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Sports grounds (pitches, courts, greens)

Frequently asked questions regarding sports pitches.

Where can I find information on sports pitches?

There are a number of council sports pitches available for hire to play football, cricket, flat and crown green bowls and tennis at locations in the Swadlincote urban area. These facilities can be found at the following locations:

Football pitches

  • Woodhouse Sports Ground (three pitches)
  • Chestnut Avenue Recreation Ground (currently under re-development)
  • Midway (two pitches)
  • Newhall Park (one pitch)
  • Maurice Lea Memorial Park (one pitch)
  • Oversetts Road Recreation Ground

Football pitches are generally booked on a block, season long basis, for both Saturday and Sunday usage. They are generally out of commission for maintenance between May and the start of the season in September.

Bowling greens

Available for hire April to September.

  • Maurice Lea Memorial Park (one flat) - this green is currently under maintenance
  • Newhall Park (one crown)
  • Eureka Park (one crown)

Tennis courts

Available for booking March to November weather permitting

  • Maurice Lea Memorial Park (six courts)
  • Eureka Park (two courts)

Netball courts

  • Eureka Park. Available for hire April to September

More information on facilities in your area can be found through Sport England

How can I hire football pitches, cricket pitches, bowling greens and tennis courts?

To check availability for football and cricket pitches, please use the contact details below.

For bowls and tennis we operate casual bookings. Contact either Maurice Lea Memorial Park (Church Gresley) on 01283 216362 or Eureka Park (Swadlincote) on 01283 215570 or simply turn up.

Are sports pitches available for competitions?

Yes, on a limited basis as described above. However, availability does depend on other commitments for the pitch in question. For advice on locations closest to you, their availability and their suitability for your needs please contact us using the details.

How can I pay for the hire of a sports pitch?

Payments can be made in advance via telephone with credit card or directly by cheque or cash at the Civic Offices. See contact details below. Casual bookings can be paid for on site. You are advised not to send cash through the post. For more information on the charges for pitch hire and payment please contact us using the details.

How can I obtain a weather forecast for a booked game?

If you have any concerns about the status of the pitch you have booked due to inclement weather, you should make contact in order to check that the pitch is still in a playable condition. Please contact us the day before your game is to be played using the contact details.

Contact details

South Derbyshire District Council
Cultural Services
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 595782
Fax: 01283595720
Online: contact form

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