The nights are becoming longer as Autumn sets in. However there’s a lot going on at the Club. I hope you all have our AGM to be held on Friday 20th October in your diaries, starting at 6pm. We’ll send you more details next week. Meantime, we hope that you’ll be tempted to come and visit socially, for some sporting activities, lunch or one of our events.

Wine Tour Around the World

Speaking of events. Yes, we’ve twisted his arm. We didn’t have to twist too hard to be honest… our very own wine expert Steve Pryer has agreed to host another spectacular wine tasting event. Please don’t miss this outstanding wine tasting and dinner on Friday 10th November, from 6.30pm.

Club regular and wine lover Steve Pryer will dip into the weird and wonderful, and take us on a fascinating wine tour around the world. Our resident chef Paul Wharrier will complement the wines with a delicious, modern British menu. Including venison, sea bass or vegetarian main courses. “It will all be a stunning evening,” says Steve, “without doubt our best one yet!” And who’s going to disbelieve those claims?

Highlights will include:

  • an extensive, after-dinner, wine-taster table
  • a superb selection of prizes in the evening’s raffle
  • a mystery wine for a blind tasting with a belting prize for the winner
  • a short quiz giving everlasting kudos to the winning table.

Should you need more information, please get in touch with Georgia.

Lights and Courts

With the nights drawing in and the weather becoming inclement, we hope to have the bubble up soon. The storms this week rather got in the way of our planned dates… Please don’t forget to book courts, pay for lighting, sign in guests and ensure non-members pay their fees! The non-bubble lighting costs have been simplified and are now payable on a half hour per court basis. The cost is £3 for 30 min.

Club Festivities

It’s nearly October and now it’s the time to get organised for the upcoming festive season!
As always, our Club has plenty to offer – Four Christmas Parties Nights to choose from, a traditional two-course Christmas Lunch, ever-popular Family Disco that is now bookable online, Christmas Carols with Caryll & Canapés! and of course our New Year’s Eve Party! Our NYE party will be very informal this year. It’s all about having a fun evening, celebrating and dancing (more details to follow within the next few weeks)
All festive information, menus and booking information can be found HERE.

Frinton Literary Festival

The Frinton Literary Festival is fast approaching – we wanted to make sure you don’t miss out on their key events as tickets are selling fast! We know that Miriam Margolyes is going to be speak at the Literary Lunch at the Club. However that’s already sold out! But there’s a lot else going on.
Firstly, for all you nature enthusiasts, come and join writer, gardener and self-proclaimed ‘Chicken Boy’ Arthur Parkinson at the McGrigor Hall on Friday 27th of October. The bestselling writer hopes to bring some of his feathered friends and share gardening hints, tips and an insight into his unique outlook on the natural world. He will also be launching his new book, Planting a Paradise, which will inspire you to encourage more nature into your garden.
For you budding authors, there are a few spaces left on How to Write a Bestseller. Join Suzy K Quinn, who has sold more than a million copies of her novels, to learn her tricks of the trade. From romance to thriller, Suzy has got all the advice you need.
And lastly – with no ticket purchase required – for parents and caregivers, why not attend the FREE comic and drawing masterclass with Andy Riley (author of Action Dude and King Flashypants, to name just a few!). KS2 readers are encouraged to come along and learn all about drawing and storytelling at McGrigor Hall between 11am-2pm on Thursday 26th October.
For more information please visit www.frintonliteraryfestival.co.uk or you can book your tickets at Caxton Books. Call them now on 01255 851505 or pop in and see them on Connaught Avenue!

Croquet Weekend | 7th & 8th October

Frinton Croquet Club celebrates its first ‘Women’s Weekend’ with champions. The weather forecast is looking good, so why not join in the fun? Spectators are welcome!

Saturday 7th October
10am | Warm up
10.30am | Women’s Club Tournament
1pm | Informal Lunch in Gazebo
2pm | Champions’ Exhibition Match
4pm | Drinks and Social in the Gazebo
5pm | Further drinks in the Club Bar

Sunday 8th October
Open to All
10am | Champions’ Tips and Exhibition Match
12.30 for 1pm | Sunday Roast Lunch in the Club House
Lunch will be followed by Q&A’s and a Trophy Presentation

Sunday Roast Lunch | Sunday 8th October

On no! The BBQ season is well and truly over! Thankfully our next delicious Sunday Roast Lunch is just around the corner. Come and join us on Sunday 8th October for a traditional Sunday lunch served in our charming ballroom. Click HERE for our menu or book your table.
This Sunday lunch will be a little more special as we will have three croquet champions joining us and there will be a Q&A session with these ladies after our lunch is finished…and of course, everyone is welcome to join in.


As you may have noticed, squash’s work on the new integrated glass door comes to a close with our wonderful sponsors being advertised in our courts.
Thank you so much to all involved to help get the project completed successfully!
Cochrane Tree Services
Yorkshire Building Society
Europit Tyres
Henkel Ltd.

And don’t forget to sign up for our Annual Squash Championship. You have until tomorrow, Saturday 1st of October to sign up! Jack Bruce has won it quite a few times now, so who is going to challenge him this year!?

If you have aspirations to be a champion, but you’re not there yet, perhaps some coaching might help? Details of our coaching sessions HERE, we have plenty to choose from… Beginners Squash, Racketball, Junior Drop-in Sessions, Junior Coaching, Mini Squash and Individual Coaching.

Tots Tennis

At Tots Tennis, we believe in the power of sport to inspire, educate, and build confidence in our tiniest athletes.  Our caring and experienced coaches are dedicated to making tennis accessible and enjoyable for toddlers. All equipment provided. Please click HERE for more info or to book your class.

Social Sessions

Our Social Sessions are in full swing. They’re great for anyone who wants to meet new friends whilst exercising. There may even be a few drinks in the bar after the session. No need to sign up, please just turn up!

Tennis Club sessions: Tuesdays 12 noon, Wednesdays 7:30pm, Saturdays 3pm, Sunday 10am
Squash Club sessions: Mondays and Thursdays 7pm – 8pm
Racketball Club sessions: Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
Croquet Club sessions: Wednesdays 3pm
Walking Football: Monday 2-3.30pm, Wednesday 7-8.30pm


Of course we have a range of fantastic gym equipment available for gym members to use. And there’s plenty of advice available to get you going. But we also have a wide range of exercise classes for every age and ability too. We’ve added some new classes too including some dance and bounce and burn to the existing exercise, yoga and other fitness offerings. All the details can be found here. And if a class is full? Put your name on a waiting list and we’ll try to get you involved! All the details are HERE.

Coaching Sessions and Personal Training

Starting a new sport, brushing up on your skills, or wishing to win one of our championships next year? Get in touch with our coaches and they will help you to reach your goals.

  • Tennis
    Peter Richmond – contact: www.NEETacademy.co.uk or email neetacademyhq@gmail.com
  • Squash & Racketball
    Chris Vine – contact: chrisakv@btinternet.com or call 07768 067044
  • Croquet
    Richard Everett – contact: croquet@fosltc.com or call 07766 611 826
  • Gym & Personal Training
    Katy Calver – contact: katy@fosltc.com

Wimbledon 2024

The public ballot for tickets to the Wimbledon Championships via the All England Lawn Tennis Club is now open. Applications must be made by the end of the day on Tuesday 10th October. You can apply here https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/tickets/the_wimbledon_public_ballot.html

Blimey – there really IS a lot going on. As we always say – there’s something for everyone! And if that fails, guess what? The bar is fully stocked with a fabulous range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (please drink responsibly yada yada) and snacks too. Do pop down and visit.

Meantime have a great week.

James Max
Club Chairman


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