It's a little bit quieter than usual in the office this week, because our colleagues Jeff Hunter (Managing Director) and James Auckland (Director of Tennis) are away, representing GB at the World Seniors Championships in Umag, Croatia!

Jeff is playing in the 45 year old age category (ssh, don't tell him I told you) and his team have won their round robin group, beating Sweden and Austria.

Meanwhile, James (a mere spring chicken in the 35 year old category) and his team have also progressed to the knock-out stages, recording wins over Latvia and Switzerland.

Their training programme involved lots of basket drills in the park - practice makes perfect - fine tuning their technique, improving their fitness and playing competitive points too. 

It's great to be reminded that tennis is a sport for life where we can all learn new things and continuously improve our games, whatever our playing standard. The Tennis Oxford coaching programme is a great place to get some advice on improving, and you can challenge yourself by competing in the Oxford Local Tennis League!