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St Osmunds Community Sports Centre, Dorchester

St Osmunds Community Sports Centre is located at St Osmunds Middle School in Dorchester and runs courses and activities for all ages.

The facilities on offer at St Osmunds Community Sports Centre (opens in a new window) include a four badminton court sports hall, fitness suite, floodlit tennis courts and multi-use games area, dance studio, cricket and football pitches.

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St Osmunds Community Sports Centre Price List 2015 (pdf, 285kb) (opens in a new window)

Opening Times

Fitness Suite

  • 7am-10pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Last entry is one hour before close

Sports Hall

Term Time

  • 7am-8.30am and 4.45pm-10pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday

School Holidays

  • 7am-10pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday


The facilities on offer are:

  • Four court sports hall, including cricket nets
  • Fully-equipped fitness suite
  • Floodlit tennis courts
  • Floodlit multi-use games area
  • Dance studio
  • Outdoor cricket net
  • Outdoor cricket pitch
  • Football pitch

Tennis coaching

We offer tennis coaching for all standards through both the Dorset Tennis Academy and the Dorchester Tennis and Squash Club. These are extremely popular with adults and children of all ages with coaching available all year round.

Indoor Social Tennis

An excellent, low cost way of exercising whilst having fun and getting to know new people. The game is played in a very relaxed manner on a badminton size court with sponge balls to reduce the speed of the game making each point more enjoyable. Open to Adults and children 14 years and up.

St Osmunds Social Indoor Tennis (pdf, 425kb) (opens in a new window) - Indoor sessions run on a Wednesday evening.

Fitness suite

Our air conditioned fitness suite includes a full range of cardiovascular equipment, resistance equipment and free weights to help you achieve your health and fitness goals in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our fully qualified gym instructors can also offer personal training on request.

How do I become a member of the fitness suite?

Just call us or drop in to arrange an induction, where you will be shown all the necessary health and safety requirements and all the fitness suite equipment. A personal exercise programme will be drawn up for you. The instructor will also discuss membership types and costs during this time. You will then be free to use the fitness suite on your own.

Junior fitness session

We run a supervised session for children aged 11 to 15 years old on Thursdays and Fridays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. These sessions require the child to have an induction (costs apply) and then pay per visit. Please call reception for more details.

Sports hall

The hall caters for all the traditional sports such as badminton, short tennis, basketball, 5-a-side football, netball, volleyball and cricket. All bookings must be made in advance and are booked per hour.


Zumba classes are run by our instructor Olivia in the Sports Hall on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm. No booking required - just turn up and join in! £4 per session.

Floodlit tennis courts

We have three courts which you are able to book in advance. Please contact reception for details.

Floodlit multi-use games area

This can be used to play football, netball, hockey and many other sports. Please book in advance.

Children's parties

We offer parties which last an hour and a half. This includes 60 minutes of a supervised activity, either inflatable assault course or a sports party, followed by 30 minutes for your party food. These parties are extremely popular and are often booked a year in advance so please call for further details.


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