Taunton School Sports Club is a relaxed, informal facility comprising a fitness suite, two heated indoor pools, badminton courts, squash courts, tennis courts and various other sporting facilities such as cricket and rugby pitches - creating the finest sports centre in Somerset. Our sports centre and swimming pools are conveniently located near the centre of Taunton.
The fitness suite has been refurbished with a range of state-of-the-art equipment. This includes life fitness cardio equipment, dual purpose strength apparatus and Power Plate (with qualified staff).
Various fitness classes are also run on a timetabled basis. These classes are available to members and non-members for a nominal fee. We offer various levels of membership, contact the Sports Club for more details.
Qualified staff are always on hand to assist you in the fitness suite. We can help you achieve your goals by creating a personalised fitness programme. For more information please contact the Sports Club on 01823 703110 or email email@example.com.
Please browse our site for information on becoming a member, opening hours and our latest news and offers.
To become a member please download and complete the application form from our Important Information section below and return to Taunton School Sports Club, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA2 6AD.
The Sports Club has specific opening hours, downloadable below. We have restricted hours during term time but these are relaxed during school holidays.
‘Adult swim’ sessions are for adults only (16 years +) and give the opportunity to swim in lanes. The ‘family swim’ is a chance for children to swim and lane ropes are not in place. The ‘sports club’ swim will be a mixture of family and adult.
CLICK HERE for our Taunton School site map.
Taunton School has strict rules governing club member access and the appropriate use of allocated club areas and opening times. This, the safeguarding of our pupils is of the highest priority to the school. Taunton School Sports Club shares facilities with the school for the benefit of the school and for members' use. This can only work if the members play their part and observe the strict controls put in place to ensure pupils and members do not share unsupervised facilities.
Member access to club facilities are strictly those times published by Taunton School Sports Club and failure to adhere to these times may result in your Sports Club membership being revoked.
Our Child Protection Policy on safeguarding our pupils can be found in the club membership pack and is there to ensure members clearly understand the rules of the club. Details can also be downloaded below and copies are obtainable from the club by contacting 01823 703110 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taunton School Sports Club has a range of sport hall facilities available to members and for hire (download Facility Hire Price List). Please note that facility bookings must be made Monday – Friday between 8am and 5pm.
The Sports Club and Swimming Pools are open to members all year round. During the school holidays members have extended daytime sessions. Holidays opening hours will be added to the website before each holiday period. You can download the opening hours from the Important Information panel below. We look forward to welcoming you to our sports centre and heated swimming pools in Taunton, Somerset.
Refurbished with a range of state-of-the-art equipment including life fitness cardio equipment, dual purpose strength apparatus and Power Plate (with qualified staff).
Equipped with 19 CV machines, nine resistance machines, a free weights area and a punch bag.
Qualified fitness staff are on duty at all times.
Training programmes are available on request.
Taunton School boasts an excellent swimming facility in the form of a 25m x 10m tank indoor pool. It is regularly open to members in the evening with fully qualified lifeguards.
The pool is heated to between 28C - 30C, and is conveniently located near the centre of Taunton, Somerset.
Guests can swim with a member for a fee of £2.
The pool depth ranges from 0.9m to 2.2m, with a width of 10m and will be heated to approximately 28C.
The indoor pool is available to hire for a variety of activities, such as canoeing, aerobics, snorkelling and swim lessons.
The main Taunton School sports hall is marked with five badminton courts, five-a-side football, indoor hockey, four cricket nets, netball, basketball and volleyball courts. Now with an upgraded Indoor Climbing Wall consisting of 12 routes and over 500 holds, of which two of the routes have lead climb capabilities. The wall is open to all members, climbing clubs and climbers of all abilities.
The Preparatory School sports hall is marked with three badminton courts, five-a-side football, basketball and netball courts.
Recently refurbished with one badminton court.
Two courts are available for members to book.
Outdoor facilities include cricket, rugby and football pitches, tennis courts, an Astroturf area, and The Durrant – a purpose-built hockey pitch available to hire for hockey only with floodlights (if required).
There are a range of activities available to members and non-members, a number of which can be found listed below:
Children's holiday activities
Taunton School Events run an exciting programme of courses, exclusively designed for children aged 7-13, to have holiday fun with their friends and experience new and interesting activities all year round.
The 2014 Summer programme proved so popular that we extended it until late August ... and we've also staged special weeks over Christmas and Easter as well as half-terms.
Now, we are taking bookings for July and August with eight weeks of fun on the horizon.
The children can look forward to some exciting adventures with us - tug o' war, treasure hunts, model making and bouldering are just some of the activities on offer.
We are also running some fantastic day trips with Longleat, @Bristol, Crealy Adventure Park and Butlins among the destinations.
So don't miss out ... book for our Summer 2015 programme by ringing 01823 703110 or emailing email@example.com
Speed training camps
CALLING all young sport stars ... do you want to improve your speed in your chosen sport?
Taunton School has just the answer with a programme of special courses being organised by its Head of Rugby, Mr Nic Sestaret, over the Summer.
"Speed and agility are key to success in any sport as all children know," said Mr Sestaret, a former professional rugby player with Toulouse and Exeter Chiefs.
"Children want to excel with their sport but they do not know enough about what training they should be doing.
"Young athletes under - train their speed and under achievement between ten to 18 years can never be fully overcome.
"Athletes will never reach full genetic potential if they don’t develop their speed."
The courses, are for boys and girls, aged ten - 18, who compete in any sport.
All of the courses are taking place at Taunton School on the following dates:-
Juniors (10-13 years): July 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th.
Seniors (14-18 years): July 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd.
All days run from 9.30am to 12noon (except July 7th which is 1pm to 3.30pm) and the cost is £20 per day.
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01823 703110.
Our Sports Club will be running an NPLQ course on Monday 27th July – Saturday 1st August, 8.30am-5pm.
The cost of the course is £230 which also includes free onsite parking and a hot meal each day.
For further details please contact Laura Goodier on 01823 703110 or email email@example.com
CLICK HERE for the booking form.
SASP Swim School
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01823 653990 for more information. Alternatively, please book SASP online.
Sharon Davies (Level 3 Advanced Instructor) teaches Pilates classes in the Old Gym on Tuesdays from 6.15 - 7.15pm and 7.30 - 8.30pm. The class aims to improve your posture, fitness, flexibility and strengthen your back. Places are limited. To book your place call Sharon on 07805 470076 or email email@example.com
Taunton Cougars Kickboxing
Mondays: 1900 - 2030 - Old Gym; Thursdays: 1900 - 2030 - Old Gym
MMA with Kickboxing
Wednesdays: 1900 - 2030 - Old Gym. For information please contact Mark Monk 07773 458934/ firstname.lastname@example.org