WELCOME TO East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

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Our Club

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We are a busy and friendly Tennis, Croquet and Bridge club with over 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 Cub 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) 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.

Latest news

Ticket Holders Only ALL TICKETS HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD.  THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE GATE.  If you do not have a ticket please do not come t...

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY Our Firework Night event is now TICKET ONLY so to avoid disappointment please purchase your tickets in advance from the clubhouse...

Thanks to the great work from our grounds staff the Grass Courts will be opening from Monday 3 May.

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How to find us

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

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