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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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Racecourse Sports Ground

New Wharf Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DS
Tel: 01732 369821
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Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

St John's Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9TX
Tel: 01892 540744
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Calverley Grounds

Mountfield Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1SJ
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Hawkenbury Recreation Ground

Dorset Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5BU
Tel: 07920 507629 / 01892 534472.
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Beltring Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9UA
Tel: 07500 228181
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Pennington Road, Southborough, TN4 0PB
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St John's Tennis Club

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UY
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Collapse AllTonbridge & Tunbridge Wells Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 4 April 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 May 2019)

Great to see this league grow to two groups in only it's third round. There were strong performances by both new and returning players and a great show of sportsmanship throughout. Thanks for taking part and we look forward to seeing you all again next time for more tennis throughout the summer months.

Group Summary:

Aaron emerged victorious from a "huge battle" against both Mark and Edward, and this set him on his way to a full house of wins and a place on the top of the podium. Mark also played every match and thanks to four strong victories he is rewarded for his efforts with the silver. Kudos to Philip too for scheduling well to earn a bonus prize.

Final Rankings:

  1. Aaron Monk [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark French 8.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Philip Benton 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Edward Kinsella [W2, L1] 5
  5. James Hampshire 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Matthew Peacock [L2]
  7. Ravi Tunuguntla 10.2 [L3]
  8. Richard Glencross [L3]

Match Results:

Mark French bt Ravi Tunuguntla (May 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEdward Kinsella bt Philip Benton (May 25) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a topsy turvy match but great fun and played in great spirit. Thanks Phil and all the best, Ed."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentMark French bt Richard Glencross (May 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Richard. Always a pleasure to play you. We enjoyed some good rallies but you caught me on a good day with strong serving and attacking shots! Looking forward to playing again soon."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJames Hampshire bt Mark French (May 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After 4 breaks of serve in the opening 4 games due to excellent returning, I managed to take the first set which included a high number of long, hard-hitting rallies. Mark was hampered by illness but it didn't stop the 2nd set from being as entertaining. Long baseline rallies throughout, lots of forehand winners from Mark, and both sets could have gone either way. Thanks for the great fun game, looking forward to our next battle!"  -- James
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Richard Glencross (May 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening for tennis. Full of excellent rallies with Richard catching me out more than once with some devilish drop shots. Fortunately I prevailed in an enjoyable match."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentAaron Monk bt James Hampshire (May 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game with James, with many close deuces and strong rallies."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentEdward Kinsella bt Mark French (Apr 28) 7-5, 3-4 Mark French Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Retired in the second set with a muscle strain. It was a very close match up to that point of injury. It was also a very sunny but windy day, which lead to a few difficult balls and not ideal playing conditions. Well played Ed. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAaron Monk bt Richard Glencross (Apr 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Richard for the game, the score belies many deuce battles and enjoyable long rallies."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Monk bt Philip Benton (Apr 22) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another glorious match in the sunshine, Phil put up a strong contest. Both sides struggled to retain serves and Phil managed to save 5 match points at the end. Thanks Phil for the match and good luck with the wedding!"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Ravi Tunuguntla (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny morning for tennis. Both players struggled with their serve but still had some fantastic rallies and an enjoyable game."  -- Philip

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAaron Monk bt Edward Kinsella (Apr 19) 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game in the sunshine and a battle against a very good defensive game from Ed. Ed capitalised on too many errors from my side of the court to clinch the first set. Luckily I managed to figure a way to dent Ed's defence and pull back the second set from 2-4 down and clinch the second set tiebreak followed by the third set. Thanks Ed for a very enjoyable game."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentMark French bt Matthew Peacock (Apr 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set with a couple games going to several deuces. Some nice serving from Matt. Second set was more one sided and some good consistent serving. Well played and thanks for the game. Mark"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAaron Monk bt Matthew Peacock (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Matt for the game; the score doesn't do justice to the many long deuces. Some very good rallies and difficult spin serves to contend with on both sides of the net."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentMark French bt Philip Benton (Apr 17) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match with each set lasting 45 minutes with long rallies and some great net play. Both players had some double faults on our serves and missed some easy volleys. It was a battle of attrition and i managed to break at the end of each set with a few good return of serve and some base line rallies. The high light of the match was a great cross court acute angle volley winner by Phil. Very tidy now!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentAaron Monk bt Ravi Tunuguntla (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ravi for the match, some great rallies, particularly once your serve clicked in! "  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Monk bt Mark French (Apr 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Not the first time I've played Mark, and as always, a huge battle! Both of us started strongly, trading forehands, but Mark got a break and went 5-3 up. I worked hard to direct traffic on to his backhand however and battled back to take the set. The second set was very similar with a strong start, but Mark again got a break to go 4-2 up. A long battle followed on his serve and I managed to get a break back and take the rest of the set. A very enjoyable match with some fantastic shots on both sides."  -- Aaron

Group Summary:

Pavan produced a near perfect display of tennis to win four straight matches and with excellent scheduling skills part of his game too he becomes the undisputed new champ on his debut. Satheeesh recorded three wins and bonus points of his own to comfortably secure the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Pavan Challa [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Satheesh Vigneswaran [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Scott Sinclair [W2, L1] 4
  4. Michael Clay [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Helen Barnes [L3]
  6. Mariana Hogg [L1] withdrawn
  7. Becky Duffus

Match Results:

Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Satheesh Vigneswaran (May 12) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with Satheesh, who led 3-1, 4-2, and 5-3 in the second set and had me on the ropes. Hope to play again."  -- Scott
Reveal CommentSatheesh Vigneswaran bt Helen Barnes (May 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Helen . Good luck for the future games "  -- Satheesh
Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Michael Clay (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match against Michael. Quite a few breaks of serve on both sides! Second set was close at 3-2 30-30. Thank you for the match Michael."  -- Scott
Reveal CommentMichael Clay bt Helen Barnes (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some lovely rallies and tricky shots. Beautiful weather for a good game."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentPavan Challa bt Michael Clay (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Michael. Good luck for your remaining matches. "  -- Pavan
Reveal CommentPavan Challa bt Helen Barnes (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Helen. Nice rallies. Good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Pavan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSatheesh Vigneswaran bt Michael Clay (Apr 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was great game of tennis with long rallies and cheeky drop shots & lobs ! Well played Michael and good luck for the future games . "  -- Satheesh
Reveal CommentPavan Challa bt Satheesh Vigneswaran (Apr 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It's a great come back from Satheesh after 1-6 down and was leading 2nd set with 4-2. It's unfortunate for Satheesh to loose 2nd set. Well done Satheesh. There was a good we have more than 7 deuce and several deuce in other games. I really enjoyed playing with Satheesh. Thanks for the match."  -- Pavan
Satheesh Vigneswaran bt Mariana Hogg (Apr 9) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPavan Challa bt Scott Sinclair (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was fun playing with Scott. Thanks for the game Scott. Well played. "  -- Pavan

Results

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

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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