NORTH Oxford’s wait to earn promotion to the Aegon Team Tennis National League is almost over following a 12-0 demolition of Milton Keynes.

The South West (East) leaders, who have finished second in recent seasons, were boosted by the return of Seb Rey for the trip to Buckinghamshire.

The result extended their perfect record to six straight wins, putting them in a very strong position with only a home match with Windsor on June 25 to come.

Woodstock’s hopes of survival in their first year at the regional level of the women’s game were boosted after they were handed a walkover by Maidenhead.

l OXFORDSHIRE have representatives at the Team Tennis Schools National Championships finals in the boys and girls events for the first time in a generation.

Cokethorpe topped the regional division for girls after beating Tudor Hall, Wycombe Abbey and Oxford High.

They followed it up by winning the regional final with Marlborough College, Wiltshire in a nail-biting shoot-out.

Cokethorpe emerged 10-8 winners after the match was tied 6-6 to secure a place at Nottingham University on July 11-14.

They will be joined by the boys’ team from Abingdon School, who received a walkover from Wolverhampton Grammar after wins against Radley College, Magdalen College and Warwick School.

l CHILDREN across the county, aged eight and under, have been taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Tennis for Kids programme.

Aimed at those who have not played before, the scheme provides a free racket and tuition from LTA coaches.