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Table tennis

Play table tennis at Riverside Leisure Centre, Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC), South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre (SWFLC), Dovedale Sports Centre, or in the community with Ping!

Table tennis at Dovedale

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Fun, challenging and fast-paced, table tennis (or ping pong) is a great sport for everybody.

It is low impact, but will still keep you fit and flexible. As you hit the lightweight ball back and forth over the low net, it improves hand-eye coordination, balance, concentration and is a great way to introduce children to racket sports.  

At Dovedale you can play on our indoor tables with two or four players, and book on a pay as you go basis.

Bookings start at ten past the hour and 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 table: 

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


You can book:         

  • 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 want to cancel 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 class 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


  • Gym
  • Studio
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible changing
  • Free parking
  • Meeting and party room

All prices are correct to 30 March 2020


Contact form

Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

01245 605685

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