Sport for Everyone

Sport for Everyone

Whatever age you are getting active will improve your fitness levels, help you lose weight, improve your health and prevent illness plus you'll look and feel better!

Often, the hardest part if getting active, is the first step.

You could be asking:

• Where do I start?
• What can I do?
• Who will help me?

There's lots going on locally that will help you get active, we've listed a few ideas below or take a look on the Active Devon websirte for loads more information and advice.

Find out more here -  

Plymouth City Council Sports Development Unit is supporting a two year initiative to provide swimming FREE of charge for people aged 60 and over.

You can visit any of the below facilities and swim for free during public swimming times or at the specific sessions - please contact the pools for full information on sessions.

When you attend these sessions please bring proof of age e.g. yellow plymcard or bus pass.


• Central Park Leisure Pool, Outland Road, Tel: 01752 560436
• Plympton Swimming Pool, Harewood Road, Tel: 01752 348459
• Tinside Lido (May-Sept), The Hoe, Tel: 01752 261915
• Pavilions Leisure Pool, Millbay Road, Tel: 0845 1461460
• UCP Marjon Sport and Leisure, Derriford Road, Tel: 01752 636876

Free Swimming Lessons:

If you are 11+ and struggle to swim 10 metres do not panic, the Sports Development Unit coordinate learn to swim programmes for free.

Each session is an hour long and will be delivered over 6 weeks by a qualified swimming teacher. 

There are currently 3 courses organised starting in the February, contact the Sports Development Unit on 01752 307008 or email:

There is limited availability so book early to avoid disappointment.

*Tennis Facilities:

Tennis is a great way of keeping fit. You can play with a few friends or with your family. Enjoyed by every age and every ability – you’re never too old or too young.

Did you know there are a number of public tennis courts across the city where you could play for as little as £3 per court/per hour.

• Dean Cross Playing Field, Plymstock
Contact: Plymstock Lawn Tennis Club 07504 276538

• Devonport Park
Contact Park Services: 01752 606034 Email:

• Hele’s Bri-Dome
Seymour Road, Plymouth - Contact: Heles School 01752 231739  Email:

• Hartley Park, Compton
Contact: Park Services, 01752 606034 Email:

• Radford Park, West Hoe
Contact: Park Services, 01752 606034

• Verna Road, St. Budeaux, Plymouth
Contact: St. Budeaux Tennis Club 01752 365526

• Tothil Park, Lanhydrock Road, St. Judes, Plymouth
Contact: Park Services 01752 606034 Email:

*Walking your way to Health

Walks for people of all ages, ability & fitness, are availabe locally.

These are short guided walks around Central Park covering no more then two miles.

They are led by qualified walk leaders so nobody gets left behind!

• Monday 11.30 met at Mayflower reception, walk leader Dean Blagdon 07919 690630
• Tuesday 10.30 met at Mayflower reception, walk leader Nyrene Dudley 01752 307028
• Thursday 10.30 met at Mayflower reception, walk leader Rosie McTaggart 01752 665424

*Sports Clubs

For a full list of sports club with contact details about joining in the Plymouth area please use the following websites:

Or if you are a club and would like to be on the club database please contact the Sports Development Unit on 01752 307008 or email: