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Jellyfish, UFOs and Speedos

What is it about swimming in the sea that turns otherwise rational (well semi-rational) human beings into tide-obsessed amphibians? It’s certainly not the freezing-to-lukewarm temperatures, the chance encounters with Unidentified Floating Objects, or being frequently described by passers by in words to the effect of: ‘that person must be bleeping insane’. Luca Bercelli writes.

Posted 23:26 Monday, Jul 2, 2018 In: Sport Tags: Luca Bercelli

National charity serves up free tennis

With Wimbledon just around the corner and during the first weekend of the prestigious Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament in Eastbourne, national sports charity, Tennis For Free has served up an ace for Bexhill-on-Sea at Egerton Park and the surrounding area by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions. Julian Fisher writes.

Posted 20:05 In: Sport Tags: Adam Field Andrew Castle Judy Murray Julian Fisher Pat Cash Patrick Hollwey Paul Jessop Tennis For Free Tony Hawks

1066 Cycling Festival

 The 1066 Cycling Festival is a FREE two day festival celebrating everything cycling. Now in its third year, the festival will take place on Saturday 9 June in Hastings and Sunday 10 June in Bexhill.

Posted 20:15 Monday, Jun 4, 2018 In: Sport Tags: 1066 Cycle Club Active Hastings Classic Cycle Group Cllr Andy Batsford Cllr Jim Carroll Handsome Bicycles Historic Half Hundred ProBike Source Park Stade Open Space sustrans Zigi Bicycles

St Leonards man in seniors’ Ashes series

It’s not often you get an opportunity to play for your country, especially when you’re getting on a bit, but when the chance to tour Australia with the England Over 70s cricket team came Graham Corke’s way, he jumped at it. Nick Terdre talked to his fellow member of Westfield Cricket Club, and to the tour manager, Nigel Ling.

Posted 18:01 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 In: Sport Tags: Ashes Graham Corke Nick Terdre Nigel Ling Peter Betteley

Tottenham Legends come to Hastings

The Tottenham legends are coming to Hastings on Sunday 22 April at 2–5pm to play a match against our local legends, players from Hastings United at the Pilot Field. HOT’s sports writer Harvey Cato tells us more…

Posted 09:43 In: Sport Tags: Andy Sinton Chris Perry Darren Anderton David Howells David Kerslake Gareth Howells Hastings United Justin Edinburgh Kevin Watson Luke Young Mark Falco Paul McVeigh Pilot Field Spurs Steve Clemence Stuart Nethercott Tony Galvin Tottehnam Hotspurs Tottenham Legends

Enter World Crazy Golf Championships 2018

Love crazy golf? Novice player? Professional? Entry is now open for The World Crazy Golf Championships taking place at Hastings Adventure Golf on 9 and 10 June. The competition is open to anyone and any ability – and all entrants are entitled to half price practice golf at the complex.

Posted 07:47 In: Sport Tags: Sean Homer World Crazy Golf Championships

New 6-a-side football league

A new 6 a side football league has been announced and they are looking for teams. HOT’s new sports writer, Harvey Cato (left) tells us more.

Posted 19:48 Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 In: Sport Tags: Football Mundial John Sykes Mitre

Top seeds surprised at Hastings chess congress

The usual domination by the top seeds proved not to be the order of the day at the Hastings International Chess Congress, as grandmasters found themselves facing a stiff challenge from lower-rated opponents. Meanwhile the congress faces its own challenge as it prepares to look for fresh funding. Report by Nick Terdre, game commentaries by Grandmaster Chris Ward, photos by HICC unless otherwise stated.

Posted 17:29 Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 In: Sport Tags: Alan Hustwayte chess Chris Ward Claudio Boino Deep Sengupta GM Jahongir Vakhidov GM Sengupta Hastings International Chess Congress Nino Maisuradze Nunkhdemberii Pagamdulam Tradewise Insurance Xinyue Sun Yiping Lou
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