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:
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.
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!
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!
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!
On the day the nation celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday with a Street Party in the Mall, join us tomorrow for the next best thing – ‘high tea and bubbles’ in the clubhouse!
Sunday 12th June at 3pm
Tickets available behind the bar – tickets cost £10 each.
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!
10.30am – Mixed doubles vs Christchurch
2pm – Ladies doubles vs Victoria Avenue
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!
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.
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:
Winner: Liz Nation
Runners-up: Kate Tunks, Sue Eales & Dagmar James
Winner: Connor Travers
Runner-up: Paul Sepping
Missed out this time? We’re planning another one for the August Bank Holiday… see you there!