Badminton (2)

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

You can play badminton with two or four players, making it a sociable and fun way to keep fit.

At Riverside we have six badminton courts, which can be booked on a pay as you go basis or as a regular block booking.

Court bookings start on the hour and are for 55 minutes.

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

  • Standard peak: £13.40
  • Standard off-peak: £10.50
  • Discounted peak (under 21s): £12.10
  • Discounted off-peak (all): £9.50

ourChelmsford Plus Card prices

  • Standard peak: £12.40
  • Standard off-peak: £9.50
  • Discounted peak (under 21s): £11.10
  • Discounted off-peak (all): £8.50

Times

  • Peak: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 11pm
  • Peak: Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 11pm
  • Off peak: Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm

Equipment

You can hire a badminton racket and shuttlecock for £2.70 from reception, but you will also need to pay a refundable deposit of £5.

Attending

  • If you have pre booked, you can tap straight through the barrier with your ourChelmsford card, sticker, fob or wristband.  
  • If you need to pay for your court you will need to go to reception to pay and activate your ourChelmsford card.  
  • If you have forgotten your card you will need to collect a barcode from reception or a kiosk to get through the barriers.  
  • If you require use of the lift to access the first floor, you will need to go to reception to activate your ourChelmsford card. 

Lockers and changing rooms

  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area located by studio 2 on the first floor on your way to the sports hall. 
  • A Changing Places area is located by studio 1 on the first floor.   
  • Lockers are located in the changing rooms by studio 2. If you want to use a locker in the changing rooms, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key.

At CSAC we have four badminton courts, which can be booked on a pay as you go basis or as a regular block booking.

Court bookings start on the hour and are for 55 minutes.

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

  • Standard peak: £10.70
  • Standard off-peak: £9.30
  • Discounted peak: £9.70
  • Discounted off-peak: £8.50

ourChelmsford Plus Card prices

  • Standard peak: £9.70
  • Standard off-peak: £8.30
  • Discounted peak: £8.70
  • Discounted off-peak: £7.50

Times

Peak

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 9am and 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 12pm
  • Sunday, 9am to 12pm

Off-peak

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 12pm to 6pm
  • Sunday, 12pm to 9pm

Equipment

You can hire a badminton racket for £2.60 from reception, but we will require full payment if you damage it beyond use. You can also buy shuttlecocks for £2.50 each.

Lockers and changing rooms

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 token from reception to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the token.    
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area. 
  • Accessible changing facilities are available.  

At SWFLC we have eight badminton courts, which can be booked on a pay as you go basis or as a regular block booking.

Each court booking starts on the hour and is for 40 minutes during peak times, or 60 minutes during off peak times.

Whether you are looking to book a court, or learn how to play, we have something for everyone.

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

  • Standard peak: £12.30
  • Standard off-peak: £10
  • Discounted peak: £11.30
  • Discounted off-peak: £9

ourChelmsford Plus Card prices

  • Standard peak: £11.30
  • Standard off-peak: £9
  • Discounted peak: £10.30
  • Discounted off-peak: £8

Times

  • Peak: Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm
  • Peak: Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 12pm
  • Off peak: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm (during term time)
  • Off peak: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 8pm

Equipment

You can hire a badminton racket and shuttlecock for £2.70 from reception, but you will also need to pay a refundable deposit of £5. 

Lockers and changing rooms

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key. Lockers are located in the gym.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • Accessible changing is available on poolside at all times, or near to the gym after 5pm.

 

At Dovedale we have five badminton courts, which can be booked on a pay as you go basis or as a regular block booking. 

Peak sessions are for 60 minutes and start on the hour, or off peak sessions last for 40 minutes and begin from 5:20pm. Sessions then continue at 40-minute increments.

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

  • Standard peak: £13.40
  • Standard off-peak: £10.50
  • Discounted peak: £12.10
  • Discounted off-peak: £9.50

ourChelmsford Plus Card prices

  • Standard peak: £12.40
  • Standard off-peak: £9.50
  • Discounted peak: £11.10
  • Discounted off-peak: £8.50

Times

  • Peak: Monday to Friday, 5pm to close
  • Peak: Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 12pm
  • Off peak: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to close

Equipment

You can hire a badminton racket and shuttlecock for £2.70 from reception, but you will also need to pay a refundable deposit of £5.

Lockers and changing rooms

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key. Lockers are located in the changing rooms.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • Accessible changing is available.

We recommend that you book our sports hall activities in advance. You may be able to get a slot on the door, however we cannot guarantee availability.

You can:

You can book: 

Cancellations

If you want to cancel your 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.

Clubs at Riverside

  • Chelmsford Badminton Club:

    This Badminton club for adults and is suitable for intermediate and advanced players. Contact Chelmsford Badminton club 

  • Riverside Badminton Club:

    Riverside badminton club has a number of teams that play in Chelmsford and District Badminton Federation leagues. The club is open to new players who are intermediate to advance level.  Contact Riverside Badminton Club 

  • Woodlea Badminton Club:

    This club is open to improvers and juniors of average to good ability. There is a strong social element and new members are welcome.  Contact Woodlea Badminton Club

Clubs at SWFLC

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Last updated: 05 October 2022