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East Dorset is a busy Tennis, Croquet and Bridge club with over 600 Adult and Junior members located in the heart of Ashley Cross, Poole. 

We have 19 Tennis Courts on 3 different surfaces (4 Artificial Clay, 6 Astro (Artificial Grass) and 9 Grass Lawns.  There is some form of Club Day tennis almost everyday, except Sundays, and we host coaching sessions at all levels for Juniors and Adults. 

The Club has 5 full-size tournament standard grass Croquet Lawns where members play both Association and Golf Croquet.  Our active Bridge section has weekly sessions for both Duplicate and Chicago Bridge, including coaching sessions for Beginners and Improvers. 

The Club House includes a fully stocked and licensed Bar and a Cafe both open daily, including a weekly changing menu for Sunday Lunch.  The Club Function Room is available for hire at modest rates and is used by a whole spectrum of the local community from exercise classes such as Pilates, Yoga and Zumba to Language, Art, Music and other classes.

Latest News

Autumn Tennis Camps… bookings now open!

We’re delighted that Max Tennis School will be running its popular Autumn Tennis Camps for minis and juniors during October half-term… and sign ups are now open!  Please see details below and contact Brian on 07930 454764 to reserve your child’s space!  All sessions will be compliant with the latest club and LTA guidelines on COVID-19. Read more →

Latest LTA playing guidelines

Please note the latest LTA guidelines regarding group sizes and playing tennis:For clarity, from Monday 14 September:For informal social play, group size is limited to a maximum of six people by lawOrganised tennis activity for larger groups, including coached sessions, club nights and competitions is permitted by the Government as an exception to the limit of six, and so can continue, provided that venues, coaching providers and event organisers follow LTA COVID-19 secure guidelinesWe’re pleased to confirm that coaching sessions run by Max Tennis School are therefore still permitted to go ahead, in line with risk assessments, as are the... Read more →

Junior Summer Camps

We’re running 4 weeks of Mini and Junior Summer Camps over the summer holidays… all on a pay & play basis but pre-booking is essential so we can manage numbers.  Please see below for details! Read more →