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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
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  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
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Collapse AllSwale Singles - Round 1 | Thursday 1 September 2016 to Wednesday 26 October 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 September 2016)

Great to get the Swale Local Tennis League underway! This was a smaller than average-sized group, and of course we only had the one group, but from small acorns, great things grow. If you can spread the word about the next round we would be really grateful. A flourishing league would be a testament to the hard work you have put in to get the tennis ball rolling!

Group Summary:

A starter group in a starter round, but some pleasant tennis payed even if it was a shame that Miles and Jozef didn't meet! And that's leaves us a dilemma - who to give the prize to? In this instance, we resort to the rule book and look for the player who conceded the fewest sets/games. So our inaugural winner is Miles!

Final Rankings:

  1. Miles Kember [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Jozef Cacka 10.2 [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Gareth Williams 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Richard Brooking 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Miles Kember bt Richard Brooking (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMiles Kember bt Gareth Williams (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good match, great company, closer than the score suggests"  -- Miles

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJozef Cacka bt Gareth Williams (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with a nice guy. Great tennis match played on a great court!"  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentGareth Williams bt Richard Brooking (Oct 19) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We'd had a warm up match previous to this one. A good match particularly the second set for me as I'd been 2-4 down and came back to win which is always nice. Enjoying the league Thank you!"  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentJozef Cacka bt Richard Brooking (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I think because there were only four of us in the Swale League all tennis abilities had to be thrown together to get any matches played. I was nowhere near the average standard as I discovered."  -- Richard

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Swale archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Swale.

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) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)