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

Summer Box Leagues

The Summer 2016 Season of Box Leagues starts on Monday 18th April and runs until Thursday 30th June
If you’d like to enter, malady please email Peter on office@archibaldtennis.com and make an entry payment of £5, sickness either on PayPal (to account office@archibaldtennis.com) or by cash when you see Peter at the club.  You can read the Box league rules here.
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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