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Basingstoke Parkruns

Come and join one of Basingstoke’s weekly parkruns! They are completely free and are open to anyone to take part whether you are a seasoned athlete or just an occasional walker. The focus is on fun and is a great chance to run with others whilst also posting a time if you wish.

If you’re aged 14 or over then come along to Basingstoke’s Saturday 5km Parkrun which takes place at the War Memorial Park at 9am. Visit the Parkrun website to register and get your unique code.

If you've got children between the ages of 4 and 14 , they can take part in Junior Parkrun which happens at 9am every Sunday at Stratton Park (RG22 5HL). Please register your child before taking part at Parkrun website

Walking football

Walking Football is a slower version of the game we all know. It’s the same as regular football but with a few rule changes such as no running and no contact. The game is perfect for those who are either returning from injury or those who have stopped playing the full version of the game due to their age.

There are several Walking Football sessions available in Basingstoke visit the Hampshire FA’s website to find out where and when they take place.

Walking netball

Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. It’s aimed at all ages and abilities.

Regular sessions take place in South Ham, 10am to 11am on Thursdays. The courts at Russell Howard Park are used in better weather whilst St Peter’s Church is used for sessions during the winter. Each weekly session costs just £3.

To find out where the sessions are taking place please contact the session hosts, Tracy and Alice at or contact Carey at England Netball on 07595 086751.

Local tennis league

The Basingstoke local tennis league is a great opportunity for adults to play regular matches against others of a similar standard. Matches can be played at a suitable time for you and your opponent with courts free to use at Stratton Park. Alternatively, you could pay for use of the courts at Totally Tennis in the War Memorial Park. You can work your way up the league, have fun and meet new people. Four rounds of matches take place each year. Visit the Basingstoke local tennis league website for more information and to see when the next round begins.

Tennis at Stratton Park

Stratton Park has six tennis courts available to use. There are two ways to book and play tennis, the Annual Tennis Pass or Pay and Play per court/per hour.

For further information visit Stratton Park Tennis.

Bike rides for women

FREE bike rides led by women for women in Basingstoke

If you are female aged 16+ and haven’t been on a bike in a while but:

  • would like someone to go with you in case of emergencies
  • are looking to meet new people to cycle with
  • would like to find new routes
  • are considering some other sort of exercise or
  • are just seeking some motivation

...then maybe the Breeze Network is for you. Cycle rides are arranged and led by local Basingstoke trained female ride leaders. Rides start from a variety of locations across the borough and cater for beginners or those who wish to challenge themselves further. These are led on cycle-ways, trails or on-road.

Check out the Breeze website to ‘find a ride’ and sign up directly.

Further information is also available by emailing the Breeze team at or visiting the Breeze Network Basingstoke Facebook page or twitter page @breezingstoke.

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