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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

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 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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Collapse AllHolland Park & KMP Singles - Round 37 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Busy courts and wintry weather made it a little more difficult to get matches played this round, but when players did get on court we were rewarded with some excellent tennis. Thank you all for your commitment and support... see you back on court again soon!

Group Summary:

Rather too many matches were left on the cutting room floor this time, but it was a chance for newcomer Sahil to shine! His success was built on getting more matches played than anyone else and that allowed him to avenge a close defeat to Scott by finishing the round on top of the table. Shame Saed and Sebastian didn't get going this time but let's hope the warmer weather will bring many more matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Sahil Thapa [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Scott Young [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Thomas L'Hostis [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Stephan Dorner [L2, UF1] 2
  5. Riccardo Barrai [L1]
  6. Nikos Aletras 9.2 [L2]
  7. Saed Khan
  8. Sebastian Ling

Match Results:

Sahil Thapa bt Nikos Aletras (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentSahil Thapa bt Riccardo Barrai (Mar 1) 6-2, 1-0 Riccardo Barrai Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy day again, rain topped play at 15-0, sahil serve "  -- Sahil
Thomas L'Hostis bt Nikos Aletras (Feb 29) 6-4, 6-1
Sahil Thapa bt Stephan Dorner (Feb 29) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentScott Young bt Sahil Thapa (Feb 22) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Sahil to serve"  -- Sahil
Reveal CommentScott Young bt Stephan Dorner (Feb 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match. Definitely closer than the score might suggest. "  -- Scott
Reveal CommentStephan Dorner v Thomas L'Hostis (Jan 19) 3-6, 6-4, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Score 40:40, Stephan serves"  -- Stephan

Group Summary:

What a fantastic group - all but one match played and so many of them were minor classics. Suitably for such a close group, no one could maintain a completely clean slate and in terms of win/loss Peter and Diego tied on won five, lost one, and Raj needed just one more win to join that club! The laurels finally go to Peter who not only edged a win over Diego but picked up a point for a set won in his loss to Raj. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Grenfell 9.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Diego Freire [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Raj Samarasinhe 8.2 [W4, L1] 9
  4. Michele Ballarati [W3, L2] 8
  5. Paul Karacaoglu 9.1 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephan Von Bismarck 9.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mark Gadsden 9.1 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRaj Samarasinhe bt Peter Grenfell (Mar 14) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game - hopefully time to finish before the end of the tournament!"  -- Raj
Michele Ballarati bt Mark Gadsden (Mar 9) 6-1, 6-4
Raj Samarasinhe bt Mark Gadsden (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-0
Raj Samarasinhe bt Paul Karacaoglu (Mar 1) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
Peter Grenfell bt Paul Karacaoglu (Feb 27) 6-2, 6-2
Michele Ballarati bt Paul Karacaoglu (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentStephan Von Bismarck bt Mark Gadsden (Feb 25) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Mark calm and steady throughout - Stephan slightly more volatile - great rallies and great running (by Mark) - thoroughly enjoyable"  -- Stephan
Reveal CommentPeter Grenfell bt Michele Ballarati (Feb 23) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in very windy conditions"  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRaj Samarasinhe bt Stephan Von Bismarck (Feb 23) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - thoroughly enjoyable - thanks"  -- Stephan
Diego Freire bt Raj Samarasinhe (Feb 22) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Diego Freire bt Michele Ballarati (Feb 20) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Diego Freire bt Stephan Von Bismarck (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentMichele Ballarati bt Stephan Von Bismarck (Feb 10) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Michele is definitely too good for me - should have won even more clearly - but very enjoyable - Thanks "  -- Stephan
Reveal CommentPeter Grenfell bt Stephan Von Bismarck (Feb 5) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Stephan was a very tough opponent, a great game"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentDiego Freire bt Mark Gadsden (Feb 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some nice rallies. Thanks Mark!"  -- Diego
Reveal CommentPaul Karacaoglu bt Mark Gadsden (Jan 30) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rain crept in towards the end we managed to escape before it drenched us "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPeter Grenfell bt Diego Freire (Jan 26) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great and very tight game, approx 75% of games went to deuce!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Grenfell bt Mark Gadsden (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Mark and a great game in icy conditions!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPaul Karacaoglu bt Stephan Von Bismarck (Jan 19) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Many lengthy rallies and one particularly almighty game of copious deuces. Thanks Stephan. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDiego Freire bt Paul Karacaoglu (Jan 17) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game of ups and downs, our form kept changing we were rarely both playing well at the same time! "  -- Paul

Group Summary:

With two withdrawals and another player who didn't get going, matches were a little hard to come by in group three. Despite an unfinished match with Des, it was Jack who was able to amass the most points and takes the title this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jack Watton [W2, UF1] 5 WINNER
  2. Oliver Keen 9.2 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Des Glass [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Tom Leonard 9.1 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Zanete Bukarte [L2]
  6. Alexis Namdar
  7. Javier Perez-Lecumberri 9.1 withdrawn
  8. Patrick Williams 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Jack Watton v Des Glass (Mar 10) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) TBC
Des Glass bt Tom Leonard (Mar 7) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Oliver Keen bt Tom Leonard (Feb 22) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Reveal CommentJack Watton bt Tom Leonard (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score suggest, lots of deuce games."  -- Jack
Jack Watton bt Oliver Keen (Jan 25) 6-3, 6-2
Tom Leonard bt Zanete Bukarte (Jan 24) 6-2, 6-2
Oliver Keen bt Zanete Bukarte (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-0

Group Summary:

A brilliant debut performance from Christopher, and all the time chased hard by Liz who also had an excellent round. Each of the top four players earned their bonus points so in the end it was the on-court performances that decided things. Both Liz and Christopher completed five matches and only their head-to-head separated them, a win that went Christopher's way and earned him gold this time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Rolt 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Liz Smith [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Diomid Sarateanu 10.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Parsons 10.2 [W1, L3, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Patricia McGill [W1, L4] 3
  6. Daniel Wiesner [L4, UF1] 2
  7. Adam Davis
  8. Steven Francis

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Rolt bt Daniel Wiesner (Mar 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to play withDaniel, we managed to avoid the rain and to have some fun"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentLiz Smith bt Daniel Wiesner (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with some match nerves definitely coming into play in the second set when the score got tight! "  -- Liz
  • "Liz is very good at attacking and has a powerful groundstroke. Definitively one of the most talented players in our group. It was a pleasure to play with her," -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJohn Parsons v Daniel Wiesner (Mar 7) 3-6, 7-5, 2-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Exciting game with lots of great moments. Daniel has a great serve which I can't match. In retrospect we should have played a tie break in lieu of the third set as we only had 20 minutes available at the end of the second set. Neither of us thought to do that. We are hoping to finish the last set before the round finishes but that may not be possible.."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Parsons bt Patricia McGill (Mar 2) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with plenty of long deuce games and exciting rallies"  -- John
Reveal CommentLiz Smith bt Patricia McGill (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a real pleasure to meet and play with Patricia. There were some great long rallies in our match."  -- Liz
Christopher Rolt bt Patricia McGill (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLiz Smith bt Diomid Sarateanu (Feb 7) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What an enjoyable battle - looking forward to continuing this match."  -- Liz
  • "Dima is full of tennis enthusiasm and very fast around the court often getting to shots that you thought would be a winner, making you play one more ball (that you then hit in the net!). It was a great pleasure to play with him and I look forward to many more 3 set duels in the future," -- Liz
Reveal CommentLiz Smith bt John Parsons (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "John is such fun to play with, he was cracking me up all the way through our match."  -- Liz
  • "Humour is my only defense. Liz is so much better than me. Very enjoyable game in brilliant winter sunshine," -- John
Diomid Sarateanu bt Daniel Wiesner (Jan 31) 6-4, 7-5
Christopher Rolt bt Liz Smith (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt John Parsons (Jan 29) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was a pleasure to meet and play with John, "  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Patricia McGill (Jan 27) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies "  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentPatricia McGill bt Daniel Wiesner (Jan 26) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match, going to deuce a lot, and impressively Daniel's first time on a hard court! "  -- Patricia
Reveal CommentChristopher Rolt bt John Parsons (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game on a damp and dreary day!"  -- John
Christopher Rolt bt Diomid Sarateanu (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

Alexandra has made her mark on the Holland Park League, storming to a group win on her first attempt. It was a great display of tennis and solid scheduling (without those bonus points Philippa could have stolen the lead!). Well played all - an excellent group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexandra Hinckfuss [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Philippa Seal 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Declan Flood [W3, L2] 6
  4. Piers Russell-Cobb [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nicola Piercy [W1, L3] 2
  6. Ruth Mac Gowan [L2]
  7. Cristina Aguilera [L4]

Match Results:

Piers Russell-Cobb bt Cristina Aguilera (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentPhilippa Seal bt Nicola Piercy (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We played some good deuces in second set. "  -- Philippa
Reveal CommentPhilippa Seal bt Declan Flood (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies. Declan came back from the brink."  -- Philippa
Declan Flood bt Cristina Aguilera (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-1
Declan Flood bt Ruth Mac Gowan (Feb 29) Walkover
Reveal CommentDeclan Flood bt Nicola Piercy (Feb 27) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cold but enjoyable game! Thank you!"  -- Declan
Alexandra Hinckfuss bt Nicola Piercy (Feb 17) 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Alexandra Hinckfuss bt Declan Flood (Feb 13) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Alexandra Hinckfuss bt Cristina Aguilera (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0
Alexandra Hinckfuss bt Philippa Seal (Feb 12) 6-4, 6-4
Alexandra Hinckfuss bt Piers Russell-Cobb (Feb 11) 6-3, 6-0
Nicola Piercy bt Piers Russell-Cobb (Feb 1) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentPhilippa Seal bt Piers Russell-Cobb (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great serves and good drop shots"  -- Philippa
Philippa Seal bt Cristina Aguilera (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-0
Philippa Seal bt Ruth Mac Gowan (Jan 26) 7-6, 7-6

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Holland Park & KMP.

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 match tiebreak, 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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Collapse AllHolland Park & KMP Doubles - Round 4 | Thursday 12 March 2020 to Monday 23 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 April 2020)

Final Rankings:

  1. Jamie Kim & William Mulholland [W1] 2
  2. Stephan Von Bismarck & Javier Perez-Lecumberri [L1]
  3. Mark Gadsden & Christian Ardley
  4. Michele Ballarati & Patrick Hopkirk
  5. Sebastian Ling & Ewan Ge

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJamie Kim & William Mulholland bt Stephan Von Bismarck & Javier Perez-Lecumberri (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • " Bright sunny day with windy conditions and plenty of deuces. Was a fun game. Glad to have met you both. Hope to have a game again when the courts reopen."  -- Jamie

Final Rankings:

  1. James Fox & Julian Marien
  2. Liz Smith & Thomas Busch
  3. Maaike Tiersma & Chloe Parkin
  4. Michelle Shashoua & Jo Eade
  5. Ruth Mac Gowan & Philippa Seal

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Holland Park & KMP.

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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)