 4
  5. Tom Gadsby [W1, L3] 3
  6. Paul Elders 9.2 [L5] 1
  7. Jason Bone

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhil Witcomb bt Jeroen Veenstra (Apr 7) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, very sporting gesture when we both forgot where we were points wise at the end!"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentTom Gadsby bt Paul Elders (Apr 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, cheers Paul"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentPhil Witcomb bt Paul Elders (Mar 31) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game ans a lot closer than the score suggests"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentPhil Witcomb bt Tom Gadsby (Mar 30) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather and enjoyable tennis, thanks Tom"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentJeroen Veenstra bt Rebecca Smith (Mar 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the nice game in the glorious sunshine!"  -- Jeroen
Reveal CommentRebecca Smith bt Tom Gadsby (Mar 24) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a lovely game of tennis on a beautiful sunny spring afternoon. Lots of very long rallies made it a really close match. Good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentRebecca Smith bt Paul Elders (Mar 22) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another fun match Paul, it’s always a tight one against you! Could have gone either way today."  -- Rebecca
Reveal CommentPhil Witcomb bt Rebecca Smith (Mar 10) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "40 mph winds that helped a lot of my bad shots go in. Great fun, thanks Rebecca"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentJeroen Veenstra bt Paul Elders (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. Difficult in the wind, but glad we managed to play before the hail started!"  -- Jeroen
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Tom Gadsby (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "good game in the sun"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Rebecca Smith (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "excellent gane"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Paul Elders (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "excellent game in the sun"  -- Mark

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Phil Witcomb (Feb 23) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "excellent game in the sunshine"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Thomas bt Jeroen Veenstra (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "exciting game in the sun and the rain looking forward to the rematch"  -- Mark

Group Summary:

There was less action in group two than we would have liked, with a couple of unfortunate withdrawals reducing the overall number of matches played. Conor made the most of his time on court, winning both of the matches he played to clinch the prize. Andrew edges into second spot thanks to fewest sets conceded on average.

Final Rankings:

  1. Conor Ryan [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Gabriel Ciurariu [W1, L1] 2
  3. Andrew Thompson 7.2 [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  4. Carl Newton [W1, L1] 2
  5. Rose Perkins 9.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. David Green [L1] withdrawn
  7. Ian McPherson 10.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarl Newton bt Rose Perkins (Apr 7) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rose for an enjoyable match. Rose really fought back in the second set and at one stage she was one point away from forcing a tie break to take the match to a third set. Who knows what would have happened in the third set..."  -- Carl
Rose Perkins bt Gabriel Ciurariu (Apr 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentConor Ryan bt Rose Perkins (Mar 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day. Pleasure to play against Rose"  -- Conor
Reveal CommentAndrew Thompson bt Rose Perkins (Mar 23) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a real pleasure to play tennis on a lovely Cheltenham spring day with Rose. It was a close competitive first set; but unfortunately Rose fell away a bit in the second. Very enjoyable; and I've been introduced to a new club in Charlton Kings for the coming season."  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentConor Ryan bt Carl Newton (Mar 9) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Blowy as hell. Hard to have a good game, but we did our best. Pleasure to play. Hope we can play under normal circumstances next time."  -- Conor
Gabriel Ciurariu bt David Green (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

A fantastic group three with every match played, many lovely comments accompanying the scores and a close race for the gold. There was nothing to separate Andy and Robert at the top, so we look to their head to head to determine the new champ. On a "windy" day Andy managed to find some rhythm to take the victory in two tight sets to take the honours this time. A shout out to Alastair and Cindy for their efforts in their incredible 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 contest.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy Evans 8.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Robert Bishop 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Lu Yin [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Seale [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alastair Clark [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Cindy Davies [L5] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Seale bt Alastair Clark (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and great fun. Lots of very tight games throughout but Andrew had the wicked squash shots to win the important shots. "  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentAndy Evans bt Cindy Davies (Mar 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game to finish the round with. Lovely sunshine , although right in your eyes from one end of the court, and great company to play with. Thank you Cindy. "  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlastair Clark bt Cindy Davies (Mar 28) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Great afternoon Cindy, really enjoyed our tennis match. An all round great laugh. Look forward to playing again"  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentAndy Evans bt Lu Yin (Mar 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first game without wind and rain this year. It was a great game and closer than the score suggested. Really enjoyable mornings tennis thanks Lu. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndrew Seale bt Cindy Davies (Mar 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with lots of deuces"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Cindy Davies (Mar 17) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - lovely when the sun was shining not sure about when it hailed! Plenty of deuces in the first set, closer than the scoreline suggested! Tight second set right to the end!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentAndy Evans bt Robert Bishop (Mar 16) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Another day with the elements showing their hand. Windy gusts did not help either player get into a rhythm but none the less a good natured encounter. Very enjoyable."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Alastair Clark (Mar 10) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Lu, extremely winding causing all sorts of issues. But great Sunday afternoon game regardless. Thanks, al"  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Andrew Seale (Mar 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nail biting deuces - Lu played great tennis with consistent serving to win they."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndy Evans bt Andrew Seale (Mar 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played in 3 seasons of weather. We had wind, rain and finally sunshine, we just missed out on some snow. Both players had to adapt constantly to the changing conditions but an enjoyable match played in great spirits. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentLu Yin bt Cindy Davies (Mar 5) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match was completed with 2 parts, the raining and windy Monday morning and the sunny breezy Tuesday morning. It was a long rally match with fun, and ended with exhausting shaking muscles which for sure will ache for days. "  -- Lu
Reveal CommentAndy Evans bt Alastair Clark (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great game in slightly damp conditions played in a great spirit. The score did not reflect how close the match was. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Lu Yin (Feb 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, which could have gone either way! Thanks Lu, great match! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Andrew Seale (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close match in brilliant conditions for February! It was tricky to deal with Andrew's outswinging serve, a real weapon!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Bishop bt Alastair Clark (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Alastair to start the round!"  -- Robert

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Cheltenham Parks.

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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