Our sponsors, Little Island, Head

We have to be pleased that we are hosting an exciting high energy Caro Bowl this Friday at the Club. Hence an earlier Lawn newsletter to advise. 

This is the one to watch! The weather is predicted to be bang on, so if you have no plans then you need to come and get involved in what will be an amazing display of talent and a fun festival like evening at PLTC.

Parnell ‘Little Island Women's' and ‘Head Men's'.

Our teams are up with a 

Double Header vs Next Generation at PLTC

from 6pm Friday 10th November

All Family & Friends welcome to take part in a fantastic evening of TOP quality tennis!

Happy Hour 5-6pm - get in early!

Burgers,  sausages & Rose! 

Kids Fun meal $5 (Sausage and a Nice Block)

We need some wonderful volunteers, please, to assist with a few heavy and lite duties on Friday night, any support would be greatly appreciated. Please ask any of the Committee members for instructions - put away umbrellas, furniture, clear glasses, help in the kitchen, etc. You are awesome!

"Indulge in Summer's Bliss with Our Exquisite Rosé Selection"

As the summer graces us with its warm embrace, there's no better way to bask in the season than with a refreshing glass of Rosé after a game of tennis. We are excited to introduce an expanded collection of Rosé wines, featuring a lovely French Rosé and a premium New Zealand selection. Our extended range will be available starting this Friday and will remain a highlight throughout the entire summer. So, come on over and savor the season!

Per glass pricing:

🍷 Babich Rosé - $7.50
🍷 Chapoutier Rosé - $8.00
🍷 Luna Estate Rosé - $9.50

Elevate your summer experience with our exquisite Rosé choices – because Summer + Rosé is the perfect equation for pure delight.


Graeme doing his best Chef look last weekend. 

We appreciate all our volunteers.


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.


  • 10th November Mens Head & Women's Little island Caro at PLTC 6pm.
  • 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


Little Island Women's and Head Men's.

Last Friday night CARO BOWL Results:

Head Men's Parnell Tennis secured an impressive 4-2 victory over Blockhouse Bay, thanks to a stunning performance by Ben Cawston who clinched a crucial win in a thrilling third set battle against Victor Romero. Our team's strength was bolstered by the addition of Rubin Statham and and strong combination with our most experienced team member, Andrew Turner.

Blockhouse Bay fielded a formidable and youthful team, and our number 2 player, Rhett Purcell, fought valiantly but ultimately succumbed in a fiercely contested third set against Jonty Giesen. Meanwhile, Aden Borlase-Mills, playing number 4, faced a closely contested two-set loss.

Our Little Island Women's team demonstrated their prowess with a resounding 6-0 victory against Pakuranga. The team consisted of Sarah Wardenburg along with Megan Rogers, Pavlina Nola and Jacqueline Anderson, the latter two playing regularly in our champion Ferrier Cup team.

The Ladies returned to the court on Sunday for a match against Royal Oak, who presented a youthful lineup. Parnell emerged triumphant with a 5-1 win. Special recognition goes to our most dedicated player, Pavlina, who displayed remarkable stamina by participating in Carobowl singles and doubles on Friday and Sunday, and then contributing to the Ferrier Cup team win on Saturday. The team, led by Sarah Wardenburg and featuring Sadheera Weerapperuma at the number 2 position and Senior Club champion Una Misic at number 4, showcased their resilience and determination, with Una securing a hard-fought three-set victory.

Thanks to our sponsors, Little Island, Head and Sals Pizza.

BELOW is schedule and teams lists. We are now selling Little Island Ice blocks

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.


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.


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.


           Ashley Francis WILSON,DR, JP.   1932-2023

Obituary (click here for full notice)

With sadness ….and a note below from the current Auckland Seniors President.

Tomorrow as your President I will be representing Tennis Seniors Auckland at the service commemorating the life of Ashley Wilson.

Ashley was our Patron. He was a role model for Seniors tennis not just in Auckland but nationally and internationally.

Ashley’s contribution to Tennis Seniors Auckland was outstanding. He was President from 1999 to 2006, became a Life Member in 2007, served as Treasurer for a period and in 2017 was elected as Patron of Tennis Seniors Auckland. Ashley was actively involved in the organisation of two National Teams Events hosted by Tennis Seniors Auckland. Ashley was instrumental in the redevelopment of Nicholson Park which for a number of years was the home for Tennis Seniors Auckland. But above all Ashley fully participated in all of our tennis activities including representative fixtures, tournaments and social play. Ashley had wanted to attend at our tournament this Labour Weekend but unfortunately he was too weak to do so.

Ashley’s love of tennis saw him compete at the National level where he won 6 National titles in singles and doubles in his age group. Ashley also competed in numerous overseas tournaments over the years and was ranked amongst the top players in the world in his age groups.

I had the privilege of spending some time with Ashley a few weeks ago just after his return from another overseas tennis trip. Despite the prognosis he had received only a few days earlier Ashley was extremely proud to tell me that he had just won the UK clay court singles championship for his age group. We reminisced for quite some time recalling various tennis matters and players we had each encountered and talking about tennis generally

Those of you who knew Ashley will remember him as the perfect gentleman both on and off the court. Ashley will be sorely missed by Tennis Seniors Auckland. But his legacy should serve as an example to us all as to the possibilities that Seniors tennis can offer over a lifetime.

David Bradshaw             President


 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.

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

U16 Girls - Hannah a win for singles and an exciting tie break for a loss on doubles with Bonnie, a forfeit from Howick so PLTC win!

U18 had a BYE

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

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


Please text Goran on 0211677460 or email 


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

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

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