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Whether you're new to the gym or an experienced user, with over 100 stations we have everything to cater for your needs. Why not come visit us? 

Our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym offers a range of fitness equipment for everyone, including:

  • Cardiovascular Machines
  • Resistance Machines
  • Free Weights up to 40kg
  • Smith Machine
  • Squat Rack
  • TRX
  • Core functional training equipment
  • Dedicated Stretch area
  • Multi Training Room

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25m Training Pool

This pool is 25m long and 12.5m wide with 6 lanes and has a depth of 0.9m - 1.0m. There is limited spectating in this area.

We offer a wide range of swimming session to suit all abilities including; 

  • Swim for Fitness
  • Swim for All
  • Swim Doctor
  • Better Swim School 

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Teaching Pool

Swimming is great at any age.  Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love.

This pool is 18.28m long and 7.62m wide with a depth of 0.83m.

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Soft Play

If you're a regular visitor to our soft play area at Better, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, you’ll love this section of our Play Park. Designed for under 8's and located next to our cafe area, our dedicated play area features a ball pit, slides, climbing frame,  mini trampolines and a dedicated under 2’s area. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Staying motivated can be a challenge, but with a wide variety of fitness classes you'll find the perfect way to keep active for you.

Whatever you’re goal, fitness or fun, we’ve got classes for the whole community. From our fundamental fitness classes to classes for older adults, woman and ante and postnatal. We’ve got something to suit everyone. 


Studio 1

This studio is 17.37m long by 10.36m wide. The studio has a semi sprung wooden floor and has mirrors on one wall and an arrange of aerobic equipment.

Studio 2

This studio is 13m long by 10m wide.  The studio has a semi sprung floor and has mirrors and ballet bars.

Our studios are also suitable for birthday parties.

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Squash Courts

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre boasts three squash courts, each measuring 9 meters in length by 6 meters in width. All courts feature a semi-sprung floor, accompanied by a viewing gallery for spectators.

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Athletics Stadium and Indoor Track

The indoor track is closed for four weeks for a refurbishment. Click below for more information.

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Athletics Stadium

The stadium has a 400m 8 lane Tartan Track with full facilities for all track and field events. 

The grass area on the infield is 95.1m long by 67.5m wide. This area can accommodate pitches for football. This area is floodlit.

The stadium also accommodates seating for 16,500 people with 9,500 covered.

Indoor Track

The indoor track is 110m long by 10m wide. It houses a 6 lane 60m Tartan Track. This area also has pits for jumping and a throwing cage.

Tennis Courts

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre features four floodlit outdoor hard court tennis courts, suitable for netball too.

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Sports Halls

The Main Arena

The Main Arena boasts dimensions of 46 meters in length by 29.18 meters in width, featuring a Junckers Sylva premium beech semi-sprung floor. Within this expansive space, there are provisions for 6 badminton courts, 2 basketball courts, 1 basketball show court, 2 volleyball courts, and 1 volleyball show court. The Main Arena can accommodate 5 fighting areas measuring 8 meters long by 5 meters wide. With bleacher seating for approximately 1500 spectators, this arena can also host various other activities upon arrangement, depending on specific requirements.

The North Balcony

The north balcony is 32m long by 17m wide and has a Junckers Sylva premium beech semi sprung floor. This area provides 4 badminton courts, 1 basketball court and 1 volleyball court. This area can also accommodate 2 fighting areas, 8m long by 5m wide. There are also floor plates for Asymmetric bars for gymnastics.

This area is great for birthday parties and can accommodate other activities by arrangement.

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Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has several pitches:

Bar Pitch 

This is a sand based all weather pitch which is 88.4m long by 49.4m wide.  This area can house hockey, football, 5-a-side football, korfball and Lacrosse.

Floodlighting is available.


The dome is a covered area which has a 3G rubber crumb base. The area is 54.4m long by 35.7m wide. 5-a-side and 9-a-side can be played.

North Pitch 

The north pitch is 54.4m long by 37.6m wide. It houses 2 uncovered 6-a-side football pitches which would measure 37.3m long by 25m wide. It also has a run off of 5.1m.

5- a – side 3G rubber crumb uncovered which is 43.13m long by 21.33m wide. Great for playing 5-a-side football.


To book a 3G pitch please use our booking partner PlayFootball. Bookings can be made up to 28 days in advance, Better membership discount can be used at the checkout.

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Or join the best competitive football leagues around with PlayFootball. Click the button below to sign your team up today!

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Beach Volleyball Courts

Crystal Palace hosts three full size fully floodlit beach volleyball courts that were built using 2012 Olympic legacy sand. Better work in partnership with Deep Dish Beach Volleyball to provide classes, tournaments and private hire for all ages and levels of player.  

For all bookings and enquiries please contact Deep Dish direct on info@deepdishbeach.com

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Training Halls

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre offers two training halls, each measuring 17.37m by 10.36m and equipped with cushioned backed lino flooring. Room 1 features four trampolines, while Room 2 has one trampoline along with dry diving facilities.

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