Sports Clubs

Local childrens activites

Ightham has a large Recreation Ground with a Children's park, a Pavillion, a Football Pitch and Tennis Courts. The local Football club has its home ground here and the Pavillion has facilities for changing, showers and toilets. There are also two all-weather tennis courts with flood lighting and a club house. There is a picturesque Cricket Ground which is located on Tonbridge Road.

There are many sports clubs in Ightham including Football, Tennis, Cricket, Badminton, Karate and Petanque.

Ightham Football Club

Ightham Football Club runs a team in the Sevenoaks District League which enters various Cup Competitions during the season. All games are played on Saturdays. The home ground is at the Recreation Ground. Contact Martyn Reardon (07725 896 886)

For the first time in decades, Ightham first team have reached the final of the Kent Junior Cup (Section B) and this game will be played at Ashford Town FC (Homelands Stadium) on 20th April, 3pm kick off. Entry cost is £4 or £2 for OAPs and children. Please come along and support your village football club in their biggest game for years. For more details contact James Hitchcock at

Football for youngsters

Also Saturday morning 9.30-10.30. Contact Colin Corneby (669027) & Richard Fassnidge (07801 675 728)

We are chasing a Sevenoaks & District Premier Division Title for the first time in 30 years. Come down to the Ightham Recreation Ground on a Saturday afternoon and cheer on your local village side! 1.30pm for Cup Games and 2pm for League Matches.

Indoor Boot Camp ..... Circuit Style!!


MONDAY 9.15 - 10.15am

Next course of 7 classes starts Monday 3rd November

Cost ....... £42.00 

For more details contact Sally Gill 07786801498 or


Ightham Cricket Club

The Cricket Club plays village cricket through the season on Saturdays and Sundays, with considerable success in the League. The picturesque ground is situated on the Tonbridge Road, not far from the village centre.

For Boys and Girls, Saturday Morning Cricket Practice with Ightham Primary School in June and July, contact Colin Mitchem (01732 885072). New members are always welcome, please contact Geoff Preston (01474 812594) or Tom Bentall.

Ightham Tennis Club

ITC was founded in 1982 around the new public courts in the Recreation Ground. This is a friendly village tennis club with two all-weather courts with flood lighting and a club house. Activities include inter-village matches, club championships, adult and junior coaching, summer men's and ladies' league, club evenings and American Tournaments. New members are most welcome, please contact Cathy Reid-Dick (01732 887056)

Ightham Badminton Club

This lively club meets on Monday evenings at 8.00 pm. Newcomers are very welcome. Please contact Nick Dennis (01732 882078)

Ightham Petanque Association

For Petanque (or boule), the IPA meets at the Golding Hop pub, Sheet Hill, Plaxtol. Teams in the Winter and Summer League, as well as club competitions. Please contact Sean Daffey (01732 883682)

Borough Green Junior Football Club

Borough Green Junior Football Club are looking for players of all ages - but in particular for our Under 10s teams next season (school year 5 as of Sept 2013) where we have two teams entered into the Crowborough League. We train on Tuesday evenings on the Wrotham School 3G Floodlit pitch, and have Level 1 & 2 FA Qualified coaches.

Please contact the club via email - - visit our website - or contact Peter Donovan on 07956 381 071 for a chat, more information and to organise a taster session.

Nearby Municipal Sports

Golf and squash: Poult Wood, Tonbridge. (01732 364039)

Swimming: Tonbridge indoor & outdoor swimming centre (01732 367449)
Sevenoaks Swimming & Fitness Centre (01732 470700)
Larkfield Leisure Centre (01622 719345)

Fitness: Angel Centre, Tonbridge (01732 359966)

Bowls & tennis: Hollybush Centre Sevenoaks (01732 451889)
Borough Green recreation ground (01732 886143)

Badminton/squash: Larkfield Leisure Centre (01622 719345)