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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 

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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
  • 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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Collapse AllWoking Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 October 2019)

With War of the Worlds back on the TV a good time to remember that this league began, in honour of H G Wells' great novel, as the Martian League. The reasons for the name may be lost in the midst of time, but we salute nevertheless the great (if not inter-planetary) battles you have given us on Woking's courts. We would almost go as far as toasting your efforts in the local Pizza Express, but safer perhaps simply to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Great, tennis-filled New Year. See you in January!

Group Summary:

Four new players in this group so we were odds on for a first-time group winner and that is exactly what we got. Zaighum took to the league like a duck to water, avenging his only defeat (to Ian) by going on to notch up four good wins and earn his bonus points. All that was enough to give Zaighum a comfortable group win!

Final Rankings:

  1. Zaighum Ghumman [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ian Mitchell [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Ogden 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Alessandro Silvano [W1, L1] 2
  5. Aaron Gilling [L2]
  6. Jack Mwaniki [L4]

Match Results:

Alessandro Silvano bt Jack Mwaniki (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-1
Simon Ogden bt Jack Mwaniki (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-0
Zaighum Ghumman bt Jack Mwaniki (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-1
Zaighum Ghumman bt Alessandro Silvano (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-2
Zaighum Ghumman bt Aaron Gilling (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentSimon Ogden bt Aaron Gilling (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Aaron, he's just coming back to tennis after a number of years and I'm fairly sure I played him when still rusty so very fortunate for me!"  -- Simon
Ian Mitchell bt Zaighum Ghumman (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentIan Mitchell bt Jack Mwaniki (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "thanks jack for traveling to Ashford tennis club and tryout the clay"  -- Ian

Match of the Group:

Zaighum Ghumman bt Simon Ogden (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-4

Group Summary:

With two group winners from last round sandwiched in this group it was some achievement for Jason, a newcomer to the league, to top the table, but he did so in style. With five straight-sets wins in the bag Jason is our undisputed champ this time. The four-way tie for second place is neatly broken by Nick's head-to-head record - he beat both Mike and Nicola.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jason Gibbs [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nick Brown 10.2 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Mike Stannard 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Nicola Homer 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Teodor Sava [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Guillaume Kaczmar [L1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNick Brown bt Mike Stannard (Nov 8) 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "An unbelievable match, very similar to our last one but much much closer. Both of us made very few mistakes which meant that our tennis had to be at its best. Even the tie breaks were unbelievably close. I would also like to add that it is great to see sportmanship back at its finest with Mike offering to replay a point at 6-6 in the first set tie break, true sportsmanlike behaviour. A thoroughly enjoyable match, as I knew it would be! Thank you Mike!!!"  -- Nick
  • "What can I say apart from what a great match and of course well played Nick. We have played twice now and there really is nothing between us as this match showed. Not only did the sets and tie-breaks go right to the wire, nearly every game went to deuce. The two most enjoyable matches of my short tennis career have been against Nick and I look forward to the next one. Thanks Nick and well played," -- Mike
Reveal CommentNick Brown bt Nicola Homer (Oct 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really good match, where the stronger player won. While I managed to break Nick’s serve, I was simply outplayed as Nick hit such powerful shots. I was serving to stay in the match at 4-5 in the second set, and then had a stretching rally. With a sprained ankle leading me to take time off playing tennis this year, it was a relief to complete this match. Thanks for the game and good luck with the rest of your matches, Nick!"  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentJason Gibbs bt Mike Stannard (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I just wanted to congratulate Jason on winning the league. I was disappointed with how I played on Sunday but I doubt I could have changed the result, perhaps made it more respectable, but nothing more. He is top on merit, we were all beaten by the better player. Well done Jason." - Mike
Reveal CommentNicola Homer bt Teodor Sava (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "On scheduling this match for a rain-soaked weekend, little did we realise that we would be faced with blinding sunshine! With the sun low in the sky, it was tricky to see the ball at times. Yet this was still a good match with great rallies, where I worked hard to win the key points. It was a pleasure to play with Andrei. All the best with the rest of your matches."  -- Nicola
Jason Gibbs bt Guillaume Kaczmar (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentMike Stannard bt Nicola Homer (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nicola and I had a good match with some long rallies and a few deuces. We got off to a bad start with a disagreement of which surface we should play on and a line call which I was wrong to challenge and have apologised for. Overall it was a good match, thanks Nicola."  -- Mike
Jason Gibbs bt Nick Brown (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentMike Stannard bt Teodor Sava (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match against Andrei (Teodor) on the artificial clay at Bagshot. The balls were heavy from all the rain but we had some good rallies and a competitive match. I felt at times like I was playing against a brick wall as it seemed no matter what I did the ball kept coming back! A really enjoyable match, thanks Andrei"  -- Mike
Jason Gibbs bt Nicola Homer (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-3
Jason Gibbs bt Teodor Sava (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-1

Group Summary:

Just a five-man group this time, but a good chance for newcomer Paul to find his league feet. His two straightforward wins gives him the group win and a launch pad to higher groups over the rounds to come. Well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Jupp [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Declan Mullan 8.2 [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Wilding [W1, L2] 2
  4. Parin Gada 10.2 [L1]
  5. Trev Price [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Wilding bt Trev Price (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Trev, thank you for the game... very enjoyable. Lovely to play a game early doors as Woking Park came to live. A very tight first set that swung on a couple of key points later in the set... and a game where it was a struggle to keep serve! "  -- Mark
Paul Jupp bt Parin Gada (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-0
Paul Jupp bt Trev Price (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Jupp bt Mark Wilding (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Refusing to be deterred by a shocking weather forecast, intermittent rain, gusty wind and a very slippy court, Mark and I battled through for an enjoying game! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Jupp bt Declan Mullan (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Declan, good to meet you and really enjoyed it."  -- Paul

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDeclan Mullan bt Mark Wilding (Sep 28) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "a tough match in sometimes difficult conditions with intermittent winds playing havoc. We were well matched as the score suggests and there were multiple deuce games that could have gone either way. Thanks Mark for the game."  -- Declan

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Woking archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Woking.

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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