Following the recent purchase of an indoor table tennis table, we’re pleased to announce that club evenings will start from Thursday 20th July from 6pm til the bar closes in the function room.
You’re welcome to turn up and play free for one club session, but you’ll then need to sign up as a Table Tennis member (£24 for existing Tennis or Croquet members, and £36 for Bridge / Non Playing / New members).
You’ll be able to play at other times too when the function room is free, e.g. if it’s a wet Saturday club afternoon – you’ll just need to assemble the table and then put it away in the store cupboard afterwards.
If you’re keen to improve your game, Steve Moreman will be running table tennis coaching sessions too.
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:
or by filling in an application form and sending it to the club:
Dorset Open 2017 entry form
Well played everyone in today’s Club Championships Finals, it was a great day’s tennis and there was a real buzz about the club
Thanks to Sue Hobden and Ros Topple for organising (and managing to play their matches as well), and thanks to the rain for staying away til the presentation ceremonies!
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.
Green ball winners and runners up
Orange ball 1st, 2nd and 3rd (R-L)
It was a great afternoon, and we hope to see you all at our next ‘Summertime Slam’ event, details to be announced shortly!
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!
Looking for sports activities for your youngsters this half-term and Summer holiday? Then check out our Summer tennis camps, for Mini players and older juniors – and you don’t need to be a member of the club to sign up!
Here’s a handy guide to all the home tennis fixtures in May… including Hants League, NCL and Over 45s matches:
Join us on the second Saturday of the month for a FREE croquet taster session – all equipment provided plus a friendly welcome whatever your standard!
The WESTERNS tournament is one of the first top level events of the UK croquet year and takes place at East Dorset on 12th – 14th May. There are already several world class players entered including the reigning ladies world champion.
Croquet not only requires all the usual skills of bat and ball games but also demands tactical awareness. But don’t worry, if you come to watch there will be somebody there who can explain the tactics and the skill required.
EDLTCC Croquet Section has set up the opportunity for Poole U3A to offer an “Introduction to Golf Croquet” course on specified Thursday mornings during the U3A summer term. If you know of anyone currently involved with Poole U3A who potentially might be interested in Croquet, please suggest that they register their interest by contacting U3A’s Rod Turner, email: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible – the course commences on Thursday 11 May 2017. The Club requests all Members to be welcoming to the U3A attendees and to proffer assistance as required. It is hoped that, on completion of the course, a proportion of the attendees will be attracted into full Croquet membership and thus become part of our extended ‘family’.