Netball at Willows Sports Centre

When was the last time you played Netball?!

Willows Sports Centre in Derby is one of the UK’s largest social netball hubs. 

Whether you’re a complete beginner, someone looking to return to the sport, or perhaps a regular player looking for even more netball, we have something for you! 

We’re recognised by England Netball as a provider of netball leagues, drop-in sessions for their initiatives such as Walking Netball and Back to Netball and fab courses for children looking to get involved in their sport. With 100+ teams playing each week and 100+ school aged children taking to our courts every weekend, there’s no better place to play netball in Derbyshire!

Our netball is fun, friendly and accessible to women and men(!) of all ages, ability and fitness levels. If you want to play netball, take a look at what we can offer YOU!

Choose your game

We have plenty of ways that you can play netball at Willows Sports Centre. Be it competitive league netball, a chance to get back into the sport socially, or perhaps you have a child wanting to start playing netball, we have an option for you. Here are some of our current leagues and ways to play.

Traditional 7-a-side Women's Leagues

Play weekly league 7-a-side netball on fantastic courts, with digital scoreboards, action-replay cameras and not forgetting the balls and bibs! 

Join as a team, or register as an individual and let us match you up with a team. 

Weekday match nights from 6pm and Sunday mornings.

We play 52 weeks of the year; why not play with us over the summer when your winter league breaks? 

Two umpires for every game and court-side support staff to make your game a great one!

Click here to register your interest.

Get Back To Netball Social Leagues

England Netball’s Back to Netball initiative is 10 years old and has just welcomed it’s 100,000th player!

Get back to netball at Willows  Sports Centre with like-minded people in our weekly leagues just for people like you! 

Fun, friendly and a great way to get active whilst playing a team sport. 

Weekly games in a league format, but with increased interaction from our netball team and umpires. Let them guide your way back into netball in a great environment. 

Click here to register your interest.


Women's & Mixed NETS Leagues

A game for all! If you love your netball, why not try NETS?

Officially recognised by England Netball and played in indoor, tensioned net courts, this fast game is great for fitness and cardio. 

Women and Men play this game and love it! Take a look at the video and see how subtle rule changes make the game non-stop fun for any fitness minded individual. 

We have leagues for all standards in 5-a-side and 6-a-side formats running most weeknights. 

Click here to register your interest.

Youth Netball for 9-18 year olds

Are you at school or college and love your netball?

Why not get a group of friends together and play NETS? It’s fast, exciting and above all, a great opportunity to play more netball! Or choose traditional 7-a-side, ask what opportunities we have for your age-group. 

Our Youth Netball leagues are a great way to get the kids active and playing a team sport with their friends. 

Parents, if you have a daughter who’d like to play, bring her along and we’ll match her with a team. 

Matches are played on Wednesday & Friday evenings after school AND on Saturday afternoons during the school summer term. We do all of the organising; balls, bibs, umpires and court-side support staff. 

Play indoors and weather-proof in a safe environment. Parents if you’re the taxi, you can even grab a coffee and piece of cake as a reward!

Click here to register your interest. 

Walking Netball Drop-in Sessions

Walking Netball is England Netball’s initiative that’s proving a massive hit amongst women who want to play the game they once loved, but perhaps don’t feel they can due to fitness, or health worries. 

Not only that, but Walking Netball is focussed on social interaction and can be good for the body, mind and soul!

Hosted sessions start with a light warm up and natter, before moving into game-play and then more natter over a coffee/tea afterwards!

Subtle rule changes allow for the game to slow down, become more gentile and be further suited to those taking part. 

Come as an individual, or bring a friend. There’s no need to sign-up to a term or commit to play, just turn up, get involved and reap the rewards!

We’re Derby City Centre based, so you can even hop on the bus and make it all round great for fitness!

For more information on our current sessions, contact us here

Children's Coaching Courses

Have you a child who you’d like to get into playing netball?

Introductory, informal coaching sessions can be hard to find, but here in Derby, we have the perfect answer for you!

Bring your child along to one of our netball coaching courses and see how they love to play netball.

Great for fitness and getting them active and preparing them for playing the game through school, college and beyond. Perhaps you might even have a future Commonwealth Gold superstar England Roses player in the making?

Courses run term-time and we have after-school clubs and holiday camps too. 

Click here to see our latest course and clubs timetable, or visit our dedicated coaching page. 

For more details, please contact us and we’ll be happy to tell you more!

NEW Summer Term Saturday Netball Leagues!


Weekend 7-a-side Netball matchplay for kids!

Bring your team of seven, or individuals along and enjoy watching them develop their netball skills and increase their enjoyment by taking what they learn in drills and skills onto the court and playing REAL netball!

Children of all ability and experience levels are welcome to these hosted summer term Saturday leagues.

Contact us for details. 


It's so easy to get playing ... join our Facebook Netball Community Group!

New to the Derby? Need to meet people and find a way to get involved in netball again? 

Why not join our Facebook Group with 1k other like minded people?

Find games, find players and most importantly become part of our netball community. Join today! 

Willows Netball Community

Find a game every day of the week! Great for individuals and team organisers!


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Great, indoor facilities at the heart of Derby City Centre!

We’ve got up to three 5/6-a-side netball courts, and one 7-a-side netball court. They are all floodlit, indoor carpeted courts, so you can enjoy playing netball in all weathers and at all hours.

There are also changing rooms and a bar where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat before or after your netball match. Just what you need if you’re rushing straight from work, or if you just want to celebrate (or commiserate) with your team mates afterwards!

Thanks to generous funding from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Willows Sports Centre is now newly refurbished. So starting today, you’ll benefit from new facilities and equipment, and if you haven’t visited for a while you won’t even recognise the place!