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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
  • 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 

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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
  • 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.

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Collapse AllSouthwark & Borough Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

Over 60% of matches played this round which for tennis in the depths of winter isn't at all bad. Thank you for braving the cold and giving other people the chance to play. Roll on the nicer spring weather and the new round.

Group Summary:

A winning return to the league for Zaal whose three match victories was just enough to keep him ahead of Thomas. Thomas played one more match and equalled Zaal's points tally, but when it came their head-to-head, Zaal prevailed and with that grabbed the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Zaal Contractor [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Thomas Nette [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jonathan Clark 7.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Marco Brega [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Christian Foss 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Seamus Taylor 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Nette bt Christian Foss (Feb 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Christian is a great player with a hard serve and some sick shots 👍🏼🎾"  -- Thomas

Match of the Group:

Christian Foss bt Marco Brega (Feb 1) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, [10-8]
Zaal Contractor bt Marco Brega (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-1
Jonathan Clark bt Marco Brega (Jan 25) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentThomas Nette bt Marco Brega (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Marco is a great left handed player with some beautiful shots. The game was tighter than the score suggests. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Nette bt Jonathan Clark (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Jonathan is a very good player. Very tight game"  -- Thomas
Zaal Contractor bt Jonathan Clark (Jan 15) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentZaal Contractor bt Thomas Nette (Jan 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with good rallies and close games. "  -- Zaal

Group Summary:

Some super-close tennis played in this group and no one could keep a completely clean sheet. So maybe experience showed as Emanuele built on the momentum of his group win last time to grab the top spot once again. Patrick gave him a real run for his money both in their own match and in the points race and is rewarded with the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Emanuele Bragiola [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Patrick Turley [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gareth Johnson [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alvaro Megias [W3] 6
  5. Gabriel Emordi [L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lee Chiu 8.1 [W1, L2] withdrawn 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrick Turley bt Emanuele Bragiola (Feb 24) 4-6, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant game in some very windy conditions. Very long and tough rallies throughout, but thoroughly enjoyable tennis! Looking forward to playing again some time soon!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentGareth Johnson bt Gabriel Emordi (Feb 22) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match, fun match but too cold!"  -- Gabriel
Reveal CommentAlvaro Megias bt Gareth Johnson (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy and fun game!"  -- Alvaro

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEmanuele Bragiola bt Gabriel Emordi (Feb 5) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another incredibly tight and fun match. Some really good rallies. Shame we couldn't finish the 2nd set. A tough first set followed by an incredibly tight 2nd set. At 4-3 in the 2nd set tie break we, unfortunately, ran out of time so we will be back on Tuesday to hopefully finish the match!!"  -- Gabriel
  • "As always an intense and exciting match against Gabriel that was fought till' the very end," -- Emanuele
Reveal CommentPatrick Turley bt Gabriel Emordi (Feb 4) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant and very enjoyable game which really went the distance! Very close throughout all 3 of our sets"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentGareth Johnson bt Lee Chiu (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies, which was a challenge in itself against some tough windy conditions!"  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentAlvaro Megias bt Gabriel Emordi (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gab! It was very fun playing with you and the wind!"  -- Alvaro
Reveal CommentEmanuele Bragiola bt Gareth Johnson (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Exciting and enjoyable match against a tough opponent. Good luck Gareth for the rest of the tournament."  -- Emanuele
Emanuele Bragiola bt Lee Chiu (Feb 1) Walkover
Reveal CommentLee Chiu bt Patrick Turley (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some nice rallies, with a very tight second set when there were less unforced errors from both of us, and Patrick's powerful serve made things tough. Thanks for the game Patrick!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPatrick Turley bt Gareth Johnson (Jan 22) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game and very tight. Could have gone either way! Some solid rallies throughout, and Gareth was a very strong player. All the best in the rest of your games!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAlvaro Megias bt Emanuele Bragiola (Jan 12) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match specially second set where 4 set points were saved. Very entertaining and good fun!"  -- Alvaro

Group Summary:

There was a lot of tennis talent in this group (three group winners from last time by our count) but the matches were a little thinly spread. Nevertheless, Nick can be well pleased with his hat-trick of wins which included a minor epic against Rohan. Well done to Nick and looking forward to even more tennis next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick King 9.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Joseph Packham [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Boyse [W1, L1] 2
  4. Javier Pordomingo [L3, UF1] 2
  5. Richard Bourne [UF1]
  6. Rohan Sundramoorthi [L1]
  7. Aidan Barrett

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNick King bt Rohan Sundramoorthi (Feb 4) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "This was an epic contest. Both sets went to really tight tie breaks and in the first set virtually every game went to deuce. Could easily have gone either way. Great game and hugely enjoyable. Thanks a lot, Rohan. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentPeter Boyse bt Javier Pordomingo (Feb 3) 6-4, 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable, competitive, close game. Thanks, Javier."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentNick King bt Peter Boyse (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer game than the result suggests. Thanks for it Peter, enjoyed it very much. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJavier Pordomingo v Richard Bourne (Jan 25) 6-3, 0-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We could not carry on playing. Richard was serving and the score in the second set was 0-0 and deuce"  -- Javier
Reveal CommentJoseph Packham bt Javier Pordomingo (Jan 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a really intense struggle with serve in the second set and a game of deuces lasting at least 15 minutes. Well played Javier!"  -- Joseph
Nick King bt Javier Pordomingo (Jan 19) Walkover

Group Summary:

Hat's off to Peter who edges the group win despite being the only player in the leading bunch not to have bonus points and having lost to Anne-Laure along the way. Three players tied on 11 points and Anne-Laure only needed one more point to make it a four-way tie. But amongst the top three, Peter dominated - he also had more wins than anyone else. Champion!

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Hickey [W5, L1] 11 WINNER
  2. Jakub Gaj 10.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nakul Khanna 8.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anne-Laure Gaillard [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gavin Stoddart [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Daniel Powner [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sabina Kerr [L6]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGavin Stoddart bt Sabina Kerr (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match. Lot of games went to deuce which meant it stayed close throughout. Conditions quite cold but no wind."  -- Gavin
Peter Hickey bt Sabina Kerr (Mar 2) 6-4, 6-1
Peter Hickey bt Nakul Khanna (Feb 29) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentAnne-Laure Gaillard bt Sabina Kerr (Feb 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I'm glad we braved the cold to play in the end, we were stronger than the British weather! Sabina has a lot of consistency in her game and doesn't do much unforced errors! Also good at lobbing hehe, merci pour le match et j'espere qu'on aura l'occasion de rejouer!"  -- Anne-Laure
Daniel Powner bt Sabina Kerr (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-0
Peter Hickey bt Daniel Powner (Feb 18) 6-3, 6-4
Peter Hickey bt Gavin Stoddart (Feb 14) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJakub Gaj bt Daniel Powner (Feb 9) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Kudos for both of us for playing today in these tricky conditions. We were the only ones brave enough to play on all 6 courts. Strong wind was the third player today, but despite that, we managed to have a lot of good rallies and close games. Thanks Dan and good luck!"  -- Jakub

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNakul Khanna bt Gavin Stoddart (Feb 8) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A incredibly close fought match on a warm and intensely sunny day. The third set was particularly nail-biting and could have gone either way right until the end. "  -- Nakul
Reveal CommentNakul Khanna bt Anne-Laure Gaillard (Feb 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Anne-Laure has a formidable stroke and was a tough opponent but I just managed to beat her out with consistency. Thanks for the game! "  -- Nakul
Reveal CommentAnne-Laure Gaillard bt Daniel Powner (Feb 4) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Much enjoyed it! We picked up more rhythm in the second set with really interesting rallies and I had trouble finishing the set after a great come back from Daniel! Thanks, good play!"  -- Anne-Laure
Reveal CommentJakub Gaj bt Nakul Khanna (Feb 2) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were very evenly matched for the first two sets - they were so close that it took the full two hours just to finish those. Unfortunately when we played the following weekend my game was badly off but Jakub was playing just as well. A well-deserved victory for him," -- Nakul
Reveal CommentGavin Stoddart bt Daniel Powner (Feb 1) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentJakub Gaj bt Sabina Kerr (Jan 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with some long games and rallies. "  -- Jakub
Anne-Laure Gaillard bt Gavin Stoddart (Jan 21) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentNakul Khanna bt Daniel Powner (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A highly energetic and frantic game that helped to warm us up in the freezing cold. Dan is a formidable player with an excellent ability to get to and place the ball but was just let down a little by some unforced errors. "  -- Nakul
Reveal CommentJakub Gaj bt Gavin Stoddart (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with many good rallies and net play. Thanks Gavin for today's workout :)"  -- Jakub
Anne-Laure Gaillard bt Peter Hickey (Jan 17) 1-6, 6-0, 6-4
Peter Hickey bt Jakub Gaj (Jan 11) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Nakul Khanna bt Sabina Kerr (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

Olena took our champ to a third set, but Neil's three wins were enough to secure the group in some style. Well done to him to runner up Olga and to Maeve who despite a couple of good wins is squeezed into third place. Here's to the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Neil Shah [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Olena Karazieieva [W1, L2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Maeve McCauley [W2, L2] 4
  4. Philip Edgington [W1, L1] 2
  5. Adam Hancock 10.2 [L2]
  6. Tolga Taluy

Match Results:

Maeve McCauley bt Philip Edgington (Mar 3) 7-5, 6-0
Neil Shah bt Maeve McCauley (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentMaeve McCauley bt Adam Hancock (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in tricky windy conditions "  -- Adam

Match of the Group:

Neil Shah bt Olena Karazieieva (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
Reveal CommentPhilip Edgington bt Olena Karazieieva (Feb 7) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We had to stop as it started raining"  -- Olena
Reveal CommentNeil Shah bt Adam Hancock (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game with some long and exciting rallies. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentOlena Karazieieva bt Maeve McCauley (Jan 23) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, I really enjoyed the game. Thank you Maeve and best luck in other games!"  -- Olena

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Southwark & Borough.

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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