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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
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  • 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
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  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllFleet Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 29 August 2019 to Wednesday 23 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

Another very good round of the Fleet league, with around two-thirds of the matches played despite the challenge of autumnal weather. We take a short break now, but the league will be back in action early in the New Year. In the meantime enjoy the Christmas festivities and see you all again in 2020!

Group Summary:

And that will be the seventh group title for Pancha. Wow. Jake did his very best to cause an upset, upping his tennis from last time to take a set off the champ, but for now Pancha reigns supreme. Well done to him and everyone who got playing this time. If you didn't get on court, don't forget playing matches is the only sure way to improve your game. Who knows, if practice makes perfect, it could be you challenging Pancha next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Pancha Pun [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jake Woollard [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Claudio Nold 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Oliver Davey [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andy McElligott [W1, L3] 2
  6. Stephen Jackson 9.2 [L1]
  7. David Barfoot
  8. Richard Honeysett

Match Results:

Pancha Pun bt Oliver Davey (Oct 23) 6-4, 6-1
Jake Woollard bt Andy McElligott (Oct 13) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Claudio Nold bt Andy McElligott (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndy McElligott bt Oliver Davey (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Oliver. Great second set where you nearly had me 4-0 up!"  -- Andy
Pancha Pun bt Claudio Nold (Sep 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Reveal CommentOliver Davey bt Stephen Jackson (Sep 18) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, with lots of long rallies. Great consistent topspin forehand from Steve. Really could have gone either way."  -- Oliver
Pancha Pun bt Andy McElligott (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Pancha Pun bt Jake Woollard (Sep 13) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJake Woollard bt Oliver Davey (Sep 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match with multiple deuce games. Good luck in the rest of your matches "  -- Jake
Reveal CommentClaudio Nold bt Oliver Davey (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game."  -- Claudio

Group Summary:

If you have a few moments, and you haven't already, do check out the commentaries from this group. This really is what friendly, competitive tennis is all about and this fantastic group is an example to tennis players everywhere. Tim Presland's seven match winning streak is pretty impressive too! In fact he didn't drop a set and earned bonus points, yet despite this, runner-up Chris was still able to make it tight enough in the points chase, and third-placed Russel (who just edged ahead of our other Tim) was pretty competitive too. Well done everyone for playing so many matches and competing to such a high standard.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tim Presland [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Chris Fry 10.1 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Russell Gibbs [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tim Thornton 10.2 [W4, L4] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tony Haddad [W3, L4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephen Baker [W2, L6] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ben Stafford [W2, L4] 5
  8. Graham Davies 10.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Tim Howard [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTim Thornton bt Tim Howard (Oct 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Tim, and thanks for a really enjoyable and hard-fought match. There were lots of good rallies, with the added subplot of a well balanced contest between lobs and smashes! I look forward to our next encounter."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Presland bt Ben Stafford (Oct 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Third time lucky getting this played! Thanks for a fun match Ben, really enjoyable."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Presland bt Tony Haddad (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match Tony. Lots of deuce games and hard fought rallies."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentRussell Gibbs bt Ben Stafford (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, lots of long rallies,."  -- Russell
Reveal CommentRussell Gibbs bt Tony Haddad (Oct 19) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game, over two hours and a lot of deuces."  -- Russell
Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Tim Thornton (Oct 19) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a match, thanks Tim. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentTony Haddad bt Stephen Baker (Oct 15) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game going down to the wire in the third set which could have gone either way. Thanks Stephen for an enjoyable game"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentRussell Gibbs bt Graham Davies (Oct 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable game, very close first set in challenging windy conditions."  -- Russell
Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Stephen Baker (Oct 8) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match throughout. Great serving Stephen!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentTim Thornton bt Stephen Baker (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Stephen, many thanks for a friendly game in unexpectedly good weather, and I was fortunate to catch you on an off day! I look forward to our next match which I am sure will be a much closer outcome. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Tim

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBen Stafford bt Tim Thornton (Oct 5) 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another fantastic match with Tim! Started on Thursday playing through the rain showers and pausing the match for bad light after two sets then finished off on Saturday afternoon just before the rain started again! Another 3 hours of playing time that put's us level at 1-1 in matches now. Really enjoyed it Tim and look forward to our next epic match I'm sure!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Ben Stafford (Sep 28) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match. Many long long rallies and close games. Nice to play alongside Tim and Tony on the next court too with both matches finishing within a minute of each other! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentTony Haddad bt Tim Howard (Sep 28) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tim. Lots of games going to deuce even if the final score does not reflect the closeness of the contest"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTim Presland bt Tim Howard (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Tim. Thanks for an enjoyable match."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentStephen Baker bt Tim Howard (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tim. Your serve got going in the 2nd set and it was a lot closer. Great to meet you and god luck in the remaining games."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Graham Davies (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good match Graham, battling against the rain showers. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentTim Presland bt Russell Gibbs (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Russell - a very tight match with some good quality rallies and several close deuce games."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentRussell Gibbs bt Stephen Baker (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Stephen for coming over to Camberley. Closer match than the score suggests, lots of errors punctuated by the occasional good shot, took 6 match points to get over the line."  -- Russell
Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Tony Haddad (Sep 21) 6-0, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tony. Such a close second set and tiebreak in the late summer sunshine. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentGraham Davies bt Tim Howard (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite simply the most fun match I've played to date! Tim and I threw everything at eachother. Both had opportunities on the other's serve, and we both had to play shots we weren't used to playing. A hugely enjoyable and educational match, played in a great spirit! "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentRussell Gibbs bt Tim Thornton (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very friendly first game in the LTL for me, thanks Tim," -- Russell
Reveal CommentTim Presland bt Chris Fry (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Chris. The first set was tighter than the score suggests, with many net chord interventions all going Tim's way! The second set was an epic with some seemingly never-ending rallies and several deuces. Good luck for the rest of the round, looking forward to the next meeting."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentStephen Baker bt Graham Davies (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Graham, nice to play a match on home territory! Good luck in the rest of your games."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentTony Haddad bt Ben Stafford (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "3 sets; 3 hours; with bad light stopping play the first time we tried with scores tied at 1-1. .Thanks Ben for another great game "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTim Thornton bt Graham Davies (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Graham for an enjoyable match with some excellent rallies. And the weather was perfect! Good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Thornton bt Tony Haddad (Sep 7) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "After deceptively decisive scorelines in the first two sets, the third set was nip and tuck all the way to the very end. Thank you Tony for another great battle!"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Presland bt Stephen Baker (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Steve, best of luck for the rest of the round."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentChris Fry bt Tim Howard (Sep 2) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of close games and points, particularly in the first set. In one memorable point we were both of at the net and each had and rescued about 3 winners before it was actually decided. Thanks for the match Tim and welcome to the Fleet Local Tennis League. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentTim Presland bt Tim Thornton (Sep 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Tim. Enjoyable match played in excellent spirits. Many thanks."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentBen Stafford bt Stephen Baker (Sep 1) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Stephen. That was a really enjoyable match on a lovely Sunday afternoon! Some really good rallies, I'm going to ache tomorrow! Looking forward to playing you again and good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Ben

Group Summary:

More good tennis to anchor the round and a lovely display of sportsmanship from Sreejesh who might well have been in the position to claim a retirement win when Tom felt unwell in their match. Instead they agreed to suspend play, but one more point would have actually allowed Sreejesh to overtake Oliver at the top of the group. Since Oliver had more wins and achieved his 12 point tally without bonus points, we suspect tennis justice was done! Well done to them both and of course well done to Oliver for topping the group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Oliver Wells [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Sreejesh Radhakrishnan [W4, L1, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Moore 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Silviya Ivanova [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gerard McGinty [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Fane [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  7. Robyn Moore [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Paul Agbley 10.2

Match Results:

Oliver Wells bt Silviya Ivanova (Oct 22) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentSilviya Ivanova bt Gerard McGinty (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game today Gerard. Both of us felt pretty rusty, having not played for a few weeks. Looking forward to another game soon"  -- Silviya
Oliver Wells bt Tom Fane (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-0
Oliver Wells bt Gerard McGinty (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSreejesh Radhakrishnan v Tom Fane (Oct 5) 6-0, 2-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Tom felt poorly during match. If he feels well before end of league we will try to finish the game. I wish him speedy recovery."  -- Sreejesh
Reveal CommentOliver Wells bt Alex Moore (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Alex. Thank you. Score doesn't do justice."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentAlex Moore bt Gerard McGinty (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game. I loved the lesson in drop shots. Alex is a master of them! "  -- Gerard

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOliver Wells bt Sreejesh Radhakrishnan (Sep 19) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game.. really enjoyed. It was either ones game till last point. Lots of rallies and you kept ur nerve.. well done. Waiting for a rematch soon ;-) "  -- Sreejesh
Reveal CommentOliver Wells bt Robyn Moore (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great company. Unrepresentative score... R just back from time away."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentAlex Moore bt Silviya Ivanova (Sep 17) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match with Silviya with a battle throughout including the fading light! A close first set with a long deuce battle at three games all and game winning shots from both players. Silviya started the set going 3-0 up and eventually won it comfortably! The final set was another battle early on along with a battle with the fading light. Looking forward to a re-match! "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentSreejesh Radhakrishnan bt Gerard McGinty (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game. Early start on a lovely morning. Sure early start helped me than you.... Looking forward to playing to again. Wish you all the luck for reminder of league. "  -- Sreejesh
Silviya Ivanova bt Robyn Moore (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSreejesh Radhakrishnan bt Silviya Ivanova (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Silvia. Great match long rallies and lot of deuce games. Score line in my favour just due to luck my side and returning the ball bit slower than your liking. Thanks for nice game again. "  -- Sreejesh
Reveal CommentTom Fane bt Gerard McGinty (Sep 8) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Gerard. Tough match today as evidenced by the scoreline. Good luck with the rest of the League "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentSreejesh Radhakrishnan bt Robyn Moore (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Robyn. It was lovely to see you... Luck was in my favour ... You played really well irrespective of score line. All the best for your reminder of games. "  -- Sreejesh
Reveal CommentSreejesh Radhakrishnan bt Alex Moore (Sep 5) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fantastic game of tennis. Lot of long rallies and net play. Luck favoured me on third set... "  -- Sreejesh

Results

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

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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