The Invincibles at Wellington Health and Fitness Club are our very fit over 50s group. The Invincibles partake in a number of different sports and activities around the club as well as numerous trips, outings and even holidays.
Currently, badminton numbers are fairly small and consequently individuals often turn up and don’t find anyone else there. Rather than staying until another player turns up, the individual leaves – this process repeats, so few badminton games occur!
Badminton is one of the REACT Games sports where we compete annually with other 50+ clubs.
Organiser: Lloyd Gibbs.
Aerobic means “with oxygen”.
Aerobics combines rhythmic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness. It is usually performed to music and Invincibles practice in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional).
All aerobics activities should be arranged via Wellington Health & Fitness – please contact reception to book a class.
Bowls (Short Mat)
Bowls (short mat) is played indoors on a green rink mat with full-size bowls. Invincibles usually have three rink mats laid out but sometimes use two or four rink mats depending on the numbers wanting to play.
Beginners are made very welcome and often partnered by an experienced and forgiving player. There are sets of bowls for those without their own.
Organiser: Roger Hinds.
Racketball & Squash
Racketball games can be played with two, three or four players. In doubles, the two players in each team must play the ball alternately (unlike tennis, for example, where either player may play each stroke). Three-player games are 2-on-1 for the entire game, where each player takes turns playing as a ‘single’ against the other two, who play as a team against the single player.
Organiser: Len Goodman.
Table tennis, also called ping pong, is a sport that originated in the Victorian period in England. High-class people used to play table tennis after dinner.
This takes place in the “Rackets Court” (located off corridor behind 5’s cafe). Bats and balls are provided for those that require them.
Organiser: Len Graham.
This is our most popular sport and we have players from beginners up to the most competitive. We regularly have 30 or more playing. Everybody mixes-in well and encourages each other.
Short Tennis is one of the REACT Games sports where we compete annually with other 50+ clubs, and Wellington Invincibles regularly live up to the name.
Organiser: Barry Cuming.
During the milder seasons of the year, bike rides are organised for Invincibles and their guests. The rides are usually 12 to 20 miles in length and include a pub lunch on route.
The rides take place on bridle paths and quiet country roads and are most suited to a hybrid bike.
Organiser: David Smith & Denis Crampton.
Members of the Invincibles of all handicaps are invited to enter competitions, at local venues and Wellington College Golf Course, periodically throughout the year. Please check the notice board and this website for details about these exciting events. These competitions are primarily for, but not limited to, those members of the Invincibles wishing to participate, with priority given to Invincibles.
Organiser: Mike Woods.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. This takes place throughout the year on Hard Courts 1 & 2, located near the car park.
Please bring your own tennis racket and balls as these are not supplied.
The Invincibles tennis contact/organiser is Barry Cuming.