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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: Pop up session
  • Location: Look out for this activity popping up on every campus
  • Dates: Ongoing

Boccia

  • Time: 1.30pm–2.30pm
  • Location: Bedelsford School, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QZ (located between the Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses)
  • Dates: 16 April 2018 – 14 May 2018

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.

Pitch up and play football

  • Time: 5.00pm–6.00pm
  • Location: The Arena at Kingston College
  • Dates: 16 April 2018 – 30 April 2018

Tag Rugby

Tagged is a social, recreation mixed sport. Tagged is designed for beginners, it's non-contact and is a great way to stay fit and healthy and meet new friends. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience.  Please join the Kingston Tagged Facebook group for updates.

  • Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Location: Tiffin Boys School
  • Dates: Every Monday

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Tuesday

Table tennis

  • Time: 10.00am – 11.30am 
  • 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

Seven-a-side football league

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Wednesday

Back to netball

TBC

Running club

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

Contemporary dance

TBC

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Thursday

Tennis

  • Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Location: Tolworth sports grounds
  • Dates: 19 April 2018 – 10 May 2018

Kingston University 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 email

Self Defence - Taekwondo class

TBC

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Friday

Badminton

  • Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Location: Kingston College
  • Dates: 20 April 2018 – 11 May 2018

Simply 'turn up and try' our free badminton sessions. 

Basketball

TBC

Boxing training

TBC


KU Clubbercise class

Starts Friday 20 April – 11 May 2018

  • Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm
  • Location: Fitness Centre studio, Penrhyn Road
  • Dates: 4 week course from 20 April until 11 May 2018

No previous experience needed

Saturday

Table tennis

  • Time: 2.00pm–3.00pm
  • 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.

Sunday

Table tennis

  • Time: 11.45am–2.00pm
  • 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.

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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 for any day of the week

Golf

  • Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, Richmond
    £550 membership deal for Kingston students and staff which includes: no joining fee, full 7 day membership, includes unlimited play year-round. Contact James Cooper, hamptoncourtpalace-sales@crown-golf.co.uk
  • 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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