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Handicapping system

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.

Wellington College real tennis court
Holyport Real Tennis Club


The Thames valley has a wealth of courts including:

The University of Oxford
Radley College
Wellington College
Hardwick House

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