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If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Monkmoor Recreation Ground
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This is how it works:

  • 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 

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. 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.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

Getting started

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.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Monkmoor Recreation Ground

Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 5BN
Tel: 01743 281010
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Shrewsbury Sports Village

Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4RQ
Tel: 0345 0007 002
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Silks Meadow

Silks Meadow, Water Lane, Frankwell
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Collapse AllShrewsbury Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 28 June 2018 to Wednesday 22 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 July 2018)

Thanks for taking part in this summer round in Shrewsbury. It was good to see everyone make it onto court, though it would have been great to see a few more matches played. We would love for the league to grow when we return in 2019 so do help spread the word if you can. Until next time!

Group Summary:

Jack proved to be unstoppable in this round, powering his way to five fantastic wins to become the undisputed new champ. Ian takes the bragging rights for taking a set off the Jack in their epic encounter. Richard and Neil finished level on points in the battle for second, and with no head to head played we need to do some maths to separate the two....and thanks to fewest sets conceded it is Richard who edges ahead into the silver. Credit to David and John who scheduled well to take home a bonus prize.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jack Edward 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Downes [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Neil Evans [W2, L1] 4
  4. Ian James [W1, L1] 3
  5. David Fletcher [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. John Brownlie [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ben Martin [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJack Edward bt Ben Martin (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Ben's first competitive match for ages and recovering from an injury during captaincy of his university's American football team, he still had his moments and played some brilliant points. Good luck with the recovery, nice to meet you and hope your other matches are injury-free!"  -- Jack
Neil Evans bt David Fletcher (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Jack Edward bt Ian James (Jul 28) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJack Edward bt David Fletcher (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good hit with David at Shrewsbury Lawn Tennis Club. Was a pleasure to meet you, good luck with your others!"  -- Jack
Reveal CommentIan James bt David Fletcher (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable afternoon. Lovely company. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentJack Edward bt Neil Evans (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good hit with Neil at Shrewsbury Lawn Tennis Club, we enjoyed some lengthy and tough rallies. Highlight of the match was a blistering passing shot from him after I was convinced the point was over. Thanks for the match Neil, all the best with your other ones!"  -- Jack
Richard Downes bt David Fletcher (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJack Edward bt John Brownlie (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good hit with John on the hard courts at Shrewsbury Lawn Tennis club, we had some great rallies. Pleasure to meet you John, all the best with your other matches! "  -- Jack
Neil Evans bt John Brownlie (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-2
Richard Downes bt John Brownlie (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-1

Results

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

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) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)