We live in unprecedented times. Although the events unfolding in Ukraine may seem far away, the implications for us are likely to be significant. Short term inflationary pressure is most likely to be replaced by a longer term impact, particularly on fuel and energy costs. But that’s not all. I don’t wish to make light of the situation in Eastern Europe and like all of you, I am sure our hope is that hostilities will end and that civilian lives will not be lost. Tragically it would appear that the invasion will be bloody with borders and geopolitics changing faster than we can comprehend. The aggression shown towards a European democratic nation is not something seen in our lifetimes and it’s playing out as I write.

I recognise this may seem trivial, but you may have read about pricing pressure in the drinks sector too. Ukraine is one of the largest agricultural growers and suppliers in Europe. And in today’s papers, one report indicates that the £10 pint could be with us by 2030, which is not so many years away. If you’re in London regularly, you’ll know that a pint can often cost between £6 and £8. Blimey!

So far, we have controlled prices as best we can and with your membership card, a pint of our finest lager remains at the rather more affordable £4 a pint (non-members it’s £5 a pint) and how about this? Our very own FOS|LGR is just £3.20 a pint for Members (£4 for non-members)! Now, that really IS value!

However the serious side to this inflationary pressure is that our Membership fees will have to be adjusted accordingly and we’ll be writing to you next week with our plans for 2022/23.

In other news, and on a lighter note there is a remarkable amount going on at your Club and we hope you’ll get stuck in to the many sporting and social events we have available. Here are some highlights but do please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive regular updates.

This Saturday
Don’t forget it’s the Jupiter Singers with their choir tomorrow (Saturday) morning between 10am and 12pm. Please see their Facebook page for more details on how you can join in. Or why not pop down to the club for a coffee or drink to have a listen!

And it probably won’t have escaped your attention that the Six Nations Rugby continues tomorrow. We will be screening England v Wales in the bar. It’s a 4.45pm kick-off. The competition is sponsored by Guiness. And we have Guinness ON TAP in the bar. The Member’s price is just £4 a pint! (£5 for non-members).

Diary Dates!

Friday 4th March
Fizz and substantial canapés… we’re selling tickets fast but if you want to taste the BRAND NEW Jarrow House vintage… (made by our very own Sally Smith and her partner Robert Auld and it’s the Club’s house fizz), then please book your places now! You’ll receive a lovely glass of cold fizz on arrival and three full glasses as we meander our way through the different vintages on a guided tasting. And that’s alongside chef’s substantial canapés. We don’t think you’ll go thirsty or hungry!

Sunday 6th March
It’s the return of Frinton Jazz Club. The event is sold out but for details on return tickets or the other future events at the Club, click here. AND chef is putting on a brunch to be served from 12 noon. And you don’t have to be coming along to the jazz to partake with brunch though! On the menu is seared beef or grilled halloumi with an onion marmalade served on a toasted muffin with crispy hash browns on the side. To book online, click here.

Tuesday 8th March
Squash & Racketball Day at FOS|LTC
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day! Open to members and non-members and players of all levels.
Racketball: 10 – 11.30am
Squash: 6 – 7.30pm
Cost: £2 per session
FREE tea or coffee after the event
Limited availability – book now M: 07796181286 or E: squash@fosltc.com

Sunday 13th March
Roast Sunday Lunch returns. On the menu this time around is roast pork, roast beef or roast butternut squash wellington. All served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and an array of fresh vegetables. and some lovely tasty desserts or cheese to follow. All for £20 a head. Bargain! The last roast lunch was a sell-out so please do book early to avoid disappointment!

Thursday 17th March
St Patrick’s Day Guinness and Darts
Try our draft Guinness at our great value member price of £4 per pint!
Enter the free fun ‘Killer’ Darts – competition with a prize for the winner!
Sign up sheet at the foyer.

Sunday 27th March
It’s Mother’s Day! And for the first time in a gazillion years we are bringing back tea to the Club. Not any old tea. PROPER tea! We’re talking tasty and freshly made sandwiches. Home baked fruit scones served with jam and clotted cream (or clotted cream and jam!). And cake. Lots of cake! And of course, Tea. English Breakfast or Earl Grey tea! A proper full service afternoon cream tea served at your Club. What a brilliant way to celebrate Mother’s Day and where better than the Frinton-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club. More information to follow shortly.

For those who have struggled to get a grip of Thursdays, we have a solution. Games Night! Thursday evening is fast becoming a popular night for ‘indoor games’ at the Club. We have two table tennis tables and a darts board. We’ll lend you the necessary bats, balls and darts, so there is plenty to keep you entertained. And don’t forget our splendid Space Invaders machine and its 3000 games. And the bar! What’s not to like?

Please do put Saturday 21st May in your diary for the Club’s open day and also the afternoon of Thursday 2nd June for our special Jubilee Celebrations. We’ll have more details for you on these events soon.

Accommodation Required!
Have you got a spare bedroom? Would you like to earn a bit of cash? If so, why not offer (paid!) accommodation to fellow tennis players during our external tennis tournaments.

As you are probably aware, there is not enough accommodation in Frinton-on-Sea. We’ve decided to put together a list of accommodation which will be available on request.

All we need is your email address or another form of contact detail you are happy to share.

Tournaments dates:
28th May – 5th June
20-25th June
4-9th July
18-22nd July
8-13th August

If you’re interested in signing up? Please email Kat, katerina@fosltc.com

All our tennis, squash, gym, croquet and walking football continues at the Club. Do get involved with the various activities, classes, coaching or club play and nights. Classes with our gym team are filling up but please do get in touch if you’d like to get involved. We have yoga, exercise classes and you can also investigate one-on-one personal training too!

There’s a super vibe at the Club and we’ve not been this busy for many years. You’re making the place come alive and we hope this vibrancy will continue to develop and grow as we head towards the spring and summer seasons. We are working on other events too such as karaoke and Member social nights. We’ll be in touch with details soon!

If there’s something you want to comment on, you have a suggestion or have an insert for the newsletter, please do get in touch with me. I’m always happy to hear from you!

Have a great week.

James Max
Club Chairman


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