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

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

Grass Court Only Membership Now Available

Our 9 Grass Courts are now available for play to Non-Club Members. There are various options from Pay and Play to a Full Season Membership. Our SIX main grass courts have now been fully refurbished and laser levelled using the same procedures as the Wimbledon Tournament courts.  We have also improved our THREE subsidiary courts, which the official LTA Consultants classified as equivalent to those used for LTA County Week.  They graded the SIX refurbished courts as “exceptional and of the highest standard”.Take this opportunity to try out tennis on real grass courts and enjoy the benefits of our Clubhouse, Café and... Read more →

Try Tennis For Free Saturday 18 May

Come anytime, Adults or Juniors Saturday from 10am to 4pm Sunday 10am to 12pm Or join one of these Free sessions  FREE Cardio Tennis for Adults age 16+ at 9am on Saturday.   Get Back into Tennis for Adults with FREE coaching on Saturday from 13.30-15.30.  Join in the Mix In Session on Saturday from 1.30pm to 4pm.  FREE Junior Coaching – Sunday morning 10-11am  Refreshments including our own Bar and Café in the comfortable Clubhouse. Further details here Read more →

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