Polysport Ground & Fitness Room is located at the south end of the village.
- All-weather floodlit Astroturf multi-sports pitch.
- Clubhouse with changing rooms & referees room.
- Well equipped fitness room.
- Grass football pitch (Home of Hearts of Liddesdale)
- Ample free parking.
- Membership is available to the whole community.
Paying visitors are always welcome
Non playing members & supporters are also appreciated
If you would like to become a member, want more information or help out in any way, please contact:
Mrs Elizabeth Kennedy (Chairperson) 013873 75849
Background to the project
The group owns & manages a range of facilities on land leased from the local Estate.
The idea of renovating the tennis court was first proposed in June 1998 and became the impetus for the formation of Newcastleton Polysport in 1999 and the larger facilities project. With strong leadership from a local resident, the embryonic group gained charity status and embarked on a program of development planning and fund-raising to create the new facilities.
The new pitch was formally opened by Steve Cram on 31 January 2001. The 10th Anniversary of Polysport has been celebrated . It has been great to see how much pleasure the village has had from this facility. The support from the whole village has been wonderful.
We continue to thank our funders and our voluntary supporters without whom we would not have Polysport. We hope you enjoy our facilities.
Fitness Room is to be used at your own risk. Over 16s only. Available 24 hours a day.
Indoor shoes please. Access via key (£10 deposit).
- Rowing Machine
- Two Exercise Bikes
- Elliptic trainer
- Weights machine
You need to become a fitness member to use the facilities and also undertake an induction course on how to use the equipment before you are allowed to use the fitness room
Fitness sessions are bookable on Gym booking board (changed on Monday mornings)
Membership is only £80 per year, but monthly payments are available. The fee covers all usage for a year.
Astro Pitch Information
This facility is for members only.
Non members are very welcome to use the facility – we operate an honesty policy
Hours of operation: 9am – 10pm, all week & weekend
Booking system: please make bookings on weekly timetable on the booking board. This is changed on Monday mornings. No more than ONE HOUR block can be pre-booked. Please write FULL name on booking sheet.
(Please shut the box after use.)
Football maximum size 4.
Tennis Net stored upright in box outside the pitch. Please put down after play. Roll the net carefully PLEASE
Racquets are available to hire from the Grapes Hotel.
Coaching sessions You must be a member to participate in these
Shoes MUST be clean. If possible please bring a change of CLEAN shoes with you when coming to play and change into them before going onto the pitch. Flat or pimple-soled sports shoes only. No studs or spikes. No climbing on the kick boards. No footballs to be kicked against the mesh.
There are basketball rings, netball hoops and hockey. Team games cost £20 per hour.
Please put all rubbish in the bins.
Grants and financial assistance from:
sportscotland (Lottery Fund), Children in Need, Awards for All, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, Roxburgh Sports Council, Scottish Executive (Rural Challenge Fund), Scottish Power, Scottish Community Projects Fund, Leader II, Scottish Community Foundation, Sir Arthur Elliot Memorial Trust, Roxburgh Landward Benevolent Trust, Scottish Borders Community Support Fund , Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser, Gannochy Trust, Scottish Borders Council, Robertson Trust , R.S. Hayward Trus , Langholm Co-operative, Liddesdale Ladies amenities Group, Copshaw Common Riding
Polysport Conditions Of Use
Opening Hours: 9am-10pm
This facility is for members only. Non members are very welcome to use the facility – we operate an honesty policy. Members – please make bookings on the booking board.
Non-members – Daily membership is available at Costcutter or Holm Hardware. Tennis is £5 per hour per court and needs to be booked in advance. A weekly timetable is on the booking board, use this to book your court, casual play. Tennis rackets can be hired from The Grapes Hotel.
We also offer basketball rings, netball hoops and hockey. Team games cost £10 per hour. You are welcome to use any of these facilities.
Rules: Shoes MUST be clean. If possible please bring a change of CLEAN shoes with you when coming to play and change into them before going onto the pitch. Flat or pimple-soled sports shoes only. No studs or spikes. No climbing on the kick boards. No footballs to be kicked against the mesh. Football maximum size 4.
Fitness Room – to be used at your own risk. Over 16’s only.
Please put all rubbish in the bins. ADVANCE BOOKING IS ADVISABLE FOR ALL FACILITIES
We welcome any new members including non-players.
Fees for 2017 Annual Rates membership runs for a calendar year from 1st Jan 2017
- Astro Family ( 2 adults & children under 18 ) £40
- Astro single Parent Family ( 1 adutl & children under 18) £22
- Astro Adult 18 and over £20
- Astro Child Under 18 £ 10
- Senior (65+)/Supporting /Donation ( suggested figure) £5
- Fitness over 16 only £80 ( or £7 monthly ) plus £10 deposit for keys
Membership runs for a calendar year from 1st January and allows unlimited play for the year, use of changing facilities, fitness equipment and access to coaching sessions which may involve an additional charge. Groups (with adequate supervision) are able to use the showers (fee on application)
An application form is available for download, here.
Application to be returned to Holm Harware with payment.
Cheques payable to ‘Newcastleton Polysport’
Or arrange standing order via bank.
You are welcome to use the facilities.
Current Activities at the Astro Pitch:
- MONDAYS Football coaching for children
- TUESDAYS Tennis coaching for all ages and abilities