racquets, courts & pitches

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Please click here for the guidance on these activities. 

At Arun Leisure Centre we offer a range of facilities for your sporting activities... whether you prefer badminton, basketball, football, tennis or squash, you can do it all at your local centre!

Squash updated December 2020

Squash will be available for booking at 4.20pm, 5.20pm, 6.20pm, 7.20pm & 8.20pm

Courts can be booked by members up to five days in advance, and one day in advance for non-members.

Please do not arrive more than five minutes before the start of your booking.

You should arrive ready to play, changing rooms and showers remain closed.

We will need to take details of all the players in your booking and record this on our booking system.

You should not share equipment.

Social distancing should be maintained before your booking, during drinks breaks and after you have finished. We have removed benches and chairs from the hall.

Squash Guidance

At present the guidance for Tier 2 allows the following only:

Singles solo practice

  • Same household or support bubble – match play/full squash game– best of 5
  • Players from different households** in a squash bubble or support bubble – modified version of squash ‘Sides’ or Socially distanced practices – best of 5
  • One-to-one coaching with adults using socially distanced practices

‘Sides’ is a modified version of the game that allows two players from different households (not in a support bubble) to play on court at the same time:

  • Only two players permitted
  • The aim is to hit a winner or force an error from your opponent as in regular squash 
  • Only one player serves / touches the ball with their hand during the match
  • Both players must keep to their side of the court throughout each rally, using the full length of the court whilst maintaining safe social distancing throughout
  • If a player crosses into the other side of the court, they immediately forfeit the rally
  • If there is a danger of players breaching a safe social distance, they must call a let and replay the rally
  • Once a rally is complete, player’s switch

As soon as your session time finishes we ask that you leave straight away via the directional arrows we have put in place in the corridors around the building.

Courts are also available to book online - click here.

Badminton & Short Tennis -Updated for 2nd December 2020

Badminton and Short Tennis is available from Wednesday 2nd December.

The Arun Leisure Centre boasts 8 badminton courts.  6 in the main sports hall and 2 in our smaller sports hall. 

Casual Badminton will be available to book online and via the phone for 60 minute slots

Monday to Friday at 5pm, 6.15pm & 7.30pm

Weekends 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm in the main sports hall.

Courts can be booked by members up to 10 days in advance, and 3 days in advance for nonmembers. Non-Members will be required to pay a non-member entry fee at reception upon arrival. 

Badminton guidance

Tier Two Singles only between players from multiple households. Doubles from same household or support bubble.

Where players are from the same household or part of a support bubble, follow Government advice on staying alert and safe. 

  • Stay at least two metres away from other players (including during play) as far as possible, when taking breaks and before and after play
  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high fiving)
  • Avoid chasing the shuttle down towards another court if other players are using it
  • For doubles, consider agreeing in advance which player will take the shot if a shuttle travels to the centre of the court.    

Please do not arrive more than five minutes before the start of your booking.

You should arrive ready to play, changing rooms and showers remain closed.

We will need to take details of all the players in your booking and record this on our booking system.

You should not share equipment

Social distancing should be maintained before your booking, during drinks breaks and after you have finished. We have removed benches and chairs from the hall.

As soon as your session time finishes we ask that you leave straight away either via a fire exit and walk around the building or via the directional arrows we have put in place in the corridors around the building

 

tennis

Our outdoor tennis courts are available all year round on our Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).  Our 3 floodlit courts are bookable in 55 minute slots and be booked from 5.00pm - 10.00pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.  

 

netball

Our 3 floodlit outdoor courts are bookable in 55 minute slots and can be booked from 5.00pm - 10.00pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Indoor courts currently unavailable.

For more information, please contact reception.

basketball is currently unavailable at this time.

football

We offer a wide variety of options for football bookings - including the following:

Outdoor Training Pitches

Book one third of our 3G football pitch for training from 5.00pm - 10.00pm Monday to Friday and all day at a weekend.  Discounted rates available for block bookings.

Outdoor Match Pitches

Match pitches are available Saturday and Sunday and depending on pitch availability during evenings, our match pitches come with full size or 9-a-side goals and corner flags.

Please note that we do not supply footballs for any of the above bookings.  For more information, please contact reception.