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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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Collapse AllInverleith Park, Edinburgh Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 11 July 2019 to Wednesday 4 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 August 2019)

An excellent round in Inverleith Park with 75% of all possible matches played and a high percentage of bonus points and balls achieved! Well done all. We take a break in this venue over the winter as it is not floodlit but do check out the Meadows and Craiglockhart leagues which continue all year.

Group Summary:

Wow! What a great group. 7/8 of you got your bonus points, everyone played at least 4 matches and many of you played 6 or even 7! Well done. There was just one point between the champ (congratulations Alessio) and runner up George. What's more their head to head was an 'epic' in which there were 'a thousand upheavals'. Sounds brilliant! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alessio Sicilia [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. George Pascoe [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Janowski 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Kellett [W2, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Duff [W3, L2] 6
  6. Andrea Sinesi 8.2 [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Olivia Curran [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Robert Garforth [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

George Pascoe bt Daniel Janowski (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentChris Kellett bt Robert Garforth (Aug 19) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Really good, close game on a windy sunny evening. Thanks for the match Robert!"  -- Chris
George Pascoe bt Olivia Curran (Aug 18) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlessio Sicilia bt Olivia Curran (Aug 15) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Playing against Olivia was fantastic, a balanced match even if a bit ruined by the weather conditions. Endless points and really nice tennis. I hope to play again soon. Thank you very much."  -- Alessio
Daniel Janowski bt Chris Kellett (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Duff bt Daniel Janowski (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game and I look forward to having a rematch as it really could have gone either way. I really enjoyed trying to return your hard hitting shots."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Duff bt Olivia Curran (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the hard hitting and close match."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlessio Sicilia bt Andrew Duff (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good rally. Solid match, good level. It was hard play with Andrew. See you soon."  -- Alessio
Reveal CommentDaniel Janowski bt Olivia Curran (Aug 6) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match! Olivia played great and her forehand was on fire especially in the second set. we had great rallies and plenty of deuces. I'm really happy that somehow I won that one. Thanks "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAlessio Sicilia bt Robert Garforth (Aug 5) 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. The second set was really nice to play. See you next time"  -- Alessio
Reveal CommentDaniel Janowski bt Andrea Sinesi (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, I really enjoyed that. We had a nice chat and some good tennis was played from both of us. However, the weather was crazy(rain then sun then from nowhere came strong wind) anyway we somehow managed it."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Janowski bt Robert Garforth (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with good rallies. We had deuce in almost every single game. I think we played our first game for over 15 minutes or so. Thanks Robert! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAndrew Duff bt Chris Kellett (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice playing with you and a close match. Everything came back! Look forward to playing you again. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrea Sinesi bt Olivia Curran (Aug 1) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Long match, with some really good rallies and plenty of deuce games. Thanks for the enjoyable game Olivia! "  -- Andrea
George Pascoe bt Andrew Duff (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlessio Sicilia bt George Pascoe (Jul 31) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match! I'm sure Nadal and Federer would have had fun. Excellent level and game decided by a break in the first and one in the second set. The third set really with a thousand upheavals and matches decided by a break in George's last round of service. Thanks a lot, I really enjoyed, I hope to repeat the match soon."  -- Alessio

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Kellett bt Andrea Sinesi (Jul 28) 6-4, 0-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A long and challenging game with some great rallies and points. Thanks for the game Andrea!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAlessio Sicilia bt Andrea Sinesi (Jul 25) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very long mach with a really warm weather. Was really funny playing with Andrea."  -- Alessio
Reveal CommentOlivia Curran bt Chris Kellett (Jul 22) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tricky match in the wind! Thanks for the game. "  -- Olivia
Reveal CommentGeorge Pascoe bt Robert Garforth (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentAlessio Sicilia bt Chris Kellett (Jul 15) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleased to play with Chris. It was a long and good match. He never give up and played some exceptional short balls."  -- Alessio
George Pascoe bt Chris Kellett (Jul 11) 6-3, 7-6 (14-12)

Group Summary:

Like group one, this was a really active and committed group in which, judging by the match commentaries, a great time was had by all in (mostly) very benign Edinburgh weather. Jason, who has previously played in the Dundee league made his Inverleith Park debut in some style, winning five matches without dropping a set, and with it the group. Congratulations and promotion definitely beckons. Runner up Mark also had a great round, losing only to the champ.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jason Coyle [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark Enos [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alison Fairweather [W3, L1] 6
  4. Helen McMahon 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Sebastian Albat [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Douglas Ross [W2, L4] 4
  7. Max Baczynski [W1, L3] 2
  8. Stewart Crosbie [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlison Fairweather bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Aug 30) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Alison "  -- Michael Sebastian
Reveal CommentMark Enos bt Douglas Ross (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant, fun game with a great guy in Douglas! Every point was fun to play and could have gone either way! The wind certainly played its part! Many thanks!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Douglas Ross (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely sunny evening at Victoria Park - Thank you Douglas for relocating, as I went to the wrong place! Douglas made a good start , it took me a bit longer to find my rhythm. Some exciting shots and rallies. Thanks "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentMark Enos bt Max Baczynski (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice guy and match played in a fun and friendly manner! Max was 4-1 up in the second set so came back really well! Many thanks for the game!"  -- Mark

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Sebastian Albat bt Stewart Crosbie (Aug 25) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Stewart "  -- Michael Sebastian
Douglas Ross bt Stewart Crosbie (Aug 20) Walkover
Reveal CommentJason Coyle bt Max Baczynski (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on a nice but windy evening. Some very close games with a lot of deuces and saved break points. Wishing Max all the best for the rest of his matches!"  -- Jason
Reveal CommentMark Enos bt Alison Fairweather (Aug 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match, brilliant partner, great game, very close!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJason Coyle bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match with puddles, showers and wind to contend with! Plenty of good points despite this, wishing Michael all the best for the rest of his matches!"  -- Jason
Reveal CommentJason Coyle bt Douglas Ross (Aug 12) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very, very tight first set! Multiple breaks of serve each way and long deuces to go with it! Another really enjoyable match, wishing Douglas all the best for the rest of his matches."  -- Jason
Alison Fairweather bt Douglas Ross (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJason Coyle bt Stewart Crosbie (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game on a windy night. Again closer than shoreline suggests. Wishing Stewart all the best for the rest of his games!"  -- Jason
Reveal CommentJason Coyle bt Helen McMahon (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable match on a very warm and sticky evening. Loads of really good rallies and a much closer contest than the score reflects. Wishing Helen all the best for the rest of her matches!"  -- Jason
Reveal CommentDouglas Ross bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, lots of long rallies and extended deuce games. "  -- Douglas
Reveal CommentAlison Fairweather bt Max Baczynski (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match - lots of deuces!"  -- Alison
Reveal CommentMark Enos bt Helen McMahon (Jul 26) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well done, what a great match, every point seemed to last forever to the point where one of us hoped the other would crack and make a mistake! I seemed to hope that the ball would not come back but it always did! Great rallies and a very fit opponent who can run forever! "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMax Baczynski bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fun run around. Looking forward to playing again!"  -- Max
Reveal CommentMark Enos bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in the wind! Michael was a very pleasant partner who is just coming back to tennis after an injury! We both enjoyed the run about!!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game at Inverleith. Beautiful evening but the evening sun made some shots quite tricky. More rallies than the score suggests. Thanks Michael "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentJason Coyle bt Mark Enos (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very fun match between two players that haven’t played in a good while. Both tested by the uneven court surface but that didn’t get in the way of an enjoyable tie. Wish Mark all the best for the rest of his matches."  -- Jason

Results

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

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) 

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)