It has been heartening to have some well deserved sunshine this past week and we are pleased to get out on the courts with this warmer weather. This is a slightly longer newsletter as there has been a lot to catch up on form the past 3 weeks.

Spring has sprung into PLTC with a wonderful Stan & Kitty Tong Tournament Open Day last Sunday 8th October

This special event brought an exciting three rounds of tennis by Feleti followed by a dramatic final. PLTC was graced by an impressive turnout of Dignitaries:
Deputy Mayor - Desley Simpson
Member of Parliament - Hon. Paul Gold Smith
Life Members / Presidents / Patron
Elisabeth Wilson
Julie Turner
Ru Douglas
Paul Harvey
Alan Gluestein
Chris Cotton
Graeme Fraser

 Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson & Junior member Charlie Bamford helped with prize giving. 

Winners: Blair McLeod & Angela Mullan
Runners Up: Peter Bamford & Lorraine Thomson

We were not left hungry with an incredibly impressive shared afternoon tea. Thank you to all who made those delicious contributions.

We have also just held the AGM, which was a healthy turnout for an evening, including the formal introduction of our Patron (see articles below) as well the voting in of new committee members Sean Brown and Kat Bamford and Hamish Thompson and farewelling Vicki Hamilton.


A reminder this Labour Weekend, the courts are being used for a tournament on Saturday 21st Oct & Sunday 22nd Oct between 8:30am - 5:30

Please If you have any relevant news or updates that we can add to the news letter please get in touch with Kat here, before each Tuesday lunchtime.

Unfortunately COVID has been doing the rounds it seems, so please do stay home if you are testing positive.


Looking at of 5,6,7 April for Ladies Tournament and Fanfare and 12,13,14 April for Mens Tournament and Black Tie. To be Confirmed. 


  • A reminder this Labour Weekend, the courts are being used for a tournament on Saturday 21st Oct & Sunday 22nd Oct between 8:30am - 5:30
  • October 27th Caro bowl commences
  • November 5th Triple Tournament
  • Friday November 10 - Pro Am tournament (tbc).
  • Sunday November 26 - Battle of the Bridge - Northcote Club (tbc).
  • December 7th - Sponsors Evening
  • December 13th - Club Christmas Party: Last Day of Club Night


The Caro Bowl season is almost upon us starting Friday 27th October at 6pm

The mens team are playing East Tamaki at home and our women’s team are playing Cockle Bay at Cockle Bay. Both teams have a great chance of winning the grade this year and it would be great to get everyone up to the club or away to support the teams during the season. SCROLL BELOW for schedule.

The full season draw and team list are below, and a big thankyou to our main sponsors HEAD and LITTLE ISLAND

Little Island ice blocks are now on sale in the clubhouse.


Business House 2023 - see photos below…
Winners: Wardrobes Direct
Theme: NRL Final Vs RWC 
Best Dressed Man Craig McFall
Best Dressed Lady Wendy Duggan
Overall Event player of the Tournament: Keith Duggan 

Everyone had a great evening dancing along to Dj Ron’s classic tunes.
A huge Thank you to Clair Connor and Lucia, for organising the final Nights team dinner for Ace Ace Baby & Back Hand Bandits and the balloons and the special prizes on the night.

A special thanks to our Sponsors:
Babich Wines - Paul Cibulskis
Ferrero Rocher - Hamish THOMSON
Sals - Nick Turner
Comfi - Susie Harris and Vicki Eriksen
Skyrailers - Warren North
Wardrobes Direct - Steve Parkinson
Chesters Plumbing & Bathroom - Nick & Stacey Chester

FRIDAY the 13th 
We had a lovely turnout to our Black Friday Tournament. A huge Thankyou to Liz Bell, Graeme Fraser, Philippa Dennis, Vicki Hamilton for their work on the night.
A special thanks again to our Sponsors: 
Babich - Paul Cibulskis
Ferrero Rocher - Hamish Thomson
Tournament Winners: 
Main Draw: Alexander Davis & Maureen Betts R/Up: Gene Armstron & Patricia Jean-Louis
Special Plate: John Hukins & Carol Friedman
Plate: Chris Cotton & Ben Mountford
Consolation: Jo Coughlan & Philip Dennis
 see photos below…


A reminder to let Feleti know, if you have not already, whether you are keen to play summer interclub. It's only a month away before the season starts.


 5.45pm for 6pm Every Wed - Check The ‘APP’ for weather

Fabulous sessions of fun, friendly and active paced drill type sessions and then a chance to play some doubles. Followed by a beverage and piece of Sal's pizza. DO keep an eye on our APP alert to confirm we will be playing.

Ideal for new members. Also remind anyone who may be interested to join PLTC that this is a great way to get a good feel for the club and its impressive facilities.


Mid Week Ladies Xmas Tournament is coming up in December. 

Please contact Kat here to register your interest. All Ladies welcome. An early December Wednesday 9am, for a fun 3 rounds of tennis, followed by a collaborative sit down Lunch with fun, dress up and prizes.  BYO Plate and secret Santa gift. DATE TBA.

Welcoming any goody bag/spot prize items. Click here to contact Kat.



A New Committee has been appointed and voted at the last AGM

Composed of - Graeme Fraser, (President) Grant Waller (Vice-President), Liz Bell, Philippa Dennis (Secretary), Kat Bamford, Hamish Thomson (Treasurer) and Sean Brown.

We welcome your feedback.


Join your tennis group and friends after tennis or anytime, for a well deserved refreshment at the well equipped Bar serving drinks and snacks.

Open every day from 4pm (except some public Holidays) 

SATURDAY BOOT CAMP  - 9am to 10.30am 

Please register with Juan if you wish to take part by phone or on this link here.


FREE Junior coaching with Membership on Saturday sat Pltc for the new tennis season is back (but not during the school and public holiday).

Time:  9:00-10:30am. (5-9 years old), 

10:30am - 12pm(10 - 18 years old)

New members are most welcome. Please contact Goran for details;

(021)1677 460

PS .Pre Xmas Junior inter-club starts on Sunday 29 October.


Please text Goran on 0211677460 or email 





Business House

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