Nearly all real tennis players join the global RTO database which manages the handicapping system.
Like golf, the handicap system enables players of different abilities and ages to have a close and challenging game. A slightly better player might start on minus 15 instead of love, for instance. The winner’s handicap goes up a little and the loser’s down by the same amount. It works amazingly well.
One of the great benefits of the handicap system and database is that you can have a great game in all of the other courts in the UK and the rest of the world. It is an extremely friendly network! All of the courts are well worth a visit and are in interesting places such as Lord’s, Queen’s Club, Hampton Court, Fontainebleau, Brisbane and Tuxedo.
The Thames valley has a wealth of courts including:
The University of Oxford