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Our facilities

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Our online booking facility for is available for all Essex Sport members. You can book fitness classes, badminton, squash, tennis courts and more.

Wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities

We are renowned for our research on the benefits of green exercise and we practise what we preach! We have a wide range of both indoor and outdoor facilities. The outdoor sport area covers 40 acres and includes various sport pitches, courts and an 18-hole disc golf course. There is definitely something for everyone.

The Sports Centre supplements these facilities with a large sports hall, spacious gym, squash courts, activity studios for fitness classes, and is the home to our Performance Sport.

Sports equipment

Unfortunately we no longer hire out sports equipment but you can buy from our range of high quality and affordable equipment. We have everything you could need to enjoy our extensive facilities.

New Sports Centre development

Work is also underway to build our brand new sports arena. Housed in a whole new building, it will offer a range of new spaces including 12 badminton courts, 3 full size basketball courts, 3 netball courts and 5 volleyball courts.

Live progress

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You can access a number of sports facilities in Southend and Loughton.

Contact us

Contact us

We're here to help you make the most of our facilities. So contact us if you want to book pitches, courts or fitness classes, or if you have any questions about our memberships and facilities.

Essex Sport App

Have our world-class sporting facilities in your pocket, book your favourite fitness class or active session all on the go! Download the Essex Sport App today - available in the App Store and Google Play.

Essex Sport Gym

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Designed to inspire and motivate you to keep fit - students, staff and the public can all benefit from a great value membership at our Colchester Campus gym.


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Our memberships offer excellent value, giving you access to our gym, fitness classes and sports facilities.