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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.


Winners: Daphne Lunnon & James Thorpe beat Claire Murfitt & Ryan Ackerman 6-3, 6-4

Consolation Winners: Caroline White & Tom Baker beat Cathy Brenner and Mark Harris 6-1, 6-3


Winners: Daphne Lunnon and Diane Brown beat Debbie Lane and Chris Bailey 6-3, 6-0

Consolation Winners: Catherine Gibby & Dina McDonald had a walkover. Runners Up Fiona Kelly and Anthea


Winners: James Thorpe & David Fletcher beat Jamie Hogg and Mark Harris 6-1, 5-1

Consolation Winners: Ryan Ackerman & Louise Chalk beat Andy Constantinou and Gerred Gilronan 6-2, 3-6, 10-4

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.

Ollie Toms Feb 2024 Remembrance Evening.

Ollie Toms.

On the evening of Thursday, February 15th, 2024, members of the Stansted Tennis Club and their families gathered to honour the memory of their coach, Ollie Toms, who passed away on October 6th, 2023, at the age of 35.

The event’s primary purpose was to give the youngsters coached by Ollie at Stansted Tennis Club an opportunity to express their feelings about Ollie. Whether by talking about their emotions, feelings and memories of him or writing messages about him, which will go into a Remembrance Book.

The children rounded the evening off by playing some tennis, a game Ollie was so passionate about.

We also dedicated a beautiful Photinia Red Robin tree with a plaque to remember Ollie.

Ollie was an invaluable member of our club, and we recognise his significant contribution as a coach and want to continue his coaching legacy.

Part of the evening was to explain how we will do that in the future. We now have four volunteer coaches, Phil Dillon, Dan Warwick, James Thorp and Martyn Taplin, who will take over Ollie’s responsibilities. They will be assisted by several young assistants, including Alex & Ellen Rankin & Marissa Condie, who used to help Ollie.

We are hoping to resume the coaching activity after half term. Anyone who wants more information can contact us through our website.

Ollie’s parents, Glenis and Pete, his wife Natalie, and other family members attended the event. It was heartwarming to have them there, and they spoke to many of the people present on the evening. It meant a great deal to them.

Club member Louise Chalk organised the event and did an excellent job coordinating everything. Several committee members also assisted and provided refreshments.

It’s worth mentioning that Ollie was recently awarded the ‘2024 Essex Tennis Commendation Award’. The award ceremony will take place in April at Billericay Lawn Tennis Club, and Ollie’s parents and a club representative will accept it on his behalf. Stansted Tennis Club and his parents have also applied for the prestigious ‘LTA President’s Award’, and the announcement of the outcome is expected soon.

If you wish to read what Jamie Hogg said on the evening, you can download a transcript here.

Here is a link to The Bishop’s Stortford independent article:

Here are a few photos from the evening. Click for full size.

Quiz Night on FRIDAY, 22 MARCH.

We are holding a quiz night on FRIDAY 22 MARCH at 7.30 pm at St Johns Church Hall, Stansted CM23 8JP. Entry is £5 per person with a maximum of 6 to a table. Bring your own food and drink. Carol Cook will be the quiz master for the evening. If anyone has any raffle prizes they would like to donate, please leave them in the Clubhouse for the attention of either Chris Bailey or Diane Brown.

If you would like to book tickets, please contact Chris Bailey at 079305 60022 or Diane Brown at 07754 893226 on WhatsApp.

See you there!

2024 Annual General Meeting.

This is notice of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Stansted Tennis Club, which will be held on Thursday, 22 February 2024, at 8.00 pm in The Clubhouse, Cambridge Road, CM24 8BX.

Please check your email for further information.

Karaoke Evening

The evening of Wednesday 13th December saw about 50 members of Stansted T.C. get together at Stansted Day Centre for a Christmas Karaoke evening hosted by Jon and Ash.

Welcome drink and mince pies were offered on arrival and the evening turned out to be full of fun with some members showing their hidden talents in both singing and dancing. It was a really great way to spend an evening.

Much thanks to Ash and Jon for coming up with the idea and organizing it and also special thanks to Jamie for taking control of the karaoke machine and to Gail, Ginette, Fiona O’B and Lyn for helping during the set up and evening.

St Marys Church, Stansted. Christmas Festivities.

Stansted Tennis Club is represented at St Mary’s church Stansted for all their forthcoming Xmas activities! Ginnette Basten did all the donkey work, with some help from Ash Huggonson, making superb rackets and ball decks!!

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 look great on your mantlepiece.

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

You’re never too old!

In October 2023 one of our members, Sandra Ayres, travelled to Mallorca to compete in the ITF Individual tennis World Championship competition in the over 75s category.
Sandra succeeded in getting through to the last 16 only to be beaten narrowly by Andree Teische from Germany 7-5, 7-5 an excellent achievement.
Well done Sandra!