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«Ƶ Sports Centre

«Ƶ 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.

A closeup photo of a basketball net in the «Ƶ sports centre.


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 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.

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.uk,or you can visit the sports centre at Rope Walk, Ipswich, «Ƶ 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 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 Info 2023
Children's Birthday Party
Childrens Parties – Booking Form

Click the link below for the booking form.

Birthday Party Booking Form


Badminton Block Booking

We offer the option for our customers to book badminton courts monthly in advance. These bookings are for the same day and time each week.

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

Monthly block bookings are subject to the terms and conditions as shown below.


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


  • Belstead & Bergholt Badminton Club
  • Dancing Divas
  • Ipswich Karate Academy
  • Aiki Jitsu Club
  • Strut With Steph

Room Hire

«Ƶ 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

Use our online booking system or call 01473 219439.