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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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This was a really competitive round with a high standard of tennis being played. It was a good turnout considering it was the inaugural round, I'm looking forward to getting the next round underway!

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"​This league is a fantastic initiative and I'm delighted I've found it and can continue to be part of it. Having lived in other parts of the UK, getting access to tennis like this is not something I've experienced anywhere else across the country, given typically you need to join a club, play doubles and it's all very regimented - and often too it can be expensive which inhibits access for many. I'll continue to play for hopefully many years to come!",

Jordan Cordner

First competitive tennis I'd ever played, really enjoyed it. Had to dig deep in some games and was surprised to come out on top. All the other players were super friendly and I'll probably be meeting some of them for an informal game in the near future. Thanks.

Jamie Barrs

"Has been 15 years and a total hip replacement since I have taken to the tennis courts so really enjoyed it! Surprised, but happy to come out on top!"

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Collapse AllLadywell Fields Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 10 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Julian Langley 6.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julian Leichtmann 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michael Gibson 8.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  4. Joe Clarke 7.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Robert Dixon [W1, L1] 3
  6. Hugh Macnicol 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  7. Stefano Franzoso 8.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Joseph Bell [L2] 1
  9. Jon Strathdee 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Michael Gibson bt Stefano Franzoso (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-2
Julian Leichtmann bt Hugh Macnicol (Sep 27) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Stefano Franzoso (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-7 (9-11), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "30:40 Stefano serving. To be continued"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentRobert Dixon bt Julian Langley (Sep 26) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the strong wind and grey skies we had a terrific match, very tight all the way through with neither player ever having the ascendancy. It should probably of gone to 3 sets as Julian was clear in the 2nd set tie break but I was let back in it managed to finish it off. Anyway, having a pint in the club house was definitely nicer than a 3rd set on a cold windy day."  -- Robert
Joe Clarke bt Joseph Bell (Sep 25) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Reveal CommentJoe Clarke v Michael Gibson (Sep 22) 2-6, 7-6 (14-12) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued.."  -- Joe
Julian Leichtmann bt Robert Dixon (Sep 20) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentJulian Langley bt Joseph Bell (Sep 20) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Joe started slow but he then took the second set easily through huge serves and big f hands. third set was epic. I broke early and saved over 10 break points to get to 30-30 5-3 up. I had an easy volley for a match point but missed it as I must have been thinking about a pint in the club house. Before you know if i'm serving to stay in the match at 5-6. Breaker Gods were shining on me as I had a net chord go my way and Joe just missed a slice that would have been a clean winner, so instead of being 4-2 down at changeover I was up by this score. Just about managed to creep over the line here but Joe played the more aggressive and positive tennis and deserved to have the win not me "  -- Julian
Julian Langley bt Stefano Franzoso (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-1
Hugh Macnicol bt Michael Gibson (Sep 17) 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentJulian Langley bt Jon Strathdee (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Jon started slow but in the second set he broke back to 4 all. He then had a break point to be able to serve for the set. I just about managed to hold then Broke his serve to take the match . "  -- Julian

Current Rankings:

  1. Raf O'Reilly 8.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carsten Hovestadt [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Chart [W2] 4
  4. Tom Slater 8.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Paul Rubinstein 7.2 [L2]
  6. Stephen Bilbe [L2]
  7. Joe Hellawell
  8. Thomas France

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Chart bt Carsten Hovestadt (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always good fun against Carsten -had to work hard (and hit some good returns) to narrowly edge him out"  -- David
Reveal CommentRaf O'Reilly bt Tom Slater (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was our second meeting, and it certainly wasn't as convincing as it appeared. At times I had to hang on for dear life as Tom upped his power and aggression. Thankfully, I got very lucky with balls hitting the line and Tom missed a fair few shots that I am sure he would normally put away easily. A fun match and I look forward to our next meeting."  -- Raf
Reveal CommentRaf O'Reilly bt Stephen Bilbe (Sep 22) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Stephen. We played at his club under floodlights, which was fun. When Stephen sped off to a 2-0 lead, playing excellently I might add, I feared the worst. I fought for everything, and thankfully for me some unforced errors crept into his game. I still have no idea how I won the first set 6-2, when so many of the points were so close and hotly contested. Stephen again raced to a 2-0 lead in set 2. I fought back hard taking it to 4-2 to me, with a great chance for 5-2. However, Stephen fought back brilliantly to take it to 5-4 to him, and then 6-5, before I brought it to a TB. He started well but I managed to recover to 5-5, before I limped over the line. This was an extremely tough and physical contest."  -- Raf
Carsten Hovestadt v Tom Slater (Sep 21) 6-3, 3-6 TBC
David Chart bt Stephen Bilbe (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Paul Rubinstein (Sep 16) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "took more than 2 hours for 2 sets, good fight in the end was up 5-2 and failed to serve for the match 3 times before just getting over the line in the tiebreak, fun matchup with Paul good on the baseline and me trying to get to the net a lot"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentRaf O'Reilly bt Paul Rubinstein (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was our third meeting, with it 1-1 up to today. That said, Paul had almost total control of our last match, and on the back of a difficult match against Carsten yesterday, I must admit that I was fearing the worst to some extent. Thankfully, I was much more prepared for today's match than yesterday's, and I had a clear gameplan based on my shortcomings in our last match. Overall, I guess I won because I was more consistent and Paul seemed to hold back on his shots a little. That said, it was tighter than the score suggests, in the second set at least, and when Paul came back from 4-1 down to 4-3, there were a couple of points that could really have changed the course of the match. This was a fun match in the very hot sun (on one side)."  -- Raf
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Raf O'Reilly (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "enjoyed the game, good fight for every point"  -- Carsten

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas Durkin [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gavin Rose [W1, L1] 3
  3. Rob Honeysett [W1] 2
  4. James Robjant 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Alan Brown [L1]
  6. Rob Derbyshire 10.2 [L1]
  7. Adam Sumner
  8. Ben Sheppee
  9. Jeremie Pochon

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Durkin bt Alan Brown (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match with loads of long points and deuce games that could have gone either way, thanks Alan!"  -- Thomas
(Sep 22)
Gavin Rose bt James Robjant (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentThomas Durkin bt Rob Derbyshire (Sep 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A nice bit of tennis to round out the weekend on a Sunday night. Rob was finding his rhythm in the first set after not playing for a while, but then the second set was a scrappy battle that could have gone either way. Thanks Rob"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentJames Robjant bt Thomas Durkin (Sep 17) 3-6, 6-3, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Tom for great first game in this league, luck was on my side..."  -- James
Reveal CommentRob Honeysett bt Gavin Rose (Sep 15) 7-6 (10-8), 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tough match, with very little between us, playing in the heat of the afternoon, I was exhausted!"  -- Rob

Current Rankings:

  1. Karol Walentynowicz 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mike Shi [W2] 4
  3. Nick Jarvie [W2] 4
  4. Jamie Everden [W1, L1] 3
  5. Asad Sheikh [W1, L1] 2
  6. Danny Jack [L2] 1
  7. Patrick Bradley 10.1 [L2] 1
  8. Ben Newman [L1]
  9. Thomas Kyle [L2]

Match Results:

Nick Jarvie bt Jamie Everden (Sep 26) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Jamie Everden bt Patrick Bradley (Sep 26) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Karol Walentynowicz bt Ben Newman (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMike Shi bt Danny Jack (Sep 24) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match which I managed to just edge it. Wasn’t sure we would be able to play with the weather but it held out. Danny played well and it was an enjoyable and close match"  -- Mike
Karol Walentynowicz bt Asad Sheikh (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAsad Sheikh bt Danny Jack (Sep 23) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Danny but also a very weird one! The courts were very slippy and wet so we both we sliding and falling around, we both ended up sliding into the railings. Danny's racquet also seemed to be on its last legs and close to snapping. Regardless a very enjoyable game, with momentum shifting both ways over the 3 sets, great rallies and hitting, look forward to playing again sometime!"  -- Asad
Karol Walentynowicz bt Thomas Kyle (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMike Shi bt Thomas Kyle (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with some really good rallies, swings in momentum too. Thanks for the match Tom!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentNick Jarvie bt Patrick Bradley (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable, fast-paced match. Both played well with some really good serving. A proper good workout!"  -- Nick

Current Rankings:

  1. Dan Barnes [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Barny Goodenough [W2] 4
  3. Jasmin Bukic 9.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Smith [W1] 2
  5. Leon Van Niekerk [W1, L1] 2
  6. Raphael Despouy [L1]
  7. Richard Stearn 10.1 [L1]
  8. Martin Milsom 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDan Barnes bt Raphael Despouy (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match despite the cold and windy conditions. Raphael is new to competitive tennis but showed some signs of promise and will no doubt improve with more matches under his belt. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentBarny Goodenough bt Richard Stearn (Sep 25) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very challenging match in extremely windy conditions"  -- Barny
Reveal CommentDan Barnes bt Leon Van Niekerk (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match at Ladywell Fields a.k.a Blustery Meadows. The wind played havoc but made for an eventful few points. Perfect way to start the weekend. "  -- Leon
Reveal CommentBarny Goodenough bt Jasmin Bukic (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game despite the rain. Match was a lot closer than the score suggests "  -- Barny
David Smith bt Jasmin Bukic (Sep 19) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentLeon Van Niekerk bt Jasmin Bukic (Sep 17) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and hard thought battle with momentum swinging as much as our rackets. Epic game mid second set which lasted about 15min. Match could easily have gone the other way. "  -- Leon
Reveal CommentDan Barnes bt Jasmin Bukic (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with some great rallies. "  -- Dan

Current Rankings:

  1. Jerome Clark [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Elijah Lyons 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robbie Spargo [W2, UF1] 4
  4. Peter Hickey [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thibault Michel [W1, UF1] 3
  6. Max Yeoman [W1] 2
  7. Herve Savoure [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Lyon Maher [L2, UF1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMax Yeoman bt Herve Savoure (Sep 28) 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Herve - Good game!"  -- Max
Reveal CommentRobbie Spargo bt Elijah Lyons (Sep 28) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic and close-run match. Thanks Elijah."  -- Robbie
Jerome Clark bt Elijah Lyons (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0
Reveal CommentRobbie Spargo bt Herve Savoure (Sep 25) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a really good match. A very close final set and game!"  -- Robbie
Jerome Clark bt Peter Hickey (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-2
Elijah Lyons bt Peter Hickey (Sep 19) 6-3, 7-5
Jerome Clark bt Herve Savoure (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-3
Lyon Maher v Jerome Clark (Sep 17) 2-6 TBC
Peter Hickey bt Lyon Maher (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-3
Thibault Michel bt Lyon Maher (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-1
Thibault Michel v Robbie Spargo (Sep 13) 7-6 (7-5) TBC

Current Rankings:

  1. James Pilcher [W2] 4
  2. Roshan Patel [W1, L2] 3
  3. Aihan Muradasil 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Neill Quinton [UF1] 1
  5. Levi O'Mahony [UF1] 1
  6. Chay Bainbridge [L2]
  7. David Babbage 9.2
  8. Luke Marsh

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Pilcher bt Roshan Patel (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game despite the wind! Look forward to playing again sometime!"  -- James
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton v Levi O'Mahony (Sep 23) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Neill to serve in final set - what an epic match!"  -- Neill
Reveal CommentJames Pilcher bt Chay Bainbridge (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Typical scrappy season opener for us both but with some mouth watering rallys nestled within and some merciless point winning shots. Look forward to a rematch sometime! "  -- James
Roshan Patel bt Chay Bainbridge (Sep 20) Walkover
Reveal CommentAihan Muradasil bt Roshan Patel (Sep 13) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Rosco is a very good player. The prospect of beating him seemed inconceivable at the start of the game. But with a change in tactics and some luck, I managed to pull it through. Thanks for the game!"  -- Aihan

Current Rankings:

  1. Eoin O'callaghan [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Brotherston [W2] 4
  3. Mathieu Garnier [W1, L1] 3
  4. Gabriella Rhodes [W1] 2
  5. James Heffer [L2] 1
  6. Raymond Warburton [L1]
  7. Timothy Restell 10.1 [L1]
  8. Macalister Bexon 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEoin O'callaghan bt Timothy Restell (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Early start on a humid and misty morning in Ladywell fields. Court a bit slippy which hampered our mobility a bit, but got into a good match that was closer than the score line suggests, esp in the second set. Thanks. Tim. "  -- Eoin
Reveal CommentEoin O'callaghan bt James Heffer (Sep 27) 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match. Incredibly close first set where we traded a lot of breaks. We both had set points, James at 5-3 in the first, but he didn't miss his chance when he had one again in the tie break having already saved a set point from Eoin. The second and third sets scoreline don't reflect that there were quite a few deuce games. Overall, a really enjoyable match in blustery conditions at Mayow park. Thanks James. "  -- Eoin
Reveal CommentMathieu Garnier bt Eoin O'callaghan (Sep 26) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "When we resumed on Saturday morning Mathieu got off to a very quick start making several breaks and serving well". Overall, a very enjoyable three setter at Honor Oak sports Ground. Thanks Mathieu." -- Eoin
  • "Good match. Some really good rallies in the second set. Cheers Eoin for giving Honor Oak a go." -- Mathieu
Reveal CommentAndrew Brotherston bt Raymond Warburton (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in slippery conditions. Thanks Ray! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Brotherston bt James Heffer (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game that the score doesn’t reflect. A number of games went to deuce and could have gone either way. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentGabriella Rhodes bt Mathieu Garnier (Sep 19) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on a sunny Saturday morning - very close and could have gone either way"  -- Gabriella

Current Rankings:

  1. David Pottinton [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Amy Parker [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Doris Aboagye [W2] 4
  4. Michael Shearman [W1] 2
  5. Alastair Vettese [W1] 2
  6. Ian Brown [W1, L1] 2
  7. Corina Gardner [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Imogen Nash [L2]
  9. Troy Mae

Match Results:

Amy Parker bt David Pottinton (Sep 27) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Doris Aboagye bt Amy Parker (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-3
Ian Brown bt Corina Gardner (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-3
Amy Parker bt Corina Gardner (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-2
David Pottinton bt Ian Brown (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-1
Michael Shearman bt Imogen Nash (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlastair Vettese bt Amy Parker (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing Amy. It was obvious that she is a much more natural player than me so she can’t have enjoyed having to return my unpredictable slice and unintentional spin (though she was too polite to say so). About half of the games went to deuce and could have gone the other way but for a lucky bounce or net cord. "  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentDoris Aboagye bt Imogen Nash (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Initially Imogen and I intended to play at 6am, however it was far too dark to play once we arrived. We eventually started at 6.30 and had some really good rallies. We had a really enjoyable game.. Thanks Imogen "  -- Doris
David Pottinton bt Corina Gardner (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-1

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.

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