Clubs in West Devon

For: Netball, Rugby, Squash, Tennis, Hockey, Football, Yoga, Swimming, Dance Classes & Pilates and all other OCRA-run activities in Okehampton, please go to the OCRA clubs page.For further information or queries, please contact:
Tel: 01837 54546

Okehampton and Surrounding

Okehampton Hockey Club

Activity type / sport / club: Hockey

Okehampton Hockey club run three Ladies and two Men’s league teams in the West Hockey leagues through the winter season, and a fourth Ladies side playing in a local development league; For junior players, the club run u10, u12 and u14 teams in the Devon junior festivals so the club is able to welcome all players and Umpires who would like to be involved in hockey.

Training practice times:
Venue: Okehampton college AWP
1st September to 31st March
Ladies; Wednesday evenings: 7.00 – 9.30pm
Men; Tuesday evenings: 8.15 – 9.30 pm
All; Fitness and skills: Thursday evening: 7.30 – 8.30 pm

For more information, please contact Jane and Richard Jones 01837 810167
or visit the website

Okehampton Cycle Club

Activity type / sport / club: Cycling

Okehampton Cycle Club aims to promote cycling of all varieties within the local
area. From Social Rides to Road Racing we have it covered.

The club has a friendly and welcoming manner, we are always happy to have new people to ride with, don’t be shy to come along!

Okehampton Cycling Club is affiliated with both British Cycling & Cycling Time Trials.

When/Times/Venues: Check website for rides –
Who it’s aimed at: children and adults, all abilities
Cost: Annual Membership to the club is £12

Contact details: Nigel Hale-Hunter
Tel: 01837 53811
Facebook: Okehampton Cycle Club
Twitter: OkeClyclingClub

Okehampton Puzzle Tree (Special Needs)

Okehampton Puzzle TreeActivities for people with disabilities and special needs: Football, Walking, Aerobics Dance, Fishing, Table Tennis, Tai Chi, Gardening, Swimming, Boccia and Rebound Trampoline)

Contact: Vicky Hooper
Tel: 01837 659796

Chagford Runners

Covers all standards of running – weekly sessions are organised into three groups depending on speed and range from technique training, speed training and off road running on the moor in summer, with three trained running coaches.

Activity type / sport / club: Running
When: Mondays evening
Time: 7pm -8pm
Venue: Chagford Sports Pavilion, War Memorial Fields Chagford.
Who it’s aimed at: all ages and abilities – children aged 8 and over if accompanied
Cost:  £2.50 for adults £1 for children (under 16)

Contact details:
Facebook – Chagford Runners.

Chagford Tennis Club

Chagford Tennis ClubTennis Coaching – junior and beginner adults. Play tennis in Chagford: courts and club facilities, coaching, club sessions, tournaments, social events and Exeter League teams.

When: Saturday
Time: Mornings
Venue: Jubilee Park, Chagford – tennis Courts
Who it’s aimed at: children from 5 upwards
Cost: £5 per session

When: Friday
Time: Morning – times dependant on numbers
Venue: Jubilee Park, Chagford – tennis Courts
Who it’s aimed at: Adult – beginner and intermediate
Cost: £5 per session

Social Tennis / Social Tennis – Doubles
Social tennis coaching for beginners and intermediate players

When: Wednesday and Saturday
Time: 1.30pm
Venue: Jubilee Park, Chagford – tennis Courts
Who it’s aimed at: Adults and competent children
Cost: Non members £4 per session

Pay and Play Tennis
Hire our tennis courts for £5 per hour. Racquets/Balls also available on request.
When: Anytime
Time: Anytime
Venue: Jubilee Park, Chagford – tennis Courts
Who it’s aimed at: Adults and competent children
Cost: Non members £5 per hour

Historical Swordplay – West Devon Swords

West Devon Swords HEMA classpresents historical swordplay with a variety of weapons and techniques from single sword, longsword, sword and buckler, dagger and rapier. Equipment provided.

Activity type / sport / club: Historical European Martial Arts
When: Continuing Thursdays
Time: 8pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Okehampton Baptist Church, Fore St. Okehampton
Who it’s aimed at: 16yrs+
Cost: £30 per 6-week block (£20 club insurance for members)
Contact details: Robin Catling
Tel: 07956 409818

Fencing – West Devon Swords

OCRA fencingOkehampton Juniors Fencing session – currently in recess.

Venue: Okehampton Baptist Church, Fore St. (opp Mansbridge Estate Agents and Medieval Church).
Cost: £36 for the six-week block.
Who it’s for: children from 6-12yrs
Contact: Robin Catling, West Devon Swords
Tel: 07956 409818

Okehampton Tennis

Okehampton Tennis ClubActivity type / sport / club: Tennis
Club Sessions
Tuesday Night 6-8pm (age 14+) and Saturday Afternoon 2-4pm (age 14+).
Junior Coaching
Saturday Morning 9.30-10.30am (age 5 – 13).
Rusty Rackets
Monday 10am (beginners)

Venue: Okehampton Tennis Club, Next to Pavilion in the Park
Who it’s aimed at: All abilities for all sessions apart from Rusty Rackets which is for beginners.
Club sessions free to members (non members can try it out for £4 a session for 3 weeks before committing to join). Junior coaching free to members (£3 a session for non members).
Rusty Rackets free to members (£3 a session for non members).

Contact details: Adam Richards: email –

Bridestowe & Lewdown Junior Cricket

Bridestow and Lewdown ciricketCome and play cricket for the thriving new joint junior section of Bridestowe and Lewdown Cricket Clubs. With experienced coaches we run under 11 and under 13 teams and are looking to have an under 15 team for the coming season. We will be holding indoor training in Okehampton in March/April before heading outdoors using both the facilities of Bridestowe and Lewdown Cricket Clubs.

When: Indoor training March/April, outdoor training Fridays May – August
Time: Evenings TBC
Indoor – Okehampton
Outdoor – Bridestowe & Lewdown Cricket Clubs
Who it’s aimed at: Ages 5 – 15
Cost: £2 per session

Contact: Alex Jopling – 07507 711595 –

Nordic Walking by Dartmoor Nordic Walking

Dartmoor Nordic WalkingNordic Walking is an activity for all levels of ability, using specifically designed poles to propel you along, it is not Trekking! Using over 90% of your muscles you can burn up to 45% more calories than walking with out poles, toning your upper body at the same time and strengthening too. Also ideal for those will lower limb problems as the weight when walking is taken by your upper body through the poles.

When: Regular weekly walks – the web site has details as these change.
Walks form OCRA, and various locations on Dartmoor.
Who it’s aimed at: Adults only.
Cost – £6-£10 depending on duration of the walk,
Contact: Denise Horner
Tel: 07944 630677
Facebook:  Dartmoor Nordic Walking
Twitter: Dartmoor Nordic Walking


Adult dance fitness class. Learn to dance, get fit and have fun at the same time! From Bollywood to Charleston to Street, this class is for all abilities. It features routines from a range of styles, set to classic songs that are sure to get you moving. Current participants from every age bracket range from their teens to their 70s! Just bring a bottle of water.

Activity type / sport / club: Dance fitness class for adults
When: Wednesdays, term-time only.
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Petrockstow Village Hall
Who it’s aimed at: Adults [adults, children, age groups, abilities]
Cost: £4 per session if booked in a monthly block. £5 walk-in rate. [/per session / per week / per term]
Contact details: Jessica Squire (instructor) –
Text or phone: 07746892660
Website –

Squash Open Club Night

Okehampton Squash CLubTo introduce new players to squash and to play against a few existing members of the club to gain new playing experience – all welcome!!

Activity type / sport / club: Squash
When: Wednesday evening
Time: 7pm (19.00) onwards
Venue: Okehampton Squash Club
Who it’s aimed at: Squash for all levels
Cost: £2
Contact details: Sue Stanbury
Tel: 07886843786 –

Tai Chi

Tai ChiA friendly and informal exercise class which aims to improve balance, mobility and posture, strengthen core muscles, relieve tension and ease stress. If practiced regularly Tai Chi can help build energy and promote well being. This class is for beginners and improvers. No special clothing or equipment is needed, just comfortable clothes and flat soled shoes.

When: Wednesdays. term time only
Time: 1.15 until 2.30pm
Venue: Fairplace Church Hall, Okehampton
Who it’s aimed at: adults, all abilities
Cost: £7 per session drop in. If paying by the term, £6 per session

Also a class on Tuesday mornings at Church House, South Tawton. Please contact for timings.

Contact details: Contact Kate Dixon, Telephone: 01837 840959, email:

For information on forestchi – Tai Chi that connects you with nature – go to

Tavistock and Surrounding

Tavistock Badminton – Gosling Group

The Tavyside Badminton ‘Gosling Group’ is for those players beginning their badminton adventure. The sessions take players through the basic technical and tactical skills required to play the sport of badminton.

The session is planned and delivered by experienced Level 2 coaches who are assisted by Level 1 Assistant Coaches and volunteer players looking to become coaches.

Over the course of the year the fundamental and basic skills of badminton are covered.

Activity type / sport / club: Badminton Coaching
When: Saturdays, Sept. to End of July
Time: 9am to 10am
Venue: Tavistock Community Sports Centre
Who it’s aimed at: Young people aged 7+ looking to start playing badminton
Cost: £5 / session or £50 / Term or £120 / year
Contact details: Alan Berry
Tel: (01822) 854 776

Tavistock Badminton – Geese Group

The Tavyside Badminton ‘Geese Group’ is for those players who have learned the basic skills to do with playing badminton and are beginning to look towards playing at club / junior county level. The sessions look at specific strokes and develop players understanding, skills and court awareness at a higher level.

In addition to the session players may be invited to at club / junior county badminton sessions.
The session is planned and run by experienced Level 2 coaches who are assisted by a number of UKCC Level 1 coaches.

Activity type / sport / club: Badminton Coaching
When: Saturdays, Sept to End of July
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Tavistock Community Sports Centre
Who it’s aimed at: Young people looking to develop their badminton
Cost: £10 / session or £60 / Term or £150 / year
Contact details: Alan Berry
Tel: (01822) 854 776

Tavistock Badminton 4 Health

The aims of the session are:

  • To provide a safe social environment for social expression and peer support;
  • To promote social activity and interaction between peers through sport;
  • To develop communication networks within the local community to promote mental well-being and remove stigmas.

Activity type / sport / club: Badminton with Coaching
When: Sundays all year around
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Venue: Tavistock Community Sports Centre
Who it’s aimed at: Females only
Cost: adults: £3 / session or 10 sessions for £25
Contact details: Sofia Ziajka
Tel: 07710 696 978

Tavyside Club Badminton

The session is open to players of all ages and abilities. Players at the session can play socially, at club level or in the local league. Coaching is available from the Coaching Team if required.

Activity type / sport / club: Badminton for all ages and abilities
When: Mondays all year
Time: 7pm – 10pm (Autumn Term) / 8pm – 10pm (Spring Term) / 7pm – 9pm (Summer Term)
Venue: Tavistock Community Sports Centre
Who it’s aimed at: Badminton players of all abilities
Cost: £5 / session or £75 / term or £185 / year
Contact details: Alan Berry
Tel: (01822) 854 776

Tavistock Wheelers Youth Cycling

Tavistock Wheelers Go RideTavistock Wheelers Cycling – Go Ride!
British Cycling and Tavistock Wheelers present Go Ride bike sessions in Tavistock.
Safe off-road coaching in bike skills in fun sessions.

Currently full for Autumn 2017; please email or message us via Facebook if you would like to join the waiting list.

Activity type / sport / club:Cycling
When: Saturday mornings
Time: 9.00-10.00am
Venue: Tennis courts, Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock PL19 8DD
Who it’s aimed at: Young riders 9-16yrs with working bikes (helmets compulsory
Cost: [/per session / per week / per term]

Contact details:
Geoff Whitlow: 01822811046 / 07831589943 /
Facebook: Tavistock Wheelers

West Devon Clubs

ARCHERY Castle Archers James Canhan (01837) 810387
BOWLS Okehampton Bowling Club Bob Letchford (01837) 55036
BOXING Launceston Boxing Club Des Charnock (01566) 777487
BRIDGE CLUB Tony Hunt (01837) 659332
CANOEING Adventure Okehampton (01837) 53916
CHILDRENS PLAY Okey Cokey Soft Play Area (01837) 54936
Topsy Turvey Sue Pilkington (01822) 612792
Under 5’s Children Centre (01837) 658621
CLIMBING Adventure Okehampton (01837) 53916
CONSERVATION STOC Mike Watson (01837) 840183
CRICKET Okehampton Cricket Club Dean Taylor 07973629339
Belstone Cricket Club Chris Walpole (01837) 840498
Bridestowe Cricket Club Charlie Ewen 7768991269
Chagford Cricket Club Mike Wreford (Adults) (01837) 52932
Chris Mount (Youth) 07703542697
Hatherleigh Cricket Club Youth & Senior Richard Tidball (01837) 810010
Lewdown Cricket Club Youth & Senior Charlie Hughes 07747841617
CYCLING Okehampton Cycle Club Tony Johnson (01837) 861366
Okehampton Mountain Bike Club Moor Cycles (01837) 659677
Adventure Okehampton (01837) 53916
DANCE Range of Styles Lynne Rogers 07827787867
Footsteps Miss Mandy 01837 338029
07970 989062
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS Duke of Edinburgh Awards Chris Bourne 7974412326
FISHING Okehampton Coarse Fishing Club Paul Dunn (01837) 659368
FOOTBALL Okehampton Argyle FC Gloria Smith (01837) 52491
Okehampton Argyle Youth FC Russell Metherell 07850 373065
Chagford FC John Pearce (01647) 433897
Hatherleigh Town FC Jane Rice (01837) 811739
North Tawton FC Jane Simons (01837) 89160
South Zeal United FC Gary Smith 07803 124315
GOLF Okehampton Golf Club Secretary (01837) 52113
HEALTH & FITNESS Parklands Leisure Centre (01837) 659154
Future Bodies Gym (01837) 659554
Fitness & Aerobics Lynne Rogers 07827787867
Fitness, Aerobics & Seated Exercise Emma Jefferies 07817954498
Personal Training Tiffany Stott 07990965867
HIGH ROPES COURSE Adventure Okehampton (01837) 53916
HOCKEY Okehampton Hockey Club Richard & Jane Jones (01837) 810167
JUDO Okehampton Judo Club Darren Bostock (01837) 54260
KARATE Dartmoor Karate website
KEMPO KARATE Roger Chestnut 07886185281
MUAY THAI FITNESS Chaos Gym Steve Pender 07811552906
NETBALL Okehampton Netball League Sandra Ausden (01837) 659970
NO HANDS MASSAGE Gina Burdess (01837) 53789
OUTDOOR PURSUITS Adventure Okehampton (01837) 53916
PILATES Shirley Edwards (01837) 659990
Yvonne West 07712611670
Barefoot Barn Roger Ash-Wheeler (01647) 432734
PUTTING Parklands Leisure Centre (01837) 659154
RUGBY Okehampton Rugby Club Bob Ewen 07977982103
North Tawton Mens Richard Nye 07929610362
North Tawton Ladies Claire Hooper 076966631895
RUNNING Okehampton Running Club Ali Holliday email
SAILING Roadford Lake Sailing Club Richard Willows (01288) 331568
SALSA DANCING Yvonne West 07712611670
SPORTS MASSAGE John Stangroom (01837) 659554
SQUASH and RACKETBALL Okehampton Squash & Racketball Club Clive Marais 07825701902
Skate Warehouse (01837) 55778
SWIMMING Okehampton Otters Karen Adams (Juniors) (01409) 231152
Nick Bowles (18+) (01837) 54686
Parklands Leisure Centre (01837) 659154
TABLE TENNIS Okehampton Table Tennis Club Fred Phillips (01837) 55335
Sourton Table Tennis Club Alison Ewen 07990981826
TAE-KWON-DO Will Paine 07974774074
TAI CHI + QIGONG & RHYTHMS DANCE Living Movement Tai Chi Pippa Cherrington (01837) 851218
TENNIS Okehampton Tennis Club Paul Love (01837) 84020
The School of Living Movement Angus Clark (0845) 1259731
 WALKING – variety of walks for all ages and abilities Okehampton Rambling Club Chris Baines (01409) 221362
WATER POLO Okehampton Water Polo Club (01626) 331699
WATERSPORTS Roadford Watersports Centre (01409) 211507
YOUTH HOSTEL Adventure Okehampton (01837) 53916