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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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 posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Greenhead Park

Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4HS
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Batley Sports & Tennis Centre

Windmill Lane, Howden Clough, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0QD
Tel: 01484 766131
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Mirfield Tennis Club

The Memorial Ground, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, Yorkshire,, WF14 9DA
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Collapse AllGreenhead Park, Huddersfield Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 4 April 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Bernie McManus [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chi Lok [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andrew Stainton [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Stevenson 10.1 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Hunt 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Patrick Waddington 10.2 [W3, L3] 6
  7. Mark Ludlam [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jesuseun Jaiyesimi 10.1 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Patrick Waddington bt Mark Ludlam (May 22) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Stevenson bt Mark Ludlam (May 19) 6-1, 3-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A good contest as usual with Mark, well played. "  -- James
Reveal CommentChi Lok bt Patrick Waddington (May 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for travelling over an hour to play at mine I think home advantage counts for at least a few games , Patrick struggled with low bounce on the 3G surface He double faulted a lot in the first set I found the baseline a lot with my forearm as I’m used to playing here I felt my forearm and serve were more reliable than at other venues - in my comfort zone This was one of the most satisfying matches to win as Patrick has a great topspin low looping forearm with which he hit a brace of clean winners in the second set . My defence was good today and I was able to scramble back shots using high lobs to rescue me and I tried to make the older man run a bit ! We did play a 3rd set going for our shots and it was much closer at 6-4 "  -- Chi
Bernie McManus bt Patrick Waddington (May 15) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentChi Lok bt James Stevenson (May 12) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very chilled out opponent A lot of deuce games in first two sets with James levelling sets with good consistency Shot of the match to James with a fantastic passing shot down the line The sun and pesky kids broke the flow of the match later on My serve improved as match progressed and to close out i needed more than a few longing lobs to keep James at bay I felt my forearm was average and James impressive gets meant it was even for long periods , I did move him around a bit but never quite managed to hit the lines or do any passing shots and my volleys went directly to the opponent An Enjoyable match played in the right spirit in gorgeous weather "  -- Chi
Bernie McManus bt Stephen Hunt (May 12) 6-4, 6-3
Andrew Stainton bt Patrick Waddington (May 12) 6-4, 6-4
Patrick Waddington bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (May 10) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentPatrick Waddington bt James Stevenson (May 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Much harder than the score suggests."  -- Patrick
Bernie McManus bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (May 6) 6-4, 6-0
Bernie McManus bt Chi Lok (May 5) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Hunt bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (May 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Back and forth match in which we both had to deal with the elements, playing outside makes it interesting. Enjoyable match played in the best possible spirit."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentAndrew Stainton bt James Stevenson (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played James a few times now, sometimes he's won and sometimes I've won. Usually quite close. Today things seemed to go my way, I managed to take a lead in both sets and hold onto it."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentStephen Hunt bt Chi Lok (Apr 28) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great back and forth match. Chi mixed his tactics a lot and match went back and forth. Always going to go the distance it seemed and could of gone either way. Really enjoyed it and played in the best possible spirit. Great opponent. "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentMark Ludlam bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (Apr 26) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always an enjoyable game with John. The first set could have gone either way, but I managed to snatch it. Unfortunately for John he lost his rhythm in the second set which gave me the victory. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAndrew Stainton bt Mark Ludlam (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Finally managed to win a match! Mark struggled to find his rhythm but was good enough to cycle over from Golcar to play in Holmfirth. Enjoyable match on a lovely evening."  -- Andrew
Bernie McManus bt James Stevenson (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJesuseun Jaiyesimi bt Andrew Stainton (Apr 19) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ace match with Andrew. Enjoyed every minute of it, including getting bageled by Andrew in the second set!"  -- Jesuseun
Reveal CommentChi Lok bt Mark Ludlam (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good games First set leading comfortably after slow start from mark , his serve double faulting giving me cheap points Second set marks consistency improved especially his rallying baseline style , having me play yet another shot to win Mark has a good return of serve and a whipping topspin forearm and he plays with a lot of depth . Well worth playing on a freezing Sunday evening "  -- Chi
James Stevenson bt Stephen Hunt (Apr 14) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Bernie McManus bt Andrew Stainton (Apr 12) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentChi Lok bt Andrew Stainton (Apr 10) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match Outplayed in first set, couldn’t find my range , passed a lot when coming in , Andrew very consistent Second set Andrew tightened up , double faults and hit long a lot, I played defensive Third set I played the percentage game and a very tight set but managed to break but a lot of games going to deuce I didn’t feel I could go for my shots or to the net because of Andrews low raking forearms I Feel relieved for the victory"  -- Chi
Bernie McManus bt Mark Ludlam (Apr 9) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentJames Stevenson bt Jesuseun Jaiyesimi (Apr 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A decent match played in great spirit. Score did not reflect the closeness of the game"  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon Cook [W6, L1] 13
  2. Neil Banks [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Steve Redfern [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matthew Strudwick 10.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Khurrum Saeed 7.2 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Dubaj-Downs [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jonathan Ryan [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Bimod Thapa [W1, L5] 3

Match Results:

Simon Cook bt Bimod Thapa (May 23) Walkover
Neil Banks bt Simon Cook (May 19) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentSimon Cook bt Andrew Dubaj-Downs (May 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Overcast conditions and no wind made for ideal conditions in what was a competitive and absorbing match. Both of us failing to hold serve initially but with some excellent rallies meant many of the games went to deuce. Really enjoyable game played in the right spirit, as often the case, the score line doesn’t reflect the closeness of the match. Look forward to a rematch!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Cook bt Jonathan Ryan (May 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in pretty good conditions, well played Jonathan, great second set."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Andrew Dubaj-Downs (May 15) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening of tennis in the sun. Close first set. Andy played some fine groundstrokes. Impressive level of play for a relative newcomer to the game."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Bimod Thapa (May 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match-up. Bimod plays well for a relative newcomer to the game. A fun contest in bright sunshine."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSimon Cook bt Matthew Strudwick (May 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in some bright sunshine. Well played Simon!"  -- Matthew
Neil Banks bt Bimod Thapa (May 5) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSimon Cook bt Khurrum Saeed (May 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Simon and also I have enjoyed my own performance on my serves, volley's, forehand and backhand returners. It was a lovely sunny day but the wind was too strong. "  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentJonathan Ryan bt Bimod Thapa (May 4) 6-2, 6-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions, Bimod kept me on my toes with some great returns. Close game."  -- Jonathan
Neil Banks bt Matthew Strudwick (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentSteve Redfern bt Khurrum Saeed (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Steve we both enjoyed our tennis match and it was a lovely weather but tennis court were wet and little bit of slippery. I have enjoyed my own performance throughout every game. "  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentMatthew Strudwick bt Khurrum Saeed (Apr 27) 6-4, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Matthew . I have enjoyed my own performance throughout the first set is 4-6, second set is 6-7 in tie Break (6-8). "  -- Khurrum
Andrew Dubaj-Downs bt Jonathan Ryan (Apr 26) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentSteve Redfern bt Matthew Strudwick (Apr 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening for tennis and a fun contest. My first match of the season - so a good chance to get rid of some rustiness! Well played by Steve."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSteve Redfern bt Neil Banks (Apr 23) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great game, very close. Looking forward to a rematch soon. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentKhurrum Saeed bt Andrew Dubaj-Downs (Apr 20) 7-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Andy. I have enjoyed my own performance throughout the first set is 7-5, (7-4 in tie Break) and the second set is 7-5 (7-2 tie-break)."  -- Khurrum
Neil Banks bt Andrew Dubaj-Downs (Apr 19) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentKhurrum Saeed bt Jonathan Ryan (Apr 19) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Jonathan since the last time he has done better then our pervious meetings and also Jonathan has improved a lot in every game. I have enjoyed my own performance throughout the first set 7-5, second set 6-2."  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentSimon Cook bt Steve Redfern (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions with the sun making serving from one end difficult plus a swirling wind, however, after a slow start from both of us in the first set with most points from errors rather than winners, the second set was much better and hard fought. A good game played in good spirits despite a cricket match being played on the adjacent court!!"  -- Simon
Bimod Thapa bt Andrew Dubaj-Downs (Apr 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
Reveal CommentNeil Banks bt Khurrum Saeed (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Neil and plus it is our first meeting in the 13th Single Rounds Of Local Tennis League Tournament in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield . But I haven't enjoyed my own performance on Serves, volley and forehand and backhand returners throughout every game.   -- Khurrum"  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentKhurrum Saeed bt Bimod Thapa (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I have really enjoyed playing tennis match with Bimod and plus it is our first meeting in the 13th Single Rounds Of Local Tennis League Tournament in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield . I have enjoyed my own performance on Serves, volley and forehand and backhand returners throughout every game. "  -- Khurrum
Reveal CommentSteve Redfern bt Jonathan Ryan (Apr 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good fun game, Jonathan was certainly hungry for it and played a few smashing shots that i had no chance getting. I’m sure he’ll be back with a vengeance. "  -- Steve


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Greenhead Park, Huddersfield archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

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