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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 singles league just for women
  • Groups are put together by standard
  • 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 all women 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.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join the next round here.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

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Craiglockhart Tennis Centre

177 Collinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ
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Arboretum Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ
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John's Place, Edinburgh, EH6
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Collapse AllEdinburgh Women's Singles - Round 6 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Only two of all possible matches were not played, which by our reckoning, means 87% of all available matches were played. That's a great statistic. Many thanks to everyone for their commitment. This may have been a small league with just one group but as the many match commentaries show, games were played in a great and friendly spirit. Well done all!

Group Summary:

Last time Roberta played in this league, back in round 1, she topped the group. Now she has done it again. A clear round with 5 wins out of 5 and bonus points to boot, lands here at the top of the podium, so many congratulations to her. Lindsay was only two points behind, losing only to the champ, though she did make her work for it. "So many long rallies," said Roberta. "I don't think I could have survived a third set." Thanks for all the great match commentaries and good to hear of Eleanor's "great forehand", Christiane's net skills, Ana-Maria's persistence and the enjoyable games with Mettje. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Roberta Bergero 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lindsay Maclean 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ana-Maria Ristoiu [W3, L2] 6
  4. Christiane Fischer- Smith [W1, L3] 2
  5. Eleanor Stanley 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mettje Hunneman [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLindsay Maclean bt Christiane Fischer- Smith (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We both really enjoyed this match despite some windy conditions. Christiane's experience at the net really showed with some great volleys in the 2nd set. I had to really angle my shots around the court to get past her! "  -- Lindsay

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLindsay Maclean bt Ana-Maria Ristoiu (May 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable match. We had lots of long rallies and many games went to deuce. I think our first game had 5 deuce points, which was a sign of things to come! Look forward to playing you again Ana!"  -- Lindsay
Reveal CommentRoberta Bergero bt Christiane Fischer- Smith (May 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always so enjoyable playing tennis with Christiane. Looking forward to our next match!"  -- Roberta
Ana-Maria Ristoiu bt Christiane Fischer- Smith (May 17) 6-2, 7-5
Ana-Maria Ristoiu bt Eleanor Stanley (May 12) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentRoberta Bergero bt Mettje Hunneman (May 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Wonderful conditions for playing tennis. We both enjoyed the sun, the light breeze, and the game! Thanks Mettje"  -- Roberta
Reveal CommentChristiane Fischer- Smith bt Eleanor Stanley (May 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "You wanted fun and a run. I think I could offer you that. Enjoyed the match , weather was just right . Thank you Eleanor . see you next round"  -- Christiane
Reveal CommentLindsay Maclean bt Eleanor Stanley (May 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed this match with Eleanor. Our rallies were much closer than the score suggests; many games went to deuce. Eleanor has a great forehand which she can get some real power into. Hope to play you again Eleanor!"  -- Lindsay
Reveal CommentRoberta Bergero bt Ana-Maria Ristoiu (May 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ana, very enjoyable match, with long games and lots of deuces."  -- Roberta
Ana-Maria Ristoiu bt Mettje Hunneman (May 1) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRoberta Bergero bt Eleanor Stanley (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for tennis. Some very good rallies! Thanks, Eleanor"  -- Roberta
Reveal CommentLindsay Maclean bt Mettje Hunneman (Apr 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was very enjoyable to play Mettje, despite the cold weather and distractions in the Meadows outside the courts! "  -- Lindsay
Reveal CommentRoberta Bergero bt Lindsay Maclean (Apr 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Lindsay, it was a real work out! So many long rallies, don’t think I could have survived a third set. "  -- Roberta

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Edinburgh Women's archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Edinburgh Women's.

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) 

Comments:
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)