Kennington and Brockwell Parks Tennis League

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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is

  • For everybody!
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

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Primary Venues

Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE
Tel: 02070910846

5 hardcourts for use.

Opening Times:

 

Charges for the courts apply during the following hours only: Monday-Friday 4pm-9pm Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays 9am-7pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 5
Prices:

Adults £8.15 per hour

Website: Better, Lambeth

Brockwell Park

Norwood Road, London, SW2 2YJ
# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Larkhall Park

Courland Grove, London, SW8 2RS

Two recently refurbished outdoor courts with floodlights!

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Other Venues

Clapham Common

Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE
Tel: 020 7223 9837

8 outdoor courts for use, five of which are floodlit.

Opening Times:

Monday - Sunday 8am-10pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 8
Prices:

Cost - Adults £8/hr. You can book up to 7 days ahead - but PLEASE cancel booked courts if you are unable to use them! 
To book a court see  www.better.org.uk/leisure/claphamcommon

Website: Better

Archbishops Park

Carlisie Lane, London, SE1
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Ferndale Community SportsCentre

Nursery Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BP
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Hillside Gardens

Hillside Road, London, SW2
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Myatts Fields Park

Cormont Road, London, SE5
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Courts are free to use

The Rookery

Covington Way, London, SW16
# of Outdoor Courts: 1
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Ruskin Park

Denmark Hill, London, SE5
# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Streatham Vale Park

Abercairn Road, London, SW16
# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Vauxhall Park

Lawn Lane, London, SW8
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Lilian Baylis Old School

Lollard Street, London, SE11 6PY

Two newly refurbished courts run by the Lilian Baylis Community Hub. 

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

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Collapse AllKennington & Brockwell Parks Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 1 December 2016 to Wednesday 8 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 January 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Marcos Fernandez 8.1 [W4, L1] 8
  2. David Jovic 8.2 [W3] 6
  3. Andy Shanks 9.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Timothy Jones 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Adrian Britton 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Tom Harvey 9.2 [L3, UF1] 2
  7. Christopher Bunstead 9.1 [L3] 2

Match Results:

Andy Shanks bt Marcos Fernandez (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMarcos Fernandez bt Christopher Bunstead (Jan 18) 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A tough night in freezing cold conditions against Chris who beat me easily last time around. The first set was was over in no time, I could find no rhythm as he attacked and took the ball earlier than me. His ground strokes are solid & I could't read his forehand. 6 love down and no answers. I knew I had to get my game going asap or this would be over embarrassingly early so went for percentage shots for a while until I got confident again. This seemed to work as I raced 3-0 up & closed out the 2nd set 6-2. I started the 3rd set strongly too & went 5-2 up but fluffed 2 match points & half an hour later I was 6-5 down. Chris went 5-3 up in the tie-break but I fought back to win 8-6. Top Finish to a game! "  -- Marcos
Reveal CommentTimothy Jones bt Tom Harvey (Jan 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tightly-matched and closely-fought contest; it felt like nearly every game went to deuce. A certain amount of match sharpness was missing following the Christmas break, but that didn't stop some super baseline exchanges - and some sumptuous single-handed backhand passing shots from Tom. I was definitely fortunate with a number of net cords, otherwise the result would have looked very different. Great to be able to stay on and hit further after the match, and look forward to playing again soon."  -- Timothy
Reveal CommentAdrian Britton bt Christopher Bunstead (Jan 14) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of momentum shifts throughout the 3 sets. Having lost a 3 - 0 lead in the final set i was relieved to finally take the match in a third set tie break. "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentDavid Jovic bt Adrian Britton (Jan 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As usual it is quite a workout playing against Adrian and seemingly I felt I was moving vertically more than horizontally along the baseline for much of the match. Ended up being a fair number of long rallies in this affair and after a few nervous moments in the second set which saw Adrian pull out to a 3-0 Lead, I was able to hold on for the victory. "  -- David
Reveal CommentMarcos Fernandez bt Tom Harvey (Jan 7) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Not the best conditions today, a wet slippy court didn't lend itself to a good game but in the end it was very entertaining for sure. Tom is a welcome addition to Group 1, a good battler and strong off both sides. The slippy court definitely affected him more than me as he slide into most of shots out wide. The first set was easy enough for me and the second Tom ran away with, the final set set was closer than score for sure with most games going to multiple deuces. I was happy to come away with the win with about one minute to spare! "  -- Marcos
Reveal CommentMarcos Fernandez bt Timothy Jones (Dec 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fourth time lucky today to record a first win against Tim. Tim was definitely below par today and didn't rally with his usual depth and accuracy allowing me to attack much more easily. A key game was when I was 2-1 up in the second, it went to about 10 deuces and I think if he had of broken me there and leveled at 2-2 it would have been a close second set. But a set ahead and 3-1 up with a break, I was confident of seeing out the set. Tim did battle back to 3-3 and the rallies were getting longer and the errors creeping in to my game (with the light fading and no sign of floodlights coming on) but I managed to finish strongly. Very happy with this win and look forward to playing Tim again."  -- Marcos
Reveal CommentDavid Jovic bt Christopher Bunstead (Dec 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Happy to come out on top this time following last round's slippery affair at Larkhall Park. Chris was a tad more inconsistant and seemed to miss the baseline by a few inches time and time again. I was able to take advantage of this but the score is not an accurate reflection of the amount of long rallies that we played. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Jovic bt Tom Harvey (Dec 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see some new faces and Tom should fit right into a competitive group 1 with his solid groudstrokes. A typical Kennington League 1 racket malfunction forced him to use my backup racket which was not ideal and compounded by a slip and subsequent scrape on his knee. Altogether I was able to hang on in a competitive second set and we even were able to knock around after the match!"  -- David
Andy Shanks v Tom Harvey (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7) TBC
Marcos Fernandez bt Adrian Britton (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Neil Tymlin 10.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Feldman 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Samuel Shutt 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nick Moon [W2, L1] 5
  5. Brendan Maginnis 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Kevin Marinilli 9.1 [L2]
  7. Adam Burgis 9.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Jamie Feldman bt Adam Burgis (Jan 20) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4
Nick Moon bt Neil Tymlin (Jan 8) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, [10-6]
Reveal CommentJamie Feldman bt Samuel Shutt (Jan 4) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Well, what a game. Full of ups and downs, unforced errors and winners, aces and double faults, drop shots and lobs as well as two falls on a slippy court. A real topsy turvy game against a very good opponent. A thoroughly enjoyable game. Sam certainly had me on the hook at 5-3 and I think I was very fortunate to get back into the game. Great stuff and cant wait to play against Sam again"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentSamuel Shutt bt Neil Tymlin (Jan 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a nip and tuck match on a very cold night in Kennington. After getting a 5-0 lead in the first set I missed two set points, and thought Neil was going to pull it back, but at 5-2, 15-40 I managed to string a few first serves together to take the first set. Neil has a ferocious forehand which started really firing in the second set, and I struggled to make any impact on his serve, just about holding onto my own until the 9th game when I broke, and then held on for the win. I felt a bit lucky as I definitely wasn't the better player in the second set and it could easily have gone the other way - very much looking forward to a rematch! "  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentSamuel Shutt bt Brendan Maginnis (Dec 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We had perfect weather for this match, quite the opposite of the last time Brendan and I played. Despite Brendan breaking a string at the start of the second set we had numerous epic points with both of us hitting well. Looking forward to next time!"  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentNick Moon bt Jamie Feldman (Dec 17) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Playing at 9am the morning after my office Christmas party probably wasn't the best idea in the world! Going 5-0 down in the first set after what seemed like 15 minutes, the alcohol wore off and I managed to claw my way back but unfortunately lose 7-5 6-4. Well played Nick"  -- Jamie
Jamie Feldman bt Kevin Marinilli (Dec 15) 6-0, 6-2
Neil Tymlin bt Brendan Maginnis (Dec 14) 6-2, 7-5
Neil Tymlin bt Kevin Marinilli (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentNeil Tymlin bt Jamie Feldman (Dec 9) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game against a super opponent. Very competitive game with neither player wanting to give up or give in. Very enjoyable game "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentBrendan Maginnis bt Nick Moon (Dec 3) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match in blustery conditions. Nick kept me on the back foot for most of the match. It looked as though he would run away with the second set but I managed to turn it around. We ran out of time and so had to play a championship tiebreak to finish it off. Great match"  -- Brendan

Current Rankings:

  1. James Dolan [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Guy Khosla 10.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Callum Higgins 9.1 [W4] 8
  4. Julian Perez 10.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Christopher Smith 10.2 [W3, L2] 6
  6. Charles Van Caloen 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Harry Pope 10.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Callum Higgins bt Charles Van Caloen (Jan 22) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentChristopher Smith bt Charles Van Caloen (Jan 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "fairly even match. could have gone either way really."  -- Christopher
Charles Van Caloen bt Harry Pope (Jan 18) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Smith bt James Dolan (Jan 14) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great match - nice open tennis - very hard fought!"  -- Christopher
Callum Higgins bt Christopher Smith (Jan 11) 6-4, 6-2
Julian Perez bt Harry Pope (Jan 7) 6-2, 6-1
Guy Khosla bt Christopher Smith (Jan 7) Walkover
James Dolan bt Guy Khosla (Dec 31) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Guy Khosla bt Harry Pope (Dec 18) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Dolan bt Harry Pope (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really enjoyable game of tennis with Harry on an early and very misty Saturday morning. Towards the end of the first set we were both getting into our stride a bit more, with first serves becoming more consistent and Harry played some great shots, having me running from one side of the court to another. Definitely felt my overall game come together in this match and i think my match practice helped me take victory over Harry on this occasion. Look forward to playing again soon, thanks for the game!"  -- James
Reveal CommentCallum Higgins bt James Dolan (Dec 16) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite an unbelievable match with long and exhausting rallies throughout. The first game really set the tone of the match, as my serve went to deuce about 4-5 times, followed by Callum's service game which again went the distance and repeated deuces. Was barely a moment to catch breath! Callum really took charge of the first set after the first 2 games, playing some lovely points that would hit the baseline from height and i struggled to handle them. The second set was very competitive as Callum went 5-3 up with match point, but i managed to persevere and grab the set back taking it to a third set. Two hours into the match we kicked off the third set which was as nail biting as the last. A well deserved win and look forward to playing again
Christopher Smith bt Julian Perez (Dec 16) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentGuy Khosla bt Julian Perez (Dec 14) 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The setting was a cold dark wintery evening in Clapham Common. From the offset it was clear that this would be a long night with the first set neck and neck all the way through with most games ending in a never ending deuce. The second set was dominated by Julian and his devilish backhand slice, cruising to a 6-1 slamming. Despite taking a lead in the third set, it looked like a classic Murray choking moment when Guy double faulted on match point at 5-1, but just about managed to see it through. An epic match."  -- Guy
Callum Higgins bt Guy Khosla (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Dolan bt Charles Van Caloen (Dec 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game of tennis that we just about managed to squeeze in before the downpour on a gloomy Saturday afternoon. Felt like a really well balanced match throughout with some great shots on both sides, but having also played yesterday in my match against Julian I felt my consistency and overall game improve today and was able to grab hold of the important points. Even my serving seemed on better form today, and that probably also helped me just get over the winning line in this match. Thanks very much for the game and well played."  -- James
Reveal CommentJulian Perez bt James Dolan (Dec 9) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match... James took the lead 5-1 in the first set but I started to find consistence and get back to game... ball to ball .... very closed second set ... just a couples breaks made the difference... "  -- Julian

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Jeppesen 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniele Veronesi 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Brin Gotts [W2] 4
  4. Sam Ashken 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gabriel Emordi [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Wright 10.2 [L2] 1
  7. Anthony Hughes [L1]

Match Results:

Brin Gotts bt Christopher Jeppesen (Jan 14) 7-6 (7-0), 7-5
Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Gabriel Emordi (Dec 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match, Gabriel had me chasing his whipped forehand and beautifully weighted lobs all match long. The perfect way to start a chilly December Sunday."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentDaniele Veronesi bt Alex Wright (Dec 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match on a slippery court. Thank you Alex"  -- Daniele
Reveal CommentDaniele Veronesi bt Gabriel Emordi (Dec 17) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game and good rallies! Thank you for the match, Daniele "  -- Daniele
Reveal CommentDaniele Veronesi bt Sam Ashken (Dec 14) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "It was great playing with Sam: very tight match with really good rallies... after 2 hours we only played a set and a half!! Daniele"  -- Daniele
Brin Gotts bt Sam Ashken (Dec 11) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Alex Wright (Dec 11) 5-7, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An incredibly close match with some impressive tennis from both sides. Alex's consistency and accurate placement helped him to make a brilliant comeback from 4-1 down to take the first set. The second set was equally as close with some big serves, crisp ground strokes and a whole host of winners. I was lucky to break Alex at the right time stealing the second set. The third set score flatters to deceive; I was able to use the momentum from the second to take the few break points that I had. Great game!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentSam Ashken bt Gabriel Emordi (Dec 10) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in tricky damp conditions!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Anthony Hughes (Dec 4) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight game with some great points. Tony broke my serve midway through the first set but I managed to cling on in there and break back in time to take it to a tie break. The second set was equally as close as the first just with more unforced errors from both sides. Tony's fast and accurate forehand had me chasing after the ball for the majority of the rallies. I put up the best defense I could muster and luckily managed to take a couple of break point opportunities to clinch the match. Cheers for the match Tony!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Sam Ashken (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A big serving match, much closer than the score line would suggest. A lot of really tight games and some great shots - Chris "  -- Christopher

Current Rankings:

  1. Vincent McGann 9.1 [W4, UF1] 9
  2. Mark Fleming 10.1 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Arthur Blair 10.2 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Oliver Husbands 9.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Daniel Orija 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Nick Jarvie [W1] 2
  7. Edward Tynan [L1, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentArthur Blair bt Mark Fleming (Jan 21) 6-7 (0-7), 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with lots of long rallies on a nice sunny afternoon."  -- Arthur
Vincent McGann bt Oliver Husbands (Jan 17) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Vincent McGann v Edward Tynan (Jan 14) 6-1, 3-0 TBC
Reveal CommentMark Fleming bt Edward Tynan (Jan 13) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to catch Edward when a bit match-rusty... good game in the cold!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentDaniel Orija bt Mark Fleming (Jan 10) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentVincent McGann bt Daniel Orija (Jan 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some good hitting on both sides. I took a 5-1 lead in the first set and was worried Daniel was going to make a great comeback, but I managed to get the final game. "  -- Vincent
Vincent McGann bt Mark Fleming (Dec 31) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentMark Fleming bt Oliver Husbands (Dec 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Flattered by scoreline but managed to deal with Oliver's power today... great game; we'll have more close battles in the future just like this one!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentVincent McGann bt Arthur Blair (Dec 18) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very hard fought match. Some very good shots from Arthur and a few good rallies. It could easily have gone either way."  -- Vincent
Reveal CommentArthur Blair bt Oliver Husbands (Dec 17) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Oliver dominated the opening games, racing to a 5-0 lead with consistent, powerful shots. I clung on through a few set points and somehow clawed it back, leading to a long and hard-fought second set that was finally settled – after a week-long interval due to our time on court ending! – in a tie break."  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentOliver Husbands bt Daniel Orija (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! Daniel is very fit hard to get balls past him" Oliver
Reveal CommentNick Jarvie bt Mark Fleming (Dec 11) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match against mark, always very close and good long rallies! "  -- Nick

Current Rankings:

  1. Edward Hamill [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ohad Yogev [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ian Lainchbury 10.2 [W2, L3] 6
  4. Elinor Wakefield 9.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Maurice Mcparland 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Jack Bayley 9.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Isabelle Gilks 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Ian Lainchbury bt Maurice Mcparland (Jan 21) Walkover
Reveal CommentIan Lainchbury bt Jack Bayley (Jan 18) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I'm just going to take a little space to first applaud Ed on his incredible commentary. I often am intrigued as to how the other matches played out and Ed's commentary almost takes you there. I'd say this was probably one of the most enjoyable matches I've played with both of us evenly matched. I'm so thankful this game didn't go to a third set as after all the 20+ shot rallies, and the never-ending deuce battles for breaking serves, I was well and truly knackered. "  -- Ian
Ohad Yogev bt Ian Lainchbury (Jan 11) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Maurice Mcparland (Jan 8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Rivalries are what makes sport so fantastic to watch, Fischer Vs Spassky, Prost Vs Senna and Brother Vs Sister to name a few. Mcparland Vs Hamill can be added to this illustrious list. This was another mere instalment in what is turning out to be a battle of epic proportions that the Trojans and Greeks would be proud of. Myatt's Fields is a most picturesque battlefield, a sleepy backwater of South London that held a capacity crowd, who, knowing it was FA cup 3rd round weekend, knew this was the only place for competitive sporting action in London. Dogs encircled the court like piranhas around a small mammal - distracting indeed, however, it will take more than that to distract Maurice's metronomic accuracy! Great game, well played."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Jack Bayley (Jan 5) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the temperature dipping perilously close to freezing, crowds flocked to Kennington Park to witness this eagerly anticipated Group 6 match. The quality of the tennis on show was outstanding throughout, fans marvelled at the slices, drop shots and lobs on show with many exclaiming they hadn't been so entertained since watching the Hoff in his prime on Knight Rider. At the end of the first set Boris Becker, Sue Barker and Tim Henman (who were commentating on the game for BBC - available on iPlayer soon), agreed that 6-1 did not reflect Jack's endeavour in the first set. With the fans screaming for more the quality only ramped up and like a fine wine, or Hugh Laurie, the match got better with age finishing with a high class tie break."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentJack Bayley bt Isabelle Gilks (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a fiercely cold January evening in Battersea Park. The scoreline definitely belies a good match that got more lively as the evening progressed."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Ohad Yogev (Dec 20) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "McEnroe Vs Borg, Wimbledon Final 1980, Federer Vs Nadal, Wimbledon Final 2008, Yogev Vs Hamill, Burgess Park 2016. When they come to write the history of the greatest tennis matches ever to be played these will most certainly feature prominently. Although probably in reverse order. Let me get this straight, this is without doubt one of the greatest tennis matches ever to be played! Ohad's precision and placement in his shots is mesmeric and his percentages must have been astronomical. At times it felt like I was playing against a brick, no, a titanium wall exacting its revenge on me. By the end of the game you could hear a pin drop in the stadium as the tension was ramped up and the fans had no nails left to chew! Great game, well played."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Isabelle Gilks (Dec 19) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Battersea Park, what a place to play tennis! Easily the most beautiful setting on the South London circuit. In keeping with the setting Isabelle produced some glorious tennis, the likes of which left the fans, who had migrated over from the athletics track, pleading for more. Whether it was producing a masterful lob or a precise pass down the line, Isabelle made coming to the net the equivalent of a Gladiator turning up to the Colosseum... Fraught with danger. The weather - a weird yet persistent fine rain/haze/mist made the game a little more aquatic than how the forefathers of our great sport envisioned, however, they would have been very proud of the skill and tenacity shown on court. The crowd certainly seemed to love the contest!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentMaurice Mcparland bt Ohad Yogev (Dec 17) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A most enjoyable game, despite a damp misty day. Ohad is fast around the court, and we had lots of good rallies-one about 35 shots! Look forward to more games with him if it happens."  -- Maurice
Ohad Yogev bt Jack Bayley (Dec 15) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentElinor Wakefield bt Ian Lainchbury (Dec 14) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good, long and enjoyable match, which ended with a great volleying rally at the net. "  -- Elinor
Ohad Yogev bt Isabelle Gilks (Dec 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Elinor Wakefield (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What better way to start the week than with a bit of tennis? Our match was scheduled to be on court 5, however, the groundsman made a late switch to shift us onto court 4. The expectant fans were worried they wouldn't make it from one court to the other in time for the beginning of play, however, the man and his dog who turned up to see this momentous clash managed to make the transition (walking 5 yards) with time to spare. And boy were they glad they came to watch! Elinor put on an exhibition of how to return serve. No sooner had I served the ball when it was already back at my feet where I would have needed a shovel rather than a racket to dig it out! Andre Agassi himself would have been proud of those returns. Great game, well played."  -- Edward
Ohad Yogev bt Elinor Wakefield (Dec 8) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Ian Lainchbury (Dec 8) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thursday night saw the opening game for group 6 and the anticipation of the fans was most certainly met. The conditions meant that the court resembled more of an ice rink, however, not to worry as Ian and I set to our task with brave resolve that Ernest Shackleton himself would have been proud! Ian's movement across the court is superb and resembles that of a ballerina. Add this to his never say die attitude and we have a formidable opponent. In the end, just like the famous battles at Waterloo and Trafalgar, the match was decided on the slimmest of margins and no small amount of luck. Great game, well played. The fans have been left yearning for more!"  -- Edward

Current Rankings:

  1. Mike Begent 10.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Johnston 10.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Adam Love 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nikos Asimakopoulos 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Samantha Good [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Mann 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. John Macdonald [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Macdonald bt Mike Begent (Jan 19) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on a very chilly night. Some fantastic (and sometimes tense) rallies to finish the 2nd set. "  -- John
Reveal CommentAlex Mann bt Samantha Good (Jan 17) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match was played in near freezing conditions, and both players took a while to get warmed up. Sam won a close first set that nearly went to a tie-break, and a few lucky shots from me changed the rhythm of the second set, which eventually continued into the third; both sets with scores that don't really reflect the match. Sam's serve and on-the-line shots are forces to be reckoned with!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAdam Love bt Alex Mann (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Alex's different serve and volley style made for an interesting match and a different dynamic to many of the others I've played in the leagues. Alex settled down more quickly and took an early 2-1 lead, coming to the net to good effect. I found a bit more rhythm and managed to take the lead at 4-3. I continued to attack Alex's second serve and went on to win the first set. We then traded breaks at the beginning of the second set until the rhythm of the first was resumed and ended 6-2. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJamie Johnston bt Nikos Asimakopoulos (Jan 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with too many Deuces to count! "  -- Jamie
Nikos Asimakopoulos bt John Macdonald (Jan 8) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentJamie Johnston bt John Macdonald (Jan 5) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a slippy court! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentAdam Love bt Jamie Johnston (Jan 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game that probably doesn't reflect the energy and quality of Jamie's play. In the second set, Jamie threatened a comeback when he leveled 3-3 after a lapse of concentration on my part. However, I held serve to go to 4-3, which gave me just enough momentum to see out the match. Having only being playing regularly since May, one can see Jamie is fast improving and I look forward to a rematch in the future."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Love bt John Macdonald (Jan 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This match probably won't go down as a classic, due to the greasy, slippy conditions and the heavy balls, but an enjoyable run-around nonetheless. John took an early 2-0 lead as I shook off the post-NY lethargy, but I rallied to 3-2 as his serve lost some of its early consistency. I continued to play the conditions with lots of slicing and drop-shots, which were dull but effective, and took the first set 6-4. Quality serving was at a premium as we traded brakes at the start of the 2nd set, before the rhythm of the first set was resorted, which saw me pull away to take it 6-3."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMike Begent bt Samantha Good (Dec 22) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "For the first time for me in this league the first set went with serve until a tie break, where I finally managed to get the better of Sam's serve. By the second set the cold was getting to us, and a bit of a lull in Sam's serve let me in, although it came back towards the end I was able to close the set out. A fun, close match at a chilly Burgess Park."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentAdam Love bt Mike Begent (Dec 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match which I'm really not sure how I won. Mike dictated a lot of points and had some powerful ground strokes, including a great sidespin forehand that he punished me with regularly. The match started as a rather sluggish pre-Christmas affair with a lot of unforced errors, but as the set wore on Mike, despite being more positive, probably just hit too would-be-winners many long. I took a 2-0 lead early in the second set, but quickly tired and it looked like the comeback was on when Mike leveled at 2-2. However, I won the next game and rode my luck to see out the rest of the set, with some sneaky slices and dropshots. A very enjoyable game."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJamie Johnston bt Samantha Good (Dec 15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game that pushed the two hour mark. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentMike Begent bt Alex Mann (Dec 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match at slippery Kennington, Alex's serve and spin can be disarming weapons!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Begent bt Jamie Johnston (Dec 10) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great, competitive, 2hour match, with a lot of ebb and flow. With plenty of close games, this was a fun if exhausting match!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentJamie Johnston bt Alex Mann (Dec 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We met on a clear crisp December evening to open our first match of the Tournament. After a brief warm up the match started with us both holding serve until Alex broke Jamie to go up 3/1. Jamie fought back and after a long series of Deuce/Adv/Deuce/Adv............. and a lucky lob the score stood at 4 games all. Both breathing hard and having visited all corners of the court Jamie took the first set. If the theme of the first set was base line and centre court shots, the second was a story of volleys and down the line shots. Jamie took the first few games and a late break back from Alex took the game close to the two hour mark with Jamie edging it in the end. A great start to the League and a worthy opponent. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentMike Begent bt Nikos Asimakopoulos (Dec 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with several changes in momentum, on a cold, slippery court. We both found lots of success with our lobs, and had one insanely long game with too many deuces to count."  -- Mike
Nikos Asimakopoulos bt Samantha Good (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Laura Ford 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Marco Franchini 10.1 [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Linden [W3, L2] 6
  4. Helen Whyman [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Monique Campbell [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Megan Veronesi 10.2 [L3]
  7. Sarah Fox 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarco Franchini bt Chris Linden (Jan 22) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "This was definitely a tight match!!! Was a pleasure to play with Chris in a sunny sunday morning in Larkhall Park. Hope to play again with Chris soon!"  -- Marco
Marco Franchini v Helen Whyman (Jan 16) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6 TBC
Helen Whyman bt Sarah Fox (Jan 14) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentChris Linden bt Sarah Fox (Jan 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Not a great morning for tennis with the courts at Burgess Park pretty drenched but we made the most of it. Sarah really raised her game in the second set taking a swift lead and it ended up very tight, each of us battling at deuce for every game. A break of serve right at the end of the set brought an end to a match full of variety. Thanks Sarah and good luck for the rest of the tournament! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Linden bt Megan Veronesi (Jan 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Megan kindly stepped in at short notice in freezing conditions to play our match. We had a very fun, closely contested match with my drop shots up against her lobs. Well played Megan! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentLaura Ford bt Chris Linden (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match played with Chris in almost sub-zero temperatures!"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentLaura Ford bt Marco Franchini (Dec 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with Marco, brushing off some Christmas over indulgence! We were closely matched, with long games, mostly going to deuce and Marco hit some great winners at the net."  -- Laura
Reveal CommentLaura Ford bt Megan Veronesi (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Megan has a very consistent serve and for someone who has only been playing tennis since October, firmly put mine to shame!"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentChris Linden bt Monique Campbell (Dec 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice way to kick off the league with lots of good rallies! If you decide to play in Burgess park on a Saturday watch out; there's a couple budding Nadal's ready to shout at any given point"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMarco Franchini bt Megan Veronesi (Dec 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was a pleasure to meet Megan! We had good fun playing..."  -- Marco
Reveal CommentLaura Ford bt Monique Campbell (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match. Some good rallies and nice shots."  -- Monique
Reveal CommentMarco Franchini bt Monique Campbell (Dec 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Was nice to start this cold round of the league with Monique! She is very enthusiast and we had some good rallies and tight points! "  -- Marco

Results

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Collapse AllKennington & Brockwell Parks Doubles - Round 17 | Thursday 29 September 2016 to Wednesday 7 December 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 November 2016)

We completely understand it can be tough getting doubles matches played but even so, this was an extremely quiet round. Please do get in touch another time and let us know what the problem is. We will help if we can!

Group Summary:

Oh dear! Just one match played! What went wrong? Please do let us know if you are having problems arranging matches - we are here to help. Rory and Emily won the only match played, so win the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rory Macinnes & Emily Few Brown [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Miranda Reilly & Natalie Jones [L1] RUNNER UP
  3. Adam Dodgshon & Ganesh Gnanamoorthy
  4. James Pickard & Sophie Pickard
  5. Richard Truelove & Neil Smithson

Match Results:

Rory Macinnes & Emily Few Brown bt Miranda Reilly & Natalie Jones (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-0

Group Summary:

Christopher and Alexander won both their matches convincingly to win this group which was also extremely quiet. Well done to them. Angelica and James are runners up having won more games per matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Smith & Alexander Lewis Marffy [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Angelica Forero & James O'brien [L1] RUNNER UP
  3. Fiann Coombs & Anya Rebollini [L1]
  4. Stan Onyejekwe & Gordon Shorrocks

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Smith & Alexander Lewis Marffy bt Angelica Forero & James O'brien (Nov 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "fun match with a friendly pair!"  -- Christopher
Christopher Smith & Alexander Lewis Marffy bt Fiann Coombs & Anya Rebollini (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Kennington & Brockwell Parks.

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend:

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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