Sports

The Magdalen Estate was built with sports and clubs in mind back in the 1930’s – and although some of these facilities have diminished in size over time due to housing developments there are still a significant amount of facilities available to residents. This section covers both facilities within the estate and slightly further afield.

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Heathfield Club 020 8874 8312
17 Sandgate Lane, SW18 3JP
One of the original sports clubs in the area. In its time it incorporated tennis and other sports however due to landsale through the later 20th century it now is limited to a bowls club. There is a membership policy and a committee to develop the club further.
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The Spencer Club 020 8874 8312
Fieldview, Burntwood Lane, Earlsfield, London, SW18 3HF www.spencerclub.org
The Spencer Club was founded in 1872 with the formation of the Spencer Cricket Club. Earl Spencer, the great grand uncle of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, was at the time Lord of the Manor. He permitted the founders of the club to ‘drain and enclose by means of posts and chains, part of Wandsworth Common’ and they named the club in his honour. 

In 1878, the Club moved to a site now bounded by Lyford and Ellerton Roads before coming to rest in 1903 at its present location at Fieldview.
Today, The Spencer Club has over 500 members. Hockey, Tennis and Squash have joined Cricket offering members access to a variety of sporting and social activities. The latest sport to join The Spencer Club was lacrosse in September 2000.

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Magdalen Park Lawn Tennis Club 020 8874 8313
38 Magdalen Road,
Wandsworth,
London SW18 3NP
www.mpltc.org.uk
Eight floodlit courts – 4 new acrylic courts and 4 hardcourts.
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South London Bowling Club 020 8874 8325
19 Lyford Road, Wandsworth Common, SW18 3LU www.southlondonbowlingclub.co.uk
South London Bowling Club was first established in 1900; Tom Robertson and the renowned W G Grace were among its founder members, with the EBA being formed at the club a few years later.
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Central London Golf Centre 020 8871 2468
Burntwood Lane, Wandsworth, SW17 0AT www.clgc.co.uk
What has to be one of the most central golf courses (albeit nine holes). The club also offers a floodlit driving range, pro shop, clubhouse and function suite. No membership is required. The course is 4654 yard with a par of 62 and is a pleasure – the drawback of the driving range is its length at 50 metres.
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Wimbledon Park Golf Club 020 8946 1250
Home Park Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7HR www.wpgc.co.uk
Founded in 1898, Wimbledon Park Golf Club is a hidden jewel in the suburbs of London, nestling between the Lawn Tennis Club and Wimbledon Park. This has to be the closest 18 hole course to Wandsworth and if you happen to also play rates in Merton you can play Monday to Friday for a reduced fee – a bargain whilst being a great course.
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Facilities in the Magdalen Estate