Preston Bowl, Sunday 7th Aug 2016

Preston Bowl entrants
Preston Bowl 2015 players

The Preston Bowl is an annual open mixed doubles competition that was first contested in 1934 at Abingdon Tennis Club. The entry fee is £7.50 per person.

To enter this year's competition contact the Tournament Director, Craig Amison-Smith by telephone on 07719-599582, or by email at, or by post

Craig Amison-Smith
ALTC 2016 Open Tournament
21 Lee Avenue
Oxfordshire, OX14 3UT

Details of last year's Preston Bowl may be found under the 2015 Open web page.

The Preston Bowl Competition has over 70 years of history. The following information was extracted from the club minutes of 1934:

"At the committee meeting on 23 Jan 1934 it was proposed and agreed that the Crescent Tennis Club be renamed the Abingdon Lawn Tennis Club. At the same meeting Mr A E Preston was elected President of the Club. It was agreed that a competition open to residents in Berkshire within a 13 miles radius of Abingdon would be initiated. The winner will be presented with a Challenge Cup to be given by Mr Preston. The competition is to be played on Whit Monday and to be an American Tournament. Play to commence at 11am and the final to be of 3 sets."

(Note that in July 1933 the club applied for affiliation to the LTA.)

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