By Smita Mehta
From finding a playmate to locating places to play, and many more features all comes in handy when you have these apps.
You donâ€™t really need to shell out hefty annual club membership fees to enjoy a once-in-a-blue-moon session of golf. Also, investing in a cricket club membership for that odd one day game once a month doesnâ€™t sound very feasible either.
Fancy this: Download an application that makes your desire of venturing out onto the field convenient, and cost-effective. All you need to do is scroll through options available, which entail helping you find a playmate and the right location, and youâ€™re sorted.
The best thing is that other popular sports such as Badminton, Tennis, Football â€“ to name a few â€“ are also available via such forms of online access.
Technology has been a necessity to you until now. Itâ€™s probably time for you to tap into this medium for a bit of luxury.
Hereâ€™s a list of top online sports facility booking applications and portals.
An application, precisely a community platform, strictly meant for sports and fitness aficionados. Through this, you can find and book locations around you for sports activities and discover sporting events organised in your city. More so, this application also helps you organise full-fledged matches and form teams, as a result of which you end up making more friends. Playo has close to 5,500 reviews and a 4.6 rating on Google Play.
Try this: https://playo.co/
This one helps you discover sports, organise activities, and also connect with players. But SportsJig provides more than just that. It offers you news and live match scores as well. So, apart from finding and booking play space in your vicinity, you can also join or organise training classes. The app is owned by Jigserv Digital Pvt Ltd, and has nearly 150 reviews and a 4.6-star rating.
Try this here:Â https://www.sportsjig.com/#Features
The best part about this app is that it enables ease of communication and collaboration between sports enthusiasts. Plus, Sporfy has a real-time feature to manage match scores, view schedules, make live commentary and register stats. Like other apps, it helps you find co-players, book venues and organise events. Owned by Sportfy India Pvt Ltd, it has nearly 60 reviews and a rating of 4.9 stars on Google Play.
Click here: https://sporfy.com/home
Hudle is another boon for the sport-loving community. This mobile application helps locate sport venues, events and activities according to city and locality preferences, and is obviously an encouragement for sports enthusiasts seeking collaboration.
Owned by Rhombus Sports Service Pvt. Ltd, it has nearly 50 reviews and a rating of 4.9 stars on Google Play.
Click here: https://www.hudle.in/
This is a platform for both players and sports organisers, which helps users book venues, find playmates, maintain scores and discover events. It comes with a comprehensive software which enables organisers manage players, tournaments, match scores and other logistics through a smooth interface. Owned by Zporti Solutions, it has nearly 20 reviews and rating of 4.9 stars on Google Play.
Click here: https://playmatches.com/
This application, which proves to be equally important for players, organisers and trainers, provides online booking facilities, products, services and helps manage sports records that may otherwise prove too cumbersome to manage. The interface ensures ease of use. The primary goal of this app is to make sports enjoyable and accessible for one and all. Owned by Brain Seed Sportainment Pvt. Ltd, it has nearly 10 reviews and rating of 4.6 stars on Google Play.
Click here: http://www.bookmysports.com/
You can obviously book matches and connect with players through this app. But Sportobuddy comes with a slightly wider range of offerings such as Zumba sessions and whereabouts of fitness centres and adventure sports camps. The services of this application are wide and at times, too tempting. It is owned Locobuddy Pvt. Ltd and has positive reviews with a rating of 4.1 stars on Google Play.
Click here: https://www.sportobuddy.com/
Book n Play
This online booking platform simply bridges the gap between the players and playground owners. Through its app or website you can book venues for shooting, paintball, rock climbing, swimming and other sports. An engineerâ€™s ordeal searching for a place to play, and his idea of making playgrounds â€“ like computers and socks – accessible on e-platform for all resulted in BooknPlay. It is operational in Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Pune and Delhi.
Hereâ€™s where theyâ€™re usually found: https://www.booknplay.in/
This obviously offers web-based service for sport lovers like booking a convenient venue, find sport buddies etc, Groundwala conducts a monthly audit of locations to ensure only the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me facilities are put on offer for users. So, for the people behind this app, its more about quality than quantity. This application offers over 200 sporting locations in cities such as Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore.
OyePlay does pretty much the same as the rest of the above-mentioned applications â€“ helping you locate playgrounds, trainers and related services. But it also helps you find coaching academies for sports such as football, cricket, volleyball and yoga. What more? It also helps you find a personal trainer/coach to focus on certain areas of development. The app has bureaus in three cities â€“ Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai â€“ with its interests also veering towards school sports activities.
More info: http://www.oyeplay.com
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Source: Matchday Frolics