LTA National League is a singles & doubles based team competition. Clubs have a chance to compete at a local county level with the winners progressing through to the regional phase and then national divisions. It aims to provide players of all ages (8&U – Open) with regular league matches, against similar standard players in a competitive & fun team environment. North Oxford Tennis Club has the largest team entry of any club in Oxfordshire. We enter around 15 teams each year at varying levels and the season runs from April to June.
All teams in the open (adult) competition are part of a promotion & relegation structure whereby successful teams can earn promotion between county, regional and national tiers. The majority of teams play in the county tier. We run two men’s and two ladies’ teams in the county tier. The national/regional open tier of Team Tennis features many aspiring, current and former professional players.
North Oxford LTC has representation in the highest league of team tennis in the England & Wales. We currently sit in the National League (South West). In 2019 North Oxford men’s team qualified for the National Finals where we competed against the top 6 clubs in the UK.
We are always delighted to host the Oxfordshire Festival of Tennis for juniors held in August each year and run by Tennis Oxfordshire. This event is the jewel in the crown for Oxfordshire Junior tennis players and many of our own academy players compete in this event at their home venue.
The tournament is played on our hard courts and is an LTA sanctioned grade 3 event. It is a great opportunity to catch up with our friends from around the County. Spectators are also extremely welcome to come and soak up the atmosphere.
We have had some great successes over the years with numerous county champions being part of Junior Tennis Academy.
For more information about our County Association, please click Tennis Oxfordshire
The British Tour compliments the senior international tournament circuit, offering competition experience to both successful amateurs and those breaking into professional tennis. There are two tiers of tournament with differing entry requirements and prize money (totaling £174,000), as well as a year-end Masters event to which the year’s 32 best-performing men and women players are invited to compete for a £22,000 prize money pot.
The Tour runs from January to November each year and consists of 40 events at different venues providing players with the chance to play regular competitive ties. There are always likely to some world ranked players in action at North Oxford. Matches are played during the day, with qualifying on the Monday & Tuesday and the main draw starting Wednesday, with free entry for spectators. This is a fantastic opportunity to see watch high class tennis at your local club. The British Tour Event hosted at North Oxford feeds into the ‘Trophy Series’ events which are held at Surbiton, Manchester & Ilkley. For further information on the British Tour go to lta.org.uk/compete/adult/british-tour/