Stansted Tennis Club

Tournaments & Diary Dates

Latest Tournament News.

  • PRESIDENT’S CUP Saturday 25 June 2022.
    16 people took part in the President’s Cup (originally donated by past President Richard Shervington). Despite a very windy day there were some very close matches with the ultimate winners Cathy Brenner and Adrian Olver coming back from 5-2 down to win 6-5 against new members Caroline White and Andy Constantinou. A really close match. […]
  • Ladies Only Tournament – 11 June 2022
    The ladies only tournament was played in very good spirit. Ten ladies took part and the eventual winners were Carol Cook and Marta Hensall who beat new member Rachel Poole and Dina Macdonald.
  • Boyd Trophy Tournament 29 May 2022
    The Boyd Trophy was played on Sunday 29 May. Sixteen players took part with Cathy Brenner and DavidFletcher winning the final against Carol Cook and Andy Constantinou 6-1.Consolation winners were Chris Bailey and Catherine Gibby.
  • Stansted Junior Tournament 22 May 2022
    A glorious day on Sunday 25 May 2022 with 25 junior competing from 15 different schools. Fantastic Tennis throughout and a great opportunity to watch them compete. Well done to all those who took part and congratulations to the following:- RED BALL Winner – Henry Frier. Runner Up. Adam Cullen ORANGE BALL Winner – Seb […]
  • Ladies Only Fun Tournament, 22 April 2022
    This was the first ladies only tournament of the year – two more to come on Sat June 11th for those ladies that want to play and are usually at work, and the final one for the year on Fri 19th August 2022. It was quite challenging playing in the wind but the 14 ladies […]

The Pearce-Frodo Cup

The Pearce-Frodo Cup was presented to the Club by Jack and Diana Pearce. They were two charming, stalwart, keen and loyal members of the club for many years. They had two daughters, Jenny and Jill.

Present members may not know that Frodo was their beautiful golden retriever who regarded himself as an honorary member. He was impeccably behaved and sat or lay on the court watching us play. He never chased balls and everybody loved him.

They moved to a beautiful barn in Shaftesbury in Dorset where Diana drove a pony and trap and Frodo was eventually succeeded by Tania and Chippy.

Jack and Diana belonged to two tennis clubs and a badminton club. Several members of Stansted Tennis Club were invited there for a weekend, including Janet Hollis and Alan Bulley (Fiona Kelly’s dad!) and we were entertained royally. Wonderful tournaments were played at the two clubs and there was a lot of eating and drinking!

Sadly Jack and Diana have both passed away now. Jack died on the badminton court in 1994 and Diana died in 1999, but our memories of them live on through this Cup.