A state-of-the-art sports facility

The High Performance Centre was opened in May 2016. As our pupils became more competitive on the sports fields, it was decided a facility was needed where our athletes could increase their training regime and make it more effective in order to improve their overall fitness, which complements our approach to a holistic education here at Stanford. Pupils, staff and the wider community now have access to a state-of-the-art indoor sports facility, allowing us to be active and healthy all year round. The facility also acts as the heart of our sports programme and serves as the home of the Sports Department.

The building boasts a fully equipped gym, two squash courts, two classrooms, four offices for sports staff, an ‘aerobics’ floor, and a 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool. The pool also has a state-of- the-art touch pad timing system, allowing us to host Olympic quality galas. The classrooms are used for day to day teaching of academics but also have the equipment to hold video analysis sessions of any sport. In addition, they can be opened up into one large ‘hall’ providing a multipurpose dimension. The aerobics floor is also used for general bodyweight training, Judo classes and any other such activity.

The pool area has enough seating for 300 people, which means it is also used for school assembly and event briefings. The two change rooms are designed to fit entire sports teams and the building’s proximity to the sports fields make it the ideal spot for team talks and pre-game preparation.

The entire building is also perfect for social events of any kind due to its multipurpose design.

Opening hours

Monday to Thursdays: 06:00am – 08:00am, and 17:00pm – 18:00pm
Fridays: 06:00am – 08:00am.
Saturdays: 08:00am – 12:00pm, Sundays 14:00pm – 17:00pm

Please be aware that the HPC will be used by Stanford Lake College pupils from
09:00 – 17:00 every week day, and no exceptions may therefore be made for the general public.

Booking Procedure

In future you will be able to make booking telephonically or via email. For the time being bookings must be done at the HPC reception.

If you are late for your booking, it will automatically be lost. No bookings for outside of opening hours will be accepted.

Squash Courts to be booked within these times for 30 minute slots.
Tennis Courts to be booked for 1 hour slots.
Hockey Astro to be booked for 1 hour slots.

Becoming a member

Stanford Lake College pupils are automatic members. Parents who have a school account may have the membership fees debited to their school accounts.

Membership fee structures are as follows:

Joining Fee R400
Daily Fee (ad hoc) R50/day
Full Membership R250/month
SLC Staff & Spouses R100/month

You may pay your membership fees with cash at the HPC office, or by authorising an Electronic Fund Transfer. Fees are charged over a period of 6 months or 12 months.