Hello!

As ‘summer’ continues, so does our busy holiday season. And disappointing as the weather might be, there’s still lots going on at the Club this week!

Tennis

As we reach the conclusion of our Club Championships, do make sure you’ve completed your matches and written down the scores on the sheets in the Clubhouse. And please make a diary note for Saturday 4th September when we’ll be holding the finals. And that will be the last hurrah for the summer then too. Where on earth has time gone eh?! That’s also the date for the Juniors to compete. Please make sure your children (or grandchildren) are signed up to take part! It should be a busy day at the Club!

If you want to play tennis, please do continue to book your court and ensure than guests are signed in properly (and fees paid!).

But a few words on last week’s highlights!

Frinton Copper Junior Squash Tournament – 18th Aug 21

The Club was delighted to host its first England Squash sanctioned junior squash tournament on 18th August.  Organised by Vickie Prow, our new squash coaching coordinator and administrator, 20 players from Essex and surrounding counties came to play.   It was great to see the courts busy and hosting some fantastic levels of play.  

There were players in the BU11s, BU13s, BU17s and GU15 categories, and our winners were:

BU11s:  Henry Smith – Norfolk  (Runner Up Noah Selby – Essex)

BU13s:  Jonty Godfrey – Essex (Runner Up: Mark Kapinos – Essex)

BU17s:  Rawdon Prothero – Cambridgeshire (Runner Up: George Woodhead – Essex)

GU15s:  Bonnie Elvin – Suffolk (Runner Up Dalia Brooks: Middlesex)

A huge thanks to Chris Vine, who will be our new coach from September, Gavin, Rob and Jack for helping and supporting our players with the marking.

We hope this will be the re-start of junior squash at the Frinton-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club and increasing squash participation.

Frinton Summer Theatre

If you didn’t come along to see The Jazz Slayers and Don’t Freak Out…. you missed a mega evening. The Club was absolutely buzzing. Filled to capacity and with the sounds of live music. I’ll admit that the quality of dancing from the audience was a bit ropey. I’m not sure if that’s because the audience had emptied the bar of its fine beverages or that it’s so long since we have been allowed out, that we have all forgotten how to dance! What a brilliant night and thanks to the Frinton Summer Theatre and Clive Brill for bringing us such high quality entertainment! We hope they’ll be back soon. And if you’ve not been to the Summer Theatre yet? BOOK NOW! All the details are on www.frintonsummertheatre.org 

Pool

Sadly I have some bad news too… the Swimming Pool will be closed until at least Tuesday.

We had some vandalism at the Club last night.  It happened after Paige left at 11pm.  Most of it involved stuff thrown about on the tennis courts and bins overturned but frustratingly a bottle was smashed into the pool.  We are currently draining the pool which will take until about 4pm today and Dan, the lifeguard, will come and thoroughly vac the bottom.  After this we will have to refill, test the chemicals and reheat it.  We’re not sure how long this will all take but hopefully it will be back up and running by Tuesday. Of course we are sorry for the inconvenience but also this reinforces why we continue to investigate ways in which we can improve security at the Club. 

Bank Holiday Weekend

Looking ahead the 28th, 29th and 30th is the Summer bank holiday. We will be open for the whole bank holiday weekend. And that means the pool and Poolside Kitchen will be open for ice creams and sandwiches on Saturday and Sunday and on Monday we will have the full menu available and the pool will be open too.

Pub

And you might like to know that this week The Ship Inn up at Great Holland has finally been purchased. We’ll keep you posted on their progress as we hope to organise some events with them (dog walks starting at the Club or a quiz-off) when they re-open! 

Gym

As we move away from the pandemic, so capacity can increase. But don’t forget that we are asking that all gym sessions are booked. Please don’t use the equipment until you’ve had an induction. And what about a class or two? Katy and the team continue to deliver a vibrant programme of exercise classes for all levels!

Choir

This Saturday ( 9:30am) will see the first gathering of the Jupiter Singers choir as organised by Pippa Collins. We expect to see people come to visit our Club from around the country to kick off this new and exciting endeavour. If you’re interested, do sign up. It should be a lot of fun. If you’d like more details, check out their website: ABOUT | THE JUPITER SINGERS | Enigma Music Services

Table Tennis

If you’ve not had a game yet? What are you waiting for… Thursday evenings are table tennis evenings too by the way. But if the ballroom isn’t being used? Feel free to have a game. You can borrow bats and balls from the bar.

Croquet

Play on grass court 16 continues whilst we await the delivery of our new court next year. Why not get to the Club and have a game? Details from the office.

Food!

Don’t forget our Poolside Kitchen is open Tuesday to Friday with sandwiches, ice cream and other delights served over the weekend. All the details as to opening times and specials are on the website.

That’s it for now. Have a great week! 

James Max

Club Chairman 

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