Club night takes place every Tuesday throughout the year - with the possible exception of Christmas. Play starts at about 7.30pm and will continue to around 9.30, or later if players want to play an extra game.
It is appreciated that Tuesday nights are often unavailable
or already dedicated to the practise of other sports. Please advise
if you favour another weekday. If there is sufficient interest, we will extend our fives to an additional evening, possibly Thursday.
You can turn up whenever it suits you, although arriving after 8.30 is
not advised as you may not get much of a game!
FORMAT OF PLAY
We use as many courts as there are players to fill them.
If numbers are uneven, individuals stand-out until a game has finished, whereupon they will change place with someone who has just played. As games rarely start/finish at the same time, waiting-out time is usually short. All participants are guaranteed a reasonable evening's play.
Changing/shower facilities are available to those who want them either in the OA Changing Room or the adjacent Sports Hall. Players then retire to the Roundbush - nearby pub - for drinks and sandwiches (a kitty is run to meet expenses). This social element is taken very seriously!
ALL AGES AND STANDARDS
Members range from schoolboys to pensioners and from novices to seasoned/higher-echelon players. We always try to make sure games are evenly matched, often pairing the strong with less experienced players. Whatever your years or ability, we will make you welcome.
GETTING YOU STARTED
If you have not played for some time, we will get you going again.
We also have both gloves and balls available for loan whilst you regain a feel for the game. To refresh your memory, and to see some of the action both on and off court, click on Picture Gallery