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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:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 available on 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

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

"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

"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

"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

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Collapse AllOxford Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Iurie Rusu 8.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Bonnington 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Oliver Ready [W1] 2
  4. Mark Bagley 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Patrick Tissot [L1] 1
  6. Simon Haynes

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Iurie Rusu (Jan 19) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Working out how to beat an unusual style of play is the beauty of tennis. Iurie has a very good range of spin/slice shots."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Iurie Rusu (Jan 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match as always with Iurie. Really tight first set and lots of good points."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentOliver Ready bt Mark Bagley (Jan 12) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close contest, like last year, but there was more variety in the play this time, perhaps because of the wind. A lot of slice, lobs, drops, low hitting, good volleys (only from Mark), and a lot of running. A good game to start the year with."  -- Oliver
Iurie Rusu bt Patrick Tissot (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4)

Current Rankings:

  1. Helen Watts 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Charles Olsen [W2] 4
  3. Mike Brooks [W1, L1] 2
  4. Andrew Tacon 10.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Fabio Di Donato
  6. Fiona Fanthome
  7. James Staples

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHelen Watts bt Mike Brooks (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I was glad to play Mike near the start of his injury comeback - the result could be very different in several months time! He was starting to find more rhythm in the second set, so I was glad to be able to finish it in two."  -- Helen
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen bt Andrew Tacon (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Wonderful morning game of tennis"  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen bt Helen Watts (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, good standard. Good fun to play Helen again."  -- Charles
Mike Brooks bt Andrew Tacon (Jan 16) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentHelen Watts bt Andrew Tacon (Jan 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We chose an amazing afternoon to play in full sunshine- great to get on court after all the rain. Thanks, Andy!"  -- Helen

Current Rankings:

  1. Jon Bennett [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark King [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Edward Payne 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Sam Brind 10.2 [L2] 1
  5. Simon Stanford 9.2 [L1]
  6. Alejandro Rubio Diaz
  7. Annabel Lloyd 9.2
  8. Nick Fahy 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Mark King (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day - and a close match"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentJon Bennett bt Sam Brind (Jan 18) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A marathon, and very close. "  -- Jon
Reveal CommentMark King bt Simon Stanford (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Simon. Maybe see you at OUP or at the rugby on Sunday mornings!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentEdward Payne bt Jon Bennett (Jan 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game in very blustery conditions!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentMark King bt Sam Brind (Jan 11) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A game played in touch conditions with wind and rain! But we still managed to play some good points. Needed full concentration to get through this one! "  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Flora Mcmeeking 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Justine Cardy [W1] 2
  3. Sergio Segovia Rodriguez [W1] 2
  4. Jamal Ali [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Diego Vargas 10.2
  6. Joshua Brewer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFlora Mcmeeking bt Jamal Ali (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jamal and I played a fun match in beautiful sunshine, but not too blinding, at Florence Park. We had planned to play at Botley Park but the entire place was under water. Ironically, we had postponed the match from earlier in the morning to avoid ice, so the elements, as usual, played a large part in the proceedings."  -- Flora
Reveal CommentSergio Segovia Rodriguez bt Jamal Ali (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, really cold and difficult to get the rhythm of play, but good match!"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentJustine Cardy bt Jamal Ali (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get the new round kicked off. We planned to play at Botley but had to re-locate to Florence Park as the Botley courts were flooded so had a bit of a delayed start. I think I benefited from playing Jamal early in the round as he hadn't played since October and was a bit inconsistent as a result. However, he had some demon serves and as the match went on, his accuracy increased and his back hand slice returned making the second set a challenge to finish for the win. Thanks Jamal - a pleasure as always!"  -- Justine

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Oxford archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches 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 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 match tiebreak, 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)

Collapse AllOxford Doubles - Round 10 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 July 2019)

Only five teams but an excellent and passionate round of tennis. We hope you had as much fun playing the matches and we have had following the results from a distance. As Charles might say, fantastico! Here's to the next round.

Group Summary:

It's never easy getting four people on to court all at the same time so well done everyone for getting 100% of the matches played in the group. And they didn't disappoint! The points table could have been even tighter if Fabio and Antonio had grabbed their bonus points, but their close battle with Charles and Helen, the group winners, was one of the highlights of the round! Overall four of the ten matches went the distance and judging by the commentaries this round was a lot of fun!

Final Rankings:

  1. Charles Olsen & Helen Watts [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Fabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Ben Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger [W2, L2] 6
  4. Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno [W1, L3] 3
  5. Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs [L4]

Match Results:

Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-1
Ben Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger bt Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno (Aug 27) 6-1, 4-6, [10-6]
Fabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen & Helen Watts bt Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Alberta and Adrian almost pushed us to a third set, but we crossed the line just in time!"  -- Helen

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu bt Ben Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger (Aug 1) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match with decent rallies and many break points. In the tie break second set we managed to turn over their match point and got to the 3rd set. Thanks again for the game!! All the best guys! "  -- Fabio
Reveal CommentBen Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Robin and Amy, it was lovely to meet you!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen & Helen Watts bt Fabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu (Jul 23) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Breve resoconto della partita: Antonio e Fabio sono stati formidabili nel secondo set, ma io e Helen abbiamo lottato e mantenuto la nostra costanza per tutto l'incontro. È stata una bella partita, mi farebbe piacere giocare di nuovo! (Brief story of the match: Antonio and Fabio were formidable in the 2nd set, but Helen and I fought and maintained our consistency throughout. Great game, thank you everyone, and look forward to playing again.) "  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen & Helen Watts bt Ben Rollett & Jonathan Steinegger (Jul 17) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Thank you Ben - best wishes in Australia. Thank you Jonny - hope to bump into you at work. Thank you Helen - looking forward to the next match."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCharles Olsen & Helen Watts bt Amy Darwin & Robin Barrs (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a very enjoyable match. Next time, I'll be prepared for the lido," -- Charles
Reveal CommentFabio Assandri & Antonio Brundu bt Adrian Bubla & Alberta Ragno (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good first match of the group! Thanks for a fun match with interesting rallies, dodgy lobs on the line and great returns! We will definitely play again!"  -- Fabio

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Oxford archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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)