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Club directory

A comprehensive list of the sports clubs in Tower Hamlets and their details (pdf).


Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets Athletics club provide sessions for athletes of all abilities including coaching, holiday programmes, mini marathon and competitions. For more details contact info@vphthac.org.uk or go to www.vphthac.org.uk.


Better 'No Strings' sessions are run at both Mile End Park and Poplar Baths leisure centres. These are social turn up and play sessions.

Tower Hamlets Badminton Club run sessions and competition for more experienced players.


Visit our basketball section for information on Trojans Basketball Club and other basketball activities in the borough.


Middlesex Cricket and Tower Hamlets Cricket Club run a variety of sessions for young people across the borough, from competitive coaching to informal street cricket:


Visit our cycling section for more information on casual, group led, and club sessions on two wheels.

Exercise, dance & fitness

Our Parks run a huge variety of exercise and fitness classes ranging from aerobics to zumba in venues including Victoria Park, Meath Gardens and Ropemakers Field, many of which are absolutely free! Find out more on the Our Parks website.

Poplar Harca run many activities for local residents, such as ballroom dance, pilates, tai chi and much more. For more information go to the Well One website.

Tower Hamlets Community Housing also run activities for local residents, including yoga, dance and martial arts. For more information view the activity timetable.


Visit our football section for information on clubs and sessions for men, women, boys, girls and older people.


There are 3 teams in Tower Hamlets providing hockey coaching and match play for a variety of ages:

East London Hockey Club provide youth training at Mile End Stadium, every Sunday 10 - 11.30am. Email youth@elhockey.co.uk for more info.

Wapping Hockey Club run a junior session at John Orwell Sports Centre, every Saturday 9.30 - 11am. Email wappingkidds@gmail.com for more info.


Millwall Rugby Club run several men's, women's and youth teams. They are based in Millwall Park on the Isle of Dogs.

Queen Mary University run a community O2 touch rugby session at Stepney Green Park on Tuesdays, 5.30 - 7pm. It's a social turn up and play session for anyone interested in non-contact rugby. Head over to their Facebook page for more information.


Visit our swimming section for information on clubs, lessons and casual swimming in the borough's leisure centres.


Tower Hamlets Tennis provide lessons, club sessions and court hire for tennis in the borough's parks. You can also hire a court from some of our leisure centres.

If you want to play social matches against people at your level you can try Local Tennis Leagues.


London Lynx Volleyball Club also run open training sessions at Whitechapel Sports Centre. Visit the London Lynx Volleyball website for more information.

Our Parks now run a 'Volleyfit' session in Victoria Park every Saturday at 9.30am, suitable for all abilities. See their website for more details.

Social leagues

Queen Mary University's Community Mixed Netball League is the perfect opportunity for men & women of all abilities to socialise in a fun and competitive environment. Referees and equipment all included. All you need is a pair of trainers and some comfortable clothes.

4 October – 6 December (Thursdays), 7-9pm, Mile End Park Leisure Centre (outdoor courts)

Team entry is £350 which works out individually as £3.50 per week based on a team of 10 players. You can enter by visiting the Community Sport League website  

Go Mammoth operate social leagues in several sports around the borough, including basketball, football, netball, softball and volleyball.

You can get 20 per cent off the individual registration fee with the discount code "HPI20", or £100 off the full team registration fee with the code "HPT100".