Interest Groups

As a member of Phyllis Court Club you can also join any of the Interest Groups listed below.

Exercise and Fitness

Croquet Section
Play begins mid-April and continues until the autumn, weather permitting. This is a very active Section that plays Golf Croquet and Association Croquet, holding regular tournaments at all levels of play. The Section also hosts a variety of social events throughout the year.

Dance Section
Members who want to improve their Ballroom and Latin American dance should quickstep to the Dance Section. Tuition is available for beginners and improvers. For the more experienced, there is the opportunity to dance on a regular basis. Informal supper dances are held during the year along with other social events.

Golf Society
This popular Section holds society days at a variety of golf clubs and arranges the occasional weekend away. Social events take place at Phyllis Court Club throughout the year.

Tennis Club
The Tennis Section uses the Club’s four all-weather courts, two of which are floodlit, and its members meet on a regular basis for their own training and playing sessions.

PCC Snooker Club
A socially active Section with Members attending organised sessions as they please. The annual tournaments are played over several months and are followed with keen interest. The Billiards and Snooker Room is available for use by all Members by booking through Reception.

Rowing Club
Encouraging people to enjoy the River Thames is the aim of this group. The water-borne activity is enhanced by a social calendar involving regattas and other activities. Recreational boats are available for all Members’ use.

Canoe & Kayak Club
To promote the enjoyment of the beautiful River Thames and Backwaters by encouraging Members of ALL ages through paddling in Canoes,Kayaks or Sit-Ons primarily for recreational, non onerous exercise in good company with related social activities such as picnics, BBQ’s and Henley’s varied on/off water Thames events and to enjoy the company of new friends.

Leisure and Learning

River and Boating Group
Members do not need to own a boat to participate in the many wide-ranging, social functions put on by this Section. This Association includes Members who moor their boats both at Phyllis Court and at other marinas.

Book Group
For Members with a love of all things literary. As well as meeting each month to discuss a book from our Reading List, we hold Film Nights, arrange Literary Lunches and Dinners at PCC, and organise Literary Walks, visits to Literary Festivals and Members' Dinners. Social members may attend all events other than the Reading Groups.

Computer Section
The Computer Section promotes the understanding of, and involvement in, information technology and computers so that its Members can enjoy the benefits that they bring. Discussion, presentations and visits all play a key part in this Section’s diary.

Garden Club
Open to all Members who have an interest in gardening or gardens. Regular meetings are held throughout the year. Expeditions are made during the summer months and lectures and demonstrations are held during the winter months.

Probus
Probus is open to all Members. The group holds monthly meetings with interesting speakers on a wide range of subjects. Informal social events are arranged throughout the year.

The One Club
Membership of the One Club is for everyone who holds an individual membership of Phyllis Court, or who regularly attend the Club on their own. Our aim is to make it easier for single members to meet kindred souls and make new friends. At our monthly meetings we make sure there are plenty of opportunities for socialising, as well as arranging additional events and outings designed for single members.

Music and Theatre

Classical Music
The simple objective of the Classical Music Section is to increase Members’ enjoyment of classical music through a programme of celebrity lectures and organised trips to concerts, recitals and festivals.

Jazz Appreciation
Jazz enthusiasts meet monthly. An eclectic mix of seven or eight live Jazz events is arranged each year, held on Sunday evenings in the Ballroom.

PCC Singers
This group of Members promotes group singing within the Club to as high a standard as possible and entertains other groups as requested.

Theatre Group
The Theatre Group enjoys monthly trips to London and the Provinces to see productions covering all aspects of theatreland including opera and ballet.

Arts and History

Artists Group
Members at all stages of their artistic development meet each Wednesday morning. Once a month, the group is joined by a tutor to discuss a specific area of art. During the summer months the sessions may take place outside.

Arts Appreciation Group
This is a very popular group that takes full advantage during the summer of visiting historic houses and art galleries. In winter, the group meets most months for Supper Lectures with a speaker from the world of fine art, including architecture.

Aviators’ Circle
Open to all Members who have an interest in or who have been involved with flying. The Circle gets together every month for an informal meeting and its Members enjoy quarterly lunches or dinners. The Circle also arranges visits to places of interest.

Classic Motoring
Members who have an interest in older motor vehicles meet on a regular basis throughout the year and enjoy video evenings and social functions to which guest speakers are invited. The group takes advantage of the warmer weather during the summer months to organise trips.

Family History
The Section meets once a month and has an interest in family history research. It helps beginners get started and established researchers overcome difficulties. It has a small library, arranges visits and can help its Members surf the Internet in the pursuit of information from all over the world.

Railway Club
Talks, visits, mainline trips, tours, lunches and dinners and any event relevant to an interest in railways.

Food and Drink

Ladies Luncheon Club
The group meets once a month for lunch, which is often followed by a talk or demonstration covering a variety of subjects. This is an ideal Section to join to meet other Members as there is random seating at every lunch.

Real Ale Appreciation
The Real Ale Appreciation Society is an easy-going and sociable group who enjoy real ale and good company. We meet monthly over dinner and a variety of real ales are served including new beers and old favourites. The section provides information about real ales and events to members, and supports existing and new brewers. Brewery visits and guest speakers also feature in our programme.

Thames Dining Club
This Club arranges gourmet dinners of fine wines and food throughout the year for the Club’s gentlemen. The evenings often end with a guest speaker. Once a year the Club hosts a Ladies’ Gala Night.

Wine Circle
A group dedicated to the enjoyment of the products of the noble grape. While largely hedonistic in intent, Members are offered the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the world’s wine, through talks, tutored tastings and visits.

Indoor Pursuits

Bridge Section
The Bridge Section plays Duplicate on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings and Rubber on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Monday evening is reserved for those who wish to improve their bidding and play. A number of competitions are held throughout the year, details of which can be found on the notice board.

Scrabble Section
Some members of this Section play in County League matches but don’t be put off by the high standards that some of these members have reached! Players of all levels are welcomed by this enthusiastic group, which meets once a week.

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For further information and to arrange a visit please contact:

Membership Manager
01491 570519

Phyllis Court Club
Marlow Road
Henley on Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 2HT