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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
  • 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 AllLadywell Fields Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 17 January 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Julian Leichtmann 7.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Dixon [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joseph Bell [W1, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ben Forster [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Chart [W2] 4
  6. Rob Lye 8.1 [L3]

Match Results:

Julian Leichtmann bt Rob Lye (Feb 16) 6-2, 6-3
Joseph Bell bt Rob Lye (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-2
Julian Leichtmann bt Ben Forster (Feb 10) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Chart bt Robert Dixon (Feb 10) 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic game - with two not very close sets and one incredibly tight one. Shattered! Thanks for a great game Robert! "  -- David
Reveal CommentBen Forster bt Rob Lye (Feb 9) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very blustery day meant this wasn't one for spectators. Rob hit some great serves and we had some really long games. I managed to fight back in the second set to clinch it. Thanks for the game Rob! "  -- Ben
David Chart bt Joseph Bell (Feb 3) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Robert Dixon (Feb 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was close but I have managed to get the decisive break at 4:4 and could close the set. Rob started really well in the second set and was 3:2 ahead. We had an 15 minutes games over 10 deuces which I managed to secure and finished the 2nd set. Really good hit and fun rallyes. Thx Rob"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentRobert Dixon bt Ben Forster (Jan 27) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I was fortunate to win the first set as Ben had 2 set points at 5-4 and should of taken them. Second set Ben was playing me off the court. Somehow the pendulum swung my way in the 3rd and it was just enough to clinch it. Thanks for the game."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Joseph Bell (Jan 26) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "1 1/2 sets great tennis and extremely close match. I have managed to grt more cosistency throughout the total length of the match and managed to stay on top. Really good fun"  -- Julian
Robert Dixon bt Joseph Bell (Jan 20) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Carsten Hovestadt [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael Gibson 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Stefano Franzoso 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Roger Price 8.2 [W1, L2] 4
  5. Paul Rubinstein 7.2 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Claude Chaboud [L2]
  7. Gavin Rose [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStefano Franzoso bt Roger Price (Feb 16) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Roger to serve on 1-4"  -- Stefano
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Gavin Rose (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We started the match with a couple of breaks and the next game proved key. Gavin was serving at 40-15 and let me back into the game with a couple of double faults. After what felt like 10 deuces I managed to break. Most of the games were tight after this but I managed to sneak most of them. The 2nd set followed a similar pattern and if it hadn't been for some badly timed doubles the scoreline would have looked very different. Gavin was saying he's just got back into playing again so can imagine the scoreline will read differently the next time we play especially if his huge forehand return gets even better. Thanks again for the match. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Carsten Hovestadt (Feb 13) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was busy down at the courts with a Uni match being played and i think it put Carsten off initially allowing me to get into an early lead. As is usually the case in our matches Carsten goes on runs of winning games and 4 in a row wrapped up the set. I was struggling with my serve so took pace off my 1st to try and get more consistent. It allowed me to focus more on my groundstrokes which improved too. Although I was leading in the set I knew Carsten could easily come back but thankfully managed to hold on. The 3rd set we both seemed to tire a bit and Carsten was struggling with his serve now. He broke me at 5-1 and I feared another comeback but a few missed volleys by Carsten saw me home. As always a good match, you'll get me next time."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Stefano Franzoso (Feb 11) 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "I thought it was probably going to be a tough match when we started off in slight rain with 8 or so deuces in the first game and another 5 in the second and so it proved. Although most points were short it must have been the longest match I had in terms of the amount of points played with the lead changing throughout and unusually for me more breaks than service holds. I felt Stefano was better from the baseline especially with his forehand so I tried to mix it up whenever I could with dropshots or net play. For sure lucky to win in the end as I was down I believe 4 match points serving at 4-5 in the 3rd set. Great match, thanks."  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Paul Rubinstein (Feb 10) 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Paul said just before we started that he was struggling with form recently but he was unstoppable in the first 4 games. I wasn't at my best but that was mainly down to Paul not giving me any opportunity to get into the game. I held serve at 0-4 and then started to play a bit better. I had opportunities to break but Paul saw them off. 2nd set followed the usual pattern when we play I got into an early before Paul fights back. Somehow I sneaked the tiebreak despite saving a match point. The 3rd set was pretty much a carbon copy of the 2nd. Tiredness was kicking in at the end so quality really dropped off but I somehow managed to edge it. Always good fun playing Paul and look forward to playing again. Cheers for the game mate. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentStefano Franzoso bt Claude Chaboud (Feb 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was not a promising for a tennis game with gusty wind and rain showers. Somehow conditions improved dramatically just in time for the match :-). It was a good contest. Claude pulled out some great shots that left me in disbelief. Overall I was just a bit more solid. Thanks Claude"  -- Stefano
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Paul Rubinstein (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Paul was saying that he is struggling with his forehand at the moment but always a good fair match, I am sure it will be closer again next time we play"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Paul Rubinstein (Jan 27) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match in difficult conditions - blinding low sun, hail and a strong blustery wind. The final set fluctuated from 0-4 to 4-4 and Paul had 2 match points before a late wind assisted swing in my direction. Great fun! "  -- Roger
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Roger Price (Jan 27) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • Good fair match, lot of long deuce games in the end
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Claude Chaboud (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good passing shots, good fair match, thank you"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Stefano Franzoso (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Neither of us started serving well with 4 consecutive breaks which was lucky for me as Stefano was banging some big serves down in the warm up. We both managed to hold a couple of times then I edged ahead with a break at 4-4. I served out for a close fought set. We had to do a court change and unfortunately it was a bit slippy so Stefano had me doing my best bambi on ice impersonation when he wrong footed me. The games in this set very tight but I managed to find a bit more consistency on my serve which was just enough to see me over the line. The match was good quality and look forward to playing again. Thanks"  -- Michael

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Sheppee [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Oliver Malin [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jamie Everden [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thibault Michel [L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gosha T [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Macalister Bexon 10.1 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Raymond Warburton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMacalister Bexon bt Thibault Michel (Feb 15) 6-3, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - lots of competitive rallies, momentum swinging one way then the other. Thibault certainly made me dig in for the win. Very enjoyable. Cheers. "  -- Macalister
Ben Sheppee bt Oliver Malin (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentOliver Malin bt Gosha T (Feb 11) 6-4, 1-1 Gosha T Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A really good first set. Unfortunately we had to call a stop during the second, but such is life (and the human body!)."  -- Oliver
Ben Sheppee bt Thibault Michel (Feb 11) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Ben Sheppee bt Macalister Bexon (Feb 6) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Oliver Malin bt Macalister Bexon (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-1
Ben Sheppee bt Gosha T (Feb 3) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0
Oliver Malin bt Thibault Michel (Jan 28) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentJamie Everden bt Gosha T (Jan 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game with lots of long rallies. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Everden bt Thibault Michel (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, which was closer than the score suggested, especially in the second set with many of the games going to deuce. Some good rallies."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Everden bt Oliver Malin (Jan 18) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game, with the first set going to tie break and the second also very close. The score in the third did not reflect how close it was, with nearly every game going to deuce. I battle to the end and a very enjoyable match."  -- Jamie

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Heslop [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joe Williams [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sandy Thomson [W1, L1] 3
  4. Keon Ghaharian 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Colin Taylor [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Amy Parker

Match Results:

Sandy Thomson bt Colin Taylor (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-0
Tom Heslop bt Joe Williams (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-3
Keon Ghaharian bt Tom Heslop (Feb 3) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoe Williams bt Sandy Thomson (Feb 2) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Sandy!"  -- Joe
Joe Williams bt Colin Taylor (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-1
Tom Heslop bt Colin Taylor (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Ladywell Fields.

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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