Nelson and Tasman is home to some amazing sports clubs and groups. If you are looking for some serious training, bit of fun or something more social, there is something sure to please everyone.

Have a look at just a few of Nelson and Tasman’s Sports Clubs on offer below.

Underwater Hockey Club – New players are always welcome and you don’t even need to have your own gear, they have equipment for you to borrow if needed. What a great way to try something new before committing to buying whats needed. Riverside Pool and Richmond Aquatic Centre is where training is held 3 times a week at each location. For more information visit their facebook page here.

Nelson Triathlon & Multisport Club Inc. – With many events throughout the year you can keep your training in top order. Ocean swimming and Triathlons in the summer and off road duathlons in the winter. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Most races have different distance options available. You do need to have your own bike, or be able to borrow one. They have an excellent website with a calendar of all the upcoming events, check out the link.

Gymnastics Nelson – Preschool to competitive gymnastics classes available. They are located behind Nelson Intermediate School and also cater for birthday parties, and casual school holiday programmes. A few of the classes on offer are preschool gym, general gym (school age), advanced gym, adult gym and competitive squad training. For full details, timetables or to get in touch with them, visit their website here.

Nelson Roller Sports Club – SO many options on offer, inline skating, artistic, roller derby, speed skating and lessons. Public skating sessions are also on offer for $8 including the cost of hiring your skates, $6 if you have your own. Family passes and multi-use concessions available too. Learn to skate classes are available Saturday Morning from 10am – 11am for $5. Click here for more information and contact details.

Stoke Bowling Club – Catering to bowlers of all abilities, new members always welcome. Two greens on offer and fantastic club room facilities with a kitchen and bar on offer. There is off street parking along with a recreational and meeting room. Have a look at their website for all the details here.

Stoke Tennis Club – Located on the corner of Songer Street and Main Road Stoke and home to 200 members, a sport for all ages and abilities. Astro turf courts are accessed by members through swipe cards and lit for evening play. A new clubhouse is currently under constructions. There are a range of prices for membership and coaching can be arranged. Fun days are on offer on Fridays which include a 60 minute session with a coach followed by free court play. Fantastic if you want to meet new people, improve your game and play other members, Website details here.

Golf Clubs – We are lucky enough to have 8 brilliant courses and clubs to challenge you. Nelson Golf Club, Waahi Taakaro Golf Club, Totaradale Golf Club, Tasman Golf Club, Greenacres Gold Club, Motueka Golf Club, Takaka Golf Club and Red Stone Golf Park. All are slightly different in services offered, green fees and 9 or 18 holes.

Aikido Nelson – With the first lesson free, why would you not want to give this sport a go? Learn self-defence while working on your fitness. Aikido suits everyone, regardless of age, size and ability as training can be tailored to work with your specific need. This is a non-competitive Japanese martial art. The Dojo is located in Tahunanui on Wednesdays and Fridays. For a list of times, fees and an awesome image gallery, have a look at the link.

Hopefully you have found a sport here to tempt and challenge you but to most importantly, have fun.

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