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Clubs, courts and pitches

Sports clubs

There are lots of sports clubs in Hackney which provide the community with a wide range of sports and fitness activities:

If you’re interested in a sport or activity which is not listed, please contact us.

Latest club activities

See the latest sports activities and classes in the health, sport and fitness section of our ‘What’s On’ guide


We have basketball facilities in:

  • Clissold Park (1 hoop)
  • Butterfield Green (1 hoop)
  • Hackney Downs (2 courts)
  • Millfields (2 courts)

You can turn up and play at all of them without booking. There are also basketball hoops in our multi use games areas (below).


For information about our cricket pitches call 020 8986 7955, Monday – Friday 9am-3.30pm, or email: Downs


To book a football pitch, call 020 8986 7955, Monday – Friday, 9am-3.30pm or email:

Multi use games areas

You can use our multi use games areas (MUGAs) free of charge at any time, for football, netball, tennis or basketball, except for Hackney Downs, Haggerston Park and London Fields, which need to be booked for a fee at various times.

  • Aske Gardens
  • Butterfield Green
  • Clissold Park
  • Hackney Downs – you can use the MUGA free during daylight hours but there’s a fee in the evening due to the need for floodlights; you need to book 6-9pm, September to May
  • Haggerston Park – you need to book 6-10pm (term time), dawn-dusk (weekends) and 8am-10pm (school holidays)
  • London Fields – you can use the MUGA free during daylight hours but there’s a fee in the evening due to the need for floodlights; you need to book, 6-9pm, September to May
  • Shepherdess Walk
  • Ufton Gardens

You can book the Hackney Downs, Haggerston Park and London Fields MUGAs by calling 020 8986 7955, Monday – Friday, 9am-3.30pm, or emailing:


Hackney City Tennis Club courts – for information about courts in the parks below, visit Hackney City Tennis Club or call 020 8800 0680.

Book a court

Table tennis

We have several permanent ping pong tables in Hackney – they’re free to use whenever the park is open; just bring along bats and balls. There’s no need to book. Tables are available in:


To book a rugby pitch at Hackney MarshesShoreditch Park or Spring Hill Recreation Ground call 020 8986 7955, Monday-Friday, 9am-3.30pm. Alternatively, email to book a pitch there.

Beach volleyball

If you’d like to use the beach volleyball court in Shoreditch Park or want more information about playing beach volleyball, please contact the London Beach Volleyball Club

Wheels park

The wheels park in Clissold Park is open from dawn until dusk (while the park is open) and offers great facilities for skaters and BMXers of all levels and abilities. There’s no need to book; it’s free to use and open to everyone.

BMX track

The BMX track in Haggerston Park is open from dawn until dusk (when the park is open). There’s no need to book – it’s free to use and open to everyone. Hackney BMX Club occasionally run coaching sessions at the track. See Hackney BMX for more information.

Outdoor gym equipment

There’s one outdoor gym with fixed exercise equipment at Mabley Green. We’ve also got a selection of trim trail-style calisthenics equipment in:

  • Butterfield Green
  • Hackney Marshes
  • Haggerston Park
  • London Fields
  • Millfields
  • Springfield Park
  • West Hackney Recreation Ground

Other sports

We occasionally mark out running tracks and softball pitches in our parks. If you’d like to arrange this, or hire other green spaces for sports, please call 020 8986 7955Monday-Friday, 9am-3.30pm.

Page updated on: 9 December 2019