Croquet Section Open Weekend – 7th and 8th May

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!

Club’s Got Talent night a roof-raising success!

Last night’s Club Got Talent event was a great success with some virtuoso musical performances and over £650 raised for the club’s development fund. A big thanks to all the musicians who took part, including soloists Brandon on keyboard and James on violin, the Somogyi duet on keyboard and saxophone, Bev Turner’s ‘Poole Ukelele Band’, and the rock supergroup ‘Hard Court Rockers’.  And thanks to David Lloyd for organising! Here’s a selection of photos from the night, and check back soon for links to some video footage!  

Club Championships – enter by Friday 22nd April

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!

Max Tennis Academy Open Day – TODAY!

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? Academy Open Day

Summer Box Leagues

The Summer 2016 Season of Box Leagues starts on Monday 18th April and runs until Thursday 30th June
If you’d like to enter, malady please email Peter on and make an entry payment of £5, sickness either on PayPal (to account or by cash when you see Peter at the club.  You can read the Box league rules here.
Summer 2016 poster

Club Wimbledon Ballot – Monday 2nd May

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. EDLTCC Wimbledon Ballot poster 2016  

Do Something Great – help out your club!

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. BBC Do Something Great
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!

Poole Tennis League – Round 4

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 R4 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! 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.