Jack McLean Community Recreation Centre

The Jack McLean Community Recreation Centre is a two-court indoor sports facility located at Thames High School. Entry is from Rolleston Street opposite the High School pool (714 Rolleston Street). The centre is suitable for hosting senior-level tournaments for netball, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics and other sports. It is also available for non-sporting activities.

The Facility is available for use between the hours of 5.30am and 10.30pm

It is for the joint use of the community and the Thames High School.

To make a booking, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page and return it to our Customer Services team. To make an ongoing booking, contact Council's Recreation Manager.

For one-off bookings a perimeter access card will be provided to the hirer on the Application for Hire form.

Cancellation - All booking cancellations must be in writing, addressed to the Council, no later than five (5) working days before the hire date. Casual Hirers and Regular Users not cancelling prior to the five (5) working days will still be invoiced for their hireage.

Court 1 - mezzanine with bleachers for 100 spectators. Court-side bleachers for 75. Plus two allocated spaces for wheelchair users.

Court 2 - mezzanine with bleachers for spectators.

Multi-purpose Room - Six tables and 30 chairs. Mounted overhead projector.  Kitchen with microwave, dish-drawer and small fridge. There is no cutlery or crockery available so if you are needing these please bring your own.

Full facility -  Toilets, showers and changing rooms, plus an accessibility/family change room.

There is an accessibility car parking space next to the pedestrian crossing. There is a car park on Rolleston St across from the main entrance to the Centre.

Sports equipment is provided by the individual clubs for their use, apart from the basketball hoops which are part of the facility. 

Fees and charges:

All Fees and Charges are inclusive of GST. 

Jack McLean Community Recreation Centre Units 2023/2024
Court 1 (new gym) Hourly rate $25.00
Court 2 (old gym) Hourly rate $25.00
Multi-Purpose Room Hourly rate $15.00
Whole facility Hourly rate $50.00

We are grateful to the following donors:


New Zealand Community Trust

NZ Lottery Community Facilities Fund


Thames High School

Trust Waikato

Thames-Coromandel District Council


Richardson Real Estate



Hauraki Herald

Wilderness Motorhomes


Computer Network Systems | Home IT

Harcourts Thames

Harrison Grierson

Kopu Hall Committee

Miller Poulgrain Solicitors

Richardson Real Estate Thames


Business One

Mary & Eric Hamilton & Family

Gary & Maree Jamieson & Family

Kopu Engineering

Todd & Karen Murphy & Family

Peter & Jenny Richardson & Family

Saunders Mitsubishi Thames

Stihl Shop Thames

SRE Electricians

Stirling Sports Thames

Thames Farm & Industrial