Richmond-upon-Thames has long had an association with sports as it’s perfectly placed outside the hustle and bustle of the City. The green space in Richmond lends itself perfectly to cricket, rugby and hockey. MyLocalPitch helps users find cricket, rugby and hockey pitches that once located can be booked with consummate ease. Football is another past-time in Richmond and 5-a-side and 7-a-side pitches can be hired for outdoor and indoor needs. A good number of 11-a-side pitches can also be found out in south west London. Swimming facilities and golf courses are available for hire in Richmond too. For sports fans more interested in racket sports should head to this borough as there are loads of tennis and squash courts for hire. Local netball and basketball courts can be booked in Richmond through MyLocalPitch. Anyone looking to hire or book gyms can do so in Richmond using the site.
Roehampton Sports and Fitness has a state-of-the-art indoor facility that is perfect for five-a-side football bookings. It can be found just on the east side of Richmond Park and nearby Froebel College. The indoor football space can be hired for five-a-side and six-a-side football bookings. The sports hall can be booked for basketball and badminton, while there is also a gym onsite for anyone more interested in personal fitness. Any sports fans looking to visit Roehampton Sports and Fitness can take advantage of the free parking here, changing rooms and a high-powered lighting system. The nearest public transport stations are Barnes and East Putney, both of which are national rail.
Football lovers should definitely check out Marble Hill Park for all 11-a-side booking needs. There is a full size grass pitch here that can be booked throughout the year making it the ideal home ground for your football side. It is also perfect for one-off friendlies if you’re keen to hire a pitch with friends or organise a charity game. Those that are planning on driving to the sports facility can park for free on arrival or the nearest station is St Margarets (national rail). It is worth noting that there are no changing rooms or floodlights at Marble Hill Park. The sports site is very near the Meadowbank on the River Thames.
Richmond-Upon-Thames borough council realises the huge health benefits of leading an active lifestyle in the local area. Taking part in physical activities helps with physical and mental well-being and also brings the local community together over fun activities. In this light, the local council works extremely hard to enable its residents to quickly and easily engage with sports in the area. One of the most popular sporting initiative is the ‘Richmond Card for Leisure’ that gives locals savings at a number of sports and fitness centres.