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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 18 | Thursday 28 November 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 January 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Darren Bellamy [W1, L1] 3
  2. Tom Buckle [W1] 2
  3. Stuart McLeod [W1, L1] 2
  4. Ben Lewis [L1]
  5. Myles Wellington withdrawn
  6. Owen Morris

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStuart McLeod bt Darren Bellamy (Dec 4) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "I've never played tennis before where my breath meeting the freezing air actually impeded my visibility. Add to that a blinding low sun, I knew it was going to be a difficult match. We were both feeling a few niggles and Darren was moving a bit gingerly at first but did enough to win the first set and go up 3-1 in the second. I then strained my calf muscle and limped around court for rest of the match, this however seemed to improve my game and I reeled off five games on the trot to take the second set. The third set was a tippy tappy affair with two weary players just trying to survive. Darren had match point at 5-4 and so nearly won with an ace. In the tie break, I found myself 5-4 up and in the lead for the first time. Unlucky Darren 🙄
  • "Gutted!" -- Darren
Reveal CommentDarren Bellamy bt Ben Lewis (Dec 3) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ben and good luck in your remaining matches! (Just a footnote: Court 1 at the Heath was quite slippery in the morning at the south end. Maybe book courts 2 or 3 at this time of year...) -- Darren
Reveal CommentTom Buckle bt Stuart McLeod (Dec 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice weather but cold at the castle club. Stuart was serving very well all game but I managed to hold on to take the match in two sets. Good luck in your remaining games Stuart "  -- Tom

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Blake [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julia Constantinou 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Kevin Birt [L1] 1
  4. Jeff Owen [L1]
  5. Dan Wilcock
  6. Michael Coombes

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Blake bt Jeff Owen (Dec 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day at heath park, sun glare wasn’t to bad today. First set was close , plenty of rallies and drop shots , but I just edged it 6-3. Second set Jeff turned the notch and went 2-0 up, then It was 3-2 to Jeff and we had long game then , deuce back and for but just clinched it 3-3 then I went on to win 6-4. Could’ve easily went either way , enjoyed that game Jeff , and good luck in your future games & and see you in January for indoor game. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJulia Constantinou bt Matthew Blake (Dec 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We played on at a very fast Cardiff Met Indoor Tennis Court. Next to us training were the youngsters from the Cardiff Met performance squat hitting the ball so hard I could hardly see. I had a great start, I played offensive tennis and somehow all my balls went in, which I was super chuffed about, as this is not always the case. Matt played really well with good running but somehow I could not do anything wrong in the first set. In set 2 however I had some wobbles and Matthew played very well with a crushing forehand. I served strong, but the harder I served the harder he returned the ball which was not easy to deal with. It was 4:3 in the second set but somehow I pulled through with 6:3 in the end. Great game. Enjoyed it alot!"  -- Julia
Reveal CommentMatthew Blake bt Kevin Birt (Dec 1) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Today at the heath park it was dry , very cold but there was a terrible glare of the sun. It seemed that me & Kevin were playing against the sun not each other, I clinched the first set based on tie breaker , nothing much in it tbh, but at the same time I don’t think we could get the full potential of our game when we could barely see the ball coming back .. 2nd set Kevin clinched it 6-4 .. few good rallies. Final set I tried attacking ball bit more but with pleasing 6-0 finish , all I can say is I defeated the sun!! Lol Good luck Kevin in your future games. "  -- Matthew
  • "The battle of the glare took place at Heath Park. It was fair to say it was pretty even over the first two sets with the glare being a huge factor on every single game. Matt often surprised me with a big serve, forehand whip or digging out a shot I thought was a winner. The third set Matt took full advantge of the glare and went 3-0 up, I took a tumble and then lost the next two games which I was expected to win as Matt fought the glare and then it was as good as done. A friendly match with a really nice bloke who got to almost all shots and was a deserved winner in the end making very few mistakes and unleashing regular punishing shots. Good luck Matt," -- Kevin

Current Rankings:

  1. Elis Nash [W2] 4
  2. José Postigo Cotta [W1, L1] 3
  3. Sinead Murphy [L1]
  4. Tim Webb 10.1 [L1]
  5. Geraint Thomas 10.2
  6. Philip Sealey

Match Results:

Elis Nash bt Tim Webb (Dec 3) 6-0, 6-1
Elis Nash bt José Postigo Cotta (Dec 2) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJosé Postigo Cotta bt Sinead Murphy (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a cold morning in Haley Park as I started my path in the match. It was translated into two slips in the first match's game witch did to Sinead ask for the continuity of him, It wasn't necessary as she could carry on with her play that did me crazy, short ball followed by a lob. Anyway my play was more regular with long spin balls that won the match. To highlight the touch without bounce in many occasion by Sinead. Finally like thermometer of the match I have to say that I finished warmed and she was with frozen fingers!! joke ! I enjoyed with her all time, nice meet you and nice see you today!, Good luck with the league and until next time," -- Jose

Current Rankings:

  1. Divesh Kamal [W1] 2
  2. Amritpal Philora [L1]
  3. Anne Hamilton
  4. Christina Macaulay
  5. Luke McNee
  6. Paul Langham

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDivesh Kamal bt Amritpal Philora (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "My first ever tennis game in a league and a good start for me. Amritpal was very nice and friendly and good chats were had. On this occasion consistency is what won the game for me, but we had many fun exchanges and rallies. Thanks for the game and I hope to meet you on the courts again, Amritpal!"  -- Divesh
  • "It was a pleasure to meet Divesh on a cold sunny Sunday afternoon in Heath Park. He moved swiftly around the court, played consistently well placed shots and made very few errors, making it very difficult for me to get into the match. Overall a friendly and fun game. I wish you well in your future matches Divesh," -- Amritpal

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)