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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 57 | Thursday 2 September 2021 to Wednesday 27 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Robin Newbold [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Hodgson [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Steve Bradley 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Barney Cullum [L3]
  5. Ed Newlands [L2]
  6. Callum McGranaghan
  7. Steven Denman

Match Results:

Robin Newbold bt Steve Bradley (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentSteve Bradley bt Barney Cullum (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Barney for a good hit. Second set was a lot closer with some great passing shots off your racket."  -- Steve
Robin Newbold bt Barney Cullum (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-0
Robin Newbold bt Ed Newlands (Sep 21) 6-4, 6-3
Robin Newbold bt Daniel Hodgson (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-1
Daniel Hodgson bt Barney Cullum (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1
Daniel Hodgson bt Ed Newlands (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Arabzadeh 10.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neil Thomas 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Hutchinson [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alex Beaumont 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Emmanuel Ide [L1] 1
  6. Matthew Austin [L2]
  7. Paul Saxby [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Emmanuel Ide (Oct 11) 7-5, 4-6, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "A great game of tennis with lots of long rallies, deuces and a tense match tie break. Some great serving and a lot of running from both sides which led to a very tough but enjoyable match!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Alex Beaumont (Oct 10) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough but very enjoyable game. Lots of long rallies and duece games. Look forward to playing again!!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt Robert Hutchinson (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Rob pushed me all the way in the first set having been 4-1 up - he came back very well improving his consistency, and made it very tight. Some great rallies. Second set I managed to pull away but it was closer than it looks and several games could have either way! Both spent a fair few calories running around :) "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentNeil Thomas bt Matthew Austin (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game against Matthew with some hard fought points throughout."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Neil Thomas (Sep 25) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Neil! A great close game of tennis that could have gone either way. Lots of great shots and winners as well as some long rallies, thankfully it went my way today. Look forward to playing again, good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRobert Hutchinson bt Adam Arabzadeh (Sep 13) 6-0, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "As the scores in the second and third sets would indicate the first set was something of a freak scoreline. After that it was a very close, nip and tuck kind of game. Mainly short points but always very competitive. A very enjoyable match which could have gone either way. "  -- Robert
Adam Arabzadeh bt Matthew Austin (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNeil Thomas bt Robert Hutchinson (Sep 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game against Robert with some long points and impressive recovery shots made."  -- Neil
Adam Arabzadeh bt Paul Saxby (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Fox 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Gray 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Roberts [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jon Rattenbury 8.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Matt Glover [W1, L2] 3
  6. Jeffrey Turner 10.1 [L3] 1
  7. Charlie Offer [L2]
  8. Nicholas Curran

Match Results:

Matt Glover bt Jon Rattenbury (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-4
Lee Fox bt Andy Gray (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-3
Jon Rattenbury bt Jeffrey Turner (Oct 10) 3-6, 6-4, [12-10]
Andy Gray bt Jeffrey Turner (Oct 9) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentLee Fox bt Charlie Offer (Oct 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game over two sessions. Charlie then beat me soundly in a friendly set so I got lucky!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Fox bt Matt Glover (Sep 29) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close early morning game with lots of deuces, would be great to play again!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentAlex Roberts bt Jon Rattenbury (Sep 26) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. So many deuces and would love a rematch. Thanks Jon"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentLee Fox bt Jeffrey Turner (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with lots of deuce games!"  -- Lee
Alex Roberts bt Charlie Offer (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-2
Lee Fox bt Jon Rattenbury (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-3
Andy Gray bt Matt Glover (Sep 18) 6-3, 4-6, [10-3]
Andy Gray bt Alex Roberts (Sep 12) 6-2, 4-6, [10-6]
Andy Gray bt Jon Rattenbury (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Khalid Al Hamadi 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joss Albert [W3] 6
  3. Simon Cook [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Guy Dixon [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jon Cook 10.1 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Nick Kuh [L2]
  7. James Caulfield [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Cook bt James Caulfield (Oct 22) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match a real battle to the last point, with James saving several match points. Great serving by James too. "  -- Jon
Khalid Al Hamadi bt James Caulfield (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-1
Joss Albert bt James Caulfield (Oct 17) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentJon Cook bt Guy Dixon (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, real battle as Guy gets everything back."  -- Jon
Joss Albert bt Jon Cook (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-1
Simon Cook bt James Caulfield (Sep 20) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentGuy Dixon bt James Caulfield (Sep 17) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very close enjoyable match under the Friday night lights of the Pav and Ave Tennis Club. 2nd set especially was epic as we finished at 10pm in a match lasting 2 hours. Thanks for the game Jim. Great battle!"  -- Guy
Khalid Al Hamadi bt Simon Cook (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentJoss Albert bt Nick Kuh (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. Lots of deuces and some great points."  -- Joss
Khalid Al Hamadi bt Nick Kuh (Sep 11) 6-3, 7-5
Khalid Al Hamadi bt Guy Dixon (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSimon Cook bt Guy Dixon (Sep 8) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match which swung back and forth on a very hot afternoon. Both of us served well on the day; breaking each other's serves was the name of the game. We both improved as the game went on and the 3rd set would have been the spectator's choice."  -- Simon

Current Rankings:

  1. Kevin Bromley [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Simon Purwar [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ben Gordon 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Fergal Raftery [L1]
  5. Laurence Enright [L3]
  6. Matt Gibbons
  7. Matthew O'Flinn withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt Laurence Enright (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in nice October sun. Really close games throughout and we’re very evenly matched. Look forward to playing Laurence again"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentKevin Bromley bt Fergal Raftery (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Bromley bt Ben Gordon (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing despite the wet underfoot conditions."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Bromley bt Simon Purwar (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with lots of deuces. Thanks for the game."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentSimon Purwar bt Laurence Enright (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game in humid conditions - lots of long rallies and deuce games."  -- Simon
Simon Purwar bt Ben Gordon (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentKevin Bromley bt Laurence Enright (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game played in very warm conditions. Thanks"  -- Kevin

Current Rankings:

  1. Brett Baker [W6] 12
  2. Leo Nguyen [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mel Dixon 10.2 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Terry Hart [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Glyn Hyde [W1, L4] 2
  6. Tim Rayner [L4] 1
  7. Andy Grant [L4]
  8. Danielle Price

Match Results:

Brett Baker bt Tim Rayner (Oct 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Glyn Hyde (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some fun rallies. Glyn launched a comeback from 3-0 down in the second set but I just managed stem the tide and swing the set back in my favour."  -- Mel
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Glyn Hyde (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Glyn"  -- Brett
Reveal CommentLeo Nguyen bt Tim Rayner (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Leo
Reveal CommentGlyn Hyde bt Tim Rayner (Oct 14) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Had to split the sets across two sessions a couple of weeks apart and as you can tell from the scores, it was a close match with many long rallies. "  -- Glyn
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Mel Dixon (Oct 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match played over 3 days due to running out of daylight. Very long rallies, with neither of us wanting to make a mistake. Periods of concentration a must, and was glad to get over the line on this one….would not have wanted to go to a third set. Good luck Mel "  -- Brett
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Andy Grant (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely club setting, perfect weather for tennis. Really tight first set, with neither of us being able to hold our serve. I managed to hold mine at the crucial time to win the first set. Tight matches again in the second set. Thoroughly enjoyed playing Andy - good, fair competition. "  -- Brett
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Andy Grant (Oct 9) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another close-fought match with Andy. The first set tie break was probably crucial. Some neat shots and good rallies throughout. Good luck with the rest of your games Andy!"  -- Mel
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Leo Nguyen (Oct 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match. Long rallies and periods of concentration on points. Good technique from Leo. Relieved to win the match. "  -- Brett
Reveal CommentLeo Nguyen bt Mel Dixon (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting game with long rally, Mel is playing very consistent and controlling the ball well"  -- Leo
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Terry Hart (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough second set that could have gone either way. Terry out of sync in first set, but a really competitive second. Enjoyed the match - thanks Terry."  -- Brett
Reveal CommentTerry Hart bt Glyn Hyde (Sep 28) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rainy afternoon. "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentLeo Nguyen bt Terry Hart (Sep 23) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great game for both of us. Terry play and control the ball very well!"  -- Leo
Leo Nguyen bt Glyn Hyde (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentLeo Nguyen bt Andy Grant (Sep 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match, Andy is very friendly and have good serve"  -- Leo
Reveal CommentTerry Hart bt Andy Grant (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set which could have gone either way. Couple of long decent rallies in the second. Nice match thanks."  -- Terry
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Tim Rayner (Sep 7) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A well contested three-setter. While not one for the purists there were plenty of entertaining rallies and Tim has an uncanny ability to get the ball back. Played over two parts."-- Mel

Current Rankings:

  1. Diarmuid (dee) O'hare [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Ford [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Daqi Fan [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alain Barford [W2, L2] 4
  5. Louise Hollywood [W1, L2] 2
  6. Ciaran Rooney [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Louis Blair [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaqi Fan bt Louis Blair (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a enjoyable match, game got better towards the end. Some good rally. "  -- Daqi
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Alain Barford (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game on a sunny afternoon, a lot of very long games with many deuces. Look forward to playing you again soon "  -- David
Reveal CommentDiarmuid (dee) O'hare bt Louis Blair (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "it was nice to meet Louis and we had a very friendly game. He hasn't played much recently and his game improved throughout the match. the scores, particularly in the second set, don't reflect his much better play as the game went on. "  -- Diarmuid (dee)
Reveal CommentAlain Barford bt Ciaran Rooney (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ciaran, great to play in the sun. We shared some decent rallies as well"  -- Alain
Reveal CommentLouise Hollywood bt Ciaran Rooney (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Had a lovely game with Ciaran on Sunday despite the muddy courts at Preston Park. Hope to play again. "  -- Louise
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Ciaran Rooney (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very impressive newly renovated courts and a bright sunny afternoon made this a really enjoyable match that was full of many deuce games. Nice to meet you Ciaran and look forward to us playing again"  -- David
Reveal CommentDiarmuid (dee) O'hare bt Alain Barford (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "lovely to meet Alain and a good competitive game. some great long rallies and some with each of us hitting the ball so high - it was as well we were not indoors!"  -- Diarmuid (dee)
Reveal CommentDiarmuid (dee) O'hare bt Ciaran Rooney (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "great o meet Ciaran and we had many long rallies in a fun game. i really liked playing at Hollingbury as well - good courts, good availability."  -- Diarmuid (dee)
Reveal CommentAlain Barford bt Daqi Fan (Sep 20) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Lovely place to play at the pavilion tennis club. I’m glad it didn’t go to three sets otherwise we would have needed floodlights. Thanks for the game daqi , some great rallies in the second set"  -- Alain
Reveal CommentDiarmuid (dee) O'hare bt Louise Hollywood (Sep 18) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "i enjoyed the game against Louise. she has a very high level of fitness and runs for everything and we had some of the longest rallies i've played in the leagues. thanks Louise."  -- Diarmuid (dee)
Reveal CommentDiarmuid (dee) O'hare bt Daqi Fan (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "was great to meet Daqi and we had a good game. i suspect his game will improve rapidly in the weeks ahead. "  -- Diarmuid (dee)
Reveal CommentDiarmuid (dee) O'hare bt David Ford (Sep 16) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "competitive match - with most games going to deuce. "  -- Diarmuid (dee)
Reveal CommentDaqi Fan bt Ciaran Rooney (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with ciaran, had some good rally, good first serve!"  -- Daqi
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Louise Hollywood (Sep 9) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in good conditions . Louise is so fast around the courts that there’s nothing that she doesn’t get back to you . Could easily have gone either way but I just held on in the 2nd set. Good Luck in your other matches "  -- David
Reveal CommentDaqi Fan bt David Ford (Sep 6) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very close long match, 2 and half hrs. Very well played David "  -- Daqi

Results


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Hove archive. 


The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Hove.


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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.


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.

Collapse AllHove Doubles - Round 1 | Thursday 19 August 2021 to Wednesday 13 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Malcolm Erskine & John Etkin-Bell [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Khalid Al Hamadi & Adam Arabzadeh [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bankim Chandra & Jayesh De Silva [L2]
  4. Brett Baker & Nicholas Curran [L1]
  5. Mel Dixon & Guy Dixon [L2]

Match Results:

Malcolm Erskine & John Etkin-Bell bt Brett Baker & Nicholas Curran (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-0
Khalid Al Hamadi & Adam Arabzadeh bt Bankim Chandra & Jayesh De Silva (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-2
Malcolm Erskine & John Etkin-Bell bt Bankim Chandra & Jayesh De Silva (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-0
Malcolm Erskine & John Etkin-Bell bt Mel Dixon & Guy Dixon (Sep 1) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Malcolm Erskine & John Etkin-Bell bt Khalid Al Hamadi & Adam Arabzadeh (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentKhalid Al Hamadi & Adam Arabzadeh bt Mel Dixon & Guy Dixon (Aug 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Guy and Mel for the game. Score line wasnt a fair reflection of how the match went. There were a lot of long rallies and a few long deuce games. Well played and good luck for the rest of the group. Adam and Khalid"  -- Adam

Results


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Hove archive.


The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Hove.


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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.


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.