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In line with tier 4 restrictions, our leisure centres are currently closed. We look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able to reopen.

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Sports hall activities at CSAC

You can play badminton, table tennis and half hall basketball in the sports hall at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC).

At this time, other activities will not be running. 

Our Bat and Chat sessions have restarted. 

Sports hall activities at CSAC


What to expect when you visit

To keep staff and customers safe, there are some changes to how we operate:



  • All sessions will be for 55 minutes  
  • For badminton, and table tennis, you can play with people in the same household or support bubbles.  
  • Those in disability groups can play with members of other households. 
  • You will need to bring your own rackets and shuttlecocks, or basketball, with you.
  • You will not be able to use the water stations, please bring your own bottled water.
  • Social distancing should be observed at all times wherever possible.

Face coverings

  • You will need to wear a face covering inside our leisure centres whenever you aren't exercising, unless you have an exemption.  Find out more about face coverings.
  • We recommend that you do not wear a face covering during exercise. Please leave it with your possessions during your activity.

Showers and changing rooms

  • You will not be able to use the changing rooms, please come ready for your session 
  • There will be no lockers available, just bring yourselves
  • Toilets will still be available on the ground floor


  • We will be cleaning in between sessions
  • We will provide hand sanitiser and there will be cleaning stations around the centre for you to use before and after your session

When you arrive and leave

  • Before you arrive, you can download the NHS COVID-19 app. You can open the app and scan the QR code displayed at the entrance to the centre on arrival.
  • The entrance will be split in two, please go in on the left hand side
  • You should only arrive 5 minutes before your session time to avoid queuing congestion.
  • If you arrive early for your session, please remain in your car
  • Follow the signs and one-way system around the centre to get to and from your activity
  • You will exit directly through the fire door behind court 2 and turn right to walk around the outside of the building to get to the car park
  • Please exit the centre promptly after your session
Monthly Members
  • You will need to book a session in advance
  • You will need to check in for your session at reception
  • If you do not check-in, we will charge you the full amount for the session
  • Please make sure that you have registered your email address with us in order to book online. 

Times and prices

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8am to 10pm

Saturday, 9am to 6pm

Sunday, 9am to 9pm

Peak times

Monday to Friday, 8am to 9am and 5pm to 10pm 

Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 12pm


Off peak times 

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 

Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to close  

Badminton and Table tennis prices

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £10.10

Discounted: £9.20

Off peak prices

Standard: £8.80

Discounted: £8

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £9.10

Discounted: £8.20

Off peak prices

Standard: £7.80

Discounted: £7


  • If you are a monthly member, you can book up to 10 days in advance

  • If you are an ourChelmsford Plus cardholder, you can book 7 days in advance

  • If you are an ourChelmsford Lite cardholder, you can book 2 days in advance

Things you need to know


  • If you can't attend a session that you have booked onto, you must cancel at least 24 hours before it starts.
  • You can cancel online or via the app, or by calling 01245 615050
  • We will charge you the full amount for the session if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not attend

What to bring

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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 8am to 10pm
Saturdays, 9am to 6pm
Sundays, 9am to 9pm
Bank holidays, closed


  • Gym
  • Exercise studios
  • Outdoor athletics
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2021.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


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Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre
Salerno Way

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