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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
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  • 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
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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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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 37 | Thursday 19 April 2018 to Wednesday 13 June 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 May 2018)

A good round to get the summer season underway in Paddington, with numerous competitive matches and bonus points on the scoreboard. Thanks for all your efforts, and congratulations to the new group champions for coming out on top. Hope to see you all again next time!

Group Summary:

Group one mastered the art of scheduling, as every player earned their bonus prize - great stuff. Greg played the most matches and finished unbeaten in what was a successful quest for the prize . Vivek gave it his best shot to try and upset Greg's winning streak in a tightly contested match between the two, and although he couldn't clinch the victory this time he is rewarded for his fine form with the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Greg Walsh 10.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vivek Bisht 7.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andreas Christophorou 7.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rick Burney 7.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chris Kalavrytinos 9.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Lorenzo Uberti [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Luigi Brambilla 7.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGreg Walsh bt Andreas Christophorou (May 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect night for tennis. Really long rallies, match alot closer than it looks!"  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Walsh bt Vivek Bisht (May 20) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great night for tennis. Really tight 2nd set could've gone either way. Enjoyable match, thanks Vivek"  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Walsh bt Lorenzo Uberti (May 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match. Had a mid-life crisis at the start of the second set, with Lorenzo hitting blazing winners, and only just managed to scrape through."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Walsh bt Chris Kalavrytinos (May 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable hit with Chris, who unfortunately struggled with a leg strain. Hope you get better soon. "  -- Greg
Reveal CommentRick Burney bt Lorenzo Uberti (May 13) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match; tight second set! "  -- Rick
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Rick Burney (May 12) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "An extremely close match. Long rallies and lots of twists and turns. Great fun! "  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentGreg Walsh bt Dibyendu Rakshit (May 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Both coming back from injury/illness, was tough to get a rhythm, especially when Dib consistently hit every line on the court which was nearly unplayable! Thanks for the hit "  -- Greg
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Lorenzo Uberti (May 9) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lorenzo made a good comeback in the second after being 0-3 down , almost pushed into the third "  -- Vivek
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Chris Kalavrytinos (May 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A seriously hot day. Surprised the court didn't melt!"  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Chris Kalavrytinos (May 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather, nice hitting."  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Lorenzo Uberti (Apr 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great games in windy conditions."  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Apr 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game , Dib is just coming back from injury otherwise am sure it would be 3 sets battle "  -- Vivek
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Rick Burney (Apr 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight second set , Rick wasted few set points. I was lucky to finish in 2 sets "  -- Vivek

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Andreas Christophorou (Apr 22) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another v tough encounter in 3 gruelling sets with Andreas who’s extremely difficult to beat. "  -- Vivek
Greg Walsh bt Rick Burney (Apr 20) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

Robert played the most matches and scheduled well and this proved to be a winning formula as he picked up a formidable five wins to pull clear at the top of the table. Runner up David was too strong for Robert in their head to head and finished the round unbeaten, so what might have happened had he played a few more matches? Maybe we will find out next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Robert Barrett 7.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Jovic 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tanmay Chetan 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ali Qassim 8.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Herve Lagadec 8.1 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Ihor Kostyuk [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Harrington [L1]
  8. Paul Steers [L4]

Match Results:

Robert Barrett bt Paul Steers (Jun 12) 6-1, 6-2
Ali Qassim bt Paul Steers (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Paul Steers (Jun 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Paul played with a troubled knee and still managed to make a good game out of it!"  -- Tanmay
Robert Barrett bt Herve Lagadec (May 22) 6-3, 6-3
Herve Lagadec bt Ihor Kostyuk (May 20) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
David Jovic bt Tanmay Chetan (May 13) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAli Qassim bt Tanmay Chetan (May 12) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A thriller to the last point, as always when playing Tanmay. "  -- Ali
David Jovic bt Robert Barrett (May 11) 6-3, 6-3
Herve Lagadec bt Paul Steers (May 10) 6-0, 6-2
David Jovic bt Herve Lagadec (May 5) 6-3, 6-4
Robert Barrett bt Ali Qassim (May 5) 6-4, 6-2
Robert Barrett bt James Harrington (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-0
David Jovic bt Ihor Kostyuk (Apr 24) 6-4, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Ihor Kostyuk bt Tanmay Chetan (Apr 22) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4
Robert Barrett bt Ihor Kostyuk (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Ashwin was the standout player in group three, recording six superb wins and bonus points to climb into the lead. John also got on court for seven matches and scheduled well, and this combination paid off as he finished four wins to the good and with points from two other matches, to take second place. Credit to Lance who was the only player to complete all his matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ashwin Rajashekhar 10.1 [W6, UF1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Kelly 8.2 [W4, L2, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mike Douglas 8.1 [W5] 10
  4. Nina Leo [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Bancroft [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Diogo Quintas [W1, L5] 3
  7. Charles Swindon 8.2 [W1, L4] 3
  8. Lance Entwistle 9.2 [W1, L6] 2
  9. Lee Fox 9.2 [L1] 1

Match Results:

Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Charles Swindon (Jun 12) 6-3, 6-3
John Kelly bt Charles Swindon (Jun 5) 6-2, 6-3
Mike Douglas bt Lance Entwistle (Jun 3) 6-1, 6-1
Mike Douglas bt Diogo Quintas (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-0
Mike Douglas bt John Kelly (Jun 1) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDiogo Quintas bt Charles Swindon (May 27) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive fun match! Could have gone either way"  -- Diogo
Mike Douglas bt Charles Swindon (May 26) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentLance Entwistle bt Diogo Quintas (May 25) 7-5, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, with tight games up until the 3rd!"  -- Diogo
Reveal CommentJohn Kelly bt Diogo Quintas (May 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Diogo a bit rusty as is returning after a lay off will improve when his timing gets better "  -- John
Michael Bancroft bt Lance Entwistle (May 23) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentNina Leo bt Lance Entwistle (May 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Luck was on my side today! Score does not really reflect the standard. Thanks for a good hit! "  -- Nina
Charles Swindon bt Lance Entwistle (May 19) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAshwin Rajashekhar v John Kelly (May 14) 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable tight game in the sun, both of us struggling to take chances! Third set to come, John to serve"  -- Ashwin
Reveal CommentMichael Bancroft bt John Kelly (May 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Don't play here on Saturday mornings as kids' coaching on two courts means there are balls flying everywhere!"  -- Michael
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Michael Bancroft (May 11) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAshwin Rajashekhar bt Lee Fox (May 9) 6-0, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Neither of us at our best but some long if cagey rallies ensued, especially in the second and third set!"  -- Ashwin
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Nina Leo (May 7) 6-4, 6-4
Mike Douglas bt Nina Leo (May 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAshwin Rajashekhar bt Lance Entwistle (May 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a lovely day."  -- Ashwin
John Kelly bt Lance Entwistle (May 2) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAshwin Rajashekhar bt Diogo Quintas (May 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Slick courts from half a day of rain made for some quick and low bounce! Thanks to Diogo for a fun match"  -- Ashwin
Nina Leo bt Diogo Quintas (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-1
Nina Leo bt Michael Bancroft (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJohn Kelly bt Nina Leo (Apr 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies nina unlucky not to win more games jk"  -- John

Group Summary:

Konstantinos and Euan played out the match of the group, an incredibly close 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 contest which ended in favour of Euan - great effort both. Ultimately, Euan was unstoppable in this round, powering his way to five fantastic victories to take pole position. Well done to Konstantinos too for clinching second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Euan Barrie 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Konstantinos Vathakos [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nicola Pironti [W1, L2] 3
  4. Alfredo De Castro 9.1 [W1, L3] 3
  5. George Constantinides 9.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Charles Blake Thomas 10.2 [L1]
  7. Dana May [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicola Pironti bt Alfredo De Castro (Jun 3) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very balanced match...well played on a beautiful sunny day!"  -- NICOLA
Euan Barrie bt Nicola Pironti (Jun 1) 6-4, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEuan Barrie bt Konstantinos Vathakos (May 30) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "I won the tie break in the third set 8-6."  -- Euan
Alfredo De Castro bt George Constantinides (May 27) 6-1, 6-1
George Constantinides bt Charles Blake Thomas (May 25) 6-4, 6-4
Konstantinos Vathakos bt Alfredo De Castro (May 9) 6-1, 6-4
Konstantinos Vathakos bt George Constantinides (May 6) 6-4, 6-3
Euan Barrie bt George Constantinides (May 4) 7-5, 6-0
Euan Barrie bt Alfredo De Castro (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-3
Euan Barrie bt Dana May (Apr 25) 6-0, 6-0
Konstantinos Vathakos bt NICOLA PIRONTI (Apr 20) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

Group Summary:

Kez was keen to make an impression on his first appearance in the league, battling his way through a number of "very even contests" to notch up six straight wins and bonus points. Paul had Kez "running from the back of the court to the net and back again" in an epic encounter, and finished only narrowly behind in second place. Hats off to Amelia and Marilisia who also got all their matches in.

Final Rankings:

  1. Kez Harwood [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul O'mahony 10.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Amelia Camarero Witiuk 10.2 [W4, L2] 10
  4. Diana Medina [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Debbie Shipley 10.1 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Marilisa Vitali [W1, L5] 2
  7. Harriet Terry [L5]

Match Results:

Marilisa Vitali bt Harriet Terry (Jun 13) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Diana Medina (Jun 10) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "1h and almost every game up to 40x40, a very even match so far. We had to stop at 6-3 to Amelia, but looking forward to continue it!"  -- Diana
Reveal CommentKez Harwood bt Marilisa Vitali (Jun 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An 8 o’clock start on a Sunday morning meant a slow start, but we both warmed up and got into our stride. Thank you Marilisa for a great match and for your helpful advice about tennis coaches. I look forward to playing again in the league. "  -- Kez
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Harriet Terry (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Harriet hit is strong but she was he trying frustrated with her serve, that I don't think so that bad but she had a lot of double faults. Very enjoyable rallies."  -- Amelia
Reveal CommentDiana Medina bt Harriet Terry (Jun 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Super friendly game which the score doesn’t do justice. I had a great time, hope to play with Harriet again!"  -- Diana
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Harriet Terry (Jun 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great conditions although maybe just a little on the hot side. Enjoyable match although I think we were both glad when it was over. 5 dropped service games between us in the second set showed we were both flagging in the heat. Thanks Harriet, look forward to the next time! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Debbie Shipley (Jun 2) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match. A lot of good rallies. By the end it became easier to score. Debbie mentioned she is not used to playing long games. Also, it was super sunny and hot weather. Very enjoyable match."  -- Amelia

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKez Harwood bt Paul O'mahony (Jun 1) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "My feet are ruined! Paul had me running from the back of the court to the net and back again. A very humid evening to be doing so much running! We were very evenly matched and this was an enjoyable test of our skills. Would happily play another match, but not until my feet have recovered!"  -- Kez
Reveal CommentDebbie Shipley bt Marilisa Vitali (Jun 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great game!"  -- Debbie
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Marilisa Vitali (May 27) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match. My adversary improved with the development of the game. Very nice playing in the sun. But Marilisa has forgotten her sun glasses and that might have affected a bit her game. Enjoyable game anyways."  -- Amelia
Reveal CommentKez Harwood bt Harriet Terry (May 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had a fast paced match this morning, with lots of running to and from the net. Thanks for such a friendly start to a Saturday morning!"  -- Kez
Reveal CommentKez Harwood bt Diana Medina (May 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very windy evening, and many balls were blown off course! Diana has a very impressive serve and I was often lucky to even get it back across the net! Thanks for a great match and a difficult test of my returning skills!"  -- Kez
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Amelia Camarero Witiuk (May 13) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on a beautiful sunny day, very close too with lots of deuce games. At 2-2 in the final set we had a game with 7-8 deuces, lost count!"  -- Paul
Paul O'mahony bt Debbie Shipley (May 10) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Diana Medina (May 7) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Though game in very windy conditions. Looking forward to continue the match!"  -- Diana
  • "Very close match, as competitive as the scoreline suggests. Main part of the match was played in very testing windy conditions and unfortunately play had to stop before the second set tie break due to lights being switched off Resumed on a gloriously sunny day (hot!!!) and went straight into a tiebreak which was a tough call for both of us, not being in a rhythm yet. I managed to see it out but it could have gone either way. Always a fun and competitive match playing with Diana!" Paul
Reveal CommentKez Harwood bt Amelia Camarero Witiuk (May 6) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Even though we started early, the weather was a scorcher! We seemed to spend much of the match at 40-40, and we were very even throughout. Not sure either of us could have carried on for much longer under the intense heat and with so much running. Such a wonderful way to start a Sunday morning. Thank you!"  -- Kez
Reveal CommentDiana Medina bt Marilisa Vitali (May 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for tennis. Match was super nice, we both took sometime to warm up properly but eventually the level got much better. Very friendly game that I hope to repeat."  -- Diana
Reveal CommentKez Harwood bt Debbie Shipley (May 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match turned into a very even contest after we had both found our stride. Some great rallies, and I think we can both be proud of our effort! Debbie came prepared with pen and paper to keep track of the scores, which was very helpful! A wonderful first experience of playing tennis in the league. Thank you!"  -- Kez
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt Marilisa Vitali (Apr 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First set was uneven as Marilisa had not been on a court since January! Second set was closer with Marilisa finding her rhythm. Many games went to deuce and a single break of serve decided it in the end. Glorious day for tennis too"  -- Paul

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