A spokesman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) said today (August 1) that limited sessions of leisure facilities that will be opened to the public for free use on Sport For All Day on August 7 are still available for booking on a first-come, first-served basis.
Facilities with limited free sessions for booking include table tennis tables, tennis courts, bowling greens, golf facilities, fitness rooms and squash courts. Most of the free sessions for multi-purpose arenas in sports centres, which can be converted into badminton, basketball, volleyball and netball courts, have already been taken up.
"Members of the public who are interested in taking up these limited free sessions are urged to visit the Leisure Link booking counters at LCSD venues as early as possible to make bookings before the sessions are taken up," the spokesman said, adding that each person could book only one session irrespective of the types of the leisure facilities.
No prior booking is required for the LCSD's public swimming pools for the Sport For All Day on August 7. The public can gain free admission to the pools on a first-come, first-served basis by queuing outside the entrance of the swimming pools before the opening of each session. As Wan Chai Swimming Pool is only for group training purpose, it will not be open for free use on August 7.
Meanwhile, the spokesman appealed to hirers to make the best use of the booked facilities and to arrive at the facilities on time.
"Hirers who are not able to take up the booked facilities should cancel their booked sessions as early as possible by submitting a booking cancellation form or confirming their cancellation in writing."
During the Sport For All Day on August 7, a series of free recreation programmes will also be provided at designated sports centres in the 18 districts to encourage people to do more exercise on a regular basis. The free programmes include activities related to the main theme of fitness walking this year, health talks and exercise demonstrations, fitness corners, parent-child sports programmes and a sports play-in for the middle-aged, the elderly and the disabled as well as sports demonstrations. The public can visit LCSD District Leisure Services Offices or designated venues in the 18 districts now to enrol for the remaining places available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For details of the Sport For All Day, please visit the dedicated homepage: www.lcsd.gov.hk/specials/sfad2011/en/index.php. For enquiries, please call 2414 5555.
Ends/Monday, August 1, 2011