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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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Victoria Park

Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1DS Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Hungerford Leisure Centre

Priory Road, Hungerford, RG17 0AN Tel: 01488 683303 full venue details »
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Collapse AllNewbury Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 24 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 October 2020)

Such a shame we had to end the round two weeks early due to lockdown but at least quite a few matches had already been played! A great effort in the circumstances and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to David for improving on his runner up finish last time by winning the group this time round, his 4 wins taking him 2 points clear of newly promoted Tim. Tim's "squash skills were obvious on almost every shot" in their head to head and were "difficult to deal with", while George did well to inflict David's only defeat.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Wollen 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tim Furr [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Charlie Hurman [W2, L3] 6
  4. George Vlismas 7.2 [W2] 4
  5. Sevil Knight [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mark House [W1, L1] 2
  7. Bryan Lloyd [L1]
  8. Steve Tickle [L3]
  9. Duncan Chisholm
  10. Patrick McGrath

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Charlie Hurman (Nov 3) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game for nearly 2 hours with few breaks and a conservative 6-8 shots for almost every point. At a rate of about 6 points most games that is somewhere around 1400 shots. Charlie did most of the attacking while I provided a bulwark at the back of the court, which just held out until the end. Vic Park floodlights were very good."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Bryan Lloyd (Oct 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game played in grey clouds and slight drizzle not classified as rain. British tennis at its finest!"  -- David
Mark House bt Steve Tickle (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGeorge Vlismas bt Charlie Hurman (Oct 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match with Charlie played in (luckily) dry conditions "  -- George
Reveal CommentCharlie Hurman bt Mark House (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in blustery and wet conditions. Lots of deuce games once Mark got into his rhythm. Thanks for the game Mark - looking forward to the next one "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentTim Furr bt Charlie Hurman (Oct 18) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great game with Charlie. Over two hours with many long rallies. I'm absolutely pooped now. Weather wise, a perfect day for tennis. Note to self: don't play 3 matches in 3 days otherwise your legs will turn to jelly and lead all at the same time. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Tim Furr (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Tim’s squash skills were obvious on almost every shot and difficult to deal with. Much closer than score indicates. "  -- David
Reveal CommentTim Furr bt Steve Tickle (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Steve in blustery conditions. Scoreline doesn't reflect the match."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Furr bt Sevil Knight (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Before Sev arrived, I was expecting a bloke. Sev turned up wearing a skirt. I said. 'I was expecting a bloke Sev!' She asked if the skirt would put me off. I replied. 'If you'd been a bloke it probably would.' Anyways, we had a really enjoyable game and and played on in the rain after the result. Good luck with the rest of your games Sev!"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentGeorge Vlismas bt David Wollen (Oct 7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game as usual with David, taking advantage in a break in the weather. Look forward to the next one!"  -- George
Charlie Hurman bt Sevil Knight (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentSevil Knight bt Steve Tickle (Sep 29) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive and Fun game with many close rallies against Steve. "  -- Sevil
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Sevil Knight (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game played in the windiest conditions Sevil and I have ever experienced. We had some good rallies and Sev did a lot of short shots which caused me problems, especially with the wind. Luckily it was a sunny day - hope we get a few more of them this round."  -- David


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

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) 

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)