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Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, Islington, London, N7 9PL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include six tennis courts, fitness suite, studio, sauna and steam-room.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include two tennis courts.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Caledonian Road and Barnsbury.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the left side of the Tennis Centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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 door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 177cm (5ft 10in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).
  • Comments
    • There is a separate entrance and exit.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • There are some easy slopes leading from the car park to the entrance.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments
    • Next to reception there is a 120cm wide accessible gate.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite
    • The fitness suite is located to the right as you enter.
    • The fitness suite is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are light.
    • The opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General)
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in-house and YMCA disability training.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes the shoulder press, chest press, seated rowing machine, dual action pulley and arm bike.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Level Change (Viewing Gallery)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the viewing gallery.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 138cm (4ft 6in).

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the tennis courts.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left of the foyer.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • There are identical female changing rooms next door.

Accessible Changing Room (Reception Area)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the left when you enter the venue.
  • The facility is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the tennis courts.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 245cm x 370cm (8ft x 12ft 2in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 55cm (1ft 10in).

Accessible Toilet (Male Changing Room)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the standard male toilets.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • The facility a male facility.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 136cm x 147cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 10in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 not a wash basin.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar accessible toilet in the female changing rooms.

Accessible Shower (Male Changing Room)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the male changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 52cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available include; a dropdown rail.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • There are similar accessible shower facilities in the female changing room.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.