A busy week of tennis at the Dorset Open

East Dorset welcomed the Frost & Co Dorset Open 2016 from Sunday 31st July to Saturday 6th August, supervised by Tournament Referee Kris Dymond. It was a busy week, with lots of competitive junior and adult matches, singles and doubles, and we welcomed juniors from across the country, including a group of youngsters from Scotland.  Play continued despite tricky conditions in the opening days, but fortunately the weather improved as the week went on and the schedule caught up with itself. For a full round up of results, please visit the LTA Tournaments website: https://lta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=F6995F0E-0DFC-4E63-A7C7-72E8A5AE9DB0 It was another successful week for East Dorset’s Louis Allen, who came third in the Men’s Singles, runner-up in the 18U Singles and Doubles, and won the Men’s Doubles with partner Liam Hignett – great play Louis! Thanks to Kris and all the club volunteers who helped make the event a success, including Catherine, Sue and Liz at the tournament desk and all the match supervisors. In total 336 matches were played… so it was certainly a busy week! Special congratulations go to Charlie Newman, winner of the Betty Booth Sportsmanship Award 2016, who showed great sportsmanship and enjoyment of the game throughout the week. Betty Booth award

Club Championship finals a great success!

The sun shone for our Finals Day on Saturday 16th July and spectators were treated to some good quality, prescription hard fought matches!  Thanks to our groundsman Daniel, thumb the grass courts played better than ever before and lots of members decided to come along to watch, and stay around for food afterwards!  The trophy presentations were popular too, with the awards handed out by our sponsor, Portmore Life. Portmore life Here is a selection of photos from the day:   The winners and runners-up were as follows: Winners and runners-up  

Multi Sport Activity Camps – Monday 25th to Friday 29th July

Looking for things to do for sports-mad youngsters this Summer?  Then look no further than our Multi Sport Activity Camps for 8-16 year olds the last week of July!  Run by our Max Tennis School coaches, purchase the sessions will run from 9am to 4pm each day, purchase with a fun mix of sports including tennis, football, basketball and cricket. It costs £25 per day, all equipment provided – please contact Peter on 07549 613860 for details and bookings! Multi Sport Activity Camps (with ad), Jul-2016  

Tennis Open Day a success!

    Thanks to everyone who came along to our Tennis Open Day today, and welcome to our new members!  Thanks too to our Max Tennis School coaches and the club volunteers who helped make the day a success. If you’re new to the club, take a look at the Club Play and Weekly  Schedule pages on our website for information on when you can join in and play.  Do come along and mix in, we’re sure you’ll enjoy it!   Open Day wimbledon poster  

Grass courts in play!

If you thought grass courts 1-6 were playing well, cialis wait until you play on the three courts in the cage! Officially opened on Thursday in time for ladies match practice in the evening, no rx the coaches and first team players who tried them out in the afternoon described them as excellent.  Then in the evening 2 ladies doubles matches were played against Milford and the players were full of praise.
In the Autumn our groundsman Daniel Tomberry re-seeded the courts with rye grass and spread four tonnes of clay based top dressing over the surface, before drag netting in, to improve levelling and bounce.  Now we can all reap the benefits!

Matt Hale comedy show – Friday 22nd July

It’s no joke, hit comedy hypnotist Matt Hale returns to East Dorset with his brilliant new show on Friday 22nd July!
Used to performing in front of sell out crowds, this will be Matt’s third appearance at East Dorset, with a brand new routine.
At just £10 each, tickets are bound to sell fast – you can buy them at the bar or call David Tonkes on 07775 868693. Make sure you don’t miss out!
Matt Hale comedy hypnotist

Bumper weekend of tennis at East Dorset!

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!
Saturday
10.30am – Mixed doubles vs Christchurch
2pm – Ladies doubles vs Victoria Avenue
 
Sunday
Junior Tournaments
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!
Road to Wimbledon banner

Try Something New…

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.

American Doubles fun for the Bank Holiday

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: Ladies Winner: Liz Nation Runners-up: Kate Tunks, Sue Eales & Dagmar James Men Winner: Connor Travers Runner-up: Paul Sepping   Missed out this time? We’re planning another one for the August Bank Holiday… see you there!