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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

"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

"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

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Collapse AllOxford Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 1 November 2018 to Wednesday 9 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chamara Wijesinghe [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Burton [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Bonnington 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Victor Diaconu 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Christopher Lynch [L1]
  6. Helen Watts 9.1 [L2]
  7. Oliver Upstone [L1]
  8. Thierry Mamert 8.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChamara Wijesinghe bt James Burton (Nov 15) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match over two days. Lucky that Jame’s “ HUGE “ first serve wasn’t firing. Was just a spectator when it did. Most games were tight and the result could have been very different . Thanks for a great match James."  -- Chamara
Chamara Wijesinghe bt Christopher Lynch (Nov 13) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Burton bt Tom Bonnington (Nov 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game under the floodlights. Tom got into it more in the second set and hit some good winners. Very enjoyable and played in a great spirit. "  -- James
Reveal CommentVictor Diaconu bt Helen Watts (Nov 11) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "fighting against the wind as much as each other, still managed to play quite a few great rallies, with plenty of winners coming from Helen."  -- Victor
Chamara Wijesinghe bt Thierry Mamert (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-1
Chamara Wijesinghe bt Victor Diaconu (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Burton bt Helen Watts (Nov 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Gtear game in damp conditions. Closer than the score would suggest, Helen hit some very clean shots and just missed a few by small margins. It could have been closer than the score suggests. "  -- James
Reveal CommentTom Bonnington bt Oliver Upstone (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Such a fun game with Oliver. Weather was good but extremely windy which led to some really unusual and interesting rallies. I got about 15 net chords so got very lucky and the match was pretty close. We’ve already organised a rematch when the round is over..."  -- Tom

Current Rankings:

  1. Sébastien Bourdu [W2] 4
  2. Richard Hadfield [W1] 2
  3. Steve Carpenter 9.1 [W1] 2
  4. Iurie Rusu 8.2 [L1] 1
  5. Tariq Ali [L1]
  6. Tom Rogers 10.2 [L1]
  7. Peter Watkins [L1]
  8. Andrew Tacon 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSébastien Bourdu bt Tariq Ali (Nov 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice games and rallies! Great weather too."  -- Sébastien
Reveal CommentSteve Carpenter bt Iurie Rusu (Nov 11) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy and strong sun on one end - typical November day. Luri has lots of touch shots which suited the conditions, it was a close match although conditions made it tough for both of us to play any decent tennis. Sure we will play again as we live near each other. "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSébastien Bourdu bt Tom Rogers (Nov 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match! The court was quite slippery though so it was difficult to run."  -- Sébastien
Richard Hadfield bt Peter Watkins (Nov 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Al Smith 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Alastair Barr 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Nic Aliwell [W1] 2
  4. Edward Payne [L2]
  5. Nick Fahy 9.2 [L1]
  6. Paul Wharton 10.1 [L2]
  7. Madeleine Sampson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlastair Barr bt Edward Payne (Nov 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on a sunny morning."  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentAlastair Barr bt Paul Wharton (Nov 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Paul is so quick around the court we had some good rallies. A bit tricky at times with the slightly wet court and floodlights."  -- Alastair
Al Smith bt Paul Wharton (Nov 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell bt Nick Fahy (Nov 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day to play tennis. Competitive match with lots of close points. "  -- Nic
Reveal CommentAl Smith bt Edward Payne (Nov 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Edward with some very long points. Good luck for the remainder of your games Edward."  -- Al

Current Rankings:

  1. Lyn Haslett-Hawkins [W1, UF1] 2
  2. Joshua Brewer [W1, UF1] 2
  3. Paul Morris [W1, UF1] 2
  4. Annabel Lloyd 9.2 [UF1] 1
  5. Jon Bennett [L2] 1
  6. Arnold Busmic [L1]
  7. Douglas Wilson
  8. Mark King

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLyn Haslett-Hawkins bt Jon Bennett (Nov 13) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game with Jon. Jon played really well in the second set with some great shots and to be honest I was lucky to win it. I enjoyed the match. Good luck in your other matches Jon."  -- Lyn
Reveal CommentAnnabel Lloyd v Joshua Brewer (Nov 12) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Josh and I were unable to finish our match today as we ran out of court space - before he needed to pick up his child from school. I won the first set 6-4 and am 4-3 up in the second. We aim to finish it before the midway point. Annabel"  -- Annabel
Reveal CommentLyn Haslett-Hawkins v Paul Morris (Nov 10) 1-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "One game all and duece in the first set with Paul serving and then a massive downpour. It was forecast but we thought we would at least get a set in! We are rescheduling."  -- Lyn
Reveal CommentPaul Morris bt Jon Bennett (Nov 8) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An entertaining and enjoyable night match underneath the floodlights. Thanks Jon and good luck with your remaining fixtures!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJoshua Brewer bt Arnold Busmic (Nov 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with some high quality rallies. "  -- Joshua

Current Rankings:

  1. Fabio Di Donato [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Emilio Lopez Lopez [W2] 4
  3. Kiran Sahota [W1] 2
  4. Noah Mesfin [L2]
  5. Flora Mcmeeking 10.1 [L2]
  6. Michelle Ashworth

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKiran Sahota bt Noah Mesfin (Nov 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with a very nice opponent who had some really good shots in his collection."  -- Kiran
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Flora Mcmeeking (Nov 11) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was great fun and it was very difficult to win. Very balanced match with great points on both sides of the court."  -- Fabio
Emilio Lopez Lopez bt Flora Mcmeeking (Nov 10) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentEmilio Lopez Lopez bt Fabio Di Donato (Nov 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match. Second set was tight with many deuces. I enjoyed the match," -- Emilio
Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Noah Mesfin (Nov 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It has been a great match. Loads of deuces and very nice points. Enjoyable from the very beginning to the end."  -- Fabio

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)

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Collapse AllOxford Doubles - Round 8 | Thursday 20 September 2018 to Wednesday 28 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 October 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Fabio Assandri & Mauro Lambo [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nic Aliwell & Michel Leconte [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vivian Addy & Jo Hartley [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lyn Haslett-Hawkins & Anne Edwards [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Richard & Jack Kovandzich [L1]
  7. Matt Williams & Sarah Thonemann

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVivian Addy & Jo Hartley bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins & Anne Edwards (Nov 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent, competitive match. Some great ralleys and plenty of deuces."  -- Vivian
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell & Michel Leconte bt Fabio Assandri & Mauro Lambo (Oct 22) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive doubles match. Sportsmanship from both sides. Swang both ways"  -- Nic
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell & Michel Leconte bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins & Anne Edwards (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match with some tight quick paced rallies. Good teamwork from both sides"  -- Nic
Reveal CommentTsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins & Anne Edwards (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day for tennis. Second set was much closer after we had a strong opening set. Good game all round. Steve "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentFabio Assandri & Mauro Lambo bt Tsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was an epic match (with a little help from the net...)! A huge well done to our opponents: every single point was fought. Very nice atmosphere! - Fabio & Mauro"  -- Mauro
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell & Michel Leconte bt Vivian Addy & Jo Hartley (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two competitive sets with solid doubles play from Vivian and Jo with some great lobs. Some good serve and volleying from Michel. "  -- Nic
Reveal CommentFabio Assandri & Mauro Lambo bt Vivian Addy & Jo Hartley (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice and fought match! Vivian and Jo are very competitive opponents, extremely honest and funny. Lovely evening of tennis. Fabio & Mauro"  -- Mauro
Fabio Assandri & Mauro Lambo bt Michael Richard & Jack Kovandzich (Sep 27) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentNic Aliwell & Michel Leconte bt Tsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well fought match from both sides. First set looked close to going either way at one stage. Good points from both sides. "  -- Nic
Reveal CommentFabio Assandri & Mauro Lambo bt Lyn Haslett-Hawkins & Anne Edwards (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure playing with Lyn and Anne! Despite the final score, many games ended up in deuce: this was our first ever match in the Local League and it was very good fun! Great temperature this evening and we look forward for the next one." Fabio & Mauro
Reveal CommentTsvetan Shoshkov & Steve Carpenter bt Vivian Addy & Jo Hartley (Sep 24) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game under the floodlights of Florence Park. Both sets we had to come from behind."  -- Steve

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 match tiebreak 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)