It has been a busy week. You will have seen our communications in regard to the Membership Subscription rates for 2023/24. Whilst we recognise a rise is never welcome, we hope that with the incentives for existing Members and those of you who pay upfront that they’ll meet with your approval. In particular the changes to the Junior Membership category which sees the abolition of 13 classes of membership reduced to just one. Junior Membership for the Under 16’s. From 1st April that will be £84. Please do spread the word. We encourage you to propose new Members – after all the best form of marketing is personal recommendation! For details of the announcement made and all the subs and incentives for the forthcoming year, take a look HERE.

Thatched Roof

The scaffolding around the front of the building was taken down on Wednesday. You can see the progress made so far and our roof looks wonderful! Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to make this happen. Please come down to see the progress for yourself! The works continue and we’ll be announcing a suitable way in which to celebrate this milestone refurbishment in due course. I hope you’ll agree this work enhances our Club and, perhaps, makes us realise how fortunate we are to have such a charming clubhouse. Not only for ourselves but now, for generations to come.

Wedding Open Afternoon | Saturday 4th March 

Whatever the occasion you plan to celebrate, our Club is an amazing venue. With our team in place and improved offering we really are geared up for you to hold an event to remember. We’ve called it our Wedding Open Afternoon but for any occasion, you’ll need to make the place look, sound and feel special. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a feel of the Club, the options available and will allow you to take time planning and imagining your special day. We’ll have the room set up, our team, and a range of local suppliers on hand to answer any questions you may have. Planning a wedding or party can be stressful… so let us help! Do pop down and feel free to let family, friends and neighbours know too! More info HERE.

Bingo & Curry Night | Friday 10th March 

Ant & Dec were busy. So you have me. Yes I am back for an evening of calling out numbers and picking balls out of a basket. And the opportunity to give out some really awful prizes. Amazingly we are nearly at capacity. With very limited availability, you’d better book before we sell out! Although it could be argued that happened to me years ago. Please book directly with rebecca@fosltc.com. It will be a fun and delicious evening, so don’t miss out!

Frinton Jazz Club – Blues Boogie and Swing | Sunday 12th March

The lunchtime gig has already sold out. There are a few spaces for the Sunday evening gig which starts at 7.30pm. We’re talking musical artists of international standing performing for you at our Club. Get in quickly before they sell out! Tickets and food pre-orders are HERE.

Mother’s Day Lunch | Sunday 19th March 
£25.00pp for 2 Courses and Includes a Gift for Mum!
What a way to celebrate Mother’s Day! A delicious lunch and we’ll do the clearing and washing up. Our chef will be serving: Roast Rump of Beef, Roast Whole Chicken, Pan Roasted Salmon or Somerset Brie and Leek Wellington. Book your tables and reserve lunch as soon as possible. We’re already getting quite booked up! You can see the menu or book HERE.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party | Saturday 25th March 

We’re officially opening the croquet lawn on Saturday 25th March with a ribbon cutting and glass of fizz at 1.30pm. There will be a few games and it’s your opportunity to see the lawn in action, enjoy a game or simply find out what this large balled game is all about! Come on down!

Colchester and District League – Tennis

Looking ahead to next year… if you’re interested in playing in the League, would like to get involved in our local competitive tennis, sign up sheets are now on the notice board. Please do put your names down and get involved! Any questions, to Bill Greeno.

Active Essex | Free Fitness Classes

We have teamed up with Active Essex to provide FREE classes for anyone over 55 years old and does less than 30min of physical activities a week. We are here to support you in taking your first steps to a more active lifestyle. Get active and meet new friends!

After School and Holiday Clubs for 2 – 14 year olds! Tennis & Squash

If you’re looking for ways to keep your boys and girls engaged after school whilst keeping them active, we’ve got you covered! Please check our website HERE for more info!

Social Media 

Thank you for reading our newsletter every week… do you follow our social media too?

Don’t forget to check out our latest posts on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We’re constantly updating our feeds with activities, things that are going on at your Club and other relevant content – so keep checking back! Facebook HERE | Instagram HERE. And feel free to post your own pics and posts and tag us in too!

Booking Courts

We know that as we become busier, there’s a chance that the Club may not have availability to accommodate you or your group. That’s why we encourage everyone to book their courts and activities to ensure you’re able to play, participate or take a class when you like. We also have committees who deal with Membership issues that arise from time to time. For tennis it’s Bill Greeno, Squash it’s Gavin Downing and Jack Bruce, Walking Football it’s John Kilby and Paul Cooper and croquet Ann Evander and Richard Everett and for the gym it’s Mark Wylie. Do get in touch with the office for their contact details if you don’t have them. They’ll happily look after any queries you may have. 

That’s it from me. Have a great week!

James Max

Club Chairman 


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