Exhibition match and pavilion opening – Saturday 19th November

We are excited to announce a special day of events at the club next Saturday 19th November, to mark the official opening of the new tennis pavilion and to welcome our new cafe and bar caterers. We hope as many of you as possible will come along to show your support!
Here is a timeline for the day:
  • 12 noon: An exhibition match between Dorset County Men’s Singles Champion Louis Allen and British Tour Coach James Davidson
  • 12.30 – 2pm: ‘Have a go’ tennis activities, with donations going to our new fund for Louis Allen*
  • 2pm: Official opening of the pavilion by Richard Henshaw, Chairman of Dorset LTA
  • 2.30 – 3.30pm: Opportunity to play against Louis or James in club afternoon
  • 2.30 – 4pm: Pop along to the clubhouse to meet our new caterers and sample their tea/coffee and cake!
  *We’re marking this special occasion for the club by celebrating the success of our talented junior Louis Allen and to create a fund which will help him to achieve his goals. Louis needs to attend more tournaments to progress in the tennis world, each of which can cost hundreds of pounds. Although Louis has some sponsorship, he would be really grateful for further support. After the exhibition match between Louis and ATP certified coach James Davidson, you’ll be able to have a go at these activities for a small donation to Louis’ fund: • Test your serve speed • Pass the Pro • Score a point • Wrong hand tie break Good luck! Want to know more about our exhibition match players?  Take a look at their profiles below:
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American Doubles tournament – Wednesday 19th October

We hope you can join us for a friendly American Doubles tournament on Wednesday evening, to mark the end of this half-term.  This will run instead of the usual club evening.
Led by Emma, play will start at 6pm so please arrive a bit early if you can for a warm up and to be sorted into fours.  Otherwise please let Emma know in advance that you’ll be attending.  It would also help greatly if everyone can play through to 8pm, to ensure that numbers remain constant.
You’re all invited to the clubhouse after play for nibbles and, if you’re lucky, prize presentations!

Summer Tennis Camps – July and August

It may be midway through the summer holidays but we still have two weeks of tennis camps coming up for Mini and Junior players:
  • Monday 15th – Friday 19th August
  • Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August
Mini Red (4-8 years old): 9am – 10.15am (£6 per day) Junior (8-16 years old): 10.30am – 12.30pm (£9 per day) Please contact Brian on 07930 454764 for more details or to book a place! Summer Camp 2016 final

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  

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 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!

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!

Max Tennis Academy Open Day – TODAY!

Do you have an aspiring tennis player in your household? Send them along to our FREE Academy Open Day on Sunday 10th April, all standards welcome! Run by the coaches of Max Tennis School, the Open Day is for children aged 6-13 years who are keen to have a go but may never have played before.  We’ll provide the racquets and balls, all they need to do is turn up! The Open Day will provide children with an opportunity to:
  • Fast track their learning with our team of highly qualified coaches
  • Improve fitness and train with like minded friends
  • Gain confidence to compete in tournaments and matches
Max Tennis school has produced 5 national junior champions.  Could your child be the next one? Academy Open Day