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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!)
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  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • 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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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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Collapse AllRosemary Gardens Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A shame we had to end the round early due to lockdown but not before lots of matches were played! We welcomed 8 new players to the league and all the groups were well contested so a great effort all round and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

This was a fairly quiet group with several matches left unplayed, however Adam seized his opportunities winning 3 matches to finish as champ. Russell and Tom made him work hard for his wins though, especially with a "super close second set" in slippery conditions against Tom. Meanwhile Alex's midway bonus points helped him edge past Russell into runner up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Hicks 7.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Russell Turner [W1, L2] 3
  4. Ilya Blanter [W1] 2
  5. Magnus Wallsten [W1] 2
  6. Tom Rache [L2]
  7. Jack Thompson

Match Results:

Alex Hicks bt Russell Turner (Oct 15) Walkover
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Russell Turner (Oct 5) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling match against Russell. Intense the whole way through. Cheers!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Tom Rache (Sep 29) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Tom. Strong hitting in slippery conditions. Super close second set. Got away with a generous call from Tom, which kept me in it. Looking forward to the rematch!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Alex Hicks (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Alex. Lots of long games and deuces - more than the score indicates!"  -- Adam

Match of the Group:

Magnus Wallsten bt Alex Hicks (Sep 26) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Ilya Blanter bt Alex Hicks (Sep 24) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentRussell Turner bt Tom Rache (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score in our “friendly” set 3 7-5 is a fairer reflection of Tom’s ability."  -- Russell

Group Summary:

Congratulations to James B for topping Group 2 in fine style, his 6 wins and midway bonus points taking him 7 points clear of Luca at the top of the table. James and Jeremy had a fun match that built to a close second set in tough conditions, while Luca had to dig deep to stave off a deciding set against James C who "didn't quit at all" in a close tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Brookner [W6, UF1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Luca Bariola [W4, UF1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Charles Elton 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nikiforos Papatheodorou [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jeremy Pennycook [W1, L2] 2
  6. Paul Sangle [W1, L1] 2
  7. Jules G [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. James Connolly [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharles Elton bt James Connolly (Nov 3) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun, tight match. "  -- Charles
  • "Three sets over three and a bit hours. Look forward to playing James again one of these days." -- Charles
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt Jeremy Pennycook (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult conditions and some nice shots thanks "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentJames Brookner bt Nikiforos Papatheodorou (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game, and a nice autumn evening for it!"  -- James
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt Charles Elton (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice evening and some nice rallies thank you"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentNikiforos Papatheodorou bt Jules G (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game and some nice rallies, thank you Jules!"  -- Nikiforos
Jeremy Pennycook bt Jules G (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Sangle bt Charles Elton (Oct 12) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played in very blustery conditions. Me to serve next. "  -- Charles
  • "Close match which Paul closed out strongly with some true Gallic flair." -- Charles
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt Jules G (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing sunny morning , thank you Jules "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola v James Brookner (Oct 7) 2-6, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain ... to be continued luca to serve "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentJames Brookner bt James Connolly (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game on a very cold evening!"  -- James
Charles Elton bt Jules G (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Brookner bt Jeremy Pennycook (Oct 5) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very fun game with some nice rallies despite the tough conditions"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Brookner bt Jules G (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult conditions but game was fun with some good rallies."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Brookner bt Charles Elton (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and competitive game played with a good spirit."  -- James

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt James Connolly (Sep 24) 6-1, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "Cold blood first set and a fight for the second where James didn’t quit at all. Nice match thanks "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentJames Brookner bt Paul Sangle (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun, competitive game played in a friendly spirit."  -- James

Group Summary:

A well contested group with lots of matches played and bonus points earned, and there was a clear winner as Michele won 6 out of 8 matches to take top spot. Cath led the chasing pack with 5 wins, and there were "some great net duels" in her match against Michele. A few matches were unfinished unfortunately so it's a shame the round's early finish prevented them getting completed.

Final Rankings:

  1. Michele Scarlino [W6, UF2] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Cath Le Couteur [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [W3, L2, UF2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sam Gold [W2, UF2] 6
  5. Miguel Sousa Dias [W2, UF2] 5
  6. Phil Piers 9.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Joe Sandler Clarke 10.2 [W1, L4] 2
  8. Julika Loecklin [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Alex Dupee [L2]

Match Results:

Michele Scarlino v Sam Gold (Nov 1) 0-4, 5-4 TBC

Match of the Group:

Joe Sandler Clarke bt Julika Loecklin (Nov 1) 6-4, 7-5
Michele Scarlino bt Joe Sandler Clarke (Oct 27) 4-2, 4-0
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Julika Loecklin (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game against Julika. See you another round! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentMiguel Sousa Dias bt Cath Le Couteur (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very artful match on a crisp, sunny New York-ish morning! Many close games & thriller points - overall an extremely fun + high quality match to play :)"  -- Miguel
Jamie Riggs-long bt Phil Piers (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-2
Michele Scarlino v Miguel Sousa Dias (Oct 19) 4-2, 1-3 TBC
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long v Miguel Sousa Dias (Oct 17) 6-4, 1-6, 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match against Miguel cut short at the 2 hour mark. Looking forward to finishing. Jamie to serve next."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Alex Dupee (Oct 17) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with Alex. Could easily have gone either way. Alex has a wicked forehand cross court that was superb to watch. Long Battles. Very fun."  -- Cath
Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Joe Sandler Clarke (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Super fun and really enjoyable match with some excellent rallies. Joe's serve was blistering. I was aced not once, but THREE times!"  -- Cath
Reveal CommentMiguel Sousa Dias bt Phil Piers (Oct 16) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Many TV-worthy rallies and close games!"  -- Miguel
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long v Sam Gold (Oct 16) 6-2, 3-6, 1-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good game as expected but cut short as floodlights were broken "  -- Jamie
  • ''Sam to serve'' -- Jamie
Reveal CommentSam Gold bt Julika Loecklin (Oct 14) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce, Sam to serve"  -- Sam
  • "Nice game with some good rallies!" -- Sam
Michele Scarlino bt Jamie Riggs-long (Oct 14) 7-5, 6-1
Michele Scarlino bt Alex Dupee (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Joe Sandler Clarke (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Joe, glad we beat the rain! "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Jamie Riggs-long (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had some really good rallies. And a few little smalls as pitch invaders."  -- Cath
Reveal CommentPhil Piers bt Julika Loecklin (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game. Thanks Julika"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Phil Piers (Oct 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very fun match with Phil and such a relief to play during a dry spell. Phil had a killer forehand passing shot and we played out an epic deuce in one game. Super enjoyable."  -- Cath
Michele Scarlino bt Julika Loecklin (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Julika Loecklin (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Julika and I played under a gorgeous temperature, and with no wind at all. So enjoyable. TBC!"  -- Cath
  • ''We finished off our match in perfect conditions (no wind!), and decided to play an extra set for the hell of it :) Both of us were disappointed with the floodlights at Rosemary Gardens though. Really difficult to play when these go on.'' -- Cath
Michele Scarlino bt Phil Piers (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Cath Le Couteur (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game against a true Australian style Tennis player! Some great net duels"  -- Michele
Reveal CommentSam Gold bt Joe Sandler Clarke (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies among some rusty serving from us both. Enjoyed the game!"  -- Sam

Group Summary:

A close group with only a single point separating our champ John from runner up Marlin, while Neeraj was another point adrift in third place. John and Marlin had "a really great battle split over two meetings" that went the distance, while kudos to Neeraj for defeating John but he was slower off the marks with scheduling and missed out on midway bonus points.

Final Rankings:

  1. John Hall 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Marlin Aranguren [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Neeraj Pathak [W5] 10
  4. Matthew Oxenford [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Katharine Round [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Poldre [W1, L1] 2
  7. Una Murphy [W1, L2] 2
  8. Yetunde Abdul [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Alessandra Panunzio

Match Results:

Neeraj Pathak bt Katharine Round (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-0
Neeraj Pathak bt Matthew Oxenford (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-2
Una Murphy bt Katharine Round (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Marlin Aranguren (Oct 25) 6-0, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match, very fun! We ran out of time but I'm looking forward to finishing the match!"  -- Marlin
  • "A really great battle split over the two meetings. Marlin is a great player with a real eye for tight angles that are impossible to reach. Look forward to our next match." -- John
Reveal CommentMarlin Aranguren bt Una Murphy (Oct 23) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun! Lots of deuces"  -- Marlin
Reveal CommentMarlin Aranguren bt Yetunde Abdul (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very fun! Really enjoyable ;)"  -- Marlin
Neeraj Pathak bt Marlin Aranguren (Oct 19) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Matthew Oxenford (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match! Lots of deuces. Thanks, Matthew."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Una Murphy (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on a really pleasant Autumn evening in Highbury Fields "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Yetunde Abdul (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match - lots of dueces!"  -- John
Reveal CommentMarlin Aranguren bt Matthew Oxenford (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice rallies! "  -- Marlin
Neeraj Pathak bt John Hall (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentMatthew Oxenford bt Yetunde Abdul (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match - rain held off overall, although a bit windy. Yetunde was a great partner to play against. "  -- Matthew
Neeraj Pathak bt Tom Poldre (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-2
Matthew Oxenford bt Katharine Round (Oct 8) 4-2, 4-1
Reveal CommentMarlin Aranguren bt Katharine Round (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Katharine again! A slightly slippery court and ending just at the beginning of the rain made it more challenging"  -- Marlin
Tom Poldre bt Marlin Aranguren (Oct 1) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentKatharine Round bt Yetunde Abdul (Sep 27) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a slightly chilly day! Pleasure to meet you Yetunde and best of luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Katharine
Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Katharine Round (Sep 20) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on an unseasonably warm September afternoon. Good luck with the rest of the league, Katharine."  -- John

Results

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

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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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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