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Padel tennis planning application approved

On 18 January 2024 the BCP Planning Committee approved without objection the club’s planning application to build 3 padel tennis court with floodlights.   A series of “town hall” meetings will be arranged for members at which details of the scheme will be presented for information. The development proposal will then be put forward to the club trustees for final approval. Thereafter the club will finalise a construction contract with its chosen supplier, with a view to opening the courts in the spring. We will also move towards contract negotiations for the resurfacing of the club driveway which we hope will be completed later in the year. 

 

Further information on timings will be published once they are available.

Our Club

We are a busy and friendly Tennis, Croquet and Bridge club with some 800 adult and junior members located in the heart of Ashley Cross, Poole.  Our welcoming and vibrant atmosphere was acknowledged by the Dorset LTA as they awarded us the Dorset Club of the Year in 2019. 

We offer some form of Club Day mix in Tennis almost everyday and host coaching sessions at all levels for Juniors and Adults.  Whatever your standard or experience we have something to meet your needs; whether you are a Wimbeldon Warrior or Tennis Titan, right through to a Senior Stalwart or Seasonal Spinner. 

People have commented that we have some of the finest tennis facilities within Dorset, comprising 19 Championship standard Tennis Courts on 3 different surfaces, 4 Artificial Clay, 6 Astro (Artificial Grass) (all with recently installed LED floodlights) and 9 Grass Lawns with free to members bookings on all of our courts.


Our 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.  See our Croquet and Bridge pages for more information. 

The Club House includes a fully stocked and licensed Bar and a Cafe both open daily, including a weekly changing menu and 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.

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East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
Salterns Road, Lower Parkstone
POOLE
Dorset
BH14 8BL

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