With the clocks going forward on Sunday 26th, our friendly and inclusive Club Nights return, starting Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th March.  Come and join in: TUESDAYS FROM 5.30 ONWARDS are Social Sessions for everyone (the bar will be open when we finish play), and THURSDAYS FROM 5.30 ONWARDS are Team Practice Nights for all members keen to play team tennis.

And talking of TEAM TENNIS
The Winter League season is coming to a close and the new Summer League begins after Easter.  We’re always delighted to welcome new players to the squads.  Well done everyone who’s played in our teams this winter (we’re very proud that Woodstock yet again has the third or fourth highest number of members playing league tennis of all the clubs in Oxfordshire), and congrats to our Men’s A and Men’s C  for winning promotion and to our Men’s Midweek team for winning the league.

And talking of SUCCESSES

Thanks to all who took part in last Sunday’s Tie-break Tournament – hugely enjoyed, and some great tennis played, with Tory Houghton and Mike Allen carrying off the Cup.

Just as good (and close-fought!) was the bake-off that followed: three sensational cakes, all gems of their kind – one chocolate, one lemon drizzle and one banana and almond bread with tahini topping… oh my word…  By the narrowest of margins the lemon drizzle won – and the Star Baker (identities of bakers not known till the vote had happened) turned out to be 10-year-old Madeleine! Brilliant!

And talking of TOURNAMENTS
If you haven’t yet entered this Summer’s Club Tournaments (Singles, Doubles, Mixed, Men’s and Ladies), email Freddie Page directly at gkpage@btinternet.com BEFORE the 31st March for all the details (or ask at next week’s Club Nights).

We’re excited to announce the return of Family Fridays, starting on 21st April, 4.30 to 5.30pm. This is a free session for children and parents to get together on court and enjoy coach-led drills and games. It’s also a fantastic social event for families to meet each other and have fun playing tennis.  It was hugely popular last year, and we hope this will continue.  For all the details, please contact Jenny Collins at plunkett007@hotmail.com

A reminder that our excellent coaches are running tennis camps for juniors for three days in the Easter holiday:  Mon, Tues, Weds 3rd, 4th, 5th April, 9.00 am – 11.00 am:  5-9 years, 11.15 am – 1.15 pm:  10-16 years.  Places are offered on a first come, first served basis so please book early to avoid disappointment.  For further details and to secure your child’s booking, please click on: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/Fortyfifteentenniscoaching/Coaching/Camps

*** MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE that on the three mornings of the camps only one court may be available.  After 1.15 all four courts will be free as usual. ***

To improve your game and enjoy your tennis all the more, the new term of our group coaching at the Club – for both Adults and Juniors – begins after Easter, and booking is open now.  For all the details of days, times and prices, and to book your place, for adults just click on: https://wbtc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Woodstock-Tennis-Club-Adult-Coaching-Planner-April-July-2023-1.pdf and for juniors click on: https://wbtc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Woodstock-Tennis-Club-Junior-Coaching-Planner-April-July-2023-1.pdf