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.
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.
Click here for information about this fun and social game.
Contact Vijay by email: email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
There are two tables, together with plenty of bats, balls etc. These can be set up in the main sports hall or the TG room, whichever is free (cost £12 an hour, £6 for juniors).
Do you enjoy a game of Scrabble? Would you like some new people to play with? We have an afternoon once a month where people can come and play. The next session is on Tuesday 8th Oct 2.30-5pm. Cost only £2. In the meantime there are two Scrabble sets at the Centre, which you can use at any time for a game with friends.
Congratulations to Anna Cherry, who recently won gold medal in the English Open Pickleball championships in Nottingham, over 50s category - (though dare I say she could have been entered in a higher age group!) Anna said: "This win was only possible because [a] Charlbury Community Centre was built, [b] Vijay started the Pickleball sessions and [c] many people give their time to help run the centre!" Like most of us she had never heard of Pickleball a couple of years ago, but it's a great game for people of all abilities and ages. If you fancy giving it a go, find out more here. We are very proud of our champion!
There will be a series of 3 talks on Tuesdays 22 & 29th Oct and 5th Nov 2-4pm by Juliet Heslewood entitled "Gauguin - An Adventurous Life". Click here for more details. These talks were very popular last year. Don't miss them!
The gym now opens at 8.30am, rather than 9am on weekdays. The rest of the centre won't be open until 9am. Remember also that on Wednesday mornings there is a class in the gym between 9 and10am, so it's best to avoid that time. Weekend opening remains 9am-1pm. Thanks to our staff (espeically Jenny and Jason) for getting in extra early to do this - it takes quite a while to get the gym set up.
We'd love to reunite you with your possessions! Most items will be kept for 14 days. Valuables such as watches, jewellery and expensive sports equipment will be kept for 28 days. Each Wednesday between 1 - 5pm unclaimed items will be displayed in the centre and can be purchased for a nominal amount. After this, they will be given to charity.
There will be no quiz in August - too many people are away. The quiz night is back on Wed 25th September, set by Rob Hemingway. The café and bar open at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm. Priced only £5 per player. More details here. Many thanks to Gordon Cutting for doing us an excellent quiz in July!