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Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre - Tennis Centre

St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9TX

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Southborough.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Tunbridge Wells.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 85m (93yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 92m (101yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The Tennis Centre is at the rear of the sports centre and car park but patrons can be dropped off outside the entrance door.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the pavement to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access - Main Hall)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the corridor to the hall.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located from the corridor to the hall.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Inside Access - Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the main entrance into the centre.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the stairs.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 30m (33yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the standard toilets.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located within the standard changing areas.
    • The female and male toilets are 26m (28yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard changing area.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 16m (17yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 44m (48yd) from the main hall.
  • The standard changing rooms are located off the main corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing area.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.