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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 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 AllIslington Tennis Centre Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 27 February 2020 to Thursday 19 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 March 2020)

Original dates: Thursday 27 February 2020 to Wednesday 22 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 March 2020)

Sadly the Coronavirus crisis overtook this round. Even though some great matches were played, the round didn't make it to the midpoint and the competition was abandoned. Bonus point prizes were of course honoured and qualifying matches sent to the LTA for the purpose of BTM ratings, but this round will have no group winners. Instead, all players receive a round credit and are encouraged to join the next or a future round. Can't wait to get back on court and all players will be notified of new rounds starting!

Group Summary:

Round abandoned

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Walker 10.1 [W2] 6
  2. Arthur Bernard 9.2 [W1] 3
  3. Laurent Sicsic [L2] 2
  4. Daniel Petersen [L1] 1
  5. Antonio Berral 7.2
  6. Dorian Piret
  7. James Tamim 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Daniel Petersen (Mar 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Daniel came out the blocks quickly and got out to a 3-1 lead after 4 extremely long games! It looked destined to go the distance and I was fortunate to take the match in 2 sets. Thanks for the game."  -- Christopher
Arthur Bernard bt Laurent Sicsic (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Laurent Sicsic (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with some entertaining rallies. Laurent mixed up his shots well and played some great ground strokes. Thanks for the game."  -- Christopher

Group Summary:

Round abandoned

Final Rankings:

  1. Edward Crowther [W2] 6
  2. Yading Song 9.1 [W1] 3
  3. Dylan Jones [L2] 2
  4. Jose Ojeda 10.2 [L1] 1
  5. Ilya Blanter
  6. James Copestick
  7. Matt Hodson 8.1

Match Results:

Yading Song bt Dylan Jones (Mar 22) 6-2, 6-1
Edward Crowther bt Dylan Jones (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-0
Edward Crowther bt Jose Ojeda (Mar 10) 6-2, 6-0

Group Summary:

Round abandoned

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Hicks 7.2 [W2] 6
  2. Matan Gluck 7.1 [W1, L1] 4
  3. Jamie Barr [L2] 2
  4. Ireo Ostacchini 7.2
  5. James Robertson
  6. Joao Diniz
  7. Varun Chandran

Match Results:

Alex Hicks bt Jamie Barr (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-2
Matan Gluck bt Jamie Barr (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-1
Alex Hicks bt Matan Gluck (Mar 6) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

Round abandoned

Final Rankings:

  1. Brett Galloway [W2, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rahael Maladwala [W1] 3
  3. Edward De Petrucci [W1] 3
  4. Elio Quinton [L1] 1
  5. Huxley May [L1] 1
  6. Pranav Chopra [L1] 1

Match Results:

Edward De Petrucci bt Brett Galloway (Mar 22) 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
Reveal CommentBrett Galloway bt Huxley May (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match. Huxley is a tidy player and the rallies were long. Be good to play again."  -- Brett
Rahael Maladwala bt Pranav Chopra (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentBrett Galloway bt Elio Quinton (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match. I hadn’t played a league match for a few months, so was a little nervous beforehand and Elio was hitting nicely during the warm up. In the match itself I found decent form and despite some nice technique from my opponent was able to navigate a path to victory. Some games were closer than the score suggests. "  -- Brett

Group Summary:

Round abandoned

Final Rankings:

  1. James Murphy [W3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [W2] 5
  3. Francois Jonquet 10.2 [W1, L1] 4
  4. Katharine Round [L3] 2
  5. Calvin Bruno [L2] 2
  6. Magdalene L
  7. Vincent Gilbert

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Calvin Bruno (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Wind made it tricky to settle at first "  -- Jamie
Jamie Riggs-long bt Katharine Round (Mar 15) Walkover
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Katharine Round (Mar 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a windy evening. Katherine is armed with a very consistent serve and crafty forehand. Thanks for the match."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Calvin Bruno (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Calvin played some very crafty forehands and the second serve was much closer then the score suggests with lots of duece games. Thanks for the match Calvin and good look for the rest of your matches."  -- James
Reveal CommentFrancois Jonquet bt Katharine Round (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Francois played some excellent slices. Thanks for the game and good luck for the rest. "  -- Katharine
Reveal CommentJames Murphy bt Francois Jonquet (Mar 6) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Francois played some excellent slice and drop shots. Francois battled back in the second set, saving a number of match points and I was very lucky to take the tie breaker. Thanks for the match Francois and good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- James

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Islington Tennis Centre archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Islington Tennis Centre.

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) 

Comments:
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