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Public-images-osm logo.svg leisure = pitch
Yes NCTU tennis 2.JPG
An area designed for practising a particular sport, normally designated with appropriate markings. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto area
Leisure pitch 100.png
Group: Leisure
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

Tag leisure=pitch is used for a pitch, an area designed for practicing a particular sport, normally designated with appropriate markings. Examples include: tennis court, basketball court, ball park, riding arena.

Pitches may be contained within a larger landuse=recreation_ground, leisure=park, leisure=sports_centre, leisure=horse_riding or specific sports field (see the discussion/talk page for discussion on how to tag a larger sports field). A facility with seating for large numbers of spectators should be tagged with leisure=stadium retaining leisure=pitch for the playing surface itself. A golf course should be tagged as leisure=golf_course rather than as a pitch.

How to map

  • If there is some physical outline of the pitch or painted line markings, draw an area area around it and add leisure=pitch and proper sport=* tag.
  • If a pitch has no clear landcover outline, draw a node node in its middle, then add leisure=pitch and the proper sport=* tag.
  • If a pitch is not in use anymore, its state can be described with the Lifecycle prefix, e.g. disused:leisure=pitch if it is currently not ready to be used, but could be reinstated easily; or abandoned:leisure=pitch when it cannot be used without extensive repairs, etc.
  • If several pitches are mapped as one object, it is useful to add capacity=* to state the number of pitches included. If detailed information is available, each pitch should be mapped separately.

Tags to use in combination


Multi-sport pitch

(pitch made for 2 or more disciplines)

Annopole Stare - Orlik.jpg
area leisure=pitch
+ sport=multi

Soccer pitch

Kowloon Tsai Park Artificial Turf Soccer Pitches 2016.jpg
area leisure=pitch
+ sport=soccer
+ surface=artificial_turf
+ lit=yes 

Soccer pitch without any physical outline or line markings:

Boisko w Trzmielewie 03 ubt.JPG
way leisure=pitch
+ sport=soccer
+ surface=grass

Tennis court

Tennisplatz Bonbaden.jpg
area leisure=pitch
+ sport=tennis
+ surface=clay

Basketball court

PHC Basketball Court.jpg
area leisure=pitch
+ sport=basketball
+ surface=artificial_turf

Single basketball hoop with pitch:

Terrain de sport de Bonlier le 11 juillet 2015 - 2.jpg
area leisure=pitch
+ sport=basketball
+ surface=sand

Single basketball hoop without pitch:

Permanent Basketball Hoop (30190136883).jpg
node leisure=pitch
+ sport=basketball


Hammond skatepark.jpg
area leisure=pitch
+ sport=skateboard
+ surface=concrete

Riding arena

(here outdoor dressage arena)

Buelkau Dressurplatz 01 (RaBoe).jpg
area leisure=pitch
+ sport=equestrian
+ surface=sand

Indoor tennis court

area leisure=pitch
+ sport=tennis
+ building=*

Table tennis table

Table tennis table.jpg
node leisure=pitch
+ sport=table_tennis

Large chess board

node leisure=pitch
+ sport=chess

Pitches by layout

The following diagrams can help you identify the sport=* based on aerial imagery. Standard dimensions are shown in some diagrams, but a pitch does not need to be regulation to be tagged with sport=*.

Similar tags

Possible tagging mistakes

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Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!