Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre


Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is the northern gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A premier venue for both Hockey and Tennis, it offers two of the best hockey pitches in the country and ten tennis courts – four US Open Standard ones in an elegant indoor hall, and six outdoors.

During London 2012

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre was the only purpose-built Paralympic venue for London 2012, built on the site of the Authority’s Eastway Sports Centre which had a multi-sports hall, squash complex and pitches on a site with a sporting history going back to 1923. During the Games it hosted the Wheelchair Tennis Competition. 

These games saw ParalympicsGB win two medals; Andrew Lapthorne and Peter Norfolk won silver 🥈 in the Quad doubles while Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley made the history books by securing bronze 🥉 in the Women's doubles event, meaning the pair became the first women to win a medal for Great Britain in wheelchair tennis. 

After London 2012

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is known as the “Wembley of English hockey” with two of the best hockey pitches in the country playing host to regional, national and international tournaments as well as schools and clubs from across the region. The venue is home to six hockey teams, nine university clubs and it is a regional centre for coaching, umpiring and workforce development.

Working with England Hockey, local clubs, schools and community organisations the venue runs a range of exciting hockey programmes following England Hockey's national frameworks and initiatives to support club development, catering for their training and league requirements.

There is extensive pay and play tennis, lessons for both adults and children of all abilities and free tennis coaching for local schools and community groups.

Little Smashers sessions introduce children from the age of four to the basics of tennis and gradually develop them through a set of nationally recognised programmes.

Building on the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis event, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre has become a regional hub for disability tennis offering regular sessions and events for wheelchair users and those with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

The venue has hosted major events including the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, the FIH Hockey Pro League, the Unibet EuroHockey Championships, the Men’s and Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy the Hockey World League semi-finals, the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup which drew 120,000 spectators.

What you'll find at this venue
  • Four indoor US Open standard tennis courts

  • Six outdoor tennis courts

  • Two of the best hockey pitches in the country

  • 4,000 seat main hockey stadium with the ability to add extensive temporary seating

  • Meeting space and café

Key usage of the venue
  • 600,000 taken part in hockey and tennis

  • 850 participated in funded programmes

  • 733 tickets given away to major events