New (or not so new) Committee Members!

For the first time in a few years, a member has stepped up to take on the role of Social Secretary! Fiona Roberts has kindly ‘volunteered’ – and it’s a welcome return, as Fiona has carried out the role in the past, so we’ll all look forward to a full and varied calendar of events for the year ahead.

Paul Butcher is also returning to be Tournament Secretary once more for 2016/17. Doubtless, he’ll be doing the rounds to get as many members to enter the club tournaments … in his own diplomatic way. How can anyone refuse!

We do have a NEW Committee Member – Leighton Davies is our new Men’s Captain. Leighton brings a wealth of top level tennis experience to the role, so it should be an exciting year for the men’s teams ahead.

WTC Hoodies – now on sale!

You may have seen a few members around the Club modelling the latest WTC Hoody in an eye-catching turquoise blue. These quality tops are ideal all year round – thin enough for spring and summer, yet warm enough for the winter season as well. Head Coach Melissa has sourced them from YC Sports at very competitive prices and they come in 2 styles (with or without a full zip) and in Adult and Junior sizes, as modelled below. Other colours ar available – contact Melissa for details.

Adult sizes – with zip £19 / without zip £16

Junior sizes – with zip £17 / without zip £14



Order yours from Melissa – 07837 172478 /


WTC Christmas Party – Saturday 12 Dec

Tickets for the WTC Christmas Party are on sale from the Bar at only £5  – so make sure you get yours! Our live band ‘The Fugitives’ have been pleasing local audiences for years with their blend of popular rock and blues anthems – and they promise to get everyone into the Christmas spirit from the get-go! Should be a great start to the Xmas season …


Christmas Tennis Camp Monday 21 Dec

Due to the recent bad weather & forecast for the coming weekend and to avoid clashing with the Whitchurch Reindeer Run, the Junior Christmas celebrations have been changed and the WTC coaching team will now be running a SPECIAL festive tennis camp on Monday 21st December from 9.30am – 1.00pm.

There will be festive on-court fun plus games and prizes in the Clubhouse together with Xmas music and carols. Xmas outfits and hats very welcome!

This special festive session is £10 for members / £12 for non-members. Suitable for all standards. Aged 5+. Bring snacks or packed lunch.

Limited places available – book with Melissa by Wed 16 Dec on 07837 172478 /

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Rugby World Cup at WTC

Our new big screen and projector makes the Clubhouse the ideal way for members and their invited guests to watch the upcoming World Cup – and enjoy a drink at the same time! We’ll be open for the following matches – at the very least …

Fri 18 Sept            England v Fiji (kick off 8.00pm)

Sun 20 Sept          Davis Cup Tennis then Wales v Uruguay (k/o 2.30pm)

Sat 26 Sept           Wales v England (k/o 8.00pm)

Thurs 1 Oct           Wales v Fiji (k/o 4.45pm)

Sat 3 Oct               England v Australia (k/o 8.00pm)

Sat 10 Oct             Wales v Australia (k/o 4.45pm)

Sat 17 Oct             Quarter Finals 1 & 2 (k/o 4.00pm & 8.00pm)

Sun 18 Oct            Quarter Finals 3 & 4 (k/o 1.00pm & 4.00pm)

Sat 24 Oct             Semi Final 1 (k/o 4.00pm)

Sun 25 Oct            Semi Final 2 (k/o 4.00pm)

Sat 31 Oct             Final (k/o 4.00pm)

Autumn Club Tournaments

The Entry Lists for the Club Autumn Tournaments are now up in the Clubhouse foyer. Our Autumn Finals Day is scheduled for Sunday 8 November, which is later than usual to avoid congestion with the Autumn League fixtures and something called the Rugby World Cup. The tournaments are as follows.

Hailey Cup – open to men and boys who have not won it previously

Parkinson Cup – open to ladies and girls who have not won it previously

over 35’s Mens Singles

over 45’s Mens Singles

over 35’s Mens Doubles

over 40’s Ladies Singles

over 35’s Ladies Doubles

over 35’s Mixed Doubles

It’s £1.50 to enter each event. The more entries, the better the tournament! Get your name down asap! If you can’t get to the Clubhouse and want to enter, or want further details, please contact Tournament Secretary Steve Cumines on 07503 158957.

P.S. – the format for over 35 Mens Doubles is the same as last year. Everyone enters as an individual and Steve will pair players up to make all the pairs as even as possible. So get your name down asap.

REVOLVERLITES – Saturday 24th October 2015

Live music at WTC from a young band based in Bristol with a great and growing reputation – Revolverlites deliver all the classics you love with all the energy they can give. The 4 piece share a love of soul, blues and rock music and came together to ensure everyone has an exhilarating experience whenever they perform. They’ve been in demand at gigs and private functions all over the country since getting together, receiving rave reviews from audiences and fellow musicians alike.


“Consummate professionals and great musicians, I’d fully recommend The Revolverlites for any occasion. To paraphrase a boxing analogy, they are a lean, mean, tuneful machine at optimum fighting weight.”

Damon Minchella (Ocean Colour Scene, The Who, Paul Weller)

“Revolverlites are ripping it up. Great sounding, great looking band giving classic rock ‘n’ roll a modern makeover.”

Owen Powell (Catatonia)

“I booked the Revolverlites to play at my New Years Eve Party 2014/2015 and they played a storm! They had my entire pub dancing and put such great spirits amongst us all, the place was rockin! The band were really tight and the vocals were superb …Thank you guys for a wonderful evening!”

AJ, Landlord at The Buthay, South Gloucestershire


Here’s just a taste of their current set lists:

I love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel

Tainted Love – Gloria Jones

Drive My Car – The Beatles

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

Lady Marmalade – LaBelle

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Kiss – Prince

Mama Told Me Not To Come – Tom Jones

Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd

Tutti Frutti – Little Richard

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke

Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Land Of A Thousand Dances – Wilson Pickett

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Baby Please Don’t Go – Van Morrison

I Feel Good – James Brown

Revolverlites are a professional outfit who play music that people want to listen to, dance to and have a good time to. It’s going to be a great night at WTC, so make sure you get your tickets from the Bar before they sell out. Tickets are on sale from Friday 18 September. We have to limit numbers, so get yours early to avoid missing out!

Tickets £7.50 available from the bar.

For more information on the band and their influences, see their website:

Summer Tennis Camps for 12+

Mon 27th July / Mon 10th Aug / Mon 17th Aug,

Coaching and matchplay for ages 12 +.

Matches will count towards players ratings.

£5 per session members / £7 non-members

1.00pm – 3pm

Places to be booked in advance with Melissa on 07837 172478 or email

Tennis Camps Teens

Summer Tennis Camps for 5 -12′s

Mon 27th July, Tues 28th July, Wed 29th July

Mon 10th Aug, Tues 11th Aug, Wed 12th Aug

Mon 17th Aug, Tues 18th Aug, Wed 19th Aug

Fun sessions including tennis coaching, matchplay & drills, as well as multi-sports and fun games.

Open to members and non-members.

Suitable for all standards aged 5-12

9.30am – 1.00pm

£10 per morning members / £12 per morning non-members

Bring snacks or packed lunch!

Places to be booked in advance with Melissa on 07837 172478 or email

Tennis Camps Summer


Fun for all the family from 7.30pm with a range of games from Giant Jenga, Skittles, Quoits, Darts and much more!!

So if you’re feeling like pitting your skills and your wits against other members, come on down for an evening of general silliness and fun inside and outside the Clubhouse. Join a team on the night or come down with other members, friends and family and take part – everyone’s welcome on Games Night! There’ll be a prize for the winners, so come down and try to be the WTC Games Night Champions for 2015!