Thanks to our coach Martin, four youngsters got a good introduction to tennis when they attended an 8 & Under LTA Youth Start (formerly Tennis for Kids) course at WLTC. Six hours of coaching, games and activities, with parents joining in the fun at the final session.
Great week for WLTC member Aaron Hilsum at Parklangley Club Spring Tournament. Aaron won the Boys 18&U Singles defeating his opponent 6-1, 7-5 in the final. Aaron also reached the semi final stage of the Mens Singles before losing a close match in the third set championship tiebreak. In the same tournament, Stefan Protic reached the quarter finals of the Mens Singles having knocked out the top seed in the second round plus finished runner up in the Boys 18&U Doubles event after a semi final clash against fellow club members, Aaron and Jack Wallace. In another half term tournament at the Ipswich Sports Club, Freddy and George Ward were victorious in the Boys 14&U Doubles. Well done to all our players!
Great to see the club open for play once again. Glorious weather for the first three days and the club was busy with members playing arranged games and Graham’s holiday coaching camps proving popular. Social tennis sessions are underway again – Saturdays from 1.45pm, Sundays from 9.45 am and Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm. Welcome to a number of new members and looking forward to our Essex and Leigh & Westcliff teams restarting matches soon.
In accordance with Government and LTA guidelines, the club will be reopening on Monday 29th March. Singles and doubles are both permitted so please organise your games and use the online booking system as before. Graham will be coaching from this date, both individual sessions, adult and junior group coaching, plus Easter school holiday camps. The courts are looking pristine ready for our return and the patio area has been improved to provide more space. Many thanks to Bill, Mark and Andy for all their hard work at the club during this lockdown.
Following the PM’s announcement last night that England is again in a national lockdown, the club unfortunately is closed once again with immediate effect. The LTA’s confirmation of this is available here
Our club captain, Steve, will keep members updated by email on club matters during the closure.
- The club will remain open for singles play only unless playing with members from your own household.
- Doubles is not otherwise allowed and the club’s social sessions on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings & Tuesday evenings are cancelled until further notice.
- Please book a court as usual on ClubSpark.
- Coaching can continue on a 1-2-1 basis and group coaching for U18s.
- The club house is closed apart from access to the floodlight boxes.
Any questions, contact club captain Steve.
Sadly, the club is closed again. This took effect from midnight on Wednesday 4th November in line with the Government lockdown rules and guidance from the LTA. Please do not go to the club to play tennis or use any of the club’s facilities – there is no singles play, doubles play or coaching until further notice. Watch out for email updates from club captain Steve and keep up to date on the LTA website
Excellent turnout for the last organised social tennis session before the second national lockdown. Great to see all the floodlit courts in action for some socially distanced doubles, plus the Tennis Tuesday ladies group coaching proving popular. Thanks to Steve for organising the games and to Andy for manning the bar.