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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!)
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  • You can play on any court that suits both players

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  • 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
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  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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Cripplegate Park

Cripplegate Park, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 5BA
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Wadborough Road, Littleworth, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 3QJ
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Collapse AllWorcester Parks Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 23 August 2018 to Wednesday 17 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 September 2018)

This was another successful round in the Worcester Parks Tennis League with over 70% of matches played and some cracking contests in which both competitors battled to the end and held their nerve in tiebreaks. You didn't let some gusty conditions deter you either so hopefully we'll see a lot of you back for more of the same in the next round. Well played!

Group Summary:

As in the last round this was a closely contested group with the top 2 players Manuel and Martyn, both winning 4 matches, however Manuel's win in their head to head plus his scheduling skills in earning the midway bonus points helped him retain his group crown. Nicholas in third place had a strong round too recording 3 wins, and there were two epic 3 set battles between Martyn & Mark and Damian & Adrian which both featured tiebreaks and could have gone either way... so a great effort all round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Manuel Guevara-Lopez [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Martyn Dudley 10.1 [W4, L2] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Nicholas Gaskill [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Damian Osuigwe [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adrian Ellis 10.2 [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mark Jeanneret 10.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Matthew Peters [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicholas Gaskill bt Adrian Ellis (Oct 13) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good to get match finished despite very windy conditions"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentMartyn Dudley bt Mark Jeanneret (Oct 13) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight and competitive match played in foul conditions throughout which made serving especially horrendously tough. A game which could have gone either way, lots of twists and turns. Well played Mark for your part in a cracking contest."  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentMartyn Dudley bt Matthew Peters (Oct 7) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very enjoyable. A good contest throughout, with some tough exchanges. A very closely fought first set settled in the tie break."  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentManuel Guevara-Lopez bt Martyn Dudley (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match with very long rallies and great tennis from both sides. Played in the new courts at Droitwich"  -- Manuel
Nicholas Gaskill bt Mark Jeanneret (Sep 29) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentMartyn Dudley bt Adrian Ellis (Sep 25) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good competitive match and a tough contest throughout. A closely fought deciding set, which was won by fine margins. "  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentDamian Osuigwe bt Martyn Dudley (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game but played in very windy conditions. Would love to have another game soon."  -- Damian
Reveal CommentManuel Guevara-Lopez bt Mark Jeanneret (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive game with good tennis from both sides"  -- Manuel
Reveal CommentAdrian Ellis bt Mark Jeanneret (Sep 13) 3-6, 7-6 (12-10), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An epic match split over 2 days as we lost the light on the first day. Really enjoyable close match, especially the second set which went on and on. Well played Mark, look forward to next match!"  -- Adrian
Nicholas Gaskill bt Damian Osuigwe (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentManuel Guevara-Lopez bt Adrian Ellis (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with a very tight second set. Played on a quiet and sunny evening"  -- Manuel

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDamian Osuigwe bt Adrian Ellis (Sep 8) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game, lots of baseline rallies and close ones. Three hours of play, lucky the rain didn't pour down during the game. I really enjoyed playing with Adrian, he was a very difficult opponent& he played well. Good game."  -- Damian
  • "Great game from both players," -- Damian
Reveal CommentManuel Guevara-Lopez bt Nicholas Gaskill (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and competitive game with some long rallies and great points from both sides"  -- Manuel
Reveal CommentMartyn Dudley bt Nicholas Gaskill (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable contest on an indoor court. Some good rallies especially in the 2nd set."  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentMark Jeanneret bt Damian Osuigwe (Sep 2) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great 1st match. Lots of baseline rallies. Enjoyed it very much."  -- Mark

Results

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

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)