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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.

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Collapse AllGolders Hill Park Singles - Round 6 | Thursday 6 September 2018 to Wednesday 31 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 October 2018)

Numbers may have been lower than we would have liked in this round, but the fantastic commitment and enthusiasm shown to get on court more than made up for this with nearly every match played - thanks for all your efforts everyone. We'd love to see the league grow when we return next year so do continue to help spread the word if you can. Until 2019!

Group Summary:

There were a number closely fought matches in this well contested group with Takumi v Gabriel and Takumi v Philip perhaps topping the highlight reel. Conor overcame all types of tennis, from "big hit baseline rallies" to "drop shots, lobs and net play", to finish with a full house of wins and cap off a dream debut with the prize. Robin's "excellent ground strokes" made him a tricky opponent for the new champ and he displayed this fine form throughout the round to deservedly take second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Conor Waldron [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Robin Kearney [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Takumi Fujiya [W2, L2, UF1] 6
  4. Philip Raperport [W1, L3] 3
  5. Ali Qassim 8.2 [L3, UF2] 3
  6. Gabriel Antaluta [L3, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTakumi Fujiya bt Gabriel Antaluta (Nov 4) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Many ups and downs, many good rallies. Thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks Gabriel!"  -- Takumi
Robin Kearney bt Takumi Fujiya (Oct 28) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
Takumi Fujiya bt Philip Raperport (Oct 21) 7-6 (7-0), 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobin Kearney bt Gabriel Antaluta (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match with some long rallies and many close games. Gabriel was a pleasure to play with."  -- Robin
Reveal CommentPhilip Raperport bt Ali Qassim (Oct 13) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • The wind was pretty intense and it was a close game with some strong forehand winners from Ali. The second set went right to the wire - a tight contest!
Reveal CommentRobin Kearney bt Ali Qassim (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match with many close games and long rallies."  -- Robin
Reveal CommentConor Waldron bt Robin Kearney (Oct 7) 7-5, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Very, very close match! Could easily have gone to a third set. There were lots of excellent ground strokes from Rob, very powerful and very difficult to play against! It all came down to luck on some key points. "  -- Conor
Ali Qassim v Takumi Fujiya (Oct 7) 4-6, 7-5 TBC
Reveal CommentConor Waldron bt Takumi Fujiya (Sep 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match, with lots of very close games. There was great variety in the tennis with base line rallies, drop shots, lobs and net play! "  -- Conor
Ali Qassim v Gabriel Antaluta (Sep 28) 5-7, 7-5 TBC
Reveal CommentConor Waldron bt Gabriel Antaluta (Sep 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on some challenging slippy courts after the rain. "  -- Conor
Reveal CommentRobin Kearney bt Philip Raperport (Sep 20) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was much closer than the score suggests. The weather was brutal and I enjoyed some delicious net chords and crazy off the frame winners. Philip made a great come back in the second set and I was lucky to avoid a third. Philip was a gent and a pleasure to play with."  -- Robin
Reveal CommentConor Waldron bt Philip Raperport (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with some big hit rallies from the baseline. "  -- Conor
Reveal CommentConor Waldron bt Ali Qassim (Sep 9) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with lots of competitive games, great to start the league with a close 3 set match!"  -- Conor

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Golders Hill Park.

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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