Stansted Tennis Club

July 2013 enewsletter

Stansted in Bloom
The judging for Stansted in Bloom is tomorrow (Monday 22nd July) and thanks to Sarah Hollis the hanging baskets and new flowerbed look fantastic. Let’s hope the judges like our garden.

Summer School Holidays
Now that the school holidays have arrived, please could all parents of junior members ensure that the younger children are supervised at the courts. Don’t forget that if there are several members waiting to play, then the 20 minute rule comes into play. This will enable everyone to have a game!
It has also been noted recently that chewing gum and litter has been left on the courts. Please ensure that all litter is put in the outdoor bin provided or taken home with you.

Plea for a volunteer
The plaques either side of the Clubhouse door are in need of revarnishing. If any member is keen to unscrew them and take them home for treating it would be a great help. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer!

Working Party
The next Working Party will take place next Sunday, 28th of July from 5pm. We would love to see some volunteer helpers as well as the usual few members who work so hard to keep the courts and clubhouse in good condition. If you are free and would like to come along, please let me know. Jobs will include, painting, court cleaning, pebble shifting and lopping.

Club Tournament
A reminder to all players who are still left in this year’s tournament, that the quarter final matches for all events need to be arranged and played by Sunday 11th August.

Hospital Cup
This year, Stansted Tennis Club have decided to donate an “Andy Murray” themed hamper for the tournament raffle prize. So, if everyone could look through their drawers and cupboards and if you find anything Scottish themed, blue and white, shortbread, whiskey, etc., please either give it directly to Daphne or place it in the green box for donations in the Clubhouse changing room. Also, if anybody has any small blue and white flags with which to decorate the hamper, please do get in touch. Thank you!

Next Committee meeting
This will take place on Monday 2nd September at 8pm at Richard Portway’s house.

President’s Cup Tournament
12 players took part in this doubles tournament. In the semi finals Joe Hollis and Daphne Lunnon beat Rick Lim and Sue Simpson 6-1 In the other semi, Matt Hollis and Lisa King beat Chris Hollis and Felicity Shakespeare 6-2. Joe and Daphne overcame Matt and Lisa 6-2 in the final to win the trophy. Here is Daphne and Joe with their trophy.

Wilby Adult Doubles Tournament
This will take place on Sunday 18th August starting at 2pm. Please sign up on the notice in the Clubhouse if you would like to take part.

Next Ladies’ Night
This will be from 7pm on Monday 12th August. All lady members welcome!

Club sessions
Numbers attending Club sessions, especially on a Wdnesday evening and also a Sunday morning, have slumped a bit recently. Please try to attend if you are free and don’t forget to sign up on the attendance section of the website, so others are able to see who is going.

Essex Small Clubs League
Here are all the latest results:

Mixed Premier
Stansted 7 – 9 Clavering
Clavering 13 – 3 Stansted
Stansted 2 – 14 Standon & P.

Ladies Premier
Henham 10 – 6 Stansted
Standon & P. 8 – 8 Stansted

Mixed 2
Match away v Harlow – forfeited

Mens 2
Stansted 14 – 2 Harlow

Ladies 1
Stansted 1 – 15 Clavering
Sawbridgeworth 16 – 0 Stansted
Stansted 1 – 15 Dunmow

Best wishes,