Today we are publishing our April price increase. Our court fees have stayed the same since we began as a charity in 2012, however, with the ever increasing overheads it is now necessary to implement a new pricing system.
All courts from 1st April 2022 will be charged at the rate listed above. Our Peak/Off Peak Timetable is also listed.
To help increase availability, from 1st April we will remain open until 23:00 Mon-Fri for a 3 week trial period. This creates an additional Off-Peak rate court at the end of every weekday evening. Booking is available 3 weeks in advance via reception or our online booking system. If these courts do not get used we may be forced to revert back to closing at 22:00.
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With the return of masking wearing being required in shops and on public transport, we are asking our members to take precautions and wear a mask in the centre when not participating in any sport, activity or gym session.
STEP 4 GUIDANCE
WSC would like to thank all members and non-members who have used the centre over the last 18 months and adhered to the restrictions which were put into place. Please read the final stage of our restrictions below. We have decided to maintain a few of the new procedures for now to help our members feel safe and keep your minds at ease when using the facility. We will monitor this closely and make amendments as necessary.
Attending WSC from now onwards
We advise you to not arrive over 10 minutes prior to your start time. Non-members still required to sign in and pay entry fee on arrival. Members please ensure your contact details are up to date at reception.
Movement Around WSC
One way system will no longer be in place, face coverings are still encouraged when navigating the centre.
Changing Rooms and Showers
Full changing room and shower usage permitted.
All badminton sessions will remain advanced book only. We are keeping number restrictions in place to ensure sufficient court time for attendees. Court mixing will be allowed.
Please keep the number of spectators to a minimum.
Tournaments can now return, look out for upcoming tournament dates being released soon.
Please finish play and leave playing at the end time of your booking.
Gym classes will remain advanced book only but will now have an increased capacity.
Gym members no longer need to pre book gym slots although we do recommend this if you wish to visit during peak times, after 20:00 on weekdays and 18:00 on weekends.
Please continue to wipe down equipment before and after use.
Full play is allowed. Internally ladder and league have restarted.
Please finish play and leave playing at the end time of your booking.
Full play is allowed. Please finish play and leave playing at the end time of your booking.
Meetings can now take place with a maximum of 30 people.
WSC will continue the same cleaning procedure going forward. Please use ensure you take all rubbish with you and inform a member of staff if extra cleaning is required after your use.
Opening hours have returned to normal. Inline with the latest step in the governments road map we can now allow mixed household play throughout all sports. A full return to squash has been allowed with a maximum of 4 adults per court. Main hall sports can see court bubbles of 6.
WSC Badminton Programme has restarted more details can be found on our whats on page.
Following the confirmation of updated guidelines from the government and sporting governing bodies we are excited to reopen on Monday 12th. However, after careful consideration we have decided that this will be a phased reopening. From Monday we will be open weekday evenings and weekends for household only Badminton, Squash, Tabletennis and Gym. Please note that the first stage of reopening will allow SOLO & HOUSEHOLD activities ONLY.
Temporary opening hours
Upon reopening, we will revert to operating on a booking only premise (including the return of gym slots). The online booking system will become active again from 17:00 on Sunday. All bookings must be Solo and Household ONLY. We have reduced the cleaning period between badminton bookings to maximise availability, to ensure this doesn’t compromise anyone’s safety we will be expecting prompt departure from the sports hall at the end of your booking. Private 1:1 coaching and PT sessions may resume but group sessions and classes will not be available until a later date. Masks will now be compulsory around the facility but not required during physical activity.
In yesterdays update for our lockdown exit plan indoor facilities are permitted to reopen in step 2 (no earlier than 12th April) for individual/household use. We will await further guidance from the various sporting governing bodies and update everyone with our reopening plans as soon as we can.
As Norwich is in Tier 4 we are closed until further notice.
All bookings make from 27th December will be refunded in due course. Please check our social media pages for latest information. @WensumSports
Please take the time to read through the following updates to familiarise yourself before your next visit.
Due to recent government updates introducing the tier system, the bookings we can accept have changed. As Norwich is in Tier 2 we can allow singles/sides in badminton, squash and table tennis when between different household. Booking with one household or bubble can play as normal. Under 18 activities can continue with social distancing in place. If you would like an clarification on this please call on 01603 568823 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.orgWe appreciate your patience and understanding with these policies, we are doing everything we can to ensure we continue to operate in the safest way possible.
https://mailchi.mp/bf1b370655a7/important-covid-19-policy-update Racket Hire: Rackets hire will be available for £1. After use please wipe down the racket and place in the racket bin by reception. Balls and shuttlecocks are still not available to hire but can be purchased from reception. Socials: We have an updated badminton socials programme which can be seen below. These sessions have limited numbers and will require pre booking via the Playwaze app or at https://bit.ly/3hhKLho Once you have set up an account search Wensum Sports Centre Charitable Association and click “Join”, to find all sessions that are listed and available to be booked. Due to the current restrictions on player numbers allowed per court we have increased the cost per player. This is to ensure the session running cost is recovered. Court bubbles will be in operation and shuttlecocks will be sanitised after every session. If you are interested in playing in our league team next season you can register your interest. Gym walk ins: We are now accepting walk in sessions for gym members. Entrance into the gym is still subject to gym capacity, i.e. you may need to wait for someone to leave. The number of gym session slots that are available are increasing, with new slots at 07:00-10:30, 11:00-14:30, 15:00-18:30, 19:00-21:30. Please check opening hours on weekends as we close at an earlier time. If you are planning to attend the gym within 1 hour of close you are still required to book in advance. Please continue to wipe down equipment before and after use.Many thanks Wensum Sports Centre
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