SPORTS

Our golf course has come a long way since its inception. What started out as a humble 9-hole course, soon evolved into a well-known 18-hole golf course it is today. The first hole of the original course is situated where the twelfth hole of the modern course is, invoking a sense of nostalgia in those who are aware of the clubs history. The course is open to amateurs and professionals alike and we are proud to say that we have been nominated in the TOP 50 golf courses in South Africa by Golf Digest for 2017.

If you fall under the former category (or even the latter), our resident gold coach Owen Baker will help you improve your skills and knowledge of the Gentleman’s Game.

Playing sessions are as follows:

Saturday Afternoons
Tabs in by 13h45 during summer months (Oct – March), and 13h30 during the rest of the year. Dress: Whites or Club Colours.

Sunday Mornings
Tabs in by 8h45 during summer and 9h15 during the winter months.
Dress: Informal. Flat soled-shoes (no heels) required.

Wednesday Afternoons
Tabs in by 13h45 during summer and 13h30 in winter.
Dress: Informal

Thursday Afternoons
Men’s drawn pairs or trips, depending upon numbers. Tabs in by 13h30 throughout the year. Dress: Whites or Club Colours. Men Bowlers from all clubs are especially welcome.

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We are privileged to have one of the most beautiful and tranquil settings in Pretoria. The club has 6 courts (3 under lights) and outstanding facilities (restaurant, halfway house, change rooms and conference facilities).We are highly competitive and actively participate in various levels of league. Our overriding focus, however, is on family-oriented fun and friendship. Events on our calendar include:

ICC Snr Club Champs: 10 & 11 Feb, 17 & 18 Feb AND 24 & 25 Feb
ICC Jnr Club Champs: 17 & 18 Feb AND 24 & 25 Feb
Tennis Club Prize giving: 10 March
Tennis AGM: 10 March
Lawn Tennis Snr Event: 30 June & 1 July
Lawn Tennis Jnr Event: 7 & 8 July

ICC Tennis 2018 Calendar

Coaching
Proactive Tennis Group will assist with all tennis coaching needs from beginners to advanced. We have a coaching service provider on site which caters for any level of player. To enquire more please contact Tamara Day on the below details. Proactive Sports also has an onsite retail facility where you can purchase any of the top brands available.

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Physical Address:
Irene Country Club Pro Shop Store 

Website:  www.proactivesports.co.za 

Contact: Tamara Day Tel: +27 079 703 4457 

Email: info@proactivesports.co.za

Facilities
There are 2 well maintained Courts. All members have access to the central club facilities.

Membership
The current membership comprises 45 league and 20 social members. Members are issued with 2 magnetic-stripe cards where upon the one is used to make squash bookings and the other to purchase Food and Beverage at a 10% discount.

League Play
The Club has a ladies 1st league team and 7 men’s teams. Each team play 18 matches per year 50/50 home and away. The matches are played Monday to Thursday and no social play is allowed if the courts are required for league.

Social Play
Various tournaments are played during the year including Saturday “bell” and a handicap tournament. Every Saturday from 13h30 to 16h00 is social, when any member can pitch and play. No bookings are allowed.

RATED #1 CLUB by NCU FOR 2017/2018 SEASON

2017/2018 CLUB INCENTIVES AWARD WINNER

Award is given to the Club that significantly exceeds the NCU’s strategic objectives with regards to compliance and administration

Cricket Membership Information 2018

New Senior Cricket Membership Application Form 2018

New Junior Club Membership Application Form 2018

Junior 2018_2019 Membership and Parent Information

About Villagers Cricket

Villagers has 14 teams which comprises of the following:

  • 5 Senior Teams
  • 8 Junior Teams
  • 1 Ladies Team

This, together with our achievements, makes us one of the largest and most successful clubs in the Northern Cricket Union (NCU).

Villagers employ 9 coaches, with KPI’s aligned with the NCU, and an administrator as its executive. The position are as follows:

  • Club Head Coach
  • Ladies Head Coach and assistant to the Club Head Coach
  • Junior Head Coach
  • 6 Junior Coaches
  • Cricket Administration

Our field and net facilities adheres to high standards and have been chosen by the Titans and Northerns Academy and provincial structures as their preferred playing and practice facility. The facilities are comprised of the following:

  • 4 Synthetic Nets
  • 6 Grass Nets
  • 11 Middle pitches

Villagers Cricket have a strong focus on player development, player opportunities and the creation of a “pipeline” to higher provincial, national and international structures.

Junior Cricket

Our junior cricket section caters for young cricketers from under 9’s to under 15’s.

Fun is a major motivator for children to play cricket. Our coaches are urged to not only focus on the winning of matches, but to develop the love of the game through the fun and excitement of competing. Villagers value the holistic development of children, and measure success on whether children choose to continue to play cricket the next season!

This approach is used to develop junior skills and align it with Villagers’ senior structures to prepare them for the different roles within a team environment and the different playing strategies.

Some of the players that excelled through Villagers’ junior structures are Aiden Markram, Hardus Viljoen and Chris Morris.

Partnerships

All partnerships that promote and develop cricket within our community is important to us. The most noticeable partnerships are:

Irene Country Club

NCU Academy

NCU Provincials teams

Titans Academy

Schools