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Sports and recreation

Kent Sport phased reopening

Following the Government’s guidance, we’re delighted that most Kent Sport facilities are now open for booking.

The Sports Centre

  • Cardio and resistance/weights sessions in the gym
  • Indoor sports in the main hall
  • Fitness and dance classes in the studio
  • Face-to-face physiotherapy, massage services and exercise referrals at the Kent Sport Physiotherapy Clinic

The Pavilion

  • Outdoor sports under current guidelines (individual bookings and organised training)
  • Indoor tennis at the Indoor Tennis and Events Arena
  • Outdoor grass tennis courts

Please note that all sessions will need to be booked in advance. All Kent Sport facilities follow strict social distancing and a mask or face covering is required on arrival, before and after your activity. A mask or face covering is not required during your activity. Equipment hire is not currently available.

Further updates on the reopening of our services will be shared through @UniKentSports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as soon as we are able to.

Make sure you check out our Stay Well @ Home webpage for at-home workouts, virtual classes and wellbeing advice.

See our Coronavirus webpage for specific information and FAQs.


The [Couch to 5K] programme helped me get back into running. This is a truly fantastic and motivational programme which is great for runners and non-runners of all levels – it’s also a lot of fun and a great way to socialise!

Travel to Tokyo

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed to July 24 2021. To keep the spirit of the Olympics alive, we’re asking you to help us achieve our goal of travelling from Canterbury to Tokyo, 8000 miles, virtually. Whether you walk, cycle or run, join this active community and contribute to the virtual journey from the University of Kent, Canterbury Campus to the New National Stadium in Tokyo.