Knox-Johnston Sports Centre


We are now back open in line with Government guidelines and following the required rules.

We are take bookings 7 days in advance so please either call on 01442 358 224 or email at to make a booking.

POOL UPDATE 19/04/2021

The pool is now back open !

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Term Time Opening Times

The Knox–Johnston will be operating the following timetable during the school term time.

Monday-Thursday 18:30 – 22:00
Friday 18:30 – 21:00
Saturday 13:00 – 18:00
Sunday 8.00 – 20:00

The swimming pool will be operating to a different timetable and public swimming will be available as follows:

Monday 19:30-21:50
Tuesday 20:30-21:50
Wednesday 18:30 – 21:50
Thursday 20:15 – 21:50
Friday 19:05 – 19:50
Saturday 13:00 – 17:50
Sunday 08:00 – 08:50 and 12:00 – 19:50

Due to covid-19, all activities are now required to be booked in advance. It is essential you read the safety and operational information before making a booking. 

How to make a booking


Keeping you and us safe:

This is our number one priority! We have introduced a number of new measures to ensure this.

1. Social distancing measures throughout the centre.

2. Customers to wear a mask or face covering in some areas of the centre and signage in the building will indicate these areas.

3. A one-way system around the centre.

4. Hand sanitisers and regular reminders to wash your hands.

5. Increased cleaning schedules and procedures.

6. Reduced capacity for the gym, swimming pool and fitness classes to ensure social distancing.

7. Bookable sessions for the gym, pool, classes and hall bookings limited to 50 minute sessions. This will allow us to clean between sessions. We would ask all customers to phone before they visit to book a time slot for their activity. You can call on 01442 358 224 to do this and can book up to 7 days in advance (but only one session per day at the moment).

8. Plastic shield at our reception desk and PPE for our team.

How you can help … Before you arrive:

1. Stay at home if you are unwell. Please do not visit the centre if you feel unwell or are displaying symptoms of Covid – 19.

2. Arrive ready. Please come in your kit to avoid using changing rooms. This includes ‘Pool ready’, having showered before visiting and wearing your swimwear underneath your clothes.

3. Bring your own equipment. Please bring your own waters bottle. If doing pilates, please bring your own mat if you have one. If you are playing tennis, badminton or table tennis, please bring your own racquets and equipment if you have it.

4. Travel light. We won’t have as many lockers available so please only bring what you need. Please only bring a towel if you are swimming (no sweat towels for the gym).

5. Bring a card – we would like as many transactions done through contactless payment where possible.

How you can help … whilst on site:

1. Make sure you check in – we will be asking for details to assist with the government trace and test scheme. We ask all parents with children under the age of 13 to book their children in if they are not staying throughout the session.

2. Use hand sanitisers throughout your visit.

3. Follow social distancing signs and keep to the one-way system.

4. Clean equipment before and after use.

5. Limit your time in the changing rooms (all showers will be closed).


How we will operate:

There will be a booking system in place for the pool, gym, classes, hall bookings and tennis courts.
Customers will be able to book a 50 minute session for these facilities, we will then close the area for cleaning before reopening for the next session.

There will be a limit of 5 people to the gym for each session.

There will be a limit in the pool. We will be operating double width lanes and will allow up to 10 people per lane. We will also be offering a family pod session, where a family / bubble will be able to book an area of the pool for a 50 minute slot. There will only be three of these available per hour (you will be asked if you wish to use the shallow, mid or deep end area of the pool) so please do book in advance, we don’t want to have to turn people away at the door.

In order to book, please contact the centre within our opening hours and our team will be happy to help. Our number is 01442 358224 and our email address is (we will confirm all bookings with you if you email / leave a message, so please do not visit until you have received confirmation)

Should you have any questions at all before you visit, please email

General Information

The sports centre offers membership to our local community.  We offer a range of memberships for all family members to enjoy our facilities featuring:

  • Casual, Lane and Fun Swimming
  • Swimming Lessons
  • 20 Station Gym Workout (CV & Resistance)
  • 5-a-side Football
  • Badminton
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Fitness Classes (including Aquafit)
  • Personal Training
  • Children’s Parties

Contact us

Knox-Johnston Sports Centre
Kings Road
Herts HP4 3BG
Telephone:01442 358224