Following the announcement by the Government of increased Covid-19 restrictions in the North-East of England, please find below the revised guidelines that must be followed by participants attending the Tyneside Badminton Centre. We have consulted a great deal with the relevant parties and can confirm that we remain open, subject to the operational procedures outlined below.
Before you arrive
  • All sessions at the centre must be pre-booked and paid for prior to entry by telephone. This is to minimize time spent at reception, control overall numbers, manage court areas and allow staff to plan additional
    cleaning work in advance.
  • Court bookings for a maximum of 6 players per court (no swapping between courts)
  • Do NOT come to the centre if you have:
    • a high temperature
    • a new or continuous cough
    • a loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • Check the NHS website to see if you are at a heightened risk from contracting Covid-19. Use this information to inform your decision to attend the centre or not
  • Come changed and wearing non-marking shoes
  • Bring your own full water/drinks bottle
What we offer
  • Court bookings for a maximum of 6 players per court (no swapping between courts)
  • Badminton 1 to 1 coaching
  • Table tennis singles
  • Bookings by telephone with card prepayment
  • Toilet facilities
  • Restringing on a 7 day turn-around basis, booked in online
  • Revised initial opening hours can be found at
  • Sanitised non-marking shoes to borrow (no charge for this service)
What we don’t offer
  • Hire of equipment (e.g. rackets, shuttles)
  • Changing/showering facilities
  • Vending/catering
  • Cash transactions
  • Spectating, with the exception of where there is an issue of safeguarding
Booking procedures
  • Courts can only be used on a pre-booked and pre-paid basis – strictly no walk-ins without booking.  For full booking procedures please go to
  • Court bookings for a maximum of 6 players per court (no swapping between courts)
During your visit
  • Please only enter the building via reception close to your booking time
  • Familiarise yourselves with our COVID-19 procedures available at reception
  • Maintain social distance of 2 meters throughout your stay
  • Wash or sanitise your hands before entering the building
  • Do not loiter in reception
  • Obey the one way system – reception – sports hall – designated sports hall exit
  • Stay in your designated court/seating area throughout your stay (no swapping courts)
  • Place all discarded shuttles in the bins provided
  • Avoid physical contact e.g. shaking hands
  • Wipe down any seating/tables you have used with the equipment provided by the centre
When leaving
  • Leave as soon as possible at the end of your booking time via the designated sports hall exit
  • Make your next booking over the telephone rather than at reception
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