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the best Philadelphia sports teams and clubs for women

Men aren’t the only ones who enjoy sports teams and clubs, even though they generally get more encouragement, opportunity and resources to pursue sports than women do. At eseo, we know that adults of all genders can benefit from the physical activity and community-building of sports activities, which is why we want to do our part in providing equitable access to opportunities. Keep reading to learn about some of the best Philadelphia sports teams and clubs for women.

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Philadelphia Sports Teams for Women 

Philadelphia has a ton of recreational sport teams for adults of every age and gender, including sports teams for women. Whether you’re interested in women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball or something else, Philadelphia has a team for you. 

Philadelphia/Suburban Women’s Basketball League — a summer basketball league that’s been serving women in the Greater Philadelphia area for more than 25 years. This league is perfect for women who want to enjoy the full range of a traditional basketball league season, from scheduled games to playoffs and championships. 

Heyday Women’s Basketball Leagues — a group of women’s leagues within the Heyday (formerly Philadelphia Sports Leagues) organization. Women’s Basketball Leagues offers year-round season play in a variety of community centers and sports facilities throughout the city. The leagues are open to women ages 18 and older who are free agents. 

Bensalem Women’s Soccer Recreational League — a well-known women’s soccer league just northeast of the city. Bensalem Women’s Soccer League is open to adult women of all ages and abilities. They play on Sunday afternoons in both spring and fall at various locations. 

Tri-County Women’s Soccer League — the largest women’s and non-binary soccer league in Pennsylvania, operating in the Philadelphia region. The Tri-County Women’s Soccer League has 19 teams and over 300 players, and it offers both spring and fall seasons. The league has three divisions, ranging from advanced to recreational and is considered the premier soccer league for women in the Greater Philadelphia area. 

Philadelphia Volleyball: Women’s Indoor Sixes — a women’s volleyball league that schedules six-on-six women’s volleyball games at various facilities in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Volleyball is a group that serves adult volleyball players of all genders across Philadelphia, and Women’s Indoor Sixes is a league that exists within the larger group. 

Fairmount Park Women’s+ Softball  — an inclusive softball league for adult women and non-binary players across Philadelphia. Fairmount Park Women’s+ Softball has been operating for over 40 years and has 10 teams competing in one division. League play extends from late April to early November, and games take place at Belmont Plateau in West Fairmount Park. In addition to seasonal play, league members get the opportunity to participate in the league’s end-of-season party, volunteer days and team parties. 

Philly Women Outdoors — a women's group that gathers for outdoor recreation in the Philadelphia area. Activities include hiking, picnics, kayaking/canoeing, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, tubing, running, swimming, camping, ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing and more. The group is open to all adults, regardless of ability level, who identify as female.

Philadelphia Flying Phoenix — a competitive women’s dragon boat team that’s been racing on the Schuylkill River since 2003. They practice two or more days a week from March through October and are committed to fitness, self-improvement and lifestyle priorities. 

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Philadelphia Sport and Social Clubs for Women

In addition to individual sports leagues and teams for women, Philadelphia offers a host of sport and social clubs that include women’s sports opportunities and resources. Whether you’re looking for a facility to work on your physical fitness, meet other women sports players or engage in social events, these clubs provide ample opportunity for each. 

Northeast Racquet Club & Fitness Center — a large indoor fitness facility with racquetball, pickleball, tennis and basketball courts, as well an aquatics station and kids club. The Northeast Racquet Club is an ideal environment to enjoy your favorite niche sports on a regular basis or join a group exercise class. 

Philadelphia Cricket Club — a golf club that offers upscale dining, social events and venues for private parties. Members can enjoy many additional activities, including racquetball, squash, swimming, trap shooting, bridge, cricket and a full-service physical fitness center. 

Wenonah Swim Club — a swimming club that offers members a 25-meter long pool with lap lanes and a baby pool, as well as sand volleyball and shuffle ball courts, a basketball and wall ball court, open sports fields and horseshoe pits. Members receive additional amenities, including access to the grills and picnic groves, screen house and equipment room. 

PlayMore Sport and Social Club — a club that organizes adult sports leagues and social events all over Philadelphia. The majority of members are between the ages of 21 and 35, making it the perfect meetup zone for young adults and professionals. The club offers game and league play in 13 different sports and schedules tournaments, social events and corporate events. 

Every Sport for Everyone

‘Every sport for everyone’ isn’t just a slogan to us. The eseo team believes in the power of community play and is committed to uniting athletes of all abilities and strengthening communities. If you’re looking for sports resources in Philadelphia, eseo’s you’re one-stop shop. Visit us online to learn what we’re all about. 

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