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Find a sports club

Are you looking for a local sports club to join?

Do you want to try a new sport or maybe you have just moved to the area and you aren’t sure which club would suit you?

Fortunately we have a host of inclusive sports clubs across Newark and Sherwood who welcome juniors and adults of all ages and abilities from just starting out to ‘seasoned professional’.

Our local clubs have a social, welcoming environment if you are nervous about turning up alone then don’t worry take a friend with you or give them a call before hand so they know when to welcome you. Active4Today’s Sports Development team work closely with many local sports clubs and sports forums and have started to update club details below.

If you can’t find what you are looking for please get in touch by emailing

If your club isn’t listed then get in touch Here You could be missing out on the opportunity to welcome new members to your club as well as missing vital club networking opportunities through the Newark & Sherwood Sports Council and Southwell Sports Forum.

      Collingham Tennis Club

Collingham Tennis Club

Collingham Tennis Club - a friendly village club. New members always welcome.

There are 4 organised social tennis sessions enjoyed by all ages and abilities as well as 8 teams and a thriving coaching programme. We play all year.

We have 4 floodlit courts, 2 mini courts and a practice wall, plenty of car parking and a purpose built clubhouse, all in a beautiful country setting.

      Edwinstowe Running Club

Edwinstowe Running Club

Edwinstowe Running Club are a small welcoming club that meet twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday, at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre (18:30 to 19:30) and cater for runners of all ages and abilities.

Our runs are planned and led by qualified EA Run Leaders and are usually around 5k in length. We regularly lead Couch to 5K programmes and have both social and more structured runs that take advantage of our access to Sherwood Forest during the spring, summer and autumn with more road running in the winter.

For more information on runs for beginners or the more seasoned athlete please get in touch.

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      Newark Castle Archers

Newark Castle Archers

Newark Castle Archers is a fairly new club and was only formed in Spring of 2014. At our first open day we had over 50 people attend and we knew from that moment that our club would be welcoming, friendly and accessible to all.

With the help of Notts Archery Association, a local coach was able to hold 3 beginners courses during our first summer season. The courses proved very popular and were hugely enjoyed by everyone taking part.

During our first club tournament we had competitions in adult recurve, adult bare bow, adult longbow and juniors - this now annual tournament is held in August and known as The Summer Trophy.

Today, Newark Castle Archers is a thriving club currently training at Newark Rugby Club on Mondays, Fridays evenings and Sunday afternoons during our outdoor season and Magnus Community Sports Centre for our indoor season. We welcome all ages and abilities, you just need the desire to lift a bow and shoot an arrow!

      Newark R&M Cricket Club

Newark R&M Cricket Club

Newark R & M Cricket Club is a friendly welcoming club made up of junior and senior members aging from 5 to 75 years.

Known as ‘The Town’s Cricket Club’ we are based on Kelham Road in Newark and offer a variety of junior and senior cricket opportunities for all levels and abilities.

League games are played from May until September and we currently have:

  • 3 Saturday teams that play in the South Notts Cricket League
  • 1 Sunday team that plays friendlies.
  • 1 ladies softball team playing in the East Midlands Women’s Cricket League.
  • 1 ladies hardball team playing in the East Midlands Women’s Cricket League.

We train year-round and offer junior and senior indoor winter nets training from January-March. After Easter, when the sun starts to shine again we head back outdoors through till September.

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      Newark Swimming Club

Newark Swimming Club

We are a friendly, all-inclusive swimming club open to adults and children over the age of 5 years, who can swim 25m unaided on their front and back. Our new Squad System (Skills, Development, Masters, Fitness and County Performance) is designed to be inclusive to all members and to support in achieving their goals. It allows flexibility in the number of sessions and will help swimmers increase their fitness and improve their skills. There is no expectation or pressure for swimmers to compete, but plenty of opportunities and support will be provided for swimmers that are interested in doing so.

We’re always on the lookout for new members whether you’re looking for the next step after swimming lessons or looking to get back into the sport after some time out.

If you are interested in joining, please follow the link for more information and to book arrange your free trial session.

      Southwell Croquet Club

Southwell Croquet Club

Southwell Croquet Club are a small but well-established, friendly club meeting regularly on Tuesday and Saturday mornings during the summer months. We play Golf and Association Croquet and have three half size lawns (sometimes configured to one full size and a half size) on the Arthur Radford Sports Ground at Morton-Cum-Fiskerton.

Croquet relies on strategy not strength and so it can be played on equal terms by people regardless of gender, age or ability. There are no special requirements other than flat-soled footwear as all equipment can be supplied on site by the club.

Croquet is a very sociable sport to play, and our qualified coach offers taster sessions and introductory courses for anyone wanting to further explore the intricacies of the game.

Out of season we also run a social programme to keep members in touch and entertained during the winter months.

New members are always very welcome, so why get in touch and give croquet a try?

      Southwell Lawn Tennis Club

Southwell Lawn Tennis Club

We are a friendly and lively members’ club set in Memorial Park next to the fabulous Southwell Minster. 

Our club has three floodlit all-weather courts and a clubhouse with changing facilities, showers, toilets and a small kitchen to enjoy a cuppa after a game! 

It is open throughout the year round to players of all ages and abilities. Our youngest player is 4 while the oldest are in their 90s. We run regular social sessions which operate on a mix-in basis - a great opportunity to meet and play new people. For the more competitive players, we enter doubles teams (mens, womens and mixed) into the Notts LTA leagues.