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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players

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  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Primary Venues

Christchurch Meadows

George Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8BY Tel: full venue details »

Reading University Sports Park

Shinfield Road, Reading, RG6 6AH Tel: 0118 378 8799 full venue details »

Bradfield Tennis Centre

Bradfield, Reading, Berks, RG7 6AU Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Prospect Park

Liebenrood Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 2ND Tel: full venue details »

Cantley Park

Twyford Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 5QG Tel: full venue details »

Albert Road

Caversham Heights, Reading, RG4 7PR Tel: full venue details »

Theale Green Recreation Centre

Church Street, Theale, Reading, RG7 5DA Tel: 0118 932 3725 full venue details »

Cotswold Sports Centre

Downs Way, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6SL Tel: 01189 414 690 full venue details »

Willink Leisure Centre

Hollybush Lane, Burghfield Common, Reading, RG7 3XP Tel: 01189 834 845 full venue details »

Stratfield Mortimer

Stratfield Mortimer, Mortimer Common, Reading, RG7 3RD Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Caversham Park Tennis Club

200 Caversham Park Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6AA Tel: full venue details »

Caversham Lawn Tennis Club

Queensborough Drive, Reading, RG4 7JA Tel: 0118 947 4566 full venue details »

Henley Tennis Club

Deanfield Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1US Tel: full venue details »

Mapledurham Lawn Tennis Club

Woodcote Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7DT Tel: full venue details »

Sonning Common & District Tennis Club

Bishopswood Playing Fields, Gallowstree Common Road, Reading, RG4 9DG Tel: full venue details »

Woodland Tennis Club

Wendover Way, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4RU Tel: full venue details »

Berkshire County Sports Club

Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6ST Tel: 0118 969 1340 full venue details »

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Collapse AllReading Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 1 April 2021 to Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 April 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Bogdan Gradzik 7.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Ansell 6.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Gerben Van San 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. Liem Than 6.1 [L2] 2
  5. Dominic Mansour [L2] 1
  6. Dean Werrett [L1]
  7. Carlos Palacio 6.2
  8. Sam Elliott

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBogdan Gradzik bt James Ansell (Apr 11) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The best challenge in RLL from James so far. Our match was just over 2.5 hours (I had a booking for 3h predicting what might happend). We had up and down on the court from both sides, and also around the court (all weather, children's session). Game: Set 1: Serve set. When 4-4 I've managed to breake James serivce to 5-4 and I won my serve to 6-4, Set 2: Many good and bad shots from both sides, we ended up 6-6. In Tibreak James played his tennis with a few lovely shots and won 7-4, Set 3: We are both tired, I've started well 4-1, but James came back and after awhile we had 4-4. Luckily I've managed to break his serve with rest of my energy to 5-4 and I won my service game winning whole match. It's good to be back :-) Thanks James. "  -- Bogdan
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Dominic Mansour (Apr 10) 6-4, 4-6, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match against Dominic! We both like to hit the ball hard and really go for winners! Both sets were close with us trading shots back and forth, and the tiebreak decided who would walk away with the win. I managed to get an early break and took a few chance to get in front, holding the server to take the win. Inconsistent tennis at times from the both of us, but really good fun and looking forward to playing Dom again!"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Ansell bt Liem Than (Apr 8) 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to have Liem back on the league as we used to have some close matches many years ago! This one was no different, with 3hrs of tennis played on the clay at Bradfield. Considering it was one of the first matches back for us, we both had some decent spells of tennis, mixed in with classic inconsistencies. Great trading shots and lots of winners being hit by both of us meant things were close throughout. I managed to hold my serve and take the win in the end, but could have easily gone the other way. Top match and great to be back! "  -- James
Reveal CommentBogdan Gradzik bt Dominic Mansour (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Dominic, it was nice to meet you. I’ve enjoyed playing on clay. We had a few nice rallies but still both of us are rusty. See you next time. "  -- Bogdan
Reveal CommentBogdan Gradzik bt Liem Than (Apr 2) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Liem. It was a nice to meet you. First game after lockdown. There is loads to improve, but we had many good rallies. See you next time."  -- Bogdan
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Dean Werrett (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to have new players entering the league. I was a bit lucky to play Dean after two years of absence from tennis due to injury. Clearly Dean is an accomplished player and I am sure next time we meet it will be a much tougher contest. Good luck with the rest of your games Dean!"  -- Gerben

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Cole 8.1 [W1] 2
  2. Simon Denny [L1]
  3. Alex Denovan
  4. Bernardo Guerreiro 8.2
  5. Charlie Laing
  6. Jeremy Hewlett 7.2
  7. Liz Sheppard

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Cole bt Simon Denny (Apr 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Simon as always is a very tricky and skilful player. This was our 3rd meeting and it always gets harder to get the better of him. Thanks for the march Simon and hope to see you again soon."  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Elliott [W2] 4
  2. Daniel Power [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Danny Li [W1] 2
  4. Javier Nagore [W1, L1] 2
  5. Andrew Wigmore 10.2
  6. Kevin Byrne 8.1
  7. Vasile Caramb 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Adam Elliott bt Daniel Power (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-2
Adam Elliott bt Javier Nagore (Apr 12) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentJavier Nagore bt Daniel Power (Apr 8) 7-5, 2-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice playing against Daniel and be back on the courts after lockdown! The match was a good challenge and it could have gone either way, but luck was on my side today! Looking forward to playing him in the future again. "  -- Javier
Reveal CommentDanny Li bt Daniel Power (Apr 6) 1-6, 6-4, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "It was snowy dandruff style day but luckily we managed to play without it. Daniel was clinical in terms converting break points. His forehand was lethal and I had to mix it up. We both played with a pretty good intensity. 2nd set had many deuces and it was mentally challenging. In the end we were both exhausted in the cold. Good match and let’s have a pint when the pubs open again :)."  -- Danny

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Hatton [W1] 2
  2. Charlie Hiscox [L1]
  3. Ali Syed
  4. Elizabeth Hindley
  5. Graham Lathwell
  6. Hsiu-Fang Barnett
  7. Saurabh Jain

Match Results:

Chris Hatton bt Charlie Hiscox (Apr 7) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Plaza 8.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alan Olivier-Smith 9.1 [W2] 4
  3. Phil Dombey [W2] 4
  4. Jun Hong [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jason Olckers [L2] 1
  6. Antonio Bonillo 10.2 [L1]
  7. Feroz Ahmad 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Plaza bt Jun Hong (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An uneasy match with technically gifted Jun who knows how to hit & spin forehand & backhand balls as well as both first and second serve with a swerve ;) Jun, it has been great playing with you. Keep improving as you do. I am sure your successes in the LTL will follow soon. And make sure to win all your remaining Group 5 matches :)"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Adam Plaza (Apr 12) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good close game, played with great spirit"  -- Phil
Alan Olivier-Smith bt Jun Hong (Apr 11) 6-1, 6-0
Phil Dombey bt Jun Hong (Apr 9) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Plaza bt Jason Olckers (Apr 9) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It has been a tremendous pleasure to have played with Jason who is a Real Gentleman. He amazed me with several crazily twisted backhand shots. Please make no mistake looking at the 3rd set's score - I had to fight extremely hard to win each and every game in that set. Well played Jason! And the best of luck for all your remaining matches :)"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAlan Olivier-Smith bt Jason Olckers (Apr 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jason Great to be playing tennis again"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAdam Plaza bt Antonio Bonillo (Apr 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This opener match for LEAGUE 5 was a game of nerves rather than real qualities, with myself struggling to tame the hard, stone-like balls and Antonio frequently chasing his cap flying away at will ;) I have won in the end only because of making less errors, nevertheless some of Antonio's drop shots were simply mesmerising! Good luck Antonio B. in your next league matches!"  -- Adam

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian Charles 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Simon Oatley 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Ezequiel Cupido [L1] 1
  4. Alexander Hatch 9.1
  5. Georgios Chatzakis 9.2
  6. Greg Glowacki
  7. Jasbir Malhi 8.2
  8. Mike Brooks 9.1

Match Results:

Ian Charles bt Simon Oatley (Apr 10) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
Reveal CommentSimon Oatley bt Ezequiel Cupido (Apr 6) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good Rallies! Thanks for a good game Well played! "  -- Simon

Current Rankings:

  1. Dan Macdonald [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nazia Van San 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Luke Sansum [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Karene Tialeu [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Satishkumar Ponnuswamy 10.2 [W1] 2
  6. Steven Brown [W1] 2
  7. Zelie Bailes [L1] 1
  8. Bruce Mackinnon [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamy bt Bruce Mackinnon (Apr 11) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Bruce. Wonderful to play you again... Admire your serves and forehand... It was a tight second set and I managed to hang on. "  -- Satishkumar
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Karene Tialeu (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Karene, some nice rallies in the second set and great serving from you. Good luck with the rest of your games. "  -- Nazia
Dan Macdonald bt Karene Tialeu (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentSteven Brown bt Luke Sansum (Apr 7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Luke - a real ding-dong of a first set that was settled by a tight tie break, with the second set not much different."  -- Steven
Reveal CommentLuke Sansum bt Karene Tialeu (Apr 6) 1-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Luke
Reveal CommentDan Macdonald bt Zelie Bailes (Apr 6) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with quality shown from both of us. This could have been won by either of us and just a few shots came off at crucial times and held my nerve to serve well"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDan Macdonald bt Nazia Van San (Apr 5) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always an enjoyable game with Nazia.. Just won the crucial points and played consistently enough to win it."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Luke Sansum (Apr 2) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for our first game Luke. You definitely stepped it up in the second set and some great serving!"  -- Nazia

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Scrace [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Erica Charles 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Vibhu Sinha [W1] 2
  4. Charles Slater [W1, L1] 2
  5. Caroline Mackinnon [L1]
  6. Keir Lord 10.2
  7. Rosie Murdoch

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharles Slater bt Stephen Scrace (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Steve Very enjoyable game The score does not reflect the actual match"  -- Charles
Vibhu Sinha bt Stephen Scrace (Apr 9) 7-5, 6-2
Erica Charles bt Charles Slater (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentStephen Scrace bt Caroline Mackinnon (Apr 6) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Caroline was good on backhand and forehand and seemed to get all over the court! Game 4 and 12 were crunch games that seemed to go on for ever. Caroline turned up the heat after game 4 and we had a real to and Fro of a match. Great fun. Steve"  -- Stephen

Current Rankings:

  1. Robyn Doyle [W2] 4
  2. Jamal Ali [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  3. Emily Aldridge [L1, UF1] 1
  4. Tim Coulehan [L1] 1
  5. Donald Wasterfall
  6. Linda Serck
  7. Martin Collier 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJamal Ali v Emily Aldridge (Apr 11) 3-6, 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Entertaining match with Emily! To be continued...... "  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentRobyn Doyle bt Emily Aldridge (Apr 8) 5-4, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "What an epic match as usual with Emily! We played short format due to time restraints and went to tie break each time and still played for 2 hours! Each point had tremendously long rallies and soooooo many deuce scores. On any given day the result could go either way! Such a fantastic match and can’t wait to play Emily again! Apologies if I recorded the result incorrectly. We played the tie break to 10 not 7. It was 10-6 in first set and I think 10-7 in the second set. "  -- Robyn
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Tim Coulehan (Apr 4) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I just can't resist a cliffhanger, can I?! Two in one lovely Summer's day! Thanks for a fun, if error-strewn, match, Tim. "  -- Jamal
Reveal CommentRobyn Doyle bt Jamal Ali (Apr 4) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Such a beautiful morning to have a match with the wonderful Jamal. As ever we had a fantastic time, I always look forward to a match with Jamal :-)"  -- Robyn

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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