The East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club – founded in 1909 – is set in a secluded five-acre site close to Poole Harbour and the renowned Sandbanks peninsula. It has a reputation for being one of the largest and friendliest clubs in the area and is solely managed by its members.
The EDLT&CC Bridge Section is equally renowned for its tea* breaks! We believe that this has created an atmosphere, unique in the area, where members come to enjoy playing bridge together.
Non-members may visit the Club up to four times a year on Monday evenings or Friday afternoons and are welcome to attend any of the Bridge courses.
The Club plays Chicago and Duplicate Bridge; Rubber Bridge is no longer played as it has become an unpopular format at this and many other clubs. Monday evening is for pairs Chicago and Duplicate, alternating each week. Wednesday evening is Duplicate for pre-arranged partnerships (owing to its popularity, non-members may not attend). Friday afternoon is cut-in Chicago but with an emphasis on tuition where players are encouraged to ask for help and guidance with their bidding and card play.
*Tea is currently only available on Fridays, but we still break for refreshments and a chat in the evenings.
East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is registered in England no. 10465307 Registered Charity.
Future courses will be announced here.