London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

May Madness!

Welcome to our May eBulletin.

The half term is nearly upon us and if you the children will be bored this holiday then don’t worry as our sports and fitness centres have a whole host of activities to keep them entertained! There are limited places available on our swim crash courses so don’t miss out!

Don’t forget that the outdoor pool is open at Pools on the Park. Please check the website for opening times.

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Leisure at Richmond

20 Classes for £20

20 classes for &20!* 

Yes, that’s just &1 per class. 

Come and try a range of fitness classes including Body Pump, Pilates, Yoga, Tabata, Legs, Bums and Tums, Indoor Cycling, Circuits, Tai Chi plus many more. Buy your pass today!

Available at Shene Sports & Fitness Centre, Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre, Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre and Teddington Sports Centre.

Buy your pass today!

To register and for more information please click here or call 020 3772 2999. 

*valid for 8 weeks from date of purchase and for chosen site only. Terms and conditions apply. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Schools out! Looking for half term ideas?

Here at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we are running swimming crash courses, Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June. A short intensive course is often the best way to learn to swim or develop your skills. Courses are available for all ages and abilities including beginners through to improvers.

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

Bookings are now available so book today and don’t miss out on lots of fun this half term!

Don’t want to sign up for a swim course? Well don’t worry because we still have lots of other activities to keep the children busy including our one day diving workshops available on Tuesday 30 May and Thursday 1 June and Rookie Lifeguard workshop on Tuesday 30 May.

There are fun time float sessions at the weekend too!

Want to work as a lifeguard?

Lifeguards are an integral part of the staff at a swimming pool. They keep an eye on everything happening from poolside and are qualified to intervene and even save someone’s life if they are in trouble.

The role is nearly always offered on a part time basis and this flexibility means it is often taken up by young people at college or university. For many lifeguarding provides an excellent foundation for a career in the leisure industry – many pool managers began their professional careers as a lifeguard.

The UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland that complies with the industry requirements. This qualification is a recruitment requirement for a number of leisure jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of this course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard in the UK.

The NPLQ course comprises both physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a water based practical test, dry assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and lifesaving skills. The course includes AED bolt on.

All applicants must be 16 years or over.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre runs National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) courses throughout the year.

The next course will be held from Tuesday 30 May to Sunday 4 June.

If you would like to register your interest please email Rob at

Please click here for more information or contact Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Bored of your regular class? All gymed out?

Barre Fitness is the great new class that’s been introduced at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre.

Barre Fitness is inspired by the rigourous training regimes of top ballet schools – but don’t worry, there’s actually no dancing, prancing or pirouetting involved. Instead, classes focus on building the functional strength that allows dancers to perform their art so elegantly and gracefully.

It’s a mixture of aerobic, toning, Pilates, Yoga and dance. It’s perfect for anyone who is looking for the physical benefits of ballet - toning, flexibility, improved strength, and rhythm. Working on the barre not only aids balance, it is used to add increase resistance to give an all-over workout that pushes the participant to their own personal limit

A low impact suitable for any age, gender and ability and you don’t have to have a dance back ground to participate.

Barre Fitness is available on Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm.

For more information please click here or call Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Looking for a pitch to play football this summer?

Fancy a kick about? Are you and your mates looking for somewhere to play football after work? Our 3G pitch provides the perfect playing surface whatever the weather. The pitch can be hired, per hour, as one third of a pitch or hired as one whole pitch. 

Whether you just want to play with friends or looking to play matches let Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre become your home of football.
For more information and to book please call Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Join our Badminton Club at Whitton

Are you and your friends looking for something fun and different to do? Why not come and play badminton…meet new players…and have fun

Our Badminton Club at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre caters for players of all standards. With a mix of experienced players and a fully qualified coach on hand to give advice should you want it, you’ll be able to enjoy badminton on your own terms. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played for years just give it a try.

We are always looking for new players to come along and join in and we will always make you feel welcome.

Badminton Club sessions are available:

Adult Badminton Club 16yrs+ 
Thursday 8.30-10.30pm
Sunday 10.00am – 12noon (family session for adults and children aged 8+years)

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

RISE activities in Richmond

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

RISE continues to run regular activities, including: multi-sports, football, dance & drama, trampolining, wheelchair basketball, archery, yoga, gym and swimming.  RISE football will finish for the season on Saturday 20 May but multi-sports, which takes place immediately before football, will be extended to 2 hours with an opportunity to play football.  RISE football will commence again in September.

Following on from our successful RISE canoeing courses, we will be running another course on Fridays, 4.30 – 6.30pm, 9 June – 21 July.  These are fun sessions at the Lensbury Watersports Centre in Teddington led by experienced coaches and provide an opportunity to try different canoes and kayaks.  Participants learn different strokes and skills and build up their confidence on the water through drills and games.

Save the Date!  Saturday 22 July for our RISE Summer Spectacular Open Day.  More details to follow.

For more information on our RISE activities, please contact the Sports Development Team on 020 8831 6181/6134, text: 07956 027701 or email:

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