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  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
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  • For everybody!
  • 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
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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
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
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  • 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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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 30 March 2017 to Wednesday 24 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 April 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Guillaume Ravasse 10.1 [W5, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lloyd Douglas [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tomi Farkas 8.1 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christopher Odey [W3, L1] 7
  5. Andrew Keeley [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chris Evans [W1, L1] 2
  7. Mark Taylor 9.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Joseph Plumridge [L2] withdrawn

Match Results:

Guillaume Ravasse bt Lloyd Douglas (May 24) 4-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Reveal CommentChris Evans bt Guillaume Ravasse (May 22) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, fitness was tested!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChristopher Odey bt Guillaume Ravasse (May 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, in very humid conditions. Very tight games and look forward to playing again in the future"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentLloyd Douglas bt Christopher Odey (May 12) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive and enjoyable game. Thanks Chris "  -- Lloyd
Guillaume Ravasse bt Mark Taylor (Apr 24) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentChristopher Odey bt Tomi Farkas (Apr 23) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tomi, another good quality match that went the distance!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Odey bt Andrew Keeley (Apr 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great points and a throughly enjoyable match, played in good spirit."  -- Christopher
Tomi Farkas bt Joseph Plumridge (Apr 21) 6-2, 7-5
Guillaume Ravasse bt Andrew Keeley (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Chris Evans (Apr 18) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult wind conditions, a very close game, great standard!"  -- Tomi
Lloyd Douglas bt Mark Taylor (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentTomi Farkas bt Mark Taylor (Apr 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well- balanced match, good standard tennis, well done Mark!"  -- Tomi
Reveal CommentAndrew Keeley bt Tomi Farkas (Apr 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Andy was quick out of the blocks but Tomi was strong in the second set. Even the locals applauded some of the rallies!"  -- Andrew
Lloyd Douglas bt Tomi Farkas (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-2
Guillaume Ravasse bt Joseph Plumridge (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-4
Guillaume Ravasse bt Tomi Farkas (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Keeley bt Lloyd Douglas (Mar 31) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough opening match with strong winds, but still some excellent points and could've gone either way."  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Alfie Carpenter 8.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Greg Tinder [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Patrick Crotty 9.1 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Griffiths 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Richard Powell 9.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Wadlow [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tim Rayner [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Tim Rayner (May 23) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another lovely evening. Some great play by Tim. A closer match than the score suggests. Thank you"  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Tim Rayner (May 21) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tim was a bit ring rusty but this was still a close match with plenty of long rallies, and I was fortunate to come back from 5-3 down in the 2nd set to nick it. For a change, the net cord count was equal at about 5 each! Well played Tim and thanks for an enjoyable game on a fine sunny morning at Eaton Pk."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Richard Powell (May 21) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening to play. A great match with some terrific rallies. Thanks Richards!"  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Tom Wadlow (Apr 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game on a really fast court at Bannatynes! Thanks Tom, well played "  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentPatrick Crotty bt Tom Wadlow (Apr 23) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fine sunny morning at Eaton Park with only a light breeze to contend with (plus a passing contingent of minature railway locos dispatched to collect lost tennis balls!). Tom was a bit slow out of the blocks today but made a real fight of it in the second set, aided by some superb net play and passing shots. With a bit more consistency to his game he could be a real force. Well played Tom and thanks for a really enjoyable game!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAndrew Griffiths bt Richard Powell (Apr 23) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny day for tennis, 3rd time I have played Richard and its always a good game. Up and downs and changes in momentum throughout, managed to get my serve working in the 3rd to sneak the win, thanks Rich"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Andrew Griffiths (Apr 22) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had trouble getting through the tight security codes of Eaton Park. We got it open just as the rain came, drizzling for most of the first set - which was very close. The sun made an appearance and we had some great rallies. Thanks Andrew, well played."  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Patrick Crotty (Apr 20) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the Game Patrick."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Tom Wadlow (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tom."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Andrew Griffiths (Apr 14) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Andy."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Tinder bt Alfie Carpenter (Apr 13) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alfie."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentAlfie Carpenter bt Patrick Crotty (Apr 12) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very blustery conditions making it hard for us both. A really close match with some long rallies towards the end. Well done to Patrick for a great fight! "  -- Alfie
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Tom Wadlow (Apr 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening to get out after work and play a game of tennis. Tom had all the shots but most of them went in my favour today. On another day it could've been a different story. Cheers for the game Tom. "  -- Richard
Andrew Griffiths bt Tom Wadlow (Apr 8) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Powell bt Patrick Crotty (Apr 3) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It’s been a while since we both picked up a tennis racket so this was a testing game for both. I managed to speed ahead in the first set to get to set point at 5-2 up for Patrick to come back to take the set 7-5. The next two sets had a mixture of some great rallies, a few miss hits and a few winners. Cheers for the game Patrick. "  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Dimitris Karkanis [W4] 8
  2. Richard Bryant [W1, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Edgardo Casimiro [W3, L1] 6
  4. Andrew Hyde [W2, L2] withdrawn 4
  5. Ian Mack [W2, L2] 4
  6. Rosanna Ball [W1, L4] 2
  7. Shota Chibirov

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDimitris Karkanis bt Edgardo Casimiro (May 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Edgardo, great match, much tighter second set and the wind didn't make it easier either! Best of luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Dimitris
Edgardo Casimiro bt Rosanna Ball (May 12) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentEdgardo Casimiro bt Ian Mack (May 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close battle but Ian couldn't find the rhythm playing indoor tennis. Thanks for the game after years of not playing against each other."  -- Edgardo
Reveal CommentDimitris Karkanis bt Richard Bryant (May 6) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long and demanding match. After the second set it could have gone either way. Great match, very demanding. Thanks Richard, best of luck in your next matches."  -- Dimitris
Rosanna Ball bt Andrew Hyde (Apr 30) Walkover
Reveal CommentDimitris Karkanis bt Rosanna Ball (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit windy and unpredictable today but a nice match nevertheless. Thanks for the match Rosanna!"  -- Dimitris
Reveal CommentAndrew Hyde bt Ian Mack (Apr 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We just couldn't get going . A bit hit and miss. Never mind lovely weather to play tennis in."  -- Andrew
Edgardo Casimiro bt Richard Bryant (Apr 23) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentIan Mack bt Richard Bryant (Apr 22) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match, neither player at their best today. Cheers for the game Richard"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentDimitris Karkanis bt Andrew Hyde (Apr 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Andy! Nice to be back after a long winter."  -- Dimitris
Reveal CommentIan Mack bt Rosanna Ball (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rosanna had already played earlier so probably a bit worn out. Thanks for the game."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentRichard Bryant bt Rosanna Ball (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Rosanna served a number of aces and I was unusually successful with my volleys. Thanks for the game Rosanna."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAndrew Hyde bt Richard Bryant (Apr 14) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Just about as close as it gets . The result could have gone either way. Thanks for the match Richard"  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Neville Johnny [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lucian Iftimie Hau 9.2 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andrew Ireland [W3, L1] 6
  4. Paul Martin 9.2 [W2, L3] 6
  5. Tadgh Buckley 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dave Vosper 10.1 [L1]
  7. Roberto Facchini [L3]

Match Results:

Lucian Iftimie Hau bt Roberto Facchini (May 16) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentNeville Johnny bt Andrew Ireland (May 15) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "a great match played with rain always in the air. following a close first set Neville managed to claw back from 2-5 to force a tie break in the second set. With both players not looking forward to a third set Neville held his nerve to win a tight tie break. Thanks for a great match Andy..........Neville"  -- Neville
Lucian Iftimie Hau bt Paul Martin (May 12) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Lucian Iftimie Hau (May 8) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A marathon match. Andy started slowly and Lucian raced away to a commanding lead taking the first set comfortably. The second set looked to be heading the same way but at 4-1 down Andy started to claw his way back in eventually forcing a tie break which he narrowly won taking the match into a final set. The final set was very close each player taking alternate games to make the scores 4-4. Finally with both players tiring Andy just about managed to see the set out to take the match. Thank you Lucian for an exhausting but enjoyable game. Andy"  -- Andrew
Paul Martin bt Tadgh Buckley (May 7) 6-3, 6-3
Neville Johnny bt Paul Martin (May 6) 7-5, 6-1
Paul Martin bt Roberto Facchini (Apr 26) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
Neville Johnny bt Tadgh Buckley (Apr 24) 6-3, 6-3
Neville Johnny bt Roberto Facchini (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Paul Martin (Apr 14) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tight and competitive game. Thank you Paul."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Ireland bt Tadgh Buckley (Apr 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and competitive match. Thank you Tadgh and I look forward to playing again sometime. Andy"  -- Andrew
Lucian Iftimie Hau bt Tadgh Buckley (Apr 7) 6-4, 6-1
Lucian Iftimie Hau bt Dave Vosper (Apr 4) 6-3, 6-1
Neville Johnny bt Lucian Iftimie Hau (Apr 3) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Turner [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Keely 9.2 [W4, L1, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Taylor 10.1 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nick Le Brun [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Marie Bruser [W2, L3, UF1] 7
  6. Andrew Lincoln 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Thomas Horan [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Andrew Lincoln (May 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a very hot day!"  -- Marie
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser v David Keely (May 17) 6-4, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and close game so far against a very nice opponent! We had to stop because of the rain so the deciding set is yet to be played."  -- Marie
Reveal CommentNick Le Brun bt Marie Bruser (May 10) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough but enjoyable match played on a perfect evening. Some really great rallies and it often came down to who would make a mistake first. Marie has a great game with solid ground strokes and volleying and gets about the court very quickly. Thanks Marie."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Thomas Horan (May 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, thanks Tom"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNick Le Brun bt Thomas Horan (May 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match that was closer than the score suggests. Some excellent rallies and some flashes of brilliance from Tom. Thanks for the game."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Marie Bruser (May 1) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, lots of close games, thanks Marie. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Thomas Horan (May 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, cheers Tom "  -- David
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt David Keely (Apr 30) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "This was the crunch match of the league against my nemesis who I lost against in one of the lower leagues. The wind was awful and not really conducive to tennis but we played on despite this. Balls that we thought would go out went in and balls that should go in went out - a game of cat and mouse in terms of the weather and stroke play. David came back from 5-2 in the second set to take it to tie break but I managed to hold my nerves. Always a pleasure to play against David, friendly and played in good spirit."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentNick Le Brun bt Andrew Lincoln (Apr 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in very cold conditions with us dodging the hail showers! A good, close game in which many games went to deuce. Thanks Andy."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Andrew Lincoln (Apr 24) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Neither of us played well in this match - it was quite scrappy really with us both being too tentative in our game play and missing simple winners. It was a friendly games despite this and it came down to who was going to hold their nerve. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentMarie Bruser bt Thomas Horan (Apr 23) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "The form will not let me enter it properly. We played 6:1, 6:6 (7:5). The form is complaining when I put 6:6 and does not give me the option of adding a tiebreak score then"  -- Marie
Reveal CommentDavid Keely bt Richard Taylor (Apr 21) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game, Richard coached me through to victory. Great opponent"  -- David
Reveal CommentRichard Taylor bt Nick Le Brun (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, a lot of close games. Thanks Nick."  -- Richard
David Keely bt Andrew Lincoln (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Nick Le Brun (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable game against Nick. The score does not reflect fairly on Nick as i would have been please to take just one set off him. Ian is a really good stroke player, but like he said he was short on match practice which meant he made more mistakes than expected. This was my second match in row after playing Richard Taylor. Nick and I played a third set for fun which he just won - i must have been mad as the old body was complaining. Not suprised after 4 and a quarter hours and 52 games later (I'm not 21 anymore!!) Thanks Nick for the extra set."  -- Andy
David Keely bt Nick Le Brun (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Richard Taylor (Apr 14) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The weather was perfect for tennis. This was a hard fought game. Richard was very consistent and made very little mistakes which frustrated me a little - manage to become more composed for the last set. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Thomas Horan (Apr 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another game where the scoreline did not represent the level of players. Thomas was a sporting player...with a deadly first serve when in (the best server i have played against yet). A good friendly game - very enjoyable. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Turner bt Marie Bruser (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A closer game than the scrores show. Marie was a difficult oponent and very hard to lob. Really enjoyable game...could be a very close group this one. "  -- Andy

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Bunn 9.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Mace 9.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Simon Wooldridge [W4, L2] 10
  4. Ed Mcmanus [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Olive Merrill [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ryan Newell 10.1 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Francesca Howe 10.1 [L6] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Richard Mace (May 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close first set with not a lot in it. . I seemed to pull away in the second but Richard held on and played some good tennis. The final game was a long one but I managed to win it after many deuces and advantages. Cheers for a good game Richard! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentOlive Merrill bt Ryan Newell (May 19) 6-1, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match despite the rain! "  -- Olive
Reveal CommentRyan Newell bt Francesca Howe (May 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Fran. On a day where everything seemed to be happening at Eaton park it certainly was entertaining with the fun run around the park with loud music and whistles, the mini trains going past, croquet, boat racing and full tennis courts. We also had the wind to contend with but lots of long rallies."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRichard Mace bt Francesca Howe (May 13) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "In a tricky first set Fran chased down every ball and battled hard. Although the second set was more straight forward it was an enjoyable match played in a great spirit. Thanks Fran."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Mace bt Simon Wooldridge (May 7) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Despite Simon playing the better tennis in the first two sets I managed to dig in to make it one each. Then after a tricky two week break between sets two and three we carried on the match. With both players each having played a couple of matches in those two weeks the third set was more competitive. However I managed to take it in the end. Cheers for an enjoyable match Simon"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentOlive Merrill bt Francesca Howe (May 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Fran for a good match although a bit windy!"  -- Olive
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Simon Wooldridge (May 6) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match in sets 1 & 2. . Some good rallies and some solid serving from both sides. The final set seemed to drift my way with a few too many unforced errors. . A very enjoyable match. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentSimon Wooldridge bt Francesca Howe (May 2) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match which could have easily gone the other way. Thanks for the game Fran. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Francesca Howe (May 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game. . windy conditions made things challenging for us, but we still had many close games with some long rallies. "  -- Chris
Ed Mcmanus bt Ryan Newell (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentSimon Wooldridge bt Olive Merrill (Apr 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game. Thanks Olive"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRichard Mace bt Ed Mcmanus (Apr 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game with some great rallies and tactical play from both players. The match could've been level after Ed fought back to make it four all in the second set. However I managed to hang in there and take the win. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentEd Mcmanus bt Francesca Howe (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing fun!"  -- Ed
Reveal CommentRichard Mace bt Ryan Newell (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "With both players giving away several points through unforced errors it was probably my serve that won me the match in the end. Thanks for the match Ryan. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Ryan Newell (Apr 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game on a sunny Sunday morning. . I seemed to take control in the first set after some solid serving which continued into the second. . An enjoyable match - maybe the 4 or 5 beers the previous evening affected Ryan's game more than mine?? Cheers mate! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Ed Mcmanus (Apr 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with lots of good rallies on a bright spring morning. First set was very close but I seemed to have the edge in the second with some good serving. Chris. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentEd Mcmanus bt Olive Merrill (Apr 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game with less enjoyable wind!"  -- Ed
Reveal CommentSimon Wooldridge bt Ed Mcmanus (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in great weather. Some good rallies and lots of deuce games. Cheers for the game Ed"  -- Simon
Simon Wooldridge bt Ryan Newell (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Bunn bt Olive Merrill (Apr 6) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a bright spring evening. . Chris seemed to take control in the first set but Olive game back strong in the second. . The second set could have gone either way but Chris managed to serve out for the match at 7 - 5"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentOlive Merrill bt Richard Mace (Apr 3) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Richard for a good game of tennis in a sunny day!" -- Olive

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Fowler 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Karl Kindelman 9.1 [W4, L1, UF1] 9
  3. Antonino De Leon 9.2 [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Samuel 10.1 [W3, L1] 6
  5. Jordan Scrimshaw [L4]
  6. Lynne Johnson [L3]
  7. Nicholas Hodges 9.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Antonino De Leon v Karl Kindelman (May 24) 6-4, 4-6 TBC
Robert Samuel bt Nicholas Hodges (May 24) 6-0, 6-0
Karl Kindelman bt Nicholas Hodges (May 23) 6-0, 6-0
Antonino De Leon bt Jordan Scrimshaw (May 21) 6-2, 6-0
Karl Kindelman bt Jordan Scrimshaw (May 21) 6-1, 6-3
Robert Samuel bt Jordan Scrimshaw (May 19) 6-1, 6-2
Karl Kindelman bt Lynne Johnson (May 6) 6-1, 6-0
Richard Fowler bt Jordan Scrimshaw (Apr 25) 6-3, 6-3
Richard Fowler bt Nicholas Hodges (Apr 24) 6-2, 6-3
Antonino De Leon bt Lynne Johnson (Apr 23) 6-1, 6-1
Richard Fowler bt Karl Kindelman (Apr 7) 6-2, 7-5
Richard Fowler bt Lynne Johnson (Apr 6) 6-2, 6-0
Antonino De Leon bt Nicholas Hodges (Apr 4) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentRobert Samuel bt Antonino De Leon (Apr 2) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very enjoyable match played in lovely sunny conditions. The scoreline really does not reflect the play. All the games were extremely competitive with Sam just managing to win the crucial points. "  -- Robert
Karl Kindelman bt Robert Samuel (Apr 1) 3-4 Robert Samuel Retired

Current Rankings:

  1. Stuart Main 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martin Robson [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andy Macdonald 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Linda May 9.1 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Garnham [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Butcher 10.2 [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mark Dumpleton 9.1 [W1, L1] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStuart Main bt Martin Robson (May 20) 6-7, 7-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very close and enjoyable game. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Martin Robson (May 8) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Gruelling match played over 3 hours on a Monday evening at Eaton park. Clearly could have gone either way, fantastic game ebbed and flowed for each player with momentum swings in each set. Each of us had chances to take the 2nd set before I eventually levelled at 1 set each. Seemed like a good idea to play the 3rd set properly, however over an later we were facing a tiebreak anyway. Martin had a chance to wrap up at 6-5, I took it in the end at 8-6. Great match thank you Martin, never again though!"  -- Andy
Andy Macdonald bt Andrew Butcher (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-2
Stuart Main bt Andrew Butcher (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-2
Martin Robson bt Andrew Garnham (Apr 24) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentMartin Robson bt Linda May (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with some good rallies and a lot of games reaching deuce."  -- Martin
Stuart Main bt Andrew Garnham (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Linda May (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us struggled on serve early on, good fun rallies throughout the match made for an enjoyable first encounter."  -- Andy
Martin Robson bt Mark Dumpleton (Apr 14) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMark Dumpleton bt Linda May (Apr 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An entertaining game on possibly the most windy, gusty day in a long time at Sprowston Rec! With almost every game going to deuce, the match came down to who managed the unpredictability of the conditions best and Mark just edged it. A great game and I look forward to playing Linda again!"  -- Mark
Martin Robson bt Andrew Butcher (Apr 8) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentStuart Main bt Andy Macdonald (Apr 8) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent hard fought match on a very hot day. Lots of good serving and rallies. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentAndrew Garnham bt Andrew Butcher (Apr 7) 6-2, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We had a very still and dry April evening for a very back and forth match."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentStuart Main bt Linda May (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable and well played game on a warm Friday evening. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentAndy Macdonald bt Andrew Garnham (Apr 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I've played against and alongside Andrew for some time now so our games are well known to each other and always played in good spirits. Some fantastic returns and winners nailed by Andrew, unfortunately not hitting some as well as I know he does. A flattering score line for me and look forward to our next meet."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Andrew Butcher (Apr 5) 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very long, scrappy, dog fight of a game played over 2 hours and 25 minutes. The first set was close. Andrew started strong in the second set taking the next 9 games on the trot. Linda fought back from 3 love down in the third to bring it to a tie break. The match could have gone either way but Linda finally managed to win the tie break."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentLinda May bt Andrew Garnham (Apr 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Played at Eaton Park on a lovely, sunny Sunday afternoon. We had a good match with some good rallies and several games going to deuce, however, I didn't catch Andy on his A game otherwise the score would have been quite different. There was a glimpse of Andy at his best at the start of the second set when he took an early lead but couldn't sustain it."  -- Linda

Current Rankings:

  1. Callum King [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jon Vila [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Liz Somerville [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julie Cooper [W4, L2] 8
  5. Liliya Serazetdinova [W2, L4] 4
  6. Mary Gillings [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Victoria Chubb 9.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Mary Gillings bt Victoria Chubb (May 14) 6-1, 7-5
Julie Cooper bt Victoria Chubb (May 13) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Mary Gillings (May 8) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice evening weather, not windy for a change. It was a challenging match, we both gave our best."  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Victoria Chubb (May 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Vikki for braving the wind to play!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Liliya Serazetdinova (May 4) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks liliya for a good game!"  -- Callum
Julie Cooper bt Liliya Serazetdinova (May 1) 6-2, 6-3
Julie Cooper bt Jon Vila (Apr 30) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Mary Gillings (Apr 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "it was a good game, was windy but manage to do some good rallies. nice game Mary thanks."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Julie Cooper (Apr 28) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I always enjoy playing Julie but as she has beaten me the past few times, I particularly enjoyed it today!"  -- Liz
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Apr 27) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "it was a very close game, lots of good rallies. nice game Liliya."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Liliya Serazetdinova (Apr 23) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic match with nearly every game going to deuce. Liliya is a lovely player to play against and we had some fabulous rallies"  -- Liz
Julie Cooper bt Mary Gillings (Apr 21) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova bt Victoria Chubb (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very windy afternoon. Very close match, almost every point went into Duce. It was very enjoyable match, with quite s few rallies where you could not see who will win the point."  -- Liliya
Reveal CommentJon Vila bt Liz Somerville (Apr 13) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for tennis, it was really close match with good rallies and lots of deuces. was lucky to win the tie break on the 1st set Liz went ahead for 2-0 on the 2nd set, manage to get back and gained momentum, shots went on my favour. it was a good game.. thank you Liz - Jon "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Mary Gillings (Apr 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Horrible weather and a small problem with both my memory and getting on the courts but thank you mary!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Julie Cooper (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely weather even if a bit cooler than the weekend! Some good rallys and enjoyed the match, thanks Julie!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Jon Vila (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather for tennis, warm and very little wind. First set was very even with both of us holding our serve until Jon broke me to take the lead. Thankfully I broke straight back and went on to win the set. Score doesn't reflect what was mostly an even game - thanks Jon!"  -- Callum
Reveal CommentCallum King bt Liz Somerville (Apr 2) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Liz even if I wasn't remotely close to being anything in the same realm as consistent! Nice weather and nice for me personally to get back into tennis after a couple months out, thanks Liz!"  -- Callum
Jon Vila bt Victoria Chubb (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentLiz Somerville bt Mary Gillings (Apr 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely sunny and warm afternoon game in the park. Great to be able to wear my skirt for the first time this year - my podgy knees probably put Mary off!"  -- Liz

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Norwich 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 8 | Thursday 9 February 2017 to Wednesday 19 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Thanks for all your efforts in getting every available match played in this round - we know it's always difficult to find a time when four people can play so appreciate your commitment. It's also great to see the matches being played in a fantastic friendly spirit. We hope to see you back in the summer round!

Group Summary:

Thanks for all the match commentaries, it sounds like fun was had by all which is what we like to see. Thomas & David's dominate display of doubles put them top of the table with four wins from four. Lucy-Ann & James showed some good form of their own to finish as runner ups with three wins to their name. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas Dymoke & David Burton [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Lucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Vanessa Angier & Dawn Crafer [W2, L2] 4
  4. Andy Turner & Mary Gillings [W1, L3] 2
  5. Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May [L4]
  6. Edward Land & John Feltham withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVanessa Angier & Dawn Crafer bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Apr 18) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun competitive match played on a cold but dry evening with no wind! The first set was a close call with many games going to deuce. Liliya and Linda kept us on our toes with great first serves and well placed winners. We have thoroughly enjoyed the Norwich Parks Tennis League and will return next Spring. "  -- Dawn
Reveal CommentThomas Dymoke & David Burton bt Vanessa Angier & Dawn Crafer (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A smashing evening for tennis with a gentle breeze, perfect light and comfortable temperatures. An enjoyable match was had by all, as Tom was energetic at the net, and Dawn and Vanessa's serving and well-placed lobs kept us on our heels all evening. We're very happy to have had a chance to play such wonderful pairs throughout the tourney, and look forward to playing again."  -- David
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely couple of sets on a glorious sunny day. Some very close points with generally long rallies between the 2 pairs."  -- James
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Andy Turner & Mary Gillings (Apr 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and well contested game in the afternoon sun. Some good rallies, fearsome serves and high quality net play displayed by all. Continued with a third set which went to a tie break."  -- James
Reveal CommentThomas Dymoke & David Burton bt Lucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman (Mar 31) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game all round, with lots of very close points. Great to keep on playing afterwards"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentLucy-Ann Williams & James Bowman bt Vanessa Angier & Dawn Crafer (Mar 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "On a chilly and blustery evening, with some temporary lighting issues, both pairs grew into the game to play some quality rallies. Some precise serving and key ground strokes from Dawn and Vanessa caused us some big problems! A very enjoyable game with the score perhaps masking an evenly contested encounter."  -- James
Reveal CommentThomas Dymoke & David Burton bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Was a very windy day."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentAndy Turner & Mary Gillings bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Mar 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Linda and Lilaya - the weather just about held out after raining half an hour before - so a little slippy under foot. Very fair players and played in good spirits."  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVanessa Angier & Dawn Crafer bt Andy Turner & Mary Gillings (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive and enjoyable game played on a lovely Spring-like Saturday afternoon. Andy and Mary got off to good starts in both sets, going two games to love up, but we managed to overhaul them to edge both 6-4. Some ferocious first serves from Andy and deadly accurate ones from Mary often had us on the back foot, but steady ground strokes from Dawn, particularly on the backhand, and some incisive net play saw us run out winners."  -- Vanessa
Thomas Dymoke & David Burton bt Andy Turner & Mary Gillings (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-1

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Norwich 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments:
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