A mobile app designed to take the stress out of booking sports pitches is now available in three cities in the UK and Ireland – Manchester, London and Dublin.

MyLocalPitch hosts listings for 17 different sports, including football, tennis, netball, badminton and squash.

Each of these can be paid for securely through the user-friendly, which app enables grassroots players to search for and book facilities instantly.

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Co-founder, Jamie Foale, said: “Our philosophy is making it simpler to get involved in grassroots sports and our latest app promises to significantly enhance people’s sporting experiences.

“More people engaging with grassroots venues will deliver direct health benefits for players and facilities alike.”

MyLocalPitch’s interactive map uses geolocation, meaning users can explore pitches and courts in their desired are before placing a booking.

This feature, advertised using professional photographs, quickly lets users find the nearest sports facility to ‘cater for the impulsive nature of sport’.

Other key features in the free app include secure payments and a calendar to manage bookings.