Whatever your fitness goals, the spacious gym at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has all the facilities needed to help you achieve them. 

Our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym offers a range of fitness equipment for everyone.  With over 100 stations 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

We have dedicated fitness instructors and personal trainers on the gym floor who will support your needs.


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 




Teaching Pool

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



Weekly fitness class programmes take place in 2 x fitness studios at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

Activities vary throughout the week to provide you with a range of exercises to target the entire body. 

Our fitness classes are open to all; beginners, intermediates and experts. Find out more by visiting our weekly programme timetable

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.


Squash Courts

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre offers 3 x squash courts which are 9 metres long by 6 metres wide.

All of the courts have a semi sprung floor with a viewing gallery.

Athletics Stadium and Indoor Track

Outdoor track closed for 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 has 4 outdoor hard court tennis courts, which can also accommodate netball. 

These courts are floodlit.



Sports Halls

The Main Arena

The main arena is 46m long by 29.18m wide and has a Junckers Sylva premium beech semi sprung floor. This area provides 6 badminton courts, 2 basketball courts, 1 basketball show court, 2 volleyball courts, 1 volleyball show court. This area can also accommodate 5 fighting areas, 8m long by 5m wide.

There is bleacher seating for approximately 1500 people and other activities can be accommodated by arrangement depending on specification.

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.



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 3 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.  

Deep Dish organise a substantial weekly timetable throughout the year, engaging new and existing players into this fantastic, unique sport. 

  • Adult classes
  • Junior classes
  • Tournaments
  • Private court hire
  • Private event hire

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




Training Halls

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has 2 x training halls. Both halls are 17.37m by 10.36m with cushioned backed lino.

Room 1 has 4 trampolines and Room 2 has 1 trampoline and facilities for dry diving.

Currently unavailable

50m Racing Pool

This pool is 50m long by 20m wide, with 8 lanes and has a depth of 1.83m - 2.06m. Equipped with a Swiss timing system, scoreboard and Ares software.  The racing pool can also accommodate water polo, synchronised swimming and octopus by arrangement.

Currently unavailable

Diving Pool

This pool is 20.11m long and 15.84m wide with a depth of 4.78m. There are 2x 1m spring boards, 2 x 3m spring boards, 1 x 5m, 7.5m and 10m platform boards.