The Doug Ellis Sports Centre

Child in pool with inflatable


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the centre suitable for access by disabled users?

    Yes – access to facility via sliding doors and each floor can beaccessed via lift and guide dogs are welcome within the leisurefacility.

    Is there car parking available?

    Yes, a large car park is available. Car parking up to 2.5 hours is free of charge for all customers of the centre.

    Do I have to be a member to use the leisure facilities?

    No, you do not need to be a member to use The Doug Ellis Sports CentreActivities are available on a ‘pay as you go’ basis as well as valuefor money membership packages.

    To book for activities such as workout classes you simply need to become a Booking Member. This canbe achieved by contacting reception via the telephone or during yourvisit to the leisure facility or simply on-line in the 'Registration' page.

    Is the leisure centre just for University students?

    No, The Doug Ellis Sports Centre is open to all.  We have a wide range of activities and memberships available to suit all!

    Are there lockers available?

    Yes, lockers accept £1 coins and are returnable. There are coinlocker keys to purchase at reception to ensure you will always haveaccess to locker facilities each time you visit the the centre.

    Can I buy clothing and equipment at the leisure centre?

    Yes, the front desk provides a range of products. Whetherthey areaccessories for racquet sports or water bottles, towels, kit bags forthe fitness suite there is a range available for you to view on ouron-line retail shop.  Simply click on the 'Shop' section of the website to view the full range.

    Take advantage of 10% off your purchases by inputting the discount code ACTIVE3432 at checkout!

    I have never been to a gym before.

    Consult your doctor

    Book an appointment with a gym instructor

    Wear appropriate clothing

    Are the gym instructors qualified?

    Yes, all gym instructors are qualified to a minimum of Focus Level 2 Fitness Instructor.

    What is is etiquette for using the Fitness Suite or Classes

    The full leisure centre full etiquette details can be found by following the link below;