Racket Sports

Racket sports are very popular within the University and with local community members. We offer casual opportunities to get involved in badminton, squash and tennis, as well as more structured options and club activities that take place within our facilities. Use the tabs below to find out how to get involved in each sport on a casual basis. Further information about club activities can be found in the related links section of this page.

Casual tennis bookings can be made at either Iffley Road Sports Centre (artificial clay courts and grass courts) or at University Parks (grass courts) subject to the season.

Iffley Road Sports Centre


Grass Court Tennis


The grass and artificial clay courts at Iffley Road Sports Centre are available to book casually but only to sports centre members. Membership details can be found on our memberships page.

University Parks

Oxford University Parks Tennis Association (OUPTA) offers 5 months of splendid, on 8 grass court tennis in the idyllic University Parks. The season starts on Sunday 5th May 2024 and runs through to 29th September 2024.

  • Tennis whites must be worn
  • Organised doubles only Wednesday 4pm-8pm (or Dusk) and Saturday 2pm-8pm (or Dusk)
  • Courts usually available at all other times 11am-dusk, park closes 30mins before dusk.
  • All courts must be booked via our mobile app and are for members only
  • Memberships details available via our memberships page

Find out more and purchase your University Parks Tennis Membership via our memberships page.

All casual squash bookings take place at Iffley Road Sports Centre





All casual badminton activity takes place at Iffley Road Sports Centre, in either the Mains Sports Hall or the Acer Nethercott Sports Hall.



Booking and Prices

Courts can be booked and paid for using our online booking system, at Iffley Road Sports Centre reception or by contacting our reception team on 01865 611476. Courts are available to book up to 8 days in advance. Prices can be found on our online booking system.


Free Access with Memberships

Some of our memberships give you free or subsidised access to book racket courts. Visit our memberships page to find more information.