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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.

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Collapse AllEdinburgh Women's Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 9 August 2018 to Wednesday 17 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 September 2018)

A great round to mark a year since the Edinburgh Women's league got underway, with more than 70% of matches played and lots of lovely comments accompanying the scores too. Thanks for taking part and braving the ever changing weather conditions. Do continue to spread the word if you can, we'd love to see the league grow in it's second year. See you next time!

Group Summary:

Ruth was given a "great workout" by her opponents in this round, and her efforts "running around" paid off as she finished with five wins from five and bonus points to take the group crown in style. Laura takes the bragging rights for winning a set off the champ in a marathon three setter match. Suzie impressively made it onto court more than anyone else and showed scheduling prowess, and with three wins to her name too she pips Laura to second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ruth Sutherland 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Suzie Brown 10.1 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Laura Wallace 9.2 [W3, L1] 7
  4. Christiane Fischer- Smith [W3, L1] 6
  5. Eleanor Stanley 10.2 [W1, L4] 2
  6. Hannah Flower [L2]
  7. Mettje Hunneman [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Suzie Brown (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game to be continued! "  -- Laura
Reveal CommentSuzie Brown bt Eleanor Stanley (Oct 12) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had a bit of a battle against the elements, but a very enjoyable game nonetheless. Some great rallies!"  -- Suzie
Reveal CommentEleanor Stanley bt Mettje Hunneman (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, played on two different days and at two different courts! Some really good rallies and a bit of a battle against the wind for set 2, but we made it through!"  -- Eleanor
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Mettje Hunneman (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A windy night but great to get out and play! X"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Eleanor Stanley (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you, Eleanor, I really enjoyed our match. We had some great rallies! We struggled against the gusty wind and it was, dare we say it, too sunny!"  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentChristiane Fischer- Smith bt Mettje Hunneman (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It’s a pity that you were in a rush to play this match, had the impression you just warmed up and then it was over."  -- Christiane
Reveal CommentChristiane Fischer- Smith bt Suzie Brown (Sep 23) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • ". Wonderful weather conditions, dry and sunny . Very close 1st set. Long rallies, we have received compliments for our game. Nice to watch said someone. Thank you for that Suzie, enjoyed the match! "  -- Christiane
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Christiane Fischer- Smith (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match that was truly much closer than the score suggests. A pleasure to meet you again, Christiane, and I am looking forward to future matches with you."  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentChristiane Fischer- Smith bt Eleanor Stanley (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun to play with you , Eleanor. Thanks for organising the court. Hope to see you again"  -- Christiane
Reveal CommentLaura Wallace bt Eleanor Stanley (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play again Eleanor! We struggled to find our rhythm given the wind and low sun but was still nice to get out and playing! X"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentSuzie Brown bt Hannah Flower (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game in some nice weather! "  -- Suzie
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Hannah Flower (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fast and focussed match that was much closer than the score-line suggests. We had each other really running around, so we had a great workout! It was lovely to meet you Hannah, good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Ruth

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Laura Wallace (Aug 27) 6-7 (8-10), 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A perfect evening for a close and hard-fought match. We both agreed at the end that we were pleased with how we'd played. Proper tennis! Thanks Laura."  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Suzie Brown (Aug 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had an enjoyable match in perfect conditions. By the end my face was as pink as my hot pink sun visor, Suzie had me running round so much!"  -- Ruth
Suzie Brown bt Mettje Hunneman (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-0

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)