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Abingdon-on-Thames has almost every sport you can name either in the town or very close by. First port of call for a lot of people is the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre. This is run by a not-for-profit company on a contract to District and a lot of money has been put back into upgrading facilities. The swimming pool is very good and open from early morning until late evening.

During the current health criis some places will stay open altering their operation for instance swimmers have to arrive ready and showered. Local risk assessments apply in relation to the level of alert.

There are pitches for sports at Tilsley Park in North Abingdon for team games and athletics. Floodlighting allows training and matches to take place in the evening. People come from other towns and places such as Newbury and Oxford for clubs such as hockey and running. Abingdon Marathon sets off from here third Sunday in October.  and social media @abingdonsportsandleisure gives you Tilsley Park and also many of the fitness activities including swimming offered to local people by Abingdon School.

The Park Run part of a national movement takes places on Saturday mornings using the Abbey Meadow. All the town's clubs are given in our directory here.

Ask at the Information Centre, look at the District sport and leisure pages for regular and seasonal sports.The Sports and Leisure section of the District Council site gives information on activities for particular age groups including holiday courses for children, free taster sessions, ideas for keeping particular age groups active or fit.

Get Oxfordshire Active has quite inspirational suggestions and offers to try new sports and keep fit.  There is an Active Women programme and GO Active Gold which has sports for people wanting to stay active when over 50 such as walking football, nordic walking, aquatoning. The team running these activities have been given a Sport England Award in 2018 for sports development project of the year.  has activity sheets and suggestions, a picture finder and ideas for being active at home when you can't go out. Some booklets may be appropriate to print for people you know without technology at their fingertips. There is a listing of lots of sport and well being providers, A to Z or aerobics to yoga and zumba.

Drayton Park golf course has taster seeions and so do local clubs.There is also an 18-hole Golf course, a Par 3 course and a 20-bay floodlit state-of-the-art Toptracer driving range at the JD Golf Academy & Toptracer

For more information or to feature your sporting interest please contact with details. You are welcome to ask the Information Centre or the Library. Get ideas by browsing the listings.


Tilsley Park is a sporting facility, which is managed by Abingdon School. Tilsley Park offers, as part of its facilities, a UK Athletics A Grade track and field, and two newly resurfaced full-sized artificial pitches for hockey and football. Tilsley Park is run in partnership with the Vale of White Horse District Council and is situated close to the A34 on the outskirts of Abingdon. Tilsley Park...
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The Abbey Meadow Outdoor Pool has been very popular this season with timed sessions to get the most of each visit.  Look for opening dates late May. The heated open air pool at Abbey Meadow is managed for the District Council by Better (GLL). The pool is situated in a memorable location in the Abbey Meadows alongside the River Thames near the cinema and theatre. After your swim you can relax with...
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Skateboarder stops to watch BMXer go for a trick
The Skatepark is based at the White White Horse Leisure Centre on Audlett DriveThe design includes Funbox, Manny Pad, Bank, Quarter Pipe.   
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