Welcome to a bustling November with PLTC. 

After a energetic and productive October on & off court, and the election and Rugby behind us, we can now look ahead to a long hot summer and a fantastic array of end of year events. We have had a assortment of Junior wins and trophies. New dates for tournaments and Caro Bowl has started with a bang with a few wins under the PLTC belt.

On a serious note, Defibrillators are devices that apply an electric charge or current to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat. If the heart rhythm stops due to cardiac arrest, also known as sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a defibrillator may help it start beating again.

We have our own Defibrillator located in the club rooms on the wall at the managers Desk.  https://aedlocations.co.nz is a handy website. Please download the APP as well. One day you may need one. 

History of Caro Bowl

"The Caro Bowl is a rose bowl that was donated to the Auckland Tennis Association by the family of the late Maurice S. Caro who was killed in action at the First Battle of Somme in 1916. Maurice Caro was an all-round sportsman and an avid tennis player.

The Caro Bowl was first held in 1919 and it is the top interclub trophy played for in the Tennis Auckland competition. It is the most prestigious grade of interclub in New Zealand and has historically attracted the best players in New Zealand.

Until the mid-1990’s Caro Bowl matches were played on a Saturday afternoon and many will remember the days when Brian Fairlie, Chris Lewis and Russell Simpson turned out for their clubs to do battle on the grass courts at Stanley Street. It is fairly safe to say that every top Auckland player and many other fine players from around New Zealand have played in the Caro Bowl competition at some point in their tennis careers."


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.

Bar Glasses  -   Bar Ice-Maker

  Please do NOT take Bar Glasses on Court, we have numerous glasses left outside and a couple have been broken in the last month.  Ice - The ice in the bar, is OFF LIMITS to all members! The ICE can ONLY be handled by the Bar Staff & those on Duty. We will be vigilant with this.

The ProAm has been cancelled.


It has been noted a few times in the past,  PLTC has a strict NO DOGS policy on its property. After a very serious incident with a dog bite last year it is of crucial importance.  Leave furry friends at home, even if it is a super friendly family dog.


The PLTC Annual Triples Tournament is postponed to Sunday 19th November 2023 at 12:30pm.  Please register on the Club News Board.


Looking at of 5,6,7 April for Ladies Tournament and Fanfare and 12,13,14 April for Mens L'Ermitage Tournament and Black Tie dinner. To be Confirmed. Stay tuned.


  • Triples Tournament Sunday 19th November 2023 at 12:30pm -NEW DATE
  • Sunday November 26 - Battle of the Bridge - Northcote Club (tbc).
  • December 7th - Sponsors Evening
  • Mid Week Ladies Tournament 13th December 9:15am.
  • December 13th - Club Christmas Party: Last Day of Club Night


The Caro Bowl season is underway and check out these results!

Friday 27th October-Women's beat Cockle Bay 4-2, Men's beat East Tamaki 6-0

Sunday 29th October - Men’s beat Cockle Bay 4-2. 

This was a very good win, with some fantastic matches, especially under the high winds.  Do come along and support the teams this Friday 3rd November at 6pm

Women’s Vs Pakuranga at Pakuranga

Men’s Vs Blockhouse Bay at Blockhouse Bay

Sunday 5th November at 11am - Women's Vs Royal Oak at Parnell

Support the girls at home! Even our current Junior National & Club Champion Una Misic is playing.  PLTC Burgers & Sausages sizzle will be available, along with our cold Beverages.

SCROLL BELOW for schedule and teams lists. 

Thanks HEAD and LITTLE ISLAND. We are now selling Little Island Ice blocks


 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 in December and we have a DATE

Wednesday 13th December 9:15 am.

BYO plate - liaise with Kat


Please contact Kat here to register your interest. All Ladies welcome, for a fun 3 rounds of tennis, followed by a collaborative sit down Lunch.  

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


Congratulations to Charles Kindt.

Winning the Auckland Spring Junior Cup - 14yrs & Under. A tremendous effort and another fantastic Junior PLTC member.


SATURDAY BOOT CAMP  - 9am to 10.30am 

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


Interclub results

U14 - Jason, Xavier, Emlyn and Harry had impressive wins PLTC 

U18 - Nia, Rebekkah, Charlie and Eva wins for PLTC 

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    gmarsic@gmail.com


Please text Goran on 0211677460 or email gmarsic@gmail.com 


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) 





CARO Bowl Team list PLTC 2023

Ladies: Emily Fanning, Sarah Wardenburg, Kristina Bogomazova, Jo Carswell, Libby Scott, Megan Rogers, Taylor Brown, Emilia Price, Sadheera Weerapperuma, Luci Barlow, Pavlina Nola, Una Misic

Men’s: Rubin Statham, Akira Santillan, Rhett Purcell, Kyle Butters, Ben Cawston, Andrew Turner.