Saturday Twilight Offer

  • Badminton and Table Tennis
  • Saturday evening 5pm-10pm
  • £5.00 per court

Book online with your Dolphin Centre card or over the phone 01325 406000.

School Leavers Offers (NEW)

School leavers (juniors aged 15/16 years) can get access to badminton and 5-a-side courts for as little as £5.00.

  • Badminton - 1 hour badminton court only £5.00 between 1-4pm daily*
  • 5-a-side - 1 hour football court only £20.00 between 1-4pm daily*

*available from 1st June - 2nd September. 

Don't miss our School Leavers Membership or Bowling offers.

Key information

  • We are asking customers where possible to come sports ready.
  • Entry and exit for the sports hall will be via the main entrance.
  • Football and badminton should be booked and paid for online using your Dolphin Centre card in advance.

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
  • table tennis

With an upper viewing gallery.

Courts for badminton, soft-tennis and table tennis are for a maximum of 4 people.

Hire Charge

There is a hire charge of £5.00 per booking for equipment, which will be returned once equipment is handed back into reception. Please note if items are damaged your hire charge will not be returned.  

Equipment available for hire - indoor size 5 football, badminton racket, shuttlecock, table tennis bat and table tennis ball.

5-a-side league 

League Rules

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.

For fixtures and league tables please visit the Dolphin Centre football league Facebook page [external link].

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Main League Sponsor - Smith & Allan [external link]
  • League Sponsor - SW Accountants Ltd [external link]
  • Cup Sponsor - Barry's Barbers
  • Plate Sponsor - VACANT

Interested in sponsoring the league, email [email protected]

Booking procedure

Bookings can be made up to 9 days in advance, but payment must be made at least 3 days in advance.

Bookings made within 3 days of the booking date must be paid for by credit card over the telephone or in person using the available payment methods.

If there is availability, it may be possible to book and pay on the day that hire is required.

Online bookings

Online bookings are now available for 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]

Dress code

Sports and Fitness - loose comfortable clothing (no jeans) and training shoes.

All cultural requirements will be considered - please ask at Reception.

Your sports hall visit

  • All bookings will need to be made and paid for in advance.
  • Turn up no earlier than 5 minutes before your time slot, access to the hall will be granted at the time of your booking.
  • We encourage to come ready to play, changing facilities are available.
  • Bring your own equipment (rackets, football etc) where possible.
  • Court bookings are for a maximum of 4 people (badminton, table tennis and soft-tennis)

Thank you for your cooperation.