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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
  • 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

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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
  • 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 AllHammersmith & Fulham Singles - Round 50 | Thursday 3 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 December 2020)

It's a shame this round had to end early due to lockdown but at least we managed to get past the midway point meaning that you'll all receive a 50% round pass discount for next time! Well done for braving the often wintry weather to get so many matches played and we look forward to seeing you back in action before too long!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Fergus for heading up Group 1 with a run of 4 wins, including a comeback win against Rich that was "played in the rain throughout!" Runner up James did well to recover from losing his way in the opening set tiebreak to claim the next 2 sets against Jake, while Jun won "an absolute classic under heavy rain" also against a battling Jake... well played both!

Final Rankings:

  1. Fergus Foster [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Tanner 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jun Hiratsuka 9.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rich Sharpe [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  5. Jake Meskell [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jack Watton [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  7. Lorenzo Del Moro [W1] 2
  8. Gilles Malandain [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJack Watton bt Jun Hiratsuka (Jan 4) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "1-3 - Jack to serve "  -- Jack
Fergus Foster bt Jake Meskell (Jan 2) 6-1, 7-5
Jack Watton v Rich Sharpe (Jan 2) 6-3, 5-7 TBC
Fergus Foster bt James Tanner (Dec 29) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentJames Tanner bt Jack Watton (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great early morning game!"  -- James
Fergus Foster bt Jun Hiratsuka (Dec 24) 6-1, 6-3
Rich Sharpe bt Jun Hiratsuka (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentFergus Foster bt Rich Sharpe (Dec 19) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played in the rain throughout! "  -- Fergus

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJun Hiratsuka bt Jake Meskell (Dec 19) 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Absolute classic under heavy rain. Well played, Jake!"  -- Jun
Reveal CommentJun Hiratsuka bt Gilles Malandain (Dec 18) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Wonderful match, and could have gone either way. Looking forward to seeing you again!"  -- Jun
Reveal CommentJames Tanner bt Jun Hiratsuka (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great early morning game - who needs light to play tennis?"  -- James
Lorenzo Del Moro bt Jake Meskell (Dec 10) 6-1 Jake Meskell Retired
Reveal CommentJames Tanner bt Jake Meskell (Dec 5) 6-7 (0-7), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match despite slippery surface, with many squirrels spectating in latter sets!"  -- James

Group Summary:

There was just a single point separating our winner James from runner up Nikos as they recorded 3 and 2 wins respectively and were the only players to claim the midway bonus points. Third placed Thibault put up a great fight against James but lost in 3 sets, while the last 2 sets of Thomas' win over Nikos went "down to the wire"!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Kendall 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nikos Aletras 9.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Thibault Racovski 10.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Thomas Lodge 10.1 [W1] 2
  5. Paul Karacaoglu 9.1 [UF1] 1
  6. Allan Herron [L2]
  7. Andrew Ballard [L1]
  8. Julian Eccles 10.2 [L1]
  9. Oscar Hardy [L1]

Match Results:

James Kendall bt Andrew Ballard (Dec 30) 6-2, 6-3
James Kendall bt Allan Herron (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-4
Thibault Racovski bt Allan Herron (Dec 16) 6-2, 6-3
Nikos Aletras bt Julian Eccles (Dec 12) 6-4, 6-2
Thibault Racovski v Paul Karacaoglu (Dec 10) 6-7 (3-7), 3-2 TBC
Nikos Aletras bt Oscar Hardy (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

James Kendall bt Thibault Racovski (Dec 8) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentThomas Lodge bt Nikos Aletras (Dec 5) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with last two sets coming down to the wire! "  -- Thomas

Group Summary:

This was a competitive group with everyone playing at least one match and our winner Jonathan notching up 5 wins out of 6 to finish top of the table. An early morning cup of coffee helped Jonathan to a 3 set win over runner up Raphael, completed just in time for his 10am conference call, while Sonia and Adam's match featured "many long deuces".

Final Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Lee [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Raphael Duverney [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sonia Bamford 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robbie Burnett [W2] 4
  5. Sarah Lane [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Adam Baring [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andriy Chereperiouk [L1]
  8. Anke Gosch 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Robbie Burnett bt Jonathan Lee (Dec 26) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentSarah Lane bt Adam Baring (Dec 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Adam had me running around and we had a lot of deuce games!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSonia Bamford bt Sarah Lane (Dec 20) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun game!"  -- Sonia
Robbie Burnett bt Sarah Lane (Dec 20) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJonathan Lee bt Anke Gosch (Dec 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Relatively dry day but slippery surface due to overnight rain. Tight match but we'll definitely have another match in hopefully better conditions. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Lee bt Andriy Chereperiouk (Dec 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After my 6 years tennis pause, I had a real pleasure to play against Jonathan. Many thanks!"  -- Andriy
Reveal CommentSonia Bamford bt Adam Baring (Dec 12) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "What an excellent match with many long deuces!!"  -- Sonia
Raphael Duverney bt Sarah Lane (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-1
Jonathan Lee bt Sarah Lane (Dec 11) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentRaphael Duverney bt Sonia Bamford (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good play with lots of long and fun points, no easy game in this match !"  -- Raphael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJonathan Lee bt Raphael Duverney (Dec 9) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "7 30 am match and I only had time for a cup of coffee.1st set,I was already down 0 – 4! However,the caffeine kicked in when I was trailing 1–5 and to my disbelief,I won the next 6 games! Raphael came back in the 2nd set with some aggressive forehand strokes and showed tremendous athleticism especially he came back in the final 2 games winning them from 0 – 40 down.I was gulping down my cold cup of coffee for another boost but to no avail. 3rd set was evenly poised at 2-2 as each of us broke serve. With an eye on the clock, I was wary of my 10 o’clock conference call! The next few games consisted of long rallies, tight deuces, lobs and balls rolling along the net on a few decisive points.This could have easily gone the other way!Thanks Raph!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Lee bt Adam Baring (Dec 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Adam for the first match since lockdown. "  -- Jonathan

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Chris for winning Group 4 on his Leagues debut, his 3 wins without defeat helping him to a 6 point lead over runner up Katie. It was a close second set between Chris and Vitaly while Katie won a close 2 setter against Lloyd.

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Grimsey [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Katie Johnson [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Francesca Hall [L1]
  4. Lloyd Buckton [L2]
  5. Vitaly Korol [L1]
  6. Charlotte Reid
  7. Giulio Baratta
  8. Zoltan Szekeres 9.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Katie Johnson bt Lloyd Buckton (Dec 22) 7-5, 6-4
Chris Grimsey bt Francesca Hall (Dec 15) 6-0, 6-1
Chris Grimsey bt Lloyd Buckton (Dec 13) 6-4, 6-2
Chris Grimsey bt Vitaly Korol (Dec 8) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Group Summary:

The top of the table was closely contested with Declan edging clear of Patrick by a single point and being the only player to complete all his matches. Paula very nearly took Declan to a third set but couldn't quite win the tiebreak, while Lorenzo held his nerve to close out his second set tiebreak against Declan. Lots of close scorelines in this group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Declan Flood [W6, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Patrick Mann [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Payne [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lorenzo De Carlo [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ahmed Ashraf [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paula Sandeman [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Anne-France Kennedy [W1, L2] 3
  8. Joel James 10.1 [L1]
  9. Eva Ciocyte [L3]
  10. Christine Clinton withdrawn

Match Results:

Ahmed Ashraf bt Paula Sandeman (Jan 3) 7-5, 6-2
Patrick Mann bt Lorenzo De Carlo (Jan 3) 6-4, 6-1
Robert Payne bt Eva Ciocyte (Jan 3) 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentPatrick Mann bt Anne-France Kennedy (Dec 31) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very hard-fought match that could easily have gone the other way. Thanks Anne!"  -- Patrick
Declan Flood bt Paula Sandeman (Dec 30) 6-0, 7-6 (10-8)
Patrick Mann bt Paula Sandeman (Dec 29) 6-0, 6-4
Declan Flood bt Joel James (Dec 28) 4-0, 4-1
Declan Flood bt Eva Ciocyte (Dec 27) 4-0, 4-0
Declan Flood bt Ahmed Ashraf (Dec 27) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Declan Flood bt Anne-France Kennedy (Dec 24) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobert Payne bt Patrick Mann (Dec 24) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great Game"  -- Robert
Robert Payne bt Ahmed Ashraf (Dec 22) 6-3, 6-4
Lorenzo De Carlo bt Paula Sandeman (Dec 21) 6-1, 6-2
Robert Payne bt Paula Sandeman (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPatrick Mann bt Ahmed Ashraf (Dec 20) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Most games went to deuce! Tough match"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Mann bt Declan Flood (Dec 17) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some great points and close deuce games. Declan found extra speed in his serve in second set and really upped the intensity!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAnne-France Kennedy bt Lorenzo De Carlo (Dec 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "GREAT game but challenging as the sunlight was so bright that we could not see the ball on one side of the court but we made the most of it "  -- Anne-France
Declan Flood bt Robert Payne (Dec 15) 4-1, 1-4, 4-2
Paula Sandeman bt Eva Ciocyte (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLorenzo De Carlo bt Declan Flood (Dec 9) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match ! Very good rallies ! "  -- Lorenzo

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Hammersmith & Fulham.

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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