I’ll put a positive spin on the recent spell of rotten weather. You don’t have to water your garden! However it looks like the sunshine will return soon enough and whatever the weather there’s always something going on at the Club. Here’s this week’s news.

Grass Courts

We love our grass tennis courts. And we hope you’ll agree they are playing superbly this year. A big thanks to Steve and Craig who are doing an epic job. Four important points of housekeeping;

* Whatever you do, please don’t play on the grass before 10am!

* If it has been raining, please do the knee test. Place a sports towel (available, reasonably priced, from the office if you don’t have one yet!) on the ground and kneel. If water comes through the towel, it’s too wet to play. 

* If the net is down, please don’t use the court – even if you have booked it. One nearby will be available – check with the office for details.

* Clothing. Please wear ‘recognised tennis clothing’ on court (definitely no football shirts please!) and be mindful about your choice of shoe. It’s not a fashion thing, the wrong shoes dig up the courts!

Quiz Night | Cancelled 

We’ll reschedule the Quiz Night that was going to take place on Friday 14th July. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused by cancelling. However, due to an illness in their family, our quizmaster won’t be available. We’ll let you know the new date in due course. This gives you more time to study your encyclopaedia, readying yourself to win!

All online entries were refunded on Tuesday evening.

Triangle Club Tournament | Update

Last Sunday saw the opening event for this year’s Triangle Tournament, held between the Golf, Cricket and Tennis Clubs. Our thanks to the Golf Club for hosting this epic event. And what a thriller it was too! Fantastic news and congrats to all our players, because the Tennis Club WON! Yes, we are ahead in the competition. And thanks to the generous sponsorship by Gerry Howe of Stabilised Pavements Limited, SPL will be donating £500 to the Tennis Club for this team win. David Wood scored 28 points, Adam Swan secured 23 points and Jack Bruce won himself a bottle of Moët for getting closest to the pin. The atmosphere at the Club was terrific and although I’ll not pretend to understand the scoring system, this is a great start!

Next, it’s Cricket! The matches will be held on Sunday 9th July and we really hope you’ll pop down to the Cricket Club to come along and support your team. Matches start at midday but apparently gathering for a Sunday sharpener is likely to commence from 11.15am (please drink responsibly yada yada). And once again, Gerry will be putting some money behind the bar for supporters to enjoy a cheeky drink or two! Big up to the golfers, now let’s hope the cricketers can bring home another win!

ITF World Tennis Masters Tour – Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th July

The ITF World Tennis Masters Tour is taking place at our Club next week. This is one of the tournaments that our Members can enter so we’re hoping some of you will be lifting trophies once again! 

We have organised a midweek BBQ evening extravaganza on Wednesday the 5th July. The weather forecast looks good, so please do come along! Everyone is welcome to visit the Club for what should be a wonderful and tasty social evening. Please pre-book your order HERE.

The Poolside Kitchen will be open daily throughout the tournament from 12 – 6pm. With a range of healthy freshly prepared food and some somewhat filthy burgers (the chicken burger is off the chart!) there’s something for everyone on our summer menu. Get in! And get down to the Club to watch some excellent competitive tennis, have a spot of lunch and a cheeky sharpener (soft drinks are available). Oh and so is cake. Have I mentioned cake before? Everyone likes cake. 

Wimbledon Whites Tennis Tournament | Saturday 15th July

To coincide with the Championships, we’ll be holding our very own tournament at the Club. It’ll be good fun and accompanied with some Pimm’s! It’s just £5 for Members and £10 for non-Members. And it all starts at 1pm on the Saturday. Details and registration are HERE

Junior Summer Camps Tennis

Keep your kids moving this summer with our action-packed FOS|LTC. Junior Tennis Camps. Great for all ages and abilities…. and we make sure we tire them out for you! Spaces are limited, so please get booking now! Click HERE for more info.

Squash Coaching | New coaching classes | Non-Members Welcome

Whether you’re a child, teenager or an adult, everyone can learn how to play squash! Playing squash is great for your health, fitness and it’s good fun too! So why not to have a go?

And we have a range of Squash Summer Camps for juniors too :

Including lunch @ £15/day | 10:30 – 12noon (plus lunch)

Under 11’s

Tuesday 25th July

Tuesday 1st August

Tuesday 8th August

Tuesday 15th August

Tuesday 22nd August

Tuesday 29th August

Under 15’s

Thursday 27th July

Thursday 3rd August

Thursday 10th August

Thursday 17th August

Thursday 24th August

Thursday 31st August

Spaces are limited, please book at least one week in advance!

Contact Chris Vine: chrisakv@btinternet.com

New! Women’s Beginner intro to Squash – Classes are on Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 8.30pm – first week is free. After that £6.50/session for members and £7.00 for non-members. 

Saturday Morning Junior drop-in session 10.00 – 10.45am with our new ladies’ coach, Abi Viera. It’s only £5 per session.

If interested please email Chris Vine chrisakv@btinternet.com

Fitness Classes 

By now you’ll know we have a wide range of indoor and outdoor exercise classes. Roberta has a new job and is no longer available to teach her Wednesday spin classes. We now have a new spin instructor. Lindsey who started with us on Wednesday. Welcome Lindsey! Our spin schedule has changed slightly, please see below:

Wednesday 5.30pm

Wednesday 6.15pm

Why don’t you check out our new spin and indeed all our classes classes and book your space HERE, non-members are of course welcome! Fees apply. 

Guest Passes 

Whether you, your family or friends are visiting Frinton-on-Sea for the day or a summer break, our short-term visitor passes will give you the ultimate flexibility to visit our Club and enjoy a game of tennis, squash, croquet, or swim in our heated swimming pool.

Our daily, weekly or monthly visitor passes may be purchased from either the office contacting Kim Willets or from the bar staff on the day (daily passes). Please bear in mind that all visitors must be signed in, without exception. 


No need to remind you that our bar is epic! Mark and the team are ready to serve fabulous alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Please don’t forget your membership card to get your Member’s Discount! And if the sun is shining, surely it’s Pimm’s o’clock?! Or rosé o’clock. Or lager o’clock. You get the idea! 

Poolside Kitchen

Tasty lunches, snacks and ice-creams are available! Open from 12 – 6pm daily during the tournament week.

That’s it for now. Don’t forget to have a look at the Events Calendar HERE to see what’s coming up including the Summer Theatre’s Music Nights at the Club that are selling fast! And to book events, your courts (particularly next week) or upgrade your membership!

Have a great week.

James Max

Club Chairman 


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