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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 AllPavilion Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 19 July 2018 to Wednesday 12 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 August 2018)

A very good effort this time resulted in an excellent three-quarters of matches taking place, group three managing all bar a couple. None of the three group winners had a clean sweep on the way to the top, with each losing one match along the way. In fact, the groups all look to have been strongly competitive with rankings often decided by bonus points and head-to-head victories. And as usual league players showed resilience in the face of difficulty, overcoming darkness, wind, rain and heat (not all at the same time, thank goodness) to complete their matches. An eventful and memorable round, so here's to the next one.

Group Summary:

Uche's head-to-head victory over Andrew made him runner-up under group champ John, who, despite being being beaten by, and equal on wins with Uche, earned two vital bonus point to claim the top spot. Dan's matches with John and Andrew were close-run events, as the scores reveal: John finally overcame Dan in their third tiebreak set and Dan forced a second set tiebreak against Andrew. Meanwhile, well done John and Andrew for playing more matches than the others. Not a single player comment from the group in this round, unfortunately. It doesn't take long to do and it really brings the matches to life and lets us know how things are going!

Final Rankings:

  1. John Cotterill 7.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Uche Onyema 9.2 [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Sims 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nicolo Colombo [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Ibbotson 8.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dan Bridge 7.2 [L2] 1
  7. Patrick Boguzas

Match Results:

John Cotterill bt Dan Bridge (Sep 2) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Uche Onyema bt Andrew Sims (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-3
Andrew Sims bt Nicolo Colombo (Aug 30) 7-5, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Tim Ibbotson (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-4
Uche Onyema bt Nicolo Colombo (Aug 13) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Andrew Sims bt Dan Bridge (Aug 13) 6-0, 7-5
John Cotterill bt Tim Ibbotson (Aug 12) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Andrew Sims bt Tim Ibbotson (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

John Cotterill bt Nicolo Colombo (Aug 10) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Nicolo Colombo bt Tim Ibbotson (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-1
John Cotterill bt Andrew Sims (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-4
Uche Onyema bt John Cotterill (Jul 22) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

Well done Thomas and Mariano for scheduling all your possible matches. And congratulations to Thomas for getting 5 wins out of 6 to top the group. The tie on 10 points between Benji and Anthony is resolved by the fact that in their head-to-head, Benji overcame Anthony in a "great match" that was obviously close judging by the second-set tie break. Benji thus claims runner-up position. Elsewhere, the group's pair of 3-set games both involved Mariano (vs Ruvan and Benji). Against Ruvan, Mariano comments that Ruvan's youth overcame the "wiley tricks of age".

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas McCarthy 8.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Benji Wilson 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Anthony Crawley 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mariano Kalfors 8.1 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ruvan Amarasinghe 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Dan Hodgson [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Max Olds 8.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnthony Crawley bt Max Olds (Sep 11) 6-2, 3-1 Max Olds Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A great start but unluckily Max picked up a niggle. Hoping you a speedy recovery and get to play again!"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentBenji Wilson bt Mariano Kalfors (Sep 8) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Rain stopped play. Benji to serve next."  -- Mariano
Mariano Kalfors bt Max Olds (Sep 2) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Anthony Crawley bt Thomas McCarthy (Aug 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Reveal CommentRuvan Amarasinghe bt Mariano Kalfors (Aug 25) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Couldn't maintain the momentum against Ruvan. The wiley tricks of age couldn't hold out in the end against the boundless energy and enthusiasm of youth across the net."  -- Mariano
Reveal CommentThomas McCarthy bt Ruvan Amarasinghe (Aug 25) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet and play Ruvan today. Good luck in A&E!"  -- Thomas
Thomas McCarthy bt Max Olds (Aug 19) 6-4, 6-3
Anthony Crawley bt Mariano Kalfors (Aug 15) 6-4, 7-5
Anthony Crawley bt Dan Hodgson (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentBenji Wilson bt Anthony Crawley (Aug 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, great player"  -- Benji
Mariano Kalfors bt Dan Hodgson (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-1
Benji Wilson bt Dan Hodgson (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentBenji Wilson bt Max Olds (Aug 5) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good player, nice guy"  -- Benji
Thomas McCarthy bt Dan Hodgson (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-3
Thomas McCarthy bt Benji Wilson (Jul 26) 7-5, 6-2
Thomas McCarthy bt Mariano Kalfors (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

With bonus points in play, it was nip and tuck who would win group three. But in the end, one extra match played (and won) meant Sean was able to edge ahead of runner up Joanna while Steve, despite earning the bragging rights for having beaten our new champ in their head to head, has to settle with a very commendable third place. Now, had Steve also earned bonus points we would have another story to tell! However you look at it, an eventful round: Steve and Joanna's obviously extremely close 3-set, 2-day encounter "could have gone either way", while, Jim and Maria got to play their 3-set encounter a long way from Pavilion players' usual stomping ground (on holiday in Spain no less!).

Final Rankings:

  1. Sean Combrink [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joanna Redfern [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Steve Robinson [W5, L1] 11
  4. Othmane Islah 8.1 [W2, L2] 6
  5. Martin Lynchehan 8.2 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Maria Harrison 9.1 [W1, L4] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoanna Redfern bt Maria Harrison (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well hats off to the both of us for playing 2 sets at night with only one floodlight working! Maria is very tenacious and we always have super long rallies when we play so stamina and concentration was key. Always very enjoyable playing with Maria. Thanks!"  -- Joanna
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Martin Lynchehan (Sep 11) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoyable to play Martin. Lots of long rallies and deuces. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentSteve Robinson bt Maria Harrison (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of fun, some long games and good winners from both sides!"  -- Steve

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJoanna Redfern bt Steve Robinson (Sep 8) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed our match, thought Steve and I were evenly matched and a different style of match to the other ones I have played, lots of lobbing and some amazing get back shots resulting in long ralleys. Had to reconvene on Sunday am and it could have gone either way. Thanks Steve!"  -- Joanna
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Maria Harrison (Sep 7) 6-7 (0-7), 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was very enjoyable to play this league match while on holiday in southern Spain"  -- Jim
Reveal CommentSteve Robinson bt Martin Lynchehan (Aug 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match with some great points! "  -- Steve
Othmane Islah bt Martin Lynchehan (Aug 25) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentSteve Robinson bt Jim Harrison (Aug 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Windy and muggy morning, and a fun and competitive match!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentOthmane Islah bt Jim Harrison (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with a lot of deuces. Thanks Jim"  -- Othmane
Reveal CommentSteve Robinson bt Othmane Islah (Aug 15) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A match that swung back and forth, with some tricky wind to contend with too. Good fun!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Jim Harrison (Aug 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely morning tennis which made it a pleasure to play with Gentlemen Jim. As ever when playing Jim it was a challenging match but I managed to edge it -helped I suspect by the fact that unlike Jim I had not spent the evening before at a beer festival!"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentSteve Robinson bt Sean Combrink (Aug 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty even game with some long games, lots of fun!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Maria Harrison (Aug 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun "  -- Sean
Reveal CommentJoanna Redfern bt Martin Lynchehan (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match with consistency as the main strategy which therefore led to some long rallies. A cooler evening than it has been and nice to play on the astro at the MHM Club-thanks for organising Martin. "  -- Joanna
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Othmane Islah (Aug 3) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun"  -- Sean
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Joanna Redfern (Aug 1) 1-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun"  -- Sean
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Martin Lynchehan (Jul 28) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy"  -- Sean
Reveal CommentJoanna Redfern bt Jim Harrison (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wow who thought it was a good idea to play at 4pm on the hottest day of the year so far (sorry Jim) ...luckily we made sure we took enough breaks to regroup. Always nice playing with Jim with quite a few long deuce/adv which tested our resilience. We were the only mad ones on the courts and think we were both happy that it didn’t go to 3 sets! "  -- Joanna
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Jim Harrison (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game thanks"  -- Sean

Results

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

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

Comments:
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Collapse AllPavilion Doubles - Round 22 | Thursday 19 July 2018 to Wednesday 26 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 August 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Devrim Beyzade & Benji Wilson [W4] 8
  2. Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva [L1]
  4. Anthony Crawley & Carol Akyuz [L2]
  5. Pauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell [L1]
  6. David Lindsey & Tony Pelaou [L1]
  7. Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade & Benji Wilson bt Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva (Sep 11) 3-1 Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Cloudy conditions; with the match in the early stages and Benji & I leading 3-1, unfortunately Mittens retired due to injury. All the best for the rest of the league."  -- Devrim
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade & Benji Wilson bt David Lindsey & Tony Pelaou (Sep 10) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close contest in breezy conditions. The first set was extremely tight with the lead changing hands frequently until the tiebreak which Benji and I took. The second set David and Tony raced ahead to a 3-0 lead before being pegged back but in the end Benji and I edged another close set. It was a pleasure to play Tony and David."  -- Devrim
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade & Benji Wilson bt Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in good conditions, good spirits with a high but enjoyable level of intensity. Benji and I got off to a fast 4-0 start but Nigel and Alan put up a spirited recovery thereafter, sharing the next 9 games. Thank you gentlemen for the game."  -- Devrim
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade & Benji Wilson bt Anthony Crawley & Carol Akyuz (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fine conditions for playing - thank you Anthony and Carol; it was a pleasure to play you both. Dev & Benji"  -- Devrim
Reveal CommentAlan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen bt Anthony Crawley & Carol Akyuz (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to play without any of the threatened thunderstorms, though Anthony unleashed a couple of lightning bolts. Enjoyable sets with some good rallies especially early on, error rate crept up towards the end (this seems to be a permanent feature!)"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen bt Pauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on a evening when we feared it might be too hot to play, but it turned out to be perfect conditions. Alan and Pauline kept us honest in the second set, taking the lead at the start. A reminder to Alan and myself to concentrate! Lovely to meet you both again," -- Nigel

Current Rankings:

  1. Sean Combrink & Sarah Burns [W3] 6
  2. Jo Larkin & Nicola Venning [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Samantha Kracmar & Louise Sharpe [W1] 2
  4. Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher [W1, L2] 2
  5. Annabel Walton South & Daniela Tringale [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSean Combrink & Sarah Burns bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the score suggested. We played in bright sunshine and on very uneven courts. A really fun match though. "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSean Combrink & Sarah Burns bt Jo Larkin & Nicola Venning (Aug 14) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, lots of close games. Shame the lights on court 5 aren’t working as we played most of the second set with one end of the court in darkness."  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentJo Larkin & Nicola Venning bt Annabel Walton South & Daniela Tringale (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and a fun and friendly gameq"  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentFrances Plummer & Errol Fletcher bt Jo Larkin & Nicola Venning (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "very close game with lots of duces, both played very well! and a beautiful evening to play tennis! "  -- Frances
Samantha Kracmar & Louise Sharpe bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentSean Combrink & Sarah Burns bt Annabel Walton South & Daniela Tringale (Jul 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Realy windy but fun"  -- Sean

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Pavilion archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Pavilion. 

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

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)