Great Baddow Parish Council

  Sports facilities


The Parish Council and our earlier Youth Council jointly funded the installation of a basketball goal which was supplied by the Sports Lottery Fund. This is freely available for use and has proved very popular with young people.

A grant from Chelmsford Borough Council’s Jubilee Fund also helped us to provide a new kicking wall and basketball goal in 2003.


Hard and grass tennis courts are available for use by members of the public. The hard courts are free for use by members of the public, although if you want to guarantee a court being available at a specific time, you should ring and make a booking on 01245 473538.

In 2000, two grass courts were converted into All Weather Sports Pitches, to enable use for other sports as well as tennis.



The football pitches are in great demand and are used by a number of local adult and youth teams.
The all weather sports pitches provide excellent facilities for 5-a-side football and training sessions.

Great Baddow Cricket Club lease the wicket from the Council. Arrangements can be made with the Cricket Club for young people to have coaching sessions at the practice nets.

Please click here to see charges for tennis, bowls, football, all weather sports courts and changing rooms.


The regular Play in the Park sessions at the Recreation Ground organised by Chelmsford City Council and funded by the Parish Council took place again in the Easter holidays and will also be taking place in the summer school holidays. These are free to participants. There will be sports, arts and crafts, games and free play to enjoy.  All sessions are supervised by trained and experienced staff.  There is no need to pre-book - just register on the day.

Summer holiday dates are:
Tuesday 8th August
Wednesday 9th August
Thursday 10th August
Tuesday 15th August
Wednesday 16th August
Thursday 17th August.

All sessions run from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Please see the Chelmsford City Council website for full details.



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