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  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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

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  • 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 

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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 available on 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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Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 0AB
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Manchester Tennis & Football Centre

Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 3FF
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Alexandra Park

Demesne Road, Moss Side, Manchester, Lancashire, M16 7JL
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Ladybarn Park

Burnage Lane, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 4XA
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Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club

81 Wellington Road,, (Opposite Withington Girls School), Fallowfield,, Manchester, M14 6BN
Tel: 0161 224 4617
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St Mary's Park

St Mary's Road, Prestwich, M25 1GG
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Blackley Recreation Ground

Cooper Lane, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 0SA
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Boggart Hole Clough

Charlestown Road, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 7DH
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Cheetham Park

Elizabeth Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 8BQ
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Crossley Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, Lancashire, M19 2QP
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Crumpsall Park

Ash Tree Road, Crumpsal, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 5RX
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Fletcher Moss Park

Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 2SW
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Gartside Gardens

Kincardine Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9WN
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Kirkup Gardens

Cotefield Road, Woodhouse Park, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 1UY
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Merseybank Playing Fields

Merseybank Avenue, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 2ZH
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Openshaw Park

Parkhouse Street, Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, M11 2FT
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Collapse AllManchester Parks Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. John Daggett 6.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Matt Roberts [W6] 12
  3. Simon Haigh 8.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Konrad Kwasigroch 8.1 [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Moshe Behar 8.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ryan Cooke [W1, L1] 3
  7. Tom Hewitt [W1, L2] 2
  8. Richard Lucas [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatt Roberts bt Ryan Cooke (Aug 12) 6-2, 4-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match! Well played Ryan."  -- Matt
Matt Roberts bt Simon Haigh (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-2
John Daggett bt Richard Lucas (Aug 3) 6-1, 6-3
John Daggett bt Tom Hewitt (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-1
Matt Roberts bt Tom Hewitt (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatt Roberts bt John Daggett (Jul 23) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match on a scorching evening. Well played John!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatt Roberts bt Richard Lucas (Jul 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Oh my god it felt like I was playing against Federer at times. Surprised I even got a game, think Matt was feeling sorry for me. Well played Matt, cant see anybody in the league stopping you on that performance," -- Richard
John Daggett bt Moshe Behar (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-1
Konrad Kwasigroch bt Moshe Behar (Jul 15) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
Matt Roberts bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Jul 13) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-9), 6-4
Moshe Behar bt Richard Lucas (Jul 7) 7-5, 6-2
John Daggett bt Simon Haigh (Jul 6) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Ryan Cooke bt Moshe Behar (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-0
Simon Haigh bt Richard Lucas (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-0
John Daggett bt Konrad Kwasigroch (Jun 29) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-4
Tom Hewitt bt Simon Haigh (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-4
Simon Haigh bt Moshe Behar (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Callum Rothwell [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Topping [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Dishington 9.1 [W3] 6
  4. Billy Haworth 10.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Faiz Almansour [W1, L4] 4
  6. Mark Morris [W1, L2] 3
  7. Ranganath Ranganna [W1, L4] 2
  8. Ashley Taylor [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Dishington bt Callum Rothwell (Aug 12) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Callum, great match well played"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Dishington bt Faiz Almansour (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Faiz, hope to play you again soon"  -- Richard
Mark Morris bt Faiz Almansour (Aug 8) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Robert Topping bt Ranganath Ranganna (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-1
Faiz Almansour bt Billy Haworth (Aug 3) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentRichard Dishington bt Ranganath Ranganna (Jul 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ranganath, enjoyed it."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRanganath Ranganna bt Faiz Almansour (Jul 20) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome match, player for two and half hours!! "  -- Ranganath
Reveal CommentCallum Rothwell bt Ranganath Ranganna (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ranga, both sets were very close and could have gone either way. Good luck with your match on Sunday and then the rest of them, too"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentBilly Haworth bt Ranganath Ranganna (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a nice afternoon in the park - thanks Ranga."  -- Billy
Robert Topping bt Billy Haworth (Jul 12) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentCallum Rothwell bt Mark Morris (Jul 9) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Mark 3rd set was like a warm up both knackered. You showed great fighting skills in the second to come from 4-1 40-15 down all the best with the rest of your games "  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum Rothwell bt Billy Haworth (Jul 7) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game just as the scoreline suggests - going to a third set would have been fair. Put all my energy into chasing the break back towards the end of the second and would have had nothing left if we went to a decider. Not ideal having to change courts at 6-6 in the second set tie break either due to going on for well over 2 hours! Cheers for the game Billy and look forward to playing again in singles / doubles" -- Callum
Robert Topping bt Mark Morris (Jul 5) 6-3, 6-2
Robert Topping bt Callum Rothwell (Jun 30) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentBilly Haworth bt Ashley Taylor (Jun 29) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a challenging and fun match, Ashley! Hope to play again sometime."  -- Billy
Reveal CommentCallum Rothwell bt Faiz Almansour (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Faiz, plenty of very long rallies and games - think were both exhausted now! Well played and good luck with the rest of your games "  -- Callum

Current Rankings:

  1. Alhadi Boukr 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Dean 8.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Leckie [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ben Western 9.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Yusuf Yaqub 10.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Leah Hartshorne 9.2 [W2, L3] 5
  7. Dan Peacock [L5] 1
  8. Phil Hor [L3]

Match Results:

James Leckie bt Phil Hor (Aug 10) Walkover
Christopher Dean bt Yusuf Yaqub (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-0
Leah Hartshorne bt Phil Hor (Aug 7) 6-2, 7-5
James Leckie bt Dan Peacock (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-3
Leah Hartshorne bt Dan Peacock (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-3
Alhadi Boukr bt Ben Western (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-2
Alhadi Boukr bt Christopher Dean (Aug 1) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Leah Hartshorne (Jul 30) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close and competitive match. Many deuces. Well Played Leah!"  -- Yusuf
Reveal CommentYusuf Yaqub bt Dan Peacock (Jul 21) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great Game Dan!"  -- Yusuf
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Leah Hartshorne (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in breezy conditions. I felt I played pretty well with my newly re-strung racquet but Leah adjusted to the artificial grass in the tight second set. We had some quite long rallies and I just managed to come up with a few good shots at the right moments."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentChristopher Dean bt Leah Hartshorne (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Leah. Good to try and adapt to the artificial clay. You were definitely the best player in the first set. Think if you had won the first set, the second set would have been totally different. "  -- Christopher
James Leckie bt Yusuf Yaqub (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Yusuf Yaqub (Jul 13) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As the score indicates, this was a close match. I felt I played well at times but whenever I got my nose in front Yusuf came back at me, playing at quite a consistent level. I broke my racquet strings when serving for the match at 5-3 in the decider but fortunately I had a spare and was just about able to get over the line in the end."  -- Ben
Alhadi Boukr bt Dan Peacock (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Dean bt Ben Western (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ben. Much closer game than the scoreline suggests"  -- Christopher
Alhadi Boukr bt Yusuf Yaqub (Jun 30) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentJames Leckie bt Ben Western (Jun 29) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in cushing heat. Good sport. Well played"  -- James
Alhadi Boukr bt Phil Hor (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentBen Western bt Dan Peacock (Jun 23) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Dan made a fast start before I began to get balls in play with more consistency. We had some good rallies and Dan hit some lovely forehand winners. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentChristopher Dean bt James Leckie (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jimmy. Lots of deuce games and second set could have gone either way."  -- Christopher

Current Rankings:

  1. Rachel Butcher 9.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bradley Horrocks 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nana Osei [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Purver [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Shoukat Ali 9.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sue Coppock-Grun [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mike Dench [L2]
  8. Sam Medd-Sygrove withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRachel Butcher bt Bradley Horrocks (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Not much between us in this match - but Rachel did a good job on the pivotal points. The 2 sets alone were the best part of 2 hours, not sure how well I'd have fared in a third! Played Rachel, I'm sure it won't be our last gruelling rally-fest"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentRachel Butcher bt Nana Osei (Jul 29) 1-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A difficult match with lots of momentum swings! Thanks for the good match Nana"  -- Rachel
  • "Well done Rachel for being so consistent after the first set. All the best," -- Nana
Reveal CommentRachel Butcher bt Shoukat Ali (Jul 22) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Well played Rachel :)"  -- Shoukat
Reveal CommentStephen Purver bt Nana Osei (Jul 21) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "What a marathon match. Loads of long rallies, with the lead going back and forth multiple times in each set. Both of us had set points and match points respectively in the second set (at which point the wind started playing too), and in the end it was the tightest of tie-breaks that I won 8-6. Well played, Nana! Hope your ankle is OK."  -- Stephen
  • "Thanks for the match Stephen. Congratulations!! You really held your nerve after the strange match. You started well 3.0 and managed to win five straight games but could not convert the set..2nd set you had 3 match points on my serve (5:6) however, i managed to get to tie break... and had 4 set points (leading 6:2). Still could not convert one single point and you won 6 straight points. Well done and all the very best. Ankle is slightly sore but not too bad," -- Nana
  • "That was a very strange game Stephen. You won the first three game (3:0) and I later won 5 straight game (3:5) however I was unable to close to set and you won 4 straight game (7:5). The second set was also full of twist and turns. I served (4:5) to win the set but was unable to do so and you had 3 match points at (6:5). Managed to get to a tie break and let (2:6) having 4 set points. Somehow I was unable to close the game once again and you won 6 straight points winning the match. Well done. You totally deserved it as you held your nerve having no unforced errors. Congratulations and all the very best," -- Nana
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Mike Dench (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting you Mike. Very good work out in a lovely weather. Almost every game went to deuce. All the very best Mike. You have a good energy. "  -- Nana
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Shoukat Ali (Jul 13) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Bradley. Long rallies. Got good workout. All the best with the rest."  -- Shoukat
  • "Tough match with Ali, I think escaping the first set after an hour's play was crucial for me. Nice to meet you again Ali, good luck with the rest" Bradley
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Shoukat Ali (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Well played Nana you have great defensive game. Good luck with remaining matches. "  -- Shoukat
  • "Nice meeting you again Shoukat. Very tough match and having to play through the rain was equally difficult for both players. All the very best in your remaining matches," -- Nana
Bradley Horrocks bt Sue Coppock-Grun (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Stephen Purver (Jul 6) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "2 seesawing sets with many deuce games! I narrowly avoided a 3rd set decider in the end, tough as always against Stephen."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentNana Osei bt Sue Coppock-Grun (Jul 5) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Well played Nana. Close 2nd set could have gone either way. Enjoying getting back into match play and meeting this friendly group. My tennis can only improve! Sue"  -- Sue
  • "Nice meeting you Sue. You have a good serve and decent forehand. All the very best in the rest of your matches," -- Nana.
Reveal CommentRachel Butcher bt Sue Coppock-Grun (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • Thanks Rachel for a very friendly introduction for me to the league on a very warm sunny day. I hope you would agree that it was a little closer than the score would suggest. Especially my first service game. I lost count of the number of deuces! Well played and hope to meet you again in a future round. Sue
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Nana Osei (Jul 1) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Yet another epic match at Fallowfield! Neither of us had much left by the final set, but we got through the low sun and I got through cramp. Nana has reached a great standard after just a year of playing, it wouldn’t surprise me if he gets revenge next time!"  -- Bradley
  • "Thanks for the tough match that finished after over 2:30 hours. There were some points which I made no attempt to even play because I could not see the ball due to the suns rays. The breaks due to Bradleys crams while I was serving at 4 : 4 (before the end of the game) totally affected my flow but that okay. Congratulations for winning the match and all the best in the rest of your matches," -- Nana
Reveal CommentStephen Purver bt Rachel Butcher (Jun 30) 6-0, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match with neither of us giving an inch right until the end. Neither of the first two sets was as one-sided as the scores suggest, and that was reflected in a really right decider. Well played, Rachel!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentShoukat Ali bt Stephen Purver (Jun 27) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Well played Stephen. Good luck with rest. "  -- Shoukat
Rachel Butcher bt Mike Dench (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Dominic Hipwood [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martin Reynolds [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Patrick Lambton 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bev Harley 9.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Chiu [W2, L4, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mark Bate [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Hannah Bewley 9.2 [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. John Boyle [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Martin Reynolds bt Bev Harley (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMark Bate v Michael Chiu (Aug 13) 5-7, 6-4, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We had to finish due to bad light, scores couldn't be more evenly matched almost all games went with serve, can't wait to play further matches in the future, pleasure playing and meeting you Mike"  -- Mark
Dominic Hipwood bt Martin Reynolds (Aug 12) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Martin Reynolds bt John Boyle (Aug 9) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Hannah Bewley bt John Boyle (Aug 8) 6-4, 6-4
Bev Harley bt Hannah Bewley (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Chiu bt Hannah Bewley (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet and play you Hannah. Good luck in your next matches."  -- Michael
Dominic Hipwood bt Hannah Bewley (Aug 3) 6-1, 6-2
Martin Reynolds bt Mark Bate (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-3
Dominic Hipwood bt Patrick Lambton (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-4
Bev Harley bt Mark Bate (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-3
Dominic Hipwood bt Michael Chiu (Jul 21) 6-2, 5-7, 6-0
Patrick Lambton bt John Boyle (Jul 21) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt Hannah Bewley (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Hannah, quite alot of games went to deuces on a warm balmy night, well played and good luck"  -- Mark
Dominic Hipwood bt Bev Harley (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Michael Chiu (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match. Nice serve and volley from Mike but I managed to pull through in the end."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentBev Harley bt John Boyle (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you John - we finished it just before the downpour!!!"  -- Bev
Dominic Hipwood bt Mark Bate (Jul 8) 7-5, 6-3
Martin Reynolds bt Michael Chiu (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-3
Martin Reynolds bt Hannah Bewley (Jul 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Chiu bt John Boyle (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "John, it was a real pleasure to meet and play you. Lots of close games in 2nd set."  -- Michael
Dominic Hipwood bt John Boyle (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMark Bate bt John Boyle (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good meeting you John, some good rallies, best of luck for the rest of your games"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentBev Harley bt Michael Chiu (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Too hot to play tennis but we got through. Lots of deuces. On a cooler day the result may have been different ☀️"  -- Bev
Patrick Lambton bt Hannah Bewley (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Martin Reynolds (Jun 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Martin was suffering a bit having been ill but sportingly soldiered on. Subsequently he was unable to quite hit the levels he has on previous meetings, but it was nevertheless a fun game and there were some nice shots from both parties. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Lambton bt Bev Harley (Jun 22) 7-6 (11-9), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough game in some sweltering conditions. Lots of long rallies and a really tense tiebreaker to end the first set."  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Max Dawiczewski 10.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Lindley 10.2 [W4] 8
  3. Ryan Hope [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Warne [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mike O'Docherty 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Whitington [W1, L2] 2
  7. Richard Farrage [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Saad Nain withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Max Dawiczewski (Aug 8) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great to finish this game after the first attempt we ran out of light. Very similar story with me starting well to clinch the 2 games to take it to a third set then also race into a lead, but just like set 1, Max found his form and came storming back, fortunately I got the decisive break in the last game. There really was very little between us over 2 days and 3 sets! A very good game, and it’s unlucky there had to be a loser in such a tight match," -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRobert Lindley bt Stephen Warne (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I expected a tough match and got one. Thanks for making the journey Steve"  -- Robert
  • "Really good match Rob. Your serve and forehand are 2 key weapons that proved the difference. Pleased I was able to make you work for the win! Good facilities indoors too. Thanks for sorting, I enjoyed it, despite the result." - Stephen
Robert Lindley bt Alex Whitington (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-0
Max Dawiczewski bt Alex Whitington (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobert Lindley bt Richard Farrage (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, Rob. Lots of enjoyable points, plenty of winners. The difference, certainly in the second set, was your stronger and more consistent serve, which I struggled to return. Good luck in your remaining matches!" Richard
Robert Lindley bt Max Dawiczewski (Jul 14) 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Mike O'Docherty (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Delighted with this win against a tough opponent. Thanks for finishing the game Mike when you weren’t feeling 100% "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentMax Dawiczewski bt Richard Farrage (Jul 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, match. I didn't help myself by going a double break down at the start of each set, but you played really well throughout and deserved the win. Good luck in your other matches!" -- Richard
Ryan Hope bt Mike O'Docherty (Jul 7) 7-5, 6-4
Max Dawiczewski bt Mike O'Docherty (Jul 3) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentStephen Warne bt Richard Farrage (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to renew the rivalry with Richard again, and a very good match with some fabulous rallies, as Richard chased down virtually everything! I was just able to get the key breaks at crucial times in both sets and held my nerve in the second set not losing my serve.. Very enjoyable match mate, well played. "  -- Stephen
  • "Thanks for the match, Steve, really enjoyed it as always. I was pretty pleased with my performance level, so the fact I still lost in straight sets speaks volumes as to how well you played. You barely put a foot wrong, particularly in the second set. Good luck in the rest of your fixtures!"   -- Richard
Reveal CommentMike O'Docherty bt Richard Farrage (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a top bloke, thanks Richard :)"  -- Mike
  • "Thanks for the match, Mike, really enjoyed it. You have a booming serve and made some amazing pick-ups when I was prematurely congratulating myself on hitting a winner! Good luck in the rest of your fixtures," -- Richard
Reveal CommentRyan Hope bt Richard Farrage (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, Ryan. I was lucky to even win a game in the first set. Second set was a bit more competitive with some lovely rallies, especially in an epic final game. Good luck in your remaining matches!" -- Richard
Reveal CommentAlex Whitington bt Richard Farrage (Jun 26) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Humidity caused a sweat drenched first set as both players made a few early errors, quite literally getting into the swing of the tennis season. Before some super net rallies in the second set led to a much closer contest. Thoroughly enjoyable contest and a great way to start the round."  -- Alex
  • "Thanks for the match, Alex. We were probably lacking match practice during the first few games, but it was a great encounter once it got going. You hit some awesome winners and deserved the victory. I would have struggled in the humidity if we'd gone to a third! Good luck in your remaining fixtures!," -- Richard
Reveal CommentRyan Hope bt Stephen Warne (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Ryan again. He’s an excellent competitor and this was the despite the score this was best and closest of our matches between us. Some really good shots both forehand and backhand were the difference. Some really long games that went back and forward to Deuce. The game at 2-3 proved the turning point in set 1, where Ryan saved at least 3 break points to change momentum. Conditions were swealtering humid but it was a really good standard. Well played. "  -- Stephen

Current Rankings:

  1. Jane Meloy [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Demetri Loizou [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. George Alaimo 10.2 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Carrie Nixon [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Spilsbury [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chibuike Iruloh [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Daniel Jones [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Daniel Hibbert [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDemetri Loizou bt Carrie Nixon (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough first set. Great match, well played. "  -- Demetri
Carrie Nixon bt George Alaimo (Aug 8) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentJane Meloy bt Demetri Loizou (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match and much closer than the score line suggests. After the first couple of games I thought we might be playing for hours! Thanks again and hope you enjoyed your well deserved spag bol!"  -- Jane
Reveal CommentGeorge Alaimo bt Daniel Jones (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this one played. Some very positive tennis, really enjoyable. Cheers Dan. "  -- George
Reveal CommentChibuike Iruloh bt Daniel Hibbert (Aug 3) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Daniel has a very good consistent serve. Good match on a warm day "  -- Chibuike
Reveal CommentDemetri Loizou bt George Alaimo (Jul 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First set some great tennis and very topsy turvy. Could’ve gone either way! Very enjoyable. "  -- Demetri
Reveal CommentChibuike Iruloh bt Carrie Nixon (Jul 20) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match concluded on a much cooler day. Carrie really played well with lots of deuce games," -- Chibuike
Reveal CommentJane Meloy bt Carrie Nixon (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Carrie. Some great rallies and lots of deuces. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!"  -- Jane
Reveal CommentJane Meloy bt Daniel Jones (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Dan - some great shots. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Jane
Carrie Nixon bt Daniel Jones (Jul 13) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Reveal CommentPaul Spilsbury bt Chibuike Iruloh (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Chib, many close games that could have gone either way and you played some fine deep, powerful shots. Good luck for the rest of your games."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJane Meloy bt Chibuike Iruloh (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A scoreline that does not reflect the match!! Possibly the longest first game in history and lots of close games. Great to meet you and good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Jane
Reveal CommentPaul Spilsbury bt Daniel Jones (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Daniel, it was a really close first set that could have gone either way, and you played some powerful shots! Good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCarrie Nixon bt Paul Spilsbury (Jul 7) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, full of good, long rallies, Carrie. You showed great athleticism and played some fine shots. Good luck for the rest of your games. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJane Meloy bt George Alaimo (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent play Jane. I just couldn't find those lines today! Best of luck with your other matches."  -- George
Reveal CommentDemetri Loizou bt Paul Spilsbury (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Felt like nearly every game went to deuce! Great rallies. Thanks for the enjoyable match."  -- Demetri
Reveal CommentDaniel Jones bt Chibuike Iruloh (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with some difficult windy conditions. The scoreline flattered me but it was a good natured matched with plenty of quality shots. Good luck in the rest"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentGeorge Alaimo bt Chibuike Iruloh (Jun 30) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with lots of ebb and flow. Thought it was all over when I was down 3-0 in the final set! Thank you Chib - great player and best of luck with your other games."  -- George
Reveal CommentJane Meloy bt Paul Spilsbury (Jun 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match in windy conditions. Your accuracy and athleticism clinched a close first set, Jane, and then your class won out in the second. Great fun, and good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDemetri Loizou bt Daniel Hibbert (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, with two or three incredible rallies that stand out in memory! All the best. "  -- Demetri
Reveal CommentGeorge Alaimo bt Paul Spilsbury (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic game which could have easily gone either way. Lots of long, competitive rallies. Thank you Paul and best of luck with your matches."  -- George
Reveal CommentDemetri Loizou bt Daniel Jones (Jun 26) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Strange match in terms of scoreline, but nearly every game was close and definitely entertaining for the passers-by who found themselves repeatedly returning for more live tennis! Well played, Daniel."  -- Demetri
Reveal CommentPaul Spilsbury bt Daniel Hibbert (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, Daniel, you started to get into the match in the second set and played some great shots. I really enjoyed it. Good luck for the rest of your games."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentGeorge Alaimo bt Daniel Hibbert (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Danny - best of luck with your matches."  -- George

Current Rankings:

  1. Martyn Shaw [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael Mawson [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jenny Pascoe [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Watson 10.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bernadette Mason 9.2 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Rosewarne [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nicola Roberts [W1, L3] 3

Match Results:

Michael Mawson bt Bernadette Mason (Aug 13) 6-2, 7-5
Martyn Shaw bt Nicola Roberts (Aug 12) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentNicola Roberts bt Bernadette Mason (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another close and enjoyable match. Good luck with your remaining games! "  -- Nicola
Michael Mawson bt John Watson (Jul 29) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentJohn Watson bt Bernadette Mason (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "So after polishing off a doubles match together, me and Bernie decided to have a Manic Monday of our own and get our singles match sorted out..a decision Bernie might regret as I finally managed to get a victory over her at the fifth attempt! Great match as always."  -- John
Martyn Shaw bt Bernadette Mason (Jul 16) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentMatthew Rosewarne bt Nicola Roberts (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game where scoreline was flattery for me. Good luck in rest of your games"  -- Matthew
Michael Mawson bt Jenny Pascoe (Jul 15) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Watson bt Nicola Roberts (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nicola showed great resilience in the second set, saving about 5 match points, and she had me worried when she clawed back from 5-1 to 5-4. Luckily, I just managed to get over the line. Thanks for the match, Nicola!"  -- John
Martyn Shaw bt Michael Mawson (Jul 13) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentJenny Pascoe bt Bernadette Mason (Jul 10) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a cracking match with a cracking opponent, Bernadette. The score really doesn't reflect the battle we had. It was very close throughout,with some great shots from Bernadette. Good luck in the rest of tour games Bernadette!"  -- Jenny
Jenny Pascoe bt Matthew Rosewarne (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-1
Jenny Pascoe bt John Watson (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentBernadette Mason bt Matthew Rosewarne (Jul 3) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match! "  -- Bernadette
John Watson bt Matthew Rosewarne (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-0
Jenny Pascoe bt Martyn Shaw (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-0
Michael Mawson bt Matthew Rosewarne (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-0
Martyn Shaw bt John Watson (Jun 29) 6-4, 6-4
Martyn Shaw bt Matthew Rosewarne (Jun 25) 6-3, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Alyson Sheppard 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alexandrina Rus [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Talie Williams [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Chacko [W1, L3] 2
  5. Emma McGuigan 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Omar Arshad [L2, UF1]
  7. Vanessa Waldron

Match Results:

Alexandrina Rus bt Joseph Chacko (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentTalie Williams bt Joseph Chacko (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Joseph is a very talented player."  -- Talie
Alexandrina Rus v Omar Arshad (Aug 12) 6-0, 3-3 TBC
Reveal CommentJoseph Chacko bt Omar Arshad (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Omar was great, volleying technique superb. "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentAlyson Sheppard bt Talie Williams (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Talie :-)"  -- Alyson
Reveal CommentAlyson Sheppard bt Emma McGuigan (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, the score didn’t reflect the play! Thanks Emma :-)"  -- Alyson
Reveal CommentAlyson Sheppard bt Joseph Chacko (Jul 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great serves and topspin from Joseph on a very hot evening!"  -- Alyson
Reveal CommentTalie Williams bt Omar Arshad (Jul 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not do Omar justice! He is a fantastic player with a variety of strong shots up his sleeve! Omar you are super talented and it was awesome playing you"  -- Talie
Alexandrina Rus bt Emma McGuigan (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentTalie Williams bt Emma McGuigan (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Emma is a great player and very tough opponent. Really power net shots!"  -- Talie
Alyson Sheppard bt Alexandrina Rus (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlexandrina Rus bt Talie Williams (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really nice match with Tallied, the courts were wonderful the weather was glorious, and Tallie is a very friendly girl. "  -- Alexandrina

Results

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

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 match tiebreak, 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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Collapse AllManchester Parks Doubles - Round 4 | Thursday 23 May 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 June 2019)

Twenty-six matches were played this round which is very good going, especially for doubles where getting four people on court together is never easy. Thank you for supporting the doubles league. We really hope we can keep it growing over the next few rounds!

Group Summary:

Shingi & George will be kicking themselves for not playing a few more matches as with three good wins under their belt, including a win over the eventual group winners, this could have been their moment! We are sure they will be back to try again but for now it is huge congratulations to Dominic & Gian who not only won four matches but were one of only two teams to earn their bonus points. An excellent group with a host of excellent matches. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dominic Hipwood & Gian Maria Negri Porzio [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Shingi Aisam & George Worton [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Purver & Stephen Warne [W2, L3] 4
  5. Tom Gathercole & Daniel Tierney [W1, L1] 2
  6. Edgar Stravinskas & Daniel Hibbert [W1, L1] 2
  7. Tom Brown & Mike O'Docherty [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Gathercole & Daniel Tierney bt Stephen Purver & Stephen Warne (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with everyone contributing to some excellent rallies and a fun close game. A couple of epic games at the end that went back and forward to deuce many times was won my Tom and Daniel and that proved the difference in the second set."  -- Stephen
Shingi Aisam & George Worton bt Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-1
Dominic Hipwood & Gian Maria Negri Porzio bt Tom Gathercole & Daniel Tierney (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-2
Shingi Aisam & George Worton bt Stephen Purver & Stephen Warne (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-1
Stephen Purver & Stephen Warne bt Tom Brown & Mike O'Docherty (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCallum Rothwell & Daniel Jones bt Tom Brown & Mike O'Docherty (Jun 27) 5-7, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game lads, good luck with the rest. Definitely getting our moneys worth with our 3rd 3 setter in a row! Nice to be on the winning side of one for once !"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentStephen Purver & Stephen Warne bt Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones (Jun 26) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match, especially the first two sets. Well played, guys!"  -- Stephen
Dominic Hipwood & Gian Maria Negri Porzio bt Edgar Stravinskas & Daniel Hibbert (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentDominic Hipwood & Gian Maria Negri Porzio bt Stephen Purver & Stephen Warne (Jun 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "High quality match with all four players contibuting to some great rallies. Despite our slow start we edge back into the first set but Dom and Gian pilled away. Second set was equally close but again a break at 3-3 allowed them to go on and win. Nice to get a third set in for fun which actually Stephen and I fared better in taking it 6-3! A fun and well fought game. Well played guys."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentEdgar Stravinskas & Daniel Hibbert bt Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones (Jun 16) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun and competitive match. The score on the last set really flatters us. Great guys to play against and some fun points "  -- Daniel
Dominic Hipwood & Gian Maria Negri Porzio bt Callum Rothwell & Daniel Jones (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-3
Shingi Aisam & George Worton bt Dominic Hipwood & Gian Maria Negri Porzio (Jun 3) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

A wonderful round for Martin & Andrew who played all their matches, won them all (in straight sets) and picked up their bonus points. Best of all was the generosity of play as revealed in the commentaries - this looks like a really fun group to be a part of. Irene & Nana won the battle for second place with another great run of matches which included a windy tussle with Fiona and Amanda which was "totally enjoyable" none the less! Thanks to everyone in the group, it is a real advertisement for all that is best in park doubles.

Final Rankings:

  1. Martin Medina & Andrew Barnes [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Irene Ofei & Nana Osei [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Bate & David Valentine [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Watson & Bernadette Mason [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Catherine Gallon & Lisa McCarrick [L3]
  7. Henry Stanimeros & Lizzie Ritchie [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Watson & Bernadette Mason bt Catherine Gallon & Lisa McCarrick (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match on a lovely summers evening. "  -- Bernadette
Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt Irene Ofei & Nana Osei (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly, competitive (and exhausting) match. I don’t remember many rallies under 6 strokes in a game of placement rather than power. Irene and Nana chase every ball (wherever it lands on the court) and get everything back - so there were no easy points. Good to meet you both, thanks for the game and good luck with your final match. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We finally managed to play this match after a number of rain cancellations and it was one of the most enjoyable games in the tournament. The tie was much closer than the scoreline suggests with several deuce points, many long rallies, lobs, recovery shots and net shots – and every point had to be earned (apart from one slapstick moment on our part). Thanks for the game, Bernie and John – and good luck with your last two matches. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentIrene Ofei & Nana Osei bt Catherine Gallon & Lisa McCarrick (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match ladies and all the best with the rest of the round..."  -- Irene
Reveal CommentMark Bate & David Valentine bt Irene Ofei & Nana Osei (Jun 26) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough game, 3 sets after full day at work was hard, we had some excellent rallies, good meeting you both and good luck"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentIrene Ofei & Nana Osei bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match and much closer than the scores suggest.....thought the duece points will never end. Thanks John and Bernie and best wishes for the rest of the round....."  -- Irene
Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt Catherine Gallon & Lisa McCarrick (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly, enjoyable game with a number of long rallies and deuce points – punctuated by the occasional football straying onto the court and the odd inexplicable bounce. Thanks for the game, Lisa and Catherine – good luck with your match tomorrow. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMark Bate & David Valentine bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Jun 21) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match, the girls started a bit slow but really kicked on in the 2nd set, it was a good laugh too, really enjoyed it, see you's soon and good luck with the rest of your games!!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score line flatters us. Every point was a tenacious battle and we were out-muscled and outfoxed on many occasions. This is just how tennis should be – friendly, competitive and a lot of fun. This was the second time we’ve met in the Manchester Parks Doubles. Last year was glorious sunshine, this year was rain. Perhaps we’ll play in the snow next time. Thanks for an enjoyable game, Fiona and Amanda – and good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt Mark Bate & David Valentine (Jun 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly and competitive match played indoors because it rained all week. There were some excellent serves from David and Mark and it was deuce after deuce in the first few games then some long, long rallies with recovered shots that no-one had any right to get back. Thanks for the game and good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Martin
  • "Our 2nd competitive doubles match and we were taught a tough lesson by 2 good players, well done Martin and Andrew," -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Bate & David Valentine bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good close game, with some really good rallies and a few laughs, great meeting you Bernie and John again ,good luck for the rest"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentFiona Howard & Amanda Friedland bt John Watson & Bernadette Mason (May 31) 2-6, 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game played in great spirits. Very evenly matched, Our first ever victory in the Doubles Tennis League. Bring it on! John and Bernie were great opponents and we had some good rallies in a very close match. "  -- Amanda

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIrene Ofei & Nana Osei bt Fiona Howard & Amanda Friedland (May 26) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with a some twists and turns and oh the wind to contend with.....totally enjoyable though. Thanks for the match Fiona & Amanda and best wishes for the rest of the round."  -- Irene
Reveal CommentMartin Medina & Andrew Barnes bt Henry Stanimeros & Lizzie Ritchie (May 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable and friendly opening match to shake the rust off the racquets, Henry and Lizzie. Some exciting rallies and one or two very nice shots in a match which was much closer than the score suggests. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Martin

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Manchester Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Manchester Parks.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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:
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