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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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Leith Links Outdoor Tennis & Bowling Green

John's Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7QR
Tel: 07766 774 532
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Other Venues

Inverleith Park

Arboretum Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ
Tel: 0131 529 5050
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Victoria Park

Craighall Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4RG
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Collapse AllLeith Links Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 13 June 2019 to Wednesday 7 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 July 2019)

Cleverly, this round of the Leith Links Tennis league concludes in good time for you to all enjoy the Edinburgh Festival. And it's Tennis Fringe Firsts to all of you for getting over 80% of your matches played and making this a five star round! Hope you can all play again next time.

Group Summary:

Newcomers to the Leith Links League Nicolas and Jesus went toe to toe for the honours in this really competitive group. Jesus earns the bragging rights for beating Nicolas in their head to head, but in the end their win/loss record was identical (Jesus was tripped up early in the round by Andrew C). However, the set that Nicolas took off Jesus earned him the crucial extra point to give him the group win. A fantastic top group - well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nicolas Favard [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jesus Cabrera [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Robinson [W3, L2] 6
  4. Andrew Clarke [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Callum Macdonald 8.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Charlie Hanks [L4]
  7. Iain MacRae [L3]

Match Results:

Andrew Robinson bt Iain MacRae (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-2
Nicolas Favard bt Charlie Hanks (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJesus Cabrera bt Iain MacRae (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice and worm day after a couple of weeks of showers. Good time!"  -- Jesus

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJesus Cabrera bt Nicolas Favard (Jul 31) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a game!"  -- Nicolas
Andrew Robinson bt Charlie Hanks (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentJesus Cabrera bt Andrew Robinson (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Game with spectacle in the next courts.. jaja, also windy. "  -- Jesus
Nicolas Favard bt Iain MacRae (Jul 17) 6-1, 6-0
Andrew Robinson bt Callum Macdonald (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentNicolas Favard bt Andrew Clarke (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game against a strong opponent =)"  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentCallum Macdonald bt Charlie Hanks (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some fun rallies. Thanks Charlie, hope to play again soon."  -- Callum
Nicolas Favard bt Andrew Robinson (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJesus Cabrera bt Charlie Hanks (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful stormy day on Saturday afternoon to play tennis. It was enjoyable the shower we caught. Jaja! Postponed until Sunday."  -- Jesus
Andrew Clarke bt Callum Macdonald (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentNicolas Favard bt Callum Macdonald (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice tennis game with Calum at The Meadows"  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentJesus Cabrera bt Callum Macdonald (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match! Two defensive guys running every ball… jaja! Cheers."  -- Jesus
Reveal CommentAndrew Clarke bt Jesus Cabrera (Jun 15) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable Saturday morning. "  -- Jesus

Group Summary:

A great win for LTL regular Helen, who played and won all her matches and picked up her bonus points. Jo and John took up the chase but weren't able to close the points gap and instead it was a battle for second place which Jo grabbed along with two rather helpful bonus points! All but two matches were played in the group which was excellent and thank you for the excellent commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Helen McMahon 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jo Sohn-Rethel [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. John Heaney 9.1 [W3, L1] 7
  4. Tomasz Hanus [W2, L2] 5
  5. MIA Jiang [W1, L4] 2
  6. Andy Watson [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Heaney bt Tomasz Hanus (Aug 3) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match fought over 2 days with varying weather conditions. We had to abandon at one set all when the heavens opened and completed the final set in glorious sunshine (on Leith !). Thomasz has the potential to play at a higher level as he has a powerful serve, strong down both wings and technically tries to hit the ball properly every time. I won because Thomasz made many more unforced errors than me. We did manage a good few rallies throughout and both players hit several winners to be proud of. Thanks for the game Thomasz."  -- John
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Andy Watson (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Andy just getting back into tennis after a break, we had a nice game on a beautiful Edinburgh afternoon. Some good rallies & deuce points. All the best Andy with continued tennis this summer. Thanks Helen "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentJohn Heaney bt MIA Jiang (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the scoreline this was tough match with a lot of games going to deuce. The key game was probably the 2nd game of the second set which hung on umpteen deuces and lasted for ages. I served well but Mia, especially in the 2nd set managed to read it often and returned with interest ! She fought for every point from first to last and never gave up. Thanks for the game Mia."  -- John

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Jo Sohn-Rethel (Jul 23) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A marathon neck-in-neck match. Many long rallies and deuces, we both fought hard for 2.5 hours! Great game, so close! "  -- Helen
Jo Sohn-Rethel bt MIA Jiang (Jul 18) 6-4, 6-4
Tomasz Hanus bt MIA Jiang (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-3
Tomasz Hanus bt Jo Sohn-Rethel (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt MIA Jiang (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It took Mia a little time to come into her game, the second set was very close and there were a lot of exciting rallies. Thanks Mia "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Tomasz Hanus (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match at Leith on a lovely morning. Lots of power & rallies. On a different day Tom might have took the lead, but I was feeling good and playing well so I took the match. Thanks Tom "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentJohn Heaney bt Jo Sohn-Rethel (Jun 29) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and very competitive game with Jo with several energy sapping rallies. Jo started off well taking the first two games before I gained some momentum, benefitting from Jo's greater number of unforced errors. I felt I was on the cusp of victory at 5-2 in the second set but a determined Jo stuck in to make it five all before I finally managed to close out the match. Thanks for the game Jo. "  -- John
MIA Jiang bt Andy Watson (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt John Heaney (Jun 27) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really close, fun game. Could have gone either way, but I managed to come through in the final set. Some impressive winners and exciting rallies were played. Thanks John, see you next time ! "  -- Helen
Jo Sohn-Rethel bt Andy Watson (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Leith Links archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Leith Links.

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) 

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)