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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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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 14 | Thursday 22 August 2019 to Wednesday 16 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 September 2019)

Thank you all again for playing in the 14th round of the Frome Tennis League! The league now takes a short break till the New Year and the early spring round, so enjoy your winter training (where is it this time, Dubai or Indian Wells?). Keep on playing as they don't quite say on Strictly!

Group Summary:

A round of extremes in weather conditions, from the hottest day of the year to torrential rain, nevertheless produced some extremely good tennis. Terry had to switch to his wet-weather tires but kept firmly in control despite the twists and turns of a very competitive group and ended up with his third straight group win. But bragging rights to Martin who beat Terry in an epic match. One more match played and won and this would have been his group - makes for an interesting line up for the start of next round. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Terry Gillman 8.1 [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Martin Smith [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Ramage 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Jeremy Naylor [L1]
  5. Mitch Sadler [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Ramage bt Martin Smith (Oct 9) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "That's the first (and probably the last) time that I play tennis in the torrential rain! - The first two sets were really hard to play with each player aiming for the puddles to win the point. We got through it though.. Thanks, Martin, hope to play you again under normal conditions."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Jeremy Naylor (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A change of tactic from Jeremy to the last time we played when the rallies seemed to go on for ever. I was struggling to reach Jeremy's down the line forehands and indeed could only watch as many flashed past me. However I managed to dig deep on the game points to produce a scoreline that flattered my contribution. Thank you for hosting the match at your club and I look forward to our future encounters. Terry"  -- Terry

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMartin Smith bt Terry Gillman (Sep 29) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "We had a damp start in the rain but we persevered and had a very close match which could have gone either way , I was lucky to sneak a win on the tiebreaker, although I’m not sure I deserved to ! Thanks Terry look forward to a rematch......"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Peter Ramage (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful still, dry evening at Frome Selwood Club. Pete got off to a great start going 5-3 up in the first set. Terry had to dig deep and quickly try to get used to Pete's powerful groundstrokes and low bounce of the Astro turf court. The next 4 games were tense and evenly contested. The second set was equally close. Another enjoyable battle. Terry"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentTerry Gillman bt Mitch Sadler (Aug 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This match was played in torrential rain from start to finish but it did not dampen the spirits of the players. Determined defending and crafty angles by Mitch led to several deuce games. All the best in your remaining matches Mitch in the knowledge that the weather cannot be any worse! Terry"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentMartin Smith bt Mitch Sadler (Aug 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match today , hopefully next time it won’t be on one the hottest days of the year again ! Good luck with the rest of your matches- cheers Martin "  -- Martin

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Frome archive.
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:
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