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Collapse AllNorth Tyneside Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 26 August 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Peter Orchard 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Chris Murtagh 5 4 1 2 10 WWWW
3 Craig Taylor 5 3 2 0 7 WLWL
4 Alan Gell 5 2 3 2 6 LWWL
5 Paul Yates 3 1 2 0 2 LWL
6 Peter OHara 5 0 5 2 2 LLLL
7 Matthew Robson 1 0 1 0 0 0
8 Mick Paterson 2 0 2 0 0 LL

Match Results:

Craig Taylor bt Matthew Robson (Oct 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Alan Gell (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Alan who played much better than the score would have you think. A change of tactics in the second saw him reel off a couple of games and the winners were flying in. We played another set which went to a tie break which I luckily won with a few unpredictable shots after breaking two strings. Great mornings tennis, thanks Alan! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentCraig Taylor bt Peter OHara (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in pretty good conditions. Peter admitted he was a little out of practice and that really was the key difference between the two players. As both Peter Orchard and Chris Murtagh would both attest - the important thing in this league / at this standard - is to minimise unforced errors. Nevertheless, a very enjoyable match which was far closer and more competitive than the final scoreline might suggest. Cheers."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentCraig Taylor v Paul Yates (Oct 4) 6-3, 2-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Paul and I attempted to play on rapidly darkening autumn evening in October. By 19.00 we/ I could barely see the ball. We agreed to replay/resume at a later date. I have offered Paul replay options without any response! I won the first set easily 6-2, but as the older player struggled more with the light. This game was initiated and organised by me. The proposals for replays were also initiated by me! I have received no further response from Paul. So, I won 8 games to Paul's 4 games."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Paul Yates (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Paul, good match big points went my way. Hope to play Paul again when conditions are better"  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Craig Taylor (Oct 2) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After many games, I finally get to write the match report! It was a gusty and cold morning at Souter as we set off on an epic couple of sets. The first set was neck and neck all the way until a couple of loose points from Craig handed it to me. The second set saw Craig roaring back from 4-1 down before I finally limped over the line. Great mornings Tennis! Thanks Craig"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPaul Yates bt Peter OHara (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Peter and thanks for the game "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Mick Paterson (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Mick and play him for the first time. A very winding day in Tynemouth but an enjoyable match "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentAlan Gell bt Peter OHara (Sep 22) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played at Souter Park in sunny warm but windy conditions. Peter played some great shots and has a good first service...but made more unforced errors than me, which made the difference"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Gell bt Mick Paterson (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match on a glorious late afternoon on a lovely court. Mick was short of match practice with more unforced errors than me which helped me to win my first match"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Paul Yates (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Paul and a really good game. We got over the line just before the rain hit. A lot of long rallies made for a fairly exhausting game. All the best for the next games Paul. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Peter OHara (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Peter for the first time Some good points played on a lovely night at Souter Park"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Alan Gell (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Alan for the first time. Scorline flatters , we had some very good rallys. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCraig Taylor bt Alan Gell (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It's over two years since me and Alan last played in the league and, of course, quite a bit has happened since then! An absolutely glorious sunny September day at Beverley Park, providing the venue for this long awaited rematch. Alan has suffered a few injury problems and was a little out of practice, but he still showed flashes of his younger self with some excellent winners, all the best shots of the match. Frustratingly for him, he struggled to maintain consistency, and the match was probably decided on who made the least unforced errors. Whatever - we enjoyed the tennis on one of the best days of the year. Again, I look forward to the rematch, hopefully a little sooner than last time. Cheers Alan."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Craig Taylor (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match much tougher than score line suggests"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentChris Murtagh bt Peter OHara (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Pete. Much closer than the score suggests. We played a third set which Pete won after putting his shades on! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPeter Orchard bt Chris Murtagh (Aug 31) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A highly competitive first set that I managed to win narrowly. Chris ran out of steam in the second set but a thoroughly enjoyable match "  -- Peter

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Greg Fearon 5 5 0 0 10 WWWW
2 Joshua Kaufmann 5 4 1 0 8 WLWW
3 COLIN THOMSON 5 3 2 2 8 LWLW
4 Peter McCue 5 2 3 0 5 WLLL
5 Derek Place 5 2 3 0 4 LWLL
6 Kerry Dodds 2 0 2 0 0 L
7 Kate Elliott 5 0 5 0 0 LLLL
8 Stephen Elstub 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt Kate Elliott (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this match played on the last morning of the round! A really enjoyable game too played in warm autumn sunshine and in excellent spirit . The match was closer than the score suggests with some good rallies which Kate often won . Ultimatlely the match was decided by the number of errors . Thanks for the game Kate and hope to play again in the next round "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJoshua Kaufmann bt Peter McCue (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Peter again, thoroughly enjoyed the match. It was the a game that marked the turn of the seasons with the court like an ice skating rink. I look forward to playing Peter again. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentGreg Fearon bt Joshua Kaufmann (Oct 17) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Had an excellent match with Josh, nothing in it to be fair. Some excellent rallies and nail biting break points made for a close competition."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentJoshua Kaufmann bt Kate Elliott (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a great game which was closer than the scoreline indicates, with many games going the extra length. It was lovely to meet Kate and I look forward to playing again in the future. "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentJoshua Kaufmann bt Derek Place (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game with Derek! Very close despite the score, looking forward to the next match already! "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentJoshua Kaufmann bt COLIN THOMSON (Oct 9) 7-6 (7-0), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match, with nearly all the games going the extra mile. It was a pleasure meeting Colin and I look forward to playing again in the future! "  -- Joshua
Reveal CommentGreg Fearon bt Kate Elliott (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Kate played some great tennis and we had some good rallies. She showed some good attacking shots and an enjoyable match "  -- Greg
Reveal CommentDerek Place bt Kerry Dodds (Oct 4) 6-2, 2-3 Kerry Dodds Retired

Player Comments:

  • "On a clear but slightly windy afternoon at Tynemouth, Kerry and i set out to play our match. Kerry had great positioning and a volley shot for almost everything i put over the net, making go for the corners and angles meaning faults and pressure on my game! The first set was a tight affair which the score hides, lots of duece games and more than a few slices of luck on my side. Set 2 had the makings of an epic as Kerry raced into a 3 nil lead, only for me to get a grip of the next 2 games. Sadly at that point Kerry pulled her calf and had to retire. Recover well Kerry and see you in the next round. D "  -- Derek
Reveal CommentDerek Place bt Kate Elliott (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely fantastic to meet and play Kate on a cold but dry morning at Souter Park. The score belies the game play. The games ebbed and flowed back and forth and I managed to make the most of the opportunity offered. Game 6 was an epic going to 10dueces and then my double folk gave Kate her first game. Set 2 followed a similar pattern with Kate hitting some lovely winners with that powerful forhand. On a different day this could have gone either way. Good luck in the next games and I look forward to playing you again. D "  -- Derek
Reveal CommentCOLIN THOMSON bt Derek Place (Sep 25) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play against a fellow Scot. Extremely close game, where for long periods I just couldn't respond to the power in Derek's shots. The second set was an absolute epic. Had a brilliant time! "  -- COLIN

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGreg Fearon bt Peter McCue (Sep 25) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match- was lucky to pull off the win against Peter in end. Thanks for a great game "  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Fearon bt Derek Place (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Derek was a good player and made the match enjoyable and competitive. Showed some good skills and look forward to playing again."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Fearon bt COLIN THOMSON (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing Colin at Richardson Dees park and Sunday Evening. Colin was a good player and in particular had some good rallies and he made some good forehand winners. Easy to get on with and I look forward to playing Colin again in the near future."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentCOLIN THOMSON bt Peter McCue (Sep 7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce deuce and more deuce. Ridiculously evenly matched, think 90% of games went to 40-40. Very enjoyable! "  -- COLIN
Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt Kerry Dodds (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was Kerry's first ever match in the league and a good and enjoyable one all round - Lovely venue at Collingwood looking out towards the sea and the weather was kind and mild . Lots of good long rallies and tight games and plenty of deuces and points ebbing and flowing . Somewhat flattered by the final score as not much in it all along and Kerry produced some great winners and touch shots . Kerry, best of luck in your other league matches ...........am sure you will enjoy them!!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCOLIN THOMSON bt Kate Elliott (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match with Kate which really could've went either way. Holding serve definitely plagued us both, with each person stronger on returns. Overall, a very enjoyable match against a lovely person. Was a pleasure meeting Kate and we'll hopefully have a couple friendlies soon! "  -- COLIN

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Jonathan Fellows 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 David Quinn 5 4 1 2 10 WWWW
3 George Wright 5 3 2 0 6 WWWL
4 Hannah Swainson 5 2 3 2 6 LWWL
5 Kristopher Kilsby 4 0 4 2 2 LLLL
6 Sandra Collins 4 0 4 0 1 LLLL
7 Steve Taylor 1 0 1 0 0 L
8 Kate Speed 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Wright bt Hannah Swainson (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match and plenty of good shots being played on both sides. Looking forward to playing again some time. Cheers!"  -- George

Match of the Group:

Hannah Swainson bt Sandra Collins (Oct 11) 0-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentGeorge Wright bt Kristopher Kilsby (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some surprise sun down at Richardson Dees this afternoon for our game. Some good first serves caught me out from time to time and the courts were a little slippy in places. All in all a good game. Keep practicing Kris and hopefully see you again next summer."  -- George
Reveal CommentGeorge Wright bt Sandra Collins (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wet and very windy conditions on court today prevented any long rallies as balls would run long one side and drop dead the other. Good game though and I look forward to more down the line. Cheers"  -- George
Reveal CommentDavid Quinn bt George Wright (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First of all. many thanks to George for making the match. I know he had to rearrange his schedule and has much bigger fish to fry than playing tennis right now, so thanks for that. As regards the game one word sums it up...,punishing. Lacking Ribena, and getting no advantage from sunglasses (my usual not so secret weapons) I opted for annoying patience. I bounced the ball back again and again and waited for George to get so bored, he would blooter it as hard as possible in a desperate attempt to get to go home at a decent hour. Annoying patience paid off...but lord, George made me run - especially with his ridiculously fine slicing - so much so that I typing this in an ice bath, high on Ibuprofen. A very enjoyable, if painful evening."  -- David
Hannah Swainson bt Kristopher Kilsby (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJonathan Fellows bt Sandra Collins (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really fun match! First time playing on the Collingwood surface, which was enjoyable to get to grips with. Close start to the match, with Sandra battling back to 2-3. Sandra also hit the shot of the match at the start of the second, with a lovely forehand slice return winner. Look forward to playing again sometime!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Fellows bt Steve Taylor (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Steve kindly accepted the invitation to play this match at short notice. A titanic tussle ensued, amidst blustery coastal conditions. The first set was closer than it appears, with plenty of long deuce games and Steve demonstrating brilliant athleticism around the court. Neither player could buy a serve in the second, with 8 breaks in a row before I was finally able to hold and follow up with a break just when it mattered. A thoroughly enjoyable match, although I was pleased it didn't go to a third as the sun and wind combination was punishing and Steve could easily have nicked it on another day!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentDavid Quinn bt Sandra Collins (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "My top tennis strategy prevailed again - make sure you're the first person they play in the league! This was my fourth match so far and I think that was the difference. Sandra has a vey good game with most of the points being (too) long with a wide variety of shots played, but my more recent match experience saw me through. I was also helped by Collingwood being a slightly slower court, made even slower by some light drizzle. Unsurprisingly, the slower the court, the faster I look. It's a mirage. Now that more people have got at least one match out of the way, I predict some very tight games in this league."  -- David
Reveal CommentJonathan Fellows bt Hannah Swainson (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Scratching my head with this one, as the final result does not reflect what was a very competitive match. Hannah was striking the ball really well, and I got away with a few lucky shots. Set 2 started with an epic deuce game that was the longest game I've played so far. A few shots that landed just out probably made the difference. Good luck for the rest of the round, Hannah!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentDavid Quinn bt Kristopher Kilsby (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "When it's this hot and sunny you need secret weapons. After exchanging 4 breaks in the first four games I produced my first....sunglasses. It turns out not looking directly in the blazing sun actually does help your serving, who knew? With the sun hammering onto us, I produced my second secret weapon, a liter of Ribena....the drink of champions. To be serious, they both helped me deal better with the punishing conditions. Most of the first set went to deuce games and long rallies with a good variety of shots. A very enjoyable game. Next time we do it, I hope Wallsend is slightly cooler than the surface of mercury. Thanks Kris."  -- David
Reveal CommentJonathan Fellows bt Kristopher Kilsby (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Kris out on the coast! Second set more competitive than scoreline appears once Kris got his serve firing, with some entertaining rallies."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentDavid Quinn bt Hannah Swainson (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Hannah hadn't played a competitive game in ...ever, so was obviously a little hesitant to start off. But, as she found her form, the games got longer...and longer. By the second set she was getting her length and direction and so I'm very pleased I played her in her first outing rather than later in the league. "  -- David
Reveal CommentJonathan Fellows bt George Wright (Sep 1) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After I took an early break, George fought back to level at 3-3. This set up a thrilling 7th game, which featured lots of extended rallies. The set then proceeded on a knife-edge and could have gone either way. I served to stay in at 4-5 and then managed to secure the break needed to take the set 7-5. Fatigue set in during set 2, which produced a misleading final scoreline. Good luck for the rest of the round, George!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Fellows bt David Quinn (Aug 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Absolute pleasure to meet David and get under way! A beautiful afternoon on the coast was the perfect backdrop. The scoreline belies some great rallies and deuce games that were had throughout both sets. Thanks again David."  -- Jonathan