Stansted Tennis Club

March 2013 enewsletter

Dear members,

Sorry, it’s rather a long one this month!

Firstly the results from the Essex Small Clubs league:

Ladies Premier
Thaxted 6 – 10 Stansted
Stansted 4 – 12 Pleshey
Dunmow 2 – 14 Stansted

Ladies II
Stansted 12 – 4 Elsenham
Stansted 6 – 10 Henham
Braughing 7 – 9 Stansted

Mixed I
Stansted 9 – 7 Elsenham
Stansted 16 – 0 Clavering

Mens II
Stansted 11 – 5 Stebbing
Castle Hill 4 – 12 Stansted


Annual General Meeting
This was held on Tuesday 19th February. The meeting was attended by 10 people. The low turnout suggests that members are happy with the way the Club is currently being run. Antony Dynamou stood down as Membership Secretary. Catherine Hodgen was elected as the new Membership Secretary.

Hospital Cup
The Hospital Cup is a friendly inter-club tournament comprising five competitions:

Ladies’ singles
Men’s singles
Ladies’ doubles
Men’s doubles
Mixed doubles

The nine participating clubs are Castle Hill, Clavering, Elsenham, Grove, Henham, Newport, Stansted, Stebbing and Thaxted.
Players from all these clubs enter as individuals/pairs.  There is no selection process and no handicapping.  All five competitions are run on a knockout basis, with matches comprising best of three sets (two short and one long).  Once the draw is published, players arrange matches against the designated opponents to suit player availability.  Each round has a deadline by which the matches must be played.
Please support this year’s tournament with your entry.
All proceeds go to the League of Friends of Saffron Walden Community Hospital, which provides support for the Community Hospital in general and, in particular, Avocet Ward.
If you are unable to enter, there will be a chance to support the raffle, either through donating a raffle prize and/or buying tickets.
The finals will be held on Saturday 21 September at The Grove Tennis Club, Saffron  Walden.
All results will be available online at
Closing date for entries: Midday on Friday 19 April 2013.

More details from your Club representative:
Daphne Lunnon
Tel: 01279 817574

Please enter on the entry forms in the Clubhouse. It would be great for Stansted to enter lots of teams!

Next Committee Meeting – Monday 22nd April at 8pm at 18 Loates Pasture, Stansted.

Next Ladies’ Night – Monday 8th April at 7.00pm. All ladies are welcome to come along for a game!

President’s Cup
This will take place on Sunday 21st April – 9.30am for 10.00am start. Posters will be going up soon. Please support this tournament if you are free to play.

British Tennis Membership (LTA)
We now have 54 signed up members, so a big thank you to all those who have taken the time to register. If you have not done so already, please sign up at and follow the instructions. It’s free and easy to do! Any questions, please get in touch.
The latest offer is for 10% discount for all BTM members on all tickets for the Aegon Classic tournament in Edgbaston in June.

Litter clear up for Stansted
We have received a letter from Stansted Parish Council asking if our organisation will help in the Village Litter Pick on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April, 10am to 1pm.
“Our wonderful litter picker, Gerard, does a wonderful job of clearing the open spaces and central areas but he cannot cover the whole village.  Please meet outside the Parish Council office at Crafton Green.  Litter picking equipment will be provided.”
Please come along if you are free and would like to help out.

Best wishes,