So you're interested in playing baseball or softball? Or maybe you'd just like to find out a little more. Whether you're a rookie or a pro, whether you're an adult, junior, student or company, we can help get you in the game. There are baseball and softball leagues, clubs and teams around the country ready to welcome you!

Slowpitch softball

Co-ed slowpitch softball is the most popular and easily accessible format of baseball and softball that exists today in the UK. It's a lot like baseball in terms of the rules, but because the ball is pitched slowly to each batter (as the name implies!), it's easy to hit the ball and get into the game. 

Slowpitch is a game that's easy to pick up and accommodates mixed abilities where both experienced players and novices can play on the same team. Teams are mixed-gender and slowpitch is a popular sport among players from the LGBTQ+ community.  All this gives the sport a great buzz, and most softball games are followed by social sessions at the local pub!

Slowpitch is played both recreationally and competitively in summer leagues after work, in winter indoor leagues and during weekend tournaments across the country or at Farnham Park Baseball and Softball Complex, the UK’s only national facility, operated by BaseballSoftballUK.  There are hundreds of teams and leagues set up across the country with thousands of players in London alone, mostly participating in corporate leagues.

Use our Diamond Finder to check out teams, clubs and leagues in your area.

To find out what current opportunities are being offered by softball clubs and leagues, please also visit the 'New to Softball' page of the British Softball Federation website.


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There are baseball clubs all around the country that cater to adults, juniors, and students in leagues that range from social and recreational, to competitive.

To get started, get in touch with the British Baseball Federation, the British Baseball League, the South West Baseball League, the West Midlands Baseball League or Baseball Scotland

Fastpitch softball

Fastpitch softball in the UK and around the world is played mainly (but not exclusively) by women and girls and is the international competition format of the sport.  Play takes place in the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) based at Farnham Park in Buckinghamshire and the league is open to new players regardless of experience or ability.

To find out what current opportunities are being offered by fastpitch clubs and leagues, please visit the 'New to Softball' page of the British Softball website.

Corporate softball

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Baseball came to town last summer when the Boston Red Sox took on the New York Yankees at the London Stadium, with a huge spike in players after the Mitel & MLB present London Series! Get in on the action by having a go at softball, the most accessible version of the game. Join a new generation of players and fans by enjoying a summer’s day in the park with colleagues, clients and friends socialising and playing a game that everyone can quickly get to grips with.

Softball appeals to all abilities, is inclusive and suitable for any gender, creates a great team bond, leads to improved physical and mental wellbeing and is also great for client entertaining! BaseballSoftballUK has put together a package of “Hit the Pitch” softball events tailored to the needs of companies and their employees. Whatever your goals, we have a package of activities that is right for you.

We can help you run an introductory day, set up a new team or organise a whole league!  Visit the Hit the Pitch website to find out more.

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