We have a great range of facilities, both indoors and outdoors at our Colchester Campus. In 2018, we launched the £12 million Essex Sport Arena, which is built to international sporting standards and is available to hire. The space boasts seating for 1,655 spectators, and includes 20 courts for basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton and futsal.
Our Sports Centre is home to our spacious Essex Sport gym, fitness studios, squash courts and large sports hall. The centre is also the headquarters for our Performance Sport Department.
And that’s just the indoor stuff. We are renowned for our research on the benefits of Green Exercise and we practice what we preach. Located within the Colchester campus and covering 40 acres, our outdoor sports area includes an 18-hole disc golf course, all-weather tennis courts, plus tons of space for you and your mates to play a game of five-a-side.
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|Monday to Friday||Weekends|
|Off-peak||6.30am - 2.59pm||8.00am - 2.59pm|
|Peak||3.00pm - 11.00pm||3.00pm - 10.00pm|
|Saturday 24||Sunday 25||Monday 26||Tuesday 27|
|Gym and sports facilities||8.00am - 10.00pm||8.00am - 10.00pm||10.00am - 6.00pm||6.30am - 11.00pm|
|Essex Sport Arena||Open as normal||Open as normal||CLOSED||Open as normal|
At Essex Sport our facilities are available for booking by students, staff and the public. There are several ways to book a facility or class, including:
* Non-members will need to either telephone or visit the Sports Centre reception.
To ensure fairness for all, consecutively timed/double bookings for courts are not permitted.
Our friendly Essex Sport team is on hand to guide you through the booking process.
For Active Sessions, you can also simply turn up and pay. However, we strongly recommend signing up to ensure you have a place.