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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Collapse AllWaterlow Park Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 13 April 2017 to Wednesday 7 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 May 2017)

Another successful round for this league with a record number of players and a good number of matches played. Thanks for your efforts and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. Well done to the new group champs and we hope to see you all next time for more matches throughout the summer.

Group Summary:

Tony battled through marathon matches with Ben and Eric to finish with a 100% winning record and put himself in the hunt for the title. Chris joins Tony at the top of the table, with three straight set wins and bonus points seeing him take a much easier path to the summit. Unfortunately their head to head wasn't played, and so after consulting the rule book bonus points are removed and it is therefore Tony that takes the crown.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tony Minichiello 9.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Chris Moore [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Petersen [W2] 4
  4. Ben Cooper 9.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  5. George Stewart 9.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matt Johnson 10.1 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Eric Liknaitzky [L3, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTony Minichiello bt Eric Liknaitzky (Jun 7) 4-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • Played over three days, the weather different on each - sunny, overcast and windy. Frequent long rallies and deuce games made for a hard fought but very enjoyable contest.
Ben Cooper bt George Stewart (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-1
Tony Minichiello bt George Stewart (May 30) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentTony Minichiello bt Ben Cooper (May 25) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match took about four hours over two days: there were many long points and close games. Ben had a nasty fall in returning a drop shot near the end of the second set. He soldiered on and came back from 4-0 down to level it in the last set, but I just managed to get over the line," -- Tony
Tony Minichiello bt Matt Johnson (May 21) 6-1, 6-3
Daniel Petersen bt Eric Liknaitzky (May 9) 6-0, 6-0
Eric Liknaitzky v Ben Cooper (May 7) 5-7, 2-2 TBC
Daniel Petersen bt George Stewart (May 3) 6-3, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Matt Johnson bt George Stewart (Apr 30) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (12-10)
Chris Moore bt Eric Liknaitzky (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-0
Chris Moore bt George Stewart (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentChris Moore bt Matt Johnson (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "2nd set was very competitive, lots of long rallies"  -- Chris

Group Summary:

Maud's march up the groups continues as he backs up his promotion from the last round with a title winning display this time - well played Maud for securing a superb six wins. Jeremy was also on fantastic form finishing with five convincing wins under his belt to take the silver. Great to see nearly everyone earn their bonus points and prize.

Final Rankings:

  1. Maud Salber 7.1 [W6, UF1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jeremy Wickremer 8.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bali Delarosa [W2, L3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sara Spearpoint 9.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jude De Silva 9.2 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Liu Li 7.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Combs 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Richard Chatfield 9.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Maud Salber bt Sara Spearpoint (Jun 7) 6-1, 6-1
Maud Salber v Bali Delarosa (Jun 3) 6-4, 3-6 TBC
Maud Salber bt Liu Li (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-0
Jude De Silva bt Bali Delarosa (Jun 1) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentMaud Salber bt Jeremy Wickremer (Jun 1) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight match! Some great rallies "  -- Maud
Richard Combs bt Jude De Silva (May 29) 6-3, 6-3
Jeremy Wickremer bt Bali Delarosa (May 28) 6-2, 6-3
Jude De Silva bt Richard Chatfield (May 22) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSara Spearpoint bt Jude De Silva (May 13) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with a jaunt across north London to find a spare court to finish the match..... that's dedication from us :)"  -- Sara
Liu Li bt Bali Delarosa (May 10) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Jeremy Wickremer bt Richard Chatfield (May 9) 6-3, 6-0
Liu Li bt Jude De Silva (May 7) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentJeremy Wickremer bt Jude De Silva (May 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, and closer than the score suggests"  -- Jeremy

Match of the Group:

Bali Delarosa bt Sara Spearpoint (May 5) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentMaud Salber bt Richard Combs (May 1) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. A very tight first set - could have gone both ways! "  -- Maud
Maud Salber bt Richard Chatfield (Apr 30) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMaud Salber bt Jude De Silva (Apr 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game! "  -- Maud
Jeremy Wickremer bt Liu Li (Apr 29) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJeremy Wickremer bt Sara Spearpoint (Apr 22) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match on a sunny day with some good rallies once we got warmed up."  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentSara Spearpoint bt Richard Chatfield (Apr 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some hard fought points. Richard certainly had me running around with his slice shots."  -- Sara
Reveal CommentBali Delarosa bt Richard Chatfield (Apr 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in good spirits:) Thanks," Richard

Group Summary:

Lots of matches played in an excellent group three. Stephen and Ross both recorded an impressive six victories to make it a two horse race for top spot. Ross takes the bragging rights for winning their head to head in three hard fought sets, but the main prize goes to Stephen who adds bonus points and a point for winning a set against Ross to his tally to pull clear. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Cocking 10.1 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ross Maguire [W6] 12 RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Molesworth 9.1 [W4, L2, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [W3, L3, UF1] 7
  5. Ally Temple [W2, L3, UF1] 5
  6. Anna Cooke [W1, L3] withdrawn 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Aron 9.1 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Matteo Conti 10.2 [L6, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Jonathan Bunney (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We started the match on one day and due to the atrocious weather conditions had to finish it the following day. Jonathan played some really good shots and contributed to a very enjoyable match."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentAlly Temple v Matteo Conti (Jun 3) 6-4, 3-6, 3-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Such a shame not finish as it was so close - but after 2 hours and 5 minutes we had to leave the courts. We were at 40-40 in the final game."  -- Ally
Ross Maguire bt Jonathan Bunney (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlly Temple bt Jonathan Bunney (May 29) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Close game with a tie break in the final set - could have gone either way!" - Ally
Ross Maguire bt David Aron (May 28) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney v Robert Molesworth (May 27) 6-7 (5-7), 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Robert to serve, bench end"  -- Jonathan
Ross Maguire bt Ally Temple (May 26) 6-2, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Ross Maguire bt Stephen Cocking (May 23) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Robert Molesworth bt Matteo Conti (May 22) 6-3, 6-2
Jonathan Bunney bt Anna Cooke (May 16) Walkover
Reveal CommentRoss Maguire bt Matteo Conti (May 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We did well to get this game completed considering we had intermittent drizzle throughout. Enjoyable game regardless."  -- Ross
Jonathan Bunney bt Matteo Conti (May 13) 6-2, 6-4
Ally Temple bt David Aron (May 12) 6-4, 6-2
Jonathan Bunney bt David Aron (May 10) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt David Aron (May 9) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "David and I enjoyed a good game in pleasant weather conditions despite having to cope with some disturbance from activities on an adjacent court."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Matteo Conti (May 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This match was much closer than the score suggests. Very enjoyable with some close games later after we had finished the match."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Ally Temple (Apr 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game despite being littered with unforced errors by the pair of us. Ally played some great shots several of which were the best of the match."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Matteo Conti (Apr 29) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This is the second time I have played Matteo. Last time he lost the first set and won the second although I won the third. When he was winning this second set 4-3 I thought that history was going to repeat itself. Matteo upped his game in the second set but eventually I managed to win it. An enjoyable game1"  -- David
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt David Aron (Apr 27) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "David played a consistent and steady game in the first set which could have gone either way. Many shots that I thought might be winners were returned & David plays well at the net."  -- Robert
Anna Cooke bt Matteo Conti (Apr 25) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Ally Temple (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see Ally back in the league, and getting back into the game. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Anna Cooke (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Anna fought back in the second set with some fine shots and amazing speed around the court. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Anna Cooke (Apr 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We enjoyed some close games and Anna played some lovely shots, certainly a player to watch out for in the future."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRoss Maguire bt Robert Molesworth (Apr 18) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very much a flattering scoreline with many long rallies and deuce games that I managed to edge. Very enjoyable match on a lovely spring evening"  -- Ross
Reveal CommentStephen Cocking bt Robert Molesworth (Apr 13) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with long rally's. I found Robert a very tricky opponent in a very enjoyable match lasting just over two hours."  -- Stephen

Group Summary:

It's tight at the top as Peter and Richard finish all square on six points with three victories each. It was a shame not to see a head to head between the two, but there can only be one winner so we need to do some calculations....thanks to fewer sets conceded the congratulations go to Peter and commiserations to Richard!

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Mattravers 9.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Richard Clarke 10.1 [W3, UF1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Rowan [W2, L1] 4
  4. Ronak Gawarwala 10.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  5. Paul Schlesinger [W1, L3] 2
  6. Conor Macklin [UF1] 1
  7. Pete Ayrton [L4, UF1]

Match Results:

Ronak Gawarwala bt Paul Schlesinger (Jun 4) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichard Clarke bt Paul Schlesinger (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable with a number of tight deuce games "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Clarke bt Pete Ayrton (May 30) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable tennis. Peter hit some cracking angled winners at times and I made the most of my drop shot. A few great rallies too. "  -- Richard
Mark Rowan bt Pete Ayrton (May 29) 6-2, 6-1
Mark Rowan bt Paul Schlesinger (May 27) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Ronak Gawarwala v Pete Ayrton (May 21) 7-6 (10-8), 4-4 TBC
Reveal CommentRichard Clarke v Conor Macklin (May 20) 4-6, 2-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We both took a few games to get going but Conor accelerated from 3-1 down to take the first set 6-4, after a decisive long deuce ninth game. The game saw some aggressive net play, some good lobs and occasional high winds, before we sadly ran out of time. "  -- Richard
Peter Mattravers bt Ronak Gawarwala (May 20) 6-0, 6-1
Peter Mattravers bt Pete Ayrton (May 10) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Schlesinger bt Pete Ayrton (May 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close second set with lots of games going to deuce "  -- Paul
Peter Mattravers bt Mark Rowan (May 7) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Clarke bt Ronak Gawarwala (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought season opener - some great rallies in here. Neither of us were quite at full steam but a good work out. Lots of net cords too!"  -- Richard

Group Summary:

This group was unfortunately hit by a couple of no shows and a withdrawal (hope you're ok Stephan), so we didn't see as many matches played as we would have liked. Fraser made the most of his time on the court, emerging victorious from his three tough matches to take pole position. Nigel also played three matches and was the only player to bag his bonus points, and this good scheduling alongside his determined performance against the champ saw him move into second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Fraser Clark [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Nigel Cansfield 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Matheus Lacava 9.2 [W1] 2
  4. Clare Robertson 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Stephan Fowler 10.2 [L1] withdrawn
  6. Jack Gibbons 10.2
  7. Simon Tabor

Match Results:

Fraser Clark bt Clare Robertson (Jun 4) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Matheus Lacava bt Nigel Cansfield (May 6) 6-2, 6-2
Clare Robertson bt Nigel Cansfield (May 6) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentFraser Clark bt Stephan Fowler (Apr 23) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies, close net play and drop shots"  -- Fraser

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFraser Clark bt Nigel Cansfield (Apr 17) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An evenly matched contest, finally swinging to Clark's good fortune."  -- Fraser

Group Summary:

Laura and Jake put space between themselves and the rest of the group with a formidable four wins to their names. Jake may have powered through the two's head to head, but it is Laura who gains the advantage in the race for the title thanks to her scheduling prowess. Great stuff!

Final Rankings:

  1. Laura Dekker 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jake Morgan [W4] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Fiona Amy 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Valerie Doulton 10.2 [L3, UF1] 1
  5. Sara Stewart [L1] withdrawn
  6. Tatyana Stefanova [L3, UF1]

Match Results:

Tatyana Stefanova v Valerie Doulton (Jun 7) 3-6 TBC
Jake Morgan bt Valerie Doulton (May 29) 6-1, 6-0
Fiona Amy bt Valerie Doulton (May 28) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLaura Dekker bt Valerie Doulton (May 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another crazy blustery day, with some ‘interesting’ ball flights. Val made a lot of really great forehand passes, and led 3-1 in the second set, but Laura worked back, and eventually made it through."  -- Laura
Reveal CommentLaura Dekker bt Tatyana Stefanova (May 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of really great long rallies, using every corner of the court! "  -- Laura
Fiona Amy bt Tatyana Stefanova (May 20) 6-0, 6-1
Jake Morgan bt Tatyana Stefanova (May 14) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentLaura Dekker bt Fiona Amy (May 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Turned into a lovely sunny afternoon. Relaxed match, with the first set much closer than the score shows."  -- Laura
Jake Morgan bt Fiona Amy (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-1
Jake Morgan bt Laura Dekker (Apr 29) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentLaura Dekker bt Sara Stewart (Apr 27) 2-3 Sara Stewart Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Sara sadly had to retire with injury in the 6th game."  -- Laura

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