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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is

  • For everybody!
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Players are grouped by 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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a matchtiebreak is played (see link on right)
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

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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.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Collapse AllGolden Lane Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 16 March 2017 to Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 April 2017)

Thanks to everyone for their efforts in this round, it was good to see more matches played than in the last round and this resulted in some strong competition. We hope to see you back next time for more tennis in the warmer weather!

Group Summary:

Kate held her nerve to record five fantastic wins and climb into top spot. Now the table may make this look like a comfortable victory for Kate, but this was not the case. Kate needed match tie-breaks to overcome Gaurav, George and Christopher, with the latter tie-break against Christopher an epic battle that ended 14-12. Christopher reached double points figures too and this was more than enough to earn him a deserved silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kate Ward 10.1 [W5] 17 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christopher Hill 8.2 [W3, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. George Hixson [W2, L1] 8
  4. Tom Evison 10.2 [W1, L3] 6
  5. Gaurav Dudhoria 10.2 [L2] 4
  6. Lucas Arnold [L2] 2
  7. Juan Carlos Fernandez Bravo [L1] 1
  8. David Bartlett 10.2

Match Results:

George Hixson bt Tom Evison (May 10) 4-1, 4-2
Tom Evison bt Gaurav Dudhoria (May 3) 2-4, 4-2, 4-1
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill bt Tom Evison (Apr 13) 5-4, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "First set was a titanic struggle that could have gone either way. Thanks Tom, for a great game."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentKate Ward bt Tom Evison (Apr 8) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks fora great match! "  -- Kate
Reveal CommentKate Ward bt George Hixson (Apr 5) 4-0, 1-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match! Great to meet you. "  -- Kate
Reveal CommentKate Ward bt Lucas Arnold (Apr 3) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet a fellow Adelaidean! Thanks for the match."  -- Kate

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKate Ward bt Christopher Hill (Apr 2) 4-1, 2-4, [14-12]

Player Comments:

  • "Always an enjoyable game with Chris. Thank you! Very close; 4 match points in total."  -- Kate
George Hixson bt Christopher Hill (Mar 29) 4-1, 4-1
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill bt Juan Carlos Fernandez Bravo (Mar 27) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day, lovely game. Closer than score suggests with a lot of deuces."  -- Christopher
Kate Ward bt Gaurav Dudhoria (Mar 25) 0-4, 4-2, [10-4]
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill bt Lucas Arnold (Mar 19) 5-3, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match."  -- Christopher

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Golden Lane archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Golden Lane. 

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. Matches are short format. See here for details. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments:
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