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  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams 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
  • 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
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  • 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 available on 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 AllSouthampton Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 3 September 2020 to Wednesday 28 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 September 2020)

This was an action packed round in Southampton Tennis League with lots of close and exciting matches and new players getting in the thick of it! Nearly three quarters of all possible matches were played which is a great effort, so we're looking forward to seeing you all back in action next round.

Group Summary:

It was tight at the top of Group 1 with Tomasz retaining his title by the narrowest of margins, his straight sets win over Radoslaw securing the lead although both players won 5 matches. Tomasz didn't drop a set all round while Radoslaw battled to a 3 set win against Olga where he "couldn't be sure to win until the last rally was over". Chris played well too, very nearly forcing a decider against Radoslaw but "luckily for me it didn't go to a third".

Final Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Wojtak [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Radoslaw Kempinski [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Saunders [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Webb [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pablo Eransus [W2, L2] 4
  6. Patrick Myers [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Olga Fialova-Downey [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Olga Fialova-Downey (Oct 20) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Olga, a tough one again. Couldn’t be sure to win until the last rally was over. Hope to play you again soon." -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Pablo Eransus (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Pablo, tennis is a cruel game if you only focus on scorelines. The hardest 6-0 6-0 match I have played and won. Always a pleasure to compete against you though, as I have a lot of respect for you. "  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Chris Webb (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Chris in a lovely day and (artificial) court to play tennis. Very close first set that could have gone to your side deservedly. Second one also very close, closer that what the score says. Well done Hope to see you in the next league"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Pablo Eransus (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pablo for an enjoyable match, lots of good rallies. Hope to see you again soon, good luck in catching up with your games!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Tom Saunders (Oct 8) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another long and tight match that could have gone either way. Good battle on the court with a plenty of good rallies and changes of strategy throughout the match. A mental game at some moments within the match, as it is required in tennis . A pleasure as usual to play with you."  -- Pablo

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Chris Webb (Oct 8) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Chris. A very close game through all three sets. Lots of great rallies and many winning shots!" -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Olga Fialova-Downey (Oct 6) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Olga. A very close second set! Not the best weather for a game of tennis but enjoyable none the less!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Patrick Myers (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of great rallies. A very close first set! Thanks Patrick."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Chris Webb (Sep 20) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks a lot for the game Chris, very enjoyable! Luckily for me it didn’t go to a third. It was nice to meet you, good luck in your next matches!"  -- Radoslaw
Chris Webb bt Patrick Myers (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Tom Saunders (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tom. Very close early on in match. Good luck in your matches."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rad. Good luck in your others."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Patrick Myers (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Patrick, it was nice to meet you. Enjoy the rest of your matches!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Patrick Myers (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Patrick, all the best for your other matches."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Chris Webb (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Chris, I hope you enjoy the matches in the league. Tom."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Tom Saunders (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom, very enjoyable game with lots of quality rallies. Good luck for the rest of your matches:)"  -- Radoslaw

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Tom for following up promotion last round with finishing as Group 2 champ this time, his 5 wins seeing him finish a single point clear of Gemma in runner up spot. This was a well contested group with Peter also notching up 4 wins to finish another point adrift, while Gautier had a solid round too with 3 match wins. Our 'Match of the Group' was an "unbelievably close and very enjoyable match" between Peter and Gautier... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Chalkley 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gemma Hargrave [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Bliss 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gautier Parfait [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dmitrij Trunin [W2, L2] 6
  6. Marco Franchini [W1, L4] 2
  7. Thomas Caullay 10.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Matthew Aitken [L2]

Match Results:

Dmitrij Trunin bt Marco Franchini (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDmitrij Trunin bt Thomas Caullay (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Thomas 👍"  -- Dmitrij
Reveal CommentGemma Hargrave bt Dmitrij Trunin (Oct 18) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! My favourite of the round. I did 10,000 steps, downed a lucazade, and had at least 10 strops!!! It was a pleasure to meet Dimitrij and have such a great match. Looking forward to the next one already!! "  -- Gemma
Reveal CommentGemma Hargrave bt Thomas Caullay (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match! The score does not reflect the deuce points, varied rallies and huge concentration I needed to overcome your tactical prowess! "  -- Gemma
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Dmitrij Trunin (Oct 7) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Dmitrij, a close match. Good luck with your remaining games."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentGemma Hargrave bt Marco Franchini (Oct 3) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fantastic match Marco. Apologies though that we had to change courts and that various people kept walking on! "  -- Gemma
Reveal CommentMarco Franchini bt Matthew Aitken (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play against Matthew its a joy and we have few great long games. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Gemma Hargrave (Sep 27) 1-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with loads of close games and could have gone either way, loved the indoor courts at David Lloyd. First 2 sets were really well played but i think we both tightened up in the 3rd set. Overall great match Gemma and wish you luck with your remaining games."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Thomas Caullay (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Thomas Enjoyable game! Some interesting points with the wind!! But all good fun "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentGautier Parfait bt Matthew Aitken (Sep 24) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and lots of fun. It was Matt's first play in manty months due to injury and the 2nd set could have gone either way. Go Newcastle FC!"  -- Gautier
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Thomas Caullay (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tom, quite a few long rallies and deuce games. Good luck in your future matches."  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Gautier Parfait (Sep 20) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Unbelievably close and very enjoyable match with very long rallies, the first set took 1 and 1/2 hours to complete and I think we were both suffering in the next set. Thank you Gautier for a great game."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Gemma Hargrave (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gemma! Enjoyed some really good points today..(and some windy ones)! All the best for the rest of the round =D "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Peter Bliss (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pete! Close game! Definitely could have gone either way! Good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Tom
Gautier Parfait bt Thomas Caullay (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-3
Gautier Parfait bt Marco Franchini (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Gautier Parfait (Sep 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Gautier! Well played, good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Marco Franchini (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Marco, good to catch up! All the best for the rest of your matches"  -- Tom
  • " Great guy and please to meet again with Tom after so long, thanks for the fair game." -- Marco
Reveal CommentGemma Hargrave bt Gautier Parfait (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!!! Also lovely to talk all things Belgium/Frenchish!! Merci bien "  -- Gemma

Group Summary:

Matthew and Tom were neck and neck at the top of the table on 6 wins and 14 points apiece, so who would win the group? In the absence of a head to head, Matthew took top spot as one of Tom's wins was a walkover. Matthew was given "the run around on court" by Robert en route to securing his first Leagues win and he overcame a "tricky left handed opponent" in Gary!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Mettam [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Joe Gould 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Veronica Broughton-Shaw [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gary Wright 10.2 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Richard Laughlin [W1, L5] 2
  7. Julia Webb [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Robert Blease 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Tom Burnell bt Robert Blease (Oct 26) Walkover
Reveal CommentRichard Laughlin bt Julia Webb (Oct 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game thanks for rearranging at short notice."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Veronica Broughton-Shaw (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match, some great rallies. Just about escaped the rain. Look forward to playing again Veronica."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Richard Laughlin (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good luck for the remainder of your matches Richard, well played. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Joe Gould (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match Joe. And thanks for the friendly set afterwards in what proved to be near ideal conditions this afternoon."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentGary Wright bt Richard Laughlin (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Richard look forward to playing again G"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentVeronica Broughton-Shaw bt Richard Laughlin (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Richard, thanks for a great game despite the rather lovely weather. Amazingly we both stayed on our feet! Good luck with the rest of your fixtures."  -- Veronica
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Julia Webb (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Julia for hosting me at your lovely club today and for an enjoyable match - and the rain held off!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Julia Webb (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks again for sorting the court Julia. Luckily the rain didn't effect us too much! Hope all goes well for the remainder of the round."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentVeronica Broughton-Shaw bt Gary Wright (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gary for a lovely game. You have a wicked drop shot. We were lucky to fit it in amongst the downpours. Good luck for the rest of your fixtures, Veronica"  -- Veronica
  • "Thank you Veronica enjoyed the game to look forward to playing again hopefully with slightly better weather conditions." -- G
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Veronica Broughton-Shaw (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A hugely competitive and enjoyable match - with the rain very conveniently holding off for the required two hour window! Ron is a dogged fighter and had me moving all round the court with her solid topspin forehand and caught me out a good few times by coming into the net and deploying some excellent volleys and overheads. I look forward to our next encounter! "  -- Tom
  • "Thanks Tom for the battle. Can we ban drop shots next time? :) Good luck in your matches to come. See you soon." -- V
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Gary Wright (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another competitive game today Gary, thanks, The wind did not help either of us and was an extra challenge today. Good luck for the remainder of your matches."  -- Joe
  • "Thanks Joe well played ..... again. Already looking forward to our next encounter hopefully the weather will be kinder to us." -- G
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Richard Laughlin (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. All the best for the rest of the league matches Richard "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentGary Wright bt Julia Webb (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game Julia look forward to playing again G"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Gary Wright (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another thoroughly enjoyable match with a tricky left handed opponent. All the best for the remainder of the round Gary."  -- Matthew
  • "Thanks Matthew I enjoyed the game too looking forward to playing again." -- Gary
Reveal CommentVeronica Broughton-Shaw bt Julia Webb (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Julia, thank you for a great much played in a lovely spirit. I wish you luck in the rest of your fixtures. Thanks also for the gossip about Chiswick, Fouberts, fireman and ice-cream. It was a real blast from the past! I hope to see you again soon."  -- Veronica
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Richard Laughlin (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A sporting and enjoyable match. Thanks for coming over to Winchester for this one Rich."  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Joe Gould (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "For me, other than the result, this was a lovely game of tennis. Some good baseline rallies, some good net court play and a good standard played throughout with Matthew deserving the win ultimately. Look forward to doing it again soon Matthew, well played !! "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Gary Wright (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very sporting and enjoyable match. Gary's left handed serve is a potent weapon out wide into the advantage court. Had me moving all round the court too."  -- Tom
  • "Thanks, Tom well-played look forward to another game." -- Gary
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Robert Blease (Sep 8) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Did nt know what to expect from my first local tennis leagues match. Fair to say Rob gave me the run around on court and if i ever hear the word 'deuce' again it will be far too soon. Thanks again Rob, top bloke. Hope that leg heals up soon and look forward to meeting up on the court again in the near future."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Julia Webb (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to catch up again today Julia, thanks for the game - Joe "  -- Joe

Results

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

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 match tiebreak, 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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Collapse AllSouthampton Doubles - Round 7 | Thursday 25 April 2019 to Wednesday 3 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Sorry this round didn't take off at all. What a shame.

Group Summary:

Oh dear, not a single match played. It is very unusual for a round not to get going at all and don't forget we are always here yto help get matches set up and played - just ask. Let's hope a future round is more successful.

Final Rankings:

  • Andrea Munafo & Georgios Salavasidis
  • Neil Adam Tibbetts & Pablo Eransus
  • Olga Fialova-Downey & Radoslaw Kempinski
  • Pete Lawrence & Hanna Sykulska-Lawrence
  • Vitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Southampton.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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)