East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club was founded in 1909 and is now one of the largest and most successful clubs in the South located in a five-acre site close to Poole Harbour. East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club have a reputation locally for being friendly and active, providing regular club and coaching sessions.
The sports club incorporates tennis, croquet and bridge activities at their unique sports facility in Poole. The club facilities include a licensed members’ bar and a café serving lunches and afternoon teas, the clubhouse is a central point for a range of social activities throughout the year.
The lawn tennis club has a busy programme for juniors and seniors, there are 9 grass courts that can be used throughout the summer and 10 all-weather tennis courts that are floodlit. The club offers club sessions and group tennis coaching that caters for all standards of players from beginners and intermediate players to advanced and competitive tennis players.
The club caters for adults by offering a comprehensive programme, sessions are delivered by a tennis coach from the clubs team of experienced tennis professionals helping players to improve their game.
The club has a strong junior section with junior tennis coaching programmes being provided by Max Tennis School. The club offers a range of tennis lessons in Poole and also has a kids’ mini tennis court and a practice wall.
Whether you are looking for beginner sessions or something more challenging and competitive join the club on court to play tennis in a friendly, encouraging atmosphere.
The Croquet Club located in East Dorset play croquet on the 5 championship-standard courts that have been used to host international test matches. Members use the popular croquet lawns to play both Association and Golf croquet.
The Bridge Club are very active playing both Chicago and Duplicate Bridge, the club are renowned for their friendly atmosphere and they look forward to welcoming new members to play bridge with them. From time to time they offer Bridge courses and help is often on hand from knowledgeable players offering guidance for those wanting to improve.