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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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Primary Venues

Heath Park

King George V Drive North, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 4EG
Tel: 02922 404450
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Llandaff Fields

Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YD
Tel: 029 2087 2087
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Victoria Park

Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 1EY
Tel: 029 2037 4212
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Roath Pleasure Gardens

Ninian Road, Cardiff, CF23 5NP
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Sophia Gardens

Cardiff, CF11 9SW
Tel: 0845 045 0902
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Rumney Hill Gardens

Newport Road, Rumney, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF3 4
Tel: 029 2077 7979
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Other Venues

Cardiff City House of Sport 3

Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AW
Tel: 02920689382
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Cardiff Met Indoor Tennis Centre

Cyncoed Road, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
Tel: 029 2041 6777
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Cardiff University Sports Training Village

Talybont Sports Centre, Bevan Pl, Cardiff, CF14 3UX
Tel: 029 2087 4675
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Llwynfedw Gardens

Llwynfedw Gardens, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 4NW
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Trelai Park

Heol Trelai, Cowbridge Road, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 5PF
Tel: 029 2056 1747
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Club Venues

Windsor LTC Penarth

Larkwood Avenue, Penarth, CF64 3JJ
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Collapse AllCardiff Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Howell-Jones 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom White [W1] 2
  3. James Robertson [W1] 2
  4. Owen Morris [W1] 2
  5. Paul Tyack [W1] 2
  6. Tom Buckle [L1] 1
  7. Shane Rumbel 7.2 withdrawn
  8. Stuart McLeod

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom White bt Mark Howell-Jones (Apr 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot day to play, Mark hit some good lobs today but I managed to stay consistent to win, thanks mark"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentOwen Morris bt Tom Buckle (Apr 14) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was an interesting match where we both had our ups and downs. I started strongly taking the early break to be up 2-0 and had one or two game points on my serve to make it 3-0. But Tom turned it up a gear, broke me and ended up dominating the rest of the first set to make it 6-3. There was nothing I could have done to stop him. In the second set, I took advantage of the increase in unforced errors and managed to win the second set 6-1. In the decider, Tom took the early break to lead 1-0, but I was lucky enough to break back and eventually win the third set 6-3. It was a tough battle! Tom unfortunately was unable to quite maintain the level he displayed in the first set and I think that resulted in the outcome. Thanks for a great game."  -- Owen
Reveal CommentJames Robertson bt Mark Howell-Jones (Apr 14) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. Lots of close games and Mark hit some brilliant drop shots. "  -- James
Reveal CommentPaul Tyack bt Mark Howell-Jones (Apr 11) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Mark was literally chomping at the bit to get the new league underway on a fine morning in Penarth. He raced away into a healthy lead due to some splendid serving and oddly consistent ground strokes. My game was littered with errors principally, I believe, as I was using Mark's spare racket which I am sure he had tampered with! In the second set I found a bit more consistency and Mark's serve died off a little so I managed to get ahead, despite him getting me running around a fair bit. The third set was tight as both of us fought the advancing years (and waistlines). It was on serve all the way to 4-4 and, with a tie break looming, I managed to break to get to 5-4 then served out. The post match beer tasted all the better after that! Cheers"  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Darren Bellamy [W1] 2
  2. Martin Riley [W1, L1] 2
  3. Geoffrey Davies [L1] 1
  4. Dave Gobbett
  5. John Miller
  6. Mark Evans
  7. Rhys Fidler 10.1
  8. Siriphan Chatchawalanon

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarren Bellamy bt Martin Riley (Apr 19) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The omens were bad for Martin from the start. Not only had I comfortably won our previous match last year, but Martin arrived wearing a Fulham top (aren't they due to be relegated?). I hoped this would be the first, easy step to my inexorable rise back to the premier league, where you get to play those tennis greats known as Tyack, Buckley, and the cloud... Not to be. This was a leaner, fitter, stronger Martin Riley than the one I met last year. At 4-2 up Martin confessed to having received coaching during the winter (clearly forgot to mention this at the start). Against run of play I forced a tie-break and scraped through. The 2nd set may look like a Fulham v Man U result, but it was genuinely close and a really hard game. Thanks Martin!"  -- Darren
Reveal CommentMartin Riley bt Geoffrey Davies (Apr 14) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What looked like a beautiful April morning at the Heath turned out to be quite gusty. There was either no wind or a strong wind which affected us both equally. Geoff is a gentleman and an excellent competitor. It was a long gruelling match with plenty of momentum swings. Geoff came back from 5-2 down to clinch the first and I narrowly won a tight second. The third was intense too. Thanks for the game Geoff and good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Martin

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrea Rossi
  2. Carwyn Harvard
  3. David Tumulty
  4. John Karseras
  5. Michael Coombes
  6. Nial Henderson 9.2
  7. Robert Anderson
  8. Simon Botley

Current Rankings:

  1. Cerith Williams 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Bruno Troisi [L1]
  3. Chris Hunt
  4. David Sullivan
  5. Geraint Thomas 10.2
  6. Mark Jepras
  7. Neha Thakerar 10.2
  8. Sam Parsons
  9. Steve Blandford

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCerith Williams bt Bruno Troisi (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a very enjoyable game Bruno, despite the wind! The score does not reflect the balance of play and once that topspin forehand gets going in match play, things will be very different!"  -- Cerith
  • "Thanks Cerith for your comments and positive feedback. It was a great day for tennis, the sun was shining but unfortunately my game wasn't! But with a few more knock abouts I'm sure I'll blow away the cobwebs and find my form. You found yours pretty much from the get go and showed flair and finesse with great positional shots and slice play. If we play again I'll hopefully bring my A game. It was a pleasure meeting you," -- Bruno

Current Rankings:

  1. Kevin Birt [W1] 2
  2. Christina Macaulay [W1, L1] 2
  3. Susan Gibbs [L1]
  4. Amritpal Philora
  5. Sinead Murphy
  6. Tim Ferguson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristina Macaulay bt Susan Gibbs (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the match, lovely to meet Christina. She played very well. "  -- Susan
Kevin Birt bt Christina Macaulay (Apr 13) 6-3, 6-3

Results

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

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)