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We’re a busy tennis, croquet and bridge club with over 500 members. We have 19 tennis courts on 3 different surfaces (astro, hard and grass) and regular club sessions and coaching sessions. We have 5 full-size tournament standard croquet lawns, and members play both Association and Golf croquet. We also have an active bridge section with weekly sessions for Duplicate and Chicago bridge.


Latest News

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Golf Day 2016 – Friday 10th June

Join us for our annual Golf Day at Bulbury Woods Golf Club, kindly sponsored by Anglotown Residential Sales & Lettings. Date: Friday 10th June 2016 Tee-off times: 12.15pm – 1.08pm Cost: £35 per person to include coffee on arrival, 18 holes, prizes and meal afterwards. Cheques payable to “Mrs R Topple” Please fill in an entry form (hard copies also available in the clubhouse), and hand in to Jamie Rolls or Ros Topple: East Dorset Golf Day 2016 Any questions please contact Jamie Rolls 07771 932290 / Ros Topple 07719 672832. Read more →

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EU Referendum Debate – Thursday 19th May at 7.30pm

You’re invited to attend and take part in a Brexit Debate to be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 19th May from 7.30pm. We have some “Big Hitters” speaking for and against Brexit, including Conor Burns (Bournemouth MP), Andy Ross (Conservative Poole Local Area Co-ordinator), Simon Rowland (co-founder and CEO of Veritas Security) and Simon Boyd (Director of Reid Steel, Christchurch). Each will speak for 10 minutes followed by questions. These  will have been pre-prepared by audience members and written on pre-printed  cards. It is envisaged that the formal proceedings will end around 9pm, with time afterwards for informal discussion.... Read more →

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The Western Championship (Association Croquet) – 30th April – 2nd May

Come and watch croquet played at the highest standard. East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club are hosting this prestigious event again this year. Ranked 5th in the world, Jamie Burch will be certain to meet some stiff competition when he attempts to regain the title he last won here in 2014. You can be sure of seeing some quality play in beautiful surroundings. Admission is free. Venue: EDLTCC, Salterns Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8BL   Photo © 2013 Elizabeth Williams Read more →

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Croquet Section Open Weekend – 7th and 8th May

Drop in anytime between 9:30am and 4:00pm on Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th May and give croquet a try completely free of charge. We have all the equipment you will need – just bring a pair of flat shoes. You will be met by some of our friendly members who will introduce you to the game and to the club. It’s great fun for all ages and is played by men and women. Come by yourself or with friends and enjoy an opportunity to try a new activity. You might get hooked! Read more →

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Club’s Got Talent night a roof-raising success!

Last night’s Club Got Talent event was a great success with some virtuoso musical performances and over £650 raised for the club’s development fund. A big thanks to all the musicians who took part, including soloists Brandon on keyboard and James on violin, the Somogyi duet on keyboard and saxophone, Bev Turner’s ‘Poole Ukelele Band’, and the rock supergroup ‘Hard Court Rockers’.  And thanks to David Lloyd for organising! Here’s a selection of photos from the night, and check back soon for links to some video footage!   Read more →

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