East Dorset Mini Tennis Friday pay & play!

Just to let you know that the East Dorset Mini Tennis Friday session on astro courts 1 & 2 is still pay & play, so just turn up at 5.30pm on Fridays and pay there and then. The cost has increased to £4 per child though, still great value for an hour’s mini tennis fun and skills practice!

We hope to implement a booking system by Easter ready for when it gets really busy! The session is for children aged 3-7 years and is a great introduction to tennis with lots of racket and ball skills and stroke practice.

Hope to see you there!

Mini Tennis Xmas Party – Friday 15th December

This Friday evening is the last East Dorset Mini Tennis session before Christmas so it’s going to be a party… or at least lots of fun tennis activities and games on the astro courts, with Xmas tunes playing in the background!

All children aged 3-7 years old are welcome, and it’s £3.50 per child… but remember they’ll need to wear something Christmassy, e.g. santa hats, reindeer antlers or tinsel! The coaches will be dressed up too so don’t let us be the only ones!!


Team Challenge fun at East Dorset!

On Sunday 3rd December we held our first ever Team Challenge event and welcomed 36 children to our club, including teams from Blandford Tennis Academy and Christchurch Tennis Facility. There were 2 tournaments running alongside, one for Mini Red, the other for Mini Orange, with the children playing in teams of 3, with a mix of singles and doubles matches.

Thanks to all the youngsters who took part and there was a brilliant family atmosphere, so we’re already looking forward to our next Team Challenge event on Sunday 21st January, this time for Mini Green and Yellow ball juniors… so save the date!

EDLTCC – Floodlighting & Clay Courts Update

We’re pleased to announce that work on the floodlights and conversion of the 4 hard courts (7-10) to artificial clay will be taking place over the next few weeks.

It means that from 4th December these courts will be out of action for 3 weeks leading up to Christmas. We will keep you all informed if there are any changes to this.

You can appreciate as deliveries take place and Contractors’ vehicles are on site there will be restrictions to parking in particular areas.

We will try to minimise these to help you continue playing tennis!

We thank you in anticipation for your patience and look forward to our enjoying the additional new ‘all-weather’ court surfaces.  It will be worth it for our new improved facility in just a few weeks time!

 

Team Challenge event for Mini Red and Mini Orange!

Does your child play Mini Red or Mini Orange and enjoy team events… if so, they need to enter our first ever Team Challenge event on Sunday 3rd December! It’s for players from across the local area so speak to your coach to enter a team, or contact Sally on 07926 749715 🎾 Visit the LTA’s Tennis Dorset website for more information and to sign up.  

Tennis ball recycling is here!

As a new initiative we are going to collect old tennis balls at the club. The balls we collect will be sent off for recycling and will be donated to various charities including Save The Children, NSPCC, Barnardo’s, under privileged Nurseries/Schools, Children’s Homes as well as other good causes such as  police dogs, armed forces dogs, animal rescue centres & dog shelters & the RSPCA.
 

Frost & Co Dorset Open a great success!

The club was proud to host an LTA Grade 3 tourament at the start of August, the Frost & Co Dorset Open 2017, and apart from one day of rain on the Wednesday the event ran smoothly and we saw some high quality tennis! Thanks to all the players who took part, adults and juniors, and we hope you all enjoyed the experience! Congratulations to our winners and runners-up, including East Dorset’s Louis Allen who won the Boys 18U Singles event, and we hope to see you all again next year!