Club Life Newsletter – 22nd November 2021

Club Latest 

Dear members, 

There’s a lot to update you on in this club newsletter. We’ve had another busy few weeks and have plenty of events and tournaments on the horizon. The WLTC Christmas Party is less than 2 weeks away, please see the information and updates below. Tickets are still on sale at the bar for a few more days, make sure to book your place asap to avoid missing out. 
The next event – Waves for Wishes, is being held on Sunday (28th Nov), full information also below. We have lots coming up for our Juniors too with Tinsel Tennis and some Christmas tournaments catering for ages u8 to u18! 

Our Halloween Quiz Night was a huge success, thank you to all who came and of course all the efforts from our social team who put in many hours to make sure the event went brilliantly. Not forgetting our bar staff too (photo below) who are involved with all the planning and running of these events. We hope you all enjoyed having a professional Quiz Master for the first time at the club! 

The winter season is well underway and we have now moved our club sessions indoors. Please see the confirmation of Club Sessions and the courts allocated below. It’s great to see so many members on court, demand for courts remains high but we are doing our best to accommodate everyone. As you’ll be aware the club has a cap on most membership options which has been in place for the last few months. It was introduced to help keep courts available for all our members to book. The club now has a large waiting list for new members which we are monitoring closely. 

Our WLTC teams are all currently involved in the Winter Leagues and we’ve had some excellent recent results, and new members getting involved which is fantastic. Please see some recent results and update below. 

Take care,

Jack Allan 
Club Manager

Upcoming Events & Tournaments

Please see a summary of upcoming events and tournaments at WLTC, keep your eye out for more info soon. 
Waves for Wishes Tournament 
Date: 28th November

On Sunday 28th November, we will be hosting our 6th Waves for Wishes Charity afternoon in support of the Make a Wish Foundation. The day will consist of ‘Waves’ tennis, Cake sale and raffle!  

Waves is a doubles based game, which is coach fed, with no serving involved!  Players will be paired together so there is no need to enter with a partner.


2pm-4pm – Waves Tournament 
2pm-4.30pm – Delicious cake sale
4.30pm – Raffle

We very much hope you can join us for a fun afternoon in support of a great Charity which is very close to our hearts. If you are able to donate a prize for the raffle, please drop it into the bar before the tournament.

Best Wishes and See You There!

PS – If you’d like to see the story behind Waves for Wishes, click here.
PPS – Here’s some photos from the last event in 2019!

Christmas Party
Date: 4th December

PS – Volunteers Required! 
We’re looking for a few willing volunteers specifically to help move furniture before & after the Christmas Party. Lifting and carrying will be required!
We’re looking for assistance on Friday 3rd & Sunday 5th December. We will give more specific details on times in due course.
Please email Jack if you’re able to volunteer –
Many thanks

Tinsel Tennis

If you would like to sign up for this tournament you MUST sign up and pay at the bar. Unfortunately we cannot take bookings via email. If you have any questions regarding either tournament, please email Beci at 

Junior Christmas Tournaments
If you would like to sign up for this tournament you MUST sign up and pay at the bar. Unfortunately we cannot take bookings via email. If you have any questions regarding either tournament, please email Beci at 

Recent Events & Tournaments

Halloween Quiz Night – 28th October


WLTC opening hours over Christmas & New Year 21/22


Club Sessions

*Sessions moved indoors on November 1st



1, 2
7.00pm-8.30pm – LADIES
8.30pm-10pm – MENS
1, 2, 3
2, 3, 4
1, 2
2, 3
1, 2, 3
Please note that court allocation may change during school holidays/tournaments or due to matches/events. The clubhouse may be closed or have restricted hours on Sundays, Bank Holidays, however members can play on the outdoor courts on these days, at their own risk. 
All the above sessions are ‘turn up and play’ except for Team Practice (your captain will email you with a rota for this session if you play team tennis) and the Wednesday & Friday Midweek Session – please email if you would like to join the rota for this session.

Midweek Members:
Restricted Playing Hours – Midweek members may only play at the club between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.  They may play at the club as a guest of another member outside these times but they must sign in at the bar and pay the appropriate guest fee before going on court. 

Club sessions which fall within the timeframe of weekdays between 9am and 5pm can be attended. Club sessions which fall outside the designated timeframe between 9am and 5pm ie Club Night, cannot be attended.

Meet some of our brilliant Bar Team!
From Left to Right – Donna (Assistant Bar Manager), Laura (Bar Manager), Chloe (Bar Assistant)

For the latest club info..

New addition to the Mustill Lounge wall

Reminder of the Policy on Dogs in the Mustill Lounge


Please keep an eye out for latest club news and updates on our notice boards outside the club entrance. 




Members Q&A 
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, Pete McCarroll (left) a few questions. Thanks Pete!

How long have you been a member of WLTC?
“I joined in 2013, shortly after I retired. I wanted to take up a sport that I hadn’t played before, so that I couldn’t be worse than when I started!” 

Areas of the club you have been involved in now or in the past? 
“I organise a Men’s Doubles group on Monday and Tuesday afternoons for about 5 years now. Also I regularly volunteer at the Windsor Open Junior Tournament each July – mostly for the excellent BBQ but also the good quality tennis!”

First live tennis match attended?
“ATP Finals at the O2, a few years ago now. Roger Federer played David Ferrer and I was stunned by Federer’s grace and style”

Favourite tennis player past or present?
“I doubt many people will agree but I love watching Nick Kyrgios. By far the most natural all round player who unfortunately will never win a big slam”

Favourite court surface to play on?
“It has to be WLTC’s indoor courts (Acrylic)”

Favourite tennis shot?
“Being a leftie, I love hitting a topspin inside out”

Favourite major tournament?
“Australian Open – sunshine and a great city, and relatively easy to get tickets”

Other than tennis, other sports you play?
“I’m a bit of a fitness freak. I used to run marathons and half marathons until my hip packed up. I also qualified as a personal trainer after 35 years as an accountant. These days I can be found in my garage with my kettle bells… when I’m not at WLTC!”

Quick Fire Questions

Favourite Holiday Destination?

Favourite Film?
“It’s a wonderful life”

Favourite Drink?
“Lime Soda – I gave up drinking 4 years ago but it used to be Châteauneuf du Pape”

Favourite Food? 
“Rare fillet steak in a mushroom & Whisky sauce”

Your Party Trick? 
“It used to be a Yard of Ale! Not quite the same with Lime & Soda!”

A little bit more… 
“If you had a question for my favourite tennis coach it would be Matt Welsh!!”

If you’d like to be involved in a future newsletter please contact 

Recent Results

Mens Team Updates:
Results from 14/11

National Premier League Team won 3-1 vs UCL Alumni backing up a great 3-1 win earlier in the day from the Ladies.

1st Team Lost 3-1 vs Cholsey
2nd Team Lost 3-1 vs Caversham
3rd Team Won 4-0 vs DL Bracknell
4th Team Won 4-0 vs Wellington
5th Team Won 3-1 vs DL Bracknell
6th Team Lost 3-1 vs Twyford

We had a few recently joined members playing for some of the men’s teams this weekend which was great to see.

Confirmation of Men’s Team Captains: 
1st Team: Kieran Muir
2nd Team: Richard Bruggraber 
3rd Team: Matt Findel-Hawkins
4th team: Bikram Chopra
5th Team: Rick Harrison
6th Team: David Stephens

Ladies Team Updates:
1st Team v Bracknell: 4-0 win
2nd Team v Caversham park 2-2 losing draw
3rd Team v Wellington ladies 1 3-1 win
4th Team v Sonning ladies 1 2-2 winning draw
5th team v Wellington ladies 4 3-1 win

Ladies Overall CaptainKaren Morean
Mens Overall CaptainBen Hawker  
Mixed Overall CaptainPete Stephens

Good luck to all WLTC teams!

Christmas Tennis Camps
Mon 20th – Thurs 23rd December

Click the link to book: Christmas Camps

For any other enquiries please email  or visit 


Scala App – Finding Playing Partners

For the winter period, we’re changing the format of the internal competitions at Windsor LTC. We’ll offer three ladder competitions this winter season (Oct 25 – Dec 31):
Windsor LTC – Mixed Singles
Windsor LTC – Mixed Doubles (all pairs)
Winders LTC – Juniors (mixed singles, 14-18 yrs)
How does the ladder work?:
A new round starts every 2 weeks
Each round, you’ll be matched against a player of your level on the ladder
You move up the ladder if you win against a higher-ranked opponent
You can arrange match details (e.g. date/time) via the chat function in the app
How to sign up:
Open the Scala Sports app
Go to ‘Competitions’
Search for ‘Windsor LTC’
Join the ladder of your choice

For any further information please email Club Coach Matt Welsh –

As you will be aware the club has been closely monitoring no-shows in an attempt to increase court availability for all members.
Please remember to always cancel your court if you cant attend your reservation. Courts can be cancelled last minute, allowing another member to book the slot. 

Got Courts Assistance

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

WLTC Branded Clothing


Latest Offers:

Black Friday offers available, contact Ross on or visit

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. 

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