Every year, the Oxford 1st, 2nd and 3rd tennis teams have the enviable opportunity to travel on tour to amazing locations during the Easter Vacation. The tour provides invaluable preparation for the Varsity Match in Trinity term as it involves vital training and matches, both singles and doubles, against local clubs and universities. The tour also cements a strong team spirit, another essential ingredient going into the Varsity Match, as the team bonds on and off the court.

The trips are always unforgettable and offer the teams an insight into different cultures and styles of play. In recent years, players have been lucky enough to be able to travel to the likes of Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Florida, Peru, Spain and Germany. Most recently, in 2017, the Blues went on tour in Easter to Los Angeles, where we had some intense training sessions in even more intense weather, and some very Umagcompetitive matches against US colleges, whilst also fitting in a day trip to Indian Wells and seeing all the sites too.

The Women’s and Men’s Second and Third teams too, went on a subsidised tour to Croatia. While there, they had the opportunity to compete against local teams, play at a prestigious clay court venue and watch professionals in action. As well as honing our tennis skills, everyone who went had a fantastic time and this is something we are looking forward to repeating this year

The club provides the teams with as much funding as possible to finance such trips. In addition to this, the club has been fortunate enough to secure tour funding from a series of generous companies and individuals for which we are immensely grateful. We hope that these tours can continue for many years to come as they offer experiences that will last a lifetime.

Reports on some of our recent tours can be found using the links below.