An integral part of the NCMC experience is the recreational element provided by the College's spacious grounds; there are tennis courts, an indoor sports hall and a large heated outdoor swimming pool. In addition to a variety of organised sports, towards the end of the week there is a 'fun' afternoon followed by a barbecue.
During the week students can take part in a variety of evening entertainments, one of the most popular and longest standing being the Cabaret. Students, either in groups or individually, usually require little encouragement to participate. Each morning there is the option of an early morning swim or run. The course has a number of enthusiastic helpers, usually former students who have been attending for many years, who organise sports and other activities. Their pre-breakfast warm-ups are usually supplemented with some robust exercises from David.
Also available are lessons in Alexander Technique, a method of
avoiding tension in everyday activity through awareness of
balance, posture and movement. Now taught in many schools
and colleges it can help the all-round development of a player's
potential. Lessons are available, at extra charge, on a first-come
first-served basis, and can be booked on the application form or
directly with the teacher during the course.