Glad to hear you are still around UKP. Is there no county practise in Yorkshire? Most counties are crying out for singles players and have more than enough doubles players so you should be sorted. I have a friend at York Uni who has just been asked to play for the 4ths. The club standard is pretty much as good as it gets, but as you say so is the club scene . Having had a bad patch I think, or hope, that my game is on the way back. Mens is not great but the mixed is much improved over recent weeks. We shall see as I have found a good, perhaps too good, new partner. We are doing some training and will play Nottingham and Leicester. Was going to come up to Hull and play with my old partner, but might play the rankings game and get spanked at the Grand Slam instead. It is right on my doorstep and you get lots of points just for losing. Would pretty much have to reach the final of the Hull just to get similar points. Before you say it DLP, I know, but going to Hull costs a lot of money. I want to play mixed in the Nationals next year so have to get my ranking up higher. I am closing in on the top 50 but really need to be inside the top 30. I am thinking I will play Nottingham, Leicester, Sussex and Guernsey this year and concentrate on the Challengers early next year, namely Wimbledon and Essex, then I wont be too far away. It would be good to have played the Nationals once. If the rankings system is there to be exploited, which looking at the players ranked in the top 100 it plainly is, then I dont feel too bad about doing just for one season. BAofE website is a definite improvement. There are a few bugs in the navigation but it is a lot more pleasing to the eye. It still looks as if it is hosted by Datamex though, so I wonder if they will still have to pay for every update. Anyway it was good to have a look at the latest rankings. My prediction of a fast rise up the positions by our young Sussex star Dean George looks to be coming true. Pleased to say that my average is better than his at the moment but that will change within the year I have no doubt. If any of you are playing any of the same tournaments as me then let me know, especially if you are a doubles player looking for a partner, even if only for that event. I am not the greatest at doubles but it is better to play than to sit at home.