Sports Clubs

ARDINGLY SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB was formed in 1994 when about 12 Ardingly residents decided that they wanted to play a sport that would be enjoyable but not too energetic. Within a short time the club had been elected to the West Sussex League and it continues to perform well for a small club.  Members have been selected to play for the county at various levels and have also had representatives playing in National Championships.

Our playing season is from September to April and our club night is on a Friday between 7.00pm and 10.00pm.  League matches are generally played on a Saturday afternoon; our venue is Hapstead Hall.

We are always looking to attract new members, especially from Ardingly.

If you are interested, please see our notice board or contact Peter Doughty on [email protected]

The club has been playing at the Recreation Ground since 1890. Whilst we have not hit the heights of the 1990s, the club has been rejuvenated in the last few years, thanks to a hardy bunch of obsessives.

We now have a thriving junior section with under 9, under 10 and under 12 teams in 2011. This year we will also field 2 adult league teams on Saturdays in the Stoner Mid Sussex League. The 1st team is in Division 3, and the 2nds in Division 5. We also have a joint team with Brook House and Highbrook CC, which plays on Sundays either at Ardingly or at the lovely ground at Brook House.

We are a club in the heart of the community and the village life of Ardingly. We don’t quite boast the village blacksmith, but we do have the postman, the college carpenter and the vicar’s son. Anyone with an interest in playing for Ardingly CC, or helping out in any other capacity, please contact Nick May at [email protected].

Ardingly Football Club has been established since 1896 and plays at the recreation ground in Ardingly. The club has excellent clubhouse facilities and has sole use of the football pitch.
The club currently runs four sides all playng in the Mid Sussex Football League. The first XI play in division one, the second XI in division five with the third XI in division ten. We also run a veterans team which plays on Sundays in the Fred Pretty Veterans Cup. Veterans Football is available to players aged 37 or above on 1 October at the start of the season.
The club is currently seeking players aged 16 and above to play in all three Saturday sides.

The club promotes football at all levels in a friendly close knit environment with regular social events organised. The clubhouse has kitchen facilities but at the present time there is no bar. However, we have players and officials who are members of the British Legion Club in the village and after games we all meet up for drinks, pool and of course the football results.

Ardingly has two Tennis Courts that are owned by the Parish Council.

We have three club sessions; 7pm Tuesdays (best attended), Thursdays 7pm and Sunday 3pm. We play a few matches against other clubs and hold American Tournaments for our own members. The evening club sessions will be commencing this year on 2nd May and the Sunday afternoon sessions on 2nd April.

Subscriptions are set at £40:00 per family. For that you get a key to the courts and can play almost whenever you like, unless a non-member has pre-booked a session. We also offer four free coaching lessons to new members.
Non-members can also have access to the multicourts for a small fee.  Please contact Roy Simmonds, Gable Cottage, Street Lane, Ardingly, RH17 6UB – 01444 892064 or email [email protected] for further information relating to membership and hire of the courts.

The Village ‘Sports and Social’ Club that aims to organise and encourage Village activities such as the Summer Fete (Will Meldrum) and the Twinning with the French Village of Beuzeville (Jennifer May).  The Club is Registered Charity and also acts as an ‘umbrella’ organisation for other groups – such as Village sports clubs and educational societies. And we are now looking at ways that we can help with the Youth Club and any other small projects that people in the Village wish to promote.

The Home of Watersports in Sussex
Water sports are fun! Whether you’re young, old, beginner or experienced, you’ll be welcome. Over the past 26 years, we have introduced thousands to the thrill and challenge of sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Our experienced staff are patient and enthusiastic. The centre uses up-to-date and well maintained equipment. The Reservoir provides a large expanse of fresh water, offering an ideal teaching environment, in an area of outstanding natural beauty and Chichester Harbour provides an ideal progression with 11 square miles of water,17 miles of well marked and lit channels and easy access to the Solent.
We are a recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Canoe Union (BCU) approved centre. Ardingly Activity Centre is registered by the Adventurous Activities Authority (AALA). This means that we are regularly inspected for standards of instruction, facilities, equipment and staff ratios.