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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
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  • 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 

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllDocklands Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 17 November 2016 to Wednesday 25 January 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 December 2016)

This was a superb round for the Docklands League - almost every player got stuck in and the majority of you also managed to earn some bonus points too. Many thanks everyone for your admirable commitment and we hope to see you next time!

Group Summary:

Thanks all for the top enthusiasm here, as demonstrated by the abundance of bonus points and prizes! Phil just manages to hold on to the crown for another round, with Tom and Michael both right on his tailcoats. Superb round with a number of close 3 setters, well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Phil Zana 8.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tom Johnston 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Baldwin [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stefan Fuchs [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Liu 9.2 [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Yeong Kit Lee [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jack Turner [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPhil Zana bt Michael Baldwin (Jan 22) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, was very even throughout and I managed to get a break at 4-3 in the first set. Phil came back with a storm and reached 4-0 in the second set, seeing it out after I managed to hold him back slightly. Almost every game went to deuce and each point was strongly contested by the both of us. Phil managed to get to 5-2 in the final set, when I stubbornly refused to let go and managed to get back to 5-5. A couple of final close games secured him a deserved win, and a certain rematch!"  -- Michael
Michael Baldwin bt Jack Turner (Jan 21) 6-4, 6-2
Jack Turner bt Stefan Fuchs (Jan 16) Walkover
Phil Zana bt Tom Johnston (Jan 10) 7-5, 6-4
Phil Zana bt Tom Liu (Dec 18) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Michael Baldwin bt Yeong Kit Lee (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-2
Phil Zana bt Jack Turner (Dec 17) 6-3, 6-3
Phil Zana bt Yeong Kit Lee (Dec 14) 6-0, 6-3
Stefan Fuchs bt Phil Zana (Dec 11) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Yeong Kit Lee (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good hit today. Score line doesn't do Yeong justice."  -- Tom
Stefan Fuchs bt Michael Baldwin (Dec 9) 6-0, 6-3
Michael Baldwin bt Tom Liu (Dec 4) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Stefan Fuchs bt Tom Liu (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Michael Baldwin (Nov 27) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fanstastic match of ups and downs. Michael ran away with the first set and sets 2 & 3 had some great points and very tight games. Very much look forward to a rematch (once we've both recovered!)"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Jack Turner (Nov 26) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Chilly afternoon match. Tight and enjoyable game - score line doesn't do Jack justice. Look forward to a rematch."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Tom Liu (Nov 20) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in slightly breezy and damp conditions. Up and down from both players but very enjoyable game."  -- Tom
Tom Liu bt Yeong Kit Lee (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-2

Group Summary:

Just one point separated Salvatore and Bertie for the top spot - with the decider being the 3 set battle between the pair, in which Salvatore emerged victorious (just!) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Top stuff! Great to see so many bonus points popping up too.

Final Rankings:

  1. Salvatore Cardali 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Bertie Stephens 8.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Patrick Colas 9.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Havasi [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Anthony 9.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Richard Papworth-Smith 10.2 [L4] 1
  7. Nung Lin 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSalvatore Cardali bt Richard Papworth-Smith (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match with a lot of fun rallies!"  -- Salvatore
Reveal CommentBertie Stephens bt Patrick Colas (Jan 24) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It took 4 attempts to finish this match. 2 rained off, and then 2 play days. A very even game between 2nd & 3rd in the league. In the end Stephens just snuck it, but not without a fight from Colas. A fantastic match. "  -- Bertie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBertie Stephens bt Richard Papworth-Smith (Jan 22) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "What will you have, sir? Ice-Rink or Sun-Blindness? KEMP throwing up the elements again, depending on which side you're at! Given the conditions a very fun and even game, ending in an exciting tie break! "  -- Bertie
Mark Havasi bt Richard Papworth-Smith (Jan 19) 6-2, 7-5
David Anthony bt Richard Papworth-Smith (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMark Havasi bt David Anthony (Jan 8) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Quite intense match with fast paced rallies and some incredible winners on both sides. I'm sure we would have both enjoyed a deciding set that nearly happened, but Mark managed to turn the second set around from 2-5 to win 7-5. Look forward to play again!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentBertie Stephens bt Mark Havasi (Dec 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A one sided match, but not in the way you think! Mark, recovering from illness graciously agreed to play on a brisk Wednesday morning. In addition to the recovery Mark was also subjected to intense winter sun, whereas Bertie somehow had his sunglasses in his bag! Despite this Mark put up a sterling performance and almost every game went to a long deuce! A great match, with too much sun! "  -- Bertie
Patrick Colas bt David Anthony (Dec 20) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Bertie Stephens bt David Anthony (Dec 18) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSalvatore Cardali bt Patrick Colas (Dec 14) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played on a rather slippery court. Very intense first set, with a marathon 11th game which saw me saving at least 10 break points, hold but then succumbe in the tie-break, with Patrick playing there his best tennis of the night. I managed to return better and be a bit more penetrating with my groundstrokes in the following two sets, eventually sealing the victory."  -- Salvatore
Reveal CommentSalvatore Cardali bt Mark Havasi (Dec 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match played in damp conditions. The score doesn't really reflect the match as most of the games ended in deuce. Looking forward to a rematch."  -- Salvatore
Reveal CommentSalvatore Cardali bt Bertie Stephens (Dec 8) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played on slightly wet conditions. Bertie displayed great skill with great dropshots and well placed shot. A fun 2 hours game, in which I managed to emerge victorious with a very aggressive game plan."  -- Salvatore
Reveal CommentPatrick Colas bt Mark Havasi (Nov 28) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good shots and net play from Mark to force a third set from a set and a break down. Very pleasant match. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentSalvatore Cardali bt David Anthony (Nov 27) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match on a crisp but sunny afternoon. Very tight first set, where I had the chance to close the deal on serve but was unable to capitalise due to David's tenacity. The set eventually went to a close tie-break. We exchanged breaks at the beginning of the second set and going on serve until the decisive break at 4-3. Good fun, several intense points and exchanges at the net. Looking forward to a rematch."  -- Salvatore

Group Summary:

A particularly competitive group here with many close games across the score board. Round of applause then to Sergio who despite this came top of the group with no less than 6 straight wins! Spectular score between Domagoj and runner up Tom too, with Domagoj taking the win but Tom just edging above into the runner up spot based on points won is sets won against Sergio and Domagoj.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sergio Aguiar 10.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tom Campion 8.2 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Domagoj Zdilar [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Edward Melech 9.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Carsten Hovestadt [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ali Kyrke-Smith 9.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Peter O'neill 10.2 [L3] 2
  8. Jeffrey Wan 10.1 [L4]

Match Results:

Tom Campion bt Peter O'neill (Jan 22) 7-5, 6-0
Edward Melech bt Jeffrey Wan (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-3
Tom Campion bt Ali Kyrke-Smith (Jan 14) 6-3, 6-4
Sergio Aguiar bt Tom Campion (Jan 7) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Sergio Aguiar bt Edward Melech (Jan 6) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
Sergio Aguiar bt Jeffrey Wan (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAli Kyrke-Smith bt Jeffrey Wan (Dec 21) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with lots of momentum swings!"  -- Ali
Reveal CommentEdward Melech bt Peter O'neill (Dec 18) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "big match split over two days!"  -- Edward
Domagoj Zdilar bt Jeffrey Wan (Dec 17) 6-4, 6-3
Sergio Aguiar bt Peter O'neill (Dec 17) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
Sergio Aguiar bt Domagoj Zdilar (Dec 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Tom Campion bt Carsten Hovestadt (Dec 11) 6-4, 6-3
Sergio Aguiar bt Ali Kyrke-Smith (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-4
Domagoj Zdilar bt Carsten Hovestadt (Dec 4) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Ali Kyrke-Smith (Dec 3) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "good match thanks"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentTom Campion bt Edward Melech (Dec 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in very cold conditions, and with a very suspect patch of slippery ground at the back of one side which added a different dimension to the game! Great game, very close."  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDomagoj Zdilar bt Tom Campion (Nov 27) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "After being down 0:3 in the third set, Tom made a turnaround for the 5:4 lead and had two match balls. Dom managed to save these and went on to win the final set. Fantastic match full of turnarounds and breaks. "  -- Domagoj
Domagoj Zdilar bt Edward Melech (Nov 26) 6-1, 7-5

Group Summary:

Great stuff from Nicola and Leo, who moved up from group 7 in the previous round to take spots 2 and 3 respectively. This round however belongs to James, who won 4 matches to take the winners spot, edging out Nicola by just 1 point!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jamie Potter [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nicola Zanon 10.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Leo Skyner [W2, L1] 5
  4. Isabella Roberts [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sophie Tan [W1] withdrawn 2
  6. Zoe Yuan 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Natalie Benjamin-Pinel [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJamie Potter bt Leo Skyner (Jan 22) 1-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rather icy courts hindered the action slightly but nevertheless enjoyable!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentSophie Tan bt Isabella Roberts (Dec 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some exciting rallies, thanks for a good game!"  -- Isabella
Jamie Potter bt Nicola Zanon (Dec 11) 6-3, 7-5
Jamie Potter bt Isabella Roberts (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Nicola Zanon bt Isabella Roberts (Dec 3) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Reveal CommentIsabella Roberts bt Zoe Yuan (Nov 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Zoe was hungover in her defence!"  -- Isabella
Leo Skyner bt Zoe Yuan (Nov 26) 6-0, 6-2
Jamie Potter bt Natalie Benjamin-Pinel (Nov 24) 6-0, 6-0
Nicola Zanon bt Zoe Yuan (Nov 20) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentLeo Skyner bt Nicola Zanon (Nov 20) 7-5, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a cold and damp Sunday morning. Thanks Nicola. "  -- Leo
Nicola Zanon bt Natalie Benjamin-Pinel (Nov 19) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

It's always a pleasure to the leagues bringing together old rivals as well as catalysing new friendships. Mouche and Joe were neck and neck on points with 10 each, however with a 6-2, 7-6 win in their head to head, Mouche takes the crown. Well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mouche Cohen-Lamberger 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joe Haywood 9.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Phil Cottle [W2, L1, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Isaac Lo 10.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Simon Prockter 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kurt Williams 9.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 5
  7. Preeti Agrawal 10.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Joe Haywood bt Kurt Williams (Jan 22) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
Reveal CommentMouche Cohen-Lamberger bt Isaac Lo (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good controlled match with nice rallies. Thanks for the game!"  -- Mouche
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Isaac Lo (Dec 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Lovely sunny day luckily we played beneath the towers which shielded us from the winters sun. Look forward to playing again."  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentKurt Williams v Phil Cottle (Dec 22) 6-3, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Phil. The glaring low winter sun got the better of both of our games. Look forward to complete this match"  -- Kurt
Joe Haywood bt Phil Cottle (Dec 18) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentMouche Cohen-Lamberger bt Kurt Williams (Dec 14) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was the 3rd meeting between Kurt and I, and as usual we had a great time. Long rallies, loads of deuces and big come on! from both sides of the net. I managed to focus and hold serve much more easily in the second set, also cutting down the unforced errors. We both played well. To the next one Kurt ;)"  -- Mouche
Reveal CommentIsaac Lo bt Preeti Agrawal (Dec 13) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with a lot of back and forth of deuce and advantage. Thanks Preeti for the match!"  -- Isaac
Joe Haywood bt Preeti Agrawal (Dec 11) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentPhil Cottle bt Isaac Lo (Dec 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Issac was great. The score did not reflect the closeness of the match. So often to deuce and advantage then deuce again. we are planning to play again in the new year as we are well matched. He is alos new to the area and keen to play league friends. Beautiful day, low sun again and sharing hats to minimise glare."  -- Phil
Reveal CommentMouche Cohen-Lamberger bt Joe Haywood (Dec 8) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting match with some good rallies. Joe has a very unusual game which unsettled me, especially in the 2nd set in which he led 3-0 double break up. Though I stayed focused, determined and managed to force a tiebreak after Joe failed to serve for the set at 6-5. Good play!"  -- Mouche
Simon Prockter bt Joe Haywood (Dec 4) 7-5, 6-3
Simon Prockter bt Preeti Agrawal (Dec 3) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPhil Cottle bt Preeti Agrawal (Dec 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a delightful match held in low sun. There was ice on the adjacent court. Preeti was a joy to play and unnecessarily nervous. We played a third set for fun that she won. Looking forward to playing her again. i"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentMouche Cohen-Lamberger bt Simon Prockter (Dec 2) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with good rallies and nice spirit. Simon led in 5-2 in the first set after dropping the 2 opening games but mouche managed to recover and take the win. Great match, thanks Simon!"  -- Mouche
Joe Haywood bt Isaac Lo (Nov 27) 6-0, 6-1
Isaac Lo bt Simon Prockter (Nov 26) Walkover

Group Summary:

A shame that a few players didn't manage to leave the starting blocks but great work Nikolay, Sarah, Ramon and Julie for getting in the matches between you. Despite Nikolay and Sarah tying on 6 points each, Nikolay's 7-5, 6-3 win over Sarah gives him the lead.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nikolay Iankov [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Sarah Llanwarne 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ramon Cadusch 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julie Martin [L3]
  5. Pratusha Babu
  6. Rakesh Nagubandi 10.2
  7. Tatyana Marsh

Match Results:

Nikolay Iankov bt Julie Martin (Jan 8) 6-1, 6-2
Nikolay Iankov bt Ramon Cadusch (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-2
Ramon Cadusch bt Julie Martin (Dec 4) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Nikolay Iankov bt Sarah Llanwarne (Dec 3) 7-5, 6-3
Sarah Llanwarne bt Julie Martin (Nov 27) 6-1, 6-0
Sarah Llanwarne bt Ramon Cadusch (Nov 26) 6-0, 6-3

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