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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 56 | Thursday 24 June 2021 to Wednesday 18 August 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 July 2021)

Thanks for playing in another great Round of Local Tennis Leagues! We saw many new and returning players on court, with plenty of matches played across the UK. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing fun battles in your local area. There’s more tennis to come later this month with new Singles and Doubles Rounds launching in various locations. Be sure to sign up now for your next Round while the sun is still shining this summer!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Guy Voce 8.2 [W3, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Avery [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Aherne [W3] 6
  4. Daniel Hodgson [W3, L2] 6
  5. Derek Hayes [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matt Barnes 8.1 [W1, L2] 3
  7. Simon Lockley [L3] 1

Match Results:

Daniel Hodgson bt Stephen Avery (Aug 16) 6-2, 7-5
Guy Voce bt Daniel Hodgson (Aug 11) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Stephen Avery bt Simon Lockley (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Aherne bt Daniel Hodgson (Aug 6) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "thanks Dan, look forward to playing again without the gusty winds to deal with.."  -- Andrew
Stephen Avery bt Derek Hayes (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-2
Stephen Avery bt Matt Barnes (Jul 27) 6-2, 6-4
Andrew Aherne bt Guy Voce (Jul 27) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Daniel Hodgson bt Derek Hayes (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-2
Andrew Aherne bt Derek Hayes (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-2
Matt Barnes bt Derek Hayes (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentGuy Voce bt Simon Lockley (Jul 15) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Simon, you were the better player tonight, just need to find some consistency. Thanks for the game. "  -- Guy
Reveal CommentGuy Voce bt Matt Barnes (Jul 13) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match with Matt as always, no point is given without a fight! Could have gone either way. Well played"  -- Guy
Reveal CommentDaniel Hodgson bt Simon Lockley (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in shifting winds and glaring sun. Very close game, cheers Simon!"  -- Daniel

Match of the Group:

Derek Hayes bt Guy Voce (Jul 8) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Stephen Avery bt Guy Voce (Jul 3) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Ed Newlands [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Geoff Hunt [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. David Winter [W2, L2] 4
  4. Steve Bradley 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Alex Beaumont 8.2 [L3] 2
  6. Emmanuel Ide [L1] 1
  7. Eden Wigzell

Match Results:

Ed Newlands bt Steve Bradley (Aug 18) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Winter bt Alex Beaumont (Aug 10) 3-6, 4-3 Alex Beaumont Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Great dingdong, deuces nearly every game. Injury in fading light tough on Alex. "  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGeoff Hunt bt Alex Beaumont (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wow that was windy! Thanks for the game in almost unplayable conditions "  -- Geoff
Reveal CommentSteve Bradley bt David Winter (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks David, enjoyable match."  -- Steve
Ed Newlands bt David Winter (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-0
Ed Newlands bt Alex Beaumont (Jul 21) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentDavid Winter bt Emmanuel Ide (Jul 14) 7-5, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Emmanuel for a fantastic match played in a great spirit on a warm calm sunny evening. After clawing a 5-2 lead in the first set I managed to cling on for 7-5. In the second we had 12 deuces in the tenth game, Emmanuel eventually taking the set 6-4. That summarised how close it was throughout, with the tie-break played in fading light. Looking forward to our next match :) "  -- David
Reveal CommentGeoff Hunt bt Ed Newlands (Jul 9) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ed. Hope walk home was ok!"  -- Geoff

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Arabzadeh 10.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Bankim Chandra [W4, UF1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Gray 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lee Fox 9.2 [W2, UF1] 4
  5. Jon Rattenbury 8.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. James Hartt [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jeffrey Turner 10.1 [L1] 1
  8. Alan Hudson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt James Hartt (Aug 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well Played James...great serves...amazing top spin...you played really well...Last Game was like equivalent to almost 3 sets....Hope to play with you again at St Annes...Thanks!!"  -- Bankim
Andy Gray bt Jon Rattenbury (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt Adam Arabzadeh (Aug 2) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a match Adam, very well played and recovered...amazing Cardio Tennis!!" -- Bankim
Adam Arabzadeh bt Andy Gray (Aug 1) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt Jon Rattenbury (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We will try to complete soon...Well Played & Recovered Jon....great change in your strategy & your servers are really powerful."  -- Bankim
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra v Lee Fox (Jul 26) 6-4, 3-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Lee is an elegant player & a very fun person to play with...we had so many long rallies & he seemed to be happy after each one of them...Lets try to play again soon Lee...Thanks Bankim"  -- Bankim
Jon Rattenbury bt James Hartt (Jul 21) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Andy Gray bt James Hartt (Jul 20) 7-5, 7-5
Reveal CommentLee Fox bt Andy Gray (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A rather warm game but still enjoyable! "  -- Lee
Adam Arabzadeh bt Jeffrey Turner (Jul 17) 6-2, 4-6, [10-7]
Adam Arabzadeh bt James Hartt (Jul 16) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt Andy Gray (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well Played Andy, great serves, intensive cardio, amazing running in this Heat...Really enjoyed, lets play again soon!!"  -- Bankim
Lee Fox bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-4
Adam Arabzadeh bt Jon Rattenbury (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-4

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Roberts [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Khalid Al Hamadi 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nick Kuh [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joss Albert [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jon Cook 10.1 [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Simon Purwar [L3] 2
  7. Sarah Lancaster [L2]

Match Results:

Joss Albert bt Simon Purwar (Aug 18) 6-1, 6-2
Nick Kuh bt Sarah Lancaster (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-2
Alex Roberts bt Sarah Lancaster (Aug 2) Walkover
Khalid Al Hamadi bt Jon Cook (Aug 2) 4-6, 6-4, [10-7]
Joss Albert bt Alex Roberts (Jul 27) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Roberts bt Simon Purwar (Jul 26) 5-7, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Undeserved win for me. That first set was a yoyo. Good luck for the rest, Simon. "  -- Alex
Nick Kuh bt Jon Cook (Jul 20) 7-5, 7-5
Alex Roberts bt Nick Kuh (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJon Cook bt Joss Albert (Jul 18) 3-6, 7-5, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Sweltering though!"  -- Jon
Alex Roberts bt Jon Cook (Jul 17) 7-5, 3-6, 6-0
Alex Roberts bt Khalid Al Hamadi (Jul 15) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
Khalid Al Hamadi bt Nick Kuh (Jul 11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Khalid Al Hamadi bt Joss Albert (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-4
Nick Kuh bt Joss Albert (Jul 4) 1-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Reveal CommentKhalid Al Hamadi bt Simon Purwar (Jun 30) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Simon! It was a tense tiebreak to finish off, crazy final point!"  -- Khalid

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Guy Dixon [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Caulfield [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Adrian Reeve [W2, L1] 5
  4. Ancor Cabezas Hayes [W2, L3] 4
  5. Patrick Corrigan [W1, L2] 3
  6. Matt Gibbons [W1, L1] 2
  7. Anthony Trory [L2]
  8. Matthew O'Flinn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdrian Reeve bt Ancor Cabezas Hayes (Aug 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match. Hope to play again soon."  -- Adrian
Ancor Cabezas Hayes bt Anthony Trory (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdrian Reeve bt James Caulfield (Aug 12) 2-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match and a great game. So many games went to deuce. Would really love a rematch soon."  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentGuy Dixon bt Adrian Reeve (Aug 11) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "My debut on Clay and it turned out to be a thrilling match which lasted 1hr 45minutes as Adrian fought back after a slow start to force a decider which involved some amazing rallies and the score could quite easily have gone 6-2 the other way such was the close nature of the games."  -- Guy
Reveal CommentGuy Dixon bt Anthony Trory (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Two very tight long sets which could have gone either in a match lasting 1hr 30 minutes. Thanks for the game Anthony!"  -- Guy
Patrick Corrigan bt Ancor Cabezas Hayes (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-4
James Caulfield bt Matt Gibbons (Jul 29) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
Reveal CommentMatt Gibbons bt Patrick Corrigan (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in hot conditions!!!"  -- Matt

Match of the Group:

Ancor Cabezas Hayes bt Guy Dixon (Jul 20) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentGuy Dixon bt Patrick Corrigan (Jul 6) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really hard fought game with lots of great points and rallies. I had to be at my best as Patrick hit some blistering winners as I just held on in the decider Thanks for the great game Patrick!"  -- Guy
James Caulfield bt Guy Dixon (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Caulfield bt Ancor Cabezas Hayes (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in the summer drizzle! "  -- James

Group Summary:

It was neck and neck at the top of the table as Ben and Terry were tied on 12 points, however Ben won one more match including a comeback win against Terry to take the title!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Gordon 10.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Terry Hart [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Brett Baker [W4, L2] 9
  4. Eyal Hecht [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Danielle Price [W2, L2] 4
  6. David Ford [W1, L5] 4
  7. Diarmuid (dee) O'hare [W1, L3] 2
  8. Will Boden 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDanielle Price bt Brett Baker (Aug 14) 4-6, 6-4, [20-18]

Player Comments:

  • "Epic encounter with Brett, having had to cancel one match due to rain this was a real contrast, beautiful weather and long rallies. And an even longer tie break, we were neck and neck all the way. Thanks for the march Brett!"  -- Danielle
Reveal CommentTerry Hart bt Danielle Price (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Some long rallies and great vollying from Dan. Thanks for the game"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentDanielle Price bt David Ford (Aug 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect balmy evening for tennis - really enjoyed the match. Thanks for hosting David!"  -- Danielle
Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt Danielle Price (Aug 9) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match that could have easily gone either way! Dani is technically a far better player than me, I was just fortunate that I was her first match of the round. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentTerry Hart bt Diarmuid (dee) O'hare (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions with some decent rallies. Thanks for the match"  -- Terry
Eyal Hecht bt David Ford (Aug 3) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentDiarmuid (dee) O'hare bt David Ford (Aug 3) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "lovely to play David again. match had twists and turns with many long rallies. "  -- Diarmuid (dee)
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Diarmuid (dee) O'hare (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies in the match, with Dee only hampered by his serve...but certainly made up for it with his stroke play. Very enjoyable encounter, and glad to get the crucial points that went my way. "  -- Brett
Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt Diarmuid (dee) O'hare (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Early morning match with lots of very long rallies. Look forward to playing Dee again in the next round "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Terry Hart (Jul 27) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match. Each set could have gone either way at certain points. Third game of the final set was key, and I was just glad to win that, as could have been a different outcome. "  -- Brett
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Brett Baker (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game that swung both ways and eventually lasted 2 hours. . Brett’s fitness allows him to chase down every ball and I am so pleased that we didn’t have to play a 3rd set !! . Look forward to playing you again Brett either in the league or socially. "  -- David
Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt David Ford (Jul 22) 6-2, 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "A well balanced match which could have easily gone either way. Very warm conditions! Look forward to a rematch next round "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentTerry Hart bt David Ford (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some long rallies. Score does not reflect how tight the match was. "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt Eyal Hecht (Jul 20) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another battle with Eyal with lots of long rallies and close games. Great evening match "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentTerry Hart bt Eyal Hecht (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, Eyel's technique is superior I just managed to stay ahead. Thanks for the game"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentBen Gordon bt Terry Hart (Jul 14) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and lots of really long rallies. That’s one match each now and I look forward to playing Terry again in the next round"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Eyal Hecht (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening for tennis! Eyal had much better technique with his strokes then me, and I had to rely on movement around the court, plus lots of patience in the rallies. First set could have gone to Eyal, so I was pleased to win it! Second set not reflective of the efforts put into the games, just that I got the decisive points when needed. Good luck for the remainder of the league Eyal!"  -- Brett
Reveal CommentBrett Baker bt Ben Gordon (Jun 26) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match! Very warm conditions...long games...lots of endeavour! Points just went my way at key stages to win both sets...but am sure anyone who’s plays Ben shall have a tough time! "  -- Brett

Group Summary:

Another close group with Simon, Mel and Andy each earning 10 points, so who would be crowned champ? Simon takes the title as he won one more match and got to 10 points without the help of bonus points, and Mel's 3-set win over Andy saw him finish as runner up!

Final Rankings:

  1. Simon Cook [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Mel Dixon 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Grant [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Glyn Hyde [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alain Barford [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Christopher Davidson [L5] 1

Match Results:

Simon Cook bt Glyn Hyde (Aug 18) 6-0, 6-1
Simon Cook bt Mel Dixon (Aug 17) 6-3, 7-5
Simon Cook bt Andy Grant (Aug 17) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Christopher Davidson (Aug 17) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match played over two sessions. Christopher is a much better player than his results suggest and will be one to watch next season. I managed to save four match points at 4-5, with Christopher going agonisingly close with a volley winner. Think it's fair to say I was relieved to get the result!"  -- Mel
Simon Cook bt Alain Barford (Aug 16) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Christopher Davidson (Aug 14) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match. Chris was sharp at the net, getting on to balls I thought I'd put past him, and neatly putting away short balls. He got a break and went 3-0 up but I pulled back to get 6-4. At 4-1 to me in the 2nd set, I realised I'd taken 10 games to his 2 since that turnaround but I was thinking So how come it's so difficult?!. I failed to serve it out at 5-2 and then at 5-4 which took us to 5 all and I was fearing a 3rd set which I could see Chris might well win. Anyway, many deuces later, 7-5 to me. Look forward to next time, Chris!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentGlyn Hyde bt Christopher Davidson (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet with Chris and play in the early morning at Hove Park. The result is flattering with the games closer than it appears. Welcome to Hove, Chris, and good luck in the next league"  -- Glyn
Reveal CommentSimon Cook bt Christopher Davidson (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "GG!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAlain Barford bt Christopher Davidson (Jul 29) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "My home court now. Lots of wind takes the skill out a bit - which helps me a bit. Chris had better shots but the wind kept on taking his shots out. A few marathon games and great fun "  -- Alain
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Glyn Hyde (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Happy to get my third straight win of the season. Glyn looked sharp in the warm-up but struggled to get his serve going when the match started. As the match wore on he cut a frustrated a figure, but carried on valiantly despite the roasting heat."  -- Mel
Andy Grant bt Glyn Hyde (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Alain Barford (Jul 15) 6-0, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another strange match. Quickly took control in the first set but Alain has a nifty slice serve a decent net game. He raised his game in the second while the third set was a bit closer than the score suggests. "  -- Mel
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Andy Grant (Jul 11) 6-1, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A match which see-sawed one way and the other - and back again! There were net charges, baseline rallies and a good variety of shots played. Andy was chasing down shots which looked like surefire winners, but I was able to get a head of steam in the final set to get over the winning line."  -- Mel
Reveal CommentGlyn Hyde bt Alain Barford (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game and we were lucky enough to finish just before the rains came and finished play for the day"  -- Glyn
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Alain Barford (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good fun match. Every game in the first set had its battles despite the score and Alain picked up in the second set, (not having played for a few months) but one break and a hold swung it for me (classic Roger style)"  -- Andy

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Catherine Clifton [W3, UF1] 7 WINNER
  2. Christopher Isherwood [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Louise Hollywood [W1, UF1] 2
  4. Ciaran Rooney [W1, L2] 2
  5. Martin Osborne [L4]
  6. Charlotte Chapman
  7. Michael Magalon withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Ciaran Rooney (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game, hope to see you again soon.😊"  -- Catherine

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCiaran Rooney bt Martin Osborne (Aug 13) 7-5, 7-6 (15-13)

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match finishing with an epic tie-break. Thanks for the game Martin."  -- Ciaran
Reveal CommentLouise Hollywood bt Martin Osborne (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a very windy evening! Thanks 😊 "  -- Louise
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Martin Osborne (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with several hard fought deuces, Martin. I’m sure that once you really steady up on the serve, Martin, I’ll be ‘no match’ for you!"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Christopher Isherwood (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fabulous tennis in the shade on a very hot day, the score fails to represent how close fought it was!"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentChristopher Isherwood bt Martin Osborne (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies and some fiery serves from Martin made this a great match."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Isherwood bt Ciaran Rooney (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great long rallies!!!!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton v Louise Hollywood (Jun 30) 6-1, 5-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We were really getting into it before play was interrupted due to a club session, so much looking forward to resuming Louise."  -- Catherine