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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
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  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Collapse AllWaterlow Park Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 2 September 2021 to Wednesday 27 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas Gould [W4] 8
  2. Nick Clarke [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Philip Redford-Jones [W3, L1] 6
  4. Alex Hicks 7.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Mat Law 10.1 [L1] 1
  6. Michal Michalski [L4]
  7. Sascha Auerbach [L1] withdrawn
  8. Phil Evans

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Gould bt Alex Hicks (Oct 15) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was another really close match, characterised by long drawn-out attritional points! I’ve never hit so many backhands in a match - Alex really is a clever tactician and knows how to exploit his opponent’s weakness! Thanks for a great competitive game played in a friendly spirit too!"  -- Thomas
Nick Clarke bt Mat Law (Oct 14) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Philip Redford-Jones bt Michal Michalski (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentThomas Gould bt Philip Redford-Jones (Oct 13) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "What a close match, fought in two long instalments. Most of the time we were neck and neck, both having trouble holding serve, and having long and tiring rallies. Both sets went to tie breaks where I held my nerve a bit better than Phil. What a nail-biter!"  -- Thomas
Alex Hicks bt Michal Michalski (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentThomas Gould bt Michal Michalski (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mike gave me a scare early on with a series of unexpectedly good drop shots. This was a theme of the match although I cottoned on eventually. Top bloke and the match was played in a very convivial atmosphere - thank you!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Gould bt Nick Clarke (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great early morning match on a damp and worm-strewn court. Nick’s serve is like a bullet and he hits some powerful ground strokes too. Thanks for a very enjoyable game. "  -- Thomas
Alex Hicks bt Nick Clarke (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-4
Nick Clarke bt Michal Michalski (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-2
Philip Redford-Jones bt Nick Clarke (Sep 15) 6-1, 7-5
Philip Redford-Jones bt Alex Hicks (Sep 3) 7-5, 7-5
Nick Clarke bt Sascha Auerbach (Sep 2) 6-3, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Tyler [W3, UF1] 7
  2. Daniel Lacava 9.2 [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joe Kelly [W2, L2] 6
  4. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Eric Liknaitzky [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Filipe Gaspar [W2] 4
  7. Christopher Walmsley [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Clea Lapouge withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoe Kelly bt Jamie Riggs-long (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, thanks Jamie! "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentRichard Tyler bt Joe Kelly (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-2, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Wet, slippery conditions. But great match with ebbs and flows and good rallies! Hard fought match tiebreak which I just shaded. Well played Joe - thanks for the game ! "  -- Richard
Daniel Lacava bt Christopher Walmsley (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-1
Richard Tyler bt Eric Liknaitzky (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Lacava v Richard Tyler (Sep 22) 4-6, 3-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies , lots of deuces. Two hours was not enough to finish. (15/15 ) Daniel to serve. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentRichard Tyler bt Christopher Walmsley (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable Game - thanks Chris ! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Christopher Walmsley (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris, well played!"  -- Jamie
Eric Liknaitzky bt Christopher Walmsley (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Daniel Lacava (Sep 12) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough battle today. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentFilipe Gaspar bt Joe Kelly (Sep 11) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline doesn't do justice to how competitive the match was. Almost 2.5h of great tennis. Thanks Joe!"  -- Filipe
Joe Kelly bt Daniel Lacava (Sep 9) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
Daniel Lacava bt Eric Liknaitzky (Sep 7) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Filipe Gaspar bt Jamie Riggs-long (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Briggs [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Fitzgibbon 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Molesworth 8.2 [W1, L3, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fernando Gutierrez [W2, L2, UF1] 5
  5. Raoul Bostrom [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Adrian Pottier [W1, L2] 3
  7. Dan Malach [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFernando Gutierrez bt Raoul Bostrom (Oct 11) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Raoul. Very close match!" -- Fernando
Adrian Pottier bt Robert Molesworth (Oct 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Andy Fitzgibbon (Oct 9) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the great match Andy! Ebbed and flowed but always close with some great points!"  -- Richard
Fernando Gutierrez bt Adrian Pottier (Oct 8) 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth v Fernando Gutierrez (Oct 3) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 0-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "TBC, Fernando to serve from city end"  -- Robert
Andy Fitzgibbon bt Adrian Pottier (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Raoul Bostrom (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Raoul! Closer than score suggests with plenty of games going to deuce."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Fernando Gutierrez (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Fernando - lots of deuces! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Dan Malach (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Dan!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAndy Fitzgibbon bt Robert Molesworth (Sep 15) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game! "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Raoul Bostrom (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than result suggests & had to work for the points. Thanks for the game Raoul & thanks for playing doubles after our match!"  -- Robert
Andy Fitzgibbon bt Fernando Gutierrez (Sep 12) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Andy Fitzgibbon bt Raoul Bostrom (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentRichard Briggs bt Robert Molesworth (Sep 4) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Robert - good luck with the rest of the league!"  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Diamond 10.1 [W4, UF1] 9
  2. Alexander Kealy [W3, L1, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Philip Meadowcroft [W2, L2, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Esmond 10.1 [W1, UF3] 3
  5. Ed Blunt [L2]
  6. Tom Corser [L1]
  7. Vince Pope [L1]
  8. Jack Dolan [L3]

Match Results:

Philip Meadowcroft v Chris Esmond (Oct 15) 7-6 (7-4) TBC
Ben Diamond bt Jack Dolan (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-4
Ben Diamond bt Ed Blunt (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlexander Kealy v Chris Esmond (Sep 29) 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Had to pause due to Chris having a thigh injury, currently Alex is 6-2 up in the 1st set tiebreak, with his 2nd service point still to play. Cracking 1st set so far, so hopefully we'll be able to resume soon."  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentAlexander Kealy bt Philip Meadowcroft (Sep 28) 4-1, 4-5, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, required a tie break in second set which Phil won, and his serve gave me problems - a fun game of tennis!"  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentChris Esmond bt Jack Dolan (Sep 28) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with a few turnarounds and a close second set on a surprisingly fine early afternoon when no one else turned up at the courts. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentBen Diamond bt Alexander Kealy (Sep 26) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, good company."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Diamond v Chris Esmond (Sep 25) 7-5, 3-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game with long rallies so far. Ben to serve at 0-0 in the third set."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentAlexander Kealy bt Jack Dolan (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match and tennis partner, great to have quite a lot of drop shots and net play!"  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentAlexander Kealy bt Ed Blunt (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match and great to meet Ed - his angled first serves are spicy!"  -- Alexander
Reveal CommentPhilip Meadowcroft bt Vince Pope (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and competitive match so far - to be completed."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Meadowcroft bt Tom Corser (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentBen Diamond bt Philip Meadowcroft (Sep 5) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, good company."  -- Ben

Results


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waterlow Park archive. 


The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Waterlow Park.


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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.


Understanding the current rankings display: 


Players' names, 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.

Collapse AllWaterlow Park Doubles - Round 3 | Thursday 19 August 2021 to Wednesday 13 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Stuart Pollard & Toby Aikins [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Tyler & Lukasz Pasieczny [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tessa Bruyns & Jo Foster [W4, L2, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kit Bonham Carter & George Tonkinson [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jiri Knoflicek & Adela Knoflickova [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Hicks & Vahid Karimi [W2] 4
  7. Eugene Belin & Amanda Burton [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jack Dolan & Joe Kelly [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Ross Greene & Valerie Doulton [UF1] withdrawn 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Tyler & Lukasz Pasieczny bt Tessa Bruyns & Jo Foster (Oct 13) 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle with lots of good rallies. I look forward to completing the match. Tessa to serve first in the 2nd set followed by Richard "  -- Richard
  • "A great battle - well played to all!" -- Richard
Reveal CommentTessa Bruyns & Jo Foster bt Eugene Belin & Amanda Burton (Oct 9) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well battled. Really enjoyed the game!"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentStuart Pollard & Toby Aikins bt Richard Tyler & Lukasz Pasieczny (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a competitive fun game gents"  -- Toby

Match of the Group:

Stuart Pollard & Toby Aikins bt Kit Bonham Carter & George Tonkinson (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), [10-6]
Reveal CommentRichard Tyler & Lukasz Pasieczny bt Jiri Knoflicek & Adela Knoflickova (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, thanks for playing enjoyable tennis and good luck in your last match! "  -- Lukasz
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks & Vahid Karimi bt Jiri Knoflicek & Adela Knoflickova (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game that we managed to squeeze in just after the rain. Some tight games with some nice volleys from Jiri and groundstrokes from Adele. Thank you."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentKit Bonham Carter & George Tonkinson bt Jiri Knoflicek & Adela Knoflickova (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Exciting game with some decent rallies. It was a good battle but in the end Gtonkz and KBC prevailed."  -- Kit
Reveal CommentRichard Tyler & Lukasz Pasieczny bt Eugene Belin & Amanda Burton (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played! "  -- Lukasz
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks & Vahid Karimi bt Stuart Pollard & Toby Aikins (Sep 10) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match in slipery conditions, some great volleys from Toby despite playing on an injury. Stuart's lefty serve and slices kept us on our feet too. Thank you."  -- Alex
Tessa Bruyns & Jo Foster bt Jiri Knoflicek & Adela Knoflickova (Sep 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (5-7), 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Tyler & Lukasz Pasieczny bt Kit Bonham Carter & George Tonkinson (Sep 8) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played over 2 days at Waterlow Park and Parliament Hill. A good competitive match up. Well played Lukasz and Kit and George! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentStuart Pollard & Toby Aikins bt Tessa Bruyns & Jo Foster (Sep 7) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match full of very competitive rallies. Thanks for a great game."  -- Toby
Reveal CommentStuart Pollard & Toby Aikins bt Eugene Belin & Amanda Burton (Sep 7) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played in good spirit. Thanks for the game everyone."  -- Toby
Reveal CommentRichard Tyler & Lukasz Pasieczny bt Jack Dolan & Joe Kelly (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Joe / Jack. Thanks for a fun game !"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentTessa Bruyns & Jo Foster bt Jack Dolan & Joe Kelly (Sep 1) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always fun playing you both. "  -- Jo
Tessa Bruyns & Jo Foster v Ross Greene & Valerie Doulton (Aug 31) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) TBC
Reveal CommentJiri Knoflicek & Adela Knoflickova bt Jack Dolan & Joe Kelly (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Funniest match ever thanks guys it was epic 🤣 "  -- Jiri
Kit Bonham Carter & George Tonkinson bt Eugene Belin & Amanda Burton (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentStuart Pollard & Toby Aikins bt Jiri Knoflicek & Adela Knoflickova (Aug 29) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, some really good rallies. Thanks guys!"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentTessa Bruyns & Jo Foster bt Kit Bonham Carter & George Tonkinson (Aug 25) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game guys and good rallies. Well played. Thanks. "  -- Tessa

Results


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Waterlow Park archive.


The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Waterlow Park.


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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.


Understanding the current rankings display: 


Players' names, 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.