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Welcome to Playball Esher, Hersham, Molesey, Walton and Walton-on-Thames

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About Us
Child Development Specialists through Sport At Playball, we use sport as the means, to enrich every aspect of your child's life. We offer a multi-skill programme, for 2 to 8 year olds, providing learning opportunities and experiences relating to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of your child. We follow the progression from basic fundamental sports skills, to mini games of tennis, hockey, cricket, rugby, football, basketball, baseball and volleyball. Our action-packed curriculum will engage your little star in fun, age-appropriate, high quality games and activities, ensuring that they have a positive experience with us and enjoy every minute of being physically active! At Playball we: -- Offer individual attention- Provide age specific curriculums- Cater for children of all abilities- Encourage an active life-style By attending our weekly classes your child will display improved: - Confidence and independence- Stability, balance and locomotion- Cognition and coordination- Attitude to winning and losing- Discipline and behaviour

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Class venues

Venue Name Address Actions
Bell Farm Primary SchoolBell Farm Primary School, Hersham Rd, KT12 5NBFind Classes
Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery 1 Poplar Rd, KT10 0DDFind Classes
Cherrylands NurserySopwith Dr, , KT13 0YFFind Classes
Coronation recreation groundCoronation Rec Ground, Molesey road, Hersham, Surrey , KT124QZFind Classes
Downside NurseryOld School House, Downside Rd , KT11 3NAFind Classes
Heathside SchoolHeathside School, Brooklands Lane, KT13 8UZFind Classes
Imber CourtEmber Lane, KT8 0BTFind Classes
Manby Lodge The Old School, Prince's Rd , KT13 9DAFind Classes
Oatlands Recreation Ground Oatlands Recreation Ground Tennis Court, 70 Oatlands Drive, KT13 9PRFind Classes
Sandown Sports. ClubMore Lane, EsherKT10 8AN, KT108ANFind Classes
Sapphires NurserySt Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, , KT8 0STFind Classes
St George's CollegeSt George's College, Weybridge Road , KT15 2QSFind Classes
Stagecoach MontessoriThe Courthouse, Elm Grove, Hersham Rd, , KT12 1LZFind Classes
Teddies Nursery5 Wolsey Rd, , KT10 8NTFind Classes
The Orchard SchoolThe Orchard School Bridge Road , KT8 9HTFind Classes
Weybridge United Reformed Church HallWeybridge United Reformed Church Hall,Queens Road,Weybridge,KT13 9UX, KT13 9UXFind Classes
Xcel Leisure CentreXcel Leisure Centre, Waterside DriveKT122JG, KT122JGFind Classes

Camp venues

Venue Name Address Actions
Xcel Leisure CentreXcel Leisure Centre, Waterside DriveKT122JG, KT122JGFind Camps
St George's CollegeSt George's College, Weybridge Road , KT15 2QSFind Camps
Bell Farm Primary SchoolBell Farm Primary School, Hersham Rd, KT12 5NBFind Camps
Heathside SchoolHeathside School, Brooklands Lane, KT13 8UZFind Camps
Coronation recreation groundCoronation Rec Ground, Molesey road, Hersham, Surrey , KT124QZFind Camps


  Harry Simmonds
Hey there, My name is Harry Simmonds, and I was born and raised in the local area of Elmbridge. I have had plenty of experience working with children and have been part of the Playball team since 2013. Whilst at school I represented my year in a variety of sports varying from football and rugby to tennis and cricket. In doing so, I discovered that you don’t always have to be the most skilful person to succeed, but with plenty of effort and enthusiasm you can become successful. Whilst at Sixth Form I was given the privilege of becoming House Captain. One of the reasons behind this was because of my ability to listen, understand and help those children in the younger years, allowing me to become a well-respected student within the school. After Sixth Form, I took a Gap Year working in a local Nursery and taking kids birthday parties at the Leisure Centre. Both of which I thoroughly enjoyed before flying off for 3 months to Cape Town, South Africa to do some volunteer work with women and children less fortunate than us in a town called Lavender Hill. This experience was extremely humbling, changing the way I saw and valued everything back in the UK. I look forward to meeting you all out on the courts! Harry Simmonds
  Sophie Johnson
Hi all, my name is Sophie Johnson. I grew up in Clapham and have spent a lot of time around the Elmbridge area due to family living in and around Walton and Hersham. I attended Burntwood Secondary School in Tooting, followed by Esher College, where I studied for my A Levels. Throughout my time in education I have represented and captained my school and college in a variety of sports including football, tennis, rounders and netball. In addition, I have been able to coach tennis at the club I used to play for in Wandsworth. This gave me my first experience of working with children and I loved it! After college I began working at Wimbledon High School as an Assistant in the PE Department, where I have had the opportunity to teach young children a number of different sports - something I found very rewarding. It was being part of the PE department at Wimbledon High that confirmed to me that coaching was how I wanted to begin my career path. I am hugely looking forward to meeting you all and being a part of your child's development, both on and off the court. Sophie
  Gareth Hunter - | Mobile: 075 387 00951
Hi Everyone, My name is Gareth Hunter, I was born and educated in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa where I attended a well known sporting school in Pietermaritzburg. I have always been passionate about sport and at school, earned provincial colours for rugby, cricket, squash and hockey. It was during my time at University (whilst completing an Honours degree in Marketing) that I began working with children part time, coaching cricket, rugby and hockey, that my passion for coaching started to develop. After university I spent a season playing rugby in the Super League in the United States and again gained plenty of experience working with children, as we established a mini rugby program for children from 7-10 years of age in the San Diego area. I have been coaching Playball in the UK since 2008, and have seen first hand, what an impact our program has on children-and I don't mean purely from a sporting perspective. The life skills we teach, as well as the physical development of the children are crucial to develop well adjusted and balanced children, on the sports field and in the classroom. Watching the children grow in confidence, as they progress through our program is truly rewarding. Yours in sport, Gareth Hunter
  Sacha Thedvall
Hi, my name is Sacha. From a young age, I became a sports enthusiast. I grew up in an active and sporting family, in South Africa. As a child, my extracurricular activities included Hockey, tennis, athletics, netball, squash, swimming, water skiing, gymnastics and dancing. As I grew older my focus became hockey, to which I played at club and provincial levels. While completing my Degree in Primary Education, I gained 4 years of experience coaching hockey at local schools. After graduating, I decided to come to the UK to further my teaching career and experience. I worked at an Independent school in London for 8 years, as a KS2 teacher and Head of girls games. I have gained experience teaching a variety of sporting skills and developing children appreciation for sport. Throughout my career I have attended numerous coaching courses to further develop as a teacher and a coach. I currently hold a coaching certificate for mini hockey, mini netball, mini tennis, level 1 and 2 gymnastics, and rounders. I took a break from teaching when I had my children, but now that they are starting Nursery and Reception, I would like to return to teaching and coaching, which I thoroughly enjoy. I have been a Playball parent for 2 years, where my daughter has thoroughly enjoyed herself. The Playball programme is excellent, I have watched my daughter grow in self-confidence and competence. I believe this programme is essential for all children, as it develops life skills as well as sport skills
  Ben Brown
Hi there, my name is Ben. I am from the area of Epsom, where I attended Glyn school. During my time at Glyn I was given the privilege of captaining the football team and I also had my first experience as a sports coach to the younger age groups. I really enjoyed this as I loved passing on the knowledge gained from my experiences whilst participating in various team sports . I feel it's important that children learn to be part of a team and to be competitive and motivated, as these are great life skills. I look forward to meeting you all on the courts!
  Harrison Lee -
Hi there, my name is Harrison. I am 22 years old from Sutton. I started coaching from the age of 16, teaching football skills to kids aged 2-7. I attended Glyn Technology School where I played competitive sports as well as coaching students in the years below myself. After I left school, I played for Crystal Palace FC where I obtained my FA Level 1 in football coaching. I started working for Playball in August 2017 and have enjoyed every minute. The programme is fantastic and I love watching the kids progress each term. I look forward to meeting you all on the court.
  Ben Ranphaul -

Parties Information

Playball Birthday Parties- making your child's special day an active one to remember!

Is your child having a birthday party in the next few months?
Concerned about entertaining a rowdy bunch of kids?
Why not have a Playball Party!!

Let our Playball coaches take the reins whilst the parents put their feet up- we will handle all the games and activities for an hour and a half, ensuring that everyone has a fantastic experience on your child's big day!

We are happy to tailor the party to a specific theme, or leave it to us to provide a mix of sports and games that will engage boys and girls alike.

What the parents have said...

" I recently booked a party for my 3 year old son, which I would highly recommend. The children had a brilliant time and were thoroughly engaged and entertained by the coaches throughout. The party worked really well with lots of fun games and activities provided, so all I had to worry about was the food.The children had a treasure hunt, which they adored and I was delighted that they all went home after 2 hours very happy. My son loved his Playball party and has already asked for another one next year, which I will be booking!" -Ethan's mum

"We had a Playball party last Saturday for my daughter's 5th Birthday, and I have to say, it was perfect- the kids had an absolute blast! The parents were amazed at how every single child was totally engaged and delighted. Gareth has a way with kids which is fascinating to watch- they all adore him and there was constant laughter and activity.He kept them entertained for a solid hour and a half and finished with a treasure hunt which the kids are still talking about.I have been told by many that it was the best Birthday party they had ever been to. I thoroughly recommend Gareth and his team to organise the perfect kids party!" -Sophie and Amelie's mum

"My 3 year old had a Playball party this Summer and it was a huge success. The kids were thoroughly entertained (and worn out!) leaving the mums and dads with a rare chance for some proper time off! Gareth has an extraordinary way of captivating little ones, perfectly balancing his no-nonsense approach with knowing just how to make them laugh and have fun. Might seem expensive, but great value for money in my opinion" -Noah's mum

What is included

- Trained and energised coaches for two hours
- All sports equipment
- Treasure hunt and party bags
- A stress free party; and we will hand you back exhausted but happy children.


1 hour of Playball Games and skills with the coaches
30 minute break for tea and birthday cake with parents, to give the kids a chance to recover.
30 minute treasure hunt, after which the kids get to take their full party bags home.

What is not included

- The party venue and food is sorted out by parents
- Invitations

Cost: The price of a party is determined by the number of children attending:

- up to 10: £150
- up to 20: £200
-up to 30: £250

If you have any queries or would like to book, please email us with the details and we will check for availability over your proposed dates and times.

For more information on Parties please phone 07538700951 or email on

Schools Information

Classes running at The Orchard School: Tuesday afternoons from 3pm for Reception, year 1 and year 2. Due to popular demand, we have also added additional sessions for Reception children on Wednesday's at 3pm.

Classes running at Downside Nursery Cobham: Thursday mornings (2-3 year olds)Thursday afternoons (4-5 year olds)

Classes running at Kids Unlimited Hinchleywood:

Friday 1:15 (3-4 year olds)Friday 2:00pm (4-5 year olds)Friday 2:45 (2-3 year olds)

Wednesday's from 1pm-1:45pm (3-4 year olds) 1:45pm-2:30pm (4-5 year olds) and from 2:30-3:15pm (2-3 year olds)

Classes running at Teddies Nursery in Esher on Thursday afternoons for 2-3 and 3-4 year olds.

Classes running at Stagecoach Montessori, Walton-on-Thames on Wednesday's from 1:30-3:15pm

Classes running at Sapphire nursery in West Molesey on a Friday morning from 10am for 2-3, 3-4 and 4-5 year olds.

For more information on School programmes please phone 07538700951 or email on

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