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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
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Collapse AllSheffield Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 21 February 2019 to Wednesday 17 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 March 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Hawksworth 7.2 [W7, L1] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sofiane Hireche [W6, L2] 15 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Robinson 7.2 [W6, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ben Housam 10.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Russell Bluff 9.1 [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Ibison [W1, L6] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Brown [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Roger Smith [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Geoffrey Holmes [L5] withdrawn 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Peter Ibison (Apr 17) 6-4, 3-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match to end the league on Peter! Hope to play you in the next league!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentBen Housam bt Richard Brown (Apr 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of tight games - cheers for the match Richard"  -- Ben
Sofiane Hireche bt Richard Brown (Apr 13) Walkover
Reveal CommentBen Housam bt Roger Smith (Apr 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match that will forever be remembered for Roger's sumptuous forehand down the line off what I thought was a decent serve out wide. Superb stuff. Cheers Roger! "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Chris Robinson (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game tonight Chris... you are such a competitor :-) always a pleasure playing you...I think you were a little unlucky you didn’t pick up more games in the second set! The few aces i managed tonight came at the wrong time for you but you certainly kept me on my toes throughout the entire match even when i had 3 match points :-)... hopefully we get to meet again in the next round ;-) all the best "  -- Sofiane
Reveal CommentChris Robinson bt Robert Hawksworth (Mar 31) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "As always a titanic struggle against you Rob, I was fortunate that you were just missing by fractions, and my trademark defence thankfully worked for the most part! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Peter Ibison (Mar 29) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive first set. Shame Peter tweaked his back early in the second set restricting his movement. Hopefully we can have a rematch sometime without any injury worries. Thanks for the game Peter & thanks for organising too. Enjoyed my first experience on the indoor carpet."  -- Russell
Chris Robinson bt Richard Brown (Mar 28) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Ben Housam (Mar 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ben, good to meet you for the first time. Look forward to meeting up again in the future. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Russell
Robert Hawksworth bt Geoffrey Holmes (Mar 25) Walkover
Peter Ibison bt Richard Brown (Mar 24) Walkover
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Peter Ibison (Mar 22) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough and enjoyable match with contrasting styles. All the best in the next round. "  -- Peter
Chris Robinson bt Russell Bluff (Mar 21) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Ben Housam (Mar 18) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough match all the way with just a few points tilting it my favour. Where do you hit when someone can chase down every ball. Rafa-esk!!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentBen Housam bt Chris Robinson (Mar 17) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Chris! You definitely had me worried during the mammoth game at 4-4 in the second set. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentRoger Smith bt Peter Ibison (Mar 16) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and competitive match - first time we have played one another. thanks for the game "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Richard Brown (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Richard, things just didn’t quite go your way tonight. I could sense your frustration. On another day it could all be very different. Good luck in future matches."  -- Russell
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Russell Bluff (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match, and some great running Russell forcing me to go for the lines. Good luck with your future matches!"  -- Robert
Chris Robinson bt Roger Smith (Mar 13) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentBen Housam bt Sofiane Hireche (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Sofiane - tough throughout in tricky conditions! "  -- Ben
Chris Robinson bt Peter Ibison (Mar 10) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Roger Smith (Mar 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match! Roger hit a phantom ball and I nearly took out the lights twice! You were much more offensive in the second set Roger and I think this is really strong aspect of your game. Hope your other matches go well!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentBen Housam bt Peter Ibison (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Pete and good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Geoffrey Holmes (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Geoff, best of luck in your remaining matches. Rich "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Russell Bluff (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Russell...It wasn’t as comfortable as the result suggests...very good use of the angles by Russell which kept me on my toes throughout the entire match...Playing 3 matches in 3 days proved to be a little bit too much for me i think but I really enjoyed playing on my favourite surface once again! Good luck for the rest your games :-)"  -- Sofiane
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Geoffrey Holmes (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the Game Geoff... very much enjoyed playing on my favourite surface :-)"  -- Sofiane
Reveal CommentSofiane Hireche bt Roger Smith (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Unlucky you didn’t get more games! good rallies & very enjoyable match of Tennis tonight! I think i was just little more alert this time & probably didn’t give you a chance to build any rhythm! Hopefully we get to meet again in the next round...Good luck Roger :-)"  -- Sofiane
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Richard Brown (Feb 28) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match! Some great serving Richard. Good luck with your future matches!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentChris Robinson bt Geoffrey Holmes (Feb 27) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Geoff. Blimey, you ran everything down, I'd strongly recommend future opponents clamp both your legs before the match! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentRobert Hawksworth bt Sofiane Hireche (Feb 25) 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "I literally had nine lives tonight, saving 9 match points!!! Not sure I deserved the win. Thanks Sofiane"  -- Robert
  • "There was only going to be one winner on the the night & that was you mate...I applaud you for the admirable mental strength you have shown to save 9 match points!! 2 points at 5-3 down...Another 3 at 5-4 & 40-0 down & the remaining 4 in the longest tie break i have ever played 12-10!! Never experienced anything like it before! I would’ve undoubtably given up if i were in your shoes! A very hard to swallow defeat for me but hopefully a valuable lesson for me to take forward ;-) a well deserved win by yourself tonight :-) Well done mate & good luck for the rest of your games," -- Sofiane
Reveal CommentRussell Bluff bt Geoffrey Holmes (Feb 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, friendly & sporting opponent. Match much closer than score suggests, first set could have gone either way, critical points went my way. Thanks for the game Geoff, good luck in your future matches"  -- Russell
  • "Thanks for the game Russell. I'm disappointed that second set got away after I made a good start to it. But you played well and I really enjoyed the match. Beauchief is a nice club and you made me very welcome.," -- Geoffrey

Current Rankings:

  1. Kamron Kazemi [W5] 10
  2. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Shemeld [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Iain Wadey 9.2 [W1, L4, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Philip Birch 8.2 [W1, L1, UF1] withdrawn 2
  6. Callum Dixon 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Andrew Tinory [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Sam Simpkin withdrawn

Match Results:

Kamron Kazemi bt Chris Shemeld (Apr 13) 6-3, 6-3
Kamron Kazemi bt Callum Dixon (Apr 9) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Kamron Kazemi bt Andrew Tinory (Mar 31) 6-2, 6-0
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Callum Dixon (Mar 31) 6-3, 6-2
Callum Dixon bt Iain Wadey (Mar 27) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentChris Shemeld bt Iain Wadey (Mar 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with long rallies and loads of deuces "  -- Chris
Chris Shemeld bt Andrew Tinory (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-1
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Andrew Tinory (Mar 16) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Andrew Tinory (Mar 13) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable, evenly fought contest. Andrew found his depth early and peppered the baseline in early exchanges which all went with serve. Some un-forced errors on Andrew's backhand narrowly gave me the first set. The second set was also tight but some (very rare) form with my serve allowed me to inch ahead. A great tennis match that was thoroughly enjoyed; cheers Andrew!"  -- Iain
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Chris Shemeld (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2
Robert Henesey-Smith bt Iain Wadey (Mar 4) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentIain Wadey v Philip Birch (Mar 2) 1-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Phil's calf has pulled up with 1-1 and 30-40 (Phil Serving), we will try to rearrange before the end of round."  -- Iain
Kamron Kazemi bt Iain Wadey (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentPhilip Birch bt Andrew Tinory (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Andrew and get this match played score does not reflect how well the games were played good luck in your remaining games Andrew , phil "  -- Philip
Kamron Kazemi bt Philip Birch (Feb 23) 7-5, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Brooks 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Leo McCann 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robin Morrell [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Hopkins [W4, L2] 8
  5. Andrew West 8.1 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ajit Nath [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Damian Mccann 10.1 [L4]
  8. Lee Hepplestone withdrawn

Match Results:

Paul Hopkins bt Damian Mccann (Apr 17) Walkover
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Paul Hopkins (Apr 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice match with Paul. Some excellent rallies and closes games. The match seemed to prove that luck doesn't 'even itself out' - I had four lucky net-cords to Paul's one! Great to play you, Paul, and I look forward to hitting with you again soon."  -- Leo
Paul Hopkins bt Andrew West (Apr 11) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Hopkins bt Robin Morrell (Apr 3) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "great game robin cheers"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Damian Mccann (Mar 31) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game closer than the score reflects, some good rallies. Thanks Damian"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentPaul Hopkins bt Ajit Nath (Mar 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ajit for a good match with some great rallies. Good luck with your remaining matches . "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Andrew West (Mar 27) 3-6, 6-1, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match on a nice, still evening. Andrew plays a really strong offensive game and he hit some unbelievable passing shots. I started slowly and Andrew was too strong for me in the first set. I managed to take the second set, but by then we were nearly at closing time. Given lack of time to rearrange with the holidays coming up we decided to play a match tiebreak. I somehow managed to turn that around despite starting that badly, too! Thanks, Andrew. was great to play you, and I hope to hit with you again soon."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Damian Mccann (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Damian. Good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Paul Hopkins (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Paul. Always a pleasure playing against you. Good luck with the rest of your matches :)"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Ajit Nath (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, with lots of competitive rallies and some powerful ground-strokes and serves. Great to meet you, Ajit, and thanks for the game. I look forward to hitting with you again soon."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Ajit Nath (Mar 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ajit. Good luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Leo McCann (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game although in windy conditions making it difficult for both players, thanks Leo. "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Damian Mccann (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly windy day, but we somehow got the match completed. I was lucky enough to win in the battle of the McCanns on this occasion, helped by a few wind-assisted efforts and frame-shots! Damian came back strongly in the second set and I was hanging on at the end. Great to meet you, Damian, and I look forward to playing you again soon."  -- Leo
Reveal CommentAndrew West bt Robin Morrell (Mar 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very windy evening match spoilt the game, but good to get the match in"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Andrew West (Mar 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky windy conditions didn't make this a classic unfortunately. It was a little bit hit and hope! Good luck with the rest of your games Andrew"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Ajit Nath (Mar 6) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Ajit, perfect timing between heavy rain showers! Hope to p!ay you again next round."  -- Robin
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Robin Morrell (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play you Robin. Good luck with the rest of your games "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Brooks bt Leo McCann (Feb 26) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match in gorgeous sunshine. You've definitely improved a lot since we last played. Just work on that consistency. Good luck with the rest of.your games"  -- Lee
Andrew West bt Ajit Nath (Feb 24) 6-2, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Neil Zealander 9.1 [W4] 8
  2. Nigel Lamb [W2, L2] 5
  3. Joanna Marachowska [W2, L1] 4
  4. Gaz Hallam 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. George Parthymos [W1, L2] 2
  6. Susie Wilson [L5]
  7. Drew Cornelius
  8. Mark Thorpe

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Nigel Lamb (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nigel strikes the ball very well indeed. It felt a lot closer than the score suggests. Good to meet you Nigel. Keep playing!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Susie Wilson (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight start to the first set where my serving was literally appalling. Susie was a very interesting opponent and fun to play! Thanks for the game!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNigel Lamb bt George Parthymos (Apr 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After playing over 2 days, overcoming broken strings, almost having to play a 3rd day due to rain, battling through many many almost endless deuce games, we finally made it."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNigel Lamb bt Susie Wilson (Mar 28) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very professional, highly focussed match with robust score keeping.."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt George Parthymos (Mar 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "George, it was fun to play you! Your game will develop and the second set proved that!"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt Joanna Marachowska (Mar 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "“A lovely game with JoJo and the sun came out eventually. JoJo is an inspiration and her story is incredible. I am so amazed by her passion and love for tennis and moreover life. It’s infectious! A wonderful person to have met and I hope we have the pleasure to play many more times in the future”. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentGeorge Parthymos bt Susie Wilson (Mar 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Susie. I really enjoyed it. Good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- George
Reveal CommentJoanna Marachowska bt Susie Wilson (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Susie for match, I hope to play with you again. Good luck in your next matches x"  -- Joanna
Reveal CommentJoanna Marachowska bt Nigel Lamb (Mar 19) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely fantastic match with great opponent. Thank you very much Nigel, I enjoyed a lot and sending to you best wishes for your next matches. x"  -- Joanna
Reveal CommentGaz Hallam bt Susie Wilson (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Score was pretty irrelevant as we had to cope with all weather conditions ranging from bright sunshine to hail & sleet. Susie was an absolute pleasure to play and good luck with you’re future matches."  -- Gaz

Results

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

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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