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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
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  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
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  • 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
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Derbyshire Tennis Centre

Ashe Place, Vicent Street, Normanton, Derby, DE23 8BF Tel: 01332 273770 full venue details »

Markeaton Park

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Ilkeston Tennis Club

Rutland Sports Park, lkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GL Tel: 0115 930 2033 full venue details »
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Collapse AllDerby Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 1 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 October 2020)

Such a shame we had to end the round two weeks early due to lockdown but there were some exciting matches nonetheless. A great effort and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Sadly there were a lot of matches left to play in this group but on the plus side 5 matches were completed including a "bit of an epic" between Michael and John which was finally settled on a match tiebreak. Congratulations to Mark for finishing as champ thanks to winning 2 matches and earning midway bonus points, while Andy beat Mark and finished as runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Walsh 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andy Shaw [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Chester 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. John Sanfey 9.1 [L3] 2
  5. Tom Hudd

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy Shaw bt John Sanfey (Oct 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in very blustery conditions... thanks John, looking forward to a rematch soon. "  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Chester bt John Sanfey (Oct 25) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Bit of an epic which saw John better on the big points in the second. Very close match, John probably played the better tennis overall, tight to nick it on a Champs tie break. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt Michael Chester (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for Match Michael All the best on your Tennis Journey "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Walsh bt John Sanfey (Oct 10) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with John Today It was a lot more competitive than the score suggests especially in the 1st and 3rd sets As most games went to juice Thanks John hope to play again sometime Cheers Mark "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAndy Shaw bt Mark Walsh (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thanks Mark! "  -- Andy


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

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)