Racket Sports

Racket sports are an enjoyable way to exercise with friends. The leisure centres offer a variety of ways you can get active with a racket. The majority of these can be booked online, with equipment available to hire at the centres too.


We have a number of leisure centres that have badminton courts.  These are:

To find out when they are available, please use the activity timetable system.



Carlton Forum Leisure Centre has 4 squash courts and Calverton Leisure Centre has 2 courts. The courts can be booked throughout the day.

'Play It' social squash sessions run at Carlton Forum 6 to 8pm. These sessions are a great way to meet players and also receive tips on your technique from the suqash coordinator running the session.

Junior squash coaching is currently taking place at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre which provides the opportunity to learn the basics of playing squash and play competitive games within the sessions. The lessons are designed to be fun and rewarding with certificates awarded for reaching key stages of learning. There is also the chance to move onto intermediate and advanced levels on future courses.

The sessions are split into two:

The sessions cost £2.90 with a Gedling Leisure Card (with the exception of the session for 3 to 5yr olds which is £1.50)and are delivered by Howard Clark. Contact Carlton Forum Leisure Centre on 0115 987 2333 for more information

Table Tennis

‌ Table tennis is available at Carlton Forum and Redhill Leisure Centres. This sport is increasing in it's popularity and is currently included in the 50+ sessions offered at Redhill, Calverton and Carlton Forum.


Carlton Forum has 7 tennis courts which are available to hire during the evenings and at weekends. Please contact the centre to check availability.

Tennis coaching is also available, please contact shingitongoona@hotmail.co.uk for more details; also see his website www.nottstenniscoach.co.uk


The badminton and squash courts are bookable online and court prices can be found on our price list page. Please note that to qualify for concession/junior racket price all players must have a concession/junior leisure card, otherwise the court will be chargeable at the standard Gedling Leisure Card rate.

Racket Sport Clubs

Badminton Clubs at the Centres:

Carlton Forum badminton club operates from the centre and has mens, ladies and mixed team. For more information about the club please email jessiesbox@hotmail.co.uk

Redhill Badminton Club runs mens, ladies and mixed teams. For more information please contact Christine Saxon on 0115 926 9524.

Table Tennis Clubs

Carlton Forum table tennis club operates on Thursday's from 6pm to 7pm, and is aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years. 

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