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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

Grass court membership for just £75!

Wimbledon may be cancelled this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t play on grass!We’ve got a great offer running at the moment of grass court membership from May to September for just £75!  There are 9 Championship quality grass courts at East Dorset which members can book to play singles on, or doubles with members of your own household.  Our groundsman Robin has worked really hard since the club re-opened last week to prepare the grass, and we’re delighted that Grass Courts 17, 18 & 19 will be opening for play at 11am tomorrow (Monday 25th May).We’re hoping that... Read more →

Tennis & Croquet start again!

We’re pleased to announce that following the government’s recent advice and in accordance with guidelines from the Lawn Tennis Association and Croquet Association, tennis and croquet play will resume at the club from tomorrow (Thursday 14th May).Tennis and croquet members will be able to book courts (in tennis for singles play only, or doubles if it’s with members of your household), although the clubhouse will remain closed.Max Tennis Coaching resumes as well with Brian, Tom, Connor and Sally available for 1:1 lessons on clay courts 9 and 10 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.  Please call Brian on 07930... Read more →

Coronavirus emergency – club closure

Following the Prime Minister’s nation-wide announcement yesterday evening, the Club will be closed completely until further notice.To be clear, Members will not be allowed to enter the premises for any reason, even on foot.  Anyone whose car is parked at the Club should please remove it as there are no current plans to re-open the barrier to the Club.  All Max Tennis School coaching activities are also on hold.The EDLTCC Board is actively considering the many implications of the ‘lock-down’, including financial matters, at its virtual meeting next Monday.  Further communications will follow in due course.  For those members who have already... Read more →

Adult coaching flier

Spring Term tennis coaching programmes

Spring is on the way which means it’s time for our Spring Term coaching programme!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 →

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 →