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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 up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Florence Park

Rymers Lane, Oxford, OX4 3PW
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Botley Park

West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 OBT
Tel: 01865 2457611
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Alexandra Park

The South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7LH
Tel: 01865 689 754
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Bury Knowle Park

Headington, London Road, Oxford, OX3 9HX
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Leys Recreation Ground

Leys Recreation Ground, Witney, Oxford, OX28 4BB
Tel: 01865 689 754
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Other Venues

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3PJ
Tel: 01235 540700
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Iffley Road Sports Complex

Jackdaw Lane, Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EQ
Tel: 01865 240476
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Oxford Academy

Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6JZ
Tel: 01865 783238
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I'm new to the League and played my first (ever) singles match last night. Was a bit nervous that I'd meet an opponent of a way better standard, but it is testament to your player questionnaire that we were very well matched. Really enjoyed myself and can't wait for the next one! Thank you. And if you are a player who is umm-ing and aah-ing about taking part - just go for it!

Ali Hudson

"This is my second round in this league and I have thoroughly enjoyed every match I've played, I've met some great people and have loads of contacts now for casual games which is fantastic, if anyone is considering joining this league I would highly recommend it, everybody is really nice and is definitely the best way to improve your tennis!"

Ben Heath

"I just wanted to write and thank you again for all the work that you do in organising this league.  My opponent and I were just discussing last night how much fun it is; we’re both in a university club, and I even run one of the college tennis clubs, and yet this is the best way of actually setting up and playing matches for us.  Very much appreciated.", 

Nick Fahy

"Blessed with great weather, and terrifically nice, fair opponents",

Johan Fourie

"The last round was the best I've played in - lovely opponents and we completed all our matches! Roll on the next round," Ali Hudson

Ali Hudson

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Collapse AllOxford Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 25 January 2018 to Wednesday 21 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Lynch [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Watkins [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Harper 10.2 [L2] 1
  4. Heather Pasek-Delaney [L1]
  5. Iurie Rusu 9.1 [L2]
  6. Laurie Mackenzie 8.1
  7. Patrick Colas 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt James Harper (Feb 20) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable game with James. There was some good net play and rallies while battling with the wind! Thanks, Chris"  -- Christopher
  • "Great match once again. I wish it was that windy more often. See you on the badminton court!" -- James
Reveal CommentPeter Watkins bt Iurie Rusu (Feb 19) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Another hard fought tight match against Iurie."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt Peter Watkins (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game with Peter with some tights rallies. Thanks, Chris"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt Heather Pasek-Delaney (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Heather, sure the scores will get closer when she adapts to English conditions! Thanks for the game, hope to play again- Chris"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentPeter Watkins bt James Harper (Feb 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with many fun rallies. Result hinged on a couple of key points. Look forward to playing James again."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentChristopher Lynch bt Iurie Rusu (Feb 1) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Iurie, got close with a couple of set points in the 2nd set! Chris"  -- Christopher

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris White [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Bonnington 9.2 [W2] 4
  3. Alastair Barr 10.1 [L1]
  4. Lyn Haslett-Hawkins [L2]
  5. Helen Watts 9.1 [L1]
  6. Jamie Woodward

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Lynn. Strong winds made it tough for both of us."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentChris White bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lyn is a wonderful player and a real pleasure to share the court with. "  -- Chris
Chris White bt Helen Watts (Feb 11) 7-5, 7-5
Tom Bonnington bt Chris White (Feb 9) 6-2, 7-5
Chris White bt Alastair Barr (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Tacon 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Luke Webb [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Edward Payne [W2, UF1] 5
  4. Ali Hudson 9.2 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Giovanni Zifarelli [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Annabel Lloyd 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuke Webb bt Ali Hudson (Feb 21) 6-7, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match! There were only a few points in the whole match and we had some great rally's. It was a pleasure to play Ali! "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon bt Ali Hudson (Feb 18) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match. Only one game to love and probably 70% of games went to deuce. A good morning’s tennis"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEdward Payne bt Ali Hudson (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was the second time that I've played against Ali, and it was another hard-fought and enjoyable match."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Payne bt Andrew Tacon (Feb 15) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A thriller under the floodlights. Lots of fighting spirit and brilliant shots from both players. Great match!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Payne v Giovanni Zifarelli (Feb 12) 5-7, 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic match - to be continued!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon bt Luke Webb (Feb 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match wit a very close first set which I was fortunate to win. Second set closely fought but the games went my way."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentLuke Webb bt Giovanni Zifarelli (Feb 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "For both of us, this was the first time playing in this local tennis league. I'm used to playing inside so the cracked, leaf strewn court at Hinksey Park took some getting used to. We both had to adjust to the cold and the wind too. We had a really close match, I went down 1-4 in the first set and clawed it back to take it in a close 7-5 tie-breaker. In the second set I found my stride a little to take it 6-2. Overall, it was a good, close match with some good hitting and a lot of running from us both. Cheers!"  -- Luke

Current Rankings:

  1. Joshua Brewer [W2] 4
  2. Holly Thompson [W1, L1] 3
  3. Lauren Madden 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Jon Bennett [L1]
  5. Mridul Seth [L1]
  6. Corinne Lochmatter
  7. Mike Brooks

Match Results:

Holly Thompson bt Mridul Seth (Feb 16) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentJoshua Brewer bt Jon Bennett (Feb 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in chilly conditions. The second set could have gone either way."  -- Joshua
Lauren Madden bt Holly Thompson (Feb 11) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentJoshua Brewer bt Lauren Madden (Jan 28) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable match played in a good spirit. The first set was actually very tight and the second set was more even than the score suggests."  -- Joshua

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Oxford archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Oxford. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)

Collapse AllOxford Doubles - Round 5 | Thursday 21 September 2017 to Wednesday 29 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 October 2017)

Despite a real range of weather conditions, our Oxford Doubles teams played on to complete some really exciting matches! It’s lovely to see that this relatively new league is already producing some great tennis, and creating friendships on the courts. It would be good to see some players scoring bonus points next time! Here’s to the next round!

Group Summary:

A clean sweep of three match wins allowed Tsvetan & Steve to claim the top spot this round – well played! Well done also to runners-up Andrew & Lyn. Sally & Nicola had some tight deuce games with Andrew & Lyn, Tsvetan & Steve fought a dramatic battle complete with a tiebreak against Andrew & Lyn, Sally & Nicola had an enjoyable match with Tsvetan & Steve, and Sherilee & Christopher got some good weather for their match with Tsvetan & Steve!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Andrew Tacon & Lyn Haslett-Hawkins [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Sally Gauntlett & Nicola James-Moore [L2]
  4. Sherilee Brock & Christopher Heap [L1]
  5. Georgina Langer & Shane Traynor

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter bt Sherilee Brock & Christopher Heap (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a nice day despite leaves on the court"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentAndrew Tacon & Lyn Haslett-Hawkins bt Sally Gauntlett & Nicola James-Moore (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to complete the match despite the gloomy weather. A few games went to deuce but unfortunately Nicola and Sally couldn't quite make a breakthrough. "  -- Andrew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter bt Andrew Tacon & Lyn Haslett-Hawkins (Oct 22) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent well fought match especially given some rain spells. We were 5-3 down in the first set but managed to claw it back to a tie-break. We then found ourselves 6-1 down in the tie-break but amazingly managed to win it 10-8. A great first set. We were 3-0 up in the second set but Andy and Lyn pulled it back to 3 all before we managed to win the next 3 games to secure the victory. Great game."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentTsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter bt Sally Gauntlett & Nicola James-Moore (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice weather although lots of leaves on the Hinksey courts now. Was good to get our first doubles game sorted and many thanks to Sally and Nicola for a nice game. We went on to play a great mixed doubles afterwards"  -- Steve

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Oxford archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Oxford. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)