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  • 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
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  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • 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 

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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. 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 AllLadywell Fields Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 20 February 2020 to Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 March 2020)

Group Summary:

Round of applause for playing so many matches and so many of them were real humdingers. In fact, all we needed were some commentaries to bring the action to life! So who did enough to win the round? That's an easy one, our champ from last time triumphed again playing and winning six matches. No one matched him for the number of matches completed, let alone wins and on the occasion, ending the round early had no effect on who one the group. Well done Julian! A much tighter race for second place but as it stood, with three nice wins, the silver goes to Michael.

Final Rankings:

  1. Julian Leichtmann 7.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael Gibson 8.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Hugh Macnicol 10.1 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Dixon [W3, L1] 7
  5. Luca Spinazze' 10.1 [W1, L3, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Joseph Bell [W2, L1] 5
  7. David Chart [L3, UF1] 4
  8. Paul Rubinstein 7.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Julian Leichtmann bt Hugh Macnicol (Mar 22) 7-5, 6-4
Robert Dixon bt Luca Spinazze' (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-2
Julian Leichtmann bt Luca Spinazze' (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-3
Luca Spinazze' bt Paul Rubinstein (Mar 13) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Julian Leichtmann bt Joseph Bell (Mar 13) 6-4, 4-6, [10-8]
Michael Gibson bt Hugh Macnicol (Mar 12) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
Julian Leichtmann bt Paul Rubinstein (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-3
Joseph Bell bt Robert Dixon (Mar 8) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Joseph Bell bt Hugh Macnicol (Mar 5) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Hugh Macnicol bt Paul Rubinstein (Mar 4) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Hugh Macnicol bt Luca Spinazze' (Mar 1) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Robert Dixon bt Michael Gibson (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
Julian Leichtmann bt Michael Gibson (Feb 27) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Michael Gibson bt Paul Rubinstein (Feb 27) 6-4, 6-3
Robert Dixon bt David Chart (Feb 22) 3-6, 6-3, [10-7]
Reveal CommentLuca Spinazze' v David Chart (Feb 21) 7-5, 5-7 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "David to serve "  -- Luca

Match of the Group:

Julian Leichtmann bt David Chart (Feb 20) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2
Michael Gibson bt David Chart (Feb 20) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Group Summary:

Unlike group one, this was still a really close race before the safety car spun onto the track. But though Stefano might have been caught if things had gone the distance, let's not quibble too much as his performance was a real celebration of tennis' fighting spirit! Well done to Stefan for this "special win" and commiserations to Rob who had the group win in his sights. All to play for next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stefano Franzoso 8.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rob Honeysett [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Raf O'Reilly 8.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Allen 9.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ruslan Kozirev 8.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Ben Sheppee [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jeremie Pochon [W1] 2
  8. Jack O'Reilly

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStefano Franzoso bt Ben Sheppee (Mar 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Dry conditions but the usual wind was there to annoy players and affect the game. Two similar sets although Ben was a break up on the second. I've been more consistent and aggressive at times, that made the overall difference. Thanks!"  -- Stefano

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRaf O'Reilly bt Stefano Franzoso (Mar 19) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Where to start?! What a match! I think I had my toughest match so far a couple of rounds ago, but that has been surpassed now. I won the first set fairly convincingly, largely due to being slightly more consistent and Stefano perhaps making a few errors when having chances to finish the point. The second set was another story. I spend off to a 4-1 lead only to see Stefano take it to 4-5. I managed to recover and we went to a TB, which Stefano won. The third set was closely contested and went to a TB. Stefano was 5-1, but thankfully I managed to hold my serve and take it 7-5. Some incredible points and unbelievable recoveries throughout by both of us. We are both very resilient. If this the last game for a while, it was a great way to go out"  -- Raf
Reveal CommentStefano Franzoso bt Ruslan Kozirev (Mar 17) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Dry conditions for once but still a bit too windy. First set was very tight but both players a bit tentative. Ruslan was twice a break up but couldn't close it out. Second set was better standards and more enjoyable. Thanks!"  -- Stefano
Rob Honeysett bt John Allen (Mar 17) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Ruslan Kozirev v John Allen (Mar 15) 6-3, 2-6 TBC
Jeremie Pochon bt Ben Sheppee (Mar 15) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Rob Honeysett bt Raf O'Reilly (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-2
Ruslan Kozirev bt Raf O'Reilly (Mar 9) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentRaf O'Reilly bt Ben Sheppee (Mar 6) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in great sunny conditions. One of the first really nice days in a while. The match was closer than the score suggests and involved some fun rallies. Ben played some good tennis and didn't hold back on his shots, but in terms of the match score his error count cost him."  -- Raf
Reveal CommentRob Honeysett bt Stefano Franzoso (Mar 3) 6-7 (10-12), 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "fantastic match, very little between the two players, both with similar playing styles. The first 2 sets were very close. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentJohn Allen bt Ben Sheppee (Feb 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in constantly changing blustery conditions with wind rain sun and hail. It was a pleasure to play Ben again but he struggled more with the conditions and made too many unforced errors and missed winners."  -- John
Reveal CommentStefano Franzoso bt John Allen (Feb 26) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in cold and dry conditions but with gusty wind. First set was a good fight and closer than the score suggests. I played better the big points. Second set I broke immediately but John raised his level and manage to get a 4-1 lead. I kept calm and found another gear to come back and win the set. Always a pleasure to play John"  -- Stefano

Group Summary:

Another group where there was still a lot to play for, but Alan, a winner last time, had more than staked his claim to the group win when the round stalled. His three wins and bonus points edged him ahead of runner-up Jamie and Thomas, the only player to have beaten him, had surely left it too late to catch him. So hats off to Alan once again.

Final Rankings:

  1. Alan Brown [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Everden [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rob Derbyshire 10.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christian Schnee [W2, L2] 6
  5. Gavin Rose [W2, L1] 4
  6. Thomas Durkin [W1] 2
  7. Robbie Spargo [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Durkin bt Alan Brown (Mar 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match featuring a lot of long rallies and good match play, which made for a good game though the wind did make things a bit tricky at times! Cheers Alan"  -- Thomas
Gavin Rose bt Christian Schnee (Mar 20) 1-6, 6-0, 6-4
Christian Schnee bt Jamie Everden (Mar 19) 6-4, 6-1
Jamie Everden bt Robbie Spargo (Mar 15) 6-2, 6-2
Rob Derbyshire bt Gavin Rose (Mar 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Match of the Group:

Alan Brown bt Christian Schnee (Mar 13) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4
Alan Brown bt Jamie Everden (Mar 10) 6-4, 7-5
Rob Derbyshire bt Robbie Spargo (Mar 6) 6-2, 6-1
Jamie Everden bt Rob Derbyshire (Mar 1) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlan Brown bt Robbie Spargo (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Quite windy conditions. Tough 2nd set."  -- Alan
Gavin Rose bt Jamie Everden (Feb 26) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Christian Schnee bt Robbie Spargo (Feb 23) 6-1, 6-3

Group Summary:

A couple of players hadn't even got going when we slammed on the breaks but by then Colin was heading into the distance (though Roger was hot on his heals). But while there were plenty of players in the group with matches to play who could have influenced who eventually won it, awarding Colin the gold seems like a more than fair outcome in the circumstances!

Final Rankings:

  1. Colin Gentile [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Roger Price 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alasdair Macdonald [L2] 1
  4. Martin Milsom 8.2 [L1] 1
  5. David Smith [L1]
  6. Kevin Barrett
  7. Richard Stearn 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColin Gentile bt Alasdair Macdonald (Mar 15) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Not finished after 2 hours in the gale at Ladywell !! A well played game in great spirit."  -- Colin
  • "A tight finish to an excellently fought match with both of us spurning match points in the tie break," -- Colin
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Martin Milsom (Mar 14) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This turned into a very close match after the first set. A crucial hold late in the second ended an exchange of breaks and won the set for Martin. By contrast, the third set proceeded on serve as we both found our range. The ground strokes improved too as the court dried out and footing became easier. A single break late in the third decided the match. I was glad to be able to serve out the set. Good contest!"  -- Roger

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentColin Gentile bt Roger Price (Mar 9) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Game resumed at 7am on Monday . A really enjoyable game played as ever with Roger with good humour and great spirit," -- Colin
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Alasdair Macdonald (Mar 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Finally, a dry day! This was a close match with some good rallies and winners. Played in a good spirit."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentColin Gentile bt David Smith (Feb 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match was genuinely closer than the score might suggest. Lot's of long deuce, advantage,deuce games. David played well and it was a very enjoyable game."  -- Colin

Group Summary:

Things were hotting up nicely in Group 5, so a shame to stop here. In terms of on court performance there wasn't much to choose between the top three but Claude is extremely unlucky not to have earned his bonus points - even if he hadn't gone on to beat Dennis that unfinished match would have earned him the points to leapfrog the leaders. As it is, the tie at the top between Herve and Pete is broken by their head-to-head, an excellent match that went Herve's way and helped him win the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Herve Savoure [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Hickey [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Claude Chaboud [W2, UF1] 4
  4. Dennis Herdman [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  5. Francesco Sera 10.1
  6. Sam Potts
  7. Thibault Michel

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDennis Herdman v Claude Chaboud (Mar 15) 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be completed - Claude to serve next..."  -- Dennis

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHerve Savoure bt Peter Hickey (Mar 14) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Peter Great 3rd set "  -- Herve
Reveal CommentDennis Herdman bt Herve Savoure (Mar 12) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure, Herve"  -- Dennis
Peter Hickey bt Dennis Herdman (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-4
Claude Chaboud bt Peter Hickey (Mar 7) 6-3, 7-5
Claude Chaboud bt Herve Savoure (Mar 1) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Group Summary:

What a competitive group! Jasmin come out on top despite losing to Roshan in an exciting three setter. As so often, good scheduling was key to the group win - without a bonus point cushion Neill or even Elijah might have made a late run for the top spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jasmin Bukic 9.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neill Quinton [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Elijah Lyons 9.2 [W2] 4
  4. Aihan Muradasil 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Betty Makharinsky [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Roshan Patel [W1, L1] 3
  7. Jack Steven [L4] 1
  8. Raymond Warburton

Match Results:

Aihan Muradasil bt Jack Steven (Mar 22) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJasmin Bukic bt Neill Quinton (Mar 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game "  -- Jasmin
Reveal CommentElijah Lyons bt Roshan Patel (Mar 21) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "rosco to serve "  -- Roshan
Reveal CommentJasmin Bukic bt Jack Steven (Mar 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game "  -- Jasmin
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Aihan Muradasil (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lively and competitive match, and so very good to be outside playing in the present circumstances! "  -- Neill
Betty Makharinsky bt Jack Steven (Mar 19) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentJasmin Bukic bt Aihan Muradasil (Mar 15) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy and blustery all match"  -- Jasmin
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Betty Makharinsky (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with lots of thrilling rallies, despite the rain!"  -- Neill
Reveal CommentJasmin Bukic bt Betty Makharinsky (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely playing Betty, she has some nice shots and we played some exciting rallies."  -- Jasmin
Aihan Muradasil bt Betty Makharinsky (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRoshan Patel bt Jasmin Bukic (Mar 1) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us had not played since we last played each other in September of 2019, so was a rusty game for both. Some good rallies and points played, but was good to get the first game out of the way. This match could of gone either way. "  -- Roshan
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Jack Steven (Feb 23) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game in blustery conditions. Jack had 3 break points at 5-3 up in the first set, but somehow I managed to claw my way back into the match. Thanks!"  -- Neill
Elijah Lyons bt Neill Quinton (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

If Troy had managed to play a few more matches this group might well have been his, but when time ran out David had made the most progress and his bonus points, along with the point he won off Troy by taking a set off him, took him comfortably to the top of the table. Hope we can be back on court to start afresh again soon!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Pottinton [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Troy Mae [W2] 4
  3. Amy Parker [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alexandra O’Mahony [L1] 1
  5. Lyndsey Staunton 9.2 [L2]
  6. Alex Kerslake withdrawn
  7. Alex Lavery
  8. Colin Gabell

Match Results:

David Pottinton bt Amy Parker (Mar 15) 6-2, 6-3
Troy Mae bt Lyndsey Staunton (Mar 15) 6-4, 6-2
Amy Parker bt Alexandra O’Mahony (Mar 8) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Troy Mae bt David Pottinton (Mar 8) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
David Pottinton bt Lyndsey Staunton (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-2

Results

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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) 

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