SPORTS SCENE – April 2024

SPORTS SCENE – April 2024

Facilities for all the Chalke Valley

Multi Use Games Area resurfacing. After a long period of time investigating options, undertaking site meetings,and receiving quotations, we have concluded that the best option is to resurface with porous macadam. This is easier to maintain, is hard wearing and can be used for different activities and is at a lower cost. We now have the challenge of raising over £25,000-£30,000 to achieve this. The Sports Centre has been placing money into Reserves for a number of years and has 50% of the funds. The Tennis Club have also been raising money and are able to support the Project, but it still leaves around £10,000 to raise. Our target is to achieve this by the summer and plan the works in the early autumn.

The new surface will have a two-tone coloured finish for tennis and will be available for netball, five a side football and other general activities. We were successful last year in raising funds to replace the floodlights, so the area can be used all year around.

Zumba. Anyone interested in the class on Wednesday mornings at 0930 please contact Victoria Pickford on 07909 820365 or

Kitchen Upgrade. We have received a grant from Empower of £2,000 towards this Project. This, combined with the Chalke Valley Fete grant of £750 and Tesco funding of £500 means that we can now start planningthe long overdue improvements. The Sports Centre has funds in Reserve for this project which we anticipate costing £7,000-£8,000..

Tennis Club News. The Club are taking part in the Sarum summer league again, so we are calling for members (particularly women) to join, and in due course to join the Shaftesbury Sarum league pool of available players. Contact Linda Walton for more information.

New membership year letters have been sent out. Contact Mathew Dodd if you are interested in joining.

If you are interested in playing club tennis at an intermediate level join our What’s App Group to keep in contact with sessions over the spring and summer period. Contact Chris Rothwell on below email. 

Cricket Club News. The new season starts this month with mid-week games on Wednesday evenings and Saturday matches.

Tests and Inspections. Following the recent electrical and water services surveys, we have replaced some emergency lights and external sockets and have some works to implement from the water survey.

Help required. The Sports Centre is managed by a small voluntary committee, and we would love to spread the load just a little bit to keep facilities operational and to help with events and activities. If you would like to get involved, it’s only a couple of hours a month, then please contact one of the committee members.

The hall, multi-use games area and playing fields area available for private hire so if you have a family celebration in the coming weeks, why not see what we can offer?

All our sports activities are promoted through the website, see below.

Chalke Valley Sports Centre Contacts: 

Tel 07552159369 Tel: 01722 780915


Secretary: VACANT

Social Media: Tim Moss

Sports Centre general email:

Our website is