Lewisham Council - Sports pitches and courts

Sports pitches and courts

To book sports pitches and ball courts within our parks, contact our parks contractors, Glendale. For other pitches and courts contact the centres direct.



Athletics track and facilities

The Ladywell Arena has a 400m running track (and track and field facilities). It’s open to everyone and is used by schools, local athletic clubs, county athletic clubs and keen amateurs.



Badminton courts are available in the following locations​ ​
HAKA Sports Complex, Grove Park (020 8461 9246)



All bowling greens in the borough, including the greens situated in parks, are attached to bowls clubs and are not available for walk in play. You can find bowls clubs by looking on the sports clubs A to Z.



Camogie is played on Blackheath, Pitches are organised through Glendale. More information about hiring sports facilities and venues.

Cricket pitches

Cricket pitches and facilities are available in the following locations​ ​
The Bridge Leisure Centre, Sydenham (artificial wicket and practice nets)​ Chinbrook Meadows Park, Grove Park (artificial wicket)​
Hilly Fields Park, Brockley (grass cricket pitch)​ Mayow Park, Sydenham (grass cricket pitch)​
HAKA sports Complex (four indoor lanes and ball machine) (020 8461 9246)

Find out more about hiring facilities in parks.



Exercise sessions in parks


Fitness trails in parks


​ Football pitches are available in the following locations​
Beckenham Place Park Forster Memorial Park
HAKA Sports Complex, Grove Park (020 8461 9246)
Ladywell Fields
Chinbrook Meadows Mountsfield Park
Deptford Park Northbrook Park
Warren Avenue Playing Fields (contact Glendale)​

Find out more about hiring facilities in parks.



Beckenham Place Park has a pay and play golf course, so you don't need to be a member. Call 020 8650 2292 for details.



There are hockey pitches in Lewisham for use by Blackheath and old Elthamian's Hockey Club, there are also hockey pitches for hire by the general public at the following locations:


Multi use games areas

Many parks in the borough have courts that have markings for lots of different sports such as badminton, football and hockey and often have basketball and netball hoops. These are often available to use without charge or prior booking, but can be booked in advance.

​ Multi use games areas are available in the following locations​
Hilly Fields, Brockley
Broadway Fields Park Manor House Gardens, Lee
Chinbrook Meadows, Grove Park​ Mountsfield Park, Hither Green
​Eckington Gardens, New Cross Pepys Park, Deptford
​Sydenham Wells Park
​Telegraph Hill Park, New Cross



Most multi use games areas are marked out for netball. Netball pitches are also available at the following centres:


Outdoor gyms and fitness

See the sports and fitness activities in parks for more information on outdoor gyms, exercise sessions and fitness trails in parks.



Petanque 'terrain'

Petanque is the French game of boules, popular throughout the world. There are two gravel terrains in Ladywell Fields Park, next to the bowling green, for public use.

Play facilities

Many of our parks have playgrounds and other play facilities for children. Find out about parks and open spaces in your area.




There are rugby pitches available to hire at St Dunstan's Enterprises.


Skate parks

Skate parks are available in the following locations​ ​
Beckenham Place Park Ladywell Fields Park
Telegraph Hill Park Forster Memorial Park
Broadway Fields (blue square) Folkstone Gardens


Softball pitches can be marked out by Glendale on any open space. There are softball pitches and programmes at the following centres:

Sports Halls


Indoor squash courts are available at the following centre, you can also hire racquets and other equipment.


Table tennis

There are a number of free to use table tennis tables in the our parks, just bring along your bats and a ball and jump on. There are also indoor courts and equipment hire, available in some leisure centres.

​ Table tennis is available at the following locations​
Broadway Fields, Deptford Horniman's Triangle, Forest Hill​
Chinbrook Meadows, Grove Park Mayow Park, Sydenham

Downham Health & Leisure Centre ​

Mountsfield Park, Hither Green (to be installed)​
Fordham Park, New Cross Southend Park, Bellingham​
Hilly Fields Park​​ Sydenham Wells Park
Hatcham Gardens Leybridge Court, Lee Green​


​Tennis courts are available in the following locations​
Beckenham Place Park (2) Ladywell Fields Park (6)​
Manor House Gardens, Lee (2)​
Mayow Park, Sydenham (2)​
Mountsfield Park, Hither Green (2)​
Sydenham Wells Park (2)​
Hilly Fields Park, Brockley (3)​ ​Telegraph Hill Park (2)​

Find out more about hiring facilities in parks.




The indoor sports hall at Forest Hill School Sports Centre is marked for volleyball. Contact the centre direct for booking information.






Glendale Grounds Management
Mountsfield Park
Stainton Road
Se6 1an
020 8318 3986

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