Person holding tennis racket and yellow tennis ball

Tennis is a fast-paced sport that really gets you moving. It is a great all-round workout, keeping your heart healthy, tones muscles and burns calories.

Short tennis is a specially adapted version of tennis. The court is shorter, the net and rackets smaller and the ball softer. It is perfect for children or if you want a slower pace.

Come down for fun, or challenge your partner to a match.

We also have tennis courts in some of our parks.

Riverside Leisure Centre has indoor courts which can be used for short tennis. These are available to book on a pay as you go basis.

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

  • Standard: £15.80

  • Discounted: £15.10

Off-peak prices

  • Standard: £12.80

  • Discounted: £11.50

Save money by upgrading to an ourChelmsford Plus account.

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices

  • Standard: £15.80

  • Discounted: £14.10

Off-peak prices

  • Standard: £11.80

  • Discounted: £10.50

Times

Peak times

  • Monday to Friday: 5pm to 11pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7am to 11pm

Off-peak times

  • Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm

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 by Studio 2.
  • 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.

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

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

  • Standard: £13.20

  • Discounted: £12

Off-peak prices

  • Standard: £12.10

  • Discounted: £10.10

Save money by upgrading to an ourChelmsford Plus account.

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices

  • Standard: £12.20

  • Discounted: £11

Off-peak prices

  • Standard: £10.20

  • Discounted: £9.10

Times

Peak times

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

Off-peak times

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

  • Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to close (Saturday: 6pm, Sunday: 9pm)

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.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • Accessible changing facilities are available.

Short tennis

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

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

  • Standard: £12.30

  • Discounted: £11.30

Off-peak prices

  • Standard: £10

  • Discounted: £9

Save money by upgrading to an ourChelmsford Plus account.

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices

  • Standard: £11.30

  • Discounted: £10.30

Off-peak prices

  • Standard: £9

  • Discounted: £8

Times

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: 9am to 8pm

Tennis

We have four outdoor floodlit courts at SWFLC, which can be hired to play tennis for a singles match, or doubles.

Bookings start on the hour and run for 55 minutes.

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

  • Standard: £9.20
  • Discounted: £8.20

Off-peak prices

  • Standard: £7.50
  • Discounted: £6.50

ourChelmsford Plus Card prices

Peak prices

  • Standard peak: £8.20
  • Discounted peak: £7.20

Off-peak prices

  • Standard: £6.50
  • Discounted: £5.50

Times

Peak times

  • Monday to Friday: 6pm to 10pm

Off-peak times

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm (term time only)

  • Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 10pm

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.

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.

What to bring

You may also like...

Last updated: 29 September 2022