News and Articles

Updates from around the Pavilion!

The Hemingford Pavilion Newsletter As we all battle to recover from lockdown and the ongoing challenges faced by all our members under “the new normal” conditions, I’m delighted to be introducing our first quarterly Pavilion Newsletter. The Sports Academy’s ambition pre-Covid was to begin and lead the process of developing better communication and partnership between […]

A new member of the team!

We are excited to welcome the newest member of the Sports Academy Team! Marian of Prospect Sports Massage brings with her 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. From the 7th September Marian will be offering 30 minute sports massage treatments on Mondays (2pm-8pm) and Wednesdays (10am-4pm). You can book by following […]

An update from the gym team.

This is what we’ve been waiting for! The Government announced a further easing of restrictions on the leisure & fitness industry which means that gyms can re-open later this month. Just to clarify, although 25th July has been given as the allowed re-opening date by the Government, the Sports Academy Gym will remain closed until […]

Outdoor Activity Timetable

Our outdoor program is up and running! If you are interested in any of the classes please contact the coach for information or to book a place. Rob Dadds: 07964868665 or James Bamford: 07835120235 or Claire Weston: 07308309673 or Sofia Pita: 07446600003 or

Update from Darius

Hope you are holding up well and taking the opportunity to get your exercise in, and work on your temple. I have been a busy boy creating new websites, working on blog content, video content and still working face to face – albeit virtually across over 30 sessions a week. Some free content to help […]

Darius delivering fitness online

110percentfitness, aka The Sports Academy’s very own Darius McDonald, is providing a free live workout session for kids and families every Wednesday morning! As well as delivering PT sessions to his regular clients remotely, Darius is delivering a ‘Fun Kids Family Workout’ that you can do in your living room, via the 100percentfitness Facebook page. […]

Squash training whilst distancing

We know that with the squash club shut and the current restrictions on activities, it’s hard to maintain your fitness but fear not, we’re here to help with some great squash specific workouts to do at home or down the park! Rob will be putting out regular content, including circuits, outside training sessions and racket […]

1950-2020: 70 years

I first became interested in playing sport reasonably seriously when sent away to Boarding School just after the second World War, with my Dad away in the army and my Mother evacuated out of London. The school headmaster decided that we would self-build a tennis court in the school grounds, that started in 1947 and […]

Team Challenge 2020

Our first ever ‘HCSC Team Challenge Tournament’ was held on Saturday 14th March. Teams battled it out in three’s. Each fixture consisting of one team playing another with a squash singles match, racquetball match and squash doubles match. Each match consisted of two games to fifteen points (sudden death at fourteen-all) and after all three […]