Chelmsford City Council

Squash at Riverside

We are continuing work on the new Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre. The current phase of the works means the sports hall, the undercroft car park and the ice rink are closed until Spring 2019. You can find out about the closures. In addition, OJ’s café is now closed. We have installed vending machines and a new cafe will open in the new centre.


Book a court

You can book a court online, by phone or when you visit Riverside.

All bookings last for 40 minutes, with availability at 40 minute intervals. The last booking you can make is 40 minutes before closing.

You can book a court:

  • ten days in advance if you have a monthly membership (you can only book one court per membership, per day)
  • seven days in advance if you have a Leisure Plus card
  • two days in advance if you do not have a membership or Leisure Plus card (by phone or in person only)

If you no longer want to use the sport hall, 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.

Clubs, schools and colleges can make court reservations in advance. You can contact the Sports Hall Manager for more information on 01245 615069.


Peak hire prices

Peak times are:

  • Monday to Friday, from 5pm to 10:20pm

Leisure Plus card prices:

  • £9

Non Leisure Plus card prices:

  • £10


Off peak hire prices

Off peak times are:

  • Monday to Friday, from 7am to 5pm
  • Saturday, from 7am to 10:20pm
  • Sunday, from 7am to 7:40pm

Leisure Plus card prices:

  • 11 to 17 years: £5.10
  • 18 to 59 years: £6.90
  • 60 years and over: £5.10
  • Concessions: £5.10

Non Leisure Plus card prices:

  • 11 to 15 years: £6.10
  • 16 years and over: £7.90

Prices valid until 31 March 2019.  

Sports booking, payment and pricing policy

You can download our sports booking, payment and pricing policy.

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