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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
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  • For beginners as well as advanced players


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  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to their ITF World Tennis Number
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Primary Venues

Heavitree Pleasure Ground

Whipton Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3DS Tel: full venue details »

Exeter University Tennis Centre

Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QN Tel: 01392 723699 full venue details »

Cowick Barton Playing Field

Off Barton Road, via Church Path Road, Exeter, EX2 9DG Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Topsham Pleasure Ground

Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HG Tel: full venue details »

King George V Playing Field

Adjacent to Bridge Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7BA Tel: full venue details »

Exmouth Tennis Centre

Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth, EX8 3AE Tel: 01395 223355 full venue details »

Club Venues

Cranford Sports Club

42 Salterton Road, Exmouth, EX8 2EQ Tel: 01395 265771 full venue details »
Report your results

Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 14 April 2022 to Wednesday 8 June 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 May 2022)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Adam Chin 3 3 0 2 8 WWW
2 Chris Martin 3 2 1 2 7 WLW
3 Artur Nowicki 2 2 0 2 6 WW
4 Rory Gray 3 2 1 2 6 WWL
5 Paul Kerr 3 1 2 2 5 LLW
6 Lee Kulec-Elston 4 1 3 2 5 LLLW
7 John Plunkett 3 2 1 0 4 WLW
8 Sam Kelly 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
9 Alex Webber 1 0 1 0 0 L

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Sam Kelly (May 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game against Sam with some really good games. "  -- John
Reveal CommentArtur Nowicki bt Paul Kerr (May 8) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game"  -- Artur
Reveal CommentArtur Nowicki bt Alex Webber (May 7) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "good game"  -- Artur
Chris Martin bt Lee Kulec-Elston (May 7) 6-3, 6-2
Rory Gray bt Sam Kelly (May 5) 6-3, 6-0
Adam Chin bt Chris Martin (May 2) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAdam Chin bt Lee Kulec-Elston (May 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Lee for the early morning game in the rain. A lot of Deuces and break point chances not taken!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Lee Kulec-Elston (Apr 29) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasant 7am game at Heavitree Park! A topsy turvy one, with Lee suddenly upping his game out of nowhere and hitting a red hot streak in the 2nd set, taking 5 games in a row at one point to turn the match on its head. Unfortunately for him, Lee missed a few at the start of the 3rd set that he was making in the 2nd which enabled me to get ahead again. Cheers Lee, looking forward to our next encounter."  -- Rory
Reveal CommentLee Kulec-Elston bt Sam Kelly (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful morning for tennis and we had the courts to ourselves. Super competitive match. Thanks Sam and best of luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Lee
Adam Chin bt Paul Kerr (Apr 25) 6-0, 6-0
Chris Martin bt John Plunkett (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Sam Kelly (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Sam has an evil evil slice! Great game."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Rory Gray (Apr 21) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, won by John on his 4th match point. Very solid all round game from John, who flew out of the blocks into a 4-0 lead in the first set, and then was always just ahead in the second set, with both of us unable to hold serve for 8 breaks in a row. Cheers John, see you in the box league for the next exciting installment!"  -- Rory
Chris Martin v Artur Nowicki (Apr 18) 6-3 TBC

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Matthew Smith 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Matthew Dent 6 5 1 2 12 WWWW
3 James Robjant 4 3 1 2 9 WWLW
4 Rob Prowse 4 3 1 2 8 WWWL
5 Andrew Winterbottom 5 2 3 2 7 LLWL
6 Anthony Lee 5 1 4 2 5 LLLL
7 David Brown 3 1 2 2 4 WLL
8 Jonathan Gartland 3 0 3 2 2 LLL
9 Matthew Wilson 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
10 Adrian Burrows 2 0 2 0 0 LL

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Robjant bt Adrian Burrows (May 15) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on a Sunday morning! Neither could quite find a consistent patch to take control of the match, first set especially yo-yoing in score with an extremely tight ending 10-8 in tie break. Both playing some great winning shots followed by unforced errors on a slightly slippery surface with a bit of wind causing havoc with our serves."  -- James
Matthew Dent bt Anthony Lee (May 13) 6-1, 6-3
David Brown bt Jonathan Gartland (May 11) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Robjant bt Anthony Lee (May 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game with some hard hitting rallies, lots of games going to deuce! Ant was very attacking and played some wonderful passing shots when I attempted to come to the net. Ultimately both our unforced errors decided the games. "  -- James
Matthew Smith bt James Robjant (May 9) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Matthew Dent bt Matthew Wilson (May 9) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Andrew Winterbottom (May 7) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Incredible game. Just over 2 and a half hours in the hot sun. It was a battle from the start, first set score did not reflect the play as most games were deuce games going to 3 or 4 deuce's. The next two sets were a really equal battle with long rallies and both of us producing some cracking shots right to the last point. Fab game thanks Andrew. Look forward to our next meeting. "  -- Rob
Matthew Smith bt Anthony Lee (May 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Jonathan Gartland (May 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in the blazing sunshine. JB played his Dominic Thiem backhand a few times and it’s unplayable when it hits the mark! Look forward to a rematch 😀"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentMatthew Dent bt David Brown (May 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played David! An eventful match with your injured hand and strings breaking, great sport! Good luck for the rest of the round. "  -- Matthew
Matthew Smith bt Matthew Wilson (May 3) 6-0, 6-1
Matthew Dent bt Adrian Burrows (May 3) 6-3, 6-2
Matthew Smith bt Andrew Winterbottom (May 2) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRob Prowse bt Anthony Lee (May 2) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game of tennis. Thanks Ant. Lots of variety and plenty of winners from both sides, really enjoyable. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentAnthony Lee bt Matthew Wilson (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, lovely weather. Thanks :)"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJames Robjant bt David Brown (Apr 27) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good and enjoyable 1st game in the league, the first set could have gone either way, most games going to deuce and set settled via a tie break! Both of us had consistent spells and I was fortunate to get a lot of help from the net with a few shots clipping the net on important points. Thank you for the game Dave!"  -- James
Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Matthew Wilson (Apr 26) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another fine evening at Heavitree with the sun low in the sky and minimal wind. It was Matt's first game for a long time and he did well keeping the ball coming back and deep too. Both of us were plagued by our own serves although Andrew seemed to get something together of his in the second set. Thanks for the travel tips Matt. "  -- Andrew
Matthew Dent bt Andrew Winterbottom (Apr 25) 6-2, 6-0
Matthew Smith bt Matthew Dent (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Winterbottom bt Jonathan Gartland (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The wind dropped for perfect conditions for a tennis match with the sun at the side but not too hot. The top of the net got quite a bit of play but didn't seem to favour one side of the other. Hard fought games with the best rallies coming in the last couple of games. "  -- Andrew
Matthew Smith bt Rob Prowse (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Exeter Parks archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Exeter Parks.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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).


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.