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East Dorset is a busy Tennis, Croquet and Bridge club with over 600 Adult and Junior members located in the heart of Ashley Cross, Poole. 

We have 19 Tennis Courts on 3 different surfaces (4 Artificial Clay, 6 Astro (Artificial Grass) and 9 Grass Lawns.  There is some form of Club Day tennis almost everyday, except Sundays, and we host coaching sessions at all levels for Juniors and Adults. 

The Club has 5 full-size tournament standard grass Croquet Lawns where members play both Association and Golf Croquet.  Our active Bridge section has weekly sessions for both Duplicate and Chicago Bridge, including coaching sessions for Beginners and Improvers. 

The Club House includes a fully stocked and licensed Bar and a Cafe both open daily, including a weekly changing menu for Sunday Lunch.  The Club Function Room is available for hire at modest rates and is used by a whole spectrum of the local community from exercise classes such as Pilates, Yoga and Zumba to Language, Art, Music and other classes.

Latest News

Coronavirus emergency – club closure

Following the Prime Minister’s nation-wide announcement yesterday evening, the Club will be closed completely until further notice.To be clear, Members will not be allowed to enter the premises for any reason, even on foot.  Anyone whose car is parked at the Club should please remove it as there are no current plans to re-open the barrier to the Club.The EDLTCC Board is actively considering the many implications of the ‘lock-down’, including financial matters, at its virtual meeting next Monday.  Further communications will follow in due course.  For those members who have already paid their 2020/21 subscriptions, many thanks for your support, we will... Read more →

Coronavirus update – Max Tennis School coaching on hold

It’s with great sadness that we have to announce that all Max Tennis School coaching activities are now on hold as the country enters ‘lockdown’ over COVID-19. None of us could have seen this coming a few weeks ago and it’s especially hard to take just as the weather has finally got nice and the evenings are getting lighter. Obviously everyone’s health and wellbeing must come first though so we wish you all luck in adjusting to the new reality and we look forward to seeing you back on court just as soon as we’re able. Here’s to more tennis... Read more →

Coronavirus update

Please note that in line with the latest Lawn Tennis Association and government advice for venues our clubhouse is now closed until further notice (including access to the toilets, changing rooms and water)… although you’re still able to play on the tennis courts and croquet lawns subject to strict hygiene and social distancing practice.Please also note that the carpark and croquet lawns will be closed on Sunday 22nd March but both will reopen on Monday. The tennis courts will be open for play tomorrow for players arriving on foot or bike.Monday 23rd March will be “transition day” when new Club arrangements... Read more →

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Spring Term tennis coaching programmes

Spring is on the way which means it’s time for our Spring Term coaching programme!You can check out the details on our links below and we look forward to seeing you on court soon 🙂Junior coaching programmesAdult coaching programme Read more →