Make sure you check out the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to get involved in a wide range of sports that can be booked online using MyLocalPitch. Hammersmith and Fulham is based in the south west of London and has some brilliant tennis facilities available for booking and there are squash venues for booking too. Football is popular across the whole of London and the sport has a strong presence in Hammersmith and Fulham. Championship side club Fulham FC play their matches at Craven Cottage on the River Thames. There are a number of football facilities that can be booked whether you’re looking for five-a-side, seven-a-side or eleven-a-side pitches. Netball is also popular in the local area and there is an excellent selection of indoor and outdoor courts for hire. Gym and swimming can also be enjoyed in the borough with some wonderful facilities able to be booked. Racket sport enthusiasts can search and book their nearest courts using the MyLocalPitch portal. There are also gyms and rugby pitches in Hammersmith and Fulham that can be hired with ease.
###Pitches and courts in Hammersmith and Fulham ###
Available for six or five-a-side bookings, the 3G astroturf football pitch at PlayFootball Shepherd’s Bush is the perfect location for your next kick about. Within walking distance of three local underground stations, White City, Wood Lane, and Latimer Road, the venue is easily accessible via public transport despite having no parking facilities. PlayFootball Shepherd’s Bush boasts bright floodlights, meaning your late night football sessions will no longer be cut short by dark evenings and you can play well into those winter nights. The facility also has changing rooms so your transition from work to the pitch is that much easier.
Five-a-side football fanatics would be mad not to check out Eel Brook Common. There is a high quality 3G astroturf available for hire that suits players from all abilities and whatever your background. The football venue has floodlights that enable football matches to be played all through the year if you can put up with the cold during the winter months. There are tennis courts available for booking too and they are of the macadam variety. Sports players for either the football or tennis should head to Fulham Broadway underground station, which is on the district line.
Hurlingham Park is a top class sporting venue in Hammersmith and Fulham that caters for football, rugby and tennis. The sporting facility is a short distance from Putney Bridge and is located close by to Fulham Palace and Fulham FC’s ground Craven Cottage on the river. Hurlingham Park has a full size grass football pitch for hire as well as an astroturf for five-a-side, seven-a-side and eight-a-side. Visitors should be aware that there are no changing rooms here or floodlights, but there is pay and display parking. Tennis lovers are able to hire out courts on concrete surface and there is also a full size grass rugby pitch.
###Additional information for Hammersmith and Fulham residents
Hammersmith and Fulham borough council takes sport and activities very seriously and does its upmost to enable locals to get involved. There are many benefits of regularly playing sport, especially for physical and mental health. Many of the borough's parks have sports facilities which are available to book online or through MyLocalPitch. Locals have the option to choose a preferred sport from the links given on the online page that contain more information about each facility. There are also ways to browse the facilities available in each park in Hammersmith and Fulham. Two of the most popular parks in the area are Ravenscourt Park and Frank Banfield Park.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Better are dedicated to improving access and opportunities for the local community to regularly engage in fitness activities and encourage health and well-being at local leisure centres. Hammersmith and Fulham and Better make sure all of the community are getting involved with activities and facilities available at a decent standard and at a reasonable cost. Better manages three sports centre’s around Hammersmith and Fulham; Hammersmith Fitness and Squash Centre, Lillie Road Fitness Centre and Phoenix Fitness Centre. At the facilities Better offer a 25 metre swimming pool and teaching pool, and sports hall at Phoenix Fitness Centre, newly renovated gym with an inclusive area and spin studio at Hammersmith Fitness Centre, and accessible gym, studio and crèche at Lillie Road Fitness Centre.
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