Images above: padel tennis and Friday Night Fives at Rocks Lane sports centre
Sports clubs in Chiswick were busy on their first day open for outside sports.
Rocks Lane sports club sounded manic when we called. They offer football, tennis and netball for children and young people at their site off Turnham Green Terrace. Rocks Lane has seven multi-use floodlit courts for tennis, five-a-side netball and jockey to be played all year round. It also has ten pitches, including an all weather pitch. They’re recently celebrated their 15th birthday in Chiswick.
Outside sport is what they mainly do. Everything they used to do is now back up and running, with the exception of their indoor soft play area. Friday Night Fives is where Chiswick’s kids go to play football on a Friday night. Kick off between 4.10pm and 8.10om. Padel tennis is also very popular.
Images above: Tennis, gym and fitness activities at the Hogarth Club.
The Hogarth Club has gone through several reincarnations during the past year, investing in outside facilities so they can do outside a lot of what they normally do inside. They are open for outdoor tennis and fitness classes, including HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and Body Pump.
They’ve also removed the tables and chairs from the outside pods and filled them with gym equipment, so you can use a cross trainer, rowing machine, running machine and bikes outside in your own secluded pod and you can also do weight training.
Images above: Outside gym facilities at the Hogarth Club
The Hogarth Club are members of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme and offer Club Card holders an exclusive membership package.
At Dukes Meadows golfing bookings opened on Saturday 27 March. Both the driving range and the outdoor tennis courts are open. Book tee times and tennis sessions two days in advance. Their Easter camps for children are already fully booked.
Images above: Paddleboarders on the Thames
Paddleboarders were back on the River Thames on Monday as well. Paddle boarding is by definition socially distanced, but Active 360, which runs the paddleboarding company at Kew Bridge, is limiting groups to five plus the coach. They hire out wetsuits and hose them down between sessions anyway, so they are able to provide them, but the weather is almost good enough not to need them.
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