Hello! Meteorological autumn is here. And as the nights begin to get longer and the possibility of wet weather after our long and baking summer becomes a reality, so our attention must turn to the end of the summer season. Here’s what’s happening.

Thatched Roof Fundraising Dinner
This event will take place on Saturday 1st October. You may wonder how we can offer a Member’s price at only £35pp for a two course dinner! AND fabulous entertainment. Amazing value for what we have in store for you! Whilst enjoying your delicious two-course meal you will be entertained by Casper Clarke – an X Factor finalist. One of our Members has kindly donated the evening’s entertainment to keep down the costs. This will be followed by an excellent auction when you will have the opportunity to bid for some amazing items. Some experiences money cannot usually buy and we have a few special surprise auction items lined up for you! Most of the details are HERE as we won’t be able to surprise you if it’s all there! We really hope you’ll be able to join us for a fun evening that will raise much needed funds towards this vital project.

And to bring you up to date. Along with the donations so far and the pledges on auction items, we are now at over £60k… that’s TWO THIRDS of the amount we NEED to raise. With your help we can get there. Please do bid on the auction items but also direct donations to the Club will attract Gift Aid. Please make your donation, however big or small HERE.

Meanwhile, let’s back to the now.

Colchester and District Finals Day
It’s tomorrow! The bar and our Poolside Kitchen will be OPEN from 12pm until 6pm! Many of our Club’s best players have made it to the finals and they’ll be on court tomorrow. Why not pop down to show your support, watch some great tennis and have a drink or spot of lunch too? Check out the order of play HERE.
The first round of matches are scheduled to begin at 10.30am. The presentation of trophies, both individual and from the team competitions, is scheduled for approximately 6pm.

Club Championships Finals Day
This will be on Sunday 11th September. There will be a BBQ and it’s the final day before we begin to see our grass tennis courts closed for the season.

Sunday Lunches
Our legendary Sunday roast lunches are back!
Our first Roast Sunday Lunch of the Autumn will be on Sunday 18th September.

You’ll be able to choose from;
Roast Rib of Beef, 28 Day Dry Aged
Roast Fillet Pork and Belly Pork
Pan Roasted Salmon
Somerset Brie and Leek Wellington

We’ve also been listening to you, our Members. The format has changed slightly. We will have just one sitting and you will be able to choose which time you would like to be served. This way you’ll be able to enjoy your lunch and drinks for as long as you like! Click to book HERE.

Karaoke
Our Karaoke nights are becoming increasingly popular. We had 120 people join us last week! Blimey. Don’t miss out on this great night out – our next date is Friday 7th October! And it all kicks off at 8:30pm.

Squash
FOSLTC Squash Club Championships 2022 – are BACK! This year’s championships will run from 13th October until 12th November with the Finals being held on Saturday 12th November.

The competition is open to all eligible squash members. If that’s you? Please get your name on the entry sheet! This will be in the main Club foyer outside the bar and on the squash notice board from the end of this week. We hope to see many of you sign up! And we’ll expect to see some high octane matches played on court.

Squash coaching is re-starting next week! We are running classes for Juniors and Adults. Brand new coaching sessions for mixed abilities will be available too and these sessions will be FREE of charge! You’ll find all the details HERE.

Croquet
On a warm August Bank Holiday Saturday the new Frinton Croquet Club held an Association Croquet Tournament.
Richard Everett ended up winning the singles ‘Coaches Cup’ and Susie and John Anderson winning the doubles ‘Founders Cup’. Judging by the raucous nature of the crowd, a good time was had by all.

Richard did a great job on bank holiday Monday raising some more money for our croquet club, as well as spreading the word about what’s going on and our latest sporting addition to the Frinton-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club. Thank you Richard and all our croquet players for all your hard work! Not only have they raised money but made playing so welcoming – if you fancy a game or want to learn… do get in touch with Richard Everett or Ann Evander, or via the office.

Gym
Our classes continue. And if you’ve not signed up yet, we’ve started brand new pilates class alongside all the other regular classes. From yoga, to exercise activities. It’s all HERE!

Walking Football
If you’re over 50, why not get involved? Do speak to John Kilby or via the office if you fancy it.

Wedding Open Evening
How about getting married at the Club? Or maybe you just want a party… On Thursday 6th October our Club’s ballroom will be open and set up just as it could be for your wedding day! This event gives you the opportunity to view our beautiful grounds, speak to our trusted planners and plan your perfect day.
There will be our local, recommended suppliers available to help talk on the evening for any advice. It is free entry and goody bags will be handed out upon arrival.

Festive celebrations
Christmas Parties, New Year’s Eve Party and family disco is on sale now! Be quick and book now to make sure your preferred date is still available! All details are HERE.

Clothing
If you’d like to order your clothing kit online – don’t forget your Member’s Discount – see the full range HERE and if you want an item of Club Kit NOW…. David has a range available in the Club Shop.

AGM – Date for the Diary
We will be holding the Club’s AGM on Friday 11th November from 6pm at the Club. We’ll post more details soon but please do mark in your diary as we’ll be sure to have some special drinks promotion on that night!

Meanwhile, as summer draws to a close – please do pop in and see us. For all our opening hours and for the Poolside Kitchen – just click HERE for the details.

Have a great week!

James Max
Club Chairman

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