London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Here comes summer!

Welcome to our June eBulletin.

Sun, sand and sea ... they add up to only one thing: summer. And it’s here!

Here at Feel Good Fitness we’ve got lots of great activities to keep you occupied, whether it’s taking part in a fitness class, signing up for a tennis course or having a dip in the outdoor pool at Pools on the Park.

Don’t forget we’ve got lots of fun things for the kids to do too, especially with those dreaded school holidays just around the corner!

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Leisure at Richmond

New adult and junior tennis courses

Are you the next Andy Murray or Serena Williams?

Come and hone your tennis skills in our brand new tennis coaching courses on our new floodlit tennis courts!

Junior courses

4.30-5.15pm Toddlers (age 3-5)
5.15-6.15pm Mini Red (age 5-8)
6.15-7.15pm Mini Green (age 8-11)
4.30-5.15pm Toddlers (age 3-5)
5.15-6.15pm Mini Red (age 5-8)
6.15-7.15pm Juniors (age 11-16)
10.00-10.45am Toddlers (age 3-5)
1.00-12noon Mini Red (age 5-8)
12noon-1.00pm Mini Green (age 8-11)

Adult courses
7.15-8.15pm Adult Beginners 
8.15-9.15pm Adult Improvers 
7.15-8.15pm Adult Beginners 
8.15-9.15pm Adult Improvers 
1.00-2.00pm Adult Beginners 
2.00-3.00pm Adult Improvers 

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



Outdoor grounds opening soon

Grounds and Paddling Pool
From Monday 26 June the grounds and paddling pool will be open from 10am – 6pm when good weather is forecast. Good weather is loosely defined as a “feels like” temperature of 20 degrees Celsius or above (taking wind strength into account) and with little chance of rain forecast for the nearest Met Office weather station.

Although the facility is here for all to enjoy we ask that when bringing picnics there is no alcohol or drugs, glass, metal cutlery or any items deemed to be potentially dangerous. We will have security staff on site who will ask to search bags before you enter. This is for the safety of all customers and staff.

Smoke Free Zone
This year you will see that the whole site including the forecourt leading to the entrance and area around the bus stop is smoke free. We ask that you abide by the no smoking policy.

Car Park
The car park adjacent to Pools on the Park is a public car park and spaces can be limited on busy days. To pay for parking without cash you can use the Ringo app or call 020 3046 0010. The location number is 5329.
The 490 bus terminus is in the car park and there are plenty of bicycles racks on the forecourt.

For more information please call Pools on the Park on 020 3772 2999 or click here.

Please check social media for all updates.

Is your workout getting boring?

Does your usual workout seem like a scene from the movie Groundhog Day—just more of the same old, same old? Then try one, or all, of our great new fitness classes in our 
re launched programme at Shene Sports & Fitness Centre.

Not only will they breathe new life into your gym time, helping you stay motivated, but they’ll also keep your body burning more calories.

Why not try one of our new classes….


This is a high intensity total body workout that requires no equipment using your body weight for resistance. The class is based on a fitness method called “Max Interval Training” keeping your body working at maximum capacity through the entire workout. You will work flat out in 3-5 minute blocks with only a short period of rest in between.
Monday 8.30-9.15pm

High Intensity Interval Training is a total body workout combining cardio, body weight exercises and weights, such as dumbbells, kettlebells using large muscle groups. If your goal is to improve cardiovascular fitness, reduce body fat and get toned this class is for you.
Wednesday 8.30-9.00pm
Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Hatha Yoga

This is a gentle, basic slow-paced stretching-focused Yoga class with breathing exercises and meditation. This class is a great way to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with doing yoga while improving balance, strength, flexibility and body awareness.
Sunday 10.30-11.30am

With over 35 classes per week, Shene Sports & Fitness Centre will keep you motivated and feeling good!

Don’t forget if you’re a direct debit or annual member then all of our fitness classes are free.

Click here for more information or call Shene Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Looking for an early morning fitness class?

Are you an early bird? Do you like to get your workout out of the way first thing in the morning? If the answer is yes why not come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre

Wake up and work out with our Morning Conditioning class. A great workout clears everything up mentally, physically and you’ll just have a better day.

Morning Conditioning is a combination of cardio, body weight and free weight exercises to improve general fitness and increase strength. This class is aimed at anyone wanting to start their day with a quick full body workout. Exercises will vary each week to keep it interesting.

Morning Conditioning is available at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on Tuesdays 7.00-7.45am.

Please click here for our full fitness class programme or call us on 020 3772 2999.

Train to become a lifeguard this summer

The UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 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 National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course is 36 hours long over 5 days with a practical assessment covering theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR.

All applicants must be 16 years or over.

Both Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and Pools on the Park run National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) courses throughout the year.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
The next courses will be held from Monday 24 to Saturday 29 July and Monday 14 to Saturday 19 August If you would like to register your interest please email Rob at

Pools on the Park
Over the summer Pools on the Park will be running 4 courses;
Course 1: 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18 July
Course 2: 26, 27, 28, 31 July and 1 August
Course 3: 9, 10 11, 14 and 15 August
Course 4: 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 August

The timings of the course are 8.30am-6.00pm every day. If you would like more information please contact Sarah at

100% attendance is required on the course to enter the assessment which is wholly practical and oral – there are no written parts to the assessment process. Applicants must be physically fit, have good vision and hearing, and be mentally alert and self-disciplined.

The cost of the course is &258.

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

Save the date!

Save the Date for our RISE (Richmond Inclusive Sports & Exercise) Summer Spectacular Open Day on Saturday 22 July.

This free open day will take place from 10am to 3pm at Teddington Sports Centre, Teddington School, Broom Road, Teddington, TW11 9PJ.  Come along and try a range of inclusive and disability specific sports and exercise including Yoga, Dance, Football, Tennis and Dragon Boating.  Check out our website,  nearer the time for the timetable or click here for more information.

RISE continues to run regular activities in the borough for children, young people and adults, including: Multi-sports, Dance & Drama, Trampolining, Wheelchair Basketball, Archery, Yoga, Gym and Swimming.  RISE football has finished for the season but Multi-sports, on Saturday mornings, has been 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.

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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