Tottenham Community Sports Centre is one of the oldest sports centres in London. It was established 30 years ago by a determined band of volunteers, many of whom are still connected with the centre today.
Based in converted Territorial Army buildings on Tottenham High Road, almost opposite Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the premises are leased from Haringey Council by the Tottenham Community Sports Centre Charitable Trust, a registered charity.
The main building contains a main sports hall, small sports hall, table tennis room, dual use air rifle range, gallery fitness room, small cardio vascular fitness room, crèche, judo room, two committee / multi-purpose rooms, offices, kitchen, sauna and a lounge bar area. The annexe houses a weights/fitness room, boxing gymnasium, fitness room, changing rooms and galleried offices. The annexe has recently undergone complete refurbishment with the aid of a Play Sport London grant and donations from the Metropolitan Police.
Additionally there is a floodlit outdoor all weather sports area which was original funded by a £30,000 Urban Regeneration grant. London Marathon Trust grants totalling £80,000 have ensured that the pitch is regularly updated.
The sports areas are mainly let to local clubs and annual attendance numbers some 100,000 people. We currently have 90 member clubs whose activities range from martial arts to football, badminton to basketball, keep fit to boxing and elderly citizens short mat bowls to carers and toddlers clubs. The lounge bar/ tea bar hosts regular bingo and quiz nights as well as being a focal point for presentation dances etc. As well as being the base of the Metropolitan Police and Haringey Youth Boxing Club we are also the home of the Martial Way Club The ground floor areas are fully wheelchair accessible and there are a number of activities which support people with disabilities. Tottenham Community Sports Centre has a dual role as a Haringey community centre and a strategic base for a number of local sports clubs.
A rolling programme of conversion and refurbishment has seen this former T.A. Centre transformed into a valuable resource providing sporting and community activities as well as education and training facilities. It is the policy of the centre to actively encourage cross fertilisation between the various clubs and their activities and in this way continue to build and support the true community spirit.