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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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West Green Park

Ifield Avenue, Crawley, Sussex, RH11 7AJ
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Collapse AllCrawley Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 27 September 2018 to Wednesday 21 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 October 2018)

There was lots of activity on the courts in Crawley in this Autumn round with more 85% of matches played and couple of exciting races for the group crowns to boot. Thanks for your continued efforts to get on court and here's to more of the same when the league returns in 2019!

Group Summary:

Daniele described this as "the best group" he has ever met and he may well be right as nearly every match was closely contested with many going the distance too - well played everyone. It was perhaps unsurprising that it was also tight at the top as Daniele and Clinton finished tied on twelve points apiece. The match between the two was a three set thriller and one certainly worthy of determining the champ. Daniele held off Clinton's comeback to emerge victorious and take the congratulations.

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniele Amirante [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Clinton Smith 10.1 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ryan Judge [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anthony Ng [W3, UF1] 7
  5. Catalin Iordache [W1, L3, UF2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jacob Kropiowski 10.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Eva Cadalso [L5, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Clinton Smith bt Ryan Judge (Nov 18) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentClinton Smith bt Eva Cadalso (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Eva for organising the venue and for a very enjoyable match. Some really great tennis."  -- Clinton
Reveal CommentJacob Kropiowski bt Eva Cadalso (Nov 14) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game in perfect weather conditions. Eva played very well. Thanks Eva"  -- Jacob
Anthony Ng bt Eva Cadalso (Nov 12) 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Ryan Judge bt Eva Cadalso (Nov 11) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6
Clinton Smith bt Jacob Kropiowski (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-2
Anthony Ng v Catalin Iordache (Oct 24) 6-2 TBC
Anthony Ng bt Daniele Amirante (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-1
Anthony Ng bt Clinton Smith (Oct 17) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentRyan Judge bt Jacob Kropiowski (Oct 16) 6-3, 6-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, 3 hours!"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRyan Judge bt Catalin Iordache (Oct 11) 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan deserve the win defenitly. He was more aggressive and more powerful. I will need to take a break from tennis for a couple of weeks to treat my arm injury. Anyway well done Ryan"  -- Catalin
Daniele Amirante bt Catalin Iordache (Oct 10) 6-0, 3-0 Catalin Iordache Retired
Reveal CommentDaniele Amirante bt Jacob Kropiowski (Oct 7) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game thanks jacob even tp give me some food when i was straggeling with no energy"  -- Daniele
Reveal CommentClinton Smith bt Catalin Iordache (Oct 6) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match in very testing conditions. Very nice to meet Catalin who is a great player and many thanks to him for continuing to play despite the heavy rain."  -- Clinton
Reveal CommentCatalin Iordache bt Jacob Kropiowski (Oct 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Jacob rise his game a lot! Is really enjoyable to play with him. Thanks mate for the game"  -- Catalin
Catalin Iordache v Eva Cadalso (Oct 5) 3-6, 6-4, 5-6 TBC
Reveal CommentDaniele Amirante bt Clinton Smith (Oct 1) 7-6, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This is the best group that I've ever met since ! start this competition with you. Clinton is absolutely amazing player. Thanks Clinton but above all thanks to the league that gives us the occasion to fight against our limit"  -- Daniele
Daniele Amirante bt Eva Cadalso (Sep 30) 7-5, 6-3
Daniele Amirante bt Ryan Judge (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-4

Group Summary:

Lots of matches played and bonus points earned in a busy group two - great stuff. Vishal and Julia both picked up four wins to make it a close run thing for the title. On court however, Vishal stepped it up a gear to take a strong victory in their head to head and deservedly become the new champ.

Final Rankings:

  1. Vishal Patel [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Julia Postnikova [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Zac Barber 10.1 [W3, L1] 6
  4. Sion Evans 10.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Catherine Clifton [W1, L4] 2
  6. Joanna Wykes [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSion Evans bt Catherine Clifton (Nov 17) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a lovely, sunny, winter morning - thanks "  -- Sion
Reveal CommentZac Barber bt Catherine Clifton (Nov 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rain held off just long enough. A good challenge and friendly game. Thanks."  -- Zac
Reveal CommentVishal Patel bt Catherine Clifton (Nov 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in tough conditions."  -- Vishal
Reveal CommentZac Barber bt Joanna Wykes (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Joanna
Reveal CommentJulia Postnikova bt Catherine Clifton (Nov 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match , despite the score - a lot of close games .. "  -- Julia
Reveal CommentSion Evans bt Joanna Wykes (Oct 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, on a cold evening - thanks "  -- Sion
Reveal CommentVishal Patel bt Sion Evans (Oct 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a warm morning."  -- Vishal

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJulia Postnikova bt Sion Evans (Oct 18) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, very tactical games! Loved it "  -- Julia
Reveal CommentJulia Postnikova bt Zac Barber (Oct 14) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Zac! A lot of good rallies ! Superb tennis .. "  -- Julia
Reveal CommentZac Barber bt Sion Evans (Oct 7) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice evening for tennis and a close match, thanks."  -- Zac
Vishal Patel bt Julia Postnikova (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Joanna Wykes (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely game in the dome."  -- Catherine
Julia Postnikova bt Joanna Wykes (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentVishal Patel bt Joanna Wykes (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a warm day."  -- Vishal

Results

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

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) 

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