James is away for a couple of weeks, so we’ve taken over the newsletter whilst he’s off. Please bear with us and don’t unsubscribe, he will be back soon, we promise! 🙂

Director Vacancy

Following recent events, we have a vacancy on the Board.

Whilst we have already received interest in the position we would like to open the opportunity to other members who are prepared to devote time and energy to this role. Please contact Kim@fosltc.com in writing expressing the attributes you might bring and any specific areas of interest within the Club.

Junior 11 and Under Club Sessions | Saturdays from 2pm

Just a reminder that the Saturday junior club session continues every week of term time so feel free to come whenever you can! So far it has been extremely well attended and we couldn’t be more pleased and proud to see you all there. This week we will start to distribute the FREE t-shirts sponsored by Clacton Pier. Anyone who attends a Saturday junior club session from now on will receive theirs. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

2024 FOSLTC Winter Doubles League

Don’t forget to sign up for our 2024 doubles league!…. you only have until this Sunday (28th Jan). The entry free is £10 per pair and this covers the cost of outdoor lights for the duration of the tournament. This is payable HERE or at the office. The sign-up sheet is in the usual place in the foyer, so make sure you don’t miss out on this fun event! More info HERE.

Colchester & District League 2024

It’s time to start thinking about the Colchester & District Doubles League once again which typically runs from April through to August. It’s a league in which we have had many past successes. In 2023 Ladies A were Premier Division Champions, and Ladies B were Division 2 Champions. Men’s C were Division 4 Champions and Mixed C topped Division 3. 

For 2024 FOSLTC will be registering 11 teams across the three competitions (Ladies, Mens & Mixed). If you were a registered player in 2023 we will be writing to you soon to confirm interest for the 2024 league. If you haven’t played before but would be interested, please contact the tennis committee for further information: tennis@fosltc.com


Thank you to all the members who showed an interest in bringing Pickleball to the club by putting their names on the sheet on the Tennis Section noticeboard. 

We found an insta Pickleball court product, https://amzn.eu/d/bx9aQGn, thinking that this would be a great temporary solution and had hoped to be able to hold a weekly session in the Ballroom, but the pillars and low rafters are not conducive to safe or effective play.  Pickleball Court dimensions are 20ft x 44ft. Nets are 22ft x 3ft (34 inches at the middle strap) 

We all know Bubble court times are at a premium, especially late afternoon, and early evening, and marking out the Pickleball Court will eat into playing time. It was decided that we did not want permanent marking on Courts A & B.

If any experienced Pickleball players have any solutions to bringing this fast growing sport to our club within the winter months please approach the tennis committee (tennis@fosltc.com). Otherwise, we will wait for warmer and more reliable weather and look to play on the outside courts. 

Neetacadamy has applied for some pickleball equipment and its arrival should coincide with a Springtime launch. Coach Pete Richmond, has confirmed NEETacadamy will be happy to deliver a club session, and possibly a paid weekly coaching session. 

Cardio Tennis | Thursdays 9:30am

If you’re looking for a fun and effective way to improve your fitness, you should try cardio tennis. This form of exercise is suitable for all levels of tennis players, from beginners to advanced. You don’t need any special equipment, just a racket. So what are you waiting for? Grab your racket and join a cardio tennis session next week, please book your space HERE.

NEW Fitness Class | LEGS, BUMS & TUMS on Saturdays at 11am 

We had so much fun last week at our open day that we’re adding a new class to our schedule: LEGS, BUMS & TUMS! This class will help you tone and sculpt your lower body and core with fun and effective exercises. Join us from the 3rd Feb! Click HERE to book your space. Non-Members are welcome! 

Ladies Beginner intro to Squash | Tuesdays from 7:30pm

Come and join us for our Ladies Beginner intro to Squash every Tuesday from 7:30! You’ll get a FREE taster session where you can learn the basics of this fun sport and have a blast playing with other ladies. Don’t miss this opportunity to try something new and have a good time. More info HERE.

80’s Disco Extravaganza | Saturday 10th Feb from 8pm

Do you love the 80’s? (well, who doesn’t, right?)….then you don’t want to miss the 80’s Disco Extravaganza! It’s a night of groovy music, funky dance moves, and 80’s outfits. Come and join us for some fun. If you feel like going back to big hair, neon colors, and shoulder pads, then don’t be shy and boogie on down to the 80’s Disco Extravaganza! 90 tickets sold, but some are still available, but be quick and book your ticket HERE. Our Poolside kitchen will be open on the night too! yayyy

Well….that’s it for this week. Have a great weekend everyone!

FOS|LTC. Team 🙂


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