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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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).
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Collapse AllLadywell Fields Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 1 March 2018 to Wednesday 16 May 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 1 April 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. George Harris [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julian Leichtmann 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Rubinstein 8.1 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Bell [W2, L5] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Lye 8.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Gibson 10.1 [W1, L6] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Robert Dixon [W2, L1] 5
  8. Carsten Hovestadt [W2, L4] 5

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Harris bt Robert Dixon (Apr 15) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Having played Rob before in the league, I knew I was in for a tough match. Rob took the first set 6-4, but it felt like it could've been 6-2 or 6-1. My timing was off for much of the game, my shots lacked power, and Rob punished my backhand slice with his typical top spin ground strokes. However, my lack of timing may have ended up helping me, as I was playing lots of awkward shots and had a few lucky net cords at important times. I decided to play more aggressively in the second and third sets: coming to the net more and getting some cheap points from my serve. Altogether a very close and exhausting match- it felt like we had a 20+ shot rally most games. Well played mate."  -- George
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Rob Lye (Apr 15) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good game, bit lucky to get into the third set"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentGeorge Harris bt Michael Gibson (Apr 13) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive match, unfortunately rain stopped played. TBC..."  -- George
Reveal CommentRobert Dixon bt Joseph Bell (Apr 8) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Joe must of won the first set in about 15 minutes after a brilliant barrage of winners from all over the court. Set 2 I offered more resistance and just managed to nick it. Set 3 we both made a lot of errors as it was raining non stop but I managed to be the more consistent and hang on for the win."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Carsten Hovestadt (Apr 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A German tennis derby in rainy Lewisham ;) Good session mate. Looking forward to repeat this"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Michael Gibson (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I think Michael and I both did not play our best tennis and so we had quite a high error rate. I have managed to win the important points though there were quite a lot of very close games. A good hit with nice spring temperatures. Thank you mate."  -- Julian
Reveal CommentGeorge Harris bt Joseph Bell (Apr 6) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Joe and I both played with an attacking style which made for a pacy match. Joe had me on the back foot with his first serve and net play for much of the game. My serving was pretty average, but my forehand felt good. Felt like we both made a few unforced errors, but I probably made fewer over the course of the game. Ultimately came down to a tie break and could've gone either way. Thanks Joe, really enjoyed that."  -- George
Reveal CommentGeorge Harris bt Carsten Hovestadt (Apr 4) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A slightly awkward match in blustery conditions. Balls were being pushed long & wide, and serving from one side into the wind was tough. Nevertheless, Carsten had a good repertoire of shots: lots of backspin shots, drop shots, volleys and lobs. My timing was also a little off, so it felt like Carsten dictated many of the rallies. Overall I think consistency was my only advantage, and perhaps energy levels as Carsten had kindly agreed to play having played once already that day. Thanks mate."  -- George
Joseph Bell bt Carsten Hovestadt (Apr 4) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Rob Lye (Mar 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "One of those days with wind and drizzle, and certainly not one of the best matches me and Rob have played. There wasn't a lot in it, but I managed to stay fairly consistent throughout and weeded out the double faults that have really plagued my matches recently. Thanks for the match, always a pleasure "  -- Paul
Rob Lye bt Michael Gibson (Mar 28) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Paul Rubinstein (Mar 27) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very close again with me saving a match point 5-3 down in the third. Was quite happy with my serving today, had been trying to use my legs more and „jump into the serve“, even though i still double faulted a bit i generally felt confident to go for good serves which i wasn‘t in some of my previous matches. Maybe not much sun or wind helped, also Paul generally seemed quite friendly on the line calls. Good luck your next matches and hopefully play again!"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Carsten Hovestadt (Mar 25) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Carsten started the better and got himself into a early lead. I managed to claw it back but when I went 5-4 down played too tentatively on my serve and Carsten closed out the set. I started the 2nd set better but was helped by Carsten's serve deserting him a bit. His first serve returned in the 3rd set and at 4-1 down I was thinking about what this rounds wooden spoon would look like. The 6th game was a tight one that thankfully I edged. Winning it was a real confidence boost which helped kick my forehand into gear. When I went ahead in the set I thought it was mine to lose but Carsten had other ideas with some good serving and net play forcing a tiebreak. I served well in the tiebreak which was probably the difference. Thanks for the match"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Joseph Bell (Mar 25) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a super enjoyable match. In the opening set Joe broke my serve in the first game and then played excellent attacking tennis, with tons of winners, to take the set. Second set I stepped up and started finding my backhand whilst Joe's forehand became less consistent. In the final set I raced ahead to 4-1, when I (idiotically) started thinking about what to write in the match report and switched off. This coincided with Joe finding his huge first serve again, and playing some really subtle touches at the net. In the end it came down to a third set tiebreak where I managed to stay calm and focused. Three matches so far - three 3-setters. Way fun "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Rob Lye (Mar 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The result, especially in the first set, doesn't reflect the match at all. I went through several deuces in all my service games and always got away with it. Thanks Rob for this session. Good match and good fun. "  -- Julian
Joseph Bell bt Michael Gibson (Mar 24) 7-5, 7-5
Rob Lye bt Joseph Bell (Mar 22) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentGeorge Harris bt Rob Lye (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a pretty attacking match that felt closer than the score suggests, especially in the first set. From the outset Rob and I were both hitting for the lines and both exchanged winners. Rob had a good first serve and good grand strokes, but failed to punish me on a few occasions at the net and mid-court. Overall I was perhaps more consistent over the course of the game, and was pleased to see my slice had returned. A very enjoyable game. Cheers."  -- George
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Joseph Bell (Mar 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good hit in a winter wonderland Mayow Park scenery. The weather did not allow the greatest rallies so we both concentrated on serving well and go for the winners. I was a bit more consistent and managed to break Joe mid of each set. Thanks for this great match mate!"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentGeorge Harris bt Paul Rubinstein (Mar 13) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A closely contested game in which we both played well. Plenty of long rallies and deuce games. Paul played a particularly strong second set, with some canny defensive play- and hitting to my backhand a lot. Fortunately for me, by the third set I'd found my rhythm and managed to relax into the game, and attack more off my serve. A very enjoyable game overall. Cheers."  -- George
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Michael Gibson (Mar 10) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match, as the scoreline suggests. I am in the process of trying to develop a more aggressive game, but in this match it was very much a case of me defending and Michael attacking. Having said that, I managed to get pretty good depth on my shots most of the time and was pleased with my tactics. Michael will probably be frustrated with his first serve percentage which wasn't as good as I am sure it can be, particularly in the second set. Looking forward to the rest of the matches!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt George Harris (Mar 4) 6-2, 0-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "George and I both had our set each to shine and a very close third one which could have ended either way round. Some really good and fun rallies with a little bit of ice scratching between the sets. Thanks mate. "  -- Julian
Robert Dixon bt Michael Gibson (Mar 4) 6-0, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Cunnington [W3] 6
  2. David Chart [W3, L1] 6
  3. Roger Price 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Hugh Macnicol [W1, L2] 4
  5. Rob Honeysett [W1] 2
  6. Julio Garcia [W1, L1] 2
  7. Shamil Sharshek 9.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Patrick Bradley 10.1

Match Results:

Sam Cunnington bt David Chart (Apr 15) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Chart bt Shamil Sharshek (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Shamil, look forward to meeting on court again soon!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Chart bt Roger Price (Apr 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game - thank you Roger for introducing me to Manor Park and for the excellent tennis."  -- David
David Chart bt Hugh Macnicol (Apr 9) 6-2, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2
Sam Cunnington bt Shamil Sharshek (Apr 6) 6-0, 6-3
Hugh Macnicol bt Shamil Sharshek (Mar 31) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Shamil Sharshek (Mar 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Shamil again, shame about the wet weather. "  -- Roger
Sam Cunnington bt Julio Garcia (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Hugh Macnicol (Mar 25) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and sporting match played in lovely spring weather. This was Hugh's first local tennis league match, I hope we meet again. "  -- Roger
Rob Honeysett bt Shamil Sharshek (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentJulio Garcia bt Roger Price (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with a nice opponent. Thank you Roger"  -- Julio

Current Rankings:

  1. Lahiru Dayananda 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kevin Barrett [W3, L1] 6
  3. Elijah Lyons 9.2 [W2, L3] 5
  4. Joe Hellawell [W1, L2] 3
  5. Joe Hodgson [L1]
  6. Tim Harris [L1]
  7. Thibault Michel [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentElijah Lyons bt Thibault Michel (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, played in good spirit. Both still trying to find our rhyme, but decent rallies once we got going. Thibault showed great touch at the net pulling off some impressive volleys. Cheers"  -- Elijah
Reveal CommentKevin Barrett bt Joe Hellawell (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nip and tuck in both sets. Good fun match!"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentJoe Hellawell bt Elijah Lyons (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match in near perfect conditions in Manor House Gardens, but I just managed to edge it."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentKevin Barrett bt Elijah Lyons (Apr 7) 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of an epic match. Elijah made a few more unforced errors than me in the first set, allowing me to take it 6-2. Elijah then took a comfort break and came back to win 8 games on the trot including the 2nd set 6-0. I managed to find some consistency from somewhere and pegged the decider back to a tiebreaker. Either one of us could have won it- a net cord got me over the line- sorry again Elijah! Phew! Time for a sit down!"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Thibault MICHEL (Mar 31) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was close with both players committing quite a few unforced errors. I managed to lower my error rate in the second which gave me an edge. Overall an enjoyable match! "  -- Lahiru
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Joe Hellawell (Mar 26) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The second and third sets were neck and neck most of the way through, with some good rallies throughout as well as some nervous errors from both players (particularly in the third set)!"  -- Lahiru
Reveal CommentKevin Barrett bt Thibault MICHEL (Mar 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match. Both a bit rusty but overall I made less mistakes. "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Tim Harris (Mar 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had quite a few good rallies, I was fortunate that Tim's first serve wasn't landing very often as it could easily have been a different result!"  -- Lahiru
Reveal CommentElijah Lyons bt Joe Hodgson (Mar 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, despite the 'disruptions' which made us lose some focus during the 2nd set. Thanks Joe"  -- Elijah
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Kevin Barrett (Mar 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the quick first set, the second set was very competitive after Kevin found his form and it was an enjoyable match for overall with some good rallies. "  -- Lahiru
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Elijah Lyons (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a little overcast but luckily the rain stayed away and conditions were decent and enabled us to have some good rallies. The match was closer than the scoreline suggests - in the end I managed to hold on to my serve a bit more but most games were hard fought."  -- Lahiru

Current Rankings:

  1. Herve Savoure [W4] 8
  2. Richard Stearn 10.2 [W2, L2] 5
  3. Rhian Hayes 9.2 [W2, L2] withdrawn 4
  4. Jeremie Pochon [W1, L1] 2
  5. Bernat Gabor [L2]
  6. David Richards [L2]

Match Results:

Jeremie Pochon bt Rhian Hayes (Apr 17) 6-1 Rhian Hayes Retired
Reveal CommentHerve Savoure bt Bernat Gabor (Apr 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Bernat for today's game. Strange first set I was leading 31 then Bernat had 53 up a chance to close the set but I comeback to win 75 Great set. Second set one way traffic."  -- Herve
Rhian Hayes bt Richard Stearn (Apr 9) 4-6, 6-3, [11-9]
Reveal CommentHerve Savoure bt Richard Stearn (Apr 8) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Richard for today's game. Difficult conditions light rain throughout the match. My forward hand won the battle today."  -- Herve
Richard Stearn bt David Richards (Apr 7) 6-2, 7-5
Herve Savoure bt David Richards (Mar 26) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentRichard Stearn bt Jeremie Pochon (Mar 25) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on a lovely spring day. Some distractions in the first set. Very good to meet Jeremie."  -- Richard
Rhian Hayes bt Bernat Gabor (Mar 23) 6-0, 6-2
Herve Savoure bt Rhian Hayes (Mar 22) 6-4, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Jasmin Bukic [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Raymond Warburton [W3] 6
  3. Gary Morley 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Paulo Mata 10.2 [L1]
  5. Roshan Patel [L3]
  6. Stefan Stefan [L1]
  7. Antonis Yfantis

Match Results:

Raymond Warburton bt Roshan Patel (Apr 15) 6-0, 6-0
Raymond Warburton bt Gary Morley (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-3
Raymond Warburton bt Jasmin Bukic (Apr 2) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentGary Morley bt Roshan Patel (Mar 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, could've gone either way - or to a third set. The rain came when I was 4-2 down in the second, which seemed to swing the momentum again... "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentJasmin Bukic bt Roshan Patel (Mar 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, lots of lost serves but enjoyable and good quality rallies. Lots of deuce games and much closer than the eventual score suggests. "  -- Jasmin
Reveal CommentJasmin Bukic bt Gary Morley (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match, and would be probably much closer had it not been the first of the round for Gary. Had few excellent challenging rallies The sun was shining and the courts were superb. Both our rustiness showed during the match, especially on serves, nevertheless very entertaining "  -- Jasmin
Reveal CommentJasmin Bukic bt Stefan Stefan (Mar 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice little match, still bit wet around the edges of the court which meant some returns were not even attempted, which made it quite quick in the end... "  -- Jasmin
Reveal CommentJasmin Bukic bt Paulo Mata (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, bit of slow start, as wet surface, tighter than score suggest as both players loosing couple of serves and few games with ping pong deuces and so on. Really warmed up for the second set and had to change courts but luckily due to weather there was no one so completed without further interruptions."  -- Jasmin

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