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Badminton in Horsham

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At Bluecoat Sports, everyone can enjoy our Badminton facilities seven days a week. Our Badminton facilities are ideal for players of all ages and abilities, allowing everyone to enjoy this great sport whilst improving their fitness levels.

Our members and their guests, and non-members on a Pay as You Go Basis, can book all our racket courts today via our ‘Bluecoat Sports’ app, our website, or by contacting one of our friendly team on 01403 247572. If you are new to badminton and don’t own equipment, you can rent our rackets/shuttlecocks at no additional cost.

In addition to badminton court hire, we host social badminton sessions for players to come together, play badminton and enjoy the sport with other keen players.

Whether you’re new to the sport or play competitively, our Badminton facilities and sessions offer the opportunity to learn and improve your Badminton skills, have fun, and meet like-minded people.

Social Pickleball – Taster Sessions!

These are free open sessions, for anyone over the age of 16, where both members and PAYGO members can play a Pickleball game against others. With a coach on hand to ask tips & advice, use this as an opportunity to practice your skills, pick up a new hobby, or simply enjoy a friendly game! As the title suggests, this is a sociable session. Come alone, or with friends, and meet new people as you play a friendly game of Pickleball. 

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Suitable For : Anyone aged 16+

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Class Duration : 2 hours

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When : 11:30-13:30 on: Monday 13th May, Friday 17th May, Monday 20th May & Friday 24th May

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Equipment Needed : Drink, Your own racket or racket hired from Bluecoats

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Cost : Free Taster Sessions

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Memberships Included : Full, Classes, Rackets, PAYGO

Social Badminton

This is an open session for anyone over the age of 14. Both members and PAYGO members can play a friendly game of badminton against others. Use this opportunity to practice your skills, pick up a new hobby, or simply enjoy a friendly game! As the title suggests, this is a sociable session. Come alone or with friends and meet new people as you play a friendly game of badminton. 

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Suitable For : Anyone aged 14+

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Class Duration : 1 hour

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When : Tuesday 19:15 – 20:15, Thursday 20:00 – 21:00

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Equipment Needed : Your own racket or racket hired from Bluecoats

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Memberships Included : Full, Rackets, PAYGO

Health benefits of badminton

Badminton is a fast-paced game that demands plenty of stamina, agility, and strength. There are plenty of physical and mental benefits to playing badminton regularly, including:

Improved physical fitness levels

Badminton is an exhilarating sport that demands constant movement and agility, making it an excellent choice for improving overall fitness. Your cardiovascular endurance will soar as you engage in rallies, sprinting across badminton courts to return shots and lunging to reach tricky corners. Each game will help you burn calories, strengthen your heart, and increase your stamina. Over time, you’ll notice a remarkable improvement in your overall fitness, enabling you to play longer and more intensely.

Improved hand/eye coordination

Badminton is a test of physical prowess and a challenging hand/eye coordination exercise. Your ability to track movement and respond with precision becomes paramount, honing your reflexes and sharpening your reaction time.

As you progress in the game, you’ll anticipate shots, read your opponent’s movements, and respond with split-second accuracy. This improved hand/eye coordination will benefit your badminton game and translate into other areas of your life, enhancing your overall dexterity and coordination.

Increased strength

While badminton may not be considered a traditional strength-building exercise, the dynamic movements involved in the game engage and strengthen various muscle groups throughout your body:

  • Lower leg: gastrocnemius, soleus, anterior tibialis.
  • Upper legs and hips: glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps.
  • Hip: glutes, adductors and abductors, hip flexors.
  • Shoulder girdle: latissimus dorsi, teres major, pectorals, deltoids.
  • Core muscles: rectus abdominus, obliques, spinal erectors.
  • Forearm and upper arm: wrist flexors, extensors, biceps, and triceps.

Better mental well-being

Regular badminton participation has been linked to reduced stress levels, improved mood, and an overall sense of well-being. The game’s fast-paced nature demands focus, concentration, and strategic thinking, providing an escape from the stresses of daily life. 

The competitive aspect of badminton can also be a source of mental stimulation and personal growth. Setting goals, analysing your opponents’ strategies, and striving to improve your skills can foster a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. The sport’s social aspect can contribute to a stronger sense of community and camaraderie, fostering positive relationships and support networks.

Fun for all of the family

Badminton is a versatile and inclusive sport that family members of all ages and skill levels can enjoy. Its simple rules and adaptable gameplay make it an ideal activity for families seeking quality time together while promoting physical activity and friendly competition.

Whether introducing the game to young children or enjoying a spirited match with adult players, badminton offers everyone a fun and engaging experience. The sport’s low-impact nature and adjustable intensity levels allow players of varying fitness levels to participate and challenge themselves without risking excessive strain or injury.

If you are interested in regularly playing racket sports with us, find out more about our membership options.

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Coming Soon

Four new state-of-the-art padel courts are being added to Bluecoat Sports! One of the fastest growing racket sports, padel combines tennis and squash to create an exciting and competitive experience. Learn more about our padel courts, what padel is, how to play and more!

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