There’s a lot to update you on this week, including some very important news about this week’s tournament and also our special event to celebrate the Club’s 125th anniversary. More of that later!

A big thank you to everyone who joined us last weekend for our Open Day! The sun was shining, the drinks were flowing and plenty of you enjoyed tasty food from our new summer menu at the Poolside Kitchen. Plenty of Members and guests had the chance to enjoy a free game of tennis, squash, and croquet, and chat about our gym and junior affiliate membership scheme too. We’re excited to see so many new faces! If you missed the Open Day on Saturday, don’t worry—we’d be happy to show you around at any other time.

 If you did pop down but haven’t signed up yet… you have until the end of play on Thursday 30th May to sign up and receive our Open Day membership discounts. 

So, what are you waiting for? There’s a huge range of Membership benefits from discounts at the bar, our amazing sports facilities and depending upon the category of membership – some incredibly competitive membership rates. Well, you know the deal! For families, there are significant discounts if you all join. And I’ll bang the drum for our Junior Membership category. For the under 16’s it’s just £90 for the whole year to include all our sports and the pool too (but not the gym). All membership categories (including the social membership) include access to the pool in the summer months. And provide a tasty 20% off at the bar. For all the tariffs and to sign up… click HERE and to receive those Open Day offers just pop down to the office. 

One of the great benefits of Membership, which applies to all categories, is the 20% discount you’ll receive at the bar. As you’ll probably know, my day job is reporting on and discussing the news. We regularly talk about the cost of drinks… At the Club we’re working hard to keep costs down on everything from wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks too. Although you may have read about the £8 pint in some pubs… we’re half that price! And on Thursday nights, a pint of our very own branded lager is just £2. You’ve got to admit, that IS a deal! Do pop down and visit. And please drink responsibly. Yada yada. 

Fish & Chip Night | Tonight! 

No plans for this Friday evening? Come on down… Fish & Chip Night is the perfect way to kick off a bank holiday weekend! And there are plenty of other tempting dishes on the menu too. Our Men’s C team are playing Lexden Hill and I’m sure they’ll appreciate your support. Grab some tasty bites from the Poolside Kitchen, enjoy some refreshing drinks from the bar and why not watch some exciting competitive tennis too. Please don’t forget to place your last orders by 8:45pm. Have a fantastic evening! 

Half-Term Swimming

Swimming is a fantastic way to keep your children entertained! Our heated pool will be open every day for the under 16’s from 12:30pm. Kids always love swimming, so make sure to book your slot now to avoid any disappointment. But please remember it’s just one swimming slot per child per day. Non-members are also welcome to join in the fun, with a fee of £8 per person per slot. You can book your swimming slots HERE

Adult Swimming 

For all categories of Club membership (including social) – there’s free adult swimming every morning (usually not on Monday except this bank holiday the pool WILL be open!) from 9am.

Poolside Kitchen opening Hours for next week are below and our sample menu HERE.

Friday 24th May         12 – 2.30 to 6 – 9pm (Later Opening Hours)
Saturday 25th May    12 to 6pm
Sunday 26th May       11 to 6pm
Monday 27th May      11 to 6pm
Tuesday 28th May      11 to 6pm
Wednesday 29th May 11 to 6pm
Thursday 30th May     11 to 6pm
Friday 31st May         11 – 9pm | Friday Night | Late Night

Half Term Tennis Camps

Junior Tennis at NeetAcademy is a fantastic opportunity for young tennis enthusiasts! Our Tennis Camps will be running on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am until 12 noon. Children can look forward to a combination of professional coaching, fun games and activities, and exciting tennis competitions. If you’re interested, you can find more information or book your session HERE. Get ready to serve up some fun on court and join in!

LTA U11/U12 Tournament Grade 1 | Next Week

Starting this Saturday, it’s our biggest junior tournament of the year. Apologies in advance as our Club will be busy next week. We’re hosting an LTA Grade 1 U11/U12 tournament event. The benefits to us are significant. Putting Frinton on the tennis map. And financially, it’s very important too for your Club. And there’s always amazing tennis to watch! Please pop down to support these amazing young players. You never know, you may spot the next Andy Murray or Emma Radacanu.  

Please note that many of our grass courts won’t be available to Members for play during this event. This week there will be no home league matches played. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause Members. 

Please book your courts, if you want to play on the hard courts or see the office for any last minute availability. We always try to free up grass courts when they are available. But please don’t wander down to the Club expecting to play if you’ve not booked ahead! 

New Sportswear | Limited Edition 

To celebrate our 125th anniversary, we’ve launched a special edition of our Club sportswear. The bespoke new designs have proven to be very popular, and I’ve noticed many of you already wearing them. You can see them on display in our ‘sportswear’ window, at David’s shop, or online HERE

Don’t Forget | Club Merch Competition!

Please send us a snap shot of you wearing our Club sportswear and be in with a chance of winning a £30 voucher towards your next FOSLTC online purchase. We’ll publish your picture on our Facebook and Instagram pages (and our newsletter) so your friends and family will be able to admire your fashion style…. and the photo with the most likes wins! Please send your images to Katerina@fosltc.com (by sending your pictures you are giving us consent to use them on our social media and website).

Father’s Day Lunch | Sunday 16th June 

Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to celebrate and treat your Dad and even Grandad! Join us at FOS|LTC on Sunday, June 16th for a delicious two-course roast Sunday lunch. Our Father’s Day menu includes options like the Big Daddy Roast. We’ve already received quite a few reservations, so be quick to book your table! Non-members are also welcome to join in the celebrations. You can check out our menu and book your table HERE. Let’s make this Father’s Day memorable!

Quiz Night & Curry | Friday 21st June 

Don’t miss our amazing Quiz and Supper Night! Jimmy Carr wasn’t available to host this one. So you got me instead. It’s a fantastic opportunity to test your knowledge, enjoy some tasty food, and have a great time. And there’s a chance to win some questionable prizes too. Gather your team of up to 10 people, and for just £15 per person, you’ll get to participate in the quiz and enjoy a delicious curry prepared by Chef and his team:

On the menu, it’s Chicken Madras Curry with Bombay Potatoes and Flat Bread,
Spice it up or cool it down


Fragrant Squash Curry with Bombay Potatoes and Flat Bread,
Spice it up or cool it down

Please book your tickets HERE.

Celebrating 125 Years | Saturday 13th July 2024

We’re putting on a fabulous dinner & dance to celebrate the Club’s 125th anniversary. With a champagne reception, delicious three course dinner, live band, auction and dancing… we really hope you’ll join us for this special event. To see more details, the menu and book your table click HERE.

Michael Lockhart-Smith | Funeral Details

Our great friend and long-standing Club member, Michael Lockhart-Smith passed away last month. As promised, these are the funeral details. We send his family and friends our condolences at this very sad time. Remembering the good times and the considerable support and enthusiasm he had for the Club over many decades. 

No Games Night Next Thursday

Due to our club hosting the Grade 1 Tournament, we will not be able to hold our usual Games Night on the 30th. We assure you that activities will resume as normal in June.

Cakes are back!

That’s all the news for this week. We hope you’ll come down and visit the Club and hope you’ll support the tennis during the tournament. 

James Max

Club Chairman 


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