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!

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 Wimbledon Ballot – Monday 2nd May

A date for your diary… this year’s Wimbledon ballot will take place at 7pm on Monday 2nd May in the clubhouse. Don’t forget the sign-up sheets are in the club verandah and the closing date is 29th April.  To be eligible for the club ballot you need to have renewed your club membership first, and be a British Tennis Member who’s opted into the Wimbledon ballot and linked your membership to EDLTCC as your playing venue. Any questions please contact the Ballot Administrator, Mark Hamann. EDLTCC Wimbledon Ballot poster 2016  

Poole Tennis League – Round 4

Entries are now open for the next round of Poole Tennis League, a singles league for players of all abilities that’s supported by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is a venue for these matches, so if you enter the league you’ll be able to play your matches with home advantage! Poole R4 Poole Tennis League – Round 4 Please note there is no fee for the visiting player if you play your match at the club , however if two non-members play each other than they are required to pay one Green Fee of £5 between them. We’ll be putting up notices to this effect by the astro courts before Round 4 starts. Still not sure if Local Tennis Leagues are for you? Perhaps Greg Rusedski can persuade you! vimeo.com/156566406 And finally, don’t forget you can also enter the Singles Box League at the club for competitive singles matches against other club members. Please contact Peter on 07549 613 860 if you’d like to enter the next round.

Entries open for Club Championships and Wimbledon ballot

Entries are now open for the Club Championships and Wimbledon ballot, and the sign-up sheets are on noticeboards in the club verandah. Wimbledon Ballot
Please note that only British Tennis Members who have opted into the Wimbledon Ballot can sign up for Wimbledon tickets.  Please read the instructions on the entry sheets and put your name against any dates you’re interested in.
Club Championships 
There are entry sheets for each event (Men’s & Ladies singles; Men’s, Ladies and Mixed doubles; Seniors etc). The entry fee is £5 per person and should be paid promptly.
Please ensure you have renewed your club membership before putting your name down for either of the above.

Sport Relief tournament raises over £900

Thanks to everyone who took part in today’s Sport Relief Tournament, it was a great afternoon with lots of competitive tennis! Well done to our winners and runners up, and thank you all for your support – between us we’ve smashed our fundraising target of £500 and reached over £900. And a big thank you to Claire, Jack and Peter for organising it – let’s hope it’s the first of many!  

Club Night Easter special

Join us for an Easter special at Club Night this evening from 6-8pm, with an American Doubles Tournament followed by mini Easter eggs (and drinks) in the bar! american doubles   Coaches Emma and Peter will organise the tournament, which follows a fun mixed doubles format.  There’ll be Easter egg prizes for the winners too. Everyone’s welcome, but please try to arrive for 6pm and stay til the end so that the tournament can run smoothly.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up to British Tennis Membership

Don’t forget to sign up as a British Tennis Member if you haven’t already… it’s easy to sign up on the LTA website and the benefits include entry into the Wimbledon ballot and a monthly newsletter.  Also, the more members who sign up, the more Wimbledon tickets will be allocated to the club. btm_flier               Visit the LTA website and click on Sign up today, then select Club Membership – Free – For All Ages and click on Join Today to sign up. btm screenshot             Once you’ve entered all your details you’ll be able to link your membership to East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and opt into the Wimbledon ballot.

Club session reminder

Monday and Wednesday evening club sessions have become very well attended and it is great to see club members enjoying the sessions. To help things run smoothly, malady please be aware of the following points:
  • Club evening sessions have priority on ALL courts except when there is a match or coaching.
  • Members are reminded that court etiquette should be followed, i.e. players should pass balls back to the server and should not walk behind the courts when play is in progress.
  • Players are expected to provide their own balls unless a coach decides otherwise.
  • Tokens are provided for these sessions from 6pm. Coaches will be given these for Monday and Wednesday. A committee member is responsible for providing them on a Saturday.
  • Unfortunately, there will be some matches on a Wednesday. These were arranged at a time when this club evening was poorly attended! We cannot change these but when the summer fixtures are arranged, we will avoid using Wednesdays. Emma will be informed as to when these matches are.

Opt in to the Wimbledon Ballot

Want to be part of The Championships next year? Let us know. As a member of East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, you get free British Tennis Membership, which includes entry into our BTM Wimbledon Ballot draw.  All you need to do is be an affiliated BTM linked to this Club and have opted in on your profile on the LTA Website. Any club member of any age can join free as an Affiliated BTM.  To join as a new British Tennis Member please follow this link http://www.lta.org.uk/member and then click on Join In under Club Membership Free, and fill in your details and register. To be eligible for the draw you have to be 9 years or older. The number of tickets we get as a Club depends on the number of British Tennis Members linked to our club who have opted in on the LTA Website by 19th February 2016. Once you’ve registered as a BTM, opting in is simple, you just need to log in to your account on the LTA website:  www2.lta.org.uk/login and click opt in. If you are having problems opting in please call the LTA on 020 8487 7000 and they will opt you in. EDLTCC Ballot Administrator Mark Hamann mjh76@btinternet.com