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Penarth Windsor Tennis Club is proud to be hosting the return of LTA British Tour
Top ranked players
The British Tour Penarth attracts some of the top players on the British tennis circuit
Previous players on the British Tour include none other than US Open title winner, Emma Raducanu.
Free spectator event
This is a free event and members of the public are welcome to come along and watch some fantastic tennis
Week long competition
The tournament starts on Monday 16th May with two days of qualifying, this will be followed by the main draw starting Wednesday 18th May and finals played on Saturday 21st May
We are Penarth Windsor Tennis Club
Founded in 1914, Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, Penarth (often referred to as ‘Penarth Windsor’) is situated a short distance from Penarth town centre and boasts a range of excellent facilities.
Awarded Welsh Tennis Club of the Year 2015, we have 8 courts (4 hard and 4 artificial clay), with 6 of our courts having state of the art flood lighting. We have a modern clubhouse with a fully licenced Bar, TV, Wi-Fi and changing facilities.
We couldn't run the tournament without the dedication of our sponsors and supporters.
Each day of the week long tournament will provide an opportunity to see some great tennis
The British Tour Penarth will run everyday from Monday 16th May to Saturday 21st May. All of the tennis matches are free to watch and we encourage spectators to visit the tournament throughout the week. Play normally starts mid-morning and runs throughout the day. Estimated match times and a daily order of play will be published to our website and updated throughout the week.
There will be a Men’s Singles and a Women’s Singles draw. Qualifier rounds will take place on the Monday and Tuesday with the Main Draw running from Wednesday onwards. The Finals of both events will take place on Saturday and will be played in front of an umpire, lines people and ball boys and girls, plus lots of spectators.
Days 1 & 2: Monday & Tuesday
Men’s and Women’s qualifying (approximately 16 matches each day).
Day 3: Wednesday
Men’s and Women’s main draw first round (approximately 16-24 matches).
During the afternoon and into the evening, Annabel Croft will be visiting the club for a fun Padel tennis tournament. This will be followed by an informal Q&A with Annabel in our clubhouse hosted by BBC Radio Wales’ Dot Davies.
Day 4: Thursday
Men’s and Women’s main draw second round (16 matches).
A Sponsors’ and Players’ Dinner will take place in the evening. Unfortunately, this event is now SOLD OUT.
Day 5: Friday
Men’s and Women’s quarter-finals and semi-finals (16 matches).
Day 6: Saturday
Men’s and Women’s Finals.
We are looking forward to welcoming competing players. Please find below information on our player hosting, buddy hitting and court access and events taking place throughout the week.
Several our club members are offering to host players in the tournament for free. This is however on a first come first served basis and a number are already booked up. If you would like to make use of this and have not already booked, please contact email@example.com or 07929 922 596 as soon as possible as rooms are going fast. Please note Family Hosting is only available to those 18 years and above.
A full list of accommodation available in the Vale of Glamorgan area can be found at www.visitthevale.com/stay-plan/home. Accommodation in or near Penarth include the following:
- Brecon Lodge B&B – www.breconlodge.co.uk – 02920 702 111
- Cefn Mably Hotel – www.cefnmablyhotel.co.uk – 02920 706 473
- Glendale Hotel – www.glendalehotel.co.uk – 02920 708 302
- Holm House Hotel – www.holmhousehotel.com – 02920 706 029
Padel Pro Am with Annabel Croft (Wednesday 18th May)
On Wednesday afternoon Annabel Croft will be at the club promoting our new Padel court. Players are invited to join in for a fun Padel Pro Am game with Annabel and some of our club members. Sign up on the day and we will try to fit you in depending on your tennis match schedule. Afterwards, Annabel will be answering a Q&A session in the Clubhouse with BBC presenter Dot Davies.
Quiz Night (Thursday 19th May)
All players remaining in the draw are invited for a FREE food and quiz night with our members on Thursday evening. Please ask one of club volunteers for further information.
Buddy Hitting and Court Access
The tournament will take place on our 4 synthetic Lano Grand Clay floodlit courts. The courts will be available to all players for warm up hitting from early morning till late at night. If the gate padlock is locked please enter code 01914 to open.
Some of our coaches and club champions will be available for “buddy hitting”. If you want to take advantage of this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07485 256 169 and he will make arrangements for you.
Clubhouse and Deuce Bar
Our Clubhouse and Bar will be open throughout the tournament serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks from 12 midday till 2pm. There are shower facilities, toilets and a clubroom area for you to use. Free wifi is also available.
One of our coaches Tom Bellingham is available for racket stringing at reasonable prices. Please contact Tom on 07896 493 257.
Physio and Sports Massage
Local facilities are available in Penarth with special rates for tournament players. For Physiotherapy, please contact Penarth Physiotherapy Practice (PPP) on 029 2070 0493.
Festival of Tennis
We have a number of tennis related activities taking place on our hard courts away from the tournament courts throughout the week. We would encourage any tournament players to come along, watch and take part as appropriate.
Key Contacts for Players
If you need anything else prior to the tournament or throughout the week, please contact any of our tournament organising team:
- Anthony Phillips, 07712 868 362
- Guy Bradley, 07929 922 596
- Tim Dawes, 07485 256169
- Rob Wedlake, 07903 524 456
Our Club is located approximately 12 minutes walk from Penarth train station. Penarth itself is a short distance from the Capital of Wales, Cardiff, and is easily accessed via car or public transport.
On-street Parking is available on the roads surrounding the Club (Evenlode Avenue or Clinton Road are the closest). We ask visitors to be mindful of our neighbours when parking their vehicles. Our postcode is CF64 3JJ. For further directions and local transport options, please read on.
Penarth is located to the West of Cardiff. To avoid Cardiff City Centre traffic, it is best to access Penarth using Junction 33 of the M4. Directions as follows:
- Exit the M4 at Junction 33
- Follow the A4232 heading south towards Cardiff for approximately 6 miles.
- Take the exit signposted Barry (A4055) and Penarth (A4160).
- At the roundabout take the 3rd exit for Barry.
- Continue straight-ahead, through the lights with the Morrisons supermarket on your left.
- Keep in the right-hand lane until you reach the lights at the top of the hill.
- Continue straight-ahead following the A4055 towards Barry.
- At the next set of traffic lights (adjacent to the Merrie Harrier Pub) turn left following signs for Sully (B4267).
- Continue on the B4267 for 1 mile. After you pass through a set of traffic lights (adjacent to the Cefn Mably), take the 2nd left onto Evenlode Avenue.
- The tennis club is located on your right after approximately 400m.
Penarth railway station is located approximately 12 minutes walk from the tennis club. A regular train service runs from Cardiff Central Station, with 2-4 trains per hour depending on the time of day.
Trains depart from Platform 8 of Cardiff Central Station and take 10 minutes.
To continue to the club by foot:
- Exit the station and continue ahead onto Victoria Road.
- Turn left onto Victoria road and walk for 600m.
- After you pass the zebra crossing, take the next left onto Clinton Road.
- Continue for 30m and turn right onto Larkwood Avenue. The club is located on your left shortly after you arrive on Larkwood Avenue.
Alternatively, local taxi services are available below.
This tennis tournament will take place from Monday May 16th to Saturday May 21st, 2022 and will comprise both a Men’s Singles tournament and also a Ladies’ Singles tournament.
Format and Schedule
Starts Monday 16th May 2022 and ends Saturday 21st May 2022
Events throughout the week for players, club members and the general public
- Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th is the Qualifier Event
- Wednesday 18th will be the first day of the main draw
- Thursday 19th will be the 2nd round of the main draw
- Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals will be held on Friday 20th May
- On Saturday 21st May the Men’s and Women’s Finals will take place
This is a free event open to all spectators.
Please note that some of our non-tournament activities are restricted to members of the tennis club. However, we welcome members of the public to come along and support where they are able to do so. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Entries to the tournament are operated by the Lawn Tennis Association and are strictly for those players who meet their entry requirements (i.e. GB ranking).
We want all our members, players, spectators and the general public to enjoy this fantastic week of professional tennis. To support the main tournament we will be hosting a range of activities throughout the weekend to get everyone involved and celebrate our club and show off our tennis skills.
PENARTH WINDSOR TENNIS CLUB
PENARTH WINDSOR TENNIS CLUB