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!
10.30am – Mixed doubles vs Christchurch
2pm – Ladies doubles vs Victoria Avenue
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!
Sunday 5 June is National Croquet day and East Dorset Croquet Club is getting into the swing of things by opening its lawns on the day to any who might like to try the game.
Croquet is a game for all, store
a game of skill and tactics and it has a handicapping system that makes for a level playing field regardless of skill levels and age.
Entry is free and all equipment is provided. All you need to do is bring a pair of flat shoes and turn up at the club in Salterns Road, Poole BH14 8BL at any time between 09.30 and 16.30.
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:
Winner: Liz Nation
Runners-up: Kate Tunks, Sue Eales & Dagmar James
Winner: Connor Travers
Runner-up: Paul Sepping
Missed out this time? We’re planning another one for the August Bank Holiday… see you there!
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!)
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!
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.
Junior coaching programme
We offer a range of tennis lessons including Parent & Toddler, Mini Tennis
Red, Orange & Green, and Junior Tennis Academies.
Join us for our annual Golf Day at Bulbury Woods Golf Club
kindly sponsored by Anglotown Residential Sales & Lettings
Date: Friday 10th June 2016
Tee-off times: 12.15pm – 1.08pm
Cost: £35 per person to include coffee on arrival, buy
18 holes, site
prizes and meal afterwards.
Cheques payable to “Mrs R Topple”
Please fill in an entry form (hard copies also available in the clubhouse), and hand in to Jamie Rolls or Ros Topple:
East Dorset Golf Day 2016
Any questions please contact Jamie Rolls 07771 932290 / Ros Topple 07719 672832.
You’re invited to attend and take part in a Brexit Debate to be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 19th May from 7.30pm.
We have some “Big Hitters” speaking for and against Brexit, including Conor Burns (Bournemouth MP), Andy Ross (Conservative Poole Local Area Co-ordinator), Simon Rowland (co-founder and CEO of Veritas Security) and Simon Boyd (Director of Reid Steel, Christchurch).
Each will speak for 10 minutes followed by questions. These will have been pre-prepared by audience members and written on pre-printed cards.
It is envisaged that the formal proceedings will end around 9pm, with time afterwards for informal discussion. The event will be chaired by David Darling.
The event is free and open to members and close friends. So we can have an idea of numbers, please contact David Lloyd if you’re planning to attend on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07805 521549.
Come and watch croquet played at the highest standard.
East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club are hosting this prestigious event again this year. Ranked 5th in the world, store
Jamie Burch will be certain to meet some stiff competition when he attempts to regain the title he last won here in 2014.
You can be sure of seeing some quality play in beautiful surroundings. Admission is free.
Venue: EDLTCC, Salterns Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8BL
Photo © 2013 Elizabeth Williams
Drop in anytime between 9:30am and 4:00pm on Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th May and give croquet a try completely free of charge. We have all the equipment you will need – just bring a pair of flat shoes. You will be met by some of our friendly members who will introduce you to the game and to the club. It’s great fun for all ages and is played by men and women. Come by yourself or with friends and enjoy an opportunity to try a new activity. You might get hooked!