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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
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  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Craiglockhart Tennis Centre

177 Collinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ Tel: 0131 443 0101 full venue details »

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Edinburgh, EH8 9NR Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Abercorn Sports Club

Abercorn Crescent, Edinburgh, EH8 7HZ Tel: 0131 661 1952 full venue details »

Craigmillar Park Tennis Club

Cameron Toll, Lady Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5PB Tel: full venue details »

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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 47 | Thursday 26 August 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. John Davidson 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Seb Cotton 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Noah Schwartz [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jamie Lyall [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Aaron Malcolm 9.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Brian Williams [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Aaron Malcolm (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on centre with a few fans for one of the games. Aaron came out flying with a 4 game lead in the first but I managed to turn it around with some luck and determination to win the set. Second set was still very close but I just had enough today. Terrific game with a top player. "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Jamie Lyall (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Jamie albeit in very windy conditions which made for some interesting rallies. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Brian Williams (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Brian. With him going 2-0 up in the 1st set & playing some great tennis I thought I was toast. Inconsistency set in (fortunately for me) however once Brian has had some solid practice he will be very difficult to beat. He has great shots & can clearly play at a very good level. "  -- John
Reveal CommentNoah Schwartz bt Aaron Malcolm (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Aaron. Thanks!"  -- Noah
Jamie Lyall bt Alex Onyeador (Sep 21) 4-1, 4-1
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Seb Cotton (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Seb. Winning a marathon deuce game which could have gone either way when 2-3 down on Seb’s serve seemed to make the difference. Seb struggled to get going after that. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJamie Lyall bt Brian Williams (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Brian. An enjoyable game, closer than the score would suggest. A reminder there are better surfaces available."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Noah Schwartz (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match at Thistle Tennis Club under the floodlights. Very close games throughout with Noah being generous with missed overheads. "  -- John
Reveal CommentAaron Malcolm bt Alex Onyeador (Sep 13) 5-3, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Alex again after such a long time. Close first set trading 1 break each but both of us serving well. Just able to nick the set with a break at the end. Alex's serve deserted him in the second set but still very enjoyable. Look forward to some more practice together."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Brian Williams (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Brian on centre court this morning. Tricky bounce but some beautiful rallies played. "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentNoah Schwartz bt Jamie Lyall (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match with Jamie. Closer than the score suggests. Thanks again."  -- Noah
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Aaron Malcolm (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in glorious sunshine. Closer than the scoreline suggests. If Aaron’s drop shots had been coming off I would have been in trouble. "  -- John
Reveal CommentSeb Cotton bt Noah Schwartz (Sep 2) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with Noah tonight, 2nd set could have gone either way. Really enjoyed the game. "  -- Seb
Reveal CommentJamie Lyall bt Aaron Malcolm (Aug 31) 4-6, 6-2, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match with Aaron. Great to be back playing tennis again and even more enjoyable in friendly company. Thanks again mate, and thanks for keeping me right with the tie break format. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Alex Onyeador (Aug 30) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game although played in fading light from about 5 minutes in due to my error of judgement re daylight hours! Alex played some great stuff but overall the playing conditions made it a bit of a lottery. "  -- John
Reveal CommentNoah Schwartz bt Brian Williams (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Brian for this great match! Very pleasant evening. "  -- Noah

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sharez Khan [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ian Maxwell [W3, L1] 6
  4. Alastair Noble [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Powell [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Nelson [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Lynn Cochhrane [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Maxwell bt James Nelson (Oct 5) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game James with some long rallies in there."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Ian Maxwell (Oct 1) 5-4, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "A virtual copy and paste of our match from the previous round. Never-ending rallies in the first tight set which lasted most of our allotted time. Then a rushed second set. The only difference this time is we got to finish the match. Partly because we got a full hour instead of the 55 mins last time and the last few points were so rushed they weren’t representative of the match. Overall, a lot of fun. Look forward to playing Ian again. (PS: The score in first set TB was 7-2)."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentIan Maxwell bt Lynn Cochhrane (Sep 27) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Lynn. Ian"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Maxwell bt Alastair Noble (Sep 13) 4-2, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the great match alistair .PS tie break(7-2) .Ian"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt James Nelson (Sep 8) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match James. Loads of really long rallies. Lots of fun. And temp in the twenties. Can’t argue with that in September!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAlastair Noble bt Lynn Cochhrane (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with some enjoyable long rallies. Thanks."  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentAlastair Noble bt Peter Powell (Sep 7) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very tense, closely-fought first set and a second set that was also hard-fought and much closer than the score suggests. Very warm conditions and a bit gloomy before the floodlights came on! Thanks, Peter. "  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentSharez Khan bt Lynn Cochhrane (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, great weather, thanks for the game Lynne"  -- Sharez
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Lynn Cochhrane (Sep 5) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Lynn. Perfect day for playing some tennis. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Alastair Noble (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a highly varied match with some great rallies and I loved every minute of it. Thanks for the match Alastair and look forward to playing you again sometime. "  -- Michael
James Nelson bt Lynn Cochhrane (Sep 2) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSharez Khan bt Peter Powell (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match thnks for the game !"  -- Sharez
Reveal CommentPeter Powell bt Lynn Cochhrane (Aug 31) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game Lynn, many thanks!!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSharez Khan bt James Nelson (Aug 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game James! "  -- Sharez


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Craiglockhart, Edinburgh archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Craiglockhart, Edinburgh.

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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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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