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Basketball

Play basketball at Riverside Leisure Centre, Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC) or South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre (SWFLC).

We also have basketball courts in some of our parks.

Basketball at Riverside

basketball

Basketball is a fun, fast-paced sport, and can be a great workout. You can hire a single hoop to practice shooting, a half hall, or whole hall for a game with your friends.  

Riverside Leisure Centre has basketball courts, which will be available to book on a pay as you go basis.

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


ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

Single court

Standard: £16.30

Discounted: £14.70


Half Hall

Standard: £48.90

Discounted: £44.10


Whole Hall

Standard: £97.80

Discounted: £88.20

Off peak prices


Single court

Standard: £12.40

Discounted: £11.20


Half Hall

Standard: £37.20

Discounted: £33.60


Whole Hall

Standard: £74.70

Discounted: £67.20

ourChelmsford Plus Card prices

Peak prices
Single court

Standard: £15.30

Discounted: £13.70


Half Hall

Standard: £45.90

Discounted: £41.10


Whole Hall

Standard: £91.80

Discounted: £82.80

Off peak prices
Single court

Standard: £11.40

Discounted: £10.20


Half Hall

Standard: £34.20

Discounted: £30.60


Whole Hall

Standard: £68.40

Discounted: £61.20

Booking

You can: 


You can book a court: 


Cancellations

If you want to cancel your 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. 

Things you need to know

Attending

  • If you have pre booked, you can tap straight through the barrier with you ourChelmsford card, sticker, fob or wristband.  
  • If you need to pay for your courts you will need to go to reception or a kiosk 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. 

What to bring

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Riverside

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6am to 10pm
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 2022.

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

Contact

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Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1FG

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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