Have you entered the Club Championships yet? The closing date for entries has been extended to Friday 22nd April to give you more time to enter and pay your entry fee of £5 per player (regardless of how many events you enter, e.g. singles, doubles, seniors, mixed). Entry sheets are on the noticeboard in the club verandah.
Payments must be made promptly (just pop your cash in an envelope with your name on and post it in the letterbox in the lobby). Entries won’t be valid if payment isn’t received by Friday 22nd April. You can also only enter if you’ve renewed your club membership.
Also, don’t forget to write your phone number on the entry sheet too, else your opponents won’t be able to contact you to arrange matches!
Thanks for your cooperation, and remember the more members who sign up, the better the Championships will be for everyone!
Do you have an aspiring tennis player in your household? Send them along to our FREE Academy Open Day on Sunday 10th April, all standards welcome!
Run by the coaches of Max Tennis School, the Open Day is for children aged 6-13 years who are keen to have a go but may never have played before. We’ll provide the racquets and balls, all they need to do is turn up!
The Open Day will provide children with an opportunity to:
- Fast track their learning with our team of highly qualified coaches
- Improve fitness and train with like minded friends
- Gain confidence to compete in tournaments and matches
Max Tennis school has produced 5 national junior champions. Could your child be the next one?
Summer season tournaments are here! We’ve got events for Mini Red through to Junior 12&U, just sign up online or contact Peter on 07549 613860.
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
Volunteering’s big news in 2016 so if you’d like to Do Something Great, there’s plenty of scope at our club! We’re always looking for volunteers to do things to help keep the club running, be that maintaining the clubhouse or helping organise fundraising events.
So if you’ve got any skills (e.g. a good organiser or electricians, plumbers, DIY enthusiasts), get in touch! It would be good to do a bit of Spring cleaning too in the clubhouse, and maybe add a new coat of paint – and many hands make light work!
Looking for inspiration? Check out the BBC’s Do Something Great website
to see what other kinds of volunteering people will be up to this summer.
If you’d like to get involved with jobs around the club or have any ideas of your own, please contact Penny Simmonds
– thank you!
New season, new racquet?
Come along to our Babolat Demo Day on Saturday 16th April to try out the latest Babolat racquets and other equipment supplied by Mike from MDG Sports
, one of our club sponsors.
Discounts will be available on the day too, so what’s not to like?!
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 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 are now open for the Open LTA Senior Doubles Tournament at East Dorset this May, to be played on the grass courts (weather permitting!)
We’ve got events for the Over 45, 60 & 70’s in the Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed Doubles, and an entry fee of £10 is payable per event.
You can sign up online at the LTA website: http://bit.ly/DorsetSeniorsDubs
Or fill in an entry form and send it with your cheque to Clive Richardson, Tournament Director. Entry forms are available in the clubhouse, or you can download and print one here: Seniors Tournament 2016 entry form
If you’re looking for activities for your children during the Easter holidays, it’s not too late to sign up for our Easter Tennis Camps. Run by Brian and the Max Tennis School coaches, we have camps running on both weeks of the school holidays, for Mini Red players (9 – 10.15am) and juniors (10.30am – 12.30pm). The camps cost £6 per day for Mini Reds, and £9 per day for juniors, with non-members welcome too.
Just give Brian a call on 07930 454764 for more details or to book your child on.