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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • 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

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  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllLadywell Fields Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 21 September 2017 to Wednesday 15 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 October 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Julian Leichtmann 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Dundas [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. George Harris [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Dixon [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joe Randall [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Rubinstein 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Jordan Cordner withdrawn

Match Results:

Robert Dixon bt Joe Randall (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-2
Andrew Dundas bt Julian Leichtmann (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-2
Andrew Dundas bt Paul Rubinstein (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-1
Andrew Dundas bt Joe Randall (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Paul Rubinstein (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Paul and I were both struggling finding our game, thus the game wasn't a beauty. Overall we can both do better but it was still a decent match with somw nice rallyes and plays. Looking forward ro play again. Good luck and fun for the next game Paul."  -- Julian
Reveal CommentGeorge Harris bt Robert Dixon (Oct 4) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with both of us scoring in runs. Rob barely missed a shot on his backhand, and fought hard on every point. I possibly had a slight advantage on the forehand and (despite breaking my strings/switching racquets) managed to edge a tightly contested second set. Cheers mate."  -- George
Reveal CommentGeorge Harris bt Paul Rubinstein (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The wind made this match a little awkward, especially when serving from the North side. Nevertheless a very enjoyable game with some intricate mid-court play and side to side rallies. Paul has great technique with a hefty 1st serve and no obvious flaws. He punished me a lot at the net, and I was surprised he didn't come forward more. In the end I perhaps gave away fewer cheap points and managed to close. Cheers mate."  -- George
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Joe Randall (Sep 30) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great challenge playing Joe. I was lucky winning the first set where Joe had a good comeback and was about to close it. In the second set I somehow took a break from playing proper tennis and Joe smahed me winning the set in ledd than half an hr. The third set was even and not great tennis from both of us. Joe made a row of double faults whereas I played every second shot with the frame... In the end I managed to stay that 1 or 2 games up until the end. Well played Joe, looking forward to the next match against you. "  -- Julian
Robert Dixon bt Paul Rubinstein (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt George Harris (Sep 24) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another 3 set / 3 hrs thriller with the lucky better ending for me. Goerge and I play very similiar, a mix of agressiveness when required but also going more defensive when the winning shots don't work. Overall it has been very close and even for 3 hours even when the 2nd and 3rd suggest different, I was lucky and won more of the big points. Really enjoyed this and looking gorward to the next tennis battle ;)"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Robert Dixon (Sep 23) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "A very intense 3 set thriller with up and downs on both side. Didn't deserve a loser... or a winner ;) Well done Robert, I really enjoyed that match."  -- Julian

Current Rankings:

  1. Joseph Bell [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Roger Price 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Taihei Yamamoto 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rob Lye 9.1 [L1] 1
  5. Leonardo Niro [L1]
  6. Raymond Warburton [L2]
  7. Paul Fitzpatrick 8.2
  8. Sam Cunnington

Match Results:

Joseph Bell bt Rob Lye (Oct 15) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Joseph Bell bt Roger Price (Oct 14) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Raymond Warburton (Oct 8) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We enjoyed the autumn sunshine and some long rallies. Lots of deuce games kept the match in the balance, especially in the first set."  -- Roger
Taihei Yamamoto bt Leonardo Niro (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-0
Roger Price bt Taihei Yamamoto (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-2
Joseph Bell bt Raymond Warburton (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-1
Taihei Yamamoto bt Joseph Bell (Sep 30) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Gibson 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Oliver Husbands 9.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Shamil Sharshek 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matthew Brown [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Samuel Tucker [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Minh Tran [W1, L1] 3
  7. Rob Honeysett [W1] 2
  8. Macalister Bexon 10.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Brown bt Macalister Bexon (Oct 15) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "As demonstrated by the score, could very easily have gone to 3 sets. Very enjoyable game - only tempered by a very greasy Hilly Fields court surface. If you like clay, but find it a bit easy, give Hilly Fields a go early morning!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Shamil Sharshek (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely morning for a game of tennis. Shamil really didn't let me get any momentum going and made me work for every point. Thanks again for the match."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Macalister Bexon (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a damp evening and having to adjust to the floodlights wasn't easy especially the one in your line of sight at the far end. I managed to adapt quicker to the lighting and the bounce of the courts than Mac. The match should have been closer but unfortunately Mac's serve seemed to desert him at the tail end of tight games. Thanks again for the match Mac and look forward to playing you again. "  -- Michael
Rob Honeysett bt Oliver Husbands (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Matthew Brown (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline shows it was a close match and could easily have gone the other way. Matthew had an aggressive return of serve which meant I got very few cheap points on my serve. It was an enjoyable game even though I'm sure I did the vast majority of running around! Thanks for the match Matthew."  -- Michael
Minh Tran bt Matthew Brown (Oct 1) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
Reveal CommentSamuel Tucker bt Macalister Bexon (Oct 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the racket loan Mac, very enjoyable match."  -- Samuel
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Oliver Husbands (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I had a few Novak moments...not the tennis almost doing the splits on the slippy court! The match was pretty close with nearly every game making its way to deuce. On another day the score could easily have read differently. Thanks for the game Oliver. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Samuel Tucker (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The courts were a bit slippy thanks to a downpour an hour before the match. The match was closer than the scoreline suggests and if a few more serves had gone in for Samuel it could have been a closer score. Thanks for the game. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentOliver Husbands bt Shamil Sharshek (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • " The score doesn't reflect that the match lasted as long as it did. I felt like I was playing a long distance runner he chased and chased everything down and didnt seem out of breath. Alot of long rallies some and a few were over 20 shots which was quite exhausting in humid conditions. I had to take more risks and aim for the lines as getting a ball past Shamil was impossible. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Husbands bt Minh Tran (Sep 24) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Approaching the court and saw Minh on the horizen powering down some serves to the corners. Thought to myself I dont have much of a chance if he is serving like that but just enjoy it! 4-1 down in the 1st and I relaxed a bit and just went for broke and won the next 5 games winning it 6-4. Minh upped his game in the 2nd his court coverage was awesome. I tried to attack his weaker backhand but he had some awesome backhand slices some even winners! In the 3rd there 6 breaks of serve on both sides . I had to dig deep to up my intensity at 4-4 in the 3rd it could have swung either way. However, on break point 30-40 I took my chance and smacked a return backhand winner down the line. The momentum was with me and i wasnt going to let it go. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Husbands bt Samuel Tucker (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, Has a great forehand when he hits it. Samuel has been out of the game for a while but once he gets some more matches in he could be a very challenging opponent. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentShamil Sharshek bt Samuel Tucker (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice game, Samuel is coming back from a long injury lay-off. The courts were a bit slippery but we enjoyed the game."  -- Shamil

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeremie Pochon [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Elijah Lyons 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Titus [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lahiru Dayananda 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Alex Toderita 10.2 [L1]
  6. Rhian Hayes 9.2
  7. Tom Springall 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentElijah Lyons bt Jeremie Pochon (Oct 8) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The first two sets were extremely tight with some fun rallies and a mixture of passing shots and defensive lobs thrown in for good measure. Jeremie's standard only slipping slightly in the final set and I was able to convert my chances to close off the match after just over 2hrs of play. Really fun match, thanks Jeremie."  -- Elijah
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Paul Titus (Oct 8) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a close match all the way through, plenty of breaks of serve from both players."  -- Lahiru
Reveal CommentJeremie Pochon bt Lahiru Dayananda (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a very slippery court. Lahiru is very fast and defends well; he also gets to the net quite often which made the game lots of fun. Thanks Lahiru for the game and good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Jeremie
Reveal CommentPaul Titus bt Elijah Lyons (Sep 30) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - lots of deuces and most games were close. Look forward to playing Elijah again. many thanks and good luck in your next matches. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentElijah Lyons bt Alex Toderita (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable games, with some decent rallies. Thanks for the match Alex."  -- Elijah
Reveal CommentJeremie Pochon bt Paul Titus (Sep 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very fun game, thanks Paul!"  -- Jeremie

Current Rankings:

  1. Herve Savoure [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Antonis Yfantis [W1, L1] 3
  3. Stewart Duncan [W1] 2
  4. Chi Ukachuku 10.1 [L1]
  5. Claude Chaboud [L2]
  6. Adam Hampton-Matthews
  7. Adam Lotz

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStewart Duncan bt Herve Savoure (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun! Thanks for the game!"  -- Stewart
Antonis Yfantis bt Claude Chaboud (Oct 8) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentHerve Savoure bt Antonis Yfantis (Oct 1) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Antonis for today's game. The first 2 sets was a long baseline battle, 3rd set went quite fast I hold my serve with an early break and Antonis making more unforced mistake. Overall great game."  -- Herve
Reveal CommentHerve Savoure bt Chi Ukachuku (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Chi for today's game. Difficult conditions, wet court. Chi had a bad day. "  -- Herve
Herve Savoure bt Claude Chaboud (Sep 23) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Sean Thurkle [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gary Morley 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Adam Rankin [W2] 4
  4. Thomas Mees 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Roshan Patel [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Carsten Hovestadt

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Mees bt Roshan Patel (Oct 15) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "An early start on Sunday led to an intense match played on possibly the most pleasant day in October. Momentum shifted many times over the two hours, and unfortunately due to many long, close games and running out of time we had to take a third set match tie break in lieu of a full set. Absolutely knackering possibly owing to plenty of net play and both sides being confident to throw lobs in response - but a a real pleasure to play and I think much as the scoreline suggests, it could have gone either way."  -- Thomas
Sean Thurkle bt Roshan Patel (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentGary Morley bt Thomas Mees (Oct 8) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable seesaw match with a marathon one-hour opening set, which I finally edged 9-7 in the tie-break. The second set also swung back and forth as Thomas rallied from 5-1 down with some great backhand strokes, before I got my serve going again to clinch it."  -- Gary
Adam Rankin bt Roshan Patel (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentSean Thurkle bt Thomas Mees (Oct 1) 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another marathon match between me and Thomas, very evenly matched. Constantly sprinting around after drop shots, lobs and smashes. Great fun"  -- Sean
Reveal CommentGary Morley bt Roshan Patel (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lot closer than the score suggests, with several games going to deuce. We both struggled at times with the wind but managed some good rallies and some encouraging winners."  -- Gary
Reveal CommentAdam Rankin bt Gary Morley (Sep 24) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two very tightly contested sets particularly in the 3rd at 4-3. Good game with some good forehand winners from both players. Adam "  -- Adam
Sean Thurkle bt Gary Morley (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-2

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