At Bluecoat Sports we look forward to welcoming you to our squash courts, with equipment hire also available. Open to members and their guests, we have the most squash courts in the local area, all ready to be booked. Enjoy flexibility when hiring and see how your game improves!
Bluecoats squash facilities
Whilst most leisure centres usually have a maximum of two squash courts, Bluecoats Sports has taken on board how popular squash has become and now has six state-of-the-art squash courts, including two which are glass-backed with a viewing area so your friends and family can cheer you on.
Hire a court
Members and their guests are welcome to use all of our courts.* You can easily book one of squash courts through our BCS app. Just search ‘Bluecoat Sports’ on App Store or Google Play to download the app and get your game booked in today. You can hire our squash courts for 45 minutes or 90 minutes. Squash balls and racquets are included.
How to book:
- Download our BC app – just type into Google Play or App Store ‘Bluecoat Sports’ to find us
- Through our online booking system
- Over the phone- call us on 01403 247 572
At Bluecoat Sports we provide equipment hire. Just let us know what you need at the reception. Courts are available 6:30am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 8pm on Saturday and 7am to 9pm on Sunday.
*Subject to availability
Join a squash session
Whether you’re a beginner who would like to be taught how to play the game before booking your own court, or an experienced squash player looking to play with others, or you’d simply like to learn a new sport while socialising with others, book onto one of our squash sessions today. We have squash sessions available for both adults and juniors.
Junior squash sessions
For children aged 5+, we have junior beginners’ squash, junior intermediate/advanced squash and junior fun squash, allowing children of all abilities to join in and enjoy the sport.
Our junior fun squash is especially relaxed, providing a no pressure environment for those who are perhaps less competitive but would like to enjoy the game, learn new skills and play the game socially with others.
Adult squash sessions
For adults we welcome all ages and abilities to our busy Thursday night class, and we have a ladies’ squash night also on a Thursday which is run by our club professional Kit Pearman.
As a member you can come and thwack that squash ball around the court in a competitive, fun and social environment, whilst improving your squash skills at the same time.
Our squash sessions are very popular with both members and non-members alike, and whether you come on your own or with a friend, you’ll be given a warm welcome. People of all abilities are invited, and we bear in mind different skill levels when putting people together. Our more experienced players are always happy to help beginners too.
Though the game is competitive, adrenaline-fuelled and often tiring, it’s also sociable and our sessions allow plenty of time to chat and meet new people.
You can take a look at our timetable here.
Squash leagues and games
By joining our busy squash nights every Thursday, you can play in our mixed internal leagues.
From there, Bluecoat Sports currently has three squash teams that compete in the Sussex Squash Leagues. Our 1st Team boasts our very own squash coach Kit Pearman, along with other experienced players.
- Our 1st Team plays in Division 1
- Our 2nd Team in Division 2
- Our 3rd Team in Division 3
If you’d like to play in one of our leagues then we’d love for you to come along to one of our sessions. Of course you don’t have to be at league level to play squash at Bluecoat Sports, we welcome all abilities!
Benefits of squash
If you’re totally new to squash then we welcome you to give it a try at Bluecoat Sports!
There are many benefits to playing squash as it’s great for cardiovascular exercise as it involves running, leaping and diving across the squash court for the ball. It also:
- Improves strength
- Increases flexibility and agility
- Builds good hand-eye coordination
- Helps with toning up and building muscle
- Helps with weight loss- one hour of squash can burn up to 1,000 calories
It gives those who play it greater self-confidence and self-esteem and it is also a very sociable sport. This means players get to spend time with one another while they play – building on old friendships and creating new ones. It also improves concentration and works the brain as it takes strategy to beat an opponent.
Don’t forget – throughout the winter when the weather is bad our squash courts are indoors. This means you can play all year round, making squash a fantastic winter sport.
Try our other racquet sports facilities
At Bluecoat Sports we have dozens of courts for badminton, squash and tennis to reflect how popular these sports have become in recent years. No other leisure centre in Horsham comes close to the number of facilities we have for racquet sports.
With a choice between tennis, badminton and squash you’ll soon pick your favourite. Whichever you pick, racquet sports are a great way to exercise, building on both stamina and strength as well as being a fantastic cardiovascular activity.
We’d love to hear from you
If you have any questions, require help booking a court or have any further queries about our facilities, contact us today. You can call us on 01403 247 572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned pro, we’d love to welcome you to our state-of-the-art courts.