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  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
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Collapse AllSouthend Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

A shame we had to end the round early because of the new lockdown but this was a busy round nonetheless with 2 well contested groups. Great to welcome a couple of new players to the league and hopefully you'll all be back in action before too long!

Group Summary:

It was a 2 horse race in Group 1 with Leagues debutant Ian and Ade both winning an impressive 7 matches apiece, but Ian managed to sneak into the lead by picking up a set in his only defeat to Ogba. Ian and Ade's head to head was a "high quality and bruising encounter" but this was nothing compared to Ade's 3 set thriller against Daniel which got a bit heated at one point (!) but ended with a third set rollercoaster which Ade managed to edge... but the main thing is they were on speaking terms again by the end!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Wright [W7, L1] 17 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ade Serrano 8.2 [W7, L2] 16 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bradley Payne 8.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W4, L1] 8
  5. Daniel Kellard [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. A Magid Wanas [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Muhammad Noor [W2, L2] 4
  8. Robeřt Mcgovern 10.1 [W1, L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Alain Nyama 8.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  10. Richard Cable 10.1 [L4] 1

Match Results:

Robeřt Mcgovern bt Richard Cable (Nov 3) Walkover
Bradley Payne bt A Magid Wanas (Nov 1) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt A Magid Wanas (Oct 31) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Magid for the first time. Conditions were horrendous but we battled through it. I was able to start off quickly and get some early breaks. I was able to play pretty consistently and secure the set comfortably. 2nd Set was a real tussle. Magid broke me early but I came straight back with a break of my own. Big point was at 4-4 when Magid had break points but I was able to hold. Then I got the break to seal it. Well played Magid hopefully next time we can enjoy it a bit more without the weather intervening."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMuhammad Noor bt Ade Serrano (Oct 26) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Ade for the first time. we got lucky with the weather with the sun out and less wind after days of rain. First set was tight and i edged it , second set was probably more scrappy however we both hit some very deft drop shots throughout the match. Pleased to close out the second set and happy to find some form after some scrappy results as of late. Mo"  -- Muhammad
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Robeřt Mcgovern (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "1st ever meeting with Robert. 1st set was more of trying to size each other up. Lots of trading and break of serves. 2nd set I had to get more 1st serve % in and it paid off. Robert got some very good spin on his serve. And he does get winners when he follows up decisively. Keep it up Robert and all the best in rest of your games."  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentA Magid Wanas bt Robeřt Mcgovern (Oct 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a pleasure meeting Rob for the 1st time. One of the most enjoyable tennis matches I had. He wasn't at his best today, but he sure had some real good moments with some amazing shots he made. Great sportsmanship. Looking forward to playing him again soon."  -- A Magid
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Richard Cable (Oct 17) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "1st ever meeting with Richard. Nice and friendly chap. In first set I led 2-0 but took my foot off the pedal and Richard punished me! And took the set. 2nd and 3rd set was just one way traffic. And after wards we had nice chat and some coaching tips. Hope to play you again soon"  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Muhammad Noor (Oct 16) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good weather for the match after few days of rain. Even 1st set but second set Mo could not match the tempo. The highlight of the match was a 16 rally streak in the second set 5-2 up which Mo lost pushing his backhand to the net. Mo hope you come back strong in your other matches"  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Robeřt Mcgovern (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet and play Rob for the first time. I was able to get on top early and comfortably wrap up the Set. 2nd Set I got the early Break but Rob was starting to find his range and after some pressure he broke back for 4-4. I then managed to stop his momentum breaking back and then serving it out. Well played Rob good luck in your future matches."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Alain Nyama (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice late game against Alain 2nite!! I played ok tonight but I think Alain was disappointed with his performance!! A few close games which I nicked!! But overall I had control of the match and didn't let Alain win a service game with heavy returns all match!!! Nice to see you!! Play again soon"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt A Magid Wanas (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to finally play Ahmed after weeks of trying to schedule a match! I started off well in dealing with Ahmed’s tricky looping shots and clever angles from both wings and managed to seal the first set fairly quickly for the loss of only one game, a service hold from Ahmed early on...the second set however was a much closer battle than the score suggests and after holding first game Ahmed played some excellent points to break me and take a 2-0 lead, unfortunately from then on his serve let him down at crucial times and I quickly broke back, held and broke again to go 3-2 up...the next game was crucial as Ahmed had several break points but I held my nerve to nick it and push on to win the 2 games I needed. Thanks for the game Ahmed!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Alain Nyama (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good early morning match. I started off strong and continued strong throughout. I was playing extremely aggressively and doing my best not to entertain any long rallies, although there were a few. When Alain got into a rally he won a few points with really good passing shots as I approached the net. I was serving fairly well today so it made it extremely tough for Alain as I didn't drop a service game. "  -- Ade
Reveal CommentA Magid Wanas bt Alain Nyama (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play with Alain. Such a nice guy. It wasn't his day today. I believe the score will be so different the next time we play."  -- A Magid
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Muhammad Noor (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to finally meet Muhammad and get him down to Basildon, i knew he was a leftie and that always poses problems and certainly after 4 cagey games from him with no breaks i thought we were going to be on court a while! However for some reason my game and mind just clicked from then on and i took the next four games to take the set 6-2 and was pretty relieved...this gave me the confidence to play more freely and i broke Muhammed straight away at the start of the second set, the crunch came with me serving at 2-1 as Muhammed had several break points but i held him off which gave me the momentum to take the next 3 games and the match for a very satisfying and hard earned win. Thanks for the game Muhammed and let's get a friendly in soon!" &n
  • "Sometimes you hold your hand up and say simply too good on the day and Ian was that today. Thanks for the game." -- Mo
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Ogba Ogbimi (Oct 5) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, I use players like Ogba as markers for how my game is improving and I'm pleased to finally get a win over him on the third attempt. In the first set, I served first and came out firing strong. I got a break in the second game and then maintained it with my serving in the third. I think after the third game Ogba eased up, perhaps conserving energy for the rest of the match and left it up to me to either throw the set away or take it. Thankfully my mentality stayed strong today and I took the first. The second set was very enjoyable.I had 2 or 3 match points at 5-3 and 5-4 but let them slip. Ogba pushed me and I thought I might regret those misses.Thankfully I managed to clinch it before a tiebreak was forced"  -- Ade
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Robeřt Mcgovern (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet and play Rob but as it turned out his first time on carpet! Understandably it took him a little while to find his feet and get used to the ball coming through a lot quicker than he’s used to so the first set quickly went my way without the loss of a game...second set was however much more competitive, quite a few deuce games and I’m pretty sure Rob had more than one break point on my serve but I managed to squeak through and steal some tight games on Rob’s serve to take the set 6-1 which was a harsh scoreline in all fairness. I did have a lot of success with the lob today tho! Thanks for the game Rob and good luck picking up some wins."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Richard Cable (Oct 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Since I started playing, two years ago, I have always used the same type of string in my racket. This was my very first match using my new string setup, and I played unbelievable. I could have served a bit better, but my ground strokes were the best they have ever been. Richard, after the first couple of games, was actually serving pretty well. But if I managed to get the serve back, I was extremely aggressive as soon as the ball came back to me. By far the best I have played for a while. Good luck with the rest of your games Richard. "  -- Ade
Reveal CommentMuhammad Noor bt Daniel Kellard (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Feels great to be back playing tennis again. Nice to play daniel for first time he plays the game in good spirit and is very fair. We played some great points , daniels tricky style will cause players a lot of problems in this league. Good luck with your remaining matches "  -- Muhammad
Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Robeřt Mcgovern (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Brad! Too good for me today. An early start in damp conditions though the court played really well. First set Brad settled in fast hitting the ball really well on both sides. The longer the match went on the better the tennis got and the last couple of games saw some great points. Great to be in group 1 and I need to up my game in future matches. Look forward to having a hit in the future"  -- Robeřt
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Daniel Kellard (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Dan again but this time on the carpet which both of us are used to! Dan can be a very tricky opponent as he's proved in previous matches but for some reason my game just doesn't suit him! He moves around the court very well and puts away some cracking forehands if you give him the chance so i just tried to return deep mainly to his backhand and it worked well for me tonight for the loss of only two games both of which Dan won on his serve...Thanks for the game Dan and good luck in all your other matches!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Bradley Payne (Sep 30) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Brad. The first set we both played very well, with me managing to get the upper hand. Second set we both dropped in performance I had the advantage early on but then let it slip when I was 4-3 up. The second set was closer than the score suggests, with me being on the back foot in alot of the games and managing quite a few comebacks. Good luck in the rest of your games Brad."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Ian Wright (Sep 29) 4-6, 7-5, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely brutal match against Ogba today. Too many twists and turns to mention but in short Ogba's tricky style bamboozled me at the start and i quickly went 4-2 behind but somehow managed to turn it around to take the next 4 games and the set 6-4...a very sloppy start to the second set put me 0-3 and two breaks down and although i got back to 4-4 and 30-0 up on my serve i couldn't hang on and eventually lost a tight set 7-5...we'd ran out of time by this point so we agreed on a 10 point T/B, despite serving 3 double faults i still found myself 9-7 up but an easy overhead backhand volley which went in the net will haunt me and Obga dug in to take it 11-9! Both of us will feel we had our chance to win in straight sets so well played Ogba!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Robeřt Mcgovern (Sep 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to have met Rob. We was unsure if we would get this match played today, due to the weather. But we decided to give it a go and I'm glad we did. Other than the court being a bit wet, it was perfect weather for outdoor tennis. I started a bit slow, which allowed Rob to get a 2-0 lead in the first set. After this my serving started to flow and I managed a couple of breaks to win it 6-4. Some nice points within the match and a couple of games had quite a few deuces. Good luck in the rest of your games. "  -- Ade
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Alain Nyama (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A super early start this morning for Alain and I and despite that i felt fresh and came out of the blocks fast, Alain had never played on carpet before which didn't help his cause and i quickly took the first set without the loss of a game, Alain started rallying a bit more second set and we had a few decent rallies but ultimately i was just too consistent on the day and especially on this surface...Alain got on the scoreboard to make it 1-1 but i knuckled down and took the next 5 games to wrap up the win, along with the promise of a hard court match next time! Thanks for the game Alain."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt A Magid Wanas (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play again, really nice guy. Unfortunately he is currently struggling from a shoulder injury which had a noticible impact on his serving today. Wishing you a speedy recovery and play again once your fit."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Ade Serrano (Sep 25) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A high quality and bruising encounter with Ade this morning. Despite the early start both of us came out sharp and Ade's serving was consistently strong for the first few games with literally one tiny dip from him allowing me to break once and take the first set 6-3. We shared a couple of breaks at the start of the second set but i managed to break one more time and then had Ade in trouble again when he was serving to stay in the match at 3-5, it turned out to be a brutal game with eight deuces, Ade had several game point chances and i had FOUR match points but Ade saved them all somehow and then broke me straight back! Thankfully i managed to pull it together to break Ade one more time and finally take the set 7-5. Very well played Ade."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Richard Cable (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to get up and running in the local league! Richard proved to be a very tricky opponent and the scoreline doesn't really reflect the closeness of many of the games, he said he hadn't played an awful lot of matches recently which meant in the tighter games i managed to pull through and steal them if it went to deuce, both sets followed exactly the same pattern, 2 all before i pulled away with a couple of breaks to take the match 6-2 6-2...Once Richard gets his eye in and plays a couple more matches i predict he will cause a few headaches with his slightly unorthodox style. Thanks for the game mate."  -- Ian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Daniel Kellard (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The first set, Dan was up 5-2 and somehow I managed to claw it back. I was extremely frustrated with the way I was playing, and said something stupid to Dan. He in return was frustrated with losing the 1st set and reacted to what I said. We got into a bit of an arguement which could have been avoided. Very disappointing for the both of us, and we both couldn't let go of it during the second set. We both recovered our mindset for the 3rd set and made up. The third set was a rollercoaster, with both of us having the advantage at times. Towards the end of the 3rd set we were both playing extremely defensively, not taking risks and hoping for a mistake at the other end. One of the nicest guys I have played tennis with and a great battle."  -- Ade

Group Summary:

Another well contested group with Andrew just pipping John to the title by a single point by winning 6 out of 7 matches, however the bragging rights go to John for defeating the champ in 3 sets with the first set going to a tiebreak. Dan had a strong round too in third place with 4 wins including a "closely fought match" against Maddie. Well done to Ian too for getting his first win on the board against Jonah in his last match before lockdown!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Phillips [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John George [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dan Church [W4, L2, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Maddie Maxwell 9.2 [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Staines [W1, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Bhanji [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  7. Jonah Graham [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ian Fraser [W1, L4] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Fraser bt Jonah Graham (Nov 4) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "So, my last match before lockdown, and I finally got a win on the board ! It was a close run thing though and the match could have gone either way with many breaks of serve. Jonah is young and hasn't been playing tennis very long, but has lots of potential. He has good energy around the court and chases everything down. Good luck in the next league Jonah."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentTim Staines bt Maddie Maxwell (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to see Maddie again, and to discuss how tennis is faring with the pandemic. We played in low winter sunshine, so I was glad I brought my sunglasses ! Thanks for an enjoyable game !"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Jonah Graham (Oct 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet & play Jonah very early in the morning at 08:00!! Jonah has a great serve but just needs to be more consistent with it to hurt people with. That said he also broke me a few times but I took 1st set 6 - 3. I started very well in 2nd set & raced into a 4 -0 & 5 - 1 lead before Jonah fought back to 5 - 3. I held my serve to win 6 - 3. Some good long games with lots of deuces & look forward to playing again soon. Best of luck in remaining games."  -- John

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDan Church bt Maddie Maxwell (Oct 25) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a closely fought match. I'd noticed Dan had been getting good results this time round, and I could see Dan's fitness regime (and alcohol abstinence!) during Covid has certainly paid off. He's faster round the court and more consistent. Dan got off to a good start, being 5-2 up before I reminded myself Dan's left handed and played more on the backhand! I managed to get a good lead 2nd set, coming back from 40 love on my serve at 3-1, to win the next 5 points and get a comfortable 4-1 lead, which I held on to. 3rd set, Dan played well to come back from 5-3, 30 love down, pulling off 3 winners in a row, and playing himself back into the game. Well played Dan, and look forward to the rematch next time!"  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Dan Church (Oct 24) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Early start at Chalkwell Park & after being 1 - 1 Dan rolled off 5 straight games to win 1st set easily. I knuckled down & played much better 2nd set but Dan made me work hard for 6 - 4. 3rd was 5 breaks of serve in 5 games & then I held for 4 - 2 when we got interrupted by some newcomers & Dan lost his momentum a bit & I eventually won 6 - 2. Well played Dan & no doubt see you again soon."  -- John
Reveal CommentPaul Bhanji bt Jonah Graham (Oct 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well, that was interesting! The wind was blowing straight down the court, so from one end you had to hit it hard and from the other, if you got it wrong it sailed out! We just managed to finish before the rain came down and it really blew a gale! Fun match, challenging in the conditions, but we just made it!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Ian Fraser (Oct 22) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice afternoon for our match & Ian started really well to break in 1st game. He got to 5 - 4 & serving for the set but I pegged him back & won tie break 7 - 3. Second set I raced into a 5 - 0 lead but to Ian's credit he fought hard to get back to 5 - 3 before I closed match out. Well done Ian & keep plugging away."  -- John
Reveal CommentMaddie Maxwell bt Ian Fraser (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see Ian again. I played a good 1st set with hardly any errors, which made it difficult for Ian to find his rhythm. The 2nd set had many games going to deuce, but I managed to hang on and take the set. Good luck in your remaining games Ian, and see you next time."  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentAndrew Phillips bt Ian Fraser (Oct 18) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Ian. Great 1st start. All the best Andrew "  -- Andrew
Andrew Phillips bt Paul Bhanji (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Maddie Maxwell (Oct 14) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Maddie again. It was all about 6 & 2 as all 3 sets went that way in a rain interrupted match but I cam e out on top. We both served quite well but I coped slightly better in overcast & damp conditions which made the balls quite heavy. Best of luck in remaining matches Maddie. See you again soon."  -- John
Reveal CommentDan Church bt Tim Staines (Oct 14) 6-4, 3-6, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Smashing game with Tim tonight. Neither of us could hold serve in the first set. I held once which was enough to decide the first. Tim then bust a gut to get back into the match and put his all into winning the 2nd. With only 10 minutes until the club closed, we opted for a championship tie break and the effort Tim put into the 2nd set showed as he ran out of puff and I ran out a happy winner. Well played Tim, great game full of long rallies and really testing the fitness. See you in the next round. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentDan Church bt Ian Fraser (Oct 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice tight tussle today in damp, blustery conditions. Ian’s serve was suffering a little in the conditions and a couple of wind induced errors helped me to come through. Well played Ian and see you next round."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentAndrew Phillips bt Tim Staines (Oct 9) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tiim pleasure to play you. Great game very intense and competitive. Catch up next time around. Andrew "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Tim Staines (Oct 5) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Games with Tim are always pleasurable & long so wasn't expecting any different today & it was to be the case. I started well & went 3 - 0 ahead breaking serve twice but Tim played really well to turn things around to take the set 7 - 5. Second set was similar but with Tim leading 3 - 0 & I thought it wasn't going to be my day but I managed to turn thing around to win 7 - 5. Third set was closer than score suggests as a lot of games could have gone either way but I won 6 - 1 in gloomy conditions with a bit of rain to finish the match. Had a good chat afterwards too. Great match & company. Best of luck Tim."  -- John
Reveal CommentAndrew Phillips bt Maddie Maxwell (Oct 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive game - thanks Maddie. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDan Church v Paul Bhanji (Oct 1) 1-6, 6-4, 1-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Darkness descended and so this is to be completed......"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentAndrew Phillips bt Jonah Graham (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league Jonah. Look forward to another game soon. All the best. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDan Church bt Jonah Graham (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We managed to complete our game in near gale force winds. Pleasure to meet Jonah. He stuck in there and keep going. Looking forwards to a rematch in the next round." -- Dan
Reveal CommentMaddie Maxwell bt Jonah Graham (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Although the score looks a bit one sided - the majority of the games went to deuce. A good competitive match, and good to welcome a new player into the league. Hailing from Canada, I think Jonah has possibly travelled the furthest to play in a tennis league! Pleasure to meet you Jonah, and good luck in the rest of your matches! "  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Andrew Phillips (Sep 21) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely warm sunny afternoon great match with Andrew. 1st 6 games all break of serve, managed to hold 1 each then a couple of more breaks to take us to a tie break for which Andrew went 3 - 0 up & probably should have won but I dug deep to win 7 - 4. Andrew played brilliantly in the 2nd set to win 6 - 2 & in the 3rd set it was fairly close with some excellent tennis being played. I managed to break in 8th game & then served out to win. Great match played by both players. Good luck Andrew."  -- John
Andrew Phillips bt Dan Church (Sep 20) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Results

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

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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