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The excellent facilities on offer at Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre include:

Arena

The Arena is QE's all-weather; floodlit, multi-functional outdoor sports facility. It can accommodate 8 tennis courts and has a semi-porous surface and superb floodlighting which enables you to play in all weather conditions throughout the year.

The Arena tennis courts are ideal for all levels of play and the good, all-weather surface provides a firm foothold in most conditions. It responds well to different types of spin particularly topspin.

The Arena is also available for netball bookings subject to availability.

Arena hire charges
ActivityBooking DurationPrice
Tennis Peak 60 minutes £7.80
Tennis Off Peak 60 minutes £5.95
Netball (2 courts) Peak 60 minutes £22.50
Netball (2 courts) Off Peak 60 minutes £18
5-a-side (2 courts) Peak 60 minutes £21
5-a-side (2 courts) Off Peak 60 minutes £17.50

Astro turf pitches

Fully floodlit, all weather Astro Turf Pitch. Full and half pitches are available to hire for block or casual bookings for football and hockey.

Astro turf hire charges
ActivityBooking DurationPrice
Full Pitch 90 minutes £93
Full Pitch 60 minutes £68
Half Pitch 60 minutes £43

Cycle studio

Regardless of your fitness level, you'll get a heart pounding yet low-impact workout-while maintaining the ability to go at your own pace. With no complicated moves to learn, a motivating group environment, top-notch instructors and music, you'll find yourself having a blast while you ride your way to a leaner, stronger body. It's a proven fact that you will burn an average of 500 calories per 40-minute ride with Studio cycling.  

RPM™ is the indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music (RPM). Take on the terrain with your inspiring team coach who leads the pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials, and interval training. Discover your athlete within - sweat and burn to reach your endorphin high. Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new RPM™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography.

Squash/badminton courts

QE Leisure Centre has an excellent squash court which can be used for squash, racket ball and table tennis. Bookings are for 40 minutes and can be made up to a week in advance with a QE Booking Card.

Badminton at QE is played in our sports hall. We can have up to 4 courts available every hour. Bookings can be made up to 10 days in advance for members and one week in advance for non-members (payment to be made at the time of booking).

All equipment is available for hire. Members can book squash and badminton courts online.
Please see a list of charges below:

Squash court hire charges
ActivityBooking DurationPrice
Squash Peak 40 minutes £7.70
Squash Off Peak 40 minutes £5.40
Badminton Peak 60 minutes £9.45
Badminton Off Peak 60 minutes £7.60
Equipment Hire (per booking) Length of session £2.50

Sports hall 

5 court multi-use area for a variety of activities including:

  • 5-a-side football
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • short tennis
  • trampolining
  • gymnastics

It costs £44 for 55 minutes hire or cost per individual activity as displayed on this page.

Studio 1 and studio 2

Sprung dance floor and aerobic studio, we have two studios that offer a whole range of group exercise classes for beginners to the more advanced, from the very young to the more mature.

We provide an extensive range of exercise classes such as Body Balance, Pilates and Yoga, to re-energise and relax right through to Body Combat, Pump and Attack for high impact, calorie burning with Zumba, Sh'bam and Bokwa to bring out the dancer in you! 

All abilities are catered for in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. What better way to keep yourself both mentally and physically fit?

In addition to the dance and fitness classes being run in Studio 1 and 2, we hire out these facilities for other selected events.

Studio hire charges
ActivityBooking DurationPrice
Studio 1 55 minutes £35
Studio 2 55 minutes £24.30

Make a booking

Contact us to book our facilities. For swimming pool and climbing wall hire please speak to a member of our customer services team.

Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

Name: Customer Service Team
Email: Queenelizabeth@eastdorsetdc.gov.uk
Tel: 01202 888208
Full details for Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

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