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If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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The courts at Hendred
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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.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

Getting started

New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

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.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Hendreds Tennis Club

Mill Lane, East Hendred, Oxon, OX12 8JS
Tel: 01235 821909
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Letcombe Tennis Club

Bassett Road, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, OX12 9LS
Tel: 01235 762680
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Uffington Lawn Tennis

Fawler Road, Uffington, SN7 7SD
Tel: 01367 821048
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Wantage Tennis Club

Manor Road Memorial Park, Wantage, OXON, OX12 8DW
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Collapse AllVale Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 12 July 2018 to Wednesday 5 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 August 2018)

With an early withdrawal, and holidays getting in the way, scheduling must have been tricky so 70 percent of matches played is a vwey good achievement. It's great to hear that Wantage's new public courts are "excellent", by the way, and that players, especially in the early part of the round, were not phased by the heat. But the boiling weather at the height of summer seems a long time ago now, so here's to getting out on the courts in the crisp, clear days of autumn (please let it not rain all the time) as we look forward to the next round of enjoyable, competitive tennis.

Group Summary:

Congratulations David for playing all of your matches and for winning them to top the group without dropping a set in your four encounters. Runner-up Steve won 2 including a competitive match against Malcolm characterised by great rallies and brilliant winning shots. And bad luck Malcolm for having to retire with a sore ankle after a close first set and two games in the second against Maria.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Wollen 10.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Steve Gardner [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Maria Woodbridge 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Malcolm Bradbury [L3]
  5. Spencer Robinson [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

David Wollen bt Malcolm Bradbury (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSteve Gardner bt Malcolm Bradbury (Aug 31) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good mornings tennis played in a competitive and friendly way great rally’s and some brilliant winning shots!"  -- Steve
Steve Gardner bt Maria Woodbridge (Aug 20) 6-1, 6-1
David Wollen bt Steve Gardner (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMaria Woodbridge bt Malcolm Bradbury (Jul 31) 6-4, 0-2 Malcolm Bradbury Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We played one set and two games into second set Malcolm had to retire due to a sore ankle. We had intended to replay but with holidays planned we ran out of time. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Maria Woodbridge (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of good rallies in this enjoyable match on a hot sunny day. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Spencer Robinson (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played on Wantage’s excellent new public courts. "  -- David

Results

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

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)