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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, 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!)
  • 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 posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 45 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Nearly 60% of matches played over all, and one group at least got all their matches completed. So not too shabby for winter tennis, though do let us know if you are finding getting replies from players difficult. If we can help, we will. Well played all, and let's hope we will be back on court again soon!

Group Summary:

What a terrific top group packed with exciting tennis. No fewer than five players picked up three wins and everyone was triumphant in at least one match. So this was bound to be a tight finish. Andreas C just edged it in the end, in part because of adding bonus points, but also by grabbing a point for a set won in his loss to Rick. Rick himself couldn't quite get on to the podium this time, such was the level of competition. In the end Nick took the silver with Holger the bronze. Brilliant all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andreas Christophorou 7.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nick Bunstead [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Holger Schad [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rick Burney 7.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andreas Heiki Pant [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mark Van Doorne 7.2 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Andreas Heiki Pant bt Mark Van Doorne (Mar 11) Walkover
Reveal CommentNick Bunstead bt Rick Burney (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions again!"  -- Nick
Nick Bunstead bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Mar 10) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions."  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Holger Schad (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies and tactical play. Perfect evening for tennis."  -- Andreas
  • "Killed me with short balls on my backhand! Good game with lots of long rally’s but Andreas clever play with short balls to my backhand did the trick for him," -- Holger
Nick Bunstead bt Andreas Heiki Pant (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRick Burney bt Andreas Christophorou (Mar 1) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a physical battle playing against Andreas; very competitive 2.5 hour match. "  -- Rick
Reveal CommentHolger Schad bt Mark Van Doorne (Feb 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "very enjoyable game with a competitor playing a similar lefthanded style . Result does not show the true competitiveness of the game. "  -- Holger
Reveal CommentNick Bunstead bt Holger Schad (Feb 23) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game in windy and rainy conditions"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Mark Van Doorne (Feb 13) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another lefty! Another battle of serves. Fun tactical match."  -- Dibyendu
Mark Van Doorne bt Rick Burney (Feb 12) 6-4, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Holger Schad (Feb 8) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! Battle of serves, whilst dealing with a bright sun, soggy courts and 15 mph winds. Holger and Dib kept hitting high quality of first serves, until Holger’s serve breaks down in the 3rd set tie break, Dib inching ahead."  -- Dibyendu
Rick Burney bt Andreas Heiki Pant (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Nick Bunstead (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect night for tennis. Fun match with long rallies."  -- Andreas
Holger Schad bt Rick Burney (Feb 1) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Andreas Christophorou bt Mark Van Doorne (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-0
Nick Bunstead bt Mark Van Doorne (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-4
Andreas Christophorou bt Andreas Heiki Pant (Jan 27) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Andreas Heiki Pant (Jan 24) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Many long rallies. Andreas served very well, especially on the ad side. Dib needed to adapt to stand a chance."  -- Dibyendu
Holger Schad bt Andreas Heiki Pant (Jan 23) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentRick Burney bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Jan 18) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Although Dib has no business to be in the 3rd set when down 0-5 in the first set. Eventually played over 3.5 hours, after 30 min of warmup, both players just wanted to get the match to finish. Not the best level from both but super long rallies, lot of grit. Well done Rick to have come through in the end."  -- Dibyendu

Group Summary:

Another hotly contested group with Rob choosing to do it the hard way. No bonus points for him, just five great performances to edge him above Armand in the points chase. Several players were in with a shout of the silver, but Armand's great scheduling and competitive play, won through. Well done Rob and the chasing pack!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rob Godmon [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Armand Chollet [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Kalavrytinos 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ariel Zamora Jojot [W3, L2] 6
  5. Chris Jeffery [W2, L3] 6
  6. Lheyoh Wlasiqueh [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sameer Merchant [L2]
  8. Jamey Quek

Match Results:

Ariel Zamora Jojot bt Sameer Merchant (Mar 10) Walkover
Chris Jeffery bt Armand Chollet (Mar 3) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Rob Godmon bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-0
Rob Godmon bt Ariel Zamora Jojot (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Rob Godmon bt Chris Jeffery (Feb 23) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Ariel Zamora Jojot bt Chris Jeffery (Feb 22) 7-5, 6-4
Chris Jeffery bt Lheyoh Wlasiqueh (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentChris Kalavrytinos bt Chris Jeffery (Feb 11) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match that could have gone either way! Aggressive game with lots of winners, deuces, break points and long rallies. One had to win at the end and I was probably lucky this was Chris' first game in this round as he was let down by his serving in the third set..."  -- Chris
Armand Chollet bt Lheyoh Wlasiqueh (Feb 7) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
Ariel Zamora Jojot bt Lheyoh Wlasiqueh (Feb 6) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentChris Kalavrytinos bt Lheyoh Wlasiqueh (Feb 6) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A slightly wet court and balls didn't help much, but a good match overall... Leyo got tired in the third set, so the final score doesn't serve justice..."  -- Chris
Rob Godmon bt Armand Chollet (Feb 1) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentArmand Chollet bt Ariel Zamora Jojot (Jan 30) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match with Ariel :) Ariel's service is so fast ! He did a couple of aces :) Good Luck for next match ! Armand"  -- Armand
Rob Godmon bt Sameer Merchant (Jan 25) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentArmand Chollet bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match with Chris ! It was very hard as balls were full of water, but still nice sun ☀️ "  -- Armand

Group Summary:

With one withdrawal (hope you are on the mend Lance) and Elin not getting going, matches were a little thinly spread in this group. Nevertheless, well done to Kyriakos for playing more and winning more than anyone else. To him, the group spoils!

Final Rankings:

  1. Kyriakos Zavoleas [W3, L1] 6 WINNER
  2. Charles Swindon 8.2 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Paolo Piselli [W1, L1] 3
  4. Lance Entwistle 9.1 [L1] withdrawn
  5. Michael Loutsios 9.2 [L2]
  6. Elin Lundmark

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Charles Swindon (Feb 28) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "In dire conditions of a misty wet court, we wrestled head-to-head for the entire match. This was my first win against Charles (I am down 1-2 in our league matches so far); hope we meet again in next rounds."  -- Kyriakos
Charles Swindon bt Michael Loutsios (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-1
Paolo Piselli bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (Feb 14) 6-3, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Charles Swindon bt Paolo Piselli (Feb 7) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Michael Loutsios (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I was lucky to be the first one Michael played in this round. Michael had just returned from a couple of months of tennis absence, which was evident in the first set. In the second set Michael picked up rhythm so I was relieved I could close it off before things became too dangerous. I want to thank my son Aris for keeping our score using the TennisUmpire app.; this app also keeps match statistics (aces, double-faults, winners etc.) that you can later analyse; a great thing to use, provided someone takes on the burden of jotting down everything that happens in the match - good job Aris! "  -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Lance Entwistle (Jan 17) 6-2, 3-3 Lance Entwistle Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It is a shame that we had to conclude the match with Lance's retirement. I won the first set but then we were going head-to-head 3-3 in the second. So the match could have gone either way if Lance hadn't pulled a muscle at that very critical stage. Nevertheless, we did enjoy as far as we played. Lance, I hope you recover soon and wish you healthy matches in the rest of the tournament."  -- Kyriakos

Group Summary:

Again, a few more matches would have brought this group to life. As it is, two wins was enough to give you the gold as Andrey discovered. Well done Andrey!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrey Redman [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Larry Galansky [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Graeme Aitken [W1, L1] 2
  4. Christina Zoubir [L1]
  5. Rashmi Kabra [L2]
  6. Conrad Addo

Match Results:

Andrey Redman bt Rashmi Kabra (Mar 1) 6-3, 6-4
Andrey Redman bt Christina Zoubir (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Graeme Aitken bt Rashmi Kabra (Feb 1) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Larry Galansky bt Graeme Aitken (Jan 26) 6-2, 7-5

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches 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 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 matchtiebreak, 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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