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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 AllCorby Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 13 September 2018 to Wednesday 7 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 October 2018)

Another fantastic edition of Corby Tennis League with (drum roll please!!) 100% of matches played and lots of bonus points earned and good natured commentaries added... so it's great that you all enjoyed your tennis! Corby is fast becoming a role model for other leagues so keep up the good work!

Group Summary:

This was a fantastic group of tennis with everyone playing all 6 matches and all but one earning the midway bonus points for early match scheduling. Our winner was returning league player Ben who recorded a clean sweep of 6 wins to finish 2 points clear of runner up David without dropping a set, although he had to work hard against Jon and David. The commentaries reveal interesting match ups between players with different styles and lots of long rallies leading to heavy legs... so all in all a very productive round of tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Taylor [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Reed [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jon Wells [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Alewood [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lin Leach [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Cormac Adlard [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Young [L6] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Wells bt James Young (Nov 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice rallies. Thanks for the game."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt Jon Wells (Nov 5) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, conflicting styles made for a good challenge. Tight first set proved to be the key, 2nd set was hard as legs on both sides started to get heavy. Pleased I got it done in 2, not sure I’d have lasted 3, some of the rallies were long! Well played Jon."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentDavid Reed bt Mark Alewood (Nov 4) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This is the most tired I've been after a game of Tennis all year. After 2 3/4 hours on court both of us were on our last legs by the finish. Lots of exhausting rallies and long games. One went to 12 deuces! Super fun match that was played in a great spirit and could've so easily gone the other way. I look forward to playing Mark again sometime."  -- David
  • "Just wanted to endorse David's kind comments, yes when I won the first set after a 20'min final game I thought David' head would drop and I would wrap it up quick, but I did not allow for David's fighting spirit, and he came back strong, and even when I turned around a 4-1 deficit in the final set to go 5-4 up, and I was drawing my winners comments in my head, David came back on the attack charging the net to win 7-5, well done David," -- Mark
Reveal CommentDavid Reed bt James Young (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "You'd have to check James' watch for all the stats, but I certainly enjoyed our game!"  -- David
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt Cormac Adlard (Oct 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, really difficult to get a rhythm with all the different spins and never give up on any ball form Cormac. Well played"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Lin Leach (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match on a sunny day played in a great spirit, Lin was getting a lot of balls back, but was hampered towards rhe end with a calf strain."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt James Young (Oct 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game indoors, took some time to get used to the ball flying long & quicker. Some good rallies, lots of different spins, enjoyed it."  -- Ben
Jon Wells bt Cormac Adlard (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentLin Leach bt James Young (Oct 12) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun, close match with lots of long deuce games, played in good spirit"  -- Lin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJon Wells bt Mark Alewood (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match. Hope we can play again."  -- Jon
Jon Wells bt Lin Leach (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Reed bt Lin Leach (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game with a closely fought second set. Thanks Lin."  -- David
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt Mark Alewood (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Two committed gladiators battled the autumnal wet weather, courts held up well considering to allow the match to be completed. Enjoyable game played in good, competitive spirit."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt Lin Leach (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Lin, both made to run for the duration and played in good spirit."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt Cormac Adlard (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match, Cormac made me run with his sliced shots, and had to work hard to win."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentLin Leach bt Cormac Adlard (Sep 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good game played in great spirit in lovely sunshine! Lots of close games with many deuces, could have gone either way."  -- Lin
Reveal CommentMark Alewood bt James Young (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had some good rallies, played in a good spirit, but managed to win the game points, a nice introduction to Corby league."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt David Reed (Sep 24) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match, perfect conditions, great facility and played in good spirit. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentCormac Adlard bt James Young (Sep 19) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive enjoyable evening of tennis. "  -- Cormac
Reveal CommentDavid Reed bt Jon Wells (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the final score might suggest. Played in very slow and challenging conditions with a strong wind. This resulted in lots of long baseline exchanges. A real war of attrition," -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Reed bt Cormac Adlard (Sep 16) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable debut match, played in a good spirit. Very fortunate to win it in 2, saving several set points. I only had 1 service game where Cormac didn't get to 40 or better!"  -- David

Results

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

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:
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)