Stansted Tennis Club

September 2014 enewsletter

It’s a long one this month!
Lots of dates for your diaries.

King’s Arms Quiz
Tuesday 30th September 8pm
We almost have one complete team, just one more space. So, if you wish to take part, please email me asap.

Mix “n” Match Doubles Tournament
The sign up sheets are now up on the clubhouse noticeboard, so if you would like to play, please add your name.

Cayless Chilli Tournament
9.30am Sunday 19th October
Please sign up on the sheet on the Clubhouse noticeboard if you would like to play.

Ladies’ Night
The next Ladies’ Night will be from 7pm on Monday 13th October. 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.

Club Tournament
Finals’ Day was very well supported this year and there were some fantastic offerings of cakes and sandwiches. Many thanks to all who contributed so generously.
The Men’s Singles was won by Joe Hollis, who beat younger brother Matt 6-1 6-4.
In the Ladies’ Singles Ruby Hollis beat Lisa King 6-3 6-4.
The Men’s Doubles was retained by Joe and Matt Hollis, who beat Rick Lim and John Nichol 6-0 6-1.
Ruby Hollis and Daphne Lunnon won the Ladies’ Doubles, getting a walkover against Jan Hollis and Frances Rafferty.
The last match of the day was the Mixed Doubles, where Joe and Jan Hollis beat Chris Hollis and Daphne Lunnon 6-4 6-3 in a repeat of last year’s final.
Catherine Gibby was awarded the Roger Loveday Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the year (voted for by the Committee).

Hospital Cup Finals
A big thank you to all of you who supported our players who reached Finals’ Day at Castle Hill yesterday.
Castle Hill put on a fabulous show welcoming everybody.
Stansted were successful in winning the Mixed Doubles, when Joe and Ruby Hollis defeated James and Jude Walthew from Stebbing in a gripping 7-5 7-5 match.
Joe and Matt Hollis had an easier win in the Men’s Doubles Final beating Adrian Brown and Joe Lampon from The Grove 6-1 6-1.
Thanks to all who contributed to our Tour de France hamper. Stansted won a lot of prizes in the raffle. For those of you who were not there on the day, you may be getting a nice surprise in the next few days.

Midweek Tournament
Thanks to Gail Hogg for organising the Friday Tournament on 29th August. It was brilliantly supported by 16 players. In a very close 6-5 final, Ginette Basten and Fiona Pye beat Carol Cook and Debbie Lane. 50% of the profits will go to the charity “Help Danny Hear”.

Wilby Tournament
The rearranged date will be Sunday 5th October, starting at 1:30pm. Entries for this tournament are now full.

Next Committee Meeting
This will take place at Fiona Pye’s at 8pm on Tuesday 23rd September.
Should you wish to raise an issue, please contact a Committee member before the meeting.

Bishop’s Stortford One Day Tournament – Sunday 24th August
Stansted were represented by Lorraine Cowie and Lisa King in the Ladies’ Doubles, Chris and Matt Hollis in the Men’s Doubles and Joe and Ruby Hollis in the Mixed Doubles.
Stansted finished in 3rd place, one point behind Dunmow in second place. The overall winners were Stebbing. The tournament was well supported with 7 local teams taking part.

Essex Small Club results
Mixed Premier
Standon and P. 16 Stansted 0
Ladies’ 1
Clavering 0 Stansted 16
Ladies’ 2
Stansted 8 Elsenham 8
Braughing 11 Stansted 5
Mens’ 2
Harlow 5 Stansted 11

Village Litter Pick
Saturday 11th October 10am – 1pm.
If you would like to help clear up litter in the village, please meet outside the Council Offices at Crafton Green at 10am. Litter picking equipment will be provided.
Churchill’s have very generously agreed to give each participant a voucher for a free meal.

Open Physio sessions
Once again we have teamed up with Stansted Chiropractic and Back Pain Clinic (20 Cambridge Road, Stansted) to offer members a free 15 minute consultation. The sessions will take place in the Clubhouse, so won’t be very intrusive. However, if further investigation is needed, the Clinic is offering a 45 minute consultation at their premises. Again for no charge.
The three consultation sessions are scheduled to coincide with Club Sessions. Sign up sessions will be available for each day in turn.
The dates are;
Friday 3rd October 9am
Wednesday 8th October 7pm
Sunday 12th October 10am
So, if you have any outstanding niggles and injuries and would like some expert advice, please sign up now for your FREE session.

Best wishes,