Racquet sports

Whenever the sports hall, or part of it, is free you can book a court to play badminton, pickleball or table tennis. Price £12 per hour. See the timetable link on the home page for an idea of when it might be free and then phone us or book on line to secure your court.  If you would like a regular booking, the price could be reduced.

We have  a reduced price of £6 per court for juniors to play racquet sports (badminton, pickleball or table tennis), when the courts are available. This can not be pre-booked but is a pay and play as you go rate.

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.

Badminton

The sports hall has four badminton courts and competition standard nets which can be erected when needed. Individual courts can be booked at certain times or you can book the whole hall for your club practice.

  • Monday evenings from 8 to 10pm  is badminton evening at the Community Centre. You can  turn up and meet fellow badminton players from Charlbury and surrounding areas. You can either pay on the night or pay for a block of sessions. For more information please contact Rafael: rafaelalarcon1963@hotmail.com

 Guidelines from Badminton England for playing safely during the pandemic can be found here.

Pickleball

Click here for information about this fun and social game. Here is a useful guide to Pickleball, explaining the rules and how it is played.

  • Monday mornings 9-11am and 11am-1pm
  • Tuesday afternoons 3.45-5.45pm
  • Wednesday mornings 10.15am-12.15pm
  • Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm
  • Friday mornings 9.30-11.30am

Contact Vijay by email:  vijaysmobile@gmail.com or on 01993 891 043 to join any of these sessions.

You can also hire a court to play pickleball (or any other sport) and the Community Centre has plenty of Pickleball paddles and  balls that you can borrow if you don’t have your own.

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

Tennis

Charlbury has a well established tennis club that caters for both those who want to play competitive league tennis and those who want to play socially. The club presently runs several men’s, ladies and mixed doubles teams with matches played both at the weekend and in the evenings all year round. The club runs three weekly social sessions.

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

You can book the outdoor tennis courts on Nineacres and the indoor tennis court in the sports hall through the “Booking” button on this website.

The rules for playing safely during the pandemic can be found here.

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

Table tennis

  • Tuesdays 9-10am and 10-11am
  • Thursdays 9-10am and 10-11am
  • Price £2-2.50 per hour depending on number of participants
  • Contact William:  william_robinson@live.co.uk or Vijay: vijaysmobile@gmail.com or 01993 891043

You can play with friends at any time when there is a free court or the TG oom is free. There are three tables, together with plenty of bats, balls etc.  Cost £12 an hour – but you can have two tables for that price, £6 for juniors (walk in rate only; junior rate cannot be booked in advance).

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

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