Women playing hockey on a grass pitch

Block Bookings

Our block booking offering will ensure that your training, events or fixtures are able to run easily and cost effectively

Block bookings

Our facilities here at the Sport and Recreation department are not limited to use by just students and staff at the university. We work with many clubs and facilities in the local community, from schools and leagues, to individual clubs.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for your team to train weekly, or if you are looking to start up a club, our facilities are ideal. Our competitive pricing will ensure your games or events run at a cost-effective price.

The benefit of block booking

The main benefit that comes with block booking is that it guarantees your slot, for you and your group/team, providing you with peace of mind. Whereas there is no way to guarantee that you will be able to book slots of your choice via the UOP Sport App, this works on a first come first served basis, meaning that your preferred slot may not be available at short notice. 

Our sites

We accept bookings for our outdoor facilities at Langstone Sports Site as well as our indoor facilities at St. Paul's Gym and Ravelin Sports Centre. All of the sites we offer block bookings for are listed below:


We have two 5 a-side cages (carpet) that are available to book throughout the year.

We have four 6 a-side pitches on our Astro pitch that are available to book throughout the year.

We have three 7 a-side pitches on one of the best 3G pitches in Hampshire. It is available to book throughout the year.

We have two 9 a-side grass pitches available to book during the main football season. Our grass pitches undergo maintenance in the off-season.

We have two FIFA-regulated full-size 3G pitches. Our pitches can be used for football, lacrosse and more. Our 3G1 is also IRB-regulated and can be used for rugby fixtures - 3G2 can be used for rugby training with bookings available throughout the year.

Small-sided games can be played on both our 3G pitches; 1/3 of the pitch can be hired on 3G1 and 1/2 of the pitch can be hired on 3G2.

Get in touch with us to find out more.

We have six football and two rugby grass pitches. Our barriered first team football pitch is of the highest standard and hosts Portsmouth FC reserve games. Grass pitches are only available through block bookings.

We have a high quality full size sand based Astro pitch that is available to book throughout the year. Full members can book the pitch for a heavily discounted price compared to non members.

We have four netball courts (two hard and two carpet) that are available to book throughout the year.

Secure your slot on our 10.85 metre climbing wall and 120 metres of bouldering. Our climbing wall is available for booking throughout the year.

We have 3 state-of-the-art fitness studios designed to inspire and motivate, providing the perfect space for training providers, schools, colleges, medical practitioners and dance schools. Whatever the discipline, our studios offer a versatile and welcoming environment to bring your vision to life.

Equipped with high-quality sound systems, climate control, and premium flooring, our studios create an optimal environment for fitness activities. Choose from hourly or daily rental options to suit your schedule and business needs. You can rent the space or we can also provide instructor-led or Virtual fitness class options aligned to your requirements. Join a vibrant community of educators and fitness professionals, fostering collaboration and networking opportunities.


Studio capacity and cost

Studio 1 

  • Capacity Max 35

Studio 2 or Studio 3 (Cycling)

  • Capacity Max 20

Combined Studio 1 & 2

  • Capacity Max 60


Our double sports hall is ideal for a whole range of different sports including badminton, table tennis, basketball, football/futsal, volleyball and netball.

Our two squash courts stand side by side and are split by a movable partition wall. Please note, if you wish to play doubles, you will need to book both courts.

Ravelin Sports Centre is the home to a 25 metre, eight-lane swimming pool with a variable depth floor. Our swimming pool is available for booking throughout the year. 

Our sports hall is perfect for a range of different sports from badminton, table tennis, basketball, football/futsal, all the way to volleyball and netball.

We have four tennis courts (two hard and two carpet) that are available to book throughout the year. Full members can book courts for FREE (if playing with a non member they must pay a guest charge).

Please note:

Grass pitch block bookings for the 2023/2024 season are now full.

How to book

If you wish to request a block booking, please complete the form below. For all other block booking enquiries, or for assistance with completing the form, please email sportsbookings@port.ac.uk.

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Cancellation policy

The University may cancel a booking with at least 28 days notice. If you wish to cancel your booking, please note that up to 50% of the full booking fee may be charged within one month of the booking. You can find out the full block booking terms and conditions on our website.