A New Town Sports Hub

Set amongst the huge green spaces of our Arboretum Road site in the heart of Stockbridge, our Sports Hub offers everything from rock climbing and badminton to hockey and lacrosse.

The Hub is based around our Sports Centre, with a newly-refurbished main hall, studio, fully equipped gym, squash courts and climbing wall. Step outside the Sports Centre onto our immaculately-maintained grounds, offering the best surfaces for the ultimate sporting experience. With two full sized rugby pitches, perfect for training and club matches, and Astro pitches that can host up to four hockey games at once or 16 tennis courts, there's plenty of room to keep everyone happy.

Our Sports Hub set in the middle of Edinburgh’s New Town is tucked between the Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park and is almost as green. We’re only ten minutes from Edinburgh Castle (you can see it from our grounds) yet are a private, secluded space.

Why play with us

  • Sports Centre and grounds offering a wide range of surfaces, sports and equipment to suit any sporting needs.
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable on-site team happy to advise, coach or support you with your activity or sport.
  • Some of the best kept grounds in the city - our grounds team keep the grass and surfaces immaculate and make sure they are in top playing condition.
  • Free parking, drop in classes and pay-and-play courts make our Sports Hub a convenient and competitively priced place to play.

Do I have to be a member to use the Sports Hub?
No, you can just pay as you play. Anybody over the age of 16 can book classes, courts or space at the Hub.

Do my children have to go to the Edinburgh Academy for me to use the Sports Hub?
No. The Centre is open to all. We are passionate about the local community using our facility.

What membership options do you have?
We don’t have membership options, it’s just pay and play.

How do I book a session or court?
Sessions are available to book online. For anything else, our team will be available to chat through booking options.

Are there changing facilities and showers?
Yes, we have changing facilities and shower rooms available in our Sports Centre.

The folk in our on-site team are a friendly bunch. Whether it’s because they get to wear tracksuits all day or the buzz they get from sport, we’re not sure. What’s more is that they have bags of experience and enthusiasm for sharing sport and activities with others. They’re on hand to help whether you need to organise coaching, want advice on getting more out of your work-out - or even to run a children’s birthday party (did we say how nice they are?)

There’s a great vibe around the Sports Centre and the team are always up for a chat about any and every type of sport (sometimes we can’t stop them…)

Reserve team
Alongside our on-site team we welcome other coaches and sports-specialists who choose the Hub for their clubs or sessions. We’ll introduce you to them as we confirm classes or sessions.

Join the team
If you want a great space with access to fab facilities to teach a class or provide coaching, call us for a chat about what we can offer at the Sports Hub. 

Venue Opening Hours.

Monday - Friday       18.00 - 22.00
Saturday                  09.00 - 17.00 
Sunday                    closed (back open from 7th November 2021)

Our opening times are usually extended during the school holidays.