Stansted Tennis Club

Tournaments & Diary Dates

Latest Tournament News.

  • Trophy Presentation.
    The final thee trophies from the club championship, played back in September, were finally presented to the winners.Sandra Ayres and John Stone picked up the mixed doubles trophy, and Diane Brown and Daphne Lunnon collected the Ladies’ doubles trophy.  Andy Constantinou was presented with the men’s plate medal. Congratulations to all the winners. They will … Read more
  • Essex Small Clubs Winter League 2023/24
    The winter league has started! Featuring a mix of teams from towns and villages in the county, the league runs from November to April. Stansted Tennis Club have entered 5 doubles teams; 3 Ladies, one mixed and one men’s. You can find out how Stansted are doing by visiting this page
  • 2023 Club Championship Results – The Final Ones.
    As you may remember, rain curtailed some of the matches on the Club Championship day in mid-September. These have now been completed and here are the results. Mixed doubles and Men’s singles plate results 2023 The Mixed doubles final was played on Sunday 24 September 2023, with Sandra Ayres and John Stone beating Daphne Lunnon … Read more
  • The Ladies Doubles Club Championship final.
    The Ladies Doubles Club Championship finals was resumed on 17 October 2023. Daphne Lunnon and Diane Brown were 4-3 up in the final set when the match resumed a month after it was started. It took just two games for Daphne and Diane to win the match defeating Carol Cook and Mel Smyth 6-4, 5-7, … Read more
  • Kitson Trophy Match – Sunday 1st October 2023
    The Kitson trophy was played for on Sunday with 16 participants. All the matches were extremely close. A great day was had by all. Here are the results:- MAIN KITSON TROPHY WINNERS: WINNERS: SUE ARMORGIE & MARK HARRIS SCORE: 6-3 RUNNERS UP: DINA MCDONALD & DAVID MURFITT CONSOLATION MATCH FINALS WINNERS: RYAN ACKERMAN & CATHERINE … Read more

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.