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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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! 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!
Join us for our weekly Quiz Night every Tuesday @ 8.30 pm. The cost is £2 per person, doctor with prizes for the winners.
Join us for cards and cake afternoon every Thursday from 2.30pm. Come along and enjoy playing cards (or other games) and chat over tea and cake… whatever takes your fancy really. No need to book, ambulance just turn up!
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
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. 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. 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.
Ever tried zumba? Classes re-start on Monday 4th January from 1.30-2.30pm. Zumba is an easy to follow dance fitness class, sickness ideal for those looking for a lower intensity and fun workout. Contact Kataneh to book your place on 07982 251258.