Olympic Sports in Margate, broadstairs and ramsgate

Feeling inspired after London 2012 Olympics and the upcoming Olympics? What better time, to try a new sport!

• Archery – take aim and fire (under instruction) with Thanet Archery Club  

• Athletics – fancy giving the hurdles, long jump, discus or cross country running a go? Look no further than Thanet Athletics Club

• Badminton –  racket sport just as intent as Tennis with Hartsdown and Ramsgate Badminton Clubs and North Foreland Badminton Club

• Beach Volleyball – you may have tried volleyball before, but have your tried it on sand? Join Motiv8 Sports at Margate Main Sands sports court to try  

• Boxing – step into the ring with The Hornets Boxing Club  

• Canoe – take to the water to explore our coastline with Thanet Diving & Watersports

• Cycling – take on the challenge of the 32 mile Viking Coastal Trail, around the coastline and villages of the area

• Equestrian – always fancied the idea of riding a horse? Visit Manston Riding Centre, Nelson Park Riding Centre, Queensdown Equestrian Centre and Plum Pudding Equestrian Centre  

• Fencing – try your hand at sword swinging with Kent Fencing

• Football – the Euros may be over but the start of the new season isn’t far away. Cheer on local clubs Margate and Ramsgate or have a go yourself

• Golf – from 9 and 18 hole full courses to driving ranges and adventure golf, we have them all Manston Golf CentreNorth Foreland Golf Club, St Augustine’s Golf Course, Stonelees Golf Centre and Westgate and Birchington Golf Club

• GymnasticsHartsdown Gymnastics Centre is the perfect place to try acrobatics and tumbling skills 

• Hockey – pick up a stick and ball and ‘bully off’ with Cliftonville Hockey Club

• Judo – known for its throwing, locking and grappling techniques, Judo is the most widely practised martial arts. Head to Ramsgate Judo Club or Thanet Martial Arts Centre

• Rugby Union – if you were inspired by the England Six Nations win, head to Thanet Wanderers Rugby Union Football Club to try and find out more

• RunningThanet Road Runners are the perfect people to assist with half and full marathons

• Sailing – see Thanet’s coastline from a different angle and try your hand at sailing at Margate Yacht Club, Broadstairs Sailing Club, Minnis Bay Sailing Club or Royal Temple Yacht Club

Shooting – a test of accuracy with Ramsgate and Dover Rifle Club

• Swimming – pools available at Hartsdown Leisure Centre, Ramsgate Sports CentreBannatyne's Health Centre and DW Fitness Centre  

• Table Tennis – pick up a bat and ball and join Thanet Table Tennis Centre

• Taekwondo – join Master Wolf's academy that has been running for almost 30 years 

• Tennis – fancy being the next Andy Murray? Head along to Margate Tennis Club or Broadstairs and St Peter’s Tennis Club

• Trampoling – bounce your way fit and healthy whilst having a laugh with Hartsdown Flyers

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