Suffolk New College Sports Centre is located near the town centre and waterfront and has fantastic facilities, including a four-court badminton sports hall with two full-sized basketball hoops.
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.
- Monday 9:00 am – 22:00 pm
- Tuesday 9:00 am – 22:00 pm
- Wednesday 9:00 am – 22:00 pm
- Thursday 9:00 am – 22:00 pm
- Friday 9:00 am – 22:00 pm
- Saturday 8:30 am – 18:00 pm
- Sunday 9:00 am – 18:00 pm
Please note: facilities are not open to the public until 5 pm during term time.
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 email@example.com.
Once you have completed the booking form, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 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.
Children's Parties – Information
The Sports Centre offers a variety of children’s parties that are perfect for any birthday treat.
Childrens Parties – Booking Form
Click the link below for the booking form.
Summer Holiday Programme 2023
Click the link below for a list activities on offer, dates, and further booking information.
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).
Inclusive Badminton with Activlives
For adults with a learning disability.
Every Wednesday 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
Come and try this great sport in a friendly & welcoming environment! Have fun, improve your fitness, and meet some great people. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and some non-marking training shoes. No need to bring any rackets or shuttles – all equipment will be provided. You don’t have to have played badminton before – a qualified coach will be there to help.
Session fee is £4.00 (first session is FREE).
This session is for adults with a learning disability and is a partnership between ActivIpswich & Special Olympics Suffolk.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Mike on 01473 345350 or email@example.com
We have 4 badminton courts available for casual hire evenings and weekends, all casual bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. Badminton rackets and shuttlecocks can be hired at the reception desk.
COST: £9.00 for adults and £7.00 for juniors. Please note all bookings have a duration of 55 minutes to allow time for staff to set up or down equipment.
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.
Dance in the mirrored room
Belstead & Bergholt Badminton Club, Dancing Divas, Ipswich Karate Academy, Aiki Jitsu Club, Strut With Steph
Ipswich Four Trampoline Club, Pegasus Trampoline Club, Aiki Jujitsu Club, SocaSize Fitness, Ipswich Karate Academy, Love You Burlesque.
Activ Lives Badminton, Saxons Basketball Club, Flytoez Dance, Strut With Steph
Thunder Basketball Club, Ipswich Karate Academy, Aiki Jitsu
Ipswich Four Trampoline Club, Pegasus Trampoline Club, Flytoez Dance
Pegasus Trampoline Club, Little Kickers, Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre, Apollo Kickboxing, Ipswich Karate Academy, Dance Studio Nisteronie
Aiki Jujitsu Club, TigerTastics Karate, Basketball Academy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Us for Bookings and Information
Use our online booking system or call 01473 219439.