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New rounds for the Queensmead league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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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.

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Collapse AllQueensmead Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 1 December 2016 to Wednesday 8 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 January 2017)

Another successful round in the Queensmead Tennis League. Players braved some particularly cold weather to get on the court and play out some great competitive matches. Thanks for all your efforts and we look forward to seeing more tennis in 2017!

Group Summary:

Deepak went one better this time, improving on his silver from the last round to top the table thanks to four impressive wins and more importantly some good scheduling earned those bonus points which ultimately proved decisive. Now Jemima was the only player to beat Deepak and had she played and won just one more match she could have claimed the group, but as it is she secures second place just ahead of Neville after the eliminator method is applied. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Deepak Arora 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jemima Lee [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Neville Blackie [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Woodnorth [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ivan Fabijanic 9.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Steve Grace [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Julie Fabijanic [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJemima Lee bt Ivan Fabijanic (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "V cold conditions and glad we managed to play the match."  -- Jemima
Jemima Lee bt Richard Woodnorth (Feb 3) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJemima Lee bt Deepak Arora (Jan 30) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle with Deepak, really enjoyable match."  -- Jemima

Match of the Group:

Richard Woodnorth bt Ivan Fabijanic (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4
Reveal CommentNeville Blackie bt Ivan Fabijanic (Jan 14) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match was enjoyable, and played in a good spirit. First set had many breaks of serve, but the second was much tighter. Several games could've gone either way. Hopefully we can play again Ivan!"  -- Neville
Reveal CommentJemima Lee bt Steve Grace (Jan 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Jemima, rainy at the start but glad we persevered as it did brighten up, although in terms of the tennis, you were too strong for me, glad luck with the rest of the matches "  -- Steve
Richard Woodnorth bt Steve Grace (Jan 2) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Julie Fabijanic (Jan 2) 4-6, 4-2 Julie Fabijanic Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunatelly Julie had to retire due to a serious ankle injury in the middle of the second set. It was a great match up to that point - very, very close. Best of luck with the recovery!"  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Steve Grace (Dec 28) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We invented a new sport on the tarmac courts at The Cavendish, ice skating Tennis, Ivan was better at it then me, thanks for the match was good to work off a bit of turkey"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentNeville Blackie bt Steve Grace (Dec 23) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Neville, thanks for the match, hopefully I can't get going a bit quicker if we play again"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentDeepak Arora bt Ivan Fabijanic (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Ivan"  -- Deepak
Reveal CommentDeepak Arora bt Neville Blackie (Dec 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match was closer than what scores suggest, lot of long rallies. Feeling good with straight sets wins. Thanks Neville"  -- Deepak
Reveal CommentNeville Blackie bt Richard Woodnorth (Dec 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in a good spirit. Second set was tight, just a few points either way deciding it."  -- Neville
Reveal CommentDeepak Arora bt Richard Woodnorth (Dec 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the match Richard. Enjoyed playing with you"  -- Deepak
Reveal CommentDeepak Arora bt Steve Grace (Dec 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Deepak, it actually turned out a bit closer than I expected :)"  -- Steve

Group Summary:

Steve was in a hurry in this round, storming to the top of podium with six victories for the loss of a handful of games. The race for second place was much closer and it all came down to the match of the round between Ross and Rob. There was little to choose between the two in the first two sets with one going to each player, however Ross found his form to pull away in the decider to take the match and with it secure the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Steve Preston [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ross Joynes 10.1 [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Rob Parsons 10.2 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Peter Jones [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Clark Foran [W1, L2] 2
  6. Elizabeth Almond 9.2 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Brian Collinge [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ishan Soni 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRob Parsons bt Elizabeth Almond (Jan 22) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Elizabeth. Very close in the end. Lovely clear day even if a bit on the chill side."  -- Rob
Ross Joynes bt Clark Foran (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt Elizabeth Almond (Jan 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Finally managed to pay having been too icy the day before. Enjoyable match in glorious winter sunshine. Thanks for the game Elizabeth and I would love to have your serve to go with my game! "  -- Steve

Match of the Group:

Ross Joynes bt Rob Parsons (Jan 15) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1
Clark Foran bt Brian Collinge (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-0
Rob Parsons bt Brian Collinge (Jan 7) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt Peter Jones (Jan 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Peter. You worked really hard and will definitely improve greatly playing in the league and building your confidence. Enjoyed our chat afterwards too. Good luck with your remaining matches :) "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt Rob Parsons (Dec 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Rob and great we made it at the 2nd attempt, having been frozen off in the morning! Despite the score, well done for fighting to the end. "  -- Steve
Peter Jones bt Brian Collinge (Dec 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt Clark Foran (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match, despite the fog, with many great, long rallies! Somewhat flattering scoreline. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentElizabeth Almond bt Peter Jones (Dec 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match on an early misty Saturday morning on the Cavendish courts. Peter doesn't give up on any ball!!"  -- Elizabeth
Steve Preston bt Ross Joynes (Dec 11) Walkover
Rob Parsons bt Peter Jones (Dec 10) 6-4, 6-3
Ross Joynes bt Brian Collinge (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentSteve Preston bt Brian Collinge (Dec 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Brian. Apologies for the somewhat unfair match up but neither of our fault! Good luck with the rest of your matches and you will definitely benefit and improve from the match play. "  -- Steve
Ross Joynes bt Peter Jones (Dec 4) 6-2, 6-4


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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.

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