The group’s reputation has spread amongst the locality and we have players from all the neighbouring villages, Hereford and at one time Ross. The usual qualification is” I used to play but haven’t picked up a bat for 40 years!” Response: “It’s like riding a bicycle, you don’t forget”.
We welcome everyone of whatever skill level and on a “we are here on Wednesday morning whenever you want to come basis”. Many people are known to each other from other village activities but newcomers are soon welcomed and fitted in.
Most of the regular players are over 55, many in their 70s up to 90s (one lady over 90 has retired recently) but we welcome children and grandchildren of our players so share our sport for all. Some of these children are very adept players, who come regularly in the holidays or when visiting family to enjoy improving their skills against a variety of opponents. We’ve all learnt lots and take the competition seriously and feel rewarded passing on some experience. You might aspire to improve your physical ability but mental agility also increases too as you anticipate serves and try to outwit opponents.
The best thing about the group is the camaraderie and spontaneous laughter that rings out in the hall for those 2 hours. People look forward to coming, are relaxed, exercising both body and brain and enjoying themselves!
Come and join us at Fownhope New Memorial Hall on Wednesday mornings 10am- 12 noon.
Bats available to use, please wear suitable shoes. Players welcome to come and go during session time.
For more information contact Janet Cooper 01432 840807