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If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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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.

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 any of the upcoming rounds above.

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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Churchfields Recreation Ground

Churchfield Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8AG
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Esher Civic Centre

Esher, London, KT10 9SD
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Elm Grove Recreation Ground

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1EG
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Long Ditton Recreation Ground

Windmill Lane, Elmbridge, KT6 5QE
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Giggs Hill Field

Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0AS
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West Molesey, Surrey, KT8 2ED
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East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 1NT
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Cobham Recreation Ground

Churchfield Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT1 12
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20 Barham Cl, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9PR
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Cricket Way

Cricket Way, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9LP
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Collapse AllElmbridge Parks Singles - Round 35 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

A busy group one and a quietish group two! Hopefully when tennis resumes everyone will be raring to go and we can even things up!

Group Summary:

Hesham tops the group with great tennis! He played everyone and had an insightful commentary every time so we know it was a 'strategic slicing contest' against Adrian; that Jenny 'attacks all the time'; the wind sent balls 'banana-ing back in' when he played Georgi; Chris's serve is 'impossible'; 'it's very hard to hit past Jenny. She runs everything down'; and it was 'stupidly windy' when he played David but 'we weren't too bad considering'. Great stuff and well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Hesham Barr [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Adrian Gray [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Jenny Melvin [W2, L2] 5
  4. Chris Moore [W2, L2] 5
  5. David Hurrell 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Georgi Zhelev [W1, L4] 2
  7. Jennifer Bustamante [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Chris Moore bt David Hurrell (Mar 18) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdrian Gray bt David Hurrell (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, with lots of close games - including one in the first set with about 8 deuces. A lot of fun, thanks David!"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentJenny Melvin bt Jennifer Bustamante (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • " Bit of a rainy slippy day... but a nice fun game. Nice to meet you jenny! "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Melvin bt Georgi Zhelev (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A windy evening, which effected the game. Some fantastic shots and winners though. Close game "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentHesham Barr bt Jennifer Bustamante (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It's very hard to hit past Jenny. She runs everything down. Really enjoyable game and chat. "  -- Hesham

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdrian Gray bt Jenny Melvin (Mar 7) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An absolute battle of a match - very tight deciding set that could have gone either way. Really enjoyed it - thanks!"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentAdrian Gray bt Chris Moore (Mar 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun, close match. Lots of deuces. Thanks for the game!"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentDavid Hurrell bt Jennifer Bustamante (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and plenty of running. Good to meet you Jennifer and thanks for the game."  -- David
Reveal CommentHesham Barr bt Georgi Zhelev (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The wind made it a bit farcical, with seemingly good shots getting blown out and stuff that looked like it was wide or long banana-ing back in. We are going to see for a 'proper' match on a better day. Cheers Georgi"  -- Hesham
Reveal CommentHesham Barr bt Chris Moore (Feb 22) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Absolute marathon - 4 hours in driving wind. Nothing in it. Chris's serve is impossible to get back at times. Cheers for the game mate. "  -- Hesham
Reveal CommentAdrian Gray bt Georgi Zhelev (Feb 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy but a fun match with some tense rallies. Thanks for the game!"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentHesham Barr bt Jenny Melvin (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I love playing Jenny. She attacks all the time and you have to try and win points rather than wait for a mistake. She runs me ragged from corner to corner. Proper tennis. "  -- Hesham
Reveal CommentChris Moore bt Jennifer Bustamante (Feb 18) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "2nd was tighter than I could ever imagine Had to starve off a couple of set points,after being 4-2 up Need to focus for longer periods, Good workout though and also nice to meet Jenny "  -- Chris
Adrian Gray bt Jennifer Bustamante (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentHesham Barr bt Adrian Gray (Feb 8) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The courts were a bit slippy so we struggled to get the ball thru the court as planting your feet was difficult. Turned into a more strategic slicing contest. "  -- Hesham
Reveal CommentDavid Hurrell bt Georgi Zhelev (Feb 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match closer than the score reflects.. A lovely sunny day, Thanks Georgi"  -- David
Reveal CommentGeorgi Zhelev bt Jennifer Bustamante (Feb 5) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure! Thanks Jennifer"  -- Georgi
Reveal CommentHesham Barr bt David Hurrell (Feb 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Stupidly windy but we weren't too bad, considering. Cheers David"  -- Hesham

Group Summary:

Unfortunately this was a much quieter affair than group one with Adriana and Iulia not getting going at all! Hope you are ok and please let us know if we can help another time. All credit then to William who was involved in every match played - and won them all! Congratulations and here's to getting more matches played next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. William Essex [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. James Drury 9.2 [L1] RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Mitchell 10.1 [L1]
  4. Vanessa Brown [L1]
  5. Adriana Curelariu 10.2
  6. Iulia Serbanoiu

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWilliam Essex bt Vanessa Brown (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game on a windy morning with occasional bright sunshine with most points coming after long rallies and not too many unforced errors. We just managed to complete the match before the rain came - Thank you Vanessa!"  -- William

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentWilliam Essex bt James Drury (Feb 15) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with a close second set and James leading 4-0 and 30-0 up in the 5th game at one point. Many deuce games on a windy morning (while storm Dennis battered other parts of the UK) which made it quite unpredictable. "  -- William
Reveal CommentWilliam Essex bt Chris Mitchell (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really fun game with good rallies and many games going to deuce. Nice to see the court clear of leaves after the winter break."  -- William

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Elmbridge Parks' archive.
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) 

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)