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You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles and doubles leagues for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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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"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'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

"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 42 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Ready [W1] 2
  2. Mark Bagley 8.2 [L1]
  3. Charles Harris
  4. Christopher Lynch
  5. Luis Castello Sola 9.1
  6. Ollie Tabor
  7. Tom Bonnington 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOliver Ready bt Mark Bagley (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "As closely fought as the scores suggested. Would probably have gone the other way but for repeated net-cord assistance in my favour. In the first set I was 5-4 40-15 on serve before doing a Federer and losing the next two games. Fortunately I won the tie break. In the second set we tired and both had trouble holding serve; a tie-break always looked likely. Mark was ahead 4-2, I think, but I managed to pull it back and avoid a third set which, by this point, neither of us were relishing."  -- Oliver

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Watkins [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Patrick Tissot [W1] 2
  3. Iurie Rusu 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Fabio Assandri 10.2 [L1]
  5. Charles Olsen
  6. Jamie Woodward
  7. Simon Stanford
  8. Sébastien Bourdu 10.1

Match Results:

Patrick Tissot bt Peter Watkins (Sep 15) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Peter Watkins bt Fabio Assandri (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-4
Iurie Rusu bt Peter Watkins (Sep 13) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-2)

Current Rankings:

  1. Fabio Di Donato [W1] 2
  2. Nico Corraine [L1] 1
  3. Adrian Bubla
  4. Harry Day
  5. Harry McAlister
  6. Helen Watts 9.1
  7. Nic Aliwell

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFabio Di Donato bt Nico Corraine (Sep 14) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match on a super sunny day! Strangest first set ever played with every one of us breaking each other's serve. A more stable second set and luckily for me a good third set where I managed to come back from being down 2-0. Good luck with your next matches, Nico."  -- Fabio

Current Rankings:

  1. Tiago Moreira [W1] 2
  2. Simone Moriconi [L1]
  3. Crescenzo Ianniello
  4. Emilio Lopez Lopez
  5. Florin Bobea
  6. Jeremy Leggett
  7. Pawel Wozniak

Match Results:

Tiago Moreira bt Simone Moriconi (Sep 14) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Tacon 10.2
  2. Annabel Lloyd 9.2
  3. Diego Vargas 10.2
  4. Edward Payne
  5. Fiona Fanthome
  6. Matthew Longstaff
  7. Nick Fahy 9.2
  8. Paul Morris

Current Rankings:

  1. Noah Mesfin [W1] 2
  2. Nil Angli [L1]
  3. Alejandro Rubio Diaz
  4. Antonella Iarrobino
  5. Federico Antonio Melillo 10.2
  6. Jon Bennett
  7. Sergio Segovia Rodriguez
  8. Shaun De Souza

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNoah Mesfin bt Nil Angli (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather and fun match! The score doesn't reflect how difficult this match was. "  -- Noah

Current Rankings:

  1. Flora Mcmeeking 10.1
  2. Jamal Ali
  3. Justine Cardy
  4. Louise Morcom
  5. Philip Sanders
  6. Sam Brind 10.2

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)