The idea for OpenPlay came about whilst running an U15's football team where I experienced the nightmare of organising a team, finding players, coordinating parents, licensing and booking venues. I just thought that there must be a better way and lets build something that makes it less painful.Sam Parton, CEO
Sport is inherently social and usually requires multiple participants. OpenPlay’s connect service provides an online community that enables people to find other players in their area. This tackles two issues around physical activity and sports participation.
1. Many people simply do not know anyone near them who plays their sport(s) at a similar level; the population is transient, particularly in large cities and some sports are so niche it can be very hard to find players.
2. Is the convenience factor. With increasingly busy schedules and working lives, organising mutually convenient times and locations that suit your friends often results in countless emails back and forth. OpenPlay is uniquely placed to combat this as its technology allows people to message each other, see availability and book venues from within the same conversation!
Nikhil is a former LTA tennis coach and recently graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Law. He decided to turn down the glamour of working for a city Law firm and instead is helping to improve OpenPlay's products and working closely with all our partners
The OpenPlay marketplace and sports booking app receives over 100,000 monthly visitors (and growing). It is our job to promote your venue and activities so that our booking system pays for itself.
PLAYER FINDER SERVICE
Connecting people together to encourage participation and physical activity. OpenPlay allows individuals and teams to create profiles and connect them to other local players, based around their sporting interests and skill level. Examples include tennis partners, badminton partners and teams short of players.
PROMOTION IN OUR ARTICLES
Regular blog posts with tips on how to manage your venues and activities. Localised, geographically targeted blog posts to help attract new users to your venues and activities.