This Saturday, 20th May, is our Club Open Day. From 11am until 4pm. And you’re invited to join us! We have booked the sunshine. Spruced up the Club. Organised a wide range of activities. Refreshed the Poolside Kitchen menu bringing back your favourites whilst adding new items to the menu and keeping our charges under control. Cleaned out the swimming pool and got it up to temperature. Finished the thatched roofing works. Undertaken the works to complete the disabled WC facility. Spent a huge amount of time and effort on the grass tennis courts. Opened the new croquet lawn whilst continuing to welcome our walking footballers, gym members and our social members too. We hope you’ve noticed the changes we have made and feel able to bring as many people along as possible to introduce them to the Club. Our focus remains to you, our Members and to attract others to join the Club. We hope you’ll help us in this endeavour. 

All welcome! There’s a lot going on throughout the day and a full schedule of the day’s events can be found HERE. Please do come along if you can, take part in some of the activities. And please spread the word about the event!

Here’s this week’s news. 

Sunday Lunch 21st May

Not decided what to do for Sunday lunch yet? Quick.. book now! Why not pop down to the Club for a delicious two course Sunday Roast Lunch? Chef and his team have put together a very tasty menu and you’re welcome to join us. You can see the menu and book HERE.

Please make any bookings by midnight on Friday. 

Or perhaps you fancy something lighter? The Poolside Kitchen will be OPEN on Sunday from 12pm until 4pm



As with many other products, the price at which we buy in tennis balls has risen – by 30%. We have therefore had to increase the price of balls which we sell to members but we have only passed half of this increase on with an increase from £6 to £7.

Grass Courts

Further to a conversation with our groundsman, Steve and on advice from Cromer and the LTA, it is recommended that we do not open our grass courts until 10am.  The courts are often dewy at 9am and represent a trip/slip hazard and potentially damage to the surface.  To this end, courts will be available to be booked from 10am this season. Although we’ll review this depending upon the weather and prevailing conditions. And if it has been raining, please continue to apply the knee test before playing.

Tennis Coaching

Adult Development Squad | Saturdays 2-3pm

Looking to improve your doubles game for the match season? Team players (plus competitive juniors by invitation only) are welcome to this squad style coaching group covering singles and doubles techniques and tactics. Spaces are limited to 8 players.

Click HERE for more info or to register.

Not long to go until our LTA Youth Team Challenge | Wednesday 31st May | 1-3pm

It is a fun competition designed for junior tennis players. Kids compete in small teams for points over a short series of matches. Win, lose or draw, all players receive a sticker and certificate from us! 4-12yrs. It’s all about having fun! 

Click HERE to register.


Congratulations to Richard on being elected as a local councilor for Frinton. Now the election is done, Richard will be back playing and coaching croquet too. 

U3A (university of the third age) coaching on Thursdays 10-11:30am

WI (Womens Institute) on  Wednesdays  2-3pm

Please get in touch with Richard directly or via the office should you wish to know about our croquet or any other coaching options. 

Fitness Classes

New fitness classes have been added to the schedule. Including Aqua Aerobics starting next week – 24th May from 11:30am! 

Our classes are very popular so we have decided to add a few more to our already busy weekly schedule!

  • Chair Yoga on Mondays
  • Body Weights and Pilates on Tuesdays 
  • Aqua on Wednesdays
  • Body Conditioning on Thursdays

Please check our updated schedule HERE. Non-members are welcome to join in for only £7 per class. 

Walking Football 

Our walking footballers have been busy playing matches and here’s their latest report.

The John Lake trophy report:
Monday 15th May 2023 was a breezy day and 24 Swifts, plus some observers met up at the Multi Games surface at Plough Corner Little Clacton to celebrate our much loved, but sadly passed, member John “Bingo” Lake. John Kilby called a minute’s silence ahead of the game.

The John Lake Cup will hopefully become an annual and special event amongst the Swifts.

A strong Pink team under John Kilby proved hard to beat on the excellent MUGA surface at Plough Corner on the day and they won all three of their games to take the first ever John Lake Cup. Gordon Farrington’s goalkeeping was possibly the stand out performance of the day, with Big Steve Norman also very hard to contain.

The Greens, managed by Paul Cooper, also had a good day, winning narrowly twice and then running the Pinks close in what turned out to be the deciding game. The Greens hopes of a comeback from 2 – 0 down to the Pinks were dashed when “Paddy” McCauley was forced off halfway through leaving Greens a player down.

Eddie’s Yellows started the day with an unexpectedly high scoring defeat to a Pink team who were quick out of the blocks. The Yellows soon improved in a very close 1 – 0 defeat to the Greens and then finally managed that elusive win with a 5 – 1 performance against the Whites.

Dave Perry and his White team had the hardest day, losing each of their three games despite some really spirited performances from everybody in their squad.


John’ s Pinks 11 v 2 Eddie’s Yellows Dave’s Whites 0 v 3 Paul’s Greens

John’ s Pinks 5 v 1 Dave’s Whites Eddie’s Yellows 0 v 1 Paul’s Greens

John’ s Pinks 2 v 0 Paul’s Greens Dave’s Whites 1 v 5 Eddie’s Yellows

Eddie Smith provided the John Lake Cup trophy and awarded it to the best team on the day, John Kilby’s Pinks. A fun day was had by all and we agreed that Bingo would have found it an appropriate honour for him. Bingo was toasted by all those who stopped off Afterwards at the Blacksmiths Arms.

Swimming Pool 

It’s heating up… We have plenty of FREE slots for this Saturday, so please get booking. It would be a shame to miss out! 

We have changed our booking system slightly and this year you can’t book more than 2 weeks ahead, we hope this way we will limit unused but booked slots and more of you will get the chance to enjoy our amazing swimming pool.

We are still looking for a part-time lifeguard, so should you know anyone suitable and interested please contact kim@fosltc.com

Cake is back!

Join us for some lovely coffee and cake. This weekend’s cake: Coffee and Walnut or Lemon Drizzle.

£2.75 Per slice


Don’t forget that we have launched a range of special edition clothes to launch our first ever FOS|LTC Summer Edition! Click HERE.

Our FOS|LTC. sportswear is perfect for every kind of activity!

Check out our online store and get ready for this season!

• Free postage for any orders over £50

• 10% Off for members

We hope to see you at the Open Day! Or Sunday Lunch – or both!

Have a great week.

James Max

Club Chairman 


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