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  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 bottle of Champagne which has to be collected from us. A winner's certificate is also available on 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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Highbury Place, London, N5 1HP
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Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QR
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Collapse AllHighbury Fields Singles - Round 64 | Thursday 25 July 2019 to Wednesday 18 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Vivek Bisht 7.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stefan Visnjevac 7.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Kirk 7.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rob Portal [W2] 4
  5. Toby Ferenczi 7.2 [L3, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rory Brown [W1] 2
  7. Luiz Camara 8.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  8. Gui Mello 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Portal bt Stefan Visnjevac (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy, sunny, tricky conditions. Great game- thanks Stefan."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Stefan Visnjevac (Aug 17) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle with long rallies despite windy conditions. Stefan’ s lefty game is v tricky, games were super close , was just about to scrape through "  -- Vivek
Reveal CommentRory Brown bt Toby Ferenczi (Aug 13) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played over two days - We both got tense in the final set but overall a really enjoyable game. Look forward to the next match!" -- Rory
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Luiz Camara (Aug 13) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough battle against Luiz , great rallies in 2 v close sets "  -- Vivek
Reveal CommentRob Portal bt James Kirk (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As always great game playing with James. Plenty of long ralleys, quite attritional towards the end. Look forward to playing again"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentStefan Visnjevac bt James Kirk (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very good, enjoyable match despite the crazy wind!"  -- Stefan
James Kirk bt Toby Ferenczi (Aug 10) 6-3, 6-4
Stefan Visnjevac bt Luiz Camara (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-0
Toby Ferenczi v Luiz Camara (Aug 7) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) TBC
Reveal CommentJames Kirk bt Vivek Bisht (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, looking forward to playing again. "  -- James
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Toby Ferenczi (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with contrasting styles "  -- Vivek

Current Rankings:

  1. Sean Girty 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Petersen [W2] 4
  3. Andrew Tate 8.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Christopher Walker 10.2 [UF1] 1
  5. Basile Burgat [L2] 1
  6. Rodney Berling 8.1 [L1]
  7. Moby Longinotto 7.2 [L1]
  8. Robert Reynolds

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSean Girty bt Rodney Berling (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a closer match than the score suggests. A match of contrasting styles. I was pleased to get the win. Always a pleasure to play Rod."  -- Sean
Reveal CommentDaniel Petersen bt Basile Burgat (Aug 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive match thanks Basil !"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentSean Girty bt Basile Burgat (Aug 8) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Basile quickly went ahead 4-0 in the first and the crowd (Basile’s mate) and I thought it would be all over in the blink of an eye. I clawed my way back into the match. No lead was safe as both players were prepared to fight a la mort! Looking forward to playing again"  -- Sean
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker v Andrew Tate (Aug 7) 5-7, 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match to be completed this week"  -- Christopher
Andrew Tate bt Sean Girty (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Petersen bt Moby Longinotto (Aug 2) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match "  -- Daniel

Current Rankings:

  1. Carlos Casal [W2] 4
  2. Hamish Warren [W1] 2
  3. Michael Baldwin 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Quincy Simargool 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Johary Rafidison [L1] 1
  6. Samir Rashed 7.2 [L2]
  7. Michael Cutbill 7.2
  8. Rhys Brown

Match Results:

Hamish Warren bt Samir Rashed (Aug 15) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentCarlos Casal bt Johary Rafidison (Aug 11) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This is the best match I have involved this year. When two players have such similar game, tactics, fitness and fight it all comes down to a chess game and a point here and there."  -- Carlos
Reveal CommentQuincy Simargool bt Samir Rashed (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, good points. Well played Samir, best of luck for future matches"  -- Quincy
Reveal CommentMichael Baldwin bt Quincy Simargool (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match with a lot of deuces, really could have gone either way."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentCarlos Casal bt Michael Baldwin (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to deal with a barrage of winners from Michael. He has power in spades!"  -- Carlos

Current Rankings:

  1. Eloy Mora Vargas 7.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alessandro Camera [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Harry Vowles 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joe Cocozza [L1]
  5. Stuart Hill [L1]
  6. Tom Rache [L1]
  7. Kieran Lee [L2]
  8. Daniel Solomon

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEloy Mora Vargas bt Joe Cocozza (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match, with a lot of long rallies and fun, and most of the games being close! I managed to play very solid and dominate with my forehand. All the best for future matches, Joe."  -- Eloy
Reveal CommentAlessandro Camera bt Kieran Lee (Aug 17) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Kieran - he would have deserved to win at least a set in this match. I wish him good luck for next matches. Alessandro"  -- Alessandro
Reveal CommentEloy Mora Vargas bt Kieran Lee (Aug 17) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day to play at Clissold, although a bit windy sometimes. Some very good points. My forehand worked very well and I think that was the determining factor. All the best for the future, Kieran."  -- Eloy
Alessandro Camera bt Harry Vowles (Aug 13) 6-3, 7-6 (10-8)
Reveal CommentEloy Mora Vargas bt Tom Rache (Aug 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The court was slightly wet and slippery, so it was a tricky match. All the best for future matches, Tom!"  -- Eloy
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Stuart Hill (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Slippery one today but we still managed some good hitting and rallies. Looking forward to the next one with Stuart! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentEloy Mora Vargas bt Alessandro Camera (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of long and good points. Well played, Alessandro, and best of luck for future matches."  -- Eloy
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Eloy Mora Vargas (Aug 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match against Eloy - fast paced hitting and baseline grinding throughout. On a different day this would have gone the other way. Looking forward to the next one!"  -- Harry

Current Rankings:

  1. Nikolaus Endstrasser 9.1 [W2, UF1] 5
  2. Ireo Ostacchini 8.1 [L1, UF1] 2
  3. Alex Barnett-Nagshineh [UF1] 1
  4. Dominik Vogt 9.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Carlos Adams 9.2
  6. Jamie Cowie 8.1
  7. Louis Harkell
  8. Pierre Salaun

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDominik Vogt v Ireo Ostacchini (Aug 17) 3-6, 6-3, 3-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Ireo to serve."  -- Dominik
Reveal CommentNikolaus Endstrasser bt Ireo Ostacchini (Aug 13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It didn't look like a win for me at the start of the second set. Somehow the momentum swapped on my side and I managed to win set 2 and 3. Thanks Ireo for a good encounter. "  -- Nikolaus
Reveal CommentNikolaus Endstrasser bt Dominik Vogt (Jul 29) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match against Dominik. Most of the games could have gone either way. At the end I was the lucky one to win it. Thank you Dominik and all the best for the rest of the league. "  -- Nikolaus
Reveal CommentNikolaus Endstrasser v Alex Barnett-Nagshineh (Jul 26) 6-4, 2-6, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "First match of the round and we ran out of time. This match was a mental roller coaster for both of us I think. I played a good first set, but lost confidence in the second. Alex took advantage and also started better in set 3. I managed to come back to a 3-3 before the end of our couple of hours. I am sure it will be interesting final games. Looking forward to it. "  -- Nikolaus

Current Rankings:

  1. Duncan Stroud 8.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Simon Moore 7.2 [W2] 4
  3. Joshua Bicknell [W1] 2
  4. Matt Hodson 8.2 [L1]
  5. Tom Gatzen 8.1 [L1]
  6. Johan Galvis
  7. Oliver Creese
  8. Paul Knipe

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Moore bt Tom Gatzen (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I got off to a good start but Tom came back well in the second set. Some excellent rallies. Thanks Tom "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJoshua Bicknell bt Duncan Stroud (Aug 11) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another hugely close match between Duncan and myself played in gale winds and the threat of lightning! It was a battle all the way through with Duncan having a few match points in the second set. Very tough and enjoyable. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentSimon Moore bt Duncan Stroud (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match lovely eve some very close rallies "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentDuncan Stroud bt Matt Hodson (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Matt for coming up to Highgate. Our shale courts certainly suited your game and we had some great clay court rallies. And well done in our friendly third set. All the best with your forthcoming operation. "  -- Duncan

Current Rankings:

  1. Kyle May [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Aleph Degla 7.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Arnold Law 10.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alan Revel 8.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Hicks 7.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dom Felton [W1] 2
  7. Chris Day [W1, L1] 2
  8. Daniel Neale 8.2

Match Results:

Kyle May bt Chris Day (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlan Revel bt Alex Hicks (Aug 15) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a slow start I found myself 2-5 down facing quite a few set points. Somehow I managed to save them all, and went on to come back into the set and managed to go onto take it. it is always a tough match against Alex, and I just managed to win as the second hour came to an end and the park ranger rang the bell. Thanks Alex, best of luck for rest of your matches."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentKyle May bt Alan Revel (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Once we were able to convince the pair playing on our court to actually let us use the court we had reserved we had a grand time. Thanks for the match, Alan!"  -- Kyle
Aleph Degla bt Alan Revel (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-4
Aleph Degla bt Alex Hicks (Aug 9) 6-7, 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentKyle May bt Aleph Degla (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable, back and forth match on a court that was somehow bone dry on one side and quite slippery on the other from recent rain. Many deuce games and long rallies. Thanks, Aleph!"  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentAlan Revel v Arnold Law (Aug 8) 6-3, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Another match unfinished! An exhausting encounter against Arnold with crazily long points and games, so many of which went to deuce. Certainly got my step count up for the day. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentDom Felton bt Alex Hicks (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of close games. Thanks."  -- Dom
Reveal CommentArnold Law bt Alex Hicks (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match is closer than the scores. There were many deuces and I just won more key points."  -- Arnold
Reveal CommentChris Day bt Arnold Law (Jul 28) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to take advantage of some below 30 degree weather. Arnold and I had a very close match of minimal breaks. He strikes the ball very well and I’m envious of his second serve. Best of luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Chris
Aleph Degla bt Arnold Law (Jul 28) 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Carpenter [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bruno Paolucci 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dario Llinares 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Prescott [W2] 4
  5. Paul Beaumont 8.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Adam Scott [L1]
  7. Greg Sidlow 10.2 [L1]
  8. Javier Perurena Uria

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDario Llinares bt Paul Beaumont (Aug 18) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely conditions after the rain disappeared. Good competitive match, first set could have gone either way."  -- Dario
Bruno Paolucci bt Dario Llinares (Aug 15) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Nick Carpenter bt Greg Sidlow (Aug 13) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Adam Scott (Aug 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the gale force winds we had some great rallies! "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentTom Prescott bt Bruno Paolucci (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wet conditions initially after heavy downpour but both players managed to hit winners and play good tennis. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Dario Llinares (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great serving and hard hitting from Dario. Just about managed to get a few more shots in which was the difference! "  -- Nick
Bruno Paolucci bt Paul Beaumont (Aug 3) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Prescott bt Dario Llinares (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive, enjoyable match which we just about managed to finish due to the heavy rain around. Keeping our footing was difficult but managed to produce a good quality tennis match."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentNick Carpenter bt Paul Beaumont (Jul 28) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match! "  -- Nick

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Dobre 10.1 [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ben Mason 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sven Ladiges 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. David Beales 8.1 [L1, UF1] 2
  5. Helen McNulty 8.2 [L2]
  6. Jon Cottam [L1]
  7. Vicky Hilton [L1]
  8. Andrew Guthrey [L1]

Match Results:

Daniel Dobre v David Beales (Aug 13) 3-6, 6-2, 4-4 TBC
Reveal CommentBen Mason bt David Beales (Aug 12) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another tense but enjoyable game with David"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Ben Mason (Aug 11) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We had a very competitive match. Ben was playing very well in the last two sets"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Helen McNulty (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A game with long rallies, Helen played very well especially in the second set when she led 4-0. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Vicky Hilton (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game, the match it wasn’t as easy as it looks. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Andrew Guthrey (Aug 6) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "We had a good match, with a very balanced second set that can be won by any of us, Andrew led 6-5 and had two balls set. "  -- Daniel
Ben Mason bt Helen McNulty (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSven Ladiges bt Jon Cottam (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good start in the new league. Jon unfortunately had some issues with his shoulder and thus had to be a bit careful. Hope you will be better, soon! Thanks for the match."  -- Sven

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Taylor [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carl Petrou [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Julian Ricketts 9.1 [W2] 4
  4. Anita Warhurst [L2]
  5. Felipe Meggiolaro [L1]
  6. Neil O Grady [L1]
  7. Sarah Lancaster [L1]
  8. Stephen Major 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Jonathan Taylor bt Anita Warhurst (Aug 15) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentJulian Ricketts bt Sarah Lancaster (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in very windy conditions. After a slow start Sarah had me running all over the court and the second set could have gone either way. With that killer forehand I’m sure Sarah will get a few wins in this group. Thanks for the match and looking forward to our rematch in a few weeks. "  -- Julian
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou bt Anita Warhurst (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match that was not very well reflected in the final score. Anita played an amazing game - and if she wasn't recovering from a flu, it could have easiler gone her way. "  -- Carl
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou bt Neil O Grady (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fabulous game. Neil is an amazing player - we both had a great time :-) "  -- Carl
Jonathan Taylor bt Carl Petrou (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJulian Ricketts bt Stephen Major (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough competitive match with endless deuces and some epically long rallies. Thanks for the match Stephen and let’s hope it’s a memorable Ashes series with an England victory."  -- Julian
Jonathan Taylor bt Felipe Meggiolaro (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Kaplan [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas Han [W2] 4
  3. Philip Costello [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Jesper Lindborg [W1, L1] 2
  5. Kieran Coleman [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Jessica Hardcastle [L2]
  7. Juan Brito [L1]
  8. Will Stone 9.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Sam Kaplan bt Jesper Lindborg (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-2
Jesper Lindborg bt Kieran Coleman (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentKieran Coleman v Philip Costello (Aug 10) 3-6, 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A very windy morning made for tricky playing conditions."  -- Kieran
Thomas Han bt Jessica Hardcastle (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-1
Sam Kaplan bt Jessica Hardcastle (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentSam Kaplan bt Philip Costello (Aug 3) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, slow start followed by a competitive second set. "  -- Sam
Thomas Han bt Juan Brito (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-0
Philip Costello bt Will Stone (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Sameer Singh [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Granshaw 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tim Jones [W2, UF1] 4
  4. Nigel Billen 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jordan Holt 8.2 [UF1]
  6. Luke Smyth 10.2 [L2]
  7. Omar Al Qweider 8.2 [L2]
  8. Diogo Pessoa e Costa

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Nigel Billen (Aug 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive and enjoyable match featuring some amazing rallies! Nigel made me run a lot that's for sure. 😅 Look forward to the next one. "  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt John Granshaw (Aug 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another excellent match with John. Very tight first set... everything went to deuce! But I got the early break in the second. Looking forward to the next one😀🎾"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentJordan Holt v Tim Jones (Aug 10) 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Tim to serve."  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt John Granshaw (Aug 9) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with some great rallies. 3-3 in final set with Sameer to serve next."  -- John
  • "Thanks for a good match John!" -- Sameer
Tim Jones bt Luke Smyth (Aug 7) 6-2, 6-2
Tim Jones bt Omar Al Qweider (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Omar Al Qweider (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable session of tennis in ideal playing conditions to kick start the new round! Thanks Omar, and look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentJohn Granshaw bt Luke Smyth (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with two players of similar standard. Luke came back strongly in the second set to save two match points at 5-2 with some great winning shots but I managed to win at 6-4 after several deuce points on the last game. It was a good start to the new round."  -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Brett Galloway 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Francois Smit [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. William Fryer [W2] 4
  4. Simon Stringer [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joseph Burrows 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Velislav Velinov 10.2 [W1] 2
  7. Dan Connolly [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Byron McCaughey [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBrett Galloway bt Byron McCaughey (Aug 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic encounter. First of all credit to the new court 11 which must have incredible drainage as we managed to play comfortably after a day of rain! Onto the match - Byron has great racquet technique and is capable of hitting blistering winners. With a bit more match practice one suspects he will be winning a lot of matches. However, my game is built around defence and, with a lot of effort, I was just about able to keep the ball in play long enough to benefit from enforced errors - many of which came deep into long baseline rallies. One of the best matches I have played in while - thanks."  -- Brett
Reveal CommentBrett Galloway bt Dan Connolly (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Dan on his debut league. Dan had passages of play which were well crafted and he showed good technique together with some solid serves. Ultimately, I was able to draw upon my match play experience to win enough games and take the match. Thanks."  -- Brett
  • "Tricky customer to play, Brett got his tactics spot on. Hopefully I'll play better next time, lots to think about going forward." - Dan
Reveal CommentWilliam Fryer bt Dan Connolly (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Dan's spinny serve and dinky volleys gave me the fright of my life in an extraordinary comeback in trying conditions"  -- William
  • "The second set was great fun and I almost made the comeback of all comebacks but Will hung tough and did some amazing gets. Well done Will!" - Dan
Reveal CommentSimon Stringer bt Joseph Burrows (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fab to meet Joseph and thoroughly enjoyable game. Oh to be that quick around the court again! We played basically in a gale where we were a bit worried about the trees falling down on court 4! Thanks Joseph "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentBrett Galloway bt Simon Stringer (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match. Simon has a handy serve and hit a number of impressive cross court winners when I failed to get enough depth. Second set was very close throughout. Nice to meet Simon as I believe we have both been in the league for many years but this was our first match encounter."  -- Brett
Joseph Burrows bt Byron McCaughey (Aug 6) 6-1, 7-5
Francois Smit bt Joseph Burrows (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-2
Francois Smit bt Simon Stringer (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentWilliam Fryer bt Brett Galloway (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A better game then the score suggests, Brett and I settled in for some mammoth points in fairly hot weather"  -- William
Brett Galloway bt Joseph Burrows (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentFrancois Smit bt Dan Connolly (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet and play with Francois! He was the better player on the day and handled the terrible weather much better than me. It rained just as we were starting and during the match it chucked it down a couple of times too which made running for balls horrible, some scary slips too. Definitely knocked my confidence but still nice to play Francois, great guy. Looking forward to playing again on a dry day when the BBC Weather App doesn't lie to us. Congrats Francois, very well played!"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentVelislav Velinov bt Simon Stringer (Jul 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were lucky to have great weather for the game, apart from the occasional gust of wind. Great match against Simon, who hit some awesome winners. Thanks for the game! "  -- Velislav

Current Rankings:

  1. Rajinder Poonian 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Comins 10.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Tony Reid [W1, UF1] 3
  4. James Mcelhinney 8.2 [L1]
  5. Edward Fowler [L2]
  6. Jonas Niessen 9.1
  7. Nick Root
  8. Tony Jones

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Comins bt Rajinder Poonian (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "thank you Rajinder for great fun match played luckily in good weather although change of court to no 11 not easy to serve into the sun! closer match than score suggests with Tom recovering from slow start to start to get forehand going v Rajinders clever slice play off forehand and backhand made for interesting contrast in styles with Toms first serve going in more helped- best of luck with remains games!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Comins v Tony Reid (Aug 11) 6-4, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "good close and very enjoyable match so far in windy conditions Tom to serve start of deciding set"  -- Tom
Tony Reid bt Edward Fowler (Aug 5) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentRajinder Poonian bt James Mcelhinney (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Despite both of us feeling the effects of the night before, we managed to pull out a few thrilling rallies in a close match. "  -- Rajinder
Reveal CommentRajinder Poonian bt Edward Fowler (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty even match under cloudy skies. The rallies got longer and more tiring as the match went on. "  -- Rajinder

Current Rankings:

  1. Gerard Van Tonder 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Oliver Fryer 8.2 [W2, UF1] 5
  3. Ian Mcgee 9.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Keith Shuaib 8.1 [L1]
  5. Matthew Robbins 9.1 [L2]
  6. Warwick Smith [L1]
  7. Charles Dreyfus
  8. Stephen Kirkham

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt Matthew Robbins (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. The gusting wind and the distractions of the football match next to court 10 provided interesting challenges. "  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt Warwick Smith (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A most enjoyable match in near perfect conditions. Warwick managed to chase almost everything down to force me play the extra shot. A proper work out. "  -- Gerard
Oliver Fryer bt Keith Shuaib (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-3
Oliver Fryer bt Matthew Robbins (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-3
Ian Mcgee bt Gerard Van Tonder (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-2
Ian Mcgee v Oliver Fryer (Jul 26) 0-6, 7-5, 0-3 TBC

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Eadington [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Aidan Lee [W2] 4
  3. George Upton [W1, L1] 3
  4. Joshua Broadhurst 8.1 [W1] 2
  5. Hugo Hessant [L2] 1
  6. David Meyerson [L1]
  7. Jonny Leighton 9.2
  8. Marco Mandolini

Match Results:

Andrew Eadington bt Hugo Hessant (Aug 18) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Aidan Lee bt Hugo Hessant (Aug 15) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentAndrew Eadington bt George Upton (Aug 9) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the torrential downpour just as we arrived we risked playing on and new court 9 surface held up well. An enjoyable 3 setter "  -- Andrew
George Upton bt David Meyerson (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-4
Aidan Lee bt Andrew Eadington (Aug 4) 6-3, 5-7, [15-13]
Joshua Broadhurst bt Andrew Eadington (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Vincenzo Roggio 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Steffan Knutson [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Khanh Nguyen 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tony Yang [W1, L1] 2
  5. Kevin Clark [L2] 1
  6. Amar Datar
  7. David Webber 9.2
  8. Othmane Islah 8.1

Match Results:

Tony Yang bt Khanh Nguyen (Aug 11) 6-2, 7-5
Vincenzo Roggio bt Kevin Clark (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-2
Steffan Knutson bt Tony Yang (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-2
Khanh Nguyen bt Kevin Clark (Aug 3) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
Steffan Knutson bt Khanh Nguyen (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-3
Vincenzo Roggio bt Steffan Knutson (Jul 28) 6-1, 7-5
Vincenzo Roggio bt Khanh Nguyen (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Hai Hoang [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Eddie Lancaster 8.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Thomas Kaltenbrunner [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rafael Medina [W2] 4
  5. Rob Hertzfeldt [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Adam McCormack 8.2 [W1] 2
  7. Huxley May [W1, L1] 2
  8. Samuel Walker [W1] 2

Match Results:

Rafael Medina bt Eddie Lancaster (Aug 18) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRafael Medina bt Huxley May (Aug 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Lots of long rallies and very fun. "  -- Rafael
Reveal CommentEddie Lancaster bt Thomas Kaltenbrunner (Aug 15) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Thomas. Very close, if a bit against serve"  -- Eddie
Reveal CommentSamuel Walker bt Rob Hertzfeldt (Aug 11) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game with plenty of net play, on a windy morning. Thanks Rob!"  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentHai Hoang bt Eddie Lancaster (Aug 11) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight and tough game, some long and good points being played. Thanks Eddie hope we can play again sometime!"  -- Hai
Reveal CommentHai Hoang bt Thomas Kaltenbrunner (Aug 10) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match was played in really windy conditions but we still managed to play some good tennis. Thanks Thomas for an enjoyable game!"  -- Hai
Huxley May bt Rob Hertzfeldt (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-3
Thomas Kaltenbrunner bt Rob Hertzfeldt (Aug 3) 6-4, 7-5
Hai Hoang bt Rob Hertzfeldt (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-3
Adam McCormack bt Rob Hertzfeldt (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Phil Piers 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Maeve McSherry [W1, L1] 2
  3. Baran Ipek [L1]
  4. Amo Chohan 10.2
  5. Daniel Hobster
  6. Martin Dibben
  7. Raghu Reddy 10.2
  8. Tom Curtis 10.2

Match Results:

Maeve McSherry bt Baran Ipek (Aug 3) Walkover
Reveal CommentPhil Piers bt Maeve McSherry (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match that got a lot better once the sun came out."  -- Phil

Current Rankings:

  1. Lawrence Mottram [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Maeve McCauley [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andrius Valkauskas [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  4. Gabriel De Lastours 9.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Lara Bolton-Patel [UF1] 1
  6. Andrew Swaffer [L2] 1
  7. Helen Sudall
  8. Stefano Bandera

Match Results:

Maeve McCauley bt Andrew Swaffer (Aug 17) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Andrius Valkauskas v Lara Bolton-Patel (Aug 11) 2-6, 6-1, 3-4 TBC
Lawrence Mottram bt Andrew Swaffer (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-4
Andrius Valkauskas bt Maeve McCauley (Aug 7) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Maeve McCauley bt Gabriel De Lastours (Aug 1) 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Lawrence Mottram bt Andrius Valkauskas (Aug 1) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentGabriel De Lastours bt Lawrence Mottram (Jul 29) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a warm summer evening, each set was completely different."  -- Gabriel

Current Rankings:

  1. Will Inman 10.1 [W2, UF1] 5
  2. Sara Ley Cosio [W1, L1] 3
  3. Ricardo Tocco 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Mike Kingsley 9.2 [L1, UF1] 2
  5. Ben Degiorgio 8.2 [L1]
  6. Selina Powell [L1]
  7. Emily Norman
  8. Laura Berry

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRicardo Tocco bt Mike Kingsley (Aug 10) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the strong wind and the unexpected ball behavior, it was a tough and close match. Thank you, Mike, for the game."  -- Ricardo
Mike Kingsley v Will Inman (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-7 (7-9) TBC
Reveal CommentWill Inman bt Sara Ley Cosio (Aug 4) 3-6, 6-3, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Sara and nice to meet you! A long and competitive match with a number of exhausting rallies! "  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Inman bt Selina Powell (Aug 3) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Selina! A lot of variety in shots played and some challenging rallies throughout. Lovely to meet you!"  -- Will
Sara Ley Cosio bt Ben Degiorgio (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Jamie Riggs-long 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Silva [W1, L1] 3
  3. Rob Whitehouse 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Liza Adebisi [L2]
  5. Emma Moran [L1]
  6. Melanie Tompkins
  7. Tom Cutbill

Match Results:

David Silva bt Liza Adebisi (Aug 15) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Liza Adebisi (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for match Liza!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Rob Whitehouse (Aug 7) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A real tussle out there with most games going to deuce. Rob has an excellent serve which stood up against the terrible winds. Great match! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Emma Moran (Aug 5) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Emma has an excellent all round game and it was a good, friendly match. Emma was a little unwell and so I was probably a bit lucky; it could have been a very different outcome otherwise! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt David Silva (Aug 4) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "David raised his level considerably in the second set. Lots of deuce games in the third. "  -- Jamie

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Beejay 10.1
  2. Jennifer Stafford
  3. Kamila Naz
  4. Kate Meredith-Hardy
  5. Louise Hanson
  6. Melissa Pirela 10.1
  7. Paul Sansom
  8. Peter Bradley

Current Rankings:

  1. John Hall 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Alessandra Panunzio [L1] 1
  3. Gemma Champ 10.1 [L1] 1
  4. Ben Francis
  5. Jenna Ward
  6. Jordan Philips
  7. Laurie Young 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Gemma Champ (Aug 13) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A real epic, with many games going to deuce. There was sun, wind and rain during our first session at Highbury Fields which was so tight we only managed two sets in two hours. Completing the match on a warm evening in Hackney, the final set's scoreline looks deceptively one sided when in reality it was a continuation on our closely fought battle! I look forward to another epic soon, Gemma!"  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Alessandra Panunzio (Aug 6) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun, hard-fought match on a blustery evening in Tufnell Park."  -- John

Results

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Collapse AllHighbury Fields Doubles - Round 35 | Thursday 23 May 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 June 2019)

What a fantastic round! Over 70% of matches were played and that is a real achievement in any round and especially a round of doubles. The tennis didn't disappoint either with some great matches and dozens of supportive (and witty) commentaries. It's been a great time for tennis on Highbury Fields with another excellent summer community tournament that many of you also played in, the repainting of the courts and in the last few weeks the opening of three brand new courts. You guys have done the Fields proud!

Group Summary:

A great performance from Mitch & James who played all their matches and won more than any of the other teams. But it was a real battle for top spot and defending champs, Sean & James, thanks to earning their bonus points for scheduling, matched Mitch & James in the points chase. That means it was all down to their head-to-head and the match disappoint - both sets went to tiebreaks! A tantalising result for our silver medalists as even if one set had gone their way they would have topped the table on points. As it is, it is well done again to the indomitable Sean & James.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sean Girty & James Kirk [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mitch Sedgwick & James Ellington [W6, L1] 12 RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Shave & Dirceu Pozzebon [W2, L4, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Akyol & Alice Pavey [W3, L2] 6
  5. John Durant & Alex Hicks [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Daniel Petersen & Tim Edwards [W2, L2] 4
  7. Samir Rashed & Rory Brown [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  8. Oliver Bishop & Charlie Hudson [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMitch Sedgwick & James Ellington bt Peter Akyol & Alice Pavey (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasant match. Great to see young players out on the court with us old fogies. We had the upper hand tonight but despair of the future."  -- Mitch
Reveal CommentMitch Sedgwick & James Ellington bt Daniel Petersen & Tim Edwards (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This match had been scheduled for a long time so we were keen to play again after our excellent bout last year. We discovered from Daniel, on arrival at the court, that, earlier in the day, he'd developed a serious problem with his neck - pinched nerve? - and had kindly asked his friend, Bali, to step in at the last minute. Obviously, we went ahead and played. A perhaps less experienced player than Daniel, our progress against this newly-aligned pairing was easier than expected. A lot of fun and played in good spirit. Tim's serves and shots are phenomenal. "  -- Mitch
Nick Shave & Dirceu Pozzebon bt Oliver Bishop & Charlie Hudson (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-3
Nick Shave & Dirceu Pozzebon v Samir Rashed & Rory Brown (Jul 17) 6-3, 1-6, 2-3 TBC
Reveal CommentSean Girty & James Kirk bt Peter Akyol & Alice Pavey (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, with some hard hitting, especially Peter’s rocket forehand. Good serving and attacking net play helped us neutralise their weapons "  -- Sean
Reveal CommentSean Girty & James Kirk bt Daniel Petersen & Tim Edwards (Jul 15) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Solid play from both sides meant it was always close. Luckily for us Sean was on form with his net play which just made the difference. Thanks Daniel & Tim, looking forward to playing again."  -- James
Reveal CommentPeter Akyol & Alice Pavey bt Oliver Bishop & Charlie Hudson (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game played in good spirit. "  -- Peter
Peter Akyol & Alice Pavey bt John Durant & Alex Hicks (Jul 11) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMitch Sedgwick & James Ellington bt Samir Rashed & Rory Brown (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Gentlemen of the game of tennis on the courts tonight. Very enjoyable, friendly match of a stuffy London evening. Good chatter especially over pints after. "  -- Mitch
Reveal CommentDaniel Petersen & Tim Edwards bt John Durant & Alex Hicks (Jul 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in good spirits "  -- Daniel
John Durant & Alex Hicks bt Oliver Bishop & Charlie Hudson (Jul 4) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSean Girty & James Kirk bt Mitch Sedgwick & James Ellington (Jul 2) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with good solid doubles play all around. Everyone on the court had Wimbledon like moments of glory. There were also the occasional howler which brought each of us to back to earth with a thud. Always a pleasure to play Mitch & James."  -- Sean
Reveal CommentMitch Sedgwick & James Ellington bt Oliver Bishop & Charlie Hudson (Jun 30) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasant evening match, played in good cheer with some exceptional shotmaking especially in deteriorating light conditions. (Joggers around Highbury Fields too lame to pick up balls sent for a 6, however.) Finishing a little early, we played another set as we were having a good time. "  -- Mitch
Reveal CommentMitch Sedgwick & James Ellington bt Nick Shave & Dirceu Pozzebon (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "High level tennis - balls very fast - in the now-infamous sauna that was Saturday 30 June: long scheduled match played at the peak of the heat. An excellent game in brutal conditions."  -- Mitch
Reveal CommentSean Girty & James Kirk bt Nick Shave & Dirceu Pozzebon (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough windy conditions but still some great doubles rallies. Solid serving and aggressive net play made the difference for us. Always a pleasure to play Nick & Dirceau "  -- Sean
Reveal CommentSamir Rashed & Rory Brown bt Sean Girty & James Kirk (Jun 25) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "High-quality game with strong serving throughout. There were some really tight games, and a few times where we had to come from 0-30 or 0-40down to hold - Could have gone either way! Looking forward to a rematch next time"  -- Rory
Reveal CommentSean Girty & James Kirk bt John Durant & Alex Hicks (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Late match, thankfully played indoors!"  -- Sean
Nick Shave & Dirceu Pozzebon bt John Durant & Alex Hicks (Jun 15) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMitch Sedgwick & James Ellington bt John Durant & Alex Hicks (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match at very humid ITC indoor courts. Good humour and gentlemanly play all around."  -- Mitch
Reveal CommentDaniel Petersen & Tim Edwards bt Nick Shave & Dirceu Pozzebon (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match as always "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentPeter Akyol & Alice Pavey bt Nick Shave & Dirceu Pozzebon (Jun 5) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match between us. Nice to actually finish this one!"  -- Peter

Group Summary:

On paper at least, with six relatively comfortable wins, Kyle & Anthony look to have taken the group win in their stride. But we know how much work goes into not only keeping up the on-court concentration to bring home those wins, but also in setting up and scheduling the matched in the first place! So well done to our Group two champs. Runners up Fatemeh & Alan made it a close run thing (attempting one extra match in the process) and it would had been closer still if they had won their bonus points. An excellent group with some very nice commentaries and determined tennis.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kyle May & Anthony Stone [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Fatemeh Beyad & Alan Revel [W5, L1, UF1] 11 RUNNER UP
  3. Harry Hulme & Ollie Chambers [W3, L1, UF1] 7
  4. Oliver Wills & Tom Becker [W2, L3] 5
  5. Brett Galloway & Tom Gatzen [W1, L3] 3
  6. Dylan Balbirnie & Claudia Delpero [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alexander Rayner & Joseph Burrows [L2]
  8. Richard Beswick & Jenny Preston [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKyle May & Anthony Stone bt Harry Hulme & Ollie Chambers (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was the best match we have played both Harry and Ollie have got a very good serve Ollie serve is just like Stefan Edberg serve very hard to read, if he didn't have a shoulder injurie I think we would of lost this match they are the best team we have played, Kyle and I really had to stay focus the score is not a true reflection of the match. They are potential winners of the league if they play all the matches. Anthony "  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentOliver Wills & Tom Becker bt Brett Galloway & Tom Gatzen (Jul 29) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with a few twists and turns in it. The mental aspect of the game affected both sides at various points, but we managed to get back some momentum in the final set to take the match. Very enjoyable, with some interesting accompanying music coming from elsewhere in the park..."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentHarry Hulme & Ollie Chambers bt Oliver Wills & Tom Becker (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentFatemeh Beyad & Alan Revel v Harry Hulme & Ollie Chambers (Jul 24) 6-2, 1-6, 2-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable tennis on a very warm evening. Time robbed Harry and Ollie of a likely victory. Thanks for the match chaps."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentKyle May & Anthony Stone bt Oliver Wills & Tom Becker (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very competitive match good groundstrokes volleys and serves especially Oliver topspin serve which shot up 6ft in the air just like the pros, and we were all very nervous but once our nerves settled we broke serve and when on to win the games set and match. Anthony "  -- Anthony
Fatemeh Beyad & Alan Revel bt Dylan Balbirnie & Claudia Delpero (Jul 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentFatemeh Beyad & Alan Revel bt Oliver Wills & Tom Becker (Jul 6) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with some lovely play from both sides. Tom and Ollie stormed ahead 4-1 and while Fatemeh and I did make a comeback we went on to lose it. However we were starting to improve our play and carried that momentum into the second set and got onto a bit of a roll. Thanks Tom and Ollie for the match."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentFatemeh Beyad & Alan Revel bt Brett Galloway & Tom Gatzen (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A surprisingly short match compared to previous encounters with Brett and Tom. Fatemeh's powerful ground strokes if not winning points outright gave me opportunities at the net and this combination helped stop Brett and Tom from getting any real momentum. Best wishes to Tom and Brett in their remaining matches. "  -- Alan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBrett Galloway & Tom Gatzen bt Dylan Balbirnie & Claudia Delpero (Jun 29) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A thrilling match, lots of classy strokes with plenty if nervy errors thrown in too - as both sides tried to edge over the line! 2.5 hours on court during the hottest day of the year. We are all truly exhausted and I am now trying to recover in time for 2 singles matches tomorrow (what was I thinking)!"  -- Brett
Reveal CommentHarry Hulme & Ollie Chambers bt Brett Galloway & Tom Gatzen (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentOliver Wills & Tom Becker bt Dylan Balbirnie & Claudia Delpero (Jun 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match to (finally!) kick off my and Ollie's first doubles league. Some great passing shots from Dylan, effective vollying from Caludia and lots of fast-paced rallies. Thanks both for a great match!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentHarry Hulme & Ollie Chambers bt Dylan Balbirnie & Claudia Delpero (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match"  -- Harry
Kyle May & Anthony Stone bt Dylan Balbirnie & Claudia Delpero (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-1
Kyle May & Anthony Stone bt Richard Beswick & Jenny Preston (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-1
Fatemeh Beyad & Alan Revel bt Alexander Rayner & Joseph Burrows (Jun 12) Walkover
Reveal CommentKyle May & Anthony Stone bt Fatemeh Beyad & Alan Revel (Jun 11) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • " This was a very enjoyable match the weather was very windy but the first one to use the wind to their advantage would win the game set and match, we figure this out by the end of the first set and there was no looking back form that point on would, our opponent played well and I am sure they will win more matches."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentKyle May & Anthony Stone bt Alexander Rayner & Joseph Burrows (May 30) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Finally got the first match out the way, had some good rally we all had great fun. very humid"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentFatemeh Beyad & Alan Revel bt Richard Beswick & Jenny Preston (May 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fatemeh and I got off to a slow start, both being a bit nervey while Jenny and Richard got off to a flyer with lovely ground strokes and Jenny putting away some lovely vollies which helped them establish a big lead. We managed to start to get our way back into the set and got to a tie break which was nervy on all sides but we got over the line. Was great fun, always a pleasure to play Jenny and Richard. Good luck to them in their next matches."  -- Alan

Group Summary:

No team could maintain a completely unblemished record in group three, and as a result there was a real battle between the top four teams. With bonus points, points for sets won in matched lost and even a walkover in the mix, it couldn't really have been much closer. Now if it weren't for the fact that tennis hates a draw in the same way nature hates a vacuum, we'd make them all winners! But that would not be fair to Caroline & Simon who ended up a point ahead of both Gerard & Alan and Carl & Tom who tied on 14 points. So gold it is to C&S, and silver to G&A (as they beat C&T in their H2H). Got that? Award yourself a G&T.

Final Rankings:

  1. Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel [W5, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Carl Petrou & Tom Comins [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rafael Medina & Helen McNulty [W5, L2] 11
  5. Craig Harper & George Berry [W2, L4] 6
  6. Eric Lu & Ricardo Jhon Bonis Baena [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Christopher Walker & Sabrina Aich [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto [W1, L5] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRafael Medina & Helen McNulty bt Gerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel (Jul 29) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match which saw us go to a tie break. Helen and Rafael took a healthy lead in the tie break, only to see us come back and rather luckily take the set from under their noses. The second set followed the same pattern as the tie break but this time Gerard and I threw away the healthy lead to concede the set. All set for a deciding set when we meet again."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker & Sabrina Aich bt Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto (Jul 24) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of good rallies and long points throughout. Had we not won a couple of crucial points in the second set the match could easily have gone the other way. Look forward to hopefully playing again in the future :-)"  -- Christopher
Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto bt Eric Lu & Ricardo Jhon Bonis Baena (Jul 24) Walkover
Rafael Medina & Helen McNulty bt Christopher Walker & Sabrina Aich (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou & Tom Comins bt Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon (Jul 17) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "a really close match played in good competitive fashion with plenty of momentum shifts. Caroline and Simon took the first set comfortably and played really solid tennis but in the second it was really tight. Tom had a serve for the set at 5-4 up but was broken and both Simon then Carl held their serves under real pressure to lead to tie-break. somehow Tom and Carl recovered from a bad start to take the breaker and then get some momentum into deciding set. this was closer than 3rd set score suggests and some great net play by Simon and strong ground strokes by Caroline meant it was a really tough battle. thanks to both for such a fun match and enjoy the summer tennis ahead!"  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel bt Craig Harper & George Berry (Jul 16) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Thanks Craig and George. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentCaroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon bt Christopher Walker & Sabrina Aich (Jul 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "great start to finals day ....shame Feds didnt win ....shot of the match game from Sabrina who hit a back hand down the line worthy of Halep. Thank you for the game ..."  -- Caroline
Rafael Medina & Helen McNulty bt Eric Lu & Ricardo Jhon Bonis Baena (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou & Tom Comins bt Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "thanks Alex and Andrew for fun match played on a day of crazy sport with Wimbledon final and Cricket World cup a distraction but epic finals! good games with some excellent rallies too"  -- Tom
Rafael Medina & Helen McNulty bt Craig Harper & George Berry (Jul 13) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Rafael Medina & Helen McNulty bt Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto (Jul 13) 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou & Tom Comins bt Craig Harper & George Berry (Jul 10) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "another really good close match particularly in the second set which was very tight finish played in good competitive way in nice weather conditions thank you both Craig and George and hope rest of matches go well "  -- Tom
Craig Harper & George Berry bt Eric Lu & Ricardo Jhon Bonis Baena (Jul 4) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentCraig Harper & George Berry bt Christopher Walker & Sabrina Aich (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played by chris and Sabrina. Chris’ lobbing game in particular is second to none."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel bt Christopher Walker & Sabrina Aich (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I think we met the quickest player on the courts in Christopher, he gets to everything, remarkable speed which means you are always playing the extra shot (or three) when you think you have already got the point won. An enjoyable match and am sure as they get more experience playing matches then victories will be forthcoming. Thanks for the match Chris and Sabrina."  -- Alan
Caroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon bt Eric Lu & Ricardo Jhon Bonis Baena (Jun 25) Walkover
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou & Tom Comins bt Rafael Medina & Helen McNulty (Jun 25) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "another really close match that could easily have gone either way played in good spirit and competitive points. first 2 sets played out in strong momentum shift to Helen and Raphael who covered the court exceptionally well. then decider was very even until a break of serve Many thanks to all and wish Helen and Raphael well in remaining games and hope to play again soon- great fun!"  -- Tom
Gerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel bt Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto (Jun 24) Walkover
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou & Tom Comins bt Christopher Walker & Sabrina Aich (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • " - great retrieves! were the feature of this excellent close game with score not representative of how hard fought a match it was thanks Chris and Sabrina for a really enjoyable game before the rain arrived. really tense first set with Carl just holding serve in decisive game to get edge in first set despite some sterling defence for Sabrina and Chris. great fun thank you and think you will make a very strong doubles team "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel bt Carl Petrou & Tom Comins (Jun 16) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a very blustery afternoon. A really close set which saw us get to 5-5 at which point we managed to get a break and then serve it out. Having got on a bit of a roll Gerard and I grew in confidence and the second set went our way. Thanks to Tom and Carl. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentCaroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon bt Alex Hicks & Andrew Latto (Jun 16) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "...a very competitive match in which the first set could have gone either way . There were some very good rallies and keen net play , especially in the 2nd set. Simon and I made marginally fewer errors and kept the momentum to secure our win. Thanks for the game Andrew and Alex "  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentCaroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon bt Craig Harper & George Berry (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "...a good match with some great hitting by George and Craig....they are transitioning from singles to doubles and with a few more matches under their belt will be a force to be reckoned with ."  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentCarl Petrou & Tom Comins bt Eric Lu & Ricardo Jhon Bonis Baena (Jun 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "a very enjoyable first match for Carl and me with difficult conditions of very gusty wind but great fun played in good friendly spirit and wish Eric and Jhon best of luck in remaining games thank you all! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel bt Eric Lu & Ricardo Jhon Bonis Baena (Jun 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match on a nice evening. Gerard served really well this evening and hit some lovely ground strokes which helped keep us on top in the match. Eric's first serve is a decent weapon but unfortunately for him not enough went in tonight. Ricardo creates some tricky angles with his shots, pushing you out wide. Enjoyable fun."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentCaroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon bt Gerard Van Tonder & Alan Revel (Jun 4) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Alan and Gerard really tested out metal this evening. In a gruelling 3-setter where we had the upper hand in the first set, and we weren't really in the same court during the second ...the game really got going in the 3rd set where cheek by jowl we nudged a victory . Gerard made some incredible volleys and Alan was poised throughout, almost faultlessly consistent and ready to exploit any weakness in our game. Thoroughly enjoyable ...look forward to the next time. "  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentCaroline Gargaro & Simon Dormon bt Rafael Medina & Helen McNulty (Jun 3) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Simon and I got off to a good start and took advantage of Helen and Rafael's new doubles partnership. However this settling in period ended quite abruptly and we soon found ourselves 4-0 down in the second set. Rafael covered every inch of the court with some amazing gets meanwhile Helen stayed steady and played mighty forehand after forehand. Somehow we managed to pull ourselves together and came back to take the second set however it really could have gone either way. A really enjoyable evening of tennis ...thank you "  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentEric Lu & Ricardo Jhon Bonis Baena bt Christopher Walker & Sabrina Aich (May 27) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet other like minded people and pleased to have completed the first Local Tennis Leagues match."  -- Eric

Group Summary:

A terrific group with a nail-biting finish. Poonam & Vicky and Isabelle & Adam both tied with ten points each and an identical won four, lost one round record. That means, to break the tie, we look at their head-to-head, a match played on a "balmy Tuesday evening". Poonam & Vicky prevailed allowing Vicky to record that the team "was back!". And so it proved as the two held on through more memorable battles to top the group. Only Marco & Andrew beat them in the round but sadly for them they couldn't find enough matches to capitalise. Well done to our winners and the runners up, and a nod to Philip and Julian for a fine third place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Poonam Lloyd Williams & Vicky Davies [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Isabelle Hugh-Jones & Adam Wood [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Philip Messent & Julian Meteyard [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Marco Mandolini & Andrew Sims [W3] 6
  5. Fiona Dias & Marco Consolaro [W2, L4] 6
  6. Joanna Osborne & Alex Grieves [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Catherine Royall & Daniel Parris [L4]
  8. Ashley Marshall & Edd Snoxell

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFiona Dias & Marco Consolaro bt Joanna Osborne & Alex Grieves (Jul 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of good points with Joanna & stand in partner Alice, a special well done to Islington council on the new courts!"  -- Fiona
Fiona Dias & Marco Consolaro bt Catherine Royall & Daniel Parris (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-1
Philip Messent & Julian Meteyard bt Catherine Royall & Daniel Parris (Jul 11) Walkover
Reveal CommentMarco Mandolini & Andrew Sims bt Fiona Dias & Marco Consolaro (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, long baseline rallies, thanks Marco and Fiona!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentIsabelle Hugh-Jones & Adam Wood bt Joanna Osborne & Alex Grieves (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable match on a perfect summer's evening at Highbury. The unexpected spectator kept us all on our toes... would love to play again in the future! "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMarco Mandolini & Andrew Sims bt Philip Messent & Julian Meteyard (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, tight first set. Thanks Phil and Julian!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPoonam Lloyd Williams & Vicky Davies bt Fiona Dias & Marco Consolaro (Jun 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hot!"  -- Vicky
Reveal CommentIsabelle Hugh-Jones & Adam Wood bt Philip Messent & Julian Meteyard (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match, really competitive tennis with long rallies and almost all matches going to deuce several times! "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJoanna Osborne & Alex Grieves bt Catherine Royall & Daniel Parris (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game :)"  -- Joanna
Reveal CommentPoonam Lloyd Williams & Vicky Davies bt Joanna Osborne & Alex Grieves (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Classic doubles with volleys galore, great angles and that constant question 'Who can hold their serve?'. Fabulous intensity from Poonam, especially at the end - always enjoyable. Thanks Joanna & Alex for playing at such short notice."  -- Vicky

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPoonam Lloyd Williams & Vicky Davies bt Philip Messent & Julian Meteyard (Jun 16) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Wow! That was a tussle. Some rain interruption in the first hour meant we were neck and neck at 1 set each when our 2 hours were over.Luckily we were able to nab an empty court and continue. The third set was incredibly close with most of the games going to multiple multiple deuces. Vicky and I were lucky to nab the crucial points. The boys had us scrambling with their lobs and slices and consistent wily play - but Vicky was a gazelle around the back and a tiger at the net. Many thanks for a great game, guys. As with the last time, very good fun and very close. xx"  -- Poonam
Reveal CommentPhilip Messent & Julian Meteyard bt Fiona Dias & Marco Consolaro (Jun 13) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very seesaw match. Very pleased to get the match finished in spite of the threat of rain."  -- Julian
Philip Messent & Julian Meteyard bt Joanna Osborne & Alex Grieves (Jun 11) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMarco Mandolini & Andrew Sims bt Poonam Lloyd Williams & Vicky Davies (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game on a beautiful morning at Highbury Fields. Thanks very much Vicky and Poonam"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPoonam Lloyd Williams & Vicky Davies bt Isabelle Hugh-Jones & Adam Wood (Jun 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A balmy Tuesday evening, nifty court bagging by Mrs LW and a lovely game of tennis with Izzy & Adam. Great serving all round, fabulously unreturnable volleys by Poonam & Adam, and tricky low skidding shots from Izzy.. But I am delighted to say that Poonam and Vicky are back!!"  -- Vicky
Isabelle Hugh-Jones & Adam Wood bt Catherine Royall & Daniel Parris (May 31) 6-2, 6-3
Isabelle Hugh-Jones & Adam Wood bt Fiona Dias & Marco Consolaro (May 27) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Group Summary:

The wins and losses were very evenly distributed across the group, so much so that while Jill & Gerard ended up at the bottom of the group they actually matched the group winners total of matches won! At the top of the table there was a three-way tie on points. No team had a winning record over each of the others, so we have to dust off the rule book to settle it. But by the narrowest of margins, and an analysis of average number of sets concede per match played, the gold goes to Matthew Robbins & Brian with Jens and John as runners up. Well done all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Robbins & Brian Mckenney [W2, L1] 5 WINNER
  2. Jens Hills & John Granshaw [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Jonas Niessen & Christopher Hill [W2, L2] 5
  4. Anna Ponomarenko & Dom Felton [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jill McLaughlin & Gerard Wilson [W2, L2] 4
  6. Sally Kinnes & Nigel Billen withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnna Ponomarenko & Dom Felton bt Jill McLaughlin & Gerard Wilson (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought game in the evening sun. Great fun! Thanks guys!"  -- Dom
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins & Brian Mckenney bt Jill McLaughlin & Gerard Wilson (Jul 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Avoided the massive downpour ut not the crazy heat! before a close game on new court 9. Good fun, thank you guys. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJonas Niessen & Christopher Hill bt Matthew Robbins & Brian Mckenney (Jul 14) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match. Matt and Brian came back strongly in the second set but we managed to rally ourselves and play out the third, just in time to get home for the Wimbledon mens final - 1 set all, 6-5 Federer in the third as I write this. Go Roger!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentJens Hills & John Granshaw bt Jonas Niessen & Christopher Hill (Jul 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some very good rallies and enjoyable match. First set could have gone either way with good play from both sides."  -- John

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin & Gerard Wilson bt Jonas Niessen & Christopher Hill (Jul 4) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match spread over 2 bookings - at one set all and 4,3 down Jill and Gerrard started the early morning finishing game in lively fashion and took the first and last 3 games - christening court 10 in the process. Good fun playing and very close. "  -- Jill
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin & Gerard Wilson bt Jens Hills & John Granshaw (Jun 30) 7-5, 4-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on this lovely Sunday morning"  -- Jill
Reveal CommentJens Hills & John Granshaw bt Anna Ponomarenko & Dom Felton (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Having arranged the match I had not put it in my diary and was very late, arriving only after receiving a call to remind me. Dom and Anna were very good about this and waited for me so we could start the match. Apologies to Dom, Anna and Jens. Otherwise an enjoyable match with some good rallies."  -- John
Jonas Niessen & Christopher Hill bt Anna Ponomarenko & Dom Felton (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatthew Robbins & Brian Mckenney bt Anna Ponomarenko & Dom Felton (May 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, played in great spirit. Thanks for the game guys (sorry so late to add scores!)"  -- Matthew

Group Summary:

Jeff & Harry 's toughest challenge was saved to last and a terrific tussle with Dreyfus & Michael : "A great match - could have gone either way!" Melanie & Stefano however were the team that came closest in the points chase ending up just ahead of third placed Dreyfus & Michael. A few matches were left unplayed so mathematically we might have had an upset, but there was no doubt who was making the pace this round! Well done to the new champs, Jeff & Harry.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jeff Zroback & Harry Flower [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Melanie Tompkins & Stefano Bandera [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Charles Dreyfus & Michael Pechstein [W1, L1] 3
  4. Paul Jarrett & Eilis Leslie [W1, L2] 2
  5. Maria Cruz & Shirry Liram [W1, L2] 2
  6. Maeve McSherry & Martin Dibben [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeff Zroback & Harry Flower bt Charles Dreyfus & Michael Pechstein (Jul 28) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match - could have gone either way! "  -- Harry
Paul Jarrett & Eilis Leslie bt Maria Cruz & Shirry Liram (Jul 22) 7-5, 6-4
Jeff Zroback & Harry Flower bt Maeve McSherry & Martin Dibben (Jul 19) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Charles Dreyfus & Michael Pechstein bt Melanie Tompkins & Stefano Bandera (Jul 3) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Reveal CommentMelanie Tompkins & Stefano Bandera bt Maeve McSherry & Martin Dibben (Jun 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun but exhausting match! Great game!"  -- Melanie
Reveal CommentMaria Cruz & Shirry Liram bt Maeve McSherry & Martin Dibben (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, we enjoyed a lot playing with Maeve and Martin"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentMelanie Tompkins & Stefano Bandera bt Paul Jarrett & Eilis Leslie (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match - good rallies and good tennis. "  -- Melanie
Jeff Zroback & Harry Flower bt Paul Jarrett & Eilis Leslie (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentJeff Zroback & Harry Flower bt Maria Cruz & Shirry Liram (Jun 8) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "nice match!"  -- Maria

Results

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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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

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