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St Albans is a short way outside of North West London. Badminton is a very popular sport in this part of Hertfordshire and there are lots of top quality courts available for hire in St Albans. There is a good selection of gyms that can be hired for one-off sessions or longer term contracts. Anyone that works or lives near to St Albans is able to enjoy an excellent selection of football pitches that can be hired with MyLocalPitch. St Albans has lots of 5-a-side and 7-a-side football pitches for hire that are a mix of sand-based astroturf, 3G and grass surfaces. Floodlights at these football venues mean football lovers can play throughout the year. As St Albans is a little outside of London there is a good selection of full size or 11-a-side pitches that can be booked. These are both grass and artificial to allow for play when the weather deteriorates in the winter months.

Abbey View Golf Course

Not only is there a nine-hole golf course at Abbey View, but there is also tennis, football, basketball, netball and athletics facilities that can be booked. Basketball, tennis and netball are all played on the macadam surface with varying prices. There are changing rooms on site for all visitors. Abbey View Golf Course has free parking and floodlights ensuring play all year around. The grass football pitches are floodlit which makes them perfect for league teams looking for somewhere to play their matches.

Batchwood Sports Centre

If you live in the Townsend area then Batchwood Sports Centre will have the perfect sports facilities for you. There are indoor tennis courts available to hire which means tennis players can play all year round, regardless of the weather. The venue also has squash courts. Fitness enthusiasts will be able to make use of the state of the art gym. Batchwood Golf Course is also worth visiting. It is an 18 hole golf course with a driving range onsite. The nearest station is St Albans City which makes travelling to the venue easy for those using public transport.

Cotlandswick Leisure Centre

Situated in the heart of London Colney, Cotlandswick Leisure Centre is the perfect for 5 a side football players in St Albans. The centre has both indoor and outdoor 5 a side pitches which means you'll be able to find the surface for you. The indoor pitch is great for matches played during cold winter months, whereas the 3G astroturf pitch is for the player who loves a match in the rain under the floodlights. The outdoor pitches are suitable for 7 a side and 8 a side games too so those with larger teams will still be able to play their matches here. The sports hall is also available to hire as badminton courts. The nearest station to this venue is St Albans City.

Harpenden Sports Centre

Located on the doorstep of Rothamsted Park, Harpenden Sports Centre is a hive of physical activity. The superb sports hall can used for a variety of indoor sports such as basketball and badminton. It can also be hired as an indoor 5 a side football pitch which makes it ideal for teams wanting to avoid the cold during winter. Those who prefer to play their football outdoors will love the floodlit 3G astroturf pitches which can be used all year round. Tennis courts are also available to hire and the surface is hard macadam. The venue is just minutes away from Harpenden station which makes it easily accessible.

Additional information for St Albans residents

St Albans City and District Council - Sports and Physical Activity

There are a wide range of sporting activities and facilities on offer across St Albans and the council plays an important role in supporting the sporting community. They encourage participating in sports and exercising on a regular basis and with so many sports pitches and courts available to hire there really is something for everyone. Various sports clubs are also listed for those looking to join and ensure regular sessions of competitive sport.


A proud partner of MyLocalPitch, 1Life operate many leisure centres across St Albans and have a wide range of impeccable facilities for a number of different sports. They play a vital role in assisting the sporting community in St Albans and the surrounding areas. Ranging from gyms and swimming pools to football pitches and tennis courts, the dedicated and friendly staff at 1Life will do everything to make your sporting life easy.

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