Macclesfield’s best hidden gem… the 50+ club

By jadegriffin January 16, 2020

Macclesfield’s best hidden gem… the 50+ club

Macclesfield Leisure Centre is home to one of the biggest hidden gems for the older generation in Cheshire East, their 50+ club. Sessions run three times a week and offer the over 50’s an opportunity to keep fit, with badminton, soft tennis and table tennis available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The sessions run for 3 hours, with people of all ages coming to socialise, play and most importantly win! The session not only provides exercise for those who attend, but is used to combat loneliness and gives members an opportunity to meet new friends and likeminded people.

The club is celebrating its 30 year anniversary, with some of the members boasting of their 25 + year dedication to the club. Some of their oldest members are 85 years of age, with some of the youngest around 53 – and the 85 year olds can give them a good game!

Speaking on the importance of the club in his life, member Peter Sutcliffe from Macclesfield said “it has been more than exercise for me in all the years I have been here, I’ve made some great friends who I come for a coffee with after playing. It has helped me to stay healthy and fit, I always say you don’t stop playing because you are old, you grow old because you stop playing!”

The session is the only of its kind in Cheshire, with people travelling from around the county to attend. Mavis Massey, 79, from Heald Green travels to the session and believes it’s a great session for both men and women and something everyone should give a go, no matter your ability!

The session costs £6.50 and is free for members! Find out more about the 50+ club and book a place here


Notes to Editor

Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, Leisure Development and Outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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