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Please read the latest version of our Terms and conditions carefully before proceeding with any bookings

Pay and Play Landing

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre offers pay and play sailing sessions to members of the public. On our safe and easy accessible lake in SW19, there's no better deal in London.

There is a minimum number of people required to book, so please tell your friends! 

Please check the weather before booking.

Adult sailing

Free sail for adults over the age of 18 years old with safety cover. 

  • This is a self-led session – there will be no coaching
  • A powerboat and instructor will be available for safety cover only
  • For those who can do the following unassisted:
    • Rig their boat properly
    • Launch and recover
    • Capsize and recover effectively and confidently
  • £33 per person, per session (non refundable/transferable)

Wednesday adult sailing

Check availability and book

  • 11.00am-1.00pm
  • September – June (selected dates only)
  • Proof of payment (showing us confirmation email on phone is sufficient)

Tuesday adult sailing

Check availability and book

  • 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • April - August only
  • Proof of payment (showing us confirmation email on phone is sufficient)

If you are not at the above standard why not book onto the following:


What to bring and further information

  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled session time, registration will take place outside of the centre.
  • Please check the weather before booking and attending
  • At least two changes of clothes (including underwear and shoes) suitable for the weather conditions (no jeans), include a waterproof jacket and hat
  • Old trainers needed for the water (something secure, not crocs, flip flops or wellington boots)
  • Towel and sun protection
  • All participants need to arrive ready changed in suitable clothes for the weather conditions, having already visited the toilet and washed their hands. The toilets in the Watersports Centre building will only be available for participants at the end of their sessions.
  • If you are attending for a full day, bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks and snacks (under 18s are not allowed offsite during the course to buy lunch).
  • Separate male and female changing rooms are available for all participants at the end of the session
  • We do not provide wetsuits, feel free to wear your own (most activities do not involve being in the water, so it is not mandatory, unless you're doing windsurfing).
  • Only the participant (and guardian(s) for those under 18) can enter the Watersports Centre operational area, all spectators are welcome to watch from the public benches.
  • The centre reserves the right to alter the activity based on weather or safety concerns on the day.
  • It is the participants responsibility if they have been in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case to self-isolate as recommended by the government, current guidance.
  • We have undertaken new protocols to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 at the Centre, but all participants (and guardians or bookers for those under 18) must take responsibility for the decision to take on the risk of attending.


  • No refund or alternative times will be given
  • Courses will only run if sufficient numbers are booked in advanced
  • A full refund will be given if a course is cancelled by the Council, you will be contacted in advance of the course start date with the options available at that time.

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Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.


Sat nav post code SW18 5NW takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park.

There is a small car park by Revelstoke Road, but it is often full and parking charges apply.

Free car parking is also available at the Wimbledon Park Road entrance (sat nav SW19 6PE). It is a slightly longer walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

For more details email watersports.wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk 

During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships there is no vehicle access to Wimbledon Park for dropping off and collecting. These parking restrictions may be enforced before the start and after the end date of the championships. Please check the All England Lawn Tennis website for specific traffic restrictions.