Sports and Recreation

Angling

The Reservoir and Westminster Pond are both let to the Ampthill & District Angling Club. If you would like to fish you will need to contact the Club,

http://www.ampthillac.org.uk/html/index.html
 

Cricket and Football

Ampthill Park is home to Ampthill Town Cricket Club and Ampthill Town Football Club.

To see when the clubs are playing at home and to learn more about their facilities click on the following links:

http://ampthilltown.play-cricket.com

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/ampthilltownfc
 

Tennis Courts

There are two free public courts in Ampthill Park situated between the Hub Café and the children’s play area. These courts are a popular activity in the Park so when visiting please observe the following tennis court etiquette:

The following rules of etiquette are mostly common courtesy, and should be followed when playing at these public courts.

  • Most of us know the right thing to do; we just need a gentle reminder every now and then. Show respect and courtesy to your opponent(s), your partner, and others on or near the courts.
  • Keep your voice down and confined to your court as much as possible so as not to disrupt players on the adjacent court.
  • If you get into a loud dispute with your opponent, take it off the court and away from other players.
  • Do not walk onto another court during a game wait for the players to finish the game, or minimally the point, before walking onto their court. It is very distracting to have someone disrupt a game in progress, so if you must cross another court, do so after the game is finished, and go around the court.
  • Do not retrieve your ball from the other court.
  • If your ball rolls onto an adjacent court, wait for them to finish the game and kindly ask for “a little help” to get their attention. Under no circumstances should you run over onto their court in the middle of a game to retrieve the ball yourself.
  • Always wear proper tennis shoes, black-soled shoes leave marks on the courts that are difficult to get off.
  • Use the tennis courts for tennis. They are not for bicycles, exercising dogs or playing other games.
  • Close the gate behind you whether you’re coming onto the courts, or leaving it. This will keep the balls inside the confines of the court.
  • Pick up after yourself. Don’t leave empty drink cans or old tennis balls on the court when you leave. Please dispose of any rubbish you have in the bins provided near the court or take it with you.
  • Monitor children on the courts at all times. Every-one who plays tennis wants to encourage children to play the game as well, but they must also follow the rules. Since children can tend to get distracted, it’s up to the adults with them to assist. Stray balls, running around and yelling are actions that need to be managed.
  • Have fun! The entire objective of playing tennis, aside from being good aerobic exercise, is to have fun.
  • You can follow these rules of etiquette and still have a good time on the courts - the players on adjacent courts will appreciate it too.
  • These courts are open to all and are free of charge to use but please confine your play to 30mins duration if there are other people who are waiting to play. A timer is provided on the courts.
  • Professional coaches are not permitted to use these courts.

Thank you
Ampthill Town Council

 

Other sporting clubs in Ampthill include:
 

Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club
Dillingham Park, Woburn Street, Ampthill, MK45 2HX

Tel: 01525 403303

Email:info@ampthillrufc.com

http://www.ampthillrufc.com/web/

 

Ampthill Bowls Club

Brinsmade Road, Ampthill, MK45 2PP

Tel: 01525 841055

http://bowlsclub.org/club/7817/

 

Queensmen Football Club

Lawrence Park, Woburn Street, Ampthill, MK45 2HX

http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/queensmenfc/50782/Home

 

Indoor Sports - Hall Hire

Alameda Sports Hall

Tel: 01525 750900