Sports courts

A variety of clubs regularly meet at the Arena - find out more here.

Badminton for Juniors

We are pleased to say that we are running Junior Badminton sessions at Derby Arena from September 2018

Under 18s of all abilities, including beginners, who would like coaching to improve and develop are welcome, initial two hour taster sessions are free – we then have a club membership system for those interested in joining. Coaching is provided by qualified L2 and L3 coaches. These sessions offer a first class junior pathway for young players to get into Badminton.

The sessions are run under the auspices of the Derbyshire Badminton Performance Centre and Badminton England.

For further details please contact Pam Rickerby on 07584 6624525 or

Derby Table Tennis for Juniors

We are pleased to say that we are running Junior Table Tennis sessions at Derby Arena in 2017.

Under 18s of all abilities are welcome, cost is £2 per player for each session and we provide tables, bats if required, and adult supervision. We aim to offer a mixture of coaching and competition.

The sessions are run under the auspices of the Derby & District Table Tennis Association and Table Tennis England.

For further details please contact Aubrey Henry on 01773 882403 or 07941 838523, or

Derby Wushu Club

Wushu is the contemporary term for Chinese Martial Arts. In present times, it has thrived as an exciting and athletic sport and is currently under consideration for inclusion into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Derby Wushu Club is amongst the highest ranking Wushu clubs in the country and train at the Derby Arena every Saturday from 11am onwards. The club is home to two members of the Great Britain Wushu Team whom are Sam Mak who has starred in The World’s End with Simon Pegg, and Steve Coleman who featured in the film Fury.

To find out more please contact Mike on 07971 682680.

DOSportUK Basketball

DOSportUK is a company specialising in Disability Sport and Physical Activity. They work with groups and organisations offering a wide range of services, ranging from coaching sessions and school lessons, to simple support and guidance. DOSportUK are currently offering a weekly basketball session for people with a learning disability at The Derby Arena. All ages and abilities welcome!

Please contact Jacob Meaton on 07786144414 if you are interested.

Indoor Long Bowls

Indoor Long Bowls sessions currently run throughout the autumn/winter periods. Booking can be taken on any day of the year, if you are interested then please  please get in touch with the team at the Arena.  

Go Spike Volleyball

Go Spike is your chance to try one of the best sports around - volleyball!

Whether you've never played before and want to give it a go or you haven't played since you were at school - or on holiday - Go Spike gives you the opportunity to come and try!

Come on your own, or bring your friends and we'll get you involved in a game…Every Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm for just £5.30 per session – pay as you play. You don't need to book on for these sessions, just turn up and play! 

Go Spike is aimed at getting adults (aged 16+) into volleyball. Anyone under the age of 16 who is interested in playing volleyball should get in touch with DARKSTAR Volleyball. 

To find out more please get in touch with Derby Arena by emailing

DARKSTAR Volleyball

DARKSTAR Volleyball is Derby’s largest volleyball club, boasting over 200 members and caters for all abilities aged 11-100 years old across junior, social, university, regional league, and national league sections. 

Start your journey with DARKSTAR by joining us at the Derby Arena Go Spike session every Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm or get in touch to play

Mercia Martial Arts

Mercia Martial Arts run's classes for 3-5 years, 6-11 years, adult classes and family classes.

Chief Instructor David Sims is a 3rd degree black belt whom has over 23 years of experience in the Martial Arts Industry. He has competed at an international level in ITF Taekwondo as well as competing in professional and amateur full contact kickboxing, boxing and MMA.

Mercia Martial Arts is recognised by the BTC which is the National Governing body for Taekwondo in the UK. All instructors carry enhanced DBS, insurance and first aid as well as relevant coaching qualifications. We also have extensive knowledge of working with SEN schools and supporting students with emotional and behavioural difficulties having worked with the likes of St Andrews, Ivy House, da Vinci and Stanton Vale Schools.

If this is of interest to you then please contact David Sims on 07548024676 to arrange your free trial today.

Stay On The Ball Coaching Futsal Club

Wednesday 6:00 to 7:00.

Stay On The Ball Coaching Futsal Club runs weekly coached sessions for children aged 7 to 12 on Wednesday's from 6pm to 7pm.

All sessions are designed and delivered by head coach Dean Roome a qualified UEFA B licenced football coach and FA licensed Futsal coach.

Futsal is a great way to enhance a players technical ability and encourages players to be creative and exciting on the ball, Futsal has been a huge help in some of the world’s greatest ever players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.

To get involved in the great game of Futsal please get in touch with Dean Roome on 07598 294023 or by email.


Walking Football

Walking football has over 400 teams now in the UK and there is a real buzz about the sport.

The sport is targeted at men who are over 50 and would like to get back into exercise but are unable to play its speedier cousin.

The rules are much the same as football and it is a great way to meet people who all have a passion for the sport.

If you would like to hire a court to come along and play with your friends then please contact us or alternatively call on 01332 640011 to enquire.

Walking Netball

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

Come and join the game on Derby Arena infield.

Mondays 11am – 12noon, £3.50 a session, to pre book please call us on 01332 640011 or alternatively register your details with us at

New club enquiries

If you're interested in making a booking for your club, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with us by completing our Contact form.


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