Game, Set & Match July 2018

Posted by Nicola Douglas on 16 July 2018

Club Championships – Finals Date: Sunday 9th September

The Finals will be held on Sunday September 9th from 1pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and support the day.

If anyone can help and provide refreshments for the afternoon, please contact Josh McDowall.

The deadline for completing all first round men's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles matches is Sunday 19th August which is fast approaching. Please make sure you get all your matches played by this date and send Josh all your scores. The semi finals line up will be announced on August 20th.  


Hospital Cup – Finals Date: Saturday 22nd September

This is an inter club charity knock-out tournament which started in April with the finals being played on 22nd September. A number of STC members of the club entered all the five categories (mens and ladies singles, mens, ladies and mixed doubles) and we still have representatives in all categories except the mens doubles. 

Finals Day is being hosted this year by Stebbing Tennis Club and members are very welcome to come and cheer on the players. This is a big day for our club as we will be welcoming quite a number of players and supporters from other local clubs - it’s a wonderful opportunity to show off our club and our facilities.

We will require help on the day providing refreshments and serving drinks - all offers will be gladly accepted. Please contact Tracy Warren, Nicola Douglas or Sabina Bird. 


Summer Junior Tennis Camps

Sheetal will be running summer holiday tennis camps at the club during the weeks of 30th July and 13th August. 

For full details and to download registration forms, please click HERE



Club membership is slightly up on last year but we always welcome new faces. If this year’s Wimbledon has inspired any of your friends, please encourage them to join.



A big thank you to everyone who has helped mowing the grass, cutting hedges, cleaning the clubhouse, and fixing broken things over the past few months! Compared to some other local clubs, our facilities are extremely well maintained thanks to the help we have from our members. 

We will soon be erecting a low fence on the grassy area between the ramp to the clubhouse and the area where the bike rack used to be. This fence is to stop children and dogs from running into the car park. A section of the fence will be demountable so cars may access the grassed area if necessary. Graham, Josh and Will are overseeing the construction which is being done at minimal cost.

To cater for our larger events, the committee felt we needed more chairs or benches available. Members may have noticed that one of the benches has suffered irrepairable damage recently and another has had to be fixed. As benches are considerably more expensive than chairs and chairs can be easily stacked and stored in the container, we opted to buy 20 new plastic chairs. These are white rather than the preferred green but in choosing white ones, the committee saved the club £130.  

The ride on mower was not being used and has now been sold. A new push along mower has been bought with the proceeds as well as a wheel barrow which we felt would be a very useful addition to the club. 

The bike rack has moved to the back top corner of the car park - please use the rack rather than propping bikes up against the railings.


League News 

The Summer League matches are well underway following the earlier start to the season and the wonderful weather (not for the garden which could do with some rain!).

Mens 1 Team: We scraped past Much Hadham to win 9-7, we got a 16-0 walkover against Newport and a good win over Dunmow 13-3 so we've now won 4 out of 4 matches. Currently in 2nd position in the division, 6 clubs in the division. Mark

Mens 2 Team: Currently in 3rd position in their division, 5 clubs in the division.

Ladies 1 Team: We have won all 4 of the 10 matches to be played and, taking account of the recent matches played, should be second in the division - 6 clubs in the division. Tracy

Ladies 2 Team: So, we have started the summer season off with great results winning 3 and losing 2. We are top of our division so far but The Grove are only 4 points behind us. 3 matches are left for the summer so hoping to stay on top and get promoted. Shady

Mixed 1 Team: We have played 4 and won 4. Long may this run continue. Currently in 2nd position in their division, 5 clubs in the division. Josh

Mixed 2 Team: We have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 2 of the 8 matches to be played and are currently top of our division - 5 clubs in the division. Tracy

Mixed 3 Team: The new Mixed 3 Team has started the season well with 2 wins and 2 draws but lost at home to a strong Braughing team on Saturday. Currently in 2nd position in the division with 40 points after 5 games. Henham are top with 53 points after 5 games. 5 clubs in the division. 
The purpose of the Mixed 3rd Team is to give everybody a chance who would like to try their hand at playing league games for the club. So far I would like to say a big thanks to Liz Davis, Liz Martin, Maz Dowding, Sabina Bird, Shady Townsend, Rorie Graty, Andy Bott, Andy Tidiman, Bill Martin and Harvey Townsend Jones for playing. And if anyone else would like to get involved, let me know - I still need players for Henham away on 28th July at 1pm. Stan


We are still waiting to find out the final positions of the winter league.


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