Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre

Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre


Countdown to launch 🚀 4 days to go….
New class coming to Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre Powerhouse Monday 28th February #health #fitness #lifestyle #goals #funfitness
Tennis coaching for the Spring term is bookable online at, we have lots of new sessions starting in January. We have an indoor Mini Red (4-7yrs), Mini Orange (8-9yrs) and Tennis Tots (2.5-4yrs) running every day at Places Leisure Eastleigh.
We will also be introducing Adult coaching sessions during the day again and Holiday Tennis Camps at West Hill Park. Lots to look forward too in 2022.

Places are limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

All school clubs are live also.

Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre
South Hants Lawn Tennis Club (SHLTC)
Colden Common Tennis Club
Wellow Tennis club
West Hill Park School
Parent & Baby at Places Leisure Eastleigh

🎾Compton Primary
🎾Otterbourne Primary
🎾Shakespeare Infants
🎾Shakespeare Juniors
🎾Nightingale Primary
🎾Wellow Primary
🎾Cornerstone Primary
🎾South Wonston Primary
🎾St Swithun Wells Primary

Great Boxing 🥊 with great people tonight 🙌 they brought the fire 🔥 to a great venue Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre Power House 💥 you can join the next 5 week course starting next Tuesday 6.45-7.45pm for £30 💪 make a change, come train with me - you won’t regret it 💯 #boxing #health #fitness #power #strength #trainsmart #southampton #lordswood #bassett #chilworth #shirley
Book ahead for classes 💜

Be committed to getting healthier and fitter with me💜

Fun and friendly classes that WILL get you results 💜

Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre
Recreational Games on this week.
These sessions are open to all, just book on, turn up and play.
The games are friendly and open to all abilities and fitness levels. New players always welcome and get their 1st game with us for just £1.

Book your place in the game at-

⚽ Magic Monday⚽
Portsmouth, Miltoncross Academy19:00 Men.
Portsmouth, Miltoncross Academy 20:00 Women.

Wi******er,Kings' School, Wi******er 20:00
Bournemouth, BH Live Active, Littledown19:30
Southampton,Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre 20:00

Gosport, St Vincent College19.30
Legends indoor mixed and Recreational night.
Farnborough Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College 20:00

⚽Pompey Wednesday⚽
Portsmouth, Miltoncross Academy 20:00

⚽Hamble Thursday⚽
Hamble Hamble School Astro.
Ladies rec 19:30
U15 girls rec (in partnership with Netley Royals FC) contact for more info. 19:30

⚽Friday Night Football⚽
Hamble, Hamble Sports Complex19:00
Hedge End Wildern Leisure Centre 19:00
Chichester Chichester College 19:00
Gosport Bridgemary School 20:00
Havant HSDC Southdowns Campus- 20:00
Wi******er Kings' School Community & Sports Centre 20:30

#bookings #recreationalfootball #solentsportsfc #bournemouth #southampton #portsmouth #wi******er #hamble #Havant #chichester #hedgeend #gosport
Where's the ice skating rink ?
Where's the skating rink ?ha
Today’s #ThrowbackThursday looks at our wonderful Southampton Sports Centre.

In 1930 Alderman Kimber proposed purchasing land for recreational purposes for Southampton residents. The proposal was initially rejected, but when Kimber proposed it again in 1933 it was accepted and the Council purchased 268 acres of land between Bassett and Lordswood.

Work began in earnest starting with the draining of the boggy ground. The golf courses were the first to be finished and officially opened in early September 1935 by Mayor Waller, who played the first round of golf with Alderman Kimber. The day before the official opening an exhibition match was held with famous professional players; A. Perry, A.H. Padgham and C.H. Whitcombe, along with the newly appointed Sports Centre professional F.H. Bowdrey.

On the edge of the golf course lies the grave of Warrior, police horse and veteran of the First World War, who died on 22nd August 1935 and was given a civic burial.

The Sports Centre with its 9 football pitches, 3 hockey pitches, 4 cricket pitches, 6 hard and 6 grass tennis courts, 2 bowling greens, putting course, cycling and running tracks, boating lake, paddling pool, pavilions and shelters, was officially opened on Saturday 28th May 1938 by the Duke of Kent. Following the opening ceremony there was an afternoon of sporting events including tennis, bowls, cycling and a tug of war. The total cost of the whole Sports Centre, including the buildings and equipment, came to a total of £153,491.

During the Second World War the Sports Centre was requisitioned by the military and was used as a temporary base ahead of D-Day. It held services of thanks and prayers following the Dunkirk evacuation and as part of the Victory Day celebrations in August 1945 held sporting events.

Jacks Corner Play Area is named in honour of Jack Mantle, Acting Leading Seaman who received a Victoria Cross posthumously. A tribute to reflect the many happy hours Jack spent playing on the sports centre as a boy.

Further additions to the Sports Centre in the 1970s included 3 dry ski slopes, opened in 1973 and the Pleasure Park which opened in 1976 and is still run by the Salter family.

Today the Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre continues to provide many different sporting facilities and remains a welcoming, open space to exercise.
When are you going to get the lights fixed for evening playing? Your response to SHC's request to get the lights fixed is unprofessional and your lack of concern for the health and safety of your users is an absolute joke. Let's see what the press have to say about this.
Check out my sports centre walk on Rob's Hampshire Pub Walks. Starts and finishes at The View Bar.
Tennis back from the 29th of March


Court bookings at Southampton Sports Centre are now live. The courts will be open from the 29th of March👍🎾 Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre

The tennis courts at Places Leisure Eastleigh will be open from the 12th of April.
Latest Covid 19 Update 23rd February 2021
🎾Places Leisure Eastleigh
🎾Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre
🎾Knightwood Leisure Centre

We are all about enjoying sport in the great outdoors. From conventional sports like Football, Hockey and Athletics through to Mountain Biking, Snowboarding and Ultimate Frisbee, we can help spark your passion for being active outdoors

Operating as usual


Join us at The Sports Centre for a game of football like no other! Zorb Football is coming to Southampton and we want you involved! Get your team together, book your space and come on down! BOOK NOW >>


If you haven't already, don't forget to book onto our BRILLIANT event! An accessible cycle event where you can try a range of different cycles and take them for a spin around the sports centre!! BOOK NOW >>

Our Accessible Cycle Event has a new date! 26TH MARCH 2022! All of those who booked tickets for our previous event, will be carried over to the new one! Anyone who wishes to purchase more tickets... BOOK NOW >>


If you’re stuck for something to do today, head down to our sister site, The Quays for some Pirate Treasure Island fun!! 👇🏽👇🏽


🤩Who is coming? Don’t forget to book online to guarantee your slot and avoid long queues 💦⚓️Join us for a weekend of piracy and swimming as we batten down the hatches and hunt for Davy Jones’ Locker! 🏴‍☠️
The Quays will be packed full of pirate themed delights, from pesky pirates to hidden treasure - it's one not to be missed! 🏊‍♀️


We're hosting ZORB FOOTBALL at The Sports Centre and want YOU involved! Get a team together, come on down & enjoy this BRILLIANT event! BOOK NOW >>


Zorb Football is coming to The Outdoor Sports Centre in April, during the school holidays! Get a team together, come on down and have a BRILLIANT time! You'll also get use of our Astroturf ALL DAY included within your ticket cost!


Today we're celebrating all the BRILLIANT women that work within our charity and continually work to Persuade The Nation To Be Active! 👏

Photos from White Butterfly Personal Trainer & Life Coach's post 03/03/2022

We’re thrilled to welcome you!! A great addition to The Powerhouse! 💪🏼


Our Accessible Cycle Event has a new date! 26TH MARCH 2022! All of those who booked tickets for our previous event, will be carried over to the new one! Anyone who wishes to purchase more tickets... BOOK NOW >>



Do you live in the SO18 postcode? Fancy taking to the beautiful lake of Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre? Well, we've got you covered! Our sister site are offering you 50% off you ENTIRE Boat Hire order for anyone in the SO18 postcode! GO GO GO!!!

Photos from ATLAS Fitness Ltd's post 21/02/2022

The perfect way to kick off the week!


Unfortunately due to the poor weather, we're going to have to postpone our Accessible Cycle Event tomorrow. We'll be releasing a new date very shortly and apologise for any inconvenience!



The venue and sports facilities will remain closed today.

We have sustained tree damage to areas of site, but the areas will be cordoned off and made safe ready for our scheduled weekend activities.

Tomorrow we plan to open and run all scheduled bookings.

Take care and thank you for your understanding.


Due to the weather, we have taken the decision to close the venue for the day. Stay safe!☔️⛈


We're currently recruiting for a DUTY MANAGER for the join the team at The Sports Centre! If you're driven, looking for a new career and ready to be a part of a BRILLIANT team, apply today!! 👇


We're looking for Alpine & Outdoor enthusiasts to join the team in Southampton! Take a look at the BRILLIANT team you could be a part of and get in touch if you're ready for a new career, ready to excel in sales or looking to spend the summer down on the sunny South Coast! 👉


Adult tennis coaching delivered by our partners Premier Tennis Hampshire tonight 🎾👇🏻

Adult group coaching by Premier Tennis Hampshire this evening at Southampton Sports Centre, 7:00-8:00pm.

Our winter members receive a discount for this great group coaching, and will be there this evening.

There are still spaces available, so book-on and get improving!


Join us on the 19th of February for a BRILLIANT opportunity! We're hosting our Accessible Cycle Event for those less able. Take these adapted cycles for a ride around the athletics track and feel the wind in your hair! PURCHASE YOUR TICKET NOW >>


If our athletics track doesn’t get you wanting to make Team GB, why not give skiing a go over the other end of site at Alpine Snowsports, Southampton? ⛷

Did you know, we were the training place for a few Olympians? Do you fancy becoming a bit of a local Olympian? Join us on the slope for private tuition and take the first steps of your new snowsports journey!


We’re thrilled to announce we are hosting our very first open access, disability cycling drop-in event. We welcome you to come down to the Sports Centre to try a range of adapted cycles for disabled/wheelchair users. Take them for a spin around the Athletics Track, test your agility, race others & enjoy being out in the great outdoors! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW >>

Welcome To The Powerhouse 26/01/2022

Welcome To The Powerhouse

Have you visited The Powerhouse yet? Check out the video below to see what it's all about! 💪

Whilst you're at it... Have you subscribed to our Youtube Channel?

Welcome To The Powerhouse Welcome to The Powerhouse. A private, functional fitness space located in the grounds of the Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre! Talk to the team today to dis...

Over 1,000 On Demand Classes! 23/01/2022

Over 1,000 On Demand Classes!

Don’t have a gym nearby? Only get half an hour spare for a quick workout? Don’t fancy leaving your room? The gym is too busy?

If any of the above applies to you, we’ve got you covered! 👇🏻

Over 1,000 On Demand Classes! Access over 1,000+ home workouts and classes anytime on any device


Join PentaLife in The Powerhouse this weekend! Get 1 on 1 training in a private, functional fitness space and if it’s your first time with PentaLife… it’s completely free!! BOOK NOW 👇🏽

We're back this Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd January with group fitness sessions at 10am at the @powerhouse_activenation at the @southamptonoutdoorsportcentre - first session is FREE! 🙌

We can tailor the session to your level of fitness, whether you work out regularly or haven't done anything for years 👍👍

Spaces are limited, so book your spot now -

Image @weareambitious


“Nearly two thirds (59%) of people wouldn’t feel comfortable to try save a life using basic first aid techniques”

One of our other Active Nation venues, Southampton Water Activities Centre, are running first aid courses through their easy-to-book link!

Secure your spaces now, you never know when it might come in handy! 🤕

What better skill than to be able to save someone's life!? Bring your whole team down & get First Aid Trained by the professionals here at Southampton Water Activities Centre!


We've been thrilled to welcome so many new people to The Powerhouse in 2022 so far, including @pentalife_uk 👋 We're loving everyone's feedback on the space so far!
If you want a PRIVATE, FUNCTIONAL FITNESS SPACE to hire, then contact us today to discuss THE POWERHOUSE! >>


FREE fitness sessions at the Powerhouse this weekend delivered by our new friends PentaLife! We won’t say anymore - the original post does the talking 📣

We have a lovely little treat for you!

This Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January we're running FREE group fitness sessions at 10am at the @powerhouse_activenation at @southamptonoutdoorsportcentre 🙌🙌

Accessible to all ages and fitness levels, the sessions will showcase some of our favourite functional fitness movements, guaranteed to get your muscles working and your blood pumping! 💪😅

Spaces are limited, so book your spot now -

We'll also be available before and after the sessions to chat about how we can help you achieve your health and fitness goals in 2022 😊


What a morning

Bootcamp followed by @the_mud_apes first session.

Was the best fun you can be having at 8am in the cold and wet, everyone enjoyed it.

Tackled High walls (me demonstrating how not to run up in the wet)!
Speed walls and A-frames.

Join us every Saturday at 08:00. @powerhouse_activenation
Southampton sports centre.

Photos from Chamberlayne Leisure Centre's post 07/01/2022

Join our sister site, Chamberlayne Leisure Centre for a week of fun & kick off the year by discovering a new sport!! DETAILS BELOW 👇🏽👇🏽

Photos from PentaLife's post 06/01/2022

Our new friends at PentaLife will be on site this weekend to talk to all of you about their 6 week health kickstart programme.

Say hello and stop for a chat if you see them 👋🏻


Would it be a new year, without having the resolution to get fit? We've all been there but 2022 is the year to act on it! At The Powerhouse you can have you own, private fitness space to work on that resolution of exercising and getting fit! Contact us today to discuss our BRILLIANT powerhouse gym!


PentaLife 6-week Health Kickstart

“It takes 6-8 weeks to notice changes in your body following the start of a new health plan, and in 3-4 months you can have overhauled your health and fitness completely.”

What better time to start than January?

Our new partners PentaLife will be utilising the Powerhouse over the coming weeks - get involved with their 6 week health kickstart!

Details below 👇🏻


Here's our opening times for the festive period and when you can enjoy the facilities at The Sports Centre!


Following the Government update on 08.12.21, please wear a face covering when visiting our venue from today, 10.12.21. Whilst changing and taking part in activities this can be removed, but help us in keeping our team and their families safe. 😷
Thanks, Team Sports Centre


Running on an athletics track is proven to lessen the chances of injury 🏥

Interested in anything from individual track usage to weekly group hire? Send us an email 👇🏻

📧 [email protected]

Challenging track session with @kellybailey90 l and team Atlas for this evening 🏃🏃‍♀️ Working through pyramid best effort sets of 400m, 800m and 1200m, 1200m, 800m and 400m for the blues and 400m, 800m and 1600m (1mile), 1600m , 800m and 400m for the reds and yellows 👊 Huge efforts from you all with such a tough session, you all smashed it!

Next session is Wednesday 18:30 at Oasis Academy 👍

Photos from Southampton City Council's post 06/12/2021

Please take note when visiting us 👇🏽


🌟Meet The Team – Maxwell! 🌟

Maxwell manages our Outdoor and Alpine areas of Active Nation and more recently is leading on persuading our newest area of the charity, Bristol, to be more active, too!

His portfolio of venues help children, adults and people from all walks of life to experience exhilarating adventures, access top class tuition or play, train and compete against others. Maxwell is passionate about community intervention and before leading our outdoor and alpine senior team, spent time building our award-winning Active Communities division.

A self-confessed fair weather sailor and living on a sailing vessel himself, Maxwell passionately believes that leading a healthier and happier life means being active outdoors. However you do it, the fresh air is proven to stimulate our minds, enhance our mental wellbeing and of course, get us moving around more.

You don’t have to access an Active Nation outdoor or alpine activity venue to get active outside, but it’s certainly a guaranteed fun approach – and Maxwell is a firm believer that nobody stops doing something because it’s too much fun!

To learn more about how Active Nation change lives in the fresh air, visit or give one of our lovely Sales Advisors a call today! 📞

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Happy New Year




Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre, Thornhill Road, Bassett
SO16 7AY

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 10:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

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