This year, our great Club celebrates its 125th anniversary. Quite a milestone, I hope you’ll agree. Please mark your calendar for a special event to be held at the Club on Saturday 13th July. The Dinner Dance is back! We’ll be celebrating in style with a superb evening of drinks, dinner, live music and dancing. More details are set out below – but we hope you’ll want to join in to celebrate this tremendous milestone. Meanwhile, the Club’s celebrations will kick off with our Open Day on Saturday 18th May. Yes, we’ll seek to attract new members to our Club however it’s also an opportunity for Members, family and friends to celebrate what we have on offer and we’ll be organising a range of activities across the Club for you to see what we do and get involved yourselves. The event runs from 11am until 4pm. And if you’re thinking of upgrading your membership or joining the Club, special offers will apply on the day. Please do mark your diaries.

Of course you’ll have seen our clothing range that has been specially designed for the Club. And this summer’s ‘drop’ will include a range of specially designed clothing to celebrate our anniversary year. We’ll have details very soon and hope you’ll want to order your new Club kit.

I am also delighted to announce that the Club has signed a new catering contract with Paul Wharrier and his team. We’re currently working on a range of events and our catering offer for the Summer season and we’ll publish all the menus and events in due course. Meantime, Pizza Thursdays to coincide with Thursday Night is Games Night continues. You can find all the catering and menu details HERE.

Before I get on to this week’s sporting news, it’s with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Michael Lockhart-Smith.

Michael was an active and engaged member of our Club for many years and we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time.

Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as we receive details in the coming days.

On to this week’s news which as the summer approaches has a very sporty feel.

Big News. Pickleball is almost here!

We are delighted to announce that we’re bringing Pickleball to the Club. The sport that’s taken the US by storm and it’s coming to the Frinton-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club! We will launch on the bank holiday weekend of the 4th May – as a trial. We will be making sure courts are marked up and we’ll have a demonstration and booking sheets to allow you to get involved. We’ll have a full announcement next week with all the details. But for now. Mark your diaries for the arrival of this exciting new sport! And why not have a look at how to play – here!

Our Under 11’s Tennis Social Sessions are Back

The Easter break is over and our ever-so-popular Junior Tennis sessions are back! We hope to see everyone again tomorrow, on Saturday at 2pm. It’s the perfect opportunity for the kids to swing into action, learn new skills, and make friends. It’s a fantastic session for both regulars and newcomers.

Junior Tennis Coaching

We entertained sixteen Easter bouncers for tennis camps at FOS|LTC last week. We had loads of fun on the courts and in the clubhouse. Come join the fun! Find more details about our Junior Coaching HERE.
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Colchester and District Closed Individual Tournaments 2024

With the deadline for sign-ups approaching, the anticipation is building. Who will be lifting the trophy this year? We hope it will be one of you! If you haven’t signed up for this competition yet, please visit the LTA website HERE and do so soon! Good Luck and fingers crossed to everyone participating this year.

Our Men’s Tennis Team Was Unbeatable. Again!

The Frinton men’s team played Brentwood Hard in the Junior 2 summer cup a couple of weeks ago and we are very pleased to say we had a convincing victory 4-0. Thanks to all our great players for participating. Onwards and upwards, I’m sure we are looking ahead to a very successful tennis season once again.
1st round
Marcus Eatherton & Kristian Fulcher beat Daniel Mays & Ewan Kruse 6-2 6-0
Joe Hunt & Elliott Ball beat Jude Butler & Cahum Mays 6-2 6-1
2nd round
Marcus Eatherton & Kristian Fulcher beat Jude Butler & Cahum 6-4 6-0
Joe Hunt & Elliott Ball beat Daniel Mays & Ewan Kruse 6-3 3-6 11-9

A very convincing win. Congratulations!

League Matches Next Week at FOS|LTC.

We have some very exciting matches coming up next week. Please see the list below and definitely come and watch if you’d like to see some competitive tennis matches. Some of our best players will be in action battling for glory 🙂

23-Apr-24 Tuesday | Home Ladies Division One Frinton B vs David Lloyd Club A
25-Apr-24 Thursday | Home Mens Premier Frinton A vs Wivenhoe A
26-Apr-24 Friday | Home Mixed Division One Frinton B vs Dedham A

Swifts v Rhinos v Knights | Walking Football Report

This was the third Swifts fixture within a week and saw yet another successful performance. Clacton Knights with 2 teams had invited the Swifts and Clacton Rhinos for an evening of Walking Football at Bishops Park, Clacton.
Full report written by Paul Cooper HERE.

125th Anniversary Dinner & Dance | Saturday 13th July

As I mentioned at the top of the newsletter, our 125th Anniversary Dinner Dance is taking place on Saturday 13th July and I thought I’d update you on our exciting plans. So far we have planned a champagne reception, a three-course meal prepared by our resident chef, music by local group Fab 60’s, a photo booth, an auction, raffle, and a souvenir of the occasion.
Tickets will go on sale towards the end of next month. Please save the date.

Competition Time!

Whether you’re doing yoga on a serene beach or playing tennis at the Monte Carlo Tennis Club please snap that shot! Show us how and where you’ve worn your FOS|LTC. sports kit during your travel adventures. By participating, you’re automatically entered to win a £30 voucher towards your next FOSLTC online purchase. We’ll publish your picture on our Facebook and Instagram pages (and our newsletter) so your friends and family will be able to admire your fashion style…. and the photo with the most thumbs-up wins! This competition is running from April until the end of August 2024. Please send you images to Katerina@fosltc.com (by sending your pictures you are giving us consent to use them on our social media and website). We hope to receive your snaps from far and wide. Good luck!

That’s about it for now. Have a super week.

James Max
Club Chairman


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