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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
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  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • 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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Victoria Park

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Leicester University Sports Centre

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Welland Park

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Carisbrooke Lawn Tennis Club

Kenwood Road, Knighton, Leicester, LE2 3PF Tel: 07816 067 653 full venue details »

Ashby Castle Lawn Tennis Club

South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BQ Tel: full venue details »

Enderby Lawn Tennis Club

Mill Lane, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4LX Tel: full venue details »

Leicester Forest East Tennis Club

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Rothley Ivanhoe Tennis Club

Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7PS Tel: full venue details »

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A shame we had to end the round early due to lockdown but not before lots of matches were played! We welcomed 5 new players to the league and all the groups were well contested so a great effort all round and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Piotr for winning the Group 1 crown on his debut but by the narrowest of margins with it all coming down to his match against Adam which he came from a set down to win. This meant Adam finished as runner up although both players won an impressive 5 matches. Congrats to Adam for winning a marathon match against Mohammed too.

Final Rankings:

  1. Piotr Jaklik [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Adam Bogus 7.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mohammed Bham [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thomas Meakin [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ismail Bham [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ismael Nadire [W1, L1] 2
  7. Jitendra Ranchor 10.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Dominic Mugumbate [L2]
  9. Robin Palmer

Match Results:

Adam Bogus bt Dominic Mugumbate (Nov 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Ismail Bham (Nov 2) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "End to end game with 90% of the games going to deuces. Scores could have easily been the opposite. Fine margins today. Deserved to go to a third. Both of us getting better which is the main thing bro "  -- Mohammed

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Mohammed Bham (Oct 19) 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Mo, thanks for a great match...or shell I say almost 3h absolute battle. The first 2 sets were extremally close with some long and exhausting rallies with both of us playing very consistent tennis. I managed to pick up myself in the 3rd and eventually won this event. Yet again you have improved your tennis a bit further. Good luck with your next match and hopefully we can play soon again. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Ismail Bham (Oct 16) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight match today in the Carisbrooke Dome not played Ismail for a couple of years now so was nice to play again, Ismail raced ahead with early break of my serve to go 2 -0 and went on to win first set 6-4 hitting loads of winners off his forehand. Into the second set Ismail raced ahead again to lead 4-1 but I fought back to level it going on to win that set 6-4 and then win third set 6-0, looking forward to having another match soon! "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Jitendra Ranchor (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match tonight albeit the court a little damp! Plenty of decent rallies good luck in your reminding matches Jitendra "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentPiotr Jaklik bt Jitendra Ranchor (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for nice match, good luck in your next matches."  -- Piotr
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Ismael Nadire (Oct 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game on the fast indoor courts at Loughborough university. First time I played Ismael, a really nice guy with some good tennis. Hope to play again soon. All the best "  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Piotr Jaklik (Oct 11) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time I have played Piotr who's recently joined the local tennis league and it was an absolute battle on the Kirby Muxloe Tennis courts with both us constantly breaking each other serve, in the end I just prevailed to win third set 6-3! Will play a friendly soon Piotr on your favourite surface of clay!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Ismail Bham (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Ismail. Good luck in you next one. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Jitendra Ranchor (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played today Jitendra. Scores don’t do justice to how well you played at times. Play again soon"  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentPiotr Jaklik bt Ismail Bham (Oct 6) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was good match but the conditions were bad. Good luck in your next matches "  -- Piotr
Reveal CommentIsmail Bham bt Jitendra Ranchor (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match. Alot closer then scores suggest. Hope to play again soon"  -- Ismail
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Jitendra Ranchor (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jitendra, good luck with your next match. "  -- Adam
Ismael Nadire bt Jitendra Ranchor (Sep 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentPiotr Jaklik bt Mohammed Bham (Sep 28) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was good match, most games was very long and even. Good luck in your next matches. "  -- Piotr
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Thomas Meakin (Sep 27) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Tom, as always. You played really well in the second set and did not make many mistakes. Hope to play with you again soon."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentPiotr Jaklik bt Dominic Mugumbate (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Dominic thanks for nice match on Victoria Park. Good luck"  -- Piotr
Reveal CommentPiotr Jaklik bt Adam Bogus (Sep 22) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice and long match! The weather and court was great. Good luck in your next matches"  -- Piotr

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Aaron for winning 7 out of 8 matches to secure the Group 2 title and head up a very competitive group. Runner up Owain was just one win behind and edged clear of Rehaan by playing 2 more matches. Lots of 3 setters across the group but none closer than Simon's "marathon battle" against Lin with the last 2 sets both ending in tiebreaks.

Final Rankings:

  1. Aaron Darby [W7, L1] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Owain Ford 8.1 [W6, L2] 15 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rehaan Adat [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Stack [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Simon May [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Shuaib Variava 9.1 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Lin Chen 8.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Eamonn Canavan 8.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Ammaar Dana [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Eamonn Canavan (Nov 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good battle today Eamonn. Luck was definately on my side with me winning all the net cords, sorry about that. Think Eamonn’s serve was a bit off today but enjoyed the match where I won a fair bit at the net which is not normal for me lol. Well played"  -- Aaron
Aaron Darby bt Simon May (Nov 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentRehaan Adat bt Aaron Darby (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A final match before lockdown 2.0. Playing Aaron was always going to be my toughest match in the group. I started very well and Aaron failed to serve as well as he normally does. The score line flattered me in the end and the match was thoroughly enjoyed. We even played a bonus set at the end which went to a tie break before the flood lights turned off to signal the end of the match as well as the end of this round in LTL. "  -- Rehaan
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Joseph Stack (Nov 2) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a topsy turvy match, it went this way and that. I started the quicker after 2 breaks of serve each, and everything seemed to come off as I took the first set 6-2. In the second Joe started to get his consistency back and was coming up with some great shots and tactics, as I stuttered. The third set looked like being a tense affair and it was, I just edged ahead 4-2 and kept my nose in front with my serve becoming more precise and returns bringing a return. Well played mate. A great battle. This is me bowing out from this round, it’s been great to get a few wins under my belt after the previous rounds loses. Stay safe everyone, and stay sane in Lockdown 2.0"  -- Owain
Reveal CommentEamonn Canavan bt Joseph Stack (Oct 31) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We started at 7am, the earliest either of us have ever played a Local League match. After some problems with the lights in the LFE bubble we got into the match and I played on of my best ever sets winning 6-2. The second set was a marathon, lots of long rallies and when I eventually managed to break and was serving for the match Joe broke back. We then had to vacate the bubble and continue outside on clay courts with really blustery wind. The change of scenery did neither of us any favours and having to cope with real weather after the perfect conditions in the bubble was a big challenge. Another two long games followed and I managed to close out the second set. Shortly after the heavens opened so we were lucky in the end. Great game Joe."  -- Eamonn
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Shuaib Variava (Oct 28) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great topsy turvy match today Shuaib took the lead in both sets for me to pull it back. There were some flashes of greatness and some great cross court winners. Serve was a bit ropey from both sides. Well played and we’ll get a friendly sorted soon"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Ammaar Dana (Oct 27) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening for a tennis even if it was a tad cold and windy when we first got on court. Ammaar was impressive in the warm up with his serving and when he took the very first game by breaking my serve, I’m not going to lie I got a bit nervous. Ammaar struggles to hold serve in the first set but that was definately rectified in the second set. Ammaar took the first game of the second set again and went 3-1 up I managed to pull it back and went 5-4 up for Ammaar to start serving how he did in the warm up lol, just a little unlucky in the tie break but I was set for a decider. Great match with a great guy well played and good luck in your remaining matches"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Lin Chen (Oct 25) 7-5, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "This was exactly like a Chen Vs Owain encounter. Loads of great hitting, defence, and short ball tennis. He had me stuck in the mud at 1-4 in the first and I really had to dig deep to bring it back level. I suddenly found my stride and took the first set, only for Chen to bring it back to 5-5 (as I’d done in the first set) when I was 4-1 up in the second. This one went to a tiebreak and luckily I took an early lead and manage to hold on to it to see the match out as the heavens open and soaked us both. Always a pleasure playing you mate, we have some great battles and I look forward to the next one. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Ammaar Dana (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Leicester City Council have decided to make these courts membership only, £42 for the year and £6 per hourly booking. This is such a shame. Anyway, to the tennis. Amaar is a lovely bloke, another fair player, a credit to the league. We spoke of all things Covid during change overs and discussed how our lives have changed in these weird times. Amaar has a lot of power and when he gets his match play more regular will be a force in this league. It was a great tussle and the score doesn’t reflect how close the games were, lots of deuce games. Thanks for the match mate and good luck with your next ones. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Shuaib Variava (Oct 18) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "My back is screaming at me after this marathon of a match. Loads of rallies and great attacking tennis, along with great defensive work from both players. A high quality match which made the unforced errors even more frustrating. Each set was a similar story really. I was 4-2, 5-1, and 5-2 up in each, respectively, close games all, only for the momentum to swing towards Shuaib who came back in the first to win it and scared the hell out of me that he was going to do the same in the others. I managed to slightly change tactics in the second set by forcing my way in when the opportunity came. Shuaib’s forehand had me pegged back all the time. Great match mate. Good luck for your next one. I’ll sleep well tonight. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentJoseph Stack bt Lin Chen (Oct 18) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great game against Lin and for the first time I managed to get the upper hand - some really good tennis all round with much more consistent hitting than our previous encounters - Lin hit some outstanding lobs to go a break up, serving at 5-4 for the set - I somehow managed to break back and take the set - I think every game in the second set then felt like it went to Deuce with some high quality hitting - great game thoroughly enjoyable as always!"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentRehaan Adat bt Simon May (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "In the first set I played some of the best tennis I've played in a long time. In the second set my level dropped and his increased. He started playing really consistent tennis coupled with a wonderful serve. In the end - I was a tad fortunate to come through with the win in the second set. Really nice guy and I wish you the best in the rest of your matches."  -- Rehaan
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Shuaib Variava (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, looking forward to playing again."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJoseph Stack bt Ammaar Dana (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Ammaar who is a great opponent - a game where Ammaar was growing into it - and the rally we had afterwards suggested I was lucky to get it wrapped up - when your forehand is firing as it was in the second set and rally after it’s a real weapon - look forward to next time!"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentRehaan Adat bt Owain Ford (Oct 11) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As expected, a very difficult match. The first set I went 4-0 down and struggled to recover. Owain was kind enough at the end of the set to let me into the clubhouse to get some water as I had foolishly forgotten mine! The next 2 sets were extremely hard fought with extremely long rallies. It was exhausting! Really enjoyed the match and I wish you the best with the rest of your games. "  -- Rehaan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSimon May bt Lin Chen (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a marathon battle lasting over 3 hours. I got off to a good start in the first set , although the scoreline flattered me. I got ahead 4-2 in the second before Chen fought back and comfortably won the tie break. I managed to get 5-2 ahead in the third before another super comeback. I somehow managed to get the tie break over the line. A superb match with a top bloke."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRehaan Adat bt Ammaar Dana (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice early start in the cold but lovely conditions. Was nice to try the tennis courts at Victoria Park. Was an enjoyable match and I wish you the very best in your next few matches."  -- Rehaan
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Joseph Stack (Oct 11) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ok another 3 setter where we both started a bit rusty to be fair but joe clearly made less mistakes than me going up 5-1, i clawed it back to 5-4 for joe to just seal the set. Set 2 was a replica of the first but vice verse I took a 5-1 lead. All to play for in the decider I broke straight away but then joe broke back I was all set for a tie break to be honest and joe managed to save about 16 match points but a backhand down the line clinched it. Cheers for a great match joe friendly already being scheduled, think he wants his revenge"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Simon May (Oct 7) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was a frustrating set for me, close, tense and full of mistakes. It was a great battle though and Simon played really well and took his chances to put me away. That spurred me on in the second and third set and with a change of racquet I managed to hit the court more and find my rhythm a little better. It was a mighty game of chess but I dug my heels in and managed to take it in 3. Well played Simon and good luck for the next one. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Lin Chen (Oct 3) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic match with Lin the opening set was so tight and Lin had a chance to serve it out at 5-4 and then again at 6-5 but failed he also took the lead in the tie break it was anyone’s set luckily I took it. Second set Lin changed it up a bit and I was making more mistakes so he took it easily then at one set all he had a toilet break which seemed to be his downfall as he lost the first 12 points of the decider with a 3-0 lead I felt good and took it after Lin double faulted on match point. Well played as ever and we’ll arrange a rematch soon, loved playing at Loughborough university those courts are ACE!!!"  -- Aaron
  • "Worst timing for a toilet break!" -- Lin
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Eamonn Canavan (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, lots of long gruelling 15+ shots rallies, Eamonn was very consistent as usual and really made me work hard for each and every point. Look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Ammaar Dana (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure meeting and playing against Ammaar, top bloke! Some of the groundstrokes winners and serves he put past me were awesome and left me standing in admiration. All the best in the rest of your matches."  -- Shuaib
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Owain Ford (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match against a player I always have a tough battle with. I started off well and I think that both my forehand and backhand were performing well. Owain managed to break me twice in the opener. Second set was tight at 2-2 then I took the next 3 games to lead 5-2 for Owain to make a bit of a come back and he definately had his chances to level it at 5-5 but luckily I kept my calm and held serve to take the second set and the match. Well played Owain good luck in you remaining matches it’s going to be another tough league"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentRehaan Adat bt Shuaib Variava (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a good match in great conditions under the floodlights. Very enjoyable and look forward to playing again. "  -- Rehaan
Reveal CommentRehaan Adat bt Eamonn Canavan (Sep 27) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match in very windy conditions. Eamonn served very well in the first set and I was really finding the conditions difficult, with the wind either taking my backhand slice long or far too short. In the next 2 sets I adjusted slightly better to the conditions and was able to come through with the win. As always a pleasure Eamonn and best of luck for your next matches. "  -- Rehaan
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Eamonn Canavan (Sep 25) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played in very blustery conditions. Gruelling second set that could have gone either way in which Eamon played much better and more tactically. It was a pleasure meeting you. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Shuaib
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Eamonn Canavan (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight first set, which I just managed to edge in the early morning heat of these strange playing times. In the second set I started to find my range more and my short ball was working a lot better. Lots of long rallies towards the end of the match as I was looking for the win. Most games going to deuce as well, so the second set was probably as close as the first, If not in games. Good luck for your next match Eamonn, well played, always a pleasure. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentJoseph Stack bt Shuaib Variava (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Shuaib hosted us at Manor Road on a clear evening. We had some really good exchanges with Shuaib finding the line with some great ground stroke winners - unfortunately Shuaib’s serve never quite got going which was a shame as when it did fire, it was brill and had me worried - an enjoyable game and workout - look forward to meeting again soon!"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Ammaar Dana (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable match on a very warm late September weekend. I got off to a good start in the first set before Ammaar fought back. I managed to get it over the line. It was a similar story in the second set. Some really good rallies and at times unplayable shots from Ammaar."  -- Simon

Group Summary:

Congratulations to David for finishing undefeated on 5 wins to take the group title, one point clear of Mayur who combined 2 wins with midway bonus points to edge ahead of Rizwan into runner up spot. David had to battle back from a set down against Joe who sadly had a nasty fall in the second set (we hope you're okay now!).

Final Rankings:

  1. David Stark 8.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Mayur Vadher 10.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rizwan Patel [W4] 8
  4. Phil Russell 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Arti Badiani [W1, L4] 2
  6. Joe Williams [L1] 1
  7. Matthew Boulton [L5]

Match Results:

Rizwan Patel bt Phil Russell (Nov 1) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentArti Badiani bt Matthew Boulton (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "really enjoy the match and she had a great serve and hope play her again. "  -- Matthew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Joe Williams (Oct 26) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another great 2.5 hours battle with Joe, very competitive and lots of fun. Joe had won our match in summer league but i was lucky enough to win this match. We played after work at night under floodlights at Joe home Melton courts- Joe busy with new job. Joe much the best player in 1st set- playing shots i only dream of !! eg down the line backhands and great net volley returns. 2nd set a dog fight ending in tiebreak. During 2nd set Joe had nasty fall on slippy leaves and really appreciate him continuing match. 3rd set we had run out of booked court time so moved to a court that was slippy with leaves and uneven surface- this poor surface court suited my game better. Thanks for a fun and competitive evening Joe."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Arti Badiani (Oct 25) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Carisbrooke lovely club- never played artificial grass before which was experience- great for spin. Nice weather, great game with Arti who had an excellent side spin serve. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Matthew Boulton (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "it was a great game, I felt the first set I was hitting ball wrong and in 2nd set I hit ball better and won a game which was my aim. David was great guy so friendly and gave some good advice. I hope play him again in future and good luck for rest of league."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentRizwan Patel bt Matthew Boulton (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "very good player and he hit ball and serve well and thanks for feedback."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Phil Russell (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Dave. The score says it all."  -- Phil
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Mayur Vadher (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Dave. Good rallies today, and good winners from both players. Too many mistakes and errors from me which I felt that I lost points in important moments in the match when I had good chances to win. Decent weather in Abbey Park including some rain at the tail end. I appreciate todays tennis match because I have learnt how to accept defeat and promise to come back stronger next time out."  -- Mayur
  • ''Mayur thanks for a great match. Abbey park lovely - never been there before. Think match showed you are better tennis player than me but i just had some good luck. When we play again i will bet on you to win !! Pleasure meeting you and good luck at Uni. '' -- Dave
Reveal CommentRizwan Patel bt Arti Badiani (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, great come back on second set. Wishing you good luck for future matches. "  -- Rizwan
Reveal CommentMayur Vadher bt Phil Russell (Oct 10) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match versus a good all around tennis player. Played over 2, 1 hour sessions inside 7 days total. The general feeling is a bit more accuracy with forehand and backhand is needed. Shot making fluency is virtually non existent. Overall I’m happy with the result." -- Mayur
Reveal CommentMayur Vadher bt Matthew Boulton (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice weather and Mayur played every well and hit ball so well and his servixes was great and hard to play. Good luck."  -- Matthew
  • "A comprehensive win. Happy Friday!" -- Mayur
Reveal CommentPhil Russell bt Matthew Boulton (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "very good player and weather was challenging but it was a very enjoyable game. They was somentimesni was winning thr point but i made a mistake."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentRizwan Patel bt Mayur Vadher (Sep 26) 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Intense game of tennis. Fitting result for the better player on the day."  -- Mayur
Reveal CommentMayur Vadher bt Arti Badiani (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I played some of the worst shots today. Negatives aside this was a fun match. Arti is a nice player."  -- Mayur
  • " He gave me, as he liked to say "50% of his game" and that was far too much for me. He set the bar high and I'm determined to reach it next year. Incredible player, and I enjoyed the game despite the loss." -- Arti
Reveal CommentPhil Russell bt Arti Badiani (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played on Victoria Park in nice weather. Good luck with rest of your matches Arti. "  -- Phil
  • "Well played. Always a pleasure to play with Paul - it's never an easy win with him." -- Arti

Results

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

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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