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Feel Good with us this Autumn

Welcome to our August eBulletin.

Maybe the Olympics have inspired you and you children to try a new sport?

The holidays are nearly over and the children are heading back to school. So what better time to start thinking about booking a new sports course, join in a fitness class or sign up for one of our great Feel Good Fitness memberships.

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Leisure at Richmond

Have the Olympics inspired you or your children to try a new sport?

There’s a lot to look forward to this autumn at our sports centres.

Bookings are now being taken for our autumn courses. So why not book a sports course today.

There’s a wide range of junior and adult courses to choose from including ballet, trampolining, karate, gymnastics, taekwondo, badminton, judo, roller skating, street dance, basketball, football, tennis and squash.

For more information click on the sports and fitness centre below or call 020 3772 2999 and book your place!

Shene Sports & Fitness Centre

Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre

Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre

Teddington Sports Centre

Feel Good Swim School remaining spaces – book today!

There are only a couple of weeks before our new lessons begin at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and we still have some remaining spaces on our Infant and Junior Learn to Swim Courses.

Please see below list of courses:

Infant Availability

Carer & Baby
Tuesday 10.30am – 2 spaces
Tuesday 11.30am – 8 spaces
Thursday 11am – 4 spaces
Friday 11.30am – 7 spaces

Carer & Toddler
Tuesday 12noon – 5 spaces
Friday 12noon – 3 spaces

Tuesday 12.30pm – 6 spaces
Thursday 10.30am – 2 spaces

Junior Availability

Tuesday 1.30pm- 3 spaces
Wednesday 9.30am – 1 spaces
Wednesday 10am – 4 spaces
Wednesday 3pm – 2 spaces
Thursday 3pm – 1 spaces

Tuesday 1pm – 2 spaces
Wednesday 3.30pm – 1 space
Thursday 10am – 1 spaces
Friday 3pm – 2 spaces

Saturday 8.30am – 1 space

Saturday 9am – 1 spaces

Wednesday 5.30pm – 5 spaces
Thursday 5.30pm – 1 space
Saturday 8am – 1 space
Saturday 10.30am – 2 spaces

Tuesday 4pm – 2 spaces
Wednesday 5.30pm – 3 spaces
Thursday 4.00 pm – 1 space

Tuesday 5pm – 2 spaces
Wednesday 4pm – 3 spaces
Thursday 5.30pm – 1 spaces
Friday 4pm – 4 spaces
Saturday 10am – 2 spaces

Monday 4pm – 5 spaces
Wednesday 5pm – 2 spaces
Thursday 4.30pm – 2 spaces

Wednesday 4.30pm – 2 spaces

Please click here for details of our swim level criteria. Please come into Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and book your place today.

For more information please call us on 020 3772 2999.

Refer a friend to Feel Good Fitness and get a month’s free membership

Training with friends is great for motivation and can help you achieve your goals.

If you’re a direct debit member there’s no limit to the number of referrals you can make and you’ll receive a FREE MONTH for every referral that joins.

Come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre, Shene Sports & Fitness Centre, Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre and Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre complete a refer a friend voucher; we’ll give your friend a free month’s membership when they join and give you a free month as a thank you too!*

Please click here for more information on our affordable membership options.

* terms and conditions apply. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Fancy playing Squash?

The squash coaching at Teddington Sports Centre is a drop in session in which you can learn, brush up on old skills, or simply just practice before sweating it out in a weekly round robin tournament.

Squash is a great game whatever age you are. The better you get the more you enjoy it and squash coaching is the fastest way to achieve your potential.

We will teach you to learn the correct way to hold a racket, arm position, body position and movement, the approach and swing for each type of shot, rules and safety and of course tactics.

You will also be encouraged to improve your fitness and court speed.

Squash coaching is available for anyone aged 16 years+ on Monday 7.00-8.00pm. This is followed by a Squash Social session 8.00-10.00pm.

Why not come along to our FREE open day on Monday 5 September from 6.00-10.00pm and try out the session! Click here for details.

For more information please click here or contact Teddington Sports Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Junior squash courses are also available for children aged 8+years. Click here for more information.

Adult swim courses – we’ll teach you how to swim

Many adults would like to learn to swim given the right opportunity. Swimming is an excellent form of low impact exercise with many health benefits including weight loss, muscle toning and cardiorespiratory improvement. It’s also good fun.

At Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we have a range of adult lessons designed for varying abilities. It’s never too late to learn to swim. From lessons for the complete beginner who lacks water confidence to lessons for competent swimmers who want to improve their technique. Feel Good Swim School has it all!

We understand that you may feel embarrassed or nervous about taking swimming lessons as an adult but please don’t feel like you’re the only one.

We offer 6 week courses for beginners, intermediate or advanced swimmers. Our next term will start w/c 5 September and you can book your place now.

Please click here for more information or call the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

Swimming is a total body workout that leaves you feeling energised and revitalised. So come and try one of our lessons today and get swimming.

Strike a pose with our Parents and Child Yoga course

Our Parents and Child Yoga session at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre is a great way to have fun with your child in a relaxed, creative environment helping you both feel nurtured, calm and full of healthy vitality.

We will work with a variety of yoga postures that suit children’s little bodies and adults benefit too, drawing on children’s natural imagination and ability to have fun so they are kept engaged and active whilst receiving numerous physical and mental benefits. This will start the process of learning body and mind awareness.

So stretch your way to fitness with this fun and gentle yoga class. Be part of a yogic adventure and experience stretching through a magical journey.

This course takes place on Sundays 9.30-10.00am and will start on Sunday 11 September. This is a six week course and will finish on the 23 October.

We will be running another six week course after the half term holiday, 6 November to 18 December.

Please click here for more information or call us on 020 3772 2999.

Children must be 5+years.

Toddler Fun Time at Whitton

Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre has a dedicated toddler session where pre-schoolchildren can come along and enjoy our fantastic range of soft play equipment including bouncy castle and inflatable slide.

It’s a great place for your little ones to burn off some energy!

Sessions are available Saturday and Sunday 9.00-10.55am during term times.

Toddler Fun Time sessions are also available during the summer holidays Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm. 

For more information please call the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

Serve it, Smash it, Win it

Do you and your friend’s fancy playing tennis? Then get your trainers and tracksuit and head to Teddington Sports Centre.

Our 7 week adult tennis course starts on Saturday 10 September 10.00-11.00am and will run until the 22nd October.

For more information and to book please call Teddington Sports Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Look out for our new pool timetable

Our new pool timetable starts from Monday 5 September. We offer general swim sessions, adult swims, swim lessons and fun time floats.

Click here for more information or call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Many people run to get fit but don’t think of swimming as another major route to a healthier lifestyle. What a mistake! Why not make swimming part of your healthy lifestyle and come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre today. Swimming is available on a pay-as-you-go basis or a monthly membership that will save you money.

Come and try volleyball

Maybe you watched volleyball at the Olympics and you'd like to give it a try. Why not come along to Teddington Sports Centre and try our adult volleyball coaching sessions.

Volleyball is fast, fun and great for all-round fitness; it’s no wonder volleyball is such a popular sport. Our volleyball coaching sessions are a great social way to play and get to know the sport. Our sessions will teach you the basic techniques and help you get set for competition.

Whether you’ve never played before and want to give it a go or you haven’t played since you were at school – or on holiday – we’ll give you the opportunity to give it a try!

Please click here for more information or contact Teddington Sports Centre on 020 3772 2999.

New RISE activities for September

RISE (Richmond upon Thames Inclusive Sports and Exercise) promotes inclusive and disability specific sport and exercise activities for children, young people and adults.

The new term of all our regular RISE activities starts in September:
Multi-Sports, Football, Dance & Drama, Swimming, Trampolining, Yoga and Wheelchair Basketball. You can see the full details of our RISE activities on the website. Please click here for more details.

In addition to the weekly activities, Gym and Swimming continue through the year in our Sports & Fitness Centres along with Archery and Royal Richmond Archery Club.

Our next RISE event, where you can come and find out about inclusive and disability specific sports and exercise activities and try many of our is on Saturday 22 October at Teddington Sports Centre.

For more information on our RISE activities, please contact the Sports Development Team on 020 8831 6181, text: 07956 027701 or email:

Come and play football at Whitton

Our 3G Pitch at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre provides the perfect playing surface regardless of weather. The pitch can be hired, per hour, as one third of a pitch or hired as one whole pitch.

So if you and your mates are looking for somewhere to play football why not pop down to Whitton today.

We have 4-6pm slots available for matches throughout the winter.

For more information and to book please call Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Join the Harlequins family and celebrate our 150th anniversary with us!

Membership is the only way to guarantee a seat at every Harlequins home match. It includes all regular season home matches in the Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Challenge Cup and the Anglo-Welsh Cup, as well as the London Double Header and Big Game 9 at Twickenham Stadium.

Family membership offers fantastic value and allows your whole family to share the excitement, camaraderie and sportsmanship of live rugby, helping to create family memories that will last a lifetime. From toddlers and teenagers, to our famous mascots and the interactive DHL BackRow where you can meet Harlequins players, there is something for all ages at The Stoop.

If you cannot attend a match, you can use Ticket Forwarding or Ticket Resale to give your friend your ticket or sell it back through the Club. Adult membership starts from &265 and a family of two (1 adult + 1 child) can enjoy the whole season from just &415, less than &26 a match. You can also spread the cost of your membership by paying by monthly Direct Debit.

You can find more information about Harlequins membership here and if you have any questions, please call us on 020 8410 6000.

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