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Sports hall activities

You can play badminton and table tennis in the sports hall at Dovedale Sports Centre (DSC).

At this time, other activities will not be running. 

Badminton and Table tennis at Dovedale

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What to expect when you visit

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

Booking

Sessions

  • Sessions will be 1 hour on Monday, Saturday and Sunday, and for 40 minutes of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • For badminton, and table tennis, over 18s can play with people in the same household or support bubbles.  
  • Under 18s and those in disability groups can play with members of other households. 
  • You will need to bring your own rackets and shuttlecocks or table tennis balls with you.
  • You will not be able to use the water stations.
  • Social distancing should be observed at all times.

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 and keep your belongings with you.
  • Toilets will still be available.

Cleaning

  • 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.
  • You will enter through the main entrance and touch in at the reception checkpoint. You will then continue straight into the sports hall for your booking.
  • If you have accessible needs, you will be able to make your way straight in to reception.
  • If you arrive early for your session, please remain in your car until 5 minutes before the session start time.
  • Follow the signs and one-way system around the centre to get to and from your activity.
  • When you exit, you will leave the sports hall via the brown door in the left-hand wall. You will turn left through this door and follow the one way system to exit the centre.  
  • 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

Peak times

Monday, 5pm to 11pm

Saturday, 9am to 5pm

Sunday, 9am to 6pm

Off peak times 

Tuesday, 5.20pm to 10.40pm

Wednesday, 5.20pm to 10pm

Thursday, 5.20pm to 10.40pm

Friday, 5.20pm to 10pm

Badminton prices

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £12.80

Discounted: £11.60

Off peak prices

Standard: £10

Discounted: £9

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices
  • Standard: £11.80
  • Discounted: £10.60 
Off peak prices
  • Standard: £9
  • Discounted: £8

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £10.20

Discounted: £7.20

Off peak prices

Standard: £7.20

Discounted: £6.50

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £9.20

Discounted: £6.20

Off peak prices

Standard: £6.20

Discounted: £5.50

Booking

You can:

  • If you are a monthly member or 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

Cancellations

  • If you want to cancel a booking, you need to cancel at least 24 hours before it starts either online or by calling the centre. 
  • We will charge you the full amount for the class if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not attend.

 

Things you need to know

  • Lockers and changing are not available; please arrive dressed for your session
  • Accessible changing is available.
  • Toilets will still be available
  • You will not be able to use the water stations
  • You will enter through the main entrance and touch in at the reception checkpoint. You will then continue straight into the sports hall for your booking
  • If you arrive early for your session, please remain in your car until 5 minutes before the session start time
  • When you exit, you will leave the sports hall via the brown door in the left-hand wall. You will turn left through this door and follow the one way system to exit the centre  

What to bring

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Centre opening times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm to 11pm
Wednesday and Friday, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Bank holidays, closed

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible changing
  • Free parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2021.

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

Contact

Contact form

Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 9BP

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre. 

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