Badminton is played in the Michaelmas term and depending on numbers we can often field two boys' teams and one girls. Our coach Sara Sankey (ex-England International) joins us twice a week to put pupils through their paces. Sara not only helps the team members to progress, but also assists with identifying talent and bringing younger players through. The team plays on average 10 matches throughout the term and Stoics have the opportunity to practice four afternoons a week. Junior and Senior Inter-House tournaments are held during the term and are fiercely contested. In addition a tournament for the regular team players is held at the end of the term.
Master in Charge: Mrs Hazel Browne
Rounders' at Stowe has been running for two years and both years the teams have finished the season unbeaten. We run two U15 teams and two U14 teams. The matches are played midweek against local schools such as Thornton College and Akeley Wood. We also run several Inter-House leagues for all age groups which take place on a Saturday afternoon.
Master in charge: Miss Catrin Evans
The Eton Fives court area was rejuvenated during the summer of 2004 and the courts are a hive of activity. During the Michaelmas and Lent term Fives is played three times a week with extra days being played particularly in the Lent term with fixtures against other schools, The Eton Fives Association and Old Stoics. John Skinner, the Master in Charge, is a level II coach and on a Friday an external level II coach - Matt Wiseman - is also utilised.
From 2015 we were able to field a full girls’ team for the first time, and it is good to see that the numbers are still on the rise regarding participation. The three courts are in a good condition and all players have the opportunity to use the courts outside of activity time. The annual round of Inter-House matches always sparks extra interest with additional new players as well as spectators.
Master in Charge: Mr John Skinner
Sailing is available to boys and girls of all ages at Stowe. It takes place primarily at Great Moor Sailing Club at Calvert, in our fleet of brand new Firefly racing dinghies. During the Summer term we have a School team, which has included both boys and girls, competing against other schools. We also teach Stoics to sail, sometimes using the Toppers on the Eleven Acre Lake at Stowe.
Master in Charge: Mr Michael Bevington