WELCOME TO East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Padel tennis is almost here

Padel subscriptions, payments and bookings are coming soon on the East Dorset Padel page of the Playtomic app.  Further details when available will appear on our Padel page.

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 16 Championship standard Tennis Courts on 3 different surfaces, 4 Artificial Clay, 6 Astro (Artificial Grass) (all with recently installed LED floodlights) and 6 Grass Lawns with free to members bookings on all of our courts. In 2024, we added three outdoor Padel tennis 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.

Latest news

Padel Construction Started

Padel tennis planning application approved

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Membership and Joining

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How to find us

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

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Our Partners

Frost & Co
MDG Sports
Humphries Kirk