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The A-Z of Playing Sport in Melbourne

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
Always on the hunt for creative, fun, and interesting places, events, and experiences.
Published June 16th 2018
An amazing array of sporting experiences in Melbourne
Melbourne is the Australian capital of sport, and we love to not only watch, but to play. Here's a guide to the best places to try out or compete in sports rights across Melbourne.


Ambrose Archery have an indoor range at 25 Orr Street in Heidelberg Heights. They are open everyday, and you can try archery for $20. More details here.


Albert Park Badminton Club holds a social evening at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) complex at 1 Albert Road Albert Park. For further information refer to their website here.


Knox Basketball Stadium is at Park Crescent in Boronia. On weekdays, it is only $4 per person. More details here.


Fit Fight Boxing Centre is at 29 White Street in South Melbourne. You can register for a free trial at this link. More details on their facilities and classes are here


One great cycling spot is Beach Road next to the bay. One well-worn path is St Kilda to Mordiallic. For more details click here.


Melbourne Dodgeball are at 123 Church Road Doncaster. To sign-up as a team on Sunday nights, you can register here. For more details on the facilities click here


Futsal for Life are at a range of inner-city venues. Futsal is a bit like indoor soccer. You can try the first game for free, or register a team. More details here.

Soccer Gif futsal sport
Follow the bouncing ball to futsal. Credits: Giphy,


There are many great golf courses win Melbourne, but Albert Park Golf Course is next to Albert Park and only 2 kilometres from the city. Click here for green fees, and contact details.


Many gym chains vie for attention, and one that has kept their character across the years is Doherty's. They are open 24-7 in a range of locations across Melbourne, with weights rooms and cardio equipment. Membership details are here, and there are also casual visits for $10 or less.

Gym Cardio Doherty
Get fit for Summer at Dohertys. Credits: Giphy site,


Jogging is a popular pastime in spacious Melbourne, and Princes Park in Carlton North is one of the most well-worn trails. More details on this 3.3 kilometre track can be found here.

Lawn Bowls

A popular sport amongst retirees, Lawn Bowls clubs are all across Melbourne, including Thornbury at 27 Ballantyne Street. Their website is here, and they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Click here for further information, including casual visits and competition.

Martial Arts

There are many types of martial arts, and the Shogun Martial Arts Centre in Moonee Ponds, has regular classes for all skill levels. They are at 15a Puckle Street, and more information available here.

Martial Arts Karate Boxing Fighting
Martial Arts is a great way to keep fit. Credits: Giphy,

Rock Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing centres are all over Melbourne, and North Walls is in Brunswick (Unit 3, 17-19 Hope Street). Their hours are here, and prices start from $18 for adults. Click here for more information.


Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre has 10 squash courts that can be booked for casual hire or competitions. MSAC also run a range of squash programs for social squash, pennant, and juniors. Enquiries can be emailed to [email protected], or book at this link.


The Harold Holt Swim Centre in Glen Iris is one of the biggest, and it is open till 9pm Monday to Thursday, 8pm on Friday, and 7pm on weekends. Here's the links to pool availability.


Melbourne has many great tennis courts, and Boroondara Tennis Centre has 23 flood-lit courts, a club house, and change rooms. It is located in Balwyn North at the corner of Thompsons and Bulleen Road.

Tenpin Bowling

One of the big chains of Tenpin Bowling venues is OZ Tenpin with locations across Melbourne. They do have some school holiday specials if you are taking the family. For more details click here.


Yoga is a great way to stay fit and flexible and there are many studios across Melbourne, including the Williamstown Yoga Centre at 109 Douglas Parade. Timetables and prices are here.


Zumba is a mix of dancing and aerobics popular across town. The Essendon classes are held on the corner of Buckley Street and Mt Alexander Road on a regular basis, and the organisers can be contacted here.
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