Stansted Tennis Club

October 2014 enewsletter

A bit of a calmer month after September’s marathon!

President’s Cup – 1pm Sunday 2nd November
£10 entry, includes fish and chip early supper.
At the moment there are 7 names down for this tournament. We can take a maximum of 16, so if you are keen to play, please email me or put your name up on the list in the clubhouse.

King’s Arms Quiz – Tuesday 28th October 8pm
At the moment we have enough contestants to make up two Tennis Club teams. There are still a few places, so if you would like to join us, please email me in the next week.

Mix “n” Match Doubles Tournament
Well we managed to get 32 players to sign up to play, which is a fantastic effort. Two matches have already been played. For those taking part and yet to play, please ensure that you arrange your matches in good time.

Cayless Chilli Tournament
This tournament took place today, Sunday 19th October. 15 players (10 ladies and 5 men) battled their way through the round-robin stage. There were some very close matches in the knockout stage. The eventual winners were Chris Hollis and Rick Lim, who defeated John Nichol and Felicity Shakespeare 6-0 in the final. A variety of exotic chilli dishes and some truly scrumptious puddings were enjoyed by the players at the end. Thanks to Fran for coming down from the Midlands to play in her tournament. It was lovely to see you Fran!

Ladies’ Night
The next Ladies’ Night will be from 7pm on Monday 10th November. All lady members are welcome to cone along and join in.

Junior ladder
The last date for junior ladder matches will be Friday 24th October.

Wilby Tournament
16 players (8 men and 8 ladies) took part in the Wilby Doubles Tournament on Sunday 5th October. The final was won by Rick Lim and Lisa King, who beat Ed Wombwell and Jan Hollis 6-4 in the final. Unfortunately, Angela was not able to attend this year. In her absence, the generous prizes were awarded to the winners and runners up, by Angela’s daughter Ros.

Essex Small Clubs
No results to report.
Chris and Sarah attended the fixtures meeting in Henham last Monday and the winter fixtures are now up on the noticeboard in the Clubhouse.

Working party
A big thank you to all the members who turned up on Saturday 4th October to do various jobs in the clubhouse, the courts and the garden area. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

Next Committee Meeting
This will take place at Felicity Shakespeare’s at 8pm on Tuesday 18th November.
Should you wish to raise an issue, please contact a Committee member before the meeting.

Best wishes,