Outdoor and indoor racquet sports are now allowed!

Racquet Sports during Coronavirus

The end two courts of the sports hall are available to book for badminton, pickleball, table tennis or small classes. National guidelines for the sport concerned must be followed. You will need your own bats and balls/shuttlecocks.

You may be interested to know how our air handling system works. It is very efficient and it does not recyle the air. It draws in fresh air as described here. This is an important point for your safety in these times.


Tennis courts can now be booked through the booking page or by ringing the Community Centre. The cost is £5 for non-members and it’s free for members of the Tennis Club. The rules for playing safely can be found here.

For further information, please phone Mark Jarman on 01608 811692, email charlburytennis@hotmail.co.uk or go to the tennis club website.

Tennis Coaches
If you wish to use the Nineacres courts for paid coaching you must be a qualified Coach with a current  DBS certificate, evidence of safeguarding training and a first aid certificate. You should arrange to present your certificates on an annual basis to Judy Kirk, the Charlbury Tennis Club Safeguarding Officer. She can be contacted on  judy.kirk@btinternet.com


Guidelines from Pickleball England for playing safely can be found here.

If you are interested in trying Pickleball, please contact Vijay on: 01993 891043 or email: vijaysmobile@gmail.com.

Here is a useful guide to Pickleball, explaining the rules and how it is played.

Table Tennis

Guidelines from Table Tennis England for playing safely can be found here.

Table tennis can be played on the patio or in the sports hall, singles only unless you are from the same household. You will need to use your own bats and balls. Please ring the centre if you are interested.

  • Table Tennis on the patio – Small group sessions on Tuesdays 9-11am and Thursdays 10-11am, contact Vijay: vijaysmobile@gmail.com or 01993 891043


Badminton courts can now also be booked by phoning or using our booking system. Singles only unless each team is from the same family. You will need your own equipment.

Guidelines from Badminton England for playing safely can be found here. This is what the guidance of 23rd July 2020 said about indoor play:


Phase 2: Indoor badminton restarts – 25th July 2020

  • [UPDATED] Both singles play and doubles play can take place in groups of people from different households, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can play doubles.
  • [UPDATED] Whether playing singles or doubles, activity is restricted to groups of a maximum of six people.
  • You can have more than one group of six in a hall, providing you are able to maintain social distancing within the space available. A group could, for example, be housed on one court and its surrounding run-off area or across more than one court.
  • Players can rotate within the group but social distancing must be maintained within this group. You cannot move groups within a session.
  • Venue specific restrictions will be in place and you will be responsible for ensuring you adhere to these.
  • There will be strict equipment rules in place for rackets and guidance on the use of shuttles

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