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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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Primary Venues

Mary Baily Playing Field

Somerset Road, Frome, BA11 1HD
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Other Venues

Beckington Tennis Association

Warminster Road, Beckington, Frome, BA11 6SY
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Writhlington Tennis Centre

Knobsbury Lane, Writhlington, Bath, Avon, BA3 3NQ
Tel: 01761 252631
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Frome Selwood Tennis Club

Somerset Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1HD
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Collapse AllFrome Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 6 June 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 July 2019)

Only the one group this time, but all but one of the matches was played which is excellent. And judging by the brilliant commentaries (there seemed to be half marathons happening on and off the court) this round was a lot of fun. Thanks for taking part. If you can spread the word about future rounds we would be really grateful. The more players, the better the mix of standards and the more enjoyable it is for everyone (we hope). If you are telling other players, don't forget to mention that players who complete three matches by the mid-point receive a free can of tennis balls, there is a winner's prize to the value of £20 and the league offers lots of other discounts and offers (including the chance to take part in the Local Tennis Leagues section of the annual Wimbledon ballot!).

Group Summary:

Just one solitary match remained unplayed in this terrific round. Of course every match can be important in the points chase and the chances are that if Adam had taken on Jeremy he might have picked up the extra point that would have allowed him to draw clear of Terry at the top of the table. As is is though, Terry picks up his second group win. Although he tied on points with Andy, and although Andy ended the round with one more win, Terry beat Andy in their head-to-head. When it comes to breaking ties at the top of the table, that matters! Terry should be congratulated too for earning points for sets won in two of his losses. In the end these were also vital. Huge commiserations to Andy who picks up the silver. There is a lot to fight for in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Terry Gillman 8.1 [W2, L2] 6 WINNER
  2. Andy Coke [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Adam Day [W2, L1] 5
  4. Peter Ramage 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Jeremy Naylor [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Ramage bt Terry Gillman (Jul 23) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic hard fought match lasting over two hours on a beautiful summer's evening. Terry played well to quickly take a 3-0 lead and hold on to first set. An epic 2nd set with breaks going back and forth which I managed to hold my nerve and win to force a third. I found myself 4-1 up in the third thinking I was on the home straight until Terry forced himself back to 4-4. Thankfully I broke back and held my serve to take the match. Thanks again Terry for hosting and I am looking forward to the next league."  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdam Day bt Terry Gillman (Jul 21) 5-7, 7-6 (9-7), [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Frome half marathon caused us a few problems getting to match! Once we started weather was a bit drizzly but then throughout the match the weather got better and the sun came out. A very close battle with some very long deuce games! Terry's slice was causing me a few problems which has recently been added to his game! Well played Terry and I look forward to our next encounter!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentPeter Ramage bt Jeremy Naylor (Jul 21) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match, both playing aggressively which created some great points. Thanks for the game Jeremy. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentAndy Coke bt Jeremy Naylor (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in windy conditions. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Jeremy Naylor (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Jeremy hosted this match at his club, Riverside TC Salisbury. On a hot sunny afternoon, the first set went to Terry although the 6-1 scoreline did not reflect how close it was. There then followed a huge momentum shift with Jeremy keeping a good length and height over the net whilst also making no errors. The ridiculously long points resulted in Jeremy winning the first fifteen points of the second set! That made for a tense and hard fought finish to the match. Well played Jeremy, thank you for your hospitality and I look forward to future matches. Terry"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentAndy Coke bt Adam Day (Jul 10) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (20-18)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Adam. A long hot match that we both thought would never end. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Andy Coke (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable encounter with some long rallies. The momentum changed several times and this match could have gone either way. Looking forward to our match in the next round. Terry"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentAdam Day bt Peter Ramage (Jun 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game. Looking forward to playing you again Peter."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAndy Coke bt Peter Ramage (Jun 20) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Look forward to playing Peter again soon. "  -- Andy

Results

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

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)