The Woodland Tennis Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1937. It was reactivated after the demise of Country Oaks Racquet Club in 2006. See About Us for more information about the club.
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Gobblers were the winners this Thanksgiving
Members of the Woodland Tennis Club gathered together for a Thanksgiving Social at City Park on Friday November 18. The 22 players were assembled into three teams and took to the courts in a holiday themed tennis round robin. The teams, aptly named the Wild Turkeys, Gobblers and Cranberries divided members into pairs to play each other in men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and, in true holiday tradition, had one court of the leftovers- available players from the teams that were not slotted into other spots. The tennis format was introduced and organized by Joyce McNeill who also was the captain of the winning team – the Gobblers (pictured below). Xiao Krebs and Marcail McWilliams matched up for women’s dubs. Nick Pohls anchored the leftovers court while Joyce McNeil and Zack Snow stuck together for mixed doubles. Thomas Clemens and Lars Miller paired as a dynamic men’s duo – the winning formula for the night! The evening and beer were cold, the tennis was fierce and fun and the food was plentiful and delicious. Everyone who participated received a Thanksgiving related prize – celebratory sparkling cider and a corkscrew for the winners, cranberries and wooden spoons for the runners up and a box of stuffing and a turkey baster – for the third place team that was “stuffed” by the competition. Special thanks to all of the members of the Woodland tennis family that make these wonderful events possible and to Floyd and Elaine for all their work sheparding the tennis socials along all year!
The Gobblers eat up the competition in Turkey Tennis holiday social.
The goblins and witches came to the courts at City Park on Thursday, October 26th, but they couldn’t keep sixteen WTC tennis players from playing. All four courts were used and all players wore costumes and played in them.
After tennis the players made their way to Marjie’s house where they enjoyed many delicious dishes which they had made. Most of the players sat outside around a cozy fire eating their food.
Prizes were awarded to the most creative costumes. Taking first place was James Ousey who was dressed as a shower. Second place went to Stephanie Miller who was dressed as a leopard. Third pace was a tie but was won by Pat Garrison after he won the dart competition.
This was the largest social event that the WTC has had in a long time. Over 20 people attended.
Many thanks to Marjie and her husband, Steve, for hosing this event.
We also want to thank Monty Newborn for taking the pictures.
THURSDAY NIGHT TENNIS Sept 14, 2017 was a special event in that not only did 18 players show up but that is was Floyd's B-Day. His wife, Elaine, baked him (and us) a cake and we celebrated by playing 3 rounds of 20 minute plus tennis. We were all winners and we had a great time, thanks again to Elaine and Floyd for sponsoring Thursday night tennis. Unfortunately Thursday night conflicts with Michael's tennis classes, so the McCain's are looking for another night to play. If anyone has a preference as to which night would be good for them, please contact Floyd and Elaine at F.Mccain@global.net. Click for Pictures
One of our own club members, with a very special talent for art, Marguerite Schaffron, has entered a couple of Wooden Tennis Rackets in the Davis Arts Center, opening tonight. Several of the rackets that she is transforming have been donated by members of the club! If you have a chance, you might consider stopping by and viewing these special pieces of art. For more information and a picture of the rackets, please see the attachment. See Photos
The Second and last Summer Saturday of the 2017 was held on August 19th. All four courts were in use. Players played four rounds of approximately 25 minutes each. High point winner for the women was Joyce McNeill and high point winner for the men was Jeff Harris – congratulations to you both! They both received a gift card to the Burger Saloon. There was some excellent tennis played that morning!
After tennis players were treated to a complimentary lunch consisting of four kinds of pizza’s compliments of the Woodland Tennis Club. Ken McNeill, Elizabeth Lu, Paula Stewart, Lenise Curtis and Elaine McCain, members of the Social Activities Committee provided several salads, watermelon and cookies.
We had a camera glitch and pictures were erased.
The First Summer Saturday of 2017
Members of the WTC enjoyed the first Summer Saturday of the year on Saturday, July 22nd. Sixteen players participated. Players drew numbers for their first partner, then they played four rounds of 25 minutes each using no-ad scoring. They stopped play when the whistle was blown. Then they changed courts and switched partners and started their next match. The number of games won by each player was recorded and the man and woman with the most games won were awarded a prize. The winners were Joyce McNeill and Ken McNeill. They were presented with very nice tennis bags. After tennis the players were treated to Bar-Be-cued hamburgers, chips, drinks and dessert.
Members of the Social Activities Committee who assisted in putting on this event were: Marianne and Roger Cook, Elizabeth Lu, and Floyd and Elaine McCain. Pictures
It was a hot, blustery Saturday on June 17 when the Woodland Tennis Club held the WOODLAND GRAND SLAM DOUBLES TOURNAMENT at Woodland High School. A total of 28 teams entered and 56 players participated. There were players from Davis, Fair Oaks and as far away as Shingle Springs and, of course, Woodland. They paid an entry fee of $25 per team. For some early round matches three teams played at City Park. A number of volunteers from the Woodland Tennis Club made homemade, cookies, muffins, scones and donuts. The WTC provided oranges and bananas. They were greatly appreciated by the players. The tournament was coordinated by Floyd and Elaine McCain and James Ousey.
Winners of each division received a cash prize of $50 per team and runner ups received a cash prize of $25 per team. Click for Winners and/or Pictures Thank you Roger Cook for the pictures.
2017 Junior Summer Tennis Camp was held between June 12 and 16th and was a great success. Click for Pictures
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Friday night tennis is now Thursday Night Tennis held every other Thursday night. Email or call Floyd or Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 666-2775 to play.
December 2016 Newsletter
Drop In Tennis
James Ousey has researched some groups in our area that encourage drop in tennis. Drop In Tennis Information.
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