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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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  • 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
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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  • 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
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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 15 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 July 2017)

The summer season was in full swing in Norwich in this round. An excellent 85% of matches were played, most players went home with their bonus prize and the majority of matches were accompanied with a generous commentary highlighting the wonderful spirit in the league. Thanks for all your efforts and we hope to see you all next time!

Group Summary:

A very close call for the group one crown with Guillaume, Lloyd and Christopher all finishing level on twelve points apiece. Guillaume and and Lloyd both prevailed from their matches with Christopher to make it ultimately a two horse race for the title. Unfortunately we didn't see a head to head between the top two and therefore a few calculations are required. The congratulations go to Guillaume who records his second title on the bounce thanks to fewer sets conceded. Great to see our prize department kept busy with nearly every player earning their bonus points.

Final Rankings:

  1. Guillaume Ravasse 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lloyd Douglas [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Christopher Odey [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nathan Taylor [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tomi Farkas 8.1 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kevin Robinson [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alfie Carpenter 8.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Chris Evans [L2] 1

Match Results:

Nathan Taylor bt Kevin Robinson (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentGuillaume Ravasse bt Christopher Odey (Jul 28) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Good match but the tie break was spoiled by rain and slippery surface. Great rallies throughout , thanks Chris!"  -- Guillaume
Lloyd Douglas bt Kevin Robinson (Jul 28) 6-2, 6-1
Lloyd Douglas bt Christopher Odey (Jul 27) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Nathan Taylor bt Alfie Carpenter (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-1
Christopher Odey bt Tomi Farkas (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-1
Kevin Robinson bt Alfie Carpenter (Jul 11) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Christopher Odey bt Nathan Taylor (Jul 10) 6-4, 6-4
Guillaume Ravasse bt Nathan Taylor (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentLloyd Douglas bt Chris Evans (Jul 7) 4-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game – very enjoyable"  -- Lloyd
Tomi Farkas bt Chris Evans (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-2
Christopher Odey bt Alfie Carpenter (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-1
Guillaume Ravasse bt Alfie Carpenter (Jul 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentChristopher Odey bt Kevin Robinson (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, played in good spirits! "  -- Christopher
Tomi Farkas bt Kevin Robinson (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1
Nathan Taylor bt Lloyd Douglas (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-3
Lloyd Douglas bt Alfie Carpenter (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-3
Lloyd Douglas bt Tomi Farkas (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-2
Guillaume Ravasse bt Kevin Robinson (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Nathan Taylor bt Tomi Farkas (Jun 20) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Tomi Farkas bt Alfie Carpenter (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentGuillaume Ravasse bt Tomi Farkas (Jun 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with plenty of long, tiring rallies in a warm summer night. Well played Tomi !"  -- Guillaume

Group Summary:

Top commitment from group two sees every match played, great stuff! Enol emerged victorious from all six of his matches, without dropping a set, to take the gold on what was a very impressive debut. Sam also produced an excellent display of tennis to finish five wins to the good and is rewarded with the runner up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Enol Molpeceres Garcia [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sam Tyson 8.1 [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Griffiths 9.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Regan [W4, L2] 8
  5. Richard Powell 9.1 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Patrick Crotty 9.1 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Dimitris Karkanis [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Regan bt Richard Powell (Aug 7) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A close first set produced some great tennis. I found a bit of form and took an early lead by going 4-2 up. Every shot was going in, servers were hitting their targets, all was good in the world. Then Sam decided to up his game and went on a 10 game winning streak which resulted in winning the match. Enjoyable match though and Sam was a worthy winner. Cheers for the game Sam. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentEnol Molpeceres Garcia bt Dimitris Karkanis (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match"  -- Enol
Enol Molpeceres Garcia bt Patrick Crotty (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-2
Sam Regan bt Dimitris Karkanis (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentSam Tyson bt Richard Powell (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sam was consistent and hit more winners in a match that produced some great rallies. It was a joy to play in, looking forward to our next game. cheers"  -- Richard
Sam Tyson bt Sam Regan (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-2
Sam Tyson bt Dimitris Karkanis (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-1
Sam Regan bt Patrick Crotty (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentSam Tyson bt Andrew Griffiths (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Highly enjoyable match, with a superb first set that could of gone either way!"  -- Sam
Enol Molpeceres Garcia bt Andrew Griffiths (Jul 17) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Richard Powell (Jul 12) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game on a nice sunny evening. Richard started on a flier and I had no answers. Some big argues in the 2nd and 3rd set gave me the momentum. Cheers Richard "  -- Andrew
Enol Molpeceres Garcia bt Sam Tyson (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Patrick Crotty (Jul 9) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was another epic with Patrick who has great knack of upsetting your rhythm. A hot day, had to play it safe in the end to win. Thanks Patrick "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSam Tyson bt Patrick Crotty (Jul 4) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Closely contested match with the standard increasing into the second set, which could of gone either way!"  -- Sam
  • "Well played Sam, I really enjoyed that second set - look forward to playing you again sometime!" -- Patrick
Reveal CommentEnol Molpeceres Garcia bt Richard Powell (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Richard"  -- Enol
Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Dimitris Karkanis (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking day for tennis - thanks Dimitris "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Dimitris Karkanis (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match with most games going to deuce and I had to withstand some aggressive, powerful shot-making from Dimitris. Fortunately I managed to get a few more balls back in play at crucial times. Thanks for the game Dimitris!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Patrick Crotty (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis at a busy Eaton park. Most games went the distance in an enjoyable game. Cheers Patrick "  -- Richard

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDimitris Karkanis bt Richard Powell (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very long match to begin the round with! Very demanding as well. Well done Richard, all the best for the rest of your matches!"  -- Dimitris
Reveal CommentEnol Molpeceres Garcia bt Sam Regan (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Early but good temperature"  -- Enol
Sam Regan bt Andrew Griffiths (Jun 19) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Group Summary:

This group had it all: every available match was played, all bonus points were bagged and generous commentaries followed the majority of matches - round of applause to you all for your efforts. Edward and Oliver were neck and neck in the race for the finish line with a superb six wins each and fourteen points to their names. In the end it all came down to the match between the two. Edward came out on top of the "great long rallies" to take the victory and with it clinches the title.

Final Rankings:

  1. Edward Land 10.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Oliver Heaton [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Wadlow [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Neville Johnny [W3, L1] withdrawn 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Bagnall [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tim Rayner [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Edgardo Casimiro [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Richard Bryant [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Tim Rayner (Aug 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good varied game under uea floodlights - heavy balls caused some inconsistency though"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentEdward Land bt Tom Wadlow (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was my first time playing at Waterloo park - lovely location. This was a fun game, Tom was pulling out some great grounstrokes, and we had some good rallys."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Land bt Tim Rayner (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely sunny morning at Eaton park. I really enjoyed this game, we had some great rallys many slice to slice backhands exchanged and we both had similar tactics of wanting to get to the net. A nice way to start the day."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentTim Rayner bt Richard Bryant (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Gorgeous evening for tennis, and a relaxed, friendly match. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Richard Bryant (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Varied game with some decent points, and closer than the score looked"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentTom Wadlow bt Tim Rayner (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A glorious evening for a game at the UEA. Plenty of tight games in there and some fun rallies involving play at the net. Tim could easily have won the first few games in the second set, which luckily I managed to claw back via numerous deuces. Thanks for an enjoyable game Tim"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentEdward Land bt Edgardo Casimiro (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed this game, we had some great rallies, covering all of the court. It felt way more competitive than the score seems to suggest. Another great summer's evening for Tennis here in the fIne city. "  -- Edward

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Neville Johnny (Jul 17) 6-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Contending with the sun and the heat early on, this was a hard fought game that lasted til it was almost dark. Well played Neville"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentEdgardo Casimiro bt Richard Bryant (Jul 16) 7-6 (7-0), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good tennis night but humid which did'nt really favour Richard much. Tight first set with long rallies and plenty of deuces. Thanks for the game Richard."  -- Edgardo
Reveal CommentTom Wadlow bt Mark Bagnall (Jul 15) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning for a game! Mark upped his game in the second set and showed some neat touch to catch me out with his drop shots, while also tracking down mine. Some consistent serving and net play helped me in the third, though many games went the distance so it could have been tighter. Thanks for the game Mark, look forward to playing again. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMark Bagnall bt Edgardo Casimiro (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very quiet evening in Eaton Park and stayed an ambient temperature. Perfect to play rallying tennis for which there were a few. Nice game Ed."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentTom Wadlow bt Edgardo Casimiro (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to meet Ed for the first time, a lovely guy who plays in great spirits and is always the first to compliment somebody else's good play. There were some super points in most games, and the score could easily have been much tighter as many games went to deuce. Ed started playing really well in the set we played after the match had been finished, locked on 5-5. Thanks for a fun game Ed, hope to play again soon. "  -- Tom
Neville Johnny bt Tim Rayner (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Wadlow bt Richard Bryant (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely warm morning at Eaton for a game, which contained several entertaining points, especially at the net. Thanks for the game Richard"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMark Bagnall bt Tim Rayner (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tried to be crafty with the drops, but Tim was on to it in the end. Nice game for a warm Saturday afternoon."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Edgardo Casimiro (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The rain cleared for a bright evening, but the court was still damp, meaning some interesting rallies! Well played ed!"  -- Oliver
Neville Johnny bt Richard Bryant (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMark Bagnall bt Richard Bryant (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Sun came out just in time for a closer than it looked game, although Richard did struggle with the drops. Nice game all round."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentTim Rayner bt Edgardo Casimiro (Jul 1) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Both players took a while to get used to some very lively new balls, but once they had, a close and enjoyable match was the result. Ed's serve didn't quite get the consistency that would probably have won him the match. Tim just edged it in some tense rallies. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentEdward Land bt Oliver Heaton (Jun 30) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Certainly a game of two halves! A great match in a lovely setting, with some great long rallies often covering every area of the court. "  -- Edward
Oliver Heaton bt Mark Bagnall (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentEdward Land bt Mark Bagnall (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice evening for Tennis, with a soundtrack of Let's rock Norwich going on in the background!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Land bt Richard Bryant (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with lots of long rallies and deuce games."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Tom Wadlow (Jun 18) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The hot evening sun made this a tight encounter, Wadlow bouncing back positively after shaky first set, but Heaton came through to win in the third."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentNeville Johnny bt Mark Bagnall (Jun 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hot, great game!"  -- Mark

Group Summary:

Andy 's formidable form continues, as he followed up his promotion from the last round with another title winning performance. An incredible seven wins from seven and bonus points too put Andy in first place with maximum points - can anyone halt Andy's charge next time? Runner up Andrew also had a good round and came closest to upsetting the champ in a "really hard fought" three setter. Thanks for all the commentaries which highlighted the fantastic spirit matches were played in throughout the group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy Turner [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andrew Ireland [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Graham McGrotty 10.1 [W4, L1] 9
  4. Jonny Bray 10.2 [W4, L1] 8
  5. Sam Potts [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Martin 9.2 [W2, L3] 4
  7. Alan Barnes [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Mike Dixon [L6]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Mike Dixon (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Mike and hope things work out for you in Norwich. Andy"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentGraham McGrotty bt Sam Potts (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match at Eaton with Sam today. Played in a great way, with good conditions. I thought I'd hit winners which kept coming back. Sam is lightning fast around the court! We had a great hit after the match too, suddenly Sam was playing amazing, so I knew it was time to quit! Thanks for the game Sam. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGraham McGrotty bt Mike Dixon (Aug 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Blimey it was windy at Eaton today! Nice game though. Thanks a lot Mike. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGraham McGrotty bt Alan Barnes (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game in the park with the sun out. Thanks Alan. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Paul Martin (Jul 30) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another very competitive and enjoyable match. Many thanks Paul. Andy"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJonny Bray bt Mike Dixon (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Mike. A fun hit with a post match practice session enabling us to shoot some forehand ground strokes. Hope to see you on the football pitch soon! "  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentAlan Barnes bt Mike Dixon (Jul 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mike is new to the area and keen to play and meet others. It was a really friendly match, with lots of good conversation in between games. Some excellent rallies in the second set particularly."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentJonny Bray bt Alan Barnes (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing Alan as you were recovering from being ill and despite the score we had some really fun rallies plus a few bonus sets to make the most of the rain (that was not even forecast!) "  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentSam Potts bt Mike Dixon (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Mike, some good rallies at times, and a great chat before, after and even during the match. Best of luck for the rest of your matches Mike!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Mike Dixon (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was Mike's first game having just moved into the area recently. The match was played in good spirits with some good rallies. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentGraham McGrotty bt Paul Martin (Jul 21) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Paul at Eaton Park today. Ok, the wind was up, but we managed to play some great points in a match which was up and down more than zebedee on a trampoline. Paul was convincingly leading the first set but I managed to fight back at the end to take it. In the second set I was leading 5/2 but Paul managed to up his game and even it up. We went in to a tie break which I was leading 5/2, then Paul won the sportsman award. He hit a volley which I couldn't get close to. I assumed it was in but he declared it out himself. At such a crucial point in proceedings! This is what tennis is about. Suffice to say we both had a great match, and there were two winners. I just about won the tennis match, Paul won he Sportsman award. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Paul Martin (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "quite a scrappy game this one, allbeit the cross wind did not help and the heat. Good friendly opponent though. Most games were close and we both struggled to hold our service games. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Sam Potts (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable game where we both played some good tennis. We matched each other for quickness around the court and the game was closer than the score reflects with a lot of games going to deuce. Sam's game picked up in the 2nd set and he pulled back from 3 love down to 5,4. In the end I managed to hold one before Sam got into his momentum. There were some great rallies aong the way. Great game cheers Sam."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJonny Bray bt Andrew Ireland (Jul 15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Andy has a good and consistent serve; when he's in the mood he also plays a very nice forehand cross court loop. Where are you Rafael Nadal? The first 2 sets were played in balmy conditions; both of us conceded to having had a few liquid pre-match meals the night before. For me, today was all about getting the ball over the net, something Andy is pretty consistent at. A very low % 1st serve and abysmal return came back to haunt me in the 1st 2 sets, confidence waning as a result and reaffirming the idea that match tennis is often mental, consolidated by errors and the odd late night! These were ironed out in the 3rd set, played a week later + a few extra sets for fun. Cheers Andy, good game. Overall, close contest, good rallies and banter."  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Graham McGrotty (Jul 12) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was the first game for Graham for a little while and mine since turning my ankle a few weeks ago. The game was very scrappy. Graham did show off his deadly top spin forehand from time to time and was a difficult opponent to play against. With both tried changing our game play to counteract each other. In the end it came down to a bit more consistency on my part...not pretty but enough to win. A very friendly game. "  -- Andy
Paul Martin bt Alan Barnes (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Sam Potts (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great competitive match. First set could so easily have gone either way with neither player stamping any dominance on the court. The second set scoreline defies the the closeness of the contest as both players battled a hard fought game. Thanks for a great match Sam. Andy"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJonny Bray bt Sam Potts (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to meet Sam, super friendly guy. We were were greeted by drizzly and humid conditions. In the second set Sam attacked the ball valiantly often smashing it deep and powerfully to the baseline. There was no safe tennis or slicing here, total respect. He deserved more, much more; it was lucky for me that his unrelenting assault led to a few too many unforced errors, surely nothing he won't put right in his next encounter! "  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Sam Potts (Jun 25) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Three players fought it out...me, Sam and the wind which we overcame to have a good game. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Alan Barnes (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match Alan."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSam Potts bt Alan Barnes (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match against Alan, in quite difficult windy conditions. Two fairly close sets, involving plenty of breaks of serve and chasing down drop shots! "  -- Sam

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Andrew Ireland (Jun 23) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really hard fought match. Although we both had spells of some really good tennis we equally had some howlers. Most games were close, and on top of our clear match nerves we had the unpredictable wind to contend with. In the end it came down to who rode their luck best. Great game Andrew cheers."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Jonny Bray (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "One hot day for a game of tennis with temperatures at 31C. Jonny had been at the beach most of the day already and I had spent the day trying repair a flat roof. So both of us were well and truly cooked before we started. Each set lasted about an hour with Jonny taking a bit of time to get into his service game which was probably the difference in the first set plus a few too many unforced errors. In the second set Jonny went 3 games up to love, the heat was getting worse and we were both running out of water. I managed to even at 3 all and to take the set 6-4 in the end. It was a very hard fought match with many games in the second set going to long deuce games. Thanks Jonny a pleasure tp play against."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Alan Barnes (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a glorious day for tennis albeit quite hot. This game was a bit closer than the score suggests with several games going to deuce. Alan made too many unforced errors which gave me an advantage from the start. On top of that my firsr serves were behaving themselves today. Alan was a friendly opponent and it was a very enjoyable game and atmosphere. "  -- Andy

Group Summary:

There were a number of three set thrillers across the board in this strongly contested group. It was a case of deja vu for Chris as he produced another magnificent performance to notch up six wins and bonus points to finish at the top of the table on fourteen points for the second round in a row. Nick mastered the art of winning a third set, he got the better of Marie, Richard T and Richard M in epic encounters to set himself on his way to five wins and second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Bunn 9.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nick Le Brun [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tadgh Buckley 10.2 [W4, L2, UF1] 10
  4. Richard Taylor 10.1 [W3, L2, UF1] 8
  5. Marie Bruser [W3, L4] 7
  6. Richard Mace 9.2 [L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gavin Hales 9.2 [W1, L4] 4
  8. Simon Wooldridge [W1, L4, UF2] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTadgh Buckley v Simon Wooldridge (Aug 9) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately this match was not completed due to rain. "  -- Tadgh
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Tadgh Buckley (Aug 8) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two contrasting styles of play made for a really good match. A strong start from Tadgh making few mistakes. Lots of tight games in sets 2 and 3, the key points I managed to win by cutting down on the errors, predicting the play better and helped by a slight dip in Tadgh's overall level of play from set 1. A thoroughly enjoyable match played in a good spirit throughout, thanks Tadgh."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Gavin Hales (Aug 5) 2-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A strong start from Gavin coupled with a lot of mistakes from me made for a convincing first set. I managed to get my game together and cut out the errors in sets 2 and 3, this coincided with Gavin's level dropping a bit which proved to be the difference in the end. A very enjoyable match against a good opponent, thanks Gavin."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Richard Taylor (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, but we had to put up with some very strong winds . . I somehow seemed to cope with the conditions a little better. . I'm sure that we'd have a closer game in normal conditions. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentTadgh Buckley bt Nick Le Brun (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match played in very windy conditions. Tadgh adopted to the conditions quicker which resulted in winning the first set before Nick started to show his potential. The second set was much closer with Nick very close to breaking Tadgh's serve on two occasions. Fortunately for Tadgh he was able to close out the second set 6-4 as a third set was played for fun and Nick brought his A game to this one trashing Tadgh. Thanks Nick for a great match "  -- Tadgh
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Simon Wooldridge (Jul 31) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game played on a nice evening. Some great crosses by Simon and good serves made for some really nice points! Thanks, Simon"  -- Marie
Reveal CommentGavin Hales bt Simon Wooldridge (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in windy conditions with some good rallies from base line. Thanks Gavin"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor v Simon Wooldridge (Jul 28) 6-3, 5-7, 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A real match of momentum swings. Simon cut out his errors when trailing in the second set and took it to a third, which was a tight affair before bad light and rain unfortunately stopped play. A really enjoyable match nevertheless, well played Simon."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentTadgh Buckley bt Marie Bruser (Jul 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. On the night Tadgh was able to hold onto most serve games which proved the difference."  -- Tadgh
Reveal CommentNick Le Brun bt Richard Mace (Jul 25) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful evening for tennis. This was a really good close match that could have gone either way. Richard strikes the ball really well on both sides and has a very effective drop shot. I had to hang in there at times but my slightly more consistent game eventually saw me through. A thoroughly enjoyable match. Thank you Richard."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Marie Bruser (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in the rain, so made for a non-standard game where movement was restricted due to the slippy conditions. Lots of close games. Always a pleasure to play Marie. Thanks."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Tadgh Buckley (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with some great rallies. . I took an early lead in the first but Tadgh fought back and made every game close. The second set was close throughout but Tadgh couldn't break my serve to gain an advantage which seemed to the difference. Thanks again for a good match! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Richard Mace (Jul 22) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Longest game I have played with over 2 hours! Tough conditions with a fair bit of wind made us have to adapt constantly and added an extra level of difficulty. We were constantly neck and neck and it was impossible to guess who would win in the end!"  -- Marie
Reveal CommentTadgh Buckley bt Gavin Hales (Jul 22) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight first set with service breaks going both ways initially. Tadgh eventually holding serve to take the first. Gavin powered into a 5-2 lead in the second which he comfortably won 6-4. All to play for in the third where Tadgh holding his serve was the crucial factor which led to the win. Well played Gavin"  -- Tadgh
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Marie Bruser (Jul 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A incredibly close match on a very humid evening. . Some good long rallies in both sets which went with serve with only one break in each set which was the difference between us. We just managed to complete the match as daylight was fading. A really good game. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentNick Le Brun bt Simon Wooldridge (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening for tennis. This was a really good competitive match and the score doesn't really tell the story. Simon has so much potential; he could be a real force on the court - he hits the ball extremely well, but currently lacks consistency - I suspect that this will come with more match time. As it was, my more consistent, if less spectacular, game was enough on this occasion but it will be interesting to see how Simon's game develops. Thanks for the game Simon."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Nick Le Brun (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable close first set - every game bar one went to advantage. . The second seemed to go my way but most games were tight - a great match on a lovely evening. Thanks for the game Nick. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Richard Mace (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First set seemed to go my way with some good serving but Richard came back strong in the second. . A good game on a sunny Sunday morning. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentNick Le Brun bt Gavin Hales (Jul 4) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game - very tight, particularly in the first set, swinging one way and then the other. Gavin has an excellent serve and hits the ball very nicely. WIth more match practice, he will improve his consistency. Thanks for the game."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Simon Wooldridge (Jul 2) 2-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The start of the first set was tight with some good serving from both sides but Simon took control and won it comfortably at 6 - 2. The next two sets went my way - Simon's form dipped a bit and I managed to capitalise and take the win. An enjoyable match with perfect conditions. "  -- Chris

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNick Le Brun bt Richard Taylor (Jun 30) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Richard. A marathon game that see-sawed one way then the other. Some great rallies where we both chased everything down, and others where it was cat and mouse and down to who made the error. The match could have gone either way. In the end, Richard ran out of steam a little in the last set. Thanks for the game, Richard."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Le Brun bt Marie Bruser (Jun 28) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Marie. Conditions weren't good but we were willing. Some very, very close games (after Marie got going after the first set). One game in set 2 featured something like 12-15 deuces! So close. A real pleasure to play Marie, thanks for the game."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentTadgh Buckley bt Richard Mace (Jun 27) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much tighter match than the score line suggests. Richard stormed into an early lead in the first set and capatalised on every opportunity. Tadgh brought a few lucky strokes with him into the second set squaring up the match. All to play for in the 3rd the first three games took over a half an hour to complete with one game having more than 12 deuce points. Quite a lot of good rallies and fight to the death points in the last set made for an intriguing finale. "  -- Tadgh
Simon Wooldridge bt Richard Mace (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Gavin Hales (Jun 24) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What an intense first game of the season! A great and close first set made us both very tired for the second one. Thoroughly enjoyable match!"  -- Marie

Group Summary:

Ed finished with the best stats of the round but in a competitive group such as this, this wasn't quite enough to claim the crown. Adam won one match fewer but added excellent scheduling skills to his game too boost his points tally, and crucially he battled his way to the second set in his three set defeat to Ed, and this gave him the extra point he needed to edge into the lead. A special mention to Lee who showed fantastic commitment to get all seven of his matches played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Battley [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ed Mcmanus [W5] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Karl Kindelman 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Olive Merrill [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Richard Fowler 9.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lee Newell 10.1 [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Laurence Maynard [W1] withdrawn 2
  8. Howard Jones [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Ed Mcmanus bt Howard Jones (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentOlive Merrill bt Howard Jones (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, very enjoyable on a summers evening!"  -- Olive
Ed Mcmanus bt Richard Fowler (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentOlive Merrill bt Richard Fowler (Jul 24) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match despite the rain and heavy tennis balls! Thanks Richard."  -- Olive
Ed Mcmanus bt Olive Merrill (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-3
Ed Mcmanus bt Lee Newell (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-3
Richard Fowler bt Lee Newell (Jul 10) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0
Reveal CommentEd Mcmanus bt Adam Battley (Jul 9) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with a proper gent!"  -- Ed
Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Olive Merrill (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was Adam 2nd Match on a warm Sunday afternoon. Olive started the game with some strong ground play. As a result there was some excellent net play which created real magic on court. Adam gained the upper hand in the first set as result. In the 2nd set Olive changed tactics to great effect and used a high ball game + coming to the net more restricted Adam to being on the base line. There were some really good rallies and Olive showed good movement around the court to dig deep to keep pushing every game to a tight conclusion. Hold of serve for both players was inconsistent and added to the challenge of the match. Olive is a really good technical player who changed her game well good luck to the other players in her group!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentLee Newell bt Howard Jones (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than score suggests. "  -- Lee
Richard Fowler bt Howard Jones (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentOlive Merrill bt Lee Newell (Jul 2) 7-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight 2.5 hour match that was very enjoyable if not exhausting! Thanks Lee."  -- Olive
Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Lee Newell (Jun 29) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match which Lee displayed real control of his slice on a cool over cast evening. A real power full hard hitting match in which both players stood toe to toe. In both sets Adam had to come from behind. Lee covered every square inch of the court with his constant running. a key area of play which determined the key points was the net play. Both player were very clinical and had good success hen they moved to the net. the second set could have gone either way and to be fair was a cruel way to end a very combative match which both player had changed tactics throughout the match to adjust to play. Lee played with a very cool head and was a true gent in the game a real top bloke."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Howard Jones (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This game was played in the wind swept rain gushing through the park courts. A crisp short rallied match which both players played with smiles on their faces. Throughout the match Howard shoed some real magic of choice shots and loved using hid Del Potro slice to build the game play."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentKarl Kindelman bt Lee Newell (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lee played an astonishing tennis on this morning no compromise on different type of shots and the result does not reflect for the long and difficult rallies what this match produced. "  -- Karl

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Richard Fowler (Jun 25) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After a rain blustery start to the game Richard dominated and took advantage of condition and adjusted well. The score of the 2nd set is not a refection of play. Richard made full use of the court and displayed some real magic. The high point of the match was the first 2 game which Richard regrouped and played shot perfect tennis. This match will be remembered as the match which no hold of serve could be made. We were both poor. Adam struggled with an injury which was tried to the limit by the angles Richard layed on early in the third set. It was a good fun match played as these should be played with determination and passion. Richard is a true gent who I have to say I would love to play again."  -- Adam
Laurence Maynard bt Lee Newell (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKarl Kindelman bt Olive Merrill (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We played a difficult high ball game with Olive and I still have a lot to learn about this type of tennis. "  -- Karl
Reveal CommentKarl Kindelman bt Howard Jones (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice and relaxing to play with Howard on a quiet Friday morning, before this horrible hit wave has came."  -- Karl

Group Summary:

Round of applause to Mark who climbed into top spot with five fantastic wins and bonus points under his belt. Ryan takes the bragging rights for defeating the champ in a closely contested three setter and also pips Andy to the silver thanks to the set he won in their epic encounter. A shame to see Martin withdraw - hope you're ok!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Johnson [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ryan Newell 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andy Macdonald 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Orlando Perez [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Francesca Howe 10.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Martin Robson [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  7. James Henderson [W1, L4] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOrlando Perez bt James Henderson (Jul 30) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Last match of the league for both of us and first Victory for me. It wasn't easy though as the great opponent and the changing weather conditions. James started leading the first set, having 4 games upfront but I managed to improve my serve and force a long tight break which could have gone either side. Less unforced error for me on the second set allow me to win the match. Thank you James for a friendly and enjoyable time. "  -- Orlando
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Orlando Perez (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Turned out to be a very warm Saturday morning match. I managed to get early leads in both sets but Orlando battled back as each set closed. Many close games with lots of deuces and some interesting net and lob shots from us both! "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentMark Johnson bt James Henderson (Jul 27) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight and enjoyable game. First set could have gone either way. Second set still close and I thankfully took the first match point before thunder lightning and rain struck! All games completed now and looking forward to various rematches! "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Mark Johnson (Jul 22) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a slog, lots of long rallies and deuces in the heat. Good fun. "  -- Ryan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFrancesca Howe bt Orlando Perez (Jul 19) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and close match on a humid but breezy evening at Waterloo Park. Orlando was certainly giving Fran the run around and his lob shots were proving very effective in the 1st set. Fran was 1-4 down in the 2nd set but managed to hang on to win it and take it to a decider. The 3rd set was a tense affair, with Fran just edging it. Thank you Orlando for a great match."  -- Francesca
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt James Henderson (Jul 15) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice game, we managed to beat the weather. I took an early lead with the more consistent serve in the first set but James fought back with some great winners, I just managed to hold on to take it. The games were also close in the second. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentMark Johnson bt Francesca Howe (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long rallies in this game! First set was really quite close and very nearly went to 4 all at one stage. Although only two sets match lasted circa 100 minutes. Good fun game! Thanks Fran "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt James Henderson (Jul 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis no breeze at all and the threatening rain held off. Enjoyable match which saw James struggling somewhat on serve, but we had some good fun rallies throughout and I'm sure the score line will be much closer next time round! "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Orlando Perez (Jul 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We both struggled with the wet surface to start which dried up. Orlando lead in both sets and I managed to fight back. Good fun, well played Orlando"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentJames Henderson bt Francesca Howe (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with lots of long and varied rallies, played in full sunshine. Thank you Fran."  -- James
Reveal CommentMark Johnson bt Martin Robson (Jul 6) 5-2 Martin Robson Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A match that was shaping up to be really close and enjoyable Martin unfortunately pulled a muscle in the seventh game and had to retire during the subsequent game. Martin. Hope recovery is swift. Mark"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Ryan Newell (Jul 5) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I settled a little more quickly in the 1st set and served fairly consistently whereas Ryan was struggling to find form early on. The next 2 sets were incredibly tight, Ryan became the stronger server in the 2nd and maintained pressure to level it a 1-1. I found myself 4-0 up in the 3rd, only for Ryan to fight back to 4-4 which led to very tentative play for the last couple of games which I thought Ryan's momentum would see him through to the match win. My serve returned and I found some form to narrowly edge it and take the win. Great match and the obligatory rematch looms. Thanks Ryan."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Francesca Howe (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis at Eaton park. Some good fun rallies throughout and an enjoyable match."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Francesca Howe (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An fun match on a sunny day with drones flying over. The rallies seemed to get longer with more deuces the longer it went on. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentMark Johnson bt ORLANDO PEREZ (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable friendly game"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Johnson bt Andy Macdonald (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in excellent spirit"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt ORLANDO PEREZ (Jun 20) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First time at waterloo park for me and first game in the league for Orlando. The game was a lot closer than the score suggests with some long rallies and many deuces. In the end maybe a bit more experience swung the match in my favour. A really enjoyable game."  -- Martin

Group Summary:

A five star display of tennis from Stefan on his debut puts him clear in first place to earn a well deserved promotion next time. Calum and Richard put themselves in contention for the silver with their three victories. However Calum also added scheduling prowess to his game and this gave him the advantage he needed to clinch second spot. Great to see the majority of matches played and bonus points earned.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stefan Arsene [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Callum King [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Richard Baines [W3, L2] 6
  4. Linda May 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lynne Johnson [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Garnham [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Richard Baines bt Lynne Johnson (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCallum King bt Richard Baines (Jul 31) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Both sets very close and an enjoyable game even though sometimes the quality was lacking from both!"  -- Callum
Richard Baines bt Andrew Garnham (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-4
Richard Baines bt Linda May (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-3
Lynne Johnson bt Andrew Garnham (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentStefan Arsene bt Richard Baines (Jul 3) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed this match...very close secon set i just edged it somehow.thanks"  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Lynne Johnson (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game in perfect conditions at Eaton Park. The first set score is deceptive in that many games went to deuce and some of those games went to many deuces including the very first game which was a long one. In the second set Lynne came to the net more often and started winning a lot more points which converted into more games won. This put Linda under pressure who had to change her game strategy to close it at 6-4."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Lynne Johnson (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Horrible weather but we got the game finished! Thanks Lynne "  -- Callum
Reveal CommentStefan Arsene bt Linda May (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had a good match with Linda,some good rallies and good fun .thank you"  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Andrew Garnham (Jun 25) 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get the game played but we both struggled to hit the ball cleanly!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentStefan Arsene bt Lynne Johnson (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a nice Saturday afternoon we had some verry good rallies especially in the second set.Really enjoyed it."  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Andrew Garnham (Jun 23) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a windy evening at Eaton Park. There were some good rallies especially in the second set which was very tight. Linda just squeaked it in the end. Very enjoyable match."  -- Linda
Stefan Arsene bt Callum King (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-1
Stefan Arsene bt Andrew Garnham (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-4

Group Summary:

Lewis showed no signs of nerves on his first appearance in the league, recording a full house of wins and bonus points too to take the title in style. Liz kept the pressure on throughout and "picked up a few tips" from her visit to Wimbledon to emerge victorious in five of her matches and finish only two points further back in second. Thanks for the many post match commentaries which told a great story of the round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Lewis Chamberlain [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Liz Somerville [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julie Cooper [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Butcher 10.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mary Gillings [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [W1, L5] 2
  7. Kalliopi Moysiadi [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Aug 6) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day for tennis-Kelly was a great opponent to play, with a great backhand shot . I was lucky to win the first set, but somehow came through to win in the end. Luck was purely on my side today. "  -- Mary
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Victoria Chubb (Aug 4) 6-1 Victoria Chubb Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A blustery but warm summers day for our game which unfortunately ended earlier than expected due to Victoria's niggly. Look forward to playing more sets with Victoria another time.t knee! "  -- Mary
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Victoria Chubb (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to finally meet Victoria and play an enjoyable and good spirited match on a warm afternoon at Eaton Park. The outcome was helped by my growing confidence but the score doesn't tell the full story of some close rallies. My enjoyment of tennis has returned helped by the attitude shown by opponents such as Vicki and Mary. Thanks for the game. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Victoria Chubb (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played the first set and first couple of games of 2nd set in drizzle which got worse so we resumed 2 days later. Julie was showing off her new racket and finished off the match quickly. Better weather this time, luckily."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Victoria Chubb (Jul 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Victoria and, as usual, almost as much chatting between sets as play!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Mary Gillings (Jul 23) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fairly one sided first set in humid conditions played in good spirits. However, Mary is the consummate professional - she chases down every ball and never gives up (a lesson some of us still need to learn!) and that made for a much tighter second set as I had my usual wobble and she improved her consistency. Some nice shot making from Mary and one of the matches I have enjoyed the most - thanks for the game."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "kellie hasn't played for a few years so with a bit of practice I think the score would be quite different"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentVictoria Chubb bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jul 16) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet the delightful Kelly for the first time! A thoroughly enjoyable game played in humidity followed by rushing off to watch Federer win Wimbledon!!!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Mary Gillings (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I'm afraid I was on a bit of a mission to get home to watch the Murray match so I harnessed my inner Jo Konta and went for it! "  -- Liz
Lewis Chamberlain bt Mary Gillings (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "When I read Julie Coopers comment on Kelly's backhand I thought she was just being polite but how wrong was I! Kelly's backhands were on fire today smashing them up the line but my serves were a lot better today and helped me win a lot of points! All in all a lovely game played today with beautiful weather! "  -- Lewis
Julie Cooper bt Andrew Butcher (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Julie Cooper (Jul 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Surprised me and julie were able to play our match this evening with the torrential rain we had this afternoon but turned out to be a pleasant evening! Was a steep learning curve for me today playing julie as she plays quite a tricky slice game. Julie was serving really well and really brought it back in the second set, great game! "  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Julie Cooper (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This is the first time I've beaten Julie this year. I went to Wimbledon yesterday and picked up a few tips! Very enjoyable game and much closer than the score suggests "  -- Liz
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Kelly has some great double handed back hands and will be a force to be reckoned with after a few matches behind her - thanks for a good match Kelly"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Victoria Chubb (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Had such a lovely game today with Victoria! The score did not reflect the true game play, there were at least 5 games that went to deuce with Victoria hitting some good serves. We both enjoyed the game and weather that much after the match we decided to just rally together on the grass courts!"  -- Lewis
Julie Cooper bt Mary Gillings (Jun 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Andrew Butcher (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Playing tennis today reminded me of my childhood holidays in Scotland - wet, windy and cold aka dreich. If the weather conditions had been more seasonally clement then the score, I think, would have been quite different. Owing to my Scottish heritage, I adapted better to the weather conditions than Andrew!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Kalliopi Moysiadi (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was the first time Kalliopi (Kelly) had played tennis for a couple of years and her confidence and rustiness were evidence in a very one sided and quick first set. Andrew's tensed up (maybe the thought of a first victory in ages) at the beginning of the second set and Kelly seized a break. This made for a much better second set with some good long rallies and evidence of Kelly's strong backhand and, frustratingly, her use of lobs every time Andrew came to the net. Although both of us lack confidence it was pleasure to play Kelly and a fun, good natured match."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Liz Somerville (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game with Liz, good fun. Only my second game in the league and I'm really enjoying it!"  -- Lewis

Match of the Group:

Lewis Chamberlain bt Andrew Butcher (Jun 17) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Results

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 9 | Thursday 1 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 July 2017)

An excellent doubles round in Norwich with a return to two groups and a great turnout on the courts. We know it can be difficult to arrange for four people to be available at the same time so it's testament to your commitment that over 75% of matches were played. Well done to the new group champs and we hope to see you all next time.

Group Summary:

This group was unfortunately hit by two withdrawals, hope you're all ok! Lucy-Ann & James turned the tables, in the standings, on David & Thomas in this round, combining three victories with excellent scheduling skills to pull clear into top spot. Runners up David & Thomas do finish with the satisfaction of beating the champs in a classic encounter. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Lucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Burton & Thomas Dymoke [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. David Keely & Martin Robson [W2] withdrawn 4
  4. Ian Edwards & Mal Smith [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn [W1, L1] withdrawn 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Burton & Thomas Dymoke bt Lucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great, competitive match on a very nice evening. Lots of momentum swings led to an exciting back-and-forth contest, and we look forward to playing Lucy-Ann and James again in the future."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Burton & Thomas Dymoke bt Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw (Jul 10) 6-1, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive and fun match that was completed just as daylight disappeared, and a memorable second set."  -- David
Reveal CommentIan Edwards & Mal Smith bt Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw (Jul 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some vicious serves from Thomas and Jordan fended off by Ian playing cricket shots. Good game, just finished as the light was dimming."  -- Mal
Reveal CommentDavid Burton & Thomas Dymoke bt Ian Edwards & Mal Smith (Jul 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thank you"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentDavid Keely & Martin Robson bt Ian Edwards & Mal Smith (Jul 2) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with some good long rallies played in hot evening sunshine. Second set could have gone either way, we were lucky to squeeze through the tiebreak. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentDavid Keely & Martin Robson bt Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in pretty hot conditions. Both pairs were fairly new to playing doubles, in fact it was David's first game of doubles ever. After an unlucky run of games in the first set, Tom and Jordan piled the pressure on in the second taking a 3-1 lead before a fightback and a hard fought win for Martin & David."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn (Jun 13) 6-2, 4-1 Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A great game unfortunately cut short by an injury to Mark. His eagerness to continue the rally led to a nasty fall. We wish him a speedy recovery!"  -- James
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Ian Edwards & Mal Smith (Jun 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A wonderful contest, with the highlight being what seemed like an eternal game which was finally decided on the seventh deuce. Some fantastic rallies and great tennis on a lovely summer evening. Thanks to all!"  -- James
Maggie Finck & Mark Osborn bt Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw (Jun 9) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Thomas Horan & Jordan Scrimshaw (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite some sharp summer showers we managed to play two evenly matched sets. Good first serves by all preceded some fiercely contested rallies. Jordan and Thomas showed great promise in their first doubles match as a pair."  -- James

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Mary & Andy, who produced a dominant display of doubles to finish with a 100% winning record and a place on the top of the podium. Jon & Antonino did come very close to upsetting Mary & Andy's winning streak with a nerve jangling third set tie break the only difference between the pairs. Kudos to Narelle & Liz too for their fine form to claim second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mary Gillings & Andy Turner [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Narelle Berry & Liz Somerville [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jon Vila & Antonino De Leon [W3, L1] 7
  4. Linda May & Karl Jokat [W1, L2] 2
  5. Jan Ashford & Wendy Thomson [W1, L3] 2
  6. Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLinda May & Karl Jokat bt Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a lovely evening. Had some good rallies with many games going to deuce. The sun came out towards the end of the match, Christel and Jordan got the worst of it having to serve into the sun. Great to see Karl back and playing after having to take a few weeks off."  -- Linda
Jan Ashford & Wendy Thomson bt Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan (Jul 15) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJon Vila & Antonino De Leon bt Narelle Berry & Liz Somerville (Jul 10) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "a great good game with long rallies and plenty of deuce. both teams really fighting for every points. first set went into tie break, Narelle and Liz were playing great at first as we were down 5-1 in the first set, then fought back hard to put ourselves into tie break. going to second set, lots of deuce on every point. Antonio and I just was just lucky at the end. thanks for the game."  -- Jon

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMary Gillings & Andy Turner bt Jon Vila & Antonino De Leon (Jul 9) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "This was really hard fought match, Jon and Antonino were certainly set on taking no prisoners. We looked set to get beat easily after losing the first 3 games really quickly. We managed to take some games but in the end they were to strong and won the first set quite comfortably. As the matched continued it was the battle of the servers between Andy and Antonino and the battle of the anchor players Mary and Jon. Lots of really long rallies with plenty of action at the net as well. The final set commenced and was scheduled to be a game of nerves especially with it going to a tie break. In the end Mary and Andy rode their luck better. A great game against some great opponents. Now time for a well earned Pimms!! Cheers!"  -- Mary
Reveal CommentMary Gillings & Andy Turner bt Jan Ashford & Wendy Thomson (Jul 9) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely hot day for a game of tennis. It turned out to be quite a close game in the end. Wendy and Jan proved to be difficult opponents playing some consistent tennis...we were certainly a bit more erratic but managed to come through in the end. A very friendly game thanks Wendy and Jan"  -- Mary
Reveal CommentJon Vila & Antonino De Leon bt Jan Ashford & Wendy Thomson (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game today, some long rallies and deuces between the points. Thanks for the game Wendy and Jan."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentMary Gillings & Andy Turner bt Narelle Berry & Liz Somerville (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Everyone was recovering from 'Let's Rock Norwich' so heads were a bit fuzzy and legs tired after too much dancing. Some excellent serves from Narelle and Liz were matched by Andy. Mary held her nerve in the anchor role putting Liz and Narelle under pressure. Some great tennis was played in between talking about recent musical events. The game was competitive and played in good spirits."  -- Mary
Reveal CommentJon Vila & Antonino De Leon bt Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "we finally had our first game of the league. nice playing with Christel and Jordan it was a good match. thanks for the game. - Jon"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentNarelle Berry & Liz Somerville bt Jan Ashford & Wendy Thomson (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some stunning rallies and loads of deuces"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentNarelle Berry & Liz Somerville bt Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful sunny day for tennis. The score doesn't reflect the standard of the game, we had a great match. Thanks for the game Christel and Jordan, best of luck for your other matches"  -- Narelle
Reveal CommentNarelle Berry & Liz Somerville bt Linda May & Karl Jokat (Jun 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with lots of long rallies and some long games."  -- Narelle
Reveal CommentMary Gillings & Andy Turner bt Jordan Holland & Christel Lomahan (Jun 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for tennis and nice to get off to a good start. Thoroughly enjoyable game. Thanks Christel and Jordan."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentMary Gillings & Andy Turner bt Linda May & Karl Jokat (Jun 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a windy day for tennis which certainly added to the tactical play from both sides. Some long rallies took place with some key games going to deuce and then some! A good friendly game all round - thanks Linda and Karl."  -- Andy

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Norwich Parks. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments:
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