Athlete Profile: Izzy Marshall

Izzy Marshall hitting a tennis ball


Izzy Marshall

Course and Year of Study

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1st Year)


New College




Oxford University Lawn Tennis Club

Highest Competition Level


Best Achievement

In 2021, played for the Halton Tennis Club Team in the National Club League throughout the summer season and contributed to the team winning the national championships

Short Term Aspirations

Qualify for the BUCS Main Draw

Long Term Aspirations

Make it to the main draw of a WTA event e.g. 15K

How did you get into the sport?

My parents played a lot and so always brought me along to the club when they were playing. I joined the tots program, playing 30 minutes a week and have been hooked since then.

What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?

Try to sandwich in training in between periods of academic study so your brain is refreshed during study time

How have you managed training during lockdown?

I started lockdown by finding any surface to hit a tennis ball against but then bought a tennis ball on an elastic string which was a lot of fun to play with on the road outside my house. With the monotony of quarantine, I didn’t want my fitness training to be repetitive as well so I mixed it up a lot with youtube workouts, skipping, cycling and running.