Essex Sport Junior

Junior Courses

Junior Karate

Sport courses for 3 to 16 year olds

We offer a range of after-school and weekend introductory sport courses, specifically designed to help your child learn core skills and progress their abilities in their chosen sport.


Courses run for 6 to 12 weeks during each academic school term and are instructed by our qualified, DBS checked coaches.

We also offer drop-in sessions on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis; a great, flexible way to try out a new activity.

 

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Summer Term 2023

All courses and Pay and Play sessions are held at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus and take advantage of the fantastic sport facilities available to us.

Junior courses

Climbing

Utilising our brand-new climbing wall, our varied and fun-filled sessions provide the perfect springboard to get into climbing.

Children will learn the basics of climbing and bouldering. As well as learning the basics these sessions promote children’s overall safety and enjoyment whilst also giving them space to challenge themselves and reach new heights.

Block 1 - Starting from 20 April 2023

Block Session Day Time Start End Price
Block 1 Junior Climbing
8-11 years
Thursday 4pm-5.30pm
20 Apr 25 May £60
Block 1 Junior Climbing
12-15 years
Thursday 5.30pm-7pm
20 Apr 25 May £60
Block 1 Junior Climbing
8-11 years
Friday 4pm-5.30pm 21 Apr 26 May £60
Block 1 Junior Climbing
12-15 years
Friday 5.30pm-7pm
21 Apr 26 May £60

 

Block 2 - Starting from 8 June 2023

Block Session
Day Time Start End Price
Block 2 Junior Climbing
8-11 years
Thursday
4pm-5.30pm
8 June 13 July
£60
Block 2 Junior Climbing
12-15 years
Thursday 5.30pm-7pm 8 June 13 July £60
Block 2 Junior Climbing
8-11 years
Friday 4pm-5:30pm
9 June 14 July £60
Block 2 Junior Climbing
12-15 years
Friday 5.30pm-7pm 9 June 14 July £60

Find out more about our Pay and Play climbing sessions on our Junior climbing webpage.

Tennis

Delivered by our LTA qualified coaching team, our tennis courses are split into four age groups, tailoring the programme to suit all abilities and skill levels.

Our specialist coaches will make sure that every child has the best start to their tennis journey in a safe and inclusive environment. In every LTA Youth stage, children will be active, have fun and develop their skills. No matter your child's age or experience we strive to ensure everyone sees progression.

Our state-of-the-art tennis courts are covered by a bubble during winter, allowing play to continue year-round.

More information can be found on the Junior tennis webpage.

Basketball

Our 'pay as you go' basketball session is a great way for your child to try an exciting and rapidly growing sport, develop social skills and meet new friends, without committing to a full course.

These sessions are popular, so we recommend booking in advance!

Rebels Play Basketball

Session Day  Time Start  End  Price 

Rebels Play Basketball 5-8 years

Saturday  9am-10am 22 Apr 15 July £5 
Girls Only Rebels Play 5+ years Saturday 9am-10am 22 Apr 15 July £5 
Rebels Play Basketball 9-11 years Saturday 10am-11am 22 Apr 15 July £5

Rebels Play Basketball 11-14 years

Saturday 10am-11am 22 Apr 15 July £5 

Due to facility being used for student examinations, there will be no Rebels Play on the following dates: 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June, 24 June

How to book

Taster sessions

If space permits, taster sessions may be accommodated for a course. These must be pre-agreed by the Sports Development team.

To arrange a taster session, please email sportsdevelopment@essex.ac.uk. For tennis, please email tennis@essex.ac.uk

Waiting list

Demand for places is high and some courses sell out quickly. If you would like to join the waiting list, please visit or contact the Sports Centre Reception on 01206 873250. You will be contacted if a space becomes available.

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Get in touch
Sports Development Officer Find out more about current and future junior courses 
Telephone: 01206 873250