Sport Pitches and Courts

Football

Book

We have a number of grass football pitches across the borough available for adult and junior games on a weekly basis.

The football leagues covering Maidstone normally run from September to the following April. We provide pitches for league fixtures during that time.

FA-affiliated leagues have priority for league fixtures and cup games as part of our support of Kent FA, however, we're also able to hire pitches to schools and other community organisations on a regular basis as well.

Which venues and pitches can I book?

Pitch name Pitch size Goal size
Barming Heath Senior 24 x 8
Gatland Lane 1 Senior 24 x 8
Gatland Lane 2 9 v 9 16 x 7
Gatland Lane 3 Junior 21 x 7
Giddyhorn Lane 7 v 7 1 set available to hire
Giddyhorn Lane 7 v 7 1 set available to hire
Giddyhorn Lane 5-a-side 1 set available to hire
Mallards Way 9 v 9 No goals
Mallards Ways 5-a-side No goals
Mote Park 5 Senior 24 x 8
Mote Park 6 Senior 24 x 8
Mote Park A 11 v 11 junior 21 x 7
Mote Park B 11 v 11 junior 16 x 7
Mote Park 3 9 v 9 16 x 7
Parkwood 1 Senior 24 x 8
Penenden Heath Senior 24 x 8
Senacre 9 v 9 16 x 7
South Park Senior 24 x 8
South Park B 11 v 11 21 x 7
South Park 9 9 v 9 16 x 7
Mangravet Field 11 v 11 21 x 7
Mangravet Field 9 v 9 16 x 7

Can I book one of these pitches for the whole season?

Teams are able to request a pitch be their home pitch for the season and book it for all their home fixtures in the league and cups.

To make a home pitch request for the 2020/2021 season please complete a home pitch form and email us the form.

A deposit of £100 will be charged to secure the home pitch for the season.  This charge will be refunded to teams in the first quarter invoice if they use the pitch for their home fixtures.  Teams who secure a home pitch with us but then fail to use it for matches in the 2019/2020 season will not be eligible for a refund.

View our full terms and conditions

Pitches are available for fixtures on Saturday and Sunday so it is possible for pitches to be the home pitch for more than one team.

Prices

Prices for 2020/2021 season

OptionsPrice
Seniors – Single let (Hirer to erect nets) £48.00 + VAT
Seniors – 10 or more lets (Hirer to erect nets) £40.00
Juniors – 11 V 11 pitch single let (hirer to erect nets) for U13 and U14 with junior goals £26.00 + VAT
Juniors – 11 V 11 pitch 10 or more lets (hirer to erect nets) for U13 and U14 with junior goals £21.66
Juniors – 11 V 11 pitch single let (Hirer to erect nets) for U15, U16 and U18 with adult goals £32.00 + VAT
Juniors – 11 V 11 pitch single let (Hirer to erect nets) for U15, U16 and U18 with adult goals £26.66 + VAT
Juniors – 9 V 9 pitch single let (Hirer to erect nets) £20.00 + VAT
Juniors – 9 V 9 pitch 10 or more lets (Hirer to erect nets) £16.66
Juniors – 7 V 7 pitch single let (Hirer to erect nets) £14.00 + VAT
Juniors – 7 V 7 pitch 10 or more lets (Hirer to erect nets) £11.66
Juniors – 5 V 5 pitch single let (Hirer to erect nets) £14.00 + VAT
Juniors – 5 V 5 pitch 10 or more lest (Hirer to erect nets) £11.66
Use of five-a-side football nets – per set £21.00
Juniors – 10 or more hires of an adult pitch (Hirer to erect nets) £32.00 + VAT 

How do I pay for a booking?

Payments will be made directly to us and can be made by BACS, over the phone or in person.

Invoices will be raised to teams on a monthly basis with payment due for matches played up to that point.

To make a booking you can email us or call on 01622 602666.

How do I book pre-season and casual games?

Between May and August each year we aim to provide some pitches for friendly fixtures and one-off charity or social matches but must balance this with ensuring the pitches are all rested and ready for the start of the next football season.

Bookings for one-off matches are made via email.

Cancellations

We will cancel fixtures if the ground conditions are such that play would damage the pitches.

Grounds maintenance staff will assess the pitches on match days and provide updated information on the pitches voicemail message.  Teams can phone this number and get up-to-date information on match cancellations.

We will do our best to find alternative pitches for fixtures that are interrupted but this is not always possible.

Teams can call 01622 754770 after 9am and get up to date information.

Expected standards of behaviour

Maidstone Borough Council follows the FA Respect Guidelines and expects all teams to abide by them too.  The pitch booking terms and conditions, which are sent to all teams who book pitches, include the guidelines along with a Maidstone pitches code of conduct that all hirers must sign up to.

Persistent breaches of the code of conduct will result in bookings being cancelled and pitch hire privileges being revoked.

Tennis

The courts are pay and play. You will need to pay for the court at the relevant park to either the groundsman or tennis academy.

Prices

Per Court (for one hour) Price including VAT
Single Match
Ten or more matches
Adults £8 £6.60
OAP/Junior £4.40 £3.60

We have courts at:

  • Clare Park
  • Giddyhorn Lane
  • Penenden Heath
  • South Park

Rugby

Book

To make a booking email us or call the Maidstone Leisure Centre on 01622 602666.

Prices

OptionPrice
Seniors – single let £63.50 + VAT
Seniors – 10 or more hires £53.00
Juniors – single let £32.00
Juniors – 10 or more lets £26.50

Changing Rooms

The changing rooms for Mote Park rugby pitch are in Maidstone Leisure Centre.

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