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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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Primary Venues

St Michaels Park

St Michaels Park, King Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JT
Tel: 01285 655646
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Other Venues

Royal Agricultural University

Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS
Tel: 01285 652531
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Stratford Park Leisure Centre

Stratford Road, Stround, GL5 4AF
Tel: 01453 766771
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Club Venues

Cerney Lakes Tennis Club

The Playing Fields, Upper Up, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, GL7 5UT
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Collapse AllCirencester Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

A fantastic round in Cirencester with lovely commentaries and great matches. Do hope we can continue to grow this league and do spread the word!

Group Summary:

Great commentaries and fantastic matches in this very well fought group. Unfortunately defending champ Rowena sprained her ankle - do hope you are ok - but that meant last round's runner up Neil cold step up and take the top spot this time! Well played. Christopher E in second place was on fine form both on court and in his write ups. For example of his match v Pete he said: "The sunlight was like a hooligan let loose on the court at key moments, for lobs and smashes were suddenly made impossible by its intervention, backhands were missed and curses uttered, but as the score shows, Pete dealt with it better than I did and he ran out a worthy winner". Well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Neil Gregory [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Christopher Edwards 8.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Underhill 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Renney 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Bartram 9.1 [W3, L1] 6
  6. Pete Vallance 8.2 [W1] 2
  7. Rowena Wakefield 9.2 [L1] withdrawn 1
  8. Russell Steel [L4]
  9. Thomas Slator [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Gregory bt Thomas Slator (Oct 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely conditions for tennis. Cold and crisp but very still under the floodlights. Tom played some lovely passing shots during the match and could have won more games."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentTom Bartram bt Christopher Edwards (Oct 28) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Christopher played very strongly from the off with some masterful passing shots. It took me a long time to find any rhythm but eventually we were very evenly matched with some great rallies and numerous juice points! Christopher was a real gentleman because he had to leave after the end of the 2nd set due to one of dogs requiring an urgent visit to the vet. I offered to finish our match on Weds before the deadline however he politely declined and retired the match giving me the 3rd set. We will definitely organise a friendly rematch "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentNeil Gregory bt Tom Bartram (Oct 24) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match under the lights at Wanborough. The second set was a strange affair that could have gone either way with neither player holding serve for the first half a dozen games! Tom fought back to earn a tie break which I was lucky enough to scrape through after finally finding a couple of successful drop shots. I hope we play each other again soon. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentChristopher Edwards bt David Renney (Oct 15) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Of all the many enjoyable matches David and I have played - close and hard fought always- this was possibly the best and tightest; certainly the most exhausting. The score in the first set doesn't show that David in fact was on top and playing the better tennis. Some of our rallies went to 20 plus exchanges and there were numerous deuces. The only possible blot was the high number of double faults but maybe these were offset by the much higher than usual quality of our serves when they went in. All in all a wonderful match which bears out why we love playing tennis. Roll on the next encounter. Christopher"  -- Christopher
Neil Gregory bt Russell Steel (Oct 13) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNeil Gregory bt Christopher Edwards (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We avoided the rain nicely and avoided serious injury from the slippy leaves! This was an enjoyable match with lots of good passing shots and some dodgy volleys under the floodlights. Christopher’s cross court forehands were on fire! "  -- Neil
Neil Gregory bt Chris Underhill (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-3
David Renney bt Russell Steel (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Bartram bt Chris Underhill (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An Amazing and enjoyable tight scoring match which ebbed and flowed. I certainly think Chris and I will schedule a friendly rematch sometime soon. 😁"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentChris Underhill bt Russell Steel (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Russell in mixed conditions on a very slippy court. Chris. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentNeil Gregory bt David Renney (Sep 21) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game played in brilliant September sunshine. The first set could have gone either way with the majority of games going to deuce with some excellent passing shots from David."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentPete Vallance bt Christopher Edwards (Sep 19) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game as usual, one not so much of two halves ( in the old soccer phrase) but of two ends - one in the sun and one in the shade. The sunlight was like a hooligan let loose on the court at key moments, for lobs and smashes were suddenly made impossible by its intervention, backhands were missed and curses uttered, but as the score shows, Pete dealt with it better than I did and he ran out a worthy winner."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChris Underhill bt Christopher Edwards (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match as usual with Chris U - it started in the bright afternoon sun and ended under floodlights. Lots of excellent rallies and deuces but Chris U was in good form and I couldn't break through although I had my chances in the first set. Chris U deserves added credit as this was the first time he had played on artificial clay and had to adapt his game to the new surface. "  -- Christopher

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Bartram bt David Renney (Sep 16) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing & enjoyable match with lots of momentum shifts. I wish David the best of luck with the rest of his matches as I am sure he will do well!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDavid Renney bt Rowena Wakefield (Sep 14) 4-6, 4-3 Rowena Wakefield Retired

Player Comments:

  • "I had a bad fall and subsequently sprained my ankle so had to sadly retire from the match."  -- Rowena
Christopher Edwards bt Thomas Slator (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Edwards bt Russell Steel (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Russell again in perfect weather, containing lots of good rallies and many deuces . Christopher"  -- Christopher


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Cirencester archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Cirencester.

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) 

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)