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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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New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 1 June 2017 to Wednesday 26 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Vivek Bisht 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andreas Christophorou 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Barrett 7.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adriana Paterno [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Robert Robinson 7.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Stephen Leeke 9.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Stelios Nikoloudis

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Robert Barrett (Jun 26) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very long , hard fought match more than 3 hours ........the last 2 sets were much closer than the scores suggest, nearly most games going to deuce. "  -- Vivek
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Adriana Paterno (Jun 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Adriana has a forehand to die for. Close match. "  -- Andreas
Dibyendu Rakshit bt Stephen Leeke (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-1
Robert Barrett bt Stephen Leeke (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-1
Robert Robinson bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-4
Adriana Paterno bt Vivek Bisht (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-4
Vivek Bisht bt Stephen Leeke (Jun 18) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Jun 17) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great matchup. Vivek with injured shoulder. Dib with heat cramps. The blazing sun and 30+ heat wasn't helping. It was a test of will and Vivek had just a bit more of that in the end."  -- Dibyendu
Robert Robinson bt Stephen Leeke (Jun 16) 6-2, 6-4
Adriana Paterno bt Stephen Leeke (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Vivek Bisht (Jun 14) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Three hard sets despite Vivek playing with an injured shoulder throughout. Long rallies. "  -- Andreas
Robert Barrett bt Robert Robinson (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Adriana Paterno (Jun 3) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Super conditions .... may be for BBQ but not so much for tennis. Bright sun and gusty winds. A very close match at the end! "  -- Dibyendu
Andreas Christophorou bt Stephen Leeke (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Kalavrytinos 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ashwin Rajashekhar 10.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Lionel Gendebien [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Herve Lagadec 9.1 [W2] 4
  5. Bjorn Breytenbach 10.1 [W1] 2
  6. Mike Douglas 8.1 [L1]
  7. Ali Qassim 8.2

Match Results:

Lionel Gendebien bt Mike Douglas (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentChris Kalavrytinos bt Lionel Gendebien (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game with two sets played over two hours! Lionel plays with so much top spin and could have won the game, but he was let down by his serve on the day. Very tough and enjoyable match!"  -- Chris
Chris Kalavrytinos bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAshwin Rajashekhar bt Lionel Gendebien (Jun 19) 0-6, 7-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "2-2 lionel to serve in 3rd set, TBC on 19th June "  -- Ashwin
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot..but fun tactical match!"  -- Bjorn
Reveal CommentHerve Lagadec bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Jun 11) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Got dark and Paddington rec didn't turn on the lights, 2-1 in the 3rd ashwin to serve"  -- Ashwin
Reveal CommentHerve Lagadec bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Jun 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis game on a nice and sunny day! "  -- Herve

Current Rankings:

  1. Szabolcs Baranyi [W2] 4
  2. Laurent Frisch 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Tanmay Chetan 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Vipul Kabra 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Alex Mavis [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James De Cothi
  7. Joao Monteiro

Match Results:

Szabolcs Baranyi bt Vipul Kabra (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-2
Szabolcs Baranyi bt Tanmay Chetan (Jun 25) 6-3, 7-5
Laurent Frisch bt Alex Mavis (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-2
Vipul Kabra bt Alex Mavis (Jun 15) 6-2, 6-4
Tanmay Chetan bt Alex Mavis (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Alexander Edmonds 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Konstantinos Vathakos [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. John Kelly 8.2 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Lachezar Stoitsov 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Annabel Walker [L2]
  6. James Thorniley-Walker [L1]
  7. Patrick Sullivan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlexander Edmonds bt John Kelly (Jun 26) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "John had match point. This was a tight tussle. John's backhand slice is impossible to read- just a great shot. Looking forward to playing a friendly game after this round." Alexander
Reveal CommentKonstantinos Vathakos bt James Thorniley-Walker (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some issues with the serve consistency, but we had some great rallies at times!"  -- Konstantinos
Reveal CommentAlexander Edmonds bt Annabel Walker (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The game was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. There was a lot of fun, hard fought rallies. Really enjoyed the match."  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentAlexander Edmonds bt Konstantinos Vathakos (Jun 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, the the weather finally realized it's summer. If Konstantinos had played like he did when we hit after the match the score would be reversed."  -- Alexander
John Kelly bt Annabel Walker (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-0
Lachezar Stoitsov bt Konstantinos Vathakos (Jun 3) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Aidan Lee [W2] 4
  2. Pedro Torrado [W2] 4
  3. George Constantinides 9.2 [W1] 2
  4. Bora Molla 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Tom Peiler [L3] 1
  6. Tracey Lee-Lewis [L2]
  7. Diego Marano [L1]

Match Results:

Pedro Torrado bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-1
Pedro Torrado bt Tom Peiler (Jun 24) 6-3, 1-2 Tom Peiler Retired
Aidan Lee bt Tom Peiler (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-3
Aidan Lee bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentGeorge Constantinides bt Diego Marano (Jun 13) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "great game with long rallies. The second set was exceptional"  -- George
Bora Molla bt Tom Peiler (Jun 10) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, [13-11]

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul O'mahony 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Owen Fuld [W2] 4
  3. Becky Scott [L1]
  4. Stephanie Casey [L1]
  5. Yuki Masaki 10.2 [L1]
  6. Duncan Bech

Match Results:

Paul O'mahony bt Stephanie Casey (Jun 22) 6-2, 6-2
Owen Fuld bt Becky Scott (Jun 12) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentOwen Fuld bt Paul O'mahony (Jun 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on a very windy day!"  -- Owen
Paul O'mahony bt Yuki Masaki (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-4

Results

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

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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