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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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Liverpool Tennis Centre

Wavertree Sports Park, Wellington Road, Liverpool, L15 4LE
Tel: 0151 2335433
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Princes Park

Ullet Road, Liverpool, L8 3SB
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Liverpool Cricket Club - Tennis Section

Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L19 3QF
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Mossley Hill Athletic Club - Tennis

Mossley Hill Athletic Club, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 8BX
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Collapse AllLiverpool Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

A fantastic round in Liverpool with 80% (32/40) of all possible matches played and 100% played in group 2. Well done everyone and here's to equalling or topping that next time!

Group Summary:

There was almost a photo finish in this group with Michael just one point behind Rob, and Michael also won their head to head. It meant Rob had to rely on his bonus points to win this one so we look forward to seeing what happens next time! Congrats to both. Thanks for all the great match commentaries - we loved the sound of Steven's 'calm and collected style', and the friendly rivalry between Steven and Tony. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rob Slade 6.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Michael Petalas [W3, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Tony Puddifer 10.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Charles [W2, L1] 4
  5. Steven Hanley 9.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  6. James Matheson [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Petalas v Steven Hanley (Mar 3) 6-4, 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Time was just not sufficient to conclude what felt like a battle on court. Steven’s calm, collected style and superb defensive game were such a tough challenge. Looking forward to the next encounter."  -- Michael
Michael Petalas bt James Charles (Mar 2) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael Petalas bt Tony Puddifer (Feb 16) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was my first match with Tony and I’m really glad to have met him; a real competitor and the court and a gentleman off court. It will certainly not be the last time we hit together..."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Steven Hanley (Feb 14) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent workout! Steven is the fastest player in the group by far. 3-0 to me in the tie break."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentJames Charles bt Tony Puddifer (Feb 6) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Tony for the great match. Some great rallies here, definitely could have gone either way. Looking forward to the next one."  -- James
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt James Matheson (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent long workout, lots of good long hard fought rallies. Last man standing match"  -- Rob
James Charles bt Rob Slade (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentTony Puddifer bt James Matheson (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "it was great to play against James again, courts were quite slippy but we had a pretty good game, looking forward to playing him again "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Tony Puddifer (Jan 27) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Longest one set of my life :)"  -- Rob

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Petalas bt Rob Slade (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game again against Rob, The score is not a true reflection of what happened in court. I was happy to get the win though. Rob has the potential to turn the match in a second, he can be formidable from the baseline and at the net!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentSteven Hanley bt Tony Puddifer (Jan 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game with Tony with plenty of long rallies. Really enjoyed it and look forward to playing again soon. Many thanks."  -- Steven

Group Summary:

A 100% record of matches played in this group which is fantastic. Many thanks and please take a bow! Atsushi tops the group, winning five matches without dropping a set so we look forward to seeing how he fares when he is promoted next time and Steven came successfully through some great battles to come second. Newcomer Deepak made his mark -thanks for welcoming him to the group - and third placed Raul was unlucky to miss out on bonus points this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Atsushi Uchida 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Steven Segerberg 9.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Raul Garcia 10.1 [W3, L2] 7
  4. John Evans [W2, L3] 6
  5. Damon Daniels 9.2 [W2, L3] 4
  6. Deepak Keshari [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSteven Segerberg bt John Evans (Mar 3) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic match to end the league against John. This was our first meeting but the match had it all. Despite winning the first set 6-1 I felt that John was still in the match and the second set was a a mirror of the first with John winning 6-2. The final set was toe to toe with both of us struggling to hold serve. At 5-4 I then managed to hold serve and take the match. We had some amazing rallies right through the match and we both look forward to our next meeting. Cheers John "  -- Steven
Reveal CommentDamon Daniels bt Deepak Keshari (Feb 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Deepak, and the score line definitely flatters me a bit. Deepak is quite new to tennis but already has some good shots and makes a lot of 1st serves. Some of the games and rallies were quite close and I’m sure with more matches our next meeting will be much closer. Thanks for the game and look forward to playing again in future "  -- Damon
Reveal CommentAtsushi Uchida bt John Evans (Feb 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you very much for the match, John. I look forward to playing with you soon again."  -- Atsushi
Reveal CommentDamon Daniels bt Raul Garcia (Feb 23) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match against Raul again, another three set encounter just like last time! First two sets were evenly especially close, and the third set doesn’t tell full story - some really close games in there. Look forward to hopefully playing Raul again in future"  -- Damon
Raul Garcia bt Deepak Keshari (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Evans bt Damon Daniels (Feb 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match between two evenly matched players. Final set didn’t tell the full story. "  -- John
Reveal CommentAtsushi Uchida bt Damon Daniels (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Damon in David Lloyd Speke. I look forward to playing with him again."  -- Atsushi
Reveal CommentSteven Segerberg bt Damon Daniels (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Top match with Damon again. Both sets were very similar with fine margins. 3-4 and 15-40 down in the second set was a key moment in the match. I managed to save 5 break points in the last couple of games to edge the set. Thoroughly enjoying again. Cheers Damon"  -- Steven
Raul Garcia bt John Evans (Feb 6) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentSteven Segerberg bt Deepak Keshari (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play another new member of the local tennis leagues. Deepak is just starting out but you can see he has abilitity and will only get stronger the more matches he plays. Look forward to more matches Deepak"  -- Steven
Raul Garcia bt Steven Segerberg (Feb 4) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentAtsushi Uchida bt Deepak Keshari (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was very nice to meet Deepak. It was a nice day but a bit windy. He seemed annoyed by the wind throughout the game but we had some good rallies. I hope to play with him again in the future round. Thanks a lot."  -- Atsushi
Reveal CommentAtsushi Uchida bt Steven Segerberg (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Ste. I look forward to playing with you again soon. "  -- Atsushi
Reveal CommentJohn Evans bt Deepak Keshari (Jan 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet Deepak. The scoreline doesn’t tell the full story. Deepak tells me he only started playing last October which you would never guess from his current standard. At this rate he’ll be a decent player in no time at all . Our match was competitive and only for a few cheap points he gave me the scoreline would've been much closer. "  -- John
Reveal CommentAtsushi Uchida bt Raul Garcia (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was pleasure to meet Raul. I could manage the game at last but it was tighter than what score suggests. His backhand short cross shot was beautiful and some drop volleys were unreachable. I look forward to playing with him again. Thanks. "  -- Atsushi

Group Summary:

Many a friendly rivalry was revived in this group and although it was small and Raivis didn't manage to get going (hope you are ok!), everyone else played every match available, so well done! Carl came through undefeated to top the group. Thanks for all the commentaries and who doesn't sympathise with Benjamin and the frustration of making errors! That is tennis for you!

Final Rankings:

  1. Carl Gillison [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Jonathan Kearney [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Ernie Traynor [W1, L2] 2
  4. Benjamin Wong [L3]
  5. Raivis Turkupols 10.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCarl Gillison bt Jonathan Kearney (Mar 3) 7-5, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game as the score shows. Jonathan fought hard to win each point. I was fortunate my serve was good tonight and I managed to hit quite a few Aces otherwise I think there would have been a different winner of this match"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentCarl Gillison bt Ernie Traynor (Feb 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Have played Tennis matches against Ernie before and really enjoy them as they are always very competitive but played in a friendly spirit throughout."  -- Carl
Reveal CommentCarl Gillison bt Benjamin Wong (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "3rd time now I have played a match against Ben and good to see how his game has improved each time. He just needs to practice his serve as too many points thrown away with double faults cost him a lot of games. "  -- Carl
Reveal CommentJonathan Kearney bt Ernie Traynor (Jan 28) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ernie and I braved the cold and wind for this epic encounter. The match couldn’t have been closer. Ernie is a great player and I was definitely to eventually get it over the line and avoid a deciding set."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Kearney bt Benjamin Wong (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Jonathan again. Managed to get a few games to deuce, few aces and few games off him. But my game was also full of errors today!!!! Looking forward to play soon."  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentErnie Traynor bt Benjamin Wong (Jan 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Was not my day today!!! Struggled with the conditions but credit to Ernie for his consistency!!!"  -- Benjamin

Results

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

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)