I hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather! We’ve had a lot going on at the club; our Club Championships finals day, the Summer Party, Wimbledon Grand Slam Series, Teams matches and kids summer camps. Our court 11 has now opened and is available to book via Got Courts.
There is plenty still in store over the coming weeks – starting with the annual Windsor Open grade 3 tournament, 17th – 23rd July. Keep an eye out during the week as we may be able to release some courts to members in the evening. Big thank you to our volunteers who have put themselves forward to help during the week! Full information on this tournament is included below.
See below for updates and keep an eye out on club announcements.
WLTC Club Manager
Court 11 – Open
Court 11 was opened for bookings on 1st July.
Slinger Ball Machine
Don’t forget, WLTC has a Slinger Ball Machine available at the club, for members to hire alongside their court booking.
We’re pleased to report excellent feedback from the members who’ve used it!
Keen to try it for yourself? See the information below.
How to Hire: The Slinger Ball Machine can ONLY be hired at the bar, or over the phone on 01753 830820, to avoid any issues of double bookings.
Please be aware:
The ball machine can only be used on courts 4, 7, 10 & 11. The bar staff will check availability before booking you one of these courts.
The ball machine cant be used if raining or if the court surface is wet. If in doubt please allow time to call the bar on 01753 830820, ahead of your reservation.
If your ideal booking slot is already taken, Got Courts allows you to join the waiting list for the court booking.
You will be notified if that booking gets cancelled, allowing you the chance to book. Simply login via your Got Courts app or www.gotcourts.com
Select the (already booked) slot you would like to ‘join the waiting list’
You will receive confirmation, and can access the waiting list at any time under ‘reservations’ section
Windsor Open Tournament 2022
Our annual Windsor Open Tournament will run from this Sunday 17th, to Saturday 23rd July.
This is a Grade 3 tournament which attracts competitive players from across the UK and further afield. The deadline for entries is now closed and the schedule is available to see here > LTA website. Players enter from under 8 to adult and we are looking forward to a quality week of tennis. Many of our own Windsor members enter and all adult matches will be played from 5.30pm in the evening.
Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer! We still require some assistance on Sunday 17th, Tuesday 19th, and Thursday 21st (From 1pm) so if you’d like to assist please sign up at the bar, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year our members kindly volunteer as court supervisors during the week which involves supervising the matches and reporting any disputes to our tournament referees. It is a great way to understand more about competition tennis and to be able to watch some fantastic junior matches. You don’t need to have done this before, and will be fed and watered throughout the day.
When you arrive, please check in with the tournament referees upstairs in the lounge, they will run you through duties and give any necessary instructions.
Club Sessions & Court Availability
Unfortunately there will be no day time club sessions during the week and it’s unlikely the evening sessions will be able to go ahead, due to the anticipated high number of entries. We will keep you updated throughout the week and if evening club sessions can go ahead, we will announce as early as possible. Courts will become available for you to book in the afternoons/evenings so do check your Got Courts app or www.gotcourts.com for the most up to date information. Courts will be released hourly so keep checking your app!
Parking may be limited during the week and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Windsor Open 2022 Tournament is being Sponsored by Shanly Homes – www.shanlyhomes.com
Georgia McKell vs Avneet Kaur
Winner: Avneet Kaur
Olivia Williams vs Yana Vekshina
Winner: Yana Vekshina
Carla Balmes vs Yana Vekshina
Winner: Yana Vekshina
Jaiden Man vs Henry Byrnes
Winner: Henry Byrnes
Zachary Munday vs Jaiden Man
Winner: Jaiden Man
Oscar Falkentoft-Hansen vs Akhil Paleti
Winner: Oscar Falkentoft-Hansen
Mariam Balat vs Ilona Hawker
Winner: Ilona Hawker
Hafeez Hameed vs Kieran Muir
Winner: Kieran Muir
Sarah Runnicles & Nicky Penn vs Mariam Balat & Isabella Findel-Hawkins
Winner: Mariam Balat & Isabella Findel-Hawkins
Hafeez Hameed & Jasper Richardson vs Kieran Muir & Jack Slaughter
Winner: Kieran Muir & Jack Slaughter
Jasper Richardson & Karen Morean vs Ilona Hawker & Ben Hawker
Winner: Ilona Hawker & Ben Hawker
VETS LADIES SINGLES
Ani Slaughter vs Jen Smith
Winner: Ani Slaughter
VETS MENS SINGLES
Richard Bruggraber vs Hafeez Hameed
Winner: Hafeez Hameed
VETS LADIES DOUBLES
Jan Poole & Julie Heath vs Liz Bojarczuk & Helen Barnett
Winner: Liz Bojarczuk & Helen Barnett
VETS MENS DOUBLES
Christian Balmes & Peader McGrath vs Richard Bruggraber & Glen Morean
Winner: Richard Bruggraber & Glen Morean
VETS MIXED DOUBLES
Liz Bojarczuk & Mark Watson vs Bikram Chopra & Rosemary West
Winner: Bikram Chopra & Rosemary West
SUPER VETS LADIES DOUBLES
Sue Walker & Marion Francis vs Gill Kirby & Anne Akery
Winner: Gill Kirby & Anne Akery
SUPER VETS MENS DOUBLES
Pierre Bechade & Charly Hawker vs Ian Fletcher & Rob Pendleton
Winner: Pierre Bechade & Charly Hawker
SUPER VETS MIXED DOUBLES
Peter Buck & Ani Slaughter vs Catherine Bechade & Pierre Bechade
Winner: Peter Buck & Ani Slaughter
Some action shots..
Thank you to all who entered and participated in our Windsor Grand Slam Series – Wimbledon, and congratulations to our winners!
See our winners and photos below!
Play Your Way to Wimbledon – County Finals 2022 🏆
Well done to everyone who took part in the Play Your Way to Wimbledon County Finals on the 10th July 2022, at Windsor Lawn Tennis Club.
Girls Winner: Gabriella (The Abbey School)
Girls Runner Up: Felicity (Latika Junior Tennis Club)
Boys Winner: Zachary (Windsor LTC)
Boys Runner Up: Matty (David Lloyd Royal Berkshire)
To read more, click here > Results & Photos
*Murder Mystery Evening – Details to be announced soon!
Update from Ladies Teams:
Ladies National Leagues had a fab tennis day on Sunday 19th June with both teams competing at home.
Ladies 1 – 6-0 win over Caversham Park
Ladies 2 – 4-3 win over DL Bracknell 2 after a nail biting shootout.
They won both tie break singles to clinch the win (10-8 and 11-9 in the tiebreaks)
Both teams are top of the table.
Both Junior members Arnav and Aaryan went to the following tournament 11th June;
South & South West Tour – Kingsley Tennis Centre 8U, 9U and 10U grade 5…. Aaryan (on the left) won 8U, runner-up 9U and Arnav won 10U, today.
WLTC Bar achieved a 5 STAR Food & Hygiene award in June.
Congratulations to the whole team for all the hard work!
We’ve had a huge upgrade to our TV’s and sound system in the Lounge area, and very pleased with the result.
Come and grab a drink in the bar and see for yourself.
We kicked things off by showing the Wimbledon finals!
Enjoy one of our summer salads, freshly made on site.
Summer tennis camps 12th July – 2nd Sept.
Book soon from Active Tennis website: www.active-tennis.co.uk
Meet the full Active Tennis Coaching Team below!
For more information on booking coaching sessions visit www.active-tennis.co.uk
10% off ALL footwear
Contact Ross & Molly on email@example.com or visit www.allthingstennis.co.uk
We love to hear from you, our members!
Whether it’s your feedback, about your time at the club, or your stories and experiences with tennis in general!
So in this newsletter we asked one of our members, Stephanie Fernandez a few questions. Thanks Steph!
How long have you been a member of WLTC?
“5 years I think!”
Areas of the club you have been involved in now or in the past?
“I used to be in a club team (ladies doubles) but now I’m just a social player. I’m on the committee and persevered to get the changing rooms and toilets updated – it was long overdue!”
First live tennis match attended?
“Wimbledon, sometime in my twenties when I queued many hours to get in”
Favourite tennis player past or present?
Favourite court surface to play on?
Favourite tennis shot?
Favourite major tournament?
Other than tennis, other sports you play?
“Skiing. I’d rather be on a mountain than on a beach”
Quick Fire Questions
Favourite Holiday Destination?
“Impossible to name one, there are so many”
Your Party Trick?
“I can lift each side of my mouth individually, wiggle my ears and nostrils – nothing that exciting! Oh and I can shuffle playing cards like a pro”
If you’d like to be involved in a future newsletter please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can recycle your old balls in the recycaball bins, available around the club.
Don’t forget WLTC has an electric vehicle charging unit available for use at the entrance to the club.
Just a reminder to take care on court during the heatwave
Club Policy on No-Shows
We are experiencing a recent increase in the number of ‘no shows’ at the club.
No-Shows are unacceptable and will be recorded, with action taken against members who abuse the rules.
Please make sure you cancel your booking if you cannot attend for any reason, allowing another member the chance to book that court. If you have not arrived within 15 minutes of your outdoor court booking, it will be recorded as a no-show and the court will be released to other members.
WLTC management are aware that some members use more than one Got Courts account to get around the booking rules. Members are expected to have ONE Got Courts account each, linked to their own name.
Please Be Aware
Any breach will be recorded against the lead booker, who is responsible for the booking
Action will be escalated if abuse is found and repeated or continues within a set period
Court Booking Rules – ConfirmationMembers are permitted to book courts, via their ONE Got Courts account
Members are required to tag ALL playing partners to their booking
Members can book up to 2 courts per day, with at least 1 hour gap in between bookings
Members should not be on 2 bookings simultaneously, either as the lead booker, or a tagged playing partner.
Members must arrive within 15 minutes of their outdoor court booking, or it will be recorded as a no-show, resulting in the court being released.
Any questions contact email@example.com
You can download the Scala APP and get involved with WLTC Mixed singles ladders.
Free to join and participate.
All questions ask Coach Matt Welsh – firstname.lastname@example.org
All prices are per court, per hour
Book you court online – www.gotcourts.com or via the Got Courts App
Members can book indoor courts 21 days in advance
If a court is cancelled less than 48 hours before your booking, you will be charged for the booking
The cancellation policy is now48 hours, effective from March 8th, meaning you can now cancel your courts up to 48 hours before your court reservation.
Confirmation of Indoor Court Opening Hours
Adult Guests are required to be set up on Got Courts.
The guest can do this themselves simply by downloading Got Courts app and setting up a profile
The Club Manager will check and approve the guest, add them as a ‘non-member’, which will allow them to be tagged into your bookings.
How to pay Adult Guest Fees
At the point of booking a court, the lead member will be able to tag their guest and make the payment before completing the booking.
If there’s any issue making payment via Got Courts, please make sure you pay the guest fee at the bar beforeyou start on court.
Cost: Adult – £10
How to pay Junior Guest Fees
All Junior Guest Fees are to be paid at the bar beforeyou start on court.
Cost: Juniors – £2.50
Hiring the Club House for an Event
Our clubhouse is available to hire for an event, please see the information below and if you have any questions please contact our Bar Manager Laura on email@example.com
Available Saturday 6.30pm to Midnight (last orders 11.30pm)*
Set up can be from 6pm providing the club is quiet.
Can hold up to 125 people
£400 (for members) £500 (non-members) to hire the room for up to 50 people from 6.30pm to Midnight which includes 2 bar staff – payable by bank transfer at least a day before the event. For 75 people a third bar staff will be provided (supplement of £75); For 100 or more people a fourth bar staff will be provided (supplement of £150)
£200 deposit to hold booking and for security against damage to the clubhouse/equipment to be paid by at least 2 weeks before the event – deposit non-refundable if booking cancelled.
Recommendations/ Optional ExtrasWe can recommend caterers or clients can bring in their own food/caterers (caterer’s responsibility to clean kitchen after use and provide all crockery and cutlery)
Decorations can be put up which do not mark the walls etc – but must be removed immediately after the party.
We can recommend DJ, photo booth etc or clients can use their own
Furniture can be moved by client, in consultation with Bar Manager
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the bar manager Laura.
*Later finish time available at an extra charge £150 (12am-2am)
2022 Tournaments and Events at WLTC
Keep your eye out for more social events to be added to the calendar throughout the year. There are other tournaments to add, we will confirm dates in due course.
Much to look forward to, and dates to save in your diary.