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Sports hall activities

You can play badminton and table tennis in the sports hall at South Woodham Ferrers Centre (SWFLC).

At this time, other activities will not be running. 

Badminton is a fast-paced game which can improve balance, co-ordination, agility and speed.

Badminton and Table Tennis at SWFLC

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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.
  • For badminton and table tennis, overs 18s can play single or doubles with people in the same household only. 
  • Those in disability groups can play with members of other households. 
  • Under 18s can play in groups, organised sessions and receive one to one coaching.
  • 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. 
  • There will be no lockers available, just bring yourselves.   
  • 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.
  • The entrance will be split in two, please go in on the right hand side, and check-in at the check point opposite reception.
  • You should only arrive five minutes before your session time to avoid queuing congestion.  
  • If you arrive early for your session, please remain in your car.
  • You will follow the one-way system, up the ramp towards the fitness room. Turn left, go up the stairs, then at the top turn left. Walk along the corridor, go down the stairs, turn left and this corridor will lead you to the Sports hall entrance.
  • 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 route you took upon entering the sports hall, and will exit the same way you came in.   
  • 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, 6pm to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 12pm

Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm (during Essex County Council school term time only).

Saturday and Sunday,12pm to 8pm

Badminton Prices

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £11.90

Discounted: £10.90

Off peak prices

Standard: £9.70

Discounted: £8.80

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £10.90

Discounted: £9.90

Off peak prices

Standard: £8.70

Discounted: £7.80

Table Tennis Prices

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices 

Standard: £11.60

Discounted: £10.60


Off peak prices 

Standard: £7.70

Discounted: £6.70

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices 

Standard: £10.60

Discounted: £9.60


Off peak prices 

Standard: £6.70

Discounted: £5.70

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, or by calling 01245 615050 

Things you need to know

Attending a session

  • The entrance will be split in two, please go in on the right hand side, and touch in at the check point opposite reception. 
  • You will follow the one-way system, up the ramp towards the fitness room. Turn left, go up the stairs, then at the top turn left. Walk along the corridor, go down the stairs, turn left and this corridor will lead you to the Sports hall entrance.
  • Follow the signs and one-way system around the centre to get to and from your activity
  • Lockers, changing and showers will not be available.
  • Toilets will be available.
  • When you exit, you will leave the sports hall via the fire doors at the far end by court 4 and turn immediately right up the ramp on the outside of the building. You will go through the door and turn left back into the building, following the one way system to exit through the main reception.  

What to bring

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SWFLC

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 6.45pm

Our other facilities may have separate opening times, so please check individual pages.

Facilities

  • Gym
  • 25m, 6-lane swimming pool
  • Learner pool
  • Floodlit tennis
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Multi use games area
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible parking
  • All prices are correct to 31 March 2022.

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

Contact

Contact form

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre
Brickfields Road
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex
CM3 5JU

All prices are correct to 31 March 2021.

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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