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:
It may be midway through the summer holidays but we still have two weeks of tennis camps coming up for Mini and Junior players:
Mini Red (4-8 years old): 9am – 10.15am (£6 per day)
Junior (8-16 years old): 10.30am – 12.30pm (£9 per day)
- Monday 15th – Friday 19th August
- Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August
Please contact Brian on 07930 454764 for more details or to book a place!
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:
It was another successful week for East Dorset’s Louis Allen, who came third in the Men’s Singles, runner-up in the 18U Singles and Doubles, and won the Men’s Doubles with partner Liam Hignett – great play Louis!
Thanks to Kris and all the club volunteers who helped make the event a success, including Catherine, Sue and Liz at the tournament desk and all the match supervisors. In total 336 matches were played… so it was certainly a busy week!
Special congratulations go to Charlie Newman, winner of the Betty Booth Sportsmanship Award 2016, who showed great sportsmanship and enjoyment of the game throughout the week.
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 and contact details, and describe your general playing standard and availability. Then it’s a case of making some phone calls and arranging some games!
Help spread the word amongst club members, and enjoy your tennis!
Looking for things to do for sports-mad youngsters this Summer? Then look no further than our Multi Sport Activity Camps for 8-16 year olds the last week of July! Run by our Max Tennis School coaches, purchase
the sessions will run from 9am to 4pm each day, purchase
with a fun mix of sports including tennis, football, basketball and cricket.
It costs £25 per day, all equipment provided – please contact Peter on 07549 613860 for details and bookings!
If you thought grass courts 1-6 were playing well, cialis
wait until you play on the three courts in the cage! Officially opened on Thursday in time for ladies match practice in the evening, no rx
the coaches and first team players who tried them out in the afternoon described them as excellent. Then in the evening 2 ladies doubles matches were played against Milford and the players were full of praise.
In the Autumn our groundsman Daniel Tomberry re-seeded the courts with rye grass and spread four tonnes of clay based top dressing over the surface, before drag netting in, to improve levelling and bounce. Now we can all reap the benefits!
It’s no joke, hit comedy hypnotist Matt Hale returns to East Dorset with his brilliant new show on Friday 22nd July!
Used to performing in front of sell out crowds, this will be Matt’s third appearance at East Dorset, with a brand new routine.
At just £10 each, tickets are bound to sell fast – you can buy them at the bar or call David Tonkes on 07775 868693
. Make sure you don’t miss out!
On the day the nation celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday with a Street Party in the Mall, join us tomorrow for the next best thing – ‘high tea and bubbles’ in the clubhouse!
Sunday 12th June at 3pm
Tickets available behind the bar – tickets cost £10 each.