Wilchester Club Update
In light of the Governor’s executive order beginning a phased reopening of certain businesses and activities, the following changes will be made at Wilchester Club beginning on Friday, May 1, 2020:
The tennis courts will reopen subject to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) checklist for individuals and for Outdoor Sports (See below). TENNIS WILL BE PERMITTED IN GROUPS OF FOUR MAX PER COURT (THERE MUST BE A MEMBER PRESENT AND PLAYING TO RESERVE THE COURT)
The playground facilities are open but use at your own risk.
We appreciate everyone’s understanding during these trying times. We look forward to when this pandemic has passed, and we can resume normal activities."
Wilchester Club Board
Please make note of the minimum recommended health protocols for all individuals engaging in outdoor sports in Texas. Thank you for your compliance.
Wilchester Club Information
The recreational amenities of Wilchester and Wilchester West have been owned by the Wilchester Club since the development of the subdivisions during the 1960s.
Three pools – a competition pool with a 1-meter diving well and a rock pool, both with water slides plus a baby pool – are located on the SE corner of the intersection of St. Mary’s and Yorkchester.
Three tennis courts and the park are located at the SE corner of the intersection of Memorial and Wilcrest.
All home owners of record of Wilchester and Wilchester West are members of these facilities and pay for maintenance and/or any renovations via their annual homeowner's association fees.
Wilchester Club directors are elected by all homeowners, and are directly responsible to them.
We’re ecstatic to report the Wilchester Club’s new park bathrooms/club house construction has been completed!!! It was a SUPER long permitting process with detention/retention drainage plans, variance requests (thanks to our Councilmember Greg Travis for going to bat for us with public works Director Haddock to get our sidewalk variance) & resubmissions.
Make plans to come out and enjoy this new facility, which includes playground, tennis, basketball, and restroom facilities.
We have a new pavilion to keep you cool in the shade and you can picnic with your family under the oak trees.
Park Location. SE Corner of Wilcrest and Memorial. Parking off Wilcrest.
Hours. Daylight hours. Park closes at Sunset unless reserved for an event.
Private Party Park Rules. Residents in good standing can reserve the pavilion at the park for a fee. All reservation date/time requests should be made to Anna Marchesani.
Request a Key. The playground, park and restrooms are accessed by locked gated entry. Residents in good standing can request a key by sending an email along with your home address to Cristi Hicks. A park key is $10.
Close Gate. For your safety and the safety of others, please do not prop open the gate.
Picnics. Members are encouraged to use the barbeque facilities at the Park. Grills are conveniently located at the premises.
Park Manager. For park facilities/maintenance please contact Anna Marchesani.
POOL & SWIM TEAM
Wilchester Club Pool
Location: 880 Yorkchester
Phone: (713) 827-8544
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 79008, Houston, TX 77279-9008
Wilchester Pool 2020 Updates
The Wilchester Pool will officially open for the 2020 summer on May 23! The pool will open with mandated reduced capacity, please see capacity limits posted on red sign at pool. Please see link below for the hours of operation, Covid-19 special guidelines, Swim Team information and more. Please take the time to read the Covid 19 special guidelines as this will give you more information on your pool visit. While no private pool parties are being reserved until after July 4th, the July 4th neighborhood pool party is still in the works, we will update more as we get information regarding the re-opening plans from the state!
Wilchester Club Pool 2020 season is Sat May 23 through Sun Sep 27 (weekends only after Aug 9)
Residents in good standing can reserve a section of the pool facilities for parties. (after July 4th) Amber Rosales is in charge of pool parties and can be reached in the following ways to schedule them:
Texas Aquatic Enterprises
Amber Rosales - Office Manager
Offfice (713) 416-5161
Direct (346 ) 701-5659
Swim Team Information
Swim team registration is in mid-April each year. Please visit www.wilchesterwahoos.swimtopia.com for more details
WILCHESTER CLUB AND THE POOL ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURIES OR DEATHS OCCURRING DURING PRIVATE PARTY ACTIVITIES. SPONSORS OF ALL PRIVATE PARTIES AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE WILCHESTER CLUB, ITS DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES FOR ANY ACCIDENT WHICH MAY OCCUR DURING A PRIVATE PARTY.
To Request a Key to the Tennis Courts
To request a tennis court key, please send email and home address to Cathy Blundell at firstname.lastname@example.org. A tennis court key is $6.
(Note: you must have a park key to access bathrooms while at the tennis courts. Please see info under tab for the park)
Our tennis community is very active!
Wilchester women love to play tennis! We currently have three women’s teams: a Memorial League B-2 team that will play Thursday mornings; a West Houston Ladies Tennis Association (WHLTA) B-1 team that plays Wednesday mornings; and a second Memorial League A team that plays Tuesday mornings.
The Wilchester men are even more active with five men’s teams: Memorial League B-1, B-2 and B-3 that play on alternate Saturday mornings; a USTA 4.0 Doubles team that plays Thursday nights and a Monday night Houston Tennis Association 4.0 Singles team. Most Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings are reserved for men’s practice if there are no matches.
Fun mixed doubles is played on various Saturday nights September through May. These are BYOB and BYO appetizer tennis events – try one of these evenings out! This is a great way to meet your neighbors.
Do you need tennis lessons, a racquet re-strung, tennis supplies, clothes or anything tennis? Then get in touch with Rod Rico USPTA Pro 1, our Tennis Pro. He has been teaching in the Houston area for more than 15 years and can be reached at 281.531.0150 or 281.543.4117.
Everyone is welcome to try out and/or join a team – most teams can be joined year-round! Contact the tennis director for details.