The Club will reopen at 9am Wednesday 2 December

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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

Cafe Reopening

The Cafe will reopen with Sam and Shirley on Wednesday 2 December from 9.30 till 3.30, daily except Sunday.  They will be serving hot and cold drinks (try out the new coffee machine), snacks and lunches but remember at the moment if you are inside you can only sit with people from your home bubble. The patio is an option for a drink with up to 6 friends. Drinks from the bar will be available on request with a substantial meal (sorry no draught beer). For further details see Read more →

Max Tennis School coaching to resume on Wednesday 2nd December

We’re pleased to announce that Max Tennis School coaching will resume on Wednesday 2nd December and run til Saturday 19th December in line with the latest LTA and government guidelines!Outdoor tennis will be permitted whatever tier we’re in, as detailed on this LTA web page.As before, you’ll need to wear gloves and book onto your sessions in advance and any sessions you’ve paid for but not used will be credited to next term.Any questions please contact Brian on 07930 454764 and we look forward to seeing you back on court soon! Read more →

Sam’s Café Takeaway and Delivery Service

The Cafe will reopen with Sam and Shirley on Wednesday 2 December from 9.30 till 3.30, daily except Sunday.Samantha has started a take away and free delivery service to Poole and the surrounding area. You can order one or more meals. Payment by cash, cheque or credit card. Please order by 1pm on the day before delivery. Delivery on the day by 1pm. The menu changes each week. She will deliver to non-members. For further details Read more →

Coaching update for lockdown

In line with latest Government and LTA guidance, Max Tennis School’s last groups will be tomorrow (Wednesday) and we hope to re-start the group programme on Thursday 3rd December, running til Saturday 19th December.Anyone who’s paid will receive credit for the sessions missed to use next term. Hope to see some of you today and tomorrow and if not early December! Read more →

Group coaching update

Please note that adult and junior coaching groups will be carrying on at the club up until Thursday (so groups on Mon, Tue and Wed will go ahead) while we await a further update from the LTA  We’ll update you further as soon as we know more. Read more →