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This is how it works:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 available on 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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Primary Venues

Eaton Park

South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7EH Tel: 01603 980340 full venue details »

Waterloo Park

Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HU Tel: full venue details »

Sportspark

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ Tel: 01603 592398 full venue details »

Other Venues

Sprowston Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground Road, Norwich, NR7 8EW Tel: full venue details »

Thorpe Recreation Ground

Laundry Lane, Norwich, NR7 0XQ Tel: full venue details »

Harford Park

Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6LQ Tel: full venue details »

Alderman Walker Park

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Bowthorpe Park

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Lakenham Recreation Ground

City Road, Norwich, NR1 2HL Tel: full venue details »

Heigham Park

The Avenues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PA Tel: 01603 581 425 full venue details »

Easton Tennis Centre

Easton College, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5DX Tel: 01603 731 302 full venue details »

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 13 August 2020 to Wednesday 7 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Joshua Crossley [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jacob Merrill [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tomi Farkas 7.1 [W2, L4, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Luke Page [W3, L1] 7
  5. James Brabben [W2, UF1] 5
  6. Nathan Taylor [W2, L2] 4
  7. Joseph Plumridge [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Paolo Perna [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Paolo Perna (Sep 19) 6-3, 4-6, [17-15]

Player Comments:

  • "Paolo played a great game and pushed me all the way with very determined play. The finest of margins were the difference. "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentNathan Taylor bt Jacob Merrill (Sep 18) 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Super close 1st set. Jacob 'Isner' Merrill keeping pace with some big serves, but Taylor clinches the extended tiebreak. An early break, a few double faults, and a blink later, Merrill takes the 2nd. Came down to a close champ tiebreak with both players showing great strength to keep it tight. Thanks for a great game Jacob."  -- Nathan
James Brabben bt Paolo Perna (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Brabben bt Jacob Merrill (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play against Jacob in very nice sunshine at Waterloo Park, a good game. "  -- James
Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Nathan Taylor (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "One of those (rare) matches where I didn't do a lot wrong. Nathan kept battling and plenty of games were close. Enjoyable game on a nice evening."  -- Luke
Reveal CommentJacob Merrill bt Paolo Perna (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some long rallies with Paolo's excellent retrieving skills and was played in an excellent spirit on a nice evening."  -- Jacob
Joshua Crossley bt Paolo Perna (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Luke Page (Aug 30) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, as always with Luke. I managed to play a bit better in the second half of the match. Good luck with the other matches Luke! Tomi"  -- Tomi
Joshua Crossley bt Joseph Plumridge (Aug 30) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas v James Brabben (Aug 29) 0-6, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain made the courts too slippery to continue. Look forward to the conclusion soon. Tomi"  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentJacob Merrill bt Tomi Farkas (Aug 27) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with plenty of long rallies. "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Paolo Perna (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions, but still some long rallies. A good battle."  -- Tomi
Joshua Crossley bt Nathan Taylor (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-2
Joseph Plumridge bt Tomi Farkas (Aug 24) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Reveal CommentLuke Page bt Joseph Plumridge (Aug 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable and competitive match with Joe - a key passage in the middle of set one could have gone either way. "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentNathan Taylor bt Tomi Farkas (Aug 20) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fine competitive match on a sunny afternoon. Tomi edging a close 1st set involving lots of aggressive play, and taking early breaks in the second. But Taylor comes back with fire in the belly, taking the second with a string of games, and breaks in the 3rd. Much closer play at the end of the 3rd set, but an uphill battle for Tomi. Good quality game for both of us this time. Looking forward to the next encounter. Thanks Tomi"  -- Nathan
Joshua Crossley bt Jacob Merrill (Aug 19) 5-7, 5-0 Jacob Merrill Retired
Joshua Crossley bt Tomi Farkas (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Cooke 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Vrabec [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Powell 8.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Crisp [W2, L2] 4
  5. Scott Tuttle [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Emanuele Gerbino [W1, L1] 3
  7. Andy Summers [W1, L1] 2
  8. Edgardo Casimiro [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEmanuele Gerbino bt Edgardo Casimiro (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match and enjoyable tennis with long and good quality rallies. Nice to meet Ed and playing with him - all the best for your future matches. Emanuelr "  -- Emanuele
Reveal CommentSam Crisp bt Richard Powell (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Hard match, scoreline is misleading! First set could have gone either way! Plenty of deuces and long long rallies throughout. Thanks for the game Richard and all the best for your remaining matches!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMatthew Cooke bt Sam Crisp (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match with both players playing very consistently making for some great rallies. Sam's serve caused lots of problems and there were many deuce games, particularly in the second set which ended up being the deciding factor. Good luck with your remaining matches Sam!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Cooke bt Andy Summers (Sep 16) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match with lots of tense rallies. The first set was closer than the scoreline suggests and Andy made a great comeback in the second set before 2 tight deuce games decided the match at the end. It was great to meet you Andy and all the best with your remaining matches"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSam Crisp bt Emanuele Gerbino (Sep 12) 3-6, 7-5, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions, windy and bad bounces. Emanuele played some crafty tennis throughout the entire match and won 6 games in a row to take the first set. Second set was up and down from both and I had to save a match point that Emanuele had created. Survived a few other points to squeeze through the 2nd before taking the 10 point tiebreaker at the end. Well played today Emanuele and good luck for your future games in the league!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentAndy Summers bt Richard Powell (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable tennis - closer than the scoreline suggests with a lot of deuce games. Great to meet you Richard and all the best for the remaining matches."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Edgardo Casimiro (Sep 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fine, competitive match on a sunny Saturday evening with lots of long rallies and very good serving from Ed. It was great to meet you Ed and all the best with your remaining matches. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Scott Tuttle (Sep 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game played at the end of the week at Eaton Park. A few long rallies and a few long chats, so much so we forgot the score and who was serving. Nice to meet you Scott. Cheers for the game. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMatthew Cooke bt Scott Tuttle (Aug 31) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some great shot making from both sides. It was nice to meet you Scott and all the best with the rest of your games"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Scott Tuttle (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great way to start Sunday despite the weather not being the best for tennis. Scott has a great forehand which challenged me to avoid aiming balls on that side. We had some good rallies and I enjoyed the match. I wish Scott good luck in his remaining matches"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Edgardo Casimiro (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable evening for a game of tennis. Both sets were closer than the score suggests. We played a third set which finished 7-5! Always good to meet up with Ed. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentScott Tuttle bt Edgardo Casimiro (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match in difficult windy conditions! Great to meet you Ed and all the best with your remaining games "  -- Scott
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Sam Crisp (Aug 19) 6-0, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "A tough but enjoyable match with a few long rallies and many close games. I hope we get to play again in the future. All the best with your remaining matches. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMatthew Cooke bt Edgardo Casimiro (Aug 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in good spirits with lots of long rallies and good serving from both sides. It was great to meet you Ed and all the best with your remaining matches!"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Cooke bt Peter Vrabec (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with many long rallies - All the best with the rest of your matches Peter!"  -- Matthew

Current Rankings:

  1. David Van Den Bergh [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Page 8.1 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jeremy Lane [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jesse Farrell 8.2 [W3, L2, UF1] 7
  5. Andrew Griffiths 8.2 [W1, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Barnaby Cook [W1, L6] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Aidan Dures [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Paul Martin 8.2 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Callum King 9.2 [L3, UF2] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Aidan Dures (Sep 29) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the (very wet!) match!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Callum King (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Barnaby Cook (Sep 24) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentDavid Van Den Bergh bt Aidan Dures (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match."  -- David
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Aidan Dures (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. Good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentDavid Van Den Bergh bt Jesse Farrell (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really great match."  -- David
Reveal CommentBarnaby Cook bt Callum King (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Callum served really well and hit some great forehand winners from behind the baseline. Good match, very tight - good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Barnaby
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Jesse Farrell (Sep 14) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to play Jesse. Thanks for the game. Good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Paul Martin (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Callum King (Sep 11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of great rallies and some really lovely tennis too from Callum. Third set was much closer than the score would indicate. Thanks for the game Callum, I suspect we will meet again in a future league. Good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentJesse Farrell bt Paul Martin (Sep 10) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough battle, cheers Paul"  -- Jesse
Reveal CommentAidan Dures bt Barnaby Cook (Sep 8) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Barnaby on a lovely afternoon. "  -- Aidan
Reveal CommentDavid Van Den Bergh bt Paul Martin (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thanks Paul."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Van Den Bergh bt Robert Page (Sep 5) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rob, great match."  -- David
Reveal CommentAidan Dures bt Paul Martin (Sep 4) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Paul for an enjoyable, close game that in the end could have gone either way. "  -- Aidan
Reveal CommentDavid Van Den Bergh bt Barnaby Cook (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game and good luck in your other matches."  -- David
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Andrew Griffiths (Sep 2) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Barnaby Cook (Sep 1) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another great match! Good luck with the rest of your games. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentJesse Farrell bt Aidan Dures (Sep 1) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle cheers Aidan."  -- Jesse
Andrew Griffiths v Callum King (Aug 27) 1-6, 6-1, 4-1 TBC
Paul Martin bt Barnaby Cook (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Paul Martin (Aug 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice sunny game with good variety - not many lofty shots. Thanks Paul"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Jeremy Lane (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match"  -- Robert
Jesse Farrell v Callum King (Aug 20) 6-3, 5-7, 4-3 TBC
Reveal CommentDavid Van Den Bergh bt Andrew Griffiths (Aug 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game."  -- David
Reveal CommentJeremy Lane bt Andrew Griffiths (Aug 17) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "On a surprisingly hot and muggy night, on slippery surface, my old friend Andy played some beautiful tennis. So I’m not sure how we came to this result!? "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentJesse Farrell bt Barnaby Cook (Aug 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Got the rub of the green on some decisive points but definitely a flattering score line "  -- Jesse

Current Rankings:

  1. Henry Blazey [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Keely 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jonny Hatchman 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Bunn 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ismail Kozarev [W2, L1] 4
  6. Keir Hanson [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Patrick Crotty 8.1
  8. Steven Middleton

Match Results:

Ismail Kozarev bt Jonny Hatchman (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-2
Henry Blazey bt Keir Hanson (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Jonny Hatchman (Sep 8) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jonny started really strong with a 5 game lead in the first set - I managed to claw a couple of games back and started to get into the match. The second set was tight with some great rallies and close games but my consistency made the difference. The third set surprisingly went my way with straight games after a good battle in the first two. Great match - thanks Jonny"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentHenry Blazey bt Chris Bunn (Sep 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the score line reflects. Both Chris and I were playing better than when we last played each other. Thanks for the match"  -- Henry
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Keir Hanson (Sep 5) 6-4, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great sunny game. Both of us were dominant at different times which led to an interesting score line"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Jonny Hatchman (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great sunny game with Jonny. The hard courts at Sprowston rec didn't seem to have much bounce which didn't suit Jonny's more powerful game, but did suit my tiddly shots which died on impact. This swayed the gamed in my favour but look forward to a rematch on a different surface!"  -- David
Chris Bunn bt Keir Hanson (Sep 1) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentIsmail Kozarev bt David Keely (Aug 22) 6-0, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, some fantastic rallies and winning shots from both of us but Ismail was by far the more consistent player!"  -- David
Reveal CommentHenry Blazey bt David Keely (Aug 18) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Close match! Some very competitive rallies that could have gone either way. Good variation in play from both of us to make it an enjoyable match! "  -- Henry
Reveal CommentJonny Hatchman bt Keir Hanson (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on a bit of a windy day. Kier had some killer serves, but just found it a bit hard to keep consistent. Good match"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentHenry Blazey bt Ismail Kozarev (Aug 16) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very humid conditions. Great play! Close first set! Very enjoyable"  -- Henry
Reveal CommentJonny Hatchman bt Henry Blazey (Aug 13) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match to back into the swings on things after a 2 year break. It swung up and down but I think the heat got to both of us by the end. Some great rallies. Highly enjoyable match with Henry "  -- Jonny

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Goodwin [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Austin-Mills [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Liam Michael [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Matthews [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Ireland [W2, L1] 4
  6. James Daley [L3] 1
  7. Thomas Wakeley [L2] 1
  8. Chris Lee [L2]

Match Results:

Nicholas Goodwin bt Thomas Wakeley (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Matthews bt James Daley (Sep 19) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing James you brought lot of enthusiasm and energy A cagey first set where nobody held serve until the 8 th game we produced some good rallies ."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Liam Michael (Sep 13) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Liam."  -- Andrew
Nicholas Goodwin bt Chris Lee (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-1
Nicholas Goodwin bt Paul Matthews (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentLiam Michael bt Thomas Wakeley (Sep 5) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a pleasant evening. We both played pretty well over the 3 sets, but I was able to close out the match with some uncharacteristically attacking plays! Good match Tom, good luck with your next match."  -- Liam
Nicholas Goodwin bt Andrew Ireland (Aug 31) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Jamie Austin-Mills (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played on a calm cloudy evening. Both sets played out very similar with early games closely matched. Fortunately for me I managed to tighten a grip on the vital games towards the end of each set. Thank you for the match Jamie and see you on the courts soon I hope. Best of luck with your remaining games. Andy"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJamie Austin-Mills bt Chris Lee (Aug 27) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We just about managed to avoid the rain. Thanks for the game Chris."  -- Jamie
Nicholas Goodwin bt Liam Michael (Aug 27) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentJamie Austin-Mills bt Paul Matthews (Aug 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played on a blustery evening where both sets were identical - five breaks of serve before I managed to hold serve, break and hold again for the set. The conditions probably suited my game more and if we weren't playing in a storm the outcome would probably be different or at least a lot closer. Thanks for the game Paul and good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Jamie
Nicholas Goodwin bt Jamie Austin-Mills (Aug 22) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamie Austin-Mills bt James Daley (Aug 21) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played on a lovely warm sunny afternoon with not so nice insanely strong winds causing some comedy tennis at times. Despite that, we had some great rallies. James started much stronger, wrapping up the first set quickly, before I got to grips with the wind more and edged the second set. In the third set, we were both starting to tire and I managed to sneak the win. Thanks James and good luck with your other matches. "  -- Jamie
Nicholas Goodwin bt James Daley (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentLiam Michael bt Paul Matthews (Aug 15) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a tough fought match against Paul. Many close games and great winners, particularly from Paul in the 2nd set which he dominated. Momentum swinged in my favour in the 3rd which I managed to edge after nearly 2 hours. A top match Paul, thanks and good luck with your other games."  -- Liam

Current Rankings:

  1. Roger Denton [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Antonino De Leon 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Vikki Savage [W3, L4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ivan Freedman [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Roger Wesby [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Hyde [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ian Mack [W1, L1] 3
  8. Angus Silvie [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Angus Silvie (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, closer than the score suggests with some long and a few very long rallies. Good to meet you and thanks for the match Angus, good luck with your remaining matches- Roger "  -- Roger
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Roger Wesby (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long points and long, close games made an enjoyable match. Thanks Roger!"  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentRoger Wesby bt Angus Silvie (Sep 17) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, Angus, thanks. Some very long rallies. Look forward to playing again some time."  -- Roger
Roger Denton bt Ian Mack (Sep 17) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Andrew Hyde (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Glorious, sunny day. Enjoyable tennis match with a number of long rallies and good shots from both players. Thanks for the match Andrew - Roger"  -- Roger
Reveal CommentAntonino De Leon bt Ivan Freedman (Sep 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "“ A fine and competitive match on a very warm afternoon with lots of long rallies and some great winners from both end of the court. Ivan did a lot good shots and returns on the first set an I can’t believe at his age still manage to run at hit some winners. Overall it’s a very good match and enjoyed it, thanks again Ivan and good luck to your remaining matches."  -- Antonino
Reveal CommentAndrew Hyde bt Roger Wesby (Sep 6) 3-6, 7-5, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "very close game, Andy, with some very long rallies. Well played."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentAntonino De Leon bt Roger Wesby (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Soundly beaten but we had some very good rallies. Thanks for the game Antonino - you played very well."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Roger Wesby (Sep 1) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played on a very sunny day and very enjoyable and played in a good spirit. This was a very close fought match with some long rallies even though the score does not reflect this. I managed to win the vital points at important times in the game. Good luck Roger with the rest of your matches in the group."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentIan Mack bt Vikki Savage (Aug 30) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy difficult conditions for tennis so not the best quality, good luck with your other matches Vikki."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAntonino De Leon bt Vikki Savage (Aug 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Vikki for the competitive match we played and good luck to your future matches."  -- Antonino
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Roger Wesby (Aug 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in near perfect conditions for tennis and certainly closer than the score might suggest. In spite of Roger W finding an extra gear at the start of the second set, it appeared to be heading to a similar score to the first. However, Roger W belatedly started to chalk up the games that he deserved as he began to consistently come out on top in a number of long rallies. I was certainly relieved to squeak over the line at 6-4. If it had gone 5-5 it could've been anyone's match from there. Well played Roger, welcome to the League and good luck with your remaining matches. Roger D"  -- Roger
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Ivan Freedman (Aug 26) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close, enjoyable match. Another tough 3 setter with some long rallies. Could have gone either way but I just managed to edge it. Good luck with your remaining matches Ivan. Roger "  -- Roger
Reveal CommentAntonino De Leon bt Andrew Hyde (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very tough and enjoyable match with some long rallies and winners from both side. Good luck Andy for your upcoming matches and nice to meet you."  -- Antonino
Reveal CommentIvan Freedman bt Vikki Savage (Aug 24) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough two and a half hour match which was close throughout. Lots of long rallies and both players chasing down balls to make to make each other play that extra shot! Well played Ivan, thanks for the match."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentRoger Denton bt Vikki Savage (Aug 22) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very blustery day. Challenging conditions but we managed some good shots (mainly Vicky) and some good, long points. Could've gone either way. Thanks for the match Vicky, good luck with your remaining matches and I hope to play you again in a future league but not as windy please - Roger."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Andrew Hyde (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough but enjoyable match with a few long rallies - thanks Andrew and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentAntonino De Leon bt Roger Denton (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Roger for a good and enjoyable match. The first set goes very tight with some good rallies and winners from both ends and I’m happy to hold and prevail and the second set favours me for your errors mostly on serves. Good luck to your next match and nice meeting you."  -- Antonino
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Angus Silvie (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a hot and sticky afternoon in the park with some good long rallies. Thanks for the match Angus and good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Vikki

Current Rankings:

  1. Liam Seaman [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jon Olpin [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Gerard Van Tonder 8.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Butcher 9.1 [W2, L3, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Johnson [W1, L3, UF2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Roberto Facchini [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ross McLeod [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Robert Sakhrani [UF1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Liam Seaman (Sep 23) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Liam is quickly becoming the comeback king recovering from 5-1 down to take the first set, then 5-1 down again to take the second set to a tie-break. After two and a half hours we were kicked off the court, and history suggests my 2-1 lead in the final set means nothing."  -- Jon
  • "In stop-go weather conditions we finally completed the game, but not before another Liam comeback from 5-2 to 5-4 in the final set. But this time I was able to hang on. Many thanks to Liam for finishing the game in these conditions." -- Jon
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Andrew Butcher (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent game despite the breezy conditions, and much closer than the score suggests. Many thanks Andrew."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt James Johnson (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was very good to meet James. I enjoyed our match and look forward to the next occasion."  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt James Johnson (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Given our scores to date this promised to be a close match but James couldn't find any consistency tonight allowing me to win in straight sets on a lovely late summer evening. Good luck James with the rest of your games and your time at University."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt Andrew Butcher (Sep 6) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An incredibly closely contested first set, which could have gone either way. I look forward to our next match."  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentLiam Seaman bt James Johnson (Sep 5) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A high quality match with a variety of shots on display. A tight first set was edged by holding serve at a crucial time as both players gave up breaks. 2nd set swung in my favour after recovering from 4-1 down and just hitting the line with a drop shot, if that went out we would definitely have went to a 3rd set. In the end after saving some set points we went to a tie break and I just made it over the line. A thoroughly enjoyable match and a great performance from both players in a match that could've easily been won by James. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Ross McLeod (Sep 5) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A breezy afternoon at Eaton Park which made for some challenging returns. The first set was largely based around the quality of serving with both players struggling. Second set was much better with plenty of long rallies, lots of long deuce games and some great volleys from Ross who led for most of the set. I managed to break back and nick the match in the final game with match point being the first time I managed to return one of Ross' booming first serves. Thanks for a fun match! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLiam Seaman bt Ross McLeod (Sep 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A nice afternoon up Eaton Park and it was great to catch up with you Ross, nice to chat to someone after our match for a while and hope you keep at it, good luck for your future matches! "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt Ross McLeod (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with some epic rallies. Good luck with your other matches Ross."  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentRoberto Facchini bt Gerard Van Tonder (Aug 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was clear from a very long opening game that the match was going to be close contest. In the first set holding serve was a real challenge for both of us and Roberto managed a decisive hold of serve right at the end of the set. I was ahead in the second set, but Roberto pulled it back. Well played and good luck with your other matches."  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentJames Johnson bt Ross McLeod (Aug 27) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match against Ross. Both of our service games let us down in the first set which was still highly competitive. Shame Ross injured his arm in the second set. Good luck with the rest of your games Ross!"  -- James
Reveal CommentLiam Seaman bt Gerard Van Tonder (Aug 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A different result from our last match we played only a few weeks a go so good to catch up again and have a match. I made sure I played a lot better than when we last met and now we are level 1-1 in head 2 head. Very windy day which caused havoc at times but still managed to have a high quality match. Looking forward to having another match with you at a later date and good luck for the rest of your matches! "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Ross McLeod (Aug 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A big welcome to Ross on his league debut. The near 50mph winds were challenging to say the least, but we stuck it out to the bitter end. Good luck and better conditions in your remaining matches Ross."  -- Jon
Liam Seaman bt Roberto Facchini (Aug 23) Walkover
James Johnson v Andrew Butcher (Aug 23) 7-6 (9-7), 5-3 TBC
Reveal CommentLiam Seaman bt Andrew Butcher (Aug 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, great shots on display and some real high quality shots, a battle to the end! Played in real high spirits and great sportsmanship on display from both players. Looking forward to having another match at some point and good luck for the rest of the matches Andrew! "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentJon Olpin bt Roberto Facchini (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer game than the score suggests played on a lovely August evening. Many thanks Roberto, and good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJames Johnson v Robert Sakhrani (Aug 18) 4-6, 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Really pleasant game. Thoroughly enjoyed both sets, however it was very unfortunate that Robert broke a string right at the start of the second set, changing the game entirely. I really hope we get to finish the game later in the league."  -- James
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Roberto Facchini (Aug 15) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was lovely to play against Roberto again, one of the league's real gentlemen. We played on a humid afternoon at Eaton Park with light drizzle making for slippery courts after the recent heatwave. The match was played in good spirits with some good rallies but both of us struggled to win our service games, particularly in the first set. Either of us could have won a close second set and in the second better consistency and the net cord saved me from a few of Roberto's rasping forehands. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Risty Palomar 10.1 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Pierre Becker [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ryan Newell 8.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jon Vila [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Wonnacott 9.2 [W3, L2] 6
  6. Julie Cooper [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Terry Rollinson [W2, L2] 4
  8. Mike Dixon [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Risty Palomar bt Terry Rollinson (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Mike Dixon (Sep 28) 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great 3 set match with a lot of long deuce games and which could have gone either way - thanks Mike "  -- Julie
Terry Rollinson bt Mike Dixon (Sep 24) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Julie Cooper (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "its always been a good game playing with Julie, lots of long rallies and deuces. "  -- Jon
Risty Palomar bt Mike Dixon (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-2
Risty Palomar bt Jon Vila (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMichael Wonnacott bt Julie Cooper (Sep 19) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with Julie, very back and forth in the first set and the next 2 sets closer than they look."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Wonnacott bt Jon Vila (Sep 18) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A windy day but a good game game of tennis, Jon won the first set comfortably before I managed to start bringing it back in the second and third sets utilising the wind for a bit of added spin. Good game and look forward to playing again."  -- Michael
Terry Rollinson bt Julie Cooper (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Terry Rollinson (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Mike took commanding leads in both sets which I managed to claw my way back into. A nice sunny day for a great game. Cheers Terry and good luck with your next games."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentPierre Becker bt Mike Dixon (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Mike. Pierre took the first set then the players exchanged breaks of serve in a competitive 2nd set with very few unforced errors. The rallies got longer and very disputed with many great shots. And we had the chance to play an epic bonus tie-break that went all the way to sudden death 10-9 for Pierre after facing a great fighting spirit and great shots from Mike. Really great fun! Thank you very much Mike"  -- Pierre
Risty Palomar bt Michael Wonnacott (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentPierre Becker bt Jon Vila (Sep 6) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very physical match in a very changing weather. The weather seemed to be alternating between hot sunshine and cloudy cold every time players changed side. Pierre took the first set then Jon took a strong lead in the second thanks to a great attacking game and plenty of beautiful shots. The second set ended up being decided on a few close points. Thank you very much Jon for a great game. Hopefully we can play again soon."  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Mike Dixon (Sep 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "it was a very close game, lots of long rallies. we played the first set for an hour and 10 min. enjoyable game some great points points from mike. "  -- Jon
Risty Palomar bt Pierre Becker (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichael Wonnacott bt Mike Dixon (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with Mike, lots of long rallies with the game looking like it could go either way. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Mike Dixon (Aug 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The second set was a lot closer with Mike making a comeback and some service breaks. We had a tie breaker for fun afterwards which Mike won 10-8. Good banter!"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Julie Cooper (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a fun match with Julie and enjoy the chats in between games. Windy conditions but we had some good rallies. Julie had some advantage points which she couldn't quite convert which would have made the score closer. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRisty Palomar bt Ryan Newell (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long rallies and quite a few of them were finished by Ryan at the net. Ryan has a wicked slice backhand which was a challenge for me. I had a few double faults in the second set plus a couple of Ryan's angled slice drop shot returns with lots of underspin, he successfully broke my serve twice. I managed to close off the second set but I really had to focus. Great much."  -- Risty
Reveal CommentRisty Palomar bt Julie Cooper (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really glad to be playing the league again after a few years of missing it. So obvious that Julie loves her tennis and inspite of the outcome, she ran for every ball and did not show any sign of disinterest in the match. Really enjoyed our game and the chat we had in every changeover was an additional plus. Wish her all the best on her other matches."  -- Risty
Reveal CommentPierre Becker bt Michael Wonnacott (Aug 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle on a nice Sunday morning. The weather was much better than the days before and allowed for many very long and very disputed rallies. Great shots on both sides with both players really testing each other. A lot of the games went to deuce so the score doesn’t reflect at all the story of the match. Thank you Mike for a great game, all the best for the rest of this league"  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentPierre Becker bt Julie Cooper (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you very much for the game Julie. Wind, wind and more wind on Saturday! Very tricky conditions but we managed to play some great rallies and nice shots. All the best with the rest of the round!"  -- Pierre
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Jon Vila (Aug 20) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very long battle with long rallies and many deuces. One game must have had about 15! A pretty hot day with some wind thrown in. Ryan to serve when we continue. A great match, thank you Jon"  -- Ryan
  • "Some nice rallies to finish off the match after an epic first meeting. We then had a friendly set which Jon won 6-3. Hopefully we’ll get some more friendlies in." -- Ryan
Reveal CommentPierre Becker bt Ryan Newell (Aug 19) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long rallies and close points. A great game so far. Pierre to serve when we continue. "  -- Ryan
  • "After an epic 1h10min long first set that could’ve gone either way and was decided on one serve at 6-5 in the tie breaker, Ryan played a fantastic attacking game in the second set with many clear winners along the way to get back to one set all. The 3rd set was a battle again with long disputed rallies and Ryan going for great shots some of which unfortunately went marginally out at crucial moments, the set could have gone either way again. Thank you Ryan for such a great match, all the best for the rest of the round." -- Pierre

Current Rankings:

  1. Sandra O’Neill [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Oliver Tan-Goulding [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ilias Siomadis [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Liz Somerville 8.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lee Emerson 10.1 [W2] 4
  6. Wendy Thomson 8.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Lee Emerson bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 28) 6-4, 0-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentIlias Siomadis bt Sandra O’Neill (Sep 28) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Rain stopped play. Match to be continued"  -- Sandra
  • "One of the closet matches ever played... Brilliant" -- Sandra
Lee Emerson bt Liz Somerville (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentOliver Tan-Goulding bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 9) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with lots of deuce games! "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Liz Somerville (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent, competitive match with lots of deuces"  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game, and plenty of deuces. Games could have gone either way. Thoroughly enjoyable game 🎾🎾"  -- Sandra
Reveal CommentSandra O’Neill bt Oliver Tan-Goulding (Sep 1) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • ''Very close and enjoyable match. Score could have gone either way'' -- Sandra
Reveal CommentOliver Tan-Goulding bt Ilias Siomadis (Aug 26) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with lots of long rallies! Thanks for the game Ilias and GL for your remaining matches"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Wendy Thomson (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fabulous match with Wendy on a glorious sunny hot afternoon - with no wind! Wendy has beaten me the last few times we’ve played, so I was pleased to get the victory this time "  -- Liz
Reveal CommentIlias Siomadis bt Wendy Thomson (Aug 23) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Wendy. very good to play with you. Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Ilias
Reveal CommentOliver Tan-Goulding bt Liz Somerville (Aug 18) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, thanks for a good game Liz"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentIlias Siomadis bt Liz Somerville (Aug 16) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely weather conditions for a great tennis match. Thank you Liz!"  -- Ilias

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Machin [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Belynda Sharples [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Inga Misane [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stewart Thompson [W1, L2, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jacqueline Pearce [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Liliya Serazetdinova [L1, UF1] withdrawn 1
  7. George Ryder [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Belynda Sharples (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some great games all the way through with Belynda refusing to gift points and Rob having to work for everything."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Stewart Thompson (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some key games where Rob just had the edge gave the score line a flattering look."  -- Rob
Stewart Thompson v Liliya Serazetdinova (Sep 7) 4-6, 0-2 TBC
Stewart Thompson bt Jacqueline Pearce (Sep 4) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Inga Misane (Sep 3) 6-2, 5-7, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "After a quiet first set this match really got going with Inga’s lovely backhand giving Rob the runaround. The tie break could have gone either way as we finished in the quiet darkness of Eaton Park."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Jacqueline Pearce (Aug 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and even game. At the end the luck was more on my side. Next time may be opposite - would be interesting o play again. Thank you for the game Jackie and good luck in next matches!"  -- Inga
Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Inga Misane (Aug 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Inga for a great game. You pushed my to the limit with you ball placement and hard and fast shots. I look forward to playing you again. "  -- Belynda
Reveal CommentBelynda Sharples bt Stewart Thompson (Aug 24) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A thrilling and exhausting rematch from the previous rounds top two resulted in a hard fought victory for Belynda. The match contained some thrilling rallies and both players covered every inch of the court. The first set wasn't as easy as the score suggests, and the second was just as compelling. Belynda deserved to win although it could have gone to a third set if Stewart hadn't made unforced errors at crucial times in the match. Terrific entertainment and another great advert for Parks Tennis. "  -- Stewart
Belynda Sharples bt George Ryder (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Jacqueline Pearce (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some key points gave this game a flattering score line in favour of Rob."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Machin bt George Ryder (Aug 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hot and windy caused the ball move a fair bit. George took a while to get his serve going but his forehand hammer shot was unplayable."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight and tense finish to the final set. Could have gone either way."  -- Rob

Current Rankings:

  1. Opee Magnus 10.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lynne Johnson [W4, L1, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Beate Becker [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rowena Alston [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Marion Arnold [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Yvonne Ayliffe [W2, UF2] 6
  7. Cathy Geary 9.2 [W2, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Mary Gillings [L4, UF2] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLynne Johnson bt Cathy Geary (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We got on with the match quickly as the weather forecast was not great. A very evenly matched game. Unfortunately Lynne had a reoccurrence of an injury that had occurred in a previous match. Reluctantly we agreed that it was not sensible for Lynne to continue as she was in pain. Hopefully we will be able to complete our match at a later date "  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentCathy Geary bt Mary Gillings (Sep 18) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely early morning match. It was certainly an energetic match with long rallies and many deuce points. Sadly we ran out of time so could not begin the third set. Looking forward to concluding the match at a later date. Cathy "  -- Cathy
Opee Magnus bt Marion Arnold (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-1
Mary Gillings v Yvonne Ayliffe (Sep 14) 2-6, 3-5 TBC
Reveal CommentLynne Johnson bt Marion Arnold (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with lots of great rallies. Thank you Marion "  -- Lynne
Reveal CommentOpee Magnus bt Mary Gillings (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had nice warm weather, albeit a little windy. Mary played well and made some great returns. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Opee
Reveal CommentYvonne Ayliffe bt Cathy Geary (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely afternoon for tennis. Yvonne has a great serve and some very clever short cross court angle shots. I found her to be a challenging opponent and the result reflects this. It was a very enjoyable game. Thank you Yvonne and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentMarion Arnold bt Mary Gillings (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed playing Maria again, lots of good rallies and well matched play. Thank you Maria."  -- Marion
Reveal CommentMary Gillings v Rowena Alston (Sep 8) 7-5, 3-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rowena took the lead in the first set and Maria thought the game would be over quickly after playing earlier that afternoon. Somehow a burst of energy helped to pull back and then Maria took the lead in the 2nd set 3-0..However Rowena fought back and took 2 more games and by this point the lack of light meant play had to stop. Some long rallies and many deuces! To be continued "  -- Mary
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Mary Gillings (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hot day in Eaton Park with equally steamy long baseline rallies including some crazy back facing the net rescue shots. We were rather equal players in style with games won quite often after several deuces. Mary never gave up on a shot and scored many points this way. I hope your fitness supported you in your other game that night, at least it must have been a bit less boiling, good luck for the rest of the matches, Beate"  -- Beate
Reveal CommentYvonne Ayliffe v Lynne Johnson (Sep 7) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-3) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "The match was very close , with each of us playing well ,then not so well and trying to learn and improve our tennis with aims in mind , which really helped us to try and hone into areas that we wanted to improve on. I was pleased to come back from 5-1 down in the second set to win the tie break. Lynne also came back in the first set as well from 3 games down. This was how close it was and see-saw . Lynne had a muscle strain and after 2 long sets we decided that if we needed to play the final set we could , otherwise we would accept a draw at this stage. We will see if we get the other games played, which has been difficult to do ."  -- Yvonne
Opee Magnus bt Lynne Johnson (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentOpee Magnus bt Cathy Geary (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game against Opee. He has some lovely shots. He is particularly good at drop shots which made him a very challenging opponent. Good luck with your remaining matches Opee"  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentRowena Alston bt Beate Becker (Sep 2) 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun match with Beate with some good rallies. Thank you and good luck in the rest of the round."  -- Rowena
Reveal CommentMarion Arnold bt Cathy Geary (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great, even paced game played in blustery conditions. It was a joy to play Cathy who played a solid game in challenging winds, it really could have gone either way.. My recent volley practice gave me a slight edge taking advantage of the slower balls played into the wind. Thanks for a great game Cathy and hope to play you again soon."  -- Marion
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Cathy Geary (Aug 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Windy game but as we had been early birds today with our match start we did avoid more rainy conditions later in the morning. The final score does not reflect the balanced games of which a lot went to deuce and we had some long rallies. If Cathy did not play a 3 setter yesterday I am sure my cards would have looked a lot worse. So nice to play you again, hope we might meet again in the women’s league."  -- Beate
Reveal CommentCathy Geary bt Rowena Alston (Aug 28) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The weather was kind to us and this proved to be a very long and challenging match. Really both of us deserved to win as the match was so close with many deuce points and my inability to close the match out despite 6 match points. This is the first 3 set match I have won so I am delighted. However Rowena played really well and certainly won more points with winning shots. I think I just made fewer errors which is why I just managed to win. Good luck with your remaining matches Rowena.... Cathy "  -- Cathy
Reveal CommentBeate Becker bt Marion Arnold (Aug 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fast paced enjoyable game with Marion today in blustery but dry conditions. We had quite a few exciting ralleys with Marion using a great variety of shots and showing amazing stamina only letting me know towards the finish that she had already played a double this morning lasting 2 1/2 hours! This would amount to more than 4 hours of tennis today!! Have a good rest tonight and good luck for the rest of your games. "  -- Beate
Reveal CommentYvonne Ayliffe bt Beate Becker (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Beate played really well considering she was recovering from a broken elbow. Her serving was much more consistent than mine. It was a good match and the weather was nice."  -- Yvonne
Reveal CommentOpee Magnus bt Rowena Alston (Aug 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match. Rowena is always a challenging opponent, as she regularly approaches the net. Good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Opee
Reveal CommentLynne Johnson bt Rowena Alston (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • ''Fabulous evening really enjoyed playing thanks Rowena'' -- Lynne
Reveal CommentOpee Magnus bt Beate Becker (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable match with some good points played. Beate played well despite having an elbow injury. "  -- Opee
Reveal CommentRowena Alston bt Marion Arnold (Aug 18) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had an enjoyable match in all kinds of weather that could have gone either way. Good fun playing you again Marion."  -- Rowena
Reveal CommentLynne Johnson bt Beate Becker (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in fine drizzle. Thank you Beate and good luck in the rest of the games hope the elbow holds up "  -- Lynne

Results

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 17 | Thursday 26 September 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

A fantastic doubles round in Norwich with 83% of all possible matches played and players seemingly nipping out to play in what was sometimes the only 2 hour break in the rain. Many thanks to everyone for all their commitment and for making this such a successful round! Here's to the next one!

Group Summary:

Kieren and Sam successfully defended their title to top this well fought group once again. Richard and Jonny were hot on their heels and finished just two points behind to take the silver, but Kieren and Sam were not to be denied! Congratulations to them and many thanks for sending in a commentary with every match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Kieren Buxton & Sam Crisp [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Baines & Jonny Billing [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald [W1, L2] 3
  5. Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson [W1, L4] 3
  6. Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth [L4]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald (Nov 21) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game, best one we’ve played this round. Look forward to another match soon. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Nov 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in slippery conditions. Enjoyable match. Thanks Guys. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentLynne Johnson & Mark Johnson bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in great spirit. Lovely Sunday morning weather at Eaton Park."  -- Lynne
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played on a slippery court! Good rallies and points played in front of the raucous crowd! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPeter Mason & Andy Macdonald bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match with some great rallies throughout. Thanks for the game!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match. Look forward to another match in the future!"  -- Leon
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton (Oct 29) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really entertaining game on a freezing cold night at Eaton Park. Despite our opponents playing with three players (we're counting the net as being on their side!!!) we managed to edge a very tight first set. Richard & Jonny's ability to force the errors and hit great winners ensured they won the match though by taking the next two quite comfortably. Great fun, played in good spirits and looking forward to playing you both again!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Richard Baines & Jonny Billing (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to finish just before the heavy rain. Some good rallies and played in good spirit, thanks for the game Jonny and Richard! "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in great spirit with some good rallies on the carpet. Thanks for the game and best of luck with the rest. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you both and thanks for the game. Wouldn't have said it was your first match together. Best of luck for the rest of the round! "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and close games throughout. An enjoyable match played in good spirit, good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match on a nice evening at Eaton Park. Plenty of close rallies with some lovely shots from both Mark & Lynne made this a competitive, entertaining match. Best of luck in the rest of the group to you both!"  -- Mark

Group Summary:

Calum & Tim were on a bit of a roll this round and hadn't lost a set in three matches. Then they came up against Inga (playing her first doubles this round) & Mike and the match went the distance, finishing with one of those see-saw scores 6-2, 1-6, 6-2. "Interesting game" said Calum! Some close matches and generous commentaries with everything but the weather playing ball. Congrats to the winners and well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Calum Pollock & Tim Oakley [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Inga Misane & Mike Dixon [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May [W3, L2] 7
  4. Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson [W1, L4] 3
  6. Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Inga Misane & Mike Dixon (Dec 1) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting game, could have gone either way in the last set. Was good fun. Thanks for playing Inga and Mike. "  -- Calum
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game had. Thanks for playing Julie and Peter. "  -- Calum
Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 17) Walkover
Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 15) Walkover
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game of tennis, thanks for playing. First time I had played against a lefty, Sandra's serves threw me off abit. Swapped partners and played some more games until we ran out of light. "  -- Calum
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "In contrary to what score suggests it was very very close game. Even in last set there were regular deuces and very prolonged games. Nania and Sandra style suggested more experience and it was very difficult to make them to to miss difficult shots from oponent, also both were really great at the net. The combination of luck and avoidance of too much risk helped eventually us to win though any next time the outcome may be very different. Thank you Nania and Sandra for the friendly game, it was a pleasure to play with you and good luck for remaining matches.! "  -- Inga
Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Nov 3) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "It was interesting very close match. As the score shows the outcome was not clear up to the very end of the match, we had lots of deuces especially during the last set leading to tiebrake. Though somehow in final minutes the fortune dwelled longer on our side. Thank you Liliya and Linda for this great game!"  -- Inga

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 2) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to play in the only 2 hour window of dry weather. However, it was still challenging as it was very blustery especially during the first and third sets. Even so we had a really enjoyable match with lots of long rallies using all of the court. We had many games going to deuce which could have gone either way. Thanks Nania and Sandra for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of tennis."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Rolle & Peter Mundy bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Oct 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match played in very blustery conditions, but at least it didn’t rain! We had some great doubles play and some close games with numerous deuces. Well played and good luck with your other matches"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to have such competitive though very very friendly match with Peter and Julia, especially appreciated by Inga as it was her first experience in doubles. Thank you all for this enjoyable event and all the best luck in remaining matches! "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, some great back and forth rallies. Enjoyed the extra third set played. Thanks for playing Liliya and Linda"  -- Calum
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Oct 6) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a couple of issues with the rain - we had to move the match indoors due to the deluge and even then it was touch and go whether we'd be able to play because the roof was leaking badly at David Lloyds. However we finally managed to get under way on the only court that wasn't soaking wet and what a very enoyable time we had. Both sets were tight, the first was very tight with lots of games going to duece. We had some great rallies using allangles the court allows. The score in the second set didn't reflect how close that was as well. The match could have gone either way. Thank you Liliya for finding a court at the 11th hour and thank you Julie and Peter for agreeing to split the costs of the court."  -- Linda

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

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) 

Comments:
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