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Play squash at Dovedale Sport Centre.

Squash at Dovedale


Squash is a lightning-fast racket sport which gets faster as the ball warms up. Squash will challenge your speed, agility and stamina, giving you an individual workout while competing against someone else.  

The perfect stress-reliever, it’s a social and fun way to get really fit.  

At Dovedale we have three squash courts available to hire, all with excellent viewing facilities. Changing facilities are located close to the courts.  

Court bookings last for 40 minutes.

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 9pm

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices


Off Peak prices


ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices


Off peak prices

Standard: £6

Discounted: £5.40


You can book a squash court: 

  • online with an ourChelmsford card.
  • by calling 01245 605685 
  • when you visit Dovedale.  


You can book a court:  

  • seven days in advance if you have an ourChelmsford Premium or Plus card.    
  • two days in advance if you do not have a membership or ourChelmsford Plus card.


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

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.

What to bring

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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 9pm
Bank holidays, closed


All prices are correct to 30 March 2020


Contact form

Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

01245 605685



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