Derby Grammar School

Rykneld Sports Centre

Rykneld Sports Centre is a friendly, local facility based in Mackworth, Derby, just off Prince Charles Avenue (old Derby College site).

We are owned and run by Derby Grammar School who have almost exclusive use of the site during the day. However, during lunchtimes, evenings and weekends we are available for external bookings and hire for individuals, teams and clubs.


Sports Hall = 36 x 18.5 metres
2G Astro = 95 X 66 metres



  • Cricket – two bays of indoor cricket nets with mats, plus large area for skill practices and fielding drills
  • Badminton – five courts
  • Table tennis – two tables
  • Basketball – four fixed rings and backboards and retractable roof-mounted net
  • Netball – full size court
  • Football – five-a-side indoor court
  • Fitness Suite – ten stations - pay-per-session or monthly memberships available


  • Hockey (2G Astro) – four goals for seven and eleven-a-side practice. Full size pitch for matches
  • Football (2G Astro) – five and seven-a-side mini football
  • Grass pitches for Rugby – one junior size pitch and one adult size pitch

Centre charges

Sports Hall (incl. cricket nets)1£40.00£50.00
Cricket Nets (small group, 6 or less)1-£25.00
Basketball (small court)1£10.00£15.00
Badminton (per court)1£8.00£10.00
Table Tennis (per table)1£8.00£10.00
Artificial Pitch (full pitch)1£65.00£80.00
Artificial Pitch (third pitch)1£30.00£35.00
Grass Pitch (full pitch)1£20.00£30.00
Grass Pitch (third pitch)1£15.00£20.00
Rugby Pitch (match)**1.5£35.00£45.00
Fitness Suite (pay per session)1£4.00£5.00
Fitness Suite (monthly membership)1£10.00£12.00

*Concessionary Charge (under 18’s, over 60’s, registered disabled people, unemployed and full time (students). Half must be concessionary for this charge to apply.

***Rugby Match - additional charges - marking pitch out £20, fluid £15. Changing rooms £20 adults, £15 concessionary.
Artificial pitch charge includes lights when required.

Opening Times (to the public)

Mon, Tues & Thurs 12.15-14.15 & 18.00-22.00
Wed 12.15-14.15 & 16.00-22.00
Fri 12.15-14.15 & 16.00-21.00
Sat & Sun 9.00-12.30
Bank Holidays CLOSED

During school holiday time the Fitness suite may be available to use during the day throughout the week. Please check with the centre first.

Please note, customers are required to use the website Pitchbooking to book the Sports Centre facilities and not OpenPlay as previously done so. This booking system requires customers to pay upfront for  their booking and not when they attend the facility. If you require a block booking, please contact the centre to request a booking form.

To make a one-off booking please go to Pitchbooking.

Find out more – call 01332 517287, 07874 877202 or email [email protected]

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