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Sports hall activities at Riverside

You can play badminton and table tennis in the sports hall at Riverside Leisure Centre. 

You can also find out about playing basketball in the sports hall

At this time, other activities will not be running. 

Badminton and Table Tennis at Riverside

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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 for 50 minutes, and can be booked on the hour.
  • 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. 
  • We will not provide any rackets, shuttlecocks, bats or balls. Please bring your own 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.

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 .
  • You will not be able to use any lockers.
  • Toilets will still be available.
  • Accessible toilets will be available by studio 3.

Cleaning

  • We will be cleaning in between sessions.
  • We will provide hand sanitiser and there will be cleaning stations on entry and exit of the sports hall 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 should only arrive five minutes before your session time to avoid queuing congestion.
  • You will enter via the river entrance only. You will not need to queue, just go straight through the doors.
  • If you have accessible needs, you will be able to make your way straight in to the centre.
  • You will go up the purple stairs towards the ice rink. At the top of the stairs, follow the signs and turn left through the ice rink doors. A corridor will lead you to the sports hall.
  • If you require use of the lift to access the first floor, you will need to go to reception.
  • 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 normal entrance, and follow the corridor past the gym and go down the green stairs and out via the car park exit.
  • 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 to Friday, 5pm to 11pm

Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 11pm

Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm


Badminton prices

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Peak prices

Standard: £12.80

Discounted (under 21s): £11.60

Off peak prices

Standard: £10

All discounted: £9

ourChelmsford Plus card prices
Peak prices

Standard: £11.80

Discounted (under 21s): £10.60

Off peak prices

Standard: £9

All discounted: £8

Table Tennis prices

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Peak prices

Standard: £12.90

Discounted (under 21s): £11.60

Off peak prices

Standard: £10.20

All discounted: £9.20

ourChelmsford Plus card prices
Peak prices

Standard: £11.90

Discounted (under 21s): £10.60

Off peak prices

Standard: £9.20

All discounted: £8.20

Save money by upgrading to an ourChelmsford Plus account.

Booking

You can: 

  • 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


Cancellations

If you want to cancel your court booking, you need to cancel at least 24 hours before you are due to use it. We will charge you the full amount if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not attend. 

You can cancel online or via the app

Things you need to know

Attending a session

  • Entry will be via the river entrance. 
  • You will go up the purple stairs towards the ice rink in order to get through to the sports hall
  • You will need to tap your ourChelmsford card, wristband or token on the barrier to go up the purple stairs   
  • If you have forgotten your card you will need to collect a barcode from reception to get through the barriers
  • If you require use of the purple lift to access the first floor, you will need to go to reception. Only one person will be allowed in the lift, unless you are with a child, parent or carer
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Riverside

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 7pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

Facilities

  • State of the art gym
  • 2 exercise studios
  • Spin studio
  • 25m x 10 lane main pool
  • 10m x 10m learner pool
  • Ice rink
  • Creche
  • 2 Changing Places
  • Accessible changing
  • Accessible parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2021.

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

Contact

Contact form

Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1FG

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