Hello! It’s Black Friday and how could we not make a special offer just for you? Until Monday it’s 20% off EVERYTHING on our Club’s clothing website. Just type in the code sale20   So, if you want a super present to be delivered in time for Christmas, order NOW HERE! And we also have a few mugs, towels and sports towels available too – perfect for that Christmas stocking filler… You can buy those from the office. And please don’t forget with all those online purchases going on… do remember to install and use EasyFundriasing to raise funds for your Club at NO cost to you!

Details on signing up are HERE.

Football! 

It won’t have escaped your attention that the Football World Cup is underway and our bar is the best place to watch the matches whilst enjoying a refreshing drink or three. Alcoholic or not! Whatever suits.

The next big match is England Vs USA TONIGHT! 

Kick off at 7pm

This is England’s second group match against the Stars and Stripes of the USA! Will England repeat their impressive display when they beat Iran 6 – 2? I guess you’ll have to watch to find out! 

Sunday Lunch

We have two more Sunday lunches this year… This Sunday sees the last of our regular Roast Sunday Club Lunches. Served in the Ballroom between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Chef has put together a fantastic menu. If you haven’t booked yet, do so now as we are getting pretty booked up! The cut-off point is midnight tonight! To see the menu and book HERE.

The last one of the year, and it’s a biggy, will be on Sunday 18th December which will be our special Festive Sunday Lunch. Chef and his team really do pull out ALL the stops for this one, so please do join us. It’s getting booked up and you can reserve your table and pay HERE.

Pool

Not the swimming kind, it’s a bit chilly for that. But you know how we keep going on about having more than one thing to do at the Club? Well, we now have a pool table for you! A Massive thank you to Elliot Ball for his recent donation of the table to FOS|LTC! We may well put a cheeky coin mechanism in. But for now, it’s free to play. You’re welcome! 

Some simple rules please… 

POOL TABLE RULES

NO UNDER 7’S to play

UNDER 12S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

PLEASE DO NOT REST DRINKS ON THE SIDE OF THE TABLE. AND PLEASE DO NOT USE THE POOL TABLE FOR ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN PLAYING POOL! (IE it’s not a coat stand, bag rest, table, place to put your crisps. And if you have children at the Club, please ensure they don’t muck about unattended etc etc)

Festive 

Our Club is beginning to look rather Christmassy! Our outdoor tree is up and the Clubhouse is beginning to look rather festive too. Our massive thank to King of Soho Gin for their sponsorship and continued support. You can find out more about them and perhaps you’d like to buy a bottle or three for gifts or for yourself? www.spiritofsoho.com

Festive Parties

Our Christmas parties on December 9th/10th and 16th/17th December are getting booked up. Needless to say, they’ll be great fun, so make sure you secure your booking soon! HERE. Chef will be serving a fantastic festive feast and our resident DJ will be spinning the wheels of steel to get you strutting your stuff on the dance floor! We have some special deals for group bookings on Friday 9th December. Please get in touch with our events team Rebecca or Karen and they’ll be able to give you all the info!

Family Disco

Let’s not forget about the little ones! Our Club family disco will be on Friday 23rd December. We are very much looking forward to Santa’s visit, so please join us. The kids had a blast last year! Book HERE.

Christmas Eve

Carols with Caryll on Christmas Eve…once again, it’s going to be a busy one. If you fancy popping down, we’ll be serving canapés and other festive refreshments. It’s a FREE event! All you need to do is register your interest so we can cater accordingly. Please get in touch with rebecca@fosltc.com to register your interest.

NYE – Partytastic Dinner & Dancing

We can’t quite believe how many of you are keen to celebrate the NYE with us this year! Book your table now, spaces are limited. Non-members are welcome too, so please spread the word! Time to say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in 2023 with a fabulous dinner, a few drinks and our resident DJ to usher in the New Year! It will be a fantastic New Year’s Eve party! You can see the menu and book HERE

Sports

After all of that social stuff, one might wonder if there are any sporting activities going on. Of course there are! We hope you’ll want to get involved.

Tennis

Pete and his coaching team at NEET Academy have set up some great coaching sessions for the upcoming months. Please see below and see what options would be suitable for you! Needless to say, our coaching staff are top notch and they can certainly teach you a thing or two. Whether it’s to up your game, improve specific shots or bring confidence to you and your match-play. Whatever it is you’re looking to achieve, it’ll be great fun too.

Beginners HERE

Improvers HERE

Adult development squad HERE

Junior Coaching HERE

Don’t forget about our social tennis sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Don’t worry about the weather, the bubble is booked throughout the winter, so come along and have some fun playing and meet other Club Members. 

One of the difficulties we face is that as we grow our coaching and as Membership increases so there is a bigger stretch on our resources which are, as you may imagine, limited. One of the balancing acts we have to navigate is the bubble. We recognise that Members have regular times they wish to play however we also have our coaching plans to consider – we hope there is enough time for all – but it may mean a little flexibility here and there. Just so you know what’s agreed with our coaching team… 

“the coaching provider will be entitled to book any court six weeks in advance with the exception of the bubble 18.00 to 22.00 Monday – Thursday and the bubble 19.30 to 22.00 Friday or on a different night as agreed”.

If you do want to play – please do book and pay for your courts. Sometimes, our coaches won’t actually need the courts they have booked and for last minute availability you can speak to the office and they’ll help.

Squash

And here’s an update from our squash players… Frinton Ladies Squash Friendly – Tuesday 22nd Nov 2022 Vs Lexden (away)
Frinton ladies’ squash team played an away friendly match vs Lexden recently and were worthy winners by a margin of fifty-nine points. The match was played in a round robin format – and each played one match against the others up to 15 points. The team were Gracie Trotman, Sophie Lane, Abbie Viera, Lesley Tanner Captain Sue Vine, and guest player Nicola Cunnew.
This match was the third game played against Lexden and these friendly games are an integral part of the FOS Squash women and girls development program. After the match, the inevitable cake and drinks provided by our welcoming hosts.
Coach Chris Vine was incredibly pleased with the way the ladies played and have improved since the last match earlier in the year.

New players are always welcome to join our regular training sessions on a Wednesday evening. If anyone is interested in giving squash a free of charge trial, please email our Squash organiser Vickie Prow.

We’re more than Tennis!

Of course there’s a lot more than just tennis going on at the Club. Do you need a good workout!? Check out our Squash courts, you could play racketball or why not use the gym and we have our fitness classes too! Katy and her team are on hand to get an induction organised so you can use the gym equipment or find out which classes are best for you. Or even put together a personal fitness plan, just for you. There is so much to do to keep you fit and healthy at the Club, especially during these cold winter months! 

And please don’t forget that we also have walking football for the over 50’s and croquet is open to all age groups. More details on everything can be found online or via the office. 

What a lot of things there are for you to get involved with. Something for everyone remains our mantra! Enjoy your Club and enjoy the footie too!

Have a great week.

James Max

Club Chairman

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