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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • 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

The league is:

  • 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 

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
  • 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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Derby Road, Nottingham, NG9 2SD
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Collapse AllNottingham Parks Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 16 February 2017 to Wednesday 12 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Another successful round in Nottingham with over 70% of matches played - round of applause to you all. It was fantastic to see rivalries renewed and created throughout the groups in some excellent matches. We hope to see you all next time for more tennis in the summer months!

Group Summary:

Craig makes a superb introduction into the league chalking up five straight wins to claim the prize at the first time of asking. Well done to Paul who can take the satisfaction of being the only player to take a point off the champion. Joe continues his excellent form backing up his promotion from the previous round with second place ahead of James thanks to his tight victory in their head to head.

Final Rankings:

  1. Craig Flint 8.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joe Fisher 10.2 [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. James Barlow 10.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jon Barry 10.2 [W3, L3] 8
  5. Paul Hurt [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alan Hook [L2] 1
  7. Nathanael Parkin 9.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoe Fisher bt Jon Barry (Apr 11) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A game of 2 halves. Jon flew out of the blocks, hitting well & rightly took the 1st set but a complete momentum shift in the 2nd allowed me back in to the match, I guess that's just tennis. I started to find some rhythm, which carried on into the final set, although it was more evenly matched than the score line suggests. Well played Jon, keep up the good work & look forward to meeting in the next round."  -- Joe
Craig Flint bt Joe Fisher (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-1
Craig Flint bt Nathanael Parkin (Apr 8) 4-0 Nathanael Parkin Retired
Jon Barry bt Paul Hurt (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-1
Jon Barry bt Alan Hook (Apr 5) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Hurt bt Nathanael Parkin (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nathaneal broke a string in his racket before the match even started and he ended up using my spare one which I felt gave me a big advantage in the match as he was so unfamiliar with it. Paul"  -- Paul
Jon Barry bt Nathanael Parkin (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Barlow bt Jon Barry (Mar 30) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match played in near perfect conditions, New balls and a fast outdoor court meant lots of aces and quick games going with serve initially, but as the match went on the balls and players tired a wee bit, so the rallies got longer with lots of service breaks. Anyone's match to be honest, tennis definitely the winner today! (sorry, couldn't help it). Cheers Jon."  -- James
Joe Fisher bt Nathanael Parkin (Mar 30) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Barlow bt Nathanael Parkin (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult match in windy conditions, had to dig in defensively against some big forehands and approach shots, cheers for a great match!"  -- James
Reveal CommentCraig Flint bt Jon Barry (Mar 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A one sided score line for sure but tennis is certainly a game of momentum and by His own admission Jon never managed to get going after losing some early close rallies and I think I managed to find some of my better form today. Im sure a replay in another round things might be closer."  -- Craig
Joe Fisher bt Paul Hurt (Mar 1) 7-5, 7-5
Craig Flint bt James Barlow (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-3
Craig Flint bt Paul Hurt (Feb 27) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Paul Hurt bt Alan Hook (Feb 26) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Barlow bt Paul Hurt (Feb 24) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough, attritional match in windy conditions, the second set alone lasted longer than most of my previous league matches. Lost count of the number of multiple-deuce games and service breaks, thanks for a top quality game Paul."  -- James
Joe Fisher bt James Barlow (Feb 22) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

Adam's group win looks comfortable on paper but this was far from the case. Gilbert, Howard and Jon all made sure Adam's title winning credentials were put to the test, battling it out to force tie-breaks and/or deciding sets in very competitive matches. Adam managed to come through these unscathed and has an unbeaten record to his name along with the title in an impressive debut. Jon showed some fine form to come home with the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Middleton [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jon Stabler [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gilbert Alla-Mensah 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Howard Westgate 10.1 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sofia Kordolaimi [W1, L3] 2
  6. Gary Benner 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Adam Middleton bt Sofia Kordolaimi (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-2
Jon Stabler bt Sofia Kordolaimi (Mar 30) 6-2, 6-4
Adam Middleton bt Jon Stabler (Mar 15) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
Adam Middleton bt Howard Westgate (Mar 11) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Adam Middleton bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Mar 8) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2
Sofia Kordolaimi bt Howard Westgate (Mar 4) 6-4, 6-2
Adam Middleton bt Gary Benner (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-0
Jon Stabler bt Howard Westgate (Feb 25) 6-1, 7-5
Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Sofia Kordolaimi (Feb 25) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJon Stabler bt Gilbert Alla-Mensah (Feb 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle despite the scoreline. Most games were close and Gilbert played very well testing me with plenty of great shots making me work hard for the win!"  -- Jon

Match of the Group:

Gilbert Alla-Mensah bt Howard Westgate (Feb 18) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Group Summary:

This group was characterised by tight games and this is reflected well by the standings where only two points separate position one and five - great stuff! Anna continues where she left off in round six, with another four wins making it nine matches unbeaten since she started the league. Anna's winning streak was given a bit of scare with Gareth in particular putting up a great fight to take a set off the champion. Can anyone defeat Anna next time? Glenn sneaks ahead of Gareth into second with a win in their third match-up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Anna Reece 10.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Glenn Simpson 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gareth Carrol 10.2 [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Edward Thornton [W3, L1] 6
  5. Damian Mccann 10.1 [W2, L3] 6
  6. Christopher Fitton [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Edward Thornton bt Damian Mccann (Apr 8) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAnna Reece bt Damian Mccann (Apr 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game ;a lot of top spin in Damian forehand "  -- Anna
Reveal CommentAnna Reece bt Edward Thornton (Apr 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game,competitive with a lot of deuces!Really enjoyed it :-) "  -- Anna
Reveal CommentEdward Thornton bt Gareth Carrol (Mar 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some fantastic rallies and net points."  -- Edward
Anna Reece bt Glenn Simpson (Mar 26) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAnna Reece bt Gareth Carrol (Mar 25) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great,competitive game in a lovely spring sunshine;Very close match with a lot of running."  -- Anna
Reveal CommentEdward Thornton bt Glenn Simpson (Mar 20) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good tight match played in very windy very slippy conditions."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentDamian Mccann bt Christopher Fitton (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played chris in the windy conditions. We had a really good match despite the wind making life difficult for us. "  -- Damian
Reveal CommentGlenn Simpson bt Christopher Fitton (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Despite what the score would suggest it was an evenly contested match. Many of the games had numerous deuces and so forth. The result being we played 2 very long sets of enjoyable tennis. Thanks and well played Chris."  -- Glenn
Reveal CommentDamian Mccann bt Glenn Simpson (Mar 11) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An epic match. After a slow start Glenn raced out of the blocks to take the second set. A close 3rd set ended in near darkness. A fun match with some realky good rallys and points"  -- Damian
Reveal CommentChristopher Fitton bt Gareth Carrol (Mar 11) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game. Gareth organised the location and it all went smoothly. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentGareth Carrol bt Damian Mccann (Mar 4) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match - second and third sets especially were very competitive and a lot of fun with some great rallies. "  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentGlenn Simpson bt Gareth Carrol (Feb 18) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Our third matchup and they just keep getting better. it started out Even Stevens till Gareth took control to take the first set. I felt the match had slipped through my fingers when Gareth came from behind to take the second set to a tie-break. There were many long rallies but I hung on to even this up and force the third set. Fatigue played a major role in the third. Fortunately for me, Gareth lost his sharpness and I was able to assert a level of dominance to win the match. I've said it before, he's improved dramatically since our first contest. He's a great competitor, I hope he does well in his other matches in the round. A very enjoyable match. "  -- Glenn

Group Summary:

Tony was in no generous mood as he marched to the top of the table with four straight wins for the loss of only a few games - great stuff! Runner up Roberto tried his best to keep up with Tony, combining his good scheduling skills with nice tennis to finish only two points further back.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tony Nottingham [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Roberto Santos [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Clifford Fulford 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Piera Carugno 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jayne Smith [L3]
  6. Samuel Barker

Match Results:

Tony Nottingham bt Jayne Smith (Apr 11) 6-1, 6-2
Tony Nottingham bt Piera Carugno (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-3
Roberto Santos bt Clifford Fulford (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-1
Tony Nottingham bt Clifford Fulford (Mar 23) 6-1, 6-2
Clifford Fulford bt Jayne Smith (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentRoberto Santos bt Jayne Smith (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with good rallies in the second set!"  -- Roberto
Tony Nottingham bt Roberto Santos (Mar 6) 6-3, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPiera Carugno bt Roberto Santos (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, lots of deuces but good fun! A little bit chilly at the beginning but warmer at the end :)"  -- Piera

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