Game, Set & Match October 2018

Posted by Nicola Douglas on 8 October 2018

Quiz Night - Saturday 24th November, 7pm

We hope you can join us for our traditional quiz night at Stebbing Village Hall, Mill Lane, Stebbing CM6 3SL. Doors open at 7pm with the quiz starting promptly at 7.30pm.

Please feel free to bring crisps / nibbles with you. A hot meal of cottage pie will be served during the evening - a veggie option will also be available.

Both alcoholic and soft drinks will be available from the bar. 

Payment for tickets will be taken on the night (£12 per person) and we will also be holding our usual raffle.

11 tables are available, 8 have already been reserved. Please contact Nicola Douglas: or 07720 931509


Court maintenance

On Friday 19th October the courts will be having their annual moss treatment. We are also planning to replace lamps on courts 1 & 2 on this day, weather depending.

Courts 1 & 2 will be out of action all day, court 3 will only be out of action until lunchtime. 

If any changes to coaching need to be made for this day, Sheetal will be in touch with anyone affected. 


Bags in clubhouse 

There seem to be a growing number of large tennis bags being brought into the clubhouse and left on the floor, especially on clubnight. So as to reduce trip hazards in the limited space we have, please can large bags be left in cars unless it's absolutely necessary to bring them inside. Many thanks, 


Floodlight tokens

Now that the nights are drawing in, the floodlights will be required for evening tennis. Tokens for the lights can be bought at the club on a Thursday evening or Sunday morning from any committee member. They cost £5 each and last for 1 hour. 



The committee has recently agreed that STC should apply for LTA membership. There are several benefits including access to funding opportunities, free insurance and of course access to the Wimbledon ballot. The cost is £330 per year but we would receive a £200 discount in the first year. 

There is quite a bit of paperwork to complete for the application - many thanks to Kate Curtis-Evans who is kindly doing this for us. 

One thing we will need in order to qualify for LTA membership is a Welfare Officer ... see below. 


Welfare Officer

We are looking to appoint a welfare officer, ideally a club member or a parent of a junior member. Are you qualified and willing to take on this role? If so, please contact any member of the committee. Many thanks.


League News 

The results of the 2017/8 winter league are (finally!) in and we're delighted to announce that our Ladies 1 Team finished top of Division 1 and has been promoted to Premier Division for the winter matches. Well done to all the ladies who played in some awful conditions last year.

Despite the warm summer, there are still some matches to be played prior to the end of the 2018 summer league season. 

Following the Fixtures Meeting, the dates for the 2018/9 winter matches have now mostly been agreed so team captains have or will soon be seeking teams for over the winter months. All these matches have now been entered into the online calendar. 

Mens 1 Team: We are currently sitting very near the top of our division and have one match to play. Dunmow are our nearest rivals so the outcome will depend on what points we can gain from our last fixture. Mark

Mens 2 Team: The latest league tables show our Mens 2 Team in 3rd position out of 5. A big thank you to Andy Bott who has run this team for the last 2 years. He has now stepped down from the role and Stan Ryman has very kindly taken over responsibility for managing it. Anyone who would like to play can contact Stan at

Ladies 1 Team: We have played 8 out the 10 matches to be played having either won or drawn all of the matches. This makes us in third place in the division with two matches to play. We are, therefore, in contention of winning the Division depending on the results of the last two matches. Tracy

Ladies 2 Team: We have now finished the summer league with some fantastic matches. We are still at the top of the division but there are still a few teams that haven’t played all their matches so this could change. Shady

Mixed 1 Team: We've had a very successful summer season with all matches won so far apart from a 6-10 loss. We are currently topping the table. Let's continue this winning form into the winter season which is now fast approaching. Josh

Mixed 2 Team: We have played seven of the eight matches to be played and are currently second place in the Division.  Based on the matches still to be played, it is likely we will remain in second place at the end of the season.Tracy

Mixed 3 Team: The new Mixed 3 Team had a very good first summer season, winning 3 drawing 4 and losing only one of our 8 matches and just missing out on promotion to Braughing. A big thanks to everybody that took part. 
We will also be running the Mixed 3 Team in the winter league, with our first game home to Stansted on the 6th November. Anyone  who would like to play can contact me at


Baby news ...

Last but by no means least, many congratulations to Jude, James, Isla, Freddie, Steve & Liz who welcomed their new baby, Robyn Alice, into their family today. 


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