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!

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/