The Best and Friendliest Tennis Club on the south coast…

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

Fireworks and Bonfire Night

Join us for our Annual Fireworks and Bonfire Night Extravaganza on Saturday 2nd November 2019. Gates open at 5pm, the Bonfire lighting at 6pm and Fireworks start at 7.15pm. TICKETS available from mid October, Weekdays and Saturdays evenings and ALL DAY and EVENINGS from 31 October until 3pm 2nd November, Other attractions include:Music and Fun Activities by DJHot Food options include Thai, Fish & Chips, Hot Dogs, Burgers,Kiddies Play AreaFree All Age ActivitiesInstructor led Disco and Street DanceChocolate FountainGlow In the Dark NoveltiesIndoor and Outside bars Coffee Stalls, Mulled Wine and Slush Mania Read more →

October half-term tennis camps

Looking for activities for your kids this October half-term? We have fun sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 4-8 year olds (9-11am) and 8-16 year olds (9.30am-12.30pm).  Please contact Brian on 07930 454764 to book your place! Read more →

Autumn Term tennis coaching programmes

The evenings are drawing in and schools are nearly back… which means it’s time for the new Autumn Term tennis coaching to begin!You can check out the details on our links below and we look forward to seeing you on court soon!Junior coaching programmesAdult coaching programme Read more →

Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend… try tennis for FREE!

Come and join us for a fun tennis taster this coming Saturday 7th September for FREE tennis taster sessions and to chat to members and look around the club!🎾🎾🎾 FREE TASTER SESSIONS FOR ADULTS AND JUNIORS…OPEN TO EVERYONE…Schedule for the day…🎾 9.00 – 10.00 Cardio Tennis (20 Spaces Left)🎾 11.00 – 12.00 Junior Coaching (20 spaces left)🎾 13.30 – 15.00 Adult Coaching (20 spaces left)💚💚 All welcome 💚💚Stay fit and healthy through the winter at EDLTCCWe have 10 floodlit courts- 6 astro and 4 artificial clay . And when you have finished playing why not socialise with fellow players in the bar or café.🎾 At our event, please look out... Read more →

Follow the WCF Simon Carter Golf Croquet Championship

Follow the WCF Simon Carter Golf Croquet Championship.#gcwc2019Block stages run from 27th – 31st JulyKnockout stages 1st – 4th AugTo watch some of the players follow the link on the homepage of the Croquet Association website. Click on the line under Latest croquet News that reads:Live Stream/Broadcast Schedule for GCWC.A page will pop up Click the link on that page that reads:youtube.com/croquetengland/live.Alternatively you can search for Croquetengland on the Youtube website. I hope you enjoy the viewing. Results will be on the Croquetscores website.East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club are represented by Jonathan Powe who is playing in Block... Read more →

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