Barnet is blessed with some of the best sporting facilities in London to keep even the most ardent sports fans entertained. Booking sports venues has never been simpler if you’re based in Barnet. Football is thriving in the borough and there is a good selection of 11-a-side and 5-a-side football pitches for hire. Netball is also a very popular team sport to book in Barnet alongside cricket as the weather improves. Anyone looking for more individual based sports to play in Barnet can get involved with cycling, golf, squash, swimming or tennis.
###Pitches and courts in Barnet###
Burnt Oak Leisure Centre is a short distance from Burnt Oak tube station. The football pitches based here are astroturf which can be hired from £30 an hour for five-a-side or £42 per hour for seven-a-side. The sports facility has floodlights that enable footballers to enjoy a kick about all year around. Also onsite are outdoor tennis and netball courts available for hire and both are macadam. For anyone wanting an indoor sporting experience there is basketball and badminton to enjoy. The changing rooms situated here enable sports fans to come from the office or hit the town after a game. Burnt Oak Leisure Centre is open between 9am and 9pm on weekdays and then between 9am and 5pm across the weekend.
Powerleague Barnet is one of the top football venues in London that can accommodate huge numbers of players on pristine 3G pitches. Football fans in Barnet can hire out either 5-a-side or 7-a-side pitches to cater for all types of fixtures. Anyone arriving at Powerleague Barnet can either do so via public transport to Arnos Grove or by car where one can take advantage of the onsite free parking. There are changing rooms to make this venue ideal for anyone coming from work or heading out afterwards. Floodlights ensure football can be played throughout the year. Before turning up at this sports venue be aware that the opening times are between 4pm and 11pm throughout the week.
###Additional information for Barnet residents###
Barnet council works extremely hard to provide its residents with a place to play sport whatever your age or level. Within the borough there are lots of green spaces for outdoor activities whether you’re after a gentle kick-a-about, game of touch rugby or Frisbee battle. There are also plenty of indoor facility alternatives that are able to host the likes of squash, gym and badminton. Barnet council runs programmes for the youth, including the SHAPE programme, London Mini Marathon and London Youth Games.
GLL has five leisure centres in the borough that feature a range of high quality facilities and activities. In December 2015 the Council agreed on the location of a new leisure centre based at the Victoria Recreation Ground, New Barnet, on top of the redevelopment of Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre. Both GLL and Barnet Council are fully aware of the vital link between physical activity and improved health.
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