Do Something Great – help out your club!

Volunteering’s big news in 2016 so if you’d like to Do Something Great, there’s plenty of scope at our club! We’re always looking for volunteers to do things to help keep the club running, be that maintaining the clubhouse or helping organise fundraising events. So if you’ve got any skills (e.g. a good organiser or electricians, plumbers, DIY enthusiasts), get in touch! It would be good to do a bit of Spring cleaning too in the clubhouse, and maybe add a new coat of paint – and many hands make light work! Looking for inspiration?  Check out the BBC’s Do Something Great website to see what other kinds of volunteering people will be up to this summer. BBC Do Something Great
If you’d like to get involved with jobs around the club or have any ideas of your own, please contact Penny Simmonds – thank you!

Poole Tennis League – Round 4

Entries are now open for the next round of Poole Tennis League, a singles league for players of all abilities that’s supported by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is a venue for these matches, so if you enter the league you’ll be able to play your matches with home advantage! Poole R4 Poole Tennis League – Round 4 Please note there is no fee for the visiting player if you play your match at the club , however if two non-members play each other than they are required to pay one Green Fee of £5 between them. We’ll be putting up notices to this effect by the astro courts before Round 4 starts. Still not sure if Local Tennis Leagues are for you? Perhaps Greg Rusedski can persuade you! vimeo.com/156566406 And finally, don’t forget you can also enter the Singles Box League at the club for competitive singles matches against other club members. Please contact Peter on 07549 613 860 if you’d like to enter the next round.

Open LTA Senior Doubles Tournament

Entries are now open for the Open LTA Senior Doubles Tournament at East Dorset this May, to be played on the grass courts (weather permitting!) We’ve got events for the Over 45, 60 & 70’s in the Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed Doubles, and an entry fee of £10 is payable per event.
You can sign up online at the LTA website: http://bit.ly/DorsetSeniorsDubs Or fill in an entry form and send it with your cheque to Clive Richardson, Tournament Director.  Entry forms are available in the clubhouse, or you can download and print one here:  Seniors Tournament 2016 entry form Open Senior Doubles Tournament, May 2016

Easter tennis camps for juniors

If you’re looking for activities for your children during the Easter holidays, it’s not too late to sign up for our Easter Tennis Camps. Run by Brian and the Max Tennis School coaches, we have camps running on both weeks of the school holidays, for Mini Red players (9 – 10.15am) and juniors (10.30am – 12.30pm). The camps cost £6 per day for Mini Reds, and £9 per day for juniors, with non-members welcome too. Just give Brian a call on 07930 454764 for more details or to book your child on. Easter camps

Entries open for Club Championships and Wimbledon ballot

Entries are now open for the Club Championships and Wimbledon ballot, and the sign-up sheets are on noticeboards in the club verandah. Wimbledon Ballot
Please note that only British Tennis Members who have opted into the Wimbledon Ballot can sign up for Wimbledon tickets.  Please read the instructions on the entry sheets and put your name against any dates you’re interested in.
Club Championships 
There are entry sheets for each event (Men’s & Ladies singles; Men’s, Ladies and Mixed doubles; Seniors etc). The entry fee is £5 per person and should be paid promptly.
Please ensure you have renewed your club membership before putting your name down for either of the above.

Sport Relief tournament raises over £900

Thanks to everyone who took part in today’s Sport Relief Tournament, it was a great afternoon with lots of competitive tennis! Well done to our winners and runners up, and thank you all for your support – between us we’ve smashed our fundraising target of £500 and reached over £900. And a big thank you to Claire, Jack and Peter for organising it – let’s hope it’s the first of many!  

Club Night Easter special

Join us for an Easter special at Club Night this evening from 6-8pm, with an American Doubles Tournament followed by mini Easter eggs (and drinks) in the bar! american doubles   Coaches Emma and Peter will organise the tournament, which follows a fun mixed doubles format.  There’ll be Easter egg prizes for the winners too. Everyone’s welcome, but please try to arrive for 6pm and stay til the end so that the tournament can run smoothly.
We look forward to seeing you there!