Frequently asked questions regarding 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 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.
Available for hire April to September.
Available for booking March to November weather permitting
More information on facilities in your area can be found through Sport England
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Derbyshire District Council
Tel: 01283 595782
Online: contact form
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