Membership & Sports facilities

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The club now operates beyond a multi-sports club encouraging local businesses and clubs to use the excellent range of meeting, conference and party facilities.

We look forward to welcoming you to our club.

A brief history...

In 1989 East Grinstead Cricket Club and East Grinstead Hockey Club merged to create East Grinstead Sports Club. Both clubs had a very long tradition of playing sport in the town but could see the benefits of joining forces to mutual advantage.

With the merger it was possible to sell the Cricket ground and move up to the Hockey Club who owned its own land. The proceeds of the sale were spent on building a new pavilion, laying an artificial hockey pitch and creating a new cricket square.

As the Ladies Hockey Club also played at the old cricket ground it was also possible for them to join the new club and enjoy the new facilities. There were already two squash courts at the hockey club site so the merger turned the club into a true multi-sports club.

Further expansion of the sports club happened in 1997 when the Felbridge Badminton Club joined adding a fourth club.

In 2002 a lottery grant of over £1 million was received towards the £1.7 million total cost of providing a new water-based all-weather hockey pitch, a new fitness suite, a jogging track, new changing facilities together with improved office accommodation.

We were delighted to welcome Meridian Archery Club and Saint Hill Blues Football Club to our Sports Club umbrella in 2005.

East Grinstead Sports Club is now a registered Charity. It was formed in 2002 to safeguard the future of the member clubs and the facilities at the site.

Here at East Grinstead Sports Club we have some of the best and most comprehensive sports facilities in the South of England.

An International Standard Water Based Artificial Turf Pitch, a County Standard and very scenic Cricket Square, a Sports Hall that hosts some of the country’s top Indoor Hockey, as well as Cricket Nets, Badminton, Netball, Volleyball - we have every sport covered.

Looking for a venue for a Corporate Sports Event? With these sports facilities, our unique banqueting venues, and our proximity to Gatwick and the M25 we can offer you the perfect venue in the South East.

Our full compliment of sports facilities is listed below, any of which can be booked for a one off event or block bookings. Please click here for more information.

Exciting new facilities

We are proposing to build Nine Floodlit Netball courts each with disabled access. The courts will be staggered into three groups of three, all courts having the recommended run-off.

Three of the courts will have a ring-beam structure put in place during the preparation phase. The aim is to cover the courts as soon as the operation becomes a sustainable activity.

Three of the courts will be double marked with tennis lines.

A storage facility for posts and other equipment has been built into the requirements of the facility.

For more details of this exciting development, please click here

Water Based Pitch

Completed in August 2002 with the help of a substantial National Lottery Grant, it is one of the newest and best pitches in the country. In it's short life it has so far played host to (amongst others) our Men's National League team, the 2003 Men's & Ladies Premiership Finals, the U21 County Championships and numerous festivals. Constructed with raised banking all around it is the ideal 'amphitheatre' for playing or spectating.

As well as hockey, FLOODLIT CRICKET and BOWLS are also played on here.

Sand Based Pitch

This was East Grinstead Hockey Club's original pitch. It is now primarily used for football training, and as an overspill for hockey matches on a Saturday. We are a venue for Charlton Athletic FC Youth Development and the highly popular and professional AJFA Football Academies.

Sports Hall

Our 4 Badminton court Sports Hall has a sprung wooden floor and under-floor heating. It is available for hire for: Badminton, Cricket Nets or Indoor Matches, Indoor Football, Indoor Hockey, Netball, Volleyball.

Cricket Square

Our Cricket Square has been used for County Second XI Cricket and National Junior Matches, as well as our own Sussex Premier Division side. We are the perfect venue for Corporate Cricket Days with our bar and balcony looking out onto this most picturesque of grounds.  This season we will be hosting Sussex 1st XI against Lashings in a Twenty/20 match.

The Gym

We have a fully equipped gym, with a variety of cardio-vascular and resistance machines together with free-weights.

Squash Courts

We have two glass backed courts that are available for hire.

Jogging Trail

A unique feature of East Grinstead Sports Club is the 1km long wood-chip jogging trail that winds through our own woods.