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Most of our leisure centres are managed on our behalf by BH Live.

The Mountbatten centre (pictured) offers the city's widest range of leisure and sports facilities - find details below, as well as further information on all of our sports centres.

Schools offering sports facilities are also listed - please contact the schools themselves for further details.

Mountbatten leisure centre offers a range of modern sports facilities at a central city location: Alexandra Park, Portsmouth, PO2 9QA.

Opening times

  • Monday - Friday, 6.30am - 10pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 8am - 10pm

A full list of opening times, facilities and prices can be found on the Mountbatten leisure centre site. The Mountbatten leisure centre also hosts many events each year, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Robot Wars and Sky Sports Boxing. If you are interested in holding an event, please call the events team on 023 9262 6505.



  • An eight lane, 50m swimming pool - Mountbatten Centre is signed up to the city's free swimming initiative
  • A teaching pool
  • Fitness gym
  • Sports hall, five-a-side pitches, badminton, squash and basketball courts
  • Outdoor athletics track and velodrome
  • full size all-weather pitches and two multi-games courts
  • café bar, functions room, crèche, free parking
  • Spa, injury clinic and health suite

Activities include

swimming lessons, various fitness classes, birthday parties, children's activities such as football and street dance, holiday camps and over 50s sessions.

These sports facilities are at Bransbury Road, Eastney, PO4 9SU - next to Eastney Community Centre.

Opening times

  • Monday - Thursday evenings 6.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Contact - 023 9286 4306


The hard courts, grass courts and the synthetic turf pitch are open to the public for casual use or can be booked by groups for more structured activities. Football pitches can be block booked - minimum booking is 10 weeks.

Suitable for five-a-side or seven-a-side games and training sessions.

To book a football pitch, phone the Mountbatten Leisure Centre on 023 9320 0401.


  • Six netball courts
  • Four tennis courts
  • Synthetic turf multi-use sports pitch - 37m x 32m
  • grass football pitches - four mini pitches and three large football pitches
  • Basketball practice area
  • Multi-use games area for basketball and football
  • Floodlights on all areas
  • Skateboard facilities

Pompey in the Community - Community Cohesion 

Pompey in the Community's community cohesion department works in Milton, Eastney and parts of Southsea to deliver sports and leisure to help the social and personal development of young people, focussing on the 9-19 year old age group. 

The programme aims to increase participation in physical activity, increase participation and enjoyment of education and learning, improve young people's health and involve young people in the development of services.

For more information on the programme and activities:

The Charter community sports centre is based at Greetham Street, Portsmouth, PO5 4HL.

Opening times

  • Monday - Friday, 5pm -10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 6pm
  • School holidays, 8am - 10pm weekdays



  • 20m indoor swimming pool
  • Expressions fitness gym
  • Fitness studio with workout classes
  • Four court sports hall
  • Outdoor multi-purpose sports area
  • IFI accredited (more details on the IFI website)

Activities include

Aquazone swimming scheme, adult swimming lessons, wide range of classes, summer activities

Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre is at Alex Way, Portsmouth, PO2 9AD

Opening times

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9.30am - 9pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am - 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 - 6pm



  • 50m x 36m gymnastics hall with championship grade equipment
  • large sprung floor area for tumbling and other gymnastics exercises
  • clubroom and function rooms
  • free car parking

Activities include

gym and trampolining classes for children of all ages, adult gymnastics and special needs sessions, holiday classes and children's parties

The Wimbledon Park Sports Centre is at Taswell Road, Portsmouth, PO5 2RG

Opening times

  • Monday - Friday, 9am - 10pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm



  • Five court sports hall
  • Expressions fitness gym
  • Workout classes

Activities include

badminton, basketball, table tennis and five-a-side football, as well as clubs for over 50s and toddlers.

Below are the schools in Portsmouth with sports facilities open to the public.

Admiral Lord Nelson School - The Exercise Deck 023 9236 9133

  • Dance studio and multi-purpose studio
  • Artificial turf pitch
  • Multi-use games area
  • Full community programme with licensed bar and conference facilities.

Charles Dickens Primary School - 023 9273 8482

  • Sports hall
  • Messy arts room and dance exercise studio
  • Multi-use games area
  • Fitness suite

Medina Primary School - 023 9237 5475

  • All-weather pitch

Miltoncross Academy - 033 3011 0476

  • Astro pitch
  • Sports hall
  • Gymnasium 
  • And much more

Priory Secondary School - community sports centre - 023 9286 3035

  • Three indoor tennis courts
  • Sports hall
  • Dance studio
  • Two gymnasiums and a fitness suite
  • All-weather pitch
  • Cafe

St. George's Beneficial Primary School  - 023 9282 2886

  • Multi-use games area

Fees and charges

Sports pitches


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