Stansted Tennis Club

November 2016 enewsletter

Winter measures:
As we are yet to experience a long spell of freezing weather, we are NOT implementing winter measures (turning off the water supply) for the Clubhouse at the moment.
When the freeze is predicted, I shall email members to indicate starting winter measures. So please watch this space!

LTA opting in:
Thanks to those of you who have become British Tennis Members (BTMs) via the LTA website in the last month.
STC now has 125 signed up members (up from 119 last month).
Of these, there are now 77 who have opted in to the Wimbledon 2017 ballot (36 last month).
So, if you have not become a BTM or have not opted in, please just spend a few moments and go to the LTA website to sign up. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Remember, the more opted in members we have, the more Wimbledon tickets we shall be allocated by the LTA.

Next Committee Meeting:
This will take place on Friday 6th January at 7pm at Fiona’s house. If you have any suggestions, please place them in the suggestion box in the clubhouse before the next meeting. As a committee, we really do welcome your views and ideas on any aspect of STC.

Wilby Tournament:
Unfortunately, this tournament, due to have been played on Sunday 6th November, had to be cancelled due to heavy rain.

November Social Doubles Tournament:
16 members took part in this doubles tournament, which was held on Friday 18th November.
Congratulations to Carol Cook and Lisa King, who beat Sue Armorgie and Fiona Pye 6-3 in the final.
The consolation draw was won by Catherine Gibby and Debbie Lane.
A bring and share lunch was enjoyed by the players.
It was decided that the charitable donation by the club for this tournament, would go to Children in Need.

Ladder Results:
Congratulations to the 2016 Singles Ladder Winners.
Ladies’ Singles – Rebecca Doe
Men’s Singles – Jon Budd
Junior Ladder (Secondary) – Sam Philp
Junior Ladder (Primary) – Finley Slater
(Rebecca and Clive still need to pick up there prizes from the Clubhouse)!

Ladies’ Night:
The next Ladies’ Night will be on Monday 12th December, starting at 7pm. All ladies welcome!

Mix ’n’ Match 2016/17
The 2nd round is now in progress. Please note that all 2nd round matches need to have been arranged and played by Friday 30th December. Please don’t hesitate making contact with your partner and opposition, as it can be tricky finding dates to suit everyone, especially at this time of year.

Essex Small Clubs Results:

Mixed 2:
Barley 14 Stansted 2

Ladies’ 1:
Stansted 1 Sawbridgeworth 15

Men’s 2:
Clavering 4 Stansted 12 (summer)
Stansted 16 Harlow 0 (summer)
Stansted 8 Pleshey 8

Best wishes!