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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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 

Key points

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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The Burgess Park Tennis Centre

44 Addington Square, London, SE5 7JZ
Tel: 020 7703 4275
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Southwark Park

Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 2EH
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Colombo Centre

34-68 Colombo Street, Southwark, London, SE1 8DP
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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility

Saint George's Road, London, SE1 6ER
Tel: 020 7735 3294
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Tanner Street Park

Tanner Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, SE1 3LE
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Bacon's Community Sports Centre

Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT
Tel: 020 7450 4974
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Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ
Tel: 020 7738 6834
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Collapse AllSouthwark & Borough Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 8 February 2018 to Wednesday 11 April 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 11 March 2018)

Thanks to everyone who made it onto the courts and battled the Beast from East as well as their opponent in this round in Southwark. The weather took a toll on the total number of matches played but there was nevertheless some excellent performances by both debutants and returners to secure top spots. Hope to see you again next time.

Group Summary:

Several superb encounters on the scoreboard in a well contested group one with Trevor v Ellery, Ellery v Jeff and Jeff v Trevor particular highlights. Stefan steered clear of the three set thrillers, storming through all four of his matches to deservedly take top spot on what was a dream debut. Trevor maintained his consistency, clinching the silver for the second consecutive round thanks to his "very tight" win over fellow challenger Ellery.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stefan Sorani [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Trevor Long [W3, L2] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Ellery Aruldoss 10.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jeff Vurganov [W2, L1] 5
  5. Hilari Frances Cabanes 8.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Joe Robertson [L3]
  7. Sam Packer [L3]
  8. Jamie Hughes 10.2

Match Results:

Trevor Long bt Joe Robertson (Apr 6) 6-2, 6-0
Trevor Long bt Sam Packer (Apr 5) 7-5, 6-0
Hilari Frances Cabanes bt Ellery Aruldoss (Mar 27) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Jeff Vurganov bt Sam Packer (Mar 26) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentTrevor Long bt Ellery Aruldoss (Mar 20) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match. Great game "  -- Trevor
Stefan Sorani bt Trevor Long (Mar 13) 6-0, 6-0
Stefan Sorani bt Hilari Frances Cabanes (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-0
Stefan Sorani bt Ellery Aruldoss (Mar 6) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentEllery Aruldoss bt Jeff Vurganov (Feb 25) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A rollercoaster of a match with both players saving multiple match points. The high levels of mental strength from both players meant that the outcome was never clear until the very end."  -- Ellery

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJeff Vurganov bt Trevor Long (Feb 20) 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Licking my wounds after being a set and 5-2 up with 5 wasted match points. But a huge well done and congrats for an incredible comeback to Jeff who played a fantastic match. "  -- Trevor
Stefan Sorani bt Sam Packer (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-0
Ellery Aruldoss bt Joe Robertson (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentHilari Frances Cabanes bt Joe Robertson (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match and good rallies despite the strong wind"  -- Hilari

Group Summary:

A round of applause to Elspeth who notched up a clean sweep of wins to take the group two crown. Toby put in a strong performance against Elspeth to ensure it was no walk in the park for the new champ and with excellent commitment part of his game too he is rewarded with the runner up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Elspeth Jackson [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Toby Jones [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Hardy [W2, L1] 4
  4. Christian Foss 10.2 [W2] 4
  5. Nicolas Charbonnier 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Marcel Heinrichs [W1] 2
  7. Paul Thoma [L4] 2

Match Results:

Toby Jones bt Paul Thoma (Apr 11) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Elspeth Jackson bt Chris Hardy (Apr 7) Walkover
Christian Foss bt Toby Jones (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-3
Christian Foss bt Nicolas Charbonnier (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-1
Nicolas Charbonnier bt Paul Thoma (Apr 6) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
Elspeth Jackson bt Nicolas Charbonnier (Apr 5) 6-0, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNicolas Charbonnier bt Toby Jones (Mar 26) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Toby was leading 6-3, 5-1, somehow Nicolas (jet-lagged just landed from a trip to Asia) then started to serve better and hit the ball better to break three times in the second set to win after a 2 hours 30 minute long match (luckily nobody else came to claim the court at 9PM)."  -- Nicolas
Reveal CommentElspeth Jackson bt Paul Thoma (Mar 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match on a beautifully sunny day. Thanks for the match Paul. "  -- Elspeth
Elspeth Jackson bt Toby Jones (Mar 5) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentChris Hardy bt Toby Jones (Mar 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close games and some great rallies, even when the rain came!"  -- Chris
Marcel Heinrichs bt Toby Jones (Feb 25) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentChris Hardy bt Paul Thoma (Feb 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some good rallies!"  -- Chris

Group Summary:

Scott showed no sign of nerves on his debut recording a full house of wins to climb onto the top of the podium and earn a well deserved promotion next time. Hannah and Gabriel contested a " really tight match with some great rallies" and although Gabriel emerged victorious, the point Hannah earned from winning the first set sees her leapfrog Gabriel into second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Scott Williams [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Hannah Goldstein [W1, L2] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Gabriel Emordi [W1, L1] 2
  4. Louis Labovitch [L1] 1
  5. Charlie Swan [L2]
  6. Patrick Ross 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Hannah Goldstein bt Charlie Swan (Apr 6) 6-1, 6-3
Scott Williams bt Hannah Goldstein (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-3
Scott Williams bt Louis Labovitch (Apr 4) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Scott Williams bt Gabriel Emordi (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGabriel Emordi bt Hannah Goldstein (Mar 10) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight match with some great rallies. Couldn't have been any closer!"  -- Gabriel
Scott Williams bt Charlie Swan (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-1

Group Summary:

Milan, Rodd and Graham all put themselves in the hunt for title with two wins to their names. Unfortunately not all the head to heads were played so we need head to the rule-book to determine the new champ. Milan finished the round undefeated with two straight wins from two and thanks to these performances takes the gold with fewest sets conceded. Rodd emerged victorious from his match from Graham to edge into the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Milan Neergheen [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Rodd Ramsay 10.2 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Graham Wright [W2, L1] 4
  4. Denis Romanov 10.2 [L1]
  5. Theo Savvas [L3]
  6. Agata Polisiewicz

Match Results:

Rodd Ramsay bt Graham Wright (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMilan Neergheen bt Rodd Ramsay (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks, good game."  -- Milan
Rodd Ramsay bt Theo Savvas (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-0
Milan Neergheen bt Theo Savvas (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGraham Wright bt Denis Romanov (Feb 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game :)"  -- Graham

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGraham Wright bt Theo Savvas (Feb 10) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great, tight match!"  -- Graham


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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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