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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

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Waterloo Park

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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

Alderman Walker Park, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ Tel: full venue details »

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 »

" I did join a local club here but it was very small and the social playing opportunities were limited.  So I was really pleased to discover the Local Tennis League.  I’ve made some really good friends who I now play with socially outside the league.  We even have ladies meals out!  I would absolutely recommend the league to everyone!  It’s a perfect way to play people of different standards in a fun but also competitive forum. I also like the incentive of the midway bonus points and free balls.  And maybe one day I’ll win my group again – it’s been far too long since I was the recipient of a winner’s certificate!"

Liz Somerville

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 36 | Thursday 3 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 December 2020)

It's a shame this round had to end early due to lockdown but at least we managed to get past the midway point this time... meaning that you'll all receive a 50% round pass discount for next time! Well done for braving the often wintry weather to get so many matches played and we look forward to seeing you back in action before too long!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Tomi for finishing top of the group with 4 match wins and a 2 point lead over runner up Adham. Their head to head was a "very competitive match with some long deuce games and good rallies", while Adham won another 3 setter against third placed Jesse prevailing in a third set tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tomi Farkas 7.1 [W4, L1, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Adham Ashton-Butt [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jesse Farrell 8.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Barnaby Cook [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Henry Blazey 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andy Summers [W2, UF1] 5
  7. Peter Vrabec [W2, L1] 4
  8. Nicholas Goodwin [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy Summers bt Henry Blazey (Jan 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very wet and blustery day created tricky conditions for tennis, but a very enjoyable match. Great to meet you Henry and best of luck for the rest of your matches "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Nicholas Goodwin (Jan 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable competitive match with some long rallies on Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to future matches and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Vrabec bt Tomi Farkas (Jan 1) 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After the restart of the match a 3:3 draw saw Peter through from leading 3:1 in the final set, that was how far we got on Dec 28th. Well played!" -- Tomi
  • "A very competitive match played over 2 days in two different locations. The score doesn't reflect how close the match was. I really enjoyed the match and good luck with the rest of your matches." -- Peter
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas v Andy Summers (Dec 31) 7-5, 3-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Ran out of court time, to be finished soon."  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Adham Ashton-Butt (Dec 30) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match with some long deuce games and good rallies, well played Adham! Look forward to playing you again soon. Tomi"  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentJesse Farrell bt Peter Vrabec (Dec 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in Baltic conditions! Cheers Peter."  -- Jesse
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Barnaby Cook (Dec 30) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, nice to meet you Barnaby. Good luck with the rest of the round! Tomi"  -- Tomi
Tomi Farkas bt Nicholas Goodwin (Dec 29) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Henry Blazey (Dec 29) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An epic first encounter with Henry, over the 2 hour mark in freaking cold, excuse my language, but no sign of the Sun, 3 Celsius, but the rain stayed away. Look forward to another match in slightly warmer conditions. Good luck with the rest of the round Henry! Tomi"  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentAndy Summers bt Jesse Farrell (Dec 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable evening - great tennis and some excellent rallies. Really good to meet you and all the best for Christmas and the New Year."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentHenry Blazey bt Nicholas Goodwin (Dec 22) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First set was close! Then in the second Nicholas Caught up from 5-2 to 5-4, saving several match points. Really well played Nicholas! "  -- Henry
Adham Ashton-Butt bt Henry Blazey (Dec 20) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Match of the Group:

Adham Ashton-Butt bt Jesse Farrell (Dec 17) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentHenry Blazey bt Barnaby Cook (Dec 17) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Went down to literally the last point at 40-30. close rally to finish a close match!"  -- Henry
Reveal CommentJesse Farrell bt Barnaby Cook (Dec 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match, second set closer than score suggests, good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Jesse
Adham Ashton-Butt bt Nicholas Goodwin (Dec 14) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentBarnaby Cook bt Nicholas Goodwin (Dec 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, very close, lots of games going to deuce. Drizzle and dark skies and gusty winds. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Barnaby
Reveal CommentBarnaby Cook bt Adham Ashton-Butt (Dec 10) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After the nail biting match we had in the last round which went 3 sets and Adham won, I was expecting a tough match. The first set was tight if not our best tennis. The the rallies in the 3rd set were higher quality. Adham saved 3 match points. Great match and looking forward to future matches. "  -- Barnaby
Reveal CommentJesse Farrell bt Nicholas Goodwin (Dec 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always have to dig deep and compete against Nicholas, enjoyed it"  -- Jesse

Group Summary:

Congratulations to James for notching up 6 wins without defeat to top the table one point clear of runner up Vikki. This was a closely contested group with Rob and Gerard both playing 7 matches in third and fourth place respectively, and their head to head was an epic encounter with Gerard eventually edging the win in a match tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Daley [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vikki Savage [W5, L3] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Rob Machin [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gerard Van Tonder 8.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Philip Metcalf [W4] 8
  6. Ryan Newell 8.2 [W2, L5] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Terry Rollinson [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Sandra O’Neill [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Oliver Blyth [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Ryan Newell (Jan 4) 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set all the way, Rob had a couple of set points but I managed to sneak it. Rob ran away with the second set with some close games. To be continued."  -- Ryan
  • "Our third set went to a second day which Rob won 6-3, another great match." -- Ryan
  • "A great match between two evenly matched players that could have gone either way but Rob just having the edge on the final set that was completed 4 days after the first 2 sets." -- Rob
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Gerard Van Tonder (Jan 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with a lot of long rallies and many close games that could have gone either way. Gerard took a lead in the second set but after a short break to shelter from a hail storm I was able to get back into it and take the match. Lovely to meet you Gerard, good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentJames Daley bt Sandra O’Neill (Jan 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with some great quality tennis. Timed it well to finish just before the downpour! Great meeting you Sandra, thanks for a good match."  -- James
Philip Metcalf bt Ryan Newell (Jan 3) 6-3, 6-0
Philip Metcalf bt Rob Machin (Jan 2) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Daley bt Ryan Newell (Jan 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close first set which was genuinely in the balance right to the end. Ryan starting the second strongly but a run of games just gave James the edge in the end. Cracking match pal and great meeting you."  -- James
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Terry Rollinson (Dec 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice cold day for tennis. The second set was much closer and Terry had some chances to go ahead. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentPhilip Metcalf bt Vikki Savage (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very tough match out in the cold at Eaton Park. Well played Philip, good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Philip Metcalf bt Gerard Van Tonder (Dec 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Terry Rollinson (Dec 28) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match which was close throughout. Terry took the first break of serve to win the first set then I managed to get back in the game to take a lead in the second and did enough to win it and take it to a third. Terry took a two game lead but I managed to keep going and win the set. Thanks Terry and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Sandra O’Neill (Dec 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely, bright sunny day to get out and play. Thank you Sandra and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt Ryan Newell (Dec 27) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another excellent match against Ryan which ebbed and flowed. The second set was incredibly tight with winners in abundance. Thanks Ryan. "  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Sandra O’Neill (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning and a lovely game with lots of enjoyable rallies."  -- Rob

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt Rob Machin (Dec 20) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Another very closely contested (and exhausting) match against Rob, which could obviously have gone either way. Thanks Rob. "  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Ryan Newell (Dec 19) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The gusty wind & glaring sunshine added an extra element to this match today! I managed to edge a really closely contested first set then Ryan found his rhythm in the second and made fast work of it to set us up for a final set. Fortunately I was able to get back into the match and took the win in a really close third set. Thanks for a great match Ryan."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt Oliver Blyth (Dec 19) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tremendous match against Oliver with only a few points making the difference in the outcome of each set. It was very difficult to hit the ball away from Oliver as he chased almost everything down. "  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Terry Rollinson (Dec 18) 6-1, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wildly contrasting first two sets set it up nicely for a closely fought third set which swung Robs way as his serve kicked into play. Enjoyable match between two nicely matched players."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentGerard Van Tonder bt Sandra O’Neill (Dec 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I was very good to meet Sandra. We had a number of brilliant rallies and it was a very enjoyable match. We both had a good workout and it felt like a much closer match than the score would suggest. "  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentJames Daley bt Rob Machin (Dec 13) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match with many of the games close. Rob started strong and deservedly took the first. I managed to come back into it in the second before a tight one in the third. Thanks Rob, cracking match and good luck with your other games"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Daley bt Gerard Van Tonder (Dec 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match and I certainly had to work hard for the win. Great meeting you Gerard and all the best with your remaining matches."  -- James
Reveal CommentVikki Savage bt Oliver Blyth (Dec 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with some really long rallies. Great to play you Oliver, good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Vikki
Reveal CommentJames Daley bt Vikki Savage (Dec 6) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second game of the match, which felt like we had played a whole set with the amount of deuce and advantages, was a sign of how the rest of the match was going to go. Most games extremely close and both of us playing some cracking shots. Really enjoyable match, thanks Vikki...look forward to the rematch"  -- James
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Oliver Blyth (Dec 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very misty and cold and got a bit slippery towards the end. Thanks for a great match Ollie, lots of close points, games and rallies."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentJames Daley bt Oliver Blyth (Dec 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Match score didn't reflect how close many of the games were and for your first league match you played really well Oliver. Great to meet you, good luck with the rest of your matches and no doubt see you soon"  -- James
Reveal CommentRob Machin bt Vikki Savage (Dec 5) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On a lovely afternoon this match swung throughout with Vikki storming into the lead and Rob doggedly pulling back to win the first set. The second set was dominated by Vikki but the third could have gone either way with Rob edging a few key points to take the 3rd set and the match."  -- Rob

Group Summary:

Paul's 4 wins saw him crowned group champ ahead of Ose and Harry on 8 points apiece. Paul won a "tough match as usual" against Harry while Ose coped better with a "slightly slippy court and some wind" to secure runner up spot ahead of Harry. Well done to Inga for winning the group's only 3 set match also in tricky conditions against Julie.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Jarrett [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ose Ikhena [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Harry Seddon 9.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julie Cooper [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Inga Misane [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mike Dixon [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Wendy Thomson 8.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ilias Siomadis

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Jarrett bt Julie Cooper (Dec 31) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game in icy conditions. The score doesn't do justice to how close it was. Some great rallies. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMike Dixon bt Wendy Thomson (Dec 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable close match in sunshine score did not reflect the match with endless deuces great fun and sporting friendly opponent Wendy who usually beats me!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentPaul Jarrett bt Wendy Thomson (Dec 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with some good rallies. Good fightback from Wendy in the second set. Great to play indoors too. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentOse Ikhena bt Julie Cooper (Dec 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with Julie to kick off a nice Sunday morning. There were some great rallies particularly involving some good net play by both players. Lots of fun."  -- Ose
Reveal CommentOse Ikhena bt Wendy Thomson (Dec 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun match. Was nice to be playing indoors and Wendy was a good opponent. There were some great passing shots from both players in a good natured match. Lots of fun."  -- Ose
Reveal CommentOse Ikhena bt Harry Seddon (Dec 18) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with Harry, who was a good competitor and produced some great shots, particularly at the net. With a slightly slippy court and some wind, the conditions meant the match was littered with errors from both sides, but very enjoyable nonetheless."  -- Ose

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Julie Cooper (Dec 18) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match on a dark and windy day with occasional light rain. I felt very lucky to eventually win, could have gone either way. Thank you Julie for the great game!"  -- Inga
Reveal CommentPaul Jarrett bt Inga Misane (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game with the sun causing havoc as usual! Some good rallies and tough games. Good luck in the rest of your games "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentInga Misane bt Wendy Thomson (Dec 12) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to have another great, friendly match with Wendy. The score of the second set does not reflect the balance - many games were very prolonged with long rallies and lots of deuces! Thank you Wendy for the great game and the opportunity to play indoors. All the best for future matches! "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentHarry Seddon bt Wendy Thomson (Dec 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, Wendy, for arranging to play indoors at David Lloyd. The slow surface led to extended, often very enjoyable rallies. As a majority of games also went to deuce, we had exceeded 90 minutes before we knew it and had to move courts for - as it turned out - the final two points. Good fun. Thanks Wendy. "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentPaul Jarrett bt Harry Seddon (Dec 8) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match as usual, I was fortunate to win the 1st set, but got into a bit of rhythm in the second set. Harry always a tough opponent so happy to get the win "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Mike Dixon (Dec 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very cold afternoon, but dry - some great rallies and despite the score, the match could have gone either way."  -- Julie
Reveal CommentJulie Cooper bt Wendy Thomson (Dec 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play indoors and thanks for hosting, Wendy"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentHarry Seddon bt Julie Cooper (Dec 6) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Julie in conditions that improved as the games progressed. The first set could have gone either way, whilst in the second I benefited from being able to get into the net a bit more often. Julie had given me a real drubbing in the past, so to get this outcome was a real relief!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Seddon bt Mike Dixon (Dec 4) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks to Mike for agreeing to play our match at short notice. The rain held off, pretty much, showing that 'fortune favours the brave'. The contest was as close as can be. Each set was very close whilst nearly every game went to deuce as well. It's really good to be playing tennis again! "  -- Harry

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles 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). 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.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a match tiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], 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) 

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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
Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 10) Walkover
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
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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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) 

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