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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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Robin Park Sports & Tennis Centre

Loire Drive, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0UH
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Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 3JD
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Collapse AllWigan Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 26 July 2018 to Wednesday 19 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 August 2018)

Over three quarters of matches completed is a very creditable record for the group this time, especially during the holiday season when fixtures can be more difficult to schedule. The sole Wigan returner this time was Martin and he showed his mettle in no uncertain terms, welcoming Damon, Eugene, Stephen, Paul, Ashley and Nizamuddin to the league without dropping a set against any of them. A great performance. It was great, also, to read the player comments where time after time it was stressed that matches throughout the group were challenging friendly and fun, something that scores alone cannot reveal. So here's to the next time and more great tennis in the Wigan tennis league.

Group Summary:

Winner of round 8, Martin returns for round 10 to take the winner's crown again with an impressive 6 wins from 6, with 4 of those matches having 6-0, 6-0 scorelines. It was not all plain sailing, however, as Martin had a close second set against Eugene, and Paul took a few games off him. Runner-up Eugene also reports a couple of sweaty matches, one with Damon and the other against Paul. Hope the excess perspiration did not affect the quality of the tennis too much. Only one 3-set match in the group this time, between Stephen and Damon. Hats off, meanwhile, to Martin and Damon for playing all their possible matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Martin Futter 8.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Eugene Fulchini [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ashley Taylor [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Damon Shetty 10.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Byrne [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Garden [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Nizamuddin Babariya 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Stephen Byrne bt Damon Shetty (Sep 11) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
Damon Shetty bt Nizamuddin Babariya (Sep 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentMartin Futter bt Eugene Fulchini (Aug 18) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match very close second set. Really enjoyable friendly atmosphere, look forward to a rematch in Bolton!"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Paul Garden (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Thank you for coming to Bolton"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentMartin Futter bt Stephen Byrne (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies and a good player. Enjoyed it!"  -- Martin
  • "Beautiful setting at Bellingham, very impressive tennis from Martin who's a top bloke" -- Stephen
Reveal CommentMartin Futter bt Damon Shetty (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match especially second set where I was lucky not to lose a couple of games. Really nice atmosphere to play in."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentEugene Fulchini bt Ashley Taylor (Aug 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match very close"  -- Eugene
Reveal CommentEugene Fulchini bt Paul Garden (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot indoors sweating heavily "  -- Eugene
Reveal CommentEugene Fulchini bt Damon Shetty (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of sweating "  -- Eugene
Reveal CommentMartin Futter bt Ashley Taylor (Aug 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with lots of close games, really nice friendly match"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Damon Shetty (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close match! Really enjoyed playing on new courts also. Thanks!!"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentMartin Futter bt Nizamuddin Babariya (Aug 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good rallies, played with a very friendly atmosphere look forward to coming to Bolton next time!"  -- Martin
Damon Shetty bt Paul Garden (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentEugene Fulchini bt Stephen Byrne (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match a lot of running on both side"  -- Eugene
Reveal CommentAshley Taylor bt Stephen Byrne (Jul 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Shame about the wind but just managed to miss the rain."  -- Ashley
  • "Courteous and pleasant opponent, enjoyable match and congratulations Ashley." Stephen
Reveal CommentMartin Futter bt Paul Garden (Jul 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in very good spirits! Thanks for making the journey into Wigan! "  -- Martin

Results

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

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:
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