A busy week of tennis at the Dorset Open

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: https://lta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=F6995F0E-0DFC-4E63-A7C7-72E8A5AE9DB0 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. Betty Booth award

Club Championship finals a great success!

The sun shone for our Finals Day on Saturday 16th July and spectators were treated to some good quality, prescription hard fought matches!  Thanks to our groundsman Daniel, thumb the grass courts played better than ever before and lots of members decided to come along to watch, and stay around for food afterwards!  The trophy presentations were popular too, with the awards handed out by our sponsor, Portmore Life. Portmore life Here is a selection of photos from the day:   The winners and runners-up were as follows: Winners and runners-up  

Multi Sport Activity Camps – Monday 25th to Friday 29th July

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! Multi Sport Activity Camps (with ad), Jul-2016  

Tennis Open Day a success!

    Thanks to everyone who came along to our Tennis Open Day today, and welcome to our new members!  Thanks too to our Max Tennis School coaches and the club volunteers who helped make the day a success. If you’re new to the club, take a look at the Club Play and Weekly  Schedule pages on our website for information on when you can join in and play.  Do come along and mix in, we’re sure you’ll enjoy it!   Open Day wimbledon poster  

Grass courts in play!

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!

Bumper weekend of tennis at East Dorset!

It’s a busy weekend of tennis at East Dorset, with doubles league matches Saturday and Sunday, and junior tournaments on Sunday.  The weather is set fair though and the grass courts are in play, so hopefully there’ll be space for everyone to play their tennis!
Saturday
10.30am – Mixed doubles vs Christchurch
2pm – Ladies doubles vs Victoria Avenue
 
Sunday
Junior Tournaments
11am – Mini Red tournament (hard courts)
2pm – Mini Orange tournament (hard courts)
National Club League matches
12 noon – Ladies NCL vs Taunton
2pm – Mens NCL vs St Sebastien
Road to Wimbledon
10.30am – Road to Wimbledon 14U tournament (grass courts)
You can find out more about Road to Wimbledon on the LTA website.  Good luck to everyone taking part!
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American Doubles fun for the Bank Holiday

Thanks to everyone who played in the American Tournament this afternoon, we had a full house of 24 players on the six grass courts. Conditions were challenging with a blustery wind but it was good fun! There were lots of good rallies and close points, but congratulations go to our winners and runners up: Ladies Winner: Liz Nation Runners-up: Kate Tunks, Sue Eales & Dagmar James Men Winner: Connor Travers Runner-up: Paul Sepping   Missed out this time? We’re planning another one for the August Bank Holiday… see you there!

American Doubles Tournament – Bank Holiday Monday

We might not have the Bryan brothers but it’s American Tournament time again! If you’re free next Bank Holiday Monday (31st May) then do join us for a fun afternoon of mixed doubles from 3pm on the astro courts (or the grass if the weather gods are with us!) bryan bros3 Please report to the clubhouse by 2.30pm for registration (entry fee £2) and to be given your scorecard and a run-through of the rules.  Then we’ll head up to the astro courts (or down to the grass courts) for play to begin at 3pm.  As usual, there’ll be prizes the winning lady and gent, so there’s all to play for!  Prizes haven’t yet been confirmed but they may need to be kept in ice…  We’ll have the usual photocall of players and winners too 🙂 We need a minimum of 12 players for the tournament to go ahead, and we’ve had 9 sign ups so far.  If you’d like to play, please email us by 6pm on Sunday to reserve your place! We hope you can join us for a fun afternoon’s tennis!

Summer term tennis coaching

Check out our Max Tennis School Summer term coaching programmes for both adults and juniors – if you’re keen on tennis then there’s a session for you, whatever your age!

Adult coaching programme

Our group tennis coaching sessions are a great way to improve your game whatever your current level and integrate yourself into club play if you are new to the area/club. The sessions are open to members and non-members alike. Adult coaching programme

Junior coaching programme

We offer a range of tennis lessons including Parent & Toddler, Mini Tennis Red, Orange & Green, and Junior Tennis Academies. Junior coaching programme

Club Championships – enter by Friday 22nd April

Have you entered the Club Championships yet?  The closing date for entries has been extended to Friday 22nd April to give you more time to enter and pay your entry fee of £5 per player (regardless of how many events you enter, e.g. singles, doubles, seniors, mixed).  Entry sheets are on the noticeboard in the club verandah.
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Payments must be made promptly (just pop your cash in an envelope with your name on and post it in the letterbox in the lobby).  Entries won’t be valid if payment isn’t received by Friday 22nd April.  You can also only enter if you’ve renewed your club membership.
 
Also, don’t forget to write your phone number on the entry sheet too, else your opponents won’t be able to contact you to arrange matches!
Thanks for your cooperation, and remember the more members who sign up, the better the Championships will be for everyone!