As January is coming to an end already, it’s time to highlight some of our events that are upcoming. However, first some sad news.

Joan Horlock died peacefully on 17th January, aged 91. Beloved wife of the late Patrick William and darling mother of David, Mark and Joanna.

Joanna Riddell has written these words about her mother;

“Joan Horlock (nee Webb) 4th June 1931 – 17th January 2023
Joan had a lifelong association with Frinton-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club. She played in all the local tennis tournaments as a youth, excelling in the seniors section and was presented with her own set of Slazenger tennis racquets by Dennis Combe. She played at Junior Wimbledon after the War, and encouraged all her children to become useful players. There are many happy memories of playing in the Frinton Handicap doubles with families such as the Blands, Lonsdales, Lyons and Learmonts. She had a lifelong love and interest in tennis.”

There will be a private cremation followed by Service of Thanksgiving at 11.00 a.m. on Friday 10th February, at St Edmund Church, Tendring. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to NSPCC via www.hunnaball.co.uk

Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go to Joan’s family at this sad time.

Onto other matters this week.

Sunday Lunch | 29th January & 26th February
Today is your last chance to book your lunch for this Sunday! We will be serving Roast Rump of Beef, Roast Whole Chicken, Brie, Leek and Mushroom En-croute and Cod or Prawn Gratin. So take it easy this Sunday and treat yourself to a delicious two-course lunch at the Club! Book HERE.

Our next Sunday lunch will held on Sunday 26th of February. Menu and bookings HERE.

Karaoke Returns!
Kicking off from 8pm on Friday 3rd February, why not pop down to the Club, pick your track and impress everyone with you amazing vocal ability. Or alternatively have a few drinks and care less what anyone else thinks! This has become a tremendously popular evening… do join in!

Valentine’s Dinner | 11th February
Make this a Valentine’s Day to remember (in a good way) and collect a few brownie points along the way! We’ll be serving a 3-course dinner. A pianist will provide the evening’s entertainment and in case you forgot to make any arrangements, we’ll provide a rose and chocolates for the perfect romantic evening!

OK, so it maybe that a Valentine’s celebration isn’t your thing. Our dinner could be the perfect excuse to dine out in style. More info and to book HERE.

Quiz Night & Dinner | Friday 17th February
Quiz night is coming back to FOSLTC and everyone is welcome to join in! Hosted by our very own J.D. Collins, tickets are £13.00pp which includes entry to the quiz and classic ham, chicken and leek pie with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables (vegetarian option available upon request). Book HERE.

Wedding Open Afternoon | Saturday 4th March
Our Wedding Open afternoon will be a wonderful opportunity to get a feel of the Club and facilities and will allow you to take time planning and imagining your special day. So if you know anyone planning a wedding or thinking about a venue. Why not come and see us? We’ll have the room set up, our team on hand and a range of local suppliers on hand to answer any questions you may have. Planning a wedding can be stressful. Let us take the hassle out of organising with everyone on hand in one place on one day! Details HERE or from rebecca@fosltc.com

Squash Stars | Mondays 5:15-6pm
A great way to get get your child to run around, especially on these rainy and cold days.
Squash Stars is an action-packed program for kids aged 5-9 to develop skills and confidence in a fun and safe setting. For just £42, your star will get six sessions and a kit bag which includes a racket, ball, Squash Stars t-shirt and a pair of goggles, delivered straight to your door.
Book HERE or get in touch with our coach Chris Vine. But be quick we are starting next week on Monday (30th)!

Squash Tots
Our tots sessions will a great preparation for all sports. Our goal is to make this session as much fun as possible and have the kids and parents go away smiling. We will be starting on the 21st of February. More info HERE.

Try Tennis For Free
Designed to help children start playing, improving, and building their confidence and skills along the way. Get in touch with our coach Peter Richmond and book your space now! More info HERE.

Half-Term Junior Tennis Tournament |17th February 2023
A fun tournament in the following categories: Red, Orange, Green, Yellow.
From 1pm – 3pm
Prizes and results will be uploaded to LTA website. £5 per child for members | £7 per child for non-members. Book HERE.

As you can see there’s a lot going on for our younger Members of the Club. So please do enroll your children into the events, courses and coaching sessions. But don’t forget about YOU!

We have a wide range of classes, events and sessions planned just for you. There’s Club tennis, squash evenings, competitions and coaching. Our croquet players are always looking for new players. Our walking footballers play twice weekly and the fitness classes are great for all ages and abilities! All the details are on the website or please do get in touch via the office if you are interested.

Have a great week.

James Max
Club Chairman


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