Open Day 2018

The sun shone brightly and a great time was had by all.

A huge thank you to Joan for her organisation and thanks to all the members who turned out to help.

Steve’s children’s session was an outstanding success as always and I think the parents had as much fun as the kids did.

Stuart was on court 1 with the adults and all reported that they had a great afternoon.

It was lovely to meet all of you who attended the Open Day and if you would like to join us at Westfields Tennis Club then please visit the Join page and send us a completed form.

Try Tennis for Free

Oen Day 2018Sunday May 13th

1.30pm – 4.00pm

All Ages & Abilities Welcome

Balls, Rackets & Refreshments Provided

 If you have never tried tennis before or want to get back to it after a break, then come along to meet some of the friendly members from Westfields Tennis Club and have a go.

We will have coaches there on the day as well as members of the club who will all be pleased to meet you and happy to help.

AGM Monday 5th March – All Members Welcome

Annual General Meeting of Westfields Tennis Club
Black Lion Hotel, Finkle Street, Richmond (upstairs)
Monday 5th March 2018


  1. Confirmation of Minutes of AGM held 13/03/17
  2. Annual Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Election of Officers and The Committee for 2018

The Management Committee has 3 officers and 6 committee members. 2 current members have been part of the committee for 9 years and in accordance with club rules must now step down.

  • Nominations need to be received by email or post by the secretary by Monday February 26th 2018.
  • Each nomination needs a proposer and a seconder
  • Voting will be by secret ballot
  • The following elections will take place:
    • Treasurer – see below for a description of duties
    • Committee Member see below to see various roles for committee members.

5.Appointment of Auditor of the accounts

6. AOB

Any other business items to be added to the agenda must be submitted by email or post to the secretary by Monday 19th February 2018.

Email the secretary at

Responsibilities of Treasurer
To take the lead role in managing the financial aspects of the club as follows:

  1. Record all bank transactions
  2. Manage cash balances in current and deposit accounts
  3. Report in Management Committee meetings
  4. Assist secretary in ensuring membership subs are collected
  5. Pay suppliers and make any reimbursements
  6. Ensure WTC registration with the LTA is renewed annually
  7. Produce an Annual Income/Expenditure Report to the Management Committee and to Members.

Key Competencies

  1. Ability to use MS Excel and Word
  2. Ability to use on-line banking
  3. Ability to communicate effectively

Time Commitment
Duties take approximately 10 to 30 minutes per week depending on time of year.


Vacant Roles
NB: Not all committee members take on a specific role but the following roles are currently vacant. These roles can be done by current or new committee members or if a club member has an interest in a role then they may be co-opted into that role.

Maintenance Officer

  1. Overseeing the maintenance of courts, clubhouse and grounds thereby ensuring they are in a fit state to allow members to play tennis in a clean, attractive and safe environment
  2. Raising issues of Maintenance within the Committee and following through maintenance decisions made by the Committee
  3. Researching and obtaining quotes for any work required beyond the scope of members, for example, court cleaning and painting
  4. Researching and procuring equipment such as new nets or posts
  5. Organising a regular grass cutting contractor each year
  6. Displaying an annual clubhouse Cleaning rota
  7. Liaising with Club Secretary over notifications to members, for example, when winter parking commences, or the courts are out of use for maintenance reasons
  8. Ensuring the provision of PAT testing

Competition Secretary

We currently enter a team into the Vale of Mowbray Competition which is a Men’s Doubles Competition. We hold our own WTC members’ competitions in the summer and we are keen to organise friendly matches with other local clubs for 2018.

A Competition Secretary or a Competition Committee is required to organise and promote these competitions.

2018/19 Subscriptions

Membership Rates for 2018/19. Please pay by 30/04/18

Adult (over 18yrs)
Family (2 adults and children)
Student Adults (over 18yrs)
Juniors (under 18yrs on 01/04/18)

Payment can be made by

Bank Transfer (preferred method of payment): Please put your surname as a reference and email to let our treasurer, Paul Kipling, know that you have made a payment.

Bank               Barclay’s Bank              Account Name     Westfields Tennis Club
Sort Code       20-25-29                       Account No          03898156

Cheque: Please make payable to Westfields Tennis Club and post to Paul Kipling, Old Crossing Lodge, Easby, Richmond, DL10 7EY

Cash: Please pay all monies directly to the treasurer Paul Kipling

Lots to enjoy at Westfields in the 2018/19 season

See for info throughout the year

Club Sessions

Turn up and play sessions for adults of all abilities will continue to run 4 times per week:

  • Tuesdays from 10.00am till 12.30pm
  • Wednesdays from 10.00am till 2.00pm and then from 4.00pm till 7.00pm
  • Saturdays from 1.00pm till 5.00pm

Fridays for juniors.

  • The courts are reserved specifically for juniors from 4.00pm till 7.00pm

Ladies Singles Group

All abilities are welcome to join in these relaxed fun sessions.The Ladies meet at least once a week, currently on a Thursday morning from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.Competitions

  • A singles ladder fun challenge competition starting in April
  • A team will once again be competing in the Vale of Mowbray League
  • Friendly matches with local clubs
  • A mixed doubles Box League
  • Pre-Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Tournament
  • 2018 Club Championships

Coaching (numbers permitting)

  • Group Coaching with Geoff
  • Advanced Group Coaching with Phil in May
  • Junior Group Coaching Sessions
  • Private Coaching Available

Social Events to include:

  • Wimbledon Ballot Draw with Refreshments
  • Club Open Afternoon
  • Tennis & Chocolate Afternoon
  • Pre-Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Tournament with Pimms and Strawberries
  • Wine & Cheese Tennis Afternoon
  • Club Finals with Refreshments
  • Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening

Wimbledon Ballot Draw

BTM Wimbledon Ballot 2018I am delighted  that we have received 5 pairs of tickets from LTA for Wimbledon 2018. The Ballot Draw will take place on Saturday 7th April at 1.00pm at the clubhouse. For those who wish to stay afterwards, there will be an afternoon of tennis with refreshments.




05/07/18     Centre Court
05/07/18     No 1 Court
09/07/18     No 2 Court
11/07/18     Centre Court
15/07/18     No 1 Court

All eligible names will be placed in a hat and randomly drawn by a committee member. The first name to be drawn will have the first choice of the allocated tickets and so on. No payment is required on the day but must be paid within 14 days. Ticket prices can be found here. Tickets can be used by the eligible member and a guest (who is not required to be a member). Tickets are non transferable and must be returned if not to be used. Essential Information regarding the Wimbledon Championships and the Ballot can be found here.

Eligible members are members of WTC who are also British Tennis Members and who opted in before 23rd February 2018. If you are not eligible this year then don’t forget to Join British Tennis to access exclusive offers, discounts, access to the Wimbledon Ballot for 2019 and keep up to date with the latest British Tennis News.

Sign up is free for our members and only BTM members are eligible for our Wimbledon club draws. See the Members’ Guide for more conditions and information. Remember you also have to Opt In. Reminders will be sent out when Opt In opens.

click CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 to view essential information on this year’s championships.