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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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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 and an extra a point is awarded for completing a match
  • 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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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.

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Craiglockhart Tennis Centre

177 Collinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ
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Abercorn Sports Club

Abercorn Crescent, Edinburgh, EH8 7HZ
Tel: 0131 661 1952
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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

Thanks for taking part in a friendly and well contested round in Craiglockhart. There was a bit of a mixed turnout between the groups with the majority of group two playing lots of matches and several of group one only just making it off the start line. Hope to see more tennis from everyone next time!

Group Summary:

Adam was on formidable form in group one, powering to five fantastic wins and scoring bonus points to finish in a league of his own at the top. Kevin however, did come close to upsetting the new champ in a three set thriller with "plenty of long winding rallies and hard hitting". Gordon scheduled his three matches early and with a win over Alan under his belt too he pips Brian to the runner up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W5] 17 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gordon Shirreff 8.2 [W1, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Brian Mclaren 7.2 [W2] 6
  4. Kevin Stott 7.1 [W1, L1] 5
  5. Kayleigh Vonk [L2] 3
  6. Bobby Seiler 10.1 [L2] 2
  7. Alan Seywright 8.1 [L1] 1
  8. Simon Ritson 8.2 [L1] 1
  9. Neil Thompson

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Kevin Stott (Mar 31) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Kevin today. Plenty of long winding rallies, and hard hitting. Tons of fun. Looking forward to the next one!"  -- Adam
Brian Mclaren bt Gordon Shirreff (Mar 13) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentBrian Mclaren bt Bobby Seiler (Mar 10) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good hour of tennis tonight. Plenty of deuce games and good rallies, good match to play in. "  -- Brian
Kevin Stott bt Kayleigh Vonk (Mar 9) 4-2, 2-4, [10-4]
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Simon Ritson (Mar 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Caught a lucky groove against Simon. The score doesn’t reflect the quality of the points. Plenty of long games in there. Will look forward to the next one."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Bobby Seiler (Mar 7) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun late night match against Bobby. Look forward to the next one."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentGordon Shirreff bt Alan Seywright (Mar 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and quite a few deuce games. I was more consistent and this made the difference. "  -- Gordon
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Gordon Shirreff (Feb 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good hitting with Gordon. A tight first set, with several breaks back and forth. Glad to come away with it."  -- Adam
Adam Etinson bt Kayleigh Vonk (Feb 23) 4-0, 4-0

Group Summary:

A busy group two with numerous competitive matches "decided by the finest of margins". Mark was determined to make his mark on the group, battling to four wins and scheduling well to claim the title. There was an exciting race for second with only one point separating positions two to four. Crucially Alex O also played six matches and with a couple of sets won in defeats and three victories too he sneaks into second spot. Well played everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Delos Reyes 10.2 [W4, L2] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [W3, L3] 14 RUNNER UP
  3. Aaron Malcolm 9.1 [W4, L1] 13
  4. Robert Turnbull [W2, L4] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nagendra Prakash 9.1 [W3, L2] 12
  6. Murray Wilson [W3] 9
  7. Alex Hagon [L6] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Fraser Littlejohn 9.2 [L1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAaron Malcolm bt Alex Hagon (Apr 9) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match up with Alex. The match was closer than the score suggests. I think the main difference was Alex just made a few more errors than me. Really enjoyed the game and many thanks to Alex."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Malcolm bt Mark Delos Reyes (Apr 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match. Mark raced to a 4-0 lead in the first set and initially I was just glad to register a game to make it 4-1. Gradually I pulled back thanks to consistent play and some double faults from Mark. After winning the tie-break we continued the second set and I found myself 5-0 up before Mark started to pull me back! Unfortunately we could not complete before we had to leave the court. Hopefully we can finish it but it was a great game to play in anyway. Thanks Mark."  -- Aaron
  • "Big thanks to Mark for arranging time to complete. Fortunately for me it took 1 game but we enjoyed a great set and tie break after. Thanks again." Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Malcolm bt Robert Turnbull (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Aaron was too good dinky slices and his court awareness ruined me ! tried to muster the big comeback in the second set to no avail after being down 5-0 struggled to get his drops and sent me the wrong way many times. Really enjoyable game though Looking forward to the next one. Cheers Aaron enjoy the well earned beer. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentMark Delos Reyes bt Robert Turnbull (Mar 27) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought match from start to end! I was struggling with my serve for the most part. Lucky for me, Rob is still trying to get a feel of his new racket causing a few unforced errors on his side. Really enjoyed the back and forth competition. Rob is an excellent and solid player all around, looking forward for the next one. Thanks for the game!"  -- Mark

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMurray Wilson bt Alex Onyeador (Mar 25) 7-5, 6-7, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "At over 2 hours for 2 sets plus a championship tiebreak I'm certainly glad I've no matches planned for tomorrow! A more attacking first set was followed by a more tentative second set but either set could have gone either way with set points for both players in each. Most games went to deuce and there were plenty of excellent rallies. A really enjoyable match. Delighted and relieved to have won when it could have gone either way. Thanks Alex. "  -- Murray
Reveal CommentAaron Malcolm bt Nagendra Prakash (Mar 21) 0-4, 5-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game. Nagendra played so well at the start that I didn't get close to him. At 0-4, 0-1 I was resigned to a sound beating and was only looking for a consolation game. However, I started to play a bit more composed and steadily got back into the game. The match tie-break was very close and could have easily gone the other way. Thanks to Nagendra for a really good game."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Alex Hagon (Mar 20) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with Alex tonight. The first set was very tight and I believe decided by just the one break...However the second set was more topsy turvy with neither of us maintaining our services games consistently. However the second set produced some great rallies and Alex must have nearly been into double figures with aces..Good fun match"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentNagendra Prakash bt Alex Hagon (Mar 18) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies with Alex Hagon. Plenty of long deuce games with long rallies. Look forward to play again soon. Thanks. "  -- Nagendra
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Robert Turnbull (Mar 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Rob on Sunday night, Rob is an excellent player with an excellent serve. However due to a racket change, he was having a few consistency issues. I was a little more consistent but my serve wasn't firing as it usually does. We both hit some great winners and had entertaining rallies. Thanks for the match Rob."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentMark Delos Reyes bt Nagendra Prakash (Mar 15) 5-4, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match decided by the finest of margins. Last few points of first set was very tense with both us fighting to get the set. Second set was equally tight not a lot separating us. Happy to sneak this one in. Thanks for the game Prakash!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Aaron Malcolm (Mar 15) 5-3, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another very competitive game against Aaron but this time I came out on top (which isn't usually the case against Aaron) The first set was extremely tight and decide by a single break of serve and whilst the second looks impressive, anyone who plays shorts set will tell you the scores never truly reflect the match itself. We had an almighty tussle on set point in a game that lasted over 10 minutes I'm sure. Luckily for me, Aaron is coming back to tennis after a while not playing and I think this was the deciding factor! Aaron is always a gentleman on the court and I look forward to our next match"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentNagendra Prakash bt Alex Onyeador (Mar 14) 3-6, 6-2, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "“Really enjoyable match with some good rallies and variety of shots. Alex started strong leading 6-3 winning the first set with lot of deuce games and with his big serves . I raised my game to stay in the second set winning 6-2 and ultimately bring it to a tie-break, which I won 10-5 .Great game overall. Thanks for a great game Alex.“ — Prakash"  -- Nagendra
Reveal CommentMark Delos Reyes bt Alex Onyeador (Mar 10) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Big serving from Alex - to be honest I am not even sure how I survived the match! Tight all throughout, fortunate to come out with the win. Looking forward for the next one!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMurray Wilson bt Alex Hagon (Mar 4) 4-1, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "A freezing and windy night, it took a while for us both to to get a hang of the conditions. Once we did there were some great rallies. Really enjoyed the match. Thanks Alex. "  -- Murray
Reveal CommentNagendra Prakash bt Robert Turnbull (Feb 27) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and a bit of a battle. Lots of deuce games , great back handed cross court rallies really enjoyed our game. Thanks "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Turnbull bt Fraser Littlejohn (Feb 27) 5-7, 6-2 Fraser Littlejohn Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Frasers injury called the game but looking forwards to a knock up again. Cracking service and consistent. See you soon. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentMurray Wilson bt Mark Delos Reyes (Feb 25) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than scoreline suggests. A few duece games and a couple of lucky net chords at the right time for me. Mark is a good tennis player and I feel lucky that a few errors crept in to benefit me at key times. Thanks for the game. Some excellent points and a really enjoyable match. Thanks Mark. "  -- Murray
Reveal CommentMark Delos Reyes bt Alex Hagon (Feb 18) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the scoreline suggests. Alex came out on fire mixing big serves and delicate drop shots I had to scramble to stay on the point. However, errors started creeping in on Alex as the match progressed. Fortunate to come out with the win! Enjoyed the match, until the next one!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentRobert Turnbull bt Alex Hagon (Feb 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cold night out but great to get the legs moving. Deuce games all the way thanks for the game Alex until next time. "  -- Robert

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Craiglockhart, Edinburgh.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. 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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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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