Frost & Co Dorset Open – entries open!

Entries are now open for the Frost & Co Dorset Open 2017, which takes place at the club from Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th August. The tournament includes Junior events (8U – 18U) and Adult events (including Men’s Over 45 and Ladies Over 40) singles and doubles. You can enter via the LTA website: https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-9ONRRJE or by filling in an application form and sending it to the club: Dorset Open 2017 entry form  

A fun Sunday afternoon at our Adult & Junior tournament

We had lots of fun in the sun yesterday afternoon at Max Tennis School’s Adult & Junior Tournament, so a big thank you to everyone who took part and made it a success!   There were lots of long rallies and close matches so it’s a shame there have to be winners and losers… but congratulations go to Ethan & Roger (winners) and Ollie & Andy (runners up) in the Green ball event, and to Daisy & Roger (winners) and Harry & Sue (runners up) in the Orange ball event. It was a great afternoon, and we hope to see you all at our next ‘Summertime Slam’ event, details to be announced shortly!

Open Seniors Doubles Tournament – this week!

We’re pleased to be hosting the LTA Open Seniors Doubles Tournament from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June. Entries have now closed and the action starts on Monday, overseen by Tournament Director, Clive Richardson. The forecast is much better for this coming week so we're hoping for interrupted play.  If you're taking part, good luck and we hope you enjoy your matches!   Seniors poster 2017

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