The perfect venue for all your team building functions, birthday parties and much much more!


Offering Gym membership, personal training, powerlifting and much more.


Visit for Pirates branded on-field and off-field wear

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Each month we send out 2 newsletters to showcase the happenings in and around Pirates. Click on the link below to see the latest Pirates Post.

Club Padel Pirates

Club Padel is one of the newest activities to be added to our ever growing Sports Club.

This space is open to all and is not limited to members only.

Courts are R400 (R100 pp) per hour with an additional R50 per Padel rental.

Balls can be bought on site as well as delicious food from The Green Room and Drinks from our bars.

Pirates Club Wine Circle

For the past 17 years, we have proudly brought the Pirates Wine Circle to our beloved members and friends of Pirates. On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, our main bar is full of Wine Circle members who have a love for wine and we would love for you to join us. These tastings are different each month where different Estates from across South Africa come to Pirates to showcase their beautiful wines. Our first tasting will be held on the 16th of February with details to go out early February.

These tastings are CASH ONLY and no card or EFT payments will be accepted.

Support us with MySchool

MySchool was created to assist schools and organisations raise funds for projects and development. Pirates Club is a proud supporter of MySchool and we need your support! Swipe your MySchool card at any of our bars today!


Pirates is active in eight sport codes.


Developing youth sport excellence.

Juniors apply directly for the sport they’re interested in and not via the Club Application.


Sports & Activities offered by our affiliates

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A long history of sporting excellence and community spirit.

2023 has been a fantastic year for Pirates Club. We have seen many upgrades and improvements around the club which also includes an incredible sponsorship of solar from GoSolr. Not only did we host a brilliant 2023 Rugby World Cup fan park, we managed to win our first ever Best of Joburg Award for the Best Sports Club/Venue for 2023!

Founded more than a century ago in 1888, Pirates Club Greenside is the oldest sports club in Gauteng and one of the three oldest in the country. In 1952, after relocating several times in the central Johannesburg area, we found a permanent home in Sir Lionel Phillips Park on the Greenside/Parkhurst border. This park was donated to the city by the Sir Lionel Phillips Trust, with the provision that it may never be developed for any purposes other than civic sport.

Pirates currently supports and provides facilities for seven (7) sporting codes – Bowls, Cricket, Hockey, Road Running, Rugby, Squash and Tennis.
Not only do we offer those core sports, you can also become a social member of Pirates with all the same benefits.

As the leading public sports club in mid-Johannesburg, Pirates serves the suburbs of Greenside, Parkhurst, Parkview, Emmarentia, Linden, Northcliff, Craighall Park, Parktown and Blairgowrie.
These previously white middle/upper class suburbs have transformed recently because of the excellent location between the city CBD and Sandton CBD and are transforming into vibrant New South African urban communities. Further, Pirates has become an integral part of the surrounding communities by allowing primary and high schools in the region access to facilities that they would ordinarily not be able to provide to their learners.
Over the years Pirates has established an illustrious sporting record and is South Africa’s only non-university club to win both the national rugby and cricket championships.


For birthday parties, bachelor parties, company parties, Christmas parties, team building events and much much more!

*Please note that we do not offer venue hire for parties under 21*

Please contact us on for all function enquiries. 



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