We have a really busy weekend in prospect! And we have a huge announcement! No, not that there are some new publicity pics of me to gawp at. Although there are and thanks to my colleagues at TalkTV for taking them. No… even BETTER than that! I am pleased to announce that after a huge amount of work from our marketing manager Kat, life member Adam Swan and our friends at Eco Tee we are able to launch our very own clothing range! More of that later…

Club Open Day
Our Club Open Day is this Saturday, 21st May. If you are already a member you may wonder why this might be of interest to you. After all, you already know how amazing your Club is, right? Yes and that’s exactly why you SHOULD pop down! Please, please do bring family, friends, neighbours, colleagues indeed anyone you know down to the Club. We have some super offers for new joiners. But we also have some special offers for you too! After a long wait, we have a brand new range of Club Towels that will be on sale at the Club. And we also have them on special offer. For this weekend ONLY, we’ll be giving you a 20% discount off RRP. That’s for the beach towels and also for our new sports towels too. Plus we have mugs too!

And that’s not all. The Poolside Kitchen will be open and you can sample our brand new Summer Menu. The new recipe Clubhouse Burger is absolutely delicious, as is the new Chicken Burger with melted brie (and bacon!). And for those of you who are a little more health conscious we have an array of wraps, sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes too. All the menu details are here.

There will be a wide range of events, sample classes, trial sessions and our whole team and ALL our sports and activities will be at the Club. Please do come and see what’s on offer! It’s from 11am until 4pm. Further details can be found here.

Our thanks must go once again to Sally for making and sorting out the bunting! And of course to Mark, Mel and our whole team for making the Club look so amazing.

Online Shop
Today we have launched our brand new clothing range. All designed especially for us! We will be adding to the range – so if there’s a particular item of sports clothing you think we should carry – just let us know. Meanwhile we hope there’s something for everyone and we hope you’ll order some kit straight away! Members will receive 10% off the list prices. However for this launch weekend… we’ve decided to offer you a 20% discount off the whole range. Can’t say fairer than that!

Click here: Sportswear Frinton – Frinton on Sea Lawn Tennis Club (fosltc.com)

For 20% Off please use our discount code: 20launch – which will be valid from tomorrow until Monday (23rd) at midnight.

From Tuesday onwards the discount code will be : Member10

For towels and mugs… they’ll be available at the Open Day and if there are any left… from the office. But they are limited in supply. When they’re gone? They’re gone!

Sunday Lunch
The next Roast Sunday Lunch will be for Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June. The event is selling fast so if you want to ensure your table, please book here and we have some extraordinary specials that Chef will be cooking up on the day.

Italy Uncorked
FOSLTC President Martin Tinsley offers you the chance to enjoy a special night out!

“On Friday 8 July I shall be introducing the first in what will hopefully become a series of exceptional evenings of wine tasting matched with mouth-watering regional dishes created by our chef, Paul Wharrier.
Italy remains one of the world’s most magical and mysterious wine-producing nations. It has more than 1,000 varieties of grape, huge variations in soil and climate, and a wide variety of production techniques.
Whether you prefer Sangiovese to Nebiollo or Gavi to Pecorino, Steve Pryer, stalwart of the Circle of Wine Writers and former Evening Standard Food and Wine critic, will take you on a journey around Italy’s most interesting wine regions. His tour will cover a spectrum of wines; old, new, funky, obscure, and all delicious!
These may include reds from the west of Milan to the increasingly impressive whites made in wineries in Puglia, close to the scenery filmed at the start of the latest Bond movie. That is what these events will be about.

Tickets are priced at £65 per head and include six wines, canapés, a main course, and dessert.

As we have to set about raising funds for our roof, any surplus will go to the thatched roof fund.

Judging by the level of interest so far, we expect this event to sell out quickly so do book whilst you can here

Fizz gets underway at 6.45pm!”

We are really thankful to Martin and Steve for organising this event and to Chef for creating another inspiring menu! We hope you’ll book for this super event!

Tennis ‘Club Championships’
Fancy yourself as the next Club Champion? Well, you’ve got to be in it… to win it! So that means signing up! The forms are on the Notice Board in the Clubhouse. Please sign up ASAP…

Club Championships 2022 – Sign up sheets for the 2022 FOS|LTC Club Championships are on the information board in the foyer. There are events for everyone including our new couples competition open to all married couples and partnerships. Entries for all events close promptly at 12 midday, Tuesday 31st May with the draws and first round matches to start shortly thereafter.  Our finals day will be in early September.  

Whilst on the subject of tennis the grass courts are open (subject to being dry enough!) and a big thanks and bravo to Steve and Jake for getting them open, looking so amazing. Incidentally please don’t hesitate to pop into the pro-shop if you need any assistance, equipment, restringing or some new kit!

Other Sports
Please don’t forget that whether it’s squash or croquet, the gym or our classes… it’s all going on at the Club and you’re welcome to get involved.

Swimming Pool
It’s OPEN! Free swimming for adults in the mornings (but not Mondays) and we will be launching our supervised children’s swimming times soon. All the details and booking are here.

It’s back! Awful singing, classic hits and a lot of fun! All starts in the bar tonight (Friday 20th May) from 8.30pm. In the words of Leslie Crowther? Come on Down!

Grade 1 Tennis Tournament

28th May to 2nd June 2022
The Junior National Tour is a series of tournaments throughout the year that give the best young players in the country the chance to play and compete against each other.

The national tour will be a combination of Grade 1 and Grade 2 tournaments – the highest levels for players in Britain – with competitions for all age groups from 9U to 18U.

This year the LTA is revamping the National Tour for the 11 to 14 year olds, to improve the experience and quality of competition opportunities. This includes four flagship Grade 1 events on each of grass, clay, hard and indoor hard courts at 11U, 12U and 14U age categories.

We are delighted to share the news that the Frinton-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club has been asked to host a Grade 1 12U & 11U Event. You’re welcome to come and watch the stars from the future play at our Club!

Forward planning for your diaries… we’ll be holding some events on Thursday 2nd June at the Club. More details next week. But also our Club will be participating in the Jubilee Street Party in Connaught Avenue on Friday 3rd June between 14.00 – 18.00. The whole street will be closed to traffic, with activities running the whole length of Connaught Avenue. The Club will be hosting a demo of junior tennis coaching at 14.00 followed by an open invitation for the public to play on two courts which will be marked out in the street. There will also be a Croquet challenge and possibly some Gym & Fitness activities! We really hope you’ll pop along not just to join in the Jubilee celebrations in the town and to support your Club but most importantly to support all our fantastic businesses along the street that look after us so well! Please come along and enjoy the Party!

I think that’s it for now. Please do get ordering from our online shop and don’t forget those towels and mugs will go fast tomorrow so please do come and buy them before they go!

Have a great week and we hope to see you at our Open Day!

James Max
Club Chairman


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