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Recreational sport and active lifestyle activities

The Sport and Active Lifestyle team would like to 'Give you 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.

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

See what sports are available on:

 

Monday


Touch tennis

  • Starts: 6 October 2014
  • Time: 12.30pm–1.30pm
  • Location: Meet at the Fitness Centre reception on Penrhyn Road to move to unusual spaces in and around the University sites.

Run

  • Starts: 6 October 2014
  • Time: 5.45pm–6.45pm
  • Location: Meet at Fitness Centre reception on Penrhyn Road.

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Tuesday


Urban golf

  • Starts: 7 October 2014
  • Time: 10.00am–11.00am
  • Location: Penrhyn Road main reception area.
    Recreational fun learning various golf skills. Exciting exit routes for those wishing to take this sport further than recreational via the 'Skills League' potentially leading to representing England at the European Urban Golf Cup 2015 in Berlin!

Badminton

  • Starts: 7 October 2014
  • Time: 6.00pm–8.00pm
  • Location: Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Road.

Five-a-side football league

Pitch up and play football

  • Starts: 7 October 2014
  • Time: 12.30pm–1.30pm
  • Location: Arena (Kingston College).

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Wednesday


Swim

  • Starts: 8 October 2014
  • Time: 12.30pm–1.30pm
  • Location: Kingfisher Leisure Centre
    Two lanes reserved for Kingston University students and staff only. The first half an hour of one lane will be dedicated to coached beginners lessons or stroke improver sessions.

Running club

  • Starts: 8 October 2014
  • Time: 5.45pm–6.45pm
  • Location: Fitness Centre at Penrhyn Road.

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.

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Thursday


Table tennis

  • Starts: 9 October 2014
  • Time: 10.00am–12.00pm
  • Location: The Fitness Centre, Penrhyn Road.

Tennis

  • Starts: 9 October 2014
  • Time: 4.45pm–6.45pm
  • Location: Tolworth Sports Ground. A qualified coach will lead the two-hour sessions.

Street golf

  • Starts: 9 October 2014
  • Time: Monday to Friday 12.30pm–1.30pm
  • Location: Meet in main Penrhyn Road reception. Moves to unusual spaces in and around the University's sites. For more information and bookings please email the golf activator, Fiorella Badin K1207446@kingston.ac.uk.

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Friday


Wellbeing walks

  • Start: First Friday of the month
  • Time: 12.00pm–12.45pm
  • Location: Meet at the Fitness Centre, Penrhyn Road.

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

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 two diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.

Call Sheila Mills on 0208 417 7523 or email sheila.mills@kingston.ac.uk for more information

Badminton

  • Starts: 10th October 2014
  • Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm
  • Location: Kingston College.

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

  • Start: 10 October 2014
  • Time: 7.30pm–9.30pm
  • Location: Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Road.

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.

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Additional activities to book any day of the week


Tennis

Courts are free to book in advance by calling 020 8417 2411 or emailing s.sandiford@kingston.ac.uk.

Golf

  • Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, Richmond
    Free one-hour induction lesson and free club hire.
  • 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 £5.00 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.
  • Swimming at Kingfisher Leisure Centre: Discounts for Kingston University students between 11.30am and 4.30pm.
  • Ten-pin bowling at Megabowl (The Rotunda Kingston): Student discounts available Monday to Friday until 6.00pm. Two games of bowling for £5.00 or unlimited bowling for £7.49. To book call 0871 221 0000.

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