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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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River Park Leisure Centre

Gordon Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DD
Tel: 01962 848 700
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Wickham Community Tennis Club

Fareham Road, Wickham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 5DE
Tel: 01329 830149
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Active Academy Bishops Waltham

Hoe Road Recreation Ground, Hoe Road, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1PD
Tel: 07799 111787
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University of Winchester

The University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR
Tel: 01962 827 650
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Alresford Tennis Club

Arlebury Park, Avenue Road, Alresford, SO24 9EP
Tel: 01962 733818
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Littleton Tennis Club

The Recreation Ground, The Hall Way, Littleton, Hampshire, SO22 6QL
Tel: 07966 166 857
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Winchester Racquets and Fitness

Bereweeke Road, Winchester, SO22 6AN
Tel: 01962 854 028
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Collapse AllWinchester Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 21 March 2019 to Wednesday 15 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 April 2019)

A good competitive round in Winchester with more than two thirds of matches played and some terrific tussles on court too. Thanks for taking part in a friendly spirit and do continue to spread the word if you can - it would be great to see more numbers next time!

Group Summary:

Tom contested the "longest" match he has ever played with Nicola and a "whopper" of a match against Anton in what were the two epic encounters of this group - great stuff. At the top of the table Neville stole the show, finishing with a magnificent seven wins under his belt to claim the prize on his debut. Nicola also showed fine form to record four wins and deservedly becomes the runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Neville Rose [W7] 14 WINNER
  2. Nicola Paganucci [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sophie Blake [W2, L2] 6
  5. Anton Zdziebczok [W3, L3] 6
  6. Andrew Bailey [W1, L3] 2
  7. Louis Boeje [L4] 1
  8. James Chillman 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Nicola Paganucci bt Sophie Blake (May 15) 1-6, 6-4 Sophie Blake Retired
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Louis Boeje (May 12) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Louis, as always, with his huge serve keeping me constantly under pressure - and totally overwhelming me in the second set. Lots of long rallies, a very enjoyable two hours of tennis in ideal conditions."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Anton Zdziebczok (May 11) 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Intense match, with some good rallies and several games very tight. First set could have gone both ways. Thanks Anton, looking forward to playing again. "  -- Nicola
Sophie Blake bt Anton Zdziebczok (May 11) 6-4, 6-1
Neville Rose bt Louis Boeje (May 10) 6-0, 6-1
Neville Rose bt Tom Burnell (May 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAnton Zdziebczok bt Louis Boeje (May 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match, despite the crazy wind conditions! Looking forward to playing again soon."  -- Anton
Neville Rose bt Andrew Bailey (May 3) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAndrew Bailey bt Tom Burnell (Apr 30) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Some really good long rallies in this match. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Andrew Bailey (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thank you Andrew! "  -- Nicola
Neville Rose bt Sophie Blake (Apr 29) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Neville Rose bt Anton Zdziebczok (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAnton Zdziebczok bt Andrew Bailey (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match that was great fun to play. Andrew got shot of the match with his epic driving backhand passing shot! Looking forward to playing again soon!"  -- Anton
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Louis Boeje (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, with some good rallies especially in the second set. Once Louis tuned his serve I found laborious to manage it. Always a pleasure to play against Louis. "  -- Nicola
Sophie Blake bt Tom Burnell (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Nicola Paganucci (Apr 6) 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "At exactly 3 hours this is almost certainly the longest tennis match I have ever played. In matches of this kind of duration the mental game is almost more important than the physical game and having played a similar match against Anton the previous week I at least had some recent experience of staying focused and keeping calm over such a long time as well as holding my nerve at crucial moments (- I actually lost against Anton but you know what I mean!). We both went some way towards shaking off the winter rust and there were some great rallies and good matchplay on both sides of the net, Nicola moving me around all over the place. In the end it came down to two points in the final set tie breaker. It was a truly epic marathon of a match. "  -- Tom
Neville Rose bt Nicola Paganucci (Mar 28) 6-4, 6-0
Neville Rose bt James Chillman (Mar 24) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAnton Zdziebczok bt Tom Burnell (Mar 23) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A whopper of a first match. It really could have gone either way. The level kept improving as the match went on, with some of the most competitive rallies coming in the very last set. Cannot wait for a rematch!"  -- Anton

Results

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

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)