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!

January American Doubles Tournament

Join us for the first American Doubles Tournament of the new year on Sunday 31st January. Players of all abilities have a chance to compete with a number of different partners in a round robin format. It is also a great opportunity to bring along a friend. Everyone welcome! As a reminder, diagnosis the format of American Doubles is as follows:
  • Mixed doubles play
  • 7 rounds of 7 games are played
  • Players have different partners each time, sick with winners playing with losers from previous rounds
  • Tennis balls and score cards are provided
  • Prizes are awarded at the end to the winners – best lady, illness best man, and the runners up
American Tournament 31-Jan-16 And now for the boring part – the RULES: Please bear in mind that multiples of mixed FOURS are needed for the format to work. The last names on the list will be deemed to be reserves until they make up a complete FOUR and may be asked to stand down if that is not possible. There are six all-weather tennis courts available, so places are limited to 24. Don’t wait too long! Put your name on the list NOW! Play starts at 12.30pm with entry from 12.15pm. The entry fee is £8 per person. To enter contact Peter on 07549 613 860 or e-mail: office@archibaldtennis.com See you on court!

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.

Race Night – Saturday 12th March

An evening of trying to beat the odds.  These evenings are great fun with pre-recorded races – can you find the winner?  Horses and Jockeys will be available to purchase prior to the event. All enquiries to Tom Lomasney: tlomasney@btinternet.com 07710070704
Proceeds from Social Events to be divided between Improvements to the Club and The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation http://dccf.co.uk/site/

Club’s Got Talent – Saturday 16th April

Calling all singers…
We’re looking for a singer or singers to front up the silver surfers who have formed a rock band to play at the Club’s Got Talent event in April 2016.  The provisional name for the Super Group is “Hard Court Rock”!
This will be a show put on by members of the Club, ranging from a rock band to violinist!
If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Peter Davidson on 07900 484511 or peterdavidson74@tiscali.co.uk
Proceeds from Social Events to be divided between Improvements to the Club and The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation http://dccf.co.uk/site/

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.