Guidelines on playing standards

We welcome players of all standards, from absolute beginners onwards. You will always have a chance to play with people at their own level.


Advanced — from age 13/14, has played for school or club team or in tournaments.

Intermediate — from age 11, has had some coaching and is able to rally and play sets.

Lower intermediate — from age 9/10, has had some coaching but may benefit from revision of basics.

Beginner — from age 8, little or no previous tennis experience.

Mini-tennis — from age 5, no previous tennis experience. This group will use tennis balls and equipment especially designed to develop young players’ confidence. Racquets for mini-tennis are not provided but some are available to borrow at first lesson.


Club evenings are suitable for players of all standards except complete beginners.

Summer schedule

Ladies A / Mixed practice
10 am to 11 am
Men’s B / Mixed practice
10 am to 12 noon

Club session - 5.30 pm

Men’s A practice - 6.00 pm

Club session - 5.30 pm

Rusty Rackets - 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Junior coaching - 9 am - 11.30 am

How to find us

We play at the Alexandra Courts in North Oxford.

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Winter schedule


Ladies A practice - 10 am to 12 pm

Men’s B practice - 10 am to 12 pm


Club afternoon from 1.30 pm


Rusty Rackets - 9 am to 11 am


Junior coaching - 9 am to 12 pm

Junior coaching - 12 pm to 2 pm

Men’s A practice - 10 am to 12 pm

Club afternoon from 1.30 pm.

Team matches are on Saturdays or Sundays

Recycle your tennis balls

Norham Gardens offers a tennis ball recycling service through Recycaball.

For information please click here.