Sports pitches and courts

Football pitches

Sunday football pitches are shared by Olympian League and Watford Sunday League. Teams joining those leagues should contact their relevant league secretary for availability.

To check for other availability please call Veolia on 020 3567 6900.

  • Watford Borough Council's football season runs from the first Sunday in September until the middle Sunday of April.
  • We don’t have pitches for friendly games.
  • We don't have Astroturf, flood lit or 5-a-side pitch. For these, please call Woodside Leisure Centre on 01923 892710.
  • All pitches available for hire have changing facilities.

Checking if the weather has affected a booked football pitch

  • Please contact us on the morning of the game after 9am on 01923 672283, which will carry a recorded message about the state of the pitches.
  • All pitches are inspected on both Saturday and Sunday morning.

Cricket pitches

  • Cricket is played from the first Sunday of May until the end of August. For more information please call Veolia on 020 3567 6900.

Tennis courts

  • Outdoor tennis courts are available at various locations throughout the borough.
  • Available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Free of charge.
  • We do not have any indoor tennis courts.

Paying to hire a sports pitch

  • Payment is usually made in person by card, cheque or cash at the Wiggenhall Depot.
  • For more information on the charges for pitch hire and payment please call Veolia on 020 3567 6900.
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