Tennis News: What's On

September / October

CONGRATULATIONS to both our Midweek League teams.  Our Men have won the Men’s Midweek League, going unbeaten, and our Ladies have won Division 2 of the Women’s Midweek League and promotion.

TALKING OF TEAM TENNIS…  Come and join in!  We’ve had a splendid number of new players joining the club this summer, and we’re always looking to add to our League squads.  Whether you’re a new member or not, if you’re not yet involved in team tennis and would like to play, do let us know (just email woodstocktennisclub@gmail.com).  We run teams across a wide ability range and want to be as inclusive as possible.  It doesn’t have to be a regular commitment – if you’re only able to play a few (or even just a couple) of matches in a season, that’s fine: let us know.  This is a great time to start – the Winter League begins at the end of this month, so reply by email now. 

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR CLUB?  We’ve a couple of important but very un-arduous and un-time-consuming jobs that need doing, and are looking for kind volunteers to join the team who make the Club happen.  We need a current member to be a Trustee of the Club and act as the Trustees’ representative on the Club’s Committee (meeting about half a dozen times a year).  We also need someone to act as Clubhouse Manager, to oversee the maintenance of the building (not to do it – just to oversee!).  If you’re interested and would like to know more details, please talk to Jenny Royal (Chair of the Club’s General Committee) or Sally Bryant (Club Secretary), or simply email woodstocktennisclub@gmail.com.

DATES FOR THE DIARY

The Tennis Section AGM will be on THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER, 7.30 pm.

The Club’s General AGM will be on THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 7.30 pm.

The very term “AGM” tends to induce comas!  It sounds like a boring institutional routine!...  It’s not!!!  At the moment there are exciting and interesting things to discuss about your club’s present and future.  Come and join us.  

CLUB SESSIONS:    We’ve had great club sessions regularly all summer.  If you haven’t yet joined in, come along.  To make the most of the light, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT SESSIONS WILL NOW BOTH START AT 5.30.  So the times are…

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:   CLUB AFTERNOON  

EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 ONWARDS:  CLUB NIGHT

EVERY THURSDAY, 5.30 ONWARDS: PRACTICE NIGHT FOR EVERYONE KEEN TO PLAY TEAM TENNIS

Everyone is welcome: see you there!

 

AUTUMN COACHING BOOKING NOW

Some of our sessions are fully booked, but it’s not too late to join.  To learn the game if you’re new to it, or to improve your game at any time, our inspiring group coaching, for juniors and adults alike, runs all the year round.  Our autumn programme is now booking, with sessions designed for all ages and abilities.  For all the details …

FOR JUNIOR COACHING, CLICK ON:

http://www.wbtc.org.uk/admin/imgdata/tcoaching/Woodstock%20Autumn%20junior%20planner%202019%20revised%20draft%202.pdf

FOR ADULT COACHING, CLICK ON:

http://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php

 

Next Home Fixtures [all matches 2 courts]:

SEPTEMBER

LAST SUMMER LEAGUE HOME FIXTURE

Saturday 14th, 1 pm:  Men’s C v Oxford Sports

WINTER LEAGUE STARTS

Saturday 28th, 1 pm:  Ladies B v Horsenden

Sunday 29th, 10 am:  Men’s A v Mapledurham

OCTOBER

Saturday 5th, 1pm:  Men’s B v Blewbury; Ladies A v Marlow

Sunday 6th, 10 am:  Ladies C v Appleton

Saturday 12th, 1 pm:  Ladies B v Shiplake; Men’s C v Hanney

 

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August / September

Hope you’re having / have had a great holiday if you’ve been away.  And if you’re not away, come and enjoy a couple of hours on court in our Club Nights.  These sociable sessions are thriving, and they’re for everyone.  So come along …

EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 ONWARDS:   CLUB NIGHT

EVERY THURSDAY, 6.00 ONWARDS:   PRACTICE NIGHT FOR EVERYONE KEEN TO PLAY TEAM TENNIS

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:   CLUB AFTERNOON  

Everyone is welcome: come and join in!

 

SCHOOL INSET DAY: TENNIS FOR JUNIORS

Our Summer Camps for Juniors have been hugely enjoyed.  And there’s one more to come.  As the school holidays draw to an end, there’s a special tennis camp for juniors on Inset Day:

Expertly run by our coaches, these fun and rewarding sessions are on:

MONDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER [School Inset Day]

9 - 11am:  9 and under      11 - 1pm:  10 and over 

Price £15 (£19 for non-members). 

To book your place, simply email woodstockltc@gmail.com

 

AUTUMN COACHING BOOKING NOW

To learn the game if you’re new to it, or to improve your game at any time… Our inspiring group coaching, for juniors and adults alike, runs all the year round.  Our autumn programme starts shortly and is now booking, with sessions designed for all ages and abilities.  For all the details …

FOR JUNIOR COACHING, CLICK ON:

http://www.wbtc.org.uk/admin/imgdata/tcoaching/Woodstock%20Autumn%20junior%20planner%202019%20revised%20draft%202.pdf

FOR ADULT COACHING, CLICK ON:

http://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15th

BOWLS v TENNIS BOWLS MATCH!

Our annual Bowls v Tennis bowls match, generously sponsored by Jerrams, is on the afternoon of Sunday September 15th.  Whether or not you’ve ever played before, if you’d like to join our Tennis team (and enjoy a free lunch followed by a crash course in bowls technique before the match begins!), just email woodstocktennisclub@gmail.com (asap, please) saying “Yes, I/we would like to play in the bowls match!”

 

Home Fixtures this month [all matches 2 courts]:

AUGUST

Sunday 25th, 10am:  Ladies B v Thame

Saturday 31st 1 pm:  Ladies D v Faringdon

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 1st, 10am:  Ladies A v Goring

Wednesday 4th, 10am:  Men’s Midweek v Oxford Sports

Saturday 7th, 1 pm:  Mixed A v David Lloyd;  Mixed B v Banbury

Saturday 14th, 1 pm:  Men’s C v Oxford Sports

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July

TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY 21st JULY, 1.30pm

To celebrate what will hopefully have been a brilliant, sun-baked Wimbledon, come and join in our SUNDAY TOURNAMENT on SUNDAY 21st JULY, 1.30pm. To pick up the Wimbledon theme, play will be followed by Pimms and Strawberries!  To enter (it’s doubles, but with constantly-changing partners so you don’t need a partner to enter), simply email woodstocktennisclub@gmail.com saying “Yes, I/we want to enter the handicap tournament on the 21st!”  Enter now!

 

OPEN DAY

SUNDAY 28th JULY

Want to try tennis for free? Looking to find out about your local tennis club? Come to our Open Day on Sunday 28th July from 1pm to 4pm.  We're a friendly club that caters for all ages and abilities.  So no matter what your age, child or adult, and no matter what your ability, experienced or rusty, come along.  Even if you haven't played at all before or don't have tennis kit, don't worry - just put on your trainers and we'll get you on court and hitting some balls!

 

And for juniors… coming up in the Summer Holiday...

JUNIOR SUMMER CAMPS

Come and join our Summer Camps for Juniors!  Expertly run by our coaches, these fun and rewarding sessions are on the following dates:

MONDAY AND TUESDAY 29th and 30th JULY 

MONDAY AND TUESDAY 5th and 6th AUGUST

MONDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

9 - 11am:  9 and under

11 - 1pm:  10 and over

£60 for all 5 days (£75 for non-members) or £15 a session (£19 for non-members)

To book your place, please email: woodstockltc@gmail.com

 

Home Fixtures this month:

 

JULY

Saturday 13th, 1 pm:  Mens C v Benson

Wednesday 17th 10am:  Mens Midweek v Faringdon; Ladies Midweek v Oxford Sports

Saturday 20th, 1 pm:  Ladies C v Brackley; Ladies D v Kingston Bagpuize

Saturday 27th, 1 pm: Mixed A v Witney;  Mixed B v Abingdon

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May - June

23 May

MONDAY 27th MAY to SAT 1st JUNE:  HENMANS TOURNAMENT

Our renowned annual Henmans Tournament, sponsored by Freeths solicitors, marks its 25th anniversary this year. It’s a tournament to be proud of.  It’s always good when club members come and watch – there was a brilliant atmosphere last year: drop by at any time. 

*** A reminder that the courts will of course be busy all week, but (barring interruptions from the weather) should be free for play from about 5.30 each day, and Club Nights will run as usual. ***

Talking of Club Nights …

EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 ONWARDS: CLUB NIGHT

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30: CLUB AFTERNOON  

Everyone is welcome: come and join in!

 

Starting on WEDS JUNE 5th 7pm, and SAT 8th JUNE 9 am:

IMPROVE YOUR TENNIS

Are you looking to improve your tennis? Do you want to enjoy playing even more? Coaching is a great way to breathe new life into your game. There are sessions for adults through June and July.  You can choose Wednesday evenings 7 till 8 or Saturday mornings 9 till 10, starting on Wednesday 5th and Saturday 8th.  Come and join our excellent coaches for a fun and inspiring hour of tennis tips.  Spread the word and bring a friend! 

The cost for members is £40 for 8 sessions.  To book your place(s), simply email woodstockltc@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY JUNE 9th, 1.30:  JUNE TOURNAMENT

Our handicap doubles tournament in May was much enjoyed by all.  Come and take part in this one!  It’s for everyone: there’s a constantly-changing handicap to ensure that every game is close, and your partner will change in every game so you don’t need a partner to enter - enter as an individual.  All you have to do is reply to this email saying “Yes – I / we want to play in the June Tournament!”  And as before, strawberries will be served during the Final!

 

Home Fixtures coming up [all matches 2 courts]:

Sunday 2nd, 10 am:  Men’s C v Kingston Bagpuize

Saturday 8th, 1 pm:  Ladies C v Banbury; Ladies D v Abingdon

Saturday 15th, 1 pm:  Mixed A v Oxford Sports; Mixed B v Oxford Sports

Saturday 22nd, 1 pm:  Ladies B v Oxford City

Saturday 29th, 10 am:  Ladies B v North Oxford;  1 pm:  Men’s A v Bicester; Men’s B v Mapledurham

Sunday 30th, 10 am: Ladies A v Faringdon

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May

TUESDAY APRIL 30th:  WIMBLEDON BALLOT DRAW.  Come and play at Club Evening (5.30 onwards), and then adjourn to the clubhouse for this year’s draw for Wimbledon tickets (about 7.45).

 

SATURDAY MAY 11th, 2 pm:  TENNIS PLAYERS’ BOWLING

Tennis membership entitles you to play bowls as well.  If you’ve never given it a try, or think it’s not for you, come and give this brilliant game a go! Despite its misleading image, it’s a game for all ages.  It’s absorbing, very sociable and you can learn the basics in a matter of minutes. To prove the point, we’re holding a Tennis Players’ Bowls Game on Saturday 11th May starting at 2.  All kit is provided – wear tennis gear.  And guests are welcome – bring a friend (all they need are soft-soled shoes).

 

SUNDAY MAY 12th, 1.30:  MAY TOURNAMENT

There are no team fixtures on the weekend of May 11/12, so to fill the gap, come along on Sunday 12th and play in this handicap doubles tournament.  It’s for everyone: there’ll be a constantly-changing handicap to ensure that every game is close, and your partner will change in every game so you don’t need a partner to enter - enter as an individual.  All you have to do is email woodstocktennisclub@gmail.com saying “Yes – I / we want to play in the May Tournament!”

 

And… RUSTY RACKETS   If you’re feeling rusty and want to sharpen up your game,  don’t forget that, if you want to just drop in, our coaches’ brilliant and fun Rusty Rackets sessions are Pay as You Play: Wednesday evenings 7 till 8 or Saturday mornings 9 till 10.  Just come along and see the difference it makes!  Bring a friend!

 

And… EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 ONWARDS: CLUB NIGHT

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30: CLUB AFTERNOON   Everyone is welcome: come and join in!

 

Home Fixtures this month:

Saturday 4th, 1 pm:  Mixed A v Banbury; Mixed B v Oxford City

Saturday 18th, 1 pm:  Men's A v Portcullis; Men's B v David Lloyd

Sunday 19th, 10 am:  Ladies A v Wantage

Monday 27th to Saturday 1st June:  Henmans Tournament [each day till approx 6 pm]

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April

24 March

The new summer season’s about to start!  We look forward to seeing all our members, old and new, back on court soon.  And we’re beginning with….

TUESDAY 2nd, 5.30 onwards: our first Tuesday Club Night.  Everyone is very welcome for a friendly and enjoyable evening’s tennis, and the bar will be open for refreshments after.  Last summer’s Tuesday nights were great – come and join in! 

SUNDAY 7th, 1.15:  TOURNAMENT!  The first Sunday Club Afternoon of the new season will be a doubles tournament (one part competitive, three parts fun, as we always say about our social tournaments) with an ever-changing handicap system to ensure that every game is close.  If you’ve never played in one of these before, now’s the time to start!  Partners will change every game, so you don’t need a partner to take part JUST COME ALONG ON THE 7th AT 1.15 so that we can start on time.                                                                                                                                                                                

MONDAY 15th:  FREE COACHING FOR JUNIORS!  Our coaches are running a special morning on Monday 15th, offering FREE coaching for all Woodstock Tennis Club members (£5 per session for non-members).  The times are:

9 –10 am: Aged 8 & Under

10.15 –11.15:  Aged 9 & Under

11.30 – 12.30: Aged 10 & Over

Just let us know in advance that you’re coming: email woodstockltc@gmail.com

 

WEEK BEGINNING 22nd:  Our new Summer Coaching Programme starts straight after Easter, with great sessions on offer for adults as well as juniors, and for players of all abilities.  No matter what your standard, come and develop your game and make this summer’s tennis all the more enjoyable.  For all the details, click on http://www.wbtc.org.uk/junior-coaching.php (for juniors) and http://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php (for adults).

 

FRIDAY 26th  The first Family Friday.  A chance for parents and children to meet and play together after school every Friday, 4.45 till 6.  One hour each week, 5.00-6.00, will be coach-led (free of charge). 

 

TUESDAY 30th  WIMBLEDON BALLOT DRAW.  Come and play at Club Evening (5.30 onwards), and then adjourn to the clubhouse for this year’s draw for Wimbledon tickets (about 7.45)

 

And… EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 ONWARDS: CLUB NIGHT

EVERY TUESDAY 1.00 – 3.00 and EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30: CLUB AFTERNOON

Everyone is very welcome: come and join in!

 

And… if you need a break at the end of an energetic first month of tennis…!

FRIDAY 26th, 7 o’clock:    ♠  ♣ BRIDGE NIGHT  ♥  ♦

Ever fancied a go at bridge but been too shy to try!?  Now’s your chance!  Join us for a delightful evening of learn-and-play: an Introduction to Bridge and Basic Play, complete with a Fish & Chip supper!  To book your tickets (£12 all included) email Fiona at fionaponting@gmail.com

 

Home Fixtures this month [all matches 2 courts]:

Saturday 13th, 10 am:  Ladies A v Banbury West End;

                             1 pm:  Men’s A v Kingston Bagpuize, Men’s B v Wantage

Sunday 14th, 10 am:  Men’s C v Hanney

Saturday 27th, 1 pm:  Ladies B v OHRC, Ladies C v OHRC

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March 2019

TENNIS FOR TOTS:  We’re delighted to announce a new 'pay & play' class for 3-4 year olds. The LTA Tots Tennis teaches children the basic skills of tennis through a series of fun activities based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and sending-and-receiving skills. No experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Children just need to arrive in suitable clothing and footwear (trainers) and with a water bottle.  The sessions will run outdoors when weather permits, and indoors when it doesn't! 
The sessions are run by Caroline Watson, who has many years experience running a "Teddy Tennis" programme across West Oxfordshire. 
The sessions take place on Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and April 2nd.  The cost is £6 pay & play or £25 for all 5 sessions.
To book a place, please email:

woodstockltc@gmail.com  

Places are limited to 8 players per session, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH…

EVERY TUESDAY, 1.00 – 3.00:  CLUB AFTERNOON

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON

Our club sessions are thriving: EVERYONE IS VERY WELCOME – come along and mix in for a friendly and enjoyable afternoon of tennis. 

 

Home Fixtures this month [all matches 2 courts]:

Saturday 2nd, 1 pm:  Ladies B v North Oxford; Men’s C v Benson

Wednesday 6th, 10 am:  Men’s Midweek v Mapledurham

Saturday 9th, 1 pm:  Ladies A v Goring; Ladies C v Witney

Sunday 10th, 10 am:  Men’s C v Shiplake

Wednesday 13th, 10 am:  Men’s Midweek v Hanney

Sunday 17th, 10 am:  Men’s B v Abingdon

Saturday 23rd, 1 pm:  Ladies B v Deddington

Saturday 30th, 1 pm:  Ladies D v Wantage

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New Year 2019

December 2018

THANKS to everyone who helped make our CHRISTMAS QUIZ NIGHT the best ever.  Brilliant food from Sally, Polly and Fiona, impressive music from Tim, and inspired decoration by Monica and Birgitte. 

 

JANUARY 1st, 1 o'clock:  New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday – so it’s Club Afternoon! Whether you’re a regular Tuesday player or not, come along from 1 till 3, blow away the effects of New Year’s Eve and play the New Year in!  EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

 

Starting on JANUARY 7th… To get a head start for the coming summer season, come and join in the WINTER COACHINGThere’s an excellent programme on offer for adults as well as juniors, and all the adult sessions have a flexible “Pay as You Play” option if you prefer.  Another great option members are going for is to make up a personalised group session (for four or more).  For all the details of what’s on offer, click HERE (for juniors) and HERE (for adults).

    

WIMBLEDON    Another reminder to everyone to OPT IN for the 2019 Wimbledon Ballot.  The deadline’s coming up fast, so do it now to be sure you don’t miss out.  It takes less than a minute!  Just log on to the LTA website and follow the obvious links.  The more of our members who opt in, the more tickets we’ll be allocated for our Woodstock draw in April.

 

Throughout the month…

EVERY TUESDAY, 1.00 – 3.00:  CLUB AFTERNOON

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON Our club sessions are thriving: EVERYONE IS VERY WELCOME – come along and mix in for a friendly and enjoyable afternoon of tennis.  See you soon!

 

Home Fixtures this month [all matches 2 courts]:

Saturday 5th, 1 pm:  Ladies C v Abingdon

Saturday 12th, 1 pm:  Ladies A v Blewbury; Ladies B v Wychwood

Sunday 13th, 11.15 am:  9U v Oxford Sports

Wednesday 16th, 10 am:  Ladies Midweek v Faringdon

Saturday 19th, 1 pm:  Men’s A v Marlow

Wednesday 23rd, 10 am:  Men’s Midweek v Faringdon

Saturday 26th, 1 pm:  Men’s B v Wantage; Men’s D v Wantage

Wednesday 30th, 10 am:  Men’s Midweek v Mapledurham

 

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CHRISTMAS QUIZ

FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER, 7.30

Don't miss our Christmas Quiz, complete with a seriously good three-course meal and live music.  It'll be a great night, and all for £20 p.p. with all profits going to charity.  Friday 7th December, in the clubhouse.  For all the details, click below on "click here for more". 

To book your tickets, just email nigelbryant@googlemail.com saying "Yes - we'd like [number] tickets for the Christmas Quiz", and pay either by:

1. Bank transfer to: 

Account Name: Woodstock Bowls and Tennis Club

Sort Code: 20-98-48

Account: 10952672

Payment Reference: Your name + Quiz

Or:

2.  Cash or cheque (payable to Woodstock Bowls & Tennis Club) to Sally or Nigel Bryant the next time you see one of us.

Please book as soon as possible, and by Sunday Nov 18th at the latest.

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October / November

Our planned Pickleball Day on the 14th was rained off, so we’re holding it instead this coming Sunday, 21st.  A quick reminder of what it’s all about….

PICKLEBALL DAY – SUNDAY 21st  

PICKLEBALL is America’s fastest-growing sport and is rapidly catching on here.  If you want to find out why, come and join us on SUNDAY 21st at 1.30.  As part of our regular Club Afternoon (so bring your rackets to play tennis as well) we’ve got two experienced players on hand to show you how Pickleball works and to run you through the simple rules.  You’ll pick it up in 10 minutes.  Played on a smaller court than tennis but involving all the same shots, it’s all about reactions and shot-making and less about covering the court.  It’s great fun, brilliant for all ages from the proverbial 9 to 99, and as competitive as you want it to be!  Come and join us on Sunday 21st at 1.30 – all equipment provided.                                       

And throughout the month…

By popular demand the start-time of Tuesday Club Afternoon has been brought forward to 1 o’clock.  So…   EVERY TUESDAY, 1.00 – 3.00:  CLUB AFTERNOON and

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON.  Our club sessions are thriving: everyone is very welcome – come along and mix in for a friendly and enjoyable afternoon of tennis.  See you soon!

 

AGMs – NOVEMBER 11th and 22nd

We hope lots of members will come along to this year’s AGMs, to reflect on the past year and to talk about future plans for our Club.  The Tennis Section AGM is on SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER (bar open at 7 for a 7.30 start) and the All-Club AGM is on THURSDAY 22nd (7 for 7.30).

 

Home Fixtures coming up [all matches 2 courts]:

October

Saturday 20th, 1 pm:  Ladies B v Benson; Men’s A v Wantage

Sunday 21st, 10 am:  Men’s C v David Lloyd

Sunday 28th, 10 am:  Ladies A v Wantage

November

Saturday 3rd, 1 pm:  Men’s D v Norham Gardens

Wednesday 7th, 10 am:  Men’s Midweek v Oxford Sports

Saturday 10th, 1 pm: Men’s B v Abingdon; Ladies C v Abingdon

Sunday 11th, 10 am:  Ladies D v Appleton

Saturday 17th, 1 pm: Ladies B v Blewbury; Men’s C v North Oxford

Sunday 18th, 10 am:  Men’s D v Mapledurham; 11.15 am: Under-9s v Witney

Saturday 24th, 1 pm: Ladies A v Banbury; Ladies B v Wantage

 

 

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October

A WHOLE NEW BALL-GAME!

[Rained off on Sunday 14th, so rearranged for the 21st]

PICKLEBALL DAY – SUNDAY 21st

We’re introducing a whole new ball-game to Woodstock: PICKLEBALL.  It’s America’s fastest-growing sport and is rapidly catching on here.  If you want to find out why, come and join us on SUNDAY 21st at 1.30.  As part of our regular Club Afternoon (so bring your rackets to play tennis as well) we’ve got two experienced players on hand to show you how Pickleball works and to run you through the simple rules.  You’ll pick it up in 10 minutes.  Played on a smaller court than tennis but involving all the same shots, it’s all about reactions and shot-making and less about covering the court.  It’s great fun, brilliant for all ages from the proverbial 9 to 99, and as competitive as you want it to be!  Come and join us on Sunday 21st at 1.30 – all equipment provided.

WIMBLEDON (YES, WIMBLEDON!)

It may seem a bit early to be thinking about next year’s Wimbledon, but you should already have received a message from the LTA asking you to OPT IN for the 2019 Wimbledon Ballot.  You’ve got until February to do it, but please do it now to be sure you don’t forget and miss out.  It takes less than a minute!  Just log on to the LTA website and follow the obvious links.  The more of our members who opt in, the more tickets we’ll be allocated for our Woodstock draw in April.

 

QUIZ NIGHT

As noted in September’s ‘What’s On’, no one will want to think about Christmas yet, either, but here’s an early date for the diary: on FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER join us for our CHRISTMAS QUIZ, the first for ages, with great food (and great questions) and probably live music, too.  So whatever you’re planning in the run-up to Christmas, keep Friday 7th December (7.30) free!  More details soon.

COACHING

Meanwhile the NEW TERM’S COACHING is in full swing.  There’s an excellent programme on offer for adults as well as juniors, and all the adult sessions have a flexible “Pay as You Play” option if you prefer.  Another great option members are going for is to make up a personalised group session (for four or more).  For all the details of what’s on offer, go    to http://www.wbtc.org.uk/admin/imgdata/tcoaching/Woodstock%20Autumn%20planner%202018.pdf  (for juniors) and http://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php (for adults).

 

And throughout the month…

EVERY TUESDAY, 1.00 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON   Our club sessions are thriving: everyone is very welcome – come along and mix in for a friendly and enjoyable afternoon of tennis.  See you soon! 

 

Home Fixtures this month [all matches 2 courts]:

Saturday 6th, 1 pm: Men’s D v Wantage; Ladies B v Wychwood

Saturday 13th, 1 pm:  Men’s B v Portcullis; Ladies C v Haddenham

Sunday 14th, 10 am:  Ladies D v Hanney

Wednesday 17th, 10 am:  Ladies Midweek v Hambledon

Saturday 20th, 1 pm:  Ladies B v Benson; Men’s A v Wantage

Sunday 21st, 10 am:  Men’s C v David Lloyd

Sunday 28th, 10 am:  Ladies A v Wantage

 

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September

31 August

It’s been a great, hot summer and a really good one for social tennis.  To celebrate a series of hugely enjoyable Club Nights and Afternoons this summer, we’re holding a special, sociable, fun TOURNAMENT-FOR-ALL on SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER.  Come to the club at 1.30 and join in.  There’ll be a handicap system to ensure that every game’s close.  And as the season of mellow fruitfulness will be upon us, there’ll be an apple-based theme to the refreshments after. YOU DON’T NEED A PARTNER TO ENTER – enter as an individual.  To enter, simply email woodstocktennisclub@gmail.com, saying “yes, I/we want to take part in the Apple Event.”  ENTER NOW!

 

And although no one will want to think about Christmas yet, here’s an early date for the diary: on FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER join us for our CHRISTMAS QUIZ, the first for ages, with great food (and great questions) and probably live music, too.  So whatever you’re planning in the run-up to Christmas, keep Friday 7th December (7.30) free!  More details soon.

 

Meanwhile a quick reminder that the NEW TERM’S COACHING is about to start.  There’s an excellent programme on offer for adults as well as juniors.  For all the details of days and times and to book your place, go to http://www.wbtc.org.uk/admin/imgdata/tcoaching/Woodstock%20Autumn%20planner%202018.pdf  (for juniors) and http://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php (for adults).

 

Talking of juniors, CONGRATULATIONS to our junior member ARTHUR MANSON who’s been in terrific form this summer, winning the Regional Grade 3 U12 Championships at the Oxfordshire Health & Rackets Club and the Grade 3 U12 at the Windsor Open.

 

A quick reminder to all our members: please remember the club rules about GUESTS.  Members are welcome to bring guests to play at the Club, but no individual guest can play more than three times in a calendar year.  And on each occasion, please pay £3 as a guest fee.  You can either put the money in an envelope (with your name on it) and drop it in the letter box in the door of the club bar, or simply pay by BACS to

Account Name: Woodstock Bowls and Tennis Club

Sort Code: 20-98-48

Account: 10952672

Payment Reference: Guest Fee/Your Name

 

And throughout the month…

EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 onward:  CLUB EVENING

EVERY THURSDAY, 6.00 onward:  CLUB EVENING

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON   Our club sessions are thriving: everyone is very welcome – come along and mix in for a friendly and enjoyable afternoon or evening of tennis.  See you soon! 

 

Home Fixtures this week [all matches 2 courts]:

Saturday 29 September, 1 pm:  Ladies A v Witney

Sunday 30 September, 10 am:  Men’s B v Cholsey

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August

              For Everyone…

EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 onward:  CLUB EVENING

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON   Our club sessions are thriving: everyone is very welcome – come along and mix in for a friendly and enjoyable afternoon or evening of tennis.  See you soon! 

             And for Juniors – in the Summer holidays…

Come and join us at the Club this summer for some fun tennis sessions!

Our holiday tennis sessions are designed for children aged between 4 and 17.  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 Woodstock Tennis Club Academy and their team of enthusiastic and highly qualified sports coaches.  Come and join us for fun-filled and rewarding tennis sessions!

SUMMER CAMPS Dates and costs

  • Summer 1 -  4-17 yrs   30th July-3rd August, 9am-1pm  £30 per day/£100 per week.
  • Summer 1 -  4-17 yrs   30th July-3rd August, 9am-4pm  £40 per day/£150 per week.
  • Summer 2 – 9 yrs and under   6th-10th August, 9-11am - £15 per day/£60 per week.
  • Summer 2 – 10 yrs and over   6th-10th August, 11am-1pm - £15 per day/£60 per week
  • Summer 3 – 9 yrs and under   20th-24th August, 9-11am - £15 per day/£60 per week.
  • Summer 3 – 10 yrs and over   20th-24th August, 11am-1pm - £15 per day/£60 per week

TO REGISTER please email woodstockltc@gmail.com.

 

Home Fixtures this month [all matches 2 courts]:

Saturday 4 August, 1 pm: Men’s A v Witney; Men’s B v David Lloyd

Sunday 5 August, 10 am:  Ladies C v Abingdon

Saturday 11 August, 1 pm:  Men’s A v North Oxford

Sunday 12 August, 10 am:  Ladies B v Bicester

Monday 13 August, 6.30 pm:  Friendly v Witney

Wednesday 15 August, 10 am:  Men’s Midweek League v Blewbury

Saturday 25 August, 1 pm:  Ladies D v Portcullis




July

WIMBLEDON … STRAWBERRIES … JUNIOR SUMMER CAMPS … SUMMERTIME SLAM

Hello everyone!  Wimbledon Fortnight is almost here, a real highlight of the sporting calendar.  To celebrate Wimbledon’s final day on SUNDAY 15 JULY, come to the club that morning at 10.15 and join in this year’s SUMMERTIME SLAM – the sponsor’s name for our second social tournament of the summer, with an eccentric handicap system to guarantee close games.  It’s one part competitive, three parts fun – the same ratio involved in the Pimm’s we’ll be serving afterwards along with Wimbledonesque strawberries.  It’s a doubles competition, with partners changing constantly, so YOU DON’T NEED A PARTNER TO ENTER – enter as an individual.  To enter, simply email woodstocktennisclub@gmail.com, saying “yes, I/we want to take part in the Summertime Slam!”  ENTER NOW!

             And for Juniors – in the Summer holidays…

Come and join us at the Club this summer for some fun tennis sessions!

Our holiday tennis sessions are designed for children aged between 4 and 17.  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 Woodstock Tennis Club Academy and their team of enthusiastic and highly qualified sports coaches.  Come and join us for fun-filled and rewarding tennis sessions!

SUMMER CAMPS Dates and costs

  • Summer 1 -  4-17 yrs   30th July-3rd August, 9am-1pm  £30 per day/£100 per week.
  • Summer 1 -  4-17 yrs   30th July-3rd August, 9am-4pm  £40 per day/£150 per week.
  • Summer 2 – 9 yrs and under   6th-10th August, 9-11am - £15 per day/£60 per week.
  • Summer 2 – 10 yrs and over   6th-10th August, 11am-1pm - £15 per day/£60 per week
  • Summer 3 – 9 yrs and under   20th-24th August, 9-11am - £15 per day/£60 per week.
  • Summer 3 – 10 yrs and over   20th-24th August, 11am-1pm - £15 per day/£60 per week

TO REGISTER please email woodstockltc@gmail.com.

 

And for Everyone…

EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 onward:  CLUB EVENING

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON   Our club sessions are thriving: everyone is very welcome – come along and mix in for a friendly and enjoyable afternoon or evening of tennis.  See you soon! 

 

Home Fixtures this month [all matches 2 courts]:

Saturday 30 June, 1 pm: Men’s A v Thame

Sunday 1 July, 10 am:  Ladies A v North Oxford

Saturday 7 July, 1 pm:  Mixed A v Abingdon

Monday 9 July, 6.30 pm:  Friendly v Charlbury

Saturday 14 July, 10 am: Ladies B v Mapledurham; 1 pm: Ladies D v Abingdon

Saturday 21 July, 1 pm: Men’s C v Benson

Wednesday 25 July, 10 am: Men’s Midweek League v Wantage

Saturday 28 July, 10 am:  Mixed B v North Oxford

 

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June

On SUNDAY 10 JUNE, we’re holding our annual Bowls v Tennis bowls match.  It’s always a great afternoon, and if you’ve never played bowls before, this is a fun introduction, with a crash course to start!   It’s sponsored by Jerrams Brothers who are laying on a splendid buffet lunch for all participants (12.30 for 1 o’clock).  Pre-match practice (and crash course) will begin at 1.30, and the match will start at 2.15.  If you’d like to join the Tennis Team, drop a line asap to Ulli at ulli.parkinson@gmail.com. 

And coming up soon…

SUNDAY 15 JULY is WIMBLEDON MEN’S FINAL DAY.  We’ve got a special day lined up to mark it, starting in the morning with this year’s SUMMERTIME SLAM – the sponsor’s name for our second social tournament of the summer, with an eccentric handicap system to guarantee close games.  It’s one part competitive, three parts fun, the same ratio involved in the Pimm’s we’ll be serving afterwards along with Wimbledonesque strawberries.  So make a note in your diaries now – SUNDAY 15 JULY, starting at 10.15.  More details about the day soon.

And regularly….

EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 onward:  CLUB EVENING

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON   Our club sessions are thriving: everyone is very welcome – come along and mix in for a friendly and enjoyable afternoon or evening of tennis.  See you soon! 

And also…

Our summer coaching programme – for adults as well as juniors – starts again this week after the half-term break.  You can join at any time.  For adults there’s Cardio Tennis every Monday at 9.15, and if you want to sharpen your skills or if you’re feeling rusty there are great sessions on Monday mornings at 10.30, Wednesday evenings at 7.15 and Saturday mornings at 9 o’clock designed to get you up to speed and develop your game.  For all the details of the coaching programmes, just click on http://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php and http://www.wbtc.org.uk/junior-coaching.php.

Home Fixtures this month:

Wednesday 6 June, 10 am:  Men’s Midweek League v Abingdon

Saturday 9 June, 10 am: Men’s C v Banbury West End

                              12 noon: 12U v Bampton

                              1 pm: Men’s B v OHRC

Sunday 10 June, 10 am: Ladies A v Portcullis

Saturday 23 June, 1 pm:  Men’s B v Kingston Bagpuize

Sunday 24 June, 10 am:  Ladies C v Wychwood

Saturday 30 June, 1 pm: Men’s A v Thame

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May

FOR FAMILIES:

EVERY FRIDAY

“Family Friday”.  After school every Friday, starting at 4.30, this is a popular chance for parents and their children to meet and play together.  Part of each session is coach-led.  For all the details of this FREE fun session, contact Kate on katebennett1973@gmail.com.

 

FOR EVERYONE:

REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS:

EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30 onward:  CLUB EVENING

EVERY SUNDAY, 1.30 – 3.30:  CLUB AFTERNOON

These club sessions are thriving: everyone is very welcome – just come along and mix in.

 

HENMANS TOURNAMENT

The next competition at the Club is the annual Henmans Tournament sponsored by Freeths Solicitors.  It’s being held in the week of the half-term holiday, 28 May to 1 June.  Now in its 24th year, it’s a tournament to be proud of.  Members please note: during Henmans week the courts will be busy during the day, but all evening play will go ahead as usual, though possibly with a later start-time depending on the weather.  Please be patient if tournament play hasn't quite finished when you arrive - enjoy watching for a while before you start!

 

BOWLS v TENNIS BOWLS MATCH

An early note:  a different kind of competition is coming up next month – on Sunday 10 June, we’re holding our annual Bowls v Tennis bowls match.  It’s always a great afternoon, and if you’ve never played bowls before, this is a fun introduction, with a crash course to start!  

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April

27th March – Tuesday Club Evening

Tuesday Club Evenings are back, starting on Tuesday 27 March.  They were a great success last summer.  Come and join in at any time from 5.30 onward.

 

16th April - New Season Coaching

To get ready for the summer and improve your game, we have a full coaching programme for adults as well as juniors. There are great sessions designed for every level of experience from beginner to regular team player.  The summer programme of group coaching begins on 16 April, and of course you can arrange one-to-one sessions with our coaches at any time.  For full details of what's on offer, the days and times and how to book, go to http://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php (for adults) and http://www.wbtc.org.uk/junior-coaching.php (for juniors).

 

17th April – Wimbledon Draw

Start of Season and 2018 Wimbledon Ballot: our official “first night” of the new season is Tuesday 17th April.  Come along and play at Club Evening (5.30 onwards), and join us for the draw for Wimbledon tickets (at about 7.30).

 

9th – 13th April – Easter Holiday Tennis Camps

Coming up for juniors are our Easter Holiday Tennis Camps, designed for children aged between 4 and 17. Players are organised by age and ability ensuring that they receive the most appropriate coaching, all in a super-fun environment.

Our camps are run by Tom Francis and his team of enthusiastic and highly qualified sports coaches. Come and join us for fun-filled and rewarding tennis sessions this Easter!

           Monday 9th – Friday 13th April

9-11am - 9yrs and under

11am-1pm - 10yrs and over

Places are available on either a weekly or single session basis.

£15 per session or

£60 for the week (5 days)

We have limited places, so to avoid disappointment, book now!

TO REGISTER, or if you have any queries, please contact woodstockltc@gmail.com. Or call 07747 026377We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Home Fixtures this month:

Sun 8th:  10am  Ladies D v Goring

Sat 21st:  10am  Ladies C v Hambleden; 1pm Men’s A v Wantage

Sat 28th:  10am  Men’s C v Chinnor;  1pm Men’s B v Blewbury

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March

Feb 26th

New Season Membership

The new season’s coming up fast, and it’s time for membership renewal – the “membership year” runs from April 1st to March 31st.  Prices remain unchanged, and there’s a reduction for prompt payment this month.  For all the details, click HERE.

 

New Season Team Tennis

And coming up fast is the new Summer League season, beginning after Easter.  We’re busy planning squads, and if you fancy playing team tennis please do let us know.  We field teams in a wide range of divisions, so do get involved.   If you’re not already in a squad and would like to play, just drop a line to our Club Captain, John Kennedy, at johnpatrickkennedy@gmail.com.

 

New Season Coaching

To get fully ready for the summer and improve your game, we have a full coaching programme for adults as well as juniors. There are great sessions designed for every level of experience from beginner to regular team player.  The summer programme of group coaching begins on 16 April, and of course you can arrange one-to-one sessions with our coaches at any time.  For full details of what's on offer, the days and times and how to book, go to http://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php and http://www.wbtc.org.uk/junior-coaching.php.

 

And talking of our coaches… CONGRATULATIONS to our coach TOM FRANCIS who has received the British Tennis Award for Official of the Year 2017, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to organising competitions in Oxfordshire.  

 

Club Afternoons 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.

 

Date for the Diary: 17th April

Start of Season and 2018 Wimbledon Ballot: our official “first night” of the new season will be Tuesday 17th April.  Come along and play at Club Evening (5.30 onwards), and join us for the draw for Wimbledon tickets (at about 7.30).

 

Home Fixtures this month:

Sat 3rd:  1pm  Ladies B v Benson,  Ladies D v OHRC

Tues 6th:  10am  Ladies C v Southfield

Sat 10th:  10am  Men’s B v Banbury W E;  1pm Ladies C v Portcullis, Men’s A v Witney

Sun 11th:  10am  Ladies A v Witney

Sat 17th:  10am Men’s A v North Ox;  1pm Ladies A v Cholsey, Men’s C v Wantage

Sun 18th:  10am  Ladies D v Goring

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February

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!

 

WIMBLEDON BALLOT

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.

 

CLUB AFTERNOONS

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

 

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January

3 January

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