Windyke Tennis

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MAY 13, 2020
On April 17, we began taking reservations for member play on four of our five outdoor courts. The fifth outdoor court has not been used in adherence to safety guidelines. The indoor courts have also been unavailable for member play. During this time, the instructional staff has provided private and semi-private lessons. Beginning Friday, May 15, we will open all outdoor courts and allow indoor play on a limited basis. We will also begin to phase in group classes for adults and juniors. Please review the following procedures and schedules:
  • Adhere to safety guidelines, especially social distance (6 feet)
  • Arrive and depart within 15 minutes of play. No gathering!
  • Reservations are highly recommended. To reserve a court:
  1. Phone (901) 754-2430 or text (901) 568-0472 to request a time.
  2. Receive confirmation from tennis staff.
  3. Submit names of all players before beginning play.
  4. Any fees can be paid by member charge or Venmo @MJ-Garnett
  • Daily Court Reservation Sheets will be posted in our breezeway
  • Adult classes to begin May 18. To sign up for a class:
  1. Phone (901) 754-2430 or text (901) 568-0472.
  2. Receive confirmation from tennis staff.
  3. Fees can be paid by member charge or Venmo @MJ-Garnett
  4. Class sizes will be limited.
**If you would like to participate in MEMBER ONLY "Advanced Cardio 3.5 & Up" on Friday, May 15, 9:30-11:00 a.m., follow the procedure outlined above.
MJ Garnett, Director






MARCH 24, 2020

Dear Windyke Members,
Jim Strickland, the mayor of Memphis, has issued a “safer at home” directive to all citizens of Memphis,  His order also orders the closure of all non-essential businesses in Memphis.  We are in Memphis and on the mayor’s order website,, golf courses and private clubs are specifically mentioned as non-essential.  We understand the unprecedented serious nature of these circumstances.  At the same time, we have contacted both the Mayor’s and the Chief Operating Officer’s offices asking for reconsideration only for our open-air areas.  We believe the golf courses and practice areas provide open-air spaces that easily lend themselves to the suggested six foot minimum social distancing.  Utilizing this space gives our members a safe option to get out, exercise and enjoy themselves when everything around them is so difficult.  So far, we have not received a variance; therefore, we will close most business operations of the club.

The gate will remain open from 9 am – 5 pm.  We will be offering food and beverage for takeout only.  The snack bar door will be open.  Take out may be ordered at the snack bar counter.  You can also visit the Windyke website to see the general menu on the opening page.  Special offerings will be sent through frequent emails and also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  To place an order, please call the clubhouse: 901-754-1844 or email our clubhouse staff at:

The locker rooms and pro shop west door will remain open for access to staff assistance regarding your personal belongings (golf bags and merchandise) stored here.  If you need your golf clubs or golf supplies, call the pro shop: 901-755-3160, or email our golf staff at:

The business and management offices will remain open to process receivables, payables, payroll and communicate with our members, employees, vendors and city government.  If you need to contact our staff, call Greg Hynes:  o) 306-2001; c) 493-4506 or email to:

Our maintenance area will remain open so we can continue to monitor and maintain our golf courses.  Weather permitting, we will begin work on drainage improvement of the driving range and continue the renovation of the left bunker on #8 East Course.

All other areas of the club will be closed.

Since the opening of Windyke in 1962, we have only closed our courses on very rare occasions: Christmas Day each year, four days for Hurricane Elvis and fifteen half days for tournaments.   Our record shows our commitment to be here for you.  Now, serious circumstances are forcing us to close until April 7th or further notice.  You may notice that some other facilities in the area are open through this directive.  Those facilities are not located in the city of Memphis.  The mayors of those municipalities have given a different directive for golf courses.

It is difficult to express how sad this is for the owners and employees of Windyke.  We have worked diligently since 2001 to overcome severe obstacles hindering the golf industry.   During that period, we lost approximately 35% of our members and rounds.  At the same time, we continually maintained and improved the facilities and courses.  We were willing to do this because we want Windyke to be exceptional in quality and value.  We were able to do this because you have supplied the means and consistently supported our endeavor.  For that, we are forever grateful.  Our hope is for this period to end shortly.   With your help, we will continue to make Windyke better for you to enjoy when we reopen.  Please stay safe and thank you for being great members.
Russ Garner
Windyke County Club, Inc.





*Indoor tennis facility closed

*Outdoor tennis courts available for reservations and walk up play

*Reservations can be made by phoning 901-754-2430 during shop hours, Monday-Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m., or by text 901-568-0472

*Names of all players to be given by phone or text

*Guest fees will be charged to member account of reservation

*Lessons remain available to groups of four or fewer

*All players to bring their own towels and drinks

*Windyke will continue to clean area throughout the day





In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are observing the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor courts will remain open for contracts, reservations and walk up play.
  • Private and semi-private lessons (up to 4 people) may be scheduled with Windyke staff.
  • All adult and junior classes are canceled for 2 weeks. These classes include cardio, men’s workout, Tennessee Tennis Academy junior programming and team practices.
  • USTA has suspended league and tournament play.
  • Water coolers will be removed. Players should bring drinks with them.
  • MJ’s Tennis Shop will be open Monday-Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Windyke Country Club is committed to frequent cleaning of facilities during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and make policy in each department. Thank you for your patience as we seek to provide the safest environment possible for our members, guests and staff.

MJ Garnett, Director of Tennis



Due to the serious nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are making the following changes to help minimize any exposure while members, guests and employees are using the club.  These changes will take effect immediately and continue through March 31. Because this is a fluid rapidly changing situation, we will make adjustments and communicate them accordingly. 


  • Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyday guidelines to prevent the spread of any respiratory illness - including COVID-19
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay home when you are feeling unwell 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

Club Precautions:  

  • We have educated our staff on best health practices including sick policies.  
  • We have increased our disinfecting program to include the following:
    • Golf Carts and push carts will be disinfected after each use  
    • Doors, toilets, stalls, sinks, and counter tops will be disinfected a minimum of every 2 hours
  • We are monitoring the distribution and maintenance of bag room towels more closely 
  • We have asked our staff not to handshake, hug or high five members or other staff members at this time  
  • We are using as many disposable items as possible including salt and pepper, condiments, plates and glassware  
  • Complimentary coffee will be handed from the snack bar in order to reduce the number of hands using the coffee dispensers  
  • Friday Catfish buffet will be served as a catfish plate during this time period.  

Lastly, we will be cancelling the Italian Night Dinner (March 27) coming up as well as indefinitely postponing the Spring Kick Off event (April 4).  Please monitor your social media and watch your emails for the most up-to-date information regarding this issue.  Please reach out to me if you have any suggestions or questions.  



Windyke members can book indoor courts at the following rates:

  • Walk up rate: $20/hour
  • Contract rate: $18/hour
  • Lesson rate: $10/hour

Outdoor courts are free to members. Guest fees are $10 per guest. Call MJ's Tennis Shop at 754-2430 or email for more info.


Windyke offers tennis clinics throughout the year for various skill levels. In addition, many classes are intended for women, men or both. Please keep two important factors in mind when selecting a clinic:

  1. In consideration of others, please be certain the class is intended for you. i.e., “men’s cardio” or “advanced cardio-3.5 & up
  2. Guests may participate in instructional programs on a space available basis. If you see that a class is large, please consult a staff member before participating in future classes.

Thank you,

MJ Garnett, Tennis Director