The Inkpen Tennis Club
The news for September is that on Saturday 14th there is an
Afternoon of Tennis. This is open to all the village and ends with
an early evening BBQ/buffet at the tennis club. Enter either
as a pair or individually and we will pair you up. Also please
would anyone with a court who would be happy to loan it for the day
get in touch with me Taj Woodgate at email@example.com.
The ticket price is £5 per person to play and audience and
supporters are welcome too.
Also by way of a reminder the Tennis Club continues to
• Club Play to which all are welcome on Wednesdays from 7.30pm and
Saturdays from 5pm
• A Primary School knock about on Fridays from 3.30pm
• Coaching arranged both for children and adults. So watch out on
the Facebook page and via members emails.
Inkpen Cricket Club
A cricket team has been part of Inkpen since the playing fields
started and in the last few years this social club has developed to
create a fantastic village team. Playing a dozen, or so, Sunday
friendly matches against local clubs, mostly at the playing field in
Post Office Road. Over the last few years a practice net has been
installed. From fund raising events, more ground equipment has been
obtained, and the social side of the club has been grown to
include an awards nights and a forthcoming tour. If you would like
to play please contact us via our website at www.inkpencricketclub.org
All abilities welcome.
The Gibbet Challenge
The Challenge organizer, Simon Hanna, writes: The 2019 Inkpen Gibbet
Challenge attracted a 114 hardy runners to face the tough 10.4 KM
course over Walbury Hill and Combe Gibbet. The weather was
perfect for running, and a lot cooler than the day before (which had
unfortunately appeared to deter many of the usual on-the-day
entrants). Michael Stone of Andover AC won comfortably in 40 mins 52
secs. The first lady home was Mireille Cooke in 49 mins 10
secs. The full race results are on the Gibbet Challenge
website at gibbetchallenge.net.
As ever a number of young runners (and parents) joined in the 1 KM
children's race and were rewarded with sweets and medals for their
efforts. Rachel Hanna put together the cake stall and raised
£25 for Inkpen School. Sincere thanks to all the marshals and other
helpers, without whose enthusiastic support our race could not take
place. For the runners in Inkpen (fast and slow!), the date for next
year’s Gibbet Challenge is Sunday 28th June. But before
then however we’ve got the fantastic New Year Gibbet Hangover on
Saturday 4th January -
Park Life Rovers football team to play Sunday League football on the
Inkpen Playing Field during the season starting in September 2019.
Anyone wishing to be a spectator is welcome to join them at 10.30am
on Sunday mornings – future games and confirmed bookings for the
playing field are listed on the notice board at the pavilion.