Sport England – £195 million package to help sport and physical activity through coronavirus

Sport England are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The package, which is a combination of National Lottery and government funding, is made up of the following: A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, ... More


The County Office is currently closed until further notice, however, if you'd like to contact us, please phone 07392 551493 or e-mail, Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening (23 March) all tennis facilities and courts should be closed, and tennis coaching and activity ... More


Up to date information as to how the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the latest government advice around it relates to tennis activities in Britain and all those involved in delivering them can be found on the LTA website. The LTA remains in communication with the Government and is assessing the implications of its latest ... More

Junior Programme Coach Training

Junior programme coach training is a 5 hour intensive face to face workshop open to all qualified tennis coaches.  The training is FREE plus coaches who attend will receive 5 Coach Credits. The programme has been created using a set of principles and competencies (player outcomes) that include tactical, technical, ... More

LTA Tennis Awards – County Winners

Presentations were made to Dorset's LTA Tennis Award winners at the recent AGM.  These Awards celebrate the achievements made by outstanding individuals and venues throughout the past year. Many congratulations to our winners who go through to the Regional Awards, good luck to them all. Winners Lifetime ... More

LTA Venue Forum – Tuesday, 29th October 2019

Dorset clubs and coaches are invited to an LTA Venue Forum on Tuesday, 29th October from 6:30pm-9/9:30pm.   The Forum is free of charge for LTA Registered venues.  It would be great to see lots of Dorset clubs and coaches there, places can be booked on line here  Objectives of the Forum Hear more about the ... More

Wendy Vernon-Browne OBE – Funeral Service

The funeral service for Wendy Vernon-Browne will be held at The Church of The Transfiguration, Chaddesley Glen, Sandbanks, BH13 7PF on Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 at 1.30 pm.  There will be a reception afterwards at Talbot Heath School. More

Wendy Vernon-Browne OBE – 1932-2019

It is with great sadness we advise the passing of Wendy Vernon-Browne who was a stalwart of Dorset tennis. As a young girl, Wendy wanted to study modern languages at Cambridge but it soon became clear to her that her talents would lead her in another direction.  She studied for a degree at Bedford before moving to ... More

LTA Tennis Awards – Nominations Open

The LTA Tennis Awards celebrate the achievements made by outstanding individuals and venues throughout the past year.  They present us all with a great opportunity to say thank you to everyone in the schools, clubs, parks and community venues who give so much to our sport. Categories : Lifetime Achievement ... More


The Dorset County Championships 2019, sponsored by LV=,  took place from 25th to 30th August at The West Hants Club. The week was a great success with 285 matches played, some taking over 2 hours.  The number of  entries was up by 16% on 2018 and the number of players entered  by over 24%. A very busy Finals Day ... More