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  • 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 

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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. 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.

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Caversham Park Tennis Club

200 Caversham Park Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6AA
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Henley Tennis Club

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Sonning Common & District Tennis Club

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Collapse AllReading Singles - Round 41 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Well done to everyone for dodging as best you could the winter weather and playing two thirds of the possible matches. Great going. Let's home for a nice spring and some decent weather for the next round.

Group Summary:

When all said and done, in this busy group where all the active players earned their bonus points, it all came down to one match - the head-to-head between James and league-returner, Rupesh. It became a winner takes all affair, a match that went the distance and finally James's way. Well done to James for topping the group and to all in the chasing pack.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Ansell 6.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rupesh Ahluwalia 7.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Huib Steenbergen [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bernardo Guerreiro 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Denovan [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dylan Polley 7.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRupesh Ahluwalia bt Huib Steenbergen (Mar 1) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with Huib, with an unexpected rain break in the middle. Look forward to playing again sometime soon. "  -- Rupesh
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Bernardo Guerreiro (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Bernardo indoor at Bradfield. Look forward to our next battle!"  -- James
Reveal CommentHuib Steenbergen bt Alex Denovan (Feb 8) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Real battle on carpet court, very nice, look forward to the next one."  -- Huib
Huib Steenbergen bt Bernardo Guerreiro (Feb 7) 6-3, 7-5

Match of the Group:

James Ansell bt Rupesh Ahluwalia (Feb 2) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentBernardo Guerreiro bt Alex Denovan (Feb 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasant match against Alex. Luckily I was able to turn the dial up a bit on both sets to close the match. Wish him the best of luck on his next matches."  -- Bernardo
Reveal CommentRupesh Ahluwalia bt Alex Denovan (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Alex. A match played in very good spirit."  -- Rupesh
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Alex Denovan (Jan 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Alex who is getting back into tennis after a number of years out of the game. Playing on the astroturf was new for me and Alex has a great backhand that made it very difficult to get the upper hand in some of the rallies. He can clearly play and once he has a few single matches under his belt will be even stronger. Enjoyable match played in great spirits, look forward to our next one!"  -- James
Reveal CommentRupesh Ahluwalia bt Bernardo Guerreiro (Jan 25) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to be back in the league, and great to play Bernardo again after a couple of years. Good tight first set with a few errors from both of us, and I managed to play better in the second set to take the win. Good luck Bernardo for the rest of the round."  -- Rupesh
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Huib Steenbergen (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable competitive match with Huib in slightly damp conditions. Luckily the clay soaked up the wetness fairly well and I was able to keep ahead to take the win."  -- James

Group Summary:

"Phew," said Jeremy when he finally beat Richard. But he spoke too soon as the point Richard earned for winning a set off his rival proved crucial. Having equalled Jeremy's number of wins, that point broke the tie and took him to the top of the table. Well done to both, a great display of friendly, competitve tennis.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Cole 8.1 [W5, L1] 11 WINNER
  2. Jeremy Hewlett 7.2 [W5] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Gary Baker [W2, L2] 5
  4. Danny Miller [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Martin Fosbrook [W1, L3] 4
  6. Andrea De Baggis 9.1 [L3] withdrawn 1
  7. Feras Fadag 9.2 [L2] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Gary Baker (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "TBH, my behaviour was poor, racket throwing and shouting at the heavens as Gary used excellent tactics in very blustery, windy conditions, to set me a challenge that was very tough to overcome or break down. Gary mixed up his game with moon balls, drop shots, slice, curving left hander's serve from the ad court and taking pace off the ball and then injecting it again. It was astute tennis by Gary, expertly using windy conditions, cleverly to his advantage. Most games were duce and the match outcome was never certain, could easily have been Gary's match. Thanks Gary for your good sportsmanship and I look forward to a replay where I promise not to moan about the wind, or use it as an excuse for my inability to cope as I wished. Well played!"  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentGary Baker bt Danny Miller (Mar 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fair play to Danny for struggling through a number of ailments and injuries to ensure this match happened and was completed. I'm under no illusions that this match score and possible the result would have been significantly different had Danny been fully fit. Well played Danny, looking forward to playing again."  -- Gary
Richard Cole bt Andrea De Baggis (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Cole bt Martin Fosbrook (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A first meeting with Martin in singles despite playing for the same club!. Nevertheless the scoreline was closer than it looks; windy conditions and sunshine in your eyeliner didn't help either player. Thanks Martin and good luck with your remaining games. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Martin Fosbrook (Feb 16) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Martin was on fire in the first set, serving aggressively, hitting winners from all areas of the court and 'painting the lines' - irresistible force. At 4-0 down my ambition was merely to avoid the bagel as an embarrassing early exit looked all too certain. First set just blown away. But games turn on a point here or there and in the second set I lowered my unforced error count and then in the third set the points were again tight, with Martin on game point for 2-1 without converting. I got my nose in front and held my nerve to stay in front, but the tennis was highly competitive and the score flatters me greatly. But phew!"  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentGary Baker bt Martin Fosbrook (Feb 12) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Played over 2 days, 2 different locations and 2 different surfaces. 3 sets in a total of 3.5 hours. We were blinded by the sun for the first 2 sets then ran out of time so had to play on clay at a later date - the final set took just under 1.5 hours! If I were to say we had one game in the final set with 8-9 deuces (we stopped counting) and it took me until the 8th match point to scrap the victory it gives you an idea of how hard we were both fighting to try and take the match. Martin - I much prefer you as a doubles partner than an opponent! Very well played."  -- Gary
Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Danny Miller (Feb 8) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Danny is frankly an inspiration, courageous even (injury, ailments and 66 years young have taken their toll on his fitness), but there was no telling who the younger, fitter player was in the first set for Danny has the gift of a natural ball striking ability (coupled with high level experience). For much of the game, before Danny tired, the match was on his racket. Danny knows I intended no slight, but with a higher fitness he would have played as he did in the opening games for longer and submitting the match report would be his responsibility not mine. Frankly, we were well matched and chatting to Danny I think I have learned some valuable things. I am grateful. Thanks Danny and all the best. "  -- Jeremy
Richard Cole bt Danny Miller (Feb 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentDanny Miller bt Andrea De Baggis (Feb 1) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Ridiculous gale/blustery wind. Horrid conditions causing all sorts of situations. Difficult for both players. Still got the match played in good spirits and fellowship."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentRichard Cole bt Gary Baker (Jan 31) 1-6, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "As always, a very hard fought match against Gary, who never gives up. Back and forth all through the match and in the end I managed to get over the line - just!."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMartin Fosbrook bt Andrea De Baggis (Jan 29) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I got off to a quick start as Andrea took time to get used to the conditions. He played some great tennis to get back in the set and take it to a tie break. The second set was competitive but I took advantage of Andrea's change of tactics to wrap up the match. "  -- Martin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Richard Cole (Jan 26) 6-3, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Phew! Two and a half hours of running, match could easily have gone to Richard who is a great athlete with solid defence. After the first set Richard turned the match his way, knowing to mix up the play (drop shots, lobs, angles) to take Jeremy out of his ground strokes rhythm. From 4-4 in the second set Richard expertly executed numerous drop shots and lobs that had Jeremy running all over the shop! 2nd set to Richard! The tie could have gone either way but Jeremy having had a breather settled again and nipped it! Great match, some 150 minutes!"  -- Jeremy
Richard Cole bt Feras Fadag (Jan 19) 6-1, 7-5
Jeremy Hewlett bt Feras Fadag (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-2

Group Summary:

Another really close group with some-time doubles partners Hsiu-Fang and Oli competing for top spot. With equal win/loss records it all came down to their head-to-head and that made Oli the champ this time. Elsewhere, Simon grabbed third place and Chris can at least look back on beating the champ, even if it was the only match he played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Oli Grant [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Hsiu-Fang Barnett [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Oatley 9.1 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Benji Ryde 9.1 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Phil Dombey [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  6. Chris Hatton [W1] 2
  7. Martin Ireland [L2]
  8. Melvyn Hayden 10.1 [UF1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Chris Hatton bt Oli Grant (Mar 7) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Benji Ryde (Mar 6) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Phil Dombey (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-3
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Simon Oatley (Feb 12) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
Oli Grant bt Martin Ireland (Feb 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Simon Oatley (Feb 8) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lucky for me Simon was a tad rusty and i was able to get a set up before he found his form. From then on it was very competitive and great fun and i was happy to get over the line in the end. Look forward to our next match soon Simon"  -- Oli
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Simon Oatley (Feb 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close game lots of deuces"  -- Phil
Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Martin Ireland (Feb 5) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Benji Ryde (Feb 3) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close match that really could have gone either way. We both struggled with our serve under the floodlights on the clay but i managed to eek out the win. Always fun against Benji and look forward to our next match soon."  -- Oli
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Hsiu-Fang Barnett (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Having partnered with Hsiu Fang in mixed doubles before, this was our first ever proper match against each other and it was great fun with a lot of good competitive tennis. Would have been even closer but for playing the 1st with a net that was too high!"  -- Oli
Melvyn Hayden v Phil Dombey (Jan 24) 4-6, 4-4 TBC
Reveal CommentBenji Ryde bt Phil Dombey (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second set was just one massive deuce game. LASTED FOREVER. Nice to meet you Phil."  -- Benji

Group Summary:

A terrific group where every player earned bonus points and a terrific return to the league from Hassan who won all his matches. But disappointment for runner-up Vasile who was actually ahead in his encounter with Hassan when he was forced to retire. Only four matches didn't get scheduled so really you should all take a bow!

Final Rankings:

  1. Hassan Elmuz [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vasile Caramb 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jasbir Malhi 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alan Noble [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ian Charles 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Keith Heffernan [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Oscar Gallego [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Keith Heffernan (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some great points and close games, thanks Keith."  -- Jasbir
Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Oscar Gallego (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match played in a great spirit, thanks Oscar."  -- Jasbir
Reveal CommentAlan Noble bt Ian Charles (Feb 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played with fun and passion. A superb game that was full of dueces and it was back and forth for the first 6 games and the I managed to get a run going. Ian came back into it in the second set winning the first 2 games and then it went 3-3, where I then hit a few winners and the serve started working and managed to serve out the match. You're a true gentleman Ian and would love to play you again."  -- Alan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Alan Noble (Feb 2) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. I started well but in the second set Alan found his range on the serve to get a run of games and take it to a third. After getting a couple of games each the momentum came back my way and I was just able to close it out. "  -- Jasbir
  • "Superb Game. Very fast start by Jabsir. Managed to pull it back but consistency and focus was his strength and he managed to cope with the swirling wind. A great final set," -- Alan
Vasile Caramb bt Keith Heffernan (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-0
Hassan Elmuz bt Keith Heffernan (Jan 28) 6-4, 6-4
Hassan Elmuz bt Ian Charles (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-1
Vasile Caramb bt Alan Noble (Jan 26) Walkover
Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Ian Charles (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Ian. We were both outraged at some of my good fortune. Lots of deuces of course, and if every game had been like the first one we would have struggled to walk off the court at the end."  -- Jasbir
Hassan Elmuz bt Oscar Gallego (Jan 24) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlan Noble bt Keith Heffernan (Jan 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Keith got back into the game in the 2nd set and some very close games were had so the score doesn't reflect the closeness of some of the games. Thanks for the game"  -- Alan
Vasile Caramb bt Ian Charles (Jan 24) 6-0, 6-3
Hassan Elmuz bt Jasbir Malhi (Jan 23) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentHassan Elmuz bt Vasile Caramb (Jan 21) 3-6, 6-1 Vasile Caramb Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, shame couldn’t be finished due to injury. Thanks for the match and looking forward to a rematch."  -- Vasile
Vasile Caramb bt Oscar Gallego (Jan 20) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentHassan Elmuz bt Alan Noble (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Superb match. Hassan is a gentleman and someone with immense ability. Great game. Hassan demonstrates his match sharpness where I was too nice"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Noble bt Oscar Gallego (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close 2nd set. Highly enjoyable with some good tennis played all in the spirit of the game. Helps wearing sunglasses "  -- Alan

Group Summary:

Without bonus points Ali, despite, his excellent tennis, was vulnerable to being caught on the finish line and indeed, Mike was able to match him on points. That meant it all came down to their head-to-head and that went Ali's way. There were good performances throughout the group and we should say a special hello to Jack and Barbara who were new to the league this round. A baptism of fine perhaps, but an invaluable contribution to the fun!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ali Syed [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Mike Brooks 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alexander Hatch 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Dunford [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Niroshen Murugiah 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jack Carey [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Barbara Osubu [L6]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlexander Hatch bt John Dunford (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with some quality tennis from both. Close games with plenty of long rallies. I was just able to stay in the rallies long enough to force the errors from John. "  -- Alexander
Jack Carey bt Barbara Osubu (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentAli Syed bt Mike Brooks (Mar 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very fun match against Mike who is a super competitor and lightning quick around the court. Had to work hard to get the win "  -- Ali
Ali Syed bt Jack Carey (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJohn Dunford bt Niroshen Murugiah (Mar 1) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ridiculous winds, could of gone either way. Good game"  -- John
Reveal CommentNiroshen Murugiah bt Barbara Osubu (Feb 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with some good rallies. Thanks for the game, Barbara. Good luck with rest of your matches. "  -- Niroshen
Ali Syed bt Barbara Osubu (Feb 22) 6-1, 6-0
Mike Brooks bt Barbara Osubu (Feb 20) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlexander Hatch bt Barbara Osubu (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match, the score not reflective of the fact that a lot of the games were ‘deuce battles’ that I was fortunate enough to come out on top of. Cheers Barbara!"  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentNiroshen Murugiah bt Jack Carey (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in windy conditions. It was tough for both of us. Luckily I managed to keep my error count down. Thanks for the game Jack. Wish you all the best for the rest of the matches!"  -- Niroshen
Reveal CommentJohn Dunford bt Jack Carey (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match. You got great potential for young lad. Keep the Tennis up. "  -- John
Reveal CommentAli Syed bt Niroshen Murugiah (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match against a skilled left handed player which took time to adjust to! Stayed consistent to take the win. Thanks Niroshen. "  -- Ali
Reveal CommentJohn Dunford bt Barbara Osubu (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and some great rallies. good luck for rest of your matches."  -- John
Mike Brooks bt Jack Carey (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Mike Brooks bt John Dunford (Jan 25) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlexander Hatch bt Jack Carey (Jan 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with a fair few long, competitive rallies. I came out swinging in the first set and it paid off but the second set was more competitive. "  -- Alexander
Mike Brooks bt Niroshen Murugiah (Jan 21) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAli Syed bt Alexander Hatch (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match especially the first set. Alex is very fast around the court with good spin off both wings. Both of us were digging hard in the first set with Alex up multiple times throughout, I managed summon energy 4-5 down to edge to just edge the first. Second set started flat from us both with me serving well to take it. "  -- Ali

Group Summary:

No fewer than four new players to the league in this group, but it was "old-timer" Ezequiel who lead the way winning all his matches and earning bonus points. There was a close battle for second place and this time it was a newcomer, Satishkumar, who prevailed!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ezequiel Cupido [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Satishkumar Ponnuswamu 10.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Briggs 10.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Natasha Laslett [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Erica Charles 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Adam Whitman [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sergey Ermakov [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Adam Whitman (Feb 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match and hosting at the dome. See you . Ezequiel"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentMark Briggs bt Sergey Ermakov (Feb 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Sergey. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Mark Briggs (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match Mark. If you want to play a friendly match before your return to London, please let me know and will make the arrangements. Best of luck, Ezequiel"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Sergey Ermakov (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match Sergey, Thanks for coming to Cav Park. All the best, Ezequiel"  -- Ezequiel
Erica Charles bt Adam Whitman (Feb 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMark Briggs bt Erica Charles (Feb 12) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really enjoyable game, Erica. Best of luck in the rest of the league."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentErica Charles bt Natasha Laslett (Feb 9) 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match."  -- Erica

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamu bt Natasha Laslett (Feb 8) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wow Wow!!! It was a match of deuces and I lost count of it. Apart from couple of games, rest went to deuces and dragged on. A see-saw battle. Natasha has wonderful serve and fantastic forehand. The match was very competitive and enjoyed every bit of it. First set started with break of serves and Natasha went on to win it, second & third set I was leading and she made a comeback. I was able to hold on and win."  -- Satishkumar
Reveal CommentMark Briggs bt Natasha Laslett (Feb 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable game, Natasha. Best of luck in the rest of the league. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamu bt Adam Whitman (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Match time: 2010-2055. Adam has some good serves. Good luck with the rest of his matches," -- Satishkumar
Reveal CommentNatasha Laslett bt Adam Whitman (Jan 31) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match! You really turned it up in the second set!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Erica Charles (Jan 30) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great Match Erica. Thanks for coming to CPTC. See you soon and good luck in your holidays!. Have a great time."  -- Ezequiel
Mark Briggs bt Adam Whitman (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamu bt Sergey Ermakov (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sergey has a really good backhand and there were some really close games which went my way. Very good match in blistering cold"  -- Satishkumar
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamu bt Mark Briggs (Jan 21) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match. I enjoyed the challenge and Mark has really good serve. "  -- Satishkumar
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Natasha Laslett (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Natasha for the game. It was a great match!!! Hope our next game will be on better weather conditions!. See you soon. Best regards, Ezequiel"  -- Ezequiel
Natasha Laslett bt Sergey Ermakov (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Satishkumar Ponnuswamu (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Satishkumar . I really enjoy it. Cold morning though !!!. Good luck with the rest of the matches. Ezequiel"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamu bt Erica Charles (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, Eric made me really work hard and I throughly enjoyed the match"  -- Satishkumar

Group Summary:

Now had Julian played a few more matches, this group might have been his, but he had to settle for third place as the battle for gold and silver place raged between Victoria and Nazia. Nazia kept in the race by earning points for sets won in matches lost, but couldn't quite catch Victoria. Well done Victoria - a great round and excellent win.

Final Rankings:

  1. Victoria Stephens [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nazia Van San 10.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julian Waite [W3] 6
  4. Doug Forrest 10.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Robyn Doyle [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephen Scrace [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Bruce Mackinnon [L2] 1
  8. Paul Agbley 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulian Waite bt Nazia Van San (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really glad to be able to get out and play, with the highlight being the 7th game in set 1 - we payed deuce 14 times! Thank you for the game Nazia "  -- Julian
Reveal CommentVictoria Stephens bt Bruce Mackinnon (Mar 6) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game. Cannot believe how nice it is when the sun is out after all this rain. "  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Bruce Mackinnon (Feb 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The result isn’t really reflective of the game. Some great rallies and long deuce games especially in the first set. Great to play with you again Bruce and good luck with the rest of your games!"  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentRobyn Doyle bt Stephen Scrace (Feb 11) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such great fun playing in the wind. No one could tell who would win the next point 😂. Steve, I really look forward to playing again in the future. Take care of that shoulder "  -- Robyn
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Doug Forrest (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score is not really reflective of the game, some great rallies and you put me through my paces with some high balls and impossible returns. Good luck with the rest of your games!"  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentJulian Waite bt Victoria Stephens (Feb 8) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really close game in pretty slippery conditions with both sets going right down to the wire. Really enjoyed it - thanks for the game Victoria and will look forward to a rematch!"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentVictoria Stephens bt Stephen Scrace (Feb 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice to meet you. Thanks for an enjoyable game. Good weather too!"  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentJulian Waite bt Stephen Scrace (Feb 4) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Steve who bravely battled on with an injured shoulder. On another day this would have been a much closer game and I look forward to playing again soon."  -- Julian
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Stephen Scrace (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Steve and enjoyed the humour! I hope your shoulder injury improves and good luck with rest of your games. "  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentVictoria Stephens bt Robyn Doyle (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Hi Robyn, it was nice to meet you and thanks for a fun game. I promise to come to Wokingham next time!"  -- Victoria

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVictoria Stephens bt Nazia Van San (Jan 24) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I am truly shattered!! A very tough but even game throughout. Thanks Nazia."  -- Victoria
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Robyn Doyle (Jan 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Robyn and I enjoyed our game in the glorious sunshine! "  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentDoug Forrest bt Robyn Doyle (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with troublesome low sun and many worms"  -- Doug
Reveal CommentVictoria Stephens bt Doug Forrest (Jan 18) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game. Very close and good fun. Thanks Doug."  -- Victoria

Group Summary:

Super tennis to anchor the round and an upset finish! Tony beat Martin in the round and matched him for total number of wins, but in the end he needed one more match (or to be precise, two more points to catch Martin who had added a handy pair of bonus points to his tally. With Jamal and Tim not far behind either, a very interesting group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Martin Collier [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tony Larkin [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Jamal Ali [W3, L2] 7
  4. Tim Coulehan [W3, L3] 6
  5. Benjamin Sims 9.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Daniel O'Toole 10.2 [L2]
  7. Sophie Robson 9.1 [L4]
  8. Mark Yu

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTim Coulehan bt Sophie Robson (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions again, especially at the start. Sophie played well , with consistently accurate serves , and deft touches at the net. Well done to everyone for getting so many matches in this weekend before the round ends."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Tim Coulehan (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Tim!! Can't believe I managed to win 3 matches in a day (ok, one was a retirement)!!! "  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentTony Larkin bt Sophie Robson (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Sophie’s first off the tournament and first of many this weekend! Some great shots and rallies were played. Good luck for rest of your matches! "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Sophie Robson (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "2nd match of the day for both of us!! Sophie displayed amazing touch at the net with some feather-like half volleys. She also has a very positive attitude on court. Very inspiring for me and I need to learn from her. Thanks a million, Sophie!! "  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Daniel O'Toole (Mar 7) 6-2, 4-2 Daniel O'Toole Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Daniel again - some great rallies and crisp winners, too. Unfortunately, Daniel suffered a nasty fall in the process of breaking for 2-3 in the second set and it was clear he wasn't going to be able to continue. Sorry for the injury, Daniel, wishing you a full recovery and thanks for the match as well. "  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentMartin Collier bt Sophie Robson (Mar 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play Sophie, nice evening match just before the sun went down. Hope to play again , good luck for rest of your matches...hope you will get them all in. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentTim Coulehan bt Daniel O'Toole (Feb 28) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought match in very windy conditions- very lucky to avoid the rain though. Daniel made some great passing shots and consistent serves."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Coulehan bt Benjamin Sims (Feb 23) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic game- some great points from both sides"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTony Larkin bt Benjamin Sims (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game in some challenging conditions. Almost rained off right before starting! The wind was a huge factor and the court very slippery! Clearly perfect tennis conditions! Many games went to deuce and many points at that score. Took us both a bit to compensate and over compensate for the wind. But a really great match! Wishing Ben all the best in coming matches. "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentMartin Collier bt Tim Coulehan (Feb 8) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We both started off quite well in the first set, some great shots from Tim and myself found us at 4-4, some lucky drop shots from me meant I grabbed the first set. Tim wasnt off to quite as good of a start to the second as me and i was leading by 4 games to nil greatly helped by the wind and sun, however Tim then stated making a comeback but fortunately for me I managed to grab the second as well. Great game and some wonderful sunny spells to make for even nicer playing. Lool forward to playing Tim again. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Collier bt Jamal Ali (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Jamal again, is some rather windy conditions. Jamal had a bit of bad luck with serves and it would have been a lot tighter if this wasn't the case I'm sure."  -- Martin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTony Larkin bt Martin Collier (Jan 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great and fun match. Some really good rallies. We broke each other’s serve several times. Martin had some fantastic drop shots to win some great points. The wind was both a help and hindrance through the game and slippery court added to the challenge! Look forward to the next game! "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentBenjamin Sims bt Jamal Ali (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A rollercoaster of a game at Christchurch Meadows! I shook the Sunday morning cobwebs off earlier than Jamal for victory in the first set. The second set then became a real battle, as Jamal got some great shots in to take us to a tiebreak. The third set had lots of gruelling deuces, but I was able to hold on and get the win."  -- Benjamin
Reveal CommentMartin Collier bt Benjamin Sims (Jan 23) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great match and I really enjoyed playing and meeting Ben. When we eventually found the court I had book it wasn't on through greatest condition but good enough for a match. That, along with the blissfull temp and both of us having been put of the game for a few months made for an interesting match. Could habw gone either way in the 2nd after we broke each others serve 3 times in a row. Look fwd to playing Ben again. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentTony Larkin bt Tim Coulehan (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and good for both of us to get a match under our belts. Some great rallies and Tim had his lob shot working to perfection! Great fun. "  -- Tony

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Reading.

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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