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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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Exhibition match and pavilion opening – Saturday 19th November

We are excited to announce a special day of events at the club next Saturday 19th November, to mark the official opening of the new tennis pavilion and to welcome our new cafe and bar caterers. We hope as many of you as possible will come along to show your support! Here is a timeline for the day: 12 noon: An exhibition match between Dorset County Men’s Singles Champion Louis Allen and British Tour Coach James Davidson 12.30 – 2pm: ‘Have a go’ tennis activities, with donations going to our new fund for Louis Allen* 2pm: Official opening of the pavilion by Richard... Read more →

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Blue Hill Cafe & Bar opens Monday 14th November

We’re excited to announce that the catering and bar services at East Dorset have been taken over by Claudine and Colette of Blue Hill Cafe & Bar, who’ll be opening for business on Monday 14th November.   Colette recently told us: “Blue Hill is excited to be starting at East Dorset on Monday 14th November with our chef Catherine who has almost 20 years of catering experience. As we are heading into the festive season we will be taking bookings for your Christmas lunches. Please speak to a member of our staff to secure your booking. Reservations will start from Monday 21st... Read more →

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Bonfire and Fireworks Night a roaring success!

Our annual bonfire and fireworks extravaganza on Saturday 5th November was a roaring success, with record numbers of people attending and a fantastic total raised for the club development fund. A big thanks to our sponsors Humphries Kirk, Sam FM and Frost & Co, as well as to all the club members who volunteered on the night (and with the clean up the following morning!) – we couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks for your support and see you all next year!   Read more →

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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 →

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