High School: Attended Meadowhead School in Sheffield, England... Was the runner-up at the Doncaster British Tour in 2011…Was a semi-finalist at the Hull British Tour in 2010…Won the Ladies County Cup in 2010…Won the Yorkshire Championship and finished second at the Road to Wimbledon Doubles tournament.
Coach Maes’ Take: “Laura Oldham will be an asset for the Cats if she continues her hard work on and off the courts. Held up by a serious back problem last fall, she got stuck behind and that was unfortunate. However, she put in the work after season and this summer and this is already showing a significant difference in her output today. Laura’s energized focus is paying off and I expect great things from her.”
Biggest Influence of tennis career: Parents and grandparents, supporting and traveling to tournaments.
Spends free time: Hanging out with friends, shopping and traveling.
Favorite place to play tennis other than Arizona: Roehampton, NTC on grass
Hidden Talent: Cooking
Favorite Sport other than Tennis: Soccer
Favorite TV Show: The Apprentice
Favorite Food: Chocolate Brownies
Why she chose Arizona: “The nice weather year-round, the tennis program and the beautiful campus.”
On Coach Maes: “She has really helped me settle in here and is already having a big impact on improving my game.”