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.
The coaching programmes are taking a break over the summer holidays, but there’s still plenty of tennis on offer at East Dorset! We have Club Play sessions on Monday and Wednesday nights, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Saturday afternoons – with a mix-in fours format. We also have Improvers/Rusty Racquets sessions and a new Ladies Over 60s Morning, so there’s plenty of tennis to be played! The Summer Schedule below shows what’s on when, and who to contact with any questions: Read more →
It may be midway through the summer holidays but we still have two weeks of tennis camps coming up for Mini and Junior players: Monday 15th – Friday 19th August Monday 22nd – Friday 26th 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 contact Brian on 07930 454764 for more details or to book a place! Read more →
East Dorset welcomed the Frost & Co Dorset Open 2016 from Sunday 31st July to Saturday 6th August, supervised by Tournament Referee Kris Dymond. It was a busy week, with lots of competitive junior and adult matches, singles and doubles, and we welcomed juniors from across the country, including a group of youngsters from Scotland. Play continued despite tricky conditions in the opening days, but fortunately the weather improved as the week went on and the schedule caught up with itself. For a full round up of results, please visit the LTA Tournaments website: https://lta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=F6995F0E-0DFC-4E63-A7C7-72E8A5AE9DB0 It was another successful week for East Dorset’s... Read more →
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 →
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: The winners and runners-up were as follows: Read more →