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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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Cannon Hill Park

Russell Road, Birmingham, B13 8RD Tel: full venue details »

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The Edgbaston Priory Club

Sir Harrys Rd, Birmingham, B15 2UZ Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllEdgbaston Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 3 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 December 2020)

It's a shame this round had to end early due to lockdown but at least we managed to get past the midway point this time... meaning that you'll all receive a 50% round pass discount for next time! Well done for braving the often wintry weather to get so many matches played and we look forward to seeing you back in action before too long!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Umar for topping the table on 4 wins, 2 points clear of runner up Eldin. Umar had to work hard for his win against Chayut, recovering from losing a close second set to win in 3 "in very cold conditions". Meanwhile Steve and Patrick played out an event filled match across 3 sessions with Steve coming from a set down to win in 3 sets.

Final Rankings:

  1. Umar Balal [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. ELDIN BASIC [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Patrick Longstaff [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Steve Halliday [W1, L1] 3
  5. Hong Giap Teo [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chayut Ngamkhanong [L1] 1
  7. Oli Clark [L1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSteve Halliday bt Patrick Longstaff (Jan 3) 6-7 (9-11), 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tie break, ran out of time. Rescheduled, ice stopped play. Rescheduled again (third time lucky) and finally finished in three sets. Great contest, long rallies, could really have gone either way. Looking forward to playing each other again."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentPatrick Longstaff bt Hong Giap Teo (Dec 29) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match in very tough conditions. Hong at a definite disadvantage due to snowflakes on glasses impairing his vision. Really enjoyable, though."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentELDIN BASIC bt Patrick Longstaff (Dec 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive and enjoyable match with a bit of sunshine on one side of the court. Patrick made good effort, but was unlucky at times."  -- ELDIN
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Hong Giap Teo (Dec 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Score does not reflect the match , a lot of games went to deuce. Hong thank you for an enjoyable game"  -- Umar
Reveal CommentELDIN BASIC bt Hong Giap Teo (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another competitive and enjoyable match with a bit of sunshine on one side of the court. Patrick made good effort, but was unlucky at times."  -- ELDIN
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Patrick Longstaff (Dec 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good enjoyable match in the sunshine"  -- Umar
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Oli Clark (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game, score reflects Oli's generosity and a very biased net. "  -- Umar
Reveal CommentELDIN BASIC bt Steve Halliday (Dec 9) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very rainy and slippery conditions; a strange match but with great serves and plenty of top points."  -- ELDIN
Reveal CommentUmar Balal bt Chayut Ngamkhanong (Dec 8) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in very cold conditions "  -- Umar

Group Summary:

There were lots of matches still to be scheduled in this group however Inigo's early match scheduling saw him clinch the title with 2 wins and midway bonus points. Rob certainly made it tough for Inigo in their head to head though, as he took the opening set on a tiebreak and pushed Inigo all the way in the ensuing match tiebreak, while David and Roger also pulled off 3 set wins of their own.

Final Rankings:

  1. Inigo Gonzalez [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rob Starling [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Roger Woods [W1, L1] 3
  4. David Crowley [W1] 2
  5. Shereen Akhtar [L1]
  6. Tommaso Romita [L1]
  7. Pongsapak Visetthernrakul

Match Results:

Rob Starling bt Shereen Akhtar (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Inigo Gonzalez bt Rob Starling (Dec 20) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, [11-9]
David Crowley bt Roger Woods (Dec 20) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
Inigo Gonzalez bt Tommaso Romita (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRoger Woods bt Inigo Gonzalez (Dec 9) 6-7, 6-2, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Competitive but very friendly. We both want a rematch in 2021."  -- Roger