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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

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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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Headington, London Road, Oxford, OX3 9HX
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Iffley Road Sports Complex

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Oxford Academy

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Collapse AllOxford Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 25 May 2017 to Wednesday 19 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Francesco Liucci 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark Bagley 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nicolas Friederici [W3, L2] 6
  4. Victor Diaconu 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ben Heath 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  6. Marco Antonio Alvarez-Ugena Perez [W1] 2
  7. Lyn Haslett-Hawkins [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Ben Heath (Jul 16) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Cheers Ben !"  -- Mark
Nicolas Friederici bt Ben Heath (Jul 14) Walkover
Reveal CommentFrancesco Liucci bt Nicolas Friederici (Jul 13) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First set in search for pace. Quite balanced in terms of breaks and counter-breaks. The match really changed when Nicolas missed the opportunity to extend the advantage in the first set and close it in his favour. From the tiebreak onward the rallies were longer as well as the pace, but the momentum shifted in my favour: more unforced errors on Nicolas's side and all seemed easier on mine. Thank you for the competitive match!"  -- Francesco
Reveal CommentNicolas Friederici bt Victor Diaconu (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Victor was struggling as he was lacking sleep. Some good rallies but he couldn't quite get his rhythm going and reduce the number of errors. Great weather. Was fun!"  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentFrancesco Liucci bt Mark Bagley (Jul 5) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match at proper summer temperature despite the late afternoon start. Mark is a great runner, good range of shots, both from the baseline and the net, doesn't give up any point and he is very good at returning even shots that I considered winners. In the first set I managed somehow to go beyond the 3-3 and win 3 games in a row, while the second one was exhausting, intense and naturally a tie break decider. Looking forward to play again soon. Good luck with the rest of the League!"  -- Francesco
Reveal CommentBen Heath bt Victor Diaconu (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable 2 sets with high winds at times, unfortunately Victor was struggling with a few injuries which affected his game today, I look forward to our next encounter. Good luck with the rest of your games!!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Heath bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match with Lyn in very tricky windy conditions, she has a great forehand and the score line doesn't tell the story, we had some great rallies throughout but the wind favoured me today. Thanks for the game, I look forward to the next one!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentFrancesco Liucci bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening to play tennis and extremely pleasant company. Very glad to have met Lyn and thank you for inviting me to play at your club. Good luck for the rest of the league!"  -- Francesco
Mark Bagley bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentFrancesco Liucci bt Victor Diaconu (Jun 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Evening match that went on fighting its way through wind gusts, some physical conditions difficulties for Victor and the sunset agonising on our battled rallies, menacing to turn off the lights on the court. Self-declared as a double player, Victor can display a number of sliced shots which are not easy to deal with. Breaks and counter-breaks, lobs and counter-lobs. Even a point where I threw my racquet to pick up a dropball out of my reach - with no luck (I later found out that despite getting the ball on the other side of the net, that was a lost point for me. Thank you for your sport generosity Victor. Hope to play with you again."  -- Francesco
Reveal CommentVictor Diaconu bt Mark Bagley (Jun 11) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Most games were very tight, much more than the scoreline suggests, with a few lasting for what felt like an eternity! I managed to hold on on a few key points and ease through, but this was one of these games where nothing is certain until the last point has been played. Mark has a very strong defence and it all came down to the last reserves of energy. A very enjoyable, yet exhausting match with the sun and wind adding to it."  -- Victor
Reveal CommentVictor Diaconu bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great weather, if a bit windy. A pleasure to meet Lyn and hope to play against her more often, maybe in doubles."  -- Victor
Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Nicolas Friederici (Jun 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Just did enough to pull through at the vital moments !"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMarco Antonio Alvarez-Ugena Perez bt Francesco Liucci (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, courts were ok, "  -- Marco Antonio
Reveal CommentNicolas Friederici bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thankfully, courts had dried off and we were able to play with a bit of a late start. Lyn was adjusting from doubles but was a fun match anyway."  -- Nicolas

Current Rankings:

  1. Eloise Hamilton [W5] 10
  2. Yading Song 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Phil Dines [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Jones 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Steve Carpenter 9.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kerry Packham [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEloise Hamilton bt Phil Dines (Jul 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Phil broke a string unfortunately so we will have to finish the match another time. "  -- Eloise
  • "Fun match today against Phil! Phil is super quick, so it's really hard to get winners past him. His serve and volleying was very effective too. Despite what the scoreline suggests, it was a competitive match with some great rallies," -- Eloise
Yading Song bt Andrew Jones (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentEloise Hamilton bt Yading Song (Jul 11) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Probably the longest set I've ever played. We started playing around 7:45pm and had to stop by 9:30pm because there was no longer enough light. Looking forward to finishing this match off soon! "  -- Eloise
  • "My toughest match in the league so far. The first set, which lasted close to two hours, was physically gruelling with highly consistent play on both ends. We picked up the rhythm a little when we resumed the second set on another day, taking a few more risks with our shots. A couple of unlucky errors by Yading at the end gave me the break and the match, but it really could have gone either way. Thanks for the great match!" -- Eloise
Reveal CommentEloise Hamilton bt Andrew Jones (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions meant it was hard to find our rhythm, but it was an enjoyable match nonetheless. Andrew has a strong forehand and was able to put away my shots when they were too short. I managed to keep my shots deep without losing too much in consistency, and that made the difference in the end I think. "  -- Eloise
Steve Carpenter bt Kerry Packham (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-1
Phil Dines bt Steve Carpenter (Jun 20) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Andrew Jones bt Kerry Packham (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEloise Hamilton bt Steve Carpenter (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match against Steve today on a really hot day. Consistency on both sides made for lots of long rallies, but in the end I think the difference (and there's wasn't much despite what the scoreline suggests!) was that I took a few more risks. Thanks for the intense match Steve! "  -- Eloise
Reveal CommentYading Song bt Kerry Packham (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely day to play tennis. Kerry and I had a good match, unfortunately Kerry made a few more unforced errors. Kerry has really good forehand and backhand, and it will be very very dangerous if she is in good shape. "  -- Yading
Phil Dines bt Andrew Jones (Jun 15) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentEloise Hamilton bt Kerry Packham (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First match of the round for both of us so play was somewhat tentative on both sides. Kerry was struggling a bit with unforced errors, and the windy conditions didn't help. An enjoyable match nonetheless! "  -- Eloise
Reveal CommentYading Song bt Steve Carpenter (Jun 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day to play tennis in Hinksey Park. Steve and I were both trying to be safe and didn't hit the ball as hard as we can. Lots of lob shots, and top spin, which was why we had long rallies (30+, 40+) through out the match. I was very patient most of the time, and reacted fairly well when I was in trouble. It was a true challenge for me, and I was happy to win the match. "  -- Yading
Reveal CommentYading Song bt Phil Dines (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Phil and I had a really good game today. Phil has very powerful forehand and is strong net player. In the game, I was more defensive than usual, but very fortunate to win a few key points. My serves were very good, and I think that made a huge difference. "  -- Yading
Reveal CommentAndrew Jones bt Steve Carpenter (Jun 1) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to play Steve at a fine venue on a lovely evening, with parachuters landing nearby."  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Laura Newland 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Mead [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ryo Katsuki [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Florence Henno 9.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Anand Mohan 9.2 [W1, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Helen Watts 9.1 [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Ryo Katsuki v Anand Mohan (Jul 16) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 5-6 TBC
Reveal CommentRyo Katsuki bt Florence Henno (Jul 12) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny warm evening for tennis. Florence adjusted well to the sunshine and the slow court, and put away short balls effectively to win the first set. My adjustments came slow but luckily in time to keep the game competitive. Thanks for the match and good luck with everything in the coming months Florence. "  -- Ryo
Reveal CommentJames Mead bt Helen Watts (Jul 9) 6-0, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very topsy turvy match. Helen was on fire in the second set hitting winner after winner. "  -- James
Reveal CommentFlorence Henno bt Helen Watts (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This is not the best match we've played together, being both not on our best form. Helen, I hope you fully recover soon!"  -- Florence
Reveal CommentJames Mead bt Anand Mohan (Jun 25) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A typical British summers day having to deal with wind, blinding sunshine and a rain delay! Cheers Anand"  -- James
Reveal CommentRyo Katsuki bt Laura Newland (Jun 21) 7-5, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The weather condition barely held during our long first set, which I eventually took 7-5. The second set belonged to Laura who showed great focus and determination despite wind guests and light rain and dominated the set 1-6. After a set each, the game was suspended due to poor condition. Helped by the restart and home court advantage, I managed to reverse the second set score for 2-1 win. Thanks for the match and looking forward to our next meeting Laura."  -- Ryo
Reveal CommentJames Mead bt Ryo Katsuki (Jun 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A topsy turvy match with myself going 0-4 down in the first set and almost resigning to a quick defeat before making a come back before going down again 1-4 in the tie break! We both played well in the heat, the sun having a bit of an impact on Ryo with his lack of sunglasses! Thanks Ryo "  -- James
Laura Newland bt Florence Henno (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-4
Laura Newland bt Helen Watts (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentLaura Newland bt James Mead (Jun 14) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great game with long rallies, some super winners and a battle for every point. Really enjoyed it James! A great fight!"  -- Laura
Reveal CommentFlorence Henno bt Anand Mohan (Jun 11) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Having played Anand before, I knew this was going to be a game of patience, especially with the strong wind not really helping my shots. Most games were very tight, much more than the scoreline suggests, with a few lasting for what felt like an eternity! I managed to hold on on a few key points and ease through, but this was one of these games where nothing is certain until the last point has been played! Thanks Anand, and good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Florence
Reveal CommentAnand Mohan bt Helen Watts (Jun 4) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Never an easy match between Helen and me. Almost a 3 hour epic this time. I was 5/3 up in the first set only for Helen to fight back and take it in a tie-break. Helen had a bit of a dip in the second set, but the decider was even till I just pipped ahead to take it. It wasn't an assured victory till the last point was won. Could have gone either ways! "  -- Anand
Reveal CommentJames Mead bt Florence Henno (Jun 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Florence on a court with no twigs, unlike last time! The first set was a case of not being able to hold serve in which we both blamed the sun being out. The second set my level went up and Florence's dipped slightly to allow me to ease through. Thanks again"  -- James
Ryo Katsuki bt Helen Watts (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentLaura Newland bt Anand Mohan (May 29) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Exhausting run around and excellent rallying. Delighted the rain held off"  -- Laura

Current Rankings:

  1. Adrian Lenagan [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Guy Wintgens [W5, L1] 11
  3. Jamie Woodward [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Norman Howard [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Todor Todorov 10.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Polina Polyakova 10.2 [L5]
  7. Will Schreiber 10.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Guy Wintgens bt Polina Polyakova (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-2
Guy Wintgens bt Will Schreiber (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdrian Lenagan bt Jamie Woodward (Jul 15) 6-3, 4-3 Jamie Woodward Retired

Player Comments:

  • "North Oxford on a cloudy morning, which became drizzle before long. Thanks to Jamie for agreeing to play earlier than he would have liked. We were having a relatively close-fought encounter; Jamie hits the ball quite hard, and doesn't make many unforced errors so I was glad to win the first set. Was looking quite close at 4-3 to me in the second set but unfortunately Jamie's shoulder became too much of an issue and he withdrew, injured. Would be good to play him again, preferably in nicer weather!"  -- Adrian
Guy Wintgens bt Jamie Woodward (Jul 12) 7-5, 6-1
Jamie Woodward bt Will Schreiber (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdrian Lenagan bt Will Schreiber (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Early morning sun made it very difficult to serve, but it probably hampered Will more than me on this occasion. Great to play before it got much hotter later in the day..."  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentGuy Wintgens bt Norman Howard (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Still very warm at 7pm. A good match, we started well but after a few games Guy proved too strong. "  -- Norman
Reveal CommentAdrian Lenagan bt Polina Polyakova (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Polina on a beautiful evening - the hard courts at Alexandra Park are in very good condition, certainly much better than they were many years ago when I last played there. (It's a shame the same can't be said for the grass courts there, which appear - conversely - to be suffering a steep decline.) Polina's tennis style somehow suited mine favourably, which is surprising as she, unlike me, is clearly well taught and has all the classic groundstrokes. Still, deuces in many gmes, and as ever the scoreline not reflective of any kind of gulf in quality."  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentTodor Todorov bt Polina Polyakova (Jul 1) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely fast paced , very close and enjoyable match could have easily gone to Polina"  -- Todor
Reveal CommentNorman Howard bt Will Schreiber (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good weather and a decent game. "  -- Norman
Guy Wintgens bt Todor Todorov (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJamie Woodward bt Polina Polyakova (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Playing in 32 degrees heat was not fun!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentAdrian Lenagan bt Guy Wintgens (Jun 21) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very, very tiring match in the heat on the longest day of the year. Guy is a much better player than the scoreline suggests and I consider myself fortunate to have prevailed in the end... Could easily have gone the other way. Thanks Guy, toughest match yet and played in a very good spirit."  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentJamie Woodward bt Norman Howard (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in ridiculous heat! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentAdrian Lenagan bt Todor Todorov (Jun 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I was struggling with the unexpected morning heat but somehow managed to come out on top, despite some very punishing driven forehands from Tod; great guy, great game."  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentTodor Todorov bt Will Schreiber (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game vs Will. He never gives up!"  -- Todor
Reveal CommentAdrian Lenagan bt Norman Howard (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable evening's tennis with Norman. As is often the case, the scoreline not entirely reflective of the match itself, which contained many deuce games. By his own admission Norman's forehand wasn't altogether firing on all cylinders, thankfully for me..."  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentNorman Howard bt Polina Polyakova (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Polina has some very good shots and I am sure will improve on this in future matches. She hit some outright winners and we had a few good rallies. "  -- Norman
Reveal CommentNorman Howard bt Todor Todorov (May 28) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some superb rallies and Todor was very quick across court retrieving some balls I had thought were winners. "  -- Norman
Reveal CommentJamie Woodward bt Todor Todorov (May 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions.. decent match and a good run around on a Saturday Afternoon! "  -- Jamie

Current Rankings:

  1. Arnaud Techine [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Watkins [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jack Barrett [W4, L1] 8
  4. Nick Suffolk [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ufuk Ozturk [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jon Bennett [W2, L5] 4
  7. Annabel Lloyd [W2, L2] 4
  8. Joshua Brewer [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Annabel Lloyd (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was hot, but a fine game!"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentArnaud Techine bt Jack Barrett (Jul 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tight game, we played almost 2 hours with very long rallies! Only one break on the first set. The second set was completely different, lots of breaks, I held serve only twice. I had to raise my level and hit the lines to win! "  -- Arnaud
Reveal CommentAnnabel Lloyd bt Joshua Brewer (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was an enjoyable match on a beautiful day. Josh and I have both had an interrupted Round 31 - he with a knee problem and myself with surgery to a big toe. So it was good to coincide positively before the end of the run. Annabel"  -- Annabel
Reveal CommentJack Barrett bt Peter Watkins (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match. First set actually more competitive and saw the better tennis, despite the scores. Florence Park played a lot nicer than the surface at Hinksey the following evening..!"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Joshua Brewer (Jul 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "At last I won a match in this group! Good strong opponent, though. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentAnnabel Lloyd bt Nick Suffolk (Jul 2) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Nick and I were well matched and there was nothing between us. He was a most fair opponent reminding me for example if I'd done myself out of a point. It could have gone either way and there were only 4 points in it. We played over 3 hours in midday sunshine but were surprised not to see any other players or cricketers alongside making us feel as if everyone else was doing something more important! Annabel"  -- Annabel
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Joshua Brewer (Jul 1) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really close, thoroughly enjoyable match. Thanks for the game Josh, hope to play you again soon."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentArnaud Techine bt Jon Bennett (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, the first set was quite fast, but lots of good rallies and deuce in the second one! Some nice winning points or dropshots from Jon."  -- Arnaud
Reveal CommentJack Barrett bt Jon Bennett (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and quite topsy turvy match with different playing styles. Thanks Jon!"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentPeter Watkins bt Nick Suffolk (Jun 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in wind, a little rain and sunshine. There were many good rallies and some great winners hit from both sides. Turns out Nick and I have history. Cheers Nick look forward to playing you again."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentUfuk Ozturk bt Jon Bennett (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Maybe a bit too early or a bit too windy, but overall an enjoyable game of tennis at Florence Park. Thanks to Jon for a fair and good-natured competition. Good luck with your other matched, Jon."  -- Ufuk
Reveal CommentArnaud Techine bt Ufuk Ozturk (Jun 18) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very long first set and intense combat, we were both playing better and better!"  -- Arnaud
Reveal CommentArnaud Techine bt Peter Watkins (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game and sunny day. The second set was tight, especially the last game, with a lot of break or match points."  -- Arnaud
Ufuk Ozturk bt Nick Suffolk (Jun 16) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Peter Watkins bt Jon Bennett (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentArnaud Techine bt Nick Suffolk (Jun 11) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, the wind made it a bit tricky. Lots of deuces and long rallies, I needed 5 match points to win !"  -- Arnaud
Reveal CommentJack Barrett bt Ufuk Ozturk (Jun 9) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match in beautiful surroundings. After a fairly comfortable first set (6-0), it all changed in the second set with Ufuk racing into a 3-0, 4-1, then 5-4, and 6-5 lead. With no one quite able to hit winners each point saw long rallies. Jack scraped home in the tie break. Great match and great sportsmanship and atmosphere."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentJack Barrett bt Annabel Lloyd (Jun 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in windy conditions."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Jon Bennett (Jun 3) 6-3, 3-1 Jon Bennett Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with some good rallies in blustery conditions, unfortunately Jon had to retire hurt midway through the second set after pulling a calf muscle - I hope the injury doesn't hamper your season, Jon."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentPeter Watkins bt Joshua Brewer (May 31) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Josh and I have similar styles of play. Josh with the more cultured ground strokes but today he made slightly more unforced errors than me. A good match played in friendly and fair manner."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Watkins bt Ufuk Ozturk (May 28) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I was hoping Ufuk would add a comment he being a man of letters. I had played Ufuk several days earlier and had won fairly comfortable, today's match was a different affair. Ufuk backhand was much improved and his court coverage impressive. A good match with a good chap," -- Peter

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Bonnington [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Baish [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joseph Carr 9.1 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Wharton 10.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ruth Tupper [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mohamed Salem Safa 9.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Donald Reid [L3]

Match Results:

Paul Wharton bt Donald Reid (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Baish bt Paul Wharton (Jul 15) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Two evenly-matched players, both new to grass, and playing in tricky wet conditions made for a very entertaining two hours of tennis! It took us both quite a while to get to grips with the new surface, but I managed to close the first set out through some well-placed forehands. The second set was a completely different story; Paul's competitive edge was certainly on show as he was diving all over the court (twice in one point!) and never gave up on anything, meaning there were some extremely long and exciting rallies! Paul had set point on my serve, but I fought back and took the match on a tie break. Thanks for the game, Paul! Happy to have ended up second in a tough group."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Donald Reid (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had a lovely sunny evening in Florence Park and this was a very good match. Donald did some great serves and made a few winners and with a bit more practise and consistency could have created some serious problems. Thanks Donald for the game!"  -- Tom
Joseph Carr bt Mohamed Salem Safa (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Richard Baish (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match on a really sunny day. Richard was very good at getting balls back and there were a lot of close games. Thanks to Richard for making his way to Florence Park."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRichard Baish bt Donald Reid (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game of tennis this lunchtime at a new venue for me - Florence Park. This was Don's first match in ten years and credit to him for giving me a real workout today! The score looks one-sided but it was certainly closer than it suggests. He dominated at the net so I was fortunate that I I was able to place it quite well into the corners. Every game was well-contested and I was made to work hard for every point. Thanks for the game, Don, and all the best for the rest of your games in the group!"  -- Richard
Joseph Carr bt Paul Wharton (Jul 1) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentJoseph Carr bt Ruth Tupper (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game in the ever increasing heat. Someone needs to invent outdoor air-conditioning."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Paul Wharton (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Paul was very quick around the court and there were lots of long rallies."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRichard Baish bt Ruth Tupper (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful summer's night on the Leys and another really lovely opponent in a friendly and competitive environment made for a thoroughly enjoyable game of tennis! In spite of how the score looked, Ruth gave me a real runaround! If I play like Ruth does in thirty years' time, I'll be very happy. I was pleased I closed the match out when I did, as during the unofficial few games we played afterwards, she really found her range! Thanks so much again for making the long journey over, Ruth; hope the way back wasn't as long!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Ruth Tupper (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ruth was very consistent and made it a very tough match. Thanks to her for making her way to Florence Park."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Joseph Carr (Jun 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match and a lot of fun. Joe was very good at getting balls I thought were won and made it a very tough match."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentPaul Wharton bt Ruth Tupper (Jun 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game. And she even gave me a bit of coaching afterwards!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRichard Baish bt Joseph Carr (Jun 11) 7-6 (13-11), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was easily one of the most enjoyable games of tennis I've ever had; great conditions, a very friendly and fair opponent and two very evenly-matched players in a really tight match! There were so many hotly-contested points, the highlight being one towards the end of the first set in which Joe kept attacking me at the net (not literally...) which had me scrabbling round the court but ultimately finding a winning lob! The first set swung both ways before a nip-and tuck tie break eventually (and fortunately) went my way. Joe took a 4-1 lead in the second and though I came back to win, it could easily have been Joe who came away with two points. Thanks, Joe, for a really enjoyable match this afternoon and all the best!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Baish bt Mohamed Salem Safa (Jun 10) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery conditions at Hinksey Park made for a challenging encounter this afternoon! Mohamed's squash skills certainly came into play as his wristy return made it extremely difficult to get any winners. I was in control in the first set, but really flopped in the second as Mohamed forced me into a number of mistakes! I managed to regain my composure by the third but the game could have gone either way. Thanks for the game, Mohamed. Great to meet you!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPaul Wharton bt Mohamed Salem Safa (Jun 7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky game, very windy!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRuth Tupper bt Mohamed Salem Safa (May 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match, Mohamed is clearly a skilled squash player and I had to concentrate and hit the ball really well to stop him putting the ball out of my reach! Respect to you Mohamed."  -- Ruth
Tom Bonnington bt Mohamed Salem Safa (May 30) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Alisher Kamaldzanov 10.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nick Fahy 10.2 [W4] 8
  3. Herjit Singh 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fabrice Gennaro [W1, L2] 3
  5. Angela Gibbs 10.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alanzo Blackstock 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Richard Eklow 10.2 [L2] withdrawn 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Fahy bt Angela Gibbs (Jul 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on the lovely hard courts of Witney tennis club. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Fahy bt Fabrice Gennaro (Jul 10) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, in perfect conditions; grass court tennis on a lovely summer's day. Many long rallies, thanks to Fabio for a tightly contested match played with great sportsmanship throughout. "  -- Nick
  • "Nick adjusted his strategy set by set. It was amazing how it turned out to be. Impressive also his endurance, I think he was ready for another set if necessary :-) Well played on grass, hope to play with Nick again why not in another surface," -- Fabrice
Reveal CommentAlisher Kamaldzanov bt Fabrice Gennaro (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match played with Fabrice. We had a number of such good rallies. "  -- Alisher
  • "Great tennis on a windy day. Alisher is king, nothing to say about it!" -- Fabrice
Reveal CommentNick Fahy bt Herjit Singh (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for grass court tennis - though it was Herjit's first time on grass!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAlisher Kamaldzanov bt Angela Gibbs (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game, thanks Angela. "  -- Alisher
Reveal CommentFabrice Gennaro bt Angela Gibbs (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "normally the winner should have reported the scores. But realised that Fabrice did not send the score on 15th June. The match was nice and it was very windy condition."  -- Angela
Reveal CommentHerjit Singh bt Richard Eklow (Jun 10) 6-1, 3-6 Richard Eklow Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Was a very windy morning so hard to play. Match was going to 3rd set but unfortunately for Richard he pulled his Achilles heel running for a drop shot. Real shame he had to retire as wind was dying down and would have been a close match."  -- Herjit
Alisher Kamaldzanov bt Richard Eklow (Jun 7) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlanzo Blackstock bt Angela Gibbs (Jun 4) 6-2, 3-1 Angela Gibbs Retired

Player Comments:

  • "There was a mix up with the booking at Angela's tennis club, so Angela agreed to forfeit the game. We have a very pleasant game, albeit a little windy. Angela doe have a great forehand return shot! Nice to have played you."  -- Alanzo
Reveal CommentAlisher Kamaldzanov bt Herjit Singh (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Herjit"  -- Alisher
Reveal CommentNick Fahy bt Alisher Kamaldzanov (May 31) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match was actually played over two days; we started on bank holiday Monday but had to suspend due to rain, and completed it on Wednesday evening (thanks to Ali finding a court at the White Horse leisure centre). Thanks to Ali for a very fair and good-natured competition. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentHerjit Singh bt Angela Gibbs (May 28) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Really hard fought first match with Angela in warm humid heat. Was a real battle with a great lady who is a tough apponent. Lucky to win. "  -- Herjit
Reveal CommentAlisher Kamaldzanov bt Alanzo Blackstock (May 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match with Alanzo on the nice sunny Sunday morning."  -- Alisher

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephane De Cesco [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Flora Mcmeeking 10.1 [W4, L1] 9
  3. Jamal Ali 10.1 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Corinne Lochmatter [W2, L3] 5
  5. Joanna Pilch [L3] 1
  6. Michelle Ashworth [L1]
  7. Jo Zaremba [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCorinne Lochmatter bt Jo Zaremba (Jul 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I had a fun game, thanks Jo! It was a close match, especially in the first set I got lucky to break at 4:4 - maybe also because the ball was bouncing a bit differently on (quite dry...) grass. First ever singles match on grass for both of us, a nice experience on a lovely summer evening. "  -- Corinne
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Joanna Pilch (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score suggests, especially in the fifth game of the first set which I think went to a dozen deuces! Thanks Joanna."  -- Flora
Jamal Ali bt Michelle Ashworth (Jul 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentCorinne Lochmatter bt Joanna Pilch (Jul 7) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Joanna for the fun game and nice to meet you! "  -- Corinne
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Jo Zaremba (Jul 6) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Jo played very well in the second set and I had to save a couple of set points at 4-5 as I was almost overwhelmed by my nerves! I have no idea how I managed to win that second set! She deserved to win it. No doubt. Enjoyable match in nice weather. Wishing Bethanie Mattek-Sands a full recovery from her horror injury at Wimbledon today."  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentStephane De Cesco bt Jamal Ali (Jul 1) 6-0, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "That was a very pleasant game! Jamal and I have very similar style of play and once adjusted to each other the game was very close. Thanks Jamal it was very nice game "  -- Stephane
Jamal Ali bt Corinne Lochmatter (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Jamal Ali (Jun 27) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Jamal and I thought we'd live a bit so I'd booked a grass court today at Alexandra Park. Neither of us had played on grass before so it was a learning curve for us both. For me the main problem was remembering to give my returns more topspin so as to get them over the net: since I was expecting the bounces to be lower than usual I was ready for that, especially since Jamal hits with a lot of slice anyway. Overall I enjoyed the surface and will try to play on it again sometime, although I realise that playing on a dry grass court, like today's, and a wet one might well be a very different thing!"  -- Flora
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Corinne Lochmatter (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very good to meet you, Corinne, and thanks for the match!"  -- Flora
Reveal CommentStephane De Cesco bt Flora Mcmeeking (Jun 18) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Flora for this very warm and very close game !! I had fun playing"  -- Stephane
Stephane De Cesco bt Joanna Pilch (Jun 17) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Jo Zaremba (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Jo and good luck with the rest!"  -- Flora
Stephane De Cesco bt Corinne Lochmatter (Jun 7) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

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Collapse AllOxford Doubles - Round 4 | Thursday 29 June 2017 to Wednesday 6 September 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 August 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Tacon & Jack Kovandzich [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sherilee Brock & Christopher Heap [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Isabelle Duclos & Helene Bouskela [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Giles Strachan & Jeremy Puissant [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Ledingham & Peter Norris [W1] 2
  6. Helen Watts & Andrew Jones [W1, L1] 2
  7. Rosemary Coop & Angela Gibbs [W1, L1] 2
  8. Genevieve Casey & Jacob Gardner [L1]
  9. Vicky Sampson & Anna Richards [L1]
  10. Alan Harris & Jo Cox

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSherilee Brock & Christopher Heap bt Rosemary Coop & Angela Gibbs (Jul 19) 6-1, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely ladies who pushed all the way in the 2nd set. We just managed to wrap it up before the rain came down, but was lovely to be on the verge of the Cotswolds Good luck with rest of your games."  -- Christopher
Sherilee Brock & Christopher Heap bt Giles Strachan & Jeremy Puissant (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentIsabelle Duclos & Helene Bouskela bt Giles Strachan & Jeremy Puissant (Jul 15) 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle today on court Girls against Boys !! lots of deuce and lots of winning points from the opponents. Really enjoyable match."  -- Isabelle
Reveal CommentRosemary Coop & Angela Gibbs bt Giles Strachan & Jeremy Puissant (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable evening, played in a good spirit."-- Rosemary
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon & Jack Kovandzich bt Helen Watts & Andrew Jones (Jul 14) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match on a fine evening! Thanks guys and good luck "  -- Jack
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon & Jack Kovandzich bt Vicky Sampson & Anna Richards (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game today at Alexandra park! Nice to meet you both and good luck with your matches! "  -- Jack
Reveal CommentSherilee Brock & Christopher Heap bt Isabelle Duclos & Helene Bouskela (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with lots of rallies. A friendly pair to play against. "  -- Sherilee
Reveal CommentStephen Ledingham & Peter Norris bt Andrew Tacon & Jack Kovandzich (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today in a fantastic location! Incredibly difficult serves to break down. Thanks for the game and good luck!"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentHelen Watts & Andrew Jones bt Isabelle Duclos & Helene Bouskela (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great way to start our matches - beautiful evening, and a fun match, more deuces than the score lets on!"  -- Helen
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon & Jack Kovandzich bt Sherilee Brock & Christopher Heap (Jul 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good contest today, much closer than the score suggests! Crucial hold of serve at 4-3 set us on our way. Thanks Sherilee & Chris, good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Jack
  • " A very enjoyable match on a very hot evening!" -- Sherilee
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon & Jack Kovandzich bt Isabelle Duclos & Helene Bouskela (Jul 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game of tennis today with some long rallies! It was lovely to meet Helene and Isabelle, good luck in the rest of your matches :) "  -- Jack
Andrew Tacon & Jack Kovandzich bt Genevieve Casey & Jacob Gardner (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-1

Results

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

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

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