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Suffolk New College Sports Centre

Suffolk New College Sports Centre is located near to the town centre and waterfront and has fantastic facilities, including a four-court badminton sports hall with two full-sized basketball hoops.

A closeup photo of a basketball net in the Suffolk New College sports centre.

Facilities

The sports hall is used for various sports including: badminton, basketball, futsal, netball, tennis, trampolining, volleyball, and many more.

We also have two multi-purpose rooms, available for public use. These rooms are suitable for all kinds of fitness classes, from Pilates to martial arts, and one of our rooms has a mirrored wall and ballet barre, which would suit various styles of dance and exercise. Our multi-purpose rooms are also perfect for conferences, seminars, and birthday parties. Both rooms have air conditioning and smart boards with projectors.

Our sports hall is also available for event hire (conditions apply).

The Sports Centre is fully accessible with a lift offering access to the two multi-purpose rooms and bar upstairs.

Photo of learners using the sports centre
Learner celebrating football

Opening Times

  • Monday 9:00 – 22:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 – 22:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 – 22:00
  • Thursday 9:00 – 22:00
  • Friday 9:00 – 22:00
  • Saturday 8:30 – 18:00
  • Sunday 9:00 – 18:00

Please note: facilities are not open to the public until 5pm during term time.

Learners in front of Sports Centre

Current Activities & Events

Check out the latest activities and offers below.

Numbers are limited so pre-booking is essential by calling the sports centre on 01473 219439 or emailing sportscentre@suffolk.ac.uk.

Children’s Parties:

Once you have completed the booking form, please email to sportscentre@suffolk.ac.ukor you can visit the sports centre at Rope Walk, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1LT.

PLEASE NOTE: Confirmation of your booking will be made in writing and a £20 deposit will be required to secure your party.

Summer Holiday

During the school holidays we offer a range of children’s activities.

Summer Holiday Activities
Children's Birthday Party
Children's Parties – Information

The Sports Centre offers a variety of children’s parties that are perfect for any birthday treat.

Birthday Party Flyer
Children's Birthday Party
Childrens Parties – Booking Form

Click the link below for the  booking form.

Birthday Party Booking Form

Badminton

No Strings Badminton

Please note: No strings badminton is not actively running

Come and play badminton at a relaxed “drop in” session. Sessions are for any ability and no partner is needed. Just turn up and the co-ordinator will get you playing, all equipment is supplied. £5 per person.

(No strings will be returning in the Autumn, more details will be put on the web site shortly).

Shuttlecock

Casual Activities

The sports hall is available to hire for casual activities.

The following activities are available on a casual basis, all equipment is included in the cost.

Table Tennis
Soft Tennis
Badminton
Volleyball
Basketball
Dance in the mirrored room

Basketball Hoop Sports Centre
Sports Hall

Sport Clubs

Monday

Aiki Jitsu Club, Akasha Dance Fitness, Belstead & Ransomes Badminton Club, Dancing Divas

Room Hire

Suffolk New College has two multi-purpose rooms that can be hired for your event. Both rooms are wheelchair accessible and are perfect for conferences, seminars or presentations. Our rooms have air conditioning and smart boards with projectors.

Parking is free for users whilst onsite.

To book, please call 01473 219439 or email sportscentre@suffolk.ac.uk.

Sports Centre Meeting Room

Contact Us for Bookings and Information

Contact the Sports Centre on 01473 219439 or click to email.