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Sports, Fitness, Gym and Facilities

For full information including prices, opening times, facilities and more visit the new SportEastbourne website.

The SportEastbourne site covers all our sports centres - Hampden Park, Shinewater, Cavendish and the Sports Park. Find full details of:

  • sports centres and gym memberships
  • football, pitch, court and hall hire
  • activities, fitness and 50+ classes
  • children's birthday parties and school holiday playschemes
  • Eastbourne Borough Council also runs various football pitches for hire.

For swimming pools, please visit:

Apply or renew a Cavendish, Hampden Park or Shinewater sports centres membership by contacting the centres by phone or in person. Contact details are on the SportEastbourne website

sports centre membership also allows you to apply for or renew a centre gym membership.

Membership Fees and Sessions

Find all our sports centres' gym membership fees and sessions plus contact details on You can also find a gym at Eastbourne's  Sovereign Centre

FInd our sports centres' fitness class programmes on

  • Prices vary so please contact the centres or the private clubs running the classes. Details are included.
  • For most classes you do not have to be a member of the centres

You can also find fitness classes at Eastbourne's two swimming pools:

Local Fitness

The following activities in Eastbourne are offered by partner and other organisations:

  • Park Run: a free weekly timed 5k run. They take place all over the country with the website for each locations listing times and personal bests etc. Eastbourne’s takes place around Shinewater lake on Saturday mornings.
  • Health Trainers: free service offering motivation and advice to help people get active and healthy.
  • Healthy Eastbourne: includes a local activity directory. 
  • East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS): listing of fitness classes in and around Eastbourne
  • ESCIS: listing of privately-run sports centres

Coming Soon...

Our fully searchable database of sports activities and facilities.

Our sports centres and sports park hire their courts and pitches. Prices vary. Visit for full details. You can also:

Shinewater Sports and Community Centre offers  classes specifically for ages 50 and over, which include free equipment hire. Visit for full information and prices.

Cavendish, Hampden Park and Shinewater sports centres all offer a variety of children's birthday parties. For full details and prices, visit

The Sovereign Centre also offers pool parties. You can find details on its website.

Cavendish, Hampden Park and Shinewater sports centres all offer school holiday playschemes for children. For full details and prices, visit

Visit for full details and prices for football pitch hire and five-a-side at our sports centres and sports park.

Other Council Football Pitches

We run football pitches and hard courts at other locations in Eastbourne in addition to those at our sports centres and the sports park. You can:

You can report problems to us relating to our council-run sports and leisure centres and sports pitches:

You can find listings of Eastbourne sports clubs on the ESCIS website (East Sussex Community Information Service).

If you run your own club, you can register it with ESCIS online.