January American Doubles Tournament

Join us for the first American Doubles Tournament of the new year on Sunday 31st January. Players of all abilities have a chance to compete with a number of different partners in a round robin format. It is also a great opportunity to bring along a friend. Everyone welcome! As a reminder, diagnosis the format of American Doubles is as follows:
  • Mixed doubles play
  • 7 rounds of 7 games are played
  • Players have different partners each time, sick with winners playing with losers from previous rounds
  • Tennis balls and score cards are provided
  • Prizes are awarded at the end to the winners – best lady, illness best man, and the runners up
American Tournament 31-Jan-16 And now for the boring part – the RULES: Please bear in mind that multiples of mixed FOURS are needed for the format to work. The last names on the list will be deemed to be reserves until they make up a complete FOUR and may be asked to stand down if that is not possible. There are six all-weather tennis courts available, so places are limited to 24. Don’t wait too long! Put your name on the list NOW! Play starts at 12.30pm with entry from 12.15pm. The entry fee is £8 per person. To enter contact Peter on 07549 613 860 or e-mail: office@archibaldtennis.com See you on court!

Sign up to British Tennis Membership

Don’t forget to sign up as a British Tennis Member if you haven’t already… it’s easy to sign up on the LTA website and the benefits include entry into the Wimbledon ballot and a monthly newsletter.  Also, the more members who sign up, the more Wimbledon tickets will be allocated to the club. btm_flier               Visit the LTA website and click on Sign up today, then select Club Membership – Free – For All Ages and click on Join Today to sign up. btm screenshot             Once you’ve entered all your details you’ll be able to link your membership to East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and opt into the Wimbledon ballot.

Race Night – Saturday 12th March

An evening of trying to beat the odds.  These evenings are great fun with pre-recorded races – can you find the winner?  Horses and Jockeys will be available to purchase prior to the event. All enquiries to Tom Lomasney: tlomasney@btinternet.com 07710070704
Proceeds from Social Events to be divided between Improvements to the Club and The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation http://dccf.co.uk/site/

Club’s Got Talent – Saturday 16th April

Calling all singers…
We’re looking for a singer or singers to front up the silver surfers who have formed a rock band to play at the Club’s Got Talent event in April 2016.  The provisional name for the Super Group is “Hard Court Rock”!
This will be a show put on by members of the Club, ranging from a rock band to violinist!
If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Peter Davidson on 07900 484511 or peterdavidson74@tiscali.co.uk
Proceeds from Social Events to be divided between Improvements to the Club and The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation http://dccf.co.uk/site/

Club session reminder

Monday and Wednesday evening club sessions have become very well attended and it is great to see club members enjoying the sessions. To help things run smoothly, malady please be aware of the following points:
  • Club evening sessions have priority on ALL courts except when there is a match or coaching.
  • Members are reminded that court etiquette should be followed, i.e. players should pass balls back to the server and should not walk behind the courts when play is in progress.
  • Players are expected to provide their own balls unless a coach decides otherwise.
  • Tokens are provided for these sessions from 6pm. Coaches will be given these for Monday and Wednesday. A committee member is responsible for providing them on a Saturday.
  • Unfortunately, there will be some matches on a Wednesday. These were arranged at a time when this club evening was poorly attended! We cannot change these but when the summer fixtures are arranged, we will avoid using Wednesdays. Emma will be informed as to when these matches are.

Opt in to the Wimbledon Ballot

Want to be part of The Championships next year? Let us know. As a member of East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, you get free British Tennis Membership, which includes entry into our BTM Wimbledon Ballot draw.  All you need to do is be an affiliated BTM linked to this Club and have opted in on your profile on the LTA Website. Any club member of any age can join free as an Affiliated BTM.  To join as a new British Tennis Member please follow this link http://www.lta.org.uk/member and then click on Join In under Club Membership Free, and fill in your details and register. To be eligible for the draw you have to be 9 years or older. The number of tickets we get as a Club depends on the number of British Tennis Members linked to our club who have opted in on the LTA Website by 19th February 2016. Once you’ve registered as a BTM, opting in is simple, you just need to log in to your account on the LTA website:  www2.lta.org.uk/login and click opt in. If you are having problems opting in please call the LTA on 020 8487 7000 and they will opt you in. EDLTCC Ballot Administrator Mark Hamann mjh76@btinternet.com

Bonfire and Fireworks Party 2015 summary

This year’s event was attended by over 2700 people and raised a record £9.7K for Club funds. Thanks go to our sponsor, ask Frost & Co, view and suppliers of the other attractions, health Castlemania, Dorset Pizzetta, Face painters Amy and Anita, and Sam FM. Also, to St Johns Ambulance for medical cover and Skyburst for supplying the superb fireworks. However the biggest thanks must go to the 57 volunteers listed below that enabled this event to happen by performing the numerous tasks required before, during and after the day.
Karen ADAMS John HAZELL Clive RICHARDSON
Jim ADAMS Chris HAZELL Jamie ROLLS
Nick BROOKFIELD Peter HERBERT Tricia SNOOK
Jane BROOKFIELD Julia HERBERT Judith SPARK
Annie BUGIEL Judy HERRING Mark STEELE
Chris BUGIEL Carol HOARE Kaye STREETER
Malcolm BURGESS Sue HOBDEN Alison TARRANT
Jacquie DAY Keith HOSKING Wendy TARVER
James DICAPITE Serena KENNEDY Daniel TOMBERRY
Geoff DOMINEY Andy LLOYD David TONKES
Julia DUSTAN David LLOYD Ros TOPPLE
Ollie DUSTAN Liz NATION Doug TOPPLE
Sarah FRYMANN Paul NATION Andy TYSON
Brendan GIBBONS Pete NORTON Alan WHARTON
Lorna GOOD Sue NORTON Mike WILLIAMS
Simon GRIBBIN Pat OXLEY Roy WILLIAMS
Phil GRIEVES Janet PICKERING Barbara WILLIAMS
Hannes HAMANN David RATCLIFFE
Mark HAMANN Clare RATCLIFFE
Simon HARRISON Sally REVELL
Thank you and please continue to support the events at your Club. Keith Hosking, Chairman

Carols at Teatime – Saturday 19 December

Come along to the Clubhouse for our annual Tea and Christmas Carols sing-along at 3.30pm, complete with orchestral accompaniment. Please bring your children and friends and also a plate of food for tea and a prize for the raffle if possible.. We’ll also have a Christmas raffle (donations for the raffle are needed so please bring something if you can). Carols at teatime