Ordnance Club at Hastings, Kolkata is one of the oldest and prestigious sports Clubs in Kolkata. This is a proprietary Institution owned and managed by Ordnance Services Officers Welfare Society (OSOWS) and hence the name Ordnance Club. It is believed that consequent to the formation of Board of Ordnance on 08 April, 1775, some sort of a recreational centre for troops was created in the Hastings area in Kolkata which was manned and managed by Ordnance Personnel and Officers. The genesis of the Ordnance Club dates as far back as, this recreational center. The membership and permission to use the Club till 1947 was restricted to Indian Army Officers and troops. With independence, to enhance the interaction between Army and Civilians, the Club opened its membership to limited civilians also. At present all officers of Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) both serving and retired are Life Members which now number more than 2500. In addition, Defence Service and senior Central and State Govt. Officers in Kolkata are also granted station based and tenure based Service membership. Ordnance Club primarily is a Sports Club with facilities for Badminton, Billiards, Snooker, Squash, Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis and Chess. The Club has got one of the best covered and wooden floored badminton court with maximum roof clearance in Kolkata. The Club has renovated all sporting facilities recently and conducted a series of success-full State Ranking tournaments in the past. We also conduct excellent social and entertainment programmes and events. Ordnance Club still retains the old world charm in many ways. The Club Main building, the wooden floored ball room, the spacious lawn and the entire establishment definitely gives the impression of an excellent Heritage Army Club with the emphasis on discipline, sports and quality entertainment.