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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.

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Primary Venues

Heath Park

King George V Drive North, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 4EG Tel: 02922 404450 full venue details »

Romilly Park

Romilly Park Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 6RN Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Park

Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 1EY Tel: 029 2037 4212 full venue details »

Hailey Park

Cardiff, CF14 2JL Tel: full venue details »

Windsor LTC Penarth

Larkwood Avenue, Penarth, CF64 3JJ Tel: full venue details »

Sophia Gardens

Cardiff, CF11 9SW Tel: 0845 045 0902 full venue details »

Barry Community Tennis Club

Pontypridd Rd,, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7LX Tel: full venue details »

Barry Athletic Tennis Club

Paget Road, Barry, CF62 5TQ Tel: full venue details »

Roath Pleasure Gardens

Ninian Road, Cardiff, CF23 5NP Tel: full venue details »

Llandaff Fields

Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YD Tel: 029 2087 2087 full venue details »

Other Venues

Cardiff City House of Sport 3

Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AW Tel: 02920689382 full venue details »

Cardiff Met Indoor Tennis Centre

Cyncoed Road, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD Tel: 029 2041 6777 full venue details »

Cardiff University Sports Training Village

Talybont Sports Centre, Bevan Pl, Cardiff, CF14 3UX Tel: 029 2087 4675 full venue details »

Llantwit Major Tennis Club

Llantonian Hall, Boverton Road, Llantwit Major, CF61 1TF Tel: 07909 987359 full venue details »

Alexandra Gardens

Rectory Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 3AN Tel: full venue details »

Celtic Way

Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3FT Tel: full venue details »

Gladstone Gardens

Gladstone Road, Barry, CF62 8DD Tel: full venue details »

Parc Bryn-y-Don

Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan Tel: full venue details »

Penarth Recreation Ground

Lavernock Road, Penarth, CF64 3QH Tel: full venue details »

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Collapse AllCardiff & Vale Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 12 November 2020 to Thursday 7 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 December 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Kevin Birt 10.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Greg Jabbit [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matthew Blake 10.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stuart McLeod [W1, L2, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Baxter [W2] 4
  6. Enrique Dominguez [W2] 4
  7. Ryan O'Neill [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Josh Cain [L1, UF1] 1
  9. Edward Donovan [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKevin Birt bt Ryan O'Neill (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to meet Ryan in really good conditions except the famous Heath Park glare. Certainly no issues with Ryan’s serve today less than 3 double-faults plus a beast of a forehand. Just came down to Ryan being a bit error strewn today but you can see the technique is all there just needs a few more games in, as clearly a very competent player. Some good rallies today and a really enjoyable game. Good luck."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentGreg Jabbit bt Stuart McLeod (Nov 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against Stuart in decent conditions, for a change! - Stuart started the the first set really well going 3-1 up but I managed to claw it back and find a bit of rhythm. Beware of Stuart's chopping forehand, really difficult shot to read & return and had me running all over the court. Great opponent, look forward to the next time. "  -- Greg
Reveal CommentMatthew Blake bt Ryan O'Neill (Nov 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan mentioned he’s a bit rusty and getting back into the tennis game , but we had good rallies and I think if it wasn’t for the double faults on Ryan serve then the score would be a lot different. Good game Ryan & Good luck in your future mate. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentKevin Birt bt Josh Cain (Nov 26) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good first set and conditions against Josh. Tight as always at 6-4. But the weather got worse the drizzle got heavier and suddenly the balls were heavy and conditions no longer made for an enjoyable game. Josh asked if we should leave it at 1-1 and I couldn’t agree more as neither of us were playing good tennis nor enjoying it. Sloppy shots and rain in the eye. Until next time....."  -- Kevin
  • "We concluded our match in near perfect conditions at Heath Park but neither of us really showed up. I won a typically tight final set 6-4 but it was actually a frustrating win as we are more used to some epic rallies and hard fought points with some big winning shots, we saw very little of that today. Good to see Josh though and I’m sure we will have a good friendly match in the next couple of weeks. Good luck in the rest of your games Josh!" -- Kevin
Reveal CommentStuart McLeod bt Kevin Birt (Nov 24) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in perfect conditions at Heath. It was evenly matched, but a bit error strewn with neither of us serving particularly well and struggling to hold serve. The highest quality set was the friendly warm down set which John won. Thank for the game John, I look forward to playing you again."  -- Stuart
  • "Really good spirited game against an experienced player who showed he could adapt to the opponent and the game. I felt very comfortable after the first set and Stuart adjusted and played a good tactical and tricky game and came out a deserved winner. Great conditions for November and a good match. I’ll take the kudos for taking the (pointless) 4th set where we both relaxed and played some better tennis and some bigger hits. Good luck in the rest of your games Stuart. Tricky tricky tricky! :)" -- Kevin
Reveal CommentStuart McLeod v Josh Cain (Nov 23) 7-6 (7-2), 0-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "With only one hour to play before floodlights went out at the Heath, completing the game was always unlikely especially after a 7-6 1st set. Tbc"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentEnrique Dominguez bt Greg Jabbit (Nov 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game at Heath Park on Sunday. A bit chilly but no wind nor rain which can be considered a great day for playing this time of the year. The first set was very intense and after I got up 3-1, Greg recovered and got himself 4-3 up with several break points on my serve to make it 5-3. After countless deuces I managed to get the game and the two following games to make the set. Second set, although the score may tell otherwise, also had every game virtually getting to deuce so very tight game indeed. Thanks for a really good game Greg."  -- Enrique
Reveal CommentMark Baxter bt Ryan O'Neill (Nov 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan stated at the start that he was very rusty and just getting back into tennis after a nasty wrist injury. His serve did not reflect this. Moments of brilliance with his top spin forehand, but as he said, more play = more consistency ! I am sure as the league progresses, Ryan will get better and better ! Thanks Ryan"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentKevin Birt bt Matthew Blake (Nov 22) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well.... we both thought it would be a 50-50 game and it was. Matt was in great form and so many times I was left wondering what I needed to do to beat him, almost every point I won was hard fought as Matt played a great all round game. I took it today but next time it could be anyone’s. Friendly and fun game in decent conditions. Good luck in the rest of your games Matt and well played."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentGreg Jabbit bt Matthew Blake (Nov 20) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in terrible conditions, Matt played some great points especially in the second set and I honestly can't remember him making a single double fault throughout the entire match. Great to meet you and all the best in your future games. "  -- Greg
Mark Baxter bt Kevin Birt (Nov 19) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Reveal CommentMatthew Blake bt Stuart McLeod (Nov 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Stuart has been my nemesis in tennis for probably last 15 years , so it was good winning the match. He made more mistakes really, and didn’t bring his game to the court tbh. Good luck in your future games tho mate. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentEnrique Dominguez bt Edward Donovan (Nov 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good first game at Heath Park. We played the warm up under the rain but luckily stopped a bit before starting the match. First set started very even until I managed to get ahead and won it 6-3. Second set I started stronger and got to 4-0 up but Edward never gave up and started making really good serves and a few aces and got it to 3-4 and with options of 4-4. With very tight games going to deuces virtually every game I managed to made them mine and got the win. Great match Edward. Good luck in the rest of the games."  -- Enrique
Reveal CommentGreg Jabbit bt Kevin Birt (Nov 12) 6-4, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Another close and very enjoyable game with Kev. Hope the rest of your matches go well pal. All the best "  -- Greg
  • "Good to play Greg again under the Heath park floodlights. 6-4 to Greg in the 1st set which is a standard score line between us although neither of us was at their best. I went 6-5 up in the 2nd and slipped heavy in the corner, didn’t seem quite right after that and lost the next 9 consecutive points! That being said Greg was the deserved winner, good all round game with a relentless nature to chase everything down but more impressively send it back. Nice serve, forehand and net play as always. Well played mate!" -- Kevin

Current Rankings:

  1. John Archer [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark Howell-Jones 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Sol Whiteside [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kevin Crowley [W1] 2
  5. Martin Riley [W1] 2
  6. Paul Langham [W1, L1] 2
  7. James Saunders [L1]
  8. Luc Rasmussen [L1]
  9. Nigel Kirby [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Howell-Jones bt Sol Whiteside (Dec 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game against a very fit and speedy player. Sol was trialling 2 new rackets and soon got used to them with some very close games and stunning backhands and powerful accurate inside out forehands. With a bit more consistency sol will be a very dangerous player. Thanks for the game. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Howell-Jones bt Nigel Kirby (Nov 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a very enjoyable game. Some dream backhand winners from Nigel. Well played. 😀👍"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentPaul Langham bt Nigel Kirby (Nov 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nigel, enjoyed the game. All the best for your future games "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJohn Archer bt James Saunders (Nov 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played in the blinding light at Heath Park. The low winter sun was troublesome at one end, thankfully a well positioned tree provided the shade for the second set. James hit some tremendous passing shots during the match. Best of luck with the rest of your matches. Cheers"  -- John
Reveal CommentKevin Crowley bt Paul Langham (Nov 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game against Paul. Overall we were pretty even and it was a tighter game than the score line may suggest, with a number of games going to deuce that could have gone either way. I was fortunate enough to get the win on this occasion but I look forward to playing Paul again in the future. Best of luck Paul for the remaining matches."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentMartin Riley bt Sol Whiteside (Nov 23) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Sol. This was a tight game played on the clay at Rhiwbina. Sol’s sliding On the surface was immense although he seemed to graze every bit of skin in his legs and arms stretching for a number of balls. I seemed to control the first and third sets and Sol nicked the second. However, All 3 sets were really competitive. Best of luck in your remaining games. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentJohn Archer bt Luc Rasmussen (Nov 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match in brutal conditions at Heath park. Good luck in the rest of your matches Luc. Cheers,"  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Archer bt Sol Whiteside (Nov 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to get the first game played and to be on court again. Conditions were quite slippy and windy but, hey it’s November. Great to meet you Sol. "  -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Owen [W2] 4
  2. Elis Nash [W1] 2
  3. Robert Anderson [W1] 2
  4. Jared Govier [L1]
  5. Tim Webb 10.1 [L2]
  6. Sinead Murphy [L1]
  7. Andrew Tomasso
  8. Christina Macaulay
  9. Matthew Spencer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Owen bt Jared Govier (Nov 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game today, was fortunate to get a good score, a bit flattering really as we had quite a few close games that went past deuce. Very much enjoyed the game with Jared though."  -- Matthew
  • "Great to be playing again even if it was a good ol' thrashing! Thanks for the game Matthew." -- Jared
Elis Nash bt Tim Webb (Nov 26) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatthew Owen bt Sinead Murphy (Nov 22) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We had a really good game today, final score was 7-5 6-4. Sinead was great to play with, really enjoyed the game, particularly as it was my first in the league."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentRobert Anderson bt Tim Webb (Nov 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to be out playing again on quite a pleasant morning, albeit with a low sun causing a few problems when serving! It was an enjoyable game, with many games in the balance, and I was fortunate to win enough of these to come through at the end. Some excellent rallies too. Thanks for the game Tim, and good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Robert

Results

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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) 

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