Tennis News: What's On
February Half Term Tennis Camps
At Woodstock Tennis Club, our tennis camps are designed for children aged between 5 and 16 yrs old. Players are organised by age and ability, ensuring they receive the most appropriate coaching, all in a super-fun environment.
Our camps are run by Tom Francis and his team of enthusiastic coaches. We offer complete flexibility - you can book on for the week or just a session.
Come and join us at Woodstock Tennis Club for fun-filled and rewarding tennis sessions!
Monday 12th - Friday 16th February
9-11am 9yrs and under
11am-1pm 10yrs and over
£55 for the week or £15 per day
Places are limited, so book now!
TO REGISTER, or if you have any queries, please contact Suzy Hampton: Woodstockltc@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
A last reminder: if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to OPT IN to the 2018 Wimbledon ballot. The closing date for opting in is coming up fast, so please do it a.s.a.p. – it takes 30 seconds – just log on to the LTA website www.lta.org.uk. Thanks.
Our Club Sessions are going strong, even in the dodgy winter weather! Come and join in whenever you can – everyone welcome: Tuesdays and Sundays, 1.30 – 3.30.
HOME FIXTURES THIS MONTH:
Sat 3rd: 10am U12 v Oxford Sports; 1pm Men’s C v Oxford Sports
Sat 10th: 10am Men’s B v Portcullis; 1 pm Ladies C v Southfield, Men’s A v North Ox
Sun 11th: 10am Men’s D v Kingston Bagpuize
Sat 17th: 10am Ladies D v Appleton; 1pm Ladies B v Oxford City
Happy New Year to all our members! Hope to see you on court despite the January weather – there’s plenty going on, with our Winter League matches resuming on Saturday 6th after the Christmas break, and Club Afternoons continuing from Sunday 7th and Tuesday 9th (both days 1.30-3.30 as usual – everyone very welcome). And the new term of our coaching programme starts again on Monday 8th (9.15) with the first Cardio session of 2018 (a great way to get fit if that’s your New Year’s Resolution) – all the details of the coaching that’s on offer, for both adults and juniors, are on our coaching pages. And please make a point of coming to the Club AGM on Tuesday 23rd at 7.30.
SATURDAY 6th 1.00: Men’s B v Bicester; Men’s C v David Lloyd
SUNDAY 7th 1.30-3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
MONDAY 8th New Term of Coaching begins
TUESDAY 9th 1.30-3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
SATURDAY 13th 10.00: Men’s D v Oxford Sports; 1.00: Ladies C v Blewbury; Men’s A v Thame
SUNDAY 14th 1.30-3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
TUESDAY 16th 1.30-3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
SATURDAY 20th 10.00: Ladies B v Mapledurham; 1.00: Ladies D v OHRC; Ladies A v Witney
SUNDAY 21st 1.30-3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
TUESDAY 23rd 1.30-3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
TUESDAY 23rd 7.30: Club AGM
SATURDAY 27th 1.00: Men’s B v Wantage; Ladies D v Goring
SUNDAY 28th 1.30-3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
TUESDAY 30th 1.30-3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
16 December Update
SUNDAY 17th TENNIS OFF... With temperatures staying so low the snow has hardly begun to thaw on our courts, and even if it does start melting in the morning it'll still be treacherous under foot tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon - plus the fact that rain is forecast for much of the day. So sadly the weather has definitely won this time, and our planned tennis-followed-by-mince-pies-and-mulled-wine is off.
So we'll look forward to more tennis after Christmas and in the New Year. Have a very happy one!
No matter what time of year, there’s time for tennis! Our Club Afternoons are thriving despite the weather, so come along and join in. If you’re lucky enough to be free in the week, they run on TUESDAYS at 1.30. And if you want to play at the weekend, come and join the sessions on SUNDAYS at the same time, 1.30. There’s a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on SUNDAY 17th – our Club Afternoon will be followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Come and join us at 1.30!
Meanwhile our club teams are well into their League season. Fully up-to-date details of all our matches are HERE.
Coming up at the Club this month…
SATURDAY 2nd 10.00: Ladies B v David Lloyd; 1.00: Ladies A v Abingdon
SUNDAY 3rd 1.30: CLUB AFTERNOON – all welcome: just come along and join in
TUESDAY 5th 1.30: CLUB AFTERNOON
SATURDAY 9th 10.00: Men’s B v Bicester; 11.00: U12 v Abingdon White Horse; 1.00: Men’s A v Witney
SUNDAY 10th 1.30: CLUB AFTERNOON – all welcome: just come along and join in
TUESDAY 12th 1.30: CLUB AFTERNOON
SUNDAY 17th 1.30: CLUB AFTERNOON: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – all welcome: Club Session followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
TUESDAY 19th 1.30: CLUB AFTERNOON
CLUB AFTERNOONS on SUNDAYS AND TUESDAYS will be running throughout the month and throughout the Winter. They start at 1.30. Everyone is very welcome. Just come along and mix in.
SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER, 10 am: Come and join in our Halloween-themed morning tournament (scarily called the Monster Smash by sponsors Benenden). It’s a fun red-ball doubles tournament for children and their parents (or grandparents, uncles, aunts etc) playing together as partners. To enter, just email your names (adult and child) saying “Yes, we want to enter the Monster Smash!” a.s.a.p., and by Thursday 2nd at the latest please, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER, 8 pm: The other date for the diary is the Tennis Section AGM. Please make a point of coming: it’s an important date in the Club’s year – a time to reflect on the past year and discuss the year to come, and it’s not at all boring and won’t last hours! The bar will be open at 7.30 and the meeting will start at 8 o’clock sharp. It’s for all of us – see you there!
Our Winter League season is well under way. Good luck to all our teams. For details of all our fixtures, click here.
TUESDAY CLUB AFTERNOONS (1.30 start) begin on Tuesday 10th October.
The Winter League season begins this weekend. Good luck to all our teams! To see all our fixtures, click HERE.
And WELL DONE to all our teams for a busier-than-ever Summer League season. Especially to our Men’s A, who finished in second place in the top division, level on points with the winners; our Mixed B, who won their division by a clear five points; our Men’s C who finished joint second in a very tight division (four points separated the top five teams); our Mixed C who’ve won promotion in their very first season; and our Men’s Midweek League team who went unbeaten to win the competition in its inaugural year.
Talking of competitions, here’s a date for the diary: SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER. Come and join in our Halloween-themed tournament for parents and children in the morning (scarily called the Monster Smash by sponsors Benenden). More details will be coming soon, but keep the morning free!
And another date for the diary is the Tennis Section AGM on WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER, 8.00pm. Please make a point of coming: it’s an important date in the Club’s year – a time to reflect on the past year and discuss the year to come, and it’s not at all boring and won’t last hours! It’s for all of us – see you there!
It may seem absurdly early to mention Wimbledon, but you should already have received an email from the LTA asking you to OPT IN to the 2018 Wimbledon ballot. Please do it asap – it takes 30 seconds – just log on to the LTA website www.lta.org.uk. The more of us who opt in, the more tickets our Club is allocated. Thanks.
FROM MONDAY 11th: AUTUMN COACHING: We have a full coaching programme for adults as well as juniors, and it now runs all the year round. The Autumn sessions have begun and there’s something on offer for all ages and abilities. Come and join in! For all the details of JUNIOR coaching, click HERE. And for all the ADULT coaching info, click HERE.
Sunday 17th 1.30-3.30: CLUB AFTERNOON [everyone welcome]
Tuesday 19th 5.30 till dark: CLUB EVENING [everyone welcome]
Thursday 21st 6.00 till dark: CLUB NIGHT [everyone welcome]
Saturday 23rd 1pm Men's D v Long Crendon, Ladies D v Portcullis
Sunday 24th 1.30-3.30: CLUB AFTERNOON [everyone welcome]
Tuesday 26th 5.30 till dark: CLUB EVENING [everyone welcome]
Thursday 28th 6.00 till dark: CLUB NIGHT [everyone welcome]