In true East Dorset tradition, we will be holding our annual tennis club championships this year with finals being played on Saturday 22 July together with a social event for the late afternoon/early evening.

As in recent years, all entries, draw sheets and results will be organised online.

Entries should be submitted by 25 April so that the draws can be made, and matches can get started at the beginning of May. Entrants should be fully paid up members.

Whilst we applaud those members who enter multiple events, please carefully consider the time factor involved. This is particularly important when it comes to organising doubles matches and if you are hoping to reach multiple finals. It is probably wise to limit your entries to a maximum of 4 events (no more than 2 doubles events) and you will need to be prepared to play all finals on the same day, probably consecutively.

Matches can be played on any surface, including grass if they are the only available courts when you need to play, but Finals Day will be on Astro.

The success of the tournament will be dependent on participants' commitment. Even if you do not think you will get to the final, the outcome of your match impacts on whoever will be! 

  • Contact the opposition as soon as you know who they are.
  • Arrange a date as soon as possible and inform the committee of that decision. This will be added to the draw sheet for the committee, and others to see online, especially potential opponents.
  • Ensure that you carefully consider your obligations to others in the draw regarding any planned holidays.
  • Book courts in a timely manner. (If necessary, these can be booked by admin (myself) more than a week in advance)
  • Email your results to the committee on completion of your match. The draw sheets will be updated accordingly and shown online.
  • Inform a member of the committee of any problems immediately, by emailing
  • Matches MUST be completed by the deadlines set.

If you would like to play in a doubles event but don't know who to ask, put 'partner required' on the form and we will do our best to pair people up.

More details will follow, after we have made the draw. Other than the Open categories, events will only go ahead if there are enough entries. (Probably a minimum of 4)



1. Fill in the entry form by clicking this link

Remember to add your partners name for doubles events.

The entry fee is just £6 for any number of events.

2. Make payment before the events start!!!  Online payments are required. If you pay for someone else, please make sure that you let us know.

Make payments to the main club bank account.

East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

 A/C       -              43584291

 S/C        -              204545    

 Ref        -              ClubChp [YOUR SURNAME] (It's really important to get this bit right to avoid any mix ups)

Sue Hobden

Club Championship Committee