Playing cricket match, delivering the ball

Sports and Leisure

The Sevenoaks District has a huge amount to offer for anyone interested in sports or active leisure. With several large leisure centres – Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Edenbridge Leisure Centre and soon-to-be-renovated state of the art White Oak Leisure Centre in Swanley – there are any number of venues to visit to swim, play badminton, football training, take up Zumba, go to the gym, jump on bouncy castles, go late-night roller-skating and so much more.

Home to some of the first-ever cricket matches in the UK, the area also boasts beautiful cricket pitches to while away a warm summer afternoon. Of particular note, is the timeless Vine cricket ground in Sevenoaks, next to which sits a charmingly restored Café on the Vine and a bandstand where summer concerts take place.

Tennis is very well-provided for in the area, with courts spread out across the region. Of particular note are the courts at Hollybush and Sevenoaks Lawn Tennis Club in Sevenoaks (multiple courts, many floodlit), courts in picturesque villages like Otford and Kemsing (floodlit at night) and clubs such as those in Edenbridge, Crockham Hill, Chiddingstone, New Ash Green or Cowden Lawn Tennis Club. To find out where a court might be near wherever you are, check lta.org.uk

New multi-sports facilities for all sorts of court based sports have just opened up at the Bat & Ball Community Centre and at the new secondary school complex Wildernesse Sports Centre near Seal. Football pitches can be located using pitchfinder.org.uk with plenty of school fields and recreation grounds available for use, equipped with changing rooms and facilities for hire.

There’s so much to mention, but who could not include the thrills of Brands Hatch Circuit where days out speeding around the racetrack can be enjoyed by everyone, including those as young as 11 years-old!

Two racing cars on a race track
Tennis player hits the ball with Backhand slice.