A community of tennis lovers supporting the Packer-Ellis Clay Courts in Winchester Massachusetts

The Packer-Ellis Courts


COURTS OPEN 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

2016 Court Fees $167 residents     $267 non-residents

On Line Membership at Winchester Recreation Dept

Day Pass $10 & $15 respectively

Hello Tennis Friends,

The 46th annual Donnie Ellis Memorial Weekend Spring Draw tournament will take place  this coming Memorial Day weekend at the Packer Ellis courts.  The event annually is the most popular WTA sponsored tournament, with the largest draws and consistently entertaining and spirited matches.  With a blind draw format, this is a great opportunity to play with old friends and meet new ones. 

The tournament is open to everyone – not just Winchester residents - so the WTA encourages you to invite your friends and reach out to to various other tennis communities you might be involved in, such as leagues or indoor contract groups to join in on the festivities.

As in prior years there are four events – Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and Family Doubles - and entrants are allowed to play in up to two events.  We are looking forward to seeing you on Memorial Day weekend.  On-Line and paper   applications links are below and on the WTA website,

This year we are requiring people participating in WTA sponsored tournaments to join the WTA.  Your membership contribution will not only support the tennis association that helps contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the Packer courts, but will allow you to play in all WTA tournaments at a reduced price from previous years. Help us do what we do! Thanks!!
We are looking forward to another great tournament!

Best Regards,
Brad Steele and Michael Poppler
WTA Donnie Ellis Tournament Directors


                       NO CROSS TRAINERS - THANK YOU

When someone plays for one hour on the clay courts in cross trainers
or running shoe
s it takes 80 pounds of Har-Tru topping and 90 minutes
of skilled labor to repair the court. Every day someone comes to the courts
ready to play in shoes that are not suitable for these courts.
If you see someone playing in running shoes or cross trainers please bring
it to the attention of the Supervisor or gate person. If no one is at the gate
please bring it to the player's attention. It is in everyone's interest that the

courts be protected and respected. Cross trainers and running shoes tear

up and damage our precious courts.

Thank you.
Glen Doyle
Court Supervisor


Congratulations to Winchester Ltd Jewelers for their 35 years of service to the Winchester community and many thanks for their continued support of the Winchester Tennis Association

The new benches and platforms donated by WTA members

We still need another 10 benches to complete the upgrade
If you would like to donate a bench with your name or family name on it

contact us here.  Benches are $275 each including plaque




Winchester Tennis Association membership
for 2016
Individual   $20
Family        $30

May 28, 29, and 30
Donnie Ellis Spring Draw Memorial Day Tournament and Party 

(Open to all)   REGISTER BELOW