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New Wharf Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DS Tel: 01732 369821 full venue details »

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Collapse AllMid-Kent Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 15 April 2021 to Wednesday 9 June 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 May 2021)

Wow, what a Round!! It was amazing to see so many of you back on court after restrictions lifted – nearly 5,000 of you got straight back to tennis across 130 Leagues with more than 8,000 matches played so far and counting! Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic Round and also to our Group Winners, you lucky bunch. We’re looking forward to even more tennis in the coming weeks with Wimbledon on the horizon and also some Mixed Doubles and brand new Women’s Doubles Rounds launching in some areas, with more to follow later in the year. We look forward to seeing you next time – don’t forget to book your place early and get set for the summer season.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Robin Vollert [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Matthew Jackson 10.1 [W4, L1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Philip Benton 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark French 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nic Zammit [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Diomid Sarateanu 10.1 [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Jackson bt Diomid Sarateanu (Jun 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A far closer match than score might imply. Plenty of exhausting rallies! Thanks Dimi"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentRobin Vollert bt Diomid Sarateanu (Jun 4) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with lot's of challenge and fun rallies"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentRobin Vollert bt Matthew Jackson (Jun 1) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with warm evening sun. We had to refill water bottles for the third set!"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentMatthew Jackson bt Nic Zammit (May 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A peaceful Sunday morning at Otford LTC. A close match with some very tiring rallies. Thanks Nik for the game, Matt"  -- Matthew
Robin Vollert bt Philip Benton (May 28) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobin Vollert bt Mark French (May 24) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice rallies and good fun! Thanks for a good match. "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentMatthew Jackson bt Mark French (May 17) 5-4, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "The foul weather forced us inside to T Wells sports centre which was like playing in a sauna! A very enjoyable, even match. Mark screamed off and was 3-0 up in the first set but I somehow managed to claw my way back in. Cheers Mark for a great match"  -- Matthew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatthew Jackson bt Philip Benton (May 12) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful, sunny evening at the Racecourse. Match couldn’t have been closer with both of us playing some great stuff, some not so good stuff and lots of evil drop shots."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMark French bt Nic Zammit (May 10) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Nic. First set went quick but much tighter second set. Lots of long rallies and games going to deuce. Enjoyed it despite the wind and rain. Thanks. Mark"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Nic Zammit (May 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match on a glorious (if a little windy) Sunday afternoon. Nic battled hard, serving well and unfortunate not to win a set. Very enjoyable game - thanks Nic. "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Mark French (May 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play on the new courts at St John's. They played superbly on a sunny Spring evening. Good tennis throughout. Thanks Mark."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Diomid Sarateanu (Apr 30) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "High quality game with Diomid. Both brought our best tennis to the court and first set could have gone either way. Second set full of long rallies and games. Very enjoyable match."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentNic Zammit bt Diomid Sarateanu (Apr 29) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A calm day in Chipstead, Kent. The tennis not so calm - hard fought games with many to Deuce. Diomed was always on the attack and I had to defend like crazy. How I won I do not know but both of us enjoyed the game immensely and look forward to future battles between ourselves. "  -- Nic
Reveal CommentMark French bt Diomid Sarateanu (Apr 27) 3-5, 5-3, [14-12]

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis with no wind and bright sun. Three very close sets, all ending in tie breaks. Long rallies and lots of games going to deuce. Probably the closest match we have ever played with some great tennis by both. Well played Diomid and looking forward to our next match! Mark"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentRobin Vollert bt Nic Zammit (Apr 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice long rallies in beautiful sunny afternoon"  -- Robin

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Kevin Hooker [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jan Glasbergen [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Katie Bennett [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kevin Gearing [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sue Bradford [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Emma Somerset [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Aidan Streat

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Katie Bennett bt Kevin Gearing (Jun 6) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, [10-6]
Reveal CommentJan Glasbergen bt Kevin Gearing (Jun 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very warm evening. Enjoyable game. Jan deserved to win, he was very consistent and didn't give much away. Good luck in your future games Jan, hope to play you again"  -- Kevin
Jan Glasbergen bt Sue Bradford (May 29) 6-0, 6-2
Jan Glasbergen bt Katie Bennett (May 25) 6-1, 4-2 Katie Bennett Retired
Reveal CommentKevin Hooker bt Jan Glasbergen (May 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on the clay courts at Horsmonden! Had a mixture of bright sunshine & rain showers to keep things interesting 😎 Some great rallies & tight games with many deuces. Many thanks for the match Jan, look forward to playing again sometime soon"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Hooker bt Sue Bradford (May 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Sue on a nice evening. Very enjoyable with many long & fun points. Looking forward to playing in Chiddingstone one day!"  -- Kevin
Katie Bennett bt Sue Bradford (May 12) 5-7, 6-4, [10-6]
Reveal CommentKevin Gearing bt Sue Bradford (May 10) 1-6, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Nice sunny evening, a bit windy. Sue took the first set easily and played really well. The second set was a lot closer but I was still lucky to win it. We had some good long games and rallies. We had intended to play three full sets but ran out of time. The match tie break was neck and neck and could have gone either way. It was a very enjoyable game. Well-played Sue. I look forward to our next game. Good luck in your remaining league games. "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentSue Bradford bt Emma Somerset (May 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Emma and very kind of her to drive up from Hastings. We had some good rallies and enjoyed the sunny weather."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentKevin Hooker bt Kevin Gearing (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match where the score is definitely not a fair reflection of how competitive it was! So many long rallies & deuces, with several games lasting 10-15 mins. Thanks for the match Kevin, enjoyed it. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Hooker bt Katie Bennett (Apr 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful morning for tennis! Very enjoyable match with one very long game at the start of the 2nd set! Many thanks for the match Katie!"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Hooker bt Emma Somerset (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match against Emma in the sunshine down in Hastings. Thanks for the game, looking forward to playing again one day 🙂😎"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Gearing bt Emma Somerset (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game...nice playing against you again Kevin."  -- Emma
Reveal CommentJan Glasbergen bt Emma Somerset (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game...thanks."  -- Emma
Katie Bennett bt Emma Somerset (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells.

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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

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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