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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

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 

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. 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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For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

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London Road, Devizes, SN10 2DL
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Collapse AllSwindon Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 20 February 2020 to Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 March 2020)

Group Summary:

In a busy and competitive group in which almost everyone got their bonus points Melissa takes gold, and in her debut round! She was undefeated in four matches and with her bonus points in the bag, finished two points ahead of runner up Gianni. It's a pity they didn't play each other as it would have been a great context - maybe another time. Dmitry was unlucky not to have come away with a win having pushed the champ and Tom to three sets.

Final Rankings:

  1. Melissa Brown [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gianni Gray 7.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Carlo Lorusso 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nicholas Newton [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Bartram 8.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dmitry Ivanov [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Iryada Ashmore [L1]

Match Results:

Melissa Brown bt Carlo Lorusso (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-3
Gianni Gray bt Tom Bartram (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Melissa Brown bt Nicholas Newton (Mar 8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Gianni Gray bt Nicholas Newton (Mar 7) 6-0, 6-2
Melissa Brown bt Iryada Ashmore (Mar 6) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentTom Bartram bt Dmitry Ivanov (Mar 6) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Dmitry started very competitively to win the first set. However I was relieved in the end to have clawed back into the match to win the 2nd set comfortably, which then helped me build momentum to win back to back sets. Thanks for an enjoyable match and good luck with the rest of your matches!!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentCarlo Lorusso bt Tom Bartram (Mar 2) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies in the conditions. Cheers Tom"  -- Carlo
Gianni Gray bt Dmitry Ivanov (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentCarlo Lorusso bt Dmitry Ivanov (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An interesting match with some good rallies, although largely dominated by serving and returning in which I was a little consistent in the end. Thanks for booking the court and wish you the best for the rest of your matches."  -- Carlo
Melissa Brown bt Dmitry Ivanov (Feb 27) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Dmitry Ivanov (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Dmitry for the guest pass, it was nice to play a match indoors."  -- Nicholas

Group Summary:

Such great commentaries in this group! Nigel had to fight off set points in a 'brutal' second set against Tony, Tony went 1-4 down in the first set against Andy before Andy made 'several uncharacteristic unforced errors'; Peter had a 'very challenging' match against Vasco; Carlos worked hard for every point against Andy and Tony, as always had a good game against Patrick. Great tennis all! Nigel finished in pole position with runner up Tony just two points behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nigel Hopkins 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tony Wilson 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andy Miller 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vasco Silva [W1, L1] 3
  5. Peter Wilson 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Carlos Tavares [L2]
  7. Patrick Zebedee 9.1 [L1]
  8. Paul Stevens

Match Results:

Vasco Silva bt Carlos Tavares (Mar 16) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentNigel Hopkins bt Peter Wilson (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fine match against Peter. his repertoire of shots is large and some of his short, spin shots are really challenging. The conditions were interesting too. The surface being damp made for a few ballet-esque slides including a perfect 10 when I landed on my butt and slid through the net! Thanks Peter and look forward to another game."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentTony Wilson bt Patrick Zebedee (Mar 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with Patrick, always is. I managed to get a good start going 4-0 up then lost 3 of the next 4 games but managed to close it out 6-3. Patrick took a quick 2-0 lead in the second set before I managed to regain any sort of form and took the remaining games albeit a very competitive match. Thanks Patrick "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentNigel Hopkins bt Andy Miller (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A surprising match in many ways. The score line doesn’t really reflect the performance. Andy, particularly in the second set, started to really play some sweet tennis. His return close to my feet was very challenging. Thankfully I managed to take the second set as a third, with the momentum swinging to Andy could have changed the result. I look forward to the next match."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Carlos Tavares (Feb 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match Carlos competed hard and worked for every point. Fortunately it was my day and eventually managed to just win out. "  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Wilson bt Vasco Silva (Feb 28) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very challenging match, with several long rallies & alternating deuce / advantage exchanges. Vasco made good use of his powerful forehand, as well as well placed drop shots that had me running all over the place. Tough but really enjoyable match."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentTony Wilson bt Andy Miller (Feb 27) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "1st game of the match went to multiple deuce points with Andy serving and eventually taking the game. Next game I managed to hold serve dropping just one point to make it even. Andy then went on to take the next three games quite convincingly to take a 4-1 lead. Not quite sure what happened thereafter but Andy made several uncharacteristic unforced errors and I managed to take the next 5 games and the set. The second set continued in much the same vein with some good tennis being played on both parts but Andy failing to deliver the decisive blow. I think I got lucky and Andy just had a bad day at the office. Thanks for the game Andy, good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentNigel Hopkins bt Tony Wilson (Feb 24) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Another exhausting match against Tony. He didn’t turn up for the first set but the second was brutal. Tony stormed to a 4-1 lead before I managed to leg a few games back. However he soon had 2 set points and I managed to scrape the game back to deuce before somehow getting the score line to 5-5 and then 6-5 and with 2 match points Tony got it to 6-6. The tie break then went to serve befor I managed to squeeze in a couple of good shots and pipped him to 7-5. Thankfully a weeks rest before match 2! "  -- Nigel

Group Summary:

A great round for Charanya who tops the group in her debut round! And she got her bonus points. Many congratulations. She had lots of deuce games against Bill, an 'incredibly even match' against Marek, a close match against Charlotte and a lot of fun playing Joe, despite the windy conditions. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Charanya Crome [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bill Wescott [W1, L1] 2
  3. Joseph Murphy 9.1 [L1] 1
  4. Marek Warlinski [L1] 1
  5. Charlotte Phelps 10.1 [L2]
  6. Alastair Kirk 9.1
  7. Gordon Heywood 9.2

Match Results:

Bill Wescott bt Charlotte Phelps (Mar 18) Walkover
Reveal CommentCharanya Crome bt Bill Wescott (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to have the match played after earlier attempts thwarted by weather. The score doesn’t say the full story, we had a lot of deuce games and long rallies. "  -- Charanya

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentCharanya Crome bt Marek Warlinski (Mar 5) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was an incredibly even match and the scores swung both ways throughout. We pushed each other for more than 3 hours of play over two nights! Marek has some fantastic shots and he could mix the game very well."  -- Charanya
Reveal CommentCharanya Crome bt Charlotte Phelps (Mar 3) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great experience to play indoors and lovely to have met Charlotte. A very close match with lots of deuce games"  -- Charanya
Reveal CommentCharanya Crome bt Joseph Murphy (Feb 22) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match, I had a lot of fun playing against Joe. We both pushed each other and went to a final set in challenging, windy conditions."  -- Charanya

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Swindon.

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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