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UCL Tennis is one of the biggest sports societies in UCL and is full of opportunities to develop your interest in tennis at any level. Whether you’re picking up a racket for the first time, or have been playing competitively for years, there will definitely be a place for you in our community as we offer 3 different levels for our members:

  • BUCS (5+ years of experience playing, preferably competitively)
    Three Men’s and two Women’s Teams comprising of players up to the national standard represent UCL in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues.
  • LUSL (1-5 years of experience playing tennis- not necessarily competitively)
    Two mixed teams who compete in the London Universities Sport Leagues (LUSL)
  • R&D (any)
    A Recreational and Development Group open to all (even complete beginners who have never touched a racket before!) 

(NB: The brackets are a rough guideline to give a general idea of the level. We encourage you to come to trials so that we can allocate you to the team which will benefit you most!)

Alongside this we have a vibrant social scene with weekly Sports Nights, Team/ Society Dinners, and sporting events like Varsity which allow the whole society to come together and bleed purple! 

COVID-19 Update: 

COVID-19 has impacted how all sports societies will be running this year, especially in Term 1. However, we are still looking to provide our members with opportunities to both develop their games, and become part of a great community of people. To stay updated on all the events and plans we have for the coming year, please check out and follow our Instagram and Facebook pages!

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UCL Tennis FAQs:

1. When and where are the tennis sessions conducted?
Recreational tennis sessions are conducted every Wednesday 1-4pm at Parliament Hill Tennis Courts (closest tube is Kentish Town), whereas BUCS & LUSL team trainings are conducted every Sunday 2-8pm at New River Sports, Tennis & Fitness (closest tube is Wood Green). Some extra trainings will be provided for the players taking part in the competitions.

2. Does the society provide or rent out rackets?
No, the society does not provide any rackets.

3. What does my membership entitle myself to?
For recreational tennis, membership entitles you to attend recreational tennis sessions at Parliament Hill, as well as society events. Team membership (only for those who pass our trials) entitles you to represent UCL in BUCS and LUSL matches, attend trainings at New River Sports, Tennis & Fitness, as well as attend society events. Court fees and balls for the mentioned sessions are included in the membership fee.

4. What if I really cannot attend the trials for the team?
If you have a valid reason for missing the team trials and are still interested to try out for the team, feel free to contact our captains by finding them on the society Facebook page (link below). You can also email or message us.

5. How long does the competitive season last?
The competitive season runs during the first and second terms, it starts in October and runs until late March. There will also be opportunities to play friendly matches against other universities, individual events and many more!
Tournaments our teams are competing in for 2020/2021:

  • Men’s 1st Team: BUCS Tennis Premier South A & BUCS Tennis Championship
  • Women’s 1st Team: BUCS Tennis Premier South A & BUCS Tennis Championship
  • Men’s 2nd Team: BUCS Tennis South Eastern 1A & BUCS Tennis Trophy
  • Women’s 2nd Team: BUCS Tennis South Eastern 2B & BUCS Tennis South Eastern Conference Cup
  • Mens 3rd Team: BUCS Tennis South Eastern 4B​
  • Mixed 1st Team: LUSL Tennis Premier
  • Mixed 2nd Team: LUSL Tennis Premier

6. What does the society do apart from playing tennis?
We get together for Sports Nights on Wednesdays, Mahiki nights, regularly have dinners, bowling and karaoke nights, and plenty of other events throughout the year to make your experience with UCL Tennis even more enjoyable.

7. Who is my point of contact if I have more specific questions? You can post your queries on the UCL Tennis Society Facebook page or directly contact anyone from the committee. Team matters should be directed to the captains while recreational tennis matters should be directed towards the Recreational Tennis Coordinator. Also, feel free to get in touch with our President, Treasurer or Vice-President - they should be able to answer any question related to the Tennis Club.

Committee Members (Find us on our UCL Tennis Society Facebook page or email/message UCL Tennis Club directly to get in touch)

LEADERSHIP

  • President: Anastasia Mikheeva
  • Treasurer: Kai Maxted
  • Vice-President: Kipras Undzenas
  • Welfare Officer: Nessa Zard
  • Competitive Executive: Terry Gao

TEAM CAPTAINS

  • BUCS Men's 1st Team Captain: Jan Ortonowski
  • BUCS Men's 2nd Team Captain: Stefanos Vrettos
  • BUCS Men's 3rd Team Captain: Position Unfilled
  • BUCS Women's 1st Team Captain: Veronika Hughes 
  • BUCS Women's 2nd Team Captain: Li-Jian Thean
  • LUSL Team Captain: Sofia Mandich 
  • LUSL Team Captain: Elisenda Gascon Arnal
  • Recreational Tennis Coordinator: Liam Shanahan
  • Recreational Tennis Coordinator: Cyrus Horban
  • Development Tennis Coordinator: Isabella Mandich

GENERAL COMMITTEE

  • Communication Secretaries: Ridhwan Omar and Annabel Geene
  • Social Secretaries: Izem Ozavci and Luca Dell'Antonio
  • LTA Ambassador & Community Outreach Officer: Sofia Rayneri

UCL Tennis Club have signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge.

This Club is Pride in Sport Accredited