Epperstone Sports and Leisure Club
The club aims to provide a sports and social environment which encourages both adult and junior sport participation with opportunities for coaching and competitive activities.
It is an LTA affiliated tennis club with two grass artificial tennis courts which convert easily into a large 5-a-side football pitch - ideal for training and matches.
The courts have a floodlighting system which enables sports activities 365 days a year.
Whatever your level,you are welcome... come along and join in.
For further information visit our website.
The subject for our April meeting was “Driving for the over 50s”, a topic which concerned most of the members present, though a few did claim to be under 50! The Nottinghamshire County council “Via” team led by Phil came to give a presentation which aims to promote safe driving.
Drivers with many years of experience still have to contend with an increased volume of traffic, complex junctions, and changing rules of the road. A certain amount of quizzing revealed that our knowledge of driving law changes over the years was a bit patchy. Very few of us had read a copy of the current Highway Code. Phil explained that there are as many as 8 to 10 changes to the Highway Code every year.
A lively debate ensued focusing on the precise definitions of single and dual carriageways, and the correct reading of motorway signs and lane control signals. We also considered how certain medical conditions and drug treatments, alcohol and fatigue can adversely affect our ability to drive safely.
Ten members signed up to future additional training from driving instructor Phil who will give tips and techniques to work on, and answer questions about modern vehicles. Also present at the meeting were Paul and the Kwikfit team who gave advice on car tyres.
We all came away from the meeting armed with helpful leaflets and the feeling we had learned a good deal.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 8 May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. We will be discussing this year’s Resolution on Mental Health Matters. There will also be a Bring and Buy Sale.
Visitors are very welcome.
Monday afternoon from 2-4pm in the Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome, whatever your craft, just turn up . Bring your own handiwork to work on while you chat and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit.
The charge is £1.50 to cover the cost of the hall.