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Recreational sport and active lifestyle activities

Five days of free activities every week...

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.

If possible please bring your own racket to the tennis and badminton sessions. We have a limited number of spare ones.

See what sports are available on:

Monday

Touch tennis

  • Time: 12.00noon–1.00pm
  • Location: Meet at the Fitness Centre reception at Penrhyn Road to move to unusual spaces in and around the University's sites
  • Dates: 24 April – 12 June 2017

Boccia

  • Time: 1.30pm–3.30pm (but you can come along for an hour if you can't make the whole two hours)
  • Location: Bedelsford School, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QZ (located between the Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses)
  • Dates: 24 April – 12 June 2017

Boccia is a game similar to bowls. It is played from a seated position to allow for participants using wheel chairs. It is all inclusive and open to all Kingston University students, either with a disability or not. Participants do not need any previous experience playing Boccia.

This is a recreational session for all to enjoy. The session will be led by Jayson Shetty who is a Kingston University and Bedelsford School alumnus.

DDMIX class

  • Time: 1.00pm–2.00pm
  • Location: Fitness Centre, Penrhyn Road
  • Dates: 9 January – 27 March 2017

A brand-new exercise class offering a diversity of dance styles choreographed by Darcey Bussell. All welcome, no previous dance training required.

Pitch up and play football

  • Time: 5.00pm–6.00pm
  • Location: The Arena at Kingston College
  • Dates: 24 April and 8 May 2017 only – just turn up and play

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Tuesday

Urban golf

  • Time: 10.00am–11.00am
  • Location: Penrhyn Road main reception area
  • Dates: 25 April – 13 June 2017

Recreational fun learning various golf skills. Exciting exit routes for those wishing to take this sport further than recreational via the 'Skills League'.

Badminton

  • Time: 6.00pm–8.00pm
  • Location: Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Road
  • Dates: 25 April – 13 June 2017

Seven-a-side football league

Self Defence - Taekwondo class

  • Time: 3.00pm–4.00pm and 4.00pm–5.00pm
  • Location: Penrhyn Road Fitness Centre 
  • Dates: 25 April – 13 June 2017

Female only class – female instructor. Part of the 'This Girl Can' programme to provide an all inclusive female only space to workout.

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Wednesday

Back to netball

  • Time: 5.00pm–6.00pm
  • Location: Kingston College Arena
  • Dates: 19 April – 10 May 2017

All welcome – just turn up ready to play.

Swim

  • Location: Hampton Open Air pool (heated)
  • Time: Any time during public swimming sessions (including weekends)
  • Dates: Ongoing

Free entry to any public swimming session at Hampton pool – you must show Kingston University student/staff ID.

  • Location: Kingfisher pool
  • Time: Any time during public swimming sessions (including weekends)
  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Note: Kingfisher free swim is available to students from 1st October

Free entry to any public swimming session at the Kingfisher pool – you must show Kingston University student/staff ID.

Running club

  • Time: 5.45pm–6.45pm
  • Location: Meet outside the Fitness Centre (Penrhyn Road) to run with a group
  • Dates: Ongoing

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Thursday

Table tennis

  • Time: 10.00am–12.00noon
  • Location: Fitness Centre, Penrhyn Road
  • Dates: Ongoing

There are additional tables at Kingston Hill campus (outside Kingston Business School), Clayhill halls of residence and Roehampton Vale campus for all to use.

Tennis

  • KU students and staff can book free tennis courts at Tolworth Court sports Ground between 8.30am–4.30pm.
  • Courts must be booked in advance by calling First Response on 020 8417 7523 or by emailing firstresponseandadmin@kingston.ac.uk

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Friday

Badminton

  • Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm
  • Location: Kingston College
  • Dates: 28 April 2017

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.

Basketball

  • Time: 7.00pm–9.00pm
  • Location: Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Road
  • Dates: 28 April – 16 June 2017

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For more information about all of the active lifestyles activities above please contact Jo Heath by email j.heath@kingston.ac.uk or call 020 8417 2412.

Additional activities to book any day of the week

Golf

  • Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, Richmond
    £550 membership deal for KU students and staff which includes: no Joining fee, 16 rounds of golf, free lesson, £50 on the bar, free guest pass. Contact Matthew Adamson on 0208 977 2423.
  • Strawberry Hill Golf Club, Twickenham
    Four free beginner group lessons and free club hire. Balls cost £5.00.
  • 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. Free club hire.
  • Sandown Park Golf Club, Esher
    Two free beginner group lessons and free club hire. Balls cost £6.00 per session.
  • World of Golf, New Malden
    Six free beginner group lessons and free club hire. Balls cost £5.00 per session.
  • 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! 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.

More 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.
  • Ten-pin bowling (The Rotunda Kingston): Student discounts available Monday to Friday until 6.00pm. Two games of bowling for £5 or unlimited bowling for £7.49. To book call 0871 221 0000.

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Contact us

Student Wellbeing Group:
Sport and Active Lifestyles

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2413
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