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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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Pype Hayes Park

Birmingham, B24 0HG
Tel: 07814 179875
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Brookvale Park

Erdington, Birmingham, B23 7AG
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Collapse AllErdington Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 25 May 2017 to Wednesday 19 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 June 2017)

A mixture of weather conditions was no obstacle for our players this round, who completed some great matches with plenty of really close sets! Thank you to everyone for submitting a lovely range of commentaries, which are a credit to Erdington’s exemplary atmosphere of sportsmanship. Exciting matches played in a friendly spirit are what the leagues are all about!

Group Summary:

It’s no coincidence that the two players who came top this group were the only ones to score bonus points – keen match organisation really can make all the difference! Congratulations to Ian, who got an impressive clean sweep of five matches, and to runner-up Ricky. Ian and Dawud had a marathon battle spanning across three sets, James and Joel had plenty of deuce points, and James and Jahual had lots of lengthy rallies. Well played everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Gibson 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ricky Seal [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Knox [W2, L2] 4
  4. Jahual Haq [W1, L3] 2
  5. Dawud Faris 10.2 [L1] 1
  6. Joel Kulendran [L4]

Match Results:

Jahual Haq bt Joel Kulendran (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Knox bt Joel Kulendran (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable evening at Pype Hayes park! The new courts really do play very well. I was fortunate to be fairly fresh for this game and went for a lot of big shots that on other days might land out and change the result. Joel was a dogged opponent, taking me to deuce in a few games and he tried a few different tactics, but I just had one of those days when everything seemed to land on the line. "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Knox bt Jahual Haq (Jul 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Brand new courts at Pype Hayes were a delight to play on , and I'm glad Jahual had booked in advance because they proved popular, with people playing on the grass whilst waiting for their slot. The match itself was a pleasure - with both players keen to keep the ball in play for lengthy rallies. In the end I was able to keep Jahaul far enough back to be able to take advantage of some shorter balls which over all made the difference. Thanks for the good workout and a very enjoyable match!"  -- James
Ricky Seal bt Jahual Haq (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt Jahual Haq (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A match played under grey skies on a perfect newly laid court at pype hayes park. Jahual played a number of excellent lobs against me during the match . Thanks for the game Jahual and the spirit it was played in "  -- Ian
Ricky Seal bt James Knox (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-3
Ricky Seal bt Joel Kulendran (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt Joel Kulendran (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fairly short game played on a sunny day on new and well laid courts at pype hayes. Thank you for the game Joel you were a gentlemen to play against "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt Ricky Seal (Jun 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A game played in mixed weather stating with bright sun and ending in grey skies and rain. Although the score was clear cut Ricky and I had many long rallies and it was more competitive than the scoreline suggests. Thanks for the game Ricky , a pleasure as always "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt James Knox (May 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A match of many long rallies , the first point being over 20 shots set the tone for the match. Played on a pleasant evening it was an enjoyable match where James varied his tactics against me, making each game interesting and challenging. Thanks for the game James , I enjoyed it as always. Look forward to the next rematch "  -- Ian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIan Gibson bt Dawud Faris (May 28) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought match played in hot conditions in a match lasting over 2.5 hours. Lots of long rallies and a match that went into 3 sets. Great match dawud , feel really tired now after a really good workout and a fun game full of highs and lows "  -- Ian

Results

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

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)