At Bluecoat Sports Health and Fitness Centre we pride ourselves on having the best health and leisure facilities in the area. We have everything you could need from swimming to a state-of-the-art gym, a delicious café serving a range of food, free Wi-Fi and parking, and more than 90 different classes and courses for all levels and abilities.
Our racquet sports facilities
Our club, located in the beautiful grounds of Christ’s Hospital, outside of Horsham, West Sussex we have 15 all-weather outdoor tennis courts for our Members and their guests to enjoy every day of the week, and welcome players of all abilities. Our courts are the perfect environment to learn the sport, have a friendly or competitive game of singles or doubles, and hone advanced skills.
You can book onto one of our classes or book a court online or by going to:
- Our BCS app – just type into Google Play or App Store ‘Bluecoat Sports’ to find us
- Over the phone – you can call us on 01403 247 572
- The Bluecoat Sports reception desk
Courts are available Monday to Friday 6:30am-10pm, and 6:30am to 8:00pm on Saturday and 6:30am to 9pm on Sunday.
Not a regular racquet sports player and don’t have the equipment? At Bluecoat Sports you can hire any equipment you may need to enjoy all our facilities. Just ask at the reception when you come in for your racquet sport court session.
New to tennis?
If you’re totally new to tennis then we welcome you to give it a go on one of our 15 all-weather tennis courts! Tennis is a racquet sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
Tennis at Bluecoats Sports
Tennis is not just for Wimbledon! It’s a fantastic sport for both body and brain, and our qualified coaches are always available to give you guidance and encouragement to help you become the best player you can possibly be.
Whether you’re the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams or want to play just for fun, come and join one of our outdoor tennis sessions for both members and non-members which run throughout the week, Our timetable is regularly updated. You can take a look here.
Hire a tennis court
Both members and their guests are welcome to use our courts. You can book one of our 15 all-weather outdoor tennis courts during the week, perfect for playing with friends or family or if you want to get competitive with a fellow player!
You can easily book a court through our BCS app, just search ‘Bluecoat Sports’ on the App Store or Google Play to download the app and get your game booked in today. You can hire our tennis courts for 60 minutes at a time, and a variety of tennis racquets and balls are available to hire. With 15 courts to choose from, you’ll never have to miss out.
If tennis isn’t for you, how about table tennis? We’ll be happy to set up a table for you, please just ask.
Our tennis classes
We have plenty of tennis classes to keep the whole family occupied. At our family tennis class, people of all ages and abilities are welcome.
For younger family members, we have a weekly junior tennis class, a junior improver tennis class and a junior tennis course. Our range of classes means everyone can enjoy the sport and learn at their own pace. Our classes are also a great way to meet others and socialise.
Benefits of Tennis
Playing tennis is a great sport to:
- Maintain your health, fitness, strength and agility.
- Lose weight – it has been calculated that an hour-long game of singles tennis burns around 600 calories for men and 420 calories for women.
- Help your overall physical fitness by:
- increasing aerobic capacities
- lowering resting heart rate and blood pressure
- improving metabolic function
- lowering body fat
- improving muscle tone, strength and flexibility
- increasing reaction times
Tennis also has psychological benefits. As tennis promotes physical fitness, it helps to reduce stress and anxiety and generally improves psychological well being. Exercise increases endorphins, which are the brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, and has also been found to improve mood and sleep.
Tennis is also a very sociable game, especially when played in doubles. It means players can spend time together and chat while they play, building on old friendships or creating new ones. Many people who have been to our tennis classes have left as lifelong friends. The versatility of the game, whether played competitively or as a gentle rally, means it is a great sport for a variety of people for whatever suits the mood.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to learn more about our tennis and table tennis facilities at the club. We look forward to hearing from you.