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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 AllKingston Parks Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 27 September 2018 to Wednesday 21 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 October 2018)

It's great that the second round of Kingston Parks Tennis League echoed the first with lots of competitive matches played and great engagement across the group with nearly two thirds of all possible matches played. We were pleased to welcome 5 new players to the league alongside 2 returners and the tennis didn't disappoint with 4 close 3-set matches and numerous well contested 2 setters. We're already looking forward to the next instalment!

Group Summary:

This was another action packed round in Kingston Parks Tennis League with most of you playing at least 5 matches and 4 of you earning the midway bonus points for early match scheduling. Congratulations to league debutants Neil and Siddhartha for finishing as group winner and runner up on the first attempt, with Neil's 5 wins taking him 3 points clear of runner up Siddhartha. Alex had a strong round too with 4 wins but lost out in the standings by not earning the midway bonus points, while Cristian showed his fighting qualities by recording two hard fought wins in 3 sets against Leila and Brian. Exciting tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Neil Kapoor [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Siddhartha Kunzru [W3, L2, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Hunt [W4, L1] 8
  4. Cristian Teichner [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Leila Panesar Morris [L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Brian Phillips [W1, L4] 3
  7. Aizaz Ahmed Butt 8.2 [W1, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSiddhartha Kunzru v Aizaz Ahmed Butt (Nov 21) 6-1, 5-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in low light condition."  -- Siddhartha
Alex Hunt bt Cristian Teichner (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Hunt bt Brian Phillips (Nov 9) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match packed with very, very long rallies and a nail-biting first set."  -- Alex
Cristian Teichner bt Brian Phillips (Nov 6) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Kunzru bt Brian Phillips (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. 1st set was really close."  -- Siddhartha
Neil Kapoor bt Alex Hunt (Nov 2) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Hunt bt Siddhartha Kunzru (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in wet & windy conditions with a rain break in between. 1st set was a bit one sided with too many unforced errors from my end. 2nd set was quite close - I was leading 4-3 at the rain break before Alex made a comeback and won the last 3 games on the trot "  -- Siddhartha
Reveal CommentNeil Kapoor bt Leila Panesar Morris (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with lots of deuce games. Neil was very good at moving me around the court and hitting deep sliced balls. "  -- Leila
Neil Kapoor bt Brian Phillips (Oct 21) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentBrian Phillips bt Leila Panesar Morris (Oct 19) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in sunny conditions, around 2 hours long with lots of deuce games. In the first set, Brian served consistently and dictated a lot of the points and I made quite a few unforced errors. I was able to win some tight games in the second set after being broken in the first game, and managed to serve it out at 5-4 up after quite a few breaks of serve back and forth. In the third set, we had several deuce games again but Brian played more consistently and kept me running around and took this deciding set 6-2."  -- Leila
Neil Kapoor bt Cristian Teichner (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlex Hunt bt Leila Panesar Morris (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some long rallies - despite a howling wind."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Kunzru bt Cristian Teichner (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in difficult conditions - quite windy and slightly slippery courts. Thanks for a good match Cris."  -- Siddhartha
Reveal CommentAizaz Ahmed Butt bt Leila Panesar Morris (Oct 10) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match very competitive. Leila started off well with double break leading 4-1 and although I recovered one break but could not prevent Leila taking first set by 6-2. 2nd set remained even and competitive with both players not giving up their serves until the 10th game when I managed to capitalised on Leila's serve when she was serving at 4-5 to win 2nd set by 6-4. Final set was also equally competitive with scoreline not doing the justice but luckily I got the early break at 1-2 and also pushed for another break when Leila was serving to stay at 2-5 and eventually won the final set by 6-2. The conditions were perfect and it was a lovely sunny morning to play tennis."  -- Aizaz Ahmed
Reveal CommentNeil Kapoor bt Siddhartha Kunzru (Oct 7) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Kunzru bt Leila Panesar Morris (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. 2nd set was really close."  -- Siddhartha

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCristian Teichner bt Leila Panesar Morris (Oct 1) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "As the score suggests, this was a very close and intense game (2h 45min) with some great rallies which in the end could have gone either way. Thanks Leila for the great game and I'm looking forward to playing again"  -- Cristian

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Kingston 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 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)