The Penarth Open – LTA Grade 3 Tournament

Vale Tennis Academy is proud to be organising The Penarth Open, an LTA Grade 3 Ranking Tournament, hosted at Penarth Lawn Tennis Club.

Proudly sponsored by:

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We are actively seeking sponsors for The 2018 Penarth Open. Contact us if you or your business would be interested in becoming a sponsor.

Tournament Information:

The Penarth Open 2016 – Monday 30th July – Saturday 4th August 2018

LTA Tournament Code – S.W18S0352

Entries Open – Sunday 1st April 2018

Entries Close – Sunday 22nd July 2018 (Late postal/telephone entries will be accepted at the discretion of the tournament organiser. Players who have entered just the singles are welcome to enter the doubles as well when they sign in on their first day)

LTA Ranking Points – Grade 3 Regional Level Tournament ranking points will apply – see here

How to Enter:

Enter online here

Full tournament rules, terms & conditions can be found via the link above.  

Events Available:

Event Date
8U Boy’s/Girl’s Singles 03/08/2018
9U Boy’s/Girl’s Singles 04/08/2018
10U Boy’s/Girl’s Singles 31/07/- 01/08/2018
12U Boy’s/Girl’s Singles 30/07 – 01/08/2018
14U Boy’s/Girl’s Singles 02/08 – 04/08/2018
14U Boy’s/Girl’s Doubles 02/08 – 04/08/2018
16U Boy’s/Girl’s Singles 30/07 – 01/08/2018
18U Boy’s/Girl’s Singles 02/08 – 04/08/2018
18U Boy’s/Girl’s Doubles 02/08 – 04/08/2018
Open Men’s/Ladies Singles 30/07 – 03/08/2018
(all matches from 6pm each eve)
Open Men’s/Ladies Doubles 30/07 – 03/08/2018
(all matches from 6pm each eve)
O45s Men’s/Ladies Singles 30/07 – 03/08/2018
(all matches from 6pm each eve)
O45s Men’s/Ladies Doubles 30/07 – 03/08/2018
(all matches from 6pm each eve)

General Information:

Penarth LTC is the second oldest tennis club in Wales. The club is situated in the heart of the town overlooking the sea. Formally home to the Welsh Junior Championships, playing host on the grass courts to many Wimbledon hopefuls. PLTC now boasts 6 new floodlit courts & a newly refurbished clubhouse with excellent changing facilities, kitchen and bar. The Penarth Open is must entry for any keen tournament player.

The club has following facilities available:

  • 6 all weather hard courts refurbished in 2016 with state of the art floodlighting,
  • comfortable clubhouse with views of all courts from inside and on the decking,
  • Free Wifi,
  • licensed bar,
  • kitchen & catering facilities during the tournament, Hot & Cold meals served at lunch and during the evening
  • Table Tennis,
  • grass touchtennis courts,
  • children’s play area
  • changing rooms with showers, and
  • on site Stringing Facility & Pro-Shop

Kitchen & Bar:

The club’s Kitchen and Bar will be open from 9am until close each evening serving snacks, lunch items and hot food as well as soft, hot and alcoholic beverages. There will be a lunch menu available for orders from 11:30am – 2pm each day and from 6pm each evening a ‘Hot Special’. See the example Bar Menu below:

The Penarth Open bar and kitchen menu

The Local Area:

Travelling – If travelling by car the club’s postcode CF64 3AN will take you straight to the club without any issues. Please note that Rectory Rd is a one way street. If travelling by train, Penarth train station is just a 2 minute walk from the club.

Parking – parking is limited at the club. However, there is plenty of off road parking in the Penarth town centre and in the local residential areas. Traffic Wardens are a rarity in the area but we do advise respecting the resident’s driveways and any parking restrictions.

Places to stay – a list of local B&B’s and hotels can be downloaded here: Places to Stay in Penarth

How to Start Competing

When looking to enter a competition the first thing to do is look at our competition pages to find out what competitions we are running that are suitable for you. Many of our competitions require players to have a British Tennis Membership and players can enter these competitions online via The LTA Website. However, some of our competitions are purely just for fun and perfect for beginners and social tennis players. These do not require a British Tennis Membership so anyone can sign up!

You can sign up to British Tennis for Free if you are aged 8&U or a member of one of our affiliated clubs.

It is important to find the right competition for your level of play. Below are some useful links to help you or your little one get the most positive experience out of competition:

Sign up to British Tennis Membership

Tennis Wales Guide to Appropriate Competition

Guide to Mini Tennis Competition

Mini Tennis & Tennis Ratings Explained

Guide to Junior Competition

Guide to Adult Competition

LTA Competition Search

Vale Tennis Academy Competitions

Tennis Wales & Aegon Leagues