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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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 AllBelair & Dulwich Parks Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 16 February 2017 to Wednesday 12 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Joe Reeve 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gavin Kerr 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Spence 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ian Hirst [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Lye 9.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Carlo Ninchi 10.1 [W2] 4
  7. Christopher Taylor [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Rob Lye bt Christopher Taylor (Mar 19) 6-1, 6-1
Carlo Ninchi bt Rob Lye (Mar 19) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentCarlo Ninchi bt Christopher Taylor (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game and really enjoyable rallies."  -- Carlo
Reveal CommentGavin Kerr bt Ian Hirst (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The first three games went against serve with Gavin then holding in game 4 and going on to win the set, although, most games went to deuce so the set was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. In set two Ian got off to a great start by breaking in game one and then went on to have a 2-4 lead. The key game in this set was game seven with Gavin saving a couple of break points to stop Ian going into a 2-5 lead and serving to level the match. Gavin managed to hold and went on to win the next three games to win the match. Again a lot of the games in this set were very close."  -- Gavin
Paul Spence bt Rob Lye (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentGavin Kerr bt Christopher Taylor (Mar 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A close first set with both players struggling to hold serve in the early games, then Gavin broke at 4-3 to make it 5-3 and managed to hold serve to see out the set. Gavin then raced into a 5-0 lead before being broken when serving for the match. Then Chris nearly held serve to keep the comeback on but double faulted at 30-30 and then hit a forehand wide to give Gavin the match."  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentIan Hirst bt Rob Lye (Mar 6) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a game! Roller coaster played in good spirit..."  -- Ian
Joe Reeve bt Christopher Taylor (Mar 5) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoe Reeve bt Ian Hirst (Mar 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Joe too strong for me - but a fair game in good spirit"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Hirst bt Christopher Taylor (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly game played in great spirit and enjoyable"  -- Ian
Paul Spence bt Christopher Taylor (Feb 26) 6-1, 6-2
Paul Spence bt Ian Hirst (Feb 26) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Reveal CommentGavin Kerr bt Rob Lye (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good start took Rob into a 1-3 lead but Gavin managed to claw it back to 3-3. The key games in this set were games 6 & 7, in game 6 Rob had three break points at 0-40 but Gavin managed to save the break points and go on to win the game after five deuces and then in game 7 Rob was up 40-0 but a couple of errors brought Gavin back into the game and he managed to break to make it 4-3. Rob then broke back to make it 4-4 but then another brake and a hold for Gavin took the set. Rob won the first game of the second set before Gavin then raced into a 5-1 lead. Rob then really started going for his shots and held to make it 5-2 and threatened Gavin's serve to make a comeback but a couple of errors gave the game, set and match to Gavin."  -- Gavin
Joe Reeve bt Paul Spence (Feb 19) 7-5, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeff Brown 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ragnar Lorentzen 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Martin Byatt 9.2 [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Cheung 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. German Echeverry 9.1 [W2] 4
  6. Chris Hatt 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Lodge 10.2 [L1] 1

Match Results:

German Echeverry bt Jeff Brown (Mar 19) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6
Martin Byatt bt Mark Cheung (Mar 12) 7-5, 6-1
Jeff Brown bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Mar 12) 6-0, 6-0
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Martin Byatt (Mar 11) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Jeff Brown bt Mark Cheung (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-0
German Echeverry bt Martin Byatt (Mar 2) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Chris Hatt (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tuesday night clay court tennis part 2. Chris won part 1 in the last round in icy conditions. This time it was wet and windy and started off in the same vein with neither managing to win our service games. This changed as the rallies got longer and games got closer but I edged the first set. I rushed into a lead in the second set but Chris started to pull me back covering the court like an Olympic sprinter. I managed to just get over the line but another great match and I look forward to the next one hopefully in warmer conditions."  -- Mark
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Richard Lodge (Feb 26) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
Reveal CommentJeff Brown bt Martin Byatt (Feb 26) 6-1, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive game particularly the second set which ebbed and flowed. After Jeff took a 4-2 lead Martin battled back to take a 6-5 lead before Jeff held serve to take it into a tie break. Martin took a 6-2 lead in the tie break but Jeff somehow managed to squeeze through 10-8. "  -- Jeff
Ragnar Lorentzen bt Chris Hatt (Feb 25) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
Reveal CommentMark Cheung bt Ragnar Lorentzen (Feb 19) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As always, an extremely close, competitive but good-natured match. The match ebbed and flowed all the way through, like the weather, with lots of long tiring rallies and deuce games. This is a long old rivalry and the final set could have gone either way, until Ragnar broke a string and had to change racquets. Taking advantage of his misfortune, I brought it home. Looking forward the next match already."  -- Mark
Chris Hatt bt Martin Byatt (Feb 18) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Silla [W2] 4
  2. Ben Harold 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Charlotte Morton 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Carolyn Robertson 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Midge Cameron 10.1 [L1] 1
  6. Vicky Reeves 10.1 [L2] 1
  7. Charlie Smedley 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharlotte Morton bt Carolyn Robertson (Mar 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and even match!"  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentPatrick Silla bt Vicky Reeves (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game! Vicky was very friendly and a consistent server. Final score not a wholly fair reflection, a lot of deuce games. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentBen Harold bt Vicky Reeves (Mar 17) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was an epic match, very close throughout and some long rallies."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentCarolyn Robertson bt Midge Cameron (Mar 17) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match and probably the longest first game I have ever played! Play slightly hampered by prevailing wind and madly barking dogs but this did not dent our enjoyment. Thanks for a great match Midge."  -- Carolyn
Reveal CommentBen Harold bt Charlie Smedley (Mar 15) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "On a bright suny day, probably hottest so far this year, this was a great match. 4-0 being a common theme throughout. I raced to 4-0 lead in first set then Charlie clawed it back, to be honest either of us could have one first set, but we ended up with a tie breaker that I got to 4-0 before Charlie won a few points before I closed out the tiebreak. Then Charlie found inspiration and raced to a 4-0 lead in second set. I then started a comeback, there were some really long rallies, I could feel the lactic acid building up in my legs. I got back to 4-4 then got to a 5-4 lead was serving for the match, however the tension creeped in and Charlie broke my serve, I immediately broke back and then held by nerve to win the match."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentPatrick Silla bt Charlotte Morton (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game! Really enjoyable rallies. A lot of fun. "  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. James Gooding 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Susan Fogarty [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Pedro Figueroa 10.1 [W2] 4
  4. Elizabeth Kane 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Victoria Bhoday 10.1 [L2] 1
  6. Josef Dunne 10.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPedro Figueroa bt Elizabeth Kane (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Most of the second set games went to deuce numerous times. "  -- Elizabeth
Reveal CommentPedro Figueroa bt Susan Fogarty (Mar 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Pedro's strong serve was hard to beat. Enjoyable game on a gorgeous, sunny morning"  -- Susan
Reveal CommentJames Gooding bt Victoria Bhoday (Mar 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another beautiful day for tennis. Thank you Victoria. You played some really nice passing shots. I have come away from our match with a determination to be brave and come into the net more."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Gooding bt Susan Fogarty (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Susan. A very enjoyable game and a beautiful morning to play it. Spring has definitely sprung. Maybe a bit more spring and you could have reached those high bounces. :). I must apologise again for the match point shot that hit the net and dribbled over. "  -- James
Reveal CommentSusan Fogarty bt Elizabeth Kane (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Elizabeth as always, especially on such a gorgeous spring morning. Elizabeth's game improved massively in the second set, more so than the score indicates. Some good points from both of us, really enjoyed it."  -- Susan
Reveal CommentJames Gooding bt Elizabeth Kane (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game. Thank you Elizabeth. "  -- James
Reveal CommentSusan Fogarty bt Josef Dunne (Mar 2) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely windy conditions, ball very to read. Josef unlucky not to win the second set."  -- Susan
Reveal CommentSusan Fogarty bt Victoria Bhoday (Feb 22) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After a shocking start I was pleased/relieved to get back into the match, thanks for such an enjoyable first match here Vicki," Susan
Reveal CommentElizabeth Kane bt Josef Dunne (Feb 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match lost rather than a match won. A few good rallies on a very beautiful Spring day."  -- Elizabeth

Current Rankings:

  1. Dale Henry [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gulnar Hasnain [W2, L1] 4
  3. Peter Frost [W1, L2] 3
  4. Jen Botezat 10.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alice Sheridan 9.2 [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Gulnar Hasnain bt Jen Botezat (Mar 17) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlice Sheridan bt Jen Botezat (Mar 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Vey enjoyable and close game played in light rain. Rallies were all very long with the pressure being on who would be the first to not return the ball. "  -- Alice
Reveal CommentGulnar Hasnain bt Peter Frost (Mar 7) 6-3, 4-6, [10-1]

Player Comments:

  • "Peter made his usual slow start, 4-1 down in the first set, ended 6-3 to Gulnar. Second set mostly losing our services. Peter won the second set. We only had 15min left because Gulnar had to pick up from school. The championship tie break was a disaster for Peter. !hr 35min duration for the match."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDale Henry bt Jen Botezat (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely windy day, playing absolute havoc. Jen was extremely unlucky not to pick up at game or two, with one game going to deuce 6 times. "  -- Dale
Reveal CommentPeter Frost bt Jen Botezat (Feb 23) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A saga. Jen was 4-1 ahead, I clawed my way back and on the hour won the first set. It was similar in the second set lots of deuces and approaching two hours I thought that this must not go to 3 sets. Fortunately I prevailed with the same set score. Jen had very much a top spin game, including being able to play it short, winning the point"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDale Henry bt Peter Frost (Feb 23) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good warm conditions. Dale won a long succession of games although I was quite often 40 love up. Dale had a a match point and I woke up and found a winning formula temporarily. But it wasn't to be after four more games."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDale Henry bt Alice Sheridan (Feb 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than reflected in the score."  -- Dale
Dale Henry bt Gulnar Hasnain (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-0

Results

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Scoring Information:
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