The Caro Bowl double header event at Parnell was a massive success last Friday night! An overwhelming turnout of guests and members came to enjoy some exceptional tennis matches played by the Head men's team and Little Island women.

Incredible thanks to BBQ Chef Sean Brown for grilling up an impressive number of delicious burgers (90) and sausages (70)! His contribution was a highlight of the evening. 

A huge thank you to the dedicated helpers in the kitchen: Liz Bell, Phi Dennis, Kat & Charlie Bamford, and Julie Turner. Their efforts behind the scenes were crucial in making the event successful. Also, special thanks to Feleti for his efforts in sourcing the food, organising it, and making the night happen.

Let's not overlook the essential roles of Hamish Thomson, Taylor Brown and Pavlina Nola- team managers whose efforts and coordination have been instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of the event. Applause to everyone involved for making the Caro Bowl double header at Parnell a memorable and enjoyable occasion!

With two rounds remaining, the Head Men's team is sitting at the top of the table on 32, one point clear of 2nd placed Cockle Bay and five points ahead of Next Generation and Royal Oak.

The Little Island Women's team also lead their competition and is on 24 points with three rounds remaining. It's a tight race, with only 3 points separating the top four teams: PLTC, Next Generation, Bucklands Beach and Cockle Bay. 

!! Go Parnell !!

The Midweek Ladies Christmas Tournament on December 13th will be a convivial event! Dress up and enjoy a shared lunch with competitive tennis. It's an excellent opportunity for the ladies of PLTC to come together, have fun, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays. It will be a day filled with laughter, great tennis, and delicious food.  Sign up now. (see below for details)

The Parnell Christmas Party on the 13th of December is sure to be a fun evening. Be sure to come by and enjoy the festivities. it also will be a wonderful opportunity to mingle, enjoy the company of friends and fellow members, and partake in the holiday spirit.

Also, a big Congratulations to Lorraine Thompson, who married Ollie Mikosa this past weekend at a beautiful ceremony on Waiheke. We wish them well.

Lovely to see the club at its full potential last Friday, with guests and members on the sidelines, enjoying the wonderful pavilion and decks with a beverage and burger!


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


Team captains are to confirm with Feleti if they are short of players by Wednesday.  Please do not leave it until Friday night.


Little Island Women's and Head Men's.

Last Friday night's CARO BOWL Results:

FRIDAY Boys won 3-3 with a count-back of sets
FRIDAY. Girls lost 3-3 with a count-back of sets


Congratulations to our men's team for securing an impressive 5-1 victory against Remuera! Ishan Naik stepped into the team and partnered with Kyle to clinch a win in the doubles. Despite Ishan facing a tough battle and ultimately losing his singles match after a thrilling comeback, it was a great match to watch, and we commend his efforts.

The turnout of around 30-40 people on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon created a fantastic atmosphere for the event. Feleti deserves a big round of applause for doing a tremendous job providing food and contributing to the overall success of our gathering.

It's exciting to note that another two fixtures are scheduled for Friday the 17th. Our girls are all set to play at home against Kohi, while the boys will play at Karaka. The action starts at 6 pm.

 Little Island Ice blocks on sale in the club.


  • 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


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.


Wednesday 13th December 9:15 am.

BYO plate - salads, savouries, sweets. Ham provided.


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.  


 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.


Enjoy a fun Wednesday morning of social tennis with the Ladies. Kicks off at 9:30am each Wednesday morning weather permitting. We welcome all Ladies  of any ability.

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 -had a loss to Royal Oak, despite being very evenly  matched and some great rallies. The score fell in Royal Oaks Favour for all matches

U18 Girls - Had some epic games with a strong Mt Albert opponent, Thanks Lauren who saved us from forfeit and filling in for the team with her first ever game.. Yet it was a mostly 3-9 loss all round.


FREE Junior coaching with Membership on Saturday at PLTC  (but not during the school and public holidays). New members are most welcome. Please contact Goran for details (021)1677 460

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

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


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

 BAR HOURS. Open from 4pm every day*

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

(*except some public Holidays) 


Please leave furry friends at home, even if it is a super friendly family dog.






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.

"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

The ambiance of the deck, the taste of the rosé, and the excitement of the game can create a delightful and enjoyable experience. Cheers to PLTC.