Hello! It’s here. Another bank holiday weekend. I certainly had a good warm-up for the Coronation event itself on an old route master bus seeing the sights of central London with a fizz fuelled tea hosted by Sharon Osborne! It’s time to go Coronation crazy. God Save The King!

The bunting is going up at the Club and we hope you’ll want to get into full festive swing.

Grass Tennis Courts
You’ll notice that the line work and set up for the courts has already taken place. There’s a bit more work to be done before we can play on them. Although the nets are out please do NOT play on the courts before they are ready. We hope that next Friday may see the start to our grass season. Our thanks, once again, to the team from from Cromer for their work and the tireless and considerable efforts by Steve and Craig who are working hard to get our grass courts ready for you for next week. All will be weather dependent, so please bear with us!

Coronation Weekend | Saturday 6th May – Monday 8th May
There’s a lot going on this weekend and we very much hope you’ll be able to join us at the Club. The Bar will be open throughout the weekend and Mark and the team would be delighted to see you. And yes, Pimm’s is BACK on tap! And we have our full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on offer *(please drink responsibly blah blah)

Saturday 6th May
King Charles lll. Coronation | Live Stream in the Bar

Sunday 7th May
The Coronation Street Party on Connaught Avenue from 12 – 5pm. The Club will be represented so please do come and see us! We will be running our Coronation Competition for non-members with some great prizes to be won:

3 Month AAA membership
3 Month Gym Unlimited membership
3 Month Social Membership

Please do bring friends, family and neighbours to visit our stand next Sunday and do encourage them to enter. And to join our Club!

Monday 8th May
It’s The Big Help followed by our Coronation Tea. The weather is looking a bit dodgy for Monday so our activities may be curtailed. However there is some painting to be done and a few things around the Club to attend to – so if you’d like to help – we hope you’ll make yourself available. Please speak to Rebecca or Karen who are coordinating. Meanwhile, there may be some last minute availability to join us for tea. Chef wil be serving a range of sarnies, cakes, scones and the Buckingham Palace recipe ‘Coronation Quiche’ too – DE-licious! Menu and booking details are HERE.

Club Works
With the Thatched Roof Project complete we have a few other projects underway. The Disabled WC facility is almost complete and if you’re wondering what’s happening in the corridor, we have at last got around to making the trophy cabinet that will be in place for the Open Day. I cannot tell you how pleased Bill Greeno is that these works are underway. There are some other aspects of painting and smartening up the Clubhouse over the next week or two as well.

New Clothing Range
Our new clothing range has dropped. That’s apparently the lingo one needs to use when newly designed kit becomes available. How very modern. And we have some fabulous new t-shirts, sweatshirts and our new gilet too! The new designs are fabulous! Our thanks to Adam Swan for designing the new range and to Kat for making all the arrangements to get this on sale. All the usual kit is still available to spruce up your wardrobe. And for THIS WEEKEND ONLY… you can get an extra 20% off with our Coronation Special. Buy it NOW so you’re summer ready. And there’s FREE postage on any orders more than £50. Get in! Take a look at the super new designs and our whole clothing range HERE. We hope to see as many of you as possible sporting our new designs and colours!

Charity Quiz Night | Friday 19th May
Come and join us! Friday 19th May 7pm for a very special charity event at FOS|LTC. organised by our Walking Footballers. Non-Members welcome! Test your general knowledge whilst having a few drinks with your friends. More information HERE.

Club Open Day | Saturday 20th May
This date really marks the beginning of our Summer. It’s on between 11am and 4pm. Whether you are a Member or not – we would love to see you. The swimming pool will open for the first time this year and the Poolside Kitchen will return with a refreshed menu too. Chef and his team have put together a brand new menu, with all your favourites on there too. Come on down for lunch! As ever, we NEED your help please! Not only to spread the word (easy), to get involved in hosting on the day (easy but a commitment – please speak to Rebecca if you’re up for it) and if you play tennis to sign up for our Open Day Tournament! It’s FREE to enter (also easy!). Weather permitting will be held on grass. More details about the day HERE of course to invite friends, family and neighbours down to see us on the day. There will be special Membership Offers and Prize Draw on the day and some merchandise available for purchase from David’s shop too.

In order to get our message out, we’ve prepared some flyers. Please do pick up a few from the office to pop through your neighbours’ doors. We’d really appreciate your assistance to get our message out there!

Check our schedule for the day below:

  • Swimming Pool •
    Open from 11am

  • Tennis •

LTA Youth Start taster session: 11:45-12:30.

Open to prospective members and those who have not had coaching with NEETacademy before. Fun games and technique practices with NEETacademy coaches. Sign-up sheet at welcome desk.

Adult tennis coaching clinic: 12:30-13:15.

Open to prospective members. Some technique refreshers in a fun environment with NEETacademy coaches. Sign-up sheet at welcome desk.

*Regular weekly coaching activity will continue on the day. Open day attendees are encouraged to come and observe our normal coaching activities.

Tennis Tournament | Everyone Free to Enter: 2pm – 4pm

Tennis tournament open to members and (competent) non members. Fun progressive doubles tournament with varied partners delivered by head coach Pete Richmond. Enter here: Open Day Tennis Tournament – Frinton on Sea Lawn Tennis Club (fosltc.com)

  • Squash •
    All-day taster sessions

We will be offering free coaching for children who would like to try squash.

We have free slots at 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30.

Please message Abi on 07929408772 to book a slot.

Coaching for adults and kids, Squash and Racquet ball will be available during the day as well. All equipment will be provided.

  • Croquet •

Alice in Wonderland themed fun day! The NEW full croquet lawn will be open for taster sessions and demonstration.

There will also be a ‘Fun’ croquet lawn with Alice in Wonderland themed equipment. Plus… Rabbit holes for the kids to explore and prices up for grabs!

11am – Welcome to croquet
12 Noon – Have a go at Croquet session
1pm – Mad Hatters Tea Party
2pm – WI croquet coached session
3pm – Have a go at Croquet session
All day – Fun croquet sessions (on Alice in Wonderland lawn)

  • Gym •
    All-day gym viewings and equipment demonstrations

Coastal Physiotherapy will be here for any help and advice

  • Walking football •

Courts open all day for taster sessions and our team will be able to assist you with any queries.

  • Racket Shop •

Open all day

New exciting FOS|LTC. clothing line will be available

Demo rackets to try before you buy!

Roast Sunday Lunch | Sunday 21st May
We are already getting booked up! Chef has put together a delicious menu. To see what’s on offer and book your table HERE.

Swimming Pool
Many of you are eager to jump into our heated pool again! The pool is scheduled to open on 20th May, but if we are very lucky, it may open a few days before. Nevertheless, we’ll keep you posted. We will have life guard sessions – with booking slots – for juniors. Adult free swimming in the mornings (not Mondays).

Aqua aerobics classes will be back for the summer season and will be advertised on our website. We will let you know once the booking system is live.

External Tournaments
This year, as ever, there will be a range of external tournaments taking place at FOS|LTC. Please check our schedule HERE. They’re great for spectating or even entering. Nothing better than sipping on a beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and watching some amazing tennis being played. Visitors are always welcome!

C&D Team League
For anyone interested in supporting our teams, please see our fixtures for 2023 HERE! It’s always very entertaining to watch as we have some amazing players representing our Club!
At all matches, please do take photos and provide match updates to Kat for our socials and website. Email Katerina@fosltc.com and we will be happy to publish.

Other Sporting News
As ever we have a full range of fitness classes available – details HERE. Our walking footballers, croquet players, squash or racketball players would all be delighted to see you too. There are full details of everything going on via the website or the office.

And Finally…
Membership. Our big push begins for the summer season. Whether it’s an upgrade, rejoining or persuading family and friends to join. With your help we can reach our goals. Please DO tell everyone you know about us. As a reminder we have a new Junior membership category that for £84 for the whole year gives membership of the Club with use of all the facilities (not the gym) to under 16’s. We think this is a really compelling offer and we hope you’ll spread the word.

That’s pretty much it for now. Have an AMAZING Coronation Weekend and do come and see us!

James Max
Club Chairman


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