Children’s sports programme waiting lists FAQ

Why have waiting lists?

There are waiting lists due to the huge demand for places on the children’s programmes.

How do I add someone to the waiting list?

There are a few options:

  1. Complete the Waiting List Enquiry form online
  2. In person at the sports centre or swimming pool reception
  3. By phone on 01786 466900
Are there waiting lists for all sports?

There are waiting lists for children’s tennis, gymnastics, golf, trampoline and gymnastics, however some of them are longer than others. Tennis and swimming currently have the greatest demand for places, especially pre-school swimming, beginner swimming and Mini Tennis red and orange.

How long will it take to get a space?

We cannot give you a time scale for the length of time it will take. Spaces are usually allocated at the start of each block.  However, availability depends on a number of factors; how quickly children progress to the next level; if a child no longer requires their space; if current participants re-book.

How do I know where I am on the waiting list?

Send an email to and we will let you know where you are on the waiting list. We cannot tell you when a place will become available.

Is there an alternative?

We also offer personal tuition in tennis and swimming, which are not currently fully subscribed. These one to one lessons or one to two lessons are tailored to meet individual needs. They are ideal for children who require more individual attention, wish to improve a specific skill or gain confidence. For further information please email

How will I know when a space is available?

When a space becomes available you will be contacted by e-mail or phone. It is of paramount importance we have your correct contact details. Please remember to update us if your details change.

How long do I have to accept the space?

You will be given a clear time frame to accept the place in the class when it is offered to you. If you do not get back to us within this time, we will record that you have been offered a space, but have not taken it. We will contact you up to 4 times when spaces are available, after which, your details will be taken off the list. We cannot guarantee to keep your space for you due to high demand for lessons.

Sport Participation Team

Tel: 01786 466904

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