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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
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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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  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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Collapse AllGDT Slough Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 29 November 2018 to Wednesday 6 February 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 January 2019)

Over half the matches were played in this round, with several players getting their bonus points. Not bad with with Christmas and New Year to be squeezed in too - we even had matches on Boxing Day! A very tight battle for the top of Group 1 with Frank sadly retiring against Falco in their duel that may have decided the top two places - is this a rivalry that will continue? Group 2 had some great matches with Darren the eventual winner and Namfon a close second. Well done to everyone who played in this round and we look forward to seeing you in the next one!

Group Summary:

Some great tennis played during this group with true LTL spirit shining through several of the on-court battles with score lines flipping from one side to the other! It looks like the festive season took its toll a little on matches played, with no one getting their bonus points in this group - New Year Resolutions for the next round? Well done to Falco for 5 victories to top the leader board. Frank finished a close runner-up, and it must have been a difficult decision to retire in his match against Falco as the score suggests it was a very tight battle up to that point! We hope to see this rivalry continue in the next round! Congratulations also to Sukhveer for battling through when suffering from tight calf muscles - we all know how painful that can be!

Final Rankings:

  1. Falco Niekoop 8.1 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Frank Bulley 8.1 [W4, L1] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Nik Rudge [W3, L2] 6
  4. Roger Parkin 9.1 [W2, L3] 5
  5. Sukhveer Dhillon [W1, L4] 4
  6. Rob Griffiths 8.2 [L5] 1
  7. Luke Beckley 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFrank Bulley bt Sukhveer Dhillon (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Thanks."  -- Frank
Frank Bulley bt Roger Parkin (Feb 6) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Nik Rudge bt Sukhveer Dhillon (Jan 28) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentNik Rudge bt Rob Griffiths (Jan 27) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Awful conditions, wind and hale followed by low sun; not conducive to good tennis. And good it wasn’t. Nick got going in the 2nd set and that was that. Well played."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentFrank Bulley bt Rob Griffiths (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Rob."  -- Frank
Sukhveer Dhillon bt Rob Griffiths (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentFrank Bulley bt Nik Rudge (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thanks Nik."  -- Frank
Falco Niekoop bt Rob Griffiths (Jan 13) 6-1, 6-2
Falco Niekoop bt Nik Rudge (Jan 8) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentRoger Parkin bt Rob Griffiths (Jan 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First set was closer than the score suggests, we both made far too many errors. Second set the tennis improved with one break of serve being enough. Well played Rob."  -- Roger
Falco Niekoop bt Sukhveer Dhillon (Jan 6) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentNik Rudge bt Roger Parkin (Jan 3) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good first set, but Nic upped his game in the second playing some great passing shots. Well played Nic!"  -- Roger

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRoger Parkin bt Sukhveer Dhillon (Jan 2) 5-7, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A close and enjoyable match, some great passing shots from Sukhveer. Sukhveer, in the true sprite of LTL played the third set despite suffering from tight calf muscles. Look forward to playing again soon. Rog"  -- Roger
Reveal CommentFalco Niekoop bt Roger Parkin (Dec 12) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Rog almost had me in the 2nd! Luckily I kept my cool in the tiebreak (with a lucky net shot to wrap up the match!). Thanks Rog for the competitive match :)"  -- Falco
Reveal CommentFalco Niekoop bt Frank Bulley (Dec 8) 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 0-1 Frank Bulley Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Frank had to give up in the first game of the 3rd set due to an injury."  -- Falco

Group Summary:

Some great tennis played this round and several players got their bonus points - not easy during the busy festive season! Congratulations to Darren for topping the leader board this time, with Namfon a close second; both players had some great matches with some close scores. Well done to Hellinda who played the most matches, including one on Boxing Day - that's the dedication and commitment level of LTL players in a nutshell! She's clearly enjoying her tennis and appreciates a good battle and good opponents on the court. We look forward to seeing everyone again in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Darren Lutchman [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Namfon Dithian [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Leo Felton [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ivaylo Nikolov 10.1 [W2] 4
  5. Hellinda Smith [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Saviour Mathew [W1, L1] 2
  7. Daniel Rivett [L4]
  8. Peter Howells

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDarren Lutchman bt Namfon Dithian (Jan 26) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Namfon... Good second set from the both of us."  -- Darren
Namfon Dithian bt Daniel Rivett (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-0
Ivaylo Nikolov bt Leo Felton (Jan 13) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentDarren Lutchman bt Daniel Rivett (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Dan played a good game...better than what the score line suggested."  -- Darren
Namfon Dithian bt Saviour Mathew (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentHellinda Smith bt Daniel Rivett (Jan 10) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great performance from Dan, who, from a slow start caught up very quickly. In the second set I was 5-3 up and serving, before I knew it the score was 5 all. This set could have gone either way. I'm so thankful it didn't go to a tiebreak!. Thank you for the match Dan, I hope you enter next round. "  -- Hellinda
Reveal CommentDarren Lutchman bt Hellinda Smith (Jan 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Hillinda!"  -- Darren
Reveal CommentLeo Felton bt Daniel Rivett (Dec 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis Dan"  -- Leo
Leo Felton bt Hellinda Smith (Dec 27) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Ivaylo Nikolov bt Hellinda Smith (Dec 26) 6-4, 6-2
Namfon Dithian bt Hellinda Smith (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-0
Darren Lutchman bt Leo Felton (Dec 9) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSaviour Mathew bt Hellinda Smith (Dec 8) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thankyou for the match Hellinda. "  -- Saviour

Results

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

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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