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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.

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Collapse AllNewbury Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 4 October 2018 to Wednesday 28 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 October 2018)

Numbers may have been lower than we perhaps would have liked in this round, but everyone involved more than made up for this with their commitment and enthusiasm to get on court. More than 85% of the matches on offer were played and this led to an exciting race for the group crown. Thanks for all your efforts and do continue to spread the word if you can, it would be great to see the league grow in 2019!

Group Summary:

This group went right to the wire as David, Matt and Bryan all secured four wins to move to the front of the pack. Crucially David and Matt also picked up their bonus points to leave themselves in a straight race for the gold. Their head to head therefore comes into play and it was David who stormed to the victory to retain his group crown. A special mention to Graham and Philip who were both involved in a couple of epic encounters in this round.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Wollen 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matt Shanahan 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bryan Lloyd [W4, L1] 8
  4. Graham Kemp [W1, L3] 3
  5. Philip Brown [L4] 2
  6. Sarah Wilson [L3]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGraham Kemp bt Philip Brown (Nov 30) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great comeback from Philip in the 2nd set,5-1 down,both players up their game in the 3rd,could have gone either way."  -- Graham
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Philip Brown (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very windy day, with the strong gusts affecting Philip's spinning shots much more than mine."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Graham Kemp (Nov 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with several deuces and much running, on a surprisingly hot mid-November day"  -- David
Bryan Lloyd bt Sarah Wilson (Nov 15) 6-3, 6-4
Bryan Lloyd bt Graham Kemp (Nov 8) 6-3, 6-0
Matt Shanahan bt Sarah Wilson (Oct 31) 6-1, 6-0
Matt Shanahan bt Graham Kemp (Oct 27) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Matt Shanahan bt Philip Brown (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Sarah Wilson (Oct 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Sarah had just come back from 3 weeks holiday and by the 2nd set her rustiness had really worn off, leading to some great rallies. I always find Sarah's shots to be deceptively powerful."  -- David
Bryan Lloyd bt David Wollen (Oct 22) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Matt Shanahan (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A game that was definitely less one-sided than it looks."  -- David
Reveal CommentMatt Shanahan bt Bryan Lloyd (Oct 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "another good game against Bryan very close lots of long rallies and deuce games."  -- Matt
Bryan Lloyd bt Philip Brown (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-2, [10-3]

Results

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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) 

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)