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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
  • 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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Beacon Park

Lower Sanford Street, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6RA
Tel: 01543 308867
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Burntwood Leisure Centre

High Street, Burntwood, Staffs, WS73XH
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Hednesford Park

Rugeley Road and Victoria Street,, Hednesford, WS12 1QR
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Holland Park

Brownhills, Walsall, WS8 7JB
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Pype Hayes Park

Birmingham, B24 0HG
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Collapse AllLichfield & Burntwood Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 26 July 2018 to Wednesday 19 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 August 2018)

A good proportion of matches took place this time despite one non-starter (hope you are OK Julian) and it being the holiday period when scheduling can be less easy. And what a bumper crop of player comments. It's always a pleasure to find out what actually happens in the matches – the scores often do not tell the whole story. What the comments reveal this time is that much competitive tennis was enjoyed and many matches were closer than the scorelines might indicate. So here's to the next round. See you all soon.

Group Summary:

Top marks to Hywel for playing more matches than anyone else in the group and for giving committed opposition in every match, including the 3-setter against Sukhraj. This was one of three, 3-set matches, the others being an unfinished game between Souleymane and Paul and one between David and Nick, where the first set went to a tie break. This was one of David's 5 wins out of 6 that made him group winner, closely followed by Souleymane as runner-up. Thanks to Sukhraj for the awesome player comments on his matches with Nick and Souleymane. And we hope Shaun enjoyed partying after his victories over Sukhraj and Hywel.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Rule [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Souleymane Djohore 10.1 [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Oliver Spillett [W4, L1] 8
  4. Nick Richards 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Johnson [W2, UF1] 5
  6. Shaun Graham [W2, L3] 4
  7. Sukhraj Bal 10.2 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Hywel Davies [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Julian Fisher

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOliver Spillett bt Nick Richards (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Nick, really close and enjoyable. Well played and cheers for the game."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Spillett bt Shaun Graham (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Shaun. For someone relatively new to the game you're pretty good and played a lot of un-returnable shots. You'll get better and better so keep it going and hope to play you again."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Hywel Davies (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on a warm sunny day. The games got closer in the second set with more deuces and longer rallies. Thanks Hywel! "  -- David
Reveal CommentShaun Graham bt Sukhraj Bal (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The courts where ok to play on today it was good match with some good rallies. powerful first serve from Sukhraj which caught me out a few times but I held my on and cam through with the victory at the and also Celebarting the win with a trip down to POPWORLD!!"  -- Shaun
  • "This game was epic at hendsford courts. Both set’s were long. So many deuces we almost stoped for Juice. Well played Shaun can’t wait for our rematch." Sukhraj
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Oliver Spillett (Aug 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match at the nice Hednesford courts. Long rallies and some great shots, fortunately for me it wasn't as long as our last match! Thanks Olly "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Shaun Graham (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game despite the heavy rain. Attacking tennis and net play from Shaun made a lot of the games very close. Thanks Shaun"  -- David
Nick Richards bt Hywel Davies (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Nick Richards (Aug 19) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Marathon match in warm weather. Loads of hard fought games and long rallies. Thanks Nick "  -- David
Reveal CommentSouleymane Djohore bt David Rule (Aug 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match against a classy player. Well played Souleymane! "  -- David
Souleymane Djohore bt Hywel Davies (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentOliver Spillett bt Sukhraj Bal (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and second set much closer than the first in terms of play. Courts at Hednesford are superb. Sukh was really sporting and a fun opponent. Cheers for the game Sukh!"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentPaul Johnson bt Hywel Davies (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very sporting, polite opponent. Extremely keen to improve."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentOliver Spillett bt Hywel Davies (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • " Thanks for the game Hywel. Keep up the technique changes, you'll see the benefits over time. Cracking couple of lobs on me as well, I had no chance! Cheers!" -- Oliver
Souleymane Djohore bt Nick Richards (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSukhraj Bal bt Hywel Davies (Aug 10) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Beacon park courts are the only issue. Excellent match. Very close first two sets and some really fun rallies. Hywel is a real sports man :)"  -- Sukhraj
Reveal CommentSouleymane Djohore bt Sukhraj Bal (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome experience and awesome fun match "  -- Sukhraj
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Sukhraj Bal (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Quick match for David. Second set had a few longer rallies"  -- Sukhraj
Souleymane Djohore v Paul Johnson (Aug 2) 5-7, 6-4, 2-0 TBC
Reveal CommentPaul Johnson bt Shaun Graham (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Shaun was an absolute pleasure to play. Very sporting. And for a newcomer to tennis he is not only already a good player but has the potential to be improve significantly. The courts at Beacon Park remain a travesty. I also think the Division has become too many in number and it's rather off putting."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentNick Richards bt Sukhraj Bal (Aug 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Awesomely awesome game with nick at hendsford courts. Despite the score line the individual games were slightly closer. Overall awesome game and respect to nick for the win!"Sukhraj
Reveal CommentShaun Graham bt Hywel Davies (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well it looks like I’m partying in POPWORLD again !!!! Hywel played his heart out today he gave everything on the court even in tough windy conditions thanks for the game Hywel and good luck in your journey through this league !!!!!"  -- Shaun

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Lichfield & Burntwood.

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)