Netball is graded into two different skill levels: social or intermediate. If you are someone who likes to play and meet other people who are like-minded and sporty but novices at netball (or just a little rusty) then social netball games in London should be your call.

Intermediate netball is for those who feel they can play competitively and at a reasonable standard. You will need to be well versed in the rules of the game and want to play at a fast pace and win.

If you don’t feel that’s you, then social netball should be your first port of call. In London, there are a staggering amount of locations where you can play at social level. Most of the practice sessions, which go on to include a game afterwards, take place in the midweek evenings. In Balham, for example, you can turn up between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All districts have a similar timetable for social netball practice and game sessions.

Although netball is predominately a pastime for the ladies, Camden sessions do include a mixed netball social class every Tuesday evening. It runs parallel with the women only session. Click here to see if there are social netball sessions going on in your part of London.

These links take you through to London-based information on social netball classes via the Netbusters.org website. Where you can find details of social netballs leagues which are highly organised and well run. In most cases all the equipment, umpires and accessories are already provided. All you have to do is to secure your £7 match fees via a bank transfer or PayPal.

All you need to actually bring along with you is some appropriate clothing, sports shoes and a willingness to play the game and have fun. Netbusters.org provides the ability to play within the most fun-filled and social netball leagues in London. It caters for all levels of skill and anyone is welcome.

The organisation that goes behind running the leagues is second to none. The managers are dedicated with full office and contact support to the leagues, all umpires and friendly and well qualified, and everything is provided upfront. Even the match balls.

There are also regular sessions run for those who used to play the game of netball at school but now need to brush up on their skills.