Dedham Sports Club


The primary objective of the Dedham Sports Club is to provide members with an opportunity to take part in recreational and social activities and to administer the Dedham Sports Club and its premises.  Over the last two years the club premises on Duchy Field have been updated, with new flooring, new lighting, updates to the kitchen and furnishings.  The management of the club is in the hands of a committee drawn from the following organisations.

    Dedham Parish Council                                                                                                                          
    Dedham Village    
      Dedham Parent & Toddler Group    
     Dedham Old Boys Football Club    
      Dedham Junior Football Club    
      Dedham Cricket Club      
      Dedham Tennis Club    
     Dedham Carpet Bowls Club    
     Dedham Table Tennis Club    

The club premises are also used by non sporting groups such as Parent & Toddler Group, Good Neighbours' Club and the Dedham Sports Club Quiz team.  For more details on these organisations visit the Village organisations page.  At the October 2015 AGM of  Essex Playing Fields Association, the Parish received four Certificates of Merit, including the winner of best kept football pitch in Essex, two Gold Awards and a Silver Award for the playing field.  To view the certificates click on the links below.  Class 2 is for 'Playing Fields serving a population of less than 2,500',  Class 3 is for 'Children's playgrounds',  Class 4 is for 'Cricket Grounds' and Class 6 is for 'The best kept football pitch'.

   Class 2 (Gold)     Class 3  (Gold)      Class 4 (Silver)    Class 6 (Overall winner) Dedham Sports Club


Duchy Field Dedham

Dedham Old Boys Football Club 


Dedham Old Boys Football Club is one the oldest clubs in Essex. One of the first games played by Dedham was against Harwich & Parkeston Football Club (The Shrimpers) who visited Dedham in November 1877. The match was played on the Grammar School ground which is the same ground used today by Dedham Old Boys. For a brief history of the club, select the document link below.

Both the First Team and the Reserve Team play in the Essex and Suffolk Border League.
Dedham Old Boys FC      Dedham Old Boys FC        DOBFC Brief History  

Dedham Junior Football Club


     The Dedham Junior Football Club play their home games on the Duchy field.  We currently have one team which will play at U14 level during the 2013/14 season. We train on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, with games being played on Sundays.
Dedham Juniors           Dedham Juniors            

Dedham Cricket Club


Dedham CC play their home games in a picturesque setting in the centre of the village. The 500 year old church of St Mary the Virgin, that provides the back drop, is featured in many of the paintings of John Constable.

The pavilion has a large lounge providing excellent views over the ground. The two changing rooms both have their own shower facilities.  Car parking is adjacent to the pavilion, however this can be limited.  On most match days there is a car park just before you reach the Pavilion on the left hand side (small field) which can be used.    

Vehicular access to the ground is via Southfields (off Brook Street) while pedestrian access can be gained from the High Street.

    Dedham Cricket Club Contact form    Dedham Cricket Club  

 Dedham Tennis Club


Dedham Tennis Club, is a community based club with three all-weather tennis courts. It is situated on the playing fields behind the Parish Church, just off Dedham High Street and Brook Street. We actively welcome new members across all ages & abilities, for those who are more "occasional players", we offer online court booking to both members & non-members. 

What does Dedham Tennis Club offer?

  • A Club for All - LTA registered community tennis club.  We welcome players of all ages and ability.
  • Superb Value Membership - Junior Membership, Adult Full & Weekday, Family Membership.
  • Coaching Programs - Junior & Adult Coaching. Professional Coaches.
  • More than Tennis - Regular social events including quiz night, golf days, club dinners & more ..
  • Family Friendly - Tennis for all the family, Friendly & safe environment, Swings & play area in view.


   Tennis Club Contact Form    Dedham Tennis Club  Dedham Tennis Club  


Dedham Carpet Bowls Club


Dedham Carpet Bowls Club was formed in 1993. We currently have around 20 members and would like to increase that number, our constitution allows for a maximum of 40 members. Bowling sessions are usually held on Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon in the Sports Pavilion.

The club participates in league games during the Winter and Summer as well as taking part in and running various competitions.  The 2014-15 Winter League season started on 1st September, we take part in the Colchester East League, for the latest results check out the ECCBA website.

Our major competition is the Peggy Brooks Memorial competition which usually takes place in September when 20 teams compete for the Rose Bowl Trophy. 

If you would like to try your hand at Carpet Bowls come along on a Tuesday evening, the practice sessions starts at 7.00pm.    Essex County Carpet Bowls Association  


Dedham Table Tennis Club


Dedham Table tennis club play their games in the Colchester Table Tennis League.  There are three teams, Dedham A, who play in Division 1, Team B, who play in Division 2 and Team C, who play in Division 3. 

Out of season (i.e. May to August) we have a regular Club night on a Monday for practice.  Newcomers are welcome but please contact George Berry first if you would be interested in learning to play, or already play and would like to join our friendly club and play in one of our teams     Colchester Table Tennis League