The recently launched MyLocalPitch allows anyone looking to book a sports facility to do it instantly either online or via a free app...
"Our mission is helping more people get active by making it as easy as possible to get involved in physical activities" says Will Chrimes of MyLocalPitch "We don't charge people anything for the service, but take a small commission from the venues."
There are 13 different sports available, including football, badminton, tennis, netball, basketball and squash, and venues listed range from Buile Hill School to Salford University to Albert Park.
The idea is that you choose the sport, select the venue and then instantly book and pay, using a secure payment system, through the site. It's incredibly easy to use and there are hundreds of venues listed within a five mile radius of Salford. An interactive map using geolocation means users can explore nearby pitches and courts, all with photographs, before confirming a booking.
The site has linked up with Salford Community Leisure, Powerleague and schools and community centres, and covers Greater Manchester as well as Salford.
"Greater Manchester has a rich sporting history and a passionate grassroots scene which is in rude health" says MyLocalPitch co-founder, Jamie Foale "Our search and booking portal makes the sports booking path easier for everyone and we look forward to helping people get active around north west England."
For more details, to book pitches or download the app see the website www.mylocalpitch.com