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  • 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

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  • 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 

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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. 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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Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1EG
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Collapse AllElmbridge Parks Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 October 2019)

And that's the tennis done and dusted for 2019. Thank you so much for all your efforts both on court and behind the scenes setting up and scheduling matches. All that is left for now is to wish you all the best for the holidays and for a fantastic 2020 filled with tennis. The new round is just a few weeks away and begins in January.

Group Summary:

A triumphant return to the league for Jimmy who last won the group a couple of years ago. This time it was a very efficient four matches in straight sets (plus bonus points) that took him to the top of the table, ahead of Rob despite his extra-match played. Elsewhere, among a huge number of fun and competitve matches, where the rain rained, a dog ate a ball, and old rivalries were pleasantly renewed!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jimmy Tournois 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rob Henry 8.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Thomas Lyons 9.1 [W3, L1] 6
  4. Ricardas Valiulis [W3, L1] 6
  5. Andrew Mahendru 10.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Laurence Knight 9.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Georgi Zhelev [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Lyons bt Andrew Mahendru (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Andy. Match was closer than the score reflects - all in all, we were pretty even. Andy - thanks for inviting me along to the Sports Club, great place to play!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Lyons bt Georgi Zhelev (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Georgi on very slippy courts!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentLaurence Knight bt Thomas Lyons (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with a lot of hard hitting rallies. I just managed to keep the ball in play a bit longer than Thomas on the slippery court."  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentRicardas Valiulis bt Georgi Zhelev (Oct 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Georgi is super nice person, he even apologised for his mistakes. It was very nice and enjoyable match with some nice rallies. "  -- Ricardas
Reveal CommentAndrew Mahendru bt Laurence Knight (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks once again Laurence for a competitive match."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLaurence Knight bt Georgi Zhelev (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Georgi was a tough opponent and a good competitor - very fair and a true sportsman on the court."  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentJimmy Tournois bt Ricardas Valiulis (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another real match with amazing rallyes and intense points. I really enjoyed every match so far playing with all various styles of players always with positive and fair mindset. Ricardas is a truly talented player. It was a total game,,, involving physical, tactical, technical and mental skills ;)"  -- Jimmy
Reveal CommentAndrew Mahendru bt Georgi Zhelev (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Just managed to get this played, before it got dark. Thanks for the game Georgi"  -- Andrew
Jimmy Tournois bt Laurence Knight (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentThomas Lyons bt Rob Henry (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We somehow found a gap in the rain! Was a good game in pretty tough, windy, conditions. Thanks Rob!"  -- Thomas
Jimmy Tournois bt Georgi Zhelev (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRicardas Valiulis bt Laurence Knight (Oct 9) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "As always close match with Laurence. Second set was a battle!! Last four games was very intense and can end ether way. Laurence got set point, I am lucky to avoid third set. Well played Laurence! "  -- Ricardas
Reveal CommentRob Henry bt Laurence Knight (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun game Laurence, although there was a little shower at the start, and a ball eaten by a dog, I enjoyed the time on courts with you. See you on the next round!"  -- Rob

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJimmy Tournois bt Rob Henry (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Jimmy, I will try and beat you next time if we can play on some better courts, with less slice.."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Henry bt Andrew Mahendru (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "thanks a great game andrew! great courts, considering joining the club now! thanks again"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Henry bt Georgi Zhelev (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the long games and long deuces, rob"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRicardas Valiulis bt Andrew Mahendru (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was very close match with long games. Andrew started play better in second set with more aggressive attacks. It was tough to brake his serves, he saved plenty brake points. In the end I manage to brake after tough service game. Very nice and warm match in nice atmosphere and club. Absolutely enjoyed tennis courts and weather. Waiting for our next meeting. Well played"  -- Ricardas

Group Summary:

A great set of matches took David, unbeaten, to the top of the group and gave a lot of players a huge amount of fun along the way. In fact David played more matches than anyone else in the group and was the only player to earn bonus points and that makes him the league's Mr Motivator! Well done again, and congratulations as well to Hersham who is runner-up this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Bryan 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Hesham Barr [W3, L1, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Jenny Melvin [W1, L2] 3
  4. Tim Coffin [L1, UF1] 1
  5. David Tunnicliffe [L3]
  6. Kayvan Hakim-Rad [L2]
  7. Harry Derham

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHesham Barr bt Jenny Melvin (Nov 10) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "quality match as usual with Jen"  -- Hesham
Reveal CommentJenny Melvin bt David Tunnicliffe (Nov 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "a close game with some great forehands!! A really enjoyable match as we play a similar style! Look forward to the next time david"  -- Jenny
Hesham Barr bt Kayvan Hakim-Rad (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Bryan bt David Tunnicliffe (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game on finally a dry day. Although the sun on the damp court and the degrading surface made it tricky under foot. First set was close with both of us battling the elements with me just pinching it at the end of the set. Unfortunately the second was a bit more one sided as I found a good rythem. Thanks for organising David and well played."  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHesham Barr v Tim Coffin (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (17-19) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Sadly we can't finish this as Tim picked up an injury. Great tussle over a couple days already. "  -- Hesham
Reveal CommentDavid Bryan bt Tim Coffin (Oct 19) 0-0 Tim Coffin Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Tim unfortunately pulled up injured in the beginning of the game. Which was a shame, as a lovely day to play tennis. Hope it gets better soon."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Bryan bt Jenny Melvin (Sep 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On a very blustery, sunny, cloudy, slippy day (ideal tennis weather 😝) the first set was really close with Jenny really hitting hard and trying to get on top of my serve. I just managed to keep just ahead in breaker and close out the set, which either of us could have one numberous times. The second set was slightly different and I managed to get up early and stay ahead to close out the match. Great game and great contest. Thanks for the game Jenny!"  -- David
Hesham Barr bt David Tunnicliffe (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Bryan bt Hesham Barr (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Luckly the rain held off for our game but the court was quite slippy and skiddy to play and run on. Hesham did really well keeping his footing and putting me under pressure with alot of games going to deuce but I was just able to edge them in both sets. Always lovely playing Hesham. Thank you for the game."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Bryan bt Kayvan Hakim-Rad (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for a game before the weather turns. Took Kayvan a little while to get in to the match and find his range and caused me some problems in the second set. Thanks for the game."  -- David

Group Summary:

With Michael sadly out of action there were only five players in the group which cut down the number of available matches. But we had a fun and competitve finish nevertheless which in the end all came down to David and Emma's head-to-head. It was a gritty three setter which went David's away allowing him to clock up a consecutive group win. Well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Hurrell 10.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Emma Bowen 9.1 [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Farhad Rahmani [L2]
  4. Iulia Serbanoiu [L1]
  5. Ray Petrie [L1]
  6. Michael Islip withdrawn

Match Results:

David Hurrell bt Farhad Rahmani (Nov 10) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Hurrell bt Emma Bowen (Nov 3) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match with lots of deuce games. Very enjoyable and very tiring, thanks Emma"  -- David
Reveal CommentEmma Bowen bt Ray Petrie (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful crisp sunny morning 😀 A pleasure to play. Thanks Ray"  -- Emma
Reveal CommentEmma Bowen bt Farhad Rahmani (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We out waited a huge unexpected downpour to make sure we managed to play this match. Farhad was a charming opponent "  -- Emma
Reveal CommentDavid Hurrell bt Iulia Serbanoiu (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A game played on a wet and slippery court Good to meet Lulia she played some lovely shots but I managed to stay ahead."  -- David

Group Summary:

A nicely busy group to anchor the league with Andy just edging the group win over William (who can be well pleased with his league-debut performance). Everyone, save Vanessa, picked up a win and Venessa has no reason to be downhearted; the ten point deuce game against Brendan alone shows how close she was to earning a win of her own. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy Owen 10.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. William Essex [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Mitchell 10.1 [W2, L3] 5
  4. Brendan MacDonald [W1, L3] 2
  5. James Drury 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Vanessa Brown [L3]
  7. Daniela Dougal

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBrendan MacDonald bt Vanessa Brown (Nov 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with some decent rallies, the games were actually much closer than it looks, I think we had 10 deuce points in the 4th game of the second set! "  -- Brendan
Reveal CommentAndy Owen bt Chris Mitchell (Nov 10) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris for a really enjoyable competitive game. I think I benefitted from your challenging schedule in the last few days! Great to meet you and look forward to playing again in the future :)"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentChris Mitchell bt Brendan MacDonald (Nov 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another chilly start, with the balls being quite sluggish, but a great runabout with some competitive games. Great to meet you Brendan."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Mitchell bt Vanessa Brown (Nov 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game on a cold and frosty morning. We had some fantastic rallies throughout, and once Vanessa's service reached full power in the second set, the games were very competitive. It was lovely to meet you Vanessa, and I hope we get to play again soon."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAndy Owen bt William Essex (Oct 27) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for a really competitive (knackering) game with loads of long rallies and deuces. It was good to meet you Will and hope to play again sometime :)"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Owen bt Brendan MacDonald (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with some good rallies. Great to see you again Brendan, good luck with the rest of it :)"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentWilliam Essex bt James Drury (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a really enjoyable, energetic game with some good rallies and I hope we didn't lose track of the score! It was great to meet you James."  -- William
Reveal CommentWilliam Essex bt Brendan MacDonald (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a really enjoyable game with some fun banter in between points and it was a great pleasure to meet you Brendan . It was also good to discover the courts at the Coronation Grounds in Hersham. Thank you and I hope we play again!"  -- William

Match of the Group:

James Drury bt Chris Mitchell (Oct 5) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentWilliam Essex bt Chris Mitchell (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my first tennis league game. Lots of good rallies on quite a slippery court with both of us benefiting from the odd lucky miss hit! Great to meet you Chris and I look forward to more games with you again in the future! "  -- William
Reveal CommentAndy Owen bt Vanessa Brown (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game, very social and lots of fun. Quite a few deuces and some great rallies, with a bit of a flattering result. Lovely to meet you Vanessa and hopefully catch up for another game in future. Good luck with the other games :)"  -- Andy

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Elmbridge.

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) 

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