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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 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

"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

Ali Hudson

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

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

Johan Fourie

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Collapse AllOxford Singles - Round 36 | Thursday 14 June 2018 to Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 July 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Bagley 9.1 [W2] 4
  2. Steve Carpenter 9.1 [L1]
  3. Claudio Ruffmann 10.1 [L1]
  4. Adrien Amigues
  5. Christopher Lynch
  6. Patrick Colas 8.2
  7. Tariq Ali
  8. Tom Bonnington 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Steve Carpenter (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This match was 'touch' versus consistency with touch edging it."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Bagley bt Claudio Ruffmann (Jun 17) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Great rallies. Very close match."  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Iurie Rusu 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Jones 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Laura Newland 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Helen Watts 9.1 [L1]
  5. Chris White
  6. Douglas Wilson
  7. Edward Payne
  8. Peter Watkins

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIurie Rusu bt Laura Newland (Jun 21) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "probably to early to say but I think me and Laura managed to do the mach of the group again. Thank you Laura for very nice game."  -- Iurie
Iurie Rusu bt Helen Watts (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Jones bt Iurie Rusu (Jun 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First time I played this year so I was pretty unfit. Iurie put up a fight but I managed to get through - and get home to see England win their first match!"  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Pawel Majewski 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Nick Warner [W1, L1] 3
  3. Luis Castello Sola 9.2 [W1] 2
  4. Paul Morris [L2] 1
  5. Mike Boon [L1]
  6. Adrian Lenagan
  7. Andrew Tacon 10.2
  8. Dave Triffitt

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuis Castello Sola bt Paul Morris (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game played in great spirit and in perfect weather. Paul, as Murray, is back from an injury which may have affected his performance today. Good luck Paul in the rest of your matches."  -- Luis
Pawel Majewski bt Nick Warner (Jun 22) 6-7 (1-7), 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentNick Warner bt Paul Morris (Jun 20) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. We were both feeling tired and hungry by the end of it. Thanks Paul."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentPawel Majewski bt Mike Boon (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, decent opponent, thank you Mike, good luck! "  -- Pawel

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Upstone [W1] 2
  2. Tsvetan Shoshkov [W1] 2
  3. Stephen Davies [L2] 1
  4. Annabel Lloyd 9.2
  5. Mark King
  6. Nic Aliwell
  7. Sébastien Liatard
  8. Tom Read

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTsvetan Shoshkov bt Stephen Davies (Jun 24) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very nice and competitive game where anyone could win, lovely weather, first time on grass for me and I enjoyed it a lot!"  -- Tsvetan
Reveal CommentOliver Upstone bt Stephen Davies (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a sunny Saturday morning, with both players fearing overheads as the bright midday sun approached! I was making my grass court 'debut' and enjoyed every second of it. Both sets followed a similar pattern with me going 3-0 up before Stephen broke back to catch up on the scoreboard. A pivotal moment came at *3-2 in the 2nd set when saving a couple of break points to go 4-2 up. This was my first ever Local Tennis Leagues match and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Cheers Stephen."  -- Oliver

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Fahy 9.2 [W1, L1] 3
  2. Dimitrios Lantzas 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Nick Suffolk [W1, L1] 2
  4. John Lynch [L1]
  5. Jon Bennett
  6. Lyn Haslett-Hawkins
  7. Paul Wharton 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Fahy bt John Lynch (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a perfect day for tennis. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Suffolk bt Nick Fahy (Jun 17) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match in blustery conditions that could have gone either way. Many thanks Nick, and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentDimitrios Lantzas bt Nick Suffolk (Jun 14) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to be back on court and the Oxford Tennis league. A bit of a rusty start for both players with some errors here and there. Eventually both myself and Nick found some rhythm and completed a close match with full games. A pleasure to meet Nick and practice our favourite sport on a nice evening at Florence Park."  -- Dimitrios

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Brind 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Baish [W2] 4
  3. Arnold Busmic [W1, L1] 3
  4. Jeremy Leggett [W1] 2
  5. Jamal Ali 10.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Juliet Bray [L1]
  7. Mohamed Salem Safa 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Baish bt Mohamed Salem Safa (Jun 23) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was the second time I’d played Salem and I’d forgotten just how tough the first game was! It was a match of long rallies due to neither player wanting to make a mistake or being able to find a winner, and a topsy-turvy score throughout the match, where I went 4-1 up, before he drew level, and the final game of the match was perhaps as long as the rest of the set due to nerves setting in and countless deuces. Salem roared to a 3-0 lead in the second, then had two set points at 5-2 40-15, before I changed tactic by moving to the net a lot more because I knew if it carried on with such long points, he’d end up winning, so I came back to win 7-5 but it was a good test of my fitness. Good luck in the rest of you games, Salem!"  -- Richard
Jeremy Leggett bt Jamal Ali (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-1
Arnold Busmic bt Jamal Ali (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Arnold Busmic (Jun 22) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Arnold produced a good comeback in the second set but I managed to get over the line with some strong serving."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Juliet Bray (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match, played with a high intensity and plenty of running."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Brind bt Jamal Ali (Jun 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with both players shaking off some rust."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentRichard Baish bt Jamal Ali (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was my second game against Jamal, and it was great to play him again! One of the things I love about playing in these leagues is the friendly nature of everyone and the fair spirit in which the games are played. Jamal won the first game but I managed to shake off my rustiness and win through, though lots of the games were closer than the score line suggested. Jamal aced me a few times and came to the net more regularly in the second half, resulting in lots of smashed winners for him or some well-placed lobs from my side of the court. Thanks again Jamal, and all the best for the rest of your matches!"  -- Richard

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)

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Collapse AllOxford Doubles - Round 7 | Thursday 21 June 2018 to Wednesday 29 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 July 2018)

Current Rankings:

  • Claudio Ruffmann & Gabriele De Luca
  • Luke Webb & Chrissie Martin
  • Michael Richard & Jack Kovandzich
  • Steve Carpenter & Tsvetan Shoshkov

Current Rankings:

  • Christopher Heap & Stuart Midgley
  • Eddie Morbey & Michael Morbey
  • Helen Watts & Lyn Haslett-Hawkins
  • Sophie Basilevitch & Sally Gauntlett
  • Theodoros Keravnou-Flatman & Stanley Mackrell

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)