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Wimbledon 2017 - Ticket Ballot LTA Opt In Now OPEN

WTC Members - The Wimbledon ticket ballot opt in is now open on the LTA web site.
Serve an ace and Opt In today! It's a quick and simple process for members to complete.
2017 has already been an unbelievable year for tennis in Britain, and it's only looking to get better! So, if you want to be in with a chance of being part of the SW19 action next year, where Roger Federer will be looking to defend his title, you now can. Simply log in to your members area and hit OPT IN.


CLICK HERE TO OPT IN TO WIMBLEDON 2017



Finals day - Sunday, 10th September 2017

Tomorrow is the big day as we celebrate the 2017 Finals Day of the Club Championship. There should be some great matches (and it's not meant to rain either!).

The first match will start promptly at 10.30am, with a BBQ in the evening after the completion of play.  As Jacqui has mentioned before, we are asking for contributions for the table to share with all, and to bring your own meat/fish/vegetables to cook on the barbie, as well as alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages (we will have lots of tea and coffee on the day!)

A sample selection of what sort of contribution you could do is below:

Salad
desserts
bread
cheese
potatoes
crisps etc

It should be a great day, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Owen Davis
WTC Competition Organiser



UPDATE Finals day - Sunday, 10th September 2017

Please note that there has been a change to the order of play this Sunday. 

Order of Play 10.30am start:
Ladies Singes
Mens Doubles 
Ladies Doubles
Mens Singles
Mixed Doubles



Finals day - Sunday, 10th September 2017

It is finally here, on Sunday the 10th September the finals of the annual club championships will be starting at 10.30am and ending with a barbecue in the evening.

As usual we are asking for contributions for the table to share with all, bring your own meat/fish/vegetables to cook on the barbie.
A sample selection of what sort of contribution you could do is below and a list will be put up in the clubhouse by Monday afternoon to indicate which you are prepared to bring along, so we have a rough idea of what will be available.

Please bring your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, although there will be plenty of tea and coffee available throughout the day.


Order of Play 10:30am start:
Ladies Singles (Fast 4 Format)
Mens Singles
Ladies Doubles
Mens Doubles
Mixed Doubles



Car park and trees 

Recently there has been some essential and not so essential maintance work carried out at the club.  Firstly, we managed to take advantage of an opportunity to have proper car park markings painted, this has made the entrance to the club look great, and introduced some guidance for car parking at the club.  Secondly, following a survey of the large tree in our garden, the decision was made to have it cut down before it potentially colapsed onto the courts damaging the fencing, courts, or injuring a player.  This has had the effect of increasing the light in the garden, and making the whole area feel larger.  A special thanks goes out to Sheana and Greg for their help in coordinating this work which has already made a huge difference. 



Open Day - Great British Tennis Weekend
Saturday 20 May 2017 - 2pm to 4.30pm


Everyone welcome, the coaches will be here and there will be plenty of opportunities for adults and juniors of all standards to play some tennis on our newly resurfaced courts.
Refreshments will be available and look out for the membership offers to be had on the day.



Courts Re-opening Wednesday 3 April 2017
The courts are now painted and look fantastic. The nets will go up on Tuesday evening ready for play on Wednesday. The code for the padlock has changed and all members will be informed of the new code by email either Tuesday evening or first thing Wednesday morning.


Court Closures April/May 2017

Weather permitting, the painting of the court playing surfaces will be done either this coming Wednesday (26th April) or Thursday (27th April). Unfortunately this will mean that the courts will be closed over the Bank Holiday weekend and beyond for a few days.
My apologies for the relatively short notice. However, the contractors have an available time slot, and this work is urgently required.

On the coaching front, Simon and Alice will be communicating arrangements directly with each group/class.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me direct.

Warm regards

Mike Barnes
Chair, Whitton Tennis Club


Junior Friday Fun Night!

Every Friday, Games, quizzes, table tennis, match play and lots and lots of Friday fun!
Only £2 (£5 for non-members)

5-6pm - ages 4-11
6-7pm - ages 11+

Wear what you like (but must be tennis footwear)
No need to book in advance, just turn up on the evening

For more information contact Alice 
07775 603922 : alicewhite@blueyonder.co.uk



Junior Christmas Themed Tournament

On Thursday 22nd December, we are hosting our very own CHRISTMAS themed tournament!

Match plays, themed games, prizes and lots and lots of fun!
Come dressed to impress (Christmas theme)
 
Enter now – first come, 'first serve’ basis!
Contact Alice : alicewhite@blueyonder.co.uk or 07775 603922
 
Entry fee £12 per child for an hour and a half of fun:
9:00 – 10:30 am Mini red and orange ball players
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Yellow and green ball players

If you have any further questions feel free to ask 




"Monster Smash" Halloween Tournament !

 
On Friday 28th October, Whitton Tennis Club is hosting its very own MONSTER SMASH halloween tournament!
 
There will be match plays, themed games, prizes, cakes and lots and lots of fun!
 
Come dressed to impress (halloween theme) 
 
Enter now - first come 'first serve’ basis! Details have been sent to all members via email.
 
Entry fee £12 per child for an hour and a half of fun:
 
9:00 am - 10:30 am Mini red and orange ball players
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Yellow and green ball players
 
Many thanks,
 
Alice and Simon 
 
If you have any further questions feel free to ask:)




Court Resurfacing Update: 7 October 2016

Dear all,
 
I am delighted to say that the courts are now up and running. There will be a full coaching program and social tennis starting at 2PM Saturday 8 October.
  
I look forward to seeing you all back at the club once again.
 
Warm Regards,
 
Mike Barnes
Chair, Whitton Tennis Club 





Two dates for your diary


Maintenance Day: Saturday 22 October 9am to noon
We should be playing tennis again on our own new courts by this time. Come and help spruce up the grounds ready for the winter. Home made refreshments will be on hand !

Whitton Tennis Club Christmas Party Saturday 10 December 2016
Put this date in your diary straight away. We are planning a party at the club again as it was so successful a couple of years ago. We shall be looking for volunteers to help either before, on the day, or (dare I say it) cleaning up afterwards ! Look out for updates on our facebook page.



Court Resurfacing update: 28 September 2016

The new surface has now been put down and is looking great. The company laying the surface has recommended that we allow a few extra weeks for the surface to cure fully.

In light of this, we have decided that once cured, we will only be painting the court line markings. Therefore, our intention will be to fully paint the court surfaces in the spring. Taking this into consideration, we are looking at around the middle of October to be back using the courts, which is great news.

Once we have a definite date for re-opening the courts, I will send you all a communication via e-mail, Facebook and here at www.whittontennis.co.uk
However, for the time being, please could I ask you not to go onto the new surface. The gates to the courts do have padlocks on them, and whilst there is access to the keys, this should be a clear indication that the courts are not yet ready for play.

 

Summer 2016 Coaching Courses

The details are now available on the Coaching page of this website, and on facebook. Book your place on the Summer Course now...



Great British Tennis Weekend
Open Day Saturday 16 July


Our Open Day is on Saturday 16 July, 2pm to 5pm. There will be lots of tennis for adults and children so come and see our club and meet our members. Register your interest at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/. In the box "Find a place to play" enter Whitton, London and our event will pop up. We have lots to offer.



Wi-Fi

The Club has recently installed Wi-Fi. Details are available on the notice board in the Clubhouse.


The Draw for Wimbledon Tickets 2016

The draw for Wimbledon tickets has taken place and the lucky winners will be notified during the week of the 9th May.


Box League May 2016

The details of the players and the rules are up in the clubhouse. Make sure you play your matches by 31 May 2016.

 

Club Championships 2016

Sign up in the clubhouse. This year we are collecting the entry fees in advance of the draws so when you sign up please leave your entry fees in the "Visitors Fees" box.

 

Club AGM Monday 21 March 2016

The Committee and I are delighted to invite you to the Whitton Tennis Club, 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
 
Your club's AGM is a great opportunity to meet socially with other members, reflect on what has been going on at the club, and to look forward to the year ahead.

In the spirit of creating a slightly more social atmosphere, and following feedback at our members' Forum, this year the club's AGM will be held at the Nelson Pub, Whitton. Although, naturally, we will be holding the meeting itself in a private room.


Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: The Nelson Pub (Lady Hamilton Room), Whitton High Street
Please RSVP to Mike Barnes or Jacqui Johnson

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Attendance at the AGM will result in having a preference option during the Wimbledon ticket draw.

AGM 2016 Agenda

AGM 2015 Minutes


 

Beginner's Tennis
 

Are you new to tennis? Tennis Racket gathering dust? Or looking for a new way to stay fit?

Come and join in every Tuesday morning.

For more details contact our LTA professional coach Simon Lazenby on 07921 368549



A New Year message from the Chairman


Dear all,
 
To celebrate the New Year in style, one of our Junior Members (Ellen), has very kindly offered to host a special event for our younger members, their friends and families.
 
Saturday 9th January, 2pm til 5pm sees Whitton Tennis Club going "Karaoke Krazy", with all WTC Juniors and parents very welcome to come along.
 
If you want to know more, please contact Ellen’s dad, Greg or our Head Coach, Simon.
 
I went along last year, and only just narrowly missed out on winning myself...  So I can say from personal experience, that it is a really great event, even for the “young at heart”.
  
Finally, can I also take this opportunity on behalf of the whole WTC Committee, to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mike Barnes
Chairman



Friday 30 October 6am to Sunday 1 November 2pm

The Club was closed

A well know sportsman used the club as a venue for a private party on 31st October 2015 for a party during the final of the Rugby World Cup. In return for a very substantial donation to the court resurfacing sinking fund he had full use of the clubhouse, the courts and the car park from early Friday morning until Sunday lunchtime.
 
The Committee would like to thank all members for their support and hope that the closure was not too inconvenient.

 

 

Christmas Party 19th December 2015

Thank you to those who have signed up for the party at the Cabbage Patch on Sat 19th December.
 


 

Club Forum Friday 4 September 2015 at 7.30pm

Thank you to everyone who came and added thoughts and comments to the boards in the clubhouse. The information you have given us will help us to improve and take the club forward into the future. The results will be collaborated and form the basis of our Club Development Plan, the results of which will be available in the new year.


 

New Court Booking System

From September 2015 we have been trialling the use of Google Calendar as an online booking system for the tennis courts at Whitton Tennis Club. We hope this will be easy for everyone and we would appreciate your feedback – good or bad – of this system.
So, from September, particularly if you want to book the floodlit court, please follow the directions on the Facilities and Courts page. This is a not a dedicated booking system. We are using a calendar rather than a booking system (and thereby saving money). So, please do not touch other people’s bookings. 




Open Day Saturday 13 June 2015, 2pm - 4pm


To all those who came to our Open Day on Saturday we hope that you enjoyed yourselves, it certainly looked as thought the children did. They were on court the whole afternoon.





We are a small, friendly but very active family club, always keen to welcome new members.

At whatever age or standard, we aim to offer a variety of opportunities. For those who really enjoy their competitive tennis, we run a number of adult teams throughout the year, and are always looking for new members to add to our pool of players. If your focus is more towards social tennis, we have several club sessions each week, where you can come along, make new friends, really enjoy your games, and have a cup of tea afterwards. If you are a junior, we aim to help you to become a better player but above all, we want you to enjoy your tennis with others of a similar age or ability.

We welcome applications to join from

  • Juniors aged 5 to 16

  • Adults who enjoy competitive social tennis

  • League level players, both men and women

  • Family members

For more information see Membership.

On Saturday mornings we run coaching sessions for juniors and welcome visitors to see how they are run. Prospective new senior members are welcome to come along on a Saturday afternoon to join in, and get a feel of the club.

In holiday times we also run 'Tennis Camps' for juniors.

Coaching sessions are also available for adults, as part of a group programme or through individual lessons.