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Indoor Courts and Conference Facilities

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NL

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  • Comments View
    • The new building is expected to open early in 2020.
    • The indoor tennis courts are located with the outdoor tennis courts at the University's sports ground.
    • The grounds are located on Parkwood Road on the edge of the campus.
    • There are no toilets or changing rooms in the indoor courts building.
    • All facilities are located in the Sports Pavilion Building and, at busy times, the Old Pavilion.
    • The Sports Pavilion is over 100m away.
    • Please see the guide to the Pavilion for further details.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 21:30.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:00.

Getting Here

Site/Campus Car Park (Sports Ground Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Park Wood Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are The Pavilion, Old Pavilion and indoor tennis courts.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the approach road but not from the buildings.
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Pavilion entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Permits are required or parking charges apply Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • At the time of our visit on a weekday the standard parking bays were full even though the sports facilities were quiet.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left hand side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the outdoor tennis courts into the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) by sliding.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The first entrance is from the path at the car park, leading into the outdoor courts.
    • There are four similar sets of sliding doors into the building.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are several bench seats around the edge of the space.


  • Accessible and standard toilets are located in the Sports Pavilion, over 150m away.

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