As summer comes to an end and we look forward to our Autumn season, we have a big weekend ahead. Amazingly it looks like the weather has agreed to cooperate and we hope you’ll all be popping down to the Club to witness our Club Championship Finals Day! We’ll have some wonderful tennis, the Poolside Kitchen and our Bar will be open and our prize giving will take place at the end of the afternoon. 

There’s a full schedule of play and events set out below.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our coaches Pete and Louis for helping to run this year’s competition and to Bill Greeno, the Tennis Committee and our Croquet players for all their hard work to make this happen too. At the end of a season it’s worth noting all the time and effort our team players put in to organise all the tennis matches and competitions we have hosted and to the teams who have played away admirably representing our Club. Our groundsmen Steve and Craig have worked tirelessly and done a magnificent job, deserving a huge vote of thanks for keeping our courts playing so well and for all the hard work in preparing them for this year’s grass court season. And to Kim for managing all our tournaments so magnificently. Our whole team at the Club, from our Bar staff, led by Mark, Poolside by Chef Paul and his team and to our events team led by Rebecca and Karen. They have all done an immense job this season. Kat has kept us up to date with a huge effort to revolutionise our website and social media offering too. So I am sure you’ll want to join me in thanking them and all our staff for a huge effort over the summer.

Here are details of everything else that’s going on;

Adnams Wine Tasting | FREE Networking Event TONIGHT!

Action required, if you’d like to join us for this FREE event! Put your skates on and make it down to the Club from 5 – 7pm this Friday evening! Lucy from New Hall Wine Estate, will be at the Club to present and discuss their English wines. Detailing the process taken from grape to bottle. You’ll be able to taste some of their delicious and aromatic English white wine, made exclusively for Adnams. Should you be coming down, please email Karen@fosltc.com so we’re suitably prepared. 

Club Championships | Finals Day Saturday 2nd September

What a day of tennis we have for you! Congratulations to all our Members for reaching the finals this year: 

Round 1 – 11:30

Ct 5 – Open Ladies Singles
Shiho Main V Katerina Novotna
Crt 6 – Couples Cup
Jon & Julia v Holly & Max
Ct 2 – Restricted Mixed Doubles
Mary Beasley and Graham Parker V Dave and Phoebe Young
Crt 1 – Boys Under 18’s
Noah v Ben Harrison

Round 2 – Not before 12.45

Ct 5 – Open Mens Singles
Marcus Eatherton V Louis Parker
Crt 2 – Open Mixed Doubles
C Young & M Shaer v Jon Oates & Julia Holder
Ct 1 – Restricted Mens Singles
D Binns v Elliot Ball
Ct 6 – Restricted Mens Doubles
Noah & Jacob v D Young & Rob Ellen

Round 3 – Not before 14.00

Ct 5 – Open Mens Doubles
Louis Parker and Pete Richmond V Mark Grover and Elliot Ball
Crt 1 – Open Ladies Doubles
Shiho & Soozi v C Middleton & Julia Holder
Ct 6 – Restricted Ladies Singles
Holly Kunzer V Libby Cleverly
Ct 2 – Restricted Ladies Doubles
Sue Vine and Di Lewis Amelia and Phoebe Young

Play will begin at 11:30am and everyone is welcome! Our Poolside Kitchen will be open until 7:30pm. We’ll have live music after the presentations. The sun should be shining tomorrow. Please do pop down and visit, watch some great tennis and enjoy the day!

Triangle Tournament | The Result 

Brought back last year after an absence of many years, The Triangle Tournament is an annual competition between Frinton Golf Club, Frinton Cricket Club and the Frinton-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club. Thanks to the generous support of Gerry Howe and Stabilised Pavements Limited, SPL, we have been able to hold the event again this year. You’ll be delighted to hear that our Club are the overall Tournament winners. Congratulations to all our team captains and players. Sadly it wasn’t a clean sweep because, despite our best efforts, at a reconvened Cricket Match last week, The Cricket Club won this particular event. Rain did stop play and this was our third attempt to hold the match. So I’ll put the loss down to not having all of our team available for selection! Meanwhile the Golfers, Tennis players and Croquet teams were in fine form and victorious! For each event won, our Club is the recipient of £500. A total of £1000 has been donated and once again a huge thanks to Gerry Howe and SPL. And hearty congratulations to all our competitors and the winning teams.

Our winning trophies are on display in the trophy cabinet in the foyer. And the Competition will return again in 2024! 

Gym Charity Event 

Penny Norris from Colchester and Ipswich Hospital Charity visited our Club yesterday. It was a huge pleasure to hand over a cheque for £2,144 to the charity. This incredible total is down to generosity in time, exercise and generosity from Katy, her team of instructors and all our gym members. A huge thanks to everyone who got involved and to all our lovely instructors for organising additional activities to raise this amazing amount. Bravo! 

Colchester and District League Finals | Saturday 9th September 

Another exciting finals at the Club will take place next Saturday. Matches will be starting at 10am and we have quite a few of our Members on court, having reached the finals this year. Please come along to show your support and enjoy a few drinks (please drink responsibly yada yada) in the sunshine (fingers crossed). The Poolside Kitchen will be open. 

After School Junior Sporting Clubs | Tennis & Squash

Active kids are happy kids!

Tennis 4-8 yrs | Tuesdays 4-5pm | for only £34.99pp

Squash 5-9 yrs | Wednesdays 4:15-5pm | for only £42pp

Your Tuesdays and Wednesdays are covered now! Our junior sporting clubs are run by professional and friendly coaches and all equipment required is INCLUDED in the price. Click HERE for more information about our Children’s activities thought the year. 

Walking Tennis | NEW this September

Love tennis but looking for a gentler pace of play? Starting in September, Walking Tennis is safe, fun and inclusive and a fantastic way to stay active! It’s ideal for those who:

1. Are just starting out and want to build up their confidence.

2. Are returning from an injury.

3. Just need a bit more time getting to the ball.

Please click HERE for more info or to book.

We also run evening coaching sessions for more advanced players. Please email us for further details – neetacademyhq@gmail.com. All groups are limited to 8 players.

Women’s Squash Week | 18th – 24th September 

Women’s Squash Week (18-24th September) is an international campaign that aims to celebrate and raise the profile of female squash. This year’s campaign is all about Rallying Together to create a fun, safe, and welcoming environment where women and girls can thrive and everyone feels like they belong.

Our squash coaches and Club will be supporting this amazing event with two FREE drop-in sessions:

Tuesday 19th September
Saturday 23rd September (11am -12pm)
No need to book, just turn up! …and not to worry, equipment will be provided!

Should you need more info, please get in touch with our head squash coach, Chris Vine.

Squash League 

Don’t forget our last match of the season is at home to Stowmarket on Monday evening on  4th September. You will be able to watch some great matches, so please come along to support our Frinton players. And well done to our squash players and team for reinvigorating the Club’s activity and performance this year. 

Sunday Lunch | Sunday 10th September and Sunday 24th September

Roast Sunday lunches are BACK! And booking up fast. We have some superb menus lined up by Chef and his team. So don’t bother making a mess in your kitchen – come and join us for a fantastic lunch, freshly prepared and served to your table that will be set out in the ballroom. It’s delicious and a great social occasion too. Details of the menus and how to book are HERE.

Swimming Pool 

The last day for juniors to swim in the pool with our lifeguard sessions is this Sunday 3rd September. If you’d like to book a slot, please do so HERE. For adults, our Pool will be closing at the end of the day on Sunday 17th September. Thanks to our fabulous lifeguards Reuben and Krystalle who have helped us run a successful season again this year. Our pool will be back in operation next year!

That’s it for now.  There’s a lot going on at your Club and we hope you’ll be able to join us over the weekend. Have a great week! 

James Max

Club Chairman 


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