Racquet Sports

Fancy a game of tennis, squash or badminton? Play any of these at our Arboretum Road Sports Hub, either in our Sports Centre or on our spectacular grounds.

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. (links to booking / team).

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. See what they get up to here.

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. 

Currently, due to Covid-19, we have reduced opening hours. As restrictions ease, we look to amend these hours going forward.

Monday - Friday       18.00 - 22.00
Saturday - Sunday   Closed

Our opening times are usually extended during the school holidays.


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