Men's Sports

Sports are a great way to connect with other men, including those who do not know Jesus. Come join in the fun and get involved with men's sports at Third.


We generally field THREE men’s basketball teams in the Henrico County Men's Church league: one for the highly skilled players (Team A) and the other(s) for the not-as-highly skilled (but highly motivated) players or those working there way back into basketball shape.

 Recruiting (oops – sign-ups) occurs in the Fall (early-October) and league games begin in December, with games normally played on Tuesdays or Thursdays.   We can typically add players through December 30, depending on our roster size and "injured reserved" status.

Team Contacts

Team A: Greg Ellen, 560-6865, e-mail Greg

Team A (Blue too): Tom Barila, 282-4645 or e-mail Tom

Team C (Blue 3rd): Charlie Ellison, 364-2772 or e-mail Charlie

General Manager: Tom Barila, 282-4645 

For a complete account of our historic hoops exploits, click here.

Men's Golf – Third Golfers In Fellowship

Each year T.G.I.F., Third Golfers in Fellowship, hosts an annual golf outing so we can play together and invite friends and family who are not Third members to join in the fun! After the golf tournament, there is a dinner with an inspirational speaker. Included in the very reasonable price are: greens fees and cart; practice balls set up one hour before start; dinner after the golf round; short inspirational message after dinner; prizes awarded for various things (long drive, closest to the pin on Par 3's, best dresser, etc.).  Our goal is to get 144 golfers and to have a hole sponsor for each hole, and proceeds go to a ministry or mission.  For more information on this annual Sam Jackson Golf Tournament, click here.

GOLFING CONNECTIONS (T.G.I.F. Farm System!)  Looking for some weekday or weekend golfing buddies? Contact Randall W @ (804) 357-2221 or e-mail Randall   Or, Scott H @ (804) 330-5627. 

Men's Softball

The summer season is over, but if you're interested inlaying next year,  please e-mail Cam Childress  or call @ 477-4819. 

We typically play games on Thursday night's beginning week of March 24. 

We've played in the softball leagues for over 20 years so please join us! 

All skill levels are invited! The roster is limited so please let Cam know as soon as possible. 

Cost: $50 per player (league fee). An additional $20 fee if you do not live in the City of Richmond.

Location:  The field across from the Arthur Ashe Center on the Boulevard.

Coed Tennis

The purpose of this ministry is to look at some ways to have fun together playing tennis and create opportunities for faith discussions.  If you play, or would like to learn how to play tennis, please send us your name and e-mail address and USTA rating.  (If you don’t have a USTA ranking, don’t worry!)   Forward this information to Tom.

Please join Third’s new adult tennis fellowship, “First Serve.”  We generally meet twice a month @ April - September.  You don’t need a partner—just bring your racquet, sunscreen, and perhaps some snacks or drinks to share between sets.

 Tennis Ministry Steering Team

  • To Be determined!

 Fun Facts!

  • Third would like to host a tennis tournament for the purpose of community outreach and mission awareness.  We have access to a number of facilities through our members AND our second site has tennis courts!
  • What is Jesus’ favorite tennis score?
    “Love - Love”
    Love God, love others!
    (Read more in Mark 12: 28-34)

To request more tennis ministy info, contact Tom Barila at