Stansted Tennis Club

Ollie Toms.

It is with great sadness that we let everyone know that Ollie Toms, club coach, has passed away.

Ollie underwent an emergency heart related operation on Sunday 1st October. The initial information was that that the operation went well, however, we were informed that his situation had deteriorated. It is now with great sadness that we have to tell you that Ollie lost his fight and passed away at 11.20am on Friday 6th October.

We know for many people who knew and loved Ollie, this will be very shocking and sad beyond comprehension. Ollie was by any measure an extraordinary person. He dedicated himself to helping people and especially the young to thrive in a sport which he so loved. He had a very special ability to encourage and nurture people, regardless of their abilities. He was someone who put you at ease immediately and who you thought of as a friend from the outset.

Four years ago, there were only a handful of juniors being coached at our club, now there are over 85. This is down to Ollie as a testament to his determination, kindness and love of people. His passion for tennis, passed on to so many, will be his legacy.

He will be hugely missed.

Our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.