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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 19 | Thursday 27 February 2020 to Wednesday 22 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 March 2020)

Final Rankings:

  1. Darren Bellamy [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark Baxter [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Buckle [W1, L1] 2
  4. Stuart McLeod [W1] 2
  5. Lewys Thomas [L1]
  6. Kieran Davies

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStuart McLeod bt Mark Baxter (Mar 22) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very even game in a strong crosswind. Myself and Mark have a very similar playing style, relying on our forehand and serve. The wind made it difficult to get too much consistency, but it was still a very enjoyable game away from the madness of the world. Hope to play you again Mark in saner times."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentDarren Bellamy bt Mark Baxter (Mar 21) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A sunny if blustery morning on the clay courts at Windsor Tennis Club Penarth. Every court was in use. Brave citizens of Earth taking advantage of a leisure facility being open before the impending apocalypse arrives. Mark started well, taking the first 3 games and winning the first set with some excellent drives, especially on the forehand. I adjusted to a more defensive game in the 2nd and 3rd sets to take into account the windy conditions. Enjoyable game with some great rallies. Thanks Mark and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Darren
Reveal CommentTom Buckle bt Darren Bellamy (Mar 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Against the backdrop of the impending apocalypse, Darren and I played at the castle club in the rain. Good competitive match which I managed to win despite endless missed smashes and drop shots. Thanks Darren. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDarren Bellamy bt Lewys Thomas (Mar 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Darren was very consistant and we had some great rallies. He vet rarely makes an unforced error"  -- Lewys
Reveal CommentMark Baxter bt Tom Buckle (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close fought contest. Battle done with never say die shots and both players going for it ! Very enjoyable, thanks Tom !"  -- Mark

Final Rankings:

  1. Kevin Birt 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Josh Cain [W1] 2
  3. Dave Gobbett [L1]
  4. Sam Turner [L1]
  5. Andy Richards
  6. Matthew Blake withdrawn
  7. Simon Botley

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKevin Birt bt Sam Turner (Mar 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Unusual match where me nor Sam really got into playing our best. But we had a fun match with good company. Sam clearly can play well, with a ferocious first serve and the ability to chase everything down but he just didn’t find is stride on this occasion . Pleasure to play against Sam, I look forward to playing again."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentJosh Cain bt Dave Gobbett (Mar 2) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Shame about the wind but had a good time!"  -- Josh

Final Rankings:

  1. Gergo Szudar [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Vincent Gegaden 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  3. José Postigo Cotta [W1] 2
  4. David Wake 9.1 [L2] withdrawn
  5. Jeff Owen [L2]
  6. Martin Riley
  7. Michael Coombes

Match Results:

Gergo Szudar bt Jeff Owen (Mar 16) 6-3, 6-3
Gergo Szudar bt Vincent Gegaden (Mar 14) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentVincent Gegaden bt David Wake (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match played in a great spirit. Thank you David for coming to play in Radyr TC. The conditions were good for the season apart from a little rain in the second set. Some very good shots were played, it was a very enjoyable game with a lot of winners from both side. Thank you David!"  -- Vincent
Reveal CommentJosé Postigo Cotta bt Jeff Owen (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "In this quickly, windy match, there wasn't time to speculation. There were several winners by both sides. As we were chasing the ball, neither for the wind or for winners. It was so fun! Without rest! It seem to be good for me that won most of the game. But good game! Good luck and it was a pleasure to me Jeff, thanks."  -- José
Gergo Szudar bt David Wake (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-2

Final Rankings:

  1. Anne Hamilton [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Divesh Kamal [W2] 4
  3. Chris Hunt [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sinead Murphy [W1, L1] 2
  5. Richard Thompson 10.2 [L1]
  6. David Tumulty

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnne Hamilton bt Sinead Murphy (Mar 22) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Sinead is one of those annoying players who makes very few mistakes.. and it was one if those games where whoever's made the fewest mistakes was going to win. Thanks Sinead for a thoroughly enjoyable game. I guess it will be the last game for a while. "  -- Anne
Reveal CommentSinead Murphy bt Chris Hunt (Mar 15) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game, very close and many games going to deuce multiple times. Lovely to meet Chris and hope to play him again soon. "  -- Sinead
  • "Great to meet you too Sinead. Many thanks for a very enjoyable game and good luck in your remaining matches. Cheers!" -- Chris
Reveal CommentAnne Hamilton bt Richard Thompson (Mar 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "With Hailey park out of action following the floods, Richard and I decided to play at Llandaff fields. The courts were surprisingly grippy considering the bizarre combination of rain and sunshine Richard started strongly, winning the first 2 games. He has a good sense of space, knowing where to put the ball and what space to cover for the return. His game was a bit rusty (injuries and open heart surgery - glad he didn't tell me that before I made him chase a ball around a court) and this showed in him having problems finding his range in the next few games. He didn't give up all match though and we even had a rally that must have been more than 20 shots. Thanks for pleasant game Richard. Good luck for the rest."  -- Anne
Reveal CommentAnne Hamilton bt Chris Hunt (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable game that definitely blew the cobwebs away. Chris played in a very controlled and consistent way that had me running around and out of breath on many points. Unfortunately for him the wind got hold of every lifted shot he played and blew it out of court. He was surprisingly gentlemanly and good natured about this (didn't swear or express frustration once!) Thanks for the game Chris. Here's hoping for kinder weather for future games. "  -- Anne
  • "Great to meet you today Anne and many thanks for a really good match. Very well played in the tricky conditions and many thanks for your kind comments. Hopefully play you again soon. Cheers!," -- Chris
Reveal CommentDivesh Kamal bt Chris Hunt (Mar 6) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good winter evening for tennis and we had a good match. Overall a balanced match that could have gone either way, as I was very close to losing the second set. Nice to meet you chris and hope to see you on a court sometime soon!"  -- Divesh
  • "Great to meet you Divesh and many thanks for the match. Good luck in the rest of the league and hopefully play you again soon. Cheers!," -- Chris
Reveal CommentDivesh Kamal bt Anne Hamilton (Mar 1) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Anne and I have played against each other a few times and this was a fun and competitive match. Anne took the first set coming back from 0-4, and the second two sets were much more difficult for me than the score would suggest. Always a pleasure to play you Anne!"  -- Divesh

Final Rankings:

  1. Robert Anderson [W2] 4
  2. Andrew Tomasso [W2] 4
  3. Tim Ferguson [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christina Macaulay [W1, L1] 2
  5. Zannetta Katzourou [L1]
  6. Amritpal Philora withdrawn
  7. Paul Langham

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Anderson bt Tim Ferguson (Mar 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tim, Great to get out into the sunshine and run around for a while, though the wind was tricky at times. Good luck with the rest of your matches Tim."  -- Robert
Andrew Tomasso bt Zannetta Katzourou (Mar 20) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentRobert Anderson bt Christina Macaulay (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Christina. An enjoyable game, often played in difficult conditions - gusty wind, light rain, bright sunshine. The best of luck in your other games."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentChristina Macaulay bt Tim Ferguson (Feb 29) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a long and enjoyable match. For me it was my first match back after bowel surgery on 8th Jan so I was really pleased to play but wasn’t expecting my first match back to last 2 hours and 40 mins. Many thanks to Tim for such a close match (he saved 4 match points) and for allowing me a guest pass to David Lloyd which meant I could collapse in sauna/jacuzzi/pool afterwards. Thanks Tim. "  -- Christina
Reveal CommentAndrew Tomasso bt Tim Ferguson (Feb 28) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tom started very quickly and established a good first set lead. In the second set, my serving began to come back in and it was even-stevens up till 3—3; then we exchanged a couple of breaks of serve, and I had to save four match points before Tom settled it at last. Neither of us was looking forward to a third set, I think! Tom is very quick around the court and returned a number of shots that I thought were going to be winners! Congratulations to you, and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Tim

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:
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