Sports hall and indoor sport

Sports Hall

Our multipurpose Sports Hall is ideal for a wide range of sports, activities and events for all ages, abilities and interests. The hall has the capacity for 8 badminton courts or a combination of badminton, five-a-side football, soft-tennis, netball, basketball, volleyball and table tennis, with an upper viewing gallery.

The Main Hall is an excellent place for teams to train and has the availability for special events and private hire. Please see our Meetings and Special Occasions page for further details.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday from 8am - 9.00pm (Last Booking) 
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8am - 6pm (Last Booking)

If you require further details or would like to book please contact our Reception on 01325 406000.

Squash Courts

We have 3 squash courts. Court bookings are for 40 mins.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday from 7.40am - 9.40pm (Last Booking)
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8am - 6.20pm (Last Booking)

Please contact our Reception on 01325 406000 for availability.

If you'd like to take part in sports in our sports hall or squash courts, visit our Sports Directory for clubs you can join.

5-a-Side League 

If you are interested in playing in our 5-a-side league please email us at [email protected] or telephone The Dolphin Centre on 01325 406000. The Dolphin Centre adult 5-a-side Premier Football League has been running for over 20 years, taking place on a Wednesday evening. We have now become one of the best leagues in the North East with some original teams still playing. The Premier League consists of 24 teams divided into two leagues (A and B). For fixtures and league tables please visit the Dolphin Centre football league Facebook page [external link]

Online bookings

Online bookings are now available for Squash, Football, Badminton and Exercise classes, please see our bookings page [opens in new window] and register to make a booking. If you have any problems with the process please email [email protected]

Club support

Check out benefits and offers for clubs on our Club Support and Funding Page.

Dress code

Sports and Fitness - loose comfortable clothing (no jeans) and training shoes.
All cultural requirements will be considered - please ask at Reception.