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HOW TO Guide

How To with sports






A country where one can exercise any day of the year.




Physical activity is a must for everyone’s well-being as well as mental and physical health. This is even truer for expatriates in developing countries where stress levels may be higher than at home.

In Ghana, a certain lack of cultural, shopping and leisure opportunities and a quiet society give plenty of time for sports. In addition, year-round sunny weather allows you to practice your favorite outdoor sports any day: no more “it s raining” or “it s too cold” excuses!


So, check below all what Accra has to offer and get on with it, meet people you can practice with and get in the best shape you have ever been.

Look at accraexpat's Expat Groups, Clubs and Associations page as well and filter them for Sports. Same with Members’ Groups: some may be sports oriented.


We have separated Fitness Centers, Swimming lessons, Walking, Chi-gong, Yoga and more in the page "How To stay fit". Also, a page dedicated to sports facilities at hotels: see that page.


Should you have a hard time meeting partners to practice you favorite sport(s) with, do not hesitate to contact accraexpat.com's Editor who will be glad to help you get in touch with the right people. 


Golf            Tennis (& Squash)          Swimming        Football/Soccer       Basketball and more for kids

Horse riding
                Cycling             Sailing                Running               Hiking/Climbing              

Surfing                        Off-road biking               Volley ball        Badminton       Diving        Fishing          

Martial Arts                 Rugby             Softball           Rollerstaking


DECATHLON, a French retail company operating in 50 countries worldwide with over 1000 stores, including in four African countries, has launched in Ghana on April 22, 2017 with a first store in Accra.
The main 11,000+ square feet outlet is located inside Junction Mall in Nungua (see location). The other store is within Lizzy's Sports Complex in East Legon and another large store will open in Spring 2020 just south of Airport Residential Area.
Sporting wear and equipment for more than 40 different sports as well as space for people to practice sports is available, serviced by a passionate team. Visit Decathlon Ghana website, like and follow their Facebook page and learn about Project Decathlon.

Achimota Golf Club
The finest Golf Club in Ghana, established in 1934, has celebrated its 75th year last year and proposes 18 holes, a practice range, tournaments, affordable lessons with pros, caddies rental and even golf set rental if yours has not arrived yet. The website gives all details, including about the Club’s history, membership, tournaments, fees and more.When visiting the Club, ask for E.K. Oteng-Aboagye (General Manager)
Tel: 0302 400 220 / 400 221 - see www.achimotagolf.com and this page at World of Golf. Email: achimotagolf@yahoo.co.uk
Road directions: Drive pass the Achimota Police Station, towards the Achimota Hospital junction and turn left; drive pass the Achimota Primary School to the next road on the right, where the Achimota Golf Club sign-board is situated. Drive to the car park.

Air Force Officer’s Mess

The Officer’s Mess is a large complex on the north edge of Cantonments, that offers a nine hole course called Bok Nam Kim (as well as a tennis court, a squash court and an A/C gym). Golf only Membership are yearly with a small application fee. Forms are available at the bar near the Golf course entrance and take two weeks to process.
Road directions:
On the north side of Giffard Road, which borders Cantonment on the north, just east of El Wak Stadium.
Tema Golf Country Club

For Tema residents or those who do not mind driving, this Club offers a classic 18-hole format and a small bar.
Tel.: 0303 012 089 and 303 012 321-22
Road directions:
East of Tema on the road to Togo, at about 8 km from the roundabout.
Celebrity Golf Club
Located in Sakumono between Accra and Tema (closer to Tema), this golf club has 18 holes and facilities of a holiday resort: three swimming pools, bar and food services, two tennis courts. Single and family memberships are available.
To find out more, call 0303 401 177.

Around Ghana
There are courses around the country, including the Takoradi Golf Club. Find information from the Golf page of the National Sports Authority, the Ghana Golf Association (ghanagolfass@yahoo.co.uk) and the Ghana page of World Golf.
Ghana Expat Golf Club
is a Facebook group you can jon to meet other golfers.

Summer 2011: Beige Village Golf Resort, a brand-new full-feature golf course and resort has opened in New Abirem, about 25 minutes away from Nkawkaw on the Accra/Kumasi road, where one of the largest mining concessions in Ghana is located (operated by Newmont). Find all information on Beige Village website.
(Mini) Golf for the whole family
: spouses and kids will enjoy Marvels Ghana, an 18-hole mini-golf and A/C restaurant located in Dworzulu. Can be hot in the middle of the day and week-ends are quite crowded. Located 150m after turning right at Abelempke traffic light. Tel.: 0302 915 400. See details on Marvels website.

Tennis (Squash and Badminton)
Basically, the situation in Accra is as such: most luxury hotels offer access to tennis courts as part of relatively expensive memberships and more affordable solutions are found at a few clubs listed below.

Accra Lawn and Tennis Club

With its colonial English feel, this Club brings you back to the era of our grand fathers and is often cited as the best in Accra. The nine clay courts are kept in good condition, especially the two which are lit (well) and often available in the evening without reservation. The building is unfortunately neglected, to say the least but the terrace is welcoming for pre-or-after-match drinks. The ancient Club rules have been maintained and are enforced by an over-zealous staff: a white shirt is de rigueur but shorts can be of any color. Membership is the way to go. Ball boys, hitters, and coaches available for hire. You can play as a guests for GHS 20 (2014) per player to try it out. A hitter costs GHS 15 (2014) for an hour and will give you a good workout. Partners can be found. 

Located in Accra Central between the Accra Conference Center and the National Theater, the Club is in an area free of traffic in the evening.
Joining and annual fees, single and family, are reasonable.

Tel.: 0302 666 517

Road directions: at the end of Ethiopia Rd., off Castle Road, at the eastern end of the Kempinsky Hotel site (ex. Accra Race Course).

Tesano Sports Club

Two hard-courts, two squash courts and a badminton court are available at this older Club as well as a lounge with drinks and food, a snooker room and a wading pool. Various memberships are available as well as instructors.
The Club is open Monday to Saturday (including holidays) from 7am to 10pm.

Tel.: 0302 222 124 - 024 859 8674 - 0261 202 645 - tesanosportsclub65@yahoo.com

Road directions: off Nsawam Rd. Call for details and look for signs.

Air Force Officer’s Mess

The Officer’s Mess is a large complex on the north edge of Cantonments, that offers a tennis court and a squash court (as well as a nine-hole course called Bok Nam Kim and an A/C gym). There are yearly tennis-only, squash-only memberships and one for both, with a small application fee. Forms are available at the bar near the Golf course entrance and take two weeks to process.
Walk-in fee for an hour game is available.

Road directions: on the north side of Giffard Road, which borders Cantonment on the north, just east of El Wak Stadium.

Aviation Social Centre

Established in 1999, this large complex is well located just north of Cantonments. It offers two hard-surface tennis courts that are lit till 9pm. There is also a good gym, aerobics classes, taekwondo for adults and kids, basket-ball, volley-ball, table tennis, massage as well as a bar and restaurant. There is no sauna.

Joining fees and monthly, quarterly, half year or yearly Memberships for single/couple/family/corporation are quite affordable. There is no tennis-only Membership.

Visit the website and the FB page. Tel.: 0302 780 215

Road directions: North of Cantonments, on Airport Bypass Road, just north of Giffard Road.
Burma Camp (see the gyms in the How To stay fit page)

See our page about sports facilities at hotels for information about tennis courts opened to non-guests. When available, hourly fees are often at the higher end but yearly (or less) memberships are available.
Most clubs and hotels have pros for hire, sometimes for free for Members like at Golden Tulip.
David teaches at Accra Stadium but can come to other venues. He also teaches and does ball-related activities for children. Tel.: 0268182973 or 0208182973.
Blogger's review

See this review of playing tennis in Accra.

Tennis for children
Mint Club in Airport Residential Area offers regular tennis camps/sessions for under 12's organised on weekday afternoons.
Information and registration requests can be sent to Bright at info.mintclub@gmail.com or call/whatssap 0248 420 472.

In Kumasi:
Court near MTN: coach is called Asamoah - 0244 613 063.
Court at Golden Tulip Hotel.
Court at Kumasi Lebanon Club at Bantama
In Tamale: VRA clubhouse

Polo Club (0243 778 701-Tanko), Burma Camp, Tesano Sports Club and possibly Golden Tulip Hotel offer squash courts.
D.G. Hathiramani sports hall at Accra Sports Stadium near Independence Square (off Labadi Road)
Organiser: Mr. Okine - 0277 887 474.

Times: Mon & Weds from 6.00pm / Saturdays from 7.00am.
You will need you own badminton racquet and court shoes



Should you be staying at a hotel, you are lucky and can swim easily. Same with most service apartments and many residential compounds although the pool may be too small for real swimming.
The two olympic size pools in Accra are at the University of Ghana and in the sports complex inside Burma Military camp (see "How To stay fit" page).

Many hotels’ pools are accessible to non-guests for a fee or by Membership. A page on sports facilities at hotels has been added: see that page. The largest hotel pool in the country is at Movenpick Hotel.
On week-ends, you may wish to add the beach to your swimming and relaxation outing so head to Labadi beach where you can access the pools of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel and Labadi Beach Hotel (the latter also has the only private beach in town). 

Once you have found your ideal hotel pool, check if there is a Fitness Centre on premises: the fee will probably include access to it and/or other facilities.
Lizzy Sports Complex
The large and unique sports centre near A&C Mall in East Legon has a large swimming-pool accessible for GHS 15 adults and GHS 10 children. Week-end swimming lessons are offered for both children and adults (10 or 20 sessions). See the website for details or call 0544 336 009 / 0302 542 079.
Tesano Sports Club

For more serious swimmers, this Club offers the only 25-meter swimming pool with a deep end in Accra. Instruction is available. See the Tennis chapter for contacts.
De Temple Social Center
Off the usual expatriate areas, this social center is close to Kingsby in New Achimota. It is an entertainment center first but has a pool and a small gym which can can be accessed for GHS 10 per person per visit.
Tel: 024 472 8185. Visit De Temple Facebook page for more details.
Teacher in Accra
Abele teaches swimming at the French School and can be contacted at 0267544809
In Kumasi, one can enjoy the big swimming pool at KNUST campus - GHS 10 for men - GHS 6 for women.

See the page "How To stay fit" for details on swimming lessons and aquafitness classes.


Football is BIG! in Ghana like everywhere else. Ghana hosted the African Cup (CAN) in 2008. See accraexpat.com Ghana and the World Cup page in the How To Guide.

You may look for the football pitch that every neighborhood in Ghana has and ask to join the games on Saturdays. Most people do not play on Sundays due to church. Depending on your level, you may be invited to join a team and play matches (you will then need a license from the Ghana Football Association

Lizzy Sports Complex near A&C Mall in East Legon offers daily 5-a-side night football camps for adults 25 and above. See the website for details or call 0544 336 009 / 0302 542 079. All or part of the complex can be rented for private or corporate use.

For children:

  • The German Swiss International School used to offer soccer as part of their extra currricular activities but not currently.
    You can check at 0302 223 522.
  • The same Lizzy Sports Complex near A&C Mall in East Legon offers soccers camps for children 5 to 16, such as its 12-weeks football training program from 1 to 3 training sessions per week. See the website for details or call 0544 336 009 / 0302 542 079.
  • Astro Football Academy in Dzorwulu.
  • Interested in your children (5 and up) learning futbol while getting some good exercise? Join Legon Moms new team every Saturday at the University of Ghana field, next to the basketball court and across Akuafo Hall. We have a professional coach. Bring cleats, socks and energy; he'll do the rest. Register by email or just come to the field on any Saturday. Registration is open - for more information contact: 0201 525 355 - legonmoms@gmail.com.
  • Sports Actually proposes UK style football classes on Saturday mornings at Dzorwulu Astro Turf and at at the Aviation Social Centre on Mondays 3pm-5pm (2 to 5 years old) with the experienced UK football coach Edwin Yartey - free first session - GHS50 per session - 0558 038 887 - info@sportsactually.com

Basketball and more for kids
Lizzy Sports Complex near A&C Mall in East Legon offers for children 5 to 16, such as its 12-weeks basketball training program from 1 to 3 training sessions per week. See the website for details or call 0544 336 009 / 0302 542 079.
Roller-skate and skateboard teacher: Osah Skating coach 0277 780 297 - 0266 115 190.



Horse riding

Burma Camp Saddle Club

The riding club is inside Accra’s largest military compound that is located east of Cantonments and is run by friendly staff/instructors who will make you feel welcomed and comfortable.

Besides the enclosed practice areas, there is a large field for open riding but most valuable, the largest natural area closest to Accra is right next to the Club and allows long open-air rides.

Lessons and rides usually last 50 minutes and are affordable.
In 2018, the two instructors are Mubarak and Seth - Mubarak's phone # is 0242 770 556.
Others contacts there are Richard at 0505 324 841 and Jordan at 0503 150 443.

Road directions: the Club is inside Burma Camp, Accra’s largest military compound that is located east of Cantonments. Take Giffard Rd. and go east till you see the large Burma Camp entrance on your left in a curve. Alternatively, you may take Giffard Rd. where is starts on the seaside in front of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, drive north pass the Trade Fair grounds till you see the Burma Camp entrance on your right in the curve. The guards are usually easy going and will let you through when you say that you are going to the horse stables. Then go straight at the light and follow signs.

Accra Polo Club

The Accra Polo Club is very well located for all those living the northern half of Accra. With its large polo field, it has a peaceful feel and is next to the large natural area north of the airport. Stables house about 220 horses and are for rent and the Club has three horses for Members to use for free, while instructors are on-hand at an hourly fee. The season for matches is from September to April, with local and international matches on week-ends. A bar and a squash court are available.

The Accra Polo Club has about 120 Members while 65 are active ones. Access to the club is by membership only, with two endorsements from existing Members and approval by the Committee. Joining fee: GHS 2000. Yearly Membership: GHS 300 for singles or GHS 500 for a family (2014). The joining fee issue for expatriates on a single posting in Ghana has been raised with management.
You can contact Ike, the manager, at 0244 358 922 or write to accrapoloclub@yahoo.com

Road directions: the Club is just south of Accra Mall: take Liberation Rd., turn east and look for the polo field on your left at the bottom as the road takes a sharp turn right. If coming from south of the airport, you may take Airport Bypass Rd. all along the airport till the sharp turn. Beware of regular traffic jams just north of Giffard Rd.

The Accra Riding School is based at the Polo Club and has a professional trainer with a lot of experience in UK. For any information about lessons (kids or adults), you can call Jill Butha 0546333343 (professional instructor). Visit the Facebook page.
March 2015: the school is closed but lessons are still available for those with their own horses.

n Ghana, you can buy a good horse through specialized agents for about US$ 5000 plus transportation to Accra. Riding on the country's numerous beaches is great. 



Many expatriates import their bike, mostly mountain bikes.


Riding in Accra
With low traffic, Sundays and Public Holidays are good to discover all parts of the city. In weekdays, the bush area north of Burma Camp and east of the airport is great - well, not as much as before as natural areas are being flattened for roads or construction, but it is still possible to do good two-hours ride there, on a variety of terrain.
Another nice natural spot is the Botanical Gardens at University of Legon located in the north-end of the large campus.
Groups that regularly
cycle city trails in Accra on mountain bikes are:
- the biking group within Accra Accueil, Ghana’s Francophone association. They also organizes races and small duathlons. landais.julien@gmail.com or xfaux@hotmail.com
- Chaingang starts from Osu-Total on Sunday mornings - 0243606911 ('Sunshine')

- Cyrils bike group starts from A&C mall East Legon on Saturday mornings - 0277760600
The Aviation Social Centre (see the Tennis Chapter) may still run a cycle group.


Riding outside of Accra
For more serious mountain biking, the day-trip destination is Aburi, an hour or more north of Accra, where serious down/uphill and unlimited single tracks, sometimes technical, can be enjoyed. Should you prefer to be assisted, there is a bike shop next to the Botanical Gardens’ entrance which can arrange guided tours and rent bikes. Negotiate prices well. See this page.
For a week-end trip or longer, the hills of Volta region, along Togo’s border represent a great playground for serious riders. You can base yourself at Ho, Hohoe or in one of the two German-run guesthouses located in great natural environments. However, the number of trails, of hotels are higher (and the food better!) on the Togo side: cross the border from Ho to nearby Kpalime and you will enjoy your cycling week-end better.

Road cyclists will enjoy discovering and participating in organized by Velocity Riding Club. For info on this and more, one can visit the Facebook page and website of Bike Accra Ghana.

In Ghana's west, cycle hiring is available from the hotels at the severa nice beaches that are between Takoradi and the Ivory Coast border. Tours are being developed and an annual race/festival is taking place. The only problem is the distance from Accra as Takoradi is a 4 to 6 hours drive. Learn more at Ghana West Coast Mountain Biking.

Those of you who live away from the coast, be in the mining areas, the Ashanti region or Northern region, may find themselves alone but are lucky to have more varied countryside at their doorstep. They should let Accra riders know of any great riding spot so they can organize a regular or long week-end trip there.

As far as the Ghana heat, do not believe that it is less in the hills or in the West! Wherever you ride, try doing it early morning or at 4pm and plan for plenty of water (can be bought everywhere), sun cream and head cover. Things get better (and dirtier) during the long summer rainy season.

On each side of the Nsavam (Kumasi) Road about a km north of Nkrumah Circle is Car Price where sellers of used scooters and motorbikes are found. There are some sellers of used bicycles there.
For your peace of mind, we however recommend bringing to Ghana a new bike or one in very good condition, along with a set of parts, including tires and tubes as good new parts are not available here. Basic accessories and some tubes are available at Game in Accra mall. 
You can also check this page on Facebook called Accra2Wheels.
In Kumasi, Alaba market is the place to visit to buy a bicycle.
Maintaining and repairing
We recommend Isaac: this nice young, good and efficient mechanic with a good attitude is also a rider of course, both road and mountainbike. Call him on our behalf at 0549 786 963. Isaac will come to your home and attend to your needs. He will also find parts for you.

In April 2015, Patrick Tumilty recommended Martin: "If you ever need a bicycle mechanic in Accra, I can recommend Martin who is based at Mamobi and can be contacted on 024 472 0649. He recently did an excellent job servicing my Specialized MTB and his price was very reasonable. Martin can also source bicycles and cycling equipment from outside Ghana".



Ghana Sailing Club (Accra-Ada)

This small sailing club gives the exciting opportunity to small-craft sail in what must be the greatest water spot in the country: the estuary of the Volta River. There is a nice terrace with a bar and restaurant facing the water and the atmosphere is quiet and casual.

Located close to Accra (some 120 kilometers east on the Togo road), the club can be a day-trip destination but it s best to stay overnight, either on premises or better at one of the hotels nearby.

Membership (2014)  is GHS 331 single and GHS 550 family (joining fee is an extra GHS 663). You may keep your boat/canoe there for GHS 300/113 a year. Boats and canoes can be rented sometimes. Departing expats are often selling their own.
Learn more about the club and how to join.

Public transportation: besides chartering a taxi, you can take a bus or A/C van that goes to the Togo border and get off at Kasseh Ada and take a taxi from there to Ada Foe. As far as trotro’s, some go all the way to Ada Foah but it will be easier to do it in two stages, first to Kasseh Ada (on the main highway) then another 20 minutes on the branch road to Ada Foah.




The practice of this excellent, easy and widely practiced sport may be viewed as problematic in Accra due to heat and traffic, but we find a few expatriate residential areas well suitable with many quiet streets: East Legon, Airport Residential Area, Labone and the greenest of all, Cantonments. The large University of Legon campus is also enjoyed by runners. Those with a taste of adventure and for trail-running will find very quiet natural running areas northeast, north and northwest of Accra’s Kotoka Airport as well as in Achimota forest and the Botanical Gardens of University of Ghana-Legon.

As with cycling, watch for the heat and sun: do it early morning or after 4pm, plan for plenty of water, sun cream and head cover and do not over do it. Do not be the next runner/biker to throw-up and go home sick for days.

accraexpat.com is proud to be a sponsor of Accra International Marathon since 2010, taking place each September, with many international participants.

To meet others and run in a group, check the Ghana chapter of the famous worldwide running organization Hash House Harriers in the Expat Groups page. They have HHH in Tema, Kumasi and Obuasi.
There is the RACE Accra group of runners as well.
Note that the Aviation Social Center offers morning power walks on the first Saturday of each month (see the Tennis chapter for details and to verify it the walks are still held).



Hiking and trekking

The highest point of Ghana may not even be above 1000 meters (at 883 meters/2900 feet) but there are many places to trek and hike. As close as in the Shai Hills north of Tema and the bush 10/20 km north of it, as far as the Gambarga escarpment in the northeast corner of the country, as well as in the Kwahu Plateau near Nkawkaw where paragliding is done and in the hills of the east of Ghana (check Mountain Paradise hotel and surroundings). While many are lost places, there are at least five good spots for day-trips out of Accra

Kevin Stepper of England has gotten people together and organizes hikes. See Ghana Mountaineers.
There is a Ghana Rock Climbing group, Ghana Hiking Group which also has a blog.

See also this interesting site on Ghana Mountains



Surfing / Kitesurfing     

Surfing in Ghana is like a little secret but let it be known that several good spots can be found along the 537 km coastline and that quite a few expatriates practice regularly.

Search on the net until we add details such as Mr. Bright Surf School on Busua Beach (see their Facebook page).
See this article from Lufthansa Magazine.
As far as kitesurfing, you can find kitesurfers most week-ends at the beach of Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra and at Tills Beach about 1.5 hour west of Accra. There is a Ghana (Kite)Surfers group: contact them through their Facebook group.


Off-road biking/enduro
As in most of Africa, Ghana is a place to enjoy off-road motorcycle riding: good weather and especially the unique feeling of riding Africa's bush is a great combination. A bike is also a good and fun way to go around Accra while saving much time by dodging traffic.

For years, there was an informal group of about 15 expatriates who owned serious dirtbikes in Accra. They rode just outside Accra on Saturday mornings and sometimes organize rides in the countryside. The group slowly died in 2016.

Some of the riders go to the annual regional week-end competition in the hills of Kpalime in Togo organized by the active Togo Moto Club. Dozens of riders from West Africa compete there - a serious and great event. Great as well is the five-day off-road tour in north Togo called Atakora organized by Shantui Organisation in the week preceeding the competition in 2010. It can be done with your bike or Shantui can rent you one. The Togo Moto Club also organizes a trip up-country called Six Days, alternatively North and South.

Ghana has a good used motorcycle market but mostly for street bikes. Some good recent trial bikes such as Yamaha's Tenere and XT's can be found but real off-road/enduro bikes are nearly inexistant and most trial bikes are old
Check on our behalf with Francis at 0244 290 860 and Henry at 0244 278 588 what bikes they currently have for sale. The main place to absolutely visit for used bikes is called Carprice on Nsavam Road, about a km north of Nkrumah Circle, but what you will likely find are older ones like Honda XRs, Suzuki DRs or Yamaha Serows with no maintenance record. That can be fine to ride around Accra on a small budget but will not be suitable for offroad riding out of town (where you don t want any mechanical failure).
It is really best to import or buy new: buy a Yamaha from Japan Motors, the only dealer in Ghana to import serious off-road bikes (ask Perry at 0302 929 915 - it appears only the XT660 is now available). You can also get a KTM or Husquavarna from Toni Togo, the famous dealer in Lome, Togo (prices are good but you might have to add up the 20% Ghana taxes made of VAT and misceallenous - there was no import duties on bikes but this may have changed).
On the affordable side and for city riding as well, Apsonic and Royal Motors are Chinese brands which offers 200cc models looking like off-road bikes: Apsonic AP200GY-3 Pruss (also called Jungle) at GHS 4700 is best and Royal Motors Sports 200 at GHS 4200 (summer 2018 prices). Shops at Caprice (on the left at the last light going north). Good for riding around town and for non-enduro off-road trips but the quality is average and the suspensions are soft. A very cheap option for the years of your posting.

Maintaining and repairing
We recommend the long-established Rhobust Engineering Services in Kokomlele, up from UniBank. Contact Henry, the owner, on our behalf at 0244 278 588. They also have a shop with imported parts, accessories, clothing and helmets.
There is two areas in Accra for parts and accessories: the place on Nsavam Road described above and one called Opebia, just northeast of Graphic Road and west of Adabraka, that groups numerous parts shops for bikes and is worth a visit despite the fact that they mostly cater to cheap Chinese bikes

Information for those wanting to ride bikes to move around Accra.
There are not too many bikes around Accra as moto-taxis are forbidden. Using a bike represents an amazing saving of time during weekdays. It is not dangerous for experienced drivers and trotros/taxis/bicycles are those to watch out for. 2750 bike accidents were registered by the Ghana Department of Transports in 2013. 

Volley Ball
You would think that beach volley is big in a city on the ocean like Accra but it is not.

Should you speak French (barely is fine), you can join Accra Accueil, the Francophone Association, and then contact the Volley-Ball team to play on Saturday mornings at 9.00 at the French School in East Legon. Contact Laurent after joining the association at 0244 327 690.

There is volleyball at Aviation Social Center, just north of Cantonments (see list of gyms in the "How To stay fit" page) every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 pm. We do not know of costs, if any.


For badminton in Accra and Ghana, please see this website.
One may also write to Kojo at events@ghanabadminton.org or call 0244 103 798.


Recently, Silvia and Mike came to settle in Ghana and have taken over the management of Keda's Lodge at Miemia on the western coast of Ghana between Takoradi (60 km) and Axim (35 km). They wanted to do more than run a lodge, also a dive and water sports centre, observing the migration of whales. The first dive school in Ghana: Mike and Silvia are professional divers and that's good because in this field, there is no place for amateurism and it is easy to understand why. After running a diving center in Egypt for years, they have decided to build this project in Ghana.
MARCH 2014: we have learned that the dive center is un-operational until further notice.

See the Aqua Club GH group on Facebook. There are also a few expats in Accra trying to start a diving group.

Little information is available but a good start is on Facebook with the Ghana Fishing Club group, the Big Game Fishing Ghana Ada page and Ghana Deep Sea Fishing & Diving group as well.

Martial Arts
The Confucius Institute at the Department of Modern Languages of the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra holds Chinese Martial Art, Tai Chi (and Chinese Tea Art) classes. Contact: confuciusinstitute@ug.edu.ghBoxing and Muay thai technics
Escape Health & Fitness Gym, located on Odum Street in North Dzorwulu (near Fiesta Royale Hotel) provides MMA (mixed martial arts), Myau Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes - on Tuesdays for adults - on Saturdays for kids (MMA at 1430) and adults - 0540 122 224. See the Ghana MMA and Jiu Jitsu federations Facebook page. i
Zaraki Fitness Center proposes Karate lessons, self-defence classes for kids and women and fitness classes for women on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 330pm to 630pm in the university of Legon Campus - see this Facebook page - call/whatsapp 0241 412 320 - zarakifitness360@gmail.com
Collins Kumenyah gives martial arts adults and kids classes (Tai-Chi & self-defense) - 0505 676 680 (Whatsapp 0555 442 159)
Samuel Obeng is a 3rd-degree black belt in shotokan karate and a certified instructor who has taught in various international schools, for individuals and the military. He also is a fitness instructor - 0262 853 007
Mint Club proposes kick-boxing classes for 9 to 12-years old on Thursdays from 4 to 5pm in Airport Residential - 0248 420 472
Taekwondo classes are proposed from 9 to 10am on Saturday mornings - GHS80 per class - 0204 358 610
Fittrip Gym in Dzorwulu offers self-defence classes.

Visit the Accra Rugby Club website as well as the Ghana Rugby Football Union.
Contact the club to join the expatriate team.
The Club has a Junior Academy for children 8 and up, training and playing each Saturday from 9am since Sept. 2017 at University of Ghana in East Legon - French and English-speaking coaches are on duty - rugbyaccra@gmail.com

A slow-pitch softball team has been put together by Americans, open to all above 12 years old, with the hope of starting a league.
Games are played every Saturday from 1400 to 16000 on a grass field in Labone, close to Danquah Circle.
The field cost was GHS 250 (at thetime we were informed), shared by all attending adult expats evenly. Kids and Ghanaians play for free.
See the Facebook page and pictures here.

Rollerskating - Inline Skating 

Few places are suited for this in Accra but the parking of the National Theater is one.
Young and adult rollerskaters meet there every Saturday and Sunday from about 8:30am. Lessons are given.

One can borrow the equipment. On the other hand, if your kids have grown out of their skates and helmets, Roller Wonderland will be very glad if you could donate them - Jerry 0244 596 391 - see Roller Wonderland SC

There is another provider of group (5-10) and individual lessons for 4 to 17 years-olds and sales and repairs - 0573 6

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