Friendly, competitive tennis on Barry & the Vale's public courts

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If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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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.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

Getting started

New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Romilly Park

Romilly Park Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 6RN
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Windsor LTC Penarth

Larkwood Avenue, Penarth, CF64 3JJ
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Barry Community Tennis Club

Pontypridd Rd,, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7LX
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Llantrisant Leisure Club

Southgate Park, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF72 8DJ
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Other Venues

Llantwit Major Tennis Club

Llantonian Hall, Boverton Road, Llantwit Major, CF61 1TF
Tel: 07909 987359
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Alexandra Gardens

Rectory Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 3AN
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Celtic Way

Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3FT
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Gladstone Gardens

Gladstone Road, Barry, CF62 8DD
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Parc Bryn-y-Don

Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan
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Penarth Recreation Ground

Lavernock Road, Penarth, CF64 3QH
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Collapse AllBarry & the Vale Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 28 June 2018 to Wednesday 22 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 July 2018)

This was a relatively small round and the heat may have effected the total number of matches played but those that were completed were great! Do hope that as the weather becomes more tennis friendly you can get more matches another time and don't forget, we are always here to help!

Group Summary:

Persistence and determination often wins the day and so it was here with Matthew managing to play and win four matches, more than anyone else, and even get his bonus points -the only player to do so. He also came through a couple of three setters, so is a very worthy winner. Commiserations to runner up Gary, who actually had a few match points against Matthew in their head to head and came back from 1-4 down in the final set but Matthew held on - we well know how frustrating that can be for the loser! It was a real shame Benjamin did not get underway - do let us know if we can help another time - and sorry not to see even more matches played, but good to see those that were played were so enjoyable and every one came with a match commentary - many thanks.

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Hopkins 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gary Mickelsen 10.1 [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Penny Mickelsen [W1, L1] 2
  4. Bethan Owens [L2] 1
  5. Richard Powell [L2] 1
  6. Benjamin Griffiths

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Hopkins bt Bethan Owens (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in the sun with Beth. Luckily there was a little wind so we weren't roasting on court! Beth played well and quite a few games went to deuce. Looking forward to our next match."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPenny Mickelsen bt Bethan Owens (Jul 25) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match; great battle; thoroughly enjoyed it"  -- Penny
Reveal CommentGary Mickelsen bt Richard Powell (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another fun, competitive match with Richard in the sun. Again, the score rather flattering on my part when there were actually plenty of rallies and deuce games. I look forward to next time Richard."  -- Gary

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMatthew Hopkins bt Gary Mickelsen (Jul 23) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another marathon match between me and Gary. The heat made this one really tough and could have gone either way. There were lots of deuce games. Gary came back from 4-1 down in the final set and had a few match points but somehow I came away with the win. Thanks Gary! "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Hopkins bt Penny Mickelsen (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match in the morning sun. It was Penny's first match for a while and we had a good laugh and good match. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Hopkins bt Richard Powell (Jul 11) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match in high temperatures. Fitness was a major factor and the heat made it difficult to keep a high level of tennis in the later sets. Richard did really well in the first set but I was able to keep my consistency and see out the second 2 sets. Thanks for the match Richard."  -- Matthew


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

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) 

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)