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Collapse AllSouthend Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 4 November 2021 to Wednesday 29 December 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 December 2021)

You’ve made it through a winter Round – nice work! It’s always great to see matches played all year round and we hope you had fun meeting new people and improving your tennis skills. Now it's the New Year, it's time to start thinking about those resolutions and maybe Local Tennis Leagues can help. The dates for your 2022 Rounds are online now, so be sure to secure your place.

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Wright [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Kellard [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Bundock Steel 8.1 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Ross Casson [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alain Nyama 8.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Alain Nyama (Dec 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to get this game in with Alain just before the deadline. 1st Set Alain broke me early but thankfully I didn’t let the deficit get too big. I broke back and it was a tight battle before I secured it at the end. 2nd Set I broke early yet Alain kept fighting. Ultimately he just made a few too many errors and I capitalised on that. Well Played."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Alain Nyama (Dec 18) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Definite game of two halves tonight, we played on indoor hard at Alain’s request and although I went 5-0 up the rallies were starting to get longer and Alain’s service hold to avoid the bagel was a sign of things to come…Alain held again to go 1-0 second set and even tho I broke to go 3-1 it didn’t feel enough of a lead as so it proved as Alain produced his best tennis to break back and hold twice to go 4-3 in front…Serving at 0-30 it suddenly felt like an uphill but I somehow clung on to make it 4-4, then 5-5 with some extremely gruelling rallies along the way before I finally managed to break Alain’s serve and resistance to take the set 7-5. A real tough game in the end, well played mate."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Alain Nyama (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Alain again. We have had very good matches in the past at Garons Southend and in the parks. In today's match Alain was not in the game first set. Serve, footwork and overall balance was missing! Second set , Alain came alive particularly at 0-0 and when I was 3-0 up and also at 3-1 up. He forced the issue to get another game but after 3-2 it all broke down again! Perhaps lack of playing time. Lack of matches. But lots of calories burnt tonite my friend. Hope you can remain in the Group 1"  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentPaul Bundock Steel bt Ross Casson (Dec 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was probably fair to say that neither of us played particularly well. Ross rallied well at the start of the match and could have gone ahead but I managed to win the fifth game to go 3-2 up. The second set was no better although Ross won an extra game and did hit 3 or 4 forehand winners during the course of the match. It will be nice to see Ross get back to his best next year. Good to finally get the match played tonight. Paul"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Paul Bundock Steel (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always an interesting challenge coming up against Paul’s unusual game and today was no different, I got off to a fast start this afternoon tho and quickly raced into a 5-0 lead before a sloppy game from me allowed Paul to break before I broke straight back to take the set…2nd set Paul started playing a lot better but he somehow let slip a 40-0 lead when serving at 1-2 and that break carried me through to a 5-2 lead with Paul then serving to stay in the match, he dug in to save 3 match points and force me into serving out a very nervy last game with another match point saved before I finally got over the line. Thanks again for the game Paul."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Ross Casson (Nov 29) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a big match in the context of staying in Group 1 with both me and Ross winless after 2 Games. The conditions were quite treacherous and we both had a few slips during the game. Thankfully we managed to complete a decent game of Tennis. 1st Set was very even until Ross got a crucial break at 4-4. 2nd Set very similar but this time I was able to get the break and close it out. 3rd Set Ross’s lack of Tennis caught up with him and I kicked clear to wrap up the match. Always a pleasure to play Ross. Good Luck in your remaining fixtures mate."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Daniel Kellard (Nov 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always good to play Dan but even tho the scoreline looks one sided neither of us played our best tennis today, i made a lot more errors than usual first set but luckily for me even when Dan had chances he couldn't capitalise, a lack of matches recently meant he wasn't as sharp compared to the last time we played and i was able to see out the set 6-2 but it never felt comfortable...second set i knuckled down and just tried to focus on making less errors and by and large it worked, an early break meant i could relax a bit but unfortunately for Dan his level dropped right off and i quickly ran away with the set and the match. Thanks for the game mate and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Daniel Kellard (Nov 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Awful weather this morning. Treacherous wind at times. But I have to say we both adjusted well to the challenges. Daniel in my opinion played better than last time he got a set off me. Even though he hasn't been playing it didn't show! He was retrieving all the hammering at threw at him. Really active and covering the court well. I was trying to wrong foot him several times but he really did well . Not the greatest of days to play but in the end Daniel agreed it was a good match. Enjoy the rest of your matches and hope you can maintain your status in Group one :)"  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentPaul Bundock Steel bt Alain Nyama (Nov 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I got off to a good start against Alain and volleyed better than I did in my previous match. In the second set, Alain rallied more and my level dropped. Alain went 3-1 up and could have gone 4-1 but I managed to win that fifth game and then the remaining games after that. And as I said to Alain after the match, 'I think the score this time was exactly the same as our previous match'. Thank you for the game Alain and all the best in your remaining matches"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Ross Casson (Nov 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Ross back on court after a long period out with injury, we’ve had quite a few tight battles since the first lockdown but this was our first local league match…unfortunately for Ross lack of match practice means he’s missing that killer edge I know he possesses and letting a 40-15 lead slip on serve in the very first game was just the start of his problems…I very quickly raced to a 6-0 4-0 lead before Ross briefly showed some grit to hold serve and go 40-15 up on my serve, sadly for him he couldn’t find the killer blow and I snuffed out any slim chance of a comeback to hold and break one more time and end a miserable night for Ross. Better results hopefully lie ahead in future games tho so good luck mate."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Paul Bundock Steel (Nov 14) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always an enjoyable match with Paul. He will always fight and make you work hard. Today was no different. However, I was confident coming into this one. I used same tactics I used with Ross on Thursday and again it paid off! But I have to admit I didn't see bagel coming! 2nd set Paul made it very interesting coming from 1-3 down after a little rain break to take the set to 5-5! But I was determined to hold on to win. Paul would be itching to make amends the next time we meet. Thanks for the game and all the best with the rest of your games "  -- Ogba

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Ogba Ogbimi (Nov 11) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always seems to be a tough 3 set battle against Ogba and today was no different, i did myself no favours losing the very first game on my serve, more through my mistakes than winners and as Ogba had started off serving very well i just couldn't recover the break so the one bad game ended up costing me the first set 6-4....i felt i was playing well overall tho and from there on in i controlled the game to go 5-0 up 2nd set before Ogba held serve to avoid the bagel...it was close in the early stages of the 3rd but i managed to gradually pull away and serve out the match comfortably at 5-2...conditions with bright sun one end were tricky and hampered Ogba's vision today so i guess i just dealt with it a lot better. Thanks for the game mate."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Ross Casson (Nov 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Been a while I played Ross so did not know what to expect . Normally, I would start slow just consistent in my rallies and not looking to win the point first time to see how the opponent I haven't played a long time will react and adapt. However, this time I made up my mind that from the first ball I would be very aggressive! I didn't want to give Ross any sniff at all. It really paid off as Ross could not get his game together and took the first set 6-2. 2nd set, Ross has adapted and gave a good account of himself. Striking the fore hand so well and winners in the process! !Earlier on today my eyes were dazzled by the early morning sun, it clearly affected my vision in my against Ian. No vision problems this one lol! All the best Ross"  -- Ogba

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Lee Cossins [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Richard Cable 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mansoor Butt [W2] 4
  4. Joel Smith [W2, L1] 4
  5. Andrew Phillips [W1, L4] 3
  6. Ian Fraser [L2]
  7. Jamie Casson [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMansoor Butt bt Joel Smith (Dec 24) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "That was a good game with new Wimbledon balls 😍👌 Joel has really good strokes in store, in the second set I had an early break, but Joel broke back and when the score was 5: 5 in the second set I had to concentrate because I wanted to be sure to avoid the third set. In addition, it was slowly starting to drizzle. Thank you Joel for letting me be your guest 🙏🙌"  -- Mansoor
Reveal CommentLee Cossins bt Andrew Phillips (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting Andrew today. Such a nice guy and a good player. We had a chat after the game and I think Andrew had a bit of a lack of games because of being unwell so I think that might have affected his performance today. It was easy to tell he is a good player but he suffered from a few to many unforced errors which meant he had to play from behind more then he would like. We did have some good rallies though and the game was enjoyable. I think once he get back into playing more regularly the game would be much tighter."  -- Lee
Reveal CommentJoel Smith bt Richard Cable (Dec 9) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. I had the benefit of home advantage in the 1st set as was more familiar with the courts and also knew to bring a hat for the sunny end of the court! However once we were both settled into the match the 2nd set proved to be really close with both of us playing well. Good luck in your future matches Richard."  -- Joel
Reveal CommentAndrew Phillips bt Ian Fraser (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ian for the game. We both upped our game 2nd set. Catch up soon. Have a very merry Christmas. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLee Cossins bt Jamie Casson (Dec 3) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match with Jamie this evening. The 1st set Jamie took a little while to really get into the match and suffered with a few double faults on important points. The second set was much better with some good rallies and well fought points. I started the set behind but managed to bring it back level at 4-4 then just held on at the last minute to take the set. Jamie is a good player and with more regular matches will help his consistency. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentJoel Smith bt Andrew Phillips (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Andrew, good luck with your others. "  -- Joel

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichard Cable bt Andrew Phillips (Nov 29) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match which proved very close! Nice to play Andrew again and I look forward to our next one!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Cable bt Ian Fraser (Nov 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Ian again - some great rallies and a large amount of lob winners from both sides of the net!"  -- Richard
Mansoor Butt bt Andrew Phillips (Nov 16) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentLee Cossins bt Richard Cable (Nov 7) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting Richard this afternoon. I was worried heading to the match today that I didn't have enough energy to play how I'd like and after 2 games I realised I was right. Richard said he hasn't played in a while but defensively he did really well. The 1st set both of us struggled to hold and even when I did manage to hold I gave away the next service game to put us back on level terms. It felt like the 1st set wasn't going to end but I just managed to get it together and get one final break and hold to win the set at the last minute. The second set started well and this time we was holding our service games for the 1st 4 games but I thankfully got a second wind and which helped me serve better so could hold my serve and break Richard's. "  -- Lee

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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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

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