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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • For everybody!
  • 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 

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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
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 31 August 2017 to Wednesday 25 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 September 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Keeley [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Enol Molpeceres Garcia [W3] 6
  3. Tomi Farkas 8.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alex Goodall [W1, L2] 3
  5. Christopher Odey [L2] 1
  6. Sam Tyson 8.1 [L2] 1
  7. Greg Tinder [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Christopher Odey (Oct 8) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "High level match with incredible rallies."  -- Tomi
Alex Goodall bt Sam Tyson (Oct 3) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), [10-7]
Enol Molpeceres Garcia bt Greg Tinder (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Keeley bt Alex Goodall (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Alex hit some good winners but Andy too consistent for him."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Keeley bt Greg Tinder (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to just avoid the rain! Greg hit some great winners but Andy stayed consistent for the win."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEnol Molpeceres Garcia bt Andrew Keeley (Sep 26) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match. A lot off combinations. Long rallies. Very good technique"  -- Enol
Reveal CommentAndrew Keeley bt Sam Tyson (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match with some sunshine too!"  -- Andrew
Tomi Farkas bt Alex Goodall (Sep 22) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Keeley bt Christopher Odey (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score suggests. Damp court didn't stop us!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEnol Molpeceres Garcia bt Tomi Farkas (Sep 10) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • " Well played Enol, a very patient, punctual game with added power when needed. Great stuff! Wonderful passing shots :)" -- Tom
Reveal CommentAndrew Keeley bt Tomi Farkas (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close games and a few breaks! Good match in the sun."  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Page 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Oliver Heaton [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alfie Carpenter 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Griffiths 8.2 [W2, L2] 5
  5. Richard Powell 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andy Turner [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sam Regan [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Oliver Heaton (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A closer game than score suggests. Think we broke Guinness world record for number of net cords "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Richard Powell (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny day. Thanks Richard to lending me your spare when my string went"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Oliver Heaton (Sep 30) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the match Olli!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Andrew Griffiths (Sep 25) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight game this one despite the 6 - 1 last set. Lots of deuce games and some tight line calls all added to the mix. This game could easily have gone either way. Great game thanks Andrew."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Richard Powell (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well matched game with some great winners and rallies. Both a bit thrown initially by the floodlights but the game developed well and was very competitive. Thanks for a great game Richard!"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Alfie Carpenter (Sep 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game with challenging rallies on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. Well played Alfie"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Andrew Griffiths (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the match andy!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Andy Turner (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with well fought rallies through out"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Andy Turner (Sep 19) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Tight game which was played over two days as the rain stopped play after the first set. Cheers for the game Andy," -- Richard
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Richard Powell (Sep 10) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good close match. Richard was unlucky to break a string near the end of set 1 and I managed to sneak it. Lots and lots of long deuce games throughout and the wind really picked up in the 3rd set. Thanks for the match!"  -- Robert
Alfie Carpenter bt Sam Regan (Sep 6) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Alfie Carpenter bt Andy Turner (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentRobert Page bt Andy Turner (Sep 2) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Andy!"  -- Robert

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Fryatt [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dimitris Karkanis [W3, L1] 6
  3. Patrick Crotty 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Ireland [L3] 1
  5. Tim Rayner [L1] 1
  6. Andrew Reader [L2]
  7. Graham McGrotty 10.1

Match Results:

Dimitris Karkanis bt Tim Rayner (Oct 12) 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
Dimitris Karkanis bt Patrick Crotty (Oct 8) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Fryatt bt Andrew Ireland (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Andy and thanks for the game. A lot of good rallies and great serving. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Adam
Dimitris Karkanis bt Andrew Ireland (Sep 30) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentAdam Fryatt bt Andrew Reader (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Andrew"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Fryatt bt Dimitris Karkanis (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Dimitris and good luck in your remaining games."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Andrew Reader (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A glorious Sunday morning at Eaton Park, with the score flattering me somewhat as there were plenty of deuce games. Thanks for the game Andy and all the best for your remaining matches!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAdam Fryatt bt Patrick Crotty (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game Patrick, very close first set apart from the score. Many Thanks enjoyed"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Andrew Ireland (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It's always good fun playing Andy, who hits some great serves and can be an extremely awkward opponent. It didn't help that the match was a bit stop-start due to its completion over 2 days because of rain, but nevertheless an enjoyable game - thanks Andy!"  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Bunn 9.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Martin 9.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Bryant [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lucian Iftimie Hau 9.2 [W3, L1] 6
  5. Rosanna Ball 8.2 [W1, L4] 2
  6. Hugo Evoli [L3]
  7. Tom Bool

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRosanna Ball bt Hugo Evoli (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies, I really enjoyed the match"  -- Rosanna
Lucian Iftimie Hau bt Rosanna Ball (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-2
Lucian Iftimie Hau bt Chris Bunn (Oct 8) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Lucian Iftimie Hau bt Paul Martin (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Bryant bt Rosanna Ball (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good, enjoyable game. Thanks a lot Rosanna "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Hugo Evoli (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First set started off close with some close games and long rallies - the second seemed to go my way but we continued to have some good rallies. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Hugo Evoli (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The rain stayed off for a game of many close games. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRichard Bryant bt Lucian Iftimie Hau (Sep 27) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A close and exhausting game throughout. Some great rallies with lots of running. Lucian made a great comeback in the second set to go from 3 0 down to lead 4 3 but I managed to scrape over the finish line in the end - and thankfully avoid a further gruelling third set. Thanks for the game Lucian."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Richard Bryant (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The first set seemed to go my way with some close games. Richard came back strong in the second with some very long rallies and close games throughout but I managed to serve the set out at 6 : 3. An enjoyable match on a sunny Sunday afternoon. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Rosanna Ball (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I managed to take the first set fairly comfortably but some of the games were very close and we had some great rallies. . After a change of tactics - Rosanna fought back strong in the second but I managed to take the set 6:3 in the end. A good match played with great spirit and humour! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Paul Martin (Sep 17) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I seemed to take control in the first set but the games were very close and there wasn't that much in it. . The second set was much tighter but Paul managed to win the crucial points and take the set. The final set was again close but I managed to take the first few games which made it difficult for Paul but he fought back well. - a really enjoyable match with lots of long rallies and a good standard of serving from both sides. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Richard Bryant (Sep 9) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An epic battle in the blazing September heat with every type of shot going. Richard played in with an injured arm and it was close all match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Martin bt Rosanna Ball (Sep 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening of tennis."  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Taylor 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Battley [W3, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Marie Bruser [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Karl Kindelman 9.1 [W2, L1, UF2] 6
  5. Tadgh Buckley 10.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  6. Ed Mcmanus [W1, L1] 3
  7. Alan Barnes [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Pierre Becker [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Marie Bruser (Oct 7) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match. Marie suffered a nasty fall at the end of the first set which effectively cost her it, however she came back strongly to take the second after lots of close games. The 3rd set was a real cliffhanger, long grueling rallies with both players feeling the effects of nearly 3 hours of competition! Richard eventually secured the match 7-5 by breaking Marie's serve. A fantastic and close fought encounter, played in a great spirit and could have gone either way. Thanks Marie."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Karl Kindelman (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match completed on 5th October. Some good long rallies, thanks Karl," -- Richard
Adam Battley bt Tadgh Buckley (Oct 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentTadgh Buckley bt Alan Barnes (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with difficult underfoot conditions. Tadgh got off to the ideal start winning the first set. Alan broke Tadgh's serve to take an early lead in the second set. Games were traded with Tadgh eventually getting on top to secure the match. "  -- Tadgh
Reveal CommentTadgh Buckley v Karl Kindelman (Sep 26) 7-5, 6-7 (0-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Thrilling match. Nip and tuck in the first set with lots of serve breaks. Tadgh eventually grinding it out. Into the second, Karl took the first game and then continued with a purple patch to go 4-1 up. Tadgh then had his best spell getting into a 6-5 lead. Karl tenaciously levelled it up at 6-6. Karl then went on to destroy Tadgh in the tie break 7-0. To be completed with it all to play for!!"  -- Tadgh
Reveal CommentKarl Kindelman v Marie Bruser (Sep 24) 7-6 (7-5), 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Playing 1.5 hours for the first set indicates the length of the rallies. Marie used her excellent physical abilities to push Karl back to the base line, and only the short balls give a real chance to Karl to win a rally. Even the tie-break could not been closer. In the second set Karl went up to 4:1 while Marie was gathering some extra energy, which helped her to come back. Marie was keen to complete the match,but unfortunately there was no free court on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.Strong and talented young lady. Karl"  -- Karl
Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Alan Barnes (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match was completed on a glorious warm sunny morning. It would be fair to say this match was not a classic! Neither player got into the groove of the match until the tail end of the 2nd set. The last 4 games really opened up the court and tactics really came into play. Adams net play and smashes were on form. Alan dug in deep to have a charging come back in the 2nd set but just as he hit some top quality form and nicked set/match point. Alan did really well to dig in deep and fight all the way to the end. Well played."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Pierre Becker (Sep 24) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A low sun at one end of the court made for a 'game of two halves' with one side of the net being distinctly more difficult to play at than the other! Nevertheless, a really enjoyable game against an excellent opponent who has some really great shots and we played a lot of good rallies. Many thanks Pierre and best of luck for the rest of the league."  -- Richard
Karl Kindelman bt Pierre Becker (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Adam Battley (Sep 21) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A match played over 2 nights. A slow start from Adam who picked up his game brilliantly in the 2nd set to win the crucial points with some really good, hard fought rallies played. The 3rd set score is a bit flattering as there were some very close games. An enjoyable match against a good opponent and best of luck for the rest of the league Adam."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Pierre Becker (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play Pierre! The score does not reflect the game much as we had many deuces and some amazing shots with great placement. Pierre can read the game really well which was a joy to see. good luck for the remaining games, Pierre!"  -- Marie
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Adam Battley (Sep 18) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 3-1 Adam Battley Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Great first set - really close game with some great points. Good fun to play"  -- Marie
  • "On a second visit after the horror of the rain, Ada played his second match of the the day. A battle start to finish. Adam won the second set 6-3 but the shadow of his thigh injury returned and after 2 games in the third set, play had to be stopped. Marie was a worthy winner and will give all the other members of the group a tough battle," -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Battley bt Pierre Becker (Sep 18) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Pierre is by far the most graceful player I have played. You can see he watches a lot of Gasget. He has a great serve which has an amazing kick. there was a lot of creative play throughout the match. Great long rallies throughout the match but one moment stands out. There was one key point in the second set which stands out, where all the coffee shop viewed lobs, slices, smashes, running off the court with amazement and both players shock hands after it. It was a match where both players had chunks of domination and once the tide turned it was difficult to regain the flow. A real gent which plays this game in a style I could only dream of having. Well done Pierre for a top mornings tennis."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentTadgh Buckley bt Ed Mcmanus (Sep 10) 1-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "An amazing match that had everything from hugely enthralling rallies to Ed's deadly passing shots. Ed stormed into an early lead by commanding the first set with an impermeable service game. The second set was a much tighter affair with both players initially holding their serves then swapping breaks, then eventually Tadgh narrowly secured the second set 6-4. All to play for the final set/tiebreak. There was nothing given away easily in this tiebreak with both players struggling to get a clear lead and it really was tit for tat all the way to the finish where Tadgh eventually pipped Ed to the finish line. "  -- Tadgh
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Alan Barnes (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was my first game this round. Many great rallies had me running back and forth and tired me out. Overall a pleasure to play!"  -- Marie
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Alan Barnes (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, lots of good rallies and close games. Thanks Alan."  -- Richard
Karl Kindelman bt Alan Barnes (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentEd Mcmanus bt Adam Battley (Sep 1) 6-1, 4-6, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "This match ended due to poor light and both players agreed to play a tie break up to 7 as a decider. Ed won the tie break 7-2. I was a great match on a nice cool evening which Ed got out of the blocks early and completely whooped Adam in the fist set with fine pin point hitting of the ball. It was won with great ease. Adam had to battle hard in the second set moving Ed around more and making for a tightly contested second set which Adam just scraped by winning set point after trying for 9 times! There was good variety of shots and action around the court and light was getting poor. So we decided on the Russian roulete of a tie break which Ed was able to claim his well earned win. Good luck to the rest of the group, Ed is on top form!!!!

Current Rankings:

  1. Stefan Arsene [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Mace 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andy Macdonald 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark Johnson [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Simon Wooldridge [W2, L1] 4
  6. Ryan Newell 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Olive Merrill [L1] withdrawn 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Wooldridge bt Mark Johnson (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions indeed! Cheers for the game Mark."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRichard Mace bt Mark Johnson (Oct 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable competitive match Mark. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Mace bt Ryan Newell (Sep 25) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "With the second set of this match much closer than the first, it could have gone either way. Cheers for the game Ryan"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Mace bt Andy Macdonald (Sep 23) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable, close game played in a good spirit that came down to whose serve was the more consistent. Thanks for the game Andy."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentStefan Arsene bt Mark Johnson (Sep 23) 6-7, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Verry good match. Thank you"  -- Stefan
Reveal CommentStefan Arsene bt Ryan Newell (Sep 22) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Best match so far , Ryan was very competitive but somehow i manage to edge it in the second set. Thank you for the good match"  -- Stefan
Stefan Arsene bt Simon Wooldridge (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Ryan Newell (Sep 19) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always a close match against Ryan who was serving for the set in both sets at 5-4 up. I managed to grind out the win after 2hrs play and look forward to a replay which is bound to be very tight once again. Thanks for a great match Ryan."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentSimon Wooldridge bt Olive Merrill (Sep 17) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Conditions were a bit slippery but a really good match with some good rallies particularly in third set. Could have gone either way. Cheers for the game Olive. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentMark Johnson bt Ryan Newell (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "REally enjoyed this game. TIght all the way through and first set could have gone either way. MAnaged to complete the game before the park closed and the gales arrived! Thanks Ryan"  -- Mark
Stefan Arsene bt Richard Mace (Sep 10) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Mark Johnson (Sep 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thought we would be facing a 3rd set as Mark raced to 4-0 up in the second through some solid service games and awful serving from myself. Thankfully I managed to claw my way back in to the set and take the win through a very hard fought match by both players. Great match thank you Mark! "  -- Andy

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeannette Baxter [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joseph Cassidy [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Callum King [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Sakhrani [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Mason [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Howard Jones [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Oliver Tan-Goulding [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Sakhrani bt Peter Mason (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, with some really long and tiring rallies, it was really hard to separate the both of us, save for a few points, thanks Pete, all the best with your remaining games."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJoseph Cassidy bt Peter Mason (Oct 14) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very closely-fought (and really enjoyable) match. Lots of drama, long rallies and going right down to the wire. Best of luck in your remaining matches, Peter - it was a pleasure to meet and play you. "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Howard Jones (Oct 10) 1-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Howard. Not too much from either of us in quality rallies but fun nonetheless and close!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentJeannette Baxter bt Callum King (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Callum. Really enjoyed it. Best of luck with the remaining matches "  -- Jeannette
Reveal CommentJeannette Baxter bt Oliver Tan-Goulding (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable game, Oliver. Best of luck with your remaining matches."  -- Jeannette
Reveal CommentRobert Sakhrani bt Howard Jones (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Howard, it was nice to meet you..a really funny and nice guy..a lot of the games were much closer than the score suggests. All the best in the remaining game"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJoseph Cassidy bt Robert Sakhrani (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game under the floodlights :) Score doesn't tell the whole story - a few points the other way and the result could have been very different. Many thanks, Rob and best of luck in your remaining matches."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentJoseph Cassidy bt Oliver Tan-Goulding (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game, with some long and fun rallies. Slice in abundance! Good luck with the rest of your matches, Oliver - a pleasure to meet you."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentJeannette Baxter bt Joseph Cassidy (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable game, Joseph. Some long rallies and big serves from you! It was lovely to meet you. Best of luck with your remaining matches."  -- Jeannette
Reveal CommentRobert Sakhrani bt Oliver Tan-Goulding (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Oliver and thanks for carrying on afterwards till we ran out of light!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Oliver Tan-Goulding (Sep 21) 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "After a quick first set the second set was very close and momentum swung both ways at different stages of the match. Tie break ended the second set. Thanks for the game Oliver!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentHoward Jones bt Oliver Tan-Goulding (Sep 18) 7-6 (7-0), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun on a blustery day! Death by drop shot!!"  -- Howard
Reveal CommentJeannette Baxter bt Peter Mason (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable match, Pete, with lots of long rallies! It was lovely to meet you. Good luck with the rest of the matches."  -- Jeannette
Reveal CommentPeter Mason bt Callum King (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match. Many good, hard-fought games. Cheers Callum & good luck with your remaining matches "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJoseph Cassidy bt Howard Jones (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, in which both of us battled against very windy conditions. Difficult weather made for unpredictable if entertaining shots. Many thanks Howard, best of luck in your remaining matches."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Robert Sakhrani (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, games were close although we were both a little rusty! Wind on top didnt really help but fun nonetheless."  -- Callum
Reveal CommentJeannette Baxter bt ROBERT SAKHRANI (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks a lot for the game, Rob. It was really good to meet you. Good luck in the remaining matches."  -- Jeannette
Reveal CommentPeter Mason bt Howard Jones (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "All the best with your remaining games Howard "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJeannette Baxter bt Howard Jones (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was really lovely to meet you, Howard. Good luck in the remaining matches."  -- Jeannette

Current Rankings:

  1. Nathan Kelly 10.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lewis Chamberlain [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Thomas Helfer [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martin Robson [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Liz Somerville [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Linda May 9.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Baines [L3]

Match Results:

Liz Somerville bt Richard Baines (Oct 8) Walkover
Nathan Kelly bt Linda May (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-0
Martin Robson bt Liz Somerville (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentThomas Helfer bt Martin Robson (Oct 1) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was much more representative of how close we were! Thanks Martin for a good match"  -- Thomas
Nathan Kelly bt Liz Somerville (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentThomas Helfer bt Richard Baines (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent game of tennis that I thoroughly enjoyed - thanks Richard! I really enjoyed playing against a very similar player, and was really pleased to have managed the win; it was a close match. One of those rare times my serves are working!"  -- Thomas
Nathan Kelly bt Thomas Helfer (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-1
Nathan Kelly bt Martin Robson (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentThomas Helfer bt Liz Somerville (Sep 22) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match against a lovely person; thanks Liz. The first set was dominated by both of us breaking serve, whereas service was held in the 2nd set. The wonderful inconsistencies of tennis! I hope the postponed Friday-evening red wine was worth the wait!"  -- Thomas
Nathan Kelly bt Richard Baines (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Linda May (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to dodge the downpours and get this match played! I always enjoy playing Linda and today was no exception. First set was quite close but she kind of lost her mojo in the second set! Slippery court didn't help."  -- Liz
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Liz Somerville (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Liz again, we had to wait around for the monsoon to stop but then it got out lovely and sunny for us! "  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Nathan Kelly (Sep 14) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really met my match with Nathan, a top quality player who I really hope to meet again for plenty of games, shame we had to play over a two day period due to the weather but still a good match none the less." Lewis
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Martin Robson (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game with Martin, with some great serves from both of us, with Martin recovering from an injury I felt he played incredibly well and the score didn't reflect the true gameplay. "  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentLewis Chamberlain bt Linda May (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Linda this evening, felt good to try the new tennis racquet out and find it's working for me! Linda played some strong backhands and caught me out with numerous drop shots, all in all a fun enjoyable game."  -- Lewis
Martin Robson bt Linda May (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Jerome Boisbluche [W7] 14
  2. Andrew Butcher 10.1 [W4, L2, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Julie Cooper [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jordan Scrimshaw [W2, L2, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jon Vila [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Harry Seddon 10.2 [W3, L2] 6
  7. Andrew Garnham [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Stewart Thompson [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Stewart Thompson (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely afternoon for tennis, making the most of the last few days of summer - first set was very even until Julie took the lead and went on to win the 2nd set. "  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJerome Boisbluche bt Andrew Butcher (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match against Andrew under the sun. Match started very close, but I tried to make Andrew run quite a bit around the court which seems to have paid off. A few very powerful serves from Andrew. Enjoyed a nice rally session after the match too. Will be happy to play again."  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentHarry Seddon bt Jon Vila (Oct 8) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "It was good of Jon to play after working last night into the small hours and the outcome was my most enjoyable match of this round. I tried to concentrate on just getting my shots in, and quite often did so with pretty pathetic sliced returns, often quite short. I suspect that (like me in some earlier matches) Jon found this harder to deal with than if I'd been hitting the ball harder and longer. There were quite a few good rallies and the occasional cracking shot, with half the games going to deuce. I probably had the better of it at the net, but even so the match could so easily have gone the other way but for a few tie-break points. Thanks, Jon. "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentJerome Boisbluche bt Stewart Thompson (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game against Stewart on a nice autumn morning. Started on wet courts but after a couple of slips in the first games it dried out quickly and ended up being very nice and mild. Stewart was very friendly to play against and gave a few very nice shots making me run to the net. "  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentJerome Boisbluche bt Harry Seddon (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Had fun playing this match against Harry! He is a nice and fun person to play with. Despite the result, Harry made me run a lot and gave very nice shots!!"  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Stewart Thompson (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Luckily, I think I played Stewart at the right time, this being his first match for a while. Technically, he is a better player than me but his game was still a little rusty although he did play many outrageous drop shots which he seemed to play from any position on the court. After a slightly one sided first set, Stewart took a 3-0 lead before I fought back to take the match. Really enjoyed the match - thanks Stewart! Good lluck with your remaining matches."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJerome Boisbluche bt Jon Vila (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, on a slightly slippery court. I enjoyed Jon's tennis style which I found similar to mine. Would be nice to play again soon."  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentHarry Seddon bt Andrew Butcher (Sep 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was not so much a game that I won, but one that Andrew threw away. We were at a very tight 4-3 in the first set when Andrew descended into a sort of despondent mood that led him to give away point after point without appearing to try. By the time he got over it, the damage had been done and I just had to close out the last few games. After my abject mauling at the hands of Julie, I wasn't going to complain! Andrew is a friendly chap who wears his heart very much on his sleeve and before the game he told me that he was really keen to win, to secure promotion. All of goes to show (in case we should ever forget!) that tennis is a game played against oneself as much as the opponent. And it is never over until it is over!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentJerome Boisbluche bt Julie Cooper (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, There were a lot of long rallies and Julie made me run a lot, returning every single ball! Julie is very friendly !"  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Jordan Scrimshaw (Sep 27) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - Jordan took the first set quite quickly, but Julie equalised and then took the final set - both of us had a good workout, to say the least!"  -- Julie
Jerome Boisbluche bt Jordan Scrimshaw (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Harry Seddon (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and lots of sliced shots from both players (Harry's serve and my now infamous backhand!). A fun match - thanks Harry."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Julie Cooper (Sep 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I consider Julie one of the most difficult but friendliest opponents in the league. Today confirmed that. Whatever I tried Julie returned it. When I came to the net she lobbed me, when I stayed back she wore me down on consistency. At the end of the day the match was turned by me winning a few key points in our many deuce games. An enjoyable long match on a warm afternoon at Eaton Park. Thanks Julie. No doubt we will meet again."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJordan Scrimshaw bt Jon Vila (Sep 24) 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this match played lots of good points a lot of attacking play just a shame it got a little dark toward the end of the third but over all a very good match "  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Jon Vila (Sep 23) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was partly played in driving rain and hail, horrendous conditions for both players. I managed to go 4-1 up before Jon found his game and took a 6-5 lead. In worsening conditions, I levelled the match and scraped through on the tie break. The second set was played on a perfect sunny autumn morning and, thankfully, my consistent returns won through in a set much closer than the score suggests. Thanks for the match Jon," -- Andrew
Reveal CommentHarry Seddon bt Andrew Garnham (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Andrew for having been very organised, so this was his sixth match and only my first. We played mostly under lights; where have the evenings gone? We were both a bit perplexed by the eventual score, which misrepresents what was an enjoyable - and pretty even - game. Afterwards we had time for a post-match knockabout, in which we each played much better strokes. Typical, eh?"  -- Harry
Andrew Butcher v Jordan Scrimshaw (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7) TBC
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Julie Cooper (Sep 18) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "it was a hard fought game, well played Julie I enjoyed the match. good luck for the rest of your games."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentAndrew Butcher bt Andrew Garnham (Sep 17) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Andrew. Like our previous encounter, this was a 3 set match - lasting 2 hours. Played on a still, damp evening at Eaton Park it was a mixed bag of tennis match which either of us could have won. Andrew raced to a 5-2 lead in the first set which I managed to claw back to win on a tie break once I started to get some first serves in. Justice prevailed in the second set where Andrew's better tennis and my poor service gave him a 6-2 win despite some close games. The third set was closer the score suggests and it shows that the better tennis doesn't always win through as I scraped the key points. Thanks for the game and the tips Andrew!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJordan Scrimshaw bt Andrew Garnham (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match thank you very much "  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Andrew Garnham (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Andrew, it was a good game on the second set had some good rallies score was very close at the start of second set. the nature of the game would be different if the court was dry it could be a very close game."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentAndrew Garnham bt Julie Cooper (Sep 7) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Julie Cooper for a very good game first set at one point score was 5-2 ending finishing 7-5. Second set much closer tough game at 2-3 and then went on to win 6-4 we just beat fading light and rain to complete the match hope to play again in next league"  -- Andrew
Jerome Boisbluche bt Andrew Garnham (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Sally Highfield [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nicholas Hodges 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mary Gillings [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mike Dixon [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jack Scott [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicholas Hodges bt Mary Gillings (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Just completed before the rain and darkness set in,with slight back niggles well be sure to feel it tomorrow ! "  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentSally Highfield bt Jack Scott (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuces in the 2nd Set. "  -- Sally
Reveal CommentNicholas Hodges bt Jack Scott (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Summer came back, lovely day for a match. "  -- Nicholas
Mike Dixon bt Victoria Chubb (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSally Highfield bt Victoria Chubb (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score would suggest. Thank you Victoria for introducing me to the courts at Thorpe Rec, a great place to play "  -- Sally
Reveal CommentSally Highfield bt Mike Dixon (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Mike started slowly but got better as the match went on. The second set was closer than the score suggests with several deuce games. It was a lovely afternoon for tennis"  -- Sally
Reveal CommentSally Highfield bt Nicholas Hodges (Sep 18) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, which could have gone either way. Fortunately for me Nick did not serve as well in the 2nd set. I really enjoyed the game."  -- Sally
Nicholas Hodges bt Victoria Chubb (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSally Highfield bt Mary Gillings (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Court was slippery and it was a wet day, but we managed to find the only dry hour. Quite a few deuces that fortunately went my way."  -- Sally
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Mike Dixon (Sep 13) 6-1, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "On a blustery lunch time, Mary quickly took the first set, but Mike warmed up nicely to coast the second set with ease whilst Mary lost concentration, thinking about lunch. After some good rallies, Mary took the final set to win the game and was pleased the game was over asome Mike certainly made her run around for the win! Enjoyable game."  -- Mary
Reveal CommentJack Scott bt Victoria Chubb (Sep 10) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was very tight with a tiebreak having to decide the set with Jack winning the tiebreak 7-2. Victoria had some great serves with power throughout the match and Jack found it difficult to get those strong serves back over the net. In the second set, Jack hit some good winners and he had 2 match points at 5-4 but Victoria done well to pull it back. However, Jack broke Victoria's serve and held his serve to win the second set 7-5. Thanks for the match Victoria and all the best for the rest of the round."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentMary Gillings bt Jack Scott (Sep 2) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Both players were well warmed up for the game with Mary having participated in Cardio Tennis and Jack having just completed intermediate Tennis prior to the match. Whilst Mary played consistently in the first set, Jack warmed up to take the second set with some great points scored from super shots near the net . Mary was tired in the third set with Jack having youth on his side, but she just managed to take the third set after some long deuce points. Enjoyable game Jack, thanks. "  -- Mary

Results

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 10 | Thursday 28 September 2017 to Wednesday 6 December 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 November 2017)

Current Rankings:

  • Andy Turner & Mary Gillings
  • Christel Lomahan & Jordan Holland
  • Enol Molpeceres Garcia & Cameron Whiting withdrawn
  • James Bowman & Lucy-Ann Williams
  • Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May
  • Liz Somerville & Narelle Berry
  • Martin Robson & Howard Jones
  • Sheila Armes & Oliver Heaton withdrawn

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Norwich Parks archive.
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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