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This is how it works:

  • 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

The league is:

  • 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 

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
  • 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 8 | Thursday 7 December 2017 to Wednesday 14 February 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 January 2018)

Almost three quarters of all possible matches were played in this group, so well done for some strong scheduling and dedication to the league! The commitment and enjoyment in this round is clear through the comments and the amount of matches which were played, Ladywell's local tennis league is certainly a great league to be in! Here's to the next round!

Group Summary:

Julian managed to clinch the win over Joe with his bonus points being the deciding factor, so congratulations on some great scheduling! Joe managed to remain undefeated and even managed to beat Julian but didn't quite get enough games in to seal the win (and compensate for not earning bonus points!) - but bragging rights to him. Special mention to Rob who came in a close third and was the only other person to earn his bonus points. Also well done to Michael for being the only other player to beat our group leader in an epic 3 set battle, maybe one too many steins the night before eh Julian? Julian also was the winner last round, so he now has back to back titles! Welcome to Henry Barker who is new to the leagues, looking forward to the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Julian Leichtmann 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joe Randall [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Rob Lye 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Gibson 10.1 [W2, L2] 6
  5. Joseph Bell [W2, L3, UF1] 5
  6. Henry Barker [W1, L4] 3
  7. Taihei Yamamoto 9.1 [UF1]

Match Results:

Joe Randall bt Henry Barker (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoseph Bell bt Michael Gibson (Feb 4) 2-6, 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great very cold early morning game. Many twists and turns! "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Henry Barker (Feb 3) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A real seesaw match. There were quite a few long tight games in the first set so it could easily have been a different score. I started better in the 2nd set by taking a 3-0 lead. I thought I was cruising to the match but Henry had other ideas winning 5 games in a row. I managed to stop the run but it was futile as Henry saw out his service game to win the set. The 3rd was a edgy affair with both of us playing quite passive. In the end I managed to edge. Thanks again for the match."  -- Michael
Joe Randall bt Joseph Bell (Feb 3) 6-2, 7-5
Rob Lye bt Joseph Bell (Jan 27) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentRob Lye bt Michael Gibson (Jan 27) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match thanks !"  -- Rob

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Julian Leichtmann (Jan 27) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thankfully for me Julian was on the steins on Friday night and was suffering with the cold. Even still it was a close game as the score suggests. Definitely more a returners match rather than a servers one with both of us struggling to hold. In the end I got rub of the Green late in the first and third sets. Look forward to a rematch when Julian is back to peak condition. Thanks again for the game. Michael"  -- Michael
Joseph Bell bt Henry Barker (Jan 14) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Joseph Bell (Jan 13) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match with lots of deuces. The second set could have easily been the other way round. Thx for the match mate."  -- Julian
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Henry Barker (Jan 7) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A match under extreme weather conditions. The wind and the low standing sun made it so difficult to play. Thanks for the match Henry!"  -- Julian
Joe Randall bt Julian Leichtmann (Jan 6) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentHenry Barker bt Rob Lye (Jan 6) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rob, a tight match that could have gone either way! That second set was over an hour.."  -- Henry
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Rob Lye (Dec 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with ups and downs on both ends. Could have ended the other way round especially in the 2nd set. Thank you Rob."  -- Julian
Joseph Bell v Taihei Yamamoto (Dec 16) 6-3 TBC
Reveal CommentJoe Randall bt Rob Lye (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game - much closer than the score line suggests, with lots of tough, competitive games. Tricky conditions though with the glaring sun at one end and an icy court at the other - wouldn’t recommend playing at Manor House Gardens before 11 when the sun has gone up a bit and the ice has had a chance to melt! Thanks Rob - looking forward to playing again!"  -- Joe

Group Summary:

It was a close contest in this group between the top 3 with only 2 points separating them all. In the end Paul managed to secure the win but it could have been a different story had Carsten (who was unbeaten) earned his bonus points, well done for some great tennnis! A special mention to Roger who managed a strong showing and came in a close third place. Lots of bonus points were earnt within this group so well done for some fantastic scheduling!

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Rubinstein 9.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Carsten Hovestadt [W5] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Roger Price 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Oliver Husbands 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Herve Savoure [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jeremie Pochon [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Jeremie Pochon (Feb 4) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "tough match, lot of forehand winners from Jeremie, very fast so that made for some fun points with drop shots"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Roger Price (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another fine, grey day. I always enjoy playing against Roger and although neither of us played as good as we can, it was still a competitive, interesting match. As tends to the be case, we improved massively once the match was over and we did some hitting back and forth. Roger even inspired me to change my forehand grip which totally transformed that shot. So thanks coach! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Herve Savoure (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "enjoyed playing with Herve, lot of fun points"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Oliver Husbands (Jan 14) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "enjoyed the game with Oliver, his shots are fast and very flat, hit a lot of winners especially on passing shots"  -- Carsten
Roger Price bt Jeremie Pochon (Jan 14) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Jeremie Pochon (Jan 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The night before I had been watching some court level footage of Federer and noticed how ridiculously relaxed and fluid his groundstrokes are. With that in mind, I came into the match really trying to make sure not to be tight and tense. It kinda worked and I played a lot better than I have in the lost couple of months. Jeremie is a good player with great touch at the net but I managed to find the consistency and depth on my groundstrokes to take it in two sets. Gave Federer a call after just to say thanks and he said he will swing by in a month or so for a bit of hitting on court 2. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Paul Rubinstein (Jan 7) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good competetive match, think roger was struggling to find his rhythm with the groundstrokes as i try to avoid long rallies and slice a lot"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Herve Savoure (Dec 31) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Herve saved a set point in the first set at 5-2 and went on to complete an excellent come back, winning 5 games in a row. Happily for me history was not repeated in sets 2 and 3. "  -- Roger
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Oliver Husbands (Dec 24) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match which could have gone either way. "  -- Roger

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Roger Price (Dec 20) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Roger, lot of deuce games and lots of running! really close in the end, unlucky"  -- Carsten
Reveal CommentJeremie Pochon bt Herve Savoure (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks Herve for the game! Good luck for you remaining matches."  -- Jeremie
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Herve Savoure (Dec 15) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I think I have rarely played in a match with more winners. Both me and Herve played aggressively and the rallies were generally pretty short. Herve has a fantastic sliced cross-court backhand, with a lot of pace on it, and hit some stunning winners with that shot. In the first two sets he also returned my serve really well, so I got less free points than what I am used to. In the last set I started getting more first serves in and Herve's level dropped slightly but all in all it was a fantastic contest. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentOliver Husbands bt Herve Savoure (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Herve struggled to get to grips with returning my serve in the first set. 2nd set was more interesting as he played more aggressive shots and returned much better. My backhand was on point today hitting the lines which even surprised me at times. Thanks for the game Herve. Nice meeting you."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Oliver Husbands (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match on the now leaf-free Manor House Gardens courts. Oliver is a really tricky player with low, flat shots that sort of skid on the court. It took me ages to read his game, especially his serve. Only one break of serve decided the first set. In the second set I started hitting the ball deeper and harder and managed more returns, and with another couple of breaks I got across the finishing line. Thanks Oliver for an enjoyable match. "  -- Paul

Group Summary:

Joe was a new player to our leagues this round and what a strong first round he has had, undefeated and winning the group! Pablo who is also new managed to come in a close 2nd with only one loss to Joe; we can't wait to see what the next round will bring for these newcomers! The group struggled a little bit for matches here, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Welcome back to Jen who had had a short break from our leagues.

Final Rankings:

  1. Joe Hellawell [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Pablo Garrido [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Raymond Warburton [W1, L2] 3
  4. Antonis Yfantis [L2]
  5. Jen Botezat 10.2 [L3]
  6. Sean Thurkle

Match Results:

Pablo Garrido bt Antonis Yfantis (Feb 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentJoe Hellawell bt Antonis Yfantis (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, and some deuce games in the second. The score doesn't reflect the overall closeness of skill levels."  -- Joe
Raymond Warburton bt Jen Botezat (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoe Hellawell bt Pablo Garrido (Jan 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was much closer than the scoreline suggests with some great hitting and some long rallies (mixed in with the silly mistakes :-)."  -- Joe
Joe Hellawell bt Jen Botezat (Jan 13) 6-1, 6-1
Joe Hellawell bt Raymond Warburton (Jan 6) 6-2, 6-1
Pablo Garrido bt Jen Botezat (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Pablo Garrido bt Raymond Warburton (Dec 21) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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