Lewes Leisure Centre

PIPA Pledge

Inflatable’s often form an integral part of the play equipment at many leisure and children’s play areas, especially for use at parties and other events. Therefore, to avoid upset children and their parents, they need to be tagged and maintained in a safe condition.

Sport & Play is fully certified to conduct PIPA (Performance Inflatable Play Accreditation) tagging on inflatable play structures in the UK. To support this service, Sport & Play engineers offer an on-site testing and service provision to ensure equipment is checked on a yearly basis for compliance with best practice guidance.


The Sport & Play service engineers can carry out most minor inflatable repairs on site. However, an instant on site quote can be provided for any serious fault that may require factory-based repairs.

Mark Cullingford, Managing Director of Sport & Play advises: “This allows the site manager to make a decision there and then rather than hauling the equipment to the factory only to find out the repair cost is outside their budget. We recognise the importance of keeping equipment in tip top condition to ensure that there is no costly ‘down time’ while repairs are carried out.”

“With this in mind Sport & Play offers replacement inflatable’s at a fixed cost while any major repairs are carried out. We realise how critical this down time is to a centre. If you have a children’s birthday party to cater for you can’t just cancel. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that, whatever the problem, our sites can keep their centre operational at all times.”

Fred Furner, General Manager of Wave Leisure’s Lewes Leisure Centre, was one of the first to experience Sport & Play’s enthusiastic response. “Sport & Play were called to inspect a damaged pool inflatable. The repairs couldn’t be carried out at the centre, so the inflatable was taken off site that afternoon, repaired in the factory and returned the very next day”.

Fred Furner said: “I was very surprised at the promptness of the repair. We have parties most weekends, so can’t be without the inflatable’s. Sport & Play picked up the pool inflatable at 2pm on Monday afternoon and we had it back, fully repaired, by 1pm the following day.

“We were so impressed with the response time and overall service that we have asked Sport & Play to look after all our wet and dry inflatable’s across four sites in the district, testing on an annual basis to ensure they are fit for service.”

Fred Furner, General Manager of Wave Leisure’s Lewes Leisure Centre