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Our Club

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

Grass Court Only Membership Now Available

Our 9 Grass Courts are now available for play to Non-Club Members. There are various options from Pay and Play to a Full Season Membership. Our SIX main grass courts have now been fully refurbished and laser levelled using the same procedures as the Wimbledon Tournament courts.  We have also improved our THREE subsidiary courts, which the official LTA Consultants classified as equivalent to those used for LTA County Week.  They graded the SIX refurbished courts as “exceptional and of the highest standard”. Take this opportunity to try out tennis on real grass courts and enjoy the benefits of our Clubhouse, Café and... Read more →

Try Tennis For Free Saturday 18 May

Come anytime, Adults or Juniors Saturday from 10am to 4pm Sunday 10am to 12pm Or join one of these Free sessions  FREE Cardio Tennis for Adults age 16+ at 9am on Saturday.   Get Back into Tennis for Adults with FREE coaching on Saturday from 13.30-15.30.  Join in the Mix In Session on Saturday from 1.30pm to 4pm.  FREE Junior Coaching – Sunday morning 10-11am  Refreshments including our own Bar and Café in the comfortable Clubhouse. Further details here https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/Events/EastDorsetLawnTennisCroquetClub/1ea5cb5a-f496-478f-943a-cd55a659aa89 Read more →

East Dorset Open Senior Doubles Tournament 25 and 26 June

The club is proud to be hosting this year’s Premier Senior Event of the Dorset grass court tennis season, the Dorset Open Seniors Tournament. Taking place over two days from Tuesday 25 June with two divisions, over 55s and over 65s, in a mens, womens and mixed doubles format and featuring a plate competition for first round eliminations. This is a fun event of a good standard with many entries expected from members of other clubs. Bookings are now being taken, so do sign up to support the club, have an enjoyable day’s tennis with great company and competition. Entry... Read more →

Tennis Ladies 1 Team Match Against David Lloyd Poole

In their first match of the Div 1 season, the Ladies 1 team suffered a 6-2 defeat away to David Lloyd Poole on Thursday night 2 May.  The team of Liz Fox & Julie Harrison and Kaye Streeter & Anna Winquist fought hard but could not overcome strong opposition. Read more →

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