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Active Ashford

Activities in Ashford

There are a range of clubs, organisations and instructors in the area. These can be discovered on the Kent Sport activity finder portal, which is linked to below.

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Find out more information about cycling and walking around the borough.

Activity hubs (managed by the council)

You can hire pitches at our Courtside and Pitchside facilities. View the video below to see what the facilities have to offer.

Watch the video below to see the range of sporting facilities that are available in South Willesborough.

Tennis courts (managed by Freedom Leisure)

Spearpoint Recreation Ground has two public tennis courts which are free to access throughout the year. The courts are full, outdoor, non-lit and on tarmac. You can book those tennis courts on the Lawn Tennis Association website via ClubSpark here

The courts are managed by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Ashford Borough Council with support from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

For any enquiries please call the Julie Rose Stadium on 01233 613131.

Support for sports people


Tenterden Leisure Centre Trust support talented performers who live or are schooled in the borough.

Access to leisure facilities for talented sports people

FACS and FANS memberships are available subject to eligibility and conditions [doc] 28KB. To apply for membership, please complete our online FACS Membership Application Form

Kent Sport offers advice, support on all matters related to sport in the county of Kent.

Strategic Documents

In order to ensure there is a good supply of high quality playing pitches, playing fields and indoor sports facilities in a local authority area to meet the sporting needs of local communities, Sport England recommends all local authority areas should have up-to-date Playing Pitch and Indoor Sports Facility Strategies. By providing valuable evidence the strategies can be of significant benefit to a wide variety of stakeholders and communities.

As statutory consultees on planning applications with the potential to affect playing pitches and as a central point of contact for funding streams and guidance on best practice, it is important that together with input from local communities, these documents comply with guidance provided by Sport England.

Ashford Borough Council began work in 2015 with Max Associates to produce an up to date strategies which provide a clear, strategic framework for the maintenance and improvement of the existing playing pitches and ancillary facilities and indoor sport facilities in the borough.

Download strategic documents