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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Walthamstow, London, E17 5EH
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Collapse AllWaltham Forest Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 7 February 2019 to Wednesday 3 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 March 2019)

Thanks for taking part in another well contested round in Waltham Forest, where despite some "gale force wins and blinding sunshine" there was a good number of matches played and some very competitive contests to boot. Hope you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

Group Summary:

Lucas and Matthew both finished with four wins to their names to make it a close run thing for the number one spot. Unfortunately we didn't see the two battle it out on court, but with Lucas taking the win via a walkover he clinches the title on his debut. Well done to Anthony and Bogdan for playing the most matches alongside Matthew and to Sol for earning a bonus prize.

Final Rankings:

  1. Lucas Ford 10.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Matthew Heal-Cohen [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Sol Ali [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anthony Bristow 10.1 [W2, L3] 5
  5. James Clarke [W1, L1] 3
  6. Bogdan Sturzu [W1, L4] 3
  7. Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec [L1]

Match Results:

Lucas Ford bt Anthony Bristow (Mar 31) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAnthony Bristow bt Bogdan Sturzu (Mar 27) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match. Bogdan is a tough opponent with great court coverage. The first set was very close and could of gone to either player. Luckily the momentum carried me through the 2nd set. Well played Bogdan, hopefully we can meet again!!"  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentMatthew Heal-Cohen bt Anthony Bristow (Mar 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great guy, enjoyed playing "  -- Matthew
Matthew Heal-Cohen bt Bogdan Sturzu (Mar 23) 6-0, 6-0
Lucas Ford bt Sol Ali (Mar 20) Walkover
Reveal CommentAnthony Bristow bt James Clarke (Mar 10) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Today's match was the tennis equivalent of crazy golf!!!! With gale force winds and blinding sunshine playing a big part in the outcome. Saying that we did manage to play some good tennis in amongst the trick shots!! Unlucky James , hopefully we get to play again in better conditions.."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentJames Clarke bt Bogdan Sturzu (Mar 9) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy game with wet surface.tough conditions "  -- James

Match of the Group:

Sol Ali bt Anthony Bristow (Mar 2) 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
Matthew Heal-Cohen bt Sol Ali (Feb 24) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBogdan Sturzu bt Sol Ali (Feb 22) 2-6, 5-3 Sol Ali Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Apologies to Bogdan that I had to retire in the second set when I injured myself after being 2-1 up. Really good to meet him again. When there was a point where I said was mine to go 2-0 up, only for Bogdan to say was his point. He just wanted to continue to play (even when I said lets play the point again numerous times). He was also joking for close line calls... which was great to see. We both played with a smile!"  -- Sol
Lucas Ford bt Matthew Heal-Cohen (Feb 16) Walkover
Matthew Heal-Cohen bt Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLucas Ford bt Bogdan Sturzu (Feb 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tough (windy) conditions! "  -- Lucas

Group Summary:

There was "lots of running", "long rallies" and "mammoth deuce games" described in the post match comments in this well contested group. The congratulations go to Andy who dug deep to record a clean sweep of wins, which included a marathon victory over Chris, to top the podium. Chris won an epic game of his own against Eric and with three further wins in the bag too he deservedly claims the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy McGlynn [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Chris Bell [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Eric Huang 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Toby Spearpoint 10.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jake Mignot 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Kirsty Alsop 9.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Joe Sandler Clarke 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  8. Ryan Doyle [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJake Mignot bt Chris Bell (Mar 29) 6-4, 4-6, [10-1]

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game, lots, and I mean lots of great rallies, drop shots, lobs, and lots of running. Cheers for the game "  -- Jake
Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Toby Spearpoint (Mar 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Three courts used on a beautiful day. Good fun game."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Kirsty Alsop (Mar 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in lovely weather "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Joe Sandler Clarke (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice courts, good game. Wind was a factor! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Kirsty Alsop (Mar 16) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "lucky to be dry but so windy. tough conditions but enjoyable match "  -- Eric
Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Jake Mignot (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game. Some good rallies in the second set"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Toby Spearpoint (Mar 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game. Wind played a major factor here, and to some extent the sun. No baseline tennis here...far more play at the net!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Kirsty Alsop (Mar 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game and the sun almost came out. Kirsty has a wicked serve."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Joe Sandler Clarke (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in the blazing February sun. The courts were in pretty post-apocalyptic condition but we made the best of it. Thanks Joe"  -- Toby
Joe Sandler Clarke bt Kirsty Alsop (Feb 24) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Reveal CommentEric Huang bt Toby Spearpoint (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "great bright day and some nice long rallies. close match thanks for the game Toby!"  -- Eric

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Chris Bell (Feb 23) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Fun marathon match. Couple of mammoth deuce games. Very close."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentChris Bell bt Eric Huang (Feb 17) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Eric, great serve mate. Good game as always!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJake Mignot bt Toby Spearpoint (Feb 14) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great first game after a long break, Some nice points constructed during the match and surprisingly great weather to play in. Very even match, that the scoreline doesn't reflect. Cheers Toby"  -- Jake
Reveal CommentAndy McGlynn bt Eric Huang (Feb 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match in slippy conditions. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentToby Spearpoint bt Kirsty Alsop (Feb 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was windy, very windy. Kirsty has a wicked serve and some awesome flat returns. A lot of deuce games and a fun start to this league. "  -- Toby
Andy McGlynn bt Ryan Doyle (Feb 9) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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

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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