The Wanderers Club — Illovo
Wanderers sports club offers sports lovers a fantastic venue to get active, meet new people, be challenged, and just have fun. This club has a broad spectrum of sports for you to partake in or try – including athletics, touch rugby, snooker, hockey, karate, basketball, cricket, soccer, tennis, gymnastics and so much more. The facility also has Chariots Bar and Spinner’s Bar is you’re looking to catch a drink with your mates after a game; the Centre Court Restaurant if you’re feeling a little peckish, as well as members, bowlers, and players lounges and kids playroom. Contact them for information about membership and fees.
Old Parktonian Sports Club — Bordeaux
The Old Parktonian Sports Clubs is one of the oldest and most established sporting facilities in the city. Built on 14 hectares, the facility includes two cricket ovals, 14 cricket nets, three soccer fields, two hockey fields, three tennis courts with clubhouse, three indoor soccer courts, a gymnasium, two bowling greens, a clubhouse, pub, the Heritage Bar, and 200 secure parking bays – it's basically an athlete's happy place! As far as sports goes, they offer cricket, hockey, football, tennis, as well as action soccer and netball. Contact them to find out about membership and fees.
Details: 011 789 3274/5 or 010 003 3520 | Garden Road, off Jan Smuts Avenue, Bordeaux, Randburg | oldparks.co.za
Urban Sports — Emmarentia
Whether you’re just looking to improve your fitness, better your game or just want to get outdoors and meet new people, Urban Sports in just the place for you to be. They mainly focus on soccer league games and offer a great space if you just want to get together with the mates and play some footie. Situated in Marks Park, their facilities include safe and secure parking, changing rooms for players, spectator seating, as well as a bar and restaurant if you’re looking to round off your game with a drink or something yummy. Contact them for membership and fees.
Marks Park Sports Club — Emmarentia
Even though Marks Park Sports Club is home to Urban Sports, it also offers a variety of interactive and fun sports on the premise. Other sports this facility offers is archery, chamber running, baseball, croquet, kettlebells, tennis, Tae-Kwon-Do, and even dog training. The club has also become a hotspot for big annual events such as the 702 Walk the Talk, the Jozi Craft Beer Fest, the iThemba Avon Walkathon, and Park Life. Both young and old are welcome to join in keeping the traditions of the club. Contact them for more information about membership and fees.
Benoni Northerns Sports Club — Benoni
If you’re out in the east rand, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! If you’re looking to get in on the action too, then be sure to join the Benoni Northerns Sports Club in Northmead. They offer a wide selection of groups for you to join, including athletics, baseball, cricket, soccer, hockey, tennis, social, and even bridge! There’s more than enough to keep you busy at this club, so be sure to sign up. For membership and fees information, contact them.
Bryanston Sports Club – Bryanston
The Bryanston Sports Club offers tennis, bowls and squash clubs at their facility. Not only do they have a space to play sport, but they also enjoy the social side of life by hosting a number of braais, dinners, live music nights, weekly and monthly draws and much more for their members. They also rent out their hall if you’re looking for just the place to host a good old party, wedding or corporate event. For more information about membership and fees, contact the club.
Pirates Sports & Rugby Club – Greenside/Parkhurst
This is the oldest sports club in the city, dating back to 1888 and is one of the leading public sports clubs in mid-Joburg. They offer a wide variety of sports for you to choose from, including baseball, tri-club, squash, road running, bowling, hockey, and rugby. There’s also a gym available if you’re just looking to work on your fitness. After a long day filled with sports, head to one of their three bars, two which are members only and one that’s open to visitors. For more information about membership and fees, contact the club.
Sandton Sports Club – Sandton
Not only does the Sandton Sports Club host the usual sporting activities you’d expect at any other sports club such as cricket, tennis, running and soccer. But they also offer boot camps, parkour and gymnastics if you’re looking to make the most out of your day out. They also provide a bar so that you can relax and hang out with fellow sportsmen, or if you need a venue to hire for your next event. For more information about the club, membership and fees, contact them.
Details: 011 783 0935 | 6 Holt Street, Randburg, Johannesburg | www.sandtonsportsclub.co.za
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