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From the dynamic energy of tennis to the fast-paced excitement of squash, you can discover a diverse variety of racquet sports for everyone at Better. Whether you’re aiming to improve your fitness, enjoy a bit of competition, or simply have fun with friends and family, there’s definitely a racquet sport for you at our Better leisure centres. Experience the tactical fun of badminton, the engaging rallies of pickleball, and the challenging gameplay of padel – the choice is yours!

We cater to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players, making it easy to find the perfect way to stay active and social.

Discover the different types of racquet sports below and find the right one for you.


Experience the thrill of squash at Better. One of the most popular racquet sports, squash is perfect for those looking to improve their fitness in a fun, competitive environment. Engage in fast-paced rallies and intense matches that challenge your reflexes and agility.

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Whether you're a beginner or an advanced player, our tennis sessions are designed to improve your skills while providing a fun workout. With both indoor and outdoor courts to enjoy, as well as hard courts and clay courts, there’s something for everyone.

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Badminton is all about quick reflexes and strategic gameplay. Join our sessions to improve your hand-eye coordination and enjoy a high-energy workout that’s perfect for all ages and skill levels.

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Combine the best of tennis and squash with padel at one of our centres. This exciting sport is easy to learn and incredibly fun to play, making it perfect for friends and families looking to try something new.

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Discover why pickleball is one of the fastest growing racquet sports in the world. Our pickleball sessions are designed for all skill levels, offering a mix of strategy, fitness, and social interaction that’s tough to beat.

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Our Beginners Classes and Sessions

Whatever your experience across the range of racquet sports, we have sessions designed for all, including new learners, social players, juniors and more advanced players.

Learn Tennis Sessions

Perfect for new players and aspiring champions alike, our tennis lessons teach the basics of tennis in a friendly and supportive environment, with sessions for both juniors and adults.

Social Squash

Join our social squash sessions to meet other beginners and enjoy a fun, relaxed game. If you’re new to the game, these sessions are a great way to learn the game and make new friends as you go.

Badminton Sessions

Smash Up Badminton is our fun, inclusive badminton coaching program designed for kids, helping to get young people on the court. Coaches tailor the sessions to the needs of the child in a range of fun ways. For over 16s, we also run No Strings Badminton sessions, providing a casual way to enjoy the sport.

Benefits of Racquet Sports

Getting started with a racquet sport means you can enjoy a range of physical and mental well-being.

Cardio workout and physical fitness - Playing racquet sports provides an excellent cardiovascular workout, improving heart health, stamina, and endurance, all while having a great time. They can also help in building muscle strength, enhancing flexibility, and boosting your overall physical fitness.

Improved coordination and reflexes - Regularly playing racquet sports can enhance hand-eye coordination and quicken your reflexes.

Social interaction - Racquet sports are social activities, whether you're playing singles or doubles, offering a great chance to meet new people, build friendships, and foster a sense of community.

Stress reduction - Engaging in physical activity like racquet sports can reduce stress levels as the combination of getting active and social interaction helps your body release endorphins. 

Mental agility - The strategic nature of racquet sports provides a great workout for your mind, as well as your body. Players need to think quickly, plan their moves, and anticipate their opponent's actions, all of which can help your overall mental function.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which racquet sport features both hardball and softball versions?

Squash is known for having both hardball and softball versions, catering to different playing styles and preferences.

Is pickleball a racquet sport?

Yes, pickleball is a racquet sport! It combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis and is played with a paddle and a perforated ball.

What are racquet sports?

Racquet sports are sports that involve hitting a ball or shuttlecock with a racquet. Popular examples include tennis, squash, badminton, pickleball and padel. Each sport has its own unique rules and playing styles, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

What is the most popular racquet sport?

Tennis is the most popular racquet sport globally, known for its widespread appeal and major tournaments like Wimbledon and the US Open. But, new racquet sports like pickleball and padel are also gaining in popularity.

What is the hardest racquet sport?

Squash is often considered the hardest racquet sport due to its high-intensity rallies and demanding physical and mental requirements. While there is a learning curve, once you master the techniques, squash is a great mix of being strategic and quick, providing a workout for your mind and body.

What is the easiest racquet sport to play?

Pickleball is considered the easiest racquet sport to learn, thanks to its simple rules and slower pace compared to other racquet sports.

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