How to Make Your Sports or Leisure Centre More Welcoming

How to Make Your Sports or Leisure Centre More Welcoming

Tennis Ball and RacketIf someone’s child or other family member has a keen interest in sports and regularly attends a leisure centre or sports club, they will find themselves spending a lot of time there. They may also find that they have the problem of trying to find comfortable seats that are sheltered from the sun and rain.

If these facilities were provided to visitors and players, more interest in the clubs may arise and parents may well encourage their children to join the local sports clubs.

Therefore, it’s important that not only do you provide the best facilities for the players, but you should also create a comfortable, shaded seating area for the spectators too.

If your visitors have uncomfortable seats to sit on and have no shade from the sun in the hot summer months, they may be put off from visiting your club or centre and go elsewhere. Shelter structures are also important for protecting people from the rain and other weather such as wind, snow and hail.

Football pitch with no sheltered seatered areasA wall mounted canopy can provide much needed shelter from the elements to your players and visitors. The Coniston wall mounted canopy can provide cover for large areas due to its unlimited length and it can also “wrap around” buildings to created sheltered areas to all of your outdoor pitches.

Free standing canopies such as large domed canopies like the Welford Dome and Hamilton can create large sheltered areas that are away from buildings. This is ideal for where a canopy and not be fixed to a building and for where you would like to provide shelter away from your building.

These canopies are also great for creating sheltered picnic areas and outdoor dining areas which is perfect if your sports club or leisure centre has a café or restaurant on site. Your customers will be able to dine alfresco whatever the weather!

Case Study

Bradley Bowling Club in Wrexham, Clwyd renovated their sports building and created a comfortable, sheltered waiting area for their visitors and players. The transformation from what their original building looked like in the beginning compared to the finished project was revolutionary. Their tired building & overgrown pitch became a stylish, relaxing outdoor bowls pitch with a sheltered seating & storage area.

Click here to read the Bradley Bowling Club Case Study >

Bradley Bowling Club - Before & After Canopy Installation & Renovation

Bradley Bowling Club in Wrexham, Clwyd: Before & After their sports club renovation with a Coniston wall mounted canopy

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to enhance their Customer Experience, providing covered outdoor areas which are ideal for
use as alfresco dining areas, spectator seating, and cycle parking.
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