Hello! Good weather is returning and so are our grass tennis courts! Exciting times ahead as the spring and summer season for 2023 gets underway.

Plenty to update you on so please do read this week’s newsletter! As if you don’t usually, of course, from beginning to end. Thanks must go to our whole team who excelled over the Coronation Bank Holiday weekend. The Club looked amazing and our formal tea was epic. We are looking into holding some more tea-based events over the summer. Mmmmm cake! Right onto this week’s news. 

Grass Tennis Courts

We had intended to open the courts today. However the weather has had other ideas. They are all ready to go and some nets will go up during today as we expect good weather over the weekend. We will be conducting a test on the courts tomorrow and Sunday to see if the courts are playable – and if so you’ll be welcome. But please do not use them if they’re deemed too wet. As ever, please do book all courts. If the net isn’t up the court isn’t available for play. Our rules are straightforward but please do observe them in terms of booking, clothing (in particular appropriate grass friendly court shoes and recognised tennis clothing on court) and if playing with visitors, they must be signed in and pay the non-member fees. A huge thanks to Steve and Craig who have been working overtime to get them ready for play. 

We are looking for volunteers to put up the court wind screens for our grass courts. This needs to be done next week on Friday, so anyone interested in helping please be at the club by 11:30am, thank you!


We have been given the opportunity to pay and play at the Game4Padel courts in Ipswich. Perhaps you’d like to try out this fast-growing sport? To gauge interest, please contact Bill if you’d like to be included in our plans, mobile 07807 258246 or email billgreeno358@btinternet.com.

Club Open Day | Saturday 20th May 11am – 4pm

This is one of the most important occasions of our year. Ensuring we attract new Members to our Club is really important. And this is where you come in. The event will be held on Saturday 20th May from 11am until 4pm. We have such a lot going on – for every sport and activity – so whatever type of Membership you have… it’s a wonderful opportunity to see what else is on offer. Please do come and visit. Even more importantly please do tell your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues too. 

A schedule of the day’s events is posted HERE.

We hope the weather will hold but more importantly we need your help!

* In the run up to the event – we have leaflets. If you could please take a few to pop through neighbours’ doors.

* Please tell your friends, family, colleagues and anyone you bump into!

* Do share our posts on the socials.

* We are looking for volunteers on the day. Is that you? Could you help show prospective members around the Club? Be part of our welcoming committee? 

If you are able – please do volunteer by getting in touch with Rebecca who’s coordinating the day for us. rebecca@fosltc.com

Should you wish to try new sports or enter our open-day tennis tournament, please click HERE where you can find all the info about the day and our free taster sessions. 

BBC Essex 

I’ll be on the station on Monday playing Trading Places – to talk about Frinton-on-Sea and our very own tennis Club. Do tune in from about 12.20pm 

Tennis Tournament | Saturday 20th May – 2pm onwards

Open Day Progressive Tennis Tournament – It’s FREE to enter, so please do get involved and put your name down! 

Poolside Kitchen

We have a brand new menu for Summer 2023. Yes, some of your favourites are back. However, we have a range of delicious new menu items too. We’ll be launching this on Open Day. 

Sunday Roast Lunch | Sunday 21st May

Lunch is booking up fast so please do reserve your table and book lunch ASAP! With roast rump of beef, or roast leg of lamb, grilled sea bass or a tasty veggie alternative of roasted butternut squash and beetroot wellington, there’s a delicious menu on offer. Yum! Click HERE to see the menu and book your table. 

Wedding Open Evening | Thursday 25th May

Join us for our upcoming Wedding Open Evening on and see our beautiful ballroom in all its glory. We will be happy to show you around the clubhouse and grounds and you will be able to meet some of our selected local suppliers too. 

We cater for weddings, wedding receptions, parties, celebrations and celebrations of life as well. Our experienced wedding planner Rebecca is always on hand, making sure your special day goes smoothly without any hiccups. Please see our website for more info HERE.

Swimming Pool | Opening

Many of you have been waiting for this news. Our heated pool will be opening from next Saturday 20th May! Our swimming website has been fully updated, so you can book and check our opening times. Non-members are welcome and this year we will be charging £7 per slot. 

As always we have listened to your suggestions and taken action! We’ve invested in new sun-loungers (note to self to book some decent weather). Just don’t forget to buy your FOS|LTC towel! A few remain available via the office. As are our sports towels. Or we will have them on sale at our Open Day. 

With reopening of the swimming pool, Aquafit classes return every Wednesday from May 24th | 11.30am until 12.15pm. Last year these classes filled right up! Register your interest with Katy, online booking will be available soon!

Tennis coaching 

Neet Academy offers comprehensive term-time coaching for adults and juniors to learn and improve their tennis skills at all levels. Sessions are open to members and non- members.

  • French Open LTA Youth Challenge |  31st May 
  • Holiday Camps and Fun Tournaments
  • Tots Coaching
  • Junior Coaching 
  • Adult beginners and development squat 

All info can be found HERE.

Squash and Racketball Coaching 


2.00 – 3.00pm | Ladies Racketball Coaching – First two weeks free!

5.15 – 6.00pm | Mini Squash


5.00 – 6.00pm | U16 Girls coaching first “trial session” free

6.00 – 7.00pm | Regular Ladies group coaching

Individual coaching always available!  Any enquiries, please contact our Head Coach Chris Vine email: chrisakv@btinternet.com or (m) 07768 067044

Croquet Coaching 

Croquet Wednesdays are back. Club sessions take place on the afternoons. And there’s a range of coaching available too. If you’re interested in trying it out or getting involved – please enquire via the office. 

Club Updates

Works | The thatched roof works have been completed and so have the works to provide a disabled WC facility. Our huge thanks to our master thatchers and to Martin Clift and his team. Come and see what they’ve been up to. 

Thank you | Thanks to all those who helped to spruce up the Club for the Big Help. We got a lot of painting, cleaning and sweeping done!

Trophy Cabinet | We are currently building a trophy cabinet that should be installed in time for Open Day.

Water | You have asked for a proper water dispenser. And we have one on the way. It will be installed very soon in the main hallway. 

Shop | As the summer season approaches don’t forget that David has his wonderful shop with a wide array of sporting goods, clothing and racket stringing services too. And some of our FOS|LTC. clothing range is available if you want it NOW. 

I’d better stop before you get information overload. Do pop and see us. Have a great week.

James Max

Club Chairman 


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