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Recreational sport and active lifestyle activities

As an alternative to, or as well as, joining a Kingston University sports club, why not take advantage of our active lifestyles programme?

All activities are available to students and/or staff at Kingston University.

Please be aware that some sessions may not be running during enrichment activity week.

Recreational activities currently available:

 

Wellbeing walks

  • Starts: January 2014
  • When: first Friday of every month at 12.00noon
  • Location: meet outside the Fitness Centre
  • Cost: free

Organised walks for students, staff and the local community on the first Friday of every month.

Meet outside the Fitness Centre at 12.00noon and enjoy stepping out of the office for some fresh air and good conversation whilst appreciating the beautiful surroundings Kingston has to offer!

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It is an underrated form of exercise but it is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.

Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers!

For more information please contact Jo Heath by email J.Heath@kingston.ac.uk or call 020 8417 2412.

 

Five-a-side football

  • Starts: 4 February 2014
  • Finishes: 25 March 2014
  • Duration: eight weeks (without a break)
  • When: Tuesday evenings, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Location: Tolworth Court sports ground (hard court area)
  • Cost: team registration fee £35

Why not get a group of friends together and take part in the Kingston University five-a-side football leagues that run on Tuesday evenings?

Pick up a registration form from Room 3 Crescent House (Penrhyn Road campus) or at the Fitness Centre or download the registration form (PDF).

For more information please contact Jo Heath by email J.Heath@kingston.ac.uk or call 020 8417 2412.

 

Pitch up and play football

  • Starts: on-going
  • When: Tuesdays, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  • Location: Arena (Kingston College)
  • Cost: free

Qualified coach on hand to co-ordinate the sessions.

 

Badminton

  • Starts: 17 January 2014
  • Finishes: 7 March 2014
  • Duration: eight weeks (with no break)
  • When: Friday evenings, 5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Location: Arena (Kingston College)
  • Cost: free

Simply 'turn up and try' our free badminton sessions. A qualified badminton coach will be on hand to organise the sessions and provide coaching tips and hints to improve your game.

For more information please contact Jo Heath by email J.Heath@kingston.ac.uk or call 020 8417 2412.


Tennis

Book free tennis courts at Tolworth Court sports ground between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Courts must be booked in advance by calling 020 8417 2411 or emailing s.sandiford@kingston.ac.uk.

 

Tennis for beginners

  • Starts: 6 February 2014
  • Finishes: 27 March 2014
  • Duration: eight weeks (with no break for)
  • When: Thursday evenings, 4.45pm to 6.45pm
  • Location: Tolworth Court sports ground
  • Cost: free

A qualified coach will lead the two-hour sessions.

For more information please contact Jo Heath by email J.Heath@kingston.ac.uk or call 020 8417 2412.


Running club

  • Starts: January 2014
  • When: Wednesday evenings, 5.45pm to 6.45pm
  • Location: Fitness Centre at Penrhyn Road
  • Cost: free

Meet outside the Fitness Centre for organised runs with a Run England qualified leader. There are two session available:

  • Kingston Crawlers for all those new to running; and
  • Kingston Runners for those runners looking to improve in a safe and social group.

To join Kingston Runners and take part in the runs is free, but you must register with Run England for free at www.runengland.org.

For more information and registration please contact Kate Brook on 07973569543 or kate.brook@swlan.org.uk.

 

Golf

Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, Richmond

  • One free one-hour induction lesson
  • Club hire free

Strawberry Hill Golf Club, Richmond

  • Four free beginner group lessons
  • Balls cost £5, club hire free

Sunbury Golf Centre, Shepperton

  • Seven-day free trial of up to four one-hour group lessons, range and use of the course at off-peak times
  • Club hire free

Sandown Park Golf Club, Esher

  • Two free beginner group lessons
  • Balls cost £6 per session, club hire free

World of Golf, New Malden

  • Six free beginner group lessons
  • Balls cost £5 per session, club hire free

London Scottish membership

Also available is a fantastic student golf membership offer from London Scottish (near Wimbledon Common) for only £345 for the year. This will entitle any bona fide student to play seven days a week all year round and enter all competitions to gain an official handicap. This would normally cost £902 for the year!

 

Street golf

  • Starts: January 2014
  • When: Thursday lunchtime
  • Location: takes place in unusual spaces in and around the University's sites
  • Cost: free

Open to all Kingston University students, it's a great social activity with additional opportunities to play in events such as UV night golf and even speed date golf if you should fancy it!

For more information and bookings please email the golf activator, Fiorella Badin (K1207446@kingston.ac.uk).

For more information and booking about all golfing activities please contact Jo Heath by email J.Heath@kingston.ac.uk or call 020 8417 2412.

 

Horse riding

  • Location: Chessington Equestrian Centre
  • When: off peak
  • Booking: call 020 8398 7668 for more details, students get 10% discount when you show your student ID

 

Squash

  • Location: Surbiton Squash Club, Berrylands
  • When: Monday to Friday 8.00am–5.00pm
  • Booking: students can book into this private club on production of Kingston University student card and a court is approx £5 per hour during off peak hours. To book a court call 020 8399 1594 on the day and state you are a Kingston University student.

 

Active lifestyles

  • Go karting at Sandown Park: discounts available if students book online.
  • Laser Quest at Sutton – two games for £5.95 weekdays and two games for £7.95 at weekends for Kingston University students.
  • Swimming at Kingfisher Leisure Centre: discounts for Kingston University students between 11.30 and 4.30pm.
  • Ten-pin bowling at Megabowl (The Rotunda Kingston): Monday to Friday until 6.00pm student discounts available. Two games of bowling for £5 or unlimited bowling for £7.49. To book call 0871 221 0000.

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