New skills for your New Year

Oakmeadians RFC clubhouse. Copyright Hattie Miles

Oakmeadians RFC clubhouse. Copyright Hattie Miles - Credit: Archant

We’ve compiled some of Dorset’s best sports clubs where you can develop your skills over the New Year


Oakmeadians RFC (featured in the January edition of Dorset Magazine. Get your copy here –

The Clubhouse, Meryick Park, Bournemouth, BH2 6LJ, 01202 789497

The Oakmeadians, Dorset’s first nationally accredited family-friendly rugby club, is about as far away from the ‘hooligans’ game’ of the private school playing field and post-match drinking sessions as it is possible to get.


East Dorset RFC

Iford Lane Playing Fields, Iford Lane, Bournemouth, BH6 5NF

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North Dorset Rugby Club

Slaughtergate, Longbury Hill Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5SY



East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Salterns Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8BL, 01202 740219.

The club welcomes all standards of players from complete beginners to established team players and we can offer opportunities for social and competitive play.


Sherborne Tennis Club

Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne, DT9 5NS

Sherborne Tennis Club is a thriving and growing 8 court club based at the Terrace Playing Fields on the edge of the ancient town of Sherborne. Sherborne is only one of a few clubs in the area to be awarded the Club Mark status. With over 400 members the club has a great history and social scene with a range of events scheduled throughout the year.


Charmouth Tennis Club

Charmouth Tennis Club, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth DT6 6, 01297 442800

This private club has three Outdoor Carpet Courts and one All Weather Macadam Court. The purpose built pavilion includes a well equipped kitchen and a seating area overlooking the courts.



Wimborne Cricket Club

The Leaze, Wimborne, BH21 3DH

The most successful club in Dorset in 2012. With the 1st Team winning the Dorset Premier League and the 2nd Team winning Division Two, along with the 3rd and 4th Teams also winning promotion from divisions four and six (south and east) respectively.


Parley Cricket Club

See website for addresses.

We field 8 adult teams and 19 Youth/Girls teams from age 8 upwards. One of our strengths is that we can offer cricket to a wide range of abilities and provide opportunities for young players to develop into excellent adult players.


Swanage Cricket Club

Ulwell Road, just before a road called Durleston Farm, BH19 1LG



Broadstone Golf Club

Wentworth Drive, Broadstone, BH18 8DQ.

Set in the glorious Dorset countryside, Broadstone is one of the finest examples of an unspoilt heathland golf course in the South of England, and deservedly sits in the Top 100 golf courses in the UK.


Bulbury Woods Golf Club

Lytchett Minster, Poole, BH16 6HR, 01929 459574.

Pro-golf coaching, restaurant and bar, golf buggies and a special warm up area all available at Bulbury Woods in the heart of Dorset.


The Dorset Country Club and Resort

Bere Regis, Wareham, Nr Poole, BH20 7NT, 01929 472244.

Woodland, Lakeland and Parkland courses offer three championship loops of nine holes, creating a unique experience every time you play.