Exercise for over 50s
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New Age Games is a sport and physical activity programme for Hackney residents aged 50 and over.
It can help you increase the amount of exercise you do and sustain it, contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
The New Age Games autumn/winter 2023 to 2024 programme runs up until Saturday 23 March 2024. We do not hold any sessions from 11 December to 14 January.
Indoor tennis returns on 30 November 2023. Refer to our timetable below for scheduling including dates when sessions are not running.
To attend a session you must be:
- a Hackney resident
- aged 50 plus
- registered to the scheme
- follow the user guidance
New participants or people whose details have changed must register:
If you have any underlying health concerns which may be made worse with exercise, speak to your health professional prior to participating. Once registered, we make every effort to accommodate attendees, but we base places are on a first come, first served basis on the day of each event. Once the classes are full we can’t allow any more entries.
Familiarise yourself with the attached guidance. As we continue to develop our post-lockdown operation, we continually review our compliance with Covid-19 secure guidance.
New Age Games tennis session with Hackney Tennis
The current term of New games online classes returns on 12 September 2023
Online sessions must be booked and are first come first served.
How to book onto an online class
If you’re a new participant, please register:
You must register by Thursday to be considered for the class on the following Tuesday.
Please also complete the virtual session booking form:
If you’ve already taken part in the New Age Games you only need to complete the virtual session booking form.
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Lee Valley Regional Park Authority have kindly organised the following indoor tennis class:
Location: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Eaton Manor, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Leadmill Lane E20 3AD
Time: 12pm to 1:30pm
Payment details: £5 per class. Pay on the day. First come first served.
Dates: This session runs up to 23 November. From 30 November it goes back to a New Age Games session.
Spaces: 16 per week, players will need to bring their own tennis racket.
Target audience: 50+ social tennis players initially from the Hackney Council New Age Games group, but sessions may be opened wider if take up is not high.
For further information contact: Paskell on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centre contact: email@example.com for any on the day type of questions.
Hackney residents can find help with their devices by visiting our digital skills page for video how-to guides.
There’s also a digital buddy programme which is a new social connection and support project we’re piloting in Hackney.
- Aerobic and tone – a varied aerobic workout to music using dyna bands to improve strength, flexibility and endurance
- Chair-based activity – gently builds up your activity levels without putting strain on your arms, legs or hips. Suitable for people who’ve had back, knee or hip surgery, mobility problems, arthritis, osteoporosis or have very low fitness levels
- Fusion – a mix of Pilates, yoga and strengthening exercises
- Learn to swim for beginners – improve water confidence and stroke development
- Music movers – aerobic movement with freestyle group exercise and fitness routines
- Soca aerobics
- Table tennis
- Water aerobics
Find out how the New Age Games programme has helped Hackney residents: