LeARN to play!

We offer many options. From lessons tailored for brand new players to experienced players looking to take their game to the next level.

Options for the New Player

We offer several options for the new player from a quick introduction to a longer Academy program to teach you the basics and get you playing in your first chukkers!



Youth Polo

Our Youth Polo programs focus on the game strategy, team comradery and horsemanship.  We offer the following programs:

Take Your Game to the Next Level

South Bay Polo offers many options for the established player to improve your riding, playing and strategy.


Best place to start your polo experience, but beware: It is an addictive sport!

I have been riding for many years but had always wanted to play polo. I am so pleased that I found South Bay Polo Academy. I booked a trial lesson and was instantly hooked. Francesca and Doug are brilliant instructors, knowledgeable, fun and very patient! I started Polo Academy and become slightly addicted! On Sundays we would have lessons and played in an instructional chukkers and tournaments, which were fantastic fun. The chukkas were full of mixed ability levels and everyone learned a lot, improved their game and had a great time . We had additional instruction on the rules, using a polo board, to learn more about lines and fouls etc.

The horses are beautifully trained, and Francesca matches the horse and rider. The social side of South Bay Polo Academy is one of the main plus points – everyone is welcoming and inclusive. After every lesson – I leave the field with a smile on my face and really looking forward to my next lesson.

I would definitely encourage anyone to have a go at polo and definitely take South Bay Polo Academy. Excellent coaching, friendly, informal but professional atmosphere and, most importantly, really lovely, well-schooled easy and safe ponies. 

A huge thank you to South Bay Polo for making this wonderful sport accessible and so much fun. The weekly chukkas are always a fantastic highlight of my week as well as a chance to catch up socially afterwards with many other polo friends.
Natalja S.