Welcome to the Lansdown Club - we have wonderful facilities providing the opportunity to play Tennis, Squash, Racketball and Croquet in lovely surroundings
We are delighted that Carter Jonas Estate Agents sponsor our Tennis and Squash Box Leagues.
The Box League provides an easy way to play competitive mixed-sex singles tennis on a regular basis and is available to all senior Rackets members as well as junior members aged 14 and over.
The current Boxes can be found on our Members website. The highest box is Box A, with players who are approximately 5.0 in USTA NTRP ratings terms. Players in the middle of the boxes are approximately 4.0 – 4.5 standard, going down to approximately 3.0 in the lowest box.
Run in rounds typically 8 weeks long, each mixed-sex box usually consists of 5-6 players who self-arrange matches with each other, with promotion/relegation for the next round according to results. Players entering the boxes should be committed to organising matches promptly in order to play all their box opponents within the time period – obviously sometimes injuries/life gets in the way so withdrawal & walkover arrangements do exist.
The playing format is 2 standard sets with Sudden Death Deuce (SDD) throughout and a championship tiebreak 3rd set. For an explanation of SDD, see our Club Mixer page
New entrants are placed into an appropriate standard box as far as possible – you do not have to start at the bottom. At the end of the box, player scores are tallied up and new boxes arranged for the next round according to performance – the system of promotion/relegation usually works well to provide participants with matches at an appropriate playing standard, and to meet and play with a variety of members.
For more information and/or to enter the next set of Boxes, email firstname.lastname@example.org – please indicate your approximate playing standard so you can be entered at an appropriate level.
Everything you need to successfully participate can be found in our Members website, including the Box Rules, a look-up for member contact details, and court booking. Once you are entered into a box, your Box will display at the top of the current Boxes page (scroll down to show all boxes, in alphabetical order) and you will be able to enter your match results there – just click in the relevant box and a pop-up will display to add in points.
“With up to 100 players in the tennis Boxes, it's suitable for all standards of player”