Tennis Courts will reopen this Saturday, 9th February

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Following last week’s cold snap which prevented the courts being marked out, I am assured by the contractors that the hard courts will be open for us on Saturday 9th February – book the courts in the usual fashion through the office (0208 398 1267 x4) – as and when anything changes i will keep you updated via this blog.

Thank you to all for your patience – but for those that have already viewed the work undertaken so far you will agree that there will be a fantastic tennis facility at Imber once all the work is completed.

 

Get fit with Boxercise at the Imber Boxing Gym – Free for Gold & Silver members

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Free Boxercise sessions are now available from this Sunday for our  Gold & Silver members . A really fun way to get fit in a very friendly environment with our partners at Imber Court the Foley Boxing Club  Run by John a Foley Instructor these promise to be a great addition to your fitness options at Imber.

There will be a mixture of circuit training , working with the bags , footwork and you may even progress over time to some sparring in the ring! All ages from 10 years old upwards and abilities are welcome with the common aim of improving fitness in a fun and friendly environment.

With the Six Nations starting this weekend it was a great to see England Rugby Star Nick Easter working out here yesterday morning.

Sessions are as follows;

Sundays 10am – 11am Adults & Juniors Mixed

Thursdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm Juniors

Thursdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm Seniors

 

Please remember to bring your Imber Gold or Silver Membership card to gain entry

 

Tennis Facilities

it was great news for our Club when we signed an under lease in November 2018 with Clinton Lamprecht ( ESG Imber Court LLP) which will provide fantastic new tennis facilities at Imber and significant investment into our Club and its infrastructure.

Work will be undertaken in four phases and the 1st phase started on the 7th January with the refurbishment of our existing hard courts.

I popped down yesterday to see the progress of the work and the good news is that it is progressing really well and this coming Saturday 2nd February will see the reopening of four of our hard courts.

I know this will please our die hard Tennis members who play throughout the winter , come rain or shine on Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons – you know who you are.

 

I took some pictures ,  not the finished product yet of course but a great new surface.

 

I will keep you updated of the developments via this blog so if you have not already subscribed and want to hear first of all the developments here at Imber subscribe now.

 

Heroic Games at Imber Court

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The Vision

The vision is to create The Heroic Games; a CrossFit competition run by our partners Crossfit2012 supporting Help for Heroes, becoming a landmark event in the national
and then hopefully international CrossFit calendar.

Situated at Imber Court Sports Club, Surrey, the proposal is to use the
significant existing infrastructure to stage an event which will appeal to
athletes and members of the public alike. The event will be held across 2
days annually in the summer at Imber Court Sports Club, and will include
individual, adaptive and team entries.
The event will utilise only Hero WOD’s (workout of the day) to make the
competition unique to the CrossFit competition calendar, and further
support Help for Heroes. Hero WOD’s are special workouts designed and
dedicated to servicemen and servicewomen, who have lost their lives
in the call of duty, and shared a passion for CrossFit, being the fittest/
healthiest version of themselves. When these workouts are undertaken,
and people understand the meaning behind them, the commitment and
focus to complete the WOD is unrivalled. The desire is to capture this true
dedication to the cause in a competitive fitness spectacle.

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Currently on site is CrossFit 2012’s studio nestled within a sports stadium
which itself is capable of seating up to 600 people. Facing a rugby pitch,
this would then become the main competition arena.

History

The Heroic Games would be an athletic competition inspired by those
which take place in America called the CrossFit Games which have been
held every summer since 2007. Consisting of aerobic, weight lifting,
obstacle and gymnastic exercises, competitors aim to win the ‘Fittest
on Earth’ title. Participation has over the years grown rapidly with pre
qualification taking place across the world. Total prize payouts currently
top $2.2 million and the event is sponsored by Reebok. In 2017, the
games were broadcast on CBS Sports.
A long term goal would be to become a recognised sanctioned CrossFit
event, which would allow attending athletes to qualify for the CrossFit
Games. This would make the Heroic Games an internationally recognised
competition, with unrivalled exposure.

Crossfit 2012 – Heroic Games

It’s been a while since we took a look at how our partners Crossfit 2012 are getting on following our last blog barmuscleups – I can tell you it is really busy over there in the Rugby Stadium , great atmosphere and a fantastic mix of people all working together at crossfit

If you want to take up Crossfit or just want to go over and see what it is all about and perhaps try a taster session just message Matt info@crossfit2012.co.uk and he will get straight back to you. Remember as an Imber Court member Matt offers you discount on his sessions and membership.

On a seperate matter Matt and I have been in discussions on setting up a crossfit ‘Heroic Games’ at Imber which will be subject of a seperate post later today.

Superhero Family Bike Ride at Imber

We were absolutely thrilled to be joined by the strongest and most powerful Superheroes at Imber.  Celebrating family cycling together and taking an enjoyable post-Christmas bike ride around the stunning grounds of Imber Court.

We know how busy our heroes are every day saving the world keeping us safe from the baddies, and it was great to see them in action whizzing round the track!

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Many of us were relieved when they used their amazing strength and super powers, managing to stop the downpours of rain half an hour before they set off! Yes they were over the moon to enjoy their ride with a little blue sky and unexpected sunshine.

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There was a great atmosphere, and lots of smiles.   It was good to see families enjoying cycling together.  The ride offers a simple loop suiting all abilities, and easy for the parents of the younger ones to follow on foot too.

The Superheroes had a great chance to show off their super- fast riding and scooting, and for some a chance to practice on their new Christmas bikes and scooters.

The riders were all rewarded afterwards with a Family Bike Ride Medal and some well-earned treats.

Thank you to everyone that came and enjoyed the day, and to all our great staff at Imber Court who have, as always, been so helpful and welcoming to the Superheroes.

We were also joined by Momentum a locally registered charity supporting children with cancer or life-limiting conditions and their families.  Thank you to everyone that donated to this great cause.

If you would like to receive further updates on our Family Bike Rides in 2018 please contact lisa@summerroadevents.co.uk or register on http://www.familybikeshow.co.uk/familybikerides.

MET Rugby flying high with five from five

Police take full points from first-time visitors to Imber Court

The Met Police continued their perfect start to the season, claiming a fifth bonus point victory from five League games in Surrey 3. Tries from Kyle Richards, Chris Bamber-Blake,Chris Holloway, and Rory Byrne, augmented by 12 points from the boot of James Connolly, took the Met to a 32-21 victory over Horley.
The two clubs were meeting for the first time in history and the visitors appeared to enjoy their debut at Imber Court in spite of the result. Horley had enjoyed a good start to the season with three straight wins but have now come unstuck on their last two outings. They now have to entertain the League’s other pace-setters, Old Caterhamians, and hope to stop an unfortunate run of results.
The Met, meanwhile, can be very pleased with the result, even though their early season score differentials have now been surpassed by Old Cat’s and Old Rut’s. The Met found themselves playing a proportion of this match with only fourteen men, thanks to the two yellow cards received by Kob Yeboah which ended up in him being dismissed from the field. The Met weathered the disadvantage to record the win that keeps them level with Old Caterhamians at the top of the table.
Elsewhere, Old Rutlishians suffered a shock defeat at Worth Old Boys, ending their unbeaten record. Met travel to Old Ruts next Saturday and will have to beware the wounded animal. Caterhamians continued their awesome form, beating London Media by 50 points and are now averaging over 58 points a game! Creeping up on the rails after a difficult start to the season, are Old John’s who put 89 points on Croydon for the concession of a solitary try.
The Met 2nd XV illustrated the Club’s burgeoning strength in depth, recording a resounding victory against local rivals Kingston, 69-31.
The next fixture at Imber Court is at 3pm this coming Saturday 11th November when the Met Police Rugby Team take on Worth Old Boys