Hello. Happy Easter! Given it’s Good Friday tomorrow, I thought I’d get in a day early with my weekly communication. For those of you who have abstained from eating chocolate – this is the weekend you may gorge yourself on choccy treats. Enjoy (Note to self: do eat responsibly nom nom nom yada etc)! Although I am not sure I’m that keen on some of this year’s trends which include using a Cadbury Creme Egg to make a toasted sandwich or baking one into a brioche. However, moving away from choc chat, we have managed to organise some fairly decent weather for the bank holiday. As you might imagine, our opening hours are slightly different this weekend. They’re set out below.
Meanwhile there’s a lot going on this weekend. We have our Easter Sunday Roast Lunch. It’s fully booked but for last minute availability feel free to get in touch with Rebecca or Karen via the office. The next one is on Sunday 23rd April. A delicious menu has been put together and you can book HERE.
Last weekend saw us experiment with a live band playing at the Club on Friday night. A huge thanks to Marcus and Tom for making this happen and to our team who made sure the event was a super success. We’re putting together plans for more events and will make some announcements in the coming weeks. You can see everything we have on at the Club HERE.
We’ll be planning some events for the weekend. On Bank Holiday Monday, the nation is celebrating with The Big Help Out. And so are we! This provides an excellent opportunity for us to ask for your help to prepare for the summer season ahead. We’ll post details in the coming weeks. Meanwhile please do make a note in your diary for Monday 8th May to pop down to the Club!
Club Open Day
We have a lot planned for the Club’s Open Day. Whether you’re a Member or looking to join or even upgrade your membership to include another sport, this is a great day to see what we have on offer and find out about the other activities you could get involved with. The swimming pool will be open and we’ll be launching our new summer menu for the Poolside Kitchen. It’s a great fun day out and we’d love to see you. We’ll put more details together for you closer to the time but please mark the date in your diary! Saturday 20th May from 11am until 4pm. We’ll also have a range of tournaments and activities with each sport getting involved. Please do sign up for competitions and if you want to help out on the day? Please let us know.
There’s still time to sign up for our Charity One-ball Competition, which is taking place on Wednesday 12th April. Please consider taking part, it will be a lovely afternoon and you’ll get the chance to play on our new croquet lawn. Sign-up sheets are up in the foyer. More information about the event HERE.
If you’re reading this and you’re a social or other sporting Member or perhaps not a Member of the Club yet, a game of croquet is a great fun way to spend an afternoon or evening, and is a brilliant way to keep entertained, active and meet new friends. And it’s suitable for all ages and abilities. Our Croquet membership is just £14 a month and includes swimming in our lovely heated pool too during the summer months! No brainer here, please spread the word, any newcomers are welcome to try the game before signing on the dotted line.
More information about our membership options and costs are HERE.
Fun and games for over 50’s males and over 40’s females. It is played along similar lines to five-a-side football but excludes running and physical contact. We play every Monday afternoon, from 2.00pm until 3.30pm on the hard tennis courts and every Wednesday evening (under floodlights) from 7.00pm until 8.30pm, usually followed by a pint or two at our Club bar.
Any newcomers welcome! First week is free of charge and all you need to do is to turn up.
If you are looking to keep your little ones entertained over the Easter school holidays, we still have some availability for Easter Tennis Fun Events. Please click HERE for more info. Or speak to Pete, he’ll be happy to provide some 121 coaching should you need a break in-between playdates!
Our Tots Tennis Classes on Fridays at 9:15am are going well, please click HERE for more info. Kids love running around, hitting the ball and having fun at the same time.
Tennis Beginners’ Classes
Are you a complete beginner? Or perhaps you’re a little out of practice? This course is all about meeting other players and having fun while getting to grips with the basics – and is a great way to get yourself out on the court. Aimed at adults who are either new to the game or a little rusty, in each weekly session (Wednesdays, 9:15am) , we’ll help you gently build your skills. Please click HERE for more info.
Tennis Team matches
Colchester & District league team matches are underway now! Please come and support our teams when playing at home. Matches usually start at 6:30pm and are great fun to watch. We have some amazing players in our teams, so you can learn a trick or two whilst watching! Please click HERE to see the match schedule – this obviously may change due to weather and circumstances.
New for 2023! We have merged 13 categories of Junior Membership into just ONE. It’s for those under 16. At only £84 for the year and all sports are included – Tennis, Squash/Racquetball, Swim & Social & Croquet (with an Adult). So why not to encourage your child to be active, start playing a new sport and meet new friends? Details are HERE.
Tripadvisor and Socials
With Spring here and a busy season ahead, it is worth promoting ourselves online so people coming to Frinton know how good our Club is and what we have to offer. This is where you can help! Whether it’s good (or bad..?!) please leave us a review on Tripadvisor HERE.
Hall Hire & Weddings
Whatever the occasion you plan to celebrate, our Club is an amazing venue. With our friendly and professional team in place and improved offering we really are geared up for you to hold an event to remember. Please get in touch with Rebecca for more information or visit our website HERE.
We’ll have some more details on some changes to our committees, updates on the current building and refurbishment projects and further plans for Spring next week. Meanwhile have a super Bank Holiday weekend and do pop down and see us!