Stansted Tennis Club

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Latest Tournament News.

  • Essex Small Clubs Winter League 2021/22 Final Results.
    The winter season has come to it’s climax. Here are the final tables for the leagues Stansted Tennis Club had a team entered in. Congratulations to the ladies teams in Division 2 and 3 who both won their division convincingly. The summer leagues are about to get under way and we have entered 5 teams; […]
  • 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 […]
  • Essex Small Clubs Summer 2021 Final Tables
    We have just received the final tables for the Summer season of the Essex Small Clubs Tennis Leagues and are displayed below. Congratulations to both our Ladies Premier & Ladies 3 teams who won their divisions. The winter leagues are underway and if you are interested in joining in and being part of the teams please […]
  • The Kitson Trophy
    The Jim Kitson Trophy, which is a mixed doubles tournament, took place on Sunday 10 October. It was a really enjoyable day with some great tennis and a fish and chip supper to finish! Many thanks to all those who participated, to Gail Hogg for organising and to the amazing weather! The winners of the […]
  • Stansted Tennis Club Finals Day report
    Spectators and players basked in the sun for the finals of Stansted Tennis Club’s annual tournament. Five events were contested over the summer on a knockout basis, culminating in Finals’ Day on Sunday 12 September. Maybe inspired by Emma Raducanu’s amazing performance at the US Open the night before, play was entertaining and, at times, […]

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.