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  • 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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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 and an extra a point is awarded for completing a match
  • 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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Collapse AllHyde Park Singles - Round 32 | Thursday 18 October 2018 to Wednesday 12 December 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 November 2018)

A well contested winter round in Hyde Park where both new and returning players got fully into the swing of things to play two thirds of the matches on offer. Thanks for all your efforts on and off court and we hope you enjoyed it. Here's to more of the same in the new year!

Group Summary:

Rafael was determined to keep hold of his group one crown, playing every match and scheduling well to leave it all in his own hands. This positive attitude paid off as he finished with five wins under his belt to extend his title winning streak to four straight rounds. Can anyone topple Rafael next time? Well done to Antoine and Florent who take the bragging rights for defeating the champ. Stephane also played lots of matches and showed fine form, and he reaps the rewards of his efforts by securing second spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Rafael Vargas 7.2 [W5, L2] 20 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephane Leroy 8.1 [W4, L2] 17 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Florent Chermat [W2, L2] 9
  4. Antoine De Montmorillon [W2] 6
  5. Ignacio Colis Vidal [W1, L2] 5
  6. Patrick Strittmatter [L2] 3
  7. Fernando Banez [L2] 2
  8. Stelian Rosca 8.2 [L2] 2

Match Results:

Rafael Vargas bt Fernando Banez (Dec 11) 4-1, 4-1
Rafael Vargas bt Ignacio Colis Vidal (Dec 8) 4-1, 4-2
Reveal CommentStephane Leroy bt Florent Chermat (Dec 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "nice match with a lot of suspense!"  -- Stephane
Florent Chermat bt Rafael Vargas (Dec 8) 4-2, 4-1
Reveal CommentStephane Leroy bt Fernando Banez (Dec 2) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice indoor match !"  -- Stephane
Florent Chermat bt Stelian Rosca (Dec 2) 5-3, 4-2
Rafael Vargas bt Patrick Strittmatter (Nov 30) 4-1, 4-1
Reveal CommentStephane Leroy bt Ignacio Colis Vidal (Nov 10) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had a really nice time playing together with Ignacio"  -- Stephane

Match of the Group:

Antoine De Montmorillon bt Rafael Vargas (Nov 8) 6-4, 3-6, [10-6]
Antoine De Montmorillon bt Stephane Leroy (Nov 6) 4-2, 2-4, 5-4
Reveal CommentIgnacio Colis Vidal bt Florent Chermat (Nov 6) 5-7, 6-2, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! Very tight with ups and downs by both rivals. 2 good hours of competitive tennis."  -- Ignacio
Rafael Vargas bt Stelian Rosca (Nov 4) 4-0, 4-1
Reveal CommentStephane Leroy bt Patrick Strittmatter (Nov 4) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thas was an intense match between us. It was great fun playing with Patrick and we will certainly hit the ball together in the future."  -- Stephane
Rafael Vargas bt Stephane Leroy (Nov 3) 4-1, 4-0

Group Summary:

There were several marathon tiebreaks contested in this round with Sebastian and Abhi's 15-13 epic perhaps the most nail biting. Scott surged past all of his opponents and scheduled well to cruise into top spot with a mammoth points total - well played. Leon made sure Scott didn't have it all his own way in their hard fought head to head, and he carried on this good form throughout the round to finish four wins to the good and clinch the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Scott James [W6] 20 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Leon Mouzourakis [W4, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Abhi Widge [W1, L5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Simon Prockter 9.1 [W2, L4] 11
  5. Kishan Kunvardia 10.2 [W2, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Felix Abercron [W2, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sebastian Aisher [W1, L2] 6
  8. Nikolas Chalkias 10.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Sebastian Aisher bt Abhi Widge (Dec 10) 4-2, 0-4, [15-13]
Leon Mouzourakis bt Simon Prockter (Dec 10) 4-0, 5-3
Felix Abercron bt Simon Prockter (Dec 9) 5-3, 4-1
Simon Prockter bt Sebastian Aisher (Dec 7) 4-2, 1-4, [11-9]
Simon Prockter bt Kishan Kunvardia (Dec 2) 4-2, 4-1
Scott James bt Simon Prockter (Nov 30) 4-0, 4-1
Scott James bt Felix Abercron (Nov 27) 4-1, 5-3
Leon Mouzourakis bt Abhi Widge (Nov 14) 4-0, 4-0
Leon Mouzourakis bt Kishan Kunvardia (Nov 13) 5-4, 4-1
Kishan Kunvardia bt Abhi Widge (Nov 13) 4-2, 4-2
Scott James bt Kishan Kunvardia (Nov 8) 4-2, 4-1
Reveal CommentScott James bt Abhi Widge (Nov 4) 4-0, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played a tiebreak to finish the 2nd set (score 7-4). Good game!"  -- Scott
Leon Mouzourakis bt Felix Abercron (Oct 31) 4-2, 4-0
Reveal CommentScott James bt Leon Mouzourakis (Oct 30) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match!"  -- Scott
Abhi Widge bt Simon Prockter (Oct 30) 0-4, 4-1, [10-3]
Felix Abercron bt Abhi Widge (Oct 25) 2-4, 4-2, [10-8]
Scott James bt Sebastian Aisher (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-2
Kishan Kunvardia bt Felix Abercron (Oct 21) 4-1, 4-1

Group Summary:

Lots of matches played and nearly all bonus points earned in a very busy group three - great stuff everyone. Bogdan was the standout player, notching up a magnificent seven wins without dropping a set to take the title in emphatic style. Tomas couldn't quite keep up with Bogdan at the front, but also had a successful round winning six matches to deservedly come home as the runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Bogdan Popescu [W7] 23 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tomas Krupan [W6, L1] 21 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Katrina Capey 10.2 [W4, L3] 17 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Raphael Reuben [W2, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Carolena Ludwig 9.2 [W2, L5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tanya Gurova 9.2 [W1, L5] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Francisco Pimentel [W2, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Alexis Maule [L4] 4

Match Results:

Carolena Ludwig bt Alexis Maule (Dec 12) 4-0, 4-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Carolena Ludwig (Dec 11) 1-4, 4-2, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely morning for a lovely match with a lovely opponent. A strong start for Carolena who played some great points throughout, whilst i was struggling to find my rhythm; a better second set for me but no doubt helped by an unfortunate fall from Carolena, which was very unlucky for her and gave me the slight edge however she picked herself back up like nothing had happened towards the end of the 2nd set then a level playing field for the tie break. Best part of the match, so close and got the best out of us both I think. I was lucky to clinch it in the end as there really wasn't anything in it. Thanks for a lovely morning and hope we play again!"  -- Katrina
Carolena Ludwig bt Francisco Pimentel (Dec 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Alexis Maule (Dec 8) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match battling the British elements of rain and wind :-) "  -- Katrina
Bogdan Popescu bt Francisco Pimentel (Dec 4) 4-0, 4-0
Tanya Gurova bt Carolena Ludwig (Dec 1) Walkover
Bogdan Popescu bt Tanya Gurova (Nov 22) 4-0, 4-0
Bogdan Popescu bt Raphael Reuben (Nov 22) 4-1, 4-0
Raphael Reuben bt Tanya Gurova (Nov 19) 4-1, 2-4, [10-7]
Raphael Reuben bt Carolena Ludwig (Nov 14) 4-1, 4-0
Bogdan Popescu bt Carolena Ludwig (Nov 9) 4-1, 4-1
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Raphael Reuben (Nov 8) 1-4, 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, very close, could easily have gone either way but luck was on my side I think! Beautiful morning for it and great company! Look forward to a rematch!"  -- Katrina
Reveal CommentFrancisco Pimentel bt Tanya Gurova (Nov 4) 5-3, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis match. We had a lot of fun playing this morning. Really looking forward to playing again."  -- Francisco
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Tanya Gurova (Oct 30) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "a very enjoyable match. Tatiana definitely played better when the balls got faster and she won points with some great shots. Looking forward to the re-match. Good luck with the other matches."  -- Tomas
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Katrina Capey (Oct 28) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very wet and a bit disjointed we got there in the end! It was good fun!"  -- Katrina
Francisco Pimentel bt Katrina Capey (Oct 27) 4-1, 5-4
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Carolena Ludwig (Oct 24) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "a very pleasant start of the day thanks to this 7am match against the lovely Carolena. We have both managed to play some nice points and all in all it was a good match. Thanks again, Carolena!"  -- Tomas
Bogdan Popescu bt Katrina Capey (Oct 22) 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Francisco Pimentel (Oct 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "a very pleasant match and in my opinion Francisco played much better tennis. I just had more luck. Looking forward to the rematch. Good luck with the rest of the matches."  -- Tomas
Bogdan Popescu bt Alexis Maule (Oct 21) 4-0, 4-0
Bogdan Popescu bt Tomas Krupan (Oct 21) 5-4, 4-1
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Raphael Reuben (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "on a Saturday morning, the fog unveils the mysteries of the park and as the sun slowly rises, Raphael and Tom start their epic match :) deuce here, deuce there, it took us 1hr to finish the 1st set. and although the 2nd set went quicker both players continued to hit some interesting winning point. Tom had more Luck at the end. Thanks again for a great match, Raphael, and good luck for the rest of the matches. "  -- Tomas
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Alexis Maule (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "a very enjoyable friendly match. the score doesn't reveal the great points Alexis won by sending the balls into the corners of the court nicely as well as her consistency in returning the balls back to my side of the court. Well done Alexis in your first match, thanks again and good luck for the rest of the matches."  -- Tomas
Katrina Capey bt Tanya Gurova (Oct 19) 4-2, 2-4, [10-3]

Results

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

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. 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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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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