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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Squash

You can play Squash at Dovedale Sports Centre (DSC).

Squash at Dovedale

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Update:

In line with tier 4 restrictions, our leisure centres are now closed until further notice. We wish you a safe Christmas.

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 for 45 minutes and will start on the hour
  • You will be able to play singles if you are all from the same household.
  • You will need to bring your own equipment with you
  • You will not be able to use the water stations
  • Social distancing should be observed at all times when using the centre. 

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
  • You will not be able to use the showers
  • 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 follow the one way system up the main stairs, along the walkway and down the second set of stairs to the squash court entrance for your booking
  • 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 squash courts through the same door and follow the one way system to exit the centre 
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, Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm to 10.40pm

Wednesday and Friday, 5pm to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 12pm

Off peak times

Saturday, 12pm to 5pm

Sunday, 12pm to 6pm

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


Cancellations

If you can't attend 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 court if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not attend.

Things you need to know

Attending a session

  • Lockers, showers and changing are not available; please arrive dressed for your session
  • Toilets will still be available
  • You will not be able to use the water stations
  • You will not be able to hire equipment; please bring squash rackets and balls with you
  • You will enter through the main entrance and touch in at the reception checkpoint. You will then follow the one way system up the main stairs, along the walkway and down the second set of stairs to the squash court entrance 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 squash courts through the same door and follow the one way system to exit the centre  

What to bring

Trainers
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Drink
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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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