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Our Club

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


American Doubles tournament – Wednesday 19th October

We hope you can join us for a friendly American Doubles tournament on Wednesday evening, to mark the end of this half-term.  This will run instead of the usual club evening. Led by Emma, play will start at 6pm so please arrive a bit early if you can for a warm up and to be sorted into fours.  Otherwise please let Emma know in advance that you’ll be attending.  It would also help greatly if everyone can play through to 8pm, to ensure that numbers remain constant. You’re all invited to the clubhouse after play for nibbles and, if you’re... Read more →


Fireworks Night – Saturday 5th November

Join us for our annual fireworks extravaganza on Saturday 5th November, complete with bonfire and family entertainments like a bouncy castle, side stalls, a chocolate fountain and hot food.  We’ll also have an outside bar serving mulled wine til late. The bonfire’s lit at 6pm and the fireworks start at 7.15pm.  Everyone’s welcome, it’s an event for the whole community! Gates open at 5pm and tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance from the clubhouse.  The exception to this is family tickets, which must be bought in advance. We hope to see you there! Read more →

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Autumn term tennis begins – Monday 5th September

The mornings are a bit fresher and the evenings are starting to draw in… so it’s that time of year again, time for the Autumn term coaching programmes to begin!  We welcome a new coach to the team this Autumn, Aaron Bolitho, alongside Brian, Dan and Emma.  For details of the new coaching programmes, please visit these pages: Junior coaching programme Adult coaching programme Take a look at our weekly court schedule too for an overview of what’s happening when. Read more →


Tennis Taster Day – Saturday 3rd September

The new Autumn coaching programme starts on Monday 5th September, and we’ve got a FREE taster day this Saturday from 10am-4pm. If you’d like to try tennis then this is your chance! You can also check out the details of our coaching programmes here: Junior coaching programme Adult coaching programme Read more →

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Summer schedule

The coaching programmes are taking a break over the summer holidays, but there’s still plenty of tennis on offer at East Dorset! We have Club Play sessions on Monday and Wednesday nights, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Saturday afternoons – with a mix-in fours format.  We also have Improvers/Rusty Racquets sessions and a new Ladies Over 60s Morning, so there’s plenty of tennis to be played! The Summer Schedule below shows what’s on when, and who to contact with any questions: Read more →

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