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As we move into September there’s a lot to look forward to over the coming weeks at the club. We have a few events on the horizon so be sure to check the ‘upcoming events’ below with some dates for your diary.
Club sessions are all back up and running so you’re very welcome to get involved. Please see below a summary of all the current club sessions running, days, times and more info. Team matches have been taking place throughout the summer months and continue into the Autumn. We’ve had some excellent results recently so you can check this out below.
Last weekend the club held the first ever WLTC World Cup, which was a huge success. Well done to the tournament organisers Karen Morean and Grace Johnson for running an excellent day at the club. Big thank you to our Bar Manager Laura, bar staff and volunteers for all the efforts involved and helping the event run smoothly. Photos and summary of the event are all displayed below.
Upcoming Events & Tournaments
Please see a summary of upcoming events and tournaments at WLTC, keep your eye out for more info in due course.
24th September –
Macmillan Charity Tournament & Coffee Morning
1st October –
3rd October –
Mini Club Closed Tournament
29th October –
28th November –
Waves for Wishes Tournament
4th December – (Save the date – TBC)
Macmillan Charity Tournament & Coffee Morning
We are looking forward to hosting our annual Macmillan Charity Coffee Morning and Tournament at the club this September.The tournament will run from approximately 10am-1pm on Friday 24th September during which time cake, tea and coffee will be served all morning in the clubhouse.If you would like to enter the tournament please sign up by the bar (£10pp, members only), by Sunday 19th September, and if you can bring a cake with you that would be much appreciated. If you don’t wish to enter the tournament but would like to donate a cake for the morning and/or come and enjoy a tea, coffee or slice of cake in the clubhouse, please feel free to come down any time during the morning – this is open to members and non-members – a suggested minimum donation of £2 to the charity, payable into the collection tins would be appreciated. For any further questions about the tournament please email firstname.lastname@example.orgAll proceeds from the tournament and coffee morning will go directly to the charity.We hope to see you there!
Another date for your diary! We are all looking forward to the first social event since the club has fully reopened! Further information on how to sign up will be sent in due course but please see below for a summary.
Date: 29th October
Time: 7pm arrival, 7:30 start.
Topic: General Knowledge
Fancy Dress (Optional) – Halloween themed
WLTC Branded Clothing
NEW branded clothing for WLTC.
Support your club and buy some kit!
For men: performance T-shirts @ £15 each (code MT);
100% cotton Polo shirts @ £25 (code MP);
Zip neck sweatshirts @£40 (code MS)
For women: 100% organic cotton T-shirts @ £15 each (code WT); soft shell body warmer/gilet @ £40 (code WB)
For kids: Fruit of the Loom hoody sweatshirts @ £25 (code KH)
All sizes are on the rail to try on. All items can also be ordered in black, not just white.
Orders at the bar please – you need the code and payment upon order. Note: After your order it will take approx. 2/3 weeks to arrive as stock is not being held at the club.
Also, if you have your own kit and want the WLTC logo either printed or embroidered on it then please give the club manager your kit and it can be arranged – printing costs £6 and embroidered logo costs £8.
WLTC World Cup
WLTC hosted its first ever WLTC WORLD CUP 2021 event on Sunday 5 September seeing 58 competitors compete in a variety of categories all aiming to push their team ahead of the pack.
Team Europe (blue) emerged champions with an impressive 132 points while Team Asia won the best Team Spirit award.
The weather co-operated fabulously and participants enjoyed a true summer bbq.
Special thanks to: grace Johnston, Kieran Muir and Karen Morean for organising, Julian berry for the “unbiased” cameo appearance, all things tennis and wltc for the prizes and the bar staff and Allan pirrie for the amazing food and hospitality. Also to the captains: Marcus Jones, ilona hawker, Linda Rennie, jack slaughter, kieran Muir,
Katja Balmes abs Grace Johnston.
Finally, huge shout out to the competitors who rolled with the punches and had the perfect competitive spirit which made the event such a roaring success.
Mini Closed Championships 2021
We hope you are well and enjoying the summer! We are running a 10&U tournament on Sunday 3rd October at Windsor Lawn tennis club!
Who’s it for?
Any junior members who are 10 or under on the 31st December 2021.
Players must be able to rally, serve (underarm serve is fine!) and have a basic understanding of the rules of tennis (in/out, no double bounces etc.)
We will be running a sponge ball tournament (8&U), an orange ball tournament (9&U) and a green ball tournament (10&U)
What time will the tournaments run?
The 8&U sponge ball competition will be in the morning (usually around 9am-11am) (players to arrive at 8:30am), specific times will be confirmed once the draw is established.
Orange ball and green ball will run anytime from 11am, but is usually in the afternoon. Specific times TBC depending upon number of entries.
What do I need to do?
You MUST respond directly to email@example.com if you are interested in entering, and your reply must contain the following information of the player:
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ENTRY WITHIN 48 HOURS (72 HOURS IF EMAIL SENT ON SAT/SUN) PLEASE RESEND THE EMAIL. IF STILL NO RESPONSE, PLEASE SEND A TEXT MESSAGE TO 07799897699 (Beci) WITH THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 26th September. Any entrants received after that time will not be entered into the draw so please make sure you have received your confirmation email before the deadline!
Indoor Court Fees
1st September- 30th April WINTER
1 Sep – 30 AprMonday to FridaySaturdaySunday* OFF PEAK
9am-10pmIndoor Adult£12£16£16£6Indoor Junior£10£10£10£5*Sundays – Please note that during the summer months the club may close earlier than shown – call 01753 830 320 for the most up to date information.
Confirmation of current club sessions running at WLTC
1, 2, 8, 9
7.00pm-8.30pm (1,2) LADIES
7.00pm-8.30pm (8,9) MENS
*JUNIOR CLUB NIGHT (over 10s)
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 email@example.com if you would like to join the rota for this session.
*Junior Club Night resumes 17th September
Finding Playing Partners
The Scala App can be downloaded via any app store. Whether you’d like to join one of the WLTC box league competitions, or simply just find other members with similar abilities to play against, this will be ideal for you. For any further information please email Club Coach Matt Welsh – firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that due to demand, all memberships except Midweek and Juniors remain capped.
There is a waiting list policy in place via the website (www.wltc.co.uk/prices) where potential members can sign up and register interest. There is a separate list for each membership category.
The club will continue to monitor court availability and should membership spaces appear the person top of the waiting list will be contacted.
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 email@example.com for assistance.
Meet our Ladies 5th team players.
L-R: Becky Newby, Helen Shields, Vrinder Atwal, Gillian Horrocks-Taylor
Berkshire Summer League
Mens 1 – Div 1 Winners
Mens 2 – Remain in Div 2
Mens 3 – Relegated from Div 3A
Mens 4 – Remain in Div 4A
Mens 5 – Relegated from Div 4B
Mens 6 – Promoted from Div 7B
Berkshire Team Tennis
Mens 1 – 2nd Place in Regional Group
Mens 2 – Relegated from County 1
No new updates
1sts – Losing Draw vs Caversham 1
2nds – 1 – 3 Loss vs Caversham Park 2
3rds – Winning Draw vs RATC 2
4ths – Losing Draw vs Wellington 2
Ladies Overall Captain – Karen Morean
Mens Overall Captain – Ben Hawker
Mixed Overall Captain – Pete Stephens
Good luck to all WLTC teams!
Please check Active Tennis website for the new programme, details and booking – www.active-tennis.co.uk .
For any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.active-tennis.co.uk
Lots of work and painting took place around the grounds during August.
We are always happy to hear feedback from our members. In this newsletter we asked one of our fairly new members, Masako Hingley a few questions about her time with us at WLTC so far. If you’d like to feature in one of our club newsletters please email email@example.com.
When did you become a member of WLTC? “August 2020 as soon as lockdown restrictions allowed”
How did you find out about WLTC?
“I recently moved to Windsor and my priority was to find a tennis club where I could meet likeminded people ,get some exercise and coaching and have fun. I researched my local area and WLTC was just on my doorstep. Lucky!”
Have you tried any of the club sessions?
“Yes. many of them. And every one has been fun and welcoming.”
Have you tried any private coaching or groups?“Yes. I enjoy the private coaching sessions as well as the group and cardio sessions. I also enjoy meeting new people and playing doubles to practice my newly learnt skills.”
What do you like most about WLTC?
“WLTC is such a welcoming club with a great atmosphere. The members, staff and coaches are all friendly, responsive and easy to talk to. I really enjoy being able to have the variation of playing for fun and learning, via private or group lessons, new techniques to improve my games. And the sessions are easily accessible due to the plentiful number that are available to members. Also, My granddaughter started Mini Tennis Group Coaching and Kids Tennis Camps and she enjoys all of them.”
Member and Windsor Personal Trainer, Jill Huskisson, is committed to helping busy people exercise smarter not longer.Jill often gets asked:HOW DO I STRENGTHEN MY CORE!“It’s no wonder this gets asked a lot with the amount of rotational movement that occurs in tennis. It is vital to strengthen and prepare the body to be able to maintain good postural control and stability.”Jill’s tips to start strengthening your core do not involve endless crunches!Instead focus on core strengthening exercises that allow the muscles in your torso -front and back- to engage and rotate. Give these 3 a go – suitable for any fitness level.1. Stand tall, lock abs in and side bends2. Stand tall, brace abs, both arms above your head and raise one knee up as you lower your hands down to touch the knee. – repeat x 20 alternate or go for the balance and do 10 on each side.3. Soft knees, bring your arms up to chest height with elbows out and gently twist side to side. Follow your hands with your eyes and engage your core and work the muscle in your waist.If you’d like more tips on how to improve your game, improve your core and strength, or to book in for 1-2-1 or group sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
20% off stringing
20% off balls
For all other enquiries please email Ross on email@example.com or visit www.allthingstennis.co.uk
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis & Coaching Enquiries:
Andy Mustill, Head Coach – email@example.com
For further WLTC news and updates:
All Things Tennis Website