HO HO HO and Happy Holidays.

We are drawing to the end of an incredible 2023 and we have been reflecting on another wonderful year at PLTC which truly is a special place. PLTC has been involved with so much, and with a new year ahead we can be very excited for all that's on offer and more in 2024. Our biggest congratulations to all our PLTC teams, whether they are Juniors or Caro Bowl or the Business House, Presidents and Inter-clubbers in between. All our competitive players have done well this year and we appreciate your dedication and spirit.

End of year celebrations are in full swing, the Christmas Tree is up - (thank you Liz Bell) and the club is beaming with Christmas spirit. As we near the 25th there are a few days PLTC is closed, please do note or refer to these dates below. The PLTC Christmas Party and MID WEEK LADIES are both on the 13th. The Christmas party is a fun Dress up party, featuring Sal's Pizza, spot prizes and games. Come along and have a relaxed evening with your PLTC family. The MWL is the morning of 13th …Ho Ho Ho! …..and we have not finished yet….its a packed December…And also please note that parking will be difficult with Christmas in the Park on Sat 9th.

We love to see all our members socially or otherwise enjoying the club and we wish to also acknowledge all our staff and volunteers and committee who continue to work tirelessly and not just at the club. A lot is behind the scenes, and it's a huge team effort to get any event off the ground and running flawlessly! Huge thanks.

Speaking of events….Next Friday 15th we have a Corporate event featuring Michael Venus. 

The Michael Venus Christmas Invitational 

Being a corporate event it is being co-run by our sponsor “Working Style”. Register here.

This is an opportunity to see some world class tennis. Come and be entertained by Michael and friends on Peter Fletcher court. If you are not aware, Michael is a New Zealand professional tennis player. He has a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 6, achieved on 29 August 2022. Venus won the 2017 French Open Men's doubles partnering Ryan Harrison, and followed that with a runner-up finish in the 2017 US Open mixed doubles partnering Chan Hao-ching. Venus and Harrison qualified for the year-end championships ATP Finals, where they reached the semifinals. Michael also played in the Men's doubles final at Wimbledon in 2018. His ranking is 16 in doubles in 2023. With Working Style, Mercedes-Benz Auckland, and H. Lanvin & Fils Champagne, it's going to be a top shelf evening.


The club and grounds  are looking great, and every year we plan to enhance the property for our members' benefit. We love to all get involved in Working bees and welcome any help large or small.
The lighting plan is well underway and we have all those details below. We are so pleased with what we have raised so far and one more push and we will have secured the Project.


An update on the Lighting Project

Firstly, a huge thank you to those who have already donated to the lighting project.  We have received over $10,000 toward the project so far. If you wish to donate, the account number is 12-3086-0079277-50.  You may also donate at the bar if you choose. Every bit helps, so a small addition to your bar bill would be greatly appreciated. As mentioned previously, any donation of $2,000 or more will secure an invitation to a special dinner to celebrate the inauguration of the new lights early in 2024.

Secondly, we would like to clarify any confusion surrounding the proposed 1,000 lux "tournament-level" lighting objective. When all the lamps of our current lighting setup are operational (admittedly a rare occurrence recently), the bottom bay averages over 1,000 lux and the top bay around 750 lux. The new LED lights will achieve an average of approximately 1,000 lux across all eight courts. 

We already have court lighting that is unmatched at most tennis clubs in the country, and we wish to maintain and extend that for the enjoyment of our members.  The additional benefits of the new LED lighting will be far better reliability (with fittings expected to last for up to 100,000 hours and warranted for up to 10 years) and much lower running costs, meaning ongoing expenses to the Club will be significantly reduced.


  • December 7th - Sponsors Evening - top deck with be closed.
  • Mid Week Ladies Tournament 13th December 9:15am.
  • December 13th - Club Christmas Party: Last Day of Club Night
  • December 15th 6pm Special Event - Michael Venus Christmas Invitational. 


Looking at of 5,6,7 April for Ladies Tournament and Fanfare and 12,13,14 April for Mens L'Ermitage Tournament. Black Tie dinner - Friday 12 April.

Juan Pablo’s Saturday Coaching 

This starts back Saturday 27th January 2024 Yahoo! 

A great way to stay on top of your game!


U16 Girls -The girls managed to get all the games in before the rain! Congratulations to Bonnie & Jessica on winning their doubles 9-6 and Hannah for winning her singles 9-6. Unfortunately we lost overall to Mt Eden. 

U18 Girls - With a rather wet and miserable day on PLTC courts both Parnell 1 and Parnell 2 went hard and hit a draw. With a count back Parnell 1 edged ahead with a win. 

U12/14 Boys Parnell 1 vs Parnell 2. A great game again in the rain at PLTC, and a win with Parnell 1. Jason vs Hugo 9:6 , Emlyn vs Eliot 9:5, Harry vs  Ryan 9:0 Doubles: Emlyn and Harry vs Eliot and Ryan 9:7 

We need all JUNIOR INTER-CLUBBERS to advise Goran ASAP if they are NOT playing next season - Starts Sunday 11 Feb. 


AT PARNELL LAWN TENNIS CLUB.          AGE: 5 – 18 years old.     


WEEK 1 - from Monday to Friday    11, 12,13, 14, 15 DEC 2023

WEEK 2 - from Monday to Friday   18, 19, 20, 21, 22 DEC 2023


 WEEK 1-  from Monday to Friday     15, 16, 17, 18, 19 JAN 2024

WEEK 2 - from Monday to Friday     22. 23, 24, 25, 26 JAN 2024

TIME/ COST  9:00 am to 12 noon   (Morning Clinic)    $250  or  $55 per day

CONTACT -  Goran Marsic (021) 1677- 460    Email:


WEDNESDAY CLUB NIGHT  5.45pm for 6pm every Wed - Check “The App’ for weather. Fabulous sessions of fun and active-paced drill type sessions and then a chance to play some doubles. Followed by a beverage and a 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 in joining PLTC that this is a great way to get a good feel for the club and its facilities.

MID WEEK LADIES  Enjoy a fun Wednesday morning of social tennis with the Ladies. 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 by phone if you wish to take part, or click this link here.

JUNIORS - JUNIOR POST XMAS INTERCLUB     starts Sunday 11 Feb 2024,

JUNIOR COACHING FREE Junior coaching for all Junior members 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)

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.

COMMITTEE 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) 

NO DOGS Please leave furry friends at home, even if it is a super friendly family dog.



 Starting December 13th 9:15am.  the CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT,

This will be a convivial event! Dress up and enjoy a shared lunch with some competitive tennis. We are looking for a  generous PLTC member who would like to Sponsor a bottle of bubbles or two for our lovely Ladies - please contact Kat here.


The Club will have limited hours over the holiday period so please note. 

The Gate on court 4, Court 8 and the Double gates by court 1 will be locked for security (this is the same as last year)


Sunday 24th December 2023

Monday 25th December 2023

Tuesday 26th December 2023

BAR OPEN: 3pm to 7pm

Wednesday 27th December 2023

Thursday 28th December 2023

Friday 29th December 2023

Saturday 30th December 2023


Sunday 31st December 2023

Monday 1st January 2024

Tuesday 2nd January 2024

BAR OPEN: 3pm to 7pm

Wednesday 3rd January – Sunday 14th January 2024

NORMAL HOURS RESUME on Monday 15th January 2024