Oakham Junior Activities

At Oakham Sports Centre we now run weekly junior classes for Football, Tennis and Badminton. Something to suit everyone!


For Badminton classes please see the page here.

Football and Tennis classes are either £7.50 per lesson (payment prior to start of class) or you can pay termly to guarantee your space at £112.50 for a 15 week term.

We currently have the following Junior Activities taking place:

  • Tennis Club (Red Ball and Orange/Full Ball) – Tuesday evening
  • Football Club (Mini Oaks and Junior Oaks) – Thursday evening

For further details on Junior Activities and availability please call the Oakham School Enterprises team on 01572 758754 or email osel@oakham.rutland.sch.uk


Football Club

Oakham School Sports Centre Football club is open to all abilities and standards. It is aimed at increasing participation in sports with a focus on fun over competition. It runs on a Thursday evening between 5pm and 6pm on our Lower Astro and has two different age ranges running:

  • Mini Oaks – 6yrs to 9yrs
  • Junior Oaks – 10yrs to 15yrs





Tennis Club

Oakham School Sports Centre Tennis club is open to all abilities and standards. It is aimed at increasing participation in sports with a focus on fun over competition. It runs on a Tuesday evening between 5pm and 7pm on our Haywoods hard courts and has two different age ranges running:

  • Red Ball – 4yrs to 8yrs – 5pm to 6pm
  • Orange/Full Ball – 9yrs plus – 6pm to 7pm

Red Ball (Age 4-8yrs) – Young kids are bundles of energy just running around without a care in the world. This programme is designed to finesse their fine motor skills like balance, agility and coordination. At this stage it’s not about winning or loosing but just getting to grips with the basics.

Red Ball (Age 6-8yrs) – This is a bit more like tennis we all know; overarm serves, rallies, scoring. Children can use their knowledge to play in competitions as teams or individuals. It’s still soft balls and small courts but they’re learning everything they’ll need for the game ahead.

Orange Ball (8-10yrs) – All the skills they’ve been learning are turning into tennis Titans. Time to throw in some tactics, extra techniques, problem solving and leadership too; they’re becoming Mini Pro’s before your eyes.

Full Ball (10-18yrs) – At this stage children are now playing on a full size court with the balls the professionals use. Children will continue to explore different game styles and start to find their own feet. They will evolve through well-rounded development whilst improving their physical capabilities. Children now start to play matches and fun competition.




Activity Camps

During the School holidays, Oakham Activity Camps run a multitude of sports and fun activities for children aged 8 – 15 years old, including Football, Rock Climbing, Dodgeball, Tennis, Hockey and Swimming. The OSEL team ensure all ages and abilities are well catered for each day between 9am – 5pm, with early drop off and late pick up options available. Weeks run throughout the Easter, Summer and half term holidays.






Don’t forget to take a look at our other activities taking place within the Sports Centre:


Racket and Paddle Sports

Racket and Paddle Sports

Includes Table Tennis, Squash, Tennis and Badminton hire



Activity Camps

Activity Camps

An Action packed day full of fun for children from 8yrs to 15yrs.



Party Packages

Party Packages

Fantastic party packages for all, including inflatable, sports or swimming pool parties.