The Cheltenham Tennis Club is a welcoming members’ club that offers competitive and social tennis. We play all year round on our four hard courts which are just off Tewkesbury Road, by Aldi. We now also offer bookings for non-members
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Cheltenham Civil Service Skittles Club provides for mixed teams of 9 players to play skittles (nine pins). We have a Winter League and a Summer League for teams and other competitions for individuals throughout the year. All CSSC members are eligible to play. All our games are played at the CACSSA Clubhouse in the Geoff Hardy Room which contains three skittles alleys. All our games are played here, starting at 20:00 and finishing at about 22:00.
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The alleys are available for hire as well as being used for the Cheltenham Civil Service Skittles Club. The bar and catering facilities are available. Enquire with the Manager.
We are a small, friendly club with players of all abilities and ages, ranging from 15-67 years. We welcome anyone with an interest in hockey to join us – perhaps you have been inspired by the performance of the Team GB ladies hockey team in the 2016 Olympics or you simply want to take up a team sport for the social and fitness benefits?
Cheltenham Civil Service Ladies Hockey Club (CCSLHC) play in a mid-week 6 a side fun league which is ideal for beginners and returners. In addition, we have regular 11 a side weekend games to help practice your skills and improve your fitness.
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Cheltenham Civil Service RFC
Cheltenham Civil Service RFC fields three mens teams (1stXV, 2ndXV and Vets), a Ladies XV and our junior section the Sharks. We cater for players of all ages and standards, and welcome current players, those who want to return to playing and those who are new to the game. There is no requirement for players or parents to be be Civil Servants.
Our Mens and Ladies teams play primarily on Saturday and Sundays respectively, with training taking place on Tuesday and Thursdays at 1845. Training sessions are led by Head Coach and former Bath United fly half, Paul Stickler.
The Sharks take over on Sunday mornings, catering for both boys and girls from 6 upwards. We are fully committed to the RFU Kids First program, ensuring everyone gets at least half a game every time.
The highlights of the season are the 3 society days out. We visit some fantastic courses normally within 1hr of Cheltenham. Recent courses played include The Rolls of Monmouth, Kings Norton and Burford. The typical format is
- Arrive for breakfast
- Morning 9 hole team competition
- Afternoon 18 hole individual competition
The society benefits from being able to negotiate some extremely good deals, so the typical cost of a day out is around £45 including everything above and prizes.
The society organises optional singles and doubles knockout competitions.
We arrange team matches against local societies, including Gloucestershire Police and Smiths. Selection is based on availability, and generally if you are available you will get a game!
The society is committed to ensuring fair and competitive events, and we welcome golfers of all standards. To qualify for prizes on days out, or to enter the matches or knockout competitions, members must have a valid handicap. This can either be a valid and current CONGU handicap, or a society handicap can be obtained by handing in three cards to the committee.
How to Join
Membership is open to CSSC members. Annual membership is £6, with an optional £3 per knockout competition entered. New members are also given the option of joining our “Hole in One Club” for £1.
If you would like more information about the society, or to request a membership form, please email the society committee.
CHELTENHAM CIVIL SERVICE AFC
Cheltenham Civil Service AFC provide a range of football for different skill levels.
- Three men’s teams playing in the Gloucestershire County League Division one and Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two and Cheltenham League division One.
- A ladies team playing in the Gloucestershire Womens County League Division One
- One youth team U16 Wolves playing in the Cheltenham Youth League U16 Division One.
- A Veterans team playing in the Gloucestershire Veterans League.
Training takes place on Wednesday (Men – Thirds 6pm to 7pm and Firsts 7pm to 8pm), Thursday (Men – Reserves 6pm to 7pm and Ladies 7pm to 8pm) and Friday (Youth 7pm to 9pm) evenings at the Civil Service Club grounds in Tewkesbury Road. We welcome new players. Please contact us to arrange to meet us.
2023-24 Club Officials
- President: Rob Morrison
- Chairman: Alan Wakefield
- Vice Chairman: Kevin Wills
- Secretary: Karen Lyons
- Ladies Secretary: Karen Lyons
- Youth Secretary: Paul White
- Vets Secretary: Duncan Pardoe
- Treasurer: Alan Wakefield
- Welfare Officer: Duncan Pardoe
- Social: Karen Lyons and Sherry Brain
- Social Media: Demi Wheeler
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Cheltenham Civil Cricket Club are a friendly, sociable club that puts out 3 league sides on a Saturday (1st XI in the WEPL Gloucester league, 2nd XI in the 5th division of the GCCL and a 3rd XI in the C&G League) and play a mixture of friendlies, village league and cup games on Sundays. We also have a midweek friendly XI, an evening XIs and three indoor teams over the winter, in addition to an under 13s team that play on Sunday mornings. Outdoor nets are held at 6pm on a Thursday for adults and at 6pm on a Friday for the u13s. As a result we have plenty of cricket to offer and welcome any new members, whatever their standard.
Visit Cheltenham Civil Service CC for more information.
Black & Gold Archers are a target archery club in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. We are a friendly, social club keen to support anyone who wants to learn and develop Archery skills. We have a large number of recurve archers and growing numbers of compound and longbow archers.
The club was founded at GCHQ in 1948 as a Civil Service Gun and Archery Club. It took its name from the colour of the centre of both targets: black from the rifle target and gold from the archery target. The gun club later folded and the archery club became known as The Black & Gold Archery Club.
It has been a long time since we’ve been a GCHQ-only club shooting on GCHQ grounds, but we are proud to celebrate our origins through association with the Cotswold Area Civil Service Sports Association, where we shoot in the Summer. We also support the Civil Service Archery Association, hosting the annual South West Regional Tournament on the CACSSA field. We also run our own Spring/Summer Tournaments on the field during the month of May and July each year.
We shoot three times a week during Spring/Summer on a Monday/Thursday evening from 6.30pm and Friday afternoons from 2-4pm.
During the Autumn/Winter we shoot three times a week indoors at Deans Close School Gym Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evenings.
We run three beginners courses a year: two indoors starting in October and February and one outdoors starting in May.
What should I expect to learn?
- You will be taught basic techniques on how to safely shoot a recurve bow.
- You will learn about different bow types and styles (compound, longbow, horsebow).
- You will learn how to score in a tournament and will take part in a mini tournament at the end of the course.
- At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion as proof that you have completed the Beginners Course. You can then use this certificate to join any archery club
The course lasts for 6 weeks on Friday evenings. Arrive at 6:30pm to set up your equipment and start shooting at 7:00pm. Each session will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. The course costs £55, gift vouchers are available on request. For the next available date please visit our website.
Minimum Age Requirements
The minimum age requirement for juniors which we recommend is 9 years of age. It is important when juniors take part in the course that they are patient and are willing to listen to instructions from our coaches especially around the use of the bow and safety towards others.
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Interested in Sailing? Whether a seasoned sailor or novice, Cotswold Civil Service Sailing Club (CCSSC) wholeheartedly welcomes you to our friendly club.
- We are an active club with over 25 members, albeit a long way from the best sailing areas.
- For up to date sailing trips, socials and training, see CACSSA events page, or contact the Club Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The club organises participation in two races per year. The Inter Departmental Offshore Regatta(IDOR) which is organised by the Civil Service Sailing Association (CSSA) and the Griffin invitational regatta.
- For the cruisers we normally have two club organised long weekend events. We try and extend our cruising grounds by chartering from Plymouth, and in the past we have chartered in Scotland.
- Each year we combine a taster day for people that want to try big boat sailing and training for our racing crew. Collecting the yachts from the Hamble at 1600. Then a short sail/motor to Cowes on the first evening where dinner is organised in one of the Cowes yacht clubs. The next day depending on the weather a sail in the Solent and anchor for lunch returning to the Hamble by 1600
- We have CSSA qualified skippers, which means we can charter “Sea Essay” the CSSA yacht based on the Hamble.
- A CCSSC crewed yacht has taken part in two prestigious Fastnet Races. This was a significant commitment as qualifying races and survival training must be completed by the crew.
- CCSSC members took part in the 2015 Round Island Race when over 1500 yachts raced around the Isle of Wight, professional yachts with world class skippers and crews, share the water with cruising yachts that race once a year.
- We don’t have a dinghy section but if you are interested in dinghy sailing then we have a number of members who are members of Whitefriars Sailing Club at Ashton Keynes.
- We organise training events for First Aid and Radio licences, and a number of members are going through their RYA shore-based courses and on water day skipper and coastal skipper courses,
- Sailing is not a cheap sport. We try and keep the costs down by chartering in the spring and autumn and filling the yacht. Which can make it cosy!