The Chalke Valley Sports Centre – May 2021

We are hoping that later this month we will be operating back to normal, AND we have some exciting new things happening.

AGM: This will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 26 May. At this stage we are not sure if the meeting will be virtual or at the Sports Centre. Check the website for final details or contact one on the Committee.

PETANQUE OPEN EVENINGS:  Anyone can come and have a go, equipment provided, and we are going to trial a small Bar service on these Fridays (bring your own drinking vessel…plastic please). Friday 21 May and Friday 28 May between 6.30pm and 8.00pm, weather permitting. The aim is then to get interest in a regular social evening on a Friday throughout the summer.

We have also entered the Keystone Brewery League for those that want to take a little more seriously. Details from Nigel Tinkler

PICKLEBALL: Plans are progressing well to get this new activity started. At the time of writing a grant application is being put together to fund the cost of marking two courts and the purchase of equipment. Once we have these in place a new Club will be formed, details of which are currently being discussed. For more information contact Val Dolan at

CRICKET:  With the Cricket Club starting up again after absence last summer we have applied for grant funding for practice net facilities. If successful, this will see the reintroduction of a cricket practice net by the new Petanque area. These will be available for Club practice but also for casual use when not booked out for other activity. Watch this space.

Hosting Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions: Following up on the successful hosting of this in April a further date is planned on 21 May so a small gathering of tents will appear on the sports field.

Tennis Club

The weekly mix-ins are Thursdays 6.00-8.00pm and Sundays 11-1pm for members. A lot of new faces this season (and a number of old!). Coaching for juniors has started on court Monday from 3.30pm and adults by appointment at other times (contact our coach direct to arrange). The dates for the Salisbury Sarum and Shaftesbury League matches have now been set so do let us know ( if you would like to be considered to play for the club

Table Tennis

The plan for May is to open practice nights again throughout the week, containing a total of 6 players in the hall at one time.  For June/July the hope is the club will be able to open fully.

Indoor Bowls

Due to resume from 21 June.


The Youth team have started playing again with an FA approved extension until the end of June.

Pilates: Fingers crossed, Claudine’s classes will restart from Monday 17th May in accordance with the government roadmap for indoor exercise classes.

Yoga:  Jordana’s regular Wednesday evening class have been taking place outside for a sunset yoga. Contact for details.

YOGA: Caroline’s Tuesday morning yoga will begin again on the 18th May at the usual time of 9.15 – 10.45am. All ages and abilities welcome. For further info contact Caroline on 01725 552209 or

The normal timetable of use can be viewed under the Events Calendar on our website at

If you would like to get involved in helping to run the Centre, just contact one of the Committee.

Chalke Valley Sports Centre contacts:

Chris Rothwell, Secretary:  Tel 07552159369

Michaela Johns, Treasurer:       Tel: 01722 780915

Edward Fry:  Deputy Chairman:

Our website is