Club Life – 18.08.22


Dear Members,

I hope you’re having a good summer! August is fairly quiet at WLTC but good to see many of you playing through the summer and the kids enjoying the summer camps! There’s plenty of courts available this month if you’re looking to play, check out Got Courts app to book your court. 
Moving on, we look forward to a busier September at the club, here’s a summary of some dates for your diary, full updates and information all included in this newsletter.

Dates for your Diary:

– Seniors Tournament (LTA Grade 3) – 6-10th September – (Entry deadline 23rd August)
– US Open Tournament – Windsor Grand Slam Series – 18th September – (Entry deadline 11th September)
– Macmillan Competition – 30th September – Info tbc

Social Events
– Murder Mystery Supper – 24th September (Tickets on sale now, still available)

During July we held the Windsor Open tournament which was a success again! There were over 430 participants competing during the week long tournament, with some excellent tennis on show. Congratulations to all winners – to see the full results you can see via the LTA page here: 
Windsor Open 2022 | LTA – Tennis for Britain
Huge thank you to our brilliant volunteers who play a big part in helping the tournament run smoothly, and coping with the extreme heat at times through the week. 

See below for updates and keep an eye out on club announcements. 

Jack Allan 
WLTC Club Manager

Upcoming Tournaments


Dear Players,

 We are excited to announce that entries for ‘Windsor’s US Open’ are now LIVE! 

“The US Open”  is part of the Windsor Grand Slam series. It will be run on the acrylic courts at Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, and we will be running it as a fun, social event. Please see below for details.

Players will enter the tournament singularly
Once entries close, the competition organisers will create pairs, and after each match you will be paired with a new partner – creating a fun, social environment for everyone to enjoy.
We will be running this tournament as “mixed”, although not necessarily in the traditional sense….
The number of games you win will be converted into points, and the top 4 players with the most points at the end of the group stages will compete in the final.
Your entry fee will include a complimentary coffee or tea upon arrival. And there will be other food available to purchase at the bar for the duration of the tournament. 


WHEN: Sunday 18th September (Entry Deadline 11th September)
WHERE: Windsor Lawn Tennis Club
WHO: Adults (Full Members Only)
TIME: 9am-1pm
COST: £5


If you have any problems or questions prior to the day, please email Beci at
If you have any emergencies/problems (for example if you are running late or are unable to make it) on the day please contact Beci directly on 07799897699

Email entries will not be accepted, please either phone the bar (01753 830820) or sign up in person at the bar. 

If you have any questions please do get in touch.
Kind regards
WLTC Competition Organisers

Recent Tournaments

Our annual Windsor Open Tournament ran from Sunday 17th, to Saturday 23rd July, please see the full list of results from the tournament here: Windsor Open 2022 Results 

Feedback from the tournament referee Janet Jamieson:
Congratulations to all who played at Windsor. You were absolutely amazing coping so well with the extreme weather conditions and a huge thank you to your parents who supported the event in such a sporting manner. Thank you Windsor Tennis Club, always a great Grade 3

The Windsor Open 2022 Tournament was Sponsored by Shanly Homes –

Upcoming Events

Please join us on Saturday 24th September at 7:30pm in the Mustill Lounge for a classic slice of comedy Country House Murder Mystery, with a host of colourful characters ready to give you murder! Will you be able to solve the crime? 
‘Dead Over Dinner’
The year is 1927, the setting is a large Country house in Windsor.
The dining room is set. 
The suspects you’ll know.
The weapons are obvious. 
Murder is on the Menu!
The Professor’s dinner parties are the talk of the town. But it’s never a question of what he serves but rather who he has invited. Tonight, the VIP list includes an ex-military professional, a silent movie actress and a celebrated London chef. Each is instructed to bring a gift of interest, value or charm! 
Priced at £42.00 per person, are now on sale at the bar or by calling 01753 830820, (guests and non members welcome) and will include a three course meal.
Please see attachment and advise us at time of booking of any dietary requirements.
Arrival Time
The performance must start at 7:30pm sharp so please be seated and ready to start.
For further information email
The comedy drama is being performed by a group of actors who will portray characters visiting a 1920’s country house.  They have all been invited to a dinner party but during the evening one of the characters will unfortunately meet an untimely end.  It is then up to all of you – Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot – to unravel the mystery and solve the crime!
Tables of eight guests will compete to be the first to name the murderer but there is no requirement for the audience to be involved in the actual performance.  The actors will circulate the room giving clues to each table to assist them in the puzzle. 
During the evening a three-course supper will be provided between acts.  The evening commences promptly at 7.30pm so you should ensure you arrive in plenty of time before the start of the performance.  There will be prizes and certificates for the winning table!
All members and non-members are invited – so why not get a group together to make up a table of eight or we can help put tables together – a great opportunity to meet other members.
As we will need to advise our caterers on expected numbers shortly, it would be extremely helpful, if you are planning to join us, that you purchase your tickets from the Bar, or telephone 01753 830820 to make your booking as soon as possible, we are limiting tickets to just 80.
If you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at and we really look forward to seeing you at what should be a great fun evening.
Best wishes from the Social Team

Don’t forget you can now watch various sporting events in the Mustill Lounge. 

Here’s just some of the sporting events coming up in August: 

Man United vs Liverpool – 22nd August, 8pm

PGA Tour – From 25th August

Belgian Grand Prix – 28th August, 1pm

US Open tennis – From 29th August

Update from Ladies Teams:
From Grainne Leyton-Smith & Sarah Runnicles (Overall Captains):

Ladies Team Goals for the Summer season were:
– Keep the 1st team in Div1 – ✅
– Keep the 2nd team up in Div 2 (most at risk) – ✅
– Promote  the 3rd team from Div 4A to 3B-  ✅
– Promote the 4th team from Div 6A to 5B- ✅
– Keep the 5th team up in Div 6B- but  actually they’ve smashed it by being promoted to 6A ✅ ✅
With the 2nd team so depleted, we took the opportunity to try out 3rd and 4th team players in the 2nd team which has proved successful and  really accelerated some players match play. Of course it also plays to the need to create ways to facilitate improving players, moving up into higher level teams. That approach along with some timely new members of the right standard, means we now have a solid, new 2nd team to take forward into the winter league.
A huge well done to all players and all captains- a successful summer indeed.

Update from Mens Teams: 
Kieran Muir (Mens 1st Team Captain)
Windsor Men’s 1st team finished top and are league champs for Division 1 in the Berkshire Summer League. We completed the “double” by becoming Regional League Winners in the National League competition for the first time in 8 appearances, and will now compete in the National Tier for 2023. A huge achievement by the whole squad.

Bikram Chopra (Mens 4th Team Captain)
Windsor Men’s Team 4 had a very successful Summer Season 2022.. 
We finished First, winning the Division / League decisively by virtue of strong perfomances all throughout the season.. Consequently, earned  promotion to Division 3..

Russel Connor (Mens 6th Team)
6th Team secured promotion after finishing second in the league, after Phyllis Court I Team.

Update from Mixed Teams:
Team News Summer 2022:
Men’s: Final Standing –
Team 4 came First by winning their Division and were promoted to Division 3.. 
Over 45: Winning Draw vs Wokingham 2.. 
Final Standing of 4th out of 8 Teams and stayed in Div 2
Latest Mixed Teams Results:
1sts – Loss 1- 3 vs Wargrave 1
2nds – Winning Draw vs Wargrave 2 
3rds – Losing Draw vs Caversham Mixed 4
4ths – Win 4 – 0 vs Westmoreland Park

Junior Member, Ajit, won the Windsor Open Mini Red Event. Congratulations Ajit!

Junior Member, Aaryan, won Gosling Junior Open 2022 9U Grade 4. Congratulations Aaryan!

Updates from Andy Mustill – Head Coach
The coaching team ran performance camps for our top juniors this week. This is sponsored by WLTC and free for these junior members.
Perfect preparation for the County Closed next week!

The new coaching term will commence Mon 12th September. Active Tennis will be in contact soon with details.
Please visit our website for details,

Meet the full Active Tennis Coaching Team below!
For more information on booking coaching sessions visit 


30% off ALL clothing

Update from the YONEX Stringing Tour 
Thanks to all members who attended the YONEX stringing tour which was held at WLTC 31st July. 
Members enjoyed getting a new string, trying out YONEX products and getting some helpful pointers. 

Contact Ross & Molly on or visit

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 our member and club chairman, Mark Player a few questions. Thanks Mark!

How long have you been a member of WLTC?
25 years ago when I moved to Windsor previously Ealing where I still have many friends albeit from a long time ago
Areas of the club you have been involved in now or in the past?  
The Committee

First live tennis match attended, or first match you can recall watching tv? 
Wimbledon when 15 years old and had to ask people for change as we didn’t have enough money to get home 

Favourite tennis player past or present?
Pete Sampras Pistol Pete who just kept winning Wimbledon so cool

Favourite court surface to play on?
Clay now 

Favourite tennis shot?
Ace of course (very rare but very satisfying especially against Matt Findel Hawkins )

Favourite tennis tournament? 
Only one Wimbledon but would love to go to the others .. on the bucket list

Other than tennis, other sports you play?
Was football but now golf which I love. Need skill like tennis and nerve. Golf takes you to wonderful places to enjoy especially if you play well.

Quick Fire extras.. 

Favourite holiday destination?  
Carrara, Tuscany
Favourite film?  

Favourite drink?  

Favourite food?
Steak and chips 

Your party trick?  
Haven’t got one …. Staying soberIf you’d like to be involved in a future newsletter please contact 

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. 


Indoor Courts
Booking Rules
All prices are per court, per hour
Book you court online – 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
Cancellation Policy
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.

Guest Fees 
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

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.
Cost: £10ph
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.

Just a reminder to take care on court during the summer 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

Scala App
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 –


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 

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 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. 

WLTC 2022
Tournament Schedule 


Got Courts Assistance
If you experience any difficulties using Got Courts or have any general questions – you can email for assistance.

Club Contacts: 
If you need any assistance or have any questions to do with the club, tennis or bar, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Club & Membership Enquiries:
Jack Allan, Club Manager – 

Bar Enquiries:
Laura Pritchard, Bar Manager – 

Tennis & Coaching Enquiries:
Andy Mustill, Head Coach –

For further WLTC news and updates:
WLTC Website
WLTC Facebook
All Things Tennis Website