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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
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  • For beginners as well as advanced players


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  • Players are placed in groups according to their ITF World Tennis Number
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the Round
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Primary Venues

Tarka Tennis

Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 2AS Tel: 01271 377701 full venue details »

Atlantic Racquet Centre

Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Estate, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3BE Tel: 07587 782 675 full venue details »

Club Venues

Ilfracombe Lawn Tennis Club

Bicclescombe Park Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8EU Tel: 07879 882 877 full venue details »

Collapse AllNorth Devon Singles - Round 6 | Thursday 21 September 2017 to Sunday 17 December 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 November 2017)

It was great to welcome 4 new players to North Devon Tennis League this time round, and there were some excellent matches across the board, including tough 2 setters and a 3 set battle! Nearly two thirds of all possible matches were played and lots of midway bonus points were claimed, so thanks to you all for your engagement with the league and we hope to see you back next time!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Bruce for topping Group 1 on his debut, winning an impressive 7 matches in the process and finishing 2 points clear of runner up John Norman. John N had a strong round too, scheduling all 8 of his matches and winning 6, but he just came up short in a tough 2 setter against John Griffiths. The group's only 3 set match was between John N and Adam, but there was some good tennis all round!

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Bruce Lorimer 7 7 0 2 16 WWWW
2 John Norman 8 6 2 2 14 LWLW
3 Adam Bess 7 4 3 2 12 WWWL
4 John Griffiths 6 5 1 0 10 WWWL
5 Chrisopher Hatt 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
6 Ian Ripper 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
7 Martin Farshid 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
8 Jamie MacDonald-Murray 2 0 2 0 0 LL
9 Trevor Blatchford 2 0 2 0 0 LL

Match Results:

John Griffiths bt Martin Farshid (Dec 12) 6-3, 6-3
John Griffiths bt Chrisopher Hatt (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-0
Bruce Lorimer bt Trevor Blatchford (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-1
John Griffiths bt John Norman (Nov 29) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
Adam Bess bt Ian Ripper (Nov 22) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentBruce Lorimer bt John Griffiths (Nov 21) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match that could have gone either way. John produced amazing forehand shots, serves and lobs. Really tense match but very enjoyable."  -- Bruce
John Norman bt Martin Farshid (Nov 15) 7-5, 6-2
Adam Bess bt Chrisopher Hatt (Nov 13) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam Bess bt Martin Farshid (Nov 12) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set decided by a couple of v lucky net cords! (sorry about that - ab)"  -- Adam
John Griffiths bt Ian Ripper (Nov 9) 6-2, 6-0
Bruce Lorimer bt Martin Farshid (Nov 7) 6-1, 6-2
Bruce Lorimer bt Adam Bess (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Bruce Lorimer bt John Norman (Nov 1) 6-1, 6-2
Bruce Lorimer bt Ian Ripper (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-0
John Norman bt Adam Bess (Oct 23) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
John Norman bt Trevor Blatchford (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-1
John Griffiths bt Adam Bess (Oct 13) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
John Norman bt Chrisopher Hatt (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-1
Adam Bess bt Jamie MacDonald-Murray (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2
John Norman bt Ian Ripper (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-1
Bruce Lorimer bt Chrisopher Hatt (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-1
John Norman bt Jamie MacDonald-Murray (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-1


Looking for previous matches? Visit the North Devon archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for North Devon.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play 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: 

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).


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.