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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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Casual Hitters in full swing

Are you looking for new people to play with but don’t want to enter a box league?  Or would you like to have a hit midweek but don’t know who else is around?  Then sign up for our Casual Hitters list and find yourself some people to play with! We currently have 17 ladies and 14 men signed up, so that’s plenty of people to start arranging some singles or doubles.  The lists are displayed on the Tennis Noticeboard in the club verandah, along with a sign up sheet for new players.  All you have to do is give your name... Read more →

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Club Championship finals a great success!

The sun shone for our Finals Day on Saturday 16th July and spectators were treated to some good quality, hard fought matches!  Thanks to our groundsman Daniel, the grass courts played better than ever before and lots of members decided to come along to watch, and stay around for food afterwards!  The trophy presentations were popular too, with the awards handed out by our sponsor, Portmore Life. Here is a selection of photos from the day:   A full list of results will follow shortly, but here are a few photos from the trophy presentations: Read more →

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Frost & Co Dorset Open 2016 – entries open!

We’re pleased to be hosting the prestigious Dorset Open tournament again this year, from Sunday 31st July to Saturday 6th August.  The junior and adult events run alongside each other, and the event’s open to members and non-members alike.     To enter, please visit the LTA Competitions website and search for the Frost & Co Dorset Open 2016, tournament code DOR16S0302.  You’ll see the following events listed: Mini events 8U, 9U, 10U, 14U singles and doubles Boys events 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U singles and doubles Girls events 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U singles and doubles Mixed events 14U & 18U mixed doubles Men’s... Read more →

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Quorn Family Tennis Cup – Sunday 7th August

Entries are now open for the Quorn Family Tennis Cup, a fun doubles event, to be held at East Dorset on Sunday 7th August. It’s a yellow ball event, so each doubles pair has to include an 11-17 year old and an adult family member (e.g. parent, uncle/aunt, grandparent). It’s open to members and non-members, just sign up online by Monday 1st August: http://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Event/?ctn=1-7OFBQZB&evt=1-7OG1J8E  Tournament code: DOR16S5200 Entry fee: £6 This is a qualifying event for the national tournament, and the winning pair go through to the Regional Finals to be played at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton on Sunday... Read more →

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Summer Tennis Camps – July and August

Have you made plans for the school holidays yet?  Our Max Tennis School coaches will be running a series of Tennis Camps in July and August for Mini Red and Junior players, over 3 weeks in July and August: Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd July Monday 25th – Friday 29th July * Monday 8th – Friday 12th August Mini Red (4-8 years old): 9am – 10.15am (£6 per day) Junior (8-16 years old): 10.30am – 12.30pm (£9 per day) * Please note we’ll also be holding a Multi Sport Activity Camp in the week of Monday 25th – Friday 29th July. Please... Read more →

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