Closed showers

Due to an issue with the showers at Dovedale, they are closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Man and woman playing on squash court

Squash will challenge your speed, agility and stamina, giving you an individual workout while competing against someone else.

The perfect stress-reliever, squash is a social and fun way to get really fit.  

At Dovedale we have three squash courts available to hire, all with excellent viewing facilities. Changing facilities are located close to the courts.  

Court bookings last for 40 minutes.

Peak times

  • Monday, 5pm to 11pm
  • Tuesday, 5pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday, 5pm to 10pm
  • Thursday, 5pm to 11pm
  • Friday, 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 12pm
  • Sunday, 9am to 12pm

Off-peak times

  • Saturday, 12pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, 12pm to 9pm

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

  • Standard peak: £12.30
  • Standard off-peak: £8.80
  • Discounted peak: £8.70
  • Discounted off-peak: £8

ourChelmsford Plus Card prices

  • Standard peak: £11
  • Standard off-peak: £7.50
  • Discounted peak: £7.40
  • Discounted off-peak: £6.70

We advise that you book in advance. 

You can: 

You can book: 


If you can't attend a booking, you need to cancel at least 24 hours before it starts either online or by calling the centre. We will charge you the full amount for the court if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not attend.

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key. Lockers are located in the changing rooms.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • Accessible changing is available.

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