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Recreational sport and active lifestyle activities

Free activities on offer every day of the 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.

Would you like to start a new activity but feel you need someone to accompany you initially? If so then maybe the u GO i GO initiative could help. The u GO i GO initiative is a short term stepping stone for helping people access activities at the University. We can provide a fellow student to accompany you for the first couple of weeks/sessions, to provide that little bit of extra support and confidence in trying out a new activity or joining a new club. Just contact your Sport and Active Lifestyle team on 020 8417 2412/13 or via studenthub.kingston.ac.uk.

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: 1 October 2018 – 10 December 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: 1 October 2018 – 10 December 2018

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Tuesday

Social Netball League

  • Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm 
  • Location: Tiffins Girls School KT2 5PL
  • Dates: Ongoing
Run by GOMAMMOTH
For more details email hello@gomammoth.co.uk or visit the website.
You don't have to be great to start but you do need to start to be great.

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. Look out for information on termly table tennis tournaments.

5-A-SIDE Football League

  • Time: 7pm-9.15pm
  • Location: Goals Tolworth (https://www.goalsfootball.co.uk/)
  • Dates: Ongoing

Simply get a team together and fill in the registration form

Team entry is £31 per team (approx. £5 per team member)
Return the form to The Fitness Centre at Penryhn Road and we will contact you with all the details.

Urban golf

  • Time: 10.30-11.30am
  • Location: meet at main reception at Penrhyn Road
  • Dates: October 2nd - 20th November 2018

Simply turn up. No gold experience necessary. Equipment and coach are supplied. Practise tricky challenges in quirky locations around the university.

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Wednesday

Volleyball

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

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

Back to Netball

  • Time: 7 pm – 8 pm
  • Location: Raynes Park School, London, Surrey, SW20 0JL
  • Dates: Ongoing

Contact Leigh Martin to confirm dates and more details. Or visit the website. Back to Netball sessions are running across England and provide women of all ages with a gentle re-introduction to the sport. Run by passionate and enthusiastic coaches, sessions cover the basics of the game including passing, footwork and shooting. Sessions finish with a friendly game to put the skills you have learnt into practice.

Tennis

  • Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Location: Tolworth sports grounds
  • Dates: 4 October – 13 December 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.

Badminton

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

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Friday

Badminton

  • Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Location: Kingston College
  • Dates: 5 October 2018 – 14 December 2018

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

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.
  • Plogging
    The new Swedish fitness craze that combines exercise and eco-friendly activity.
    Simply pop into see the Sport and Active Lifestyle team in Grove House, Penryhn Rd to pick up gloves and a bag and away you go.
    The idea is to combine your walk, jog or run with picking up plastic along the way.
    Return your reycycling to us and we will log your activity.
    Prizes for those clocking up the most runs throughout the term and those collecting the most plastic.
  • Trim Trail
    Location: Kingston Hill Campus
    Why not schedule a walk, jog or run around our Trim Trail at Kingston Hill.
    Follow the blue signs to the next exercise station and follow the instructions for a great workout in the great outdoors.

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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Student Wellbeing Group:
Sport and Active Lifestyles

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2413
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