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Get the Commonwealth Games fever without ever leaving Kent

By KentOnline reporter

Got the Commonwealth Games fever yet? If you're loving the action - and itching to try some of the sports out yourself - check out these places in Kent for the main sports.

These are just a selection of clubs in Kent to keep the games spirit alive, while entertaining the kids - and adults - in the summer holidays

Can't make it to Glasgow? Try out the Commonwealth Games in Kent

Kingsferry Gun Club

The Sheppey club specialises in English Skeet, with beginners welcome and free gun hire and tuition available. Or why not try the corporate shooting days? Call 07753 265401

Not one for the kids..

The Mote Squash Club

With four heated squash courts, leagues and teams, there are qualified referees for serious match play and coaching for both adults and juniors at the Maidstone club. Call 01622 676977

You need to be fit to try your hand at squash... and we don't mean the cordial

Table tennis

The Kent County Table Tennis Association provides all the latest information on joining a league, coaching and development and tournaments. Contact the association here

Table tennis is a great way to get into sport in Kent

Swimming pool

Plenty to choose from here. There are pools throughout the county - from council-run leisure centres to private clubs. To find out more, check out the Kent County Amateur Swimming Association

One of the best ways to stay fit... even if you're not lined up for the Commonwealth squad


Why not try something different? Cyclopark in Gravesend aims to bring first class cycling, running and extreme sports facilities to north Kent - and boasts it's one of the leading
multi-sport centres in the south of England. Call 01474 831400

Get into the right gear... then go cycling


Work off that extra energy and burn off a few calories with boxing. For more on how to take up boxing, or join a club in Kent visit here

Get rid of some aggression if Team England don't do so well... with a bout of boxing


If you're looking to revive a childhood interest in hockey, or taking up the sport for the first time, here's how to get out, find a club and make some new friends

Tell the opposition to bully off with a quick game of hockey


For those of us younger types - or maybe those that are incredibly supple - try out gymnastics of all kinds.

Kent Gymnastics promotes gymnastics and trampolining at all levels and all disciplines in Kent. For more information contact the team here

You need to be flexible for this activity...


For Judo you couldn't do better than the Dartford Judo Club.

It's the first purpose-built, state-of-the-art world class Judo facility in the UK, providing a full programme of Judo classes for children from as young as five right through to adults. Here's how to find out more on the club. Call 01322 222 071

No holds barred... judo is a great way to stay fit

Lawn bowls

And if all that exertion is just a bit too much, those of a more laid-back temperament could try lawn bowls... yes it's in the Games!

Why not find out more at the Kent County Bowling Association?

A sport for the not-so-athletic?

If all else fails... armchair shotput anyone?

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