Sports pitches, courts and clubs

Sports clubs

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

The links below will take you to a relevant list of clubs in the Council's Hackney directory. If you are interested in a sport or activity which is not listed, please contact us.

Latest club activities

You can browse the latest sports activities and classes in the health, sport and fitness section of our 'What's On' guide

Adding your club to the Hackney directory

If you run a club or session in the borough and are looking to develop your membership you can promote it through this website by providing your details to the Hackney directory.


We have basketball facilities in the following parks. You can turn up and play at all of these facilities without booking:

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

There are also basketball hoops in our multi use games areas. See below. 


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


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

Multi use games areas 

Multi use games areas (MUGAs) can be used for football, netball, tennis and basketball. : To book, call 020 8986 7955, Monday - Friday, 9am-3.30pm, or email:

There are multi use games areas in:

*There is a fee for evening use in Hackney Downs, Haggerston Park and London Fields due to the need for floodlights. 

Haggerston Park

Booking necessary 6-10pm (term time), dawn-dusk (weekends) and 8am-10pm (school holidays).

Hackney Downs and London Fields

Free to use during daylight hours. There is a fee for evening use due to the need for floodlights. Booking necessary, 6-9pm, September to May.


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

Shoreditch Park

Shoreditch Park courts can be booked via Britannia Leisure Centre - please call 020 7729 4485.

Haggerston Park

Haggerston Park courts are managed by GLL and can be booked by calling 020 8986 7955, Monday-Friday, 9am-3.30pm.

Table tennis

We have several permanent ping pong tables in Hackney. All are free to use whenever the park is open - just bring along bats and balls. There is no need to book. Tables are at:


To book a rugby pitch at Hackney Marshes, Shoreditch 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 wish 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 at 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 is no need to book the facility - it is free to use and open to all.

BMX track

The BMX track at Haggerston Park is open from dawn until dusk (when the park is open). There is no need to book the facility - it is free to use and open to all. 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 also have 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 would like to arrange this, or hire other green spaces for sports, please call 020 8986 7955, Monday-Friday, 9am-3.30pm.

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