Well hello there!

The deadline for our survey is Sunday 26th November and we’ll be reporting back to you shortly after. And if you’ve not filled it in yet, please do! We look forward to hearing your comments and feedback. As we gear up for the festive season, there’s still time to book for our various events but please do get your skates on! Some of the events have already sold out – so please don’t miss out!

Member Offer

We’ve extended the deadline for our superb offer for you to put money onto your card. If you put between £100 – £249 you’ll receive 5% credit on your card. If you add between £250 and £499 it’s 7.5% and for amounts over £500 it’s 10%! Please speak to Mark by CLOSE OF PLAY ON SUNDAY to take up this offer!

On to this week’s news!

Squash Championship Finals 

Last Sunday saw a superb set of final matches played for the Club Squash Championships. Fierce competition and here’s the summary from Gavin Downing;

For the first time in nearly a decade, Frinton Squash had a full line-up of finals. Boys, Girls, Ladies and Men.

• Our boys played on Saturday in a round-robin competition. George Dowsett was victorious.

• On Sunday play opened with the Girls’ final between Grace Trotman and Mollie James. Gracie started off strong and won the 1st game. However, Mollie fought back in the 2nd to level the scores. Gracie then found her form and won the next 2 games to win!

• In the Ladies’ final, Sue Vine played Sophie Wilkinson. Sue started strong, using all her match experience. However, Sophie fought back well and nearly managed to level the scores. Sue`s tight serving proved decisive and she won the 1st game 15-9. Sue`s greater match play experience showed in the following 2 games and she won 15-4, 15-4 to complete her victory.

• The men’s final between Jack Bruce and Max Cochrane then rounded off the evening, A treat for all the spectators.The match is one of the best we’ve ever seen at the Club. Lasting1 hour 15 minutes of high skill and physical endurance. Jack started strong as was up in the 1st, only for Max to level at 8-8. Points then went both ways, before Jack eventually won 17-15. The 2nd game was again a close affair with some epic rallies entertaining the crowd. Max won 15-11. The 3rd game went 1st in Max’s favour 5-1, Jack fought back and led 11-8. Jack managed then to close out the game 15-10.The 4th game started well for Max going 7-0 up before Jack fought back to 7-5, but was unable to maintain the momentum and Max won 15-7 to set up a deciding 5th game. This did not disappoint. Neither player showed any signs of slowing down, just a lot more heavy breathing in-between points! Jack took the early lead, but could not get more than 2 points ahead. Then at 10-8 up Jack managed to string a run of points and lead 14 – 8. With 6 match points against him, Max looked in a difficult position. However, a couple of loose shots from Jack and some great retrieving from Max brought the score to 14-14. The last few points were hard fought with great play from both players with Max winning 17-15 to at last get his name on the winners’ board after 4 attempts.

The prize giving was held in the bar with Clive Allenby representing the board. Congratulations to all our finalists, what a great championship it was this year!

New 11 and Under Membership Category | No joining fees or long-term commitments. With all the benefits of membership!

We have created a new membership category just for children to encourage them to pick up a racket and start playing. We’re keen to grow our junior Membership and we hope this brand new category attached to an established coaching programme will encourage our next generation to join the Club. Please do spread the word! 

Here’s how it works. If your child is already a Member, they’ll get (reduced) Member coaching rates. If you’re not a Member yet, sign up for any 6-week, 11 and under tennis coaching programme and your child will receive full junior member benefits for the term. Explore our Club, offerings and make new friends, with all the resources to boost their success.

Only £57 per child /6 weeks:

6 weeks of junior tennis coaching • Access to Club facilities • Members rates for 1-2-1 junior coaching • Parent play (30min sessions), one adult per play • Free social sessions for Juniors • Free entry to Club • Junior Championships • Sports T-shirt • Discounts on soft drinks at the bar • Plus more events and Club benefits • Swimming (for an additional fee) 

Please get in touch with Peter Richmond to find out more or to sign up! 

Our huge thanks go to Elliot Ball and Clacton Pier for helping us to develop this programme and for their sponsorship.

Sports Sweaters 

If you’re a fan of sports and fashion, you’ll love this one! Many Members have asked us if we could have a sports sweater designed. And that’s exactly what we’ve done! Ahead of our re-launched Club clothing range, whether you’re playing tennis, (or even cricket or golf!), you’ll stand out from the crowd with our funky design using our Club’s colours. 

Due to the way the manufacture process works we cannot do one-off orders so can only order once we receive a minimum order size. The delivery time for ordering these custom-made sweaters is a couple of months but we’ll try to speed the process through as quickly as we can. Please get your order in ASAP so we can get the first batch underway. Please click HERE to order. 

We have selected our brand new sportswear clothing provider and we will be launching the whole range very soon just as soon as we have finalised all the designs and organised the online shop. 

Cardio Tennis | Thursdays from 9:30am 

Don’t let exercise become boring! Cardio Tennis is for anyone who wants to have fun getting fit.

Cardio Tennis is for anyone who wants to get fit and have a go at Tennis. The class moves along quickly, so no one will be judging your skills, and it doesn’t matter whether the ball goes in or out.

Supported by music and a qualified LTA instructor, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during the class and have a great cardio workout at the same time. For all abilities. Click HERE for more.  

Karaoke Night | Friday 24th November from 8pm 

Hey, do you like singing and having fun? Then you should come along to our karaoke night at the Club! It’s going to be a blast, with lots of songs to choose from and drinks to enjoy. So grab your family or friends and join us for a night of music and laughter. You won’t regret it! Non-members are always welcome. 


To see all the events we have coming up at the Club – click HERE.

Festive Season

To book one of our Festive Party Nights, Roast Festive Lunch or New Year’s Eve Party – click HERE to see the dates, details and to book. 

Wimbledon Ballot

If you’re not a Member of the LTA, it’s free to join so why not? Then you can enter the ballot to get your hands on Wimbledon Tournament Tickets. The online ballot is now open and the closing date is the 14th January. 

Fancy a Job?

As you know we have partnered with the Frinton Summer Theatre over the years to bring events to our Club. And on occasion some help is required too! The Trustees of Frinton Summer Theatre are seeking a part-time secretary/clerk to join their team to organise and document meetings. 

This position offers flexible hours and a competitive salary. If you have some spare time and would like to earn extra money while working with a friendly and dedicated board of Trustees, please get in touch with them at helen@frintonsummertheatre.org. Why not join them in supporting our wonderful Frinton Summer Theatre!

And Finally

With the bubble now up, classes in full swing and a range of activities – to assure your place, court or coaching… do head online to make your bookings HERE or contact via the office.

That’s your lot for this time. Have a good week!

James Max

Club Chairman 


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