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This is how it works:

  • 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

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  • 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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The Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre

Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5XA
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Gosling Sports Park

Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XE
Tel: 01707 331056
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Rothamsted Park

Leyton Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5 2HU
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Venue 360

20 Gipsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH
Tel: 01582 418873
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Clarence Park

St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4NG
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Colney Heath Recreation Ground

Colney Heath, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0NP
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London Colney Adventure World

Perham Way, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1LB
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Marford Road Playing Fields

Wheathampstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AT
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Napsbury Open Space

London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1UA
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Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground

Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9RW
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Spencer Meadows Courts

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Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
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White Horse Lane

Behind Morris Playing Fields, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1GR
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Club Venues

Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club

Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club, Tippendell Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3HW
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Collapse AllSt Albans & Harpenden Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 9 May 2019 to Wednesday 3 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 June 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Bunstead [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liam Baldwin [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Kevin Lomas 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Washbrook 8.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Byrne [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Andrews 8.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Laurence Hubbard 7.1 [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Washbrook bt Laurence Hubbard (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time I've played Laurence on my home courts and home advantage definitely came in to play as I settled much quicker. I held my serve comfortably early on and put Laurence under pressure on his serve, I was more consistent in the longer rallies and got a few extra points from errors that I dont usually get. Second set carried on the same as the first and I took a 4-1 lead. I was put under more pressure on my serve and Laurence started to find his range especially on his BH hitting some quality shots. At 4-3 the comeback was on, I then edged a couple of tight nervy games and was relieved to get over the line as the light was fading and the storm clouds were gathering! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentKevin Lomas bt Tom Byrne (Jun 10) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Due to the bad weather we opted to play indoor at short notice on Carpet which both took us a while to get going on. The first set could have gone either way and i just managed to win it with some defence and just managing to deal with Tom's consistant beast of a serve! There was no let up in the 2nd set either with both of us neck and neck and despite Tom's serve being far better than mine i managed to take him to a tie break with a smashing forehand down the line when under pressure. The tie break belonged to Tom and he comfortably beat me to take us to a championship tie break. It was a cruel way to finish but i just got ahead and managed to hold out to win it to my relief. Well played Tom and thanks for game! "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentNick Bunstead bt Michael Andrews (Jun 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lucky the weather changed and the skies cleared. Nice game, with some good rallies. Slightly damp court so a good day to make use of the slice. Michael got off to a great start, but after that unforced errors crept in and I started dictating more the points. Very enjoyable game, thanks."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentLiam Baldwin bt Kevin Lomas (Jun 4) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Kevin I took control in the first set holding serve well and winning rallies from the back of the court, in the 2nd Kevin barely made any errors in long gruelling rallies! making me miss! Luckily for me in the 3rd the long gruelling rallies took its toll and Kevin got a little tired towards the end! Kevin is always the nicest of opponents cheers mate!"  -- Liam
Reveal CommentNick Bunstead bt Richard Washbrook (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match on the clay at Leverstock. I took a 5-0 lead, before Rich started playing some really good points. I managed to stumble over the line to take the first set 6-2. Rich kept the pressure on next set, with the first few games particularly close, but didn't manage to convert several break points he had. I was a bit more consistent. Thanks for the game Rich, hope to play again soon."  -- Nick
Tom Byrne bt Michael Andrews (Jun 1) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentLiam Baldwin bt Michael Andrews (May 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A enjoyable match Michael broke my serve twice but didn’t have a good serving day, I managed too outhit him throughout the match even though Michael got a lot of balls back into play. At the change of ends we spoke about Dustin Brown’s incredible drop-shots and then Serving for the match at 5-0 Michael hit 2 drop-shot winners off of my first serve back too back too take the game lol! Good game."  -- Liam
Reveal CommentKevin Lomas bt Richard Washbrook (May 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Richard again in League 1 and the match didn't disappoint. We played outdoors due to the indoor courts all booked up and the weather was against us with an annoying drizzle of consistant rain. The 1st set took us both a while to get going as we needed to adjust our play as the balls were getting heavy. Richard played some great shots that i just couldn't get a racket too but i tryed to grind out the set which i just managed to do. The 2nd set was very close with some great rally's from both of us and an absolute corker from Richard where he hit it on the base line without even looking and it fell plum on the line just over the net! Look forward to playing you again and good luck with your remaining matches. Kevin"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentLaurence Hubbard bt Tom Byrne (May 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to get my eye in with a hit earlier in the day so started the match playing more consistently than Tom, but the 2nd set was very close with most games going to deuce and many great rallies and different tactics being used. Thanks for the game! Until next time."  -- Laurence
Reveal CommentRichard Washbrook bt Michael Andrews (May 25) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Gorgeous day to play tennis and we certainly got a good sweat on. I raced to a 5-0 lead, served well, hitting aggressively and felt like I couldn't miss. Michael played himself into the next couple of games and inserted his duracell batteries. Having comfortabally taken the first I turned into Mr Passive and allowed Michael to dictate, coincided with him finding first serves, making every drop shot and his high looping rallying shots Michael took control of the match. Third set momentum swung a few times, I managed to get the important break to take it. I was very lucky to win that playing how I did and well done to Michael for sticking in every point, cutting out the errors and turning it around - Some crazy fun long points!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNick Bunstead bt Kevin Lomas (May 21) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game. Both a bit rusty after some time without playing and Kevin's strings broke in the warm up and had to make do with someone elses raquet, so not our best tennis to begin with. Got better as the match went on, with some great rallies and then we both starting serving terribly towards the end. Great weather for tennis, thanks for the game Kevin!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentLiam Baldwin bt Tom Byrne (May 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable contest with long hard hitting rallies and big serving! In the first set I managed too win the crucial points at the right time winning lots of 40-30 and deuce games, outlasting Tom in rallies. (6-1) In the 2nd set we both played some really high level tennis and exciting stuff too watch many rallies over 15 shots running all over the court! I took a 5-2 lead, the match was much closer than the score line suggested, Tom made very few errors from this point on and saved 3 match points really playing some great fearless tennis, he got back on serve at 4-5 but I managed too dig in chipping his serve back into play which was just enough too seal my 4th match point! (6-4) fantastic match mate good luck for the rest!"  -- Liam

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew De Csillery 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Phil Chin 7.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dave Martell 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Duncan 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Vicente Luciani [W1, L2] 3
  6. George Scott [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Gormer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Vicente Luciani (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of close games, but I ended finding the winners to close out each game. Played in great spirit. Good luck for the remaining games Vicente."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentVicente Luciani bt George Scott (Jun 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with some really tough rallies. I was able to manage the match with some good lobs and lucky drop shots. Thanks for the match Scottie!"  -- Vicente
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt George Scott (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice rallies and many games were quite close. But ultimately I won the important points and I think the greater weight of shot made the difference. Well played Richard and good luck for the remaining games. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt George Scott (May 31) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match of tennis on a sunny Friday evening. Lots of nice forehand rallies and some excellent defensive tennis in the second set from George. Difference was just more consistency on my side of the net and a few less unforced errors as George definitely had the shots in his locker!"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentDave Martell bt George Scott (May 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First match against George and no doubt about it, I benefited from his recent lack of matchplay as the man's got the shots. Both sets just drifted away from him after a few close games so it'll be interesting to play again further down the line! Good luck mate, keep the Faith! "  -- Dave
Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt Dave Martell (May 22) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A real ding dong of a match! Early breaks exchanged in 1st set before several holds, Dave finally making the break again serve at 5-4 and he closed out convincingly. I was broken again in the 2nd set first game and really had to dig deep, the balance of the match slightly shifting as I then won the next 9 games, taking the 2nd set in the process, not much changing, just a few more errors off Dave's bat and I found more consistency on the forehand. At 3-0 up in the 3rd, Dave reeled off a couple of games before I took back control to serve at 5-2. Dave duly clawed broke back despite being 0-40 down, forcing the match to go on! I managed to find the break and the match in the following game but a real battle! Hugely enjoyable as always!"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt James Duncan (May 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, quite a few close points and a couple of crucial net cords helped me over the line. Well played James. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentJames Duncan bt George Scott (May 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get a game outside in the sun, thanks for the game George!"  -- James
Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt James Duncan (May 15) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "2 hours of competitive tennis (my first experience of clay too!) An early break was enough to just edge the first set but plenty of breaks in the second set as I fought back from 0-3 down to serving for the match at 5-4 but James fought to take the set to a 3rd under the flood lights. I managed to bring the lob into more effect and took the key points to take the set. I'll definitely feel this one tomorrow after no tennis for 5 months!"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentDave Martell bt Vicente Luciani (May 13) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Oh what fun we had: 2 hours in the sun at Bovvy for a 3-set ding dong! Thanks for coming over Vincente and good luck out there. I'm laying low for a few days until my legs work again."  -- Dave
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Dave Martell (May 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This match could have been very different. Dave got off to a great start and was quickly 4-0 up. Just in time, i started cutting out the errors and making the winners, after which it all turned around. Enjoyable game played in great spirit. Thanks Dave. "  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Brandon Baldwin [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gustavo Farina [W3, L1] 7
  3. Zac Sargusingh 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gavin Beale [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ashley Guinn 8.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Abid Shabir 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Leslie Okomi 9.1 [L1]
  8. Jonathan Melmoth withdrawn

Match Results:

Abid Shabir bt Ashley Guinn (Jun 15) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentZac Sargusingh bt Leslie Okomi (Jun 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Would have been a very different match had Leslie been able to find his serve Thanks for the game Leslie"  -- Zac
Gustavo Farina bt Abid Shabir (Jun 14) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentBrandon Baldwin bt Gustavo Farina (Jun 9) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very high quality and fun match to play, with lots of heavy serving and epic rallies. "  -- Brandon
Brandon Baldwin bt Gavin Beale (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-4
Gustavo Farina bt Gavin Beale (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentZac Sargusingh bt Ashley Guinn (Jun 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "The second set was fiercely contested and went this way and that, luckily I just managed to hold on. Thanks for the game Ashley."  -- Zac
Reveal CommentBrandon Baldwin bt Ashley Guinn (May 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good enjoyable match with long rallies. - Brandon"  -- Brandon
Reveal CommentBrandon Baldwin bt Zac Sargusingh (May 26) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with long rallies, the scoreline suggests it was easy, it was not. - Brandon"  -- Brandon
Gustavo Farina bt Zac Sargusingh (May 25) 6-2, 6-0
Gavin Beale bt Ashley Guinn (May 12) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Clark [W1] 2
  2. Jonathan Sandars 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Duc To 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Henry Blain [L2]
  5. Josephine Jim
  6. Simon Mavin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDuc To bt Henry Blain (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great day to enjoy tennis except a bit rain at the beginning. We have quite many good games with lots of deuces. Henry, thanks for hosting. "  -- Duc
Reveal CommentJonathan Sandars bt Henry Blain (Jun 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great first match in the new round. A nice night for tennis, and a good, competitive match with Henry. Thanks for the game Henry, and good luck for the rest of the round. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentPaul Clark bt Duc To (Jun 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, some good rallies. Apart from an early shower the weather was ideal. First set was a bit tentative, second set Duc lost a bit of consistency. "  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Angela Anastasiou [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Egemba 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matt Ralph 9.1 [W2] 4
  4. Rupert Ting 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Kidd 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Portia Cartwright [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mark Dugdale

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAngela Anastasiou bt Tim Kidd (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable set of tennis though not as many rallies as I'm used too. Tim was serving well even though I know he is suffering with a shoulder injury but I struggled to return many of his serves so in a way I'm glad to have played him before he recovers fully. Thank you for the game Tim, Good luck with the rest of your matches and I hope your shoulder gets better soon"  -- Angela
Reveal CommentAngela Anastasiou bt Richard Egemba (Jun 4) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another long but very enjoyable set of tennis, we had long rallies and most games went to many deuces,. Richard had some great shots and it really could have gone either way, I think I just got lucky when it counted. Good luck in the rest of your matches Richard "  -- Angela
Reveal CommentMatt Ralph bt Tim Kidd (Jun 3) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "1 set each so far"  -- Tim
  • "A great match with Tim, spread over two evenings," -- Matt
Reveal CommentRichard Egemba bt Portia Cartwright (May 30) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed playing Portia, I can see her getting stronger sooner than later."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMatt Ralph bt Angela Anastasiou (May 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A most enjoyable competitive match with many rallies and lots of games going to deuce. Thanks Angela."  -- Matt
Reveal CommentTim Kidd bt Rupert Ting (May 28) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fun match, with the weather not knowing what it was doing."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentAngela Anastasiou bt Portia Cartwright (May 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really good hard fought match on a hot day, the score doesn't reflect how hard the match was, we had many deuces and Portia played really well with some great shots. Good luck in all your other matches Portia"  -- Angela
Reveal CommentRupert Ting bt Portia Cartwright (May 17) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fun match, and quite a tight affair especially with long deuces on both of our service games that could have gone either way."  -- Rupert
Reveal CommentRichard Egemba bt Rupert Ting (May 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great meeting Rupert, fantastic competitor. I expect good things from him this competition ."  -- Richard

Results

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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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