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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.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

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Collapse AllLeith Links Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 30 July 2020 to Wednesday 23 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 August 2020)

It was good to be able to launch a new round in Leith Links again, the first one since last Autumn, and great to welcome 4 new players to the league. There were some close scorelines and a few tight tiebreaks along the way and you managed to play nearly two thirds of your matches. Well done for dusting off your rackets and hopefully we can keep the momentum going and launch the next round soon... so we hope you can join us!

Group Summary:

This was a fairly busy group with most of you playing at least 4 or 5 matches and lots of scheduling bonus points earned, however it was quiet on commentaries which is a shame as these always help to bring the scores to life! Chris Macadam notched up 5 wins on his Leith Links debut to secure the group crown although Leagues debutant Giada nearly took him to a third set and did well to win 4 matches. Meanwhile Christopher proved tough opposition for Giada and Kate with the latter match featuring "more deuces than we could count".

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Macadam [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Giada Acciaroli [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Kate Taylor [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Marks [W2] 4
  5. Christopher Herborg [W1, L3] 4
  6. Alison Fairweather [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Daniel Dumnov [W1] 2
  8. Andy Watson [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Giada Acciaroli bt Andy Watson (Sep 19) 4-0, 4-0
Chris Marks bt Chris Macadam (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-1
Giada Acciaroli bt Christopher Herborg (Sep 6) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Christopher Herborg bt Alison Fairweather (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-1
Giada Acciaroli bt Alison Fairweather (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-1
Daniel Dumnov bt Andy Watson (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Macadam bt Christopher Herborg (Aug 24) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Due to the gathering crowd, a short set was played in set 2, actual score 4-1 but the configuration rules won’t let me enter that. Thanks for the very tight game."  -- Chris

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKate Taylor bt Christopher Herborg (Aug 20) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with more deuces than we could count! Final set was 10-5 but the score system won't let me put that in"  -- Kate
Chris Macadam bt Kate Taylor (Aug 19) 6-4, 6-4
Chris Macadam bt Andy Watson (Aug 12) 4-0, 4-1
Alison Fairweather bt Andy Watson (Aug 9) 4-0, 4-0
Kate Taylor bt Alison Fairweather (Aug 8) 5-3, 4-0
Kate Taylor bt Andy Watson (Aug 7) 4-0, 4-0
Chris Macadam bt Alison Fairweather (Aug 6) 4-2, 4-2
Chris Macadam bt Giada Acciaroli (Aug 2) 4-1, 5-4
Giada Acciaroli bt Kate Taylor (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-2
Chris Marks bt Giada Acciaroli (Jul 31) 6-4, 6-4

Results

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) 

Comments:
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)