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      The times below are the general opening hours for each area. For more specific times and availability for particular activities please refer to the relevant pages. Please also refer note that our Christmas/New Year opening hours are slightly different and full details can be found at the bottom of this section.

      Sportspark opens at normal times during bank holidays.

       

      Fitness Centre
      Monday – Sunday: 06:30 to 22:20

       

      Swimming Pool
      Times vary, please refer to the pool timetable on our Pool webpage.

       

      Indoor Courts
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to last booking at 21:40.

       

      Outdoor Courts
      Monday- Friday: 09:00 to 22:00
      Weekends: 09:00 to 21:00

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      Climbing Wall
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 22:20

       

      Sportscafé
      Monday to Thursday: 07:30 to 21:30
      Friday to Saturday: 07:30 to 21:00

      Last food orders 30 minutes before close.

Sportspark is the UK's largest indoor community sports venue with areas capable of accommodating virtually any sport you can think of!

There's no need to be a member to use Sportspark's facilities, simply pay and play! Our indoor arenas and facilities include:

  • Climbing wall with bouldering cave
  • 5 x glass-backed squash courts
  • Martial arts studio
  • 2 large indoor arenas which can accommodate:
    • 20 x badminton courts.
    • 5 Basketball Courts
    • 8 Volleyball Courts
    • 5 Netball Courts
    • 5 Football Courts
    • Table tennis

and many more sports including roller derby, korfball, etc.

Whether training with a team, playing with friends of perfecting your skills, our indoor facilities provide the perfect environment for all sports to have fun and compete.

Prices
For information on prices please visit our prices page here.

For information on how to book any of our indoor activities, please refer our menu bar (top right) How To Book.

For information on our arena rules, please see appropriate section below.

Climbing Wall

There are a number of different ways you can start climbing at Sportspark.

Course

If you are a beginner or never climbed before we run courses that teach you all you need to know. These run during school term on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and are available for both adult and juniors.  We also run a family course on a Saturday.

If you have done some climbing before or want to improve your climbing then the improver course is the one for you.  These are run on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday again for adults and juniors.

Private session

For a more personal approach we offer private session on a 1:1 to 1:8 basis.  Full details and contact details can found on the climbing notice board by the entrance to the climbing wall.

Casual climbing

If you a component climber (16+) you can register to climb unsupervised by completing an assessment with one of our instructors.  Climbing prices are listed in our current price list under "climbing wall" and usage is charged in 90 minute blocks.  Non-members pay the Pay and Play price plus a £10 cash deposit. Members pay the peak or off-peak members/concession fee (depending on the time of day that they visit).

Junior climbing

For those under 16 we run a junior climbing club and academy on Thursday and Saturday. This is great place to meet new people and continue to improve your climbing under the supervision of an climbing instructor

Climbing wall terms and conditions

Climbing wall opening times
opens at 07:00 everyday
closes at 22:20 everyday

Peak: Monday – Friday 16:00-20:30
Off-Peak All other times

Please view Sportspark's current climbing wall route grades and timetable for climbing wall avaiablity for week commencing 16th April and 23rd April

Sportspark operate a climbing band process for all unsupervised climbing.

Climbing Assessment Times

Thursday 16:15 and 18:30

Climbing Taster Sessions

We run taster sessions throughout the year for both adults & juniors. Taster sessions provide 90 minutes of expert guidance in a small group. For more information on our climbing tasters and courses click here.

Group Bookings

Looking for an unusual activity for your group, office or with friends? You can book a group (maximum number of eight) for a climbing session (120 minutes) with a qualified climbing instructor and equipment. Please note, some time restrictions apply to private bookings. Please call 01603 593 403 for more information.

Climbing Parties

Sportspark offers a range of themed party packages for children incuding gymnastics, climbing and archery. Our climbing parties offer a fun and challenging environment in which everyone can safely learn some basic climbing skills. Climbing parties are suitable for children aged 8 years+, for a maximum of 8 children. For more information visit our children's parties page.

Badminton

Sportspark’s facilities include 20 badminton courts which all have sprung wooden floors.

In addition to casual court hire, we also offer many drop-in sessions for all ages and levels plus 6 week adult beginners courses throughout the year.

Opening Hours
Badminton courts are bookable from 07:00 to last booking 21:40.

Court hire is available in 40 minute blocks.

Prices
Prices are listed in our current price page under "indoor" and then "rackets" and court hire is charged in 40 minute blocks. Please note that non-members pay an extra 60p per person, on top of the court hire fee. Non-members pay the Pay and Play price. Members pay the peak or off-peak members/concession fee (depending on the time of day that they visit). Please note that the time required to set-up and take down equipment for your activity, will take place during your 40 minute hire session.

 

How to Book A Badminton Court
Badminton courts (casual hire) are bookable by phone and in person. To make a telephone booking, please call (01603) 592398 between 10:00-21:00 hours, Monday-Sunday, and have your payment card details ready.

You are also able to book online for the following bookable periods:

Monday-Sunday: 07:00 - 08:20 hrs
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:  16:20 until last booking at 21:40

Members can book up to 14 days in advance and non-members can book up to 7 days in advance.

 

Badminton Drop-In Sessions
All of the following sessions are a great way to improve your badminton skills and play with different people. These are friendly and welcoming sessions and you don't need to come with a badminton partner, just turn up and play.

Please note that although these are drop-in sessions, they can also be booked in advance. By booking in advance it will ensure that you get a space within your preferred session during busy periods.  For information on how to book, please refer to our guide here

BADMINTON DROP-IN DAY TIME MEMBER PRICE  NON-MEMBER PRICE
Fitness In Later Life (FILL) Badminton* Mondays 11:00-13:00 Free/£2.85 £4.50
Ladies Badminton Tuesdays 09:40-11:40 £3.50 £4.45
Fitness In Later Life (FILL) Badminton Tuesdays 11:40-13:40 Free/£2.85 £4.50
Advanced Badminton (Mixed Group) Wednesdays 11:00-13:00 £3.50 £4.45
Fitness In Later Life (FILL) Badminton Thursdays 10:20-12:20 Free/£2.85 £4.50
Adult Badminton (Mixed - General) (16+) Thursday 19:40-21:00 £3.50 £4.45
Beginners Badminton Fridays 09:00-11:00 £3.50 £4.45
Intermediate Badminton Fridays 11:00-13:00 £3.50 £4.45
*FILL activites (for the over fifties) are free to Gold and silver Members      

 

Racket Hire
Rackets are available for hire from reception at a cost of £1.50. (£10 deposit for rackets - or by leaving your Gold/Silver or Bronze Sportscard at reception).
Shuttlecocks are available to buy at £1.35 each.

Squash

Squash Team Tournament

Sunday 20th May 10:00-14.00.

Just enter as an Individual and teams will be announced on the day.

All players guaranteed at least three best of 3 matches.

Trophies for winners and runners up.

Entry Fee £4 payable at reception.

NEW social evening

Starting 27th April 19:00-21:00 and last friday of every month afterwards

Cost £3.00 members and £4.00 non memebers

Great way to meet new players and if you wish to join the squash league.

Book online, over the phone on in person

Normal Sportspark booking terms and condition apply.

 

Opening Hours
Squash  courts are bookable from 07:00 to last booking 21:40. Court hire is available in 40 minute blocks.

Prices
Prices are listed in our current price page under "indoor" and then "rackets" and court hire is charged in 40 minute blocks. Please note that non-members pay an extra 60p per person, on top of the court hire fee. Non-members pay the Pay and Play price. Members pay the peak or off-peak members/concession fee (depending on the time of day that they visit).

How to Book A Squash Court
Squash courts are bookable by phone, online, in person or via the foyer kiosks. To make a telephone booking, please call (01603) 592398 between 10:00-21:00 hours, Monday-Sunday, and have your payment card details ready.

Members can book up to 14 days in advance and non-members can book up to 7 days in advance.

Squash Courses
If you are a complete beginner, and would like to join a structured Sportspark course, we offer several adult and junior squash courses throughout the year. Full details of Sportspark squash courses, can be found on our Sports Courses page.

Squash League
If you want to play regular squash with others of a similar standard, why not join one of our friendly singles leagues.  

Applications are available online or at reception. Squash league info for further information please email Sportspark.squashleagues@uea.ac.uk.

Squash Coaching

We have one to one coaching available through experienced squash coach David Youngs. David is an England Squash Level 2 Club and County Coach with 25 years of experience. David's achievements include 6 times Norfolk Champion and over 30 Caps for England Masters Teams.

Available Monday to Saturday (Daytime & Evenings)
Prices: Members £16 per 40 minutes
            Non Members £20 per 40 minutes

Contact: 07968 126922 or email david@pegglehouse.eu to book

Racket Hire
Rackets are available for hire from reception at a cost of £2.00. (£10 deposit for rackets - or by leaving your Gold/Silver or Bronze Sportscard at reception).

Table Tennis

Table Tennis
If you fancy a game of table tennis, you can now hire a table in the hall in 40 minute slots.

Table Tennis prices are listed in our current price page under "Indoor - Rackets" and court hire is charged in 40 minute blocks. Please note that non-members pay an extra 60p per person, on top of the court hire fee. Non-members pay the Pay and Play price. Members pay the peak or off-peak members/concession fee (depending on the time of day that they visit).

 

How to Book 
Table Tennis is bookable by phone and in person. To make a telephone booking, please call (01603) 592398 between 10:00-21:00 hours, Monday-Sunday, and have your payment card details ready.

Members can book up to 14 days in advance and non-members can book up to 7 days in advance.

Indoor Sportshall

Court Hire
Sportspark's indoor arenas can be used for a variety of sports

The following sports can be booked via reception in our sportshall Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Korfball, Football,Pickleball, table tennis

Court hire, (full/half court), is available in 40 minute slots.

Booking terms and condiitons

Indoor Court Hire Prices
Full or half court hire is charged in 40 minute blocks and prices are listed in our current price page under Indoor.  Please note that non-members pay an extra 60p per person, on top of the court hire fee. Non-members pay the Pay and Play price. Members pay the peak or off-peak members/concession fee (depending on the time of day that they visit). Please note that the time required to set-up and take down equipment for your activity, will take place during your 40 minute hire session.

 

How to Book A Sports Hall
Sports Hall casual hire is bookable online,by phone and in person. To make a telephone booking, please call (01603) 592398 between 10:00-21:00 hours, Monday-Sunday, and have your payment card details ready.

Members can book up to 14 days in advance and non-members can book up to 7 days in advance.

 

Basketball Drop-In Sessions
Come along to our open basketball session which takes place every Saturday between 20:20 and 22:20 in Halls 4/5.

There's no need to book, just turn up and play.

Price: £2.25 for members / £2.90 for non-members

 

 

Martial Arts

The following martial arts clubs use Sportspark as a teaching venue, but Sportspark don't actually run their own martial arts classes/clubs:

Eastern Shotokan Karate Club (ESKA)
A professional karate club with classes for three age ranges: 4-7, 8-15 & 16+..

For more information visit: www.eska.co.uk.

National Martial Arts Committee (NMAC)

The professional Martial Arts organisation, Coaching Children as young as 4 Years old, right through to the mature student ! You have the opportunity to train in Tae Kwon Do, TaeBox, Effective Self Defence and Freestyle. With regular Gradings, Courses and Competitions there is a choice for everyone.

For more information please visit www.nmacgb.com or call/text Chris Hemstock on 07917 304667 email : becomesmart@aol.com

Norwich WTF Taekwondo
Norwich WTF Taekwondo is headed up by a Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea) recognised 8th Dan Black Belt.
 
The group teaches Taekwondo as a martial art and modern day Olympic sport and is the only Taekwondo club in the Norwich area that teaches WTF Style Taekwondo (World Taekwondo Federation) often referred to as Olympic Taekwondo. Classes are held at the Sportspark and other local venues for children and adults of all ages and abilities.
 
For more information call the club secretary 07939191771 or visit
www.norwichtaekwondo.co.uk

Non-Members pay a guest fee of 60p per person.

 

Club Bookings

If you wish to make a club booking, please call our events department on: (01603) 593403 or email: events.sportspark@uea.ac.uk.

Arena Rules

  • Please note that the time required to set-up and take down equipment for your activity, will take place during your 40 minute hire session.
  • No open-topped drinks are allowed within the arenas/sports halls. Please use closed containers.
  • No food is allowed within the arenas/sports halls.
  • No chewing gum is allowed within the arenas/sports halls.
  • Please wear appropriate sports attire/clothing. Please wear sports tops (i.e., t-shirts, sweatshirts), at all times (no bare torsos please). No jeans allowed.
  • Please wear appropriate footwear. Do not wear shoes that may make marks on the arena floor, nor wear high heels.
  • Please use the dry-changing rooms to change into/out of sports attire. Do not use the arena stores nor court areas as a changing room.
  • Please ensure that bags and belongings are not left on or around the arenas/sports halls. Please store belonging in the lockers provided within the dry-changing rooms (upstairs). Further details on our locker policies can be found here.
  • Children aged 12 years and under are not to be left unattended at time.
  • Please be courteous to others and wait outside for your activity to commence.
  • Sportspark’s standard terms and conditions of use apply to all activities.
  • Sportspark reserves the right to terminate your activity if you do not comply with the above rules.
  • Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our Sports Assistants or Duty Manager on charge.
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