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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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"This was my first ever "official" tennis competition. It was a very enjoyable experience. A great way to meet new people," Ivan Fabijanic

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Collapse AllQueensmead Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 3 August 2017 to Wednesday 27 September 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 August 2017)

Players were very closely matched throughout the groups of this Queensmead round, generating dramatic scorelines with tiebreaks, tight sets and rollercoaster three-setters. Everyone had the chance to improve their own techniques while learning from, advising and congratulating one another. Nice work everyone – looking forward to the next round!

Group Summary:

George and Sathish had an epic battle of three sets and a tiebreak, Sathish and Steve had long rallies on a sunny day, Ivan and Sathish played a marathon match, and Ivan and Ross had plenty of deuces in their Local Tennis Leagues classic! Congratulations to Steve who claims the top spot, and to everyone who scored bonus points!

Final Rankings:

  1. Steve Preston [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rimantas Preimantas [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ross Joynes 9.2 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. George Louca [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ivan Fabijanic 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  6. Sathish Kamath [L4] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt Sathish Kamath (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Most enjoyable match in glorious autumn sunshine. Many long and excellent rallies but the majority went my way! Good to meet you, Sathish and I'm sure you will improve quickly with more league play. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt Ivan Fabijanic (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some long rallies and great retrieving from Ivan."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Sathish Kamath (Sep 3) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another 2h marathon (second in 2 days for me!). A really good match with a game that had 8 deuces in the first set, some long rallies and a fascinating comeback for Sathish from 5:1 down in the third, but I managed to stop his 4 game run and take the set and the match. "  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Ross Joynes (Sep 2) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another local tennis league classic! A great tennis battle that lasted just over 2h with many deuces and a few great comebacks from 40:0 on both sides. A really good match."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentGeorge Louca bt Ivan Fabijanic (Aug 28) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close and entertaining match in the heat. Close 1st set, 1 break in it which Ivan won. Second set was more comfortable as i came back to win it. 3rd set, I was 5-3 up, then 5-4 40 love up serving for match, Ivan came back and pushed it to 5-5, and I just managed to win the last two games as we were both tiring. An exciting game!!"  -- George
Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt George Louca (Aug 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you George and thanks for the game. After winning the opening service game, it was all one way. George has got some good shots but needs to put them all together. It would be helpful for him to play in a lower league to develop his confidence and have more competitive matches. Stick with it as you will only improve by playing in the leagues :) "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentRimantas Preimantas bt Steve Preston (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Rimantas. Excellent match on a glorious afternoon. Rimantas is an very good player, clearly super fit and gets everything back and more and is the hardest person ever to lob, as he is such a giant! The score doesn't truly reflect the match as I was 3-1 up in the first set then lost the next 9 games with many being very long games with multiple deuces but Rimantas won through them all! I was pleased to have made him play well as he will win the league easily. "  -- Steve
Rimantas Preimantas bt George Louca (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-0
Ross Joynes bt George Louca (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGeorge Louca bt Sathish Kamath (Aug 10) 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very long match, with a lot of rallies. Stathish made a good comeback in the second set from 5-3 down to take it 7-5 and into a third. finished with minutes to spare, as the sky turned dark. "  -- George
Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt Ross Joynes (Aug 8) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with many long rallies. Ross made a great first set comeback from 3-1 down to win. Then got my eye in, after a couple of months out with tennis elbow. Even then the score flattered, as Ross battled really well. Great to finally play each other and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Steve
Ross Joynes bt Sathish Kamath (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentRimantas Preimantas bt Ross Joynes (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A muscled up John Isner has joined the Queensmead league! Despite having 40-15 in one game I couldn't avoid the whitewash!"  -- Ross

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Stewart, who secures the victory in Group 2 thanks to a clean sweep of four match wins! Tahir and Rob had a close second set, Rob and Steve had plenty of deuces, and Adam and Steve played a marathon match! Well done to Steve for being the only player in the group to score bonus points! Adam, we hope your injury heals soon.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stewart Kelly [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Tahir Habib 8.2 [W3, L2] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Tomisin Adedipe 9.2 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Steve Grace [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pavan Mehra [W2, L1] 4
  6. Rob Parsons 10.1 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Adam Brown 9.1 [L2] withdrawn 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTahir Habib bt Rob Parsons (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tense second set. Really good meeting you. Cheers."  -- Tahir
Reveal CommentRob Parsons bt Steve Grace (Sep 17) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close match that lasted 1 hour 50 minutes, many games went to deuce, with a couple going to 6 o 7 deuces. Ultimately it was Rob that was able to find the accuracy and the winners to pull the back from 1 set down. Really enjoyable match, thanks Rob "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentTahir Habib bt Pavan Mehra (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great meeting you. Slippery surface but fortunately no mishaps. Game was certainly closer than the score shows. "  -- Tahir
Stewart Kelly bt Tomisin Adedipe (Sep 9) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Stewart Kelly bt Rob Parsons (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTahir Habib bt Steve Grace (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great sociable game with Steve again, Looking forward to playing again sometime. Thanks."  -- Tahir
Reveal CommentTomisin Adedipe bt Rob Parsons (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of a hazard on slippery courts but no one got seriously injured. Thanks for the match. "  -- Tomisin
Reveal CommentTomisin Adedipe bt Tahir Habib (Aug 28) 7-5, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. "  -- Tomisin
Stewart Kelly bt Tahir Habib (Aug 27) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentPavan Mehra bt Adam Brown (Aug 24) 4-6, 6-5 Adam Brown Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A close encounter which unfortunately came to a premature end with Adam Brown having to retire through injury. The match ebb and flowed, with Pavan depending on his serve to accumulate games whilst Adam was able to use a forehand punch slice shot to make rallies very awkward for Pavan and disrupt his rhythm. "  -- Pavan
Stewart Kelly bt Steve Grace (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSteve Grace bt Adam Brown (Aug 10) 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A long and tiring match, some good rallies and two players very evenly matched, really enjoyed it, thanks Adam"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentPavan Mehra bt Steve Grace (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The score generous to the winner and could have been closer if it weren't for a few errors at crucial points. The first set ran away quickly with the second being a better reflection of the comparative abilities. "  -- Pavan

Group Summary:

It’s no coincidence that the two players who came top of Group 3 were the only two to scores bonus points – congratulations Rajat and Brian! Peter and Brian played a marathon three-set match with plenty of deuces, Rajat and Peter had a very tight first set, and Sarosh and Rajat played a close two sets. Well played everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Rajat Solan 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Brian Collinge [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sarosh Daruwala [W1, L1] 2
  4. Peter Jones [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  5. Sandeep Patil 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Rajat Solan bt Peter Jones (Sep 2) 7-5, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Jones bt Brian Collinge (Aug 30) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Peter. Quite a marathon and so many deuces ! Hope we can play each other again soon."  -- Brian
Rajat Solan bt Sandeep Patil (Aug 22) 6-1, 6-2
Rajat Solan bt Sarosh Daruwala (Aug 15) 6-4, 6-2
Rajat Solan bt Brian Collinge (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0
Sarosh Daruwala bt Brian Collinge (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-1

Results

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

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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