Stansted Tennis Club

Tournaments & Diary Dates

Latest Tournament News.

  • Boyd Plate Mixed Doubles Tournament. 19 May 2024
    Stansted Tennis Club hosted the Boyd Plate Mixed tournament on 19th May 2024. We had a beautiful day of sunshine and saw some lovely tennis games played.  Diane Brown and Rick Lim won the final against reigning champions Cathy Brenner and David Fletcher. Dina McDonald and Gerred Gilronan won the consolation final.
  • Mix and Match Final Results 2023-2024 Season.
    The results of the 2023/2024 Mix and Match season are now complete. Please see below for the final results. Many thanks to Rick for organising this once again for the whole season. Well done to all who took part. MIXED DOUBLES: Winners: Daphne Lunnon & James Thorpe beat Claire Murfitt & Ryan Ackerman 6-3, 6-4 … Read more
  • Ladies One Day Fun Tournament 5 April 2024.
    Despite the incredibly windy conditions, 16 lady players had a great day of tennis (and lovely food). Catherine Gibby and Chris Bailey won a very close match against Cathy Brenner and Carol Cook 6-5. The consolation winners were Caroline Crossley and Anthea Thomas, who defeated Val Ashwood and Gail Hogg 4-1.
  • 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 https://www.stanstedtennisclub.co.uk/essex-small-clubs-winter-league-2023-24/

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.