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Olympic Legacy

Inspired by the Rio Olympics? Want to know how you can get involved in Olympics sports right here in Dacorum? Well, look no further. Check out our A-Z list of all the sports you can participate in locally, below: 

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Athletics

We run Dacorum Athletics Track - an 8-lane 400m floodlit track with clubroom, shower and toilet facilities. At the track you can get involved in all kinds of track and field events from 100m and 110m hurdles to events such as long jump and javelin. For more information on the track, including opening times and prices, click here. Want to join an athletics club? We are also home to Dacorum and Tring Athletics club

 

Archery

Though archery sessions aren’t run by us, you can still get involved locally by contacting the Berkhamsted Bowen. Email either contact@berkhamsted-bowmen.org.uk or chairman@berkhamsted-bowmen.org.uk for more information.

 

Badminton

Inspired by the British success in the badminton? Why not come and improve your badminton skills with a coached course at Sportspace Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted or Tring? Or, if you just want to hire a court and play with friends, choose from one of our 24 badminton courts available for hire across our sites. More information can be found here.

 

Basketball

For children, we run basketball courses at both Sportspace Kings Langley and Sportspace Berkhamsted of which more details can be found here. Adults can practice their jump shots and free throws by hiring their own courts at one of our Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted or Longdean centres, or, for the more serious basketball players, contact Hemel Storm Basketball to find out how to get involved with their club.

 

Beach Volleyball

Whilst it may not quite be the Copacabana beach in Rio, you can get involved in beach volleyball locally by contacting Herts Beach Volleyball club in St Albans.

 

BMX

There’s only one place to go for some real BMX action in Dacorum – XC. Their Skate and BMX park features the only covered concrete pool and bowl complex in the UK and 1:1 lessons are available for those that want to learn how to master the ramps on two wheels. Check out their website for more.

 

Boxing

Has the team GB exploits in the boxing motivated you to give it a go? Check out Hemel Hempstead Boxing Club for information on how you can take to the ring.

 

Canoeing

Fancy taking to the water to try your hand at Canoeing or Kayaking? Contact Hemel Hempstead Canoe club via info@hemelcanoeclub.co.uk or visit www.hemelcanoeclub.co.uk.

 

Diving

At Sportspace Hemel Hempstead we offer casual Diving sessions, Diving Crash Courses and Diving Lessons. Read here for more information.

 

Fencing

Learn how to fence under the guidance of a trained coach with our adult or 16-25 fencing sessions at Sportspace Hemel Hempstead. We also offer courses for juniors aged 6 and above that want to get involved in the sport. All sessions are supported by British fencing.

 

Football

Adult and junior Futsal leagues, private pitch hire, kids holiday camps and kick-about sessions are all available for those that want to take their love for the beautiful game from the couch to the pitch. Sessions run across various sites and more information can be found here

 

Golf 

Whether you want to get your children into golf, want to play a round with friends or are after some professional tuition, Little Hay Golf Complex is the place to find exactly what you’re after when it comes to public golf.

 

Gymnastics

The very place where double Olympic gold medallist, Max Whitlock, started his career, if you’re looking to get into gymnastics, there’s no place better than Sapphire School of Gymnastics.

 

Handball

Although there are no active handball clubs in Hertfordshire at the moment, if you’ve been inspired by the sport, contact our Sports Development Team with your interest who will then contact you as soon as local handball activities become available.

 

Hockey

If like us you’ve been captivated by the Hockey in Rio, you’re probably wondering how you can get involved yourself? Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club and Tring HC are two fantastic local clubs who will help channel your interest in hockey to a love for playing the sport. You can find contact details below:

Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Clubben@4seconds.co.uk

Tring HC trident_dobbin@yahoo.co.uk

 

Judo

Has Jade Jones’ Gold in Rio inspired you to give Judo a try? If so, make sure you check out Hemel-based, Bury Judo Club! You can email roysmith150@btinternet.com for more info.

 

Modern Pentathlon

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead host training sessions for the local Dacorum Modern Penthalon Club. For more information please check their website here: http://modernpentathlon.org.uk/.

 

Rugby – League

For anyone wanting to get involved in Rugby, check out the Hemel Stags, either through their website or by emailing mike.stewart@hemelstags.com

 

Shooting

During the school holidays, Sportspace Berkhamsted run an ‘Intro to Target Shooting’ session aimed at children aged 8-13 years-old. This is an introductory shooting session which uses specialised laser equipment. We run these sessions in partnership with the Dacorum Modern Penthalon Club (http://modernpentathlon.org.uk/).

 

Swimming

It's pretty hard not to be inspired by the heroics of the Team GB swim team in Rio, and if like many others, their performances have got you wanting to take to the water, then you need to take a look at the huge range of swimming activities we offer here at Sportspace. From toddlers to older adults, we have sessions and lessons to suit all ages and abilities - click here to find the right one for you. 

 

Synchro swimming

Sportspace run Synchronised Swimming lessons as part of their Swim School programme. Children must be competent and confident swimmers who hold their ASA Stage 7 award. They will work towards ASA Stage 8-10 Synchronised Swimming awards. During the school holidays there is also a Synchronised Swimming Workshop which is a good taster session into this sport.

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead also host the Dacorum Synchro Swimming Club on Wednesday evenings. For more information please click here.

 

Table Tennis

We have three tables available for hire at Sportspace Hemel Hempstead and one at Sportspace Berkhamsted. For a full list of availability and prices see our website.

 

Tennis

After a Wimbledon and Olympic gold double from Andy Murray, British tennis is on a high at the moment. If Andy’s exploits have encouraged you to pick up a racket then why not hire a tennis court at our Hemel Hempstead, Tring or Longdean sites? We also run tennis courses for children – click here for more.

 

Trampolining

Spring into action with one of our Sportspace Hemel Hempstead or Sportspace Berkhamsted trampolining courses – available for both beginners and intermediates.

 

Triathlon

There’s no better time to get involved in Triathlon than now. 

 

Volleyball

Kings Langley volleyball club has been running for decades and is made up of both men’s and women’s players. If you’d like to get involved, check out their website.

Water polo

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead run a Waterpolo Workshop in the school holidays which is aimed at children aged 10-16 years of age who have completed their ASA Stage 4 award (or above) and are confident in deep water. This is a great taster session into this sport.

Dacorum Synchro Swimming Club (http://www.dacorumsynchro.com/) organise Waterpolo sessions in the Dacorum area.

The nearest club is the Watford Water Polo Club – for more information click here.

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Sportspace Berkhamsted

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.15am 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Thursday 6.15am 10.00pm
Friday 6.15am 9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am 9.15pm

 

*Gym opening times differ, please click for more information.

Sportspace Athletics Track

Centre Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Wednesday 2.00pm 9.00pm
Thursday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 2.00pm

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.15am 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Thursday 6.15am 10.00pm
Friday 6.15am 10.00pm
Saturday 8.00am 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am 10.00pm

 

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is open from 9am-10pm on bank holiday Mondays.

 

*Gym opening times differ, please click for more information.

Sportspace Kings Langley

The Sportspace Kings Langley team operates various classes and courses for all ages in local venues. Please note that these classes are not included in the Gymspace Direct Debit Membership.

 

For more information, please call 01442 507100.

Sportspace Longdean

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Thursday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Friday 4.00pm 10.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 9.00pm

 

Please note Sportspace Longdean is closed on Bank Holidays.

 

*Gym Opening Times

Sportspace Tring

Centre Opening Times

Monday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Tuesday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Wednesday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Thursday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Friday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 9.15pm
Saturday 9.00am 8.15pm
Sunday 9.00am 9.30pm

Little Hay Golf Complex

Opening Times

Summer Weekdays 7.00am 9.00pm
Summer Weekends 7.00am 8.00pm
Winter Weekdays 7.00am 6.00pm
Winter Weekends 7.00am 6.00pm

XC

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 10.00am 10.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am 10.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am 10.00pm
Thursday 10.00am 10.00pm
Friday 10.00am 10.00pm
Saturday 10.00am 10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 10.00pm

 

*Please call reception on 01442 507100 for the specific opening times of each activity.

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