Wishing you all a very Happy Easter! Spring is here and evenings are about to get lighter too. We’ve sent the newsletter out a little early so you can plan ahead for the weekend. You might want to kickstart things at the Club THIS EVENING. Yes, Thursday Night is Games Night is back as usual with some special drinks offers which may be a nice way to ease into the bank holiday weekend (please drink responsibly yada yada). And this evening we trial a brand new pizza offering too. Freshly made by Chef and the team, you’re welcome to eat at the Club or takeaway. All the details and price list are HERE.

Don’t forget that your clocks will go forward by an hour this Sunday morning at 2am… There’s a lot going on over the coming weeks and we hope you’ll be able to join in. Here’s this week’s news.

125th Anniversary Celebration – Save The Date

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Frinton-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club. We are planning a range of activities and events over the course of the coming months. To mark the historic occasion with a crescendo, we’re planning a tennis tournament during the day and a celebratory Dinner Dance on Saturday 13th July 2024. Details and arrangements for these exciting events are currently being finalised but please put the date in your diary!

Bar Prices

Whatever our politicians may tell you, inflation is still somewhat persistent. Although there were no increases in our bar prices due to unchanged alcohol duties announced in the recent Budget, we have recently faced a few increases in costs. From Tuesday 2nd April there will be a few small increases in prices. However, following discussions with our drinks suppliers, we have managed to obtain reductions in the cost of some drinks, which we’ll be passing on to you. Please enquire at the bar if you require further information. The Members’ discount remains at 20% if you show your card at the bar. The good news is that prices remain on hold until after the bank holiday weekend. Another good reason to pop in to the Club!

Funeral Details

Alan Brient’s funeral is to be held at 1pm St Mary Magdalen Church Frinton on Tuesday 2nd April.

Easter Events at the Club

Easter is here and we have some exciting plans for both adults and children. Whether you’re a Member or not, it’s a great opportunity to join in the fun! We know we have been singing and dancing about these events before. So here’s a quick recap:

Thursday Games Night & Pizza | Thursday 28th March – more info HERE
Easter Trail for Children | Sunday 31st March – more info HERE
Easter Lunch | Sunday 31st March – more info HERE (please book by 5pm on Friday)
Croquet Charity One-Ball Competition | Wednesday 3rd April – more info HERE
Junior Tennis Camps | 2nd – 11th April – more info HERE

Easter Sportswear Sale | 10% OFF

With a smashing 10% off everything until April 1st, it’s the perfect time to refresh your tennis and sports attire. Whether you’re on court, working out or cheering from the sidelines, our funky and contemporary designs will suit you! And they’ll make a terrific gift for family or friends. Order HERE.

Wine & Dine | Saturday 13th April

Don’t forget to book your places or tables for our special paired wine tour around southern France and a delicious dinner as prepared by Chef and his team. To be hosted by Club President Martin Tinsley, there’s now only limited availability. To see the menu and to book, click HERE.

Primary Schools Fundamental Movement and Multi Racket Skills Outreach Program

Our Head Squash Coach Chris Vine has recently completed a four-week “in curriculum” outreach program at Frinton and Kirby primary schools. The sessions involved teaching classes of 30 year 5 and 6 children. Fundamental (Agility, Balance, and Co-ordination) movement and multi-racket skills using activities from an England Squash National Primary Schools Resource. The idea of this is to give pupils the chance to learn how to successfully make regular contact with an easy-to-use racket and ball and to have a go playing games against a bench (in pairs). Or against both sides of a mini wall to excite their ongoing interest in racket sports.
The follow on from this program will be a Tendring School Games Mini Squash Competition at the Club on Thursday 28th March from 12.00-2.45pm and Tuesday May 21st – spectators are more than welcome!

Walking Football Match Report

The Walton Swifts demonstrated remarkable skill and teamwork in their recent over 60’s friendly match, securing a solid victory against F.C. Clacton Knights with a final score of 3-1. This match at Bishop’s Park Clacton showcased what many fans consider one of the best performances by the Swifts. The team extends their gratitude to F.C. Clacton Knights for the invitation and eagerly anticipates a spirited rematch. Looking ahead, the Swifts are gearing up for the over 70’s mini tournament set for the 10th of April in Grays, Essex, promising another display of their tenacity and sportsmanship.

Tennis Social Sessions

Tennis Club sessions are a fantastic way to meet the tennis gang and engage in friendly doubles matches. This is an excellent opportunity for players of all levels to enjoy the sport and become a part of our tennis community. Whether you’re looking to sharpen your skills or just have fun, these sessions are the perfect setting to do just that.

Tuesday 12 noon
Wednesday 7:30pm
Saturday 3pm
Sunday 10am – outdoor courts only
Followed by drinks in the bar!

Our usual fitness classes and coaching continue so please do enquire if you’re interested.

That’s it for now. Have a fabulous Easter Weekend and a wonderful week.

James Max
Club Chairman


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